Monday, October 29, 2012

KUCI Fund Drive!!

Hey dudes. KUCI's fund drive is coming up in about a week. Sometime over the next week or two, skip a day of coffee or fast food breakfast or whatever and send that $5 to us. We're going to appreciate it far more than a multinational corporation. Help keep independent, community-minded media on the air.

Click that link for information about the fund drive and how you can donate right now.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Playlist for 10-25-12 (Halloween edition!)

Hey folks!

Hope you had the chance to tune in last night. My Halloween show is always like my precious little baby, and I'm glad when I can make everyone metaphorically look at pictures of it on facebook and such. I played the following spooktacular jams:

Disney - The Haunted Mansion - The Haunted Mansion

Fantômas - Spider Baby - The Director's Cut
RJD2 - The Horror - Ghostwriter
Miasma & The Carousel of Headless Horses - Asmodius Arise - Perils
Isla Cameron - O Willow Waly - The Innocents

The Vaselines - The Devil's Inside Me - Sex with an X
The Black Heart Procession - Heaven and Hell - Six
Beat Happening - Hangman - Jamboree
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Up Jumped the Devil - Tender Prey

Chain and the Gang - Cemetery Map - Down with Liberty...Up with Chains!
The Cramps - I Was a Teenage Werewolf - Songs the Lord Taught Us
Tom Waits - What's He Building? - Mule Variations
Old Time Relijun - Vampire Victim - Lost Light

The Angels of Light - All Souls' Rising - Everything Is Good
Here/Please Come Home
Final Fantasy - The CN Tower Belongs to the Dead - ...Has a Good Home
Liars - We Fenced Other Gardens with the Bones of Our Own - They Were
Wrong so We Drowned
Blood on the Wall - Dead Edge of Town - Awesomer

Henry Hall - Hush, Hush, Hush, Here Comes the Boogeyman - Halloween Classics
Jonathan Richman - Vampire Girl - You Must Ask the Heart
Wingy Mannone & His Orchestra - Ol' Man Mose - Halloween Classics
The Pogues - Turkish Song of the Damned - If I Should Fall from Grace with God

Screamin' Lord Sutch - Jack the Ripper - Monster Rock
Satan's Pilgrims - Haunted House of Rock - The Best of Satan's
Pilgrims (For Derrick in Irvine, CA)
The Mummies - The House on the Hill - Death by Unga Bunga!!
The Sonics - The Witch - Here Are the Sonics!!!

Jeffrey Lewis - If You Shoot the Head You Kill the Ghoul - It's the
Ones Who've Cracked that the Light Shines Through
Misfits - Skulls - Walk Among Us
Best Friends Forever - Ghost Song - Romance Conflict Adventure
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Shannon and the Clams - Surrounded by Ghosts - I Wanna Go Home

The Gothic Archies - Crows - The Tragic Treasury

Friday, October 19, 2012

Playlist for 10-18-12

Happy Friday, folks!

I've been doing this show for a real long time, and sometimes it's hard to tell how good a job I'm doing since the medium is pretty much one-way. But, I figure, no one has ever called in and threatened me, so I'd say that's a fairly good metric for "not being terrible on the radio."

These are the songs that didn't make anyone want to hurt me:

Things that Are Square 10-18-12

(*) = New release

Zammuto - Harlequin - Zammuto

(*) Matmos - Very Large Green Triangles [Edit] = The Ganzfeld EP
James Figurine - All the Way to China - Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake
The Notwist - One with the Freaks - Neon Golden
(*) Matthew Dear - Fighting Is Futile - Beams (For Tyler in Irvine, CA)

Xiu Xiu - Honey-Suckle - Always
Coil - Ostia (The Death of Pasolini) - A Guide for Beginners: A Silver
Voice (For Peter? in Somehwere?)
(*) Moon Pool & Dead Band - Human Fly - Human Fly

(*) Thee Oh Sees - Hang a Picture - Putrifiers II EP
Record Club - Run Run Run - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Emperor X - Allahu Akbar - Western Teleport
(*) So Many Wizards - Inner City - So Many Wizards

(*) Ty Segall - Thank God for Sinners - Twins
Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends - Inches
Shannon and the Clams - Toxic Revenge - Sleeptalk
(*) Andrew Jackson Jihad - Alpha Rats Nest - Tallahassee Turns Ten

(*) Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Mladic - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Television Personalities - Look Back in Anger - ...And Don't the Kids
Just Love It

Half Japanese - 1,000,000 Kisses - Greatest Hits
The Skygreen Leopards - Jesus Was Californian - Disciples of California

The Microphones - The Moon - The Glow, Pt 2

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

They have told you you will be lucky, but nothing has changed

Xiu Xiu is a band that sets up shop in life's less pleasant emotions and experiences. Songs about human trafficking and serial killers and being used for sex are all delivered in tracks that, while often cacophonous, are generally more listenable than they should be. This track, for instance, is an elegant summary of the experience of depression: pressing forward with a grim optimism as life continues to beat you down. Lyrics like "I can't wait to set it off and it will be the end finally/I'm gonna lie back down and ask for nothing, nothing" encapsulate a tragic lack of seratonin fairly eloquently.

