Here’s the podcast of my radio show from Tuesday night for your ears (again, or if you missed it)
Pikachunes – Nervous
Sleater Kinney – Far Away
I opened the show with Nervous by Pikachunes because he was playing his last ever (for a while) Auckland show this week on Wednesday night at Whammy – Miles (aka) Pikachunes has relocated to Melbourne.
I followed that up with Far Away by Sleater Kinney from their excellent 2002 album One Beat. This song makes overt reference to the tragedy where more than 3,000 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks in USA on this day in 2001.
One Beat is one of my favorite records. Check out closing track on the album, Sympathy.
Petite Noir – Till We Ghosts
The xx – Sunset
Petite Noir is the stage name of Yannick Iluga from Cape Town in South Africa, thanks to my friend James who gave me a head-sip on this tune. It’s gorgeous. Speaking of gorgeous – the new xx album is out this week so I played a track from it that isn’t a single (yet?)
Divine Fits – Baby Get Worse
Efterklang – Hollow Mountain
Chants R&B – i’m Your Witchdoctor
Divine Fits are Britt Daniel from Spoon, Dan Boeckner from Wolf Parade / Handsome Furs and Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks ‘s new band. Their debut album A Thing Called Divie Fits is out this week and it’s excellent. Expect a proper review soon. Also, I freaking love the cover art for this album.
Efterklang, from Copenhagen in Denmark have a new album due out later this month called Piramida – and this song is from it – to the best of my knowledge, this is the first time the song has been played on New Zealand radio. It’s great!
Then Tina Turntables joins me for her weekly segment “Tina’s High Horse” – she talked about ‘slut-shaming, our governments apparent about-face on asset sales and gay marriage and more, she also had just returned from a visit to Christchurch so she played classic Christchurch band Chants R&B.
Wild Nothing – Nocturne
Atoms For Peace – Default
Wild Nothing is the dream-pop act stage name of Jack Tatum and Nocturne is his second album which is out now – this is the title track.
Atoms For Peace is Thom Yorkes new project – it’s born from some of the live shows Thom did supporting The Eraser.
The new project features Thom on guitar, vocals, keys and programming; Nigel Godrich on production and programming; Joey Waronker on drums; Mauro Refosco on percussion and Flea (!) on bass.
TARDIS TUNE OF THE WEEK
Garageland – I’m Looking For What I Can’t Get
Each week I play a track from my musical past – and this week I played I’m Looking For What I Can’t Get from 1996 – classic Garageland. I used to own an excellent green Garageland T shirt that was my pride and joy.
Dinosaur Jr – Watch The Corners
The Eversons – Terminally Lame
Dinosaur Jr’s tenth studio album I Bet On Sky is out at the end of this week so I played a track from it. Also The Eversons are coming to Auckland this week (Friday) to celebrate the release of their new (re-recorded) single Terminally Lame. Playing with Princess Chelsea and Joseph Harper comedian – at Kings Arms.
Animal Collective – Todays Supernatural
Xuri Xruz – Oh Lothario
Bloc Party – Team A
Zebra Katz – Ima Read
Animal Collectives new album Centipede Hz is out and I am loving it. Plus, they just got announced to be playing a show in Auckland in January (a Big Day Out sideshow, at the time of going to air, other sideshows had not yet been announced).
Xuri Xruz (pron.sʊri kruːz) are a new Auckland three piece lead by Brad Fafieta and Oh Lothario is their debut single – it’s freaking awesome!
Bloc Party’s new album, their fourth, is called Four. I see what they did there.
The Observer said that the new album has “urgency” and sounds of the band rediscovering what made then great in the first place. Pitchfork said it’s revisionist and an attempt to move backwards and that the band ‘don’t have the physical stamina to recreate Silent Alarm”. I’m not really sure what insight Pitchfork has into the band’s “physical stamina”, but I guess haters gonna hate.
I am still totally loving this Zebra Katz song right now too. I got a couple of calls about this song “who is it?!!”
Stubborn Heart – Need Someone
Glass Animals – Cocoa Hooves
Stubborn Heart are a post-dubstep duo from UK – Luca Santucci and Ben Fitzgerald. The Guardian call it Hurts meets Skrillex which I think is a really shit description. It’s really good, actually.
Glass Animals is the pseudonym of David Bayley, a 22 year old electronic musician who has an EP comingout ok Kaya Records which, I think, is a new imprint, or something of XL Recordings. Apparently David takes his inspirations for his music from his medical and neuroscience studies.
Deerhoof – The Trouble with Candyhands
From their new album Breakup Song. Goodnight!