PR018 – Such Awful Things Archive Link: PR018 – Such Awful Things

Pretty stoked to find out there was a new HEALTH record that appeared this week. Other new music from the xx, Swet Shop Boys, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Moon Duo. Old music from Beck, Flaming Lips, Mountain Goats. Some classics from Gil Scott-Heron, Shanghai’d Soul from Numero Group & Daptone Gold from…Daptone. And some old weirdness from Dan The Automator’s Lovage project with Mike Patton & Jennifer Charles.

First Hour:

  • 6:00am DJ Wiki Ben Theme by Marty Finkel on Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  • 6:00am The Ideal Husband by Father John Misty on I Love You, Honeybear(Sub Pop, 2015)
  • 6:04am I’m Sorry (For Not Finding You Sooner) by Japandroids on Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (Polyvinyl, 2017)
  • 6:06am Useless by Depeche Mode on Ultra (Mute, 1997)
  • 6:12am Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell by The Flaming Lips on Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (Warner, 2002)
  • 6:16am Sunday Sun by Beck on Sea Change (Geffen, 2002)
  • 6:21am Alpha Rats Nest by The Mountain Goats on Tallahassee (4AD, 2002)
  • 6:24am Lost (Clean) by Danny Brown on Atrocity Exhibition (Clean Version)(Warp, 2016)
  • 6:26am Legend Has It by Run The Jewels on RTJ3 (Mass Appeal, 2017)
  • 6:29am Swish Swish by Swet Shop Boys on Cashmere (Customs, 2016)
  • 6:34am Cult Of Moloch by Moon Duo on Occult Architecture Vol. 1 (Sacred Bones, 2017)
  • 6:41am I Love You More Than You Love Yourself by Austra on Future Politics (Domino, 2017)
  • 6:46am I Don’t Ever Wanna Leave California by Allison Crutchfield onTourist In This Town (Merge, 2017)
  • 6:49am Ladies And Wonderful Girls by Majestic Arrows on Shanghai’d Soul(Numero Group, 2016)
  • 6:52am Ladies by Lee Fields & The Expressions on My World (Truth & Soul, 2009)
  • 6:56am To Catch A Thief by Lovage on Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By (75 Ark, 2001)

Second Hour:

  • 7:00am 17th Street by Gil Scott-Heron on Village Gate 1976 (Klondike, 1976)
  • 7:06am Street Hustler by Madlib on Madlib Medicine Show No. 3: Beat Konducta in Africa (Stones Throw, 2010)
  • 7:08am 8 Millions Stories by A Tribe Called Quest on Midnight Marauders(Jive, 1993)
  • 7:13am Che Che Cole Makossa by Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra onDaptone Gold (Daptone, 2004)
  • 7:17am Everyday by William Onyeabor on Box Set 1 (Luaka Bop)
  • 7:22am Assàwt by Tinariwen on Elwan (ANTI, 2017)
  • 7:27am Born Brown by Hanni El Khatib on Savage Times (Innovative Leisure, 2016)
  • 7:29am Freedom by Ty Segall on Ty Segall (Drag City, 2017)
  • 7:31am Billabong Valley by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard on Flying Microtonal Banana (Flightless Records, 2016)
  • 7:35am On Hold by The xx on I See You (Young Turks, 2017)
  • 7:38am Shifter by Golden Donna on Golden Donna (Not Not Fun, 2012)
  • 7:44am Captain Easychord by Stereolab on Sound-Dust (Elektra, 2001)
  • 7:49am Senses by New Order on Peel Sessions (Strange Fruit, 1991)
  • 7:54am STONEFIST (BOYS NOIZE X EMPRESS OF RMX) by HEALTH onDISCO3+ (Loma Vista, 2017)

PR017 – Evil Is On The Other Side Archive Link: PR017 – Evil Is On The Other Side

Kind of beat down this week. Not too much to say.. Titular set includes Savages, Operators & Interpol. New hip-hop from Kate Tempest, Swetshop Boys, and Run The Jewels. Freaky stuff from Moon Duo, The Flaming Lips, and Cocteau Twins. New music from Priests, Cherry Glazzer, and Sleater-Kinney. Finally, some George Michael and Sharon Jones because why the hell not.

