#592 – August 26, 2015 Playlist

Wednesday MidDay Medley
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

More New & MidCoastal Releases
+ Guest Producer: Katlyn Conroy

1. “Main Title Instrumental – It’s Showtime Folks”
from: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to All That Jazz / 1980 [WMM’s theme song]

2. Light Music – “Petrichor”
from: Ocean’s Daughter / The Record Machine / August 2015 
[Electronic rock / psychedelic-pop / euro-house. Last played on our show on April 15. Debut album recording of Milwaukee, Wisconsin based band, founded in June 2012, with: Brendan Benham, Shae Lappen, Dan Mena, Ed Zuehlke. The band members have played together in various forms for the past decade. Written over the course of two years, Ocean’s Daughter was recorded and mixed in 2014 by acclaimed producer and engineer Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Bob Mould). The album is a tonal and emotional exploration into the depths of love, worship, and forgiveness. The loosely conceptual album follows the oceanic heroine Aphrodite as she travels through a saga of love in modernity, exploring from different angles the strength, power, beauty and independence she embodies unequivocally through her manifestations of love. Light Music played The Middle of The Map Fest, Friday, April 24 at Ernie Biggs.]

[Light Music will play Crossroads Music Fest, Sept 12, on a stage curated by The Record Machine.]

3. The Mynabirds – “Shake Your Head Yes”
from: Lover’s Know / Saddle Creek / August 7, 2015
[3rd album from singer and multi-instrumentalist Laura Burhenn who named her band The Mynabirds partly as a nod to James Joyce, and partly a tribute to Neil Young’s Motown period (The Mynah Birds, with band mate Rick James). Nearly a year in the making. Laura Burhenn drove across the US twice and toured South Africa solo while writing, then spent 8 months in studios in LA, Nashville and Joshua Tree working out the songs. In addition to The Mynabirds, Burhenn has toured as a member of Bright Eyes and The Postal Service.]

4. Sunday Heroine –“Leech”
from: unreleased track from band’s Sound Cloud page / March 2015
[Lawrence, KS based 3-piece band formed in the Spring of 2015 by: Chris Maddox on bass & backing vocals, Max Allsbrooks on drums, and the incredible 17 year old Max Lock, who is currently a Senior, at Topeka High School, in Topeka, Kansas. Max Lock sings lead vocals, and along with singing Lock plays both the guitar and piano and she writes original music as well. More info at https://soundcloud.com/sunday-heroine%5D

5. Holy White Hounds – “Oh Mama”
from: Oh Mama [EP] / Independent / October 15, 2013
[Des Moines, IA, based rock ‘n roll band with Brenton Dean, Ambrose Lupercal, Seth Luloff, and James Manson. The band is releasing their debut full-length on Sept. 19. More info at: http://holywhitehounds.com%5D

[Holy White Hounds play Frank’s North Star Tavern, in Lawrence, on Friday, August 28, at 9:00 pm, with The Philistines, and No Cave.]

[Holy White Hounds play recordBar, Saturday, Aug 29, with Dolls On Fire and Adriana Nikole (solo).]

6. Dolls On Fire – “So Lost In Love”
from: Synesthesia / Independent / February 13, 2015
[Recorded by Duane Trower at Weights and Measures studio. Zach Hodson on lead vocals & guitar, Rachel Jaggard on lead vocals & keys, Michelle Bacon on bass, Ben Byard on guitar and Mark Johnson on drums.]

[Dolls on Fire play recordBar, 1020 Westport Rd, on Saturday, August 29, with Holy White Hounds and Adriana Nikole (solo).]

7. PEARS – “Victim To Be”
from: Go To Prison / Independent / February 14, 2015
[Punk / Hardcore from New Orleans, with Zach Quinn on vocals, Brian Pretus on guitar & vocals, Alex Talbot on bass, and Jarret Nathan on drums. PEARS released their critically acclaimed album, “Go To Prison”, in June 2014, and was released on vinyl in September 2014. More info at: http://www.pearstheband.com/.%5D

[PEARS play The Riot Room, Monday, August 31, w/ Stiff Middle Fingers, The Rackatees, Deco Auto.]

