Saturday, September 3, 2011

To the End of this Dull Continent: KEXP Playlist 09/01/2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)
Time Artist Song Album Label
1:00 Yellow Ostrich WHALE The Mistress Self-Released

DJ Comments: Barsuk just reissued this album, plus they're touring with the Antlers at the moment:
1:04 Modest Mouse Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Positive Negative) Building Nothing out of Something Up Records

DJ Comments: Modest Mouse and Big Boi (!) are working together on a mysterious project - "It's just like a big-ass brainstorm, a brain-stormin', tsunami, typhoon, tectonic-plates-movin' kind of thing...It's a hodgepodge of funkiness."
1:10 Balam Acab Motion Wander/Wonder Tri Angle

DJ Comments: Debut album from 20 year old (le sigh) Alec Koone. It's quite good!
1:13 HTRK Slo Glo Work (work, work) Ghostly International

DJ Comments: @ Bumbershoot Sun Sep 4 @ 6pm!
1:17 Matthew Dear Elementary Lover (DJ Koze remix) Reincarnations: The Remix Chapter 2001-2009 Get Physical Music

DJ Comments: The B&W video for "Slowdance" (from the Black City album) kind of looks like an intro credit sequence in a James Bond movie -
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1:22 Washed Out Amor Fati Within and Without Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: Thursday October 6 @ Neptune!
1:27 Oneohtrix Point Never Where Does Time Go Returnal Editions Mego

DJ Comments: A busy dude - check out this list of influential artists he put together for Dusted:
1:33 The Cure The Hanging Garden Pornography Fiction Records

DJ Comments: Let's hear it Cure fans: one of their all time bests or merely good?
1:37 Keep Shelly in Athens Our Own Dream EP Our Own Dream Forest Family Records

DJ Comments: Playing Chop Suey November 11th! They're really from Greece, too.
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1:44 Atlas Sound Terra Incognita Parallax 4AD

DJ Comments: Out November 8th. Download a hidden track on the 4AD site by scrolling over way to the right and clicking on one of the apartment windows (it'll make sense) -
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1:50 Zomby A Devil Lay Here Dedication 4AD

DJ Comments: Decibel Opening Night Party @ Re-bar Wed Sep 28!
1:53 Active Child See Thru Eyes You Are All I See Vagrant

DJ Comments: Fri Sep 23 @ Croc with Chad Valley!
1:57 Regina Harjun takaa Soita mulle Friendly Fire Recordings

DJ Comments: This Finnish dream pop band is releasing their 4th album September 6th. This Finnish phrase - Ilmatyynyalukseni on täynnä ankeriaita - translates to "My hovercraft is full of eels" apparently.
2:00 Ride Dreams Burn Down Nowhere Creation Records

DJ Comments: Their first full-length, from 1990.
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2:07 Toro Y Moi Saturday Love Freaking Out Carpark

DJ Comments: Out September 13th. Chaz is also playing Bumbershoot on Sunday and he's sure to be looking dapper for the occasion.
2:12 Four Tet Sing There Is Love in You Domino

DJ Comments: Four Tet performing at Bumbershoot After Dark Sun. Sept. 4 at Exhibition hall with DåM-FunK and DJ Z-Trip
2:18 Richy Pitch feat. Yasmeen Dey Suffer (Kaytronik Dem Beat Suffer Remix)

DJ Comments: Recorded in Ghana, it describes the problem of brain drain from African countries.
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2:23 Male Bonding Seems to Notice Now Endless Now Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: They'll be playing Chop Suey October 22nd as part of the City Arts Fest -
2:26 The Lightning Seeds Pure Cloudcuckooland MCA Records

DJ Comments: Request!
2:30 John Maus Keep Pushing On We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Upset the Rhythm

DJ Comments: If you ask him a question on Tumblr, he'll more than likely write back!
2:33 Hype Williams The Throning Find Out What Happens When People Stop Being Polite, and Start Gettin' Reel De Stijl Records

