Saturday, October 26, 2013

FFFoxy Podcast #26

Circuit Des Yeux “Some Day” Overdue LP/CD* (Ba Da Bing/Lewis & Lynn)
Scorched Earth Policy “Too Far Gone” Going Thru A Hole in the Back of Your Head LP (Siltbreeze)
Mowis “Where Are You” S/T CS (Pangea Alps)
Matthew DeGennaro “Forty (For Pip Proud)” Chuang Tzu Motherfucker LP* (Soft Abuse)
Russell Hoke “Weird Rachel” Sailor on the Blue LP (Unheard-of Records)
Sparkling Wide Pressure “How She Weaves the Tale” Stream Returner CD-R (Analogpath)
Nathan McLaughlin “Promises” (excerpt) Karen Studies CS (Scissor Tail)
Delicate Flesh “Anything, You’d Please” Bare of Flowers CD-R (self-released)
Senza Testa “Tom” S/T CS (Self-Help Tapes)
Scammers “Planet Earth” Goldrush 2013 Companion Cassette CS (Planted Tapes)
Gerda Taro “Side A (excerpt)” The First Hundred Years CS (Noumenal Loom)
The Meets “As A Period In Which Nothing Happens” It Happens Outside LP (My Idea of Fun)
Dead Neanderthals & Colin Webster “Both Sides Fought Bravely” …And It Ended Badly CD (Gaffer/Raw Tonk)
Justin Marc Lloyd “Declarative//Interrogative” Anxiety Flood Cont. CS (Rainbow Bridge)
Graham Lambkin / Jason Lescalleet “CT20 1PS/Rinsing Through the Shingles” Photographs 2CD (Erstwhile)
.mf “Secular Music of South Minneapolis” FFFour KMSU 10”/mp3 (FFF Bandcamp)
Nikmis “Sree” Nicht Mass CS (Orange Milk)
Vales “Side B (excerpt)” Boreal Head Trip CS (Skell)
Treasure Hunt “Yucky Man” Global Guts CS* (Moon Glyph)
Ø+yn “Desde el artico se exiende hacia el sur” Tentaculeando a la puna CS* (Taping Policies)
The No-Neck Blues Band "Illirikum" Parallel Easters 2CD (S@1#)

Corrections & Clarifications:
*That's "Katie Cruel", not "Karen Cruel", that the Karen Studies' b-side must be referencing.
*Want to grab that Delicate Flesh release? Try this: delicateflesh[at]gmail[dot]com.
*Dusty Groove is one of the few places that carries those Russell Hoke albums. Buy 'em all if you can. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

FFFreakout #384 (Aired on 10/24/13)

Jerry Paper "International Man of Melancholy" from International Man of Misery
Circuit Des Yeux "Nova 88" from Overdue
Sparkling Wide Pressure (feat. Jeremy Braden) "Fall Back In a Sea of Love" from FFFour KMSU
Cream Juice "Bounce With Me OHIO" from FFFour KMSU
Graham Lambkin "Attersaye" from "Abersayne" b/w "Attersaye" 7" single
Jandek "Variant" from Blue Corpse
Piero Umiliani "Attivita" from Problemi D'Oggi
LCD Soundsystem "Losing My Edge" from S/T
Devo "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" from Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
The Rolling Stones "When the Whip Comes Down" from Some Girls
The Folk Implosion "Serge" from One Part Lullaby
Minutemen "This Ain't No Picnic" from Double Nickels On the Dime
Serge Gainsbourg "Requiem Pour Un Con (Bof Le Pacha)" from Comic Strip 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Less Than Two Weeks Away: JANDEK RETURNS TO MN!!

(Photo by Ashkan Soltani)

As I was walking through the neighborhood noticing the skeletons hanging from trees and the fake blood smeared across front windows, I was reminded of how soon it actually is that Jandek will be returning to Minnesota for a very special performance on Halloween evening at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. The doors for this show are open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. This is an all-ages show. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 at the door. Tickets can still be purchased HERE.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

FFFour KMSU 10" lathe & compilation now available

You can now purchase the FFFour KMSU lathe, 
prints, and compilation over on our Bandcamp site
The money raised from the sale of this release 
will be donated to KMSU for its Fall Pledge Drive.  

Saturday, October 12, 2013

FFFour KMSU: A Benefit Release for KMSU's annual Fall Pledge Drive

This Fall marks the third year for us doing the FFF podcast series, and it also happens to be the 50th anniversary of KMSU, our beloved college/community radio station where we produce our show. So, for the station’s annual Fall Pledge Drive fundraiser, where we reach out to our listeners for support, we wanted to put something special together that not only documented what we have been doing on the podcast series, but something that we could use to give back to the station. Through the support and generosity of several talented artists and musicians that have been featured on our podcast in one form or another over the past three years, we were able to put together FFFour KMSU, a limited edition 4-way split 10” lathe and supplementary 20-track digital compilation. 

