Thursday, November 17, 2011

Keep Pushing On: KEXP Playlist 11/17/2011


Thursday, November 17, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
1:02 Corduroi My Dear Anything For Now Mush

DJ Comments: Corduroy, it's not just trouser material for WASPs anymore -
1:07 John Maus Keep Pushing On We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves Domino

DJ Comments: Give Mr. Maus a shout on Tumblr, he'll very likely respond and say 'hi'
1:10 Rustie Surph Glass Swords Warp Records

DJ Comments: Killer new album from Glasgow's Russell Whyte
1:15 Uusitalo Karhunainen Karhunainen Huume

DJ Comments: One of the many pseudonyms of Finnish producer/musician Sasu Ripatti. He's also recorded under the names Luomo, Sistol and Vladislav Delay
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1:22 CAN Oh Yeah Tago Mago Mute

DJ Comments: Can's second album with vocalist Kenji "Damo" Suzuki, whom the band discovered in Munich busking outside a cafe
1:29 Still Corners Circulars Creatures of an Hour Sub Pop

DJ Comments: Cop some Still Corners -
1:32 Atlas Sound My Angel Is Broken Parallax 4AD

DJ Comments: Check out this reent interview with Bradford Cox (swoon!) whereupon he discusses the dearly departed Trish Keenan, his nervous breakdown and ambient music -
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1:37 Dntel Anywhere Anyone Life Is Full of Possibilities EFA

DJ Comments: Featuring the vocal talents of Mia Doi Todd, who's also appeared on wax with Beachwood Sparks, Prefuse 73 and Flying Lotus

Julia Holter Why Sad Song? Tragedy Leaving Records

DJ Comments: Cal Arts grad Julia Holter's debut LP was partially inspired by Euripides "Hippolytus"
1:46 M83 Intro Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Mute

DJ Comments: Rumour has it their late show on Sunday here in Seattle was stellar...
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1:51 Secret Colors Wish Water Mirror Group Tightener

DJ Comments: Signed recently to Brooklyn label Group Tightener. Chancs you've seen him at a show around town without knowing it too
1:55 Blood Diamonds Move the Stars Grins 7" Transparent

DJ Comments: Project of Vancouver video game designer Mike Tucker, who, presumably, wants people to be bummed out when they search for him on Google
2:00 Global Communication 8:07 76:14 Dedicated

DJ Comments: Rad cover of Tangerine Dream's "Love on a Real Train" from the movie Risky Business. I, for one, strongly believe it's time public transporation had a sexy, synthy anthem
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2:07 Korallreven Honey Mine An Album by Korallreven Acephale

DJ Comments: Hard to spell but easy to listen to
2:11 Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx My Cloud We're New Here XL Recordings

DJ Comments: Collaboration between the legendary Gil Scott-Heron and British producer / enthusiast of puffy black jackets Jamie xx. It was completed shortly before Scott-Heron's passing (RIP)
2:16 Trentemøller Does Not Matter (feat. The Pierces) (Trentemøller Remix of Kasper Bjørke) Reworked/Remixed In My Room

DJ Comments: A lot of "øs" used here...Listen to it again at his Soundcloud -
2:21 The Field Then It's White Looping State of Mind Kompakt

DJ Comments: I wonder how this would synch up with John B. Keane's 1965 play The Field about a man's love for his land and the subsequent shocking crime that shakes the town to its core..Not very closely, probably
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2:29 Real Estate Three Blocks Days Domino

DJ Comments: Video of their in studio performance here at KEXP expected soon. Until then, placate yourself with a free song! -
2:32 The Chills Part Past Part Fiction Submarine Bells Liberation Music

DJ Comments: NZ label Flying Nun is releasing a big compilation of its artists in celebratio of 30 years in the biz. Check it out here! -
2:35 The Bats Treason Daddy's Highway

DJ Comments: Another Flying Nun standby, The Bats formed in 1982 in Christchurch, issuing their debut Daddy's Highway [FN 079] in 1987
2:38 Surfer Blood I'm Not Ready Tarot Classics Kanine Records

DJ Comments: Video of Hawaiian tow-surfer Garrett McNamara catching a 90 foot (!!!!!) wave off the coast of Portugal -
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2:43 Lindstrom De Javu Six Cups of Rebel Smalltown Supersound

DJ Comments: out 2/6! While you bide your time waiting, check out his remix of Best Coast's "Boyfriend," perfect for dinner parties with the SoCal, Norwegian couple in your building -
2:50 Neon Indian Polish Girl Era Extraña Transgressive Records

DJ Comments: Check out the music video for "Polish Girl," featuring a short-haired minx, lots of analogue synthesizers, some kind of, uh, Nintendo Power Glove type thing and, er, well just watch it - http://neonin
2:54 Jon McMillion Logo III Flier EP Nuearth Kitchen

DJ Comments: Jon McMillion is proof that Seattleites DO, in fact, relish dancing (him and the label are both based here)
3:02 The Beach Boys Surf's Up The SMiLE Sessions Capitol

DJ Comments: Finally released after years of crappy bootlegs! Apparently Mike Love hated the lyrics Brian Wilson's co-writer Van Dyke Parks penned
3:06 Dum Dum Girls Hold Your Hand Only in Dreams Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: Check out their tour blog! They like The Cure and Saint Etienne -
3:11 Gauntlet Hair Showing Gauntlet Hair Dead Oceans

DJ Comments: Their adorable promo picture, for your consideration -
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3:14 Kurt Vile Downbound Train So Outta Reach Matador Records

DJ Comments: Bruce Springsteen cover; Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles, after being electrocuted (!), got into a little tiff with Mr. Vile over the interwebs while still recuperating in the hospital.
3:19 Forest Fire The News Staring at the X Fatcat

