Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Special with Guest Host Peter Podgursky

This marks the first live episode of BtWoS ever and also the first appearance of a guest host, my former roommate and friend Peter Podgursky, director of Cheerbleeders. Check out some of his other work at Grumpy Panda. There are a few technical mishaps during the last half of the show, but overall the show is a lot of fun.
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Warsaw - Ice Age
(((S))) - Ghost in the Snow
Nox Arcana - Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
Skinny Puppy - Harsh Stone White
The Objex - Gotta Get Some
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation
Operation Ivy - Smiling
The Powerpuff Girls - Love Makes the World Go Round
The Sisters of Mercy - Driven Like the Snow
The Cure - Last Dance
Depeche Mode - Somebody
Mazzy Star - Flowers in December
Johnny Cash - Tennessee Stud
Roger Miller - Do Wacka Do
Cake - Pentagram
Station Break - Max Richter - Return to Prague
Danzig - I'm the One
Dagon Tabernacle Choir - Silent Night, Blasphemous Night
Asobi Seksu - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight) (Ramones Cover)
Cocteau Twins - Winter Wonderland
The Raveonettes - Christmas Ghosts
Monkey Farm Frankenstein - Evil Dead
MIA - Fire, Fire
Peter & Ken Marsh - Dildocorn Pony
Peter & Charles - Murder Baby
Rasputina - Fox in the Snow
The Layaways - Joy to the World
Nox Arcana - Ghosts of Christmas Past

Bonus Video Time!
Peter spent a while during the show setting this one up, only to have the file be corrupt, so we have the video here instead! Not safe for work.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 12-09-09

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The Boo Radleys - Upon 9th & Fairchild
Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored
Verve - She's A Superstar
Red House Painters - Mistress
Station Break - Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Musical Interlude
Mary Onettes - The Laughter
Galaxie 500 - Blue Thunder
The Cure - Chain of Flowers
Tones on Tail - Happiness
Station Break - David Bowie - All Saints
Cocteau Twins - Pandora
Slint - Nosferatu Man
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Slowdive (live)
Slowdive - Dagger
Low - Dark
Station Break - Brian Eno - Energy Fools the Magician
Pale Saints - Sight of You
Comsat Angels - "Baby"
Ultra Vivid Scene - She Screamed
Primal Scream - May the Sun Shine Bright for You
Ultravox - My Sex
Tubeway Army - Every Day I Die
Station Break - Tones on Tail - Instrumental
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Loverman
Recoil - Luscious Apparatus
Depeche Mode - Corrupt
Station Break - Tindersticks - Ventrauen II
Engineers - Clean Coloured Wire
Airiel - Mermaid in a Manhole
A Place to Bury Strangers - Exploding Head
Ride - Paralyzed

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 12-02-09

Here it is, folks, the new episode from our new time slot. It sounds just like an episode from the old time slot. Maybe with a little more Wednesday added in. Let's cut to the chase: Stream or Download

Mogwai - Hunted by a Freak
The Raveonettes - Planes do Crash
The Vandelles - Fever of the Beat
Sunsplit - Running After You
Church - Aquamarine
Station Break - Depeche Mode - Spacewalker
The Notwist - Hands on Us
Lali Puna - B-Movie
Junior Boys - Parallel Lines
Factory Kids - Not Enough
Station Break - Kevin Shields - Are You Awake?
The Morning After Girls - You Need to Die
Film School - A Taste of Dust
An April March - Summer's Gone
Explosions in the Sky - Glittering Blackness
Shearwater - Castaways
Shearwater - The Snow Leopard
Carissa's Wierd - Drunk With the Only Saints I Know
Mum - Green Grass of Tunnel
Station Break - Craig Armstrong - After the Storm
Craig Armstrong feat. Elizabeth Frazer - This Love
School of Seven Bells - Half Awake
Air Formation - Never Far Away
Daniel Land and the Modern Painters - Codeine
Codeine - Washed Up
Low - Violent Past
Hammock - Blankets of Night
Verve - Already There

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 11-21-09 Trip Hop & Electroclash

New tracks from Royksopp and Depeche Mode. Stream or Download

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Beyond the Wall of Sleep will be moving from its regular time on Saturday to Wednesday nights at 10pm - midnight starting December 2nd.

Mono - Life in Mono (Alice Band Remix)
Lali Puna - Left Handed
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Georgie James - Cheap Champagne
Station Break - Padded Cell - Night Music
Felix da Housecat feat. Miss Kittin -Madame Hollywood
Royksopp feat Karin Dreijer - This Must Be It
Proper Filthy Naughty - Fascination (Droyds' Ghetto Mix)
Crystal Castles - Crime Wave
Station Break - Nightmares on Wax - Night's Interlude
Junior Boys - The Equalizer (Morgan Geist Remix)
Goldfrapp - U.K. Girls (Physical)
Client - Someone to Hurt
Depeche Mode - Ghost
Station Break - Boards of Canada - Dayvan Cowboy
DJ Tiesto feat. Kirsty Hawkshaw - Battleship Grey
Alias and Tarsier - Dr. C
Ms. John Soda - Unsleeping
The Notwist - Pilot
Station Break - Max Richter - Tokyo Riddle Song
Lamb - God Bless
Tricky - Hell is Around the Corner
Handsome Boy Modeling School feat. Riosin Murphy - The Truth
Martina Topley-Bird - Razor Tongue
Station Break - Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde
Fluke - Blue Monday (New Order cover)
Baxter - Fading
Pale 3 feat. 12 Rounds - Just Another Day

Sunday, November 15, 2009

11-14-09 New Ringo Deathstarr and More!

