Playlist, WSUM, 2013-07-23

Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold vs. Savages, Silence Yourself
Parquet Courts, Light Up Gold vs. Savages, Silence Yourself

First Hour:

  1. Take The Mirror [new release] by White Lung from Sorry [Deranged]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  2. Headache by Metz from Metz [Sub Pop]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  3. The Mule by Metz from Metz [Sub Pop]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  4. Light Up Gold II [new release] by Parquet Courts from Light Up Gold [Dull Tool]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  5. Army Of Me by Bjork from Post [Elektra]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  6. Ohm [new release] by Yo La Tengo from Fade [Matador]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  7. Cake by Toro Y Moi from Fade [Matador]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  8. New Year by The Breeders from Last Splash [4AD]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  9. Another Morning Stoner by …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead from Source Tags & Codes [Interscope]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  10. Strife [new release] by Savages from Silence Yourself [Matador]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  11. Stoned And Starving by Parquet Courts from Light Up Gold [Dull Tool]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  12. Doubles & Trebels [new release] by Wire from Change Becomes Us [Pink Flag]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  13. Low Life Form [new release] by Swans from Swans Are Dead [Young God]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  14. We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic [new release] by Foxygen from We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic [Jagjaguwar]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  15. Boys Are Back In Town by Belle & Sebastian from Live In Belfast 2001 [Matador]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]

Second Hour:

  1. XXXO by MIA from MAYA [XL]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  2. When A Fire Starts To Burn [new release] by Disclosure from Settle [Cherry Tree/Interscope]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  3. Runaway Love by Diamond Rings from Free Dimensional [Astralwerks]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  4. Silver Sands by Stereolab from Chemical Chords [4AD]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  5. Lost Highway [new release] by Replacements from Songs For Slim [New West]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  6. Out Of The Woods [new release] by Foals from Holy Fire [Transgressive / Warner]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  7. Blinded By The Light by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band from White Label [Warner]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  8. One Of These Things First by Nick Drake from Way To Blue (An Introduction To Nic [Island]
    tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  9. You Left Me First by Marty Finkel from Might Be Found [Slothtrop]
    tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  10. Brown Bottle by Count This Penny [a local artist] from Gone [Duster]
    tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  11. Dead Like You by Wax Idols from No Future [Hozac Records]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  12. Breathe The Fire by The Soft Moon from The Soft Moon [Captured Tracks]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  13. Beautiful Object [new release] by Glass Candy from After Dark 2 [Italians Do It Better]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  14. Shimmy Shimmy Ya by El Michels Affair from Enter The 37th Chamber [Cinematic Soul / Truth & Soul]
    tagged with genre(s): [experimental] [hip hop]

Upcoming Shows (in Madison, unless otherwise noted):

Playlist, WSUM, 2013-07-16

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First Hour:

  1. Radio Hook Word Hit [new release] by Replacements from Songs For Slim [New West]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  2. No Face [new release] by Savages from Silence Yourself [Matador]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  3. Anonymous [new release] by Desaparecidos from Anonymous [Self-Released]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  4. Evil Friends [new release] by Portugal, The Man from Evil Friends [Atlantic]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  5. The Real Thing [new release] by Phoenix from Bankrupt! [Glassnote]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  6. Johnny Bagga’ Donuts [new release] by Palma Violets from 180 [Rough Trade]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  7. Crawling After You [new release] by Bass Drum Of Death from Bass Drum Of Death [Innovative Leisure]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  8. Rat House [new release] by Shannon And The Clams from Dreams In The Rat House [Hardly Art]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  9. Stone Fox [new release] by King Tuff from Was Dead [Burger Records]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  10. House Of Lords [new release] by Haunted Hearts from House Of Lords 7″ [Zoo Music]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  11. Excursions Into “oh, a-oh” by Stereolab from Excursions Into “oh, a-oh” 7″ [Too Pure]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  12. I Bleed by Pixies from Dolittle [4AD]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  13. Step by Vampire Weekend from Modern Vampires Of The City [XL]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  14. Police And Thieves by The Clash from The Clash [Reissue: Drastic Plastic]

Second Hour:

