Sunday, September 29, 2013

FFFoxy Podcast #25

Amen Dunes “Older Girls” Spoiler LP (Perfect Lives)
Cyclops “Untitled #2” The First Year CS (Goaty Tapes)
Good Area “Side B (excerpt)” French Antarctica LP (Kye)
The Bibs “Pure Evil” Workers Comp. CS (All Gone)
Zigtebra “VOLCANO” The Pink Line CS (For Practically Everyone Records)
Nite Lite “Spelunking” Duets II CS (Tranquility Tapes)
Twilight of the Century “Hibernation I” Hibernation CS (Tape Drift)
Sky Needle “Debased Shapes” Debased Shapes LP* (Bruit Direct Disques)
John Davis “Julian Wind” Ask the Dust LP* (Students of Decay)
Anton Heyboer “You Can Make Yourself Healthy by Your Spirit” Rules of the Universe 2LP (Kye)
Federico Durand “Los cristales soñadores” El idioma de las luciérnagas LP* (Desire Path Recordings)
Idea Fire Company “Tokyo” Postcards LP (Swill Radio)
Ákos Rózmann “Part II" (excerpt) Images of the Dream and Death 3LP (Ideologic Organ)
Holly Waxwing “Dolphinpods” Goldleaf Acrobatics CS (Noumenal Loom)
Yong Yong “Side A (excerpt)” Meet Lord Prince “I” Infinito CS (Goaty Tapes)
Mark Bradley “Reality” The First and Last Five Years CS (A Giant Fern)
Warning “021812C” The Master Wave CS (Digitalis
Big French “ungungungungone” Downtown Runnin LP* (Wharf Cat
The 49 Americans “Tendency To Lie” We Know Nonsense LP (Staubgold
Michael Saunders “Dye” Dust – Dye CS (Blue Poles Recordings
Ashtray Navigations “Insect Descent Trajectory” Insect Descent CD (Obsolete Units)

Corrections & Clarifications:
*Zigtebra are twee-ish, yes, but they sound nothing like Beat Happening - that's completely off-the-mark. 
*Hibernation is indeed the first available recordings from Twilight of the Century.
*Idea Fire Company's Postcards was originally issued on cassette in 2011 on the No Basement Is Deep Enough label.
*The artwork for the first Noumenal Loom batch was done by Brenna Murphy, the same artist that did those great tapes by Million Mists, Matt Carlson, and, yes, Spare Death Icon on Jason E. Anderson's Gift Tapes label.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

FFFreakout #381 (Aired on 9/26/13)

ESG "Dance" from Come Away with ESG
Shahs "Nothing Was Delivered" from Dry Heat/Valley Low
Tommy Jay "Memories" from Tall Tales of Trauma
Songs:Ohia  "Whip-Poor-Will" from Magnolia Electric Co.
Mowis "Where Are You"" from S/T
Miles Davis "Honky Tonk" from Get Up With It
Marvin Gaye "Got To Give It Up" from The Very Best of Marvin Gaye
Prince "Delirious" from 1999
The Beatles "Why Don't We Do It In The Road" from The White Album
The Replacements "Sadly Beautiful" from All Shook Down
Aztec Camera "Jump" from Just Say Yesterday compilation
Southern Culture on the Skids "These Boots Were Made For Walking" from Countrypolitan (bonus disc)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Jandek - Minneapolis Thursday: The Musicians

(Photo taken by Jon Behm of Reviler)

Similar to last year's concert in Mankato, Jandek will be joined by an ensemble made up of Twin Cities-based musicians for his special performance at The Cedar in Minneapolis on Halloween. These musicians come from quite different backgrounds, bringing with them a wide range of musical experiences that should make for an evening of truly captivating sounds. They will be improvising together in that moment for essentially the first time with Jandek, who on this evening will be singing and playing electric guitar.  

Crystal Myslajek - electronic keyboards
(Photo taken from

Tim Glenn - drums/percussion
(Photo taken by Adam Bubolz of Reviler)

Maja Radovanlija - electric rhythm guitar
(Photo taken from Maja's website)

Nelson Devereaux - alto & tenor saxophone/clarinet
(Photo taken from Nelson's website)

Craig Matarrese - electric hollow-body bass
(Photo taken by Jon Behm of Reviler)

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Jandek Study Group Overnight: Revisited

If you're looking to brush up on your Jandek for the upcoming concert at The Cedar on Halloween, take a listen to our series of Jandek Study Group Overnight shows that we produced with our friends at Shuffle Function in anticipation of last year's performance here in Mankato. Be on the lookout for some more Jandek Study Group activity in the weeks ahead. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

FFFreakout #380 (Aired on 9/19/13)

