Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 19, 2017

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday night from 11pm to 1am on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show at KDHX.ORG and check out past playlists on Spinitron.

Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert
The Conformists “Swim Home” from None Hundred
Dead Rider “Mothers Meat” from The Raw Dents
Speedy Ortiz “Raising the Skate” from Foil Deer
Tera Melos “Warpless Run” from Trash Generator
Brief Candles “Olympic Sleeper” from Newhouse
C.H.E.W. “Neuroleptics” from C.H.E.W.
Negative Scanner “Ivy League Asshole” from Negative Scanner
Mock Identity “Buyer's Remorse” from 4 Songs
Serenghetto “Asheville 42” from Hold Me, I'm Garbage
Gel “Medication & You” from Demo 2
gSp “I'm Supposed to Be Alone” from gSp
Casual Hex “Sacred Plush” from Fleshed Out
Nail Polish “Selected Comments” from Authentic Living
Natural Man and The Flamin' Hot Band “Be Stiff!” from Mutants 4 Nuclear Waste
Hidden Ritual “Dusty Dagger” from Deep Secret Vol. 3
Zen Mother “Strange Mother” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Rakta “Memória do Futuro” from Memória do Futuro
Pallas “Render (Location 13)” from Pallas 12"
Baus “Got3” from Idol Minds
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Black Pus “Marauder” from All My Relations (Bonus Track Version)
Xaddax “The High Hat” from Counterclockwork
Gnarwhal “Marathon Ripper” from Crucial
Nicoffeine “Holy Hell of a Himmel” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Made In Mexico/Athletic Automaton Split
Noxagt “Soft Sugar” from Noxagt
US Maple “Me, Digital” from Acre Thrills
Bad News from Houston “Red Dirt Meet” from In the Valley of the Cloud Builder
Yowie “Ineffable Dolphin Communion” from Synchromysticism

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 16 - 20, 2017

TUE. OCT. 17

@ B-Side | 9pm | $5
-Patsy (New Orleans, LA)
-Mala Leche
-Fried E/M
-Pineapple RNR

Patsy paints its songs with all colors of the punk spectrum, shredding early rock riffs with a stabbing fervor befitting a hardcore band. All three locals share a member in Lumpy (of Lumpy and the Dumpers of course) and bring three distinct shades of scuzz. 

THU. OCT. 19

@ Foam | 8pm | $7 | all ages
-Kitten Forever (Minneapolis, MN)
-Rose Hotel (Atlanta, GA)
-Planet What (Tulsa, OK)
-Jane Nothing
-Trauma Harness

With an understated approach to post-punk, Minneapolis' Kitten Forever divides its highs and lows between warbling bass, tom-heavy drum beats and playful vocal melodies that cruise over the top. A collab between Jane Wave and the Funs' Kelly Nothing, aptly called Jane Nothing, opens the show alongside Trauma Harness.  

SAT. OCT. 21

@ Off Broadway | 8pm | $13-$17 | all ages
-Palm (Philadelphia, PA)
-Girlpool (Los Angeles, CA)
-Lala Lala (Chicago, IL)

Palm's wiry math rock leans on melodic riffs and constantly shifting time signatures with an unflinching sense of flow and cohesion. There's little in the way of distortion as the Philly outfit tends to use polyrhythms and syncopation to build intensity. The odd vocal effect here mingles with the guitars which in turn keep an ambiguous key from the start of the set to the end. 

@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Dead Rider (Chicago, IL)
-The Conformists

David Yow of Jesus Lizard recently named Dead Rider (Drag City Records) as the best band in America, and that's no coincidence considering the group's pedigree. Led by Todd Rittmann of U.S. Maple and backed up by current and former members of Cheer-Accident, Dead Rider makes seedy, synth-laden noise that passes for odd, darkly leaning funk. The result is one of the most genuinely strange and fresh sounding set of songs. 

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