Wednesday, June 29, 2011

FFFreakout #270 (Aired on 6/30/11)

Buzzcocks "Why Can't I Touch It?" from Singles Going Steady
Liam Finn "Cold Feet" from Fomo
Cornershop "Funky Days Are Back Again" from When I Was Born For the 7th Time
Bruce Springsteen "4th of July, Ashbury Park (Sandy)"" from Live '75-'85
Thurston Moore "Benediction" from Demolished Thoughts
Glen Campbell "Wichita Lineman" from Greatest Hits
Gerald Collier "Fearless" from S/T
Brute Heart "Blindfolded" from Lonely Hunter
Circuit Des Yeux "3311" from Portrait
Russell Hoke "Let Us Trust" from Haunted Brain
The Tornados "Red Roses and A Sky of Blue" from The Joe Meek EP Collection Box Set
Beat Circus "The Life You Save May Be Your Own" from Boy From Black Mountain
Wild Man Fischer "Derailroaded" & "Don't Ever Get Mad At Me" from Nothing Scary

Circuit Des Yeux "3311" from Destijl Records on Vimeo.

FFFreakout #269 (Aired on 6/23/11)

Bruce McCulloch "Doors" from Answering Machine & More . . . 
The Jesus & Mary Chain "Reverence" from 21 Singles 1984-1998
The Who "Bell Boy" from Quadrophenia
Spoon "The Minor Tough" from A Series of Sneaks
Yo La Tengo "Sugarcube" from I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One
U2 "Out of Control" from Boy
XTC "Science Friction" from Fossil Fuel: The XTC Singles 1977-1992
Billy Idol "Catch My Fall" from Rebel Yell
Remote Islands "Rockaway's Burn Tonight" from Smother Party
Bill Orcutt "Bored with the Moon" B-side from (Jaggar Cover) Tour Only 7"
Russell Hoke "Angelic Choir" from He Would Have Been A Fine Young Man
Raymond Scott "Lightworks" from Manhattan Research
Buckner & Garcia "Froggy's Lament" from Pac-Man Fever
Buk Buk Bigups "Endless Itch" from S/T
Horrid Red "Pink Flowers" from Pink Flowers EP
Ennio Morricone "Titoli" from A Fistful of Dollars
Raymond Scott "Sprite: Mellonball Bounce" from Manhattan Research

Sunday, June 19, 2011

FFFreakout: Podcast #20 - Weird Forest Feature

Noveller “Glacial Wave” Glacial Glow LP/CD
(Interview segment)
Mark McGuire “A Matter of Time” Tidings/Amethyst Tidings 2LP
Ambarchi/Fennesz/Pimmon/Rehberg/Rowe “No Title” Afternoon Tea 2LP
Love Cry Want “Angels Wing” Love Cry Want 2LP
(Interview segment)
Expressway Yo-Yo Dieting “Untitled” (Track #2) Bubblethug CD/2LP
Bee Mask “Untitled – Side B" (excerpt) Hyperborean Trenchtown LP
Colour Buk “Magik Keys to Conversation” Our Favorite Fucking Day . . . CS
(Interview segment)
Garrincha & The Stolen Elk “Tower of Babble” Void (*forthcoming LP/CD/mp3)

We recently had a chance to speak with Davy Bui who runs the Weird Forest label out in Sacramento, CA.  We discuss some of the label's history, some goings-on within the cassette underground, some upcoming releases that the label has in the works, and even, yes, the Based God himself, Lil B. We also discuss Davy's own shapeshifting Garrincha & The Stolen Elk project, which Weird Forest will be releasing a new album from in the next week. In addition to airing this conversation, we played various selections from the Weird Forest catalog, including a track from the latest Noveller album and one from that forthcoming Garrincha & The Stolen Elk album. Garrincha & The Stolen Elk will also be heading out on a national tour this summer and the bulk of the Weird Forest catalog will be in tow. Go out and see'em and buy direct.

