Friday, March 6, 2009

Post Rock

Ah, post rock. Just what does that mean? It was a lot trendier in the 90's to listen to this stuff, but with bands like Signal Hill and El Ten Eleven (not to mention giants like The Battles), post rock is making a slow revival. Woo hoo. Tune in to get a little feel.
1.Slint - Breadcrumb Trail
2.Gastr del Sol - For Soren Mueller
3.Mogwai - Like Herod
4.Tortoise - I Set My Face to the Hillside
5.Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls
6.Vibracathedral Orchestra - Your Head Shone Like a Stone
7.Do Make Say Think - Horns of a Rabbit
8.Unwound - Terminus
9.Sigur Rós - Untitled 4
10.Grouper - Second Skin/Zombin Wind
11.Talk Talk - Ascension Day
12.Physics - + O -
13.Aspects of Physics - Scene of Changery
14.El Ten Eleven - Jumping Frenchmen of Maine
15.El Ten Eleven - Paranoid Android
16.Stereolab - Neon Beanbag

2009 so far

A 2009 show already? Make no mistake, this is not a 2009-in-review show or anything of that sort. It is simply a selection of records released in 2009 so far. That's all. We are not claiming these are the best, the worst, etc. Just records from 2009. But this Wavves guy is pretty darn good (FYI: Wavves > Wavvves)

1. Zu - Ostia
2. Zu - Chthonian
3. Zu - Carbon
4. Zu - Beata Viscera
5. Wavves - Wavves
6. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Contender
7. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday
8. The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Young Adult Friction
9. Black Dice - Nite Creme
10. Black Dice - Glazin
11. Black Dice - Earnings Plus Interest
12. Black Dice - Whirligig
13. Black Dice - La Cucaracha
14. Animal Collective - In the Flowers
15. Animal Collective - My Girls
16. Times New Viking - Call and Response (Pitchfork TV)
17. Iran - I Can See the Future
18. Iran - Buddy
19. Iran - I Already Know You're Wrong
20. Iran - Airport '99
21. Times New Viking - Hate Hate Hate (PItchfork TV)
22. Wavves - So Bored
23. Wavves - Beach Demon
24. Wavves - Weed Demon
25. Wavves - Untitled
26. Black Dice - Lazy TV

Music from/inspired-by Iran

Mehrdad went to Iran last Christmas and had a blast. As a result, this show focused on music from/inspired-by Iran. Sorry, no Iranian pop music (ew).

1. Hossein Alizadeh, Pejman Hadadi - Improvisation
2. Hossain Tehrani - Do Zarbi
3. Ramin Zoufonoun, Amirabbas Etemadzadeh, Jamshid Zarringhalam - Shur
4. Otomo Yoshihide - Persepolis (Remix)
5. Reza Vali - String Quartet No. 2
6. Merzbow - Persepolis (Remix)


You know who they are. They've only been releasing consistent recordings since the early 80's, but they are much more than Sonic Youth. Each Sonic Youth member participate in very active side projects that make Sonic Youth look like a side project. Here we look at a few of these.

1.Sonic Youth, Mats Gustafsson, Merzbow - Andre Sider Af Sonic Youth
2.Cat Power - We All Die
3.Glenn Branca - Lesson No. 1 For Electric Guitar
4.Free Kitten - DJ Spooky's Spatialized Chinatown Mix
5.Original Silence - Crepescular Refractions/Mystery Eye
6.Christian Fennesz, Jim O'Rourke, Peter Rehberg - Shinjuku Baby, Pt. 2
7.Thurston Moore - See-Through Play/Mate8.Thurston Moore - Hang Out