Episode 132. mp3. Released October 29, 2012.
Hip to the hop to the women spitting fire, to the grimy indie NY, hi concept trippin’, waxing political over smooth soulful grooves, harsh or melodic, driving hard and fast, drug dealing and inhaling, jailing, banging bangers and introspective next level mind bending horny bullishittt. Sexy, dangerous and sometimes weird.
And you don’t stop.
And some idiot said that hip hop is dead. And some fools think all hip hop sounds the same. For your listening pleasure: 28 examples of why this game is just starting.
- Mr OIZO / TOODOO (feat. Carmen Castro) / STADE 3 (2012)
- Azealia Banks / 212 (feat. Lazy Jay) (2012)
- Angel Haze / Werkin’ Girls / Reservation (2012)
- M.I.A. / Bad Girls / Bad Girls Single (2012)
- Kendrick Lamar / Swimming Pools (Drank) / good kid, m.A.A.d. city (2012)
- Missy Elliott / Triple Threat (with Timbaland) (2012)
- Freddie Gibbs / Kush Cloud (feat. Krayzie Bone & SpaceGhostPurrp) / Baby Face Killa (2012)
- Nas / Loco-Motive (feat. Large Professor) / Life Is Good (2012)
- Brother Ali / Not A Day Goes By / Not A Day Goes By (2012)
- Killer Mike / Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I., Trouble) / R.A.P. Music (2012)
- Money Making Jam Boys / Tear It Down / Money Making Jam Boys (2011)
- Action Bronson / Steve Wynn / Blue Chips (2012)
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Thrift Shop (feat. Wanz) / The Heist (2012)
- Clipse / Young Boy / Lord Willin’ (2002)
- Jay Electronica / Exhibit A (Transformations) / Best Of So Far (2010)
- Raekwon / Penitentiary (feat. Ghostface Killah) / Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II (2009)
- Le1f / Wut (5kinAndBone5) / Dark York (2012)
- Blu / Doin’ Nothin’ (Feat. U-God) / N O Y O R K . (2011)
- Cadence Weapon / 88 / (2012)
- Joey Bada$$ / Killuminati (Feat. Capital STEEZ) / 1999 (2012)
- Edan / Making Planets (feat. Mr. Lif) / Beauty and the Beat (2005)
- Saukrates / Remember Me / Season One (2012)
- Shad / new Don / Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness (2012)
- Strong Arm Steady / Best of Times (feat. Phonte) / The Search For Stoney Jackson (2010)
- Kanye West / White Dress / Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack (2012)
- Big K.R.I.T. / Dreamin’ / Return Of 4Eva (2011)
- Little Brother / The Listening / The Listening (2002)
- Main Attrakionz / Do It For The Bay (feat. DaVinci) / Bossalinis & Fooliyones (2012)
Episode 131. mp3. Released October 21, 2012.
It’s autumn. Falling leaves brush guitar strings as some hippy sings about his bursting heart. twank twank twank. OH GAWD I CAN HAS EMOTIONS. Good for you!(?). It starts to rain and the wind turns cold. Cloud grey, dying leaf yellow, deadleaf rot brown. Misery, hope and ennui. Together in this slow dance of tired metaphors (<-- laaaame). AKA. Autumn birthed folk music and that mmm deep feeling of suspended nostalgia and disembodied sadness.
- Sharon Van Etten / Don’t Do It / Epic (2010)
- Soap&Skin / Thanatos / Lovetune For Vacuum (2009)
- DM Stith / Thanksgiving Moon / Heavy Ghost (2009)
- Fleet Foxes / Tiger Mountain Peasant Song / Ragged Wood (2008)
- Calexico / Para / Algiers (2012)
- David Sylvian / The Boy with the Gun / Secrets of the Beehive (1987)
- Bat for Lashes / Laura / The Haunted Man (2012)
- Scott Walker / Plastic Palace People / Scott 2 (1968)
- Vic Chesnutt / Flirted With You All My Life / At the Cut (2011)
- Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds / Sad Waters / Your Funeral… My Trial (1986)
- Laura Marling / Devil’s Spoke / I Speak Because I Can (2010)
- Tindersticks / This Fire of Autumn / the something rain (2012)
- Talk Talk / Ascension Day / Laughing Stock (1991)
- Bark Psychosis / Absent Friend / Hex (1994)
- Bill Callahan / Jim Cain / Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle (2009)
- Nick Drake / Fly / Bryter Later (1970)
- Gillian Welch / Everything Is Free / Time (The Revelator) (2001)
- Neil Young / Ambulance Blues / On The Beach (1974)
Episode 130. mp3. Released September 28, 2012.
A lot of songs on parade here that have been in the queue for a long time (Yea, I got a queue of songa waiting for their time to shine. It goes back 5 years, and not as much has been coming out of it lately; you could say there was a bit of a blockage, but please don’t).
A bit of a gamut, but mostly I think you could call it electronica and indie pop/rock.
- Warsaw Village Band / 1,5 H / Infinity (2008)
- Kno / The New Day (Death Has No Meaning) / Death Is Silent (2010)
- Jessie Ware / Wildest Moments / Devotion (2012)
- Cults / Walk At Night / Cults (2011)
- CFCF / You Hear Colours / Continent (2009)
- Pariah / Railroad / Safehouses EP (2010)
- The KLF / Wichita Lineman Was A Song I Once Heard / Chill Out (1990)
- Twin Shadow / When The Movie’s Over / Confess (2012)
- Matthew Dear / Her Fantasy / Beams (2012)
- Menomena / Pique / Moms (2012)
- The New Pornographers / Crash Years / Together (2010)
- Owen Pallett / E Is for Estranged / Heartland (2010)
- Arcade Fire / Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) / The Suburbs (2010)
- Susanne Sundfør / The Brothel / The Brothel (2010)
- Brian Eno / Under Stars / Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks (1983)
- Burial / Ashtray Wasp / Street Halo Kindred (2012)
- Radiohead / Codex / The King Of Limbs (2011)
Episode 129. mp3. Released September 8, 2012.
