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KXLU Setlist: August 7, 12-3pm

I was on the radio again today. I played:

Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble // Reunification Rainbow
Julia Holter // In the Same Room
Voice on Tape // Sister May I

Fernanda Ulibarri // Crush
Winter // Alligator
Cornershop and Bubbly Kaur // Natch

Spoon // the Rent I Pay
the Aislers Set // the Red Door
Chris Knox // It’s Love

Whisperkid // Meet Me In a Dream
Kid Static // When My Soul Goes Down
Michael Vidal // Appraisal

“Missed Connections” Side A, featuring Sean Solomon, Lola Loshkey, Misha Poleshchuk, Steve Touchton, Charlyne Yi, Rhea Tepp, Geoff Geis, Evan Backer, the Sugar Frosted Lightbulbs, Denise Duncan, Michael Nhat, Steven Carrera, Haunted Tiger, and Andrew MacKelvie & Michael Reyder.

James Hetfield // Every “Yeah” Ever
Bür Gür // Bush
Maston // Young Hearts

Geoff Geis and Little Journey // One Cool Circus Remix
Theme Park // Milk (original)
Post Life // Prey

Twinkle // Golden Lights
Patti Smith // Redondo Beach

“Missed Connections” Side B, featuring Grant Capes & Justin McInteer, Pascal Stevenson, the Lingonberries, Nima Kazerouni, the Goats, Matthew Teardrop, David Scott Stone, Kid Infinity, Tommy Santee Klaws, and Pauline Lay & Rachel Birke.

Ocean Calling // Far West
Steppe People // One
Moses Campbell // Expectations

the Monolators // Want U Back (Cher Lloyd Cover)
Arthur Alexander // After You
Disco Cisco and the Dreampunks // Ride Operator
the Raincoats // Honey Mad Woman

Habits // Ride (Soft Sailors Remix)
Geoff Geis // We Can’t Stop (Miley Cyrus Cover)

Background music from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, the Dukes of Dixieland, Ennio Morricone, and Christmas Piano Favorites.

Saw this sick ride on the way home.

Saw this sick ride on the way home.

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KXLU Setlist: July 9, 6-9am

I was back on the air again today. I played:

Yulya // the Roads of War
Uppers International // Aja Wondo
Aneka // Japanese Boy

Ganim’s Asia Minors // Daddy Lolo
Vaqueros // Echo
Psychic TV // Baby’s Gone Away
Elf Power // Transparent Lines
EMA // So Blonde

the Gaylettes // Son of a Preacher Man
Ellen Krenz // Er Gehört Zu Mir
Meco // “Wizard of Oz” Medley

Norse Horse // Sun Corridor
Agent Ribbons // I’m Alright
Together PANGEA // Alive
Traps PS // Sign of the Times

Dnonkong // White Wolf Paper Chorus
Jeremy Jay // the Days of Casting the Clouds Away
Softboiled Eggies // Can You Send Blame?

So Many Wizards // Night Chills
Neo Boys // Time Keeps Time
Soft Sailors // Shake it Up
Stereo Total // Morose

??? (Asian record)
Arthur Alexander // Baby Baby
Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band // Too Much Time
Post Life // Serotonin

Emily Lacy // I Don’t Expect the World
Devon Williams // A Truce
God Help the Girl // God Help the Girl
Girlpool // American Beauty

Manna Dey // Ei Kuli Ami
Nina Dorda // Where Has Love Gone?

the Raincoats // Balloon
Sally Shapiro // Find My Soul
Faye Wong // Zheng Tuo
Temples // Shelter Song
the Gladiators // Sweet Soul Music
Wild Belle // Keep You

Parquet Courts // Black and White
NO // What’s Your Name
Altai Lelio // Family in Everybody

the Very Best // Super Mom
Barry Blue // Dancing on a Saturday Night
the Beatle Barkers // She Loves You
Michel Polnareff // L’oiseau De Nuit

Hecuba // Suffering
Future Islands // Spirit
Wheat // Death Car
the Wagonmasters // Jailhouse Rock
Claudine Clark // Party Lights
James // Fire So Close

Boardwalk // What’s Love
Violent Green // Sparrow
Malcolm McLaren // Buffalo Gals
Jeanette // Porque te Vas

Graham Gouldman // Go For It
Abe Vigoda // All Night and All Day
Noice // Television

with background music from Mannheim Steamroller, the Dukes of Dixieland, and Arthur Lyman.

