Thursday, August 27, 2015

Playlist for 8-20-15

So this is nearly it. This is last week's playlist. And tonight is the final show. Next Thursday I'll be in Seattle. The thursday after that I'll be in Memphis. After that it's DC. And then I'll be in Nashville starting my new life. It's going to be weird. I hope you'll spend one last show with me. It'd mean the world to me.

Things that Are Square 8-20-15

(*) = New release

Los Campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing! - Sticking Fingers Into Sockets

(*) Try the Pie - Unholy Island - Domestication
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country - Let's Get Out of This Country
Allo Darlin' - My Heart Is a Drummer - Allo Darlin'
Local Natives - Shape Shifter - Gorilla Manor (For Alex in Irvine, CA)
(*) adult mom - When You Are Happy - Momentary Lapse of Happily

(*) Advance Base - Summon Satan - Nephew In the Wild
The Blow - "Come On Petunia" - Poor Aim: Love Songs
Dntel - (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan - Life Is Full of Possibilities
(*) Health - Stonefist - Death Magic

(*) Chelsea Wolfe - Grey Days - Abyss
Cult of Youth - Man and Man's Ruin - Love Will Prevail
Emperor X - Allahu Akbar - Western Teleport
(*) The Front Bottoms - Cough It Out - Cough It Out/West Virginia

(*) Watkins Family Hour - Brokedown Palace - Watkins Family Hour
Roy Acuff - Lonesome Old River Blues - The Essential Roy Acuff
Sturgill Simpson - Life of Sin - Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
John Moreland - Heart's Too Heavy - High on Tulsa Heat

(*) Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Waitin' 'Round to Die - Sonic Ranch
Bill Callahan - Drover - Apocalypse
Low - Venus - A LIfetime of Temporary Relief
The Antlers - Epilogue - Hospice

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Love Letter - No More Shall We Part
Dump - 1999 - That Skinny Motherfucker with the High Voice?

Kero Kero Bonito - My Party - Intro Bonito

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Playlist for 8-13-15

So we're almost there. Tonight is the second to last radio show. Last night, as I planned it in the extended stay motel I'm staying in, I started to get pretty sad about it. And I realized there is NO way I'm getting through my final show next week without crying. I guess that's what happens when you leave a thing you've done for 13 years.

I hope you guys tune in next week. And request things. It'd be nice to have a good audience for the last one.

Here's what we did for the third-to-last-show:

Things that Are Square 8-13-15

(*) = New release

(*) adult mom - What's Another Lipstick Mark - Momentary Lapse of Happily

Arab Strap - I Saw You - Ten Years of Tears
The Angels of Light - Evangeline - How I Loved You
Lou Reed - Candy Says (Feat. Antony) - Berlin: Live at St. Ann's Warehouse (For Mike in Anaheim, CA)
Owen - The Sad Waltzes of Pietro Crespi - At Home with Owen (For Ali in Seattle, WA)

(*) Hop Along - The Knock - Painted Shut
All Dogs - Farm - Slouch/All Dogs
Nada Surf - Treading Water - Let Go (For Alex in Irvine, CA)
Best Friends Forever - Eisenhower Is the Father - Romance Conflict Adventure
Jeffrey & Jack Lewis - Moving - City & Eastern Songs

Ghost Mice - Pretty Boy Floyd - Ghost Mice & Defiance, Ohio
Waxahatchee - The Dirt - Ivy Tripp
Hellbound Glory - I'll Be Your Rock (At Rock Bottom) - Scumbug Country
Merle Haggard - The Bottle Let Me Down - 20 Greatest Hits

(*) Watkins Family Hour - Steal Your Heart Away - Watkins Family Hour
The Louvin Brothers - The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea - Satan Is Real
The Stanley Brothers - Mountain Dew - Bluegrass Special
Ballboy - Meet Me at the Shooting Range - A Guide for the Daylight Hours

(*) Titus Andronicus - No Future Part IV: No Future Triumphant - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
The Thermals - Here's Your Future - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
Beat Happening - Bewitched - Jamboree
(*) Bully - Reason - Feels Like

Archers of Loaf - Web In Front - Icky Mettle
Another Sunny Day - I'm in Love with a Girl Who Doesn't Know I Exist - London Weekend
Hefner - The Sad Witch - Breaking God's Heart
Built to Spill - You Were Right - Keep It Like a Secret

(*) Chelsea Wolfe - Dragged Out - Abyss
EMA - Redstar - Past Life Martyred Saints

(*) Health - Life - Death Magic

Monday, August 10, 2015

Genre Research Project 99: Brill Building

Brill Building Pop refers to a style of Pop music that began in the late 1950s. The name Brill Building comes from a block of music publishing houses in New York City, where teams of professional writers worked to create the music, however, music in this style emanated from other places as well. It had a variety of influences including Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues and Tin Pan Alley pop, however, it was far more sophisticated and polished, as it often featured orchestras and large accompanying bands. Many of the most successful acts in this genre were teams of a singer and a producer. Brill Building fell out of favor when the British Invasion began, but it continues to influence popular music to this day.

