Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tryouts for the Human Race: KEXP Playlist 10/06/2011


Thursday, October 06, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)
Time Artist Song Album Label
1:01 The Field It's Up There Looping State of Mind

DJ Comments: New album from Swede Axel Willner. If you appreciate cogents facts such as this, please consider making a donation to KEXP tonight!
1:11 Julianna Barwick Vow (Diplo & Lunice Remix) Matrimony Remixes

DJ Comments: From a remix EP of her debut The Magic Place that came out this week on Asthmatic Kitty. Prince Rama are also on there!
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1:16 Sparks Tryouts for the Human Race Profile: The Ultimate Sparks Collection (disc 2: Keep Right)

DJ Comments: Sparks appear as themselves in the 1977 disaster flick Rollercoaster, starring Hendry Fonda with a score by Lalo Schifrin. The film was released in Sensurround, a technology that shook the theatre seats during certain points, akin to an N64 Rumble Pak.
1:23 Prince Rama Portaling Trust Now Paw Tracks

DJ Comments: Stream the new one from Brooklyn's Prince Rama which came out Tuesday. They're opening for Gang Gang Dance at Neumos October 14th as well -
1:29 Kate Bush Waking the Witch Hounds of Love EMI Manhattan

DJ Comments: Signed to EMI at the age of 16 thanks, in part, to David Gilmour lending his backing to the move.
1:33 Oneohtrix Point Never Sleep Dealer Replica Software Records

DJ Comments: Out in November on Daniel Lopatin's Software Label.
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1:38 Zola Jesus Hikikomori Conatus Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: Here's video of her in studio at KEXP earlier this year. The studio is quite dark, natch -
1:41 BSRT Female Choir Messetschinko Lio Greilvko Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares, Vol. 1

DJ Comments: Active since 1952, the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir, singers are chosen from throughout Bulgaria to learn songs from the country's Thracian, Bulgarian, Ottoman and Byzantine influences over its history.
1:44 Ugly Casanova Cat Faces Sharpen Your Teeth Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: Ugly Casanova is Isaac Brock, Brian Deck and Tim Rutili (of Califone and Red Red Meat), Paul Jenkins (of the Black Heart Procession), and John Orth (of Holopaw). Legend has it that Ugly Casanova was the pen name of a crazed Modest Mouse fan...
1:47 Bert Jansch Conundrum Sweet Mother Earth Thirteen Down Kicking Mule Records

DJ Comments: RIP
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1:51 Welder Japan Florescence Ancestor

DJ Comments: Eskmo played a very strange set at Decibel Fest, evidently.
1:56 Crystal Castles Magic Spells Crystal Castles Last Gang Records

DJ Comments: Playing City Arts Fest October 20th at the Showbox Sodo. Then they're going to the Reno Events Center, another thriving centre of all things indie *cough cough*
2:01 Cataldo Fog On The Glass Prison Boxing Red Pepper

DJ Comments: Showbox at the Market, October 20 with Long Winters, Campfire OK and Cobirds Unite! City Art Fest ho!
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2:05 Women Locust Valley Public Strain Jagjaguwar

DJ Comments: "Bullfight" is the last song Calgary band Women put out before their acrimonious split. A thousands fingers crossed they get back together. Arrested Development did it (!) -
2:09 Kurt Vile Invisibility: Nonexistent Square Shells EP Matador Records

DJ Comments: These guys tour relentlessly. Pro tip: secret live weapon is their drummer Mike Zanghi -
2:17 Esben and the Witch Hexagons II (The Flight) Hexagons EP

DJ Comments: The website might induce Pokemon type seizures, but it's worth checking out. They're playing a festival in Cardiff later this month. Good luck versus Ireland in the RWC! -
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2:22 The Telescopes The Presence of Your Grace The Telescopes

DJ Comments: Released their first single in 1988, a split flexidisc with Loop. They later signed to Creation Records.
2:25 Crystal Stilts Through the Floor In Love With Oblivion Fortuna Pop!