Great new music from Ringo Deathstarr, Screen Vinyl Image and Fleeing Joys. Stream or Download

Slowdive - So Tired
Catherine Wheel - Crawling Over Me
Swervedriver - Duress
Station Break - Cocteau Twins - Oomingmak
Fleeting Joys - Don't Go
An April March - We Were Never Attached (Detached Mix)
Air Formation - Take It Easy
Guitaro - No. 1 Rock Station
Tearwave - Emotional Cocoon
Station Break - Screen Vinyl Image - Synthetic Apparition
Screen Vinyl Image - Cathode Ray
Ringo Deathstarr - In Love
Ringo Deathstarr - Summertime
Doves - Friday's Dust

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 11-07-09 Chock Full o' New

So many great new tracks for this episode. Stream or Download

Wild Dogs in Winter - The Butcher's Wife
Kinski - Losing Touch With My Mind (Spacemen 3 cover)
Drop Nineteens - My Aquarium (Second Time Around)
Secret Shine - Into the Ether
Station Break - Explosions in the Sky - Look Into the Air
The Meeting Places - Millions
The Horrors - Sea Within A Sea
Spiral 25 - Signals
Dead Leaf Echo - Half-Truth
Station Break - Mogwai - I Know You Are But What Am I
Yeti Lane - Think It's Done
Pas de Printemps Pour Marnie - Lose My Breath (My Bloody Valentine cover)
Britta Phillips & Dean Wareham - Out Walking
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Higher than the Stars (St. Etienne remix)
Station Break - Robin Guthrie - Some Sort of Paradise
The Raveonettes - Breaking Into Cars
Furs - Hair Like Fire
All the Saints - Sheffield
Church - Crab Magic
Station Break - Ride - Grasshopper
Asobi Seksu - Miniature Cities
The Sky Drops - Bourgeois Beat
A Place to Bury Strangers - Strictly Looks
Swervedriver - Just Sometimes
Station Break - Kevin Shields - Are You Awake?
Carissa's Wierd - To Be There Now (Nemo Remix)
Secret Shine - Last Leaves
SPC-ECO - Shine On Down (Overnight Mix feat. Alan Moulder)
M83 - We Own the Sky (Maps Remix)
Maps - Don't Fear

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Apologies for the late post, but my internet at home is frazzled. Here's the campy, rushed Halloween special in all its gory - er - glory.

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Matt Gonella and His Georgians - Skeleton in the Closet
Cab Calloway - The Ghost of Smokey Joe
Louis Prima - Mr. Ghost Goes to Town
Sid Pelts and His Orchestra - Hell's Bells
Rudy Valle and His Connecticut Yankees - With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm
Kay Starr and the Billy Butterfield Quintet - The Headless Horseman
Dean Gitter - Skin and Bones
Station Break - Gene Kardos and His Orchestra - Zombie
Sheldon Allman - These Ghoulish Things
Mel Torme - Monsters Lead Such Interesting Lives
Leroy Bowman - Graveyard
Jim Burgett - Jeckyll and Hyde
Round Robin - I'm the Wolf Man
The Kords - Boris the Spider
Screaming Lord Sutch - Murder in the Graveyard
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Whistling Past the Graveyard
Station Break - The Shades - Strolling After Dark
Frankie Stein and His Ghouls - Neck Twist
Bobby (Boris) Pickett and the Crypt Kickers - Skully Gully
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Pharaoh-A-Go-Go
The Frantics - Werewolf
The Sonics - Strychnine
Station Break - Ghouls - Weird Wolf
Ghouls - Bela Be Good
The Meteors - Corpse Grinder
The Cramps - Eyeball in my Martini
The Misfits - Skulls
Alien Sex Fiend - I Walk the Line
45 Grave - Evil
Station Break - 45 Grave - Surf Bat
The Damned - Grimly Fiendish
TSOL - Silent Scream
Oingo Boingo - Dead or Alive
Christian Death - Figurative Theatre
Crispin "Hellion" Glover - Never Say "Never" to Always
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Long Black Veil
Station Break - Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Shake Some Evil
Tom Waits - What's He Building?
Skinny Puppy - Church
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Delicate Terror
Swervedriver - Last Train to Satansville

Bonus Video Time: John Zacherley - Dinner with Drac

Saturday, October 17, 2009

A Deathrock Halloween

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Rasputina - Gingerbread Coffin
UK Decay - Unexpected Guest
The Dancing Did - Wolves of Worcestershire
Station Break - Carpathian Forest - The Eclipse - The Raven
Ausgang - Pumping Heart
45 Grave - Wax
Play Dead - Final Epitaph
Shadow Project - Holy Hell
Station Break - Dimmu Borgir - Raabjurn Speller Draugheimens Skodde
Death in June - In the Night Time
Scarehead - Plague Bones
Burning Image - Mr. Dark
Sex Gang Children - Kill Machine
Bone Orchard - Scarlett Ropes
Birthday Party - Swampland
Specimen - Hex

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 10-04-09

Happy October everybody! Time for jack-o-lanterns, spiderwebs, dead leaves and spooooky sounds. Well, at least a tad spookier than usual. This week's episode is only an hour, but expect a return to the two-hour format for the rest of the month. Possibly with some real surprises.
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Gothic Archies - In A Cave
Alien Sex Fiend - Here Cum Germs
Bone Orchard - Tongue
Echo and the Bunnymen - The Pictures on My Wall
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Jack the Ripper
Station Break - The Royal Jokers - Vibrations
Switchblade Symphony - Dissolve (Rat Scabies Mix)
Collide - Beneath the Skin
Oingo Boingo - Skin
The Cars - Dangerous Type
Station Break - The Swanks - Ghost Train
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult - Lucifer's Flowers
Butthole Surfers - Graveyard
Einstürzende Neubauten - Der Tod Ist Ein Dandy
Skinny Puppy - Grave Wisdom

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Bonus Video Time - My Bloody Valentine Edition

Pas De Printemps Pour Marnie is a lush electropop duo from France. They have recently released a number of MBV covers, some of which are available for preview on their website.

