Thursday, November 24, 2011

Halber Mensch: KEXP Playlist 11/24/2011

"When I eat like I do it,
I use not fork nor spoon
No grace or culture to it
When I call my own tune." --Jonathan Richman


Thursday, November 24, 2011 (LISTEN TO THIS SHOW)

Time Artist Song Album Label
1:02 Real Estate Green Aisles Days Domino

DJ Comments: We're giving you the keys, it's free real estate! -
1:07 David Bowie Warszawa Low RCA Victor

DJ Comments: Brian Eno plays piano on this track
1:13 Radiohead Bloom (Jamie xx Rework Part 3)

DJ Comments: Radiohead recently released their King of Limbs remix album titled TKOL RMX 123457 but were unable to fit in this Jamie xx reworking
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1:21 Sepalcure See Me Feel Me Sepalcure Hotflush Recordings

DJ Comments: samples The Who's "See Me Feel Me"
1:26 Peaking Lights Birds of Paradise (Maria Minerva's Ooh Aah Ed Edit)

DJ Comments: Peaking Lights' 936 album from earlier this year is received the remix treatment courtesy of d'Eon, Dam-Funk, Patten, Main Attraktionz and many more -
1:29 Gold Panda An Iceberg Hurled Northward Through Clouds DJ-Kicks !K7

DJ Comments: Gold Panda's DJ Kicks submission, for your listening pleasure; his mix includes some Ramadanman, matthewdavid, SND, Zomby, Muslimgauze and more
1:35 M83 Claudia Lewis Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. Mute

DJ Comments: According to the liner notes, a Joey Waronker programmed the drum machines for this track. The more you know...
1:39 The Human League Open Your Heart Dare / Love and Dancing Virgin

DJ Comments: Infamous music critic Lester Bangs was listening to this album when he overdosed in 1982
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1:44 Steve Hauschildt Already Replaced Tragedy and Geometry Kranky

DJ Comments: Hauschildt is 1/3 of Cleveland outfit Emeralds; all three members, Mark McGuire, John Elliot (as Mist and Imaginary Softwoods) and Steve Hauschildt have released material under other aliases this year.
1:48 James Pants Clouds Over the Pacific James Pants Stones Throw Records

DJ Comments: Started off playing in his hometown Spokane before interning at Stones Throw and wowing the man in charge enough, Peanut Butter Wolf, to be signed the label. I assume most of corporate America works in much the same way.
1:52 Still Corners Cuckoo Creatures of an Hour Sub Pop Records

DJ Comments: American Greg Hughes, the band's chief songwriter, met now vocalist Tessa Murray in London en route to London Bridge
1:56 Hood The Fact That You Failed Home Is Where It Hurts Aesthetics

DJ Comments: 6 disc catalogue set + singles, rarities, etc will be released soon!
2:02 Einstürzende Neubauten Halber Mensch Halber Mensch Rough Trade

DJ Comments: One of the eminent industrial bands to emerge out of Europe in the 80s. In German the name translates to "collapsing new buildings"
2:05 Von Südenfed Serious Brainskin Tromatic Reflexxions Domino

DJ Comments: Von Südenfed is the collaborative effort between The Fall's Mark E. Smith and IDM / glitch-heads Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner from Mouse on Mars
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2:09 Dyme Def Rollin Stone Yuk the World self-released

DJ Comments: Live on KEXP this Sunday on Street Sounds, 8 PM! The new album drops Dec. 6th
2:13 DJ Food Discovery Workshop Magpies, Maps & Moons Ninja Tune

DJ Comments: Performing live Jan. 19th at the London Planetarium in conjunction with astronomers, who will be providing the visuals -
2:16 Dobie Gray The "In" Crowd The In Crowd: The Ultimate Mod Collection (disc 1)

DJ Comments: Best known for his 1973 hit "Drift Away"
2:19 The Beach Boys Good Vibrations The SMiLE Sessions Capitol

DJ Comments: The definitive SMiLE sessions release (up until now, at least) is a surefire "oh crap, I forgot to get Dad a Christmas gift, this looks pretty good"
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2:24 Oneohtrix Point Never Replica Replica Mexican Summer/Software

DJ Comments: Daniel Lopatin has been super busy this year, releasing a new (amazing!) OPN record, starting a record label (Software), banging out some 80s inspired synth jams with Joel Ford (Ford & Lopatin) and collaborating on FRKWYS Vol. 7.
2:29 Bon Iver Minnesota, WI Bon Iver Jagjaguwar