DJ Comments: No, NOT the director of the Big Pimpin' video, but rather a weirdo duo based in London. Here's their curated FACT MAG mix -
2:37 James Blake Limit To Your Love LIVE at KEXP Volume Seven KEXP

DJ Comments: Check out LIVE at KEXP Vol 7 here! [new EP drops October 10th as well, which will include a Joni Mitchell cover and his Bon Iver collaboration]
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2:42 Helios Bless This Morning Year Eingya Type Records

DJ Comments: Portland via Boston project of Keith Kenniff. He's not, in fact, the personification of the Sun.
2:48 Braille Breakup A Meaning EP Hotflush Recordings

DJ Comments: This 12" is out September 12th on London label Hotflush.
2:53 Caveman Old Friend CoCo Beware Self-Released

DJ Comments: "He used to be a caveman, but now he's a lawyer. Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer!" - (they're from Brooklyn)
2:57 The Stone Roses She Bangs the Drums The Stone Roses Silvertone Records

DJ Comments: The third single from their S/T. They went on to play the legendary Spike Island (which they put on themselves) in 1990.
3:01 M83 Wait Hurry Up, We're Dreaming Mute

DJ Comments: At Neumos November 13th!
3:06 The Horrors Still Life Skying XL Recordings

DJ Comments: Thursday Sep 8 @ Neumos!
3:12 Maria Minerva Hagasuxzzavol Noble Savage 12" 100% Silk

DJ Comments: Released on Not Not Fun's dance imprint 100% Silk. Maria Minerva makes some purdy lo-fi disco ditties and she has a new release out:
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3:19 The Weeknd Lonely Star Thursday self-released

DJ Comments: Sleaze it up with the new EP, available as a free download, from Toronto's The Weeknd. It is 3 in the morning after all...
3:25 Bjork Crystalline Biophilia n/a

DJ Comments: Her 8th album is due September 27th. It was partially made on an iPad and will be released, along with conventional formats, as a series of apps each having separate components. Oh, and new music obvs.
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3:31 Miike Snow Animal (Punks Jump Up Remix)

DJ Comments: Request!
3:36 Austra Spellwork Feel It Break Domino

DJ Comments: Appearing at The Crocodile November 15th. You can impress the band by casually mentioning how Austra is also an island on the border between Nord-Trøndelag and Nordland counties in Norway. (KEXP live performance)
3:41 Flexions R & D Golden Fjord Cairo Records

DJ Comments: New release from this first-rate Seattle band.
3:43 Canon Blue Autark (Nashville) Rumspringa Temporary Residence Limited

DJ Comments: Playing October 21st at The Crocodile with Boxer Rebellion -
3:48 The Sea and Cake Lyric The Moonlight Butterfly Thrill Jockey

DJ Comments: They're swinging through Seattle December 2nd at The Crocodile. They were featured on DJ Kevin Cole's Music that Matters Podcast a couple months ago as well -
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3:53 Iron & Wine and Calexico A History of Lovers In the Reins Touch and Go Records

DJ Comments: Une request from un mec dans Paris!
3:57 Leonard Cohen Sisters of Mercy Songs of Leonard Cohen Columbia Records

DJ Comments: Studied for five years at the Mt. Baldy Zen Center near L.A.
4:00 Broken Social Scene World Sick Forgiveness Rock Record Arts & Crafts

DJ Comments: @ Bumbershoot Main Stage Sunday Sep 4th 3-4.15 pm!
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4:08 Says Disbelieving Disbelieving EP

DJ Comments: They do a cover of Portishead's "Wandering Star" as well -
4:12 Big Country In a Big Country The Crossing Mercury

DJ Comments: You might recognize the riff because GIRL TALK sampled it!
4:16 Ganglians Drop The Act Still Living Lefse

DJ Comments: I've just been informed that Girl Talk sampled this song as well approximately 12 seconds ago...This is their 3rd release, just put out, and they have a 7" coming out soon on Captured Tracks.
4:22 Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks Tune Grief Mirror Traffic Matador Records

DJ Comments: Oct 11 @ Neptune with Ty Segall!
4:24 Jay Reatard My Shadow Blood Visions In the Red Records