Their video for "Soon" is heartbreakingly beautiful and haunting, really providing a refresh to the power of the original:

Athens band Japancakes have also released an instrumental cover of the entire Loveless album. I've used tracks from it for audio zippers during station breaks on the show. While not actually a video, you can listen to their cover of "Only Shallow" here:

Japancakes' MySpace (linked above) also has a cover of The Cocteau Twins' "Heaven or Las Vegas".

Saturday, September 26, 2009

BtWoS 9-26-09 New Goth and Gaze

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Les Modules Etranges - Am I Blind
Place 4 Tears - September's Breath
The Slimp - A Hundred Thousand Faces
The Transisters - Ultraviolet on You
Station Break - Noctoflora - Drone 01
Sunsplit - Something for Nothing
Ringo Deathstarr - Swirly
A Place to Bury Strangers - The Light (Love and Rockets cover)
Crocodiles - Sleeping With the Lord
Station Break - Robin Guthrie - Mission Dolores
The Layaways - Come Back Home
The High Violets - Fa
Scarlet Youth - Before the Surface Breaks
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Stay Alive
Station Break - Ulrich Schnauss - Wherever You Are
Spiral 25 - Let the Light Shine On
Dead Meadow - At Her Open Door
The Sky Drops - Swimming With Fishes
SPC-ECO - Shine On Down
Station Break - Limp - Silent Running
Echo and the Bunnymen - Think I Need It Too
The Mary Onettes - Puzzles
The Raveonettes - Suicide
Church - Graveyard
Station Break - Velour 100 - Your Sky
Bat for Lashes - Glass
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions - Trouble
Trespassers William - I Could Go On
Dead Leaf Echo - Woolgathering

Bonus Video Time - The Sky Drops - Truth Is

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Break Your Heart With My Fist

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The Cure - Cut
The Cure - Apart
The Cure - Prayers for Rain (live)
The Cure - Disintegration (live)
Station Break - Depeche Mode - Siebeling
Joy Division - Love Will Tear Us Apart
The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again
Buzzcocks - Just Lust
Comsat Angels - Independence Day
Station Break - The Cure - Another Journey By Train
Depeche Mode - Leave in Silence
Sisters of Mercy - Some Kind of Stranger
The Magnetic Fields - I Think I Need A New Heart
Station Break - The Cure - Descent
Black Heart Procession - Guess I'll Forget You
Carissa's Wierd - Silently Leaving the Room
Low - Like A Forest
Mazzy Star - Take Everything
Slowdive - So Tired
Portishead - Over
Station Break - Depeche Mode - Painkiller
Soft Boys - I Wanna Destroy You
Jesus and Mary Chain - Nine Million Rainy Days
The Raveonettes - Black Wave
Crocodiles - I Wanna Kill
Station Break - The Cure - Airlock
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
Lush - Hypocrite
Curve - Wish You Dead
A Place to Bury Strangers - To Fix the Gash in Your Head (Clapp Mix)
Orbit Service - My Only Friend (Magnetic Fields cover)

Bonus Video Time! Ministry - Flashback (live)

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 09-05-09 Deathrock Episode

Smear on your Kohl folks, 'cause this one's got bat wings.
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Gothic Archies - City of the Damned
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field (Peel Session)
Gang of Four - At Home He's A Tourist
The Soft Boys - Old Pervert
Bone Orchard - Kicking Up the Sawdust
Station Break - 45 Grave - Surf Bat
Sad Lovers and Giants - Alice (Isn't Playing)
The Dancing Did - Squashed Things
Joy Division - Komakino
The Damned - Fan Club
Misfits - Cough / Cool
45 Grave - Violent World
Station Break - Tones on Tail - Instrumental
Tones on Tail - Twist
Suicide - Johnny
Southern Death Cult - The Crypt
Birthday Party - Nick the Stripper
The Chameleons - Turn to the Vices
Station Break - This Mortal Coil - Fyt
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Jigsaw Feeling
The Cure - The Hanging Garden
Sisters of Mercy - Poison Door
Virgin Prunes - Pagan Lovesong
Ausgang - (You Got the) Hots for Christ
Station Break - Brian Eno - Energy Fools the Magician
UK Decay - For Madmen Only
Sex Gang Children - The Crack Up
Alien Sex Fiend - E.S.T. (Trip to the Moon)
Station Break - The Cure - The Weedy Burton
Death in June - Heaven Street (mk II)
Attrition - To the Devil!
X-Mal Deutschland - Orient
Christian Death - Figurative Theatre
Burning Image - Burning Image, Burning
The Cramps - The Strangeness in Me (Runabouts cover)

Bonus Video Time!

