Radio Zero

January 27, 2008

My Friday Focus show wound its way thru 2007 highlights (some big names/albums; other tunes fairly personal to me and therefore moot as any kind of "best of.") I also touched on some interesting tidbits from this still-young new year. Also tried to tickle the listeners with a few exclusives from upcoming albums. (Podcast of the show is in the works -- check this space for downloadable MP3s of this show, in two parts.)


Explosions in the Sky: "Welcome, Ghosts", All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone (Temporary Residence Ltd., 2007)
Radiohead: "All I Need", In Rainbows (, 2007)
Sun: "Right Now", I'll Be the Same (Staubgold, 2008)
Dappled Cities: "Fire Fire Fire", Granddance (Dangerbird, 2007)
John Vanderslice: "Time To Go", Emerald City (Barsuk, 2007)
Yeasayer: "2080", All Hour Cymbols (We Are Free, 2007)
Amon Tobin: "Esther's", Foley Room (Ninja Tune, 2007)
Einsturzende Neubauten: "Ich Hatte Ein Wort", Alles Wieder Offen (Potomak, 2007)
Tom Tom Club: "Genius of Love (12" version)", Funky Nassau: The Compass Point Story 1980-1986 (Strut, 2008)
LCD Soundsystem: "Monkeypuss", Syclops 12" (DFA, 2008)
Daedelus: "El Subidon", Fairweather Friends EP (Ninja Tune, 2007)
Ghislain Poirier: "Jusqu'en Haut feat. Omnikrom", No Ground Under (Ninja Tune, 2007)
Flowerpornoes: "Rock 'n' Roll", Wie Oft Musst Du Vor Die Wand Laufen Bis Der Himmelsich Auftut? (V2, 2007)
Menomena: "Rotten Hell", Friend and Foe (Barsuk, 2007)
Radar Bros.: "Lake Life", Auditorium (Merge, 2008)
Hanne Hukkelberg: "Fourteen", Rykestrasse 68 (Nettwerk, 2007)
Why?: "Good Friday", Alopecia (Anticon, 2008)
Von Sudenfed: "Flooded", Tromatic Reflexxions (Domino, 2007)
The Servants: "It's My Turn", Reserved (Cherry Red, 2006/07)
Fog: "I Have Been Wronged", Ditherer (Lex, 2007)
Pedro: "Hallelujah", You, Me & Everyone (Mush, 2007)
Dog Day: "Bullet", Lydia 7" (Tomlab, 2007)
White Magic: "Winds", Dark Stars EP (Drag City, 2007)

NOTE: Podcast of show available soon! Check back here within the next week...!

October 05, 2007

July 01, 2007

Caribou: "Melody Day", Andorra (Merge)
Efterklang: "Hands Playing Butterfly", Under Giant Trees (The Leaf Label)
Maps: "You Don't Know Her Name", We Can Create (Mute)
Hot Chip: "My Piano (DJ Kicks)", Hot Chip: DJ Kicks (K7)
Dani Siciliano: "Who's Blues", Why Can't I Make You High 7" (K7)
My Darling YOU!: "We Break Up on Friday", My Heart Beats Too Fast For Our Friendship to Last 7" EP (Tomt Recordings)
Dappled Cities: "Vision Bell", Granddance (Dangerbird)
Elk City: "Melody", New Believers (Friendly Fire)
Sian Alice Group: "Nightsong (Pt. I)", Nightsong 7" (The Social Registry)
Under Byen: "Den Her Sang Handler Om At Det Bedste Ud Af Det", Samme Stof Som Stof (Paper Bag)
Dog Day: "End of the World", Night Group (Tomlab)
Von Südenfed: "Flooded", Tromatic Reflexxions (Domino)
These Are Powers: "Silver Lung", Silver Lung 7" (Elsie and Jack Recordings)
Wolfgang: "Every Second", The Wicked Truth About Loving a Man (Hypnote)
Field Music: "Working to Work", Tones of Town (Memphis Industries)
Cheer-Accident: "Crazy", What Sequel? (Pravda)
A Sunny Day In Glasgow: "C'mon", The Sunniest Day Ever EP (self-released)
Sonic Youth: "The Wonder (live)", Daydream Nation Deluxe Edition (Geffen)
The Besnard Lakes: "Rides the Rails", ...Are the Dark Horse (Jagjaguwar)
Pinback: "Torch", Autumn of the Seraphs (Touch & Go)
Other Men: "In This Wind", Wake Up Swimming (Robcore)
Young and Sexy: "Hello Sonny", Mint Double A-Side 7" Series, Vol. 1 [split w/ the Awkward Stage] (Mint)
Headlights: "Owl Eyes", Keep Your Friends and Loves Close. Keep the City You Call Home Closer EP (Polyvinyl)

ADDENDUM: Gave away Tortoise tickets to a new listener who just moved to Chicago from Kentucky. Enjoy!


February 10, 2007
WHPK Friday Night Focus Show
February 9th, 2007

Emily Haines & the Soft Skeleton: "Doctor Blind", Knives Don't Have Your Back (Last Gang)
Cheer-Accident: "Crazy", What Sequel? (Pravda)
Mink: "Sex Kittens of Phoenix", Mink (IR Music)
Milkyway: "Fence"
The Twilight Sad: "But When She Left, Gone Was the Glow", The Twilight Sad EP (FatCat)
Baby Dayliner: "At Least", Critics Pass Away (Brassland)
The Tragically Hip: "Family Band", World Container (Universal Music)
Boyskout: "Everybody Knew", Another Life (Three Ring)
Steve Wynn: "Sustain", What I Did After My Band Broke Up (DBK Works)
The Culottes: "The Picnic Song", A Collection from NZ (Tin Can Sound)
Black Audio: "Which Side am I On", Echo Hill (Autotehtaat Levyt)
The Thermals: "Back to the Sea", The Body the Blood the Machine (Sub Pop)
The Big Sleep: "Murder", Son of the Tiger (Frenchkiss)
Loraxx: "Front-End Loader", Selfs (Automatic Combustioneer)
The North Valley Subconscious Orchestra: "Shimokitazawa Face", The Right Kind of Nothing (Ghostly International)
Moonshake: "Gravity", First EP (Too Pure)
David Thomas Broughton: "Ambiguity", The Complete Guide to Insufficiency (Plug Research)
Iconcrash: "Concordia", Nude (Futurecords)
Lansing-Dreiden: "Lil' Sad Joint (Cement to Stone)", 'D.I. by D.D.' EP (Lansing-Dreiden)
Jesu: "Conqueror", Conqueror (Hydra Head)
Destroyer: "Looters' Follies", Destroyer's Rubies (Scratch)
Antibalas: "I.C.E.", [exclusive to] (
Akron/Family: "Italy", Akron/Family (Young God)
Flowerpornoes: "Rock 'n' Roll", Wie Oft Musst Du Vor Die Wand Laufen Bis Der Himmel Sich Auftut? (V2, Germany)



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