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Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy DJ Profile

When Nicole was 5, her grandfather gave her a yellow Mickey Mouse transistor radio.  It was old and had been well-loved by somebody.  It had an AM/FM switch, one speaker, and a dial with illegible numbers.  One of the best things about this radio was the weird sounds it would pick up at night, under the covers, as she'd slowly turn the dial through the AM frequencies.  Nicole would pretend she was picking up music from Mars and would host a radio show called "Sounds From Beyond!" with her stuffed animals standing in for extra-terrestrial musicians.  Although Ear Candy is her first broadcast show ever--which she launched at the ripe old age of 32--Nicole has been rehearsing for it all of her life.  "Sounds From Beyond!" gave way to a love affair with radio stations at the extreme ends of the dial (where you'd hear the best, most interesting stuff) and jobs at various record stores throughout high school and college.  Back when people used to make mix tapes, Nicole's were second to none--just like Ear Candy, where she makes a new mix every week.  Join the fun each Friday, 9am-12pm here on CHIRP!

You can listen to the most recent episodes of Ear Candy below:

Nicole Oppenheim: Ear Candy's Playlists

2/1 - 2pm hour
2:53pm LCD Soundsystem All My Friends Sound Of Silver (DFA)
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2:49pm Low Down Brass Band Local Call Me single (self-released)
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The Juan MacLean - In a Dream album artwork 2:43pm The Juan MacLean Here I Am In a Dream (DFA)
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We Are Scientists - Lobes album artwork 2:39pm We Are Scientists Turn It Up Lobes (100%)
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Fruit Bats - A River Running to Your Heart album artwork 2:34pm Fruit Bats Local Rushin' River Valley A River Running to Your Heart (Merge)
Track Notes: Record out 4/14! Buy Fruit Bats A River Running to Your Heart at Reckless Records Buy Fruit Bats at iTunes Buy Fruit Bats A River Running to Your Heart at eMusic Add to Collection
2:31pm The Stacks Chicon Lay Me Down to Rest (Feels So Good)
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The Tubs - Dead Meat album artwork 2:26pm The Tubs Illusion Pt. II Dead Meat (Trouble In Mind)
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2:21pm Van de Shop Zeitaku na Saji (Luxury Spoon) single (Knowledge Entertainment)
Track Notes: By request for Zoë! Buy Van de Shop single at Reckless Records Buy Van de Shop at iTunes Buy Van de Shop single at eMusic Add to Collection
Cold Cave - Love Comes Close album artwork 2:17pm Cold Cave Youth and Lust Love Comes Close (Matador)
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Ladytron - Time 2:13pm Ladytron Faces Time's Arrow (Cooking Vinyl)
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The Charlatans - Wonderland album artwork 2:06pm The Charlatans And If I Fall Wonderland (MCA)
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Lush - Spooky album artwork 2:02pm Lush Tiny Smiles Spooky (4AD)
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2/1 - 1pm hour
Galore - Blush album artwork 1:58pm Galore Second Moon Blush (Paisley Shirt)
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Ladyhawke - Time Flies album artwork 1:53pm Ladyhawke Time Flies Time Flies (Mid Century/BMG)
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1:50pm Part Human Touched Part Human EP (Grabbing Clouds)
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The Murder Capital - Gigi 1:45pm The Murder Capital Ethel Gigi's Recovery (Human Season)
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Dry Cleaning - New Long Leg album artwork 1:39pm Dry Cleaning Her Hippo New Long Leg (4AD)
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Yard Act - The Overload album artwork 1:36pm Yard Act Pour Another The Overload (Zen F.C.)
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Italia 90 - Living Human Treasure album artwork 1:33pm Italia 90 Funny Bones Living Human Treasure (Brace Yourself)
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T. Rex - Futuristic Dragon album artwork 1:28pm T. Rex New York City Futuristic Dragon (Polygram)
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David Bowie - Diamond Dogs album artwork 1:22pm David Bowie Diamond Dogs Diamond Dogs (RCA)
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1:16pm Poi Dog Pondering Local Wake It Now Keep On Loving Each Other (self-released)
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Supergrass - Supergrass album artwork 1:12pm Supergrass Pumping On Your Stereo Supergrass (Parlophone)
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1:07pm Imperial Teen Out from Inside Feel the Sound (Merge)
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For Tracy Hyde - Hotel Insomnia album artwork 1:03pm For Tracy Hyde Leave the Planet Hotel Insomnia (P-Vine)
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2/1 - 12pm hour
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down - Temple album artwork 12:58pm Thao & The Get Down Stay Down Temple Temple (Ribbon)
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12:55pm My Brightest Diamond Supernova A Million and One (Rhyme & Reason)
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tUnE-yArDs - whokill album artwork 12:50pm tUnE-yArDs Gangsta whokill (4AD)
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Holy Tongue - III album artwork 12:46pm Holy Tongue Spirit Mask III (Amidah)
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Velvet Negroni - NEON BROWN album artwork 12:41pm Velvet Negroni WINE GREEN NEON BROWN (4AD)
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