Specimen - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 08-29-09

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Curve - On the Wheel
Numb - Headcrash
Babyland - Worst Case Scenario
16 Volt - Downtime
Station Break - Robin Guthrie - The Day Star
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Snakedriver
Medicine - Fried Awake
His Name is Alive - Sick
Unrest - Teenage Suicide
Station Break - A Place to Bury Strangers - Half Awake
Belly - Dancing Gold
Chapterhouse - Come Heaaven
Pale Saints - A Thousand Stars Burst Open
Slowdive - Avalyn
Station Break - The Cure - Sinking
Ride - Drive Blind
Stone Roses - Sally Cinnamon
Asobi Seksu - Strawberries
Lush - When I Die
Station Break - Kevin Shields - Are You Awake?
Wolfgang Press - Cut the Tree
Cocteau Twins - Mizake the Mizan
Luna - Sleeping Pills
Lamb - Goreki
Station Break - Skanfrom - Here She Comes (Slowdive cover)
Catherine Wheel - Mouth Full of Air
The Daysleepers - Twilight Bloom
For Against - Paperwhites
Verve - See You in the Next One
Dead Leaf Echo - Half Truth

Sunday, August 16, 2009


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Comsat Angels - After the Rain (Remix)
Julee Cruise - Until the End of the World
Slowdive - Losing Today
Devics - Five Seconds to Hold You
Station Break - Angelo Badalementi - Moving Through Time
Palaxy Tracks - Posthumous
Black Heart Procession - My Heart May Break
Carissa's Wierd - September Come Take This Heart Away
Spiritualized - Broken Heart
Station Break - Lambchop - Again
Film School - Not About A Girl
Dirty Three - Backwards Voyager
Eluvium - I Will Not Forget That I Have Forgotten
Air Formation - Centre of Gravity
Station Break - Max Richter - I Was Just Thinking
Engineers - How Do You Say Goodbye?
Hammock - Overcast/Sorrow
Gregor Samsa - Young and Old
Station Break - Velour 100 - Turn in Time
Ulrich Schnauss - A Strangely Isolated Place
Efterklang - Falling Horses
Max Richter - November
Station Break - Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent)
Low - Do You Know How to Waltz?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

08-08-09 John Hughes Memorial

Only had time for one hour this weekend, so I took the opportunity to pay tribute to one of my favorite writer/directors, John Hughes.
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Echo and the Bunnymen - Bring on the Dancing Horses
Oingo Boingo - Weird Science
The Cars - Dangerous Type
ABC - 4 Ever 2 Gether
Otis Redding - Mr. Pitiful
The Smiths - Sheila Take A Bow
The Psychedelic Furs - Book of Days
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - If You Leave
Billy Idol - Don't You (Forget About Me)
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Toby Take A Bow
Miss Kittin & the Hacker - 1982
M83 - Too Late
Junior Boys - So This is Goodbye

Bonus Video Time!
Echo & the Bunnymen - Nocturnal Me (live on the Tube 1983)

Monday, August 10, 2009


A whole week and a day (plus forty-some minutes) late. Sorry! As John Lennon said, "Life is what happens when you're making other plans". Anyway, here's last week's show. Stream or Download

Junior Boys - Count Souvenirs
Of Montreal - The Past is a Grotesque Animal
Dandy Warhols - Every Day Should Be A holiday
Station Break - I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - The Owl
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - The Ghost
Dirty on Purpose - Mind Blindness
Calla - The Strangler
Winterpills - Broken Arm (Radio Edit)
Citizens Here and Abroad - Enter the Elevator
Station Break - Doves - Zither
Spoon - The Ghost of You Lingers
Pas/Cal - Glorious Ballad of the Ignored
Pernice Brothers - One Foot in the Grave
Fruit Bats - Union Blanket
Station Break - Spindrift - The New West
The Elected - Greetings in Braille
Postal Service - This Place is a Prison
Radiohead - Like Spinning Plates (live)
Jason Anderson - My Balancing Act
Station Break - Max Richter - Song for P
Son Volt - Slow Hearse
Matt Pond PA - I Thought You Were Sleeping
Pedro the Lion - Arizona
Fleet Foxes - Innocent Son
Neko Case - Deep Red Bells
Station Break - Calexico - Sarabande in Pencil Form
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Am Drinking Again
Band of Annuals - Lower
Rhrett Miller w/ Rachel Yagamata - Fireflies
Revival - Favorite One
South San Gabriel - Splinter Angelic

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 07-25-09

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Tones on Tail - Rain
Comsat Angels - Dark Parade
Colourfield - Windmills of Your Mind
Station Break - Trespassers William - Piano Concert
Devics - Heart and Hands
Centro-Matic - All the Lightning Rods
Carissa's Wierd - Die
Black Heart Procession - A Light So Dim
Station Break - Broadcast - Dead the Long Year
Blonde Redhead - The Dress
Zaza - Sooner or Later
Bethany Curve - Ann Illusion
Film School - A Taste of Dust
Codeine - Vacancy
Low & Dirty Three - I Hear... Goodnight
Gregor Samsa - These Points Balance
Break - Max Richter - Organum
Air Formation - For the Hours
Doves - Darker
PJ Harvey - Long Snake Moan
Break - Gregor Samsa - We'll Lean This Way Forever
The Notwist - Hands on Us
Shearwater - The Snow Leopard
Bat For Lashes - I Saw A Light
Trespassers William - To Be the One (Idaho cover)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 07-18-09 My Bloody Valentine Tracks

