Thursday, December 30, 2010

FFFreakout #244 "Best of 2010" (Live on 12/30/10)

*Razen "Razend Zand" from Razen/Sheldon Siegel split
*Woods "Pick Up" from At Echo Lake
*The Fresh & Onlys "Waterfall" from Play It Strange
*Julian Lynch "Ears" from Mare
*Phantom Payn Days "Paradox Box" from Phantom Payn Daze
*Sun City Girls "Blue West" from Funeral Mariachi
*Richard Youngs "Collapsing Stars" from Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits
*Altar Eagle "Honey" from Mechanical Gardens
#Tricky "Murder Weapon" from Mixed Race
#Devo "Don't Shoot (I'm A Man)" from Something for Everybody
#Gorillaz "Stylo" from Plastic Beach
#Vampire Weekend "Giving Up The Gun" from Contra
#LCD Soundsystem "I Can Change" from This Is Happening
#Superchunk "Learned to Surf" from Majesty Shredding

*=David's Picks
#=Carl's Picks

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

FFFreakout #243 "Carl's Annual Holiday Hootenanny" (Aired on 12/23/10)

Queen - "Thank God It's Christmas"
Otis Redding - "Merry Christmas Baby"
Brian Setzer - "Nutcracker Suite"
James Brown - "Merry Christmas, I Love You"
The Blue Hawaiians - "Mele Kalikimaka"
Miles Davis - "Blue X-mas (To Whom It May Concern)"
Lou Rawls - "Christmas Is"
Mickey Rooney - "Put One Foot in Front of the Other"
El Vez - "Mamacita Donde Esta Santa Claus"
Hoodoo Gurus - "Little Drummer Boy"
The Border Brass - "Deck the Halls"
Singing Dogs - "Jingle Bells"
Los Straitjackets - "Christmas in Las Vagas"
Elvis Presley - "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me"
The Pogues (feat. Kirsty MacColl) - Fairytale of New York"
The Ventures - "Frosty the Snowman"
Bruce Springsteen - "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
They Might Be Giants - "Santa's Beard"

Thursday, December 16, 2010

FFFreakout #242 (Aired on 12/16/10)

Outer Limits Recordings - "Julie"
Hype Williams - Track 1 from Find Out What Happens . . .
Belbury Poly & Moon Wiring Club - "The Young People"
Hayvanlar Alemi - "Stamina"
Rangers - "Bear Creek"
Velvet Davenport - "Triangle Pear"
Broadcast & The Focus Group - "Inside Out"
Siouxsie and the Banshees - "The Passenger"
Wayne Hancock & Hank Williams III - "Juke Joint Jumping"
David Bowie - "Life on Mars"
Clarence Carter - "Back Door Santa"
Ramones - "Merry Christmas"
Wilco - "Burned"
Television - "Marquee Moon"

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You can also download this mixtape we recently put together for our (snowed-out) KMSU presents concert. Feel free to get in touch for full tracklist information.

Monday, December 13, 2010

FFFreakout: Podcast #7 - Digitalis / Altar Eagle Feature

Altar Eagle "Honey" from Mechanical Gardens
(Interview section)
Turner Cody "Up Up High" from Buds of May
Steven R. Smith "In Light" from Owl
Scott Tuma "Moccasoclea" from Not For Nobody
Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood "Missing Peace" from Gold Leaf Branches
(Interview section)
Radio People "Designer" from S/T
Roll the Dice "Into the Ground" from S/T
Alphabets "Smile Attack Gleam Force"from  Alphabox
(Interview section)
Altar Eagle "Pour Your Dark Heart Out" from Mechanical Gardens
Altar Eagle "Monsters" from Mechanical Gardens
Altar Eagle "Battlegrounds" from Mechanical Gardens

Thought I'd dig this show up from the archives to replay as a webcast this week as 2010 was another stellar year for all things Digitalis. The audio for the interview sections is a bit rough, so please pardon the "mechanical frog" tones of Brad's voice. But the interview covers quite a bit of ground, including Foxy Digitalis (the webzine), Digitalis Recordings (the label), and Altar Eagle (Brad and Eden's excellent recording project).

Saturday, December 11, 2010

FFFreakout #241 (Aired on 12/9/10)

Radio People - "Only My Friends Can Sing"
Lil B - "Love is Strange"
Darkstar - "Aidys Girl is a Computer"
Flying Lotus - "Zodiac Shit"
Tender Meat - "Untitled IV"
STNNNG - "New Black Hole"
The Doozer - "God Does Not Need Light"
Soul Asylum - "Good Morning Good Morning"
Soul Asylum - "Summer of Drugs"
The New Standards - "Michelle"
The New Standards - "Love is the Law"
Mason Jennings - "Child of Nature"
Mason Jennings - "Ain't No Friend of Mine"
The Beatles - "I've Got A Feeling"

On this week's show, we discussed the KMSU presents concert that unfortunately had to be canceled due to the blizzard conditions across southern MN and the Twin Cities. During the second half of the show, we also talked about Tune Town's effort to raise additional money for local music & arts programs through the new Minnesota Beatle Project Vol. 2 album.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

FFFreakout: Podcast #6 - Stunned Records Feature

Donato Epiro "Fiume Nero" Sounding the Sun CD-R (no. 52)
     (Interview section)
Warm Climate "Saltwater Simplified" Camouflage on the River Wretched CS (no. 93)
Chrome Wings "Wave Life" Time Patterns CS (no. 82)
Silver Bullets "Gial di Nuovo" Citta Invisibili CS (no. 98)
Xiphiidae "Excerpt from Side A" Pisces Muse CS (no. 101)
      (Interview section)
Eureka "Finity Inn" Eureka CS (no. 1)**
Sean McCann "Untitled #2" Sway CS (no. 12)**
Sleepwalkers Local "Sleepers Awake" Better Living Through Science CS (no. 8)**
Plankton Wat "Sunrise on Tall Trees" Crystal Wizard CS (no. 13)**
      (Interview section)
Dire Wolves "Side A" Jams and the Giant Peace CS (no. 92)

For this week's webcast, we featured the music from the great Stunned Records based out in Portland, a label at the forefront of the current cassette underground. In addition to playing a bunch of tracks from throughout the Stunned catalog, including some earlier releases featured in the new Foundation Stones cassette boxset**, we aired our recent phone interview with Phil French. Phil runs the Stunned label with his wife Myste and is also active in the groups Magic Lantern and Super Minerals. Check out the Stunned website for more information. 

