Posts Tagged ‘Sunglasses After Dark’

Podcast #122, “Holiday Hangover”

Posted in podcast, soundtracks on December 1st, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
3 Turkey wine illustration It's so very cold, I'm so very busy, and these songs have been sitting, waiting for someone to do something with them for so very long. It's a mix of film score and assorted other instrumental bits, pieced together to sooth you after a weekend chock full of family, hectic shopping, and food. Podcast #122, "Holiday Hangover" Jerry Goldsmith - Capricorn One - "Break Out" Calexico - The Black Light - "Minas De Cobre (For Better Metal)" Gianni Ferrio - Djurado - "Djurado No. 9" Ennio Morricone - Il Gatto - "Gli Scatenati" Stelvio Cipriani - Concorde Affaire '79 - "Dangerous Flight" Calibro 35 - Calibro 35 - "Italia a Mano Armata" Christian Bruhn - Captain Future - "Der Bose" Espectrostatic - The Daemonium EP - "The 447" Daniel Mudford & Pete Woodhead - Shaun of the Dead - "Burn Down the Sun" Shooting Guns - WolfCop - "Spy In the Sky" John Ottman - X-Men: Days of Future Past - "Rules of Time" Boards of Canada - Hi Scores - "Hi Scores" Cristobal Tapia de Veer - Utopia Series 2 - "Satan’s Waltz (Metamorphosis Stage 1)" Roberto Donati - Cannibal Ferox - "Cannibal Ferox Theme" Fabio Frizzi - A Cat in the Brain - "Sequence One" Can - Ege Bamyasi - "one More Night" Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi - Rome - "Theme of Rome"

Podcast #121, “Can’t Feel Things”

Posted in podcast on November 17th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
ice tree It's super-duper cold outside here in the Midwest, meaning it's time to hunker down in the basement with wool socks and enough coffee to drown a small child. The songs are a bit slower, a bit sadder, and a bit darker, but I think you'll agree that they're quite wonderful. New music from the Kansas City Bear Fighters and Death to Tyrants, as well as a trip through the vinyl stacks with recent acquisitions and rediscovered favorites, makes this installment of Sunglasses After Dark a lovely start to your week, wherever you may be. Podcast #121, "Can't Feel Things" The Jayhawks, "Blue" (Tomorrow the Green Grass) Uncle Tupelo, "New Madrid" (Anodyne) The Old 97's, "Won't Be Home" (Drag It Up) --- The Shins, "So Says I" (Chutes Too Narrow) The Kansas City Bear Fighters, "You're In Kansas" (The Planet Where We Fell In Love) The Monkees, "You Just May Be the One" (Headquarters) --- Talking Heads, "Memories Can't Wait" (Fear of Music) Death to Tyrants, "So Far Above Sea Level" (Death to Tyrants) Rush, "Red Barchetta" (Exit ... Stage Left) --- Lou Reed, "Intro / Sweet Jane" (Rock 'n' Roll Animal) Alice Cooper, "Go to Hell" (Alice Cooper Goes to Hell) Cheap Trick, "Stiff Competition" (Heaven Tonight)

Podcast #120, “Psychedelic Sounds”

Posted in podcast on November 3rd, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
mescaline cat After a brief break for that excellent (if I do say so myself) Halloween mix, we're back with the regular Sunglasses After Dark podcast. We discuss some recent shows, showcase some new releases, and hip you to what's coming soon. If ever there were a build to a podcast's sound, this would be it -- we start out rather mellow, and just go until we're blasting your brain through your eardrums. Podcast #120, "Psychedelic Sounds" Oils, "Waves We Feel" ("Waves We Feel" single) J. Roddy Walston & the Business, "Same Days" (Essential Tremors) Built to Spill, "Girl" (The Normal Years) Diarrhea Planet, "Platinum Girls" (Aliens In The Outfield) --- The Turtles, "You Showed Me" (Present the Battle of the Bands) The 13th Floor Elevators, "Roller Coaster" (The Psychedelic Sounds of...) Ultimate Painting, "Winter In Your Heart" (Ultimate Painting) Acid Baby Jesus, "All of Your Love" (Selected Recordings) --- 999, "Emergency" (999) Nothing, "Get Well" (Guilty of Everything) Protomartyr, "French Kiss" (Sub Pop 1000) Hossferatu, "Mountebank" (Hossferatu)

Podcast #119, “Play the Bones”

