Just in time for her album release shows this week, we have an interview with Karina Denike. You likely know her best for her tenure with ska-punks Dance Hall Crashers, but her new album Under Glass, is anything but. A wonderful melange of torch songs, indie pop, and the slightest hints of reggae, Under Glass is that most wonderful kind of album, revealing further details the more you listen. The album came out this week, and you can buy it from Denike's website while you listen to our interview with her. Podcast #131, "Karina Denike" Interview with Karina Denike --- Dance Hall Crashers, "Don't Call" (The Show Must Go Off!) --- Interview with Karina Denike --- Karina Denike, "Anchors Away" (Under Glass) --- Interview with Karina Denike --- Karina Denike, "Golden Kimonos" (Under Glass) --- Interview with Karina Denike --- X, "The World's A Mess, It's In My Kiss" (Los Angeles) --- Interview with Karina Denike --- Karina Denike, "Az Budes Velky" (Under Glass) Release shows for Karina Denike's Under Glass are this weekend in California: Thursday, 4/16 - Amnesia, San Franciso w/ Lily Taylor, Cosimo Lissy Friday, 4/17 - Awaken Cafe, Oakland w/ Lily Taylor and more TBA Saturday 4/18 - Dave's Record Store, Berkeley w/ bunches of others for Record Store Day
Posts Tagged ‘Sunglasses After Dark’
interview, podcast on April 15th, 2015 by Nick – 3 Comments
interview, podcast on March 23rd, 2015 by Nick – Be the first to comment
Jeff Rosenstock's new album for SideOne Dummy, We Cool?, debuted on the Billbroard Heatseeker Charts at #7. Not a bad accomplishment for a guy I once saw play a basement three blocks from my house. We interviewed the former Bomb the Music Industry frontman for The Pitch and took the opportunity to get Rosenstock to chat with us about songs he likes for this latest installment of the podcast. Podcast #130, "Jeff Rosenstock" Michael Damian, "Rock On" (Where Do We Go From Here) Bobby Brown, "My Prerogative" (Don't Be Cruel) --- Everclear, "Heroin Girl" (Sparkle and Fade) --- Shinobu, "Violence House" (10 Thermidor) Father John Misty, "Bored in the USA" (I Love You, Honeybear) Sleater-Kinney, "A New Wave" (No Cities to Love) Alvvays, "Adult Diversion" (Alvvays) --- MU330, "Got Caught" (Chumps On Parade) Chinkees, "Another Angry Man He Goes to War" (Bay Area Ska Volume 2) Operation Ivy, "Sound System" (Energy) --- Jeff Rosenstock, "You, In Weird Cities" (We Cool?) Jeff Rosenstock is currently on tour with with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped You can find tour dates and more info at his Tumblr.
interview, podcast, punk on March 9th, 2015 by Nick – 1 Comment
It's another installment of "special guest DJ" on Sunglasses After Dark. This go-round, we have Miguel Chen, bassist for Teenage Bottlerocket. The pop-punk road warriors' seventh album, Tales From Wyoming, is due out March 31 on Rise Records, so after we interviewed Chen about the new record, we asked him the litany of questions we have for any artist willing to answer them. His answers are interesting. I suggest not looking at the playlist until afterward. The surprise is worth it. Podcast #129, "Miguel Chen of Teenage Bottlerocket" Green Day, "Having A Blast" (Dookie) NOFX, "Whatever Didi Wants" (Heavy Petting Zoo) --- Voodoo Glow Skulls, "Human Piñata" (Band Geek Mafia) --- Ramones, "Listen To My Heart" (Ramones) --- Teenage Bottlerocket, "Skate or Die" () Teenage Bottlerocket, "Don't Want to Go" () --- Pears, "Terrible" (Go to Prison) The 20Belows, "In Heavy Rain" (Wreckage) Taylor Swift, "Shake It Off" (1989) --- Teenage Bottlerocket, "Nothing Else Matters (When I'm With You)" (Tales From Wyoming) Thanks again to Miguel for taking time to do the podcast. Teenage Bottlerocket's new album, Tales From Wyoming, is due out March 31 on Rise Records. You can pre-order it in a variety of formats and bundles at the Teenage Bottlerocket store.
