Friday, May 29, 2009

Playlist for 5-28-09

Hey internet,

You guys ready for the weekend? Would you say that you, like everybody, are working for the weekend? Am I going to see you at the White Rainbow show at Echo Curio tomorrow? So many questions!

The music:

Things that Are Square 5-28-09

(*) = New release

High Places - From Stardust to Sentience - High Places

Panda Bear - Take Pills - Person Pitch
Deerhunter - Fluorescent Grey - Fluorescent Grey
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Cut Dead - Psychocandy
The Skygreen Leopards - I Remember Sally Orchid - Disciples of California

Slings - O'Fill My Heart - The Old Hopeful Trail
Smog - To Be of Use - Red Apple Falls
Songs: Ohia - Lioness - The Lioness

(*) Akron/Family - River - Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free
Pearls Before Swine - Ballad to an Amber Lady - One Nation Underground (For Vadi in Irvine, CA)
(*) Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - Roll Bus Roll - 'Em Are I

(*) Black Moth Super Rainbow - Born On a Day the Sun Didn't Rise - Eating Us
(*) EAR PWR - Super Animal Bros. III - Super Animal Brothers III
(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Killers - Vs. Children
(*) Harlem Shakes - Sunlight - Technicolor Health (For Aiko in Seattle, WA)

(*) Camera Obscura - French Navy - My Maudlin Career
France Gall - Laisse Tomber les Filles - Poupée de Son
(*) Chain and the Gang - Unpronounceable Name - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
Thee Oh Sees - Quadrospazzed - The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending a Night In

(*) King Khan & The Shrines - I Wanna Be a Girl - What Is?!
Jay Reatard - See/Saw - Matador Singles '08
Wolf Parade - Grounds for Divorce - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Frightened Rabbit - Good Arms vs Bad Arm - The Midnight Organ Fight

Jens Lekman - If You Ever Need a Stranger (To Sing At Your Wedding) - When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
Mogwai - New Paths to Helicon Pt I - Government Commissions

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Summer Boogie Breezers

Anyone feel like hitting up the White Rainbow/Windy & Carl show this Saturday afternoon at Echo Curio?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Playlist for 5-21-09

Hey folks,

Thought I'd get this thing updated before I headed out of town for Memorial Day weekend. If you happen to be up in the bay area this weekend, pop by Aunt Charlie's for a drag show Saturday night. That is where I'll be, getting trashed on cheap booze.


Things that Are Square 5-21-09

(*) = New release

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Real Emotional Trash - Real Emotional Trash

(*) Wavves - So Bored - Wavvves
(*) King Khan & The Shrines - I Wanna Be a Girl - What Is?!
Jaguar Love - Highways of Gold - Take Me to the Sea
Lullabye Arkestra - All I Can Give Ya - Ampgrave

(*) Chain and the Gang - Interview with the Chain Gang - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
The Halo Benders - Don't Touch My Bikini - God Don't Make No Junk
Guided by Voices - I Am a Scientist - Bee Thousand
Deerhunter - Nothing Ever Happened - Microcastle/Weird Era Continued

(*) Akron/Family - Set 'em Free, Pt. 1 - Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em Free
Grizzly Bear - Merge (Dntel Remix) - Horn of Plenty
High Places - From Stardust to Sentience - High Places
(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Optimist vs. The Silent Alarm (When the Saints Go Marching In) - Vs. Children

(*) Dan Deacon - Snookered - Bromst
Patrick Wolf - Accident & Emergency - The Magic Position
Best Fwends - Skate of Live - Alphabetically Arranged
(*) EAR PWR - Sparkley Sweater - Super Animal Brothers III

The 6ths - Looking for Love (In the Hall of Mirrors) - Wasps' Nests
Galaxie 500 - Snowstorm - On Fire
The Replacements - Here Comes a Regular - Tim
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - If Life Exists(?) - 'Em Are I

Fugazi - Waiting Room - 13 Songs
Swell Maps - H.S. Art - A Trip to Marineville
Polysics - My Sharona - Polysics or Die!!! Vista
The Death Set - Impossible - Rad Warehouses Bad Neighborhoods

A Silver Mt. Zion - The Triumph of Our Tired Eyes - Born Into Trouble As the Sparks Fly Upward

Friday, May 15, 2009

Playlist for 5-14-09

Howdy folks,

We're entering "intern season" at KUCI. The time, every quarter, where the kids in our DJ training class start popping up on people's shows and increasing the dead-air quotient ten-fold. But it's better that they learn from us. Otherwise, they're just going to be learning about this stuff on the streets, and we can't have that. (They're good kids, though. No hard feelings.)

Things that Are Square 5-14-09

(*) = New release

The Lucksmiths - Requiem for the Punter's Club - Spring a Leak
(May they rest in peace...)

