Thursday, September 22, 2011

Returnal: KEXP Playlist 09/22/2011


Thursday, September 22, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
1:00 Apparat Goodbye The Devil's Walk Mute

DJ Comments: Stream it here (out Sept 27) [you may recognize the article's author as well] -
1:04 Oneohtrix Point Never Returnal (Antony Remix) Returnal: Antony/Fennesz Remixes

DJ Comments: Antony Hegarty's reworking of "Returnal" from OPN's album of the same name.
1:08 Portishead It's a Fire Dummy Go! Beat Records

DJ Comments: Starting work on a new album in January, so says Geoff Barrow (and yes I'm linking to Rolling Stone) -
1:12 Sepalcure Love Pressure (XI Remix) Love Pressure Remixed EP Hotflush Recordings

DJ Comments: Sepalcure is the Brooklyn duo of Travis Stewart (a.k.a. Machinedrum) and Praveen Sharma (a.k.a. Braille).
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1:18 CHLLNGR Ask For Haven Green Owl

DJ Comments: Based in Copenhagen. They have a cool squatter city there called Christiania -
1:21 Balam Acab Motion Wander/Wonder Tri Angle

DJ Comments: Debut full-length from 20 year old Alec Koone.
1:25 The Chemical Brothers Swoon Further Parlophone

DJ Comments: Got their start by DJing in a Manchester club called Naked Under Leather in 1991.
1:31 Neon Indian Hex Girlfriend Era Extraña Mom + Pop

DJ Comments: Neon Indian recorded this, his second album, during Winter in Helsinki where he experienced what it's like to live in a super cold environment - "I had this specific moment where I watched 'Blade Runner' at 4 in the morning on a bunch of painkillers, because I was having this crazy wisdom-tooth freakout thing, and I was hanging out with my friend and just having my mind blown."
1:34 Nick Nicely Treeline Psychotropia

DJ Comments: Revered British psych-pop artist from the early 80s; NY label Captured Tracks is reissuing parts of his back catalogue Nov 29th -
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1:38 Annie Heartbeat Anniemal 679 Recordings

DJ Comments: Co-written by fellow Norwegians Röyksopp.
1:41 patten GLAQJO XAACSSO Fire dream

DJ Comments: No Pain In Pop is releasing Patten's GLAQJO XAACSSO (try and pronounce that one...OK, it's “glack-geut zack-so”) September 26. Here's a free download -
1:46 The Physics Coronas On Madrona Love Is A Business self-released

DJ Comments: Seattle's own! -
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1:52 Erkin Koray Ve... Meçhul : Singles & Rarities Sublime Frequencies

DJ Comments: Rock and roll legend in Turkey who started incorporating sounds from Egypt, Lebanon and the Anatolian interior in Turkey that came to be known as "Arabesque." music -
1:56 Gems Sapphire Gems

DJ Comments: Seattle band, playing in Port Angeles October 14th -

2:00 Sky Cries Mary Breathe In Moonbathing on Sleeping Leaves WEA Records

DJ Comments: So Allmusic says this Seattle band's "Appearances on network television were followed by what history now remembers as the first ever rock concert to be broadcast over the Internet ..." Can anybody confirm that? Would be interesting to learn more...
2:04 Widowspeak Half Awake Widowspeak Captured Tracks

DJ Comments: This Brooklyn band is drawing favourable comparisons to Mazzy Star. BUT, they don't have the distinction of being featured in the movie Starship Troopers. So point Mazzy Star on that front -
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2:08 Atlas Sound Te Amo Parallax

DJ Comments: Out November 8th! So close yet so far! Bradford used this beat for last year's Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 also -
2:12 Pinback Offline P.K. Blue Screen Life Ace Fu Records

DJ Comments: Second album from this San Diego band.
2:15 John Maus Do Your Best Love Is Real Upset the Rhythm

DJ Comments: Video of his spasmodic live performances + Rough Trade mix -
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2:19 Veronica Falls Misery Veronica Falls Slumberland

DJ Comments: They'll be at The Crocodile October 10th with The Drums. You can stream their album here (also, this would be good music to soundtrack some sort of innocently romantic or quirky behaviour) -
2:22 Amen Dunes Good Bad Dreams Through Donkey Jaw

DJ Comments: Read an interview with Amen Dunes. It's funny -
2:25 Iggy Pop Baby The Idiot RCA Records