Posted in podcast on October 20th, 2014 by Nick – 5 Comments
goonies organ It's Halloween next week, and I've a fantastic mix of creepy music for you. There's some soundtrack pieces, some creepy tracks from electronic musicians, and a few movie trailers to get you in the mood. I keep my mouth shut, and you get a solid hour of uncomfortability. We'll be back in two weeks with a standard mix of new tunes. Podcast #119, "Play the Bones" John Carpenter - The Fog - "Prologue & Theme from the Fog" Dennis Michael Tenney - Witchboard - "Witchboard Theme" Curtains - split with Ghost to Falco - "Mystery Lines In Pencil" Espectrostatic - Espectrostatic - "Searching the Museum" Vintage radio spots - Triple Terror Show Goblin - Zombi - "L'alba Dei Morti Viventi" Michael Perilstein - Deadly Spawn - "Spawn Lake" Giorgio Moroder - Cat People - "Bring the Prod" The Night Terrors - Pavor Nocturnus - "Asleep With The Bats" Tyler Bates - The Sacrament - "Father's Interview" Rod Slane - Revenge - "Nerves on Edge" Sergio Ferraresi - Galaxi - "Lunar Dream" Vintage radio spots - Dr. Tarr's Torture Dungeon Pino Donaggio - Crawlspace - "The Chase " Tangerine Dream - Thief - "Igneous" Walter Rizatti - 1990 The Bronx Warriors - "Bronx Traffic" Vintage radio spots - Females For Hire The Laze - Phantom of the Opera - "Scorpion Vs Grasshopper" Lalo Schifrin - Enter the Dragon - "The Human Fly" Don Harper - Cold Worlds - "Dank Earth" John Carpenter - Halloween - "The Evil is Gone"

Podcast #118, “Such Newness”

Posted in podcast on October 6th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
New Arrival Logo The Halloween Horror Marathon is taking up an awful lot of my time, so I almost didn't do a podcast, but I had a stack of new stuff I wanted to share, so I did a short nine songs. They're all really great, and I highly recommend this installment of Sunglasses After Dark. The new episode will be an hour-long horror / sci-fi / instrumental mix for the holiday, and I've been crafting that sucker for months now, so expect to have your mind blow in two weeks. Podcast #118, "Such Newness" Altered Beast, "Lost Not Found" (Demo 2014) True Crime, "Fill Your Boots" (Breakout) Stiff Middle Fingers, "On the Watch List" (Songs About Sucking) --- Jeff Rosenstock, "Hey Alison!" ("Hey Alison!" single) Paul Williams, "The Hell of It" (Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack) Paperhead, "None Other Than" (Africa Avenue) --- John Schooley, "Clawhammer Banjo Medley" (The Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World) The Goddamn Gallows, "Sinner's Song" (Gutterbilly Blues) The Maggie's Marshmallows, "Come Along" ("Come Along" single)

Podcast #117, “Sadder Slower”

Posted in podcast on September 22nd, 2014 by Nick – 1 Comment
sad-cat My mood, as of late, has been horrendously mercurial. I've been an emotional wreck, prone to fits of raging anger and crippling sadness. Needless to say, the new podcast reflects both that and the Audio Reader benefit sale from the weekend before last. Podcast #117, "Sadder Slower" Patty Griffin, "Ohio" ("Ohio" single) Immigrant Union, "The End Has Come" (Anyway) Forgetters, "Hoop and Swan" (Forgetters) Sonny & the Sunsets, "Surfer Girl" ("Imagine" single) --- The Raspberries, "Go All the Way" (The Raspberries) U2, "I Will Follow" (Boy) The Walkmen, "Weight On My Shoulders" ("Weight On My Shoulders" single) Elliott Smith, "Between the Bars" (Either/Or) --- Pelican, "Parasite Colony" (Arktica) Cola Freaks, "Menneska Lim" (split with Digital Leather) Aaron & the Burrs, "Oh No, More Bats" ("Release the Bats" single) Girls, "Honey Bunny" (Father, Sun, Holy Ghost)

Podcast #116, “Short and Frickin’ Sweet”

Posted in podcast on September 8th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
munchkin cat Maybe it's due to a lengthy week, with a lot of mileage in it. Maybe it's due to the weather, which went from hot and humid to rainy to seasonally-appropriate. Maybe it's because I drank a can of FourLoko last night, got spectacularly drunk in a very short period of time, and then immediately crashed at 10:00pm. Who's to say? All I know is that there's a shorter set of tunes than usual, but they're absolutely rock-solid. Podcast #116, "Short and Frickin' Sweet" The Litigators, "Let Me Cross Over" ("Let Me Cross Over" single) Gas Huffer, "Bedtime For Freaky" (The Shrill Beeps of Shrimp) Zero Boys, "Put Some Lipstick On It" (Pro Dirt) --- The Wytches, "Grave Dweller" (Annabel Dream Reader) Black on Black, "I Dreamt I Died" (Firebrand) Mannequin Pussy, "Sheet City" (Gypsy Pervert) --- Ghoul, "Tomb After Tomb" (We Came For the Dead) Judas Priest, "Halls of Valhalla" (Redeemer of Souls) Iron Reagan, "I Won't Go" (The Tyranny of Will)

Podcast #115, “Laundry Day”

