#2119: Like Sugar

It’s raining in Brooklyn and I needed some summery sounds so here’s a mix of old and new that sounds sweet to me.

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Full playlist:

  • *Tobacco – Backwoods Altar*
  • Funkadelic – Baby I Owe You Something Good
  • Chaka Khan – Like Sugar
  • Tobacco – Gross Majik
  • Silver City – Another Dimension
  • Fumaca Preta – Pina Colada 
  • Guerra Despues De La Fiesta – Dejalo Sangrar
  • Smokestack Lightnin’ – Look What You’ve Done
  • Milton Nascimento – Os Escravos De Jo
  • Cochemea – Burning Plain
  • The Evil Usses – Pre Op Pop
  • Cut Chemist – What’s The Altitude (feat. Hymnal)
  • Jorge Ben – Ponta De Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma)
  • Glenn Echo – Watermelon Sugar

#2118: 1994

If you had a radio in the early ’90s, before Clearchannel got a hold of terrestrial stations, then you know THAT sound. It’s been creeping into the modern releases in NYC and tonight I’m sharing some riffs and grooves that span then til now. Hope it fills you with that warm fuzz.

Tune into new broadcasts of Freelance Fiends, LIVE every Monday from 11 PM – Midnight EST / 4 -5 AM GMT.

Full playlist:

  • Tobacco – Backwoods Altar
  • Superbloom – 1994
  • Silverchair – Pure Massacre
  • Somnuri – Desire Lines
  • Band Of Skulls – Bomb
  • Pavement – Unfair
  • Dead Tooth – Hell Shack
  • Pixies – Bone Machine
  • Morphine – Yes
  • Crumb – Ice Melt
  • Mister Goblin – At Least
  • Shudder To Think – Earthquakes Come Home
  • Motorhead – Mean Machine
  • Banshee – The Law
  • The Amblers – The Day I Gave My Sister Away
  • The Dead Weather – Gasoline
  • Screaming Trees – Nearly Lost You

#2117: The Way Out

As we all creep back into the streets, mask-naked and trembling, I present here new rock releases from NYC to propel you into your favorite venues with the confidence of the deranged. Good luck!

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Full playlist:

  • *Tobacco – Backwoods Altar*
  • Creepseed – Yak Yak Yak
  • Big Cream – Gatlin
  • Ten High – Royal Blood 
  • Native Sun – Off The Dial
  • Television Overdose – Heaven
  • Dark Bird – And It All Ends Well
  • Torres – Don’t Go Puttin’ Wishes In My Head 
  • Breanna Barbara – The Way Out 
  • Old Lady – Not Scared (Libra’s Anthem)
  • Holy Hive – I Don’t Envy Yesterdays
  • Looms – A Quieter Way
  • New Myths – Fever Dream 
  • Superbloom – Mary on a Chain 
  • Pelvi$$ – Life’s A Bitch
  • The Advertisers – She Creeps 
  • 95 Bulls – Young Love

#2116: If You’re Going To Break Yourself

Let’s take a real chill trip, man. Old, new, whatever. Just keep it chill.

Tune into new broadcasts of Freelance Fiends, LIVE every Monday from 11 PM – Midnight EST / 4 -5 AM GMT.

Full playlist:

  • *Tobacco – Backwoods Altar*
  • Coke Weed – I Could Be So Real
  • Sa Ra – Glorious 
  • Load Stone – Flower Pot
  • Spirit – The Other Song 
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra – If You’re Going To Break Yourself
  • Rita Monico – Thrilling 
  • The Movements – Great Deceiver 
  • King Crimson – Sailor’s Tale 
  • The Soul Brothers – Goodbye Baby Goodbye 
  • Overlake – Disappearing 
  • Arzachel – Soul Thing (Queen Street Gang Theme)
  • Nolan Potter – Jasper The Ritual Snake
  • Calla – Televised 

#2115: Static Bloom

The final Bandcamp Friday has passed and so I share my spoils from the end of an era, featuring a lot NYC bands and a whole lot of recommendations I lifted from Bands Do BK. Enjoy and go get vaxxed!

Tune into new broadcasts of Freelance Fiends, LIVE every Monday from 11 PM – Midnight EST / 4 -5 AM GMT.

Full playlist:

  • *Tobacco – Backwoods Altar*
  • Hot Knives – Static Bloom
  • I Am Bones – Pollination
  • Psychic Ills – Never Learn Not To Love
  • Ghost Funk Orchestra – Asphault Homeland 
  • James Lockhart Jr. – 2short
  • Cocomofo – Rain
  • Forever Honey – Alone Sometimes 
  • San Salvo – Harpey
  • Firefriend – Hexagonal Mess
  • Timo Ellis – Left Without An Answer
  • Nolan Potter – Theme From Eggbound
  • Psymon Spine – Jumprope 
  • Career Boy – Scam Jam 
  • Datapool – Air Raid 
  • The Tazers – Lonely Road

#2114: Vision Quest

It’s a vinyl tribute to the music of NYC! Granted, an hour offers only a limited sampling, but enjoy what’s here while it’s here. If you hear something you like? Go and support the band this upcoming Bandcamp Friday. The soul you save may be your own!

And if you need more bands to back up on Bandcamp Friday, check out my all-NYC night from the early days of the Quarantine Stream!

Tune into new broadcasts of Freelance Fiends, LIVE every Monday from 11 PM – Midnight EST / 4 -5 AM GMT.

Full playlist:

  • *Tobacco – Backwoods Altar*
  • Beeyotch – Don’t Call The Cops
  • Big Eyes – At The Top
  • Las Rosas – Flood This House
  • The Muckers – Will you Make It? 
  • Miranda and the Beat – Chillantro
  • Sam Kogon – I Could Never
  • Dougie Poole – The Who’s Who Of Who Cares
  • Jonny Couch – Survival In The Summer
  • Tower – Leaving Today
  • Sun Voyager – Ghost Valley
  • Bipolar – Fist Fight 
  • Acid Dad – Living With A Creature
  • The Giraffes – Dorito Dreams
  • Baked – I Win
  • Beechwood – Pulling Through
  • Boytoy – Cold Love
  • Kissed By An Animal – Vision Quest

#2113: I’ve Been Waiting For You

Sometimes when you go rifling through your past you find clues as to who you are. Enjoy the ride.

Tune into new broadcasts of Freelance Fiends, LIVE every Monday from 11 PM – Midnight EST / 4 -5 AM GMT.

Full playlist:

  • *Tobacco – Backwoods Altar*
  • Mandrill – Peace and Love Movement II (Now)
  • The Creation – How Does It Feel To Feel
  • Neil Young – I’ve Been Waiting For You
  • The Stooges – Ann
  • Highway Robbery – Fifteen 
  • Radio Birdman – Non Stop Girls 
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival – Run Through The Jungle
  • Thin Lizzy – Honesty Is No Excuse
  • Them – My Lonely Sad Eyes
  • Fleetwood Mac – Coming Your Way
  • Curtis Mayfield – Ain’t Got The Time
  • Redbone – Little Girl 
  • Bob Marley and the Wailers – I Made A Mistake 
  • Bob Dylan – Fixin’ To Die 
  • Frank Zappa – It Must Be A Camel 
  • Leaf Hound – Stray 
  • The Beatles – I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

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