What makes Xiu Xiu stand out from goth or emo caricatures is that they deliver all of this with a dry sense of humor. You don't write a song called "I Luv Abortion" unless you have a gleefully perverse sense of humor.

And it doesn't hurt that a song about depression, like this one, is one of the most danceable and beautiful this band has done.

Pick it up at their label's webpage or through Amazon.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Playlist for 10-11-12 (all death edition)

Hey folks!

You missed a great show last night (or maybe you didn't. I'm just playing the numbers, here). My friend Aimee and I put together two hours of music about death, murder, serial killers, and other family-friendly tunes to continue getting you hyped for Halloween. You missed stabberiffic songs like these:

Things that Are Square 10-11-12

Jens Lekman - Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death - SC100

The Auteurs - Unsolved Child Murder - After Murder Park
Ballboy - Meet Me at the Shooting Range - A Guide for the Daylight Hours
Paul Hampton - Two Hour Honeymoon - I'm in Love with a Bunny
Tony Casanova - The Grave - Devil's Jukebox Vol. 1

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Henry Lee - Murder Ballads
Lena Horne - Frankie and Johnny - Lena Horne: The Lady and the Music
Perfume Genius - Lookout, Lookout - Learning
Xiu Xiu - House Sparrow - Dear God, I Hate Myself

Artie Shaw - Gloomy Sunday (Ft. Pauline Byrne) - Wristcutters: A Love Story
Tom Waits - Murder in the Red Barn - Bone Machine
Lightnin' Hopkins - Bring Me My Shotgun - Mojo Hand
Chamber Jazz Sextet - Murder of Two Men By a Young Kid Wearing Lemon Colored Gloves (W/ Kenneth Patchen) - The Beat Generation

Okkervil River - Westfall - Don't Fall in Love with Everyone You See
Neko Case - Deep Red Bells - Blacklisted
John Maus - Cop Killer - We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
Mark Dinning - Teen Angel - American Graffiti

The Mae Shi - Run to Your Grave - Hlllyh
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Bad Bad Things - People That Can Eat People Are
the Luckiest People in the World
Dead Kennedys - Kill the Poor - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetable
The Mummies - I'm Gonna Kill My Baby Tonight - Death by Unga Bunga!!

Jody Reynolds - Endless Sleep - 50's Jukebox Hits
The Gothic Archies - The Dead Only Quickly - Looming in the Gloom
Doc Watson - Tom Dooley - Doc Watson
Cab Calloway - St. James Infirmary - Jukebox Hits 1930-1950

Swans - Killing for Company - The Great Annihilator

The Eureka Brass Band - Lord, Lord, Lord - Music of New Orleans, Vol. 2

Friday, October 5, 2012

Playlist for 10-3-12

Happy friday folks!

Another good show. I'm not sure if it's the new school year or my attempting to actually make my show listenable, but it feels like listenership is up a healthy amount. So welcome new listeners! Your ears will be handled with the gentleness of a brain surgeon petting a baby rabbit on a silk pillow. A silk pillow of songs like these:

Things that Are Square 10-4-12

(*) = New release

Smog - Truth Serum - Supper

Mojave 3 - Yer Feet - Out of Tune (For Alexi in San Diego, CA)
Ólafur Arnalds - Near Light - Living Room Songs
Unrest - Isabel - Imperial F.F.R.R. (For Tyler in Irvine, CA)
Low - Venus - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief

(*) The xx - Angels - Coexist
The Prunes - Blaalyn Express - Tracks from the Darkside
Liars - Brats (Cadence Weapon Remix) - Unreleased
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets - Here Come the Warm Jets

Tinariwen – Assouf - Aman Iman
Dustin Wong - Pink Diamond - Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads
Lullatone - The Bathtime Beat - The Bedtime Beat
Kevin Drumm - Cloudy - Sheer Hellish Miasma

Efrim Manuel Menuck - I Am No Longer a Motherless Child - ...Plays "High Gospel"
Yume Bitsu - I Wait for You - Yume Bitsu
Kraftwerk - Computer World - Computer World

(*) Religious Girls - Charity - I Want to Believe
Mahjongg - Gooble - The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger
(*) Moon Duo - I Can See - Circles
(*) Slug Guts - Adult Living - Playin' in Time with the Deadbeat

Hunx And His Punx - Lovers Lane - Too Young to Be In Love
Chain and the Gang - Detroit Music - Music's Not for Everyone
Jawbreaker - The Boat Dreams from the Hill - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Moonhearts - I Hate Myself - Moonhearts

(*) Dirty Projectors - Just From Chevron - Swing Lo Magellan