Friday, January 27, 2012

Playlist for 1-26-12

Ladies and gentlemen!

Hope you're having a fantastic Friday morning. I'm just eating a tangerine and watching last night's "Parks and Rec" instead of doing my work. It's the best choice I've made in a long time. Perhaps YOU made the awesome choice of listening to my radio show last night. If not, here's what I played (so you won't be left out when everyone's talking about it at the watercooler today).

Things that Are Square 1-26-12

(*) = New release

(*) Hospitality - Betty Wang - Hospitality

(*) Los Campesinos! - By Your Hand - Hello Sadness
(*) The Big Pink - Stay Gold - Future This
The Finches - How to Keep Your Heart Hate-Free - On Golden Hill

(*) Cloud Nothings - No Sentiment - Attack on Memory
Jawbox - Savory - For Your Own Special Sweetheart
Hüsker Dü - I Apologize - New Day Rising
Fucked Up - Anorak City - Year of the Pig

Arrington De Dionyso - Kedalaman Air - Malaikat dan Singa

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Since we became accelerated readers we never leave the house

Do you want to win a pair of tickets to see Los Campesinos! at the Echo on Saturday, February 11th? Sure you do. You've loved that band for years and you have that perfect special someone you've been working up the nerve to ask out. This is the event that will make them yours.

[You are welcome to take me, if you'd like, but that is not required in any way]

Just listen to the Things that Are Square radio show tomorrow (Thursday) the 26th between 6 and 6-6:45pm on KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine, CA, and worldwide live on the internet at KUCI.ORG, the college radio presets of iTunes, and various smartphone apps. And when I tell you to, call 949-824-5824 (949-UCI-KUCI) and I'll GIVE you a free pair of tickets.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Yeah, man, I dunno...

I am sort of at a loss on how to describe Creepy Marbles' "The Chuggly Throbb" album. At points it almost sounds like Why?, other times it's Beck, but like...acid-fried funk-pop with occasional (ironic?) rapping. I guess I'd sort of just explain it like..."these guys got really stoned and made a bunch of fun electro-pop nonsense." Feel free to check out/download the whole album for free at their bandcamp page.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Everything is amazing

God I love this. The Cramps playing swingin' punk rock about UFOs in a mental institution. It's such a perfect storm of nerd/rock/cartoonish horror that my brain doesn't know which part of it to love first. I'll bet this is what kleptomaniacs feel like in a store that only sells tiny, pocketable items.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Playlist for 1-19-12

Holy crap!

A full two-hour show! No basketball to pre-empt my show. I totally forgot how exhausting a full radio show is. It takes work being that charming for two hours. Wink wink.

I also played music:

Things that Are Square 1-19-12

(*) = New release

Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country - Let's Get Out of This Country

(*) Neverever - Wedding Day - Shake-a-Baby
Cub - Everything's Geometry - Come Out Come Out
Gossip - Careless Whisper - Live in Liverpool (For Demetra in Los Angeles, CA)
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl - The Singles

(*) Eddy Current Suppression Ring - Boy, Can I Dance Good - So Many Things
Sex Church - Garbage in the Grass - Growing Over
Wire - I Am the Fly - Chairs Missing
Mala Strana - Love Is Over - Pyramid EP

(*) Claps - Across the Floor - Wreck
OCDJ - Smoke My Cheese - Hooray
Dan Deacon - The Crystal Cat - Spiderman of the Rings
Holy Fuck - Echo Sam - LP
Battles - Tij - Mirrored (For Mahala in Irvine, CA)

Suicide - Girl - Suicide
Young Marble Giants - Searching for Mr. Right - Colossal Youth
Steve Reich - Clapping Music - Early Works
Arab Strap - Soaps - Philophobia

Galaxie 500 - When Will You Come Home - On Fire
Spacemen 3 - Walkin' with Jesus - Perfect Prescription
Talulah Gosh - Just a Dream - Backwash
(*) Coasting - Portland - You're Never Going Back

(*) Thee Oh Sees - Heavy Doctor - Carrion Crawler/The Dream
Naked Kids - Thugz - Fresh Meat
Jay Reatard - See Saw - Matador Singles '08
The King Khan & BBQ Show - I'll Be Loving You - Invisible Girl

Do Make Say Think - Executioner's Blues - You, You're a History in Rust

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Clear your browser history

Hopefully, in looking up this video to share with you guys, I haven't ended up on some "employee watch list" at my work. I probably shouldn't be googling "Naked Kids" videos, you know?

But if you dig this slice of Wavves-like garage-pop, it looks like the full album is available for free on the band's website.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Playlist for 1-12-12


Another short show tonight due to a basketball preemption. BUT! Next week I'm back to a full two hours, with no other planned preemptions in the immediate future. Lord knows our team isn't going to the play-offs or anything. It's all amateur college radio from here on out. Hooray!

Here are things I played!

Things that Are Square 1-12-12

(*) = New release

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Loom of the Land - Henry's Dream

Explosions in the Sky - Your Hand In Mine - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place
Xiu Xiu - Chocolate Makes You Happy - Dear God, I Hate Myself
Don Caballero - Fire Back About Your New Baby's Sex - American Don

(*) The Resonars - No Black Clouds Float By - That Evil Drone
Meat Puppets - Lost - II
At the Drive-In - Transatlantic Foe - In/Casino/Out
Refused - The Deadly Rhythm - The Shape of Punk to Come

(*) Magnetix - Greenlight - Drogue Electronique
Sonic Youth - Mildred Pierce - Goo
King Khan & The Shrines - Land of the Freak - The Supreme Genius Of...
Spacemen 3 - Repeater (How Does It Feel?) - Playing with Fire

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Playlist for 1-5-12

Hey folks,

The parade of shows-cut-short-by-basketball-preemptions continues. But fear not. I use that abbreviated time to hone my show into a laser of pure radiophonic awesomeness. Like so:

Things that Are Square 1-5-12

(*) = New release

Paul Baribeau - Ten Things - Grand Ledge

(*) Eddy Current Suppression Ring - You Don't Care - So Many Things
Heavenly - Art School - Space Manatee
Belle and Sebastian - Wrapped Up in Books - Dear Catastrophe Waitress
Orange Juice - Poor Old Soul (Part Two) - The Glasgow School

Foot Foot - Ancient Twisted Dream - Snaggle and Buck
French Quarter - Bold with Fire, Pt. 2 - It's Not Just Kissing
Françoise Hardy - La Mésange - Comment Te Dire Adieu
Daniel Johnston - True Love Will Find You in the End - 1990

Can - One More Night - Ege Bamyasi
Yo La Tengo - Moby Octopad - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Steep Hills of Vicodin Tears - A
Winged Victory for the Sullen

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Playlist for 12-29-11

Hey folks,

Short show this week, as I was pre-empted by basketball on both ends of my show. Fingercuffs-style.

Oh well.

Things that Are Square 12-29-11

(*) = New release

Bill Callahan - Drover - Apocalypse

A Silver Mt. Zion - I Fed My Metal Bird the Wings of Other Metal Birds
- Kollaps Tradixionales
Sir Richard Bishop - Rasheed - Salvador Kali

(*) Thee Oh Sees - The Dream - Carrion Crawler/The Dream EP
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods - Entertainment!
Destroyer - Savage Night at the Opera - Kaputt
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?