#57: on the wrong side of history

That’s us, baby. I am listening to this Working for a Nuclear Free City band and digging it; it’s like if you combined Mogwai and Digitalism, which is… not something I knew I needed in my life. There’s more to it than that, but my brain cells are limited.

Another thought before I fade away: the TV show Severance is one of the best of recent memory and you should all go watch it now. I’m very sad to have to wait a year before new episodes come out, but very happy that stories like that are able to be told so well.

Spike HellisFeed
Caput MedusaeScreamdance
Cirque d’EssA Spooky Host (S Y Z Y G Y X Remix)
Creux LiesTsavo
Bedless BonesLimbs Entwined
FoluntearDancing on the Rainbow
Pet Shop BoysLeft to My Own Devices (7″ Mix)
New OrderSub-culture
The SoundI Can’t Escape Myself
The Octopus ProjectThe Adjustor
Harsh SymmetryYour Eyes
TelexRaised by Snakes
MinistryAll Day Remix
The MallAn Answer
Mandy, IndianaAlien 3 (Daniel Avery Remix)
Pilgrims of YearningStorms
AntipoleLe Moment (S Y Z Y G Y X Remix)
The Octopus ProjectBruise
Sydney ValetteMistress of Desire
Regressive LeftBad Faith (feat. Mandy, Indiana)
Kill ShelterThe Necklace (feat. Agent Side Grinder)
Terror FormsSolar Warden
ACTORSIt Goes Away
Urban HeatThat Gun in Your Hand
Rare DMsend nudes
Danz CMIdea of You
The Octopus ProjectLots More Stairs
Working for a Nuclear Free CityJe suis le vent

#56: emptiness follows too

(not “and teeny swallows too”)

I’m not sure if we really ever radically depart from the OWH sound on this program, but I have some things in the playlist that are on the boundaries of the usual stuff this week. I am very much into this new record from Terra Pines called Downbeats. They’re an Australian band that has a certain roomy shoegaziness in addition to a little dark edge. There’s something about the sound of the track “Cabarita” that makes me think of being miles from here, hanging in in my own headspace in a delicious way where few if any concerns are on the radar.

I guess I’m officially a PhD student now, so that’s a fun fact. I’ve spent a good amount of my day thinking about the differences among, definitions of, and relationships between knowledge, information, and data, lol. I hope I can still find the time to do this show because it grounds me in a very important “hey, I care about things other than work and school” kind of way. I’ll do my best.

Hot ChipEleanor
Tobias BernstrupPrivate Eye
Buzz KullRise From Your Grave
Harsh SymmetryLike an Opiate
Plague PitsGolden Age of Carnage
Black Devil Disco ClubFuzzy Dream (feat. Jon Spencer)
The Snake CorpsCalling You
Principe ValienteI Am You (Solemn Youth Remix)
Winter Severity IndexThe Brightest Days
Scape One & Kurt BaggaleySimple Explanations (Excerpt)
Martial CanterelStill A Part
HEALTHTHE JOY OF SECT (feat. Street Sects)
Skinny PuppyWorlock
KMFDMJuke Joint Jezebel
Spike HellisMouth
El Ojo y La NavajaZoroastro
Bone PixieCatatonic Behavior
The Vacant LotsThank You
Sisters of MercyVision Thing
Manic Street PreachersMausoleum
Scape One & Kurt BaggaleySimple Explanations (Excerpt)
The Cooper Temple ClauseA.I.M.
EchoberylSilent Monster (The Other Side of the Mirror)
The Death of PopFor a Minute
Terra PinesCabarita
WarpaintChampion (HAAi Remix)
Exploded ViewDark Stains
Black MarbleMSQ No-Extra
Scape One & Kurt BaggaleyWhat do you do? (Excerpt)
BroadcastSubject to the Ladder

#55: these days are up and down, they call it elevated living

I’m listening to Pink Turns Blue’s If Two Worlds Kiss album right now, and this is definitely one of those oft-forgotten masterpieces of the general genre/era we gravitate towards on the Witch House. I mean, it’s not like no one knows about this band, but this record is fantastic. I tried to dig up some other oft-forgotten gems this week, balancing the cascade of new things that keep cropping up like mushrooms after the wet.

The last two days have been dark and wet, and you would think I would be into that as the proprietress of this particular show, but you would be wrong. I’m not ready for the part of the year that I spend more or less constantly under a blanket, but here it comes.

I’m making a note/suggestion to myself and others to check out the album from The Serfs – it’s called Primal Matter – because I’m guessing it’s great. I just have a feeling. I’ll throw it on after PTB. Also, this is apropos of a few weeks ago when I actually played it, but the lyrics of Hot Chip’s new song “Eleanor” gave me life today.

SpkMachine Age Voodoo
Kissing the PinkCertain Things Are Likely
Male TearsHit Me
Vandal MoonYoung. Deadly. Beautiful.
Absolute Body ControlFigures
DeathFaunaWhen It All Comes Crashing Down
The SerfsStimuli
DEVOWhat We Do
Harsh SymmetryPugilist
Soft KillOn the Inside
AutomaticSuicide in Texas (Panter Modern Remix)
Portion ControlThe Great Divide
Love & RocketsBall of Confusion (UK Mix)
SamediBetween Two Hearts
CamouflageWinner Takes Nothing
Cabaret VoltaireSleepwalking
Martin DupontJust Because
Pilgrims of YearningLa Mar
SextileModern Weekend
SprintsLiterary Mind
The ChameleonsReturn of the Roughnecks
Sad Lovers & Giants50-50
And Also the TreesBrother Fear
In Death It EndsWe All Die
Pink Turns BlueWhen the Hammer Comes Down