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Echo Chamber – coming this summer!

Okay, so I’m writing for LA Record again!

conradjoetext96hdark12aI actually quit on my own volition. My column, “Heart of Darkness,” was supposed to be all about my adventures going to underground shows on the East Side. And maybe I did a pretty good job at first, but eventually it became a chore because I burned out on going to shows and stopped being a legitimate representative of the scene I was supposed to represent…

I’m in a different place now, and I’m glad. And so the next print edition of the magazine will include my first column in a while.

I’m really excited about the subject matter of this one: a collaborative art space called Echo Chamber in the former Echo Curio spot on 1519 Sunset Blvd. It taps into history, but it also promises the future. Curators Sarah Cisco and Rhea Tepp have been putting a ton of effort into doing something aimed at expanding our ideas about what communal arts spaces can be.

Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 11.30.50 AMI was going to post my column here today in order to help them on Kickstarter — but they’ve actually already achieved their goal! So I’ll save my column for the magazine, which should be available all over town in the next couple of weeks. I know I’m excited.

But even though they’ve already reached their own goal, Echo Chamber has pledged to donate the first $400 they receive over their goal to helping out other community spaces: the Smell, Pehrspace, LA Fort, and HM 157. So go and support not just Echo Chamber but the greater DIY/DIT community by donating on Kickstarter. Join the club!

Screen Shot 2014-06-29 at 11.31.01 AMHere’s a bit of the interview that I did with Rhea to prepare the article. Much of this didn’t make it into the actual column because I had to focus on all the rad events that are coming up! In the following passage, Rhea expounds upon the nature of DIY/DIT spaces and her motivation for putting together projects like this.

The first event is July 3, by the way. You should RSVP on Facebook.

Here’s Rhea:

“There is a sense of urgency within the DIY/DIT community that both empowers its existence and makes it quite vulnerable. For those who choose to create the spaces for individuals to express freely, operating these venues is their art.

I certainly consider organizing Zine Fest and Echo Chamber a facet of what makes me an artist. I find a lot more freedom available as a performer in a space than I do as the space creator. If I use a curse word while performing, the FCC isn’t going to be sitting in the audience waiting to tell me I can no longer share my art with the public. It terrifies me to imagine that as an actual reality, but in a sense, that’s the type of restriction that artists who open independent creative spaces are facing.

Those who want to open a creative space with artistic intentions first and foremost, and business intentions second, third or perhaps not at all, are incredibly restricted in their ability to do so.

There is also a disconnect between artists and our local government, so often the resources feel inaccessible that would allow for an artist who is not also a business person to create that space. It can be difficult as an artist in Los Angeles to know if our local government values independent artistic communities. A number of local venues have been shut down over the years (Echo Curio, Church on York), close out of fear, or reevaluate their initial mission in order to operate.

One space that definitely stands out as one that has had to reevaluate its purpose for the community is the L.A Fort. The space has been open for a year and a half and began with a focus on live music. After being unable to continue hosting shows, the space is now a membership-run collective of individual studios.

I want to create a temporary environment for collaborations between all types of artists, face-to-face. I value the connections I make with people at a live music show, but those moments are often lacking the environment to create and share ideas together. An event like L.A. Zine Fest certainly revealed to me that the desire for these connections exists and is incredibly powerful right now within this culture.

I want people to put down their smart phones for a moment and be open to making a zine beside someone, or maybe even with them. I want people to share stories of what the creative process is like and take time to connect through these experiences.

Check out the next issue of LA Record for more…

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KXLU Setlist: June 20, from 3-6pm

Look, I did another radio show. I played:

Sparks // Funny Face
Philip Glass + Janice Pendarvis // Lightning

Together PANGEA // Alive
Devon Williams // Games
So Many Wizards // Night Chills

Winter // Alligator
Family Fodder // Debbie Harry
Dinosaur // Kiss Me Again

Moses Campbell // Cold
Bür Gür // Shorts
inner Ecstacy // Ascension

the Neo Boys // Give Me the Message
Minor Threat // Stumped
the Mo-dettes // White Mice
the Vaselines // Slushy

