By Nick Masi

Rough Trade records are in the middle of their 40th anniversary this year! To celebrate, they recently announced some very special “collaborative” shows to be held in at the Barbican London. There will be joint sets from The Pop Group & Protomartyr, The Raincoats & Angel Olsen, Scritti Politti & Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip, and more. We hope equally unique anniversary shows will be announced in the United States (at their NYC venue?), but no word yet.

In honor of Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary, this week’s edition (8/10) of Blog Radio on SiriusXM is dedicated entirely to the long running label and record shop. Over the course of the two hour show, songs will be played from throughout Rough Trade’s entire 40 year run. Bands such as The Smiths, Parquet Courts, Tav Falco's Panther Burns, Jonathan Richman, the Libertines, Galaxie 500, the Hold Steady, Mazzy Star and The Strokes are all on the playlist.

The BV Blog Radio: Rough Trade special premieres today on SiriusXMU at Noon and Midnight (EDT), and is available on-demand with the SiriusXM app. The playlist for this week's show is below.

For more on Rough Trade's history, Jeffrey Lewis did a lovely musical biography:

BV Blog Radio 8/10/2016: Rough Trade special - PLAYLIST
the Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
the Arcade Fire - Keep the Car Running
ANOHNI - Drone Bomb Me
Sufjan Stevens - Vesuvius
the Libertines - Horror Show
Palma Violets - Step Up For the Cool Cats (Live @ SiriusXM)
Sleaford Mods & Prodigy - Ibiza
the Strokes - Reptilia
the Hold Steady - Multitude of Casualties
Parquet Courts - Paraphrased
the Strange Boys - Be Brave
Warpaint - Undertow
the Decemberists - Los Angeles, I’m Yours
Belle & Sebastian - Like Dylan in the Movies
Scritti Politti - Cooking
Alabama Shakes - You Ain’t Alone
the Pop Group - She is Beyond Good and Evil
the Fiery Furnaces - Single Again
Pere Ubu - Not Happy
the Feelies - What Goes On
Ryan Adams - Wonderwall (Oasis cover)
Mazzy Star - Wasted
Galaxie 500 - Ceremony (New Order cover)
Jonathan Richman - That Summer Feeling
Babyshambles - Fuck Forever
the Fall - A Lot of Wind
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns - Make Me Know You’re Mine
Beat Happening - Indian Summer
the Raincoats - Lola
Butthole Surfers - I Saw An X-Ray of A Girl Passing Gas
This Heat -Health & Efficiency
the Smiths - There Is A Light That Never Goes Out

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