#167: Self Titled LP by Karp

March 25, 2014

This week's Requested Review provides us with one of heaviest and loudest bands we've ever covered, Karp, and their third and final album, Self Titled LP. At only eight songs and barely thirty minutes, Self Titled LP is still a challenging album to get through thanks to plenty of abrasive mid-level frequency guitar, tempos that move from Melvins-eque sludge to frenetic punk, with a screaming vocal on top of it all. How can we not love this combination? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Bacon Industry

3:00 - History of the Band

10:22 - Bacon Industry

17:18 - Forget the Minions

25:25 - D+D Fantasy

Outro - J is for Genius
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#166: Beat by Bowery Electric

March 18, 2014

A listener suggestion takes us into previously unexplored territory - namely the ambient trip-hop of Bowery Electric, and their 1996 album Beat. Simple is an understatement, as Bowery Electric takes minimalism to near Brian Eno levels, experimenting with two-note songs and lyric-less vocals. You might expect a hate-fest from two rock lovers, and you'd be wrong. Tune in to find out where the surprises lie on Beat.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Without Stopping

4:57 - History of the Band

8:35 - Beat

23:20 - Fear of Flying

29:18 - Inside Out

Outro - Coming Down

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#165: 10 Minute Warning by 10 Minute Warning

March 11, 2014

This week we're tackling the one and only release by Seattle punk band 10 Minute Warning, their 1998 self-titled album. The story of 10MW is long and troubled, taking over 20 years to release their only album, but what really matters is the music. This slab o' grunge sounds more appropriate for 1988 than 1998, but thanks to the combination of musicians and producer, 10MW sounds much more like an originator than an imitator.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Buried,

3:06 - History of the Band

18:01 - Face First

22:21 - Buried

31:26 - Erthe

Outro - Pictures
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#164: Ear Candy by King’s X

March 4, 2014

A listener suggestion brings us the sixth studio album by King's X, their 1996 release Ear Candy. Respected and admired by musicians and a legion of dedicated fans, King's X may be the quintessential overlooked and under-appreciated Dig Me Out band. Despite heavy riffs, immaculate production and layers of harmonies, Ear Candy never made an impact on commercial radio. We try to figure out why.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Sometime

3:40 - History of the Band

12:49 - The Train

20:08 - American Cheese (Jerry's Pianto)

29:53 - Mississippi Moon

Outro - Picture

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