The Show: Flickering, flickering, flickering…

“Hey pretty baby it’s been a while, haven’t seen your lovely face for a long time”

Yes, it’s been a long time Maria Minerva and it’s good to have you back. The new album Soft Power is out 18 September on 100% Silk, and until then we’ve got “Wake Up In NYC” on repeat…

Not to play favourites or anything but our 8K compatriot Dik Detonic (aka New Ways 2 Noise) is celebrating his solitary confinement in Melbourne by getting S:Bahn back together. “Sync or Swim” is out now and the album “Queen Of Diamonds” is due for release very soon on Polaks Records. “Another month of fucking Sundays” indeed.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 12 September 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • MARIA MINERVA – Wake Up In NYC *
  • SHORT-HAIRED DOMESTIC – A song in Spanish addressed to men who drive big cars
  • BLAUES EINHORN – Anruf
  • JOUSKA – Beat Up Your Baby
  • KELLY LEE OWENS – Night
  • EN DIRECT – Fabrik
  • INTERNET DEATH – WILL CHANGE!
  • BODY BEAT RITUAL – Control Freak
  • DENHAM AUDIO – Feel The Panic
  • RON ELLIOT – Haarlem
  • SOSHI TAKEDA – Double Canoe
  • SAM PREKOP – Summer Places
  • CAMERON FINLAY – For Clare
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – faux realms
  • SYNTHETIC CHILDREN – forgiven – two (feat. Bambin)
  • LORD OF THE ISLES – Inheritance (feat. Ellen Renton)
  • PREFUSE 73 – Oceans Into Lakes
  • PREFUSE 73 – Guermo Harp
  • PREFUSE 73 – Full Sunday
  • SHLOHMO – Heaven Inc.
  • NOVELLER – Zeaxanthin
  • SASAMI ASHWORTH – Portrait
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Munecas
  • CIEL – Same Old Times With U
  • S:BAHN – Sync or Swim
  • THE LIMIÑANAS – Calentita (feat. Nuria)
  • AVON DADS – Arrival
  • BEATA – Prayers of Consequence

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Hotbox your car…

The tail end of another Christchurch winter has been unseasonably warm, so it’s more than appropriate to be enjoying DRY DIVE‘s ‘in the summer’.

If you’re after something a little more melancholic and suited to a spring day then allow us to recommend CAMERON FINLAY‘s recent release ‘Warm Morning’.

It’s also the welcome return of THE FLYING SORCERERS with their roundup of assorted material recorded since 2011, “The Unrealistic Expectations of The Flying Sorcerers”.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 29 August 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • THE FLYING SORCERERS – Phantom Radio
  • MERIDIAN BROTHERS – Los Golpeadores De La Cumbia
  • ELUIZE – Laze
  • MUSCLECARS – Sol
  • GÜNCE ACI – Extent
  • V.V. LIGHTBODY – If It’s Not Me
  • SOFIE – Guest
  • DRY DIVE – in the summer *
  • BAILTERSPACE – Telephone
  • SHIT AND SHINE – THANK GOODNESS
  • CAMERON FINLAY – Uplift
  • CAMERON FINLAY – March
  • CAMERON FINLAY – Franc Ocean
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Biophilia
  • COSMIN TRG – Protoflora
  • TANE COTTON – Layers II
  • THE KUNDALINI GENIE – Sunrise
  • FLUX THE CYNIC – time spent
  • NECRUM SELECT – Loungin’
  • RICHARD ‘GROOVE’ HOLMES – The Six Million Dollar Man Theme
  • RUN THE JEWELS – Out Of Sight (feat. 2 Chainz)
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Hipps
  • LIAM BAILEY – Champion
  • MAIN PHASE – Wheel N Deal
  • DOUBLE GEOGRAPHY – Golden Pothos
  • STEF MENDESIDIS – Critical Ratio
  • NAONE AND S.O.N.S – Kame
  • KOEHLER – THE GRAND ILLUSION

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I won’t get on my knees. Don’t make me do that please…

While researching and putting together the show this week (which involves throwing darts at music maps and scouring Bandcamp for Christchurch and Brisbane music) I stumbled across Hatchie & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart’s glorious cover of The Jesus & Mary Chain’s “Sometimes Always”.

Proof indeed that the Reid brothers have an uncanny knack for writing perfect pop songs lovingly drenched in honeyed guitar tones. Sadly the pink vinyl 7-inch single has sold out but you can still have a listen below.

