Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Episode 75: Ouch, I Bent My iPhone

Greetings Dear Listener,

Breaking news on the technology front:  If you leave your iPhone 6 Plus in your pants pocket for too long, it may bend due to your body temperature.  Using the new iOS8 app known as EtherFace, Apple held a teleconference with their CEO from The Ether.  Steve Jobs opened his comments with a question, "Why don't you take the fucking phone out of your fucking pocket, you fucking morons?"  The still deceased, glowing image of Mr. Jobs continued, "Does Apple have to do everything for you?  You know what, next time we'll make the fucking thing out of adamantium with a kryptonite screen.  If you don't stop bothering me with this piddly shit, I'll put the entire U2 discography on your iTunes.  That'll teach you to complain about stupid shit.  Aren't there real problems in the world?"  Suddenly, the ghost of Jobs reversed his position by following up with, "Oh, wait.  What I meant to say was, the iPhone 7 will come with an optional pocket cooling device.  The pocket cooling device will only cost an additional $299.99."  The ether-teleconference came to an abrupt end when a reporter commented that the prototype for the pocket cooling device that Jobs held up looked suspiciously like a common sandwich bag with three ice cubes in it.  Thus proving that even in death, Steve Jobs was a giant prick.

In sports news from The Onion:  Players for the Pittsburgh Steelers will wear a patch on their jerseys this season to honor the victims of Ben Roethlisberger.  I keep wondering why the media keeps asking his opinion about his violent colleagues taking their work home with them.  I guess the press is trying to find someone with experience in football and maximum levels of douchebaggery.

Time To Die by Electric Wizard is streaming on NPR's First Listen.  Brain liquifying volume is required.

Fugazi's first demo has been mastered and will be released on November 18th.  Pre-orders are up on Dischord.  There won't be any new Fugazi so first Fugazi is the next best thing.

New episodes of South Park are starting.  The first episode seems to be about the Washington Redskins being offended that Cartman started a company called the Washington Redskins.  Hooray.

Gotham started the other night.  Goddammit, that show is going to be great.

The Pittsburgh ComiCon is this weekend.  Nerding out this weekend, I will be.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out of Step Music Hour Episode 75

Here's the playlist:
1.  Buzzcocks~Breakdown~Spiral Scratch
2.  Snapcase~First Word~End Transmission
3.  The JB's~The Grunt, Part 2~The Grunt
4.  The Scientists~Frantic Romantic~Do The Pop Redux, Part 1
5.  Supernova Chile~Chewbacca~Clerks
6.  The Ramones~You Should Never Have Opened That Door (Demo)~Ramones
7.  Blackeyes~Nine~Blackeyes
8.  Death~Politicians In My Eyes~...For The Whole World To See
9.  The Sword~Barael's Blade~Age Of Winters
10.  Ty Segall~You Should Never Have Opened That Door~Ty Segall
11.  Blood Brothers~Trash Flavored Trash~Crimes
12.  Afghan Whigs~When We Two Parted~Gentleman
13.  Public Enemy~Rightstarter (Message To A Black Man)~Yo! Bum Rush The Show
14.  Taylor Swift~Black Mass~Black Masses
15.  Past Lives~Paralyzer~Tapestry Of Webs
16.  Against Me!~Black Me Out~Transgender Dysphoria Blues
17.  Fugazi~Ex-Spectator~The Argument
18.  Sham 69~Borstal Breakout~The Unacceptable Stench Of Bullshit
19.  XBXRX~Freezing Water~Wars
20.  nothing~Get Well~Guilty Of Everything
21.  Jon Spencer Blues Explosion~Gadzooks!~Gadzooks!
22.  Tacocat~Stereogram~NVM
23.  Pixies~Allison~Bossanova
24.  The Strangeloves~Night Time~Nuggets
25.  Stains~Sick And Crazy~Stains

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Episode 74: Ugh

Greetings Dear Listener,

Garfunkel & Oates have done it again.  Here's The Loophole:

According to poor journalism, Sidney Crosby had an interesting altercation with police in Ottawa.  The story was retracted almost as soon as it was released.  Here's a funny follow up story that's just as made up as the original:  Sid vs The Bounty Hunters.  Sadly, the writers of the article chickened out at the end and said it was fiction.

