Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Episode 46: At Least They Didn't Cast Ryan Reynolds

Greetings Dear Listener,

For those despairing the choice of Ben Affleck as the next Batman, it could always be worse.  I'll watch Argo again to try to see if I can imagine him wearing the cowl.

September is shaping up to quite a month for releases.  The Clash, Horrible Crowes, Far, Rise Against and Nirvana all have releases or reissues set for next month.

September will also have shows from the Gaslight Anthem and True Widow in the Tri-State.  A good time will be had by all.

And speaking of the Gaslight Anthem the short film they worked on is now streaming on the youtubes.  Every Word Handwritten follows the journey of a single record as it is transferred from owner to owner over the years.

Flight of the Conchords will be in town on Friday with Dave Chapelle.  Guts will be busted.

My recent Dischord order came in the mail today.  In the near future we will roll out The Julie Ruin, Roomrunner, Bells and a Jawbox reissue.  It will be a good weekend for the ears.

Handsome's self-titled LP will finally be getting a vinyl pressing after about 15 years.  Shop Radio Cast will be handling the pressing duties.  There will be a few different colors and it comes with a bonus 7" that has two tracks that were not previously available in the U.S.  Giddy with anticipation am I.

Someone was kind enough to post Greg Graffin's long out of print solo effort American Lesion in a streaming format.  That record is a missing chapter for most Bad Religion fans.  There are a few audio issues with it but it's better than nothing.  Once I turn it into mp3s we will certainly get into that.

As we are approaching the last Saturday of the month, be sure to head over to Mind Cure Records for the August single of the month.  I'm not sure who the band is but does it really matter?

For those who may be interested,  Marc Maron has interviewed a rather interesting group of musicians of late.  He sat down with Iggy Pop, Nick Cave and Meynard James Keenan recently on his WTF podcast.  Go here to check it out: WTF.

The Marnie Stern track on the program can be found here.  It's a free download from Cartoon Network's Adult Swim Singles Program.

As a reminder, VUM is trying to raise funds to press their new album on vinyl.  Go here if you're interested in helping them out:

I finally saw Sharknado.  It was funny but it was no Sharktopus.

And maybe next year MTV will rename the VMA's The Talentless Cunt Awards.  NSync was being celebrated?  What the fuck?  As always, Bill Hicks was right.  The human race is a virus with shoes.

Until next time.

Thanks for listening.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 46

Here's the playlist:

1.  Slayer~War Zone~God Hates Us All
2.  The Kinks~Everybody's Gonna Be Happy~High Fidelity Soundtrack
3.  Bad Brains~How Low Can A Punk Get?~Banned In D.C.
4.  La Sera~Please Be My Third Eye~Sees The Light
5.  Beastie Boys~The Cousin Of Death~The Mix Up
6.  Carousel~On My Way~Mind Cure July 2013
7.  Horrible Crowes~Blood Loss~Elsie
8.  Minutemen~Shit You Hear At Parties~Post-Mersh Vol. 3
9.  The Ghost~A New Trick For The Old Dog~This Is A Hospital
10.  Caustic Christ~Blank Stare~Can't Relate
11.  Two Ton Boa~Have Mercy~Two Ton Boa
12.  Gorilla Biscuits~Stand Still~Start Today
13.  Brian Eno~Driving Me Backwards~Here Come The Warm Jets
14.  Sparta~Mye~Austere
15.  Bikini Kill~I Hate Danger~The Singles
16.  The Clash~Revolution Rock~London Calling
17.  Mass Appeal~Rat In A Hole~Nobody Likes A Thinker
18.  The Ramones~Cretin Hop~Rocket To Russia
19.  Veruca Salt~Get Back~American Thighs
20.  Artificial Peace~Artificial Peace~Complete Session, Nov. 81
21.  Hot Water Music~Old Rules~A Flight And A Crash
22.  Pissed Jeans~Pleasure Race~King Of Jeans
23.  Jawbreaker~Condition Oakland~24 Hour Revenge Therapy
24.  Marnie Stern~This Was It~Adult Swim Singles Program 2013
25.  Nirvana~Radio Friendly Unit Shifter~In Utero

