Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm filling in for Andrea this Sunday because she is off to her annual Youth Fessst in the interior of BC. Two hours for me. 3-5. See you there. I'll bring the Hair Police.


Artist - Album - Song
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie - Snoopy Waves
Jay Reatard - Matador Singles '08 - I'm Watching You
Double Dagger - Ragged Rubble - The Psychic
Think About Life - 12" EP - Cyanide
Think About Life - 12" EP - Devil Is King
Cause Co-Motion! - Who's Gonna Care 7" EP - Who's Gonna Care?
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry - Jumping Someone Else's Train
The Music Tapes - Music Tapes for Clouds and Tornadoes - Minister of Longitude
Pixies - Live in Minneapolis: 2004-04-03 - Wave of Mutilation ****
Vivian Girls - s/t - Never See Me Again
Vivian Girls - s/t - Where Do You Run To
Deerhunter - Microcastle - Never Stops
Pompey - Brother Sister Records Compilation - Fifty Gallon Drum
Abe Vigoda - Skeleton - Live-Long

**** Marks requests

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Thanks to Andrea for (once again) filling in for me last weekend. I went home for Thanksgiving and it was foggy. Eric took this picture.

This week I put the Crystal Antlers and Marnie Stern records up for debate. I feel like both are records I should really like. They both draw from bands and sounds that I would site as influences. Still, on first listen I was pretty turned off by both of the records. I gave them a second chance on the show.

Crystal Antlers did not pass on the second round. I find them uninspiring. People have been really into their new EP, but I'm certainly missing something there. Tell me what I'm missing?

The Marnie Stern on the other hand, is totally crazy. It is noisy and melodic and dense. It sounds like a Deerhoof record being playing over a Hella record. I think it is overwhelming, but there is enough good stuff in there to keep me listening to it.


I also played two new records that I have been really looking forward to: Deerhunter and Deerhoof. It can be confusing if you are unfamiliar with the bands, as their names are so similar, and by some coincidence their records tend to come out around the same time as each other. Both records are really good. I have only had time to listen to each a few times through, but I can already envision them topping many people's end of year favorite lists.

Next week I'll play the A-side of the Think About Life 12" EP. The B-side might be better though. Maybe..

Also, for fun in Victoria this week, you could go to Logan's Pub on Wednesday night to drink and dance to Colourbook and Listening Party. The show is being put on by Ditch, and is a sort of tour send off for Listening Party before they head off to support Wolf Parade on their stateside tour. It's probably going to be fun.


Artist - Album - Song:
Vivian Girls - Vivian Girls - All the Time
Panda Bear - Person Pitch - Ponytail
Broken Social Scene - Feel Good Lost - I Slept with Bonhomme at the CBC
Crystal Antlers - s/t EP - A Thousand Eyes
Marnie Stern - This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That - Ruler
Deerhunter - Microcastle - Agoraphobia
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie - Chandelier Searchlight
Deerhoof - Offend Maggie - Fresh Born
Think About Life - 12" EP - Going Deaf in the Summer
Think About Life - 12" EP - Sea King Take Off
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - Autumn Sweater

Sunday, October 5, 2008

I started off in a somewhat noisy direction this week. There has been a bunch of new Vancouver punk/noise releases coming into the station in the past few weeks. Notably, the Emergency Room and Thankless Records (I Ate Your Legs) compilations are full of strange, loud things from Vancouver and offer a great look into that part of the city's music scene.

I also talked about how much I am enjoying the new Music Tapes record. It is strange and eerie and a very beautiful record. Julian Koster apparently spent nine years writing and recording the thing. It sounds like it was recorded in the 1930s, in a haunted house. He is a former member of Neutral Milk Hotel which makes him very cool in my opinion.

I was going to post this video last week, but now is fine. It is Pavement playing Gold Soundz at a show in Germany in 1994, which is very nice! Watch it! I'll be back in two weeks. Enjoy your turkey.


Artist - Album - Song
Spincycle Squared - Out of Touch Records 7" - Dirty Laundry
dd/mm/yyyy - Out of Touch Records 7" - Sell Me Virginity
Shotgun & Jaybird - Out of Touch Records 7" - Minutes Faster
Certain Breeds - I Ate Your Legs: Thankless Records Comp - Street Dogs
Doers - I Ate Your Legs: Thankless Records Comp - Untowards
Hot Loins - 7" - Reminiscent of the Admiration of a Graceful Lady
Deerhoof - Milk Man - Desaparecere
Ponytail - Ice Cream Spiritual - G Shock
Atlas Sound - Another Bedroom EP - It Rained
Karl Blau - Nature's Got Away - Mockingbird Diet
Miracle Fortress - Have You Seen it In Your Dreams 12" - Hanky Panky Nohow
Velvet Underground - A Collection of Previously Unreleased Recordings - Stephanie Says
The Music Tapes - Music for Clouds and Tornados - Tornado Longing for Freedom
Videohippos - Unbeast the Leash - The List