First Hour:

  • 6:00am DJ Wiki Ben Theme by Marty Finkel on Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  • 6:00am Ketamine For Breakfast by Kate Tempest on Let Them Eat Chaos(Lex Records)
  • 6:03am Half Moghul Half Mowgli by Swetshop Boys on Cashmere(Customs)
  • 6:06am Panther Like A Panther by Run The Jewels on RTJ3 (Mass Appeal)
  • 6:10am Evil by Savages on Adore Life (Matador)
  • 6:14am Evil by Operators on Blue Wave (Last Gang)
  • 6:17am Evil by Interpol on Antics (Matador)
  • 6:21am Cold Fear by Moon Duo on Occult Architecture, Vol. 1 (Sacred Bones)
  • 6:26am Stimulation by Preoccupations on Preoccupations (Secretly Canadian)
  • 6:30am Meds II by Total Control on Henge Beat (Iron Lung Records)
  • 6:36am I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone by Sleater-Kinney on Live In Paris(Sub Pop)
  • 6:38am Contre Le Sexisme by Sonic Youth on A Thousand Leaves (Geffen)
  • 6:42am I’m Against It by The Ramones on Road To Ruin (Rhino)
  • 6:45am Little House Of Savages by The Walkmen on Bows + Arrows(Record Collection)
  • 6:48am Weeds by Pulp on We Love Life (Rough Trade)
  • 6:52am Life Like Weeds by Modest Mouse on The Moon And Antarctica(Epic)
  • 6:59am JJ by Priests on Nothing Feels Natural (Sister Polygon)

Second Hour:

  • 7:01am Sad Girls Por Vida by Pretty Girls Make Graves on Good Health(Lookout! Records)
  • 7:05am Instantgratification by Cherry Glazzer on Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian)
  • 7:08am This Here Giraffe by The Flaming Lips on Clouds Taste Metallic(Warner)
  • 7:12am (Do The) Act Like You Never Met Me by TV Girl on Who Really Cares (Bandcamp)
  • 7:16am Giving Up The Gun by Vampire Weekend on Contra (XL)
  • 7:21am A Violent Transgression by Wax Idols on American Tragic (Collect Records)
  • 7:24am Metal Beasts by Tamaryn on Led Astray Washed Ashore(Troubleman Unlimited)
  • 7:30am Great Spangled Fritillary by Cocteau Twins on Echoes In A Shallow Bay (4AD)
  • 7:34am Killer / Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone by George Michael on Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael (Epic)
  • 7:38am Baby Give Up On It by Junior Boys on Big Black Coat (City Slang)
  • 7:42am Cannibal Babies by Geneva Jacuzzi on Technophelia (Medical Records)
  • 7:48am Your Thing Is A Drag by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings onNaturally (Daptone)
  • 7:52am Where Is The Love by Lee Fields & The Expressions on Special Night (Big Crown)
  • 7:56am Nevermore by Renaldo Domino on Shanghai’d Soul (Numero)

PR016 – The Ultimate Archive Link: PR016 – The Ultimate

Starting out the show with a joke track. No. Check that. It’s a track that started out as a joke, and then morphed into something wonderful. Start at the beginning. John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats was joking around on twitter with Rian Johnson, who is directing the new Star Wars movie. He suggested a song titled: The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones. Rian replied to John: PLEASE WRITE THIS. And so he did.

Still playing catch up to 2016, and it’s already February. Why did it take me so long to get Aesop Rock, Kate Tempest, and Bleached? Special shout-out to my friend Aaron who turned me on to The Scientists (and The Limiñanas back in the day). Also, I finally picked up Full Cold Moon by Cold Cave.

