Saturday, October 18, 2014

David Lynch Tribute

Celebrating the return of David Lynch and Mark frost to the world of Twin Peaks, here's a brief look at some of the music that inspired David Lynch, some of the music his work has inspired, and other songs that fit well within that Lynchian milieu.
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The Viscounts - Harlem Nocturne (1959)
Corsairs - Smoky Places (1962)
Jimmy Clanton & His Rockets - Just A Dream (1958)
Tom Waits - Dead and Lovely (Real Gone - 2004)

Dope - Dark Night of the Soul [David Lynch cover] (self released online 2014)
David Lynch - The Big Dream [Moby Reversion feat. Mindy Jones] (The Big Dream Remix EP - 2014)
Widowspeak - Wicked Game [Chris Isaak cover] (Gun Shy 7" - 2011
Chrysta Bell & David Lynch - Real Love (This Train - 2011)

Bohren & der Club of Gore - Prowler (Sunset Mission - 2005)
David Lynch feat. Lykke Li - I'm Waiting Here (I'm Waiting Here 7" - 2013)
Ringo Deathstarr - Just You [Twin Peaks season 2 cover] (Shadow EP - 2012)
Pluramon feat. Julee Cruise (Dreams Top Rock - 2003)
Antony & the Johnsons - Mysteries of Love [Julee Cruise cover] (I Fell in Love With a Dead Boy EP - 2001)

Long time listeners may also remember a past show exploring the musical worlds of David Lynch. For those interested, that episode is archived here.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

A Dark Ambient October

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Young Magic - Holographic (Breathing Statues - 2014)
Trentemøller - Deceive (feat. Sune Rose Wagner) - (Lost - 2013)
Portishead - The Rip (Third - 2008)
The Acid - Veda (Liminal - 2014)

Vaults - Premonitions (Premonitions 7" - 2014)
Purity Ring - Cartographist (Shrines - 2012)
Holy Other - In Difference (Held - 2012)
Wife - A Nature (Shards) - (What's Between - 2014)

Maya Jane Coles (feat. Karin Park) - Everything (Comfort - 2013)
Grimes - Visiting Statue (Visions - 2012)
oOoOO - Break Yr Heartt (Our Loving Is Hurting Us - 2012)
Hundred Waters - Chambers (Passing Train) - (Moon Rang Like A Bell - 2014)
Rainer Veil - Strangers (New Brutalism - 2014)

Fever Ray - Dry and Dusty (Fever Ray - 2009)

Friday, September 26, 2014

New tracks for 2014

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Perfume Genius - Grid (Too Bright - 2014)
Absolutely Free - Beneath the Air (Absolutely Free - Out 10/14)
The Raveonettes - Wake Me Up (Pe'Ahi - 2014)
The Twilight Sad - There's A Girl in the Corner (Nobody Wants to Be Here and Nobody Wants to Leave - Out 11/4)

Break - Max Richter - Cathodes (24 Postcards in Full Color)

Vessel - Red Sex (Punish, Honey - 2014)
Driftmachine - Call Mr. Moriba (Noctournes - 2014)
Foxes in Fiction - Ontario Gothic (Ontario Gothic - 2014)
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Double Dutch (Sea When Absent - 2014)
MONO - Where We Begin (The Last Dawn - Out 10/28)

This Will Destroy You - Memory Loss (Another Language - 2014)
Grouper - Call Across Rooms (Ruins - Out 10/28)
Swans - To Be Kind (To Be Kind - 2014)

BtWoS 9-19-2014

Apologies for the uber late upload.

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Bauhaus - Double Dare (In the Flat Field - 1980)
The Damned - Lively Arts (The Black Album - 1980)
Warsaw - They Walked in Line (Warsaw - 1978)
The Cure - World War (Boys Don't Cry - 1980)
Depeche Mode - People Are People (Some Great Reward - 1984)

The Clash - Know Your Rights (Combat Rock - 1982)
Patti Smith - Free Money (Horses - 1975)
The Slits - Typical Girls (Cut - 1979)
X-Ray Spex - Oh Bondage, Up Yours (Oh Bondage, Up Yours 7" - 1977)
Poison Girls - Price of Grain (The Price of Grain & the Price of Blood 10" - 1985)

Break - Massive Attack - Exchange (Mezzanine - 1998)

Tricky - Somebody's Sins (Patti Smith Cover) (False Idols - 2013)
Horace Andy - Rasta Dub (In the Light Dub - 1977)
Junior Murvin - Police and Thieves (Police and Thieves - 1977)

Richard & Linda Thompson - Did She Jump or Was She Pushed? (Shoot Out the Lights - 1982)
David Bowie - Life on Mars? (Hunky Dory - 1971)
Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (Strange Fruit - 1944)

Bonus Video Time!
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message (The Message - 1982)

Friday, September 12, 2014

It's Alive

Beyond the Wall of Sleep has been resurrected.
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Warpaint - Keep it Healthy (Warpaint - 2014)
Dum Dum Girls - Rimbaud Eyes (Too Good - 2014)
The Raveonettes - Endless Sleeper (Pe'Ahi - 2014)
Sqürl feat. Madeline Follin - Tunnel of Love [Wanda Jackson cover] (Only Lovers Left Alive OST - 2014)

Young Magic - Fall In (Breathing Statues - 2014)
Blonde Redhead - Dripping (Barragan - 2014)
Tricky - Sun Down (Adrian Thaws - 2014)
David Lynch - I Want You (The Big Dream - 2013)

Sea Oleena - If I'm (Shallow - Out Sept 30)
Hundred Waters - Cavity (Moon Rang Like A Bell - 2014)
Poliça - Warrior Lord (Shulamith - 2013)
Gary Numan - I Am Dust [thenewno2 Remix] (I Am Dust - 2014)

Austra - Habitat (Habitat - 2014)
The Knife - Raging Lung (Shaking the Habitual - 2013)

Saturday, February 2, 2013

MBV

Drinking a bottle glass of wine while listening to the new My Bloody Valentine album, minimally titled MBV. So far the verdict is very good. Obvious comparisons to Loveless will flood the internet in no time I'm sure. And certainly there's enough fuzz, warble and wave to merit it. It is, after all, My Bloody Valentine. That's what we want and what we expect from Kevin Shields and the gang. But there's definitely a lot of new ground being tread here, like joyful whoops and overt electronic instrumentation. Shields is notorious for his perfectionism in the studio and it shines through beautifully here. Though fuzzy and distorted as always, the record is meticulously engineered and it's readily apparent that we're hearing only what they want us to hear. Someone else might criticize them for being too clean or not "raw" enough. If those people want to take a sketch over a masterpiece, let them.
In any case, here's the lush, swoon-y opening track, "She Found Now":

Buy the album here: My Bloody Valentine - MBV