Month: February 2015

Episode 68 – Death Of A Post-Jangler

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Episode 68 – Death Of A Post-Jangler

Episode 68 – Death Of A Post-Jangler

My set from WEMF Radio on 2.22.15 was a post jangle inspired mix of both old and new tracks. It’s an excellent idea to slowly dream the ice and snow away with this on in the background.

1. The Flamin’ Groovies – Whisky Woman – (Teenage Head – 1971)
2. Bauhaus – Kick In The Eye (Mask – 1981)
3. Devo – Freedom Of Choice (Freedom of Choice – 1980)
4. Tomorrows Tulips – Laying In The Sun (When – 2014)
5. Terror Of The Deep – Times Of Uncertainty (Death Of The Gideon – 2014)
6. Tropical Popsicle – Havana (Dawn of Delight – 2013)
7. Tony Molina – Walk Away (Dissed And Dismissed – 2013)
8. Atlas Sound – Green Glass Bottles (Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 – 2010)
9. Catwalk – Please Don’t Break Me (Please Don’t Break Me – 2010)
10. Teenage Fanclub – Star Sign (Bandwagonesque – 1991)
11. Gang of Four – Damaged Goods (Entertainment! – 1979)
12. Destroyer – Sick Priest Learns To Last Forever (Destroyer’s Rubies – 2006)
13. Fine Steps – All Day Long (All Day Long 7″ – 2013)
14. The Smiths – Death Of A Disco Dancer (Strangeways, Here We Come – 1987)
15. Soft Pyramids – Around This Town (Fossils of the Free World – 2014)
16. The Blackjacks – Simple Math (Dress In Black – 1985)
17. The Improper Bostonians – Set You Free This Time (Bay State Rock Volume 1: The Sixties – An Anthology Of Massachussetts Rock’N’Roll – 1965)
18. New Order – Ceremony (Substance – 1981)
19. Mac DeMarco – Jonny’s Odyssey (Salad Days – 2014)
20. The Method Actors – Commotion (This Is It – 1980)
21. Muler – Taught Her To Sing (Hope You Found a Home – 2011)
22. The Ramones – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow (Rocket To Russia – 1977)
23. Sanulrim – 내마을에 주단을 깔고 (Greatest Hits Vol. 1 – 1987)
24. Michael O. – Face The Facts (Face The Facts 7″ – 2014)
25. Owen Maercks – Information (Teenage Sex Therapist – 1978)
26. GRMLN – Wedding (Explore – 2012)
27. Woods – Something Surreal (Bend Beyond – 2012)
28. Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running (Another Green World – 1975)
29. Lou Reed and John Cale – A Dream (Songs for Drella – 1990)
30. Butthole Surfers – Creep In The Cellar (Rembrandt Pussyhorse – 1986)
31. Boards of Canada – Music Is Math (Geogaddi – 2002)
32. Dirty Beaches – Lord Knows Best (Badlands – 2011)
33. Young Man – Five (Boy – 2010)
34. Holy Other – Know Where (With U – 2011)

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Recommended Album: The Longwalls – Gold Standard

The Longwalls

The Longwalls

A dark room lit by a flickering TV. An ashtray smoldering with the remnants of a lipstick stained cigarette. Stubble breath with whiskey at the forefront. All these images would fit spectacularly into the worlds The Longwalls create – and lucky for us, we now have a bunch of new worlds to explore.

After a series of killer EP’s The Longwalls have released a near perfect tome of Americana-infused fuzz pop in their new LP, Gold Standard. Over a year in the making, Gold Standard features 11 standout tracks, with the first driving single “Home” kicking the door open wide and allowing burners such as “Simple Thoughts” and “Too Many Prayers” to tear your heart out.

