Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I wanted affection

Human Behavior - "Crag" (Golgotha)

This is probably the best song I've heard in a while. And now I'm sharing it with you because that's how love works. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The only words I've said today are "beer" and "thank you"

Bill Callahan - "The Sing" (Dream River)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Lost in Light Rotation

Tullycraft - "Lost in Light Rotation" (Lost in Light Rotation

Tullycraft actually ranks equally on my "bands I enjoy" and "bands that make me feel like writing music is pointless since they already did it better than I could" lists.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Playlist for 11-14-13

Hey folks,

Got some bad news for you kids. Next week, my show is entirely pre-empted due to basketball. And the week after that is Thanksgiving and I will be wine-tasting and finding out exactly how much wine I can drink before I can't think thoughts anymore. So we'll meet up again in December. To quote the bard, "I will remember you. Will you remember me?"

At least we had last night's episode:

Things that Are Square 11-14-13

(*) = New release

Songs: Ohia - Lioness - The Lioness

Silver Jews - We Are Real - American Water
All Dogs - Farm - Slouch/All Dogs
Best Friends Forever - Eisenhower Is the Father - Romance Conflict Adventure
(*) Los Campesinos! - A Portrait of the Trequartista As a Young Man - No Blues

(*) Yuppies - Getting Out - Yuppies
The Okmoniks - Teenage Timebomb - Party Fever!!!
Cult of Youth - Through the Fear - Cult of Youth
(*) Yvette - Pure Pleasure - Process
Neurosis - The Doorway - Times of Grace
Lightning Bolt - Barbarian Boy - Adult Swim Singles Program 2013
(*) Melt-Banana - Candy Gun - Fetch

(*) Blood Orange - You're Not Good Enough - Cupid Deluxe
FKA Twigs - Breathe - EP
Massive Attack vs Burial - Four Walls - Four Walls/Paradise Circus

Chelsea Wolfe - The Warden - Pain Is Beauty
(*) Omar Souleyman - Ya Yumma - Wenu Wenu

Electric Masada - Tekufah - At the Mountains of Madness

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Electric Masada - "Tekufah" (At the Mountain of Madness)

A) It is a bummer this song is split up into two parts on YouTube.
B) It is a bummer that it's such low-fidelity.
C) Because this is a psychotic burner of a track that fuses jazz, klezmer, and noise with virtuoso improv musicianship that borders on telekenetic link.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

But I breathe easily in your arms

FKA Twigs - "Breathe" (EP)

In case you wanted to hear a fanastic song whilst watching its fashionable, lovely, talented songwriter wreck the shit out of a car.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Ya Yumma

Omar Souleyman - "Ya Yumma" (Wenu Wenu)

Teach me how to dabke, teach me teach me how to dabke

Friday, November 8, 2013

Playlist for 11-7-13

Hey guys!

I hope you all had a chance to donate during KUCI's fund drive. If not, you have a few more days to call 949-824-5824 or go to KUCI.ORG and pledge. Any amount would be completely welcome. It helps keep commercial-free/non-profit/free speech/community radio on the air in Orange County.

And people get to hear great songs like these!:

Things that Are Square 11-7-13

(*) = New release

(*) Julianna Barwick - The Harbinger - Nepenthe

Yume Bitsu - I Will Wait for You - Yume Bitsu
Emperor X - Bashling - Tectonic Membrane/Thin Strip on an Edgeless Platform
(*) Belle and Sebastian - I Didn't See It Coming (Richard X Mix) - The Third Eye Centre
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Jeane, If You're Ever in Portland - Twinkle Echo

(*) Los Campesinos! - What Death Leaves Behind - No Blues
(*) The Just Joans - Some Boys Are Bigger than Others - 6.9 Love Songs
King Lollipop - Dumpster Divin' - Woodland Whoopee Songs of ol' Callowhee
Paul Baribeau & Ginger Alford - Born to Run - Darkness on the Edge of Your Town

Dumpster Divin'

King Lollipop - "Dumpster Divin'" (Woodland Whoopee Songs of Ol' Callowhee!)

If you've run out of Shannon and the Clams albums to buy, check out Cody Blanchard's solo albums as King Lollipop. The same kind of garage/beach-party vibe, but a little cartooned up for butt-shaking in the candy kingdom.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

I’m not the kind of sick that you can fix

Chelsea Wolfe - "Sick" (Pain Is Beauty)

Today I'm attempting to channel my inner goth queen.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Playlist for 10-31-13 (Halloween/Fund Drive edition!)

So, I was really concerned that fund drive--our twice-yearly request for donations to keep our commercial-free community radio station afloat--would hamper the Halloween spirit of my spooOOooOooky radio show. But my listeners came through with EXTREME generosity, and I was able to raise over $600 in two hours. An all-time record for my humble little radio show.

If you want to donate to KUCI, you can donate at any time by calling 949-824-5824 in the next week, or by going to KUCI.ORG and donating online. I'll be doing one more fund drive edition of the radio show this Thursday, so please feel free to call in and donate. ANY amount is welcome.

You'd be keeping unique programing like the following dark ambient Halloween edition of my radio show on the air:

Things that Are Square 10-31-13

Bell Witch - Beneath the Mask - Longing
Cities Last Broadcast - Cornerstone - The Cancelled Earth
Sunn O))) & Boris - Bloodswamp - Altar
The Haxan Cloak - Excavation (Part 1) - Excavation
The Conet Project - The Swedish Rhapsody Iradial - The Conet Project
Boards of Canada - Uritual - Tomorrow's Harvest
Labradford - G - Mi Media Naranja
Earth - The Dry Lake - Hex: Or Printing in the Infernal Method
[The User] - Untitled 5 - Abandon
Lustmord - Black Star - Purifying Fire
Set Fire to Flames - In Prelight Isolate - Telegraphs in Negative/Mouths Trapped in Static
Aghast - Enter the Hall of Ice - Hexerei Im Zwielicht Der Finsternis
Liars - Read the Book that Wrote Itself - They Were Wrong So We Drowned
Atrium Carceri - Observatory - Ptahil
John Zorn - Black - Elegy
Harold Budd/Brian Eno - Dark-Eyed Sister - The Pearl
Altar of Plagues - When the Sun Drows the Ocean - Mammal

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Harbinger

Julianna Barwick - "The Harbinger" (Nepenthe)

If you need me, I will be nestled between two earphones, floating in the glorious healing clouds of this album.