#27: for a reasonable salary, i would wash the world

I picked the songs for this week while I was in New York and arranged the set in my childhood bedroom as a floofy orange cat slept on my feet. As I typed this, Panda sauntered into the studio and is now on my lap. Cats are truly great production assistants.

Regarding the playlist – “Noel Skum” will never not be hilarious to me. I’m listening to a bunch of this Saphileaum dude’s stuff on new headphones right now and very much enjoying it. I love synth-generated nature noises. Insert other thoughts here (sorry, I drove for a long time today and I’m sleepy).

The Vacant LotsNight Nurse
BeatamaxLiaison li
BlancmangeFeel Me
UltravoxMr. X
DAFBrothers – Gabi’s Mix
Way OutArrival
SaphileaumExcerpt from Thousand Clouds
Ritual HowlsMy Friends
Boy HarsherMachina (feat. Mariana Saldaña)
Nine Inch NailsHead Like a Hole – Slate
VR SEXVictim Or Vixen
VONAMORYou the People
SaphileaumExcerpt from Thousand Clouds
DrangsalLove Me Or Leave Me Alone
Crash Course in ScienceJump Over Barrels
Das DingReassurance Ritual
The Juan MacleanNo Time
Light AsylumEnd of Days
Lebanon HanoverBabes of the 80s (She Past Away Remix)
SaphileaumExcerpt from Wave Breeze
Hercules & Love AffairMy Offence (feat. Krystle Warren)
Oppenheimer AnalysisThe Devil’s Dancers
HolygramDaria – Bob Humid’s No Control Remix
Rival ConsolesRecovery – Vessels Remix
Eartha HarrisMountain to Stars – Original Mix
The KnifeOne Hit
SaphileaumExcerpt from Wave Breeze
Xiu Xiu feat. Drab MajestyI Cannot Resist

#26: well, i said “sky” but i meant “haze”

Sorry, Perturbator (this is re: the final track). But, on the subject of Perturbator, how rad is it that there’s this metal-synthwave genre that’s emerged in the past few years? I’m so glad we’ve squared that circle. I mean, industrial already kinda did that, but I feel like what’s happening now is distinct from industrial. It’s gothier; more atmospheric. Definitely more introspective and death metal-y (see Deafheaven).

I’m a little incoherent right now because I just went for session #4 of the current tattoo. I am ready for this thing to be done. I’m old. It’s going to look cool, but I’m not sure I can sit for another big one in this lifetime. I guess that’s OK.


Depeche ModeStripped (Live/101)
Jules ShearWhen Love Surges (Extended Mix)
The Mary OnettesCola Falls
Slow Danse With the DeadI Prefer to Be Alone
Metal on MetalNo Front Teeth – Edit
UlverMachine Guns and Peacock Feathers
Robin GuthrieKino’s Chance
PerturbatorVenger (feat. Greta Link)
Pleasure SymbolsImage Reflected
For AgainstGet On With It
LIIEKDeep Pore
NiteHurt No More (The Rain Within Remix)
Robin GuthrieThe Faraway
Gary NumanNow and Forever
DrexciyaNeon Falls
Tim GreenColliding (Janus Rasmussen Remix)
Fort RomeauSecrets & Lies
Ceephax Acid CrewCommuter
Robin GuthrieAnother Part of Nowhere
trentemøllerStill On Fire
BeaconGambler (Donmoyer Remix)
Telefís & Jah WobbleFalun Gong Dancer
Boris BrejchaVodka & Orange
Robin GuthrieAll For Nothing
PerturbatorDethroned Under a Funeral Haze

#25: in which i recognize that 2021 is not 2011

And without context, you might be like “wtf, it’s 2022, girl,” but the deal here is I thought SBTRKT’s “Pharaohs” came out in 2021 and I put it on my 2021 best-of list, but turns out it’s actually ten years old and SBTKRT hasn’t put out an album since 2016. Whoops. I’m sure there are other mistakes made on OWH all the time. Oh well! It’s a radio show.

I was trying to inhabit the middle ground between goth and flamboyance this week; you’ll have to tell me how I did.

“We can’t live epically all the time. It’s exhausting.” – Mark McGurl on the Tech Won’t Save Us podcast.


PatriarchyI Don’t Want To Die (Geneva Jacuzzi Remix)
Scissor SistersLet’s Have a Kiki
ErasureFallen Angel (Georgia Remix)
LegoweltRave Till Dawn – Edit
Little DragonShuffle a Dream
LegoweltExcerpt from The Soul of a City
SBTRKTPharaohs (featuring Roses Gabor)
BaricentroTittle Tattle
Minuit MachineFear of Missing Out
SelofanI’m Addicted
She Past AwayAsimilasyon (FM Attack Remix)
BragolinTo Hide to Shine to Cross
LegoweltExcerpt from The Soul of a City
S Y Z Y G Y XTimes Are Hard For Dreamers
Linea AsperaEquilibrium
Lebanon HanoverThe Last Thing
Date At MidnightLights Off/Lights On
Shad ShadowsGolden Field
Skeleton Hands & The LibrarianOxygen
Dead HusbandVertex
LegoweltExcerpt from Forest Conditioner
WINGTIPSAfter the Storm
DigitalismJupiter Room – Planetary Lobby Version
Odonis OdonisSlow Drip
Sydney ValetteFight Back
BootblacksA Pale Fire
MiazmaNever gave it away
LegoweltExcerpt from Forest Conditioner
PlushgunGoth Problems

#24: new title structure, new you

I’m back! Ugh, it both was kinda great and also really sucky to not be on the air for the past few weeks. But the Outback Witch House truck is back and it’s better than ever. OK, I don’t know if that’s accurate, but moving right along, can we talk about these white cheddar Cheez-It Grooves? I was just describing them to someone in Canada and I feel like it’s somehow a combination of a Cheez-It, a Wheat Thin, and a Ruffle. Is this sponsored content?

Sorry, I’m hungry and a little all over the place. This week’s show is basically all just bangers that I love listening to with a few newer tracks in there for giggles. I think it’s a lovely start to 2022, a year that will not fool me again with its supposed potential for “being better.” It’s also EXACTLY two hours long. Go on, be impressed.


Tor LundvallThe Night Watch
KlackMove Any Mountain
CovenantDead Stars
MinistryWe Believe
Section 25Dirty Disco
Twin TribesHeart & Feather
Craven FaultsExcerpts from Weets Gate
Sisters of MercyFloorshow
Buzz KullLast In The Club
Front 242Rerun Time
Nitzer EbbControl I’m Here
Boy HarsherMotion
Craven FaultsExcerpts from Weets Gate
Andre ObinThe Arsonist
Martyn & Om UnitPassenger
Sworn VirginsThe Male Man
Black Moth Super RainbowGangs in the Garden
Magic WandsBlue Cherry
Craven FaultsExcerpts from Weets Gate
David BowieCat People (Putting Out Fire)
The Human LeagueThe Things That Dreams Are Made Of
Depeche ModeSacred
Paul Draper & Steven WilsonOmega Man
VisageThe Damned Don’t Cry
Craven FaultsExcerpts from Weets Gate
Drab MajestyOut of Sequence