FFFreakout #240 "Carl Solo" (Live on 12/2/10)

Sonics - "Psycho"
STNNNG - "Howling Man"
The Kinks - "Harry Rag"
White Stripes - "Black Math"
Rockford Mules - "Hey, John Wayne"
Johnny Cash - "Wabasha Cannonball"
Hot Rats - "Love Cats"
Wilco - "Shake It Off"
Old Crow Medicine Show - "Angel from Montgomery"
XTC - "Life Begins at the Hop"
Red Pens - "I Want More More"
Link Wray - "Rawhide"
Ramones - "I Don't Wanna Grow Up"
Harry Nilsson - "Everybody's Talkin'"
The Beatles - "Help!"
Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge"
Vampire Hands - "Neil & Neil"

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

FFFreakout: Podcast #5

Pumice "Pumiceraft" Worldwide Gullet CD-R (Nyali Recordings)
FaravelliRatti "At Noon" Lieu CD (Boring Machines)
Skitter/Ela Orleans "Track 2" The Strongest Walls Open As I Pose 3" CD (La Station Radar)
Jovontaes "Ascending the Temple" Masks of the Land CS (Eggy)
Black Eagle Child "Before I Was Born" Poland CD-R (Sturmundrugs)
Donato Epiro "La Vita Acquatica" Supercontinent CS (Stunned)
Richard Youngs "Albatross is Back" Inceptor LP (Volcanic Tongue)
Ulaan Khol "Untitled #2" III CD (Soft Abuse)
Sparkling Wide Pressure "Jeremy Moves" Field and String LP (Digitalis)

Monday, November 29, 2010

FFFreakout #239 (Aired on 11/25/10)

Velvet Davenport - "Mystery Michael"
Let's Active - "Easy Does"
Soft Boys - "Cold Turkey"
Serge Gainsbourg - "Requiem Pour un Twisteur"
Anne Briggs - "Ride, Ride"
Ed Askew - "Marigolds"
George Cartwright & Davu Seru - "Push Shove"
Vampire Hands - "Poor Bands"
Bruce Springsteen - "Save My Love"
Tom Petty - "I Should've Known It"
U2 - "Moment of Surrender"
Grinderman - "Heathen Child"
George Benson - "Breezin" (Note: Carl's Guilty Pleasure Pick)

On this Thanksgiving show, we spent a good deal of time discussing the many exclusive releases coming out on the Record Store Day Black Friday.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

FFFreakout: Podcast #4

Infinite Body "Between You Can Crawl Like This is the End" Bored Fortress 7" Club (Not Not Fun)
High Wolf "Boneless" Bored Fortress 7" Club (Not Not Fun)
Rambutan "Ordinary Vertigo" Erasing the Past 7" (Tape Drift)
The Polyps "Peixe" Fennel's Daughter 7" (Eggy)
Jeans Wilder "Simpler Times" Simpler Times 7" (La Station Radar)
The Fuckin' Flyin' A-Heads "Swiss Cheese Back" Swiss Cheese Back 7" (De Stijl)
Skoal Kodiak "Cruel Tic" Cold As Fuck LP compilation (Insides Music)
Sunken "The Evidence" New Zealand Eels LP (Emerald Cocoon)
Locrian "Omega Vapors" Dissolvers split LP w/ Century Plants (Tape Drift)

Spun the first vinyl offerings from Eric Hardiman's consistently great Tape Drift label. The first was a limited 7" lathe from his own Rambutan project which Byron Coley recently covered in his "Size Matters" column in The Wire (#321) stating:

"Erasing the Past . . . mixes stillness and clatter in equal measures. On the A side, a small drone figure repeats while everything else crumbles slowly onto your shoulders, making an embarrassingly big pile of mock-dandruff. On the flip, Hardiman goes for a steampunk drone that really clanks the old iron, as they say."

The second is a split 12" with his duo Century Plants and the mighty Locrian from Chicago, who have been on an absolute tear this year. Check out the Small Doses website for more on their output and activity.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

FFFreakout #238 (Aired on 11/18/10)

The Pretty Things - "S.F. Sorrow is Born"
Circle Pit - "Another Trick"
Purling Hiss - "Passenger Queen"
Iggy Pop & James Williamson - "Kill City"
STNNNG - "Howling Man"
Vampire Hands - "Safe Word"
Tender Meat - Track #4 from Live at the Ritz
The Soft Boys - "I Wanna Destroy You"
Tricky - "Early Bird"
Johnny Cash - "Personal Jesus"
Bruce Springsteen - "Racing in the Street ('78)"
Boz Scaggs - "Lowdown" (Note: Carl's Guilty Pleasure Pick)
Fistful of Mercy - "Father Son"

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FFFreakout #237 "Singles Going Steady" (Aired on 11/11/10)

Tornadoes - "Jungle Fever"
Wet Hair - "In the Garden of the Pharoahs"
Low - "Hatchet (Optimimi Version)"
Desmond Dekker & the Aces - "Israelites"
Super Wild Horses - "How Do You Sleep"
Pens - "You Only Like Me When I Tell You I'm Wrong"
Sun City Girls - "Vine Street Piano (Instrumental)"
Guided by Voices - "Action Speaks Volumes"
Prince - "Let's Go Crazy"
Nilsson - "Everybody's Talkin"
Bob & Doug McKenzie - "Take Off (Stereo version)"
The Kinks - "Waterloo Street"
The Accents - "Roadrunner"
Devo - "Working in the Coal Mine"
The Staple Singers - "Let's Do It Again"
David Lee Roth - "Just A Gogolo/I Ain't Got Nobody (Medley"
Pete Townshend - "Let My Love Open the Door"

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Today we were digging into boxes of old 7" singles and threw in a few new LP tracks for good measure. It's wonderful to have new turntables up at the station!!!

Saturday, November 06, 2010

FFFreakout: Podcast #3

The Woolen Men "Boomerang" Sunday CS (Eggy)
Lee Noble "Terror High" Creeping Death Fever CD-R (La Station Radar)
Nite Jewel "The Kamera Song" You Colla The Colour of Mounds CS (Alberts Basement)
The Polyps "Twenty Colored Circle Pt. 1" Twenty Colored Circle CS (Eggy)
Wild Classical Music Ensemble "Dragon draak" Musik Oblik: Music in the Margins 2 CD (Sub Rosa)
Big Blood "Lay Your Head On the Rails (and Comeback)" 3"CD Peasant Magik boxset (Peasant Magik)
Natural Snow Buildings "Curse of the Devil" 3"CD Peasant Magik boxset (Peasant Magik)
Silver Bullets "Farlo Respirane, Cosi" Citta Invisibiii CS (Stunned)

Broke out some things from a new stash that arrived from the very fine Eggy Tapes and Mailorder out of Portland. The Woolen Men cassette contains some highly addictive scruffy pop gems and, while I've just about reached my threshold level for extended synth jammers, this Polyps tape offers a rather refreshing take on the whole synth/electronics bit. Also, dug into the excellent 3" CD box set that Peasant Magik released awhile back to mark their 100th release. Peasant Magik have a massive batch of new tapes ready for order, which you can sample some of the sounds over at their website.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

FFFreakout #236 "David Solo" (Aired on 11/04/10)