DJ Comments: Playing on KEXP live from NYC TODAY 9 am PST. To emphasize the point, here's Smokey the Bear -
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3:22 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Quail and Dumplings Wolfroy Goes to Town Drag City

DJ Comments: Playing 4 dates in Europe in January, so don't miss your chance! Spain will be like, "hey, I can't really afford it right now" but drag them out anyway
3:26 Lee Hazlewood Pour' Man

DJ Comments: Was a DJ in Japan for Armed Services Radio during his time in the military!
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3:30 Tyrannosaurus Rex Elemental Child A Beard of Stars Blue Thumb

DJ Comments: Evidently Marc Bolan was obsessed with Lord of the Rings (I mean, the other guy's name WAS Steve Peregrin Took...)
3:35 The Strange Boys Me and You Live Music Rough Trade

DJ Comments: Third LP from these Austin boyz
3:38 Roy Ayers Ubiquity Searching Vibrations Polydor

DJ Comments: Dig that vibraphone
3:42 The Replacements Sadly Beautiful All Shook Down Sire Records

DJ Comments: Request from our Hawaiian bruddahs. Mahalo!
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3:46 Patten Blush Mosaic GLAQJO XAACSSO No Pain in Pop

DJ Comments: New sounds out of London. Check out his very FACT mix as well -
3:50 Dunian Where Is The Problem EP self-released

DJ Comments: from Latvia
3:53 State of the Artist x Ski Team More Than Fine Slopes Members Only

3:56 A Tribe Called Quest Verses From the Abstract The Low End Theory Jive Records

DJ Comments: Busta was in Leaders of the New School, part of the Native Tongues
4:00 Feist Graveyard Metals Cherrytree/Interscope

DJ Comments: tonight @ the Moore 8 pm
4:05 Nina Nastasia I Say That I Will Go Run to Ruin touch 'n go

DJ Comments: Producer / foodie Steve Albini produced her first two albums
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4:09 Sigur Ros Svefn-g-englar Inni (Disc 1) XL

DJ Comments: Sigur Ros' first live album, it was shot digitally, transferred to 16mm, project and re-filmed!
4:19 Gui Boratto No Turning Back Take My Breath Away Kompakt

DJ Comments: His new album III is out now! In the early 90s Gui Boratto was part of a pop group in Brazil called Sect.
4:26 James Pants Cosmic Rapp Welcome Stones Throw Records

DJ Comments: The Egyptian Lover did a remix of Cosmic Rapp which, of course, was fierce
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4:30 Keep Shelly in Athens Our Own Dream Our Own Dream Forest Family Records

DJ Comments: Only two more dates on their very first North American tour! Boston tonight, then NYC the next day. Please refrain from making an Euro or debt-related wisecracks as well. Not cool.
4:35 Wild Beasts Reach a Bit Further Smother Domino

DJ Comments: Request!
4:38 Jens Lekman Pocketful of Money Oh You're So Silent Jens Secretly Canadian

DJ Comments: First recorded under the moniker "Rocky Dennis"
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4:43 Air France It Feels Good To Be Around You It Feels Good To Be Around You (Single) Sincerely Yours

DJ Comments: First new material from this Swedish duo since 2009. Free download here -
4:47 Modeselektor Green Light Go Monkeytown Monkeytown Records

DJ Comments: Modeselektor have their own skateboard deck out now! Pretty cool, guys, but would Wayne Coyne stop at skateboard?!?
4:52 Emika 3 Hours Emika Ninja Tune

DJ Comments: Resides in Berlin where she's a sound designer for Native Instruments. Her field recordings were the basis for Ostgut Ton's release Funf as well.
4:57 Solomon Burke Take Me As I Am Home in Your Heart: The Best of Solomon Burke

DJ Comments: Unbelievably, Solomon Burke never had a Top 20 hit
5:00 Devo Mongoloid Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo! Warner Bros. Records

DJ Comments: Devo's very first single release b/w "Jocko Homo" on Booji Boy Records from 1977
5:03 The Fall Muzorewi's Daughter Dragnet Step-Forward Records

DJ Comments: From 1979, The Fall's second album would begin the tradition of the band's high turnover rate
5:07 Future Islands Close to None On the Water Thrill Jockey

DJ Comments: Who do you think would win in a swelling, dramtic synth-off between Future Islands and M83?
5:14 Ikonika World on Mute

DJ Comments: Available for download right here -
5:19 Washed Out Call It Off Amor Fati 12" Weird World

DJ Comments: A victory lap, albeit a rather chill one, of sorts for Ernest Greene; this came out as a 12" with remixes by Clams Casino and Au Revoir Simone
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5:23 Cass McCombs Robin Egg Blue Humor Risk Domino

DJ Comments: Two albums this year for Cass. Apparently Domino Records hired a private investigator to snap photos of him for promo shots due to his reclusivity
5:27 Atlas Sound Mona Lisa Parallax 4AD

DJ Comments: Takes his moniker from a cassette deck he had as a kid
5:30 Boris Spoon New Album Sargent House

DJ Comments: out 11/25
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5:35 Grouper Heavy Water / I'd Rather Be Sleeping Dragging a Dead Deer up a Hill Type Records

DJ Comments: It behooves you to investigate Grouper's split album with Roy Montgomery -
5:38 Youth Lagoon July The Year of Hibernation Fat Possum

DJ Comments: Lagoons are right up there with isthmuses in the list of topographical features that don't affect me
5:43 Arcade Fire Haïti Funeral Merge Records

DJ Comments: Request!
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5:47 Tycho Coastal Brake Dive Ghostly International

DJ Comments: New LP from Tycho aka Scott Hansen!
5:52 Catherine Wheel Black Metallic Ferment Fontana

DJ Comments: Black Metallic would be a pretty cool Catherine Wheel cover band name