DJ Comments: A special deluxe version of Bon Iver is out Nov. 29th with an accompanying video / visual work (makes it sounds more 'deluxe') for each song
2:32 Amen Dunes Lower Mind Through Donkey Jaw Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: A strong contender for inclusion in Top 10 albums of the year? PERHAPS. It is that time for such list-making and whatnot
2:36 The Incredible String Band Air Wee Tam Hannibal

DJ Comments: Flirted with Scientology as a band not long after this release
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2:40 Dive Corvalis Sometime 7inch Captured Tracks

DJ Comments: Side project from Beach Fossils guitarist Zachary Cole Smith. This is off the Sometime 7" out now on Captured Tracks. Unsurprisingly, it's incredibly infectious
2:42 Woods Suffering Season At Echo Lake Woodsist

DJ Comments: Read up on Rear House Studios, run by Woods drummer Jarvis Taveniere. Band like Woods, Real Estate, The Babies and Vivian Girls have all recorded here -
2:45 The King Khan & BBQ Show Why Don't You Lie? What's for Dinner? Light in the Attic Records

DJ Comments: No longer together after a contentious tour through Asia and Australia. Presumably there was a lot of cheap beer and nudity bandied about before it happened.
2:49 Helene Smith Willing and Able Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label Numero Group

DJ Comments: Numero just released Eccentric Soul: The Nickel & Penny labels, a very cool compilation of obscure Chicago soul joints -
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2:52 Gui Boratto Flying Practice III Kompakt

DJ Comments: Check out his in studio performance from 2009 -
2:56 Factory Floor Two Different Ways (Original) Two Different Ways DFA

DJ Comments: Opened for Chris & Cosey (!) on several occasions this year
3:04 Trentemøller Tide (Modeselektor's Last Remix Ever) Reworked/Remixed In My Room

DJ Comments: From the Reworked / Remixed album out now! It's a double album of remixes he's done for other artists and those who've returned the favour, featuring the likes of UNKLE, Modeselektor, Mew and others.
3:09 Zola Jesus Seekir Conatus Sacred Bones

DJ Comments: Described her younger self as "delusional" and discusses a love of strange music from an early age -
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3:13 Disco Inferno The Last Dance The 5 EPs One Little Indian Records

DJ Comments: This English band were at their most fertile from 1992 - 1996 when they issued 5 EPs (assembled together on this reissue) and two stellar LPs.
3:17 Consignment Always Tired New Low ggnzla

DJ Comments: New band out of Seattle! They're on local label GGNZLA ('gorgonzola')
3:21 Afel Bocoum, Damon Albarn, Toumani Diabaté, Ko Kan Ko Sata Spoons Mali Music Honest Jon's Records

DJ Comments: Damon Albarn travelled to Mali in 2000 for Oxfam and played with a host of musicians in the countryside and in the capital city Bamako, recording and assembling the results for London-label Honest Jon's
3:26 Snorri Helgason Mockingbird Winter Sun

DJ Comments: Check out video of him and Ólöf Arnalds playing live at the Iceland Airwaves festival last month -
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3:31 Washed Out Call it Off Amor Fati 12" Weird World

DJ Comments: Clams Casino and Au Revoir Simone offer their remix talents for Washed Out's "Amor Fati" on this 12" release
3:34 Patten Fire Dream GLAQJO XAACSSO No Pain in Pop

DJ Comments: Not only is fairly little known about Patten, but even less is known about how to pronounce the album's title correctly.
3:39 This Will Destroy You Black Dunes (Holy Other's Woman in the Dunes Mix) Black Dunes

DJ Comments: This is the B side to a 7" This Will Destroy You is releasing Dec. 5th
3:43 The Field Is This Power Looping State of Mind Kompakt

DJ Comments: Last show of the year will be in England (Minehead) for ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas, although this is sounding quite the opposite
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3:51 The Moondoggies Changing Don't Be a Stranger Hardly Art

DJ Comments: Request!
3:56 The Creation If I Stay Too Long Our Music Is Red With Purple Flashes

DJ Comments: Lead guitarist Eddie Phillips was asked by Pete Townshend to join The Who, but he declined
4:00 Talking Heads Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) Remain in Light Sire Records

DJ Comments: Brian Eno's fingerprints are all over this album; he produced it, mixed it, played keys, sung backup vocals, and even slapped the bass.
4:05 Active Child Playing House (feat. How toDress Well) You Are All I See Vagrant

DJ Comments: How To Dress Well's website has a lot going, including nudity and music videos with a Jason Schwartzmann lookalike, but precious little sartorial advice -
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4:08 Youth Lagoon Afternoon The Year of Hibernation Fat Possum

DJ Comments: Learn more about this young lad from Boise here -
4:13 Kurt Vile Life's a Beach So Outta Reach Matador Records