I seem also to have stumbled into the trap of playing TV theme tunes, but sometimes you just have to scratch that itch.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 15 August 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • FRENCH CONCESSION – Far Away
  • E.M.M.A. – Ryan Gosling in Space
  • KATIE VON SCHLEICHER – Messenger
  • DANA GAVANSKI – Everything That Bleeds
  • MAD FRANK – A Hold of Me
  • T. G. SHAND – The Town Cards
  • HATCHIE & THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Sometimes Always *
  • RAYMOND RICHARDS – LIVERMORE, CALIFORNIA
  • NICK DRAKE – Riverman
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Rubix
  • THE DANIEL CAINE ORCHESTRA – The Days And Nights of Molly Dodd
  • ISAAC AESILI – Steps
  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS – pacific jazzhop
  • NECRUM SELECT – How You Swang
  • PAPLOCO – GO GO! BLUEPRINT RALLY VIP
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – HEARTLAND VIP
  • BAILTERSPACE – Heard It Once
  • PUBLIC TRANSPORT – Bank of Peninsula
  • NICOLAS JAAR – Faith Made of Silk
  • BACAO RHYTHM & STEEL BAND – My Jamaican Dub
  • ÇAYKH – Soùmatra
  • DUMA – Pembe 666
  • EMMA-JEAN THACKRAY – YANG 양
  • TUPPERWAVE – Feel
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Hillbilly Moonshine
  • YEONGRAK – email
  • PANORAMA CHANNEL & PLETNEV – Eiffel Tower Syndrome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I sold my life rights for a big check and I’m upset…

Fraserhead at the controls today, starting off with some poetry from the one and only Lana Del Rey. To be fair, if Lana Del Rey read the phone book we would play that too. Actually, does anyone still produce phone books these days? And if poetry isn’t your thing then we’ve got new cuts from CHC cats ZANE 2000, Modern Chair, Internet Death, 2XM & Jess Aspinwall, and there’s synths, beats, and a few soundscapes to round it all off..

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 01 August 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • LANA DEL REY – LA Who Am I To Love You *
  • SOFIE – High Time Now
  • LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE – La Maga
  • 2XM – Apollo Jazz feat. Jess Aspinwall (Vocal Dub)
  • N8NOFACE – Plane Thief
  • ZANE 2000 – alloybirds (demo)
  • ZEROH – Invaluable
  • PINK SIIFU – FK
  • BODY BEAT RITUAL – Teethgrinder
  • MODERN CHAIR – YOU CAN’T FATTEN THE PIG ON MARKET DAY
  • INTERNET DEATH – NAME OF THE LAW!
  • STEWART COPELAND – The Equalizer Busy Equalizing (William Orbit Extended Mix)
  • RAFFICA SOUNDSYSTEM – Disco Deliveroo
  • FANTASTIC TWINS – Read My Palmer, Laura
  • BENOIT B – Cosmic Music Style
  • KRIKOR – We As One In The S.D.T.
  • JARV IS… – Children of the Echo
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – NO STARVING ARTISTS
  • KNXWLEDGE. – minding_my business (feat. Durand Bernarr, Rose Gold)
  • BLACK MERLIN – GENESIS PREACHER
  • DOUBLE GEOGRAPHY – Norfolk Island Palm
  • NICK GUY – R 69
  • NICOLAS JAAR – Mud

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Prepare now. Official information and instruction will be given over the wireless…

A little bit of a synth overload on the show today. Vintage, retro, lo-fi, vaporwave and a bit of the coldwave. Plus there’s a sludgy, doomy sneak preview of the new Shit and Shine album to round things off proper.

Speaking of synths, we couldn’t quite fit The Dewaele Brothers aka Soulwax into the show today but if you like rare equipment then their recent project with the legendary EMS Synthi 100 will have you fizzing:

By the way, the show title today is courtesy of Analogue Electronic Whatever‘s newish single “Hole”. Cracking video too!

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 18 July 2020

Notebooks out completists, here’s the playlist in full…

  • DESOLATE TESTAMENTS retrowaves
  • ANA HELDER Capicúa
  • ROZA TERENZI Yo-Yo
  • GROUND – WAKUSEI A
  • LOGIC SYSTEM – Automatic Collect, Automatic Correct
  • TELEPHONES – Phase Alternate Line (Daybreak Mix)
  • BUTCH SUNDANCE – Nuclear Game
  • BLACK MERLIN – GENESIS PREACHER
  • MODERN CHAIR – GIVE ALL YOUR PEARLS, AND THE SWINE WILL MAKE A PEARL NECKLACE
  • FRENCH_CONCESSION 法國租界 – Tower Lisa
  • SOFIE – Try to Reach Me
  • RIP SWIRL – Paranoid (feat. Sofie)
  • DISTANT STARS – Car Crashes and Heart Attacks
  • ANALOGUE ELECTRONIC WHATEVER – Hole *
  • SOCCER MOMMY – royal screw up
  • LORELLE MEETS THE OBSOLETE – Unificado (Pye Corner Audio Remix)
  • SEI STILL – El Camino
  • AOIFE NESSA FRANCES – Here In The Dark
  • BECCA MANCARI – Stay With Me
  • HØRD – #11
  • PLACES FOR PEOPLE – Pacific Coast Highway
  • BIG GUTS BILLY – Wild West
  • RAH ZEN – Ancestor’s Call
  • SOCIAL SPORT – Lexa
  • ASTEROID ANXIETY – Buloshnaya
  • SHIT AND SHINE – Welcome

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.