Tuesday, December 20, 2011

KEXP Music That Matters Podcast: The Perfect Prescription

Music That Matters, Vol. 283 - The Perfect Prescription

PhDJ Shani is back with a new Music That Matters podcast! Dosage: 1 to 2 listens with beverage of choice. No negative interactions with alcohol. Directions: 1st set: dance and flail around. 2nd set: contemplate nostalgic emo things. 3rd set: get comfortable and doze off feeling content. Please consult a doctor if you have any conditions related to being unadventurous.

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1. Rustie - Flash Back
2. John Maus - Keep Pushing On
3. Oneohtrix Point Never - Sleep Dealer
4. Laurel Halo - Constant Index
5. Sepalcure - See Me Feel Me
6. Keep Shelly in Athens - Cremona Memories
7. Grimes - Vanessa
8. Patten - Blush Mosaic
9. Amen Dunes - Baba Yaga
10. Gauntlet Hair - Showing
11. Real Estate - Green Aisles
12. Active Child - You Are All I See
13. Tim Hecker - Hatred of Music I
14. Noveller - Alone Star
15. Braids - Lammicken
16. Welder - Be My Light
17. Blue Light Curtain - Night Falls In

Warm Moving Bodies: KEXP Playlist 12/15/2011


Thursday, December 15, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)
1:00Chris and CoseyConfessionExotikaPlay It Again Sam
DJ Comments: Conspiracy International reissued both Exotika (1987) and Songs of Love and Lust (1984) this past year
1:06Mux MoolRaw GorePlanet High SchoolGhostly
DJ Comments: Drops Feb. 7th
1:09Dyme DefDreaminYuk the Worldself-released
DJ Comments: New release from Seatown rap group Dyme Def, prominent players in the exploding 206 hip hop scene. Learn more here! - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2010/07/28/kexp-documentaries-hip-hop-the-new-seattle-sound-dyme-def/
1:13Sweet ExorcistTesttwoRetroActivityWarp Records
DJ Comments: Warp issued a compilation of Sweet Exorcist's back catalogue - the collaboration between Richard Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire and fellow Sheffield musician DJ Parrot - just last month
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1:18ModeselektorBerlinMonkeytownMonkeytown Records
DJ Comments: New picture disc 12" from Modeselektor out Jan. 12th - "Evil Twin" b/w "German Clap"
1:23Eligh + Amp LiveFirst ContactTherapy At 3Legendary Music/Live Up Records
DJ Comments: Playing tonight in Sacramento with Zion I, The Grouch, Evidence and DJ Fresh
1:27KuedoScissorsSeverantPlanet Mu
DJ Comments: Kuedo is the alias of Briton Jamie Teasdale, one half of Vex'd along with Roly Porter. He expressed a desire to explore futuristic themes while incorporating the sound and feel of US trap-rap for Severant
1:30Gui BorattoSoledadIIIKompakt
DJ Comments: His remix of Trentemoller's "Sycamore Feeling" - http://soundcloud.com/fxist/trentem-ller-sycamore-feeling
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1:35WireMaroonedChairs MissingPinkflag
DJ Comments: Wire are featured on Live at KEXP Vol. 7 and boy did they ever bring it! - http://kexp.org/cd
1:38The Big PinkHit the Ground (Superman) [Forest Swords Remix]Future This4AD
DJ Comments: The Big Pink (whose new album Future This comes out Jan. 16th) as remixed by mysterioso English musician Forest Swords (his Dagger Paths album from last year is well worth seeking out)
1:43Yellow Magic OrchestraBehind the MaskYMO Go Home! (disc 1)EMI Music Japan
DJ Comments: YMO, along with Kraftwerk, are pretty much THE trailblazers of electronic pop music; Ryuichi Sakamoto, Yukihiro Takahashi and Haruomi Hosono formed the band in 1978 and went on to release dozens of LPs, EPs and singles over the years
1:46James FerraroFro Yo and Celluar BitsFar Side VirtualHippos in Tanks
DJ Comments: Some labelled James Ferraro's earlier work "hypnogogic" while others prefer the term "acid-scorched"
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1:50Vladislav DelayLaumaVantaa
DJ Comments: 10th album from Vladislav Delay, out now on drone / noise / ambient label Raster-Noton
DJ Comments: New EP release from Zomby, who describes his approach to making music thusly: “I roll a spliff of high grade skunk and get wonky”
2:01JacaszekDare-GaleGlimmerGhostly International
DJ Comments: “All my artistic activity is based on the intuition that there is a hidden reality existing behind or beside the material world,” [Jacaszek] says. “And on a big desire to touch it, show it, [and] feel it.”
2:06Nick Cave & Warren EllisThe RoadWhite Lunar (disc 1)Mute
DJ Comments: I wonder if Nick Cave is listening to this on repeat in light of Grinderman breaking up...
2:10Cass McCombsCounty LineWit's EndDomino
DJ Comments: Vote for your favourite albums of 2011 ASAP as voting ends Monday, Dec. 19th! Cass McCombs put out two records this year, so which one are you voting for? - http://kexp.org/events/polls/EndOfYearCountdown-2011.aspx
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2:15James BlakeLove What Happened HereLove What Happened HereR&S
DJ Comments: The Love What Happened Here EP is out now digitally and should see a physical release sometime in early 2012 courtesy of R&S
2:21Washed OutCall it OffAmor Fati 12"Weird World
DJ Comments: Along with this 12" release with remixes by Clams Casino and Au Revoir Simone, Weird World have also released the Eyes Be Closed 12" with remixes from Grimes (!), Star Slinger and Lovelock
2:24Depeche ModeTora! Tora! Tora!Speak & SpellSire Records
DJ Comments: Depeche Mode's debut LP, from 1981
2:29Blackout BeachBe Forewarned, the Night Has ComeFuck DeathDead Oceans
DJ Comments: New full-length from Carey Mercer, also of Frog Eyes and Swan Lake
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2:34Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xxMy CloudWe're New HereXL Recordings
DJ Comments: Jamie xx also reworked Radiohead's "Bloom" on the TKOL RMX 1234567 album from this year (remixes of The King of Limbs)
2:38DarksideA2EPClown & Sunset
DJ Comments: Project of Nicolas Jaar and guitarist/bassist Dave Harrington. Stream it here! - http://soundcloud.com/clownandsunset/sets/darkside-darkside-ep/
2:43Ill CosbyGoldGold EPCar Crash Set
DJ Comments: New stuff from Seattle's Ill Cosby. Check him out - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/09/30/song-of-the-day-ill-cosby-ceu-ritmo/
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2:47Orchestre CVDRog Mik AfricaBambara Mystic SoulAnalog Africa
DJ Comments: Read up on the positive benefits of Burkina Faso's wandering musicians and how they incorporated Islamic rhythms, Afro-Latin grooves, Malian guitar and more into their music - http://analogafrica.blogspot.com/
2:52XTCThe Meeting PlaceSkylarkingCaroline Records
DJ Comments: Todd Rundgren produced this album!
2:55Of Monsters and MenKing and LionheartMy Head Is an AnimalRecord
DJ Comments: Translating this Icelandic band's English name into Icelandic proved disappointing...BUT, their live performance from this year's Iceland Airwaves Festival was anything but - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/10/31/live-video-of-monsters-and-men-at-iceland-airwaves/
2:59Atlas SoundFlagstaffParallax4AD
DJ Comments: Playing TONIGHT in Richmond, VA!
3:00Atlas SoundFlagstaffParallax4AD