DJ Comments: RIP Jay. Here's a sublime cover he did of Deerhunter's "Fluorescent Grey" (they covered Jay's "Oh, It's Such a Shame" on a split 7") -
4:27 Nodzzz I'm Not a Wanderer Innings Woodsist

DJ Comments:
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4:31 Macklemore x Ryan Lewis Can't Hold Us (feat. Ray Dalton) Can't Hold Us Single Self-Released

DJ Comments: Some town shit right here!
4:35 How To Dress Well Suicide Dream 2 (Holy Other Remix)

DJ Comments: HTDW and Holy Other have been busy busy recently (the latter's With U 12" is stellar) -
4:40 Jamie Woon Night Air Night Air EP Polydor

DJ Comments: Collaborated with Subeena on a fine 12" release:
4:45 Portishead It Could Be Sweet Dummy Go! Beat Records

DJ Comments: Playing in a charity soccer match this Sunday in Bristol with Massive Attack and others! It's for a good cause so please attend if you're able -
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4:50 Cass McCombs The Same Thing Humor Risk Domino

DJ Comments: This will be his SECOND release of 2011, due November 8th. He developed his own font (which you can read about here because he's a Renaissance man and that's what Renaissance men do. And painting, I imagine.
4:56 Aveo To the End of This Dull Continent Bridge to the Northern Lights Brown Records

DJ Comments: Formed in Seattle in 2000 - Phil Ek produced this, their debut, in 2001.
5:00 Blitzen Trapper Your Crying Eyes American Goldwing Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: Out September 13th! Playing a free show at the Queen Anne Easy Street that very same day at 7.
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5:04 The Kills DNA Blood Pressures Domino

DJ Comments: At Bumbershoot this Sunday, 9:15 PM.
5:08 The Ettes You Never Say Wicked Will Krian

DJ Comments: Featured on KEXP's Song of the Day earlier this month:
5:11 Fugazi Repeater Repeater + 3 Songs Dischord Records

DJ Comments: Any idea what the weird screeching sound is? IT'S MUSIC HISTORY.
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5:14 NewVillager Black Rain NewVillager IAMSOUND

DJ Comments: Duo of Ben Bromley and Ross Simonini play Neumos, October 11th with Metronomy and Noddy.
5:18 Chad Valley Acker Bilk Equatorial Ultravox Loose Lips

DJ Comments: September 23rd at The Crocodile. Take a gander at his walking tour of Oxford, England:
5:22 Interpol PDA Turn On the Bright Lights Matador Records

DJ Comments: Upcoming dates in Colombia and Chile. Not a lot of bands can say that.
5:27 Bauhaus Dark Entries In the Flat Field 4AD

DJ Comments: Daniel Ash's side project Tones on Tail was given the big reissue treatment recently and it's pretty killer -
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5:31 Dom Damn Family Of Love

DJ Comments: Bumbershoot - MONDAY, 3:45. Here's what they look like indoors (live on KEXP):
5:34 Small Black Despicable Dogs Small Black EP Jagjaguwar

DJ Comments: Despicable Dogs, live on KEXP -
5:38 Beach House Used to Be Teen Dream Sub Pop

DJ Comments: If I had a beach house, I'd definitely invite Alex and Victoria over for an evening of smores and fireworks.
5:42 Case Studies Lies The World Is Just A Shape To Fill The Night Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: Jesse (half of The Dutchess and the Duke) recorded these songs in a secluded cabin in Sequim, WA. I think it paid off.
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5:46 Tycho Coastal Brake Coastal Brake Ghostly International

DJ Comments: Bumbershoot - 7 PM on Sunday! New album out November 15th.
5:51 Laurel Halo Constant Index Hour Logic EP Hippos in Tanks

DJ Comments: Featured on FRKWYS Vol. 7 with fellow synth weirdos like Oneohtrix Point Never, James Ferraro and David Borden.
5:55 Neon Indian Polish Girl Era Extrana Mom + Pop

DJ Comments: Out Sept 13th! If you order the deluxe package, you can get a Neon Indian personalized synth. For reals