Well, this is good news. Three tracks of previously unreleased material by (ostensibly) My Bloody Valentine have surfaced on the internet. I play all three of these as well as projects associated with MBV's members post-breakup. Also some newer shoegazing, b-sides and remixes.
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My Bloody Valentine - Soon
Jesus and Mary Chain - The Hardest Walk
Stone Roses - I Am the Resurrection
Spacemen 3 - Lord, Can You Hear Me?
Station Break - Pale Saints - A Thousand Stars Bust Open
Cocteau Twins - Sugar Hiccup
Swervedriver - Duel
Dinosaur Jr. - Alone
Station Break - Kevin Shields - Are You Awake?
My Bloody Valentine - Cowboy Song
My Bloody Valentine - Kevin Song
My Bloody Valentine - Bilinda Song
Station ID
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday
A Place to Bury Strangers - Just Out of Reach
Kevin Shields - City Girl
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions - Around My Smile
Ulrich Schnauss - A Letter From Home
Station Break - A Place to Bury Strangers - Half Awake
Engineers - Home
Hammock - Take A Drink From My Hands
Patti Smith & Kevin Shields - Performance I, Part IV of Coral Sea
Station Break - Kevin Shields - Goodbye
B. Fleishmann & Ms. John Soda - Here She Comes (Slowdive cover)
M83 - We Own the Sky (Maps mix)
The Raveonettes - Here Comes the End

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Deathrock A-Go-Go

Here you are, kiddies, a good smattering of death rock, rockabilly, post punk and goth rock. Best heard by candlelight drinking something red or green.
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Screaming Lord Sutch - Murder in the Graveyard
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - I Hear Voices
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Little Red Riding Hood
The Cramps - Creature From the Black Leather Lagoon
45 Grave - Evil
X Ray Spex - Oh Bondage, Up Yours
Station Break - 45 Grave - Surf Bat
TSOL - Dance With Me
The Misfits - Die, Die My Darling
Sex Gang Children - The Crack Up
Burning Image - Mr. Dark
Southern Death Cult - Fatman
UK Decay - Rising From the Dead
Station Break - Spindrift - The New West
The Birthday Party - King Ink
Gun Club - For the Love of Ivy
Specimen - Sharp Teeth
Swans - Sound of Freedom
Station Break - The Smiths - Draize Train
Pere Ubu - Final Solution
Attrition - Shrink Wrap
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Carcass
Killing Joke - Night Time
Fad Gadget - One Man's Meat
Station Break - The Cure - Carnage Visors
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Love and Rockets - Haunted
Christian Death - Cavity, First Communion
Station Break - Sisters of Mercy - Phantom
Sisters of Mercy - Burn
Fields of the Nephilim - In Every Dream Home A Heartache (Roxy Music cover)
Roky Erikson - Burn the Flame

Bonus Video Time!

Alien Sex Fiend - Ignore the Machine - My favourite part is the inflatable banana.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Apology w/ Bonus Video Time!

To all those who tuned in, I apologize for the re-run(s). I had worked all day on a stellar episode but wasn't ready enough come airtime. Rather than playing a half-assed version of my original intention, I decided to make it as good as I possibly could so next week will be a Beyond the Wall of Sleep of truly epic proportions.
In the mean time, here's a video from Lene Lovich's 1979 album Stateless called "Bird Song".

Saturday, June 13, 2009

We've Gone Two Hours!

Well, better late than never, for the 10th anniversary of KISU and the 1st anniversary of Beyond the Wall of Sleep, the show has gone to a two-hour format. I didn't plan anything special; just hacked away at the playlist like I normally would. I hope it doesn't disappoint.
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The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction
Vivan Girls - I Believe in Nothing
Crippled Black Phoenix - Really, How'd it Get This Way?
Devics - Forget Tomorrow
Bat For Lashes - Two Planets
Station Break - Codeine - W.
Spacemen 3 - Losing Touch With My Mind
Spiritualized - No God, Only Religion
A Place to Bury Strangers - The Problem (Prids cover)
Portishead - Plastic
Blonde Redhead - Ego Maniac
Station Break - Spindrift - The New West
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Crushed
Crocodiles - Neon Jesus
Furs - Tumbleweeds
Station ID/Top of the Hour - Max Richter - Tokyo Fiddle Song
Dead Meadow - At Her Open Door
My Bloody Valentine - No More Sorry
Idaho - To Be the One
Codeine - Cave In
Carissa's Wierd - Silently Leaving the Room
Station Break - Carissa's Wierd - The Piano Song
Grouper - When We Fall
Miss Moonlight - Back and Forth
Disinterested - Felt Leaves (feat. Anna-Lynne Williams)
Trespassers William - I Could Go Back
Station Break - Trespassers William - Piano Concert
Low - Whitetail
Cowboy Junkies - It Really Doesn't Matter Anyway
Orbit Service - My Only Friend (Magnetic Fields cover)

Saturday, May 30, 2009

05-30-09 Phil Spector Retrospective

Yup, Phil Spector got convicted for 2nd degree murder yesterday. Yup, he deserved it because Lana Clarkson was an amazingly beautiful and talented woman who will be missed. But that doesn't change Spector's impact on the music that I love as so many people before me have loved, so this episode focuses on the music more than the man.

