I’m ending 2018 with the 128th episode of Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio, this time featuring new stuff from AMATEUR HOUR (pictured), KOMARE, the STRAPPING FIELDHANDS and RAYS, plus some phenomenal recordings by bands I’d like to introduce you to called The Velvet Underground,Pere Ubu and Suicide (among others). I think you may enjoy them!
STRAPPING FIELDHANDS – Impossible To Say AMATEUR HOUR – Mother EAT SKULL – Stick To The Formula NAKED ON THE VAGUE – All Aboard KING ALFRED MAN OF LEISURE – Fog EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS – Secondhand Shit That You Live In VELVET UNDERGROUND – Guess I’m Falling in Love (live 1967 NYC) PERE UBU – Final Solution COUNTRY TEASERS – Thank You God for Making Me an Angel THE YUMMY FUR – The Career Saver RAYS – Before Sunrise MAX BLOCK – Johnny Mnemonic SCORCHED EARTH POLICY – The Cult SARAH MARY CHADWICK – Mostly Mostly KOMARE – Hot Tarmac SUICIDE – Frankie Teardrop, The Detective Meets The Space Alien (1976 demo) GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS – Nothing Going Down At All
Soundtrack for the end of the world. Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #127includes new material from The Higher State, Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt, Rays, Allysen Callery, Maxine Funke & more. We also revisit a few “chestnuts” from some of your favorite old-tymers like Times New Viking (pictured), Mad Nanna and The Fall. Download or stream it and make sure you tell twenty friends about the new episode.
THE CHEIFS – The Lonelys
THE FALL – How I Wrote ‘Elastic Man’
DAN MELCHIOR’S BROKE REVUE – You’re My Wife
TIMES NEW VIKING – Pentagram
KING TEARS MORTUARY – Crash Report
LUNG LEG – Dirty Plotte
HONEY RADAR – Niacin Man
VELO – Out
USELESS EATERS – Year 11
ALLYSEN CALLERY – November Man
MAXINE FUNKE – Wake Up Dreaming
PIP PROUD – Purple Boy Gang
ALASTAIR GALBRAITH – Milky Milo Man
RAYS – Fallen Stars
TRICK MAMMOTH – Week End
MAD NANNA – I Wanna See You
ROB JO STAR BAND – Acid Revolution
DIVISION FOUR – Doctors Wife
THE HIGHER STATE – Ten Clear Petals
THE BEGINNER’S MYND – Ego Death
CHRIS CORSANO & BILL ORCUTT – The Secret Engine of History
This 126th episode of Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio shines a spotlight on BRANNTEN SCHNÜRE, a duo from Germany who make some incredibly bewitching dark, experimental folk music, and something that I’ve been listening to constantly since hearing them for the first time, uh, two weeks ago. The show also features great new stuff from THE FUTURIANS, RAYS, SUBURBAN HOMES, COLLATE, MAXINE FUNKE, MOUNTAIN MOVERS and BLUE CHEMISE. You’ll probably want to download or stream it right now before you do anything else.
JAD FAIR – The Thing With The Atomic Brain MAXINE FUNKE – So Far Down ENHET FOR FRI MUSIK – På Väg Hem… AMATEUR HOUR – Get Fucked BLUE CHEMISE – Marcy ARMPIT – A Good Insane TRASH – Hurtin’ BRANNTEN SCHNÜRE – Das jungfräuliche Ohr BRANNTEN SCHNÜRE – Vom Baum Im Hof BRANNTEN SCHNÜRE – Schwiess BRANNTEN SCHNÜRE – Das Glatte Nackte Wickelkind BRANNTEN SCHNÜRE – Urin Deiner Bluten I RAYS – Work of Art COLLATE – Phone Call WIPERS – Better Off Dead MOUNTAIN MOVERS – My Eyes Are Always Heavy MINUTEMEN – Validation SUBURBAN HOMES – Corporate Hijack THE FALL – Wings THE FUTURIANS – P11
We’ve got a feeling you could using the healing power of sub-underground music from the last five decades right about now. Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #125’s bursting at the seams w/ new stuff from MOUNTAIN MOVERS(pictured), RAYS, LAKE MARY & TALK WEST, NAKED ROOMMATE, THE STACHES, SUBURBAN HOMES, BILL ORCUTT & CHRIS CORSANO, MUELLER and more. There’s also the usual collection of dragged-&-dropped quality from our extensive collection of mp3s.
19 songs, 65 minutes – time to get on the stick and download or stream this one.
MUELLER – Your Room RAYS – Anti-Hand Man MOLE HOUSE – Fast Moving Cars THE CANNANES – It’s Hardly Worth It HUON – Bad Friend GARBAGE AND THE FLOWERS – Catherine is Only Listening LAKE MARY AND TALK WEST – Leaving Morning ROB NOYES & RYAN LEE CROSBY – Improvisation 2 ARMPIT – Going From Room to Room MIDNIGHT CIRCUS – The Hedonist Jive REMA-REMA – Short Stories NAKED ROOMATE – John is Gone THE STACHES – Ur Still a Stranger SUBURBAN HOMES – What It’s Really All About Is…. RED CROSS – Burn-Out THE SPITS – Autobahn BILL ORCUTT & CHRIS CORSANO – Bargain Sounds NIG-HEIST – The Nig-Heist MOUNTAIN MOVERS – This City
Dynamite Hemorrhage #124 leavens 50 minutes of mellow-harshing with about ten minutes of anti-harsh, adding up to 1 full hour of sub-underground music from the last five+ decades.