Jacob Borshard - The Ship Is Real - Songs for a Small Stereo
Jonathan Richman - Just for Fun - Having a Party with Jonathan Richman
Destroyer - Trembling Peacock - This Night
The Divine Comedy - Mother Dear - Victory for the Comic Muse

(*) Clues - Perfect Fit - Clues
(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Man O'War - Vs. Children
(*) Chain and the Gang - Cemetery Map - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
(*) Camera Obscura - French Navy - My Maudlin Career

(*) EAR PWR - Future Eyes - Super Animal Brothers III
Subtle - Swanmeat - Wishingbone
The Soft Pink Truth - Real Shocks - Do You Want New Wave or Do You Want the Soft Pink Truth?
No Age - Every Artist Needs a Tragedy - Weirdo Rippers

(*) Mika Miko - Wild Bore - We Be Xuxa
(*) The Vaselines - Sex Sux (Amen) - Enter the Vaselines
Ponytail - Die Allman Bruder - Ice Cream Spiritual

(*) Akron/Family - Gravelly Mountains of the Moon - Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free
Giraffes? Giraffes! - I Am S/h(im)e[r] As You Am S/h(im)e[r] As You Are Me and We Am I and I Are All Together: Our Collective Conciousness' Psychogenic Fugue - More Skin with Milk-Mouth

***Intern Michael takes over***

Born Ruffians - Foxes Mate for Life - Red, Yellow & Blue
Mates of State - The Re-Arranger - Re-Arrange Us
The National - Fake Empire - Boxer

Ambulance LTD - Country Gentleman - New English
Voxtrot - Ghost - VoxtrotThat Ghost - Top Shelf - Young Fridays

The Jesus and Mary Chain - Sometimes Always - Stoned And Dethroned

And hopefully we'll see you at the Ponytail show on Saturday.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Playlist for 5-7-09 (Covers edition)


In an effort to get more people into our annual two-week fund drive, I decided to play a bunch of cover songs. People that may not normally be into college radio would be more into hearing songs they knew. Well, maybe it worked. I set a personal record for pledges submitted this year. Small victories. :)

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 5-7-09

(*) = New release

Melvins - Smells Like Teen Spirit (Ft. Leif Garrett) - The Crybaby (Nirvana)

The Mummies - I'm Down - Never Been Caught (The Beatles)
Dead Kennedys - Take This Job and Shove It - Bedtime for Democracy (David Allan Coe)
Suicide - 96 Tears - Live at CBGB's 1977 (? and the Mysterians)
(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Graceland - Advance Base Battery Life (Paul Simon)

The Soft Pink Truth - Make Up - Do You Party? (Vanity 6)
Dan Deacon - Splish Splash - Acorn Master (Bobby Darin)
John Cale - All My Friends - All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem)

Low - Surfer Girl - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief (The Beach Boys)
Nouvelle Vague - I Melt With You - Nouvelle Vague (Modern English)
M. Ward - Let's Dance - Transfiguration of Vincent (David Bowie)
Okkervil River - Do What You Gotta Do - Golden Opportunities Mix Tape (Nina Simone)

Colin Meloy - Bring It On Home to Me - Colin Meloy Sings Sam Cooke
The Mountain Goats - You're So Vain - Hail and Farewell, Gothenburg (Carly Simon)
Mark Kozelek - Rock 'n' Roll Singer - What's Next to the Moon (AC/DC)
Belle and Sebastian - The Boys Are Back in Town - The BBC Sessions (Thin Lizzy)

Built to Spill - Freebird - Freebird Promo (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Bardo Pond - Cry Baby Cry - Ticket Crystals (The Beatles)
Antony and the Johnsons - Knockin' on Heaven's Door - I'm Not There (Bob Dylan)

Final Fantasy & Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear - Possibly Maybe - Enjoyed: A Tribute to Björk's "Post"
(*) Dear Nora - This Will Be Our Year - Three States: Rarities 1997-2007 (The Zombies)
Yo La Tengo - Here Comes My Baby - Fakebook (Cat Stevens)

Spiritualized - Oh Happy Day - Royal Albert Hall October 10 1997 (Edwin Hawkins Singers)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Support independent radio!

Concert calendar

Playlist for 4-30-09

My friends,

Thanks to everyone who pledged during the first week of our annual fund drive. If you missed your chance to support the only remaining independent music station in Orange County, please donate through the website, or call 949-UCI-KUCI to make a pledge. A pledge of $75 earns you the right to have Henry Rollins do your answering machine message. That is not a joke.

Anyway. The playlist:

Things that Are Square 4-30-09

(*) = New release

Tom Waits - Never Let Go - Orphans

Destroyer - English Music - Streethawk: A Seduction
Neutral Milk Hotel - Ghost - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride - Heretic Pride

(*) The Vaselines - Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam - Enter the Vaselines
Jeffrey Lewis - End Result - 12 Crass Songs
(*) Akron/Family - They Will Appear - Set 'em Wild, Set 'em Free

Howlin' Rain - Calling Lightening with a Scythe - Howlin' Rain
Spacemen 3 - May the Circle Be Unbroken - Playing with Fire
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above - Rise Above

Battles - Ddiamondd - Mirrored
(*) Dan Deacon - Get Older - Bromst
Parts & Labor - Fractured Skies - Mapmaker

(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Old Panda Days (with Nick Krgovich) - Advance Base Battery Life
James Figurine - 55566688833 - Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake
Cotton Candy - A Sentimental Song - Worried Noodles

Astronautalis - The Wondersmith and His Sons - Pomegranate
Final Fantasy - The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead - Final Fantasy Has a Good Home
(*) Chain and the Gang - Chain Gang Theme (I See Progress) - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!

Old Time Relijun - Vampire Victim - Lost Light
(*) Condo Fucks - Shut Down - Fuckbook
Arab Strap - I Saw You - 10 Years of Tears

Greg Davis - Sagres - Project Bicycle