DJ Comments: Playing TONIGHT in Richmond, VA!
3:05TunngTale From BlackMother's Daughter and Other SongsStatic Caravan
DJ Comments: This is Tunng... Live from the BBC is out now on Full Time Hobby; it includes rare cuts from Tunng's many appearances at BBC's Maida Vale Studios, including one-offs with Tinariwen
3:10Snorri HelgasonBoredomWinter SunKimi
DJ Comments: Snorri Helgason would be a pretty good pseudonym... (he was also featured in yesterday's Song of the Day) - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/12/13/song-of-the-day-snorri-helgason-mockingbird/
3:15PJ HarveyGrow Grow GrowWhite ChalkIsland Records
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3:18Disco InfernoThe Last DanceThe 5 EPsOne Little Indian Records
DJ Comments: combines 5 rare EPs produced from 1992-1994
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3:23Lula Cortes e Ze RamalhoHarps Dos AresPaebiruShadoks Music
DJ Comments: RIP. Brazilian legend Lula Cortes passed away earlier this year
3:26The Durutti ColumnSketch for WinterThe Return of The Durutti ColumnFactory Once
3:29Kurt VileIt's AlrightSo Outta ReachMatador Records
DJ Comments: reworked outtakes from recording sessions for Smoke Ring For My Halo + a Bruce Springsteen cover!
3:34Tropic of CancerAwakeThe End of All ThingsDownwards
DJ Comments: collecting their two 10"s for the label
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3:41Real EstateOut of TuneDaysDomino
DJ Comments: NJ in the house!
3:46BlouseWhiteBlouseCaptured Tracks
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3:48Fad GadgetThe BoxBest of Fad Gadget (disc 1: The Singles & B-Sides)Mute
DJ Comments: the stage name of Francis John (Frank) Tovey, a British avant-garde electronic musician and vocalist in the 80s
3:52Nothing PeopleCathode Ray Tube/Gut WindSmells Like MetalCaptcha
3:57The UnitsWarm Moving BodiesHistory of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983Community Library
DJ Comments: late 70s post punk/new wave band from San Francisco
4:00Cloud ControlDeath CloudBliss ReleaseIvy League Records
DJ Comments: debut from this Australian band
4:04Tame ImpalaAlter EgoInnerspeakerModular Recordings
4:09TomtenTa Ta DanaWednesday's Childrenself-released
DJ Comments: this Saturday December 17 @ Vera Project!
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4:13Diamond RingsMellow DoubtYou & Me/Mellow Doubt 7"Astralwerks
DJ Comments: Teenage Fanclub cover!
4:18DesireUnder Your SpellDrive
4:22Florence + the machineYou've Got the LoveXX remixes
DJ Comments: Florence and the Machine has a track on our latest Live at KEXP Volume 7! What a great present for your friends and family over the holidays. Check it out at http://kexp.org/cd where you can preview the tracks!
4:27Oneohtrix Point NeverSleep DealerReplicaMexican Summer/Software
4:30Amy WinehouseLike SmokeLioness: Hidden TreasuresUniversal Republic
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4:34MorrisseyYou're Gonna Need Someone on Your SideYour ArsenalSire Records
4:38Plastic BertrandÇa plane pour moiJust Can't Get Enough: New Wave Hits of the '80s, Volume 1
4:41The BoysDo the Contract HustleAlternative ChartbustersAnagram Records
4:43GirlsMagicFather, Son, Holy GhostTrue Panther
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4:46RadioheadLotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix)Little By Little (Caribou Remix) / Lotus Flower (Jacques Greene Remix)Ticker Tape Ltd.
DJ Comments: TKOL RMX 1234567 features King of Limbs remixes from Nathan Fake, SBTRKT, Modeselektor, Mark Pritchard, Blawan and your mother! (oooooohhhhhh)
4:53DauwdAcireamsWhat's TherePictures Music
DJ Comments: Debut 12" from Brighton's Dauwd. You can stream it here - http://www.thefader.com/2011/11/14/stream-dauwds-whats-there/
5:00Burial & Four TetMothMoth / Wolf CubText Records
DJ Comments: Glides along at a gentlemanly 118 BPM. Burial was, by his standards, insanely busy this year, putting out split 12"s with Massive Attack and Four Tet / Thom Yorke
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5:08The BooksCello Song (feat. José González)Dark Was the Night4AD
DJ Comments: Nick Drake cover!
5:11Apparat Organ QuartetKonamiPólýfónía12 Tónar
DJ Comments: Theory: this track subliminally intended to make listeners play Castlevania - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/10/12/song-of-the-day-apparat-organ-quartet-123-forever/
5:16Niki & the DoveThe DrummerThe DrummerSub Pop
DJ Comments: More from Sweden's Niki & The Dove - http://soundcloud.com/nikiandthedove
5:20BjörkIt's Not Up to YouVespertineOne Little Indian Records
DJ Comments: Lotsa Nordic energy in this set so far
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5:26Sea LionsI Should Be SleepingEverything You Wanted To Know About Sea Lions, But Were Afraid To AskSlumberland
DJ Comments: These Slumberland darlings must really like Woody Allen
5:28CultsAbductedCultsSony Music Entertainment
DJ Comments: Swinging back through town April 7th at the Neptune Theatre. That should be enough advance notice to plan things, right?
5:31Johnny BoyYou Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You DeserveYou Are the Generation That Bought More Shoes and You Get What You DeserveVertigo
DJ Comments: James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers co-produced this and then bought hella shoes with the royalty monies
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5:34M83Midnight CityHurry Up, We're Dreaming.Mute
DJ Comments: A certain online music publication (it rhymes with 'snitch-spork') named "Midnight City" as the best song of 2011. M83 are already planning their victory lab by going on tour again. This go-around they'll be playing the Neptune Theatre on April 26th. I guess your April is already looking pretty busy...
5:38USFLet's Just Hide It (feat. Big Spider's Back)The SprayCircle Into Square/Fake Four Inc.
DJ Comments: Season's Greetings from (Seattle) duo USF! - http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=474526657103&set=a.438096857103.229632.42247557103&type=3&theater
5:42John MausHead for the CountryWe Must Become the Pitiless Censors of OurselvesUpset the Rhythm
DJ Comments: Ecclesiastical chase music from the future? PERHAPS, but you can vote for Mr. Maus right now in KEXP's top albums of 2011 countdown! Vote by Dec. 19th to be eligible. No ink-stained fingers required - http://kexp.org/events/polls/EndOfYearCountdown-2011.aspx
5:45DreamsFeelings 4 UFeelings 4 U EPself-released
DJ Comments: Salient facts acquired from this KEXP capsule review: Dreams = 20 year-old, Brazilian-born, LA-based beatmaker Jesse Pimenta AND he's the son of the guitarist in Sergio Mendes' band - http://kexp.org/reviews/albumreview.aspx?reviewid=4363
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5:50Unknown Mortal OrchestraFFunny FFrendsUnknown Mortal OrchestraFat Possum
DJ Comments: Best album cover of the year? Good candidate, at least - http://unknownmortalorchestra.com/
5:54Washed OutEyes Be ClosedWithin and WithoutSub Pop Records
DJ Comments: Sexiest album cover of the year? This is the kind of minutiae that must be considered in any sort of end-0f-2011 type discussion

