Friday, October 28, 2011

Playlist for 10-27-11 (Halloween show!)

Greetings, boils and ghouls,

The Things that Are Square annual Halloween show was awesome! Thanks to everyone who tuned in and requested. If you missed it (shame on you), you can hear the whole thing right here: (with only one or two mistakes).

Make sure it doesn't happen again.

The playlist!:

Things that Are Square 10-27-11

Disney - Haunted Masion Intro/Grim Grinning Ghosts

Tom Waits - Murder in the Red Barn - Bone Machine
The Vaselines - The Devil's Inside Me - Sex with an X
Beat Happening - The Hangman - Bewitched
The Cramps - I Was a Teenage Werewolf - Songs the Lord Taught Us

Misfits- Skulls - Walk Among Us
The Sonics - The Witch - Here Are the Sonics!!!
The Mummies - The House on the Hill - Death by Unga Bunga!!
The Moontrekkers - Night of the Vampire - It's Hard to Believe It: The Amazing World of Joe Meek

Screaming Lord Sutch & the Savages - Til the Following Night - It's Hard to Believe It: The Amazing World of Joe Meek
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Little Demon - Voodoo Jive: The Best of Screamin' Jaw Hawkins
Hot Blood- Soul Dracula - Soul Dracula (For Katie in Tustin, CA)
RJD2- The Horror - Deadringer

Best Friends Forever - Ghost Song - Romance Conflict Adventure
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Jonathan Richman - Vampire Girl - You Must Ask the Heart
The Pogues - Turkish Song of the Damned - If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Chain and the Gang- Cemetery Map - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
Liars - We Fenced Other Gardens with the Bones of Our Own - They Were Wrong So We Drowned

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Up Jumped the Devil - Tender Prey

Fantômas - Spider Baby - The Director's Cut (For Sierra in Los Angeles)

Goblin - Suspiria - Suspiria
Blood on the Wall - The Dead Edge of Town - Awesomer
Sonic Youth- Death Valley '69 - Bad Moon Rising
Old Time Relijun - Vampire Victim - Lost Light

The Angels of Light - All Souls' Rising - Everything Is Good Here/Please Come Home

The Body - Empty Hearth - All the Waters of the Earth Turn to Blood

Monday, October 24, 2011

Old news

Is a Bon Iver track even worth posting? Is this news to anyone? Haven't you already heard this?

Still. Pretty good song.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

You Came In Me

Last night's Shellac show at the Eagle Rock Center for the arts was fucking VICIOUS. No video is going to capture the sheer force of the performance, but you will have to trust me that it ruled. It ruled so hard. Plus, Steve Albini came us his secret to delicious, creamy-textured potatoes.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Playlist for 10-20-11

Hey folks,

As excited as I am about this week's playlist (which a lot of people commended, except my mom who said it was "too sad"), next week is my annual Halloween show. I hope you're ready for an unreasonable amount of Nick Cave and Tom Waits.

Things that Are Square 10-20-11

(*) = New release

Sun City Girls - Space Prophet Dagon - Torch of the Mystics

Eternal Tapestry & Sun Araw - Night Gallery II - Night Gallery
White Rainbow - Guilded Golden Ladies - ZOME
Six Organs Of Admittance - Home - School of the Flower

Odd Nosdam - Small Mr. Man Pants - Burner
EMA - Marked - Past Life Martyred Saints
Mount Eerie - Stone's Ode - Wind's Poem
Sunn O))) & Boris - The Sinking Bell (Blue Sheep) - Altar

Slint - Good Morning, Captain - Spiderland
Jesu - Star - Silver
(*) Wolves in the Throne Room - Subterranean Initiation - Celestial Initiation

(*) Dum Dum Girls - Teardrops on My Pillow - Only in Dreams
Frank Black - Space Is Gonna Do Me Good - Teenager of the Year (For Tim in Irvine, CA)
(*) Real Estate - Green Aisles - Days
(*) Wild Flag - Glass Tambourine - Wild Flag

(*) Emperor X - Sig Alert - Western Teleport
Herman Düne - Glory of Old - Giant
John Maus - Hey Moon - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
(*) M83 - Intro (Feat. Zola Jesus) - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

Sonic Youth - Kool Thing - Goo

Thursday, October 20, 2011

AV Undercover Season 2

Hey! I turned all of the second season of AV Club's "Undercover" vids into mp3s! I even included their "Summer Break" episodes. You are completely welcome.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Imma take it around for a bit and I don't care if you give a shit

Death Grips - Full Moon (Death Classic) from Death Grips on Vimeo.

Death Grips is so brutal. Barked rapping over vicious Zach Hella-infused beats. Sampling Black Flag. Rhymes that start moshpits. This is such a perfect infusion of hardcore and hiphop. Listening to this stuff just makes you want to flex every muscle in your body. If you know anything that sounds REMOTELY like this, you let me know, OK? This is going to be WAY up my year-end best list, dudes.

And you can download all their stuff for zero moneys right here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

More jogging jams

Every so often, a song comes on while I'm jogging that seems especially motivating. I'm finding punk songs to be incredibly effective. That DK song got me going/air guitaring near the end of my jog. No small feat.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fictional bands for actual ears

So, after Fucked Up released "David Comes to Life"--a rock opera about a dude from a fictional UK town--they put out a Record Store Day compilation with a bunch of bands from that fake city. Fake bands. So, in addition to writing a critically acclaimed album, they wrote and recorded an additional album worth of songs that they knew they wouldn't really even use. That's so amazing.

All the bands are of different styles. This one is the sort of K Records "punk," there's a definite REM-by-way-of-The Smiths jam, got a Buzzcocks style diddy, and so on. And there's some sweet jams on it. Feel free to find it online to download illegally. They obviously don't want you to buy it, since they made it a limited pressing, so...