Garrincha & The Stolen Elk summer 2011 tour dates:
June 20 San Francisco, CA w/ Horse Marriage, Dirtworm
July 01 Sacramento, CA w/ Buk Buk Bigups, Night Nurse, Magic Whistle 
July 03 - Denver, CO BBQ show w/ tba
July 04 - Kansas City, MO w/ Grey Cells, The Brothers Zoto,
Dungeonmaster AKA Dirt Wizard
July 05 - Minneapolis, MN w/ Radio People, KWJAZ, Swanox
July 06 - Pittsburgh, PA w/ Waterfinder + Pete Fosco, Gangwish
July 07 - New Haven, CT w/ Century Plants, Jon Erikson
July 08 - Boston, MA w/ Keith Fullerton Whitman, Xela, Double Awake
July 09 - Providence, RI w/ Mark Lord, Hector 3, Scream Mask
July 10 - Northampton, MA w/ Century Plants
July 11 - NYC, NY w/ Marcia Bassett, Colour Buk
July 12 - Baltimore, MD w/ Fat Worm Of Error, Metalux, Needlegun,
July 13 - Wilmington, DE w/ Roped Off
July 15 - NYC, NY w/ Noveller, Tom Carter, Zs: Diamond Terrifier
July 16 - Columbus, OH w/ EMA
July 17 - St Louis, MO w/ tba
July 18 - Tulsa, OK w/ Mohawk Park, Parts of Speech
July 19 - Houston, TX w/ tba
July 21 - Phoenix, AZ w/ Excavacations
July 22 - San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Excavacations, Buk Buk Bigups
July 23 - Oakland, CA w/ Excavacations, Ava Mendoza/Nick Tamburro Duo
August 18 - Portland, OR w/ Polyps
August 19 - Seattle, WA @ Debaclefest w/ Polyps
August 20 - tba w/ Polyps
August 21 - San Francisco, CA w/ Polyps
August 22 - Sacramento, CA w/ Polyps

Thursday, June 16, 2011

FFFreakout #268 (Aired on 6/16/11)

Brute Heart "Eclipse" from Lonely Hunter
Matt "MV" Valentine "Hit the Trails" from What I Become
Russell Hoke "Twisted Mountain" from He Would Have Been A Fine Young Man
Morton Subotnick "Silver Apples of the Moon" (Edit) from Ohm: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music
The Tornados "Jungle Fever" from The Joe Meek EP Collection Box Set
The Fabulous Flee-Rekkers "Hangover" from The Joe Meek EP Collection Box Set
The Packabeats "Packabeat" from The Joe Meek EP Collection Box Set
John Leyton "Lonely City" from The Joe Meek EP Collection Box Set
The Wooden Birds "Two Matchsticks" from Two Matchsticks
The 13th Floor Elevators "You're Gonna Miss Me" from The Psychedelic Sounds of . .
The Beatles "Oh! Darling" from Anthology 3
Hank Williams "I'm So Lonely I Could Cry" from Ultimate Collection
The Black Lips "Family Tree" from Arabia Mountain
The English Beat "Mirror in the Bathroom" from Beat This!
Daniel Johnston "Unpack Your Adjectives" from School House Rock! Rocks
The Dawes "Comin' Back to a Man" from Nothing is Wrong

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FFFreakout #267 (Carl live on 6/9/11)

My Morning Jacket "Holdin' On To Black Metal" from Circuital
Gorillaz "Revolving Doors" from The Fall
Trampled By Turtles "Victory" from Palomino
Justin Townes Earle "Lonesome & You" from The Good Life
Cake "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town" from B-Sides & Rarities
Eddie Vedder "Without You" from Ukulele Songs
The Pretenders "The Wait" from Best of The Pretenders
Beastie Boys "Don't Play No Game I Can't Win" from Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2
Middle Brother "Blue Eyes" from S/T
X "We're Desperate" from Wild Gift
J. Mascis "Listen to Me" from Several Shades of Why
Neko Case "Vengeance is Sleeping" from Middle Cyclone
The Kinks "Tired of Waiting For You" from Best of The Kinks
The Strokes "Machu Picchu" from Angles
Neil Young "Walk With Me" from Le Noise
Phoenix "1901" from Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Sunday, June 05, 2011