Kid Infinity // the Big Why
Magii // Magii
Dnonkong // In the Oceanery
Disco Cisco and the Dreampunks // Ride Operator

Jeremy Jay // Secret Sounds
Devo // Turnaround
Fun Boy Three // the Pressure of Life Takes Weight Off the Body
White Lies // Death

Wire // Doubles and Trebles

[…]

Facts on File // Get it Together
Spooks // Down to the River

Jew Cocks // Crazy Mako
Mistah Fab // Ghost Ride It
Future Islands // A Dream of Us

Norse Horse // Sun Corridor
Jonathan Fire Eater // When the Curtain Calls For You
Evan Voytas // Getting Higher
Sean Nicholas Savage // You Changed Me

Claude Francois // Hip Hip Hip Hoorah
Thomas Function // Sherman’s March

Brother Love and the Breakups // Honey Child
Summer Vacation // It’s My Birthday
Noice // Television

Nick Nicely // Hilly Fields
the Homosexuals // Vociferous Slam
Garageland // Fingerpops

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KXLU setlist: June 5, from 9am – 12pm

This is what I played today on the radio:

Jacob Cooper // Silver Threads
Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble // Reunification Rainbow
Ghost Noise // Space Opera
American Gil and the Major Dudes // Lunchtime Riverside (Tucson version)

Julia Holter // Maria
ALONE // Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? (Shirelles cover)
Arthur Alexander // Without a Song
the Pains of Being Pure at Heart // Falling Over (DJ Downfall Sprechenbann Mix)

the Monolators // Silver Cities
No // Leave the Door Wide Open
Pitbull // Don’t Stop the Party (DJ Detweiler version)
Spooks // Down to the River

Traps PS // Back Station
Rainbow Arabia // Without You
Hawnay Troof // Gods are Crazy

Dream Panther // Chutes and Ladder
Burning Palms // Pyramid
Liars // Can’t Hear Well
Divine // You Think You’re a Man

Fun Boy Three // the Tunnel of Love
So Many Wizards // Day Dream
Washing Machines // Big Cyst

Soft Sailors // Work Doesn’t Pay
José Larralde // Quimey Neuquen (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)
Tune-Yards // Gangsta
Elf Power // Grey Cloth Covering My Face

*Erik Felix Block*
Post Life // 23
Keychain // Copy and Paste
Pulse Out // One and the Same

Jimmy Cliff // Ruby Soho (Rancid cover)
James // If Things Were Perfect
Belle and Sebastian // Your Cover’s Blown (Miaoux Miaoux remix)

TV Nicks // Identity
Bür Gür // Bush
a Horse a Spoon a Bucket // Bubblegum
Geoff Geis // Tongue (REM cover – 2014 remix)

the Schlangerflowers // Der Wilde, Wilde Westen
Roberto Cacciapaglia // Measurable Joys
So Wrong // You Stole My Drugs
Althea and Donna // Uptown Top Ranking

Casey Chisholm // Tell Your Self
Kid Infinity // The End is Never Now
Michael Vidal // Appraisal
Gary Rafferty // Baker Street (DJ Detweiler version)

Orange Juice // Wan Light
Yelle // Ce Jeu

Arthur Russell // That’s Us/Wild Combination

Background music by Dnonkong, the Dukes of Dixieland, Philip Glass, a random compilation of instrumental Tropicalia, and myself.

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Say Hello to Soft Sailors

I am delighted to announce that I have a new band, Soft Sailors! Our music is this post, but you have to scroll down to hear it!

We're performing at Pehrspace on Friday, May 30.

We’re performing at Pehrspace on Friday, May 30.

We’ve got our first shows coming up. The very first one, at LA’s esteemed Pehrspace, is this Friday, May 30. It’s being presented by Mountair and will feature Galaxy Kat, Untoward Children, and Flight Crew as well as us. Why don’t you RSVP on Facebook while you wait eagerly for it to start?

So who are these Soft Sailors? What is our story, and how is it that we sound?

Perhaps you remember the band Pizza!, of which I was a member for several years. We were five best friends and the band was a truly collaborative experience — we were all in our mid-twenties, in that fun space between college and real life, and we lived together and were constantly being creative together. At the same time, I was in a band called Big Whup with a similar background and process and a similar personal bond — we even got matching tattoos!

