New music from The Men, Eagulls and a new find, Rupa & The April Fishes, all in this weeks show.
Oft thought of as a noise punk outfit from Brooklyn, The Men spin the genre pot on their latest release, Tomorrow’s Hits. This 2014 album dodges back and forth with pedal steel and slide guitars, horns, harmonica and punky song bashing at its rocking finest. What The Men lack in lyrics they make up for with raw energy. The fifth from The Men is worth a sip, but eventually you’ll be Beer Pong guzzling anyways. Cheers.
Also in this weeks show a couple of tracks from English post punks Eagulls. The debut self titled album reminds me of 80’s New Wave crossed with 90’s noise punk. Dirty, crunky, whiney all rolled into a bleak, edgy sound played from a corner, of a big warehouse sized space. The album cover says it all, a burned out hulk inside a taped off crime scene, in front of an apartment complex. The dark edge of city living. You best dial 911.
Rupa & The April Fishes. Fission, fusion, fun… three words that describe this wonderfully fun, far ranging eclectic band from San Francisco. The bands namesake Rupa, herself a doctor, was raised in a multicultural family, who spoke as many as four languages around the dinner table! This childhood is reflected in the music of R&TAF, divided elements all used at once. Only one track from their album, BUILD, in this show. We will feature more R&TAF in coming shows!
This weeks playlist… song~artist~album:
Morning Fly~The New Mastersounds~Therapy
Get What You Give~The Men~Tomorrow’s Hits
Pearly Gates~The Men~Tomorrow’s Hits
Different Days~The Men~Tomorrow’s Hits
Going Down~The Men~Tomorrow’s Hits
Mystery Plane (1989 Digital Remaster)~The Cramps~Songs The Lord Taught Us
Lucretia The Cat~Ray Barretto~Ray Barretto Jazz
Nightmare Field~Black Lips~Underneath the Rainbow
O Katrina!~Black Lips~Good Bad Not Evil
Lock and Key~Black Lips~Good Bad Not Evil
Bob’s Party Time Lounge~Primus~Brown Album
Hendershot~Les Claypool’s Frog Brigade~Live Frogs Set 1
Flame Is Love~The Presidents Of The United States Of America~These Are The Good Times People
Poor Little Me~The Presidents Of The United States Of America~Kudos to You!
Freight Train Jam~WAR~The World Is A Ghetto: 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Optimist~David Byrne & St. Vincent~Love This Giant
Bring Me Your Loves~St. Vincent~St. Vincent
Fester / Blister~Eagulls~Eagulls
Go Without Packing~Guided By Voices~Motivational Jumpsuit
Aghregh Medin (Hassan’s Song)~Tinariwen~Emmaar
All He Wants To Do Is Fish~The Replacements~All For Nothing [Disc 2]
Oracion (The Prayer)~Ray Barretto~Ray Barretto Jazz
Retreat!~Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings~Give the People What They Want
Stop This Game~The New Mastersounds~Therapy
Sweet Sour~Band Of Skulls~Sweet Sour
You’re Not Pretty But You Got It Goin’ On~Band Of Skulls~Sweet Sour
electric gumbo radio~Rupa & the April Fishes~BUILD
Cooleys Reel Tyrol / Mountain Hop~Paperboys~Tenure
Here’s the show…
Thanks for listening and remember, support those musicians whose music you listen to. They need to eat also. Keep the creative edge going.