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8 am hour:

Cure "Push"
Style Council "You're The Best Thing"
Psychedelic Furs "The Ghost In You"
Big Audio Dynamite II "Rush"
Gandharvas "First Day Of Spring"
Smashing Pumpkins "Rhinoceros"
Sugarcubes "Hit"
Jellyfish "Baby's Coming Back"
Pearl Jam "State Of Love & Trust"
Stone Roses "Waterfall"
Hum "Stars"
Breeders "Saints"
Mighty Lemon Drops "Inside Out"

9 am hour:

Pogues "The Sunnyside Of The Street"
XTC "Radios In Motion"
Sparks "Cool Places"
Ramones "Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio"
David Bowie "Queen Bitch"
Velvet Underground "There She Goes Again"
R.E.M. "Strange Currencies"
Moodswings "Spiritual High"
Kula Shaker "Tattva"
Moby "Porcelain"
Nirvana "Drain You"
Dandy Warhols "Bohemian Like You"
Afghan Whigs "Debonair"
Violent Femmes "Please Do Not Go"

10 am hour:

Shamen "Move Any Mountain"
Tin Tin "Kiss Me"
Madness "One Step Beyond"
Replacements "Bastards Of Young"
Placebo "Every You Every Me"
Mudhoney "Suck You Dry"
Eric's Trip "My Room"
Luna "Sweet Child Of Mine"
Depeche Mode "Walking In My Shoes"
Garbage "#1 Crush"
Kraftwerk "Pocket Calculator"
INXS "New Sensation"
Echo & the Bunnymen "Do It Clean"
Smiths "Panic"

11 am hour:

Ride "Leave Them All Behind"
Chameleons "Up The Down Escalator"
La's "There She Goes"
Red Hot Chili Peppers "Show Me Your Soul"
Talk Talk "It's My Life"
Specimen "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang"
New Order "Subculture"
Lush "For Love"
Jane's Addiction "Ripple"
Railway Children "Every Beat Of The Heart"


Peter Buck announced details for a new solo album titled Warzone Earth. In a posting on R.E.M.'s official website, Buck called Warzone Earth his best solo work to date. The vinyl only release features a ton of guests including Krist Novoselic, Jeff Tweedy, and Bill Rieflin plus it comes in two editions with each sporting a different cover designed by folk art legend Mingering Mike. Warzone Earth will be released October 9th through Little Axe Records and will also be available in limited quantities at independent record stores. For more on Warzone Earth, read Buck's announcement here.

Published September 29th, 2015 @ 8:32 PM

Protomartyr are set to return with their third album The Agent Intellect on October 9th. So far they've premiered a few songs from the record ("Why Does It Shake" and "Dope Cloud") and now another Protomartyr song has been unleashed! Stream "I Forgive You" below via Soundcloud and pre-order The Agent Intellect from iTunes, Amazon, and Hardly Art (first press of LP available on opaque green vinyl).

Protomartyr's Joe Casey was interviewed by UK mag Overblown and was asked about being from Detroit:

"Detroit offers basements and garages for relatively cheap (although that is changing) in which to practice, many bars and friend’s houses in which to play, and a citizenry that are, for the most part, into getting their drink on and music appreciators. So that’s where we come from. Also, because that scene isn’t about "flash" or "making it", a band of nobodies with rudimentary skills can feel okay playing out."

Read the full interview here.

Protomartyr play two record release shows in Detroit at the Marble Bar, then they'll kick off their North American tour in support of the Agent Intellect. Check out the list of dates below.

Protomartyr tour

10/09 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
10/10 Detroit, MI @ Marble Bar
10/11 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
10/12 Montreal, QB @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
10/13 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
10/15 New York, NY @ Knitting Factory
10/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
10/17 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
10/18 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's
10/20 Raleigh, NC @ King's Barcade
10/21 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
10/22 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox
10/23 Bloomington, IN @ Blockhouse
10/24 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club

Published September 29th, 2015 @ 6:02 AM

Back in 2013 shoegaze fans worldwide were blown away by Zeit's EP Life Is Such A Blur, so it's highly exciting to hear the Swedish band is back with a brand new single. Zeit's new track "Your Eyes" is another slice of glorious dream pop/shoegaze heaven! Envelop yourself in the beauty of "Your Eyes" below and grab it as a name-your-own-price download from Bandcamp.

