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2014/08/31

Time Warp airs every Sunday from 8am until noon ET on 89X and streams live on the net. For more on artists played on Time Warp, visit my blog which is updated regularly throughout the week.

8 am hour:

Jam "That's Entertainment"
Replacements "Here Comes A Regular"
Camper Van Beethoven "Pictures Of Matchstick Men"
Indio "Hard Sun"
Simple Minds "Sanctify Yourself"
Asexuals "Walt's Wish"
10,000 Maniacs "Trouble Me"
Wallflowers "One Headlight"
Smashing Pumpkins "Thirty Three"
Big Audio Dynamite "The Bottom Line"
Tears For Fears "Pale Shelter"
Faith No More "Falling To Pieces"

9 am hour:

Killing Joke "Eighties"
Sugarcubes "Coldsweat"
The The "Perfect"
Specials "Ghost Town"
Massive Attack "Safe From Harm"
Depeche Mode "Walking In My Shoes"
Buffalo Tom "Taillights Fade"
Beck "Sexxlaws"
Veruca Salt "Volcano Girls"
Flaming Lips "Turn It On"
XTC "Helicopter"
R.E.M. "Fall On Me"

10 am hour:

Elvis Costello "Radio, Radio"
Ramones "Rock & Roll High School"
Clash "Police On My Back"
Gang Of Four "Damaged Goods"
Dinosaur Jr "Quicksand"
Ash "Jack Names The Planets"
Radiohead "Stop Whispering"
Squirrel Nut Zippers "Hell"
A House "Call Me Blue"
Bad Religion "Infected"
Jane's Addiction "Stop!"
Cult "Wildflower"

11 am hour:

Urban Dance Squad "Deeper Shade Of Soul"
Space "Female Of The Species"
Sunscreem "Love U More"
Soup Dragons "I'm Free"
Pixies "Gigantic"
Oasis "Married With Children"
Cure "Fire In Cairo"
David Bowie "Sound & Vision"
Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You"
Catherine Wheel "Crank"
3 Colours Red "Beautiful Day"

Published August 31st, 2014 @ 11:47 AM

2014/08/30


XTC is reissuing its 1979 album Drums & Wires on October 27th. The reissue is the second in a series of expanded reissues (Nonsuch was reissued in 2013), and includes 5.1 surround mixes.  The CD/dvd-a includes a stereo mix by Steven Wilson plus 6 additional singles and non-album tracks; the CD/Blu-ray includes additional stereo and 5.1 tracks, new stereo album instrumental mixes, 5 demo sessions, plus promo films for "Making Plans For Nigel" and "Life Begins At The Hop." According to XTC's website, the tracklisting for the bonus material will be confirmed shortly, but fans can pre-order the reissues now right here. All pre-order copies come with exclusive postcards signed by Andy Partridge.



If you missed the news earlier in the year, XTC re-released the corrected polarity edition of Skylarking back in April. Details on that are posted here.

Published August 30th, 2014 @ 4:37 PM

Vancouver post-punk/darkwave duo Koban followed up its stellar full length album null with an equally glorious EP titled VIDE. The 6 song EP includes the single "401a," which premiered back in June, as well as the new single "Cool Wind." Like the band's previous output, the songs feature dark synth grooves and both male and female vocals (courtesy of Samuel Buss and Brittany West). Fans of Bauhaus, Siouxsie & the Banshees, the Cure, and A Place To Bury Strangers owe it to themselves to take a listen to VIDE. Highly recommended listening.

Stream a few tracks from VIDE below and purchase from Bandcamp. Catch up with Koban on the band's official Facebook page.





Published August 30th, 2014 @ 3:10 PM

2014/08/28


The Breeders will be heading back out on the road in North America in September for a handful of dates. When the band announced the tour earlier this year, they promised they would debut some new material. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Kim Deal confirmed they're still planning to  perform at least a few new songs and they'll likely record them after the tour is over:

"Right now, five that we can play, three sound really good. One sounds OK and the other we could play if we had a gun to our heads. There are other ones we have not worked on, really pretty ones. We will play the new songs and then probably record them back in Chicago with Albini again."

As for the sound of the new record, Deal told Rolling Stone:

"I don't want it to sound like it was recorded on and mixed in a laptop. We're just guitar, bass and drums. It's an old fashioned outfit. It's just a matter of getting good songs together and recording them. I don't know how to do it any other way."

Read the full interview with Kim and Kelley Deal here.

The Breeders North American tour

9/02 -- St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
9/03 -- Kansas City, MO @ the Record Bar
9/05 -- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
9/07 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
9/08 -- Garden City, ID @ Visual Arts Collective
9/10 -- Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
9/11 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
9/13 -- San Francisco, CA @ Fillmore*
9/16 -- Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
9/17 -- San Diego, CA @ Casbah
9/18 -- Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl
9/20 -- Chicago, IL @ Goose Island 312 Urban Block Party

*The Breeders 9/13 show in San Jose was recently canceled and a San Francisco show was added in its place.

Published August 28th, 2014 @ 7:45 PM

French psychedelic/shoegaze band Dead Horse One released its impressive debut album Without Love We Perish this month. The nine track album was produced by Ride's Mark Gardener and includes two previously released singles, "I Love My Man," and "Raven." Fans of classic shoegaze acts like Ride, Telescopes, Swervedriver, Catherine Wheel, and Revolver should press play and prepare to swoon! Stream the album in full below and order the record now through iTunes or Bandcamp.

For more on Dead Horse One visit the band on Facebook.







Published August 28th, 2014 @ 7:23 PM

Bob Mould played two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night in support of his new album Beauty & Ruin. Mould's powerful live band usually features Jon Wurster and Jason Narducy, however last night special guest drummer Taylor Hawkins filled in behind the drum kit.  Watch the stellar performance of "Hey Mr. Grey" and "The War" below.





