Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 30th 2008

Last show of 2008!

Crystal Antlers - Parting Song for the Torn Sky (EP)
Black Mountain - Stormy High (In the Future)
Burning Star Core - Hopelessly Devoted (Challenger)
Hush Arbors - Follow Closely (Hush Arbors)
Windsor for the Derby - What We Want (How We Lost)
Kieren Hebden & Steve Reid - Lyman Place (NYC)
Arliss Parker - Track 2 (Handsome Like a Lion)
The Azymyth - The Sound of Something Found (The Azymyth)
What's Wrong Tohei? - Archaeology (S/T)
The Dismemberment Plan - The Ice of Boston (The Ice of Boston)
Shearing Pinx - Called By the Wrong Name(Ultra Snake)
LaGrecia - Hey Medic (On Parallels)
The Steinways - Oh My Fucking Gosh (Gorilla Marketing)
Troubled Hubble - I'm Pretty Sure I Can See Molecules (Making Beds in a Burning House)
Lee Ranaldo - Isolation (Amarillo Ramp)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

December 23rd 2008 - Best of 2008 Show!

Parts & Labor - Satellites (Receivers)
Dan Friel - Ghost Town, Pt. 1 (Ghost Town)
Gang Gang Dance - First Communion (Saint Dymphna)
volcano! - Fairy Tale (Paperwork)
Marnie Stern - Ruler (This is it...)
sBACH - Track 2 (sBACH)
Zach Hill - Hindsight is Nowhere (Astrological Straits)
Women - Shaking Hand (Women)
Chad VanGaalen - TMNT Mask (Soft Airplane)
Azeda Booth - Well (In Flesh Tones)
Young Widows - Lucky & Hardheaded (Old Wounds)
Jay Reatard - Always Wanting More (Matador Singles '08)
Koushik - Buttafly Beat (Out My Window)
The Raveonettes - Aly, Walk With Me (Lust Lust Lust)
Deerhunter - Never Stops (Microcastle)

Show download link, good for about three weeks

Here are my actual top of 2008 lists... feel free to comment + add your own!


1. Azeda Booth - In Flesh Tones (Absolutely sublime, completely blew me away)
2. Deerhunter - Microcastle / Weird Era Cont.
3. Raveonettes - Lust Lust Lust (OK, this originally came out in '07 but I didn't hear it until the North American release date in '08 w/the bonus tracks, so I'm including it anyways because I really dig it)
4. Chad VanGaalen - Soft Airplane
5. volcano! - Paperwork (So under-appreciated)
6. The Dodos - Visitor
7. Women - Women
8. Marnie Stern - This is It...
9. Parts & Labor - Receivers
10. Zach Hill - Astrological Straits (Most insane 'rock' music I've heard in, well, ever)

1. Oneida - Preteen Weaponry (Amazing neo-kraut psychedelia)
2. Burning Star Core - Challenger
3. MoHa! - One-Way Ticket to Candyland (The Norwegian equivalent to Hella, except more blown out and crazy)
4. Magic Lantern - High Beams (Psychedelic stoner jams so stoned out, you can basically smell the weed coming off of the vinyl grooves)
5. Sun Araw - Beach Head + The Phynx
6. Black Pus - Black Pus 4 All Aboard the Magic Pus
7. Windy & Carl - Songs For the Broken Hearted
8. Stag Hare - Black Medicine Music
9. Yellow Swans - Deterioration
10. Jason Crumer - Ottoman Black (Thanks Sydney!)

punk rock:
1. The Ergs! - Hindsight is 20/20, My Friend (This is a comp of b-sides/rarities/vinyl only etc tracks so it doesn't really count, but I just wanted to throw that out there)
1. The Loved Ones - Build & Burn (Between this, LaGrecia, and the Gaslight Anthem, passionate heart-on-the-sleeve punk rock (read: the best kind) had a great year)
2. LaGrecia - On Parallels
3. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
4. The Copyrights - Learn the Hard Way
5. Cheap Time - Cheap Time
6. Kepi Ghoulie - Hanging Out/American Gothic
7. Teenage Bottlerocket - Warning Device
8. Off With Their Heads - From the Bottom
9. Nobunny - Nobunny
10. The Steinways - Gorilla Marketing

1. Dan Friel - Ghost Town
2. Near the Parenthesis - L'Example
3. Alias - Resurgam
4. Kieren Hebden & Steve Reid - NYC
5. Flying Lotus - Los Angeles
6. Tobacco - Fucked Up Friends
7. Fennesz - Black Sea
8. Portishead - Third
9. Squarepusher - Just a Souvenir
10. Koushik - Out My Window

1. The Ergs! - That's It...Bye
2. Crystal Antlers - EP
3. Parts & Labor - Escapers Two (50 songs in 29 minutes!!)
4. Desolation Wilderness - Until Forever
5. The Famines - Black Sea 2X7"

there's a whole lot more that I liked this year too, and I didn't mean to draw distinctions between genres but if I were to give proper note to all the albums I enjoyed this year, the list would be over 80 entries long. whoa!