Vampire Hands - "No Way"
Shahs - "Fear is a Man's Best Friend"
Pigeons - "Smoke"
Fabulous Diamonds - "Untitled #4"
Wet Hair - "Blessed"
Omar Souleyman - "Li Raja Behawakom"
Baths - "Indoorsy"
Blessure Grave - "Stranger in the House"
Jeans Wilder - "Cold Shoulder"
Ela Orleans - "She Who Could Bin You"
Terror Bird - "Shame On Your Side"
Charles Tyler - "Eastern"
Ramones - "The KKK Took My Baby Away"
Cloud Nothings - "Can't Stay Awake"
Klaus Beyer - "Die Glatze"

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Friday, October 29, 2010

FFFreakout: Podcast #2

Shahs "Money for Nothing" Dry Heat/Valley Low LP (TRBRA)
Paradise Sisters "Untitled" Jeff Atkins No. 7 CS (Goaty Tapes)
The Pheromoans "Trevor Eve's House Party" S/T CS (Night People)
Pigeons "Laisse Tomber les Filler" Liasons CD (Soft Abuse)
PC Worship "Dune of Heroin" Dune of Heroin/Godless Love CS (Moon Glyph)
Truth Syrum "To Lose Weight" Why We Look At Our Neighbors CS (Goaty Tapes)
Sun Ra "Outer Nothingness" The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra 3CD (ESP-Disk)

FFFreakout #235 "Carl's Annual Halloween Show" (Live on 10/28/10)

Fred Schneider - "Monster"
MX-80 Sound - "Theme from Halloween"
The Suburbs - "Monster Man"
Luna - "Season of the Witch"
Bobby Bare - "Vampira"
David Bowie - "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)"
Los Straitjackets - "The Munsters theme"
Michael Jackson - "Thriller"
Tegan & Sara - "Walking With a Ghost"
Roky Erickson & the Aliens - "Creature With the Atomic Brain"
Bobby Boris Pickett - "Monster Mash"
Howlin' Wolf - "Howlin' For My Darling"
Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Halloween"
(Outro Music: The Omen Theme)

For some truly creepy sights and sounds come out to Grind-Fu Cinema this Saturday for Suspiria, which starts at 7:00 p.m. in Wiecking 220 Auditorium on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

FFFreakout: Podcast #1

Warm Climate "Lost Teeth/Organ Donor" Edible Homes CS (Stunned)
Andrea Marutti & Fausto Balbo "Set Back" Detrimental Dialogue CD (Boring Machines)
Sparkling Wide Pressure "Mood (Guided)" Facing the Nothing World CD-R (Stunned)
Charlie Nothing excerpt from Charlie Nothing & Dingulator CS (De Stijl)
Dunebuggy "Money Honey" S/T CS (Night People)
Dead Luke "People Are Freaky Then You Die" Cosmic Meltdown CS (Night People)
Weyes Bluhd "Liquor Castle" Liquor Castle CSingle (self-released)
Charles Tyler "Cha-Lacy's Out East" Eastern Man Alone CD (ESP-Disk)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

FFFreakout #234 (Live on 10/21/10)

Sun City Girls - "Ben's Radio"
Brain Idea - "Plates"
Sun City Girls - "The Imam"
Razen - "Razend Zand"
Tender Meat - "IV" from Live at the Ritz (The Ritz on the Fritz)
STNNNG - "Howling Man"
Pigeons - "Race"
Mark Ronson - "The Bike Song"
Tricky - "Kingston Logic"
The Clash - "Charlie Don't Surf"
Southern Culture on the Skids - "Voodoo Cadillac"
Joe Maphis & Larry Collins - "Hurricane"
Johnny Cash - "Orange Blossom Special"
Kings of Leon - "Radioactive"
The Budos Band - "Black Venom"

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Here's another track from the new STNNNG album "The Smoke of My Will" which will be released on October 26th on Modern Radio Records out of Minneapolis.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

FFFreakout #233 "Fall Pledge Drive Pt. 2 w/ Carl & Gully" (Live on 10/14/10)

Talking Heads - "Television Man"
Roma Di Luna - "Mars"
Ben Weaver - from Mirepoix & Smoke
Big Audio Dynamite - "Bottom Line"
Vampire Weekend - "Giving up the Gun"
John Lennon - "Watching Wheels"
John Lennon - "Ya Ya"
The Beatles - "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite"
Wilco - "Impossible Germany"
X - "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline"

Thursday, October 07, 2010

FFFreakout #232 "Fall Pledge Drive" (Aired on 10/7/10)

Pigeons - "Wrong Man"
Mike Rep & The Quotas - "Sister Ray"
Fabulous Diamonds - "Untitled #4"
Velvet Underground - "What Goes On"
Kraftwerk - "The Model"
Jean-Michel Jarre - "Magnetic Fields"
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - "Little Girl"
John Lennon - "Jealous Guy"
The Beatles - "In My Life"
John Lennon - "Nobody Told Me"
The Beatles - "Dig A Pony"

We're in Fall Pledge Drive mode at the station and we're asking for your financial support. If you happen to enjoy what FFF does on a weekly basis or the diverse programming that KMSU offers, then we need to hear from you now. Any amount that you can pledge is greatly appreciated and helps to pay for such basics as new CD players, headphones, and turntables, which we are in desperate need of. As you heard on today's show, I'm sick of broken turntables wreaking havoc on my new Ohio rock LPs dammit!! There are, however, some cool premiums offered at certain dollar amounts which you can scope out at the KMSU website. To make a pledge you can call the station at (507)389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 or pledge online at


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

FFFreakout #231 "David Solo" (Aired on 9/30/10)

Hanoi Janes - "The Boys Are Out"
Pumice - "The Screaming Heap"
Pumice - "Heavy Punter"
Olympus - "Heavy Punter"
Rotate the Completor - "Untitled #6"
Mother of Fire - "Death's Apprentice"
Whitesand/Badlands - "Witch Hunting"
To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "The Needle"
Skoal Kodiak - "Tinsel Tongue"
Parasites of the Western World - "Mo"
Perry Leopold - "Cold in Philadelphia"
Augustus Pablo - "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown"
Burial - "Near Dark"

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FFFreakout #230 "Carl Solo" (Aired on 9/23/10)

Cornershop - "Put the Finger Back on Rock 'N' Roll"
Robert Plant - "You Can't Buy Me Love"
Of Montreal - "Coquet Couette"
R.E.M. - "Turn You Inside Out"
Neil Young - "One of These Days"
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - "You're So Vain"
Mark Lanegan & Isobell Campbell - "Come Undone"
Jenny & Johnny - "Animal"
Ryan Bingham - "The Wandering"
Surfer Blood - "Swim"
Superchunk - "Learning to Surf"
Skoal Kodiak - "Tinsel Tongue"
Robert Plant - "Monkey"
String-A-Longs - "Wheels"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

FFFreakout #229 (Aired on 9/16/10)

Grass Widow - "Fried Egg"
Phantom Payn - "That's Far Beyond Being Funny, Dear"
Coolies - "In Theory"
Dignan Porch - "As You Were"
Ignatz - "Gazing at the Fire"
Noah Howard "Queen Anne"
Skoal Kodiak - "Tinsel Tongue"
Rene Hell - "Prize Mischief Hold"
This Kind of Punishment - "Reaching an End"
Little Francisco Greaves - "Moving-Grooving"
Mike Rep & the Quotas - "Creature with the Atom Brain"
Mayo Thompson - "Venus in the Morning"
Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 - "My Pal the Tortoise"
Mice Parade - "In Between Times"
(Outro Music: Camden - "Headstone")