DJ Comments: Does anybody else want to form a band after hearing Crystal Stilts? It seems within grasp. Almost. Here's video from their in studio last in August -
2:28 Quilt Penobska Oakwalk Quilt

DJ Comments: This Boston band's debut LP comes out November 8 on Mexican Summer -
2:30 The Smiths Stretch Out and Wait Louder Than Bombs Sire/Rough Trade

DJ Comments: If you haven't been keeping up to date with the top 500 songs countdown during the Fall fund drive, there are quite a few Smiths songs on the list.
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2:33 Scott Walker The Old Man's Back Again (Dedicated to the Neo-Stalinist Regime) Scott 4 Fontana

DJ Comments: From 1969. This was the first Scott Walker album to contain wholly original material which, upon its commercial disappointment, probably left Scott a little blue. If only Tobias were there to lend his support back then...
2:37 Anti-Pop Consortium Volcano (Four Tet Remix) V/A: Ninja Tune XX Ninja Tune

DJ Comments: Lotta talent on this Ninja Tune compilation: Yppah, Jaga Jazzist, The Bug, Grasscut, and so forth.
2:42 Emika Double Edge Ninja Tune XX (disc 1) Ninja Tune

DJ Comments: Woah, playing the Low End Theory in LA next Wednesday.
2:46 Portishead The Rip Third Island Records

DJ Comments: Here's a pretty cool Pink Floyd cover by Geoff Barrow's band Beak> -
2:51 Seefeel Charlotte's Mouth Quique Too Pure
2:58 Jacaszek Dare-gale Glimmer

DJ Comments: Polish producer based in Gdansk -
3:03 Sleep 8 Over Flying Saucers Are Real Forever Hippos in Tanks

DJ Comments: Debut LP from Austin's Stefanie Franciotti. Check out this interview, which touches on her love for Burzum and Lurker of Chalice, Earth, Bohren & der Club of Gore -
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3:09 Otis Redding Just One More Day The Definitive Otis Redding (disc 2) Atlantic

DJ Comments: Please help us reach our Fall Fund Drive goal by making a donation right now! -
3:13 Amen Dunes Lower Mind Through Donkey Jaw Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: Damon McMahon lived in China for several years until his 2009 debut release DIA. This is the spanking follow up.
3:17 Van Morrison And It Stoned Me Moondance

DJ Comments: "Brown-Eyed Girl" was originally titled "Brown-Skinned Girl." Facts like this can be supported for as little as, say, $15/month. Be cooler than the NPR tote bag people with a rad t-shirt or lunch bag!
3:21 Cass McCombs Not the Way Not the Way Monitor Records

3:24 RUN DMT Romantic Dreams

DJ Comments: Part of that whole freaky deaky Baltimore scene. Free downloads of past material available here (check out the Culture Dealer website for cassettes as well) -
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3:28 Grimes & d'Eon Vanessa Darkbloom Hippos in Tanks/Arbutus Records

DJ Comments: Grimes is basically the awesome, cool art school girl you always had a crush on. Her debut Geidi Primes was recently re-released by London label No Pain In Pop, too! Here's the video for "Vanessa" -
3:33 Mala Don't Let Me Go Future Bass Soul Jazz Records

DJ Comments: Great compilation from Soul Jazz, also features Ginz, Harry Craze, Four Tet and Ramadanman!
3:38 Still Corners Into the Trees Creatures Of An Hour Sub Pop

DJ Comments: See the London band November 1st at the Sunset Tavern! Mr. F!
3:42 Broadcast America's Boy Tender Buttons Warp Records

DJ Comments: Download their 2008 online collaboration with Atlas Sound. Really cool stuff -
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3:47 David Lynch Crazy Clown Time Crazy Clown Time Sunday Best

DJ Comments: Sorry if this woke you up and freaked you out
3:53 Shabazz Palaces An Echo From the hosts That Profess Continum Black Up Sub Pop

DJ Comments: Bop hard at the Triple Door, October 21st as they perform with Metal Chocolates and the man, the legend DJ Riz for City Arts Fest.
3:57 Caribou Found Out Swim Merge Records

