Sunday, February 27, 2011

FFFreakout: Podcast #12 - Night-People/Wet Hair Feature with Shawn Reed

Wet Hair "In the Garden of the Pharoahs" Naked on the Vague split LP (NP100)
(Interview section)
The Twerps "Good Advice" S/T CS (NP084)
We Shave "Creme Dream Blues II" In The Flesh CS (NP121)
Dan Melchoir und Das Menace "Inconsequential Things" S/T CS (NP116)
Yves/Son/Ace "Style Promotion" Unsung CS (NP118)
Blanche Blanche Blanche "Heroes of the Microphone" (*forthcoming CS)
Eklin "Polan" (*forthcoming CS)
(Interview section)
Terror Bird "We Were Monsters" Human Culture LP (NP115)
Naked on the Vague "Cryptic Tonsil" Wet Hair split LP (NP100)
Peaking Lights "All the Good Songs Have Been Written" Imaginary Falcons LP (NP059)
Dirty Beaches "Don't Let the Devil Find You" Double Feature split (*forthcoming LP)
Ela Orleans "I Know" Double Feature split (*forthcoming LP)
(Interview section)
Wet Hair "Echo Lady" In Vogue Spirit (*forthcoming LP on De Stijl)
Outro Music: Wet Hair "Cult Electric Annihilation" Dream LP (Not Not Fun)

We recently had a chance to chat with Shawn Reed, who doubles his time running the great Night-People label out of Iowa City and performing in the group Wet Hair. We discuss how Night-People has evolved over the years, the distinctive silkscreen artwork that he creates, and some of the other projects he has in the works. We also talk about recent developments with Wet Hair and the new album they just recorded called In Vogue Spirit, which is slated for release on the De Stijl label later this spring. In addition to airing this conversation, we play some cassette and vinyl selections from the Night-People catalog, including a few forthcoming tracks that Shawn had provided for us. We also spin the excellent opening track from that new Wet Hair album.

Check out the Night-People website for more information about their releases and to order directly.


Auxiliary Out said...

Thanks for all the great work you've been doing lately, David, on these webcasts! Lots of great music, interviews etc.
I'm excited that Night People is putting out some Blanche Blanche Blanche releases. Zach Phillips is one of the more unknown but totally genius people in the underground so it's awesome a label with Night People's reputation has joined forces with his stellar music.
His tape as GDC called Jours Avec Jennie is probably the best tape of 2010 in my opinion.
Anyway, keep up all the great work!

Free Form Freakout said...

Thanks for the kind words. I always enjoy checking out AO, so that means a lot. I've dug all the BBB stuff I've heard, looking forward to hearing that new LP on Night People. I also like the somewhat connected Son of Salami material, that LP on Feeding Tube is oddly charming.

Keep up the good work yourself!!