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Episode 45: Tread Lightly

Greetings Dear Listener,

Vum has thrown up the Bat-signal and is asking for help pressing their new album on vinyl.  They have started an Indie-go-go page to raise funds.  Here's the link if you would like to contribute to bringing "Psychotropic Jukebox" to my turntable:

True Widow may not be coming to Pittsburgh but they will be in Morgantown, WV on September 18th at 123 Pleasant St.  It's a $7.00 cover and the show is at 10pm.  Down the highway I will go.  Here's the video they posted for S:H:S off of Circumambulation:

The  Beastie Boys' "Awesome, I Fucking Shot That" played at the theater up the street from me a few days ago.  It's sad that that was the closest I will ever come to seeing that band live.  The DVD is readily available for your viewing pleasure.  My only suggestion when watching is to turn the volume up to house crumbling levels.

Sesame Street posted a rather humorous segment to the youtubes.  In anticipation of the new season of Sons of Anarchy starting on September 10th, here's the Sons of Poetry:

Upon first listen to the reissue of Real Enemy's "Life With The Enemy," I was surprised to hear a song I was rather familiar with.  We have a Try To Live sandwich for this episode.  We start with Real Enemy's version and close with Submachine's cover of it from "Fresh Out Of Give-A-Fucks."

I stopped into Mind Cure a few days ago and came across a few incredible finds in the used bin.  I am now the proud owner of a promo copy of Empire's "Expensive Sounds" album.  It's scratchy but plays all the way through.  The store also had the limited pressing of Iceage's first album "New Brigade."  There were only 500 pressed and it's got bonus tracks.

I also picked up the Birthday Party Reissues and the Mind Cure subscription series single for July.  The band for July is called Carousel and they've got a Thin Lizzy vibe to them.  Evidence of that being the Thin Lizzy cover on the b-side.

If you are a fan of the 1966 Batman television series starring Adam West, DC Comics has started a new digital comic book based on the show.  After a few digital issues stack up, DC prints them as one paper issue for those of us that prefer to turn pages instead of swipe screens.  Issue #1 is on stands now.

DC is doing the same with Batman Beyond, the futuristic take on a new Batman and an old Bruce Wayne.  The writer starting the series is Kyle Higgins so it's going to be good.

That's all for now.

Until next time.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 45

Here's the playlist:

1.  Real Enemy~Try To Live~Life With The Enemy
2.  Sleater-Kinney~Night Light~The Woods
3.  Thee Oh Sees~The Fizz~Dog Poison
4.  The Melvins~Honey Bucket~Houdini
5.  Dinosaur Jr.~The Only Other Way~The Only Other Way
6.  The Birthday Party~Fears Of Gun~Mutiny/The Bad Seed
7.  Marvin Gaye~That's The Way Love Is~Anthology
8.  Ignition~Standstill~The Orafying Mystical Of...
9.  Chelsea Light Moving~Empires Of Time~Chelsea Light Moving
10.  The Cardigans~My Favourite Game~Gran Turismo
11.  The New York Dolls~Trash~The New York Dolls
12.  Whirr~Leave~Distressor
13.  Dax Riggs~Say Goodnight To The World~Say Goodnight To The World
14.  Grinderman~Love Bomb~Grinderman
15.  The Ramones~Chinese Rock~End Of The Century
16.  The Living End~Misspent Youth~Hellbound
17.  Fafare Ciocarlia~Born To Be Wild~Borat Soundtrack
18.  Soccer Team~Head Outside~Volunteered Civility & Professionalism
19.  Gun Club~Crab Dance~Mother Juno
20.  Burden Brothers~Beautiful Night~Buried In Your Black Heart
21.  Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds~Push The Sky Away~Push The Sky Away
22.  Boris~Track 7~Vein
23.  Stereolab~Space Moth~Sound-Dust
24.  Deadline~Decayed~8/2/82
25.  Submachine~If You Try To Live~Fresh Out Of Give-A-Fucks