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Ways of Living: KEXP Playlist 12/04/2011


Sunday, December 04, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)
Time Artist Song Album Label
3:01 Panda Bear Alsatian Darn Tomboy Paw Tracks
3:05 Tinariwen Tenere taqqim tossam (Four Tet remix)

3:11 The Drums I Can't Save Your Life How It Ended Moshi Moshi
3:15 Destroyer New Ways of Living Your Blues Trifekta Records
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3:20 Oddisee Skipping Rocks Rock Creek Park Mello Music Group
3:24 Korallreven As Young As Yesterday An Album by Korallreven Acéphale
3:30 John Maus Believer We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Domino
3:33 Killing Joke Requiem Killing Joke
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3:38 Disco Inferno The Last Dance The 5 EPs One Little Indian Records
3:42 The Antlers French Exit Burst Apart Frenchkiss Records

DJ Comments: vote for your favorite releases of 2011 and we'll count them down on Dec 30! http://kexp.org/events/polls/EndOfYearCountdown-2011.aspx
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3:47 Atlas Sound Lightworks Parallax
3:50 The Rosebuds Hold Hands and Fight Birds Make Good Neighbors Merge Records
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3:54 Still Corners Cuckoo Creatures of an Hour Sub Pop Records
3:57 Pale Saints Throwing Back the Apple In Ribbons Warner Bros. Records
4:00 Tycho Coastal Brake Dive Ghostly International
4:06 M83 Raconte-moi une Histoire Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Mute
4:10 Gauntlet Hair Mop It Up Gauntlet Hair Dead Oceans
4:12 Consignment Not My Home New Low ggnzla
4:15 Kurt Vile Downbound Train So Outta Reach Matador Records
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4:21 Pixies Where Is My Mind? Wave of Mutilation: Best of Pixies 4AD
4:24 Yellow Ostrich WHALE The Mistress
4:28 The Undertones Teenage Kicks The Very Best of The Undertones
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4:31 Wire Kidney Bingos Wire 1985-1990: The A List (Best Of)
4:35 Real Estate Out of Tune Days Domino
4:40 The Moondoggies What Took So Long Tidelands Hardly Art
4:46 Ana y Jaime Nina Nana Forge Your Own Chains: Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968-1974
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4:49 Star Slinger Moet & Reese

4:52 Sepalcure See Me Feel Me Sepalcure Hotflush Recordings
4:57 Air Le soleil est près de moi Premiers Symptômes Virgin
5:02 Cloud Control Ghost Story Bliss Release Ivy League Records
5:06 Pollens New Lazarus Brighten and Break self-released
5:09 The Black Keys Lonely Boy El Camino Nonesuch
5:12 T. Rex Metal Guru The Slider Mercury
5:15 The Velvet Underground I Found a Reason Loaded Cotillion
5:19 Built to Spill Caustic Resin She's Real Built to Spill Caustic Resin Up Records