Posted in podcast on August 18th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
clothesline Ah, yes -- the joys of recording a podcast while the washing machine sloshes above and the dehumidifer hums below. Apologies for any segments of the podcast where my voice is washed out. Recording in the basement on a Sunday morning isn't the quietest place to get things done. Podcast #115, "Laundry Day" Watery Love, "I'm A Skull" (Decorative Feeding) Big Iron, "We Will Fall" (We Will Fall) Rocket From the Crypt, "White Belt" (Group Sounds) Jawbreaker, "Driven" (Unfun) --- Apache Dropout, "Tired Old Story" (Heavy Window) Jaill, "How's the Grave" (That's How We Burn) Ash, "Jesus Says" (Nu-Clear Sounds) "Weird Al" Yankovic, "First World Problems" (Mandatory Fun) --- The Pinkerton Thugs, "Don't Tread On Me" ("The Times" single) The Nerves, "Paper Dolls" (One Way Ticket) Nude Beach, "For You" (77) Nick Lowe, "So It Goes" (16 All Time Lowes) --- Hedwig & the Angry Inch, "Exquisite Corpse" (Hedwig & the Angry Inch soundtrack) Dillinger Four, "Who Didn't Kill Bambi?" (Versus God) Punch, "Self Help" (They Don't Have To Believe) Pallbearer, "Watcher In the Dark" (Foundations of Burden)

Podcast #114, “Back From Holiday”

Posted in links, podcast on August 4th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
worst holiday And we're back. Not only has it been a hot minute since the last podcast (May?! Really?), the site's been kind of dormant. I mean, it's 100% my doing -- we've had some scheduling switches at work, the wife and I've been doing a bit of traveling, and I've been knocking out a lot of writing for other places. I'm going to consider myself a vaguely-successful writer, being as how I'm too busy writing for other people to have anything left for this little corner of the internet. Check out reviews and interviews at The Fast Pitch, The Runout, and Starburst Magazine -- there's everything from pop-punk to local television to film scores. It's a blast, but I'll try and get some more book stuff and vinyl coverage here as I can. Podcast #114, "Back From Holiday" Death, "North Street" ("North Street" single) Radkey, "Digging the Grave" ("Feed My Brain" single) The Bad Ideas, "Apocalypse Detroit" (split with Red Kate) Night Birds, "Agent Zero" (Monster Surf) --- Tweens, "Be Mean" (Tweens) Bikini Kill, "Rebel Girl" ("New Radio" single) Marmozets, "Move Shake Hide" ("Move Shake Hide" single) Greys, "Chick Singer" (If Anything) --- Josh Berwanger Band, "Oh Bis" (Too Much Rock Single Series #3) Mrs. Magician, "Friday Night" (Windian Single Series) The New Pornographers, "Brill Bruisers" (Brill Bruisers) Holler Boys, "The Nah Nah Song" (Holler Boys) --- Penetrators, "Shopping Bag" ("Shopping Bag" single) All Blood, "Now I Am the Devil" (The Kids Have No Taste) The Mr. T Experience, "The Last Time I Listened to You" ("Sex Offender" single) Possum Dixon, "Who You Are" ("Nerves" single)

Podcast #113, “Get Fuzzy”

Posted in podcast on May 12th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
guitar_catThe annual "whoops, I forgot to replace the turntable stylus when it was sounding weird and now it's busted" podcast. It's a very specific episode where I have to dig through the hard drive and see what interesting stuff hasn't yet been raided for a show. It's fun, and while I'm fairly certain a few of these tracks have been played in the past, the show turned out really well, so I don't care. If I can't repeat the occasional track over the course of 100+ episodes (and nearly five years), I don't know what I can do for you people. Podcast #113, "Get Fuzzy" Arctic Monkeys, "Brianstorm" (Favourite Worst Nightmare) Art Brut, "Formed A Band" (Bang Bang Rock & Roll) Antarctigo Vespucci, "I'm Giving Up On U2" (Soulmate Stuff) Be Your Own Pet, "Bicycle Bicycle, You Are My Bicycle" (Be Your Own Pet) --- Roky Erickson, "Don't Slander Me" (Don't Slander Me) The Saints, "Private Affair" (Know Your Product) Ty Segall, "Thank God for Sinners" (Twins) The Strange Boys, "Be Brave" (Be Brave) --- T. Rex, "Metal Guru" (The Slider) Tame Impala, "Elephant" (Lonerism) Blood On The Wall, "Junkeee.....Julieee" (Liferz) Love, "My Little Red Book" (Love Story) --- Round Robin', "I'm The Wolf Man" (The Madness Invasion Vol. 2) The Hussy, "Undefined" (Weed Seizure) Dum Dum Girls, "Always Looking" (Only In Dreams) Dr. John, "Kingdom of Izzness" (Locked Down)