Thursday, July 2, 2015

Playlist for 6-25-15



Can't talk now. I have work to do. And only have one song planned for tonight's show.

Oops.

Things that Are Square 6-25-15

(*) = New release

(*) Eskimeaux - Broken Necks - O.K.

(*) Elvis Depressedly - New Alhambra - New Alhambra
Jonathan Richman - Give Paris One More Chance - Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow
Allo Darlin' - Let's Go Swimming - Allo Darlin'
(*) Girlpool - Before the World Was Big - Before the World Was Big

Ballboy - I Lost You, But I Found Country Music (Feat. Laura Cantrell) - Past Lovers E.P.
Neko Case - Deep Red Bells - Blacklisted
Hellbound Glory - I'll Be Your Rock (At Rock Bottom) - Scumbag Country
(*) Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Waitin' 'Round to Die - Sonic Ranch

(*) The Front Bottoms - Cough It Off - Cough It Off/West Virginia
(*) Joanna Gruesome - Last Year - Peanut Butter
(*) State Champion - Wake Me Up - Fantasy Error
(*) Sorority Noise - Art School Wannabe - Joy, Departed
(*) Desaparecidos - City On the Hill - Payola

Shit and Shine - Denim Do's and Don'ts - Chakin'
Caribou - Can't Do Without You - Our Love

(*) Shamir - Call It Off - Ratchet
Casiokids - Finn bikkjen! - Topp stemning på lokal bar
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - When You Were Mine - Young Shields
Why? - Gemini (Birthday Song) - Elephant Eyelash

John Cale - Paris 1919 - Paris 1919
Final Fantasy - The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead - Has A Good Home
Guided By Voices - Game of Pricks - Alien Lanes
Pavement - Spit On a Stranger - Terror Twilight

Momus - Lucky Like St Sebastian - Circus Maximus

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Playlist for 6-18-15



A scant 100 minutes til my next radio show. I may as well post last week's playlist.


Things that Are Square 6-18-15

(*) = New release

Sigur Rós - Olsen Olsen - Ágætis Byrjun

Jonathan Richman - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love - Not So Much To Be Loved As To Love
Jens Lekman - If You Ever Need a Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding) - When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
Mark Kozelek - Rock 'n' Roll Singer - What's Next to the Moon
Nose Bleed Island - When We Won the War - More Tales From Blood Island
The Just Joans - Some Boys Are Bigger Than Others - 6.9 Love Songs

(*) Girlpool - Chinatown - Before the World Was Big
The Dismemberment Plan - Girl O'Clock - Emergency & I
Akron/Family - Moment - Akron/Family & The Angels of Light
Defiance, Ohio - Condition 11:11 - The Great Depression

(*) Container - Remover - LP
Death Grips - I Break Mirrors With My Face in the United States - Jenny Death
Mi Ami - Latin Lover - Steal Your Face
Cave - Encino Men - Psychic Psummer

Loscil - Resurgam - Submers
Matmos - L.A.S.I.K. - A Chance to Cut Is a Chance to Cure
Asa-Chang & 巡礼 - Hana - Jun Ray Song Chang
Professor Murder - Free Stress Test - Professor Murder Rides the Subway

Fela Kuti - Original Suffer Head - Original Suffer Head

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dem go call us under developed nation


Fela Kuti - "Original Sufferhead" (Original Suffer Head)

Genre Research Project 97/1361: Caribbean Music


Caribbean music genres are diverse. They are each syntheses of African, European, Indian and Indigenous influences, largely created by descendants of African slaves (see Afro-Caribbean music), along with contributions from other communities (such as Indo-Caribbean music). Some of the styles to gain wide popularity outside of the Caribbean include bouyon, cadence-lypso, calypso, compas, Jing ping, punta, reggae, reggaeton, soca, and zouk. Caribbean is also related to Central American and South American music.

