5/12 and 5/19: 4 Hours of Music, 41 Songs, New Matmos & Bonnie “Prince” Billy, All the Saints, and More…

Back on March 3rd of this year, DJ Dani from ZBC and I subbed for an absent DJ and decided to play a variety show that had no real theme or continuity except for the fact that at least one of us liked the song being played. Thus Brown Mustard was born and here, for your pleasure, is another installment. Song selection was roughly half and half between Dani and I; somewhere during this show we managed to get into a ridiculous disagreement about the merits of No Age versus the merits of Liars. It’s all a bit silly, but there’s lots of good music on here, including a track from The Sword’s new album, an excellent cover by Tuxedomoon, and a track from a relatively rare Black Moth Super Rainbow EP. Please ignore the fact that I managed to mess up the levels towards the end of the show AGAIN.

Now that Boston is beginning to warm up, the format here at Laughter is going to change just a little bit. Last year Laughter went from an abstract-music-heavy program in the fall/winter to a more pop and rock-heavy program in the spring and summer. There’ll still be plenty of weird programming here and there, but it’ll be minimized to make way for more structured music. This makes sitting in the studio for 3 to 4 hours on a beautiful day a bit easier to cope with and also keeps the show fresh.

I won’t be writing quite as much over the summer, either; I’ll try to be brief and provide some links where I can, but it seems that the digital age makes brevity a necessity for a lot of people. Hopefully this helps you all in your internet music-digging adventures. There’s brand new Matmos and Bonnie “Prince” Billy records out in the shops as of today. The Matmos record blows me out of the water every time I hear it, but I’ve only heard a little bit of the new Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Also new is All the Saints on Killer Pimp, the label responsible for signing A Place to Bury Strangers. They’re currently on tour and their album, Fire on Corridor X, is one that I’ve been listening to ceaselessly over the last week. They’re dark, brooding, heavy, and catchy as hell, sharing some characteristics with bands like Deerhunter and This Heat. Make sure to check them out, I get the feeling you’ll be reading a lot more about them in the near future.

Right now I don’t have too much to add, but keep checking back for updates. I promise that special mix I’ve mentioned here and there will be uploaded, soon.

Thanks for listening.

Download: Brown Mustard 5/12/2008 – Hour 1 – .mp3
Download: Brown Mustard 5/12/2008 – Hour 2 – .mp3

01. Hammock “Gold Star Mothers” from Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow (2008) on Darla

02. The Sword “Lords” from Gods of the Earth (2008) on Kemado

03. Coil “Teenage Lightning II” from Love’s Secret Domain (1991) on Wax Trax!

04. Cut Copy “Lights and Music” from In Ghost Colours (2008) on Modular

05. Fischerspooner “Emerge” from #1 (2002) on International DJ Gigolo

06. No Age “Eraser” from Nouns (2008) on Sub Pop

07. Crass “Bata Motel” from Penis Envy (1990) on EFA

08. The Flaming Lips “Shine On Sweet Jesus” from The Shambolic Birth and Early Life of… (2002) on Ryko — originally released in 1990 on In A Priest Driven Ambulance

09. New Order “Everything’s Gone Green” from Substance (1988) on Qwest

10. Bonnie “Prince” Billy “West Palm Beach” from Greatest Palace Music (2004) on Drag City

11. Tuxedomoon “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” from Pinheads on the Move (2006) on Crammed Disc

12. Plants and Animals “Feedback in the Field” from Parc Avenue (2008) on Secret City Records

13. Sunset “Man’s Heart Complaint” from Bright Blue Dream (2008) on Autobus, Cat

14. Bon Iver “Skinny Love” from For Emma, Forever Ago (2008) on Jagjaguwar

15. Black Moth Super Rainbow “Side A, Track 1” from Lost, Picking Flowers In the Woods (2005) on Graveface

16. Liars “Broken Witch” from They Were Wrong, So We Drowned (2004) on Mute Records

17. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds “Red Right Hand” from Let Love In (1994) on Mute U.S.

18. Curve “Already Yours” from Doppelganger (1992) on Anxious

19. Mission of Burma “Trem Two” from Vs. (1982) on Ace Of Heart

Download: Laughter 5/19/2008 – Hour 1 – .zip
Download: Laughter 5/19/2008 – Hour 2 – .mp3

01. Blondie “Rip Her to Shreds” from Blondie (1976) on Chrysalis

02. Devo “Speed Racer” from Oh No! It’s Devo/Freedom of Choice (1993) on Virgin

03. The Cramps “New Kind of Kick” from Bad Music for Bad People (1984) on I.R.S.

04. Electralane “I’m On Fire” from On Parade (2003) on Too Pure

05. A Place to Bury Strangers “I Know I’ll See You” from A Place to Bury Strangers (2007) on Killer Pimp

06. Portishead “Small” from Third (2008) on Mercury

07. Severed Heads “Petrol” from ComMerz (2007) on LTM

08. Fad Gadget “Wheels of Fortune” from Under the Flag (1982) on Mute

09. Foetus “Kreibabe (Pan Sonic Mix)” from Blow (2001) on Thirsty Ear

10. Matmos “Mister Mouth” from Supreme Balloon (2008) on Matador

11. Oval “Shop in Store” from 94 Diskont (1996) on Thrill Jockey

12. End “Society of the Spectacle” from Science/Fiction (2002) on Hymen

13. Angels of Light “My True Body” from How I Loved You (2001) on Young God

14. Aereogramme “A Winter’s Discord” from Sleep and Release (2003) on Matador

15. Yeasayer “2080” from All Hour Cymbals (2007) on We Are Free

16. Cerberus Shoal “Junior” from The Land We All Believe In (2005) on North East Indie

17. Bonnie Prince Billy “For Every Field There’s a Mole” from Lie Down in the Light (2008) on Drag City

18. Devendra Banhart “Fall” from Rejoicing in the Hands (2004) on Young God

19. The Lonesome Organist “The Moped” from Forms and Follies (2003) on Thrill Jockey

20. Lamb “Softly” from Fear of Fours (1999) on Fontana

21. All the Saints “Papering Fix” from Fire on Corridor X (2008) on Killer Pimp

22. The Aislers Set “Mission Bells” from How I Learned to Write Backwards (2003) on Suicide Squeeze


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  1. […] to tour on and because everyone likes to know about cool bands first. Well, it took Pitchfork 8 months to catch up with me and the folks at Killer Pimp, but All the Saints debut record finally received some attention from […]

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