DJ Comments: Curating ATP's The Nightmare Before Christmas, December 9-11 in Minehead, UK -
4:00 Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961) (disc 1) Atlantic

DJ Comments: You're not gonna find another station that plays a David Lynch song about crazy clowns, eclectic future hip hop from Seattle, Caribou and Charles Mingus in the same set. Keep the weirdness going by making a donation tonight! -
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4:12 James Ferraro Adventures in Green Foot Printing Far Side Virtual

DJ Comments: New music from synth maven / hypnagogic savant James Ferraro!
4:14 Peter Bjorn and John It Don't Move Me Living Thing Wichita Recordings

DJ Comments: Playing tonight in SF at the Great American Music Hall (somewhat presumptuous venue name, innit?)
4:18 Gauntlet Hair Top Bunk Gauntlet Hair Dead Oceans

DJ Comments: Denver band's debut is out October 18th, playing CMJ in NYC the next night.
4:22 Wax Idols Gold Sneakers No Future HoZac Records

DJ Comments: Heather Fedewa used to play with Hunx and His Punx and Bare Wires, which speaks to her pedigree. No Future drops October 25th!
4:25 Richard Hell & The Voidoids Blank Generation Blank Generation Sire Records

DJ Comments: Richard Hell was in Television but decided to bail and form his own band. This album came out in 1977 and is considered a major influence on subsequent punk acts.
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4:29 Gladys Knight It's a Better Than Good Time (Walter Gibbons Mix) V/A: The Blanl Generation: Blank Tapes NYC 1975-1985 Strut

DJ Comments: A major NYC producer in the 70s and 80s, Bob Blank worked with a host of different musicians over the years -
4:36 Washed Out Eyes Be Closed (Star Slinger Remix) Eyes Be Closed Sub Pop

DJ Comments: Just played Decibel here in Seattle, but the Mancunian producer is on a big "Ima be a star in the US" tour right now -
4:38 Active Child High Priestess You Are All I See Vagrant

DJ Comments: If you're child talks like this, they're probably drinking a lot of cough syrup.
4:41 Elite Gymnastics Here in Heaven 3 (How to Dress Well Cover)

DJ Comments: Minneapolis' Elite Gymnastics released their Ruin LP this summer.
4:45 Blue Sky Black Death Sleeping Children Are Still Flying Noir Fake Four Inc.

DJ Comments: Newest from this Seattle production duo. Their name is a reference to skydiving, a sport that was once considered "extreme" and "radical" until some crazies decided to try and fly with homemade squirrel suits.
4:51 Air Surfing on a Rocket Talkie walkie Astralwerks

DJ Comments: Air est un groupe de musique français formé à la fin des années 1990 composé de Jean-Benoît Dunckel et de Nicolas Godin.
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4:56 Iggy Pop Nightclubbing The Idiot RCA Records

DJ Comments: I would encourage our night clubbing listeners out there to donate to KEXP right now! The confidence you exude on the dance floor as a result of becoming a donor will prove palpable and irresistible to others in the discotheque.
5:00 tUnE-yArDs Powa W H O K I L L 4AD

DJ Comments: Request! Thanks listeners.
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5:05 Holy Other With U With U Tri Angle

DJ Comments: Playing some upcoming tour dates around Europe. Well worth checking out -
5:10 The Books Enjoy Your Worries, You May Never Have Them Again Thought for Food Tomlab
5:15 Karl Blau Dark Sedan Zebra
5:18 The Kinks Where Have All the Good Times Gone The Ultimate Collection
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5:21 Caveman Thankful CoCo Beware Self-Released
5:25 Spiritualized Broken Heart Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space Dedicated
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5:33 The National So Far Around the Bend Dark Was the Night 4AD
5:36 The Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Keep Your Eyes Ahead Sub Pop Records
5:40 Wire Ahead 1985-1990: The A List Mute
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5:46 The Field Then It's White Looping State of Mind
5:54 Apparat