Archive for December 2014

2014: Year in Review, Part 1

Just as we did last year, we're wrapping up 2014 with a wide-spanning, multi-part "year in review" series of broadcasts that highlights some of our favorite music released during the past calendar year. Especially since our 2014 broadcasts were so heavily focused on older underground music from the 1980s and 1990s - through series like Unfinished Business (1980s Post-Punk), Destroy All Music (Early U.S. Punk & Hardcore), Pop-Punk Ain't (All) JunkNick Cave - Man or Myth?, and others - we wanted to take an opportunity to call attention to some newer music too. As music fans and listeners, we here at The Way out aren't entirely stuck in the past!

As regular Way Out listeners have perhaps come to expect, 2014: Year in Review emphasizes the more obscure and lesser-known music and musicians operating today (though there are a number of high-profile indie artists featured here too). This also isn't a traditional "best of" list. There's no ranking or systematic method to the music selected here. It's just a leisurely presentation of some of the more interesting and exciting new artists, songs, and albums we encountered in 2014.

Here's the playlist for Part 1 of 2014: Year in Review, which was broadcast on Saturday, December 20, 2014:

Hookworms - "Radio Tokyo"
Raspberry Bulbs - "Light Surrounds Me"
Naomi Punk - "Eleven Inches"
Protomartyr - "Want Remover"
Eagulls - "Possessed"
Cult of Youth - "Empty Faction"
Total Control - "Expensive Dog"
Secret Boyfriend - "Beyond the Darkness"
Damaged Bug - "Gloves for Garbage"
Grumbling Fur - "All the Rays"
Ariel Pink - "Not Enough Violence"
Swans - "Oxygen"
Anthroprophh - "Space Box Zonk Machine"
Pig Destroyer - "Red Tar"
Godflesh - "Shut Me Down"
Bo Ningen - "Maki-Modoshi"
Goat - "Hide From the Sun"
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - "Hot Wax"
The Fat White Family - "Heaven On Earth"
The Horrors - "Mine and Yours"
Temples - "Mesmerise"
Iceage - "Forever"
Young Widows - "Doomed Moon"
The Ukiah Drag - "Drip From the Fang"
Timber Timbre - "Curtains!?"
Purling Hiss - "Where's Sweetboy"

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PS - Part 2 of our 2014: Year in Review will be broadcast live this Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 10:00 PM-midnight CST.

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Pop-Punk Ain't (All) Junk, Part 2

Back in September, we presented the first in a pair of shows that were designed as a mini-defense of "classic" 1990s pop-punk - a genre that is justifiably much-maligned, though when you scratch the surface there's actually quite a bit of good music to be found underneath your Blink 182's and Offspring's and Sum 41's. We called the series Pop-Punk Ain't (All) Junk.

Here's the playlist for Part 2 of Pop-Punk Ain't (All) Junk, which was broadcast on Wednesday, December 17, 2014:

Lifetime - "Irony is For Suckers"
Down By Law - "Punk As Fuck"
Face to Face - "You've Done Nothing"
The Vandals - "And Now We Dance"
Big Drill Car - "No Need"
Seaweed - "Squint"
Avail - "Model"
Texas is the Reason - "Back and to the Left"
The Promise Ring - "Red Paint"
Jimmy Eat World - "Your New Aesthetic"
The Weakerthans - "Confessions of a Futon-Revolutionist"
Tilt - "White Homes"
Fastbacks - "Hung On a Bead Peg"
The Muffs - "Big Mouth"
Red Aunts - "Sleeping in the Wet Spot"
Discount - "Clap and Cough"
Bikini Kill - "Rebel Girl"
Propagandhi - "The Only Good Fascist is a Very Dead Fascist"
F.Y.P. - "Toss My Cookies"
Scared of Chaka - "Chickenshit"
Young Pioneers - "Food Stamps"
Leatherface - "I Want the Moon"
Hot Water Music - "Trademark"
Fifteen - "Someday"
Pansy Division - "Fem in a Black Leather Jacket"
Fluf - "If I Could Feel Good"

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More Joy: Christmas 2014 Bonus Edition

Here's the playlist for our bonus Christmas-themed mini-set, which was broadcast in the early morning hours of Thursday, December 18, 2014:

