#1908: Love Comes In Funny Packages

Spring’s getting a tenuous grip on NYC and today I have a tenuous grip on my playlist. Going all over the place with vintage ballads, raucous punk and new strange tracks from bands like Pinch Points, Durand Jones, Toyzanne and Tropical Fuck Storm. Get in on the party and hit up the show on Twitter: @FiendsFreelance

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#1907: Midnight Siren

I’m feeling this long winter dragging on so to ease the passage into the glory of an NYC spring I’ve put together mostly mellow sounds. Dig on vintage fantasies and enjoy new gauze from Rudy De Anda, Nadine Carina, Lonesome Shack, and Frankie & the Witch Fingers.

Stay frosty, but not too frosty.

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#1905: Strike 1000

Been laying down some themes lately so this week’s show is just a mix of the music that’s tickled my fancy over a particularly wintry week in Brooklyn. Dig on the usual selection of vintage rock cuts and new indie and alternative from bands like Old Mexico, Mid-Air Thief and Threatmantics. Hope you’re as fancily tickled as I was!

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#1903: The Upsetter

I don’t consider myself a serious dude but my playlists often imply otherwise. This week we’ll dive into a collection that reflects my view of the state of our union. Classic psychedelia, modern punk, big riffs and golden grooves collide.

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What’s That Sound? Drakkar Nowhere – s/t

It’s no secret that Brooklyn-based psych label Beyond Beyond Is Beyond is one of my absolute favorites.  After stumbling upon the radio show of the same name on EVR (now on Viva Radio) a few years ago I’m not ashamed to say  I was smitten.  There have been few labels whose output has turned me on as consistently as BBiB.  It’s remarkable, and a testament to the sharp ears of label bosses Mike & Dom.

Their latest release, the hilariously named Drakkar Nowhere’s self-titled debut, keeps that trend going.  It’s a breezy culmination of varied vintage influences and tight, melodic song arrangements spiced with modern pop touches. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Drakkar Nowhere – s/t”

What’s That Sound? – New Planet Trampoline – “Dark Rides & Grim Visions”

When this record hit my inbox over the summer, I had no clue as to who New Planet Trampoline were or what I was about to hear.

The record starts off without answers, fading in slowly with the vague and airy mantra of “There Is Nothing More To Say,” driving it’s point home as you’re bounced pleasantly along by a Pink-Floyd shuffle.  Keyboards and harmonies plunge in right after, setting the tone for the rest of the record’s late ’60s psych-pop influence. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? – New Planet Trampoline – “Dark Rides & Grim Visions””

What’s That Sound? Morgan Delt – “Phase Zero”

Albums can really stick with you.  You’ll be doing something unremarkable and a few notes drift out of a passing car or from a fire escape and your memory triggers.  Suddenly you’re transported back in time to a place and an emotion that you didn’t realize you’d forgotten.  It’s as close to magic in the real world as I’ve experienced. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Morgan Delt – “Phase Zero””

What’s That Sound? The Harlequins – “One With You”

Anyone in psychedelic music circles these days will tell you, there’s plenty of fuzz to go around.  Surf riffs drenched in shaky distortion, wobbly keyboard licks and distorted vocal yelps are becoming commonplace, and personally I love it.  But as has happened with past music trends from punk to grunge to you name it, standing out from the crowd while indulging in the genre du jour isn’t always easy. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? The Harlequins – “One With You””

What’s That Sound? Kaleidoscope – “Bernice” (1970)

The American band Kaleidoscope was formed in southern California in 1966 and quickly became a fan favorite in the psychedelic scene due to their unique instrumentation and wild studio techniques.  After three unique and acclaimed albums and a popular live career the band released their final album “Bernice” in 1970 on Epic Records. Continue reading “What’s That Sound? Kaleidoscope – “Bernice” (1970)”

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