Playlist for 10-13-11


I was away last week, but now i'm back with a vengeance! And by vengeance, I mean "a bunch of songs I hope you enjoy." But I played them with a super-serious look at my face so you know it was HARDCORE.

Things that Are Square 10-13-11

(*) = New release

Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain - Didn't It Rain

(*) Girls - My Ma - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Low - Sunflower - Things We Lost in the Fire
The Dismemberment Plan - Crush - Juno & The Dismemberment Plan

(*) Jeffrey Lewis - Krongu Green Slime - A Turn in the Dream-Songs
The National - Bloodbuzz Ohio - High Violet
Yuck - Georgia - Yuck
(*) Jens Lekman - Waiting for Kirsten - An Argument with Myself

(*) Emperor X - Erica Western Teleport - Western Teleport
(*) Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - All Over Gently - Mirror Traffic
Abner Jay - Vietnam - One Man Band (For Seth in London, UK)
(*) Buffalo Rome - Plant White Roses - Obscurities

(*) Zola Jesus - Vessel - Conatus
Death in June - Rose Clouds of Holocaust - DISCriminate
Swans - I Am the Sun - The Great Destroyer
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Red Right Hand - Let Love In

May McDonough - Church on Sunday - Spilt Milk
Tom Waits - Goin' Out West - Bone Machine
Final Fantasy - This Lamb Sells Condos - He Poos Clouds
The Books - Group Autogenics II - The Way Out

OOIOO - Be Sure to Loop - Feather Float
EYヨ - The Incident at Mbuji - Mayi - Tradi-Mods vs Rockers

(*) High Places - Altos Lugares - Original Colors

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Playlist for 10-6-11 (Neha sub edition!)

Hey folks,

I was away last week in New York seeing Jeff Mangum in Asbury Park, and generally eating/drinking my way through the island of Manhattan. In my absence, Neha subbed for me. Here are all the songs she played!

Things that Are Square 10-6-11

(*) = New release

(*) Handsome Furs - Bury Me Standing - Sound Kapital
(*) Kyle Andrews - I'm Coming to Get You - Robot Learn Love
(*) The Buttercream Gang - Come Back To My Dreams - Polite Man
(*) Archers of Loaf - Web in Front - Icky Mettle
(*) Tomorrows Tulips - Eternally Teenage - Eternally Teenage

(*) Wild Flag - Something Came Over Me - Wild Flag
(*) Male Bonding - Dig you Out - Endless Now
(*) Beirut - Santa Fe - The Rip Tide
(*) Jens Lekman - New Directions - An Argument With Myself

(*) Girls- Just a Song - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Dressy Bessy - Do You Whisper? - Holler and Stomp
(*) Dom - Family of Love - Family of Love
(*) YACHT - Love in the Dark - Shangri-La

(*) Washed Out - Amor Fati - Within and Without
(*) Dum Dum Girls - In My Head - Only In Dreams
Belle and Sebastian - My Wandering Days are Over - Tigermilk
(*) Twin Sister - Space Babe - In Heaven

(*) Toro Y Moi - I Can Get Love - Freaking Out
(*) Cults - Never Saw the Point - Cults
People You Know - Good Girls - Myspace
(*) St. Vincent - Strange Mercy - Strange Mercy

Man Man - Rabbit Habits - Rabbit Habits
tUnE-yArDs - Bizness - Whokill
(*) Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Maniac - Hysterical
(*) The Stepkids - Santos and Ken - The Stepkids

(*) The Horrors - I can See Through You - Skying

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Playlist for 9-29-11

Hey folks!

So, I seemed to have record numbers of online listeners on Thursday. God only knows what I did different do warrant such attention. Whatever it was, I hope you enjoyed it. It makes my whole week when you listen. It really does. Here's what I played. Try to figure out what roped everyone in:

Things that Are Square 9-29-11

(*) = New release

Billy Bragg - A New England - Life's a Riot with Spy Vs Spy

(*) Jens Lekman - A Promise - An Argument with Myself
Jeffrey & Jack Lewis - Don't Be Upset - City & Eastern Songs
A Hawk and a Hacksaw - God Bless the Ottoman Empire - The Way the Wind Blows
Neutral Milk Hotel - Ghost - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

(*) Wild Flag - Future Crimes - Wild Flag
Frank Black - Calistan - Teenager of the Year
Wire - The Fly - Chairs Missing
(*) The 6ths - Yet Another Girl - Obscurities

(*) Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - Stick Figures in Love - Mirror Traffic
The Fall - New Face In Hell - 50,000 Fall Fans Can't Be Wrong
The Jam - In the City - In the City (For Nick in Irvine, CA)
(*) Mogwai - Drunk and Crazy - Earth Division EP

(*) Girls - Vomit - Father, Son, Holy Ghost
Christmas Island - Weird You Out - Blackout Summer
Dash Jacket - Don't Forget Me - Some Songs
Black Tambourine - For Ex-Lovers Only - Complete Recordings

mclusky - To Hell with Good Intentions - mclusky Do Dallas
The Mae Shi - Lamb and Lion - Hlllyh
Japanther - I Io - Master of Pigeons
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb - Trains and Cops - Front Seat Solidarity

(*) Daedelus - Tailor-Made (With Milosh) - Bespoke
M83 - Run Into Flowers (Midnight Fuck Remix by Jackson) - Run Into Flowers
Matmos - Steam and Sequins for Larry Levan - The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast

!!! - Bend Over Beethoven - Myth Takes

El Guincho - Palmitos Park - Alegranza

I won't be around this week to do this show because I'm flying to New York to see Jeff Mangum play live (dreamscomefuckingtrue), but DJ Neha will do a great job subbing, I am sure. See you guys in two weeks.