DJ Comments: Kurt Vile discusses the cover to this new EP. Long story short? He passed out at a party after some libations. Bam. -
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4:17 Thee Oh Sees ContraptionSoul Desert Carrion Crawler/The Dream In the Red

DJ Comments: @ the Croc on Tuesday Nov 29! they are amazing live
4:22 Wavves I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl Life Sux Ghost Ramp

DJ Comments: Don't we all Nathan, don't we all...
4:27 Sonic Youth Kool Thing Goo Geffen Records

DJ Comments: Sixth album from Sonic Youth, first for a major label (Geffen) and the album that came after Daydream Nation
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4:32 USF Let's Just Hide It (feat. Big Spider's Back) The Spray Circle Into Square/Fake Four Inc.

DJ Comments: Check out the band's holiday card in the top right. Festive! -
4:35 Julia Holter Goddess Eyes Tragedy

DJ Comments: Scope this blunted video for "Try To Make Yourself a Work of Art" from her debut LP Tragedy -
4:38 Dan Deacon Snookered Bromst Carpark Records

DJ Comments: Playing the Neptune Theatre Sunday, Dec. 4th. He puts on a c-razzz-y (Ron Swanson voice), very crowd-involved show. Here's what you might expect -
4:46 Maria Minerva Pirate's Tale Cabaret Cixous Not Not Fun

DJ Comments: This is the debut LP from London-based Maria Minerva. The album title combines two of her faves: Cabaret Voltaire and writer Hélène Cixous
4:51 Kate Bush Hounds of Love Hounds of Love EMI Manhattan

DJ Comments: Her new album 50 Words for Snow is her first since 2005's Aerial
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4:55 Jónsi Boy Lilikoi Live at KEXP Volume Seven KEXP

DJ Comments: Makes an excellent stocking stuffer. Indeed, it stuffs into most hosiery with nary a problem -
4:59 Desire Under Your Spell Drive Lakeshore

DJ Comments: Featured oh so prominently in the movie Drive. Haven't seen it yet? Do.
5:00 Desire Under Your Spell Drive Lakeshore

DJ Comments: Featured oh so prominently in the movie Drive. Haven't seen it yet? Do.
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5:03 Star Slinger Moet and Reese

DJ Comments: The Moet & Alizee kept me pissy / Girls used to diss me / Now they write letters 'cuz they miss me -
5:06 Air France It Feels Good To Be Around You It Feels Good To Be Around You (Single) Sincerely Yours

DJ Comments: Free download!
5:10 M.I.A. Boyz Kala XL Recordings

DJ Comments: "MIA" is also the airport code for Miami International Airport, in case you're flying there today and hadn't realised it
5:14 DRC Music Hallo Kinshasa One Two Warp Records

DJ Comments: Damon Albarn assembled musicians from DR Congo along with Dan the Automator and Actress to record and see what happened for 5 days in Kinshasa -
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5:19 Air Playground Love The Virgin Suicides Astralwerks

DJ Comments: The sultry sax is back! (though did it ever really go away?)
5:22 Atlas Sound Te Amo Parallax 4AD

DJ Comments: The sketch for this song has been floating around Bradford's world for a while before appearing on Parallax. Take a listen to an earlier version of it called "Afternoon Drive" on the Bedroom Databank Vol. 1 (there's four of them, all available for free) -
5:26 Tame Impala Desire Be Desire Go Innerspeaker Modular Recordings

DJ Comments: Played some tunes here at KEXP all the way back in April -
5:31 Love Andmoreagain Forever Changes Elektra

DJ Comments: Love's third album. Robert Christgau only gave it an "A -" BOOOOOO!
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5:34 Sea Lions I Should Be Sleeping Everything You Wanted To Know About Sea Lions, But Were Afraid To Ask Slumberland

DJ Comments: In addition to sea lions they like Woody Allen, evidently
5:37 The Nerves When You Find Out One Way Ticket Alive Naturalsound Records

DJ Comments: 1977
5:38 Fred Williams & the Jewels Band Tell Her Eccentric Soul: Smart's Palace Numero Group

DJ Comments: More about Fred Williams here -
5:41 Modest Mouse Broke Building Nothing out of Something Up Records

DJ Comments: This is a collection of singles and rare tracks
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5:46 Tycho Coastal Brake Dive Ghostly International

DJ Comments: Out now!
5:50 Underworld Beautiful Burnout Oblivion With Bells ATO Records

As always, beware of 'a perpetual state of almost-deciding': a vacillatory suspension of skipping and skimming that offered 'the illusion of action and decision' but [i]s really an insidious form of paralysis" (Matthew Cole, Simon Reynolds).