Recommended If You Like: Uncle Tupelo, Drive-By Truckers, American Thread

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Episode 67 – Psychedelic Blizzard

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Episode 67 - Psychedelic Blizzard

Episode 67 – Psychedelic Blizzard

Episode 67 was recorded live on 2/15/15 as Cambridge and Boston were being blitzed by yet another blizzard. Unable to get to the studio at WEMF Radio due to white out conditions outside – I bunkered down in the ice tomb I call my apartment and got weird with a psychedelic gonzo mix.

1. The Masters Apprentices – War Or Hands Of Time (War Or Hands Of Time – 1967)
2. Animal Collective – Fireworks (Strawberry Jam – 2007)
3. Selda Bagcan – Yaz Gazetici Yaz (Selda – 1976)
4. Iron Butterfly – Belda-Beast (Ball – 1969)
5. The Outsiders – Zsarrahh (CQ – 1968)
6. Donovan – Hurdy Gurdy Man (Hurdy Gurdy Man – 1968)
7. The Kinks – Tired Of Waiting For You (Tired Of Waiting For You – 1965)
8. White Denim – Burnished (D – 2011)
9. Hawkwind – Space Is Deep (Doremi Fasol Latido – 1972)
10. All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors – Saturn Jig (All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors – 2001)
11. The Move – I Can Hear The Grass Grow (I Can Hear The Grass Grow – 1967)
12. The Velvet Underground – Rock & Roll (Loaded – 1970)
13. Lake – Sing 99 90 (Let’s Build A Roof – 2009)
14. Dead Meadow – Beyond the Fields We Know (Dead Meadow – 2000)
15. Kamuran Akkor – Dilo Dilo Yaylara (Dilo Dilo Yaylalar – 1975)
16. The Pretty Things – LSD (Get The Picture? – 1965)
17. Tune-Yards – Bizness (W H O K I L L – 2011)
18. nick nicely – 49 Cigars (Psychotropia – 2004)
19. The Black Angels – Young Men Dead (Passover – 2006)
20. Real Estate – Snow Days (Real Estate – 2009)
21. The Society of Rockets – Circulate and Sing (Future Factory – 2010)
22. R. M. Točak – Organizam Blues (R. M. Točak – 1976)
23. Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family – Coffin Maker (My Ancestors – 1974)
24. The Youths Of The Universe – Troubles Of The World (Funky Pack – 1976)
25. Chris Bell – I Am the Cosmos [alternate version]
26. The Fugs – Life Is Strange (It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest – 1968)
27. The Fugs – Exorcising The Evil Spirits From The Pentagon October 21, 1967 (Tenderness Junction – 1967)

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Recommended Album: Soft Pyramids – Fossils of the Free World

Somerville's Soft Pyramids

Somerville’s Soft Pyramids

When it comes to sports I’m an unequivocal homer. The color of my glasses are often rose while the cup’s consistently half full. That said, I’ve had mixed feelings on the Boston music scene over the past decade. But – as with everything there’s peaks and valleys, and as such, it’s become increasingly hard not to get vertigo for the scene’s been riding a steep apex for awhile now – and bands like Soft Pyramids are a reason why we’re continuing to rise past the already established summit.

The five piece from Somerville weave icicle sharp guitars around a tight rhythm section that evokes early Radiohead & mid-career Spoon or Wilco. There’s no gimmick to the music, no drastic changes in tempo or style, just tight, solid, guitar driven angular pop. With track’s like “Around This Town” (video below) – it’s becoming hard not hear anything but roses around Boston, blizzards be damned.

Recommended If You Like: Spoon, Tiger High, Chauncey

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Recommended Album: Currents – Mondegreen

Currents see the light.

Currents see the light.

Currents are a three piece from Boston who, as their Facebook page aptly states, play “post-whatever” type of music. There’s an underpinning of hardcore in their tracks – with big assed grooves and staccato breaks – but there’s also something else behind it all – making repeated listens a rewarding experience. Is it post-punk? Post-Rock? Post-Hardcore? I’m not sure – but like they said, whatever, it’s pretty darn good.

Recommended If You Like: The Under, Post-Method Actors, Whatever

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