DJ Comments: Kicking Giants cover
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5:28 Thee Oh Sees ContraptionSoul Desert Carrion Crawler/The Dream In the Red
5:34 The Libertines What Katie Did The Libertines
5:37 Arthur Russell Habit of You Love Is Overtaking Me Rough Trade
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5:42 Gold Panda An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds DJ-Kicks !K7
5:46 Rustie Flash Back Glass Swords Warp Records
5:50 RJD2 The Horror The Horror Definitive Jux
5:54 Grimes & d'Eon Vanessa Darkbloom Hippos in Tanks/Arbutus Records

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Shadow in Vain: KEXP Playlist 12/01/2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
1:00 Marc Hellner Asleep on the Wing Asleep on the Wing Peacefrog Records

DJ Comments: Read up on Marc Hellner and "pulseprogramming" - http://www.allmusic.com/artist/pulseprogramming-p380344
1:05 Tim Hecker Dungeoneering Harmony in Ultraviolet Kranky

DJ Comments: His very affecting video for "Piano Drop" from Ravedeath, 1972 - http://youtu.be/EE9mT4JaW_0
1:09 Zomby Natalia's Song Dedication 4AD

DJ Comments: Zomby just released an EP entitled Nothing
1:13 Sepalcure Pencil Pimp Sepalcure Hotflush Recordings

DJ Comments: London label Hotflush put out this 12" last month, a preview of the upcoming full length from Travis Stewart of Machinedrum and Praveen Sharma
1:19 Caribou Jamelia Swim City Slang

DJ Comments: Caribou is curating ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas on Dec. 11th; DJ Rashad, Four Tet, Junior Boys, Silver Apples and more are slated to appear
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1:23 Aphex Twin Windowlicker Windowlicker Warp Records

DJ Comments: Allmusic describes this album as "eerie lounge-porn music." Here's an image to set the mood: http://www.technodisco.net/img/tracks/a/aphex-twin/532764-aphex-twin-windowlicker.jpg
1:29 Dyme Def Dreamin Yuk the World Self-Released

DJ Comments: Drops Dec. 6th!
1:33 Grimes Oblivion Visions Arbutus

DJ Comments: out 1/31!
1:38 Tubeway Army My Shadow in Vain Tubeway Army Beggars Banquet

DJ Comments: Gary Numan's band - he started fiddling with synthesizers in 1978 after finding one lying around in the studio
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1:41 Oneohtrix Point Never Sleep Dealer Replica Mexican Summer/Software

DJ Comments: Will OPN be on YOUR Top 10 of the year? Vote now! - http://kexp.org/events/polls/EndOfYearCountdown-2011.aspx
1:44 Washed Out Call it Off Amor Fati 12" Weird World

DJ Comments: Also playing ATP, but on Dec. 10th. He's married too, so don't flirt too aggressively
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1:48 Korallreven As Young As Yesterday An Album by Korallreven Acephale

DJ Comments: Hard to spell, but easy to listen to. They put out the "As Young As Yesterday" 12" single in September with remixes by Panda Bear (!) and Night Slugs heavy hitter Girl Unit
1:54 Yoin Wrong to Feel This Way

DJ Comments: Check out more from Aberdeen artist ¥oin (on the burgeoning Tuff Wax Records) - http://soundcloud.com/yoin
1:57 Maria Minerva Unchain My Heart Tallinn At Dawn Not Not Fun

DJ Comments: This Latvian by way of London songstress has had a busy 2011, releasing two albums and two EPs, the most recent of which JUST came out - http://www.listentosilk.com/2011/11/more-maria-please.html
2:00 M83 Wait Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Mute

DJ Comments: M83 are in the midst of touring, including a scheduled date at the Kulturbolaget in Sweden. It's just fun to say, innit? - http://ilovem83.com/live/
2:06 Pinback Tripoli This Is a Pinback CD Southern Lord

DJ Comments: Playing tonight in Dublin!
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2:10 Hypatia Lake Suicide Ouroboros self-released

DJ Comments: Dave Foley plays drums for Hypatia Lake. Pretty certain it's not THE Dave Foley, however. BUT, this Seattle band's new one is out now and they'll be playing the Cumulus Festival Jan. 24th
2:15 Big in Japan Suicide a Go Go From Y to Z and Never Again Zoo

DJ Comments: From a 1978 7" on Liverpool's Zoo Records
2:18 Kurt Vile (so outta reach) So Outta Reach Matador Records

DJ Comments: Some background on the So Outta Reach album cover (preview: Kurt Vile passes out easily and likes tequila) - http://pitchfork.com/features/take-cover/8708-kurt-vile-so-outta-reach-ep/
2:22 200 Years Partin Wayz 200 Years Drag City

DJ Comments: Ben "Six Organs of Admittance" Chasny and Elisa "Magik Markers" Ambrogio.
2:25 Kate Bush Snowflake 50 Words for Snow ANTI-

DJ Comments: Her first album since 2005's Aerial. Dave Gilmour helped her sign to EMI at age 16
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2:25 My Bloody Valentine Soon Loveless Sire

DJ Comments: A recollection of Loveless and Kevin Shield's chinchilla fixation - http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2004/mar/12/2
2:42 A Place to Bury Strangers To Fix the Gash in Your Head A Place to Bury Strangers Killer Pimp

DJ Comments: Here's them playing "Exploding Head" live at KEXP - http://youtu.be/K6bSPHTPbbs
2:46 Total Control Retiree Henge Beat Iron Lung Records

DJ Comments: Just came through town with Thee Oh Sees. Anybody check them out?
2:48 Zola Jesus Avalanche Conatus Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: Grew up in small town Wisconsin, believe it or not. So any rural Goth teenangers out there, take heart: you can be mopey and dramatic and achieve great things
2:52 Noveller Alone Star Glacial Glow Weird Forest/Saffron

DJ Comments: Noveller is the project of filmmaker / drone head Sarah Lipstate. Listen to the whole thing here - http://noveller.bandcamp.com/album/glacial-glow
2:57 Talk Talk I Believe in You Spirit of Eden EMI

