Monday, April 27, 2009

Playlist for 4-23-09

Good morning, Sunshine,

I figure that since I'm just sitting here at work, half-awake, I should update my playlist. Pretty much everyone on Earth tuned in last night, but if you're one of the small handful who didn't spend their Thursday night listening to college radio, I will let you know what you missed. Don't let it happen again.

Things that Are Square 4-23-09

(*) = New release

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Electric Love Machine - Univers Zen ou de Zéro à Zéro

Ponytail - Late for School - Ice Cream Spiritual
No Age - Everybody's Down - Weirdo Rippers
The Mummies - The Ballad of Iron Eyes Cody - Never Been Caught
(*) Condo Fucks - The Kid with the Replaceable Head - Fuckbook

(*) King Khan & The Shrines - I Wanna Be a Girl - What Is?!
mclusky - The World Loves Us and Is Our Bitch - mclusky Do Dallas
Jawbreaker - Boxcar - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
The Dismemberment Plan - OK Joke's Over - !

Built to Spill - Goin' Against Your Mind - You in Reverse
Pavement - Give It a Day - Pacific Trim
(*) Dear Nora - This Will Be Our Year - Three States: Rarities 1997-2007

(*) Chain and the Gang - Unpronounceable Name - Down with Liberty...Up With Chains!
Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil - Move Around - Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil
Les Savy Fav - Adopduction - Go Forth
(*) Comet Gain - Books of California - Broken Record Prayers

Xiu Xiu - Dr. Troll - Fag Patrol
Parenthetical Girls - Oh Daughter/Disaster - Safe As Houses
Suicide - Ghost Rider - Suicide
(*) Dan Deacon - Get Older - Bromst

(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Graceland - Advance Base Battery Life
Br. Danielson - Things Against Stuff - Brother: Son
Pink Mountaintops - Lord, Let Us Shine - Axis of Evol
(*) Animal Collective - Summertime Clothes - Merriweather Post Pavilion

(*) Wavves - Weed Demon - Wavvves

Songs: Ohia - Lioness - The Lioness

And save your pennies because we're holding our annual fund drive April 27-May 11. So if you've heard about a band from us, gotten free concert tickets, etc.etc....throw some love back our way. We can use it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Playlist for 4-16-09 (Ladies' Night edition)

Hello lovers of amateur radio,

Last night I did a special "Ladies Night" episode of TtAS, featuring vocals solely from women. It was initially intended to be on LAST week, but I was preempted by baseball (the patriarchy?). Anyway, hope everyone who tuned in enjoyed it.

The playlist:Things that Are Square 4-16-09

(*) = New release

(*) Mirah - The Country of the Future - (A)Spera

(*) Dear Nora - Second Hand - Three States: Rarities 1997-2007
Bratmobile - Cherry Bomb - Pottymouth
Black Tambourine - Throw Aggi off the Bridge - Complete Recordings
Heavenly - Cool Guitar Boy - Heavenly vs. Satan

Le Tigre - Eau d'Bedroom Dancing - Le Tigre
(*) Hello Seahorse! - Won't Say Anything - Hoy a las Ocho
The Blow - "Come On Petunia" - Poor Aim: Love Songs
Macromantics - Scorch - Moments in Movement

(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - White Corolla - Advance Base Battery Life
Xiu Xiu - Hello from Eau Claire - The Air Force
High Places - From Stardust to Sentience - High Places

Matmos - Tract for Valerie Solanas - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast
OOIOO - Mountain Book - Green and Gold
múm - Green Grass of Tunnel - Finall We Are No One (For Vadi in Irvine, CA)

(*) Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move - Bitte Orca
Ponytail - Die Allman Brüder - Ice Cream Spiritual
Marnie Stern - Transformer - This Is It...
Deerhoof - Dummy Discards a Heart - Apple O'

Nouvelle Vague - I Melt with You - Nouvelle Vague
Françoise Hardy - Comment te Dire Adieu? - Comment te Dire Adieu?
Charlotte Gainsbourg & Calexico - Just Like a Woman - I'm Not There
The Magnetic Fields - Acoustic Guitar - 69 Love Songs

Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country - Let's Get Out of This Country
Yo La Tengo - I Feel Like Going Home - I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
Low - Laser Beam - Things We Lost in the Fire
The Crabs - Private Eye - What Were Flames Now Smolder
Beat Happening - Fortune Cookie Prize - Dreamy

Galaxie 500 - Final Day - Peel Sessions

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

LaRouche...LaRouche...LaRouche is on fire....

If you kids missed the Bleubird/Astronautalis show last night at UC Irvine, you missed a RIDICULOUSLY fun time. Astronautalis, in his live shows, takes about 5 topic suggestions from the audience and then proceeds to freestyle on those topics with amazing skill. Last night's audience suggestions were black metal, R2D2, beasiality with cheetahs, Billy Mays's "Big City Slider Station," and Crocodile Mile (provided by yours truly).

Here's a vid of the man doing the same act at another show. The list of topics he lists right at the beginning are what the audience must have shouted out. How the man freestyles a fairly cohesive narrative about topics he was just given is absolutely mind-blowing.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The international tweexcore underground will save us all

Apparently, the Detroit Bar is hosting a couple Coachella warm-up shows. Me and my cardigan will be jamming out to Los Campesinos! on April 16th. Join me.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Playlist for 4-2-09

Ladies and gentleman,

It's my birthday. Your birthday present to me should be to make a completely awesome request for my show next week. And listen, if at all possible.

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 4-2-09

(*) = New release

(*) Dan Deacon - Snookered - Bromst

(*) Odd Nosdam - Fly Mode - T.I.M.E. Soundtrack
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Sun Lips - Dandelion Gum
Casino Versus Japan - Single Variation of Two - Whole Numbers Play the Basics (For Vadi in Irvine, CA)
The Books - Motherless Bastard - Thought for Food

Matmos - Polychords - Supreme Balloon
Dosh - O Mexico - The Lost Take
Television - See No Evil - Marquee Moon
Galaxie 500 - Snowstorm - On Fire

(*) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fishboy - Taqueria Girl - Albatross: Or How We Failed to Save the Lone Star State with the Power of Rock and Roll
The Endless Bummer - Boring But Beautiful - Donald Fagen Mix Tape
Harry and the Potters - The Weapon - Voldemort Can't Stop the Rock!

(*) Wavves - No Hope Kids - Wavvves
(*) Condo Fucks - Dog Meat - Fuckbook
No Age - It's Oh So Quiet - Enjoyed: A Tribute to Bjork's "Post"
(*) The Coathangers - Pussywillow - Scramble

(*) Chain and the Gang - Interview with the Chain Gang - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
Calvin Johnson & the Sons of the Soil - Booty Run - Calvin Johnson & The Sons of the Soil
Jonathan Richman - Parties in the U.S.A. - I, Jonathan
Thee Oh Sees - Block of Ice - The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In

Nouvelle Vague - Love Will Tear Us Apart - Nouvelle Vague
Silver Jews - Slow Education - Bright Flight
Thao with The Get Down Stay Down - Bag of Hammers - We Brave Bee Stings and All
Les Savy Fav - Hold On to Your Genre - Inches

Songs: Ohia - Lioness - The Lioness

John Vanderslice - When It Hits My Blood - Cellar Door