Catch up with Zeit on Facebook.

Published September 29th, 2015 @ 5:38 AM

Lush confirmed they have officially reunited and announced plans for their grand return!  So far plans include the release of a limited edition anthology boxset, vinyl release of their 2001 greatest hits collection, and worldwide live dates.

The five disc limited edition Lush anthology titled Chorus will house all three of the band's studio albums, two compilations, and previously unreleased demos, radio sessions, remixes and rarities. Chorus is set for an early December release through 4AD.  The boxset will be preceded by the vinyl release of the band's 2001 greatest hits compilation Ciao!, which arrives in November. Official release dates and pre-order info for both collections will be announced shortly.

Along with the release info, Lush has announced one live date -- they'll perform at the Roundhouse in London on May 6th and tickets go on sale September 30th.  More worldwide tour dates are in the works and will be announced in the coming weeks.

Miki Berenyi revealed to BBC Radio 6 that after 20 years Lush decided to reunite but it was a difficult decision. Berenyi said it was impossible for the surviving members to even consider a reunion for the longest time due to Chris Acland's tragic suicide, however for the last several years fans had been encouraging Lush to reunite and they finally decided to give it a go. Though the band has discussed the possibility of writing and recording new music they are taking things one step at a time and will see what develops. For now, they're focused on relearning their old songs (Berenyi's been utilizing old Lush videos on You Tube to relearn her guitar parts!) and are preparing for some live shows. Listen to Berenyi discuss the Lush reunion below:

For more on Lush, visit the band's newly launched website here.

Published September 29th, 2015 @ 5:25 AM


Tom Furse of the Horrors returns with a new solo EP titled Run To Me Suite on October 9th. Besides playing in the Horrors, Furse is an experienced remixer having remixed tracks songs for the Vaccines, Elephant Stone, Temples, and Django Django among others.  Accordingly, Run To Me Suite sounds less like the Horrors and instead has more of an energetic and delightful mix of synth sounds clearly influenced by Kraftwerk and Detroit techno.. Stream a song titled "Run To Me Pt 3" ahead of the EP's release below via soundcloud. Pre-order the EP through iTunes, Amazon, or Kick & Clap records (Kick & Clap is run by Django Django drummer Dave Maclean who describes himself as "first and foremost a DJ and record collector.")

Published September 27th, 2015 @ 8:35 PM

Deafheaven return with a new studio album titled New Bermuda on October 2nd. The band's last record, 2013's Sunbather, was so very epic that it was unreasonable to expect that they'd top it. Sunbather was an all-out metal assault mixed with beautiful, shimmering shoegaze -- much like chocolate and peanut butter the sonic blend was an unexpected mixing of styles, but yet, inexplicably  SO, SO, GOOD. Enter New Bermuda. It's not that the record is terrible, because on the contrary, New Bermuda is actually quite good...it's just a little disappointing due to the absence of shoegaze moments. But the album is solid nonetheless: the Slayer-ish moments are still there, the vocals are a bit more up in the mix, there's a bit more piano, and the songs still clock in at epic lengths -- the shortest song is 8 and a half minutes long.  One more awesome fact: the record was influenced by Red House Painters, Low, Wilco, and according to the band, the album's closer -- "Gifts For The Earth" -- is an homage to Oasis.

Bottom line: though initially a little disappointing compared to Sunbather due to lack of glistening, shimmering shoegaze moments, New Bermuda is worth checking out. Stream the record in full ahead of its release over at NPR.

