Wrong Division Playlist: Feb. 15, 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.

Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas 12"
Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa “Benbelo” from Are Euphoria
Parlor Walls “Crime Engine Failure” from Opposites
Catholic Guilt “Pink Out” from Beyond Pleasuredome
Vernacular String Trio “Parlance” from Parlance
Jane Wave “All Dust” from Plastic Peridot
Giving Up “Big Muscles” from Garner Cardinals
Topomaka “Throw a Line” from Roam EP
Datenight “Too good” from Datenight / Spodee Boy Split 7"
PRE “Why Be Wives” from Hope Freaks
High Castle “Super Gu” from Spirit Of The West
Tunic “eye contact” from Boss - EP
Animal Lover “Waterparks of America” from Stay Alive
Deerhoof “This Magnificent Bird Will Rise” from Reveille
Forget The Times “Marion Morrison” from Soul Music
The Fordists “Without a Watch” from Watch You
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
Mint “Laugh Alone” from Demo
Toupee “Glitter Roach” from Leg Toucher
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan “A Star Over Pureland” from Yt // St
Night Grinder “Street Justice, Pt. IV” from Immediate Content
Horse Lords “Bending At The Lash” from Interventions
Passe Montagne “Song and Dance” from Long Play
Colossamite “For the Sake of Structure” from All Lingo's Clamor - EP
Xaddax “Ripper” from Ripper / Mr. Deer
My Name Is Rar-Rar “Hounds” from Ripper / Mr. Deer
Tarngo “Semper Augustus” from Horman

This Week In St. Louis: Feb. 12 - 18, 2018

WED. FEB. 14

El Lenador | 7:30pm | $5
-Bad History Month (Boston, MA)
-Longface (Chicago, IL)
-Daytime Television
-Nicole Grace
-DJ nebulosa

What first feels like a minimalist take on songwriting unfolds into a disparate and sonorous soundscape rife with regret, self-loathing and ultimately redemption. The man behind Boston's Bad History Month is an absolute wordsmith, and he paints multitudes with solemn strokes of a six-string. Julio Prato wears his DJ hat as nebulosa to glue together this alternative to Valentine's Day on Cherokee Street.

@ Foam | 8pm | $5 | all ages
Benefit for Metro Trans Umbrella Group:
-Transgression (Louisville, KY)
-Pryss (Springfield, IL)
-Chalked Up

With one ear pressed firmly to the pavement, Transgression recycles oppression into aggression with its succinct and ferocious flavor of hardcore. Springfield-native Pryss is St. Louis' strongest satellite of dark and frantic punk. The cause is enough to take notice, but the bands are reason enough to actually go. Donate directly at www.stlmetrotrans.com.

THU. FEB. 15

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5-$7 | 21+
-Mint (Philadelphia, PA)
-Fried E/M

Wiry post-punk outfit Mint injects fiery rock riffing inside a sharp and pointed set of songs. The band's general aesthetic feels expansive, as if any sound could come leaking out at any time. The Philly group matches that potential in a passive way, not calling attention to its pure skill and musicianship throughout. St. Louis' own post-punk newbies Waterproof open the gig with their first show. 

@ Foam | 8pm | $7 | all ages
-Melkbelly (Chicago, IL)
-The Funs
-Shady Bug

From the low pounding of the toms to the signature snappy fills heard in Lightning Bolt, Melkbelly amplifies its folk and roots songcraft with an absolutely bonkers rhythm section. The show as a whole gives off the vibe of some Exploding in Sound label showcase at SXSW -- a night of indie bands set up on a slab of rock floating in lava.

SUN. FEB. 18

@ HOEL | 9pm | $5
-Beyond Peace (IA)
-Fried E/M

As one of the first shows at HOEL, this is worth hitting up to see how the building holds up during Q's set. Fried E/M lends local support for the second time this week, so consider this an encore (or an option if you missed them on Thursday). The space is tiny, so ear protection is mandatory. 

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