DJ Comments: Ba Da Bing reissued Talk Talk's 1991 album Laughing Stock last month as well as Mark Hollis' S/T debut
3:02 Disco Inferno Second Language The 5 EPs One Little Indian Records

DJ Comments: Disco Inferno are a criminally under-recognized band from England that put out a string of superb EPs in the early 90s (plus two excellent LPs) that blended dark subject matter with skronky samples
3:07 Girls Names Black Saturday Black Saturday [SINGLE] Slumberland/Tough Love

DJ Comments: From Belfast!
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3:10 The Soft Moon Total Decay Total Decay EP Captured Tracks

DJ Comments: The Soft Moon used to be the one-man project of Luis Vasquez, but since the release of the full length S/T he's assembled a full band
3:14 Joy Division Day of the Lords Unknown Pleasures Factory

DJ Comments: Ian Curtis reputedly assembled the sandpaper sleeves for Durutti Column's first album whilst the rest of Joy Division watched a porno in the same room
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3:19 Low Canada Trust Kranky

DJ Comments: Low were featured in the newly resuscitated MTV series 120 Minutes, with Matt Pinfield (it's episode 4)
3:23 Jacaszek As Each Tucked String Tells Glimmer Ghostly International

DJ Comments: New album from this Polish artist is out Dec. 6th! The album is streaming now on NPR - http://www.npr.org/2011/11/27/142705348/first-listen-jacaszek-glimmer?ps=mh_fl
3:27 Patten Fire Dream GLAQJO XAACSSO No Pain in Pop

DJ Comments: I have it on good authority that it's pronounced "glack-geut zack-so."
3:32 Gonjasufi Candylane (Bibio remix) The Caliph's Tea Party Warp Records

DJ Comments: Sumach Ecks a.k.a. Gonjasufi is cousins with Ish of Shabazz Palaces / Digable Planets. Cool family, that.
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3:39 The Tallest Man on Earth A Field of Birds Live At KEXP Volume Seven KEXP

DJ Comments: Live at KEXP Vol. 7 is out NOW and makes a great stocking stuffer (and, indeed, fits nicely into most hosiery)
3:42 Spell Big Red Balloon Seasons in the Sun Mute

DJ Comments: Lee Hazlewood cover! Spell was the shortlived collaboration between noise legend Boyd Rice and Strawberry Switchblade's Rose McDowall. They release an LP and an EP in 1993
3:45 Spectrals Get a Grip Bad Penny Wichita Recordings

DJ Comments: Spectrals is the plucky, one-man band of Leeds' Louis Jones. A contemporary of Best Coast, Ducktails and such
3:48 The Fresh & Onlys Waterfall Play It Strange In the Red Records

DJ Comments: Playing this Saturday in San Francisco (Rickshaw Stop) with Dominant Legs, Papercuts and Tim Cohen's Magic Trick (he's in Fresh & Onlys too)
3:51 The Pica Beats God of All Liars Better In Color self-released

DJ Comments: Live on KEXP this Saturday, the 3rd, at 6 PM! They'll be at the Black Lodge the same night with Portland's AU as well.
3:55 13th Floor Elevators You're Gonna Miss Me 7th Heaven: Music of the Spheres, the Complete Singles Collection

DJ Comments: They should form a supergroup with 11th Dream Day and call themselves "24 Elevator Dreams"
3:58 The Zombies Can't Nobody Love You Begin Here Decca

DJ Comments: Got their start by winning a local contest in St. Albans, near London, that allowed them to court major labels with their demo
4:00 Still Corners Into the Trees Creatures of an Hour Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: Featured in our Song of the Day podcast! Fun fact: (in the photo) they're standing next to where we keep all the office supplies here at KEXP. EXCITEMENT - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/11/15/song-o
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4:04 Throwing Muses Not Too Soon The Real Ramona 4AD

DJ Comments: Like Talking Heads, Throwing Muses attended the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design
4:07 Atlas Sound Lightworks Parallax 4AD

DJ Comments: Bradford used to post mixes on his blog, but no longer it seems. Still, tons to check out - http://deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com/2009/11/micromix-23-featuring-fever-dream-field.html
4:11 Roy Orbison Dream In Dreams Monument
4:13 The Louvin Brothers Satan Is Real Satan Is Real Light in the Attic

DJ Comments: 1960 - reissued by Seattle label Light in the Attic recently, check out the backstory: http://lightintheattic.net/releases/621-satan-is-real-handpicked-songs-1955-1962
4:17 Simon Joyner Hotter Than Satan's Heels Beautiful Losers Jagjaguwar

DJ Comments: BBC DJ (and legend) John Peel once played Joyner's The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll from beginning to end on his show
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4:21 Nudge Two Hands As Good as Gone Kranky

DJ Comments: Nudge is Brian Foote, Honey Owens (Valet, Miracles Club, Jackie O Motherfucker), Jon Pyle and Paul Dickow
4:26 El Rego Zon Dede El Rego Daptone

DJ Comments: Born in Benin, Theophile Do Rego struck it big in 1966 with his group Rego & The Commandos
4:29 JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound I Am Trying To Break Your Heart Want More Bloodshot

DJ Comments: Wilco cover
4:33 Norvells Why Do You Want To Make Me Sad V/A: Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny Labels Numero Group

DJ Comments: 1968-1973 Ace release by Numero Group out now! Read about the album's provenance here - http://numerogroup.wordpress.com/2011/10/24/eccentric-soul-the-nickel-penny-labels-revealed/
4:36 The Idle Race Morning Sunshine Back to the Story Caroline

DJ Comments: 1966-1971 From Birmingham, but never quite 'made' it
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4:38 The Field Then It's White Looping State of Mind Kompakt

DJ Comments: This album is a real grower
4:46 Goldmund Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier All Will Prosper Western Vinyl

DJ Comments: aka Helios. a collection of 14 traditional Civil War-era folk songs
4:49 Oliveray Harmonics Wonders Erased Tapes