Deafheaven hit the road for a North American tour which includes a stop at the Shelter on October 31st. The full list of dates is posted below:

North American tour

Oct 15 -- San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Oct 16 -- Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
Oct 17 -- San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Oct 19 -- Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Oct 20 -- Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 21 -- Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Oct 23 -- Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Oct 24 -- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Oct 25 -- Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
Oct 26 -- St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Oct 28 -- Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
Oct 29 -- Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
Oct 30 -- Chicago, IL @ Metro
Oct 31 -- Detroit, MI @ Shelter at St. Andrews
Nov 01 -- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Nov 03 -- Boston, MA @ Royale
Nov 05 -- New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Nov 06 -- Washington, DC @ The Howard Theatre
Nov 07 -- Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Nov 08 -- Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
Nov 10 -- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Downstairs
Nov 11 -- Orlando, FL @ The Social
Nov 13 -- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
Nov 14 -- Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Nov 15 -- Dallas, TX @ Trees
Nov 17 -- Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Nov 18 -- Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Nov 20 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
Nov 21 -- Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Published September 27th, 2015 @ 7:04 PM

8 am hour:

Silencers "Painted Moon"
Kate Bush "Running Up That Hill"
Roxy Music "Avalon"
Jane's Addiction "Ocean Size"
Indio "Hard Sun"
Yaz "State Farm"
Clash "Police On My Back"
U2 "Two Hearts Beat As One"
Tears For Fears "Laid So Low"
Lush "Hypocrite"
Pixies "Wave Of Mutilation"
Cult "Love Removal Machine"

9 am hour:

Waterboys "Whole Of The Moon"
Big Star "September Gurls"
Replacements "Merry Go Round"
Mike Ness "Don't Think Twice"
Devo "Through Being Cool"
Duran Duran "Planet Earth"
The The "Infected"
Moev "Yeah Whatever"
New Order "Dream Attack"
Sonic Youth "Superstar"
Oasis "She's Electric"
Sugar "If I Can't Change Your Mind"
Sex Pistols "Pretty Vacant"

10 am hour:

Porno For Pyros "Tahitian Moon"
Sundays "Here's Where The Story Ends"
Space "Female Of The Species"
Jesus & Mary Chain "Sometimes Always"
Erasure "Love To Hate You"
Soup Dragons "I'm Free"
Pearl Jam "Crazy Mary"
Portishead "Glory Box"
Lemonheads "Luka"
Sebadoh "Ocean"
Gang Of Four "Damaged Goods"
Generation X "One Hundred Punks"
R.E.M. "So. Central Rain"

11 am hour:

Morrissey "Moon River"
Depeche Mode "A Question Of Lust"
Ocean Blue "Ballerina Out Of Control"
Mono "Life In Mono"
Sisters Of Mercy "Lucretia"
Siouxsie & the Banshees "Cities In Dust"
Real Life "Send Me An Angel"
Cure "Lullaby"
La's "Timeless Melody"
Kitchens Of Distinction "Drive That Fast"
Ride "From Time To Time"


A new David Bowie tribute record titled will be released next month.  A Salute To The Thin White Duke - The Songs Of David Bowie features covers by indie bands such as Dum Dum Girls, Electric Six, the KVB, The Muffs, the Vacant Lots and more. The full record arrives on October 2nd, but one track from the album -- the KVB's shimmering take on "Rebel Rebel" -- is available to stream in advance of the release. Take a listen below plus view the full tracklist for the CD/digital and LP versions.  A Salute To The Thin White Duke is available to pre-order now through iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.

CD/digital download version

01. Rogue Wave - Modern Love
02. Jesca Hoop - John, I'm Only Dancig
03. Dum Dum Girls - Letter To Hermione
04. The Tulips - Heroes
05. Icky Blossoms - Ashes To Ashes
06. The Deer Tracks - Starman
07. The KVB - Rebel Rebel
08. Magic Wands - Cat People
09. Electric Six - Blue Jean
10. Heartless Bastards - Jean Genie
11. Ume - Suffragette City
12. The Vacant Lots - Fame
13. Kittie - Space Oddity
14. Boy Hits Car - Moonage Daydream
15. Coves - Absolute Beginners
16. The Muffs - Changes

LP version

Side A

1. Rogue Wave - Modern Love
2. Jesca Hoop - John, I’m Only Dancing
3. Dum Dum Girls - Letter To Hermione
4. The Tulips - Heroes
5. The KVB - Rebel Rebel

Side B

1. Magic Wands - Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
2. Electric Six - Blue Jean
3. Heartless Bastards - Jean Genie
4. The Vacant Lots - Fame
5. Kittie - Space Oddity
6. The Muffs - Changes

Published September 26th, 2015 @ 6:04 PM