8. The Rackatees – “Little Joey”
from: This Horse Rides On / Indep. / released digitally – June 20, 2014 / on vinyl – July 2015
[Lawrence, Kansas, Punk Rock band formed on November 27, 2009 by Patrick on bass & vocals, Korey on guitar, and Kolin on drums. Their debut full length was released digitally on June 20, 2014. The album was released on Vinyl in July 2015. Engineered, mixed and mastered by Keegan Smith in Kansas City, MO. during January and February 2014. Original artwork by Patrick. Design & layout by Kolin. Written by The Rackatees. More info at: http://therackatees.bandcamp.com/%5D

[The Rackatees play The Riot Room, Monday, August 31, w/ Stiff Middle Fingers, PEARS, Deco Auto.]

10:30 – Underwriting

9. Radkey – “Love Spills”
from: Dark Black Makeup / Strange Loop Records / August 21, 2015
[Debut full length album from Radkey, a St. Joesph, Missouri based band, made up of teenage brothers Darrion, Isaiah, and Solomon. Their influences include The Who and Nirvana. They brothers are going on the road for the rest of the year mostly throughout Europe.]

[Radkey is currently on an international tour. They play The Bottleneck, September 25.]

10. Thee Oh Sees – “Web”
from: Mutilator Defeated At Last / Castle Face / May 26, 2015
[9th studio album from Thee Oh Sees, and the band’s fourteenth studio album, overall. Formed in San Francisco in 1997. The band currently consists of primary songwriter and core member John Dwyer (vocals, guitar), Timothy Hellman (bass) and drummers, Ryan Moutinho and Dan Rincon. Thee Oh Sees play a wide range of rock genres, such as 1960s garage rock and psychedelic rock, punk rock, noise rock, art punk, and 1980s post-punk. Initially an outlet for Dwyer (Coachwhips, Pink and Brown, Yikes and The Hospitals) to release experimental home recordings, over the course of several releases and genre transitions, Thee Oh Sees evolved into a full band, featuring Brigid Dawson (vocals, keyboard), Petey Dammit (bass, guitar), Mike Shoun (drums), and Lars Finberg (drums, guitar). The band became noted for their prolific discography, energetic live shows, and whimsical visual aesthetic. The band has changed its lineup and name several times, having previously being known as Orinoka Crash Suite, OCS, Orange County Sound, and The Ohsees.]

[Thee Oh Sees play recordBar, Wednesday, September 2, with The Blind Shake.]

11. The Psychedelic Furs – “Love My Way”
from: Forever Now / CBS – / September 25, 1982
[1st single from the 3rd album of English rock band formed in 1977 by singer Richard Butler and brother Tim Butler on bass. Psychedelic Furs were spawned from the British post-punk scene. Love My Way was written by the four members of the group and produced by Todd Rundgren who also played marimba on the song. The song reached the top 10 in New Zealand and the top 50 in the UK and US.]

[The Psychedelic Furs play Crossroads KC on Thursday, august 27, with The Church.]


12. Beans On Toast – “Stinging Nettles”
from: The Grand Scheme of Things / Xtra Mile Recordings / March 10, 2015
[Beans On Toast is the stage name of a British folk singer from Essex, who rose to out of the UK folk scene in 2005. His songwriting openly deals with the topics of politics, drugs and love. He has six studios albums and has traditionally released a new record each year on his birthday, December 1.]

[Beans On Toast play Gospel Lounge at Knuckleheads Sat, Aug 29, w/ Sky Smeed, Truckstop Honeymoon.]

13. Lauren Anderson – “Mine”
from: Truly Me / Independent / July 24, 2015
[Originally from Chicago, Lauren first started performing solo gigs around KC after completing her masters in music therapy, from University of Kansas in 2012. Lauren then formed her own band and released her debut EP “Do & Hope” in August 2014. Lauren Anderson was nameds the 2015 Female Vocalist of the Year from Midwest Music Awards. Lauren Anderson play 90.1 FM’s Crossroads Music Festival, September 12.]

