Thursday, May 23, 2013

Episode 39: F. Scott Must Be Dizzy From All Of That Grave Spinning

Greetings Dear Listener,

When thinking of music from the 1920's, how is Jay-Z the first person that comes to mind?  Fuck Baz Luhrman or however you spell his name.  I am certain the world ended in 2012 and no on told us.  Shitting all over The Great Gatsby is more proof that we all died and went to whatever you consider your Hell to be.  I didn't know that despair and longing could swing across a movie screen in 3-D like they were Spider-Man.

But enough about the bastardization of our culture.  Let's celebrate it with 25 tracks of musical wonderment.

Fred Armisen, of Saturday Night Live and Portlandia, has developed a character named Ian Rubbish.  The premise of the character is a punk rocker that writes songs about how much he likes Margaret Thatcher.  There are four songs posted as a free download on the Ian Rubbish & The Bizzaros website.  The songs are really funny and really good.  There is a very obvious Clash influence.

Here's the link:

Ian Rubbish & The Bizzaros

There is a new Boris record out and very difficult to track down.  Praparat was not released domestically on vinyl or CD and the import prices are insanely high.  The few tracks I have heard were brain melting.

The Bosnian Rainbows pre-order is up and running.  The record will officially be released on June 25th.

Here's the link to check out the various bundles available:

Bosnian Rainbows Pre-Order

Black Sabbath's "13" is also up for pre-order.  There's a deluxe version available from the Black Sabbath website that comes with extra goodies for the Sabbath aficionado.

Here's the link to their website:

Black Sabbath

Lemuria and Boysetsfire both have new records coming out next month on Bridge Nine.  Lemuria has a new single available and the pre-order is imminent.  The Boysetsfire pre-order is up and running.

Here's the link to Bridge Nine:

Bridge Nine Records

In bands on tour news:

The Anti-Flag 20th Anniversary shows are underway and they will be stopping in Pittsburgh on May 30th and 31st.  Lemuria is one of the opening acts on the 31st so count me as excited.

Flag will be here on June 7th at the worst venue ever.

And the Japandroids are oot 'n' aboot and will be stopping through town on June 16th.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 39

The file is no longer zipped so it should be a friendlier download for your portable lookie/listen distraction device.

Here's the playlist:
1.  Modey Lemon~Recycler~Modey Lemon
2.  True Widow~Night Witches~A.H.A.T.H.H.A.F.T.C.O.T.E.
3.  Ian Rubbish & The Bizzaros~Maggie Thatcher~The Best Of Ian Rubbish
4.  I Is Another~Queen Of Swords~I Is Another
5.  Bosnian Rainbows~Turtle Neck~Bosnian Rainbows
6.  Red Hare~Horace~Nites Of Midnite
7.  Slant 6~What Kind Of Monster Are You?~What Kind Of Monster Are You?
8.  Black Eyes~Speaking In Tongues~Black Eyes
9.  Daria~Dumb It Down~Office Of Future Plans/Daria Split
10.  Office Of Future Plans~The English Cloud~Office Of Future Plans/Daria Split
11.  Nada Surf~The Plan~High/Low
12.  Pissed Jeans~Spent~King Of Jeans
13.  Flight Of The Conchords~Sugalumps~I Told You I Was Freaky
14.  Japandroids~Wet Hair~Post-Nothing
15.  Ramones~I Can't Make It On Time~End Of The Century
16.  Tomahawk~Rape This Day~Mit Gas
17.  Rival Schools~Paranoid Detectives~Found
18.  Mike Doughty~The Huffer & The Cutter~Yes And Also Yes
19.  Shallow Gravy~Jacket (Live At Timmy's Birthday Party)~The Jacket EP
20.  Black Sabbath~Lord Of This World~Master Of Reality
21.  Circle Jerks~I Don't~VI
22.  Past Lives~Skull Lender~Strange Symmetry
23.  Snapcase~Windows~Steps
24.  Brian Eno~Cindy Tells Me~Here Come The Warm Jets
25.  The Ruts~Something That I Said~Peel Session 14-05-1979

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Episode 38: It Is A Sad, Emo Day In Hell

Greetings Dear Listener,

Satan rolled a tear this week when we lost Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.  In this episode, we pay tribute to this great six string samurai.  He will be missed.

The playlist is chalk full of Record Store Day finds from a few weeks ago.  I'm still waiting for the on-line prices to come down to pick up the few things I missed.

Ready To Die by Iggy & The Stooges is officially out.  We let rip with the title track.  The record is different but a good different.

The Roky Erickson track you'll hear is the b-side from the Mine Mine Mind single released by Light In The Attic Records.  From what the was written on the sleeve, they will be working with Roky to re-release some of his back catalogue.  I am suffering from sweaty-palmed anticipation.

There are a great many happenings over at Dischord.  They are releasing an eight song album titled Nites of Midnite by the band Red Hare that was produced by J Robbins.  The pre-order is up now for a May 21st vinyl release and you'll also get an immediate download.  It's been a while since Dischord has released something that sounds like this.  It has merited multiple listens over the past few days.

The Fugazi Live Series is in full swing and they have added a handful of Pittsburgh shows.  There's something extra special about hearing the recording of a show you attended.  At least there is for me.  The search functions on the site allow you to search by city so go download a show from your town.

Dischord is also distributing a new photo book by Lucian Perkins.  It's titled Hard Art, D.C. 1979.  The book contains pictures taken by Lucian during the early days of the DC music scene and also has essays by Henry Rollins and Alec MacKaye.

You can go to for all of your Dischord and Dischord accessories.

Until next time.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 38

The file is no longer zipped so it should be a friendlier download for your portable lookie/listen distraction device.

Here's the playlist:
1.  Slayer~Disciple~God Hates Us All
2.  Public Enemy~Welcome To The Terrordome~Planet Earth
3.  Iggy & The Stooges~Ready To Die~Ready To Die
4.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds~Animal X~Animal X
5.  Blood Red Shoes~It's Getting Boring By The Sea~Scott Pilgrim Vs The World
6.  Roky Erickson & The Aliens~Bloody Hammer~Mine Mine Mind
7.  Miles Davis~Two Bass Hit~Milestones (Mono)
8.  Chelsea Light Moving~Communist Eyes~Chelsea Light Moving
9.  Cheech & Chong~Earache My Eye~Earache My Eye
10.  L7~Mantra Down~Slap Happy
11.  Boysetsfire~Bled Dry~Bled Dry
12.  Poison Idea~New Rose~Filth Kick EP
13.  Weezer~The World Has Turned And Left Me Here~Weezer
14.  White Mystery~Dirty Hair~Telepathic
15.  James Brown~Soul Power~Revolution Of The Mind
16.  Joan Jett & The Blackhearts~Had Enough~Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
17.  Tabula Rasa~Keith Song~The Role Of Smith
18.  The Scientists~I'm Looking For You~The Scientists
19.  Far~Water & Solutions~Water & Solutions
20.  Comeback Kid~Step Ahead~Turn It Around
21.  Ramones~Sitting In My Room~Pleasant Dreams
22.  Ed Schrader's Music Beat~Radio Eyes~Sub Pop 1000
23.  Polar Bear Club~Close Knit~The View. The Life
24.  Conjunto El Opio~Piratas En El Titicaca~Rough Guide To Latin Psychdelia
25.  Toadies w/ Sarah Jaffe~Down By The River~Down By The River
26.  Beastie Boys~New Style~No Alternative
27.  Slayer~Stain Of Mind~Diabolus In Musica