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" -
1:05 Tim Hecker Dungeoneering Harmony in Ultraviolet Kranky

DJ Comments: His very affecting video for "Piano Drop" from Ravedeath, 1972 -
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:
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! -
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) -
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 -
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? -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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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 -
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:
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 -
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!
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! -
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? -
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) -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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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!

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