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The Teddy Bears - To Know Him is to Love Him
The Crystals - He's A Rebel
Connie Francis - Second Hand Love
The Ronettes - Be My Baby
The Crystals - I Wonder
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling
Break - The Ventures - Apache 65
The Modern Folk Quartet - This Could Be the Night
The Ronettes - Paradise
Ike & Tina Turner - River Deep, Mountain High
The Beatles - Across the Universe
Leonard Cohen - Memories
Break - The Pearescents - Ronnie's Night House
The Ramones - Do you Remember Rock n' Roll Radio?
Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
The Raveonettes (feat. Ronnie Spector) - Ode to LA
The Ronettes - Baby, I Love You
Tail ID - The Cubs - Ram Charger

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep Memorial Day Special

Let's not forget that we are not the only ones to remember.
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Patti Smith - Memento Mori
Leonard Cohen - The Story of Isaac
David Bowie - Running Gun Blues
Warsaw - They Walked in Line
Station Break - Gregor Samsa - Makeshift Shelters
The Cure - World War
Sisters of Mercy - Gimme Shelter (Rolling Stones cover)
Swans - God Loves America
Love and Rockets - Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
Station Break - David Bowie - V2 Schneider
Crass - Bloody Revolutions
Skinny Puppy - VX Gas Attack
Butthole Surfers - USSA
Rasputina - Draconian Crackdown

Bonus Video Time!

This video was projected onto the stage during Skinny Puppy's Too Dark Park tour.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

05-16-09 David Lynch with Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse

David Lynch has teamed up with Sparklehorse and Danger Mouse to release a 13-track CD and 100pg color photo book entitled Dark Night of the Soul. Due to legal complications, EMI may never release the album. The book may still be purchased here including a custom-made CD-R sans music. Tonight's episode focuses on David Lynch's soundtrack and personal work as well as showcasing five songs from the as-yet unreleased album.
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Martin Gore - In My Other World (Julee Cruise cover)
Julee Cruise - Up In Flames
Roy Orbison - In Dreams
Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
The Pixies - In Heaven
Station Break - Fats Waller - Stompin' the Bug
Rebekah Del Rio - Llorando (Crying) (Roy Orbison cover)
David Bowie - Wishful Beginnings
David Lynch - Imaginary Girl
"Little" Jimmy Scott - Sycamore Trees
Station Break - Brian Eno - Prophecy Theme
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. The Flaming Lips - Revenge
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. Jason Lytle of Granddaddy - Everyime I'm With You
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. Iggy Pop - Pain
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. Vic Chestnutt - Grim Augury
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse feat. David Lynch - Dark Night of the Soul

Bonus video time!

Moby - Shot in the Head (Instrumental) Directed by David Lynch

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mothers' Day

Here's a collection of songs about moms, both celebratory and derogatory (because we all know we've been awful to our mothers now and again).
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Kate Bush - Mother Stands for Comfort
The Psychedelic Furs - Mother-Son
Cocteau Twins - When Mama Was Moth
Mazzy Star - Umbilical
Station Break - Eluvium - I Will Not Forget That I Have Forgotten
Red House Painters - Mother
Autumn's Grey Solace - Distant Mother
Low - Mom Says
Tori Amos - Maybe California
Station Break - Max Richter - The Twins (Prague)
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Mother / Oh Mein Papa
The Raveonettes - Momma I'm A Communist
Rasputina - Momma Was an Opium Smoker
The Decemberists - A Cautionary Song

Bonus video time! I really wanted to play this song, but it didn't fit in with the rest of the tracks. So here it is, in all its ridiculousness, Danzig's "Mother":

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

05-02-09 The Psychedelic Show

1960s psychedelic rock played a heavy role in shaping the sounds that enabled bands like My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Catherine Wheel to create some of the best records of my lifetime. Here's a retrospective of psychedelia that may have influenced generations of shoegazers.
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Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints
13th Floor Elevators - Reverberation
The Velvet Underground - Black Angel Death Song
Silver Apples - Fantasies
Station Break - London Philharmonic - Time (Pink Floyd cover)
Jefferson Airplane - Spare Chaynge
Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive
Station Break - Slowdive - Avalyn II
Zombies - Hung Up on a Dream
Donovan - Season of the Witch
Nico - It Was A Pleasure Then
The Byrds - Lay Down Your Weary Tune

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Crocodiles CD Release

Apologies for the lack of show on Saturday; I had come down with some horrible throat gremlin and was rendered pretty much useless.
By way of recompense, check out Crocodiles' LP Summer of Hate that came out today at MBV. They'll be streaming the entire album all week. Tracks of note include "I Wanna Kill" and "Refuse Angels".
And then check out the video for "Neon Jesus", from their first 7", now sold out:

Sunday, April 19, 2009

04-18-09 Depeche Mode Retrospective

Tried to fit in a lot of information in a short amount of time, so apologies if the bio of DM seems a little truncated. However, these are all still great songs. Stream or Download

Depeche Mode - Leave in Silence
Erasure - Ship of Fools
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
Station Break - Depeche Mode - Oberkorn (It's A Small Town)
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
The Stooges - Dirt
The Velvet Underground - Candy Says
Brian Eno - By This River
Station Break - Depeche Mode - Painkiller
Recoil - Missing Piece
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Loverman
Placebo - I Feel You (Depeche Mode cover)
Depeche Mode - Corrupt


Depeche Mode - Stripped

Depeche Mode - Precious (with mechanical squid and electric angler fish!)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

04-11-09 National Poetry Month episode

April is National Poetry Month so I thought I'd prepare a set of poetic songs about or inspired by poets and their poems.

