KEXP DJ and current Data Breaker interview subject Alex Ruder has put up a podcast featuring artists who are appearing in the forthcoming Seattle electronic-music/digital media festival Decibel [Sept. 25-28]. You can access it through iTunes or by going here.
01. Balún - A Surprise
02. Nalepa - Monday (The Glitch Mob Remix)
03. Jahcoozi - Gameboy
04. KiloWatts - Snakewinds
05. Lusine - Still Frame (Lusine Remix)
06. Jeremy Ellis - I Believe
07. Helios - The Obeisant Vine
08. Eluvium - Requiem on Frankfort Ave.
09. Tycho - The Daydream
10. The Sight Below - A Fractured Smile
11. The Bug (feat. Warrior Queen) - Insane
12. Truckasauras - Ain't No Danbo (When He's Gone)
13. Barbara Morgenstern - The Operator
14. Dave Pezzner - Other Lover
15. Flying Lotus - Parisian Goldfish
16. Supermayer - The Art of Letting Go
Plan on going on this weekend? Want to check out some local music? Listen to this week's Setlist to hear music by Head Like a Kite, Don't Tell Sophie, Thunderbird Motel, and the Band of the Week, the Raggedy Anns. Then keep listening and find out where those bands are playing this week.
Listen to this week's Setlist to hear about the newish venue in town Full Tilt Ice Cream, some of my picks for the Carousel Festival, and songs by Last Slice of Butter, the Dimes, People Eating People, Tacocat, and more.
Listen to Setlist, Win Tickets to Block Party!
July 18 at
Yeah, I'm not too proud to bribe people into listening to Setlist. Wanna go to the Capitol Hill Block Party? You gotta listen to Setlist and find out how to enter to win tickets! Here's what else you'll get when you click:
*Hear what Mark Arm has to say about the current state of radio!
*Hear songs by Get Dressed, Head Like a Kite, Mudhoney, the Lights, and more!
*Find out about all the cool shows this week!
Setlist is back after a couple weeks of vacation! We've missed you, I hope you've missed us.
This weekend is absolutely nuts-o for live shows, and Ari Spool and I highlight some of the very best via song. Here's the playlist:
The Hands “Lies Lies Lies”
Wormwood “The Endless Search for Food”
Grand Hallway “Napoleon’s Left Show”
Tv. Coahran “Kite Flyers”
The Valkyries “Scream for More”
Feral Children “Baby Joseph Stalin”
Awesome “Are You Aware”
Coco Coca “Continents and Oceans”
We also talk King Cobra's Grand Opening weekend, Wormwood breaking up, the Tv. Coahran's new record, and the upcoming Music Directory/Young Ones extravaganza!
It's free! It'll stream straight to your computer, so you don't need to download anything fancy or weird. All you have to do is click, sit back, and enjoy. You can even keep doing other stuff while you listen, like fill out TPS reports or something.
This week's Setlist is packed to the top with gooey local-band goodness.
Check out songs from Katharine Hepburn's Voice, Feral Children, Don't Tell Sophie, Suicide Jack, the Curious Mystery, Narwhal vs. Narwhal, TacocaT, and Lonesome Rhodes & the Good Company. Plus, get the lowdown on where and when these bands are playing, and some brilliant* commentary by me and Megan Seling.
The Sea Navy (Jay Cox, no relation to Dewey Cox) was our special guest on this week's Setlist. He played three songs live in our "studio" (read: Nancy's office), including one tune written exclusively for Setlist listeners (you'll have to listen to hear it).
We also talked about Ween, huffing gas, eating sandwiches, and urinary tract infections. Then we play some music and the playlist goes like this:
The Hands "Lies Lies Lies"
Partman Parthorse "At the Mall"
Weener "Spinal Meningitis"
Lonesome Rhodes & the Good Company "Oh, Sweet Death"
The Intelligence "Dating Cops"
The Resets "Downtown"
Has a lot of great stuff on it like... well... Here's the playlist:
TV Coahran “Ogygia”
Siberian “Soft Rains”
The Translucents “Don’t Push”
Kris Orlowski “Jessi”
The Maldives “Whidbey Island Blues”
Throw Me the Statue “Lolita”
Curtains for You “Heaven’s Waiting”
Why should you listen? Because now you don't have to go to each individual Stranger Bands Page and click on each song to hear it. Ari and I did that work for you. Just click right here and it'll stream straight onto your computer for free without having to subscribe to anything or sign up for anything or really do anything at all but push your index finger against your mouse. And what's more, we'll tell you where to find the band this week so if you like what you hear, you can go see 'em live.
Now here are some pictures of some of the bands you'll hear:
They were this week's special in-studio guests. They brought a mini grand piano, an acoustic guitar that was turned into an electric guitar with some tape and magic, and they also brought glue and glitter and other art supplies.
