The show: Yeah, so what? He smoked crack. He always had my back…

Catchy, joyful, upbeat, fuzzy and beautifully quirky song of the week (and inspiration for the blog title) goes to Woody and Jeremy‘s “My Old Bassist”.

And if that’s your… ahem… cup of tea… sorry… allow us to thoroughly recommend the album it comes from, Gravy in My Coffee.

On with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 31 July 2021

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

  • ISAAC AESILI – Creatress
  • THE BUG – Pressure (feat. Flowdan)
  • TEEZO TOUCHDOWN – Mid
  • SEMIRATRUTH – FASTFOWARD!
  • SEMIRATRUTH – RIMZ
  • SEMIRATRUTH – LOOK!
  • COLD DIAMOND & MINK – Like A Rainy Day (Instrumental)
  • PICKLE DARLING – Gently Crashes
  • HECTORINE – Don’t Cry
  • TIDAL RAVE – Banana
  • SAINT ETIENNE – Pond House
  • HUGO NICOLSON – Fly Pie
  • THE LUVMENAUTS – Cruiseship Enterprise
  • DAVID SHRIGLEY – Our Children
  • GRECCO ROMANK – Worm Regenerate
  • TYLER, THE CREATOR – SWEET / I THOUGHT YOU WANTED TO DANCE
  • FUZZ CATS – Inferno
  • BONEMEAL – Rubble
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Ocean Crystal
  • PHOEBE RINGS – Spissky
  • LIPS – Guilty Talk
  • EL MICHELS AFFAIR – Dhuaan
  • REYKJAVICTIM – Massive Change
  • WOODY & JEREMY – My Old Bassist *
  • NO ROMANCE – Unfold
  • PAPLOCO – CLAIRVOYANCY

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: Some may say that you are only interested in one thing…

A welcome return today from Nick Harte aka Shocking Pinks. His mysterious new MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE project “Adversary” is cinematic, darkly ambient and hypnotically crimecore. It’s the soundtrack for the film that Nicolas Winding Refn was too scared to make. Get it now on Bandcamp and/or get the cassette version via Opal Tapes.

Not to be outdone, after a long hiatus ANIKA aka Annika Henderson is back too. The new album Change is out 23 July 2021. For a wee taste have a listen to Finger Pies…

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 5 June 2021

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

  • MERCEDES CAMBRIDGE – Brute Monde
  • ANIKA – Finger Pies
  • COLD CAVE – Night Light
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – City Life Disco
  • GASPARD AUGÉ – Vox
  • MARIE DAVIDSON – Renegade Breakdown (Jessy Lanza Remix)
  • DJ BONELESS X JESS ASPINWALL – Urban Yard
  • AZURE – Southern Tropics
  • REAL LIES – Oh Me, Oh My (Nicotine Patch) feat. Dominique Russell
  • NECRUM SELECT – Catchin’ Vapors [Interlude]
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – rejoice (feat. Eldon Somers)
  • IL EST VILAINE – Les Mystères de Lorient feat. Narumi Herisson
  • WLF – Bender
  • HOORSEES – Waterfall (Hurts)
  • PICKLE DARLING – Everything Is Flammable
  • MINI – Talk
  • ODDIO FACTORY – The Prophet
  • BLAIR PARKES – shimmer with Teen Haters
  • MANIFEST KITSUNE – Stardust
  • LANA DEL REY – Blue Banisters
  • PENELOPE TRAPPES – Awkward Matriarch
  • LES BAXTERS – Gamelan Gang
  • LONE – Coming Into Being and Passing Away
  • L.$.D FUNDRAISER – The Last Rite & Ritual Of A Sinking Ship

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I’ll be eating breakfast in the evening, as the world crumbles in May…

More sneaky threesomes on the show today, this time round plundering new albums from LES BAXTERS and PICKLE DARLING.

And we do love our synth-pop. So how could we resist MANIFEST KITSUNE‘s “catchy, creepy Lovecraft inspired synthwave live electronic anthem for the surreal year of 2021”? Hint: we couldn’t.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 22 May 2021

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

  • NECRUM SELECT – Folks Get Down
  • R.A.P. FERREIRA – yamships, flaxscript
  • GAVSBORG – Domestic Music For Skeptical Dogs
  • SECCIÓN DE RITMO – No Drama Llama
  • ANZ – Unravel In The Designated Zone
  • LES BAXTERS – UFO
  • LES BAXTERS – + Forth St.
  • LES BAXTERS – Nosferatu
  • BAE SESSIONS – complete destruction
  • S:BAHN – Exhaustion
  • DOUJIN DUKE – Super Awesome Curry
  • PICKLE DARLING – Achieve Lift!
  • PICKLE DARLING – Moses
  • PICKLE DARLING – Boundless My Heart
  • HUSHPUPPY – I Like Girls
  • THE GOON SAX – In the Stone
  • MANIFEST KITSUNE – Kisses For Fishes *
  • PEACHES – Pussy Mask
  • PROFESSOR JOHAN BRING – Stockholm
  • THE JUAN MACLEAN – I Can’t Explain
  • JACQUES RENAULT – High
  • KERO KERO BONITO – Well Rested
  • DON ZILLA – Tension
  • U – Ecstasy
  • ØALL HÅTES – Śhínÿ Glìñt
  • BLACK POINT – Dighton Rock

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: We’re living through strange days…

For today’s show we egregiously plundered bits and pieces from the new Adam Curtis documentary series “Can’t Get You Out Of My Head”. Thoroughly recommended for a bit of self-induced discombobulation.