The Pogues - "Fairytale of New York"
The Chieftains - "St. Stephen's Day Murders"
Bob Dylan - "Christmas Island"
The Beach Boys - "Child of Winter (Christmas Song) / Here Comes Santa Claus (Medley)"
James Brown - "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto"
Clarence Carter - "Back Door Santa"
Count Sidney and His Dukes - "Soul Christmas"
The Marcels - "Merry Twist-mas"
Kay Brown - "Daddy Is Santa Really Six Foot Four?"
Rufus Thomas - "I'll Be Your Santa Baby"
Rotary Connection - "Silent Night Chant"
Three Aces and a Joker - "Sleigh Bell Rock"
Santo and Johnny - "Twistin' Bells"

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Christmas 2014

Here at The Way Out, we tend to mark the major holidays with speciality broadcasts that highlight some of the more unique and esoteric seasonal music available. And like with our annual Halloween show, we attempt to never repeat ourselves, always presenting new artists and/or songs. (Check out our Christmas show from last year.)

Here's the playlist for our winter holiday music show, which was broadcast on Saturday, December 13, 2014:

John Denver & The Muppets - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
Stiff Little Fingers - "White Christmas (Live)"
The Yobs - "Rub-A-Dum-Dum"
UK Subs - "Hey Santa"
The Damned - "There Ain't No Sanity Clause"
The Sonics - "Don't Believe in Christmas"
Descendents - "Christmas Vacation"
The Vandals - "Oi to the World"
Bad Religion - "What Child is This?"
The Mono Men - "Christmastime is For Sinners"
Mojo Nixon & The Toadliquors - "Mr. Grinch"
The Dirtbombs - "My Last Christmas"
The Fleshtones - "Super Rock Santa"
Fucked Up - "Jingle Bells"
They Might Be Giants - "Santa's Beard"
Captain Sensible - "One Christmas Catalogue"
Ride - "Like a Snowflake"
Sloan - "Twelve Days of Xmas"
Superchunk - "Child's Christmas in Wales"
Tom Waits - "Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis"

Archived streaming audio of this show can be heard here now (playable in Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, Opera, and Safari browsers):

PS - This was our last regular broadcast of 2014. We'll still be broadcasting live shows sporadically during the winter break, including most Saturdays at 10pm CST. Keep an eye on our Twitter account to learn when exactly we'll be on the air. 

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Unfinished Business, Part 8 (1980s Post-Punk)

Here's the playlist for Part 8 of Unfinished Business, our ongoing 1980s post-punk series, which was broadcast on Saturday, December 6, 2014:

Devo - "Penetration in the Centerfold"
Minimal Compact - "When I Go"
Sad Lovers & Giants - "Colourless Dream"
The Royal Family and the Poor - "The Dawn Song"
The The - "Heartland"
Shriekback - "Malaria"
Super Heroines - "Tears of a Star"
Bone Orchard - "Girl With a Gun"
Scientists - "Swampland"
Blackouts - "Being Be"
Human Sexual Response - "What Does Sex Mean to Me?"
I'm So Hollow - "I Don't Know"
Maximum Joy - "Man of Tribes"
Teenage Jesus & The Jerks - "Baby Doll"

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The Creation Records Show

Here at The Way Out, we're still basking in the warm glow of Slowdive's brilliant return earlier this year. And then this week, Swervedriver announced that they'd be touring the U.S. (including a stop in our very own Madison, WI) and releasing a new album next year, their first since 1998. That was Monday. Then, on Tuesday, the really big news hit: rumor started circulating online that Ride would be reforming in 2015. Within a day, the rumor was confirmed as true, and Ride announced 9 shows next May and June, including only two North American appearances in New York and Toronto. In honor of all this much-welcome news, we decided to dedicate this week's show entirely to the Creation Records label - the home to Ride, Swervedriver, Slowdive, and so many other great 1980s and 1990s U.K. shoegaze and indie-pop bands. 

Here's the playlist for our Saturday, November 12, 2014, broadcast:

Slowdive - "Sing"
Ride - "Polar Bear"
My Bloody Valentine - "Drive It All Over Me"
The Telescopes - "Precious Little"
Swervedriver - "Sunset"
Adorable - "Favourite Fallen Idol"
The House of Love - "Road"
Teenage Fanclub - "Star Sign"
Biff Bang Pow! - "Someone Stole My Wheels"
Felt - "Down But Not Yet Out"
The Times - "Dada Won't Buy Me a Bauhaus"
Razorcuts - "I'll Still Be There"
Ride - "Like a Daydream"

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