DJ Comments: Peter Broderick & Nils Frahm
4:53 Marissa Nadler Bird on Your Grave Songs III: Bird on the Water Peacefrog Records

DJ Comments: Also attended Rhode Island School of Design...kind of Rhode Island heavy tonight...DISTRACTION - here's her new album for purchase! http://www.etsy.com/listing/85276279/marissa-nadler-new-full-length-
4:58 Rogue Wave Bird on a Wire Descended Like Vultures

DJ Comments: Contributed "Jingle Bell Rock" to the benefit album This Warm December - A Brushfire Holiday Volume 2
5:02 Radiohead My Iron Lung The Bends Parlophone

DJ Comments: Playing TWO dates in Missouri next year but barely swinging through the West Coast. What gives?!?
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5:06 Tycho Hours Dive Ghostly International

DJ Comments: Tycho is an eligible vote-receiver for best albums of the year. Vote now! - http://www.kexp.org/events/polls/EndOfYearCountdown-2011.aspx
5:12 Real Estate Green Aisles Days Domino

DJ Comments: Check out video of their superb in studio session! Martin Courtney has some cool frames, wouldn't you say? - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/11/23/live-video-real-estate/
5:17 Ride Taste OX4_ The Best of Ride

DJ Comments: KEXP listeners probably don't need an education in Ride (cuz they're smart like that), so none will be provided
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5:21 How To Dress Well Suicide Dream 2 Love Remains Lefse Records

DJ Comments: Check out HTDW's favourite albums from 2011. Some cool picks! (a not so clever reminder to vote for yours on the KEXP site) - http://howtodresswell.blogspot.com/2011/11/fave-20s.html
5:26 Sigur Ros Glosoli Inni (Disc 1) XL

DJ Comments: Their first ever live album
5:32 Grizzly Bear Eavesdropping (Simon Bookish) Horn of Plenty Remixes Kanine

DJ Comments: Featured on the soundtrack to Blue Valentine, the Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams film about a failed (yet torrid!) marriage
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5:38 Gold Panda Marriage Lucky Shiner Ghostly International

DJ Comments: Gold Panda curated the most recent DJ-Kicks entry - http://www.dj-kicks.com/goldpanda-dj-kicks/
5:42 State of the Artist x Ski Team Vacation Slopes Members Only

DJ Comments: Offering a free download of their Slopes album. Well, what are you waiting for?!? A link? Oh wait, that's a good point, my bad - http://stateoftheartist.bandcamp.com/
5:46 DJ Shadow Midnight in a Perfect World Endtroducing..... Mo Wax

DJ Comments: DJ Shadow's formative years, where his mixes got play on Bay Area station KMEL, are bunded here for your listening (and scholarly) pleasure - http://www.discogs.com/DJ-Shadow-The-4-Track-Era-Collectio
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5:51 Mazzy Star Lay Myself Down Common Burn/Lay Myself Down Rhymes of an Hour

DJ Comments: Did anybody else flip out when they watched Starship Troopers for the first time and "Fade Into You" started playing?!?
5:56 The National Slow Show Boxer Beggars Banquet

DJ Comments: Playing TONIGHT at the Neptune Theatre!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Halber Mensch: KEXP Playlist 11/24/2011

"When I eat like I do it,
I use not fork nor spoon
No grace or culture to it
When I call my own tune." --Jonathan Richman


Thursday, November 24, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
1:02 Real Estate Green Aisles Days Domino

DJ Comments: We're giving you the keys, it's free real estate! - http://video.adultswim.com/tim-and-eric-awesome-show-great-job/free-house-for-you-jim.html
1:07 David Bowie Warszawa Low RCA Victor

DJ Comments: Brian Eno plays piano on this track
1:13 Radiohead Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3)

DJ Comments: Radiohead recently released their King of Limbs remix album titled TKOL RMX 123457 but were unable to fit in this Jamie xx reworking
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1:21 Sepalcure See Me Feel Me Sepalcure Hotflush Recordings

DJ Comments: samples The Who's "See Me Feel Me"
1:26 Peaking Lights Birds of Paradise (Maria Minerva's Ooh Aah Ed Edit)

DJ Comments: Peaking Lights' 936 album from earlier this year is received the remix treatment courtesy of d'Eon, Dam-Funk, Patten, Main Attraktionz and many more - http://www.weirdworldrecordco.com/2011/11/936-out-today-remixes-limited-edition-12/
1:29 Gold Panda An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds DJ-Kicks !K7

DJ Comments: Gold Panda's DJ Kicks submission, for your listening pleasure; his mix includes some Ramadanman, matthewdavid, SND, Zomby, Muslimgauze and more
1:35 M83 Claudia Lewis Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Mute

DJ Comments: According to the liner notes, a Joey Waronker programmed the drum machines for this track. The more you know...
1:39 The Human League Open Your Heart Dare / Love and Dancing Virgin

DJ Comments: Infamous music critic Lester Bangs was listening to this album when he overdosed in 1982
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1:44 Steve Hauschildt Already Replaced Tragedy and Geometry Kranky

DJ Comments: Hauschildt is 1/3 of Cleveland outfit Emeralds; all three members, Mark McGuire, John Elliot (as Mist and Imaginary Softwoods) and Steve Hauschildt have released material under other aliases this year.
1:48 James Pants Clouds Over the Pacific James Pants Stones Throw Records

DJ Comments: Started off playing in his hometown Spokane before interning at Stones Throw and wowing the man in charge enough, Peanut Butter Wolf, to be signed the label. I assume most of corporate America works in much the same way.
1:52 Still Corners Cuckoo Creatures of an Hour Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: American Greg Hughes, the band's chief songwriter, met now vocalist Tessa Murray in London en route to London Bridge
1:56 Hood The Fact That You Failed Home Is Where It Hurts Aesthetics

DJ Comments: 6 disc catalogue set + singles, rarities, etc will be released soon!
2:02 Einstürzende Neubauten Halber Mensch Halber Mensch Rough Trade