The 49 Americans "Imagination" from We Know Nonsense
Venom P. Stinger "Hold Me Closer" from 1986-1991
Yo La Tengo "Paddle Forward" from Fade
John Carpenter "Halloween - Theme (mix 1)" from The Essential John Carpenter Film Music Collection
Jandek "Naked in the Afternoon" from Ready For The House
Russell Hoke "No Expectations" from With An Aching Heart
Jack Rose "Bells" from Dr. Ragtime and His Pals
Stereolab "Miss Modular" from Dots and Loops
Frankie Goes To Hollywood "Born To Run" from Welcome to the Pleasure Dome
The Clash "Straight To Hell" (unedited version) from Clash On Broadway
Otis Redding "Mr. Pitiful" from The Definitive Soul Collection
Sweet Lou Snider "Danke Schoen" from Live Nye's Polonaise Room
Tones On Tail "Twist" from Everything!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jandek to perform at The Cedar in Minneapolis on Halloween !!!!

This is no trick, only a treat to announce that Jandek will be returning to Minnesota for a very special performance at The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis on Halloween evening. Jandek will once again be joined by an ensemble made up of local musicians creating music together for the first time within that moment. The concert will be filmed for inclusion in a full-length feature documentary produced by the local filmmakers behind Tuning the Pulse, a short film that captured the intimate rehearsal and performance from last year's historic concert in Mankato, which has been screening at film festivals around the world. This special event is sponsored by KMSU-The Maverick with assistance from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund.

Pre-sale tickets go on sale Friday, September 20th at 12:00 PM at, or by phone (612-338-2674 ext. 0, 12-4pm Mon-Fri). Tickets are also available at the Electric Fetus (2000 4th Ave S, Minneapolis) and at Depth Of Field (405 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis).

Keep posted here on the Free Form Freakout blog or over on the Shuffle Function blog for more details.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

FFFreakout #379: (Aired on 9/12/13)

Russell Hoke "Black-Eyed Dog" from With An Aching Heart
Russell Hoke "Song for Rebecca" from Sailor On The Blue
Marble Sheep & The Run-Down Sun's Children "Melted Moon" from Big Deal
Gilded "Tyne" from Terrane
The Bevis Frond "She's Entitled To" from New River Head
Richard Youngs "No Show for the Gloaming" from Barbed Wire Explosion in the Kingdom of Atlantis
The Pretty Things "The Journey" from S.F. Sorrow
The Fastbacks "Waterloo Street" from Give The People What We Want
New Order " Ceremony" from Substance
A Flock of Seagulls "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" from S/T
Material Issue "Very First Lie" from International Pop Overthrow
Mike Watt "Piss Bottle Man" from Ball-hog or Tugboat?
Buddy Guy "Best in Town" from Rhythm & Blues

**Richard, please come to the Midwest next time you're in the U.S.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

FFFoxy Podcast #24: Mad Nanna / Alberts Basement feature

Mad Nanna “Deck Song” I Made Blood Better LP (Negative Guest List)
Mad Nanna “My Two Kids” b/w “I’m Not Coming Here” 7” (Soft Abuse)
(Interview Segment)
Mad Nanna “I Wanna See You” b/w “The Nectarine Tree” 7” (Soft Abuse)
Mad Nanna “I Made Blood Better” b/w “I’ve Been Talking” 7” (Little Big Chief)
Mad Nanna “No Title” Realistic Pillow 7” (Kraak)
(Interview Segment)
Mole House “I Don’t Dare To Try” S/T CS (Night People)
Love Chants “Won't Run“ Love Chants EP 12” (Quemada)
(Interview Segment)
Secret Valley “Three Is a Tragic Number” S/T CS (Alberts Basement)
Bruce Tiffany “Riding My Bike” Nestle Up To Me Dear Fool DL (Alberts Basement)
Extrafoxx “To Lift The Weight” Love Is God CS (Alberts Basement)
Sacred Product “Another Shot At Life” Sacred Product EP CS (Alberts Basement)
Muura "Untitled" Untitled 7" (Alberts Basement)
A Band Called Life "With Effortless Grace You Twinkle" A Band Called Life EP 7" (Alberts Basement)

On this week's show, we were fortunate enough to be joined in the studio by Patrick O'Brien and Michael Zulicki of the Australian group, Mad Nanna, prior to their show here in Mankato. Mad Nanna have attracted the attention of fringe music fiends from around the globe for what Volcanic Tongue best described as an, ". . . amazing no-technique downer rock/pop group . . . who slouch around the basement with alla the primitive elan of The Scrotum Poles/The Shaggs et al." Mad Nanna are currently touring the U.S. for the first time and then are heading off to Europe in September for a month-long stint with fellow Aussies, Sky Needle. We chatted with them about some of the background on Mad Nanna, about their various side projects, and about Michael's own micro-label, Alberts Basement. And we spun some corresponding tracks to paint a more complete picture of the Mad Nanna orbit.

Check out the following links for more information: