Posts Tagged ‘Sunglasses After Dark’

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)

Podcast #112, “Rescued”

Posted in podcast on April 30th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
RescuersIt was a panicked podcast host earlier yesterday morning, upon the realization that his turntable stylus was going out, and there was no way he'd be able to dig into any of the new vinyl he picked up during Record Store Day last weekend. What to do?!?! Then he remembered that he'd totally switched up the last episode at the eleventh hour, and so had an entire show's worth of trakcs already in the can. Thus, your Monday morning entertainment was saved, and your host didn't have to come up with something last-minute and frantic. Podcast #112, "Rescued" Pup, "Reservoir" (Pup) The Gain, "If I Wasn't There" (split with Scared of Chaka) Boss Fuel, "The Ride" ("The Ride" single) The Royal Crowns, "King of the Joint" (The Amazing Sounds of...) --- Los Crudos, "Peleamos" (Los Primeros Gritos) Police Teeth, "My V-4 Weighs A Ton" (Police Teeth) Bruiser Queen, "In Your Room" ("In Your Room" single) Skaters, "Nice Hat" (Manhattan) --- Jeff the Brotherhood, "Six Pack" ("Six Pack" single) Mono Men, "Wrecker!" (Sensational Sounds of the 1995 Estrus Invitationals) Thee Tsunamis, "Psycho" (Delirium and Dark Waters) Clawhammer, "Hell" ("I Think I Heard A Sound" single) --- The Itch, "Death of a Moral Entrepreneur" (Tales of Hard Luck and Woe) Minutemen, "Little Man With a Gun in His Hand" (Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat) Hobocop, "Stench of Death" (Half Man Half Cop) Stalins of Sound, "Monkey Attack" (Tank Tracks)

Podcast #111, “Epic”

Posted in podcast on April 14th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
viking fire Not even kidding -- I spent about two hours digging our records, recording tracks, and getting everything ready for this podcast. Then I came up with this idea and thought it was so fucking cool, I had to do it right away. So, What we have here is the shortest playlist the podcast will ever see. It's four epic songs, sort of suitable for a rainy spring night where the weather's going all kinds of sideways. Will it rain? Will there be thunder? Might we have to take shelter? DOOM! COME THE DOOM! ALL SHALL PERISH! Um ... yeah. So. I did this as a radio set once, with the idea that it all had to be rock songs longer than 8 minutes -- no electronic music, no jazz. It was a little more varied than this, but then I had four hours to roam free. <b Podcast #111, "Epic" Fucked Up, "Year of the Dragon" (Year of the Dragon) --- Pallbearer, "Foreigner" (Sorrow and Extinction) --- Pelican, "March Into the Sea" (March Into the Sea) --- Deafheaven, "Dream House" (Sunbather)

Podcast #110, “April Fools Rush In”

Posted in novelty / humor, podcast on March 31st, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
april foolsTomorrow is April Fools' Day, so I spent the weekend putting together a plethora of strange and interesting music for you all. For whatever reason -- be it feeling better or just the obscure nature of the tracks requiring some explanation -- I ran my mouth pretty much constantly throughout this episode. My apologies for that. You can rest assured that everything is Dr. Demento-eque, if not actually demented. I avoided using noisemakers, but certainly managed to pull together a wide swathe of weirdness, and managed to not pull from any of the good Doctor's compilations this time. Podcast #110, "April Fools Rush In" Macy Skipper, "Goofin' Off" (The Complete Stax-Volt Singles) Billy Briggs, "Chew Tobacco Rag" (Let's Have A Party!) 'Weird Al' Yankovic, "Good Enough For Now" (Polka Party!) Merle Haggard, "Harold's Super Service" (The Fightin' Side of Me) --- Bo Diddley, "Say Man" (His Best) Bull Moose Jackson, "Big Ten Inch Record" (The King Anthology of Risqué Blues) Sheldon Allman, "Radioactive Mama" (Folk Songs for the 21st Century) The Ideals, "Go Go Gorilla" (Mello Jello ... For Mello Muffins) --- Phil Phillips, "The Evil Dope" (Mello Jello ... For Groovy Ghouls) Archie Pier & The Rythm Aires, "Tamales And Rock And Roll" (The Big Itch Vol. 2) Bob Ridgley, "She Was A Mau Mau" (Lost Treasures! - Rarities From the Vault of Del-Fi) Jose Madrigal, "Swish Swish" (Poco Loco In the Coco Vol. 2) --- The Zanies, "Chicken Surfer" (Real Gone Garbage) Eileen Barton, "Poco Loco In the Coco" (If I Knew You Were Comin', I'd've Baked A Cake) Sam Space & The Cadets, "Take Me To Your Leader Cha Cha Cha" (The Purple Knif Show) Jack Marshall, "The Munsters Theme" (Alfred Hitchcock Presents / The Munsters) Devo, "We're All Devo" (Pioneers Who Got Scalped)