  1. Glorious Dawn by Carl Sagan feat. Stephen Hawking from Glorious Dawn 7″ [Third Man]
    tagged with genre(s): [experimental]
  2. AD RE: Ian [new release] by Wax Idols from Discipline & Desire [Slumberland]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  3. Notion [new release] by Girls Names from The New Life [Slumberland]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  4. Projektion [new release] by Girls Names from The New Life [Slumberland]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  5. Sleepwalking [new release] by Deerhunter from Monomania [4AD]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  6. Prelude [new release] by Foals from Holy Fire [Warner / Transgressive]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  7. Inhaler [new release] by Foals from Holy Fire [Warner / Transgressive]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  8. Ghosts And Creatures [new release] by Telekinesis! from Dormarion [Merge]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  9. Arab Spring by Literature from Arab Spring [Square Of Opposition]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  10. Incarcerated Scarfaces by El Michels Affair from Enter The 37th Chamber [Cinematic Soul / Truth & Soul]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  11. Light Eyes [new release] by SISU from Light Eyes [Monoprism]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  12. The Cabinet by Das Kabinette from Minimal Wave Tapes, Vol. 1 [Stones Throw / Minimal Wave]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  13. Love Calls You By Your Name by Leonard Cohen from Songs Of Love And Hate [Columbia]
    tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  14. I’m Alive [new release] by The Hussy from Clothes Mountain [Red Lounge]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock] [punk/ska]

Upcoming Shows (in Madison, unless otherwise noted):

Playlist, WSUM, 2013-07-09

John Cale, All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem) vs. Eddie Hazel, California Dreaming (The Mamas & The Papas)
John Cale, All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem) vs. Eddie Hazel, California Dreaming (The Mamas & The Papas)

First Hour:

  1. All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover) by John Cale from All My Friends 7″ [DFA]
    tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  2. California Dreaming (Mamas & Papas cover) by Eddie Hazel from Calfornia Dreaming 7″ [Warner]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  3. Just Dropped In To See What Condition (My Condition Was In) by Sharon Jones from Just Dropped In To See What Condition (My Condition Was In) 7″ [Daptone]
    tagged with genre(s): [blues]
  4. The Weight by Aretha Franklin from The Weight 7″ [Atlantic]
    tagged with genre(s): [blues]
  5. Heart Of Gold by Charles Bradley from Heart Of Gold 7″ [Dunham]
    tagged with genre(s): [blues]
  6. Wild Thing by Fancy from Wild Thing 7″ [Big Tree Records]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  7. The Model by Big Black from The Model 7″ [Touch And Go]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  8. Bring The Ruckus by El Michels Affair from Bring The Ruckus 7″ [Truth And Soul]
    tagged with genre(s): [hip hop]
  9. Blackbird by Billy Preston from Blackbird 7″ [A&M]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  10. I Want You Back by Finger 5 from I Want You Back 7″ [Dynamite Soul]
    tagged with genre(s): [blues]
  11. Eleanor Rigby by Ray Charles from Eleanor Rigby 7″ [ABC Records]
    tagged with genre(s): [blues]
  12. Popcorn Santana by East Of The Underground from Popcorn Santana 7″ [BBE]
    tagged with genre(s): [blues]

Second Hour:

  1. Killing (In The Name Of) by The Apples from Killing (In The Name Of) 7″ [Freestyle]
    tagged with genre(s): [hip hop]
  2. Clap Clap Clap by Fucked Up from Rated G.G. 7″ [WFMU]
    tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  3. The Right Stuff by Baron Zen from The Right Stuff 7″ [Stones Throw]
    tagged with genre(s): [experimental]
  4. Get Ready for the Young Folks by Temptations vs. PB&J from Get Ready for the Young Folks 7″ [Token Reclusive]
    tagged with genre(s): [blues]
  5. Amen Brother by The Winstons from Amen Brother 7″ [Metro Media Records]
    tagged with genre(s): [hip hop] [blues]
  6. You Be Illin’ by Carolina Chocolate Drops from You Be Illin’ 7″ [RSD12]
    tagged with genre(s): [hip hop] [blues]
  7. Eight Days A Week by The Dandy Warhols from Get Off 7″ [Capitol]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  8. Modern Romance by TV On The Radio from New Health Rock 7″ [Touch And Go]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  9. Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies [new release] by Black Lips from RSD13, Black Lips / Icky Blossoms Split 7″ [Saddle Creek]
    tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  10. Jack The Ripper by Japandroids from House That Heaven Built 7″ [Polyvinyl]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  11. Fallout & Fire [new release] by R.Ring (Kelley Deal) from Fallout & Fire 7″ [MISRA/Bloodshot]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  12. Walking With A Killer [new release] by Kim Deal from Walking With A Killer 7″ [Self-Released]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  13. I Just Started Hating Someone Today by Beck from I Just Started Hating Someone Today 7″ [Third Man]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]

Bonus Beck (for his birthday, 08 July 1970):

  • Blue Randy by Beck from I Just Started Hating Someone Today 7″ [Third Man]
    tagged with genre(s): [rock]

Upcoming Shows (in Madison, unless otherwise noted):