[Lauren Andersons Release Party is at Knuckleheads Thurs, Aug 27, at 8:30 pm.]

14. Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Ur Life One Night”
from: Multi-Love / Jagjaguar / May 26, 2015 [3rd album from American and New Zealand rock band composed of singer, guitarist and songwriter Ruban Nielson, bassist Jake Portrait and drummer Riley Geare.]

11:00 – Station ID

11:00 – Guest Producer: Catlyn Conroy


Musician, singer and songwriter, Katlyn Conroy, is a Lawrence, Kansas native. She was a member of the acclaimed and popular band Cowboy Indian Bear. Katlyn has been releasing and performing music for over 10 years. Katlyn was the winner of a 2013 Pitch Music Award for Best Singer/Songwriter. La Guerre‘s newest album, Sapphires, was released January 20, 2015, by The Record Machine. La Guerre plays The Bottleneck, in Lawrence on Saturday, August 29, with Pink Royal, and Not A Planet. More info at: http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.

Orion Dollar, Quinlan Carttar, and Katlyn Conroy of La Guerre, on the August 26, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Orion Dollar, Quinlan Carttar, and Katlyn Conroy of La Guerre, on the August 26, 2015 Wednesday MidDay Medley.

Joining Katlyn Conroy were members of her band La Guerre: Orion Dollar, who plays guitar, and Quinlan Carttar, who plays synth, bass, and vocals. Orion Dollar also plays with the band Westerners. Quinlan Carttar is also a DJ at KJHK in Lawrence, Kansas.

15. The ACBs – “Underweight”
from: Little Leaves / High Dive Records / March 5, 2013
[Konnor Ervin (lead vocals, guitar); Bryan McGuire (bass); Andrew Connor (guitar); Kyle Rausch (drums). Follow up to their December, 2010 release, Stona Rosa. Their songs have been featured on MTV’s The Inbetweeners, and Daytrotter. The title “Little Leaves” is a nod to frontman Konnor Ervin’s landscaping day job. The lead single, “Ocean” was released as a free download in late 2012, prompting Popmatters to declare the ACBs as one of its “Best Hopes to Break Out in 2013.”]

16. Jake Bellows – “All Right Now”
from: New Ocean / Saddle Creek Records / August 6, 2013
[Fronted the Omaha NE band Neva Dinova, named after his grandmother, for 15 years before moving to LA.]

17. Hundred Waters – “Murmurs”
from: The Moon Rang Like a Bell / OWSLA / May 27, 2014
[Based in LA, and formed in Gainesville, Florida in October 2011. Both of their albums received much critical praise and reviewers often noted the group’s blend of electronic and organic sounds. The band is composed of Nicole Miglis on vocals, piano, flute; Trayer Tryon on production, electronics, bass; Paul Giese on electronics, guitar; and Zach Tetreault on drums, percussion, trumpet. The group came to prominence in 2012 with the release of their first self-titled album and an unexpected partnership with Skrillex’s predominantly electronic OWSLA record label. Hundred Waters wrote and produced most of their second album, The Moon Rang Like a Bell, while on tour with Alt-J, The xx, Julia Holter and others.]

18. Bright Eyes – “Hit The Switch”
from: Digital Ash In a Digital Urn / Saddle Creek Records / January 25, 2005
[One of two Bright Eyes albums (along with I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning) released on January 25, 2005. It peaked at #15 in the US and #43 in the UK. Contrasted to the acoustic nature of I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning, this album is more electronic. The first Bright Eyes albums on which Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott became the three permanent members of Bright Eyes. Bright Eyes was founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consists of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis, trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott, and a rotating lineup of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha’s indie music scene.Bright Eyes is signed to Saddle Creek Records, a Nebraska-based label founded by Conor Oberst’s brother Justin Oberst and Bright Eyes member Mike Mogis, now distributed by Sony Corporation.]