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Here's a couple more from the forthcoming Coolies album "Monster", which features FFF favorite Stefan Neville (aka Pumice) on the drums.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

FFFreakout #228 (Aired on 9/9/10)

Daniel Johnston - "Unpack Your Adjectives"
Rev. Horton Heat - "Johnny Quest/Stop that Pigeon"
April March - "Chick Habit"
The Time - "The Bird"
Crystal Castles - "Celestica"
The Beatles - "Only A Northern Song"
Deadstring Brothers - "Tennessee Sure Enough"
Phantom Payn - "Paradox Box"
Olympus - "Is Love An Emotion"
Amen Dunes - "Diane"
Julian Lynch - "Just Enough"
Mother of Fire - "The Eyes in the Trees"
Gate - "Freak"
The Glitch Mob - "A Dream Within A Dream"

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Another essential release from De Stijl Records:
"While in the widely neglected 39 Clocks, he made records that never sold and played gigs that few ever saw, Juergen Gleue has arguably been the most important exponent of electrified German sound since the late 1970s. Phantom Payn Daze was made in the mid to late 90s and has never been released. It's his final LP and is overflowing with all the elements that romanticized, loner / stoner music claims, an encoded expression of highly private feelings, an ambiguous, emotional quotient, and a dark, murkily melodic vibe. It's a record that first and foremost lives and breathes with an endless stream of great songs. But perhaps it's most curious component is it's amazingly prescient sound, a precursor to so many of today's lo fi acts, all wrapped up in their San Francisco hair."

PHANTOM PAYN DAYS - Paradox Box from Tara Sinn on Vimeo.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

FFFreakout #227 "Digitalis Industries/Altar Eagle Feature" (Aired on 9/2/10)

Altar Eagle - "Honey"
Turner Cody - "Up Up High"
Steven R. Smith - "In Light"
Scott Tuma - "Moccasoclea"
Brothers of the Occult Sisterhood - "Missing Peace"
Radio People - "Designer"
Roll the Dice - "Into the Ground"
Alphabets - "Smile Attack Gleam Force"
Altar Eagle - "Pour Your Dark Heart Out"
Altar Eagle - "Monsters"
Altar Eagle - "Battlegrounds"

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On today's show we aired our recent phone conversation with the husband-wife duo of Brad Rose and Eden Hemming who are the driving force behind Digitalis Industries, which includes the Foxy Digitalis webzine and the Digitalis record label. Rose and Hemming also collaborate together musically in Altar Eagle, their brilliant new electro-pop project. We spun a variety of tracks from the Digitalis catalog, both past and present, as well from Altar Eagle's excellent new album entitled "Mechanical Gardens".

ALTAR EAGLE "Spy Movie" from Digitalis Industries on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

FFFreakout #226 (Aired on 8/26/10)

Boss Hog - "Winn Coma"
Freedom Fighters - "Crows Nest"
Melvins - "At A Crawl"
Halo of Flies - "Tired & Cold"
Altar Eagle - "Spy Movie"
Whitesand/Badlands - "Witch Hunting"
Velvet Davenport - "White Blue"
Woven Bones - "Creepy Bone"
Weezer - "Getchoo"
Free Energy - "Free Energy"
P.I.L. - "This Is Not A Love Song" (orig. 12" Mix)
Carl Perkins - "Pink Petal Pushers"
Grinderman - Depth Charge Ethel"
Rilo Kiley - "Close Call"
De La Soul - "The Magic Number"

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Gearing up for the AmRep 25th Anniversary Bash in Minneapolis this weekend. Hoping for Halo of Flies, but plenty of other great bands to look forward to.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

FFFreakout #225 (Aired on 8/19/10)

Amen Dunes - "Murder Dull Mind"
Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - "The Door Locks Itself"
Hanoi Janes - "Summer of Panic"
Swell Maps - "Camoflage Attack"
The Holy Modal Rounders - "Football Blues"
Richard Youngs & Simon Wickham-Smith - "Lament for North Weald and Organ"
Momus - "MC Escher"
DJ Shadow - "Mutual Slump"
Death in Vegas - "Dirt"
Pavement - "Spit On a Stranger"
Art of Noise - "Paranoia"(feat. Max Headroom)
The Rentals - "Friends of P"
The Cramps - "Bikini Girls with Machine Guns"
Solid Gold - "Get Over It"
Louis Prima - "That Old Black Magic"
Guided By Voices - "Everywhere with Helicopter"
The Smiths - "This Charming Man"

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

FFFreakout #224 (Aired on 8/12/10)

Soul Asylum - "Misery"
The Budos Band - "Black Venom"
Joe Jackson - "It's Different for Girls"
Kiss - "Calling Dr. Love"
Barry White - "Never Gonna Give You Up"
Foo Fighters - "Drive Me Wild"
Prince - "I Would Die 4 U"
Urge Overkill - "Wichita Lineman"
Whitesand/Badlands - "Statue Park"
Dada Trash Collage - "Paint on the Windows"
Richard Youngs - "Collapsing Stars"
Tom Fazzini - "There Be No"
Altar Eagle - "Monsters"
Sun Araw - "The Stakeout" (feat. W. Giacchi)

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

FFFreakout #223 "w/ Chris Berry from Soft Abuse Records" (Aired on 8/5/10)

Homosexuals - "Hearts in Exile"
U.S. Girls - "Takeover Dynamics"
The Mantles - "Lily Never Married"
The Cult Figures - "I Remember"
Teach Me Tiger - "Wonderful"
Willie Lane - "Arrested for Decay"
Kurt Vile - "He's Alright"
Chris Knox - "The Face of Fashion"
Mirrors - "Shirley"
The Fresh & Onlys - "The Second One to Know"
Brian Eno - "Seven Deadly Sins"
The Magnetic Fields - "Alien Being"
The Twinkeyez - "Aliens in our Midst"
Steve Treatment - "Change of Plan"
Cass McCombs - "A.Y.D."
Sun Ra - "Dreaming"

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Today, Chris Berry from Soft Abuse Records joined us live in the studio, bringing in a choice selection of 7" singles from his personal collection. He spun some incredible DIY sounds, including these little nuggets:

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

FFFreakout #222 (Aired on 7/29/10)

Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month - "Mom's House"
Altar Eagle - "Honey"
Baths - "[heart]"
Mold Omen - "Track #2 from Imperial Panorama CD-R
Omar Souleyman - "I Beg You, Baby" (Note: English translation)
Puffy Areolas - "1981"
Carolee - "Exit Replacer"
Billy Green - "Stone" (from Stone O.S.T.)
Eugene McDaniels - "Headless Heroes"
George Benson - "Give Me the Night" (Note: Carl's Guilty Pleasure Pick)
Ween - "Freedom of '76"
Spoon - "Stay Don't Go"
The Clash - "Radio Clash"
Rolling Stones - "It's All Over Now"
The B-52's - "Private Idaho"
(Outro Music: Billy Preston "Outta Space")