But you know how it goes, don’t you? Time, proximity, and the trials and tribulations of growing up cause people to move apart. Eventually the halcyon days gave way to interpersonal drama, and eventually we stopped being able to operate the way we used to.

Pizza! was a sick band, and by the way no one ever booed us offstage during our entire run -- fuck you, Culkin! [photo by Jed Johnson]

Pizza! was a sick band, and by the way no one ever booed us offstage during our entire run — fuck you, MacCaulay Culkin! [photo by Jed Johnson]

With Pizza!, we stopped living together and creating became a chore. We held on, in name only, for a while, before officially calling it quits in 2011 with an album (We Come from the Swamp, available here on Spotify) yet to be released. With Big Whup, the other singer decided that she wanted to focus on other things but didn’t bother to say anything  — I read about her decision secondhand in LA Record.

The whole thing was depressing.

Both bands had something pretty special, and we even had a little bit of momentum. Each group went out with a fizzle, rather than a bang.

Here's what I looked like when I was with So Many Wizards. In this photo, I'm Frank Maston. [David Uzzardi]

Here’s what I looked like when I was with So Many Wizards. In this photo, I’m Frank Maston. [Photo by David Uzzardi]

Anyway, in the ensuing years I kept doing music. I made a solo album, Princess, by finishing up some scraps of songs that I’d written for Pizza! and Big Whup but that never got produced due to our calcifying process. I played bass in my friends’ band, So Many Wizards, for about a year — we toured England and made a pretty cool record, Warm Nothing. I also started spending a lot of time creating covers and instrumentals to upload to my SoundCloud account, which started to build a bit of a following and helped me connect with musicians around the world.

All of those experiences were really fun and educational, but I must admit that none of them gave me the same thrill that I got from collaborating so hard with my best friends in Pizza! and Big Whup. As the time passed, I started to wonder if I even should continue making music at all. When I left So Many Wizards, I was intending to bow out and do something else – maybe even leave Los Angeles. I was working with Pizza!’s drummer Tyler on an album of solo songs that I thought would be my farewell to music as an attempted career.

Tyler doesn't look anything like this now, but he did once.

Tyler doesn’t look anything like this now, but he did once.

One song for that album, “Shake it Up,” was an early Pizza! jam we’d never recorded. Most songs fall away after a while, but this one always kept coming back to me. It’s a song about turning away from dependence on a wrecked relationship, no matter how comforting you may be deluding yourself into thinking it is. Perhaps it keeps coming back to me because the premise keeps repeating itself in my life.

We decided to record it with Pizza!’s bassist, Alex. He did such a good job that we asked him to play bass on the rest of the record.

Duncan, at practice.

Duncan, at practice.

And then the Smell, which is the lynchpin of the entire Los Angeles DIY scene and one of our band’s chief inspirations and motivators, wanted us to reunite for their 16th birthday this January. We accepted the offer, and it felt so good to play again! As we prepared for the show, we all realized that we’d been missing each other’s energy. Duncan, who’d spent the ensuing years getting a Master’s Degree, started talking about writing together again.

Jenna, on bass.

Jenna, on bass.

This was around the same time that I started hanging out again with Jenna, the bassist of Big Whup, who had spent the years since that band’s demise getting a law degree and playing in a great new band called Sweet Bump It. She was really enthusiastic about the new songs we’d been working on and offered to help — which was perfect, because a couple of brutal world tours with Liars and Fol Chen had burned Alex out on the idea of doing anything other than recording.

So Jenna agreed to take the bass, not only solidifying rhythm section but infusing the whole project with both energy and professionalism. And that completed the lineup — Rand, who was in both Pizza! and Big Whup, is too busy being a robot genius at Jet Propulsion Laboratories to be too involved this time around; but fortunately he’s agreed to do engineering stuff for us. His first task is installing an electric pickup onto an acoustic banjo.

And now, we’ve got a handful of shows and a couple of songs.

Here’s the second song we released, called “Work Doesn’t Pay.” I wrote this one during that time I was telling you about earlier, when I was thinking about quitting music and ditching Los Angeles.

