1. #337 with Kurt Morris
    …or w2fc

    I’m starting a new trilogy of podcasts, Razorcake listeners, so watch out! This one is based on the calendar. So to start with I have songs with days of the weeks in the title. I’ll follow it up with months in the title and then one with the word “year” or “years” in the song titles. You’ve been warned. It’s gonna be epic. Well, maybe not epic, but it’ll be fun. For me.

    –Kurt 
    welcometoflavorcountry@gmail.com

    PS. Contrary to what I said in the podcast, you can’t listen to the interview with Avail for which I wrote the introduction, but you can READ it here.

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    tracklisting:

    Trans Megetti, “On the Monday” (Fading Left to Completely On)
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    Avail, “Tuesday” (4 AM Friday)
    The Weakerthans, “Wellington’s Wednesday” (Fallow)
    The Undertones, “Wednesday Week” (The Best of The Undertones)
    Knapsack, “Thursday Side of the Street” (Day Three of My New Life)
    The Killingtons, “Thursday” (Redwood Records: A Collection)
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    Carpenter, “Just Another Friday Night” (Sea to Sky)
    Mutoid Man, “Friday the 13/8” (Helium Head)
    Ultravox, “Saturday Night in the City of the Dead” (No Thanks! The ‘70s Punk Rebellion)
    The Cure, “10:15 Saturday Night” (Staring at the Sea)
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    Morrissey, “Everyday Is Like Sunday” (Bona Drag)

     
  2. “I had always heard your entire life flashes in front of your eyes the second before you die. First of all, that one second isn’t a second at all—it stretches on forever, like an ocean of time… For me, it was lying on my back at Boy Scout camp, watching falling stars… And yellow leaves, from the maple trees, that lined my street… Or my grandmother’s hands, and the way her skin seemed like paper… And the first time I saw my cousin Tony’s brand new Firebird… And Janie… And Janie… And… Carolyn. I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me… but it’s hard to stay mad, when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst… And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life… You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry… you will someday.”

    –Marty Ploy

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    tracklisting:

    Turkish Techno, “Days,” Number 2 (LP), (Dirt Cult) **unreleased**
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    Beach Slang, “Get Lost ,” Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken 7” (Dead Broke)
    Everybody Row, “The Sea Inside,” The Sea Inside 7” (Vitriol) 
    Big Eyes, “Back from the Moon,” Back from the Moon 7” (Grave Mistake)
    Dead Bars, “Just Fine,” Split w/ SunshineState 7” (No Idea)
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    Murmurs, “Villa Kula,” Bound LP (Dead Broke)
    Poor Form, “Put It Off,” 7” (Minor Bird) **unreleased** 
    Model Talk, “High Hopes,” Demo **unreleased** 
    Hillary Chillton, “Mitosis,” Split w/ Void Boys tape (Tuesday Tapes)
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    Shang-A-Lang, “Friends Grow Up,” Error: You Cannot Add Yourself as a Friend EP 7” (Dirt Cult)
    Hidden Spots, “Most Important Thing,” Self-titled 7” (A.D.D.)
    Tiltwheel, “Boat in Boiling Water,” 4-way split 7” (A.D.D.)
    Drunk Dial, “Never an Adult Moment,” Down//Out EP 7” (FYL) **unreleased**
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    Crimpshrine, “Inspiration,” Quit Talkin’ Claude 7” (Lookout)

     
  3. Podcast #335 with Bryan Static

    I stare at my paycheck. Most of it is rent, but somewhere deep down in that number is enough to buy a record, or a comic, or something that helps me not think about the daily grind. But that cold hard number wants me to have no enjoyment. It stands as a monument to my laziness, according to people with more money than me. Clearly, if I wanted more money I would work harder, longer, faster, or something.

    My belongings—all packed in boxes and scattered amongst the debris of what used to be a bedroom—sit in a room that I pay for with my own time and I still hesitate to say I am an adult. More appropriately, I’m beginning to think the concept of an adult is flawed, or perhaps there is too great a difference portrayed between being a teenager and an adult. If I remember my history correctly, there was a time that when the concept of teenager did not exist. This seems more genuine. As a teenager, I felt as if there would be a grand revelation to be had once I grew up that would place the world into more perspective; an event that would cause my words to hold more weight and authority. But these moments are fiction, and the transition was nothing more than a series of escalading failures.

    Now, the world shoves me into the fast-moving world of numbers, time management, and misery. The goal is to find balance, until I die. Then, life is somebody else’s problem. I stare at my paycheck.

    Please send desperate pleas for help and doom metal recommendations to bryanstatic@gmail.com.