They also played a couple songs, and chatted about plans for 2008. They also made an original hand turkey (usually $2 via their website!) and brought a "Grand Champion" ribbon to give to a special Setlist winner.
This Week's Setlist Is All About The Program
December 14 at
You may have noticed that this week's music section is devoted to local hiphop, with the central focus being The Program, the five-day hiphop festival curated by Blue Scholars, who will perform every night. To celebrate, we've devoted Setlist, our weekly local music podcast, to local hiphop as well.
Music editor Jonathan Zwickel (click for pic) guest stars to talk about the project! And we play six songs from artists performing at The Program, like Can-U, Common Market, D. Black, and more.
So click here to listen!
PWRFL Power was our musical guest on Setlist this week. Listen to hear him play two songs live in the "studio" and talk about his upcoming tour and what's going on with that esurance commercial spot he won via the Block Star contest.
Here's a video of him playing "Peach Song" on the show.
Guess Who Our Guest on Setlist Was This Week!
December 10 at
Was it this guy?
What about this dude?
Not a chance, Sebastian.
It was this guy:
That's right, PWRFL Power (a.k.a. Kaz Nomura) is our special in-studio guest this week! He plays two songs ("2 Keys" and "Peach Song") and sticks around to chat some! We also listen to music from local bands like Velella Velella and Curtains for You. It's a fun time had by all.
This Week's Setlist... Have You Listened Yet?
December 3 at
If you haven't checked out this week's Setlist, now's as good a time as any. Sure, we gave you some pointers on which shows to hit over the weekend, but Ari Spool and I also have a few suggestions for the rest of the week. Plus, you'll hear some great music by local bands like Math and Physics Club, Gabriel Teodros, the Hands, and more.
Full Song List:
Math and Physics Club - “Movie Ending Romance”
Inhaste - “Empty Spaces”
Super Geek League - “Fat Cannibal”
The Reformation - “Give All Your Love to Me”
Pleasureboaters - “S.O.U.”
The Hands - “Lies Lies Lies”
Gabriel Teodros - “Sexcapism”
M. Bison - “Slow Atop the Mountain”
Born Anchors - “Casualty”
Click to listen. It's free, it's streams through your computer so you don't have to download anything, and, as you can see, it's got some pretty great music.
You should listen to Setlist. Here are nine reasons why:
The Quiet Ones - "Girls & Uniforms"
Pleasureboaters - "Elliptical Realism"
Police Teeth - "Is That Because You’re Adopted?"
The Tallboys - "Track 7" (We don't know the real name; they didn't tell us.)
Imperial Legions of Rome - "Troubador"
Suicide Jack - "Dirty Old Nancy"
Tart - "California"
Johanna Kunin - "Fireflies"
Sera Cahoone - "Couch Song"
You're at work. It's Friday and no one expects you to get any work done on Friday so no one will mind that you put everything aside to listen to this week's Setlist.
The bad news is Ari Spool is on vacation so it's just me. But the good news is I don't do much talking, and just get to the songs, which are really great this week--Pleasureboaters, Brides of Obscurity, Throw Me the Statue, Siberian, Mulally, and more.
We have a very special guests on this week's Setlist--Levi Fuller visits the "studio" to play a couple live tracks (including a fantastic Jawbox cover) and talk about the upcoming Ball of Wax show at the Sunset.
(Photo by Ron Henry)
You'll also hear the Beatniks, J. Tillman, Priests and Paramedics, Beehive, and more. More, I tell you, more!
The RIAA won't send you a letter for listening to Setlist.
Here's what you'll hear:
Jacob London - “Return to Squirrel Mountain”
Llama - “Alright”
Johanna Kunin - “Fireflies”
Born Anchors - “Casualty”
Dolour - “Cheer Up Baby”
The Quiet Ones - “Girls & Uniforms”
The Limbs - “Five Four”
The Quit - “Six Years”
“Awesome” - “Are You Aware”
What else is there? The chance to win free CDs and candy! But you gotta listen to find out how (it's ridiculously easy, I promise).
Pandering to the Staff (Or: Listen to Setlist!)
October 12 at
Because I am such a nice guy, I promised to post about this week's Setlist Podcast, which is now up for your listening pleasure (I'm listening now, and haven't skipped ahead yet!). They play all sorts of good local music, and also have Mr. Jeff Kirby as a guest. Sounds pretty cool, eh? On top of that, if you listen you will learn how to win a copy of the Pleasureboaters' new CD, which is called Gross!Click to listen. (Confidential to Megan and Ari: What happened to the nifty little Flash doodad you used to have for listening to Setlist? That thing was rad.)
