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"Clink" with Steve Gardner (archive)

I've been DJing for over 20 years. I try to whittle down an eclectic lifetime of faves into 2 hours each week.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 14:00 to 16:00 | Playlist

New Artist Song Album Label Comments
* Josh T. Pearson Sweetheart, I Ain't Your Christ Last of the Country Gentlemen Mute
* Ezra Furman & The Harpoons Mysterious Power Mysterious Power Red Parlor
Alice Donut Lydia's Black Lung Bucketfulls of Sickness and Horror in an Otherwise Meaningless Life Alternative Tentacles 1989. A few songs here leftover from my recent radio show Delible, that focused on independent college rock from 1985-1990. Ran outta time, gonna throw some in today.
Bastro Demons Begone Sing the Troubled Beast Homestead 1990. David Grubbs, post-Squirrel Bait. Changed named to Gastr del Sol. John from My Dad is Dead was in this band, too. He and Bundy Brown left to form Tortoise.
* Cloud Nothings Understand At All Cloud Nothings Car Park
Buzzcocks Boredom Time's Up Mute From the Spiral Scratch EP when Howard Devoto was the singer. 1976
Spider Bags Waking Up Drunk A Celebration of Hunger Birdman Playing next Tue at Casbah with Davila 666 from Puerto Rico.
Slobberbone Placemat Blues Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today New West
The Replacements Raised in the City Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out the Trash Twin Tone
* Mount Moriah Plane Mount Moriah Holidays for Quince
* La Sera You're Going to Cry La Sera Hardly Art
* The Goldberg Sisters The Room The Goldberg Sisters Play it Again Sam
The XX Crystalised XX XL
* Low Especially Me C'mon Sub Pop
Vic Chesnutt Girl's Say Silver Lake New West
Bettye LaVette Choices The Scene of the Crime Anti-
* Dirtbombs Sharevari Party Store In the Red
The Brunettes Brunettes Against Bubblegum Youth Structure & Cosmetics Sub Pop
The Go! Team T.O.R.N.A.D.O. Rolling Blackouts Memphis Industries
* James Blake The Wilhelm Scream James Blake Universal Republic
Gayngs Cry Relayted Jagjaguwar
* The Raveonettes Recharge & Revolt Raven in the Grave Vice
LCD Soundsystem All I Want This is Happening DFA
* Vivian Girls I Heard You Say Share the Joy Polyvinyl
Dogbowl I Had a Dream of the Plague Tit (An Opera) Shimmy Disc 1989. Dogbowl (Stephen Tunney) played guitar in King Missile. Kramer produces this and also plays on it.
The Verlaines Bird Dog Bird Dog Homestead 1988. New Zealand pop. Named after the French poet Paul Verlaine, like Television's Tom Verlaine.
* Middle Brother Wilderness Middle Brother Partisan