Fraserhead here. I’m on my own today. It’s been pouring with rain and Sudafed is pumping through my veins. Which makes this brand new Shacklock Meth Party single “Vaccination Day” all the more poignant.
I quite like the new Bailterspace album “Strobosphere”. One of my favourite bands of all time. The new album brings back good memories of their Christchurch gigs in the late 1980s and early 1990s, possibly the loudest gigs I’ve ever been to.
Bailterspace have been based in NYC for many years now so I never thought I would get to see them play live ever again. Am very tempted to go see them at Laneway in Auckland but found out yesterday that they will be playing at The Dux here in Christchurch on Saturday 2 Feb!!! That’s what I call a homecoming.
Below is the video for “World We Share” from the latest album “Strobosphere”. Damn fine clanging deep sea fishing trawler rock ‘n’ roll I say.
Due to work commitments (The Herb Whisperer) and general faineancy (Fraserhead) there was no action packed instalment of The Joint on RDU yesterday.
If you need some way of filling this void in your life please allow us to recommend some uneasy listening to get you through today, Christmas, and the New Year.
You are listening to combines real time police and emergency services scanner audio from various US cities with ambient and drone tracks from Soundcloud. More comforting and soothing than voyeuristic it’s the brainchild of Eric Eberhardt (read the IndieShuffle interview here). For me it’s the aural equivalent of a movie scene showing the city at night from a helicopter. Very nice to fall asleep to, whether in a sunny backyard or late at night in bed.
And if that’s right up your alley my workmate Tim recommends the following SomaFM channels:
SF 10-33 – Ambient music mixed with the sounds of San Francisco public safety radio traffic.
Mission Control - Celebrating NASA and space explorers everywhere. A mix of ambient and experimental music mixed with the historical sounds of the space program.
Like I was saying on the show last week, I’m so far behind on music releases it’s just not funny anymore. I’ve missed some really good stuff over the last year.
However, thanks to Dave Imlay at Galaxy Records I got to have a listen to The Golden Awesome‘s album “Autumn” which was released November 2011 by M’Lady’s Records and must have got an NZ release earlier this year. One for all shoegaze freaks.
Too much music. Not enough time. Hence the new Julien Dyne album “Glimpse” passing me by.
Luckily, whenever I visit my brother in Dunedin I always have a look at his CD collection. This is because my bro wins a copy of EVERYTHING that the mighty Radio One gives away on air. This means I always have the perfect opportunity to listen to a bunch of local releases that I may have missed.
Lo and behold, on my most recent visit I saw the Julien Dyne album. So I nicked it and finally listed to it today. Don’t tell my bro.
Good things come to those who wait. Mr Dyne makes fabulous beats. Recommended to you nuts who like Pete Rock, mellow Prefuse 73, Mr Chop, Ta-ku, Fly-Lo et al.
That’s right. Count Deano von Lounge is back from Osaka, Japan for a quick break. And he’s got lots of classic vinyl numbers to play you. He prefers the name DJ Butcher because he butchers the mix. Doesn’t worry us. That just means more music to listen to.