DJ Comments: Recorded, produced at France's famous Château d'Hérouville studio and described then as a cross between Kraftwerk and James Brown.
2:28 Kuedo Scissors Severant Planet Mu

DJ Comments: Kuedo is Jamie Teasdale, one half of Vex'd; take a listen to his album in full, due out October 17th -
2:31 Julia Holter Goddess Eyes Tragedy

DJ Comments: Beguiling debut from LA's Julia Holter. This is out now on Leaving Records -
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2:35 Active Child You Are All I See You Are All I See Vagrant

DJ Comments: Active Child and Chad Valley are both playing The Crocodile Friday night and both doing an in studio here at KEXP earlier in the day at 11 AM and 1 PM, respectively
2:39 James Blake Unluck James Blake Polydor

DJ Comments: this Saturday @ Showbox! (go early to see openers Teengirl Fantasy as well; your hips will thank you)
2:43 Jono McCleery She Moves There Is Ninja Tune

DJ Comments: Count Vashti Bunyan as a fan (that's a pretty good endorsement, wouldn't you say?) -
2:46 Tape A Spire Rideau Häpna

DJ Comments: Recorded, produced and mixed by Markus Schmickler of M.I.M.E.O.

3:00 Washed Out Amor Fati Within and Without Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: October 6 at The Neptune and it's all ages! Bring your lousy kids! (kidding, kidding...). Does he sample the sound of a highlighter on this track, by the way?
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3:03 St. Vincent Cheerleader Strange Mercy 4AD

DJ Comments: October 13th at The Neptune. Take a listen to her interview on NPR (she's a good talker too) -
3:06 Handsome Boy Modeling School I've Been Thinking (feat. Cat Power) White People Atlantic

DJ Comments: The rap duo of Dan the Automator and Prince Paul. The group got their name from Chris Elliott's bizarre and short-lived sitcom Get A Life.
3:12 Jenni Potts I Need to Move On Belonged

DJ Comments: From Bellingham, the "City of Subdued Excitement." I guess that makes her a bellebrity -
3:14 Canon Blue Heavy Heart (Minneapolis A) Rumspringa Temporary Residence Limited

DJ Comments: October 21st at The Crocodile. Also featured on the KEXP Blog recently -
3:18 Welder Be My Light Florescence Ancestor

DJ Comments: Brendan Angelides also records under the Eskmo alias and he's releasing Florescence September 26th in very limited quantities -
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3:23 Blood Orange Instantly Blank (The Goodness) Coastal Grooves Domino

DJ Comments: From Dev Hynes of Lightspeed Champion and Test Icicles. Here are some adjectives I would use to describe this album: smooth, velvety, slick, toothsome, bodacious and so on.
3:26 Ricardo Donoso The North Quadrant (Ascension) Progress Chance

DJ Comments: Came out last month on the excellent Digitalis label. He's originally from Brazil but now hangs his head in Boston. Get lost in his arpeggios here -
3:30 Zola Jesus Vessel Conatus Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: Out October 4th in the US. Check out her live Daytrotter session here -
3:34 Pantha du Prince A Nomad's Retreat Black Noise Rough Trade

DJ Comments: A remix of this song by Seattle's The Sight Below (Rafael Anton Irisarri) -
3:40 Massive Attack Risingson Mezzanine Virgin Records Australia

DJ Comments: Horace Andy, Sara Jay and Cocteau Twins' Liz Fraser all contributed vocals to this 1998 album.
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3:47 Tom Waits Rain Dogs Rain Dogs Island Records

DJ Comments: Request! Feel better Hugo! (une gueule de bois?)
3:49 Liars Scissor Sisterworld Mute

DJ Comments: Dude, there's like SIX fingers! -
3:53 Uusitalo Satumaa Karhunainen

DJ Comments: From the Finn's 2007 album. I wonder if Neon Indian listened to him for inspiration...
4:00 Fatoumata Diawara Sonkolon Fatou World Circuit

DJ Comments: Born in Cote d'Ivoire, raised in southern Mali and now living in France. She's singing in the Wassoulou language.
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4:05 Cataldo Rock Of Calvary Prison Boxing Red Pepper