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As mentioned on today's show, the Puffy Areolas will be playing the Sugar Room here in Mankato on Tuesday, August 2nd, which is a must-see event around these parts. A current must-listen would be the brand new Donovan Quinn & the 13th Month LP entitled "Your Wicked Man". Here's a video for the track we played:

Monday, July 26, 2010

FFFreakout #221 "Carl Solo" (Aired on 7/22/10)

Devo - "Don't Shoot I'm a Man"
Weezer - "Hash Pipe"
Billy Bragg & Wilco - "My Flying Saucer"
Eli Paperboy Reid - "Am I Wasting My Time"
New Order - "Love Vigilantes"
The Beatles "Your Bird Can Sing"
The White Stripes - "We're Going to be Friends"
Modest Mouse - "Fire It Up"
Funkadelic - "Hit It & Quit It"
The Replacements - "Valentine"
Kinks - "Til the End of the Day"
Mongo Santamaria - "Watermelon Man"
Talking Heads - "Pulled Up"
Ska-talites - "I Should Have Known Better"
U2 - "I Will Follow" (live)
Starsky & Hutch theme song

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

FFFreakout #220 "Moon Glyph" (Aired on 7/15/10)

Buffalo Moon - "Rat Song"
Larry Wish - "Tun Dra Sun"
Jonathan Delehanty - "The Poorly Tempered Casio"
Capricorn Vertical Slum - "Palatial Estates in Wallpaper"
Velvet Davenport - "Lemon"
Olives - "The Mother of Tortoises"
Dante & The Lobster - "Marine Life"
Skoal Kodiak - "Tinsel Tongue"
Vampire Hands - "3D Yin-Yang"
Magic Castles - "Patron Saint"
Camden - "Headstone"
The Blind Shake - "Lucky Day"

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On today's show we featured the music of the Minneapolis-based Moon Glyph label, a label that has put out a fairly impressive string of cassette releases over the past year and this week see's them venturing into vinyl with the release of their excellent Regolith Vol. 1 compilation of Twin Cities psych acts. In addition, we aired our recent phone conversation with Steve Rosborough, the gentleman behind the Moon Glyph label.

Larry Wish:

Velver Davenport:

Thursday, July 08, 2010

FFFreakout #219 (Aired on 7/8/10)

Whitesand/Badlands - "Blank Czech"
Devo - "What We Do"
Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
Edwyn Collins - "A Girl Like You"
Mark Ronson - "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face"
Alejandro Escovedo - "Anchor"
The Ventures - "Pipeline"
The Rolling Stones - "You Got the Silver"
The Posies - "Dream All Day"
Velvet Davenport (w/ Ariel Pink & Gary War) - "Surfer Girl"
Woods - "Death Rattles"
Crime - "Rock N' Roll Enemy No. 1"
Flower Travellin' Band - "Satori: Pt. 1"
Eno, Moebius & Roedelius - "Foreign Affairs"
MIJ - "Looking Out Today"
Jane Weaver Septieme Soeur - "Turning in Circles"

Did the show live for a change today and rocked us some Flower Travellin' Band:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FFFreakout #218 (Aired on 7/1/10)

Mother of Fire - "Sudden Madness"
Leisure Birds - "Burn the Beach"
Naked on the Vague - "Treading Water"
Positive Noise - "Hypnosis"
Damin Eih, A.L.K., Brother Clark - "Party Hats and Olive Spats"
Kode9 & the Spaceape - "Backward"
Growing - "Camera '84"
M. Ward - "Howlin' for My Baby"
Jace Everette & CC Adcock - "Evil (is Going On)"
The Cribs - "Cheat On Me"
Chris Isaak - "Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing"
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Flavor (Pt. 1)"
Queen - "Play the Game" (Note: Carl's Guilty Pleasure Pick)
LCD Soundsystem - "I Can Change"

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We played some things to be on the look out for in the coming weeks. The new self-titled LP from Mother of Fire is absolutely amazing, as is the Regolith Vol. 1 LP compilation of current Minneapolis psych acts coming out on the Moon Glyph label. Speaking of Minneapolis psych, albeit of the ultra-obscure, whacked-out 70's variety, this album "Never Mind" from Damin Eih, A.L.K., Brother Clark that Nero's Neptune reissued is definitely worth checking out too.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

FFFreakout #217 (Aired on 6/17/10)

Crystal Castles - "Celestica"
Mother of Fire - "Deaths Apprentice"
Brute Heart - "Brass Beads"
Woods - "Pick Up"
Ulaan Khol - "Untitled #4 from III"
Eat Skull - "Cooking A Way to Be Happy"
Silje Nes - "Ames Room"
Nurse With Wound - excerpt from Paranoia in Hi-Fi
Talibam! - "Not Just Any Kind of Fruit and Veg"
Paul Dunmall & Chris Corsano - "Out of Sight"
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Can't Hear My Eyes"
Francoise Hardy - "Comment te dire adieu?"
Souled American - "Magic Bullets"
Rudy Ventura - "Soy Un Sonador"
Flying Lotus - "Disco Balls"
Barnacled - "Title"

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Wednesday, June 09, 2010

FFFreakout #216 (Aired on 6/10/10)

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Bright Lit Blue Skies"
Julian Lynch - "Just Enough"
Tsigoti - "Everybody Settle Down"
Billy Green - "Klaude Kool & The Kats (from Stone O.S.T.)
Vampire Hands - "No Way"
Outer Spacist - "Pavilion in the Sand, Baby"
Tommy Jay & Mike Rep - "Marble Statue"
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - "Round and Round"
Prince - "Let's Work"
The Dead Milkmen - "Nutrition" & "Instant Club Hit"
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Bellbottoms" (U.N.K.L.E. remix)
The New Standards - "Song 2"
Luna - "Everybody's Talkin" (live)
Harry Nilsson - "Driving Along"

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We played a few tracks from the new Ariel Pink album entitled "Before Today" on today's show. Pink's Haunted Graffiti will be playing at the 7th St. Entry on Monday, July 19th.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

FFFreakout #215 (Aired on 6/3/10)

Sonny & The Sunsets - "Chapters"
Buffalo Moon - "Jamba Samba"
Velvet Davenport - "Square"
Charlie Nothing - excerpt from "Big Dingulator Songs Sweet"
Dante & The Lobster - "Marine Life"
Julian Lynch - "Ears"
Disappears - "Magics"
Jakob Olausson - "Cornered in Your Circle"
Yximalloo - "Summer Camp for Overweight Children"
Vampire Hands - "Poor Bird"
Sun Ra - "Advice to Medics"
Sonya - "En Mi Nube (Get Off My Cloud)"
Puffy Areolas - "1981"
Brainticket - "Rainbow"
Bert Jansch - "Angie"
Los Roller - "Un Consejo"
Los Huracanes - "Good Gally Miss Molly"

