Wrong Division Playlist: Apr. 19, 2018

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.

Mom “Macaroni Cowboy” from Mom
The Vanilla Beans “Starry” from Wavey
Nectar “Blinds” from Knocking at the Door
Datenight “Too Good” from Datenight / Spodee Boy
Frankie Valet “Buycycle” from TV Dinner
Bit Brigade “Dungeon” from The Legend of Zelda V2
Nebulosa “Insufficient” from Insufficient Swear, Stupid Sage
Kudzu “No Backbone” from Defeated
Mardou “Information” from K.O.D. Demos
Crime Of Passing “Day In, Day Out” from Dancing Prick
Future Junk “June Bloom” from Knife Hits, Vol. 1
Gang Of Four “Anthrax” from Entertainment!
The VSS “I Cut My Teeth” from 21:51
Running “Why Can't You Be in Running?” from Vaguely Ethnic
Exusamwa “Valley of Diamonds” from Excusez-Moi!
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
Ex Models “Chrome Panthers” from Chrome Panthers 
New England Patriots “Celebrity” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert 
Collections of Colonies of Bees “Fun” from Customer
Zak M “Frozen” from My Number
Dee Bird “Basketball” from To Live Here One Must Forget Much
Jane Wave “All Dust” from Plastic Peridot
Pineapple RNR “All Day” from All Day/Tenderness
Preening “PO Box” from Greasetrap Frisbee
Nopes “Shedding” from Fun Limbo
Razorbumps “Put 'Em Right To Bed” from The Demo
Palberta “Roach Goin' Down” from Roach Goin' Down
Shearing Pinx “Weirdling” from People
Brainiac “1Nd1an Pok3r” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Brainiac “Pu55yfoot1n'” from Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Black Pus “Blood Will Run” from Split
The Conformists “Reverse Alchemist” from Divorce
Fischessen “Kittner” from K√∂der
Satanized “Hope Is The Lack of Information” from Aids Wolf/Satanized

This Week In St. Louis: Apr. 16 - 22, 2018

FRI. APR. 20

@ The Nest | 9pm | $7
-Nectar (Champaign, IL)
-Vanilla Beans
-Jane Wave
-Frankie Valet

Nectar is classic Champaign pop-punk done good by way of a new release through Infinity Cat Records (JEFF the Brotherhood, Diarrhea Planet). Catchy hooks dig deep and stay stuck thanks to vocals that land somewhere between melodic and straight-up smarmy. A sure bet and upbeat gig full of bright songwriting.

SAT. APR. 21

@ Dugan Haus | 9pm | $7-$10
-nebulosa (tape release)
-Lil Smokie
-Deep Shit
-DJ Crim Dolla Cray
-Skin Tags

The owner and proprietor of GrownUp Music, one Julio Prato moonlights as nebulosa (that's all undercase letters on purpose). This St. Louis transplant via Venezuela offers up a terse and minimalist sound informed by eastern European dance music with monotone and innocuous vocals at the fore. 

@ Flood Plain | 9pm | $5
-Kudzu (Springfield, MO)
-Wombglow (Fayetteville, AR)
-Sea Priestess

With post-punk as a starting base, Kudzu pushes toward a dark, more industrial vibe with its treatment of tone and texture. The back beats come off like dense cannon fire while strong vocal leads propel the songs forward. Flood Plain hosts a full night of electronic music that is both experimental and exploratory in equal measure. 

SUN. APR. 22

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Mardou (Cincinnati, OH)
-Crime of Passing (Cincinnati, OH)

Cincinnati's best post-punk exports are represented between both Mardou and Crime of Passing. While the genre itself is quickly becoming a trend, these two groups precede newcomer bands with their own distinct vibes, ranging from sharp and percussive to cool and lackadaisical. 

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