The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your personal space at 11pm ET tonight on 88.5 XPN. On tonight’s show, a smattering of brand new tracks, many of which from albums that’ll be out in the early weeks of 2017. Notably in the mix tonight are new selections from some very prolific psych-garage rockers, like SF mainstay Ty Segall, Aussie outsiders King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (who’ll be releasing an obscene FIVE albums in the new year) and Thee Oh Sees, who just put out their third release of 2016. Also in the mix are favorites from St. Vincent, Honus Honus and Big Thief! Check out a few of those below…
Local DJ / producer / MC MH the Verb brings his live band to MilkBoy tonight. Verb’s performance is a multi-media experience, pulling together influences from many genres and time periods to create a fusion of art. The band spent 2015 working on a documentary series of their live shows in support of 2014’s The Balloon Guide. Check out “Blistered” below and get tickets and more information for the 21+ show at the WXPN Concert Calendar.
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your on-the-move lifestyle tonight at 10pm on XPN! Listen in for new music from those lovable rascals Parquet Courts, who have just unleashed their second album of 2014. Content Nausea is out now and we’ll hear a few tracks from it on tonight’s Album Spotlight. We’ve also got new tracks like these to get to in tonight’s full, two-hour show:
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It’s the Final Friday of the month, and that means it’s time for an hour-long ‘Compact’ Edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN! Tune in at 11pm (immediately following Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for a very special bite-size show. We’ll be spotlighting not one but two newly-released albums: The New Pornographers‘ Brill Bruisers and Ty Segall‘s Manipulator! You’ll also hear a few of these new tracks in the mix:
The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to WXPN at 10pm tonight! Tune in as we spotlight the new album from Spoon, plus a few of these hot-off-the-presses tracks. Continue reading →
Following a short, festival-related break, the Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to full power tonight at 10pm on XPN! There’s a little bit of catching up to do, as we’ve been inundated with new releases and teaser tracks from some of our favorite artists. Be sure to listen for a spotlight on the newly released album from The Raveonettes, as well as a few of these fresh tunes. Continue reading →
Consistently prolific bay-area garage-rocker Ty Segall announced earlier this year that his latest, aptly named, musical endeavor would be called Fuzz. After a string of singles released over the past few months, the trio (consisting of Ty, bassist Roland Cosio, and Ty Segall Band guitarist Charles Moonheart) have now announced the release of their debut, self-titled full-length, due out sometime in October via In The Red. Fans of Segall’s previous work will surely enjoy the sludgy, pysch-punk that Ty has put together for this latest project (keep an eye out, also, for Segall’s latest solo record, Sleeper, due out some time in August). Fuzz will be heading out on tour in support of their debut starting in September, and will be hitting Philly on October 11th, for a show at Kung Fu Necktie. Tickets and info can be found here, and check out the Fuzz single “You Won’t See Me”, below.
There’s something cartoonish about King Tuff. Most of his album art portrays hand-scratched drawings of large-nosed longhairs and magic bats. In his music videos, a paint stick follows him around to shimmer the scene neon every once in awhile. His band could also emanate this kiddishness, with make-believe aliases like Magic Jake (his bassist), and Captain Cox (his engineer). But there’s something about his sound, too, that illustrates him. It’s this rabbit-from-a-hat sonic madness of hard drum patterns and fuzzed-out electric guitars. It’s also his voice, which until you see him live doesn’t quite make sense — like a hoarse Alvin the Chipmunk might sound when you slow down the recording just enough so that it could be considered human.
This year, his 2008 record, Was Dead, was reissued and released on Burger Records — for which anyone with footing in the sounds of all of those fuzzed-out garbage pail kids coming in from the West Coast (Ty Segall, No Bunny, WAVVES, the Memories, et al.) should be eternally grateful. It is a record filled with a series of hooks strung together in one cleverly-crafted album. There’s nothing to skip, it’s all here re-packaged in a vibrant blue sleeve with the hot pink scribble-scrabbled face of King Tuff himself.
“I recorded Was Dead with my friend in a giant ballroom, this was was in Vermont,” Kyle “King Tuff” Thomas explains over the phone last month. The longtime guitarist and songwriter moved from Vermont to Los Angeles a little over two years ago and jokes “I haven’t done shit since I got to LA… just frying my mind in the rays.”