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Leonard Cohen - Avalanche
Tim Buckley - Song to the Siren
The Velvet Underground - I'll Be Your Mirror
Patti Smith - spell (footnote to "howl" by allen ginsberg)
Station Break - Max Richter - Vladimir's Blues
Bauhaus - Of Lillies and Remains
Poison Girls - Reality Attack
William S. Burroughs (feat. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy) - A One God Universe
Ken Nordine - The Conqueror Worm
Marianne Faithful - Annabel Lee
Station Break - Max Richter - Organum
Laurie Anderson (feat. Lou Reed) - Bright Red
Peter Gabriel - Mercy Street (for Anne Sexton)
Cowboy Junkies - Highway Kind (Townes Van Zandt cover)
Nick Cave - Avalanche (Leonard Cohen cover)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

04-04-09 Swirling Waves of Bliss

Look! A very early entry; the show's not even finished airing. Some of the best new shoegazing tracks I've stumbled across this decade (and some Robin Guthrie worshiping). My mother once turned to me and asked, "You really like those Cockatoo Twins, don't you?" I just smiled and said, "Yes, mom. Yes, I do."
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Sunsplit - We Fall Away (I cannot get enough of these guys. Preview the album here and if you like it, buy it. Eight bucks is super-cheap for nine excellent tracks).

Malory - Wake Up
Dead Leaf Echo - Pale Fire
Station Break - Bethany Curve - Airplanes Down
Scarlet Youth - Gleaming Endless Ocean
The Mary Onettes - Explosions
Cocteau Twins - Donimo
Violet Indiana - Purr La Perla
Station Break - Robin Guthrie - Last Exit
Mono - Playboys
Craig Armstrong feat. Elizabeth Fraser - This Love
Pacific UV - Out in the Blue

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A Very Late Post

Sorry this one got a little delayed. Unfortunately, life doesn't run on an atomic schedule. So aaaaaanyway, here's the Vernal Equinox episode (that also aired late for similar reasons). Songs about the sun and the moon and night and day.
Ta-Da! (To stream, just left click. To download, right click and choose "Save As")

The Velvet Underground - Ride Into the Sun
Love and Rockets - Earth, Sun, Moon
Peter Murphy - Seven Veils
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Clear Day
Station Break - Crippled Black Phoenix - Long Cold Summer
Resplandor - Solar
A Place to Bury Strangers - The Falling Sun
Air Formation - Lunar
Station Break - Hammock - Blankets of Night
Depeche Mode - Waiting for the Night
Julee Cruise - Into the Night
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Moon is in the Gutter
Lush - I Have the Moon (The Magnetic Fields cover)
The Magnetic Fields - You and Me and the Moon

Sunday, March 15, 2009

03-14-09 Messages from SPAAAAACE

Had a wild hair up my ass (or maybe that was a parasite I picked up near Alpha Centauri) and put together a few kooky tracks about UFOs and little green men from Mars. Listen to this one while tin-foiling your ceilings, windows and doors. Hey, just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not after you.

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David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
Lou Reed - Satellite of Love
Blondie - Rapture
Klaus Nomi - Total Eclipse
Station Break - Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet - Our Weapons Are Useless
Legendary Pink Dots - The Saucers Are Coming
Comsat Angels - Red Planet Revisited
Dr. Octagon - Earth People
Station Break - The Dynatones - Moon Shot
B52s - Planet Claire
The Rezillos - Flying Saucer Attack
The Misfits - I Turned Into A Martian
The Ventures - Journey to the Stars
The Cramps - Two Headed Sex Change
Man? Or Astroman? - Destination Venus

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 03-07-09 Alt. Country Revisited

Just got back from vacation in Arizona. The 12 hour drive back was filled with red rocks and lonely highways and an unhealthy dose of
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Son Volt - Windfall
Whiskeytown - Desperate Ain't Lonely
Avett Brothers - Ballad of Love & Hate
Revival - Favorite One
Station Break - Calexico - Sarabande in Pencil Form
Clem Snide - Loneliness Finds Her Own Way
Band of Annuals - Thought I'd Learned
Centro-Matic - All the Lightning Rods
Bobby Bare Jr. - What Difference Does it Make? (The Smiths cover)
Station Break - Rodrigo y Gabriela - Orion
Rocky Votolato - Where We Left Off
Neil Halstead - Between the Bars
Mazzy Star - Take Everything
South San Gabriel - Feeling Medicinal

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 02-28-09

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David Bowie - Holy Holy
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field (Peel Session)
Nico - You Forgot to Answer
Silver Apples - Oscillations
Station Break - The Smiths - Oscillate Wildly
Roxy Music - Sea Breezes (Peel Session)
Gary Numan - We Are Glass
Depeche Mode - Waiting for the Night
Portishead - Wandering Stars
Station Break - Slowdive - Moussaka Chaos
My Bloody Valentine - Only Shallow
Ride - Dreams Burn Down
Curve - Coming Up Roses
Slowdive - Country Rain

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Beyond the Wall of Sleep 02-21-09

It doesn't get much more goth than this, ghouls and boils.
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Warsaw - Shadowplay
Southern Death Cult - Fat Man
Virgin Prunes - Pagan Love Song
Ultravox! - Saturday Night in the City of the Dead
The Damned - I Just Can't Be Happy Today
Ausgang - If That's Your Bat I'm Leaving Town
Bauhaus - Night Time (Strangeloves Cover)
Echo & the Bunnymen - Happy Death Men
Sex Gang Children - Sebastiene
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Jigsaw Feeling
Sisters of Mercy - Light
Christian Death - Figurative Theatre
UK Decay - Rising From the Dead
45 Grave - Riboflavin
New Order - Ceremony