FFFreakout: Podcast #19

Lighted “Morning Miami Mega” Queendom CS (Lighten Up Sounds)
Dylan Ettinger “Untitled – Side B” Pattern Recursion CS (Moon Glyph)
Bronze “Synthesist” Re-Synthesist CD (RVNG Intl.)
Ghostband “Kami” Verdical CS (Moon Glyph)
Trance Farmers “Betty Bop” (Babe, Terror Mix) Scooby Doobie CS (Glue Moon)
Alf Danielson “Glover” Killing Capitalism With Kindness CD (Xpressway/Turbulence)
Inhibitionists “A Parsnip’s Movements . . . “ split w/ Afterlife CS (Stunned)
John Zuma St. Pelvyn “Balboa Spits Towards the Motherload” Ampex, Stolanoff, Dogwood, Rain CS (Lighten Up Sounds)
Barn Owl “Teonanacatl” Our Mouths A Perpetual Light LP (Not Not Fun)
Caligine “Arida II” L’Autunno di Rame CD-R (Sturmundrugs)
Flower-Corsano Duo “Third Strike” You’ll Never Work In This Town Again CD-R (self-released)
Talk West “Buddha TV” To Hope Is To Hanker CS (Avant Archive)
The Preterite “With A Star To Guide Them” S/T 2xCS (Weird Forest)

It's starting to actually feel like summer around these parts, which I'm sure all would agree is a welcome change.  So with my Summer Ale in hand, I'll try to remain focused here long enough to highlight some of the great releases we've acquired in recent weeks. Two current favorites come to us from the Lighten Up Sounds label, which is based down the road in Lake City, MN. Not only is this a scenic little river town, but it also holds the distinction of being the birthplace of waterskiing. Dammit, I'm already trailing off. . .  Anyways, I was completely floored by John Zuma St. Pelvyn's Ampex, Stolanoff, Dogwood, Rain tape that Lighten Up Sounds put out. Didn't realize I needed a dimebag of wood shavings, but sure enough there it was tucked into the cool oversized packaging that this tape comes housed in. The music was apparently recorded while the artist was living in a water tower out in northern California and there is definitely a loner or, better yet, meditative feel to these recordings. Z-St. P's guitar playing brings to mind Loren Connors in the way that he wanders and bends around blues motifs, but his use of the theremin sends things squealing off into a completely different direction on the second side. Lighted's brand new Queendom cassette has also been glued to the tape deck since catching their performance at Heliotrope last week. Lighted are a trio that play on the heavy liquified psych groove sound, but with a little more backbone than many of their contemporaries, which to these ears sounds quite refreshing actually. Hot on the heels of his great Lion of Judah single, Moon Glyph delivers Dylan Ettinger's latest offering in Pattern Recursion, which I'm willing to bet won't make it into the Dub review section in Wire this time around. Pattern Recursion is a different beast altogether; a type of analog machine music that still retains a sense of warmth and melody, while highlighting Ettinger's knack for concocting little song-like phrases within these lengthier, sidelong peices. Speaking of lengthy, The Preterite just released a sprawling double cassette on Weird Forest that features some incredible blurred-out piano and tape constructions that make for a totally immersive listen. Be on the lookout for a full Weird Forest show in the coming weeks, after we make our trek down to Chicago to take in some Acid Marshmallow. Cheers!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

FFFreakout #266 (Aired on 6/2/11)

Rob Jo Star Band "I Call On One's Muse" from S/T
Religious Knives "Garbage Can" from Smokescreen
Peaking Lights "Hey Sparrow" from 936
Rene Hell "Baroqueworks Ensemble Coda" from The Terminal Symphony
Cabaret Voltaire "Landslide" from Red Mecca
Todd Tamanend Clark "Hungry" from Nova Psychedelia
Love Cry Want "Angels Wing" from S/T
Six Organs of Admittance "Words For Two" from School of the Flower
Perry Leopold "Cold in Philadelphia" from Experiment in Metaphysics
Weyes Blood "Storms That Breed" from The Outside Room
Son of Salami "Wonderful World" from A Study in Eraser Headless Tape Recording
The Devil Dogs "Get Out" from 30 Sizzling Slabs
Sonics "Busy Body" from I Hate CDs: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection
Coolies "In Theory" from Master
Kid Thomas "Rockin' This Joint To-Nite" from I Hate CDs: Norton Records 45 RPM Singles Collection
Burial "NYC" from Street Halo EP

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