    –Bryan Static

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    tracklisting:

    Nightmare Boyzzz, “Problem Child” (Bad Patterns, Slovenly)
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    Radiator Hospital, “Bedtime Story” (Torch Song, Salinas)
    Los Vigilantes, “La Balada” (Self-titled, Slovenly)
    Broncho, “Try Me Out Sometime” (Can’t Get Past the Lips, CQ/Guestroom)
    A Giant Dog, “The Grand” (Bone, Tic Tac Totally)
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    Rad Payoff, “Chuck Roast” (The Good, The Rad and The Ugly, Let’s Pretend)
    Perfect Pussy, “Dig” (Say Yes to Love, Captured Tracks)
    IDYLLS, “PCP Crazy” (Prayer for Terrene, Self-released)
    Parquet Courts, “Always Back in Town” (Sunbathing Animal, What’s Your Rupture?)
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    Cardiacs, “A Little Man and a House” (A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window, Alphabet Business Concern)
    PAWS, “Bloodline” (Cokefloat!, Fat Cat)
    Andrew Jackson Jihad, “Kokopelli Face Tattoo” (Christmas Island, SideOneDummy)
    Ovens, “Misanthropist” (Self-titled, Tumult)
    PUP, “Mabu” (Self-titled, SideOneDummy)
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    FIDLAR, “Cocaine / Cheap Cocaine” (Self-titled)
     
  4. Top Shelf Interviews: Jon of The Dopamines

    For our second Top Shelf installment, Jon Lewis—guitarist and co-vocalist of Cincinnati’s The Dopamines—sits down with Dave Drobach and Matt Sweeting to talk about 2010’s Expect the Worst. In addition to being released on Gainesville’s Paper + Plastick, the album was recorded right here in our fair city, and The Dopamines have been known to tour with a Gainesville band or two. Also, Mikey Erg gets name-dropped.

    –Replay Dave

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  5. Podcast #334 with Rene Nevarro! 

    I don’t have much to say for this one except that putting it together is what kept me together throughout the boring week. I hurt my back and couldn’t train. This led to my being super bored and depressed, moping around the house when I remembered, “I have something important to do!” 

    Assembling my podcast is sometimes done hastily, guided more by passion and that week’s musical whims than any sort of planned out sonic attack, but on this one I really thought it out. I dug through every record I have at the B-Space, wrote out a bunch of set lists that got trashed, debated over which tracks to play by what artists in what order. I wanted to open with a track that promised a good time, take you on a wild ride, then bring you back down in a somber tone. Hopefully that was accomplished. If not, I apologize, but thank you for listening and supporting Razorcake regardless.

    –Rene 

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    Tracklisting:

    Masshysteri, “MassHysteri Del Tva”  
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    Stranglers, “The Duchess” 
    XTC, “Senses Working Overtime” 
    Wire, “Ex-Lion Tamer” 
    Talking Heads, “The Book I Read”
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    Reigning Sound, “Stormy Weather”/ “Straight Shooter” 
    Ramones, “Havana Affair” 
    Replacements, “I Will Dare” 
    —-
    Fucked Up, “Disorder” 
    X, “Burning House of Love” 
    Spokenest, “We Move”
    Tenement, “Dreaming Out Loud” 
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    Hank Williams, “Wealth Won’t Save Your Soul” 

     
  6. Razorcake Podcast #331 with Mike Faloon! (and Todd)

    Friends engage in any number of activities when they get together.  Some compare monocles.  Others debate Night Ranger vs. Styx.  We dig spinning punk rock records and talking about them.  This is what it sounded like one afternoon in August.

    –Mike
    mikefaloon46@gmail.com

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    Tracklisting:
    Night Birds, “Hope for the Best (Expect the Worse)” (Wallride)
    Future Virgins, “Late Republic” (Self-released)
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    Underground Railroad To Candyland, “Worried” (Recess)
    Lenguas Largas, “Heavy Bubbles” (Recess)
    Treasure Fleet, “Surrender of Promises” (Recess)
    White Night, “Stuck on You” (Recess)
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    Vanna Inget, “Alla Andra Dagar” (Man In Decline)
    Chantey Hook, “Underground” (ADD/Razorcake)
    Street Eaters, “Reverse” (Contraszt!/Nervous Intent)
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    Worriers, “Get Bored” (Yo-Yo)
    Brain F≠, “Dry” (Grave Mistake/Sorry State)
    Gories, “View From Here” (Crypt)
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    Fastbacks, “In the Summer” (Popllama)
    Bright Ideas, “Please Say Yes” (Radio On)

     
  7. Razorcake is psyched to be hosting a new podcast series: Top Shelf Interviews! in this first edition, Replay Dave and Matt Sweeting interview Fay Wray.

    a li’l blurb from Replay Dave:

    The first Top Shelf interview has a few hiccups, but it’s honest, raw, and we care, much like Fay Wray’s album itself. This record has always been a stand-out for me. When I remember watching them play during that time in Gainesville, it always brings a smile to my face. Hell, that time was great all around. But that was a long time ago. 

    Fay Wray reunited to perform at Fest 7. I had the honor to play bass. Rob Coe sat me down and showed me the songs. So for the inaugural Top Shelf interview, I sat Rob down with Matt and me to discuss the landmark album I Love Everyone. Matt and I were still getting familiar with the Grow Radio studio, so bear with us…and Love Everyone. 

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  8. Listen here: WHITE MURDER INTERVIEW MP3

    Raw power in all forms has the potential for abuse.

    Sexuality is powerful. 

