October 31, 2011


This one's for you.

October 28, 2011

Pushy Parents

Pushy Parents are a newish band from Stockholm, Sweden I would think would appeal to those who like Camera Obscura, Lali Puna, Shout Out Louds, '60s girl groups, Ladytron, The School - you know, peppy girl fronted sugar coated electronic pop goodness.

PS: They have a new single you can buy / listen to here.

And for good measure - super cute The School video.

If Only More Bands Sounded Like This

AKA Broadcast, I miss you so much.

October 27, 2011

If you like Guided By Voices

You are a nerd. That's at least what this IT Crowd episode tells me. I am sure being an American watching a UK show called IT Crowd doesn't make you a nerd at all. Crap. This might make me a triple nerd as I am taking it upon myself to blog about it all. Guilty x3.

New York Punk Brought to You by John Peel

School yourself.

October 23, 2011

Sex Church

Can't say I love the name but I am digging the band's music. Sex Church = gothic garage filled with reverb and rage. Imagine something like the Country Teasers joining forces with Birthday Party.

October 22, 2011

Early '90s Playlist

I have been meaning to post this forever. Here is the list of songs Kenny and I played when we did our Year That Punk Broke DJ night.

Slint - Good Morning, Captain
Polvo - Vibracobra
Pitchfork - Burn Pigs Burn
Coral - Your Reward
Jawbox - Grippe
Slant 6 - What Kind Of Monster
Vaselines - Molly's Lips
Nirvana - School
Skin Yard - The Lonely Place
Jesus Lizard - Fly on the Wall
Fluid - Black Glove
RFTC - Sturdy Wrists
Tad - Jinx
Mother Love Bone - Holy Roller
L7 - Shove
Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl
Hole - Teenage Whore
Lilys - February 14th
Shudder to Think - Chocolate
Hazel - She's Super Sonic
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Happy
Unrest - Cath Corrall
Seaweed - One out of Four
Faith No More - Falling to Pieces
Soundgarden - Outshined
Mudhoney - Touch Me I'm Sick
Sugarshack - Your a Freak
Helmet - Unsung
Melvins - Night Goat
Afghan Whigs - Hate It
Dinosaur Jr - Wagon
Teenage Fanclub - Star Sign
MBC - Honey Power
Swerverdriver -Son of a Mustang Ford
Screaming Trees - Nearly Lost You
Green Day - Paper Lanters
Jawbreaker - Chersterfield King
Pixies - Alec Eiffel
Smashing Pumpkins - Tristessa
Blur - There's No Other Way
Breeders - Cannonball
Alice In Chains - Would?
Soundgarden - Heretic (birthday request)
Pearl Jam - State of Love
Sonic Youth - Kool Thing
Veruca Salt - Seether  (birthday request)
Babes in Toyland - He's My Thing
Stone Temple Pilots - Wicked Garden
Archers of Loaf - Wrong
Superchunk - Slack Motherfucker
Mudhoney - In N Out of Grace
Rage Against the Machine - Freedom
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Dwarves - Drug Store

October 20, 2011

October 20th, 2011 : Cause & Effect : David Lynch

I think few people could have expected that the Eagle Scout gone film director of such mind melters like Eraserhead would go on to influence a whole new generation of music makers. Romantic, heartbreaking, unnerving  sexy, and mysterious; Lynch along with his most famous of musical collaborators Angelo Badalamenti are masters of creating a mood that can destroying your soul in way that is both haunting and beautiful. I don't know how anyone can be so masterful at marrying hope to sadness but they do it - no less adding layers of sexual tension and horror.

Follow me into the dark woods from 7PM to 9PM tonight on WRIR and don't forget your flashlight. You are going to need it. I will not only showcase the shadowy and seductive music from David's films and TV show Twin Peaks but I will also play lots of examples of his own music, including brand new music from his upcoming record Crazy Clown Time that will be released November 8th via Sundays Best Recordings. And yes, there are TONS of musicians making music that is worthy of a Lynch film and I will play many of those groups tonight as well.

UPDATE:    Download the whole show here.               The tracklisting is here.

October 15, 2011

Another favorite of 2011 : Still Corners

New record Creatures of an Hour is out now on Sub Pop and also wins a spot on my David Lynch radio show. (Although it is hard not to think of Broadcast and the Cranes too)

Favorite New Artist of 2011 (new to me at least) : Chelsea Wolf

Thanks to Talia for directing me towards her and as fate had it, a perfect fit for the David Lynch Cause + Effect show I am working on for this week. Her newest album Apokalypsis is out now on Pendu Sound Recordings.

October 13, 2011

October 13th, 2011 : Cause & Effect : NIRVANA

Tonight from 7PM to 9PM on WRIR I will explore the musical family tree that is NIRVANA. I am quite certain there will at least something for the experts on the group to those of you who still insist that Mudhoney were better.

I moved to Seattle in early 1994  at the age of 23 (right before Kurt's suicide) to work at record label called C/Z Records but I obsessively followed all things Seattle starting in the late '80s.  Because of this early passion for grunge, my private collection of early Sub Pop material (both printed matter and music) is rather extensive and in turn my knowledge of this scene comes from first hand experiences.

Rather accidentally I lucked into a part time job cleaning an artist's studio at the top of a lovely lakeside house that was a few doors down from where Kurt and Courtney lived. The side window overlooked a part of the Cobain property that offered a birds eye view of part of the building we all later learned in the press was where Kurt died. If there was terrible time to move to a city you spent half a decade worshipping, this was it. I grieved with the world as kid from NJ who grew up loving the music of NIRVANA and I certainly never expected life to lead me literally to death's door.

I think my story in many ways isn't exceptional. There were a lot of us who were around the same age as the members of NIRVANA and felt a deep connection with their songs, music that was rebellious, at times angry, and had lyrics that were ambiguous enough to make them your own. We all sort of grew up together and whether you knew the group or not, the death of Kurt represented not only the end of a band we loved, but our wild, troubled youth as well.

Tonight will not only be a nice excuse to visit some music that I know changed my life but maybe a few of yours too.

I can't legally read on air some of what the opening page of NIRVANA's press kit for Bleach says but I have posted it here for all to enjoy. I think this gives you a pretty good hint of what to expect from my show tonight.

UPDATE: The final tracklisting can be found here.
UPDATE 2: Download the whole show here.

October 6, 2011

October 6th, 2011: Cause & Effect : Death Cab For Cutie

JJ is at the helm of Cause &Effect tonight and his band of the evening is Death Cab For Cutie. Tune in from 7PM to 9PM tonight to hear about the band's influences, peers, side projects, and followers. Stream the show live at www.wrir.org.