DJ Comments: One of the eminent industrial bands to emerge out of Europe in the 80s. In German the name translates to "collapsing new buildings"
2:05 Von Südenfed Serious Brainskin Tromatic Reflexxions Domino

DJ Comments: Von Südenfed is the collaborative effort between The Fall's Mark E. Smith and IDM / glitch-heads Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner from Mouse on Mars
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2:09 Dyme Def Rollin Stone Yuk the World self-released

DJ Comments: Live on KEXP this Sunday on Street Sounds, 8 PM! The new album drops Dec. 6th
2:13 DJ Food Discovery Workshop Magpies, Maps & Moons Ninja Tune

DJ Comments: Performing live Jan. 19th at the London Planetarium in conjunction with astronomers, who will be providing the visuals - http://ninjatune.net/article/2011/nov/21/dj-food-presents-the-search-engine-live-at-london-planetarium
2:16 Dobie Gray The "In" Crowd The In Crowd: The Ultimate Mod Collection (disc 1)

DJ Comments: Best known for his 1973 hit "Drift Away"
2:19 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations The SMiLE Sessions Capitol

DJ Comments: The definitive SMiLE sessions release (up until now, at least) is a surefire "oh crap, I forgot to get Dad a Christmas gift, this looks pretty good"
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2:24 Oneohtrix Point Never Replica Replica Mexican Summer/Software

DJ Comments: Daniel Lopatin has been super busy this year, releasing a new (amazing!) OPN record, starting a record label (Software), banging out some 80s inspired synth jams with Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) and collaborating on FRKWYS Vol. 7.
2:29 Bon Iver Minnesota, WI Bon Iver Jagjaguwar

DJ Comments: A special deluxe version of Bon Iver is out Nov. 29th with an accompanying video / visual work (makes it sounds more 'deluxe') for each song
2:32 Amen Dunes Lower Mind Through Donkey Jaw Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: A strong contender for inclusion in Top 10 albums of the year? PERHAPS. It is that time for such list-making and whatnot
2:36 The Incredible String Band Air Wee Tam Hannibal

DJ Comments: Flirted with Scientology as a band not long after this release
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2:40 Dive Corvalis Sometime 7inch Captured Tracks

DJ Comments: Side project from Beach Fossils guitarist Zachary Cole Smith. This is off the Sometime 7" out now on Captured Tracks. Unsurprisingly, it's incredibly infectious
2:42 Woods Suffering Season At Echo Lake Woodsist

DJ Comments: Read up on Rear House Studios, run by Woods drummer Jarvis Taveniere. Band like Woods, Real Estate, The Babies and Vivian Girls have all recorded here - http://alteredzones.com/posts/832/inside-woodsist-rear-house-studios/
2:45 The King Khan & BBQ Show Why Don't You Lie? What's for Dinner? Light in the Attic Records

DJ Comments: No longer together after a contentious tour through Asia and Australia. Presumably there was a lot of cheap beer and nudity bandied about before it happened.
2:49 Helene Smith Willing and Able Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label Numero Group

DJ Comments: Numero just released Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny labels, a very cool compilation of obscure Chicago soul joints - http://www.numerogroup.com/
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2:52 Gui Boratto Flying Practice III Kompakt

DJ Comments: Check out his in studio performance from 2009 - http://kexp.org/live/liveperformance.aspx?rId=29472
2:56 Factory Floor Two Different Ways (Original) Two Different Ways DFA

DJ Comments: Opened for Chris & Cosey (!) on several occasions this year
3:04 Trentemøller Tide (Modeselektor's Last Remix Ever) Reworked/Remixed In My Room

DJ Comments: From the Reworked / Remixed album out now! It's a double album of remixes he's done for other artists and those who've returned the favour, featuring the likes of UNKLE, Modeselektor, Mew and others.
3:09 Zola Jesus Seekir Conatus Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: Described her younger self as "delusional" and discusses a love of strange music from an early age - http://pitchfork.com/news/37242-rising-zola-jesus/
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3:13 Disco Inferno The Last Dance The 5 EPs One Little Indian Records

DJ Comments: This English band were at their most fertile from 1992 - 1996 when they issued 5 EPs (assembled together on this reissue) and two stellar LPs.
3:17 Consignment Always Tired New Low ggnzla

DJ Comments: New band out of Seattle! They're on local label GGNZLA ('gorgonzola')
3:21 Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani Diabaté, Ko Kan Ko Sata Spoons Mali Music Honest Jon's Records

DJ Comments: Damon Albarn travelled to Mali in 2000 for Oxfam and played with a host of musicians in the countryside and in the capital city Bamako, recording and assembling the results for London-label Honest Jon's
3:26 Snorri Helgason Mockingbird Winter Sun

DJ Comments: Check out video of him and Ólöf Arnalds playing live at the Iceland Airwaves festival last month - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/10/26/live-video-snorri-helgason-and-olof-arnalds-in-iceland/
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3:31 Washed Out Call it Off Amor Fati 12" Weird World

DJ Comments: Clams Casino and Au Revoir Simone offer their remix talents for Washed Out's "Amor Fati" on this 12" release
3:34 Patten Fire Dream GLAQJO XAACSSO No Pain in Pop

DJ Comments: Not only is fairly little known about Patten, but even less is known about how to pronounce the album's title correctly.
3:39 This Will Destroy You Black Dunes (Holy Other's Woman in the Dunes Mix) Black Dunes

DJ Comments: This is the B side to a 7" This Will Destroy You is releasing Dec. 5th
3:43 The Field Is This Power Looping State of Mind Kompakt

DJ Comments: Last show of the year will be in England (Minehead) for ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas, although this is sounding quite the opposite
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3:51 The Moondoggies Changing Don't Be a Stranger Hardly Art

DJ Comments: Request!
3:56 The Creation If I Stay Too Long Our Music Is Red With Purple Flashes

DJ Comments: Lead guitarist Eddie Phillips was asked by Pete Townshend to join The Who, but he declined
4:00 Talking Heads Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) Remain in Light Sire Records