Excited by upcoming new album “Cosmonaut” by PICKLE DARLING, which is out 21 May 2021. To keep you going in the meantime treat yourself to Bigness (Instrumentals)

Plus – and we are several seasons late to it – not forgetting the TIGA podcast First/Last Party On Earth. Rave classics today inspired by Tiga’s recently conversation with the one and only TREVOR JACKSON.

And on with the show…

Direct download: The Joint – 27 February 2021

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

  • ADAM CURTIS – Can’t Get You Out of My Head: Snippet A
  • PICKLE DARLING – Rosary
  • PICKLE DARLING – A Deep Breath
  • JUNO IS – I Want To Be Gentle
  • WLF – Bobby Peru
  • 岩本清顕 KIYOAKI IWAMOTO – 生理 Period
  • LOCAL FLORIST. – Esplanade
  • ADAM CURTIS – Can’t Get You Out of My Head: Snippet B
  • MARTINA BERTONI – Music For Empty Flats
  • HERE THE CAPTAIN SPEAKING, THE CAPTAIN IS DEAD – Bring me back the Sun
  • ADAM CURTIS – Can’t Get You Out of My Head: Snippet C
  • JOE SAMPSON – Wake Me Up When The Internet’s Back On
  • BILL CALLAHAN & BONNIE PRINCE BILLY – The Wild Kindness (feat. Cassie Berman)
  • MAD FRANK – Critical
  • COWBOY MACHINE – Sand Dunes
  • ADAM CURTIS – Can’t Get You Out of My Head: Snippet D
  • DOUJIN DUKE – A t_T h e_B a r
  • JOON & BARK BARK DISCO – Til The End
  • LINKWOOD & OTHER LANDS – Shapes
  • ADAM CURTIS – Can’t Get You Out of My Head: Snippet E
  • EXTRA CREDIT – It’s Over
  • PLAYGROUP – Make It Happen (Extended Mix)
  • ADAM CURTIS – E01-E
  • KEANU RAVES & HARVO – Ice Digital
  • THE KLF – What Time Is Love?
  • JOSH WINK – Higher State Of Consciousness (Version 3 – Tweekin Acid Funk)
  • ADAM CURTIS – Can’t Get You Out of My Head: Snippet F
  • HOLY MOTORS – Midnight Cowboy
  • HOORSEES – Fuckhead
  • PRIMO – Fibra

* The inspiration for this week’s lyrical heading.

The Show: I still get nervous metaphysically…

Artwork by New Brighton and Christchurch music legend BLAIR PARKES

Musically the New Year used to feel like the graveyard shift of the music business –  a time of the year full of remixes and reissues and repackaging. This year, maybe due to the kids just getting on with getting on there seems to be a steady stream of releases coming out of Christchurch – Ōtautahi.

For that reason on the show today listen out for recent releases from Joint favourites Kelvin Hurts (ex CHC now ALK), Liam K. Swiggs, Mad Frank, Dilemma Beats, Jagā, a sneaky threesome from pickle darling, and some synth loveliness from the mysterious Supernova Wolf. Plus we plunder the immaculate selections of Keytars & Violins for some of the best left field techno of 2018. Happy New Year.

And speaking of Christchurch output, the artwork above is by New Brighton and Christchurch music legend Blair Parkes. Listen to his tunes at https://blairparkes.bandcamp.com and have a peek at his artworks at https://blairparkes.wordpress.com

Direct download: The Joint – 5 January 2019

And here’s the playlist in full…

  • KELVIN HURTS – Introduction
  • LIAM K. SWIGGS – WE SMOKE 19
  • KATERINA – Be A Child
  • PATRICIA KOKETT – Luxor
  • PICKLE DARLING – Happy Together (feat. Skirts) *
  • PICKLE DARLING – Biology
  • PICKLE DARLING – Greta
  • JIMOTHY LACOSTE – I CAN SPEAK SPANISH
  • MAD FRANK – Home by now
  • ANNUAL LEAF – A Head A Wing A Heart
  • DON PAPA – Kånge (DJ Sotofett Remix)
  • JAGĀ – Nocturnal (Dilemma Beats Remix)
  • DILEMMA BEATS – Longing
  • 51717 – Techelet
  • DONATO DOZZY – Cleo
  • JOHN T. GAST – Angela
  • WHODAMANNY – The Light of TCP
  • H. RUSSELL-ASHE – Kivaaluun
  • ESCAPE EARTH – Bleep Inside
  • AOUD – SE MKII
  • MOLLY – Si Seulement
  • SUPERNOVA WOLF – Sunset

* The source of this week’s lyrical heading.

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