DJ Comments: Third full-length from Seattle's Eric Anderson. He'll be playing The Showbox October 20th with The Long Winters and Campfire OK, part of City Arts Festival.
4:09 Death Cab for Cutie Transatlanticism Transatlanticism Munich Records

DJ Comments: Request!
4:17 Kurt Vile The Creature So Outta Reach EP Matador

DJ Comments: Bringing his ramblin' man ways to The Paramount September 28th!
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4:22 DJ Theory Shelter Heartbreak presents Moombahsoul Vol. 2 n/a

DJ Comments: Compilation from Mad Decent, a free download -
4:28 Sleep 8 Over Casual Diamond Forever Hippos in Tanks

DJ Comments: New album from Austin band Sleep Over. They put out a great 7" last year as well ("Outer Limits").
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4:31 Girls Magic Father, Son, Holy Ghost True Panther

DJ Comments: Although Christopher Owens' back story gets a lot of play, it truly is a very interesting and revealing tale. Plus he's a big fan of Suede so, you know, DUH! -
4:35 The Modern Lovers Hospital The Modern Lovers Sanctuary Midline

DJ Comments: Jojo is at the Tractor Sunday and Monday!
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4:41 Tinariwen Tenere Taqhim Tossam Tassili V2 Records International

DJ Comments: Check out their live performances in a desert. Spellbinding! -
4:45 The Birthday Party Mr. Clarinet Hits

DJ Comments: Happy 54th birthday Nick Cave!
4:49 Battles Futura Gloss Drop Warp Records

DJ Comments: Wed Oct 12 @ Neptune!
4:55 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark Enola Gay Organisation Virgin

DJ Comments: OMD at Showbox SODO Thursday Sep 29!
4:58 Lemon Jelly Stay With You (radio version) Stay With You Impotent Fury

DJ Comments: Request! Stay fly in Ann Arbor.
5:01 Mayer Hawthorne The Walk How Do You Do Universal

DJ Comments: Mayer Hawthorne hails from Ann Arbor and he'll be rolling through Seattle October 10th at the Showbox SODO with Chromeo.
5:05 T. Rex Metal Guru The Slider Mercury

DJ Comments: Recorded their debut album with producer Tony Visconti who also produced Iggy Pop's The Idiot.
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5:09 Dum Dum Girls In My Head Only in Dreams Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: Neumos, October 9th! Go a little early to check out Colleen Green too!
5:12 Shimmering Stars Sun's Going Down Violent Hearts Hardly Art

DJ Comments: From Vancouver; shout out to Dandelion Records in Vancity!
5:15 Big Troubles Never Mine Romantic Comedy Slumberland

DJ Comments: New full-length out next week from this NJ band. They're playing The Crocodile with Pains of Being Pure at Heart October 4th.
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5:20 Twin Shadow When We're Dancing Forget Terrible Records

DJ Comments: Facial hair enthusiasts would do well to make an appearance at Twin Shadow's "Clean Cuts Tour" at The Crocodile September 27th.
5:24 Talking Heads This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) Speaking in Tongues Sire

DJ Comments: one of my fave songs ever: vote for yours here!
5:29 The Necessaries State of Art The Blank Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 Strut

DJ Comments: The Necessaries were composed of disgruntled ex-Modern Lovers bassist Ernie Brooks, Chris Spedding and Arthur Russell. Great lineup and a great band.
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5:33 Memoryhouse Sleep Patterns The Years Arcade Sound Ltd.

DJ Comments: They'll be stopping Neumos, along with The Radio Dept., November 12th. Sure to be a swoon-worthy show.
5:37 Talkdemonic Ruins Ruins Glacial Pace

DJ Comments: Out October 4th on Isaac Brock's label Glacial Pace. Here's another cut off the album -
5:41 Gauntlet Hair Top Bunk Gauntlet Hair Dead Oceans

DJ Comments: Denver duo's debut due October 18th. In other news, I make a terrible attempt at alliteration -
5:45 Cap'n Jazz Little League Analphabetapolothology Jade Tree
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5:51 LCD Soundstystem Losing My Edge LCD Soundsystem DFA

DJ Comments: The Muppets perform LCD Soundsystem (that's a win win 100% of the time) -
5:58 Star Slinger Close to Me Collected Works self-released

DJ Comments: At Decibel Fest Friday, September 30th with Beat Connection, OoOoO and Mux Mool (Crocodile)