    Live, White Murder’s sexuality fills the room as real as any body. Both genders. Hannah and Mary are the obvious ones, stalking the room, jumping around, pushing into and over one another, dancing, screaming, staring, and confronting as microphone cords snake behind. Reuben, Mike, and Paul—although more rooted in space—blast and sweat and steam and pound.

    This would be purely academic if White Murder were merely a show, if their music didn’t back the juice and strut. Think blistering, unhinged O-fucking-hio-based anxiety punk—The Chargers Street Gang, This Moment In Black History, Pere Ubu, We March. Think Emma Goldman and Le Tigre where body ownership means that fucking’s always a two-way street—that your body is your temple and it’s your duty to not only defend it, but to call out those who don’t respect it.

    Lastly, let’s not forget that sexuality can often be fun, goofy, warm, considerate, and caring. It’s one part of a much more complex system of what it is to be human regardless what’s between your legs or on your chest.

    That’s not a bad headspace to think about when a band starts playing or spins around on a record player. Here’s to White Murder, a powerful L.A.-are band carrying on exciting dialogues, dripping with tension.

    Interview by Todd Taylor and Noah Wolf

     
  9. Razorcake Podcast #323 - Future Virgins Edition! (with Todd and Mike Faloon)

    There’s a lot I cherish about Razorcake and one of the simple pleasures is sitting down with friends and listening to records. Mike Faloon and I are buddies. We live on separate sides of the county. We don’t get to hang out as much as I’d like. Mike visited me in Los Angeles for a week and he’d volleyed the idea of doing a Future Virgins podcast. The Future Virgins are one of the best bands on the planet. They also live by ideals. It’s that ultra-rare double quality that made me go, “Yup, Mike. Absolutely.” Mike wrote this stellar review of their latest record, LateRepublicon his blog for Go Metric. As Mike says, the Future Virgins are a band that makes music that matters.

    The evening before we recorded this podcast, Mike and I listened to records for hours and hours. I pulled out all of my Future Virgins records, all the predecessor Future Virgins records, all my contemporary band records that feature Future Virgins members. We drank beer that he couldn’t find on his coast and listened to songs he’d never heard. It’s this great feeling of sharing something new (even when it’s old) with an old friend—someone who gets it when people half our ages have packed it in. We played certain songs over and over again. We made lists. We scribbled out selections. We worked on the song order. Mike became a Dark Rides and Sexy fan that evening. We totally fucking geeked out like the record nerds we are. My wife came in, took a picture of us and laughed, pleased to see us both so happy.

    This is our document. This music helps keep us alive. This is a big reason Razorcake exists how it exists. 

    -Todd Taylor

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    Tracklisting:
    Future Virgins, “Gravity”
    Future Virgins, “’60s Sweater” 
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    Sexy, “Crows”
    Jack Palance Band, “Heaven”
    Future Virgins, “Keep Your Faith”
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    Future Virgins, “Posi Jam”
    Future Virgins, “Other Side”
    Future Virgins, “Ruined Splendor”
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    Hidden Spots, “Don’t Waste Your Days”
    ADD/C, “All Things Considered”
    Dark Rides, “Modern Glory”
    Future Virgins, “Counting Sheep”
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    Future Virgins, “Darkness”
    Future Virgins, “Boy’s Choir”
    Future Virgins, “Brokedown”
    Future Virgins, “Waiting to Disappear”
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    Future Virgins, “Follow to the Grave”

     

  10. New Razorcake Podcast by me!

    w2fc:

    I’ve been through some shit lately that has left me feeling low down and drained. So it seems fitting that I’ve been listening to a lot of the blues. While the style has a specific musical structure (which few of the artists on this podcast actually follow), lyrically it has often served as a means for the songwriter to release heartache of the relationship kind or that which is experienced from harsh daily living. And in that regard, more of the artists on this podcast actually are following in the blues tradition. Some of the bands here don’t follow the blues style, lyrically or musically, they just have the word “Blues” in their song title (which is the unifying theme of the podcast). But they all express an emotion, whether it be sadness or anger. And those are two things I’m feeling right now. So join me in feeling the blues and I promise to only play upbeat, happy pop punk for the next podcast. (Not really.)

    Click here for Blues related fun!

    Tracklisting:
    Johnny Cash, “Folsom Prison Blues” (Live at Folsom Prison)
    Johnny Cash, “Cocaine Blues” (Live at Folsom Prison)
    Jimmie Rodgers, “T.B. Blues”
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    Ethel Meserve, “Belated Blues” (Spelling The Names)
    Motörhead, “Lost Woman Blues” (Aftershock)
    Obits, “Milk Cow Blues” (I Blame You)
    Converge, “Wolverine Blues” (Converge/Napalm Death split 7”)
    Pig Destroyer, “Restraining Order Blues” (Terrifyer)
    The Reatards, “Memphis Blues” (Teenage Hate)
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    Rollins Band, “Gun in Mouth Blues” (Life Time)
    The Stooges, “LA Blues” (Fun House)

    our latest podcast adventure with Kurt! join us, won’t you?