Lyrically, it’s a pretty heavy number and reflects some pretty heavy thoughts. I’m proud of it because it’s more direct and honest that I usually am, and clearer. The story’s there: I was demoralized. I’d come to this city because I thought I could accomplish things here, and I’d started to accomplish them but now they were crumbled and all I had left was this go-nowhere day job that I’d gotten in order to sustain myself as I tried to accomplish what I was no longer trying to accomplish.

Soft Sailors photo by Dalton Blanco.

Soft Sailors, from left to right: Tyler Sabbag, Jenna Eyrich, Geoff Geis, Duncan Thum. [Photo by Dalton Blanco]

That’s not where I am now — and I sure am glad. For one thing, the job’s better. But mostly, it’s really great to be playing with these guys again. And I’m really excited about the material.

What started as a farewell now seems like a new beginning. And thank goodness for that; as much as I wanted to try and do something else, I sure as hell couldn’t figure out what. Music just keeps calling!

So please come see us, and don’t put it off! We”ve got three shows coming up in rapid succession, and then we’re taking off for a couple of months while we complete more recordings, tend to our personal needs (Jenna’s even taking the bar exam), and find a publicist.

Here’s the schedule:

May 30: Soft Sailors at Pehrspace. With GalaxyKat, Untoward Children, Flight Crew. Presented by Mountair.

June 6: Soft Sailors on KXLU’s Demolisten. Streaming online from kxlu.com and on the air in LA at 88.9 FM between 6-8 pm PST.

June 13: Soft Sailors at the Smell. With Post Life and more. Presented by KXLU 88.9 FM.

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KXLU setlist: May 8, from 12-3 pm

Today I had the pleasure of being “on the air” and I played these songs:

Big Whup // Boniz Heart
Whiskeytown // Heart is Broken
Laco$te // Cellie

Traps PS // Prove It To You
Traps PS // Live What You Hate
Cambodian Cassette Archive // Look At the Owl
Asha Bhosle // Dum Maro Dum

Theme Park // Milk (original version)
Emperor X // Erica Western Teleport
James Supercave // Old Robot
Pregnant // Letter For a Friend

Michael Vidal // Dreams
Hecuba // Extra Connection
Love Valley and Geoff Geis // the Orchard of Summer

Soft Sailors // Shake it Up (unmixed)
Half Japanese // Firecracker
Dawn of Sequins // Some Secrets
Future Islands // Spirit

Digital Sabbag // Humans
La Yegros // Iluminada
Fernanda Ulibarri // Corro

Black Heart Procession // Release My Heart
Sweet Bump It // Dauphine
Cranes // Lilies

Post Life // Post Life
Batwings Catwings // Whoa
So Many Wizards // Inner City
Devon Williams // Elevator

Roxy Music // Just Like You
Faye Wong // Zheng Tuo (Cranberries cover)
Psychic TV // Godstar

Insect Surfers // Orion Canyon
Jeremy Jay // Out On the Highway
Los Prisioneros // Que No Destrocen Tu Vida
Stereo Total // C’est la Mort

Iggy Pop // Pumpin’ For Jill
Sally Shapiro // I’ll Be By Your Side
the Wagonmasters // Ballad of Davy Crockett (Bill Hayes cover)
Norse Horse // Sun Corridor

Jon Barba // Pop Punk on CD
Jeanette // Porque te Vas
Joya Landis // Moonlight Lover
Happiness // A Fool in Love
Abe Vigoda // Throwing Shade

the Raincoats // Running Away (Sly and the Family Stone cover)

Background music by Dnonkong, the Dukes of Dixieland, Philip Glass, Dustin Wong, anonymous African tribesmen, M’Boom, and myself.

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KXLU playlists from April 1 + 15

I substituted for Molly on KXLU on Fridays April 1st and 15th. Here are the playlists. Songs in italics are “new adds:” 

Friday, April 1, with Nima Kazerouni:

  • Hawnay Troof – “Gods are Crazy”
  • La Sera – “Never Come Around”
  • No No Jammers – “Forever My Dawg”
  • Monolators – “Don’t Dance”
  • Agent Ribbons – “Oh La La” 
  • Fernanda Ulibarri – “Sol”
  • Devon Williams – “Who Cares About Forever?”
  • El Guicho – “Bombay”
  • ESG – “You’re No Good”
  • No Paws (No Lions) – “No Ghosts”
  • Laco$te – “Cellie”
  • Harlem – “South of France”
  • Cambodian Compilation – “Come See the Owl”
  • Hindu Pirates – “Money Honey”
  • Marine Girls – “In Love”
  • Cloud Nothings – “Not Important”
  • Pigeons for Panthers – “Praise”
  • Pizza! – “Riding Thru the Jungle” (Kid Infinity Remix)
  • Former Ghosts – “Taurean Nature”
  • Water World – “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”
  • Starfucker – “Julius” 
  • Toro y Moi – “New Beat”
  • Bill Nelson – “Acceleration”
  • Caldera Lakes – “Celebration”
  • Crystelles – “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”
  • Manhattan Murder Mystery – “Parking Lot”
  • Evan Voytas – “Astro”
  • Melt Banana – “Surfin’ USA”
  • Peter Stampfel – “the Tennessian” 
  • Dum Dum Girls – “Wrong Feels Right”
  • Nicole Kidman – “Eat and Cry”
  • Maskull – “Hollywood Gypsy”
  • Michael Nhat – “Here’s a Mop to Clean the Floor”
  • Jealov – “Just in Lov”

Friday, April 15, with Dalton Blanco:

  • Rainbow Arabia – “Without You”
  • Fancy Space People – “Pleidian Youth”
  • Magii – “Help! My Walrus is Broken!” 
  • Michael Nhat and Magick Orchids – “MENU”
  • Open Mike Eagle – “I Rock”
  • Pulse Out – “Dora”
  • Devon Williams – “A Truce”
  • A Lull – “Weapons for War”
  • Skull Tape – “Many Mountains Redux”
  • High Castle – “We Were Lovers”
  • Business Etiquette – “II”
  • Haile Zukas – “Track 1”
  • Primary Colors – “Animals”
  • Quintron – “Ring the Alarm” 
  • Agent Ribbons – “I’m Alright”
  • the Avant Garde Volkpenis – “It Never Degrades”
  • Chocolate Chip – “Suzy Certain”
  • Peter Pants – “Mad Out”
  • No No Jammers – “Forever My Dawg”
  • Cancha de Circuito – “Quimey Neuquén Remix (Chancha Via Circuito Remix)”
  • Adventure – “Open Door”
  • Sun Tones – “Nobody’s Sweetheart”
  • Water World – “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”
  • Amir Coyle – “White Rose
  • Oorutaichi – “Misen Gymnastics”
  • Toro y Moi – “New Beat”
  • the Moviegoers – “Avalanche”
  • Sister Fucker – “Casual Birth”
  • Chelsea Wolfe – “Tall Bodies”
  • Learned Helplessness -“Augustine”
  • Half Handed Cloud – “How is a Water-Walker Like?”
  • Yogurtman – Touchton Backer
  • Julia Holter – “In the Same Room”
  • Mathematiques Modernes – “Disco Rough”
  • Jon Barba – “I’m Sorry”
  • Eagle and Talon – “Ruen Pair”

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Playlist from KXLU, Jan 5

With Dalton. Italics indicate “new adds:”

 

  • Moses Campbell – It’s Over 1
  • Fabio – After Dark
  • Evan Voytas – ASTRO
  • La Sera – Never Come Around
  • Voice on Tape – Sister May I
  • ESG – UFO
  • Fabio – After Dark
  • Family Fodder – Film Music
  • the Moviegoers – Big High School
  • Reading Rainbow – Wasting Time
  • Vibe Dispensary – Spitting in the Mirror
  • Dead Western Plains – Alta
  • Kurt Vile – Early Dawnin
  • the Fresh and Onlys – Nothing Ever Happens
  • Kai Martin – Jag Dansar Inte
  • The Electronic Concept Orchestra – Penny Lane
  • LA Ladies Choir – Oh My Beautiful World
  • Pizza! – Big Mammoth Skull
  • Le Switch – How We Imagined It
  • Skull Tape – Whip My Hair (Gimme the Blood)
  • Ty Segall and Michael Cronin – Wear Black
  • Jon Barba – I’m Sorry
  • Halloween Swim Team – Pitch Black (Jonathan Tramp Remix)
  • Jud Jud – selections from “No Tolerance for Instruments”
  • Kit – Rain
  • the Mae Shi – Run to Your Grave
  • Melt Banana – Tapir’s Flown Away
  • Nobunny – Your Mouth
  • Sister Fucker – School Spirit
  • the High Dwellers – Sitting Alone at Movies
  • Julia Holter – In the Same Room
  • Cloud Nothings – Old Street
  • Mistah FAB – Ghost Ride It
  • the Mo-dettes – White Mouse (Disco)
  • We Are the World – Fight Song
  • Hawnay Troof – the Gods Are Crazy
  • from “Mega Man”
  • Moog Cookbook – Hotel California
  • Maskull – Hollywood Gypsy
  • Little Teeth – Billows
  • Sara Goes Pop – Fleeced
  • Stolen Power – Little White Lies
  • Uli and the Gringos – No Quero
  • Chelsea Wolfe – Widow
  • Os Mutantes – Panis et circensis
  • Deathskull and her Rigormorts – Jackie Robinson
  • James – Fire So Close
  • Jandek – Variant
  • Manu Chao – Papito
  • Phil Wilson – Three Days
  • BKK – Secret War
  • My Little Airport – Leo, Are You Still Jumping Out of Windows in Expensive Clothes?
  • Ice Cream Truck songs