podcast on February 23rd, 2015 by Nick – Be the first to comment
It's cold. It's overcast. I'm as tired of grousing about the weather as you are of hearing about it. Let's have the music reflect some dour moods, and then try to redeem things with a bunch of pop. Podcast #128, "Whether the Weather" Louder, "Secret Fiction" (Louder) The Spits, "Come With Me (Yeah Wontcha)" (split with Dan Melchior) Sheer Mag, "Hard Lovin'" (Sheer Mag) Sam Vicari, "Mad At You" (Giving Up) --- Viet Cong, "Bunker Buster" (Viet Cong) The Smiths, "The Headmaster Ritual" (Meat Is Murder) Jeff Ament, "Pendulumorphosis" (Ten Club 2014 single) Grizzly Bear, "Two Weeks" (Veckatimest) --- Josh Berwanger, "Some Other Guy" (split with Dwight Twilley) Pushin' it 2 the Limit, "Pushin' it 2 the Limit Saves the Fish" (Pushin' it 2 the Limit) No Love, "Dogs//Wolves" (North Carolina Singles Series) John Wesley Coleman III, "I Found A Home" (Windian Subscription Series #3)
podcast on February 9th, 2015 by Nick – Be the first to comment
This episode once again features a special guest DJ, and strangely, this one also features a Tony. In this case, however, it's Tony Foresta, frontman for the thrash-metal punks Municipal Waste, as well as hardcore revivalists Iron Reagan. I did an interview with him for the Runout which will run later this week, but while I had Foresta on the line, I asked him about a few of his favorite songs. It's a pretty cool mix. Iron Reagan is currently on-tour with Napalm Death, Voivod, Black Crown Initiate, and Exhumed. Those dates run through February 28, and you can find more information at Iron Reagan's Facebook page. Podcast #127, "Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan" Beastie Boys, "Paul Revere" (License to Ill) Wu-Tang Clan, "Protect Ya Neck" (Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)) -- Minor Threat, "Betray" (Out of Step) S.O.D., "Chromatic Death" (Speak English or Die) Jesus Lizard, "Nub" (Goat) --- Quicksand, "Head to Wall" (Slip) --- Rival Mob, "It Must Be Nice" (Mob Justice) Night Birds, "Neon Gray" (The Other Side of Darkness) Torche, "Keep Up" (Volcom Entertainment Vinyl Club) --- SS Decontrol, "Glue" (Get It Away)
podcast on January 26th, 2015 by Nick – Be the first to comment
Somehow, I lost the cable which connects the soundboard to my computer, so I was forced to dig out the old USB microphone in order to back announce. The positive is that I managed to relate some really good information, while the negative is that the audio volume fluctuates quite a good deal. I did my best to mitigate, but we'll have to see what you all think. The music's good, at least. Podcast #126, "Subhumanoid Meltdown" Glenn Acker, "Class of Nuke 'Em High Part 2 Theme" (Class of Nuke 'Em High) Reggie & the Full Effect, "What the Hell is Contempt" (Songs Not to Get Married To) Torche, "Blasted" (Restarter) The Murder City Devils, "Midnight Service at the Mütter Museum" (Thelema) --- Lemuria, "Courtesy Mercedes" (Turnstile Comix #3) Radiohead, "Bones" (The Bends) Tears For Fears, "Head Over Heels" (Songs From the Big Chair) The Jam, "That's Entertainment" (Sound Affects) --- Andrew Thomas Wilson, "Car Chase" (Chain Reaction) Umberto, "Confrontations (Antoni Maiovvi's Galaxy Of Terror Mix)" (Digital download) John Carpenter, "Night" (Lost Themes) Kurt Vile, "Invisibility: Nonexistent" (Square Shells)
podcast on January 12th, 2015 by Nick – Be the first to comment
[caption id="attachment_18226" align="aligncenter" width="560"] http://wha-ever.com[/caption] The first podcast of the new year finds us giving up more information about the music you hear. It's a mixed bag, because it means there's more talking, but you get a better idea of where these cuts come from and information about the artists who perform, which is a pretty good trade for having to listen to me ramble on longer than usual. If you like what I play on the podcast and want to hear it live, I'll be on KJHK 90.7FM on Tuesday, January 13, from 9:00am-noon, Central Standard Time. You can click on the link to stream it live, or hear it over the air, if you're within the wattage range in eastern Kansas. I'll be spinning new wave, horror disco, and assorted sounds to make you dance your Tuesday away. Podcast #125, "Dim Light of Winter" Sturgill Simpson, "Life of Sin" (Metamodern Sounds in Country Music) Tav Falco's Panther Burns, "Snake Drive" (Behind the Magnolia Curtain) Shingoose, "Silver River" (Native North America Vol. 1) Santo & Johnny, "Summertime" (Slow Grind Fever Vol. 2) --- Emily Wells & Clint Mansell, "If I Ever Had A Heart" (Stoker) Mogwai, "HMP Shaun William Ryder" (Music Industry 3 Fitness Industry 1 EP) Wino, "Rake" (Songs of Townes Van Zandt) Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson, "Emotional Architecture" (Room 237) --- Isis, "False Light" (Oceanic) Wolfmen of Mars, "All Those Terrible Times" (Gamisu) Kraftwerk, "Computer Love" (Computer World)
podcast on December 29th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
Sitting around, being a sad bastard -- despite four days off work, time in front of the TV, plenty of books, good food, and even exercise. I have no idea what has me in such a shit mood, but here's to hoping the music sounds better than my attitude. I mean, it does. Several year-end favorites make the list, as well as some new discoveries. So, yeah ... Happy New Year, I guess? Podcast #124, "Boo Hoo" Weak Teeth, "Providence Music Scene Soccer Camp Trophy" (So You've Ruined Your Life) Your Funeral, "I Wanna Be You" (Killed By Deathrock Vol. 1) The Cramps, "How Far Can Too Far Go?" (A Date With Elvis) --- The Paperhead, "Mother May" (Africa Avenue) Rev Gusto, "Boys Are At It Again" (Midwestern Audio Vol. 2) Angel Olsen, "Forgiven/Forgotten" (Burn Your Fire For No Witness) --- The Clash, "Police On My Back" (Sandanista!) Earth Girls, "Wrong Side of History" (Wrong Side of History EP) The Mr. T Experience, "King Dork Approximately" (digital single) Here's the Frank Portman interview I mentioned in the podcast -- A Conversation With Frank Portman About Following Up ‘King Dork’. You should buy King Dork Approximately, too.
podcast, soundtracks on December 1st, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
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 on November 17th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment
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)