Don't miss Bob Mould live on the road in North America this fall. Dates are posted below:



08/30 -- Minnesota, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
09/05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
09/06 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/07 -- Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Toronto
09/10 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/11 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/12 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/15 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/16 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
09/17 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
09/19 -- St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
09/20 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/21 -- Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
09/23 -- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
09/24 -- Portland, OR @ Wonderland Ballroom
09/26 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/30 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
10/04 -- Des Moine, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

Published August 28th, 2014 @ 5:44 AM

2014/08/27


Whirr premiered another dreamy fuzzed out song from its forthcoming album Sway. Stream "Lines" below along with two other songs from the album below. Sway will be released through Graveface Records on September 23rd. Pre-order the album now through Graveface Records or Amazon.







Published August 27th, 2014 @ 8:10 PM

Depeche Mode's classic "Everything Counts" has been covered by the Toa Mata Band aka the world's first Lego band. Mastermind Arduino Uno rigged up robots, MIDI sequencers and other unconventional equipment, then performed the track live. Take a look at the impressive results below (the performance itself begins ~ 1:30). Via the Creators Project.





Published August 27th, 2014 @ 6:17 PM
A book containing Ian Curtis' personal writings will be released through Faber & Faber this fall.  So This Is Permanence is a 304 page book featuring lyrics and reproductions of previously unpublished pages of Curtis' notebooks along with a foreward by Deborah Curtis. From the listing:

"Edited by Jon Savage and with a foreword by Deborah Curtis, So This Is Permanence presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis.

Interspersed with the lyrics are previously unpublished facsimile pages of Ian's notebooks, which throw his highly emotive lyrics into fascinating relief and cast light on the creative process of this singularly poetic songwriter."

A standard and limited edition version of So This Is Permanence will be released in the U.K. on October 2nd. The limited edition version includes a paper envelope containing a high-quality print reproduction of "She's Lost Control" lyrics and is signed by Deborah Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Jon Savage and Bernard Sumner. Only 200 copies of the limited edition version are available, so those interested are strongly encouraged to pre-order now through Faber & Faber.

The standard edition of book will be released in North America on November 4th and is available to pre-order now through Amazon.



Published August 27th, 2014 @ 3:32 PM

The 8th annual iTunes Festival kicks off on September 1st and runs through September 30th. Each night of the festival a different act performs at the Roundhouse in London, and the full concert streams live worldwide via iTunes and Apple TV. Some highlights from this year's schedule include concerts from Beck, Placebo, Elbow, Blondie, Chrissie Hynde, Kasabian, and Ryan Adams. Take a look at the iTunes Festival schedule below. Note: The concert for September 30th is still to be announced, though if internet rumors are to be believed, U2 is likely to perform. Stay tuned for more news on that...

Note: Each night's webcast kicks off at 7:45 PM BST (2:45 PM Eastern), with the headline act starting at 9PM BST (4PM Eastern).

9/01 -- deadmau5
9/02 -- Beck
9/03 -- David Guetta
9/04 -- 5 Seconds Of Summer
9/05 -- Kasabian
9/06 -- Tony Bennett
9/07 -- Calvin Harris
9/08 -- Robert Plant
9/09 -- Sam Smith
9/10 -- Pharrell Williams
9/11 -- Maroon 5
9/12 -- Elbow
9/13 -- Paolo Nutini
9/14 -- David Gray
9/15 -- The Script
9/16 -- Blondie & Chrissie Hynde
9/17 -- Gregory Porter
9/18 -- Jessie Ware
9/19 -- SBTRKT
9/20 -- Rudimental
9/21 -- Ryan Adams
9/22 -- Jessie J
9/23 -- Placebo
9/24 -- Ben Howard
9/25 -- Mary J. Blige
9/26 -- Lenny Kravitz
9/27 -- Kylie
9/28 -- Nicola Benedetti
9/29 -- Ed Sheeran
9/30 -- TBA

Published August 27th, 2014 @ 12:43 PM

Oasis launched its reissue campaign Chasing The Sun -- Oasis in the 90s back in May with the reissue of Definitely Maybe. Next up is the re-release of the band's mammoth 1995 album (What's The Story) Morning Glory, which will be reissued in North America on September 30th. Like the Definitely Maybe re-release, the deluxe, super-deluxe, and boxset versions will be packed with tons of extra material, including live versions, demos, and more. In anticipation of the release, Oasis shared the demo version of "She's Electric" from the reissue, featuring Noel Gallagher on vocals. Stream the demo along with the trailer for the reissue below.

Pre-order (What's The Story) Morning Glory from Amazon or the official Oasis store.





Published August 27th, 2014 @ 11:41 AM



Bob Mould is appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live tonight (Wednesday, August 27th), so be sure to tune in to watch the legend in action!

Mould released his new album Beauty & Ruin in June and hits the road next month in support of the record. Don't miss him at the Magic Stick in Detroit on September 16th. The full North American tour itinerary is posted below.

UPDATE (8/28 @ 5:44 AM): Watch Mould rip through two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live here.





08/30 -- Minnesota, MN @ Minnesota State Fair
09/05 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Theater Of Living Arts
09/06 -- Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
09/07 -- Toronto, ON @ Riot Fest Toronto
09/10 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/11 -- New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/12 -- Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
09/13 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
09/15 -- Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom
09/16 -- Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
09/17 -- Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom
09/19 -- St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House
09/20 -- Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
09/21 -- Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
09/23 -- Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theater
09/24 -- Portland, OR @ Wonderland Ballroom
09/26 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
09/27 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/28 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
09/30 -- Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon
10/04 -- Des Moine, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

Posted August 27th, 2014 @ 11:29 AM