Episode 27! The New Zealand show

As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it.

Today’s show highlights the music of New Zealand, drawing from Pop Lib’s 31 days of New Zealand Music month marathon. So much good music – today’s show only offers a sampling. Check out the whole series. And there’s some Canadian and Australian music in there as well.


Your setlist:

The Survivalists, Cheese Lust
Saint-Jack, Fuck off, l’anxiété
Couchmaster, Redux
Gentlemen of the Woods, Eye of the Hurricane
A.B. Original, Black Balls
The OBGMs, Torpedo
Élan Vital, Dreams
Street Chant, Swanning
Pesk, When the Heavies Come
Eddie Lucciola and Matt Jaekel, After Hours
Fazerdaze, Little Uneasy
Bad Channels, Exo
Purple Pilgrims, Drink the Juice
Ashley Shadow, Tired
LTTLE PHNX, Luvrs Disc Ours

Episode 26! All rock, no talk.

As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it.

Punk rock, sensitive indie folk, weirdo orchestral pop, dreamy cover of an 80s pop classic, episode 26 has you covered.


Your setlist:

Batpiss, Paralyzed
Cable Ties, Say What You Mean
The Jesus and Mary Chain, All Things Pass
Las Robertas, Sun Haze
Scary Bear Soundtrack, Asian Fetishist
Sparks, What the Hell is it This Time?
Dream Girl, She Drives Me Crazy
Ruby Blue, Stand Together
Look Blue Go Purple, As Does the Sun
Sachet, Melted Wires
ginla, Apophenia
The Stevens, Chancer

Episode 24 – April 30, 2017: All over the map

As always, the best new left-field pop, mainly from Australia and Canada, but if it’s from elsewhere and it sounds good, I’ll play it. A mixed bag of Australian hiphop, Canadian indie rock, Latino punk, and New Zealand shoegaze. And that’s just the first 15 minutes.


Your setlist:

Eyes No Eyes, On TV
Birdz, Hunger Voodoo
Peeling, Vulture’s Game
Ausencia, Policia
The Quivers, Pigeons
Mere Women, Big Skies
The Afghan Whigs, Arabian Heights
Mark Lanegan Band, Drunk on Destruction
The Chinchees, Animal Genes
Pale Lips, Hiding from the Moon
The Survivalists, Love to Hate Your Loving
Jess Locke, Better/Bitter
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, French Press
Yi, Ladyfingers
The Caretaker, What does it matter how my heart breaks

All the Rage no. 18: The Inauguration Edition

So I recorded this on January 20, a day that will live on in … etc., etc. Don’t know if you watched the inauguration, but I didn’t bother. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, and we have four years to deal with it, so no need to catch the speech (I watched it later, for professional purposes. Verdict: I made the right call).

While the new US president was doing his thing, I spent my time putting together this podcast. Music and art: it’s a cliché, but they’re good for the soul. Lots of good tunes this week, as always, including a few political-leaning songs, cuz why not? Enjoy.


Your setlist:

Jetta, I’d Love to Change the World

Thievery Corporation, Letter to the Editor (f. Racquel Jones)

Albrecht La’Brooy, Hospital Road

AB Original, January 26

Reindeer, Shoot to Kill

Dragon Boy Suede, I Heal with My Steel

Kye Plant, The Gender Binary is a Jail Cell

Dorothea Paas, Meant 2

Consilience, Home Soon

Xarah Dion, Fugitive

No Goods, Stray

Wet Lips, Can’t Take It Anymore

Run the Jewels, A Report to the Shareholders

All the Rage no. 16: Welcome to 2017

Enough with the year-end lists – let’s get to some great new music, from Australia, Canada, and – why not? – the United States.


Your first setlist of 2017:

Run the Jewels, Talk to Me
Man Made Mountain, Mutombo Finger
Forevr, Petrichor
Erich Mrak, Float
Expanda Fuzz, It’s Your Glow, UFO
Medicine Voice, Aham/Realm of the Wild Woman
Rag N Bone, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
WLMRT, Brainfeel
Pious Faults, Rentrer à Quatre
Saint-Jack, Je te déteste, Fredericton
friendships, When I feel Like Killing, I Murder
Pelada, No Hay
Reindeer, Smoke
Confidence Man, Boyfriend (Repeat)
Chromeo, Frequent Flyer
Linda Guilala, Accidente

All the Rage 1.2 Sept. 25, 2016: From Mexico to Hobart to Toronto

It’s show number three! And only a week late.

All the Rage 1.2 Sept. 25, 2016: From Mexico to Hobart to Toronto

Your setlist:
Martina Topley-Bird, Too Tough to Die (intro)
Candy, Conjuros Y Rituales
Katie Dey, Fear O’ The Light
The Metronomes, Too Much Information
Morning TV, Golden
Lazertits, Ladies
Dogtower, Simulated Drinking
Sex Stains, Period. Period.
Hardly Boys, All I Want
Little Kid, think it over
Babygirl, It’s Getting Late
Lowell, West Coast Forever
Lucky Luke, Gone 4ever f. Rahjoconkas
Flour, There She Goes
Casper Skulls, Devotion
Peeling, Leisure Life
NoMeansNo, Joyful Reunion
Metric, Reflection 07 (outro)

Canción of the week: Candy, Conjuros y Rituales

I first saw Candy in 2009 at a music festival in Mexico City (I also saw Chromeo for the first time, playing in front of a small crowd at 3 am – the festival got off to a late start – so it was a particularly memorable day out). They seemed to be the only punk band playing the reggaeton stage, so they would’ve stood out regardless, but they also exuded cool, and they ripped through an energetic set.

I bought their album the next day and have been following them ever since. Atlas, their crowd-funded third album (yep, I donated), has a lot going on. You can tell they’re pushing themselves musically, and their efforts pay off, big time. One of the best parts of being a music fan is watching a band grow into their sound, and with Atlas, Candy do just that. Go listen.