Thursday, December 23, 2010

is there an exit?

I have been hard at work sifting through the year in reissues (R thousandz 4 real) to bring you the most mega dope reissue offerings of the year. Reissues that you missed, reissues that you didn't (YEAH RIGHT), reissues to make your heart (&ears) soar.

Until this fine day of LIST UNVEIL arrives, you should investigate this track from a band that may (OR MAY NOT) make the cut. It's pretty damn, grrrl, if ya know what I mean. (and you don't)

Saturday, December 11, 2010

shadow of a doubt

This week's episode of THE BANSHEE BEAT saw the theme of frustration-- inspired by finals week and maybe even the song "Frustration" by Family Fodder, which I played last week. Maybe even other inspirations.

Listen to the stream anytime until next Saturday at!


1. High Pressure Days- The Units (History of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983)
2. Anything- Suburban Lawns (Suburban Lawns)
3. I Could Be Happy- Altered Images (Pinky Blue)
4. White & Green Place (12")- Maximum Joy (Unlimited 1979-1983)
5. Smittad- Mizz Nobody (Smittad 7")
6. Is There Life After Breakfast?- Los Microwaves (Life After Breakfast)
7. Being Boiled (Original Single Version)- The Human League (Being Boiled 7")
8. Nag Nag Nag- Cabaret Voltaire (Nag Nag Nag 7")
9. Egyptian Reggae- Jonathan Richman (Egyptian Reggae 7")
10. Hate to Say I Told You So- The Shangri-Las (1964-1966: Myrmidons of Melodrama)
11. Cool Frenesie- Les Rita Mitsouko (Best of Les Rita Mitsouko)
12. Little Trouble Girl- Sonic Youth (Washing Machine)
13. Every Day- Buddy Holly (Greatest Hits)
14. Why Do Fools Fall In Love?- Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers (Why Do Fools Fall In Love? 7")
15. Hungry- Lil' Daggers (King Corpse 7")
16. We Go On- The Shivas (Freezing to Death)
17. Dystopic Vision- Fungi Girls (Seafaring Pyramids)
18. Blind Muslim Girl- Fergus & Geronimo (Swallow This Turd)
19. Absolutely Anything- Brilliant Colors (Introducing)
20. Nervous Energy- Unwound (Fake Train)
21. Edith Nylon- Edith Nylon (Edith Nylon)
22. Allergy- The Petticoats (The Petticoats 7")
23. Human Fly- The Cramps (Human Fly 7")
24. Neon Noose- Golden Triangle (Double Jointer)
25. Hotel Bloedel- The Fall (Perverted By Language)
26. Adult Books- X (Adult Books 7")
27. Where Did Our Love Go?- The Supremes (Where Did Our Love Go? 7")
28. This Is Love- The Gist (This Is Love 7")
29. Shadow Of A Doubt- Sonic Youth (Evol)
30. The Past Between Us- An Experiment On A Bird In the Air Pump (These Sins EP)
31. The Survivor- St. Vitus Dancers (Bullshit Detector Vol. 2)
32. Marin- Inflatable Boy Clams (Inflatable Boy Clams EP)
33. Turning Japanese- The Vapors (New Clear Days)


Saturday, December 4, 2010

soft as snow (but warm inside)

Hi guys!

Today's show explored the theme of decomposition... in reference to processes of weathering (ie. snow/rain/ice/melting) and in the broader sense of the word. (what does this mean? listen to find out!) Nostalgia (though this is inherently a weekly theme by virtue of the content of my show) was also very crucial this week, and I played bands that I have personal nostalgic value for (ie. The Gerbils, Electrelane) and songs that had nostalgia for subject matter or was sonically represented (ie. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye", "Cowboy", "All Day Long").

You can catch my show from 2-4 PM live or stream the previous week's show anytime at the rainydawg radio website!

(Bear with the stream for the first few minutes...)

explore erosion:

1. Cowboy- The Units (History of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983)
2. Super Tap- Japanther (Dump the Body In Rikki Lake)
3. Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)- My Bloody Valentine (Isn't Anything)
4. Let It Melt- The Mayfair Set (Young One)
5. Thirsty Again- Grass Widow (Grass Widow EP)
6. Winter Seems Fine- Dolly Mixture (Demonstration Tapes)
7. Warm Hands, Cold Heart- Girls Names (Girls Names EP)
8. Cold Hands- Pants Yell! (Received Pronunciation)
9. Cold Heart- The Jasmine Minks (Cold Heart 7")
10. Long Cold Lonely Night- The Yolks (The Yolks)
11. Block of Ice- Thee Oh Sees (The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In)
12. Ice Drummer- Alan Vega (Jukebox Babe/Collision Drive)
13. Cold- The Cure (Pornography)
14. Living In the Ice Age- Warsaw (Warsaw)
15. Warm Moving Bodies- The Units (History of the Units: The Early Years 1977-1983)
16. So Young But So Cold- Kas Product (So Young But So Cold: Underground French Music 1977-1983)
17. Winter '94- Henry's Dress (Bust 'Em Green)
18. Fluid- The Gerbils (Are You Sleepy?)
19. Frustration- Family Fodder (Coral 7")
20. No Hope- The Vaselines (The Way of the Vaselines)
21. Void- The Raincoats (The Raincoats)
22. Snowgirl- The Pop Group (Y)
23. All Day Long (Long Version)- Shop Assistants (Will Anything Happen?)
24. Drown- Black Tambourine (Black Tambourine)
25. Cut and Run- Electrelane (No Shouts, No Calls)
26. Say Hello, Wave Goodbye (12" version) (edit)- Soft Cell (Say Hello, Wave Goodbye 12")
27. Nothing's Changed- The Zombies (Absolutely the Best)
28. The Love We Could've Had- Rocketship (Singles 1993-96)
29. Atlantis- Box Elders (Alice & Friends)
30. Tous Les Garcons et Les Filles- Francoise Hardy (The Vogue Years)