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Violent Valentine Special

Sometimes we think we're in love and we'll rationalize anything to keep it, even to the point of our own destruction. This episode is devoted to music focusing mostly on domestic violence. If you or someone you know is involved in an abusive relationship (note: not a consensual BDSM relationship) please call the National Domestic Abuse Hotline at 1-800-799-7233. Or visit

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The Crystals - He Hit Me (And it Felt Like a Kiss)
Ike & Tina Turner - Only Women Bleed
Tom Waits - Blue Valentines
Red House Painters - Mistress (Piano Version)
Station Break - Danny Elfman - Esmerelda
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds (feat. Kylie Minogue) - Where the Wild Roses Grow
Depeche Mode - Master & Servant
Kidneythieves - S+M (A Love Song)
Florence & the Machine - Kiss With a Fist
Miss Kittin - Happy Violentine
The Dresden Dolls - Delilah
Antony & the Johnsons - Fistful of Love
Billy Bragg - Valentine's Day is Over

Bonus Video Time!
Grizzly Bear - He Hit Me (And it Felt Like A Kiss) Live @ UCLA, Feb 22, 2007

Sunday, February 8, 2009

02-07-09 Lux Interior Memorial Show

As you may or may not know, Lux Interior, charismatic lead singer of rockabilly giants The Cramps passed away this Wednesday, February 4, 2009 of an existing heart condition. He was 62. As a tribute to a great man who will be greatly missed, I tried my best to emulate what Interior himself had done with his own Purple Knif Show, aping the horror host style and playing the bands that influenced him. Without The Cramps, I never would've heard of many of these enjoyable tracks. Here's to you, Lux.

Scream or Explode

The Cramps - Creature From the Black Leather Lagoon
Carl Perkins - Her Love Rubbed Off
Jack Scott - The Way I Walk
The Trashmen - Surfin' Bird
Hasil Adkins - She Said
Station Break - Ronnie Cells Continentals - Chicken
Dwight Pullen - Sunglasses After Dark
The Riptides - Machine Gun
Warren Smith - Uranium Rock
Wanda Jackson - Fujiyama Mama
Elvis - Do the Clam
The Groupies - Primitive
Clint Miller - Bertha Lou
The Frantics - Werewolf
Station Break - The Swanks - Ghost Train
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels - Devil With the Blue Dress On
Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs - Ju Ju Hand
The Sonics - Strychnine
Ronnie Cook and the Gaylads - Goo Goo Muck
Jim Lowe - The Green Door
The Cramps - Surfin' Dead
Ricky Nelson - Lonesome Town

Bonus Video!
The Cramps - Bikini Girls With Machine Guns (sorry about the crappy video quality; but I think you get the idea)

Monday, February 2, 2009

01-31-09 Slowcore/Post-Rock

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Mogwai - Boring Machines Disturbs Sleep
Idaho - A Sound Awake
The Doves - Down to Sea
Grouper - Traveling Through A Sea
Station Break - Explosions in the Sky - Glittering Blackness
Comsat Angels - At Sea
Talk Talk - After the Flood
Dirty 3 - Ends of the Earth
Low - Over the Ocean
Station Break - Explosions in the Sky - Glittering Blackness
Codeine - Washed Up
Crippled Black Phoenix - I'm Almost Home
Black Heart Procession - Beneath the Ground

Sunday, January 25, 2009


New and upcoming artists in the shoegazing/dream pop genres. Click on their links and support these talented new artists.
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The Daysleepers - Summerdreamer
Hinterland - Western Development Museum
Rumskib - This Crucial Love Game
Soundpool - So Much for That
Station Break
Osni - Love Burns in Your Heart
A Place to Bury Strangers - I Know I'll See You
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Everything With You
Stella Mora - Alone
Film School - Two Kinds
Air Formation - Ghosts
Amusement Parks on Fire - Venus in Cancer
Alcest - Les Iris
Engineers - Thrasher

Sunday, January 18, 2009

01-17-09 Stare At Your Shoes

More dreamy shoegazing ecstasy here. I've been on a constant diet of Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine for two weeks, so what do you expect?
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The Verve - Starsail
The Stone Roses - I Am the Resurrection
Ride - Dreams Burn Down
Catherine Wheel - Indigo is Blue
Station Break - Ulrich Schnauss - Crazy For You
My Bloody Valentine - Lose My Breath
Pale Saints - Thread of Light
Lush - Light From a Dead Star
Mazzy Star - Blue Light
Station Break - Max Richter - On the Nature of Daylight
Alcest - Souvenirs d'un Autre Monde
Hammock - I Can Almost See You
Slowdive - Machine Gun

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Best o' 2008

Sadly, when I saved the file to my hard drive it saved as a 48kpbs mp3 instead of 192kbps. You can imagine my horror when I tried playing it back. But for completion's sake, I'll provide the playlist:

Radar Bros. - On Nautilus
Shearwater - Rooks
Beck - Chemtrails
My Morning Jacket - Smokin' From Shootin'
Max Richter - Berlin by Overnight
Station Break - Deerhunter - Intro
School of Seven Bells - Iamundernodisguise
Santogold - Anne
The Raveonettes - Lust
Portishead - The Rip
Lights Out Asia - If I Die, I Wish You A Horrible Death
Padded Cell - Beautiful Gloom
Station Break - Lindstrøm - Grand Ideas
Does It Offend You, Yeah? - Attack of the 60ft. Lesbian Octopus
Robots in Disguise - The Sex Has Made Me Stupid
Cut/Copy - Lights and Music
MGMT - Time to Pretend