Just flat out rocking, really.
Raw, amped, riffed, squelching, howling, rocking, rolling, kicking.
- Grinderman / Mickey Mouse and The Goodbye Man / Grinderman 2 (2010)
- Ty Segall / Girlfriend / Melted (2010)
- The King Khan & BBQ Show / Zombies / What’s For Dinner? (2006)
- Oblivians / Mary Lou / Play 9 Songs With Mr. Quintron (1997)
- The Sonics / Have Love Will Travel / Here Are The Sonics (1965)
- Reigning Sound / Stormy Weather / Time Bomb High School (2002)
- Thee Oh Sees / The Dream / Carrion Crawler/The Dream (2011)
- Sleater-Kinney / Jumpers / The Woods (2005)
- Japandroids / The House That Heaven Built / Celebration Rock (2012)
- Titus Andronicus / A More Perfect Union / The Monitor (2010)
- DIIV / Doused / Oshin (2012)
- The Fresh & Onlys / Waterfall / Play It Strange (2010)
- The Gaslight Anthem / The Queen of Lower Chelsea / American Slang (2010)
- Iggy & The Stooges / Gimme Danger / Raw Power (1973)
- The Constantines / Long Distance Four / The Constantines (2001)
- The Walkmen / Blue as Your Blood / Lisbon (2010)
- Grizzly Bear / Yet Again / Shields (2012)
- Dirty Projectors / Gun Has No Trigger / Swing Lo Magellan (2012)
- Deerhunter / Helicopter / Halcyon Digest (2010)
- Swans / Avatar / The Seer (2012)
Episode 128. mp3. Released July 14, 2012.
As far as invalidating genres, there’s two types of rather divergent ‘garage’ music on here. Mostly though it’s a half of dubby techno and a half of darkish hip hop bookended by proto and posto punkishness. The overall feeling is a bit heavy and unnerving. In a good way of course.
Special shout out to Clams Casino for his production on ‘The Fall’ (and a number of tracks in previous episodes), El-P for his production on Untitled and all of the fantastic R.A.P. Music (and his own track two songs later), and Suicide for showing up to do the original version of the song Neneh Cherry and The Thing covered last time.
- Monks / Monk Time / Black Monks Time (1966)
- Big Black / Bad Penny / Songs About Fucking (1987)
- Porter Ricks / Nautical Dub / Biokinetics (1996)
- Cut Hands / Impassion / Afro Noise I (2011)
- Sandwell District / Falling The Same Way / Feed Forward (2011)
- Ramadanman / Don’t Change for Me / Ramadanman EP (2010)
- Instra:mental / Watching You / Single (2009)
- Engage / Helium / The Future Sound Of Russia (2009)
- Scuba / July / Personality (2012)
- The Weeknd / The Fall / Echoes Of Silence / (2011)
- Killer Mike / Untitled (Feat. Scar) / R.A.P. Music (2012)
- Aesop Rock / Zero Dark Thirty / Skelethon (2012)
- El-P / Drones Over Bklyn / Cancer For Cure (2012)
- Shabazz Palaces / Swerve… The reeping of all that is worthwhile (Noir not withstanding) / Black Up (2011)
- Dr. Octagon / Blue Flowers / Dr. Octagonecologyst (1996)
- Freddie Gibbs / National Anthem (Fuck The World) / Str8 Killa EP (2010)
- Suicide / Dream Baby Dream / Single (1979)
- The Horrors / Sea Within A Sea / Primary Colours (2009)
Episode 127. mp3. Released June 29, 2012.
Just think about the title intently as you listen to each song on this. It will all eventually make sense. No. Not that.
Highlights include: Damon finally pulls out the Mingus, real good groovin’, 2 very hard to beat covers right in a row after the dead boy, plus Dr John’s latest album is everything I could ask for.
- Erykah Badu / Window Seat / New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) (2010)
- Chet Faker / Terms and Conditions / Thinking In Textures (2012)
- Freestyle Fellowship / Park Bench People / Innercity Griots (1993)
- Charles Mingus / Group Dancers / The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (1963)
- Miles Davis / All Blues / Kind of Blue (1959)
- Machine Drum / She Died There / Room(s) (2011)
- XXXY / I Know This (Can’t Be Love) / Everything EP (2012)
- MJ Cole / Sincere (Re-Cue’d) / Sincere (2006)
- Cooly G / Landscapes / Playin Me (2012)
- Disclosure / What’s In Your Head / The Face EP (2012)
- Maceo Plex / Can’t Leave You (Original Mix) / Sweating Tears EP (2011)
- Deadboy / Wish U Were Here / Here (2011)
- CFCF / Exercise #5 (September) / Exercise (2012)
- Neneh Cherry & The Thing / Dream Baby Dream / The Cherry Thing (2012)
- Dr. John / Big Shot / Locked Down (2012)
- The Music Machine / Talk Talk / (Turn On) The Music Machine (1966)
- The Undertones / Teenage Kicks / EP (1978)