Playlist for 8-6-15 (Andy sub edition)

I feel bad getting a sub for the show when I only have 3 or so left, but so it goes. Thanks to Andy for subbing. Here's what he played:

Kopecky - Talk To Me - Drug for the Modern Age - Rock *
Beirut - A Candle's Fire - The Rip Tide - Rock
Thee Oh Sees - Flood's New Light - Putrifiers II - Rock
Calexico - Sinner In The Sea - Algiers - Rock
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Over And Over Again (Lost And Found) - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (10th Anniversary Edition) - Rock *

Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me - Here and Nowhere Else - Rock
Desaparecidos - Radicalized - Payola - Rock *
Ezra Furman - Lousy Connection - Perpetual Motion People - Rock *
The Lighthouse and The Whaler - I Want To Feel Alive - Mont Royal - Rock *
theSHIFT - Everything Falls Away - 7th Direction - Rock

Big Harp - Diev - Waveless - Rock *
Aloke - Old Lady - Alive - Rock *
The Maccabees - Marks To Prove It (radio edit) - "Marks To Prove It" - Rock *
Titus Andronicus - Fatal Flaw - The Most Lamentable Tragedy - Rock *
Craig Finn - Maggie I've Been Searching For Our Son - Faith in the Future - Rock *

Black Moth Super Rainbow - Like a Sundae - Cobra Juicy - Rock
Ex Cops - Black Soap - Daggers - Rock
Brian Eno And The Words Of Rick Holland - Glitch - Drums Between The Bells - Experimental
Son Lux - Change Is Everything - Bones - Rock / RPM *
The Drums - There Is Nothing Left - Single Mix - Rock *

Black Mountain - The Hair Song - Wilderness Heart - Rock
DMA's - Delete - Dma's - Rock *
Joanna Gruesome - Jamie (Luvver) - Peanut Butter - Rock *
The Growlers - Someday - Hung At Heart - Rock
Sleater Kinney - Fangless - No Cities To Love - Punk

Akron/Family - So It Goes - S/T II: The Cosmic Birth And Journey Of Shinju TNT - Rock
Oberhofer - Sun Halo - Chronovision - Rock *
Meg Mac - Roll Up Your Sleeves - Meg Mac Ep - Rock / Blues
Strange Wilds - Pronoia - Subjective Concepts - Rock *
Sticky Fingers - Land of Pleasure - Land of Pleasure - Rock *

Brick + Mortar - Train - Dropped - Rock *

Playlist for 7-30-15

I've been slacking on these so hard!

Things that Are Square 7-30-15

(*) = New release

Sufjan Stevens - Eugene - Carrie & Lowell

(*) Watkins Family Hour - Brokedown Palace - Watkins Family Hour
Birdcloud - Do What I Want - Birdcloud
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness - I See a Darkness
Smog - Dress Sexy at My Funeral - Dongs of Sevotion
Okkervil River - Do What You Gotta Do - Golden Opportunities Mix Tape

Charles Bradley - Changes - Changes
Antony and the Johnsons - Fistfull of Love - I Am a Bird Now
Balam Acab - Oh, Why - Wander/Wonder
Manitoba - I've Lived On a Dirt Road All My Life - Up In Smoke

(*) Bully - Trying - Feels Like
Dash Jacket - Hannah - Hannah 7"
All Dogs - Farm - All Dogs/Slouch
Beat Happening - Pajama Party in a Haunted Hive - Black Candy

(*) Titus Andronicus - Fatal Flaw - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
Jawbreaker - Save Your Generation - Dear You
Cars Can Be Blue - I Like - All the Stuff We Do
Jens Lekman - Waiting for Kirsten - An Argument with Myself

(*) adult mom - Survival - Momentary Lapse of Happily
Akron/Family - Silly Bears - Akron/Family II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT
The Blood Brothers - Crimes - Crimes
Parenthetical Girls - Handsome Devil - I Am Hated for Loving/Handsome Devil

Dead Kennedys - Take this Job and Shove It - Bedtime for Democracy
Black Tambourine - I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend - OneTwoThreeFour
American Football - Never Meant - American Football
(*) Hop Along - The Knock - Painted Shut

The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist - Since I Left You

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


Merle Haggard is playing in Nashville before I move there, and in SoCal after I leave. Ugh.