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For today's show, we fired up the cassette deck in the back studio for a bit to play some of the great sounds being released on the Moon Glyph label out of Minneapolis, along with the new Charlie Nothing cassette - all worth seeking out.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

FFFreakout #214 (Aired on 5/27/10)

The Golden Dawn - "Starvation"
Mother of Fire - "King of Rats"
Gost Trio - "Curse of the Course"
Zac Sally - "Why We Hide"
Talibam! - "Ghost Cloud"
The Bachs - "My Independence Day"
Klaus Beyer - "Die Glatze"
Ed Askew - "Ask the Unicorn"
Francois Wertheimer - "L'automne"
Paavoharju - "Ursulanuni"
Albert Ayler Trio - "Ghosts: First Variation"
Ornette Coleman - "Doughnut"
Milford Graves - "Nothing 5-7"
Alan Sondheim - "776"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

FFFreakout #213 "Carl solo (sort of)" (Aired on 5/20/10)

The Fleshtones - "American Beat '84"
LCD Soundsystem - "Pow Pow"
The Seers - "Psychout"
Cut Chemist - "What's the Attitude"
Andre Williams - "Cigarettes & My Old Lady"
The Who - "5:15"
Louis Prima - "Pennies from Heaven"
The Bird & The Bee - "I Can't Go for That"
Michael McDonald - "I Keep Forgetting (*Carl's Guilty Pleasure Pick)
Hot Chip - "One Life Stand"
The Fleshtones - "Roman Gods"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - "Fish in the Dish"
English Beat - "Mirror in the Bathroom"

Carl programmed today's show and was gearing up for the big KMSU Listener Appreciation show tomorrow with the Legendary Stardust Cowboy and The Fleshtones. We're also incredibly excited to have The Fleshtones doing an in-store performance at Tune Town prior to the big show. Come on out at 4:00 p.m. to get the Friday festivities under way.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FFFreakout #212 (Aired on 5/13/10)

Ultravox - "Saturday Night in the City of the Dead
Van Morrison - "I Can Only Give You Everything"
The Pretenders - "Tequila"
Bob Marley - "Redemption Song" (live)
Dodgy - "In A Room"
The Db's - "Amplifier"
Cornershop - "Brimful of Asha"
Martin Briley - "The Salt in My Tears" (*Carl's Guilty Pleasure Pick)
The Pens - "Love Rules"
Brute Heart - "Scritch Scratch"
Whitesand/Badlands - "Humans #1"
Clang Sayne - "A Ritual to Read to Each Other"
Liars - "The Overachievers"
Husker Du - "Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely"
Brute Heart - "Sawdust"

Clang Sayne live at The Slaughtered Lamb, London

Clang Sayne | MySpace Music Videos

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

FFFreakout #211 (Aired on 5/6/10)

Whitesand/Badlands - "Blank Czech"
Liars - "No Barrier Fun"
Ulaan Khol - Untitled track 2 from III
Henry Flynt & The Insurrections - "Uncle Sam Do"
The Raincoats - "Lola"
Low - "Last Snowstorm of the Year"
Ron House - "Cause Without the Rebel"
Red Krayola - "Hurricane Fighter Plane"
Os Mutantes - "Bat Macumba"
The Move - "I Can Hear the Grass Grow"
The Syndicats - "Crawdaddy Simone"
Tori Basil - "Mickey" (**Note: Carl's Guilty Pleasure)
Joy Division - "Ceremony"
The Jam - "Going Underground"
The Rezillos - "(My Baby Does) Good Sculptures"
X - "Johnny Hit & Run Pauline"

We led off today's show with the great new single "Blank Czech" from the Minneapolis group Whitesand/Badlands. If this song is any indication, their double LP due out in the next month or so should be a real gem. Here's a video for their song "Syntex Trees":

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

FFFreakout #210 "De Stijl Records" (Aired on 4/29/10)

Ju Suk Reet Meate - "Side A 1978" from Do Unseen Hands Keep You Dumb
39 Clocks - "New Crime Appeal" from Zoned
Orange - "The Jamel Voice" from In The Midst of Chaos
Mark Tucker - "The Importance of Making Molehills..." from In The Sack
Virgin Insanity - "Be My Friend" from Illusions of the Maintenance Man
Jakob Olausson - "Listen Sister" from Moonlight Farm
Michael Yonkers - "The Answer" from Grimwood
King Darves - "She Wants My Song" from The Sun Splits for the Blind Swimmer
The Pens - "You Only Like Me When I Tell You I'm Wrong from new 7"
Jerusalem & The Starbaskets - "Room 8" from new 7"
Messages - "Tambura" from new S/T LP

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On today's show we aired our recent interview with Clint Simonson from De Stijl Records, one of our absolute favorite independent labels that just-so-happens to be located right up the road from us in Minneapolis. In addition to our interview, we played several selections from artists among the De Stijl catalog. To find out more about De Stijl and the releases they have available, head on over to their website or, better yet, became a fan on Facebook.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

FFFreakout #209 "Carl Solo" (Aired on 4/22/10)

Talk Talk - "Life's What You Make It"
Stereolab - "La Boob Oscillater" (BBC Radio 1 Session)
Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer" (live)
Stereo MC's - "Deep Down & Dirty"
The Beatles - "A Day in a Life"
Jen Trynin - "I Don't Need You"
Thao w/ the Get Down Stay Down - "Bag of Hammers"
Soul Coughing - "Down To This"
Johnny Cash - "Highway Patrolman"
Billy Squier - "My Kinda Lover" (Note: Carl's Guilty Pleasure Pick)
Spearhead - "Hole in the Bucket"
Tripl3fastaction - "Anna (Get Your Gun)
Ween - "Fluffy"

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

FFFreakout #208 "Record Store Day Rundown" (Aired on 4/8/10)

The Mountain Goats - "Letter From Belgium"
Sonic Youth - "Shadow of a Doubt"
Built to Spill - "Car"
John Fahey - "The Yellow Princess"
Moby Grape - "Motorcycle Irene"
Tom Waits - "Chocolate Jesus"
Magnetic Fields - "I Think I Need a New Heart"
Wilco - "Jesus, Etc." (live)
John Lennon - "It's So Hard"
Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - "Express Yourself"
Band of Skulls - "Death by Diamonds"
Mississippi John Hurt - "Make Me a Pallet on the Floor"
The Rolling Stones - "All Down the Line"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Skeletons"

Today, we chatted up and spun music off of a bunch of the releases that will be exclusive to independent record stores on Record Store Day, which is this Saturday. Locally, Tune Town will have a fair amount of these releases, but come early as some are ultra-limited. Check out the Record Store Day website for a complete list of the releases available and for other participating stores. Unlike downloading, there's always the possibility of a scene like this (generally more inclusive though):

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

FFFreakout #207 "Spring Pledge Drive Pt. 2" (Aired on 4/8/10)