Oh, and speaking of Setlist, and guests, and guests on Setlist: It just so happens that yours truly will be a guest on the episode of Setlist that will be live two weeks from today. I will play some songs on my guitar, and probably talk about the upcoming release show for Ball of Wax Volume 10 (11/1 at the Sunset), and probably make Megan and Ari play some of the other bands playing at said show. It will be a podcast to be remembered.
This has been fun, everybody. Thanks to all the other Lineouters, and to The Stranger for being insane enough to give us the keys to the joint for the day. I just wanted to say that in case I have nothing more to say for the next 50 minutes or so.
This Week's Setlist: Our First Musical Guest!
October 5 at
This week's Setlist is a great one. I mean it's always great, but this week's is even better because Devoirs plays a few songs for us live in the "studio" (it's not really a studio, it's just an office, but we like to pretend).
Devoirs is Chris Hong's solo project. He plays dark and worn acoustic songs "about concrete, urban invasive species, and literal and figurative consumption/compulsion." He's inspired by bands like Wire and Black Flag. He's playing the Vera Project October 10 (it's a free show) and Setlist is the only place you can here this exclusive recording.
You'll also hear songs by the Blakes, the Fleet Foxes, the Kindness Kind and more.
So this week on Setlist we ran a contest where you won three great local cds (Bronze Fawn's Lumber, The Lonely Forests Nuclear Winter, and the new self-titled Thieves of Kailua). In order to enter, you had to send us a link to a music-related YouTube video. Here's the winner. It's kind of creepy. . .
And yes, that was Danzig. The guy playing his electric bass as a stand-up really makes it work for me, but of course you can never go wrong with that dimpled chin of his.
While You're At It You Can Polarize My Chemicals
October 2 at
I have a not-completely-secret admiration for good songs about depression, mental illness, and being and/or feeling insane, and right now I'm working on a Line Out post/playlist that will include many of my favorites that fit that description along with a lot of suggestions from my friends (and possibly any suggestions you have too?).
But while I work on that, I will give you this sneak preview because I can't keep it to myself because I love it so much.
You only have a couple days left to listen to this week's Setlist with me, Ari, and this week's special guest Kris K from Chop Suey. Kris used his magic musical knowledge to select this week's playlist, which goes like this:
Birdwatchers United - “Monsters!”
Sam Squared - “Puppies and Kittens”
Andy Werth - “Back to the Sun”
Don’t Tell Sophie - “Metal Detector”
The Snakebites - “Everybody Feels It When We Get Together”
Yogoman Burning Band - “Street Lights”
Fleet Foxes - “White Winter Hymnal”
Coconut Coolouts - “(Please Don’t Break Me Out of) Party Jail”
This week's Setlist is the best Setlist Megan and me have ever recorded! Why would we make such a grand statement? Because it's true. We have a very special guest in the "studio": Kris K from Chop Suey! He picks all the songs, shares some booking wisdom, and gives us some tickets to an amazing show (Sea Wolf, Boat, and Fleet Foxes) that we are going to give to you. You can only find out how to win by listening, so why don't you do it already?
Songs Kris K picked to play this week:
Birdwatchers United - "Monsters!"
Sam Squared - "Puppies and Kittens"
Andy Werth - "Back to the Sun"
Don’t Tell Sophie - "Metal Detector"
The Snakebites - "Everybody Feels It When We Get Together"
Yogoman Burning Band - "Street Lights"
Fleet Foxes - "White Winter Hymnal"
Coconut Coolouts - "(Please Don’t Break Me Out of) Party Jail"
This Week's Setlist--Better Than Ever!! (SRSLY!)
September 7 at
OMG! Setlist this week is so bomb-diddly-awesome that it breaks my heart to only be able to share the experience of listening to it. Why is it so freaking awesome? Because we have a guest, the world's most perfect human being: Eli Anderson!
Eli is the assistant booker at Crocodile Cafe, and on this week's Setlist he picks the bands and tells you what you have to do to get a show at the Croc (synopsis: don't be a jerk). Tune in to listen to me and Megan swoon and let someone else do some of the talking for once.
Some of the bands Eli picked that you will enjoy listening to:
The Quiet Ones
Throw Me the Statue
If not, you really should. Sure most of the shows Ari and I talk about have passed, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the free music from local bands. There's also still time to win a copy of the Blakes' new EP Streets (out now on Light in the Attic), but you have to listen to find out how.
Click to hear Blicky, Love Battery, Boat, Green Pajamas, the Scheme, and more!
Also, Ari and I make fun of old people. We're sorry.
Here's what you'll hear:
The Little Ones - “Cha Cha Cha”
Bang the Mantra - “Endless Wanting”
The Dimes - “Forget Me”
Paris Spleen - “My Bedroom”
Sunday Night Blackout - “The Succubus”
Penetration Camp - “The Shiner”
Upwell - “Lotus”
Open Choir Fire - “Things We Have to Do”
And here's a picture of your mom, I mean the Dimes.