The complex deep origins of Caribbean music are best understood if you have knowledge of Western Hemisphere colonial immigration patterns, human trafficking patterns, the resulting melting pot of people each of its nations & territories, and thus resulting influx of original musical influences. Colonial Caribbean ancestors were predominately from West Africa, West Europe, and India. Twentieth and 21st century immigrants have also come from Taiwan, China, and the Middle East. In addition, neighboring Latin American and North American (particularly hip hop and pop music) countries have naturally influenced Caribbean culture and vice versa. One must understand these influences to have a deep understanding of the resulting Caribbean music that reflects the culture of the people. Although there are musical commonalities among Caribbean nations and territories, the variation in immigration patterns and colonial hegemony tend to parallel the variations in musical influence. Language barriers (Spanish, English, French, and Dutch) are one of the strongest influences.

The divisions between Caribbean music genres are not always well-defined, because many of these genres share common relations and have influenced each other in many ways and directions. For example, the Jamaican mento style has a long history of conflation with Trinidadian calypso. Elements of calypso have come to be used in mento, and vice versa, while their origins lie in the Afro-Caribbean culture, each uniquely characterized by influences from the Shango and Shouters religions of Trinidad and the Kumina spiritual tradition of Jamaica.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Playlist for 6-11-15




Ah ha!

I'm updating the playlist on the night BEFORE my next radio show instead of the day of! I told you I was going to get better at updating this sooner! And this is like....at least a full 12 hours earlier than I normally do it! I'm killing this playlist updating game! Exclamation point!

Check out all these sweet jams!!!!


Things that Are Square 6-11-15

(*) = New release

James Figurine - All the Way to China - Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake

The Notwist - One With the Freaks - Neon Golden
Advance Base - Summer Music - A Shut-In's Prayer
David Rees - Why You Gotta Be So Flim - AphexSwift
Nas - One Mic (Andrew Broder Remix) - Modern Hits EP

Brian Eno - By This River - Before and After Science
The Antlers - Kettering - Hospice
Balam Acab - Oh, Why - Wander/Wonder
Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough - Cupid Deluxe

(*) Elvis Depressedly - New Alhambra - New Alhambra
Suicide - Ghost Rider - Suicide
Spiritualized - Hey Jane - Sweet Heart Sweet Light
(*) Thee Oh Sees - Lupine Ossuary - Mutilator Deafeated at Last

(*) Girlpool - Before the World Was Big - Before the World Was Big
(*) Eskimeaux - The Thunder Answered Back - O.K.
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Bad Stuff - Candy Cigarettes, Capguns, Issue Problems & Such
Paul Baribeau - Ten Things - Grand Ledge

All Dogs - Carry/Keep - Slouch/All Dogs
Martha - Bubble in my Bloodstream - Courting Strong
Beat Happening - Bewitched - Jamboree
Among Savages - In the Nighttime - Start at the Beginning (For Alex in Irvine, CA)

Melt-Banana - The Hive - Fetch
Polysics - I My Me Mine - Polysice or Die!!! Vista
Parts & Labor - The Gold We're Digging - Mapmaker

Jonathan Richman - Parties in the U.S.A. - I, Jonathan
Herman Düne - I Wish That I Could See You Soon - Giant
Hello Saferide - Highschool Stalker - Introducing...

The Magnetic Fields - How to Say Goodbye - 69 Love Songs

Monday, June 15, 2015

Genre Research Project 96/1361: Power Electronics


Power electronics was originally coined by William Bennett as part of the sleevenotes to the Whitehouse album Psychopathia Sexualis, and is related to the early Industrial Records scene but later became more identified with noise music. It consists of static, screeching waves of feedback, analogue synthesizers making sub-bass pulses or high frequency squealing sounds, and screamed, distorted, often hateful and offensive lyrics. Deeply atonal, there are no conventional melodies or rhythms

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bang your head against the stage


Metallica - "Whiplash" (Kill 'Em All)

For someone who is not a 12-year-old boy, I spend a good amount of time riding my bike and listening to Metallica.