Monday, July 29, 2013

Playlist for 7-25-13


Sorry I've been slacking so hard on this playlist. I don't really have any good excuse. I had a busy weekend, but surely I could have found the 10 minutes it takes me to put this thing together. Please accept my humble apology, along with this coupon for a free backrub whenever you want one.

The playlist:

Things that Are Square 7-25-13

Sun Ra - Where Pathways Meet - Languidity

Miles Davis - Maiysha - Get Up With It
(*) Sigur Rós - Brennisteinn - Kveikur

(*) Baths - Miasma Sky - Obsidian
Sia - Breathe Me (Four Tet Remix) - Remixes
Le Tigre - Eau d'Bedroom Dancing - Le Tigre
Dntel - Anywhere Anyone - Life of Full of Possibilities

(*) Fuck Buttons - Prince's Prize - Slow Focus
Mahjongg - Gooble - The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger
Fugazi - Suggestion - 13 Songs
Sunny Day Real Estate - Seven - Diary

(*) All Pigs Must Die - Sacred Nothing - Nothing Violates This Nature
Nails - God's Cold Hands - Abandon All Life
(*) Deafheaven - Sunbather - Sunbather

(*) Hunx and His Punx - Mud In Your Eyes - Street Punk
Pissed Jeans - Bathroom Laughter - Honeys
This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb - This Is What I Want - Front Seat Solidarity
Rosa - Starch + Carbohydrates - I Mississippi You

Paul Baribeau & Ginger Alford - Hungry Heart - Darkness on the Edge of Your Town
Jens Lekman - Waiting for Kirsten - An Argument with Myself
Ballboy - Meet Me at the Shooting Range - A Guide for the Daylight Hours

Tullycraft - I Kept the Beach Boys - Surf Beat Fun

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Playlist for 7-18-13 (Comic-Con Edition)

Hey folks,

Sorry for the delay in posting the playlist. Immediately after the radio show, I took a train down to San Diego for Comic-Con, and I didn't get back til Sunday night (and then kept forgetting to post the playlist). My apologies.

Did you go to Comic-Con? Did you happen to see someone dressed like Silent Bob? That was me! We should have hung out!

Anyway. I played these songs for you before I left:

Things that Are Square 7-18-13 (Comic Con edition)
Jonathan Coulton - Still Alive - Portal

Tullycraft - Superboy & Supergirl - The Singles
Allo Darlin' - Dear Stephen Hawking - Henry Rollins Don't Dance
The Lucksmiths - Fiction - Warmer Corners
The Mountain Goats & Kaki King - Thank You Mario But Our Princess Is In Another Castle - Black Pear Tree

Tera Melos - Hey Sandy - Idioms Vol. 1
Misfits - I Turned Into a Martian - Walk Among Us
The Cramps - Zombie Dance - Songs the Lord Taught Us
Jeffrey Lewis - If You Shoot the Head You Kill the Ghoul - It's the Ones Who've Cracked that the Light Shines Through

Ghost Mice - Critical Hit - Andrew Jackson Jihad/Ghost Mice Split
The Vaselines - Lovecraft - The Way of the Vaselines
Shannon and the Clams - Toxic Revenge - Sleep Talk
Up Up Down Down Left Right Left Right BA Start - I Know You'll Find Out if I'm a Geek - And Nothing Is #1 (For Alexi in San Diego, CA)

Iron & Wine - Waitin' For a Superman - Around the Well
Emperor X - Erica Western Teleport - Western Teleport
LAKE - Christmas Island - Let's Build a Roof
Estradasphere - Super Buck II - Buck Fever

John Zorn - Batman - Naked City
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?
Jacob Borshard - Batman Summer of 89 - Unreleased
The Metasciences - Four-Color Love Story - Pencils Down

FAROFF - Brazilian Star Wars (John Williams vs. Samba vs. Baile Funk vs. Danzel) - Best of Bootie 2009
The Timelords - Doctorin' the TARDIS - Doctorin' the TARDIS
Flight of the Conchords - Robots - Flight of the Conchords
Say Hi to Your Mom - These Fangs - Impeccable Blahs

Jonathan Richman - Vampire Girl - You Must Ask the Heart
The Aquabats - Martian Girl - The Fury of the Aquabats
Sex Bob-Omb - We Are Sex Bob-Omb - Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Cars Can Be Blue - TMNT - All the Stuff We Do

The Magnetic Fields - I Wish I Had an Evil Twin - I
The Divine Comedy - Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World - Victory for the Comic Muse
Belle and Sebastian - Wrapped Up in Books - Dear Catastrophe Waitress

Stereo Total - Supergirl - Monokini (For Caitlin in Colorado Springs, CO)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Shake that thing if you a nasty girl

A Plus D - Celeshake (Ying Yang Twins Feat. Pitball vs. Kool and the Gang)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Comic Con 2k13 Mix!

Hey! I made you a mix of pop music to be listened to on your way to/from/while at Comic Con, chock full of SDCC-friendly topics. Enjoy/hope I see you down there.

Download the 22-song pop party right here.

Tracks include (and are completely limited to):

1. LAKE - Christmas Island
2. Belle and Sebastian - Wrapped Up in Books
3. The Flaming Lips - Waitin’ for a Superman
4. Noah and the Whale - 2 Atoms in a Molecule
5. Estradasphere - Super Buck II
6. Jonathan Richman - Vampire Girl
7. Tullycraft - Superboy & Supergirl
8. Flight of the Conchords - Robots
9. My Dear Wormwood - The Lights
10. Allo Darlin’ - Dear Stephen Hawking
11. Ghost Mice - Critical Hit
12. Ballboy - Essential Wear For Future Trips To Space
13. The Vaselines - Lovecraft
14. The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost
15. John Zorn - Batman
16. The Magnetic Fields - I Wish I Had An Evil Twin
17. The Metasciences - Four-Color Love Story
18. Jacob Borshard - Batman Summer of 89
19. The Lucksmiths - Fiction
20. The Mountain Goats & Kaki King - Thank You Mario but our Princess Is in Another Castle
21. Say Hi To Your Mom - These Fangs
22. Harry and the Potters - Song for the Death Eaters

Oh shit!

Max Entropy - Short Skirt, London Bridge (Fergie vs. CAKE)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

God's! Cold! Hands!

Nails - "God's Cold Hands" (Abandon All Life)

This band completely reinvigorated my love of metal. They're playing up in LA with Godflesh and Prurient and I sort of want to go to that show, but it's exhausting just thinking about it.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I want that dime close to me

King of Pants - Badd To Me (Ying Yang Twins vs. The Cure) (The Best of Bootie 2005)

He Loved Him Madly

Miles Davis - "He Loved Him Madly" (Get Up With It)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Playlist for 7-11-13

Hey folks,

Y'all ready for the weekend? Me too! I'm gonna go see "The Purge" tonight at the dollar theater with some friends/flasks, and then wake up early for the ROC 5K tomorrow. Then maybe an event at Noble Ale Works, hitting Mohawk Bend with a friend from out of town, and on Sunday I'm gonna run a half marathon before going to a friend's for brunch. Weekend! Yes!

Next week is going to be my Comic Con radio show. If you have any good songs with Comic Con-friendly topics, leave them in the comments section.

What I played last night:

Things that Are Square 7-11-13

(*) = New release

Dump - 1999 - That Skinny Motherfucker with the High Voice?

Jeremih - 773 Love (Cyril Hahn 4am Bootleg) - Unreleased
Burial - Ghost Hardware - Untrue
Macintosh Plus - 数学 - Floral Shoppe

(*) Boards of Canada - Nothing Is Real - Tomorrow's Harvest
Evian Christ - Thrown Like Jacks - Kings and Them
Elite Gymnastics - Here, In Heaven 2 - Ruin
(*) Baths - Miasma Sky - Obsidian

Deltron 3030 - 3030 - Deltron 3030
Milo - The Confrontation at Khazad-dûm - Milo Takes Baths
Grouper - Tidal Wave - Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill
Giles Corey - Grave Filled with Books - Giles Corey

Yo La Tengo - Nothing to Hide - Popular Songs (For Mat in New York, NY)
Heathers - Wedding Song - Unreleased
Joanna Gruesome - Sugarcrush - E.P.
Thee Oh Sees - Ruby Go Home - Help

(*) Shannon and the Clams - Heads or Tails - Dreams in the Rat House
Apache Dropout - Teenager - Apache Dropout
Wampire - The Hearse - Curiosity (For Todd in Tustin, CA)
Warm Soda - I'm Waiting for the Man - The Velvet Underound & Nico by Castle Face and Friends

My Bloody Valentine - Sometimes - Loveless
Neurosis - Locust Star - Through Silver in Blood
Unstoppable Death Machines - Do You Feel at All? - We Come in Peace

(*) The Pastels - Secret Music - Slow Summits

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Does he kiss you like that? Hit it like that?

Jeremih - "Go to the Mo" (Late Nights with Jeremih) [Free mixtape download]

Goal: embody the self-confidence/swagger inherent to every RnB song ever

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What happens to us if we accept that i’m unfixable?

Elite Gymnastics - "Here, In Heaven 2" (Ruin)

Friday, July 5, 2013

Thrown Like Jacks

Evian Christ - "Thrown Like Jacks" (Kings and Them) [Free download]

Monday, July 1, 2013

You're nice to me

Emperor X - Low Orbit Ion Cannon (Nineteen Live Recordings) [Plan-It-X]

While Emperor X doesn't really fit the normal folk-punk vibe that Plan-It-X usually releases, the guy is still punk as fuck, touring the country via bus and train, playing shows under overpasses and in people's living rooms, and generally just being a forward-thinking sweeatheart of a dude. They have recently released his "Nineteen Live Recordings" LP. 2012's "Western Teleport" was a great collection of songs, but the E.X. live experience is beautiful and intimate and participatory and charming and ebulliant. It was a wise decision to put out a low-cost way for people to carry that feeling in their pocket music player device.

(The above video isn't the version on the album, get the idea.)