CD Review – Majical Cloudz, Impersonator, Matador, 2013

Majical Cloudz, Impersonator
Majical Cloudz, Impersonator, Matador, 2013

Library Classification: Electronic
File Under: M

Artist: Majical Cloudz
Title: Impersonator
Label: Matador

Date(s) Recorded: 2013
Date Released: 2013-05-22
Date Received: 2013-05-15

Clean: All
Indecent: None

RIYL: Active Child, Perfume Genius, Youth Lagoon, Bedroom Pop
Play: 1-Impersonator, 3-Childhood’s End, 5-Mister, 8-Illusion, 9-Bugs Don’t Buzz

Comments:

This album is not in a hurry. Devon Welsch (vox) and Matthew Otto (synths) have made a record of intense emotion that asks you to accept it on its own terms and at its own pace. The album comes off like a series of Raymond Carver stories set to a sparse electronic score. The characters struggle with heavy themes: self doubt, “I’m a liar. I say I make music” (1-Impersonator), “Someone died, gunshot right outside, your father, he is dead” (3-Childhood’s End), and “Hey man, sooner or later you’ll be dead” (10-Notebook).

As bleak or as simple or existential as the lyrics seem, there’s a real sweetness to the music — like an old Irish tune, or a Smiths song. That’s where the album really succeeds, in that contrast, that synthesis of catharsis and synths.

-DJWB

Playlist, WSUM, 2013-07-02

Slumberland Records 2013: Veronica Falls, Waiting For Something To Happen vs. Wax Idols, Discipline And Desire vs. Girls Names, The New Life.
Slumberland Records 2013: Veronica Falls, Waiting For Something To Happen vs. Wax Idols, Discipline And Desire vs. Girls Names, The New Life.

First Hour:

  1. There There by Radiohead from Hail To The Thief [EMI] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  2. Harrowdown Hill by Thom Yorke from The Eraser [XL] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  3. Judge, Jury And Executioner by Atoms For Peace from Amok [XL] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  4. My Heart Beats [new release] by Veronica Falls from Waiting For Something To Happen [Slumberland] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  5. The Cartoonist [new release] by Wax Idols from Discipline & Desire [Slumberland] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  6. Pittura Infamante [new release] by Girls Names from The New Life [Slumberland] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  7. Feel Bad No More [new release] by Evan Murdock And The Imperfect Strangers [a local artist] from Feel Bad No More [Evan Murdock Music] tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  8. Dead Snow [new release] by Buildings On Buildings [a local artist] from Buildings On Buildings [Self-Released / Bandcamp] tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  9. No One Here by Count This Penny [a local artist] from Gone [Duster] tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  10. All Of My Memories [new release] by Kathleen Edwards from The Music Is You – A Tribute To John Denver [compilation] [ATO] tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  11. Henry Lee feat. PJ Harvey by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from Murder Ballads [Reprise] tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  12. To Make It Beautiful [new release] by Os Mutantes from Fool Metal Jack [Krian Music Group] tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  13. Station (Meet Me At The) [new release] by !!! from THR!!!ER [Warp] tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  14. I Cannot Love You by Telekinesis! from 12 Desperate Straight Lines [Merge] tagged with genre(s): [rock]

Second Hour:

  1. Drive It All Over Me by My Bloody Valentine from You Made Me Realize [Creation] tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  2. Red Eyes And Tears by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club from B.R.M.C. [Abstract Dragon] tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  3. Through The Deep, Dark Wood [new release] by The Veils from Time Stays, We Go [Pitch Beast] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  4. A Martyr For My Love For You by The White Stripes from Icky Thump [Third Man] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  5. Shu Ba Du Ba Loo Ba by Serge Gainsbourg from Comic Strip [Island] tagged with genre(s): [rock] [world] [jazz]
  6. Beat It / Billie Jean by Mathieu Boogaerts from J’en Ai Marre D’etre Deux [Island] tagged with genre(s): [rock] [world] [jazz]
  7. Longanisse [new release] by The Liminañas from Crystal Anis [Hozac Records] tagged with genre(s): [rock] [world]
  8. Broken [new release] by Depeche Mode from Delta Machine [Columbia] tagged with genre(s): [electronica]
  9. Dream Captain [new release] by Deerhunter from Monomania [4AD] tagged with genre(s): [rock] [experimental]
  10. Oh My Golly! by Pixies from Surfer Rosa [4AD] tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  11. You Stopped Making Sense by The Radio Dept. from Clinging To A Scheme [Labrador] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  12. Girlfriend Is Better by Talking Heads from Speaking In Tongues [Warner] tagged with genre(s): [rock]
  13. Time To Run [new release] by Lord Huron from Lonesome Dreams [Iamsound] tagged with genre(s): [folk/country]
  14. Bagboy [new release] by Pixies from Bagboy [Self-Released] tagged with genre(s): [loud lock]
  15. Weirdo by New Order from Brotherhood [Qwest/Factory] tagged with genre(s): [electronica]

Upcoming Shows (in Madison, unless otherwise noted):