PR011 – Take A Van Archive Link: PR011 – Take A Van

My house tried to kill me last week. I had to see a doctor & get a tetanus shot. I survived. I couldn’t stop thinking about a song by The Faint.Take Me To The Hospital became the seed of this show. Everything But The Girl & Oakland’s Mall Walk provided the rest of the soundtrack to that incident.

While 2016 has been a dumpster fire of a year, there have been some incredible hip-hop albums. A Tribe Called Quest, Danny Brown, and NxWorries / Anderson.Paak are all reasons to believe. Electronic albums from Trentemøller, Junior Boys, and TV Girl aren’t half bad. Vanishing Twin remind me of Stereolab, and that’s a good thing.

Rock-wise, Sad13, PinkShinyUltraBlast, and Sunflower Bean each bring other bands to mind, but none of them too quickly. That is to say, they all sound like themselves. Influences shine through on repeat listens. Also, I decided to revisit the Medical Records catalog, and pulled out Post-Industrial Noise, Alexander Robotnick, and Psychic Youth.

First Hour:

  • Take Me To The Hospital by The Faint on Saddle Creek 50 (Saddle Creek 50)
  • Walking Wounded by Everything But The Girl on Walking Wounded (Atlantic)
  • Death In Small Increments by Mall Walk on Funny Papers (Mt. St. Mtn.)
  • The Space Program by A Tribe Called Quest on We got it from Here… Thank You for your Service (Epic)
  • Goldust by Danny Brown on Atrocity Exhibition (Warp)
  • Best One by NxWorries on Yes Lawd (Stones Throw)
  • Tricky Kid by Tricky on Pre-Millenium Tension (Island)
  • My Conviction by Trentemøller on Fixion (In My Room)
  • What You Won’t Do For Love by Junior Boys on Big Black Coat (City Slang)
  • The Conservation Of Energy by Vanishing Twin on Choose Your Own Adventure (Soundway)
  • Kyberneticka Babicka Pt. 2 by Stereolab on Fab Four Suture (Too Pure)
  • Ultra-Powerful Short Wave Radio Picks Up Music From Venus by Yo La Tengo on Genius + Love = Yo La Tengo (Matador)
  • Krampus (In Love) by Sad13 on Slugger (Carpark)
  • The Blonde by TV Girl on French Exit (Self-Released)
  • Duplex Planet by Deerhunter on Fading Frontier (4AD)

Second Hour:

  • LVL UP by Pain on Return To Love (Sub Pop)
  • For You Always by Minor Victories on Minor Victories (Fat Possum)
  • Strange Mercy by St. Vincent on Strange Mercy (4AD)
  • Happy Xmas (War Is Over) by Father John Misty on Live (Not On Label)
  • Suzy Snowflake by Soul Coughing on Made Especially For You By Soul Coughing (Warner)
  • Christmas in E.C. by Brazzaville on Welcome To Brazzaville (Mimcry Records)
  • Kiddy Pool Dreams by Pinkshinyultrablast on Kiddy Pool Dreams (Club Reverence by Jesus And Mary Chain on Honey’s Dead (Plain Recordings)
  • My Weakness by A Place To Bury Strangers on A Place To Bury Strangers(Killer Pimp)
  • Eyes by Post Industrial Noise on The Official Post Industrial Noise Anthology(Medical Records)
  • Problemes D’Amour by Alexander Robotnick on Ce N’Est Q’Un Debut(Medical Records)
  • Step In Time by Psychic Youth on Electroconvulsive Therapy Vol 1 (Medical Records)
  • Human Ceremony by Sunflower Bean on Human Ceremony (Fat Possum)

Author: djwikiben

DJ based in Berkeley, CA. Originally from Omaha, NE. Lived in Madison, WI for a while. Musical omnivore interested in electronic, garage, britpop, indie rock, hip-hop, funk and soul, among other things.

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