DJ Comments: Brian Eno's fingerprints are all over this album; he produced it, mixed it, played keys, sung backup vocals, and even slapped the bass.
4:05 Active Child Playing House (feat. How toDress Well) You Are All I See Vagrant

DJ Comments: How To Dress Well's website has a lot going, including nudity and music videos with a Jason Schwartzmann lookalike, but precious little sartorial advice - http://howtodresswell.blogspot.com/
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4:08 Youth Lagoon Afternoon The Year of Hibernation Fat Possum

DJ Comments: Learn more about this young lad from Boise here - http://blog.kexp.org/blog/2011/10/06/song-of-the-day-youth-lagoon-montana/
4:13 Kurt Vile Life's a Beach So Outta Reach Matador Records

DJ Comments: Kurt Vile discusses the cover to this new EP. Long story short? He passed out at a party after some libations. Bam. - http://pitchfork.com/features/take-cover/8708-kurt-vile-so-outta-reach-ep/
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4:17 Thee Oh Sees ContraptionSoul Desert Carrion Crawler/The Dream In the Red

DJ Comments: @ the Croc on Tuesday Nov 29! they are amazing live
4:22 Wavves I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl Life Sux Ghost Ramp

DJ Comments: Don't we all Nathan, don't we all...
4:27 Sonic Youth Kool Thing Goo Geffen Records

DJ Comments: Sixth album from Sonic Youth, first for a major label (Geffen) and the album that came after Daydream Nation
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4:32 USF Let's Just Hide It (feat. Big Spider's Back) The Spray Circle Into Square/Fake Four Inc.

DJ Comments: Check out the band's holiday card in the top right. Festive! - http://youesseff.tumblr.com/
4:35 Julia Holter Goddess Eyes Tragedy

DJ Comments: Scope this blunted video for "Try To Make Yourself a Work of Art" from her debut LP Tragedy - http://vimeo.com/27443938
4:38 Dan Deacon Snookered Bromst Carpark Records

DJ Comments: Playing the Neptune Theatre Sunday, Dec. 4th. He puts on a c-razzz-y (Ron Swanson voice), very crowd-involved show. Here's what you might expect - http://vimeo.com/11795153
4:46 Maria Minerva Pirate's Tale Cabaret Cixous Not Not Fun

DJ Comments: This is the debut LP from London-based Maria Minerva. The album title combines two of her faves: Cabaret Voltaire and writer Hélène Cixous
4:51 Kate Bush Hounds of Love Hounds of Love EMI Manhattan

DJ Comments: Her new album 50 Words for Snow is her first since 2005's Aerial
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4:55 Jónsi Boy Lilikoi Live at KEXP Volume Seven KEXP

DJ Comments: Makes an excellent stocking stuffer. Indeed, it stuffs into most hosiery with nary a problem - http://kexp.org/cd
4:59 Desire Under Your Spell Drive Lakeshore

DJ Comments: Featured oh so prominently in the movie Drive. Haven't seen it yet? Do.
5:00 Desire Under Your Spell Drive Lakeshore

DJ Comments: Featured oh so prominently in the movie Drive. Haven't seen it yet? Do.
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5:03 Star Slinger Moet and Reese

DJ Comments: The Moet & Alizee kept me pissy / Girls used to diss me / Now they write letters 'cuz they miss me - http://soundcloud.com/starslingeruk/star-slinger-moet-reese
5:06 Air France It Feels Good To Be Around You It Feels Good To Be Around You (Single) Sincerely Yours

DJ Comments: Free download! http://soundcloud.com/fadermedia/air-france-it-feels-good-to-be
5:10 M.I.A. Boyz Kala XL Recordings

DJ Comments: "MIA" is also the airport code for Miami International Airport, in case you're flying there today and hadn't realised it
5:14 DRC Music Hallo Kinshasa One Two Warp Records

DJ Comments: Damon Albarn assembled musicians from DR Congo along with Dan the Automator and Actress to record and see what happened for 5 days in Kinshasa - http://warp.net/records/drc-music
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5:19 Air Playground Love The Virgin Suicides Astralwerks

DJ Comments: The sultry sax is back! (though did it ever really go away?)
5:22 Atlas Sound Te Amo Parallax 4AD

DJ Comments: The sketch for this song has been floating around Bradford's world for a while before appearing on Parallax. Take a listen to an earlier version of it called "Afternoon Drive" on the Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 (there's four of them, all available for free) - http://deerhuntertheband.blogspot.com/2010/11/atlas-sound-bedroom-databank-vol-1.html
5:26 Tame Impala Desire Be Desire Go Innerspeaker Modular Recordings

DJ Comments: Played some tunes here at KEXP all the way back in April - http://kexp.org/live/liveperformance.aspx?rId=33270
5:31 Love Andmoreagain Forever Changes Elektra

DJ Comments: Love's third album. Robert Christgau only gave it an "A -" BOOOOOO!
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5:34 Sea Lions I Should Be Sleeping Everything You Wanted To Know About Sea Lions, But Were Afraid To Ask Slumberland

DJ Comments: In addition to sea lions they like Woody Allen, evidently
5:37 The Nerves When You Find Out One Way Ticket Alive Naturalsound Records

DJ Comments: 1977
5:38 Fred Williams & the Jewels Band Tell Her Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace Numero Group

DJ Comments: More about Fred Williams here - http://kexp.org/live/liveperformance.aspx?rId=33270
5:41 Modest Mouse Broke Building Nothing out of Something Up Records

DJ Comments: This is a collection of singles and rare tracks
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5:46 Tycho Coastal Brake Dive Ghostly International

DJ Comments: Out now!
5:50 Underworld Beautiful Burnout Oblivion With Bells ATO Records

As always, beware of 'a perpetual state of almost-deciding': a vacillatory suspension of skipping and skimming that offered 'the illusion of action and decision' but [i]s really an insidious form of paralysis" (Matthew Cole, Simon Reynolds).