New music this time comes to us from SUBURBAN HOMES, SARAH MARY CHADWICK, CONSTANT MONGREL, NEO NEOS, FÅGLAR | BUR, SAUNA YOUTH, THE SHIFTERS, NAKED ROOMMATE, BLUE CHEMISE and THE STACHES. Plus The Rats, Hand Grenades, Loli & The Chones & much much more!
SUBURBAN HOMES – Magazine NEO NEOS – Politic Tempo FÅGLAR | BUR – Platt NAKED ROOMMATE – Lube Boys HOUSEHOLD – Never After RUSSELL ST BOMBINGS – Homicide Squad THE SHIFTERS – Andrew Bolt THE STACHES – Great Depression DEAD ANGLE – Why Don’t You? SAUNA YOUTH – No Personal Space MISSION OF BURMA – OK/No Way LOLI AND THE CHONES – Everybody Hates Me A-FRAMES – Neutron Bomb CONSTANT MONGREL – Birch SCIENTISTS – There’s a Monster in Me THE RATS – The Rat’s Revenge Part 1 HAND GRENADES – Cocoon HONEY RADAR – Rebirth of the Cornell Forestry Club BLUE CHEMISE – June SARAH MARY CHADWICK – It’s Never OK
The annual Cropped Out music festival just wrapped up in Louisville, KY this past weekend. I wasn’t there, but I did get to pen a little thing in the festival program about Mr. Bill Direen, who came from New Zealand to play a set there.
Truth be told, I stole most of it from my own intro to the interview I did w/ him in Dynamite Hemorrhage fanzine #2 (still available!). Yet I shuffled the words around enough that I thought it might be interesting to Direen fans and/or potential Direen fans who stumble across this on the internet, whenever and however you got here.
Here it is:
Bill Direen has cast an enveloping and beautifully unpredictable shadow over New Zealand’s indigenous rock music landscape the last forty years, after starting up a disjointed, all-shards experimental punk rock band called Vacuum back in 1977. His music has both skirted the edges of some dominant underground musical trends while being very deliberately out of step with them as well. Direen’s strange, abstract pop creations have been both “of” and “not of” the country’s Flying Nun-dominated post-’77 musical history.
He’s a recognized hero to those who gobbled up anything and everything Flying Nun & 1980s New Zealand coughed up, yet those who were willing to dig several layers deeper, on the periphery of the Velvets-inspired scene, have found many incredible gorgeous, offbeat pop gems such as “Alien”, “Dirty and Disgusting”, “Girl at Night” and literally dozens of others.
For you more patient and/or musically adventurous types, those who revel in the abstract and the off-putting (tape splices, compromised fidelity, live recordings and piss-takes released as LP cuts, and the like) – and who moreover get a big charge out of records released in editions of 60 or 100 or 150 – Direen’s got a goldmine of material to offer up to your camp as well.
When challenged with others’ ideas of how his music should be played, marketed or otherwise shaped, Direen has found new ways of strategizing, whether by starting his own label (South Indies, in the early 80s); by rapidly changing band members or band names; by deliberately botching his bands’ spelling and thereby willfully obscuring his own greatness (Bill Direen and the Bilders; Builders; Billdireen; Bilderburgers; Die Bilder, etc.), or by even releasing his material on CD-R.
Bill Direen’s musical output into the 21st century continues to reinforce every aspect of this iconoclastic musical ethos: contrary, beautiful, slapdash, non-commercial, raw, spontaneous and stunningly weird.
Post-Labor Day explosion of new sub-underground scorchers and blurry messes from BLUE CHEMISE, TABLE SUGAR, JJ ULIUS, RAYS, HONEY RADAR, SAUNA YOUTH, BLADES OF JOY, BILL ORCUTT & CHRIS CORSANO, FÅGLAR | BUR, BLOWDRYER and J GALLAGHER / SAM LANGMANN. It’s Dynamite Hemorrhage Radio #123.
I’ve also made a special effort to put forth things not from 2018 as well, including favorites of ours such as Mars, Jefferson Airplane, Sferic Experiment, Pang and the Electric Eels, too. Get it while it’s still out there – download or stream it now.
BILL ORCUTT & CHRIS CORSANO – Brace Up! HONEY RADAR – Hard-Panning The Nation JJ ULIUS – Era Jävla Manér RAYS – Yesterday’s Faces PANG – Attention Deficit SFERIC EXPERIMENT – Goodbye JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – Two Heads (alternate version) BLUE CHEMISE – Violet FÅGLAR | BUR – Öppen Inbjudan J GALLAGHER / SAM LANGMANN – The Staircase GROWTH – Turn MARS – Helen Forsdale BASE – One-Way Girl SAUNA YOUTH – In Flux BLOWDRYER – Insulated ELECTRIC EELS – Wreck & Roll FUCKED UP KIDS – Road Kill HONEY RADAR – Hard-Panning the Nation (again! mistakenly back-announced as Sex Tide’s “Cleveland Avenue” – sorry folks) BLADES OF JOY – Be Kind SIMPLE MINDS – Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase) THE UNSEENS – Shut-In TABLE SUGAR – Millions Places