New (live) music from Sleater-Kinney, Cloud Nothings, Surfer Blood, and Japandroids. Going to play RTJ3 until I get through the whole thing. Belated tribute to William Onyeabor. Sending strength to Zachary Cole Smith from DIIV who just checked into rehab. Special shout out to Fire Retarded for deciding to change their name to Fire Heads.

First Hour:

  • 6:00am DJ Wiki Ben Theme Song by Marty Finkel on Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  • 6:01am The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All the Other Jedi and Eats Their Bones by The Mountain Goats on The Ultimate Jedi Who Wastes All The Other Jedi And Eats Their Bones (Self-Released / Soundcloud)
  • 6:03am Piazza, New York Catcher by Belle and Sebastian on Dear Catastrophe Waitress (Rough Trade Records)
  • 6:06am Anniversary Song by Lou Barlow on Apocalypse Fetish (Joyful Noise)
  • 6:10am Thieves! (Screamed the Ghost) (feat. Tunde Adebimpe) by Run The Jewels on Run The Jewels 3(Mass Appeal)
  • 6:14am Rings by Aesop Rock on The Impossible Kid (Rhymesayers)
  • 6:18am Europe Is Lost by Kate Tempest on Let Them Eat Chaos (Lex)
  • 6:24am Arc Of Bar by Japandroids on Near To The Wild Heart Of Life (Polyvinyl Records)
  • 6:31am Modern Act by Cloud Nothings on Life Without Sound (Carpark)
  • 6:35am Frozen by Surfer Blood on Snowdonia (Joyful Noise)
  • 6:39am Hypertension by William Onyeabor on Box Set (Luaka Bop)
  • 6:47am Dopamine by Diiv on Is The Is Are (Captured Tracks)
  • 6:51am Sleepwalking by Bleached on Welcome To The Worms (Secretly Canadian)
  • 6:56am Jumpers (Live) by Sleater-Kinney on Live In Paris (Sub Pop)

Second Hour:

  • 7:00am Sex Negative by Mall Walk on Funny Papers (Mt. St. Mtn.)
  • 7:03am Instantgratification by Cherry Glazzer on Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian)
  • 7:07am Dicktator by Fire Retarded on Scroggz Manor (Big Neck Records)
  • 7:08am I Don’t Like You by The Regrettes on Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner)
  • 7:11am Can’t Give It Away by Matt Lamkin on Where I’m Matt (Volar Records)
  • 7:17am God Made The World by Cold Cave on Full Cold Moon (Deathwish)
  • 7:22am Portland U by Black Marble on It’s Immaterial (Ghostly International)
  • 7:25am Future Politics by Austra on Future Politics (Domino)
  • 7:29am El Beach by The Limiñanas on Malamore (Trouble In Mind)
  • 7:32am Why I Say No by Jay Som on Turn Into (Polyvinyl)
  • 7:37am Resistance by Suuns on Hold/Still (Secretly Canadian)
  • 7:42am Bet Ya Lyin (Slink City Lee) by The Scientists on A Place Called Bad (Numero Group)
  • 7:45am The Awkward Ones by Martha on Blisters In The Pit Of My Heart (Fortuna Pop!)
  • 7:48am Expatriate by Allison Crutchfield on Tourist In This Town (Merge)
  • 7:51am The Stars Are Projectors by Modest Mouse on The Moon And Antarctica (Epic)

PR015 – Fifteen Years Ago Was Not That Long Ago Archive Link: PR015– Fifteen Years Ago Was Not That Long Ago

Hour one of the show is mainly music from 2016-2017. There’s a broken bassline on the Suuns track that made me jump back to 1996 for a hot second. Then back to Car Seat Headrest, Savages, Cherry Glazerr. New music from Japandroids, Run The Jewels, Austra, The Regrettes, and Braids.

Hour two of the show started as a discussion about RJD2’s Deadringer album. What grew out of it was a whole lot of nostalgia for yours truly. A little angry hip-hop, some electronic music, some rock, some weirdness. There were politicians that I disagreed with. The state of the world felt poor.