One more show to go in 2008! Special treat in store for the first show of 2009 for you huge noise-heads!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

December 16th 2008

Vivian Girls - Tell the World (Vivian Girls)
Obits - Two-Headed Coin (Live recording)
Shearing Pinx - Snake Skin + Skull Scars (Ultra Snake)
Mt. Royal - Ghost Song (Mad Foxes)
Hush Arbors - Gone (Hush Arbors)
Ex-Models - That's Funny, I Don't Feel Like a Shithead (Chrome Panthers)
Grails - Acid Rain (Doomsdayers Holiday)
Deerhunter - Microcastle (Microcastle)
Fox Opera - Love is a Feeling Electric (To the Water!)
Girl Afraid - Hazel Figurine (Split 7" w/Two For Flinching)
Oneida - Preteen Weaponry, Pt.3 (w/some of Pt. 2) (Preteen Weaponry)
Sebadoh - Telecosmic Alchemy (Bubble & Scrape)

Show download link, good for about three weeks...

Obits is the new band from Rick Froberg (vocalist of Hot Snakes, Drive Like Jehu, and Pitchfork) ... they're great. I ordered their "One Cross Apiee" 7" earlier today, hopefully I'll have that so I can play it for you in January. Their debut LP comes out early 2009 on Sub Pop records.

Oneida are also releasing a triple album called Rated O on Jagjaguwar in the first half of '09. Preteen Weaponry, featured in tonight's show (at least, a little over a third of it) is the first album in a trilogy of albums which will be entitled "Thank Your Parents". Exciting!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

December 9th 2008

Naked Raygun - Rat Patrol (Throb Throb)
The Ostrich - No Name Savage (Alberta Boom! Cassette)
Hush Arbors - Water (Hush Arbors)
Mayyors - White Jeep (Megans LOLZ)
Ty Segall - Oh Mary (Ty Segall)
The Points - Never Trust My Heart (The Points)
Mars - Helen Fordsdale (New York Noise)
DD/MM/YYYY - Track 3 (777)
Jaks - Dumbwaiter (Here Lies the Body of Jaks)
Rah Bras - Fungry (Troubleman Mixtape CD 1)
Giddy Motors - Hit Car (Make it Pop)
The Ergs! - Anthem For a New Amanda
The Ergs! - ...and the True Believers
The Ergs! - Piltdown Man (All three from "That's It, Bye" 12" single)
No Age w/Zach Hill - California Bird Dudes (Flannel Graduate)
Holzkopf - The Speaker Hurts (This CD Is An Apology)
Pavement - Wanna Mess You Around (Brighten the Corners: Nicene Creedence Edition Disc 2)
Tim Hecker - Spring Heeled Jack Flies Tonight (Harmony in Ultraviolet)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

December 2nd 2008

Ted Leo & the Pharmacists - The Ballad of the Sin Eater (Hearts of Oak)
Foot Village - Crow Call (Friendship Nation)
Caribou - After Hours (Andorra)
The Dismemberment Plan - The City (Emergency & I)
El Guapo - Ocean & Sky (Fake French)
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods (Entertainment!)
Erase Errata - Cruising (Nightlife)
Shearing Pinx - Smarts (Ultra Snake)
Vapid - Do The Earthquake (Do The Earthquake 7")
Parts & Labor - Wedding in a Wasteland (Receivers)
Boo and Boo Too - Bottom of the Lake (No Tempo)
Crystal Antlers - Until The Sun Dies (Part 2) (Crystal Antlers EP)
Thwomp - Excerpt from Nintendo Medley (Nothing On But Your Radio: Live Sessions from CJSW 90.9 FM)
volcano! - Easy Does It (Beautiful Seizure)

Huge thanks to everyone who called in tonight! Radio is so much more fun when you're on a few hours sleep, heavily caffeinated and probably not as prepared as you should be... the number of calls I got tonight seem to agree!

Show download link, up for the next three weeks or so.