Fresh from taking part in the always fantastic Outlaw Roadshow in NYC – The Longwall’s have released the first of a ten-song live video from their record release show back in March (due out in early December w/audio). Fittingly for this Halloween weekend the song they’ve chosen is “Zombies!” – one of my favorite tracks from their 2008 debut Field Guide for the Zombie Survivalist.
Filmed back in March at The Bridge Sound and Stage for the release of their absolutely stellar Gold Standard– an album which will be featured on Visions upcoming “Best Of The Year” podcast. I was lucky enough to be present for this show. Beer was packed at the front of the stage from the still too high snow banks outside – and the mood inside was positively captivated – something this video, and the upcoming video series encapsulate wonderfully.
I’m lucky to have been asked to DJ the annual NOCtoberfest Party at G2 Tech Group since it’s inception – and this year I was tasked with putting together an electro / lounge set. The following is the live set I played during this years festivities – and is a perfect mix to listen to as you boogie into the Fall.
1. RJD2 – One Day (In Rare Form: Unreleased Instrumentals – 2004)
2. Mark Farina – Hot Banana’s [Scienz Of Life] (Mushroom Jazz, Vol. 4 – 2001)
3. Gramatik – Skylight (Beatz & Pieces Vol. 1 – 2011)
4. Bibio – Fire Ant (Ambivalence Avenue – 2009)
5. Ratatat – Tropicana (Classics – 2006)
6. Quantic – The 5th Exotic (5th Exotic – 2001)
7. Carbon Chic – Deep Affection (A Broken Man – 2014)
8. Fort Romeau – Insides (Insides – 2015)
9. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Fantasy (Urban Flora – 2015)
10. Flying Lotus – Do The Astral Plane (Cosmogramma – 2010)
11. Floating Points – Vacuum Boogie (Vacuum – 2009)
12. Flight Facilities – Crave You (Crave You – 2010)
13. The Chemical Brothers – Das Spiegel (We are the Night – 2007)
14. Vanden Plas – Santa Margherita [Guerrilla Pop Edit] (Santa Margherita The Complete Mixes – 2003)
15. Toro Y Moi – Sweet (Freaking Out – 2011)
16. Shit Robot – Space Race (DFA2336 -2012)
17. Lindstrom & Christabelle – Lovesick (Real Life Is No Cool – 2010)
18. Metronomy – A Thing for Me (Nights Out – 2008)
19. Flying Lotus – Kill Your Co-Workers (Pattern+Grid World – 2010)
20. Les Sins – Lina (Lina – 2010)
21. Neon Indian – Suns Irrupt (Era Extraña – 2011)
22. The Juan Maclean – Accusations (The Future Will Come – 2009)
23. Fort Romeau – Folle (Insides – 2015)
24. LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver (Sound Of Silver – 2007)
25. Daft Punk – High Fidelity (Homework – 1997)
26. Holy Ghost! – Dumb Disco Ideas (Dumb Disco Ideas – 2013)
27. Junior Boys – Work (Begone Dull Care – 2009)
28. Bullion – Crazy Over You (Say Goodbye to What – 2010)
Found Audio is led by guitarist John Bragg whom you’ve likely already listened to but just haven’t realized. John’s been a mainstay in the Boston music scene for the past decade; playing with acts like Ruby Rose Fox, Power Slut, amongst others – and on Locomotive Earth he’s stepping from shadow to limelight and we’re all better off for it. The album’s range is broad, however, its strength is in its deep seeded sense of Americana – which coincides with the changing of leaves quite well.
Exciting news for fans of cold beer & rock + roll – Psychic Dog will be releasing their second EP, Adios Huevos, this coming Halloween at Club Bohemia. The three track EP has significant punch which is a result of recording in one continuous take (w/some vocal overdubs). This bold approach allows the energy of their live shows to permeate what’s on tape, and to these trained ears, the end result could easily be snuck into SST’s early catalog. Shit is fantastic.
I recently finished reading Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records – and it was an engaging read. Written by Amanda Petrusich, it chronicles well known collectors of 78 records, and in particular collectors who specialize in Pre-War Blues. Petrusich did an excellent job in connecting the music, history, fanaticism, and people who’ve saved this music from being lost to history. I wouldn’t read without a highlighter in hand as I wasn’t too versed in this era of music (outside of Robert Johnson) – and it was a fantastic way not only be entertained, but educated. The result of my dog-eared & Highlighted copy of Do Not Sell is this podcast.
2. Mississippi John Hurt – Spike Driver Blues
3. The Williamson Brothers & Curry – Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand (1927)
4. Skip James – Drunken Spree (1931)
5. Joe Bussard – R&B Stuff Now
6. Eddie Head & His Family – Down on Me (1930)
7. Charley Patton – Some These Days I’ll Be Gone (1929)
8. Blind Lemon Jefferson – Black Snake Moan (1927)
9. King Solomon Hill – My Buddy Blind Papa Lemon (1932)
10. Geeshie Wiley – Last Kind Words Blues (1930)
11. Bessie Smith – Down Hearted Blues (1923)
12. Sylvester Weaver – Guitar Blues (1923)
13. Blind Uncle Gaspard – Sur Le Borde De L’eau (1929)
14. Tommy Johnson – Alcohol and Jake Blues (1929)
15. Frank Hutchison – K.C.Blues (1927)
16. Long Cleve Reed and Little Harvey Hull – Original Stack O Lee Blues (1927)
17. Cincinnati Jug Band – Newport Blues (1929)
18. Arthur Miles – Lonesome Cowboy Pt. II (1928)
19. Lucie Bernardo / Otto Rathke – The Okeh Laughing Record (1922)
Rob Kelly, aka Man Called War, recently moved from Boston to Des Moines, Iowa – and this change seems to be reflected in his latest EP, Broken Circle. It’s been only six months since his fantastic Naked Animals LP, however, a definite progression can be heard. With the space a move to the middle of America allots, there’s an added expansiveness and a darker tilt to Broken Circle, making it an intriguing listen – perfect for late night visions or solitary car trips.
Recommended If You Like:Bon Iver, The National, Bummer Folk