Thank goodness for Definitive Jux, brainchild of El-Producto & Amaechi Uzoigwe. Def Jux is how I first heard Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox, RJD2 and El-P. (No, I had not heard of Company Flow at the time.)

I am pretty sure that I first heard of Beth Orton on the Chemical Brothers’ Exit Planet Dust. As far as her solo work, I remember hearing Daybreaker before Central Reservation. I would have to dig out some mix CDs from the time to be sure.

But Doves. Oh man, Doves. I was so in love with that band. Ladytron, too. Both groups put out their second albums in 2002. Neither suffered from the sophomore slump. Who else? Throw in some Idlewild, Decemberists, and Trail Of Dead, and you take me back to a lot of live shows from that year.

I will continue this thread at another time. Maybe next week.

First Hour:

  • 6:00am DJ Wiki Ben (Grungy) by Marty Finkel on Theme Songs (Self-Released)
  • 6:00am Brainwash by Suuns on Hold/Still (Secretly Canadian)
  • 6:05am Enjoy (Further Over The Edge Mix) by Bjork on Telegram (Elektra)
  • 6:10am Christiansands by Tricky on Pre-Millenium Tension (Island)
  • 6:14am Fill In The Blank by Car Seat Headrest on Teens Of Denial (Matador)
  • 6:18am Sad Person by Savages on Adore Life (Matador Records)
  • 6:22am Trash People by Cherry Glazerr on Apocalipstick (Secretly Canadian)
  • 6:25am Rabies by Aesop Rock on The Impossible Kid (Rhymesayers)
  • 6:28am Hey Kids (Bumaye) by Run The Jewels on Run The Jewels 3 (Mass Appeal)
  • 6:31am When It Rain by Danny Brown on Atrocity exhibition (Warp)
  • 6:35am Gaia by Austra on Future Politics (Domino)
  • 6:38am Joni by Braids on Companion (Arbutus)
  • 6:41am Redefine by Trentemøller on Fixion (In My Room)
  • 6:46am In A Body Like A Grave by Japandroids on Near To The Wild Heart of Life (Polyvinyl Records)
  • 6:51am 40oz. On Repeat by Fidlar on Too (Mom + Pop)
  • 6:55am Moscow On Thames by Terry on Terry HQ (Upset The Rhythm)
  • 6:57am Sea Hearts by Honeyblood on Babes Never Die (FatCat)

Second Hour:

  • 7:01am A Human Living Girl by The Regrettes on Feel Your Feelings Fool! (Warner)
  • 7:04am Keep On Keepin’ On by Bleached on Welcome The Worms (Dead Oceans)
  • 7:09am Ghostwriter by RJD2 on Deadringer (Definitive Jux)
  • 7:14am Patriotism by El-P on Fantastic Damage (Definitive Jux)
  • 7:17am Ox Out The Cage by Cannibal Ox on The Cold Vein (Definitive Jux)
  • 7:21am Chemical Calisthenics by Blackalicious on Blazing Arrow (MCA Records)
  • 7:24am Closet Freak by Cee-Lo on Cee-Lo Green and his Perfect Imperfections (La Face)
  • 7:27am Schlock Mobster by MC Paul Barman on Pallelujah (House Husband Music)
  • 7:32am Extreme Ways by Moby on 18 (Mute)
  • 7:36am True Mathematics by Ladytron on Light & Magic (Emperor Norton)
  • 7:39am Daybreaker by Beth Orton on Daybreaker (Heavenly)
  • 7:43am Pounding by Doves on The Last Broadcast (Heavenly)
  • 7:47am You Held The World In Your Arms by Idlewild on The Remote Part (Capitol)
  • 7:51am Leslie Anne Levine by The Decemberists on Castaways and Cutouts (Kill Rock Stars)
  • 7:56am Relative Ways by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead on Source Tags & Codes (Interscope)