Rolling Stones - "Let It Bleed"
Michael Yonkers Band - "Microminiature Love"
John Coltrane - "Serenity"
The Stooges - "No Fun"
Beat Happening - "T.V. Girl"
Brigitte Fontaine and Areski - "Ca Va Faire Un Hit"
Mark Tucker - "Everywhere With Sally"
This Heat - "24 Track Loop"
Father Murphy - "Drawn"
Portishead - "Over"
Kelley Stoltz - "The Birmingham Eccentric"
Jeremy Jay - "Gallop"
Galaxie 500 - "Way Up High"
(Outro Music: Oneida - "10:30 at the Oasis")

We're close to meeting our pledge drive goal! You can still call 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 to make a donation in any amount.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

FFFreakout #206 "Spring Pledge Drive" (Aired on 4/1/10)

The Fall - "F'oldin Money"
Daniel Johnston - "Speeding Motorcycle"
Little Francisco Greaves - "Moving-Grooving"
Red Krayola - "Music"
Minutemen - "Cut"
Otis Redding - "Shake" (live)
The Bar-Kays - "Soul Finger"
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Money Rock 'N' Roll"
Prince - "Another Lover. . ."
39 Clocks - "Psycho Beat"
Pumice - "Pebbles"
Harry Nilsson - "Coconut"
Hot Rats - "Fight For Your Right to Party"
Hacienda - "Useless and Tired"
Beck - "Burro"
Alejandro Escovedo - "Always A Friend"

We are off and running with the KMSU Spring Pledge. If you like the type of show we put together each week or the diverse programming that KMSU offers on a consistent basis, we need your support now. You can make a pledge, in any dollar amount, by calling 507-389-5678 or 1-800-456-7810 or by visiting the KMSU website. A big thanks to the gentleman from Fairmont who called and picked up the Daniel Johnston book and Tune Town gift card during the show.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

FFFreakout #205 (Aired on 3/25/10)

Nikki Sudden - "Black Tar"
Jerusalem & The Starbaskets - "Room 8"
The Chills - "Luck or Loveliness"
Virgin Insanity - "Don't Get Down"
Minutemen - "Political Song For Michael Jackson to Sing"
Father Murphy - "Ave Lucifer"
Brute Heart - "Demons"
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O - " Universe of Love"
Dolly Parton - "Puppy Love"
Sparklehorse - "My Yoke is Heavy"
Pavement - "Rattled By The Rush"
Blur - "Pop Life"
Stereo Cocktail - "These Boots Are Made For Walkin"
Loretta Lynn - "High on a Mountain Top"
Flatt & Scruggs - "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
Jurassic 5 - "Quality Control"
Tom Petty - "Spike"

As mentioned on today's show, Acid Mothers Temple will be playing at the 7th Street Entry next Wednesday (March 31st). This footage should be convincing enough:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

FFFreakout #204 (Aired on 3/18/10)

Tim Cohen - "Haunted Hymns"
Nudge Squidfish - "The Stranger"
Ghost to Falco - "The End"
Pigeons - "Cruel Circumstance"
Brute Heart - "Talebearer"
Ramones - "Blitzkrieg Bop"
Monks - "Monk Time"
Bongwater - "Just May Be The One"
Purling Hiss - "D.U.I"
Pere Ubu - "Humor Me"
Julie Doiron - "Lovers of the World"
King Tubby meets Scientist - "Wickedest Dub"
Mike Mictlan & Lazerbeak - "Suicide Jimmy Snuffa"
Above the Tree - "Black Seahorse"
Roy Montgomery - "Something Else Again"
Pill Wonder - "Wishing Whale"
Brute Heart - "Scritch Scratch"
Julian Lynch - "Banana Jam Pt. 1"
Ramones - "Beat on the Brat"

You can check out a few more tracks from the compelling new album by the Minneapolis-based group Brute Heart at their Myspace site. Also worth checking out is the Nudge Squidfish re-issue put out on Columbus Discount Records. Here's some more recent footage of Sir Nudge:

Save those electronics!! A behind-the-scenes look at how Peaking Lights, a FFF favorite, creates those amazing sounds.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

FFFreakout #203 (Aired on 3/11/10)

The Art Museums - "We Can't Handle It"
Joanna Newsom - "'81"
Alex Bathgate - "Glide"
Father Murphy - "So Now You Have to Choose. . ."
Mamuthones - "Ota Benga"
Edan - "Rock and Roll"
Julian Lynch - "Rivers"
The Art Museums - "Sculpture Gardens"
Sonic Youth - "Bull in the Heather"
The Everly Brothers - "Price of Love"
The Streets - "Push Things Forward"
Sparklehorse - "Someday Will Treat You Good"
Pavement - "Embassy Row"
Fastbacks - "Waterloo Street"
Cake - "Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle"
Soul Asylum - "No Man's Land"
Sleater-Kinney - "Iron Clad"

One of the most inventive rock(ish) albums I've heard in quite some time is "...And He Told Us to Turn to the Sun" from the Italian group Father Murphy. Here's a wild video for the song "In Their Graves" from that album.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

FFFreakout #202 (Aired on 3/4/10)

Castanets - "No Trouble"
Jay Reatard - "Pull Down The Shades"
Dead Moon - "Evil Eye"
Ghost to Falco - "Secrets of the Free"
Joanna Newsom - "Peach, Plum, Pear"
To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie - "Lovers & Liars"
Los Silvertones - "Up Tight"
Ruby Suns - "Cinco"
The Clash - "The Guns of Brixton"
Johnny Cash - "Ain't No Grave"
Jeff Bridges - "Hold On Now"
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses - "Country Roads"
The White Stripes - "I Just Don't Know What to Do With Myself"
Johnny Cash - "Orange Blossom Special"
Johnny Cash - "Aloha Oe"

*Please Note: Due to a technical glitch FFF #201 was replayed last week instead of this show.

In addition to playing several tracks in honor of Johnny Cash's birthday today, we also played a new Jay Reatard track off the benefit compilation for Chris Knox entitled "Stroke". Here is a brief description of the compilation taken from the Merge Records website:

"In June 2009, Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke at his home in Grey Lynn, New Zealand. "Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox" is a celebration of Chris and his music. Chris Knox was instrumental in bringing New Zealand punk and alternative music to international audiences with Tall Dwarfs, Toy Love and his solo work. Artists from the U.S. (Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, Mountain Goats, Will Oldham, Stephin Merritt, Bill Callahan, Lou Barlow, Jay Reatard), New Zealand (The Bats, The Verlaines, The Chills) and the world over have donated their time & talents covering songs from Knox's extensive catalog so that all proceeds can go toward assisting Chris with his recovery. Stay updated on Chris at the Stroke website."