19. The Tiny – “Pet Sematary”
from: Gravity & Grace / Independent / Oct. 14, 2009 / Single release Determine Records / 2006
[Alternative/power-folk/pop, from Stockholm, Sweden based band, consisting of pianist and vocalist Ellekari Larsson, cellist Leo Svensson, with double bassist Johan Berthling (sometimes replaced by Patric Thorman or Torbjörn Zetterberg in live shows). Larsson’s DetErMine Records distributes the band’s albums in Sweden, while they are signed to Eyeball Records in the United States. The Tiny’s first album, Close Enough, was released in Spring 2004 in Sweden, and a year later in the United States. Their second album, Starring: Someone Like You, was released in mid-2006.The group’s minimalistic music demonstrates classical, gothic, and other influences. Larsson’s characteristically childlike singing voice is frequently prone to melodic yowling and warbling, and has drawn comparisons to Björk and Kate Bush.]

20. Flowers Forever – “Black Rosary”
from: Flowers Forever / Team Love / February 19, 2008
[Flowers Forever is the side project of Tilly and the Wall guitarist Derek Pressnall.]

11:25 – Underwriting

21. Cocorosie – “Lemonade”
from: Grey Oceans / Sub Pop / May 11, 2010
[Sisters Sierra & Bianca Casady.]

22. Mat Shoare– “Murder”
from: Right As Rain / Indep / May 5, 2015
[3rd full length solo release, from KC based Mat Shoare, a singer, guitarist, band leader, and record label founder. As a songwriter he has been nominated for a Pitch Music Award. He is one of our favorite Kansas City based musicians. Mat Shoare joins us to share tracks from his third solo release ‘Right As Rain” that will be officially released on Tuesday, May 5. Mat’s new music video for his song “Murder” premiered on PopMatters.com. Mat has also released several EPs with The Empty Spaces, who won a Pitch Music Award for Best Garage Band. “Murder” the first digital single release from Right As Rain premiered on PopMatters.com]

23. Chad VanGaalen – “Chronograph #1”
from: Infiniheart / Sub Pop / August 23, 004
[Chad VanGaalen was born 1977, and is a Canadian musician and artist from Calgary, Alberta. Following a few scattered independent releases, done mostly on homemade CDs with hand-drawn art, VanGaalen released Infiniheart (2004) on Canadian independent label Flemish Eye. Infiniheart, a collection of songs selected from recordings made in his bedroom/makeshift studio, was picked up in 2005 by indie label Sub Pop.[3] In late 2005, the album was re-released with a bonus six-song EP entitled Green Beans..]

24. Ah Holly Fam’ly – “All Unfolding”
from: Reservoir / Lucky Madison / October 13, 2009
[Portland, Oregon based band made up of Jeremy Faulkner, Morgan Hobart, Shannon Rose. They call their music “stoner calypso.” More info at: http://www.myspace.com/ahhollyfamly.%5D

25. La Guerre – “Build”
from: Rage, ETC. / Demo / 2016
[“demos” available at http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.]

La Guerre plays The Bottleneck, in Lawrence on Saturday, August 29, with Pink Royal, and Not A Planet.

La Guerre plays The KJHK Music Fest October 3, on the lawn outside The Leeds Center.

More info at: http://www.katlynconroy.bandcamp.com.


26. Cowboy Indian Bear – “Jennifer”
from: Daytrotter Session – recorded at Future Appletree / September 6, 2013
[Katlyn became the fourth member of Cowboy Indian Bear after the release of their debut full-length. For this recording the band included: Beau Bruns, CJ Calhoun, Katlyn Conroy, and Martinez Hillard.]


17. Noel Coward – “The Party’s Over Now”

from: Noel Coward in New York / drg / 2003
[orig. 1957]

Next week on September 2, Judy Mills of Mills Record Company joins us in our first hour as Guest Producer.

Sources for notes: artist’s websites, bios, wikipedia.org 

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