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Playlist from KXLU, Jan 4

Italics indicate “new adds:”

  • Graham Gouldman – Go For It
  • the Homosexuals – Vociferous Slam
  • Dream Being – Cara Mia
  • Dungen – Vara Snabb
  • Emily Lacy – 7 Dawn
  • the Afro Soul Tet – Afrodesia
  • the Hive Dwellers – Sitting Alone at the Movies
  • No Paws (no lions) – No Ghosts
  • the Happy Hollows – Lieutenant
  • the Fresh and Onlys – Tell Me What You Want to Know
  • Dnonkong – Heaven Only Knows
  • Oorutaichi – Uiui-mar-chan
  • Captain Bartok – Bartok Obama
  • Vibe Dispensary – No Resistance
  • Kid Static – Glare
  • Deerhoof/Kasai Allstars –  Travel Broadens the Mind
  • Jon Barba – I’m Sorry
  • Wasteland Jazz Unit – Tiger Hatchery
  • Fernanda Ulibarri – Sol
  • Laco$te – Cellie
  • Crocodiles – Soft Skull (In My Room)
  • Angelo Spencer et L’ Orchidee d’ Hawaii – L’argent (part one)
  • Pesteg Dred – Almost
  • from “Castlevania”
  • Reading Rainbow – Tough Love
  • Geeta Dutt – Karib Aao
  • Orange Juice – Flesh of My Flesh
  • Vibe Dispensary – Spitting in the Mirror
  • Dead Western Plains – Alta
  • the Pine Hill Haints – My Bones Are Gonna Rise Again
  • Hawnay Troof – Bizarre Triangle
  • Half Japanese – Penny in the Fountain
  • Happiness – I’m Just a Fool
  • Happy Birthday – Girls FM
  • Future Islands – Walking Through that Door
  • Einstürzende Neubauten – Wenn Dann
  • Quem Quaeritis – Taco Party
  • La Sera -Never Come Around
  • Kid Infinity – P.Y.C.O.
  • Abe Vigoda – All Night and All Day
  • Hard Place – Photographer
  • Dump – the Big Bands
  • Patrik Fitzgerald – George
  • Oru Cantado – Kesho o Elegbara e Kiri Nya Kiri Nya  Ago
  • Skull Tape – Whip My Hair (Gimme The Blood)
  • the Raincoats – Shouting Out Loud
  • Halloween Swim Team – Pitch Black
  • Garageland – Fingerpops
  • the Monolators – Silver Cities

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Music

This is Soft Sailors! We're a new band from Los Angeles. We don't have any upcoming shows scheduled, but you can hear us online:

Also, here are some solo songs I've uploaded recently to Soundcloud. I'm playing solo July 19th at the Pickle Factory at 647 Lamar Street in Los Angeles and September 1st at Los Globos in LA for a KCHUNG benefit.

In 2011, I released my first solo album, Princess. You can listen to it and download it on Bandcamp:

From 2005 until 2011, I was in the band Pizza! This is our album We Come From the Swamp:

From 2008-2010, I was in the band Big Whup. Here's one of our songs that I sang, called "Cover My Eyes:"

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