@PumpUpThaVolume: Episode178 – Creeper Weed

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Episode178 - Creeper Weed

Episode178 – Creeper Weed goes legal with new music by Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas, Bob Moses, Battles, Potty Mouth and Childbirth

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Previous: Episode177 – Avalanche

♬Liner Notes♬: October 1st marked the first real day of legal weed here in Oregon, so we’ll dedicate this episode to that! It’s a mostly-ladies-with-NY-dudes-in-the-middle sandwich – and it’s gonna be delicious… 😉

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
“Sorry I Stole Your Man”
‘Secret Evil’
Instant, 2014
Notes: “Two years is a long time to sit on a completely finished album, but that’s the fate Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas experienced in getting Secret Evil onto shelves. Produced by Latin Grammy winner Milo Froideval, it was recorded for Blue Note, but indefinitely shelved after the label’s acquisition by Universal. Hernandez got her record back and signed with Richard Gottehrer’s Instant Records… “Sorry I Stole Your Man” melds a girl group backing chorus (by the Iveys), Latin rock & roll, and fat, old-school, horn-driven R&B, with Hernandez soaring over the mix.

Bob Moses
“Too Much Is Never Enough”
‘Days Gone By’
Domino, 2015
Notes: “[New York-based duo Bob Moses] just released their debut album Days Gone By, and with it Bob Moses makes a strong case for being one of the hottest rising acts in electronic music today. While previous singles emphasized the techno production over the live aspects, this debut LP straddles the line between the two halves just enough to give their music a pop sheen. Make no mistake, moody production plays a critical role in the album, but it works more cohesively with Howie’s singing than it ever has in the past… The songs work best when the layers build up to create an emotional climax, as demonstrated by “Too Much Is Never Enough.”

“Dot Com”
‘La Di Da Di’
Warp, 2015
Notes: “[NYC’s] Battles return with their [third] album entitled La Di Da Di via Warp Records… Spanning 12 tracks, La Di Da Di serves as the experimental trio’s follow-up to 2011’s Gloss Drop [and a lineup change]… In a recent interview with Consequence of Sound, Battles’ guitarist/bassist Dave Konopka discussed why the band decided to return to a “purely instrumental sound” for their new LP: “…we’ve always been mostly instrumental, so it wasn’t too much of a leap for us.

Potty Mouth
“Creeper Weed”
‘Potty Mouth EP’
Planet Whatever, 2015
Notes: “[Massachusetts’] Potty Mouth have been through some changes since the release of their great 2013 album, Hellbent. They spent time with with Bikini Kill and Sleater-Kinney engineer John Goodmanson, downsized to a trio and polished up their sound in the process. All this change is apparent on the self-titled EP they released in August. But the cleverly written lyrics, deceptively catchy hooks and killer attitude that made Hellbent so appealing, are still at the core of the groups aesthetic.

“Nasty Grrls”
‘Women’s Rights’
Suicide Squeeze, 2015
Notes: “Childbirth are a side project made up of members of Chastity Belt, Tacocat, and Pony Time… The first single from…Women’s Rights is “Nasty Girls,” and it’s almost as dementedly great as “I Only Fucked You As A Joke.” It’s a crude, serrated anthem for ladies who piss in the shower and don’t clean litterboxes.The Seattle trio Childbirth closed out Episode098 with music from their previous album.

Don’t miss the Spotify playlist for each and every episode – it’s got all the new music we can’t fit here!

♬@PumpUpThaVolume Music News♬:
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Stream Saintseneca’s great new album ‘Such Things’
The Jesus and Mary Chain begin work on first album in 17 years
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Deftones’ debut album ‘Adrenaline’ turns 20
Oasis’ classic ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ turns 20 this weekend
Livestream Austin City Limits all weekend w/ The Strokes, Run The Jewels, Kurt Vile & much more
#BestOf2015 playlist on Spotify! Here’s 3½hrs to get started…

(Thanks again to our #SongOfTheDay sources at @KEXP, @KCRW, @KUTX, KPSU, @TheKeyXPN and @TheCurrent. Thanks to @TwilightCircus1 for the bed music – and thank you for listening!)

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