You can lend your support by purchasing this excellent compilation at fine local independent record stores the worldover.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

FFFreakout #201 (Aired on 2/18/10)

Alice - "Que Pouvons Nous Faire Ensemble?"
Unrest - "I Do Believe You Are Blushing"
The Mantles - "What We Do Matters"
Myelin Sheaths - "Drugstore Pharmacy"
The Saints - "(I'm) Stranded"
Wooden Wand - "Vengeance, Pt. 2"
Vampire Hands - "Hung Man (demo)"
Art Ensemble of Chicago - "Rock Out"
Funkadelic - "Some More"
Good Day, Montag - "Trevilian Station"
Nullsleep - "The Model"
Black to Comm - "Rauschen"
Kris Kristofferson - "Why Me"
Wire - "12XU"
The Fall - "Bingo Master"
Eat Skull - "Cooking Away to be Happy"
Stiff Little Fingers - "Alternative Ulster"
Dandy Warhols - "Eight Days A Week"
(Outro Music: Unrest - "Champion Nines")

Dave solo and completely wingin' it, how else can you explain Kristofferson to Wire.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

FFFreakout #200 (Aired on 2/11/10)

Funkadelic - "Funky Dollar Bill"
Puffy Areolas - "Lutzko Lives"
U.S. Girls - "Red Ford Radio"
Black to Comm - "Musik Fur Alle"
Eat Skull - "Stick to the Formula"
Jennifer Gentle - "I Do Dream You"
Jack Rose - "Miss May's Place"
Epic Soundtracks - "Good Things Come To"
Woven Bones - "I Wanna Be Yr. Boyfriend"
U2 - "Out of Control"
The White Stripes - "You've Got Her in Your Pocket (live)"
Led Zeppelin - "Bring It Own Home"
The Jam - "The Modern World"
Massive Attack - "Karmacoma"
Willie Hutch - "Theme of Foxy Brown"
Curtis Mayfield - "Freddie's Dead (single mix)"

Today's show, technically last week's, marked the four year anniversary of Free Form Freakout. Two hundred shows in and what do you hear? That's right, a couple of old record store nerds botching some basic Ramones trivia (Dave at least). Hey, the ol' memory has gotten a little foggy over the years, but we do want to thank those who've tuned in over the years.

FFFreakout #199 (Aired on 2/4/10)

The Hot Rats - "(You Outta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!)"
Supergrass - "Caught By the Fuzz"
The Breeders - "Bang On"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Zero"
Yeasayer - "Ambling Alp"
T. Rex - "Metal Guru"
Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"
Johnny Cash - "God's Gonna Cut You Down"
Buddy Holly - "Not Fade Away"
Surfer Blood - "Swim"
The Go! Team - "Doing It Right"
M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
Superchunk - "The First Part"
Dolly Parton - "Jolene"
Charlotte Gainsbourg - "IRM"
David Bowie - "Jean Genie"
The Hot Rats - "The Love Cats"
Outro Music: Beastie Boys - "The Pow"

Carl did today's show own his own, playing a couple of the cover versions from the new Hot Rats album called "Turn On". Here's another:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

FFFreakout #198 "Soft Abuse Records" (Aired on 1/28/10)

Pumice - "Eyebath" from Pebbles
Blackout Beach - "The Roman" from Skin of Evil
The Futurians - "Space Wolf" from Faktory!
Wooden Wand - "Sundrum Ladies" from Harem of the Sundrum and the Witness Figg
The Child Readers - "Young Worlds - Try To Hear!" from Music Heard Far Off
Ulaan Khol - "Untitled #6" from I
Giant Skyflower Band - "Bitter Wild Rabbit/Builds The Bone" from Blood of the Sunroom
Sonny & The Sunsets - "Chapters" from Tomorrow is Alright
Pigeons - "Tendresse" from Lunettes 7"
The Deadnotes - "Through the Hoop" & "Broken Wheel" from Orange Trumpet
(Outro Music: Pumice - "Thermos in the Studio" from Quo)

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On today's show we aired our recent interview with Chris Berry from Soft Abuse Records, the amazing Minneapolis-based independent label whose music we've featured quite frequently over the years. In addition, we played several selections from artists among the Soft Abuse catalog. To find out more about Soft Abuse and the releases they have available, head on over to their website.

Friday, January 22, 2010

FFFreakout #197 (Aired on 1/21/10)

Little Francisco Greaves - "Moving - Grooving"
Brigitte Fontaine and Areski - "Ca Va Faire Un Hit"
Beat Circus - "The Life You Save May Be Your Own"
Burial - "Fostercare"
Times New Viking - "Martin Luther King Day"
Jay Reatard - "Nightmares"
Nurse With Wound - "Subterranean Zappa Blues"
Lord Panama and The Stickers - "Fire Down Below"
The Meters - "Cissy Strut"
Shorty Long - "Function At The Junction"
Gloria Jones - "Tainted Love"
The Joe Jeffrey Group - "My Pledge of Love"
Bob Kuban & The In-Men - "The Cheater"
Lou Rawls - "Dead End Street Monologue / Dead End Street"
Rex Garvin and The Mighty Cravers - "Sock It To'em JB - Pt. 1"
Clifford Curry - "She Shot a Hole in My Soul"
Mar-Keys - "Last Night"

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Carl broke out the Big Ol' Box of Soul for today's show, which included the original version of "Tainted Love" from Gloria Jones. "Mad Men" fans may enjoy this video for the song:

Thursday, January 14, 2010

FFFreakout #196 "Carl Live and Solo" (Aired on 1/14/10)

The Clash - "Lost in the Supermarket"
Vampire Weekend - "Holiday"
Ska-talites - "Simmer Down"
Yo La Tengo - "Season of the Shark"
Brendon Benson - "Don't Wanna Talk"
Spoon - "I Turn My Camera On"
The Replacements - "When It Began"
Otis Redding - "Tramp"
Beck - "Debra"
Vampire Weekend - "Contramelt B"
Velvet Underground - "Sweet Jane"
The Kinks - "Waterloo Sunset"
James Brown - "Please Please Please"
Dirty Projectors - "Cannibal Resource"
Guided By Voices - "Teenage FBI"
Vampire Weekend - "Horchata"

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

FFFreakout #195 "FFF 2009 Favorites Pt. 2" (Aired on 1/7/09)

#Dirty Projectors - "Stillness is the Move" (Domino)
#Jay Reatard - "Before I Was Caught" (Matador)
#U2 - "Magnificent" (Interscope Records)
#Sonic Youth - "Antenna" (Matador)
#The xx - "Crystallized" (Young Turks)
#Crocodiles - "I Wanna Kill" (Fat Possum)
*Papercuts - "Future Primitive" (Gnomonsong)
*Julian Lynch - "Droplet On a Hot Stone" (self-released/Underwater Peoples)
*Ty Segall - "I Think I've Had It" (from Yeti #8 compilation)
*Flaming Lips - "Convinced of the Hex" (Warner Bros.)
*Bill Orcutt - "Pocket Underground" (Palilalia)
*Oneohtrix Point Never - "Zones Without People" (Arbor/No Fun Productions)
*Peaking Lights - "Silver Tongues Soft Whisper" (Night People)
*The Sa-Ra Creative Partners - "I Swear" (Ubiquity)

#Carl's picks
*Dave's picks

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