There are a ton of new releases slated for the next few months.

Electric Wizard unleashes Time To Die upon the world at the end of September.  Spinefarm will be putting the record out.

Sleater-Kinney's catalogue gets reissued by Sub Pop in October.  There's a box set titled Stay Together with colored vinyl.  The individual albums will be available on black vinyl.

Sub Pop will also be reissuing Shallow by Pissed Jeans.  Their Throbbing Organ single has also been repressed and will be included with the reissue of Shallow.

The soundtrack for the film Clerks will be pressed on vinyl for the first time.  500 will be on black and white vinyl and 1,500 will be clear with black smoke.  It's a double LP with an etched D-side.  Shop Radio Cast is handling the release and it's due out on November 11th.  That date may move around a bit because they are always optimistic about their test pressings and jacket printing.

Deerhoof will be releasing La Isla Bonita on November 4th.  If the rest of the record is as good as the first single then Deerhoof could quite possibly take over the world.  Go here to pre-order.

Body Count's self-titled album is being reissued on vinyl.  I'm not sure who is handling the release but I don't think Cop Killer will be on the release.  Too many people would whine about it.

Pittsburgh band Gotobeds have released Poor People Are Revolting recently.  They somehow ended up on the NPR first listen website.  Not surprisingly, the comments section was not friendly.  Too many heads are up too many asses over there for people to enjoy anything.  Take a listen to it over on their bandcamp page.

The deluxe vinyl picture disc version of Gaslight Anthem's Get Hurt landed in my mailbox today.  It's quite the thing of beauty.  The limited edition of the standard version of Get Hurt won't be out until next month or so.  It seems that Island Records wasn't capable of dealing with colored/splattered vinyl in a timely manner.  Hooray for conglomerates.

DC Entertainment is going to try to make Aquaman not look like a tool.  Justice League: Throne Of Atlantis will be the next animated feature coming to DVD.  No matter how much effort they put into making Aquaman look like a bad ass, he always gets a good laugh out of me.

Thanks for listening.

Rock over London.  Rock on Chicago.


Here's the download link:

Out Of Step Music Hour Episode 74

Here's the playlist:
1.  Aus-Rotten~The Second Rape~The Rotten Agenda
2.  Ty Segall~Tall Man Skinny Lady~Manipulator
3.  Zig Zags~Brainded Warrior~Brainded Warrior
4.  Melt-Banana~The Hive~Fetch
5.  Bikini Kill~White Boy~Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
6.  Lou Reed~Vicious~Transformer
7.  J Mascis~Stumble~Tied To A Star
8.  Thank God~Chicken Dance~Ice/Age
9.  Pontiak~Lack Lustre Rush~Innocence
10.  Stay Vicious~Get Hurt
11.  Le Butcherettes~Burn The Scab~Cry Is For The Flies
12.  King Buzzo~Rough Democracy~This Machine Kills Artists
13.  Warm Soda~Lost For Words~Group Flex II-Son Of Flex
14.  Toadies~I Burn (Live)~Possum Kingdom (Texas Picture Disc)
15.  Iggy & The Stooges~Search & Destroy~Raw Power
16.  War On Women~I Like Science~Improvised Weapons
17.  Wire~Lowdown~Pink Flag
18.  OFF!~I Got News For You~OFF!
19.  Thee Oh Sees~Put Some Reverb On My Brother~Drop
20.  The Damned~Machine Gun Etiquette~Machine Gun Etiquette
21.  Misfits~Attitude~Static Age
22.  Pissed Jeans~I'm Sick~Shallow
23.  Boris~Quicksilver~Noise
24.  Gotobeds~Wasted On Youth~Poor People Are Revolting
25.  Mika Miko~Attitude~666