The 10” mono lathe record, cut in an edition of 30 by the good folks at 2208 Recordings in Minneapolis, features original artwork from Graham Lambkin (formerly of cult favorites, The Shadow Ring) and was printed by Niagara Press (operated by Clint Simonson of De Stijl Records). It includes a hand-numbered insert (formatted by Chris Berry of Soft Abuse Records) and four new and/or previously unreleased tracks from the likes of Sean McCann, Decimus, Rambutan, and Nite Lite. These tracks then flesh out a nearly two-hour long compilation that includes a heady mix of new/unreleased tracks from several key players in the experimental cassette underground, including: Sparkling Wide Pressure, Justin Meyers, Panabrite, Jason E. Anderson, Henry & Hazel Slaughter, Charlatan, Cream Juice, Parashi, Hobo Cubes, Cody Yantis, John Zuma St. Pelvyn, Tilth, Black Eagle Child, .mf (aka Michael Flora), Derek Rogers, and Chapels. The sounds fluctuate wildly, yet form a cohesive and immersive whole: consider it a new podcast show comprised of all exclusive material.

In an effort to get this to people in a timely fashion and to minimize the number of hands it would typically have to travel through, we’ve decided to streamline things a bit and make everything available from our Bandcamp page starting on October 17th. We will, however, set aside a small stash for when we are on-the-air during the pledge drive. There are three options to choose from (while supplies last, of course): 

1) For $40 or more, you can get the 10” lathe (edition of 30) with download code for the complete compilation. 

2) For $20 or more, you can get a limited print (edition of 150) of the artwork by Graham Lambkin with download code for the complete compilation. 

3) For $5 or more, you can just immediately download the complete digital compilation as is at (available on Oct. 17th). Here's a taster:

The money raised from the sales of this release will be donated to KMSU for their Fall Pledge Drive fundraiser, which runs from November 6-17. While KMSU receives some funding from the university and various grants, it relies heavily on listener support to help pay for its annual operating costs, which are getting more-and-more expensive with each passing year. Like many college/community radio stations across the country, annual funding is always a big question mark and the station is often held together “with baling wire and bubblegum” and the enthusiasm of its volunteers. We are incredibly proud (and humbled) to be offering up this release by some of our favorite artists operating right now. We hope you will consider picking up one of these release options and, in the process, helping our station remain a vital part of our community.  

Here is a link to check out some sound samples of the mono lathe cut tracks: 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

FFFreakout #383 (Aired on 10/10/13)

Tigger Clarkson Band "Can't Have You" from Patience, Rhythm, & Symmetry
Circuit Des Yeux "Lithonia" from Overdue
Sky Needle "End Games" from Debased Shapes
Mattress "Beautiful Moment" from Fuck the Future
Oxykitten "Avoiding Those Nasty Bad Beats" from Escape From New Amsterdam
Terror of the Deep "I Am Ocean" from The Airport Underneath the Dome
The Jesus Lizard "Puss" from split single w/ Nirvana
The dB's "Black and White" from Stands For Decibels
The Beatles "Baby It's You" from Baby It's You (mono single)
The Blues Brothers "The Old Landmark" from The Blues Brothers O.S.T.
The Time "The Bird" (remix) from b/w "My Drawers" 12"
The Flying Lizards "Money (That's What I Want)" from S/T
Herbie Hancock "Rockit" (long version) from Rockit 12"

Saturday, October 05, 2013

FFFreakout #382 (Aired on 10/3/13)

The Breeders "Divine Hammer" from Last Splash
The Flaming Lips "Be My Head" from Transmissions from the Satellite Heart
The Afghan Whigs "Gentlemen" from Gentlemen
U2 "The Wanderer" from Zooropa
Paul Westerberg "Silver Naked Ladies" from 14 Songs
Pearl Jam "Glorified G" from vs.
Possum Dixon "Watch the Girl Destroy Me" from S/T
Urge Overkill "Positive Bleeding" from Saturation
Liz Phair "6'11"" from Exile in Guyville
James "Laid" from Laid
Björk "Human Behavior" from Debut
Nirvana "Scentless Apprentice" from In Utero
Matthew Sweet "Ugly Truth Rock" from Altered Beast
Smashing Pumpkins "Disarm" from Siamese Dream

This week marked the 20th anniversary of Carl's independently-owned record store, Tune Town. So, in honor of this, we decided to play some albums that were either popular-sellers or were regularly heard playing throughout the store back in 1993 when he first opened the doors. It goes without saying that independent record stores are a dying breed these days; but, in our humble (and unashamedly biased) opinion, they remain such an invaluable resource and gathering place in any community - THE place for music fans to convene. Sure, you can access and buy virtually anything you want online, but we couldn't imagine living in a world where the only destination for "real world" music culture is perusing the latest issue of Rolling Stone in the aisles of Target. That is, simply put, a damn NIGHTMARE. Get out and support a record store near you.