Wrong Division Playlist: Jun. 28, 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.

Concentrator “Staring Contest” from No More Rodeos
Big Bite “Old Mood” from Big Bite
Sweaters Together “By Myself” from Sweaty Summer
Soakie “Ditch The Rich” from Dangerous Doge Demo
C.H.E.W. “Black Sheep” from s/t
Waterproof “If you Wanna” from In Cod We Trust
Trauma Harness “End of the World” from Walt's Crawlers
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
No Babies “Internalized” from Someone to Watch Over Me
Birthing Hips “Internet” from Urge to Merge
Deerhoof “The Merry Barracks” from Deerhoof VS. Evil
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
Guerilla Toss “The String Game” from GT Ultra
Wei Zhongle “a gift” from Nu Trance
Parlor Walls “Neuromancer” from EXO
Cellular Chaos “It Kills Myself” from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Palberta “Roach Goin' Down” from Roach Goin' Down
Special Interest “Young, Gifted, Black, In Leather” from Spiraling
Melkbelly “Middle Of” from Nothing Valley
Shimmer “Do It Dead” from Shimmer
Buck Gooter “Dissolved Song” from 100 Bells
Lightning Bolt “The Metal East” from Fantasy Empire
Blank Spell “Dream-fearing” from Miasma 
Tortoise & The Ex “The Lawn of the Limp” from In the Fishtank 5
Behavior “Topanga Keepsake” from Bitter Bitter
Britches “Nice Ending” from Demolition
Neptune “Blue Glass” from Gong Lake
Weakwick “Drag Along” from Whistle Along
Talk Normal “Sunshine” from Sunshine
Stillsuit “13” from Stillsuit
Miscomings “Needle Nose” from Bag of Knives
Mock Identity “See Me” from Paradise
Pinkwash “Gumdrop” from Collective Sigh

This Week In St. Louis: Jun. 25 - Jul. 1, 2018

THU. JUN. 28

@ Kismet | 8pm | $5
-Exeunt (Chicago, IL)
-Pet Peeves (Chicago, IL)
-Body Leash

Exeunt's darkened metal is slathered with a lacquer of oppressive noise. The songs here are giants, just stomping and stumbling with little care for whatever's underfoot. Tourmates Pet Peeves bring a more nihilistic approach, with a bandcamp rife with self deprecating song names and even an album title that straight up stabs at long-winded post-rock.

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Mock Identity (DC)
-Ex Salis
-Skin Tags

Mock Identity stacks soulful, conscious vocal work atop a post-punk bedrock. The elements build to a fresh set of songs that keep a bright vibe throughout, despite a tense and dynamic delivery. Few bands sound anything close to this DC outfit, and the recently released record Paradise is a powerful and effective outlier of weird punk. 


@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $7
-Soakie (Melbourne, Australia)
-C.H.E.W. (Chicago, IL)
-Body Leash

True to its name, Soakie is drenched in gnarly guitar grime. Riffs peak through a curtain of swampy sound, offering a road map through a winding brand of heavy hardcore. A local favorite, Chicago's C.H.E.W. returns to help sweeten the deal with its cop-hating d-beat punk.

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Wrong Division Playlist: Jun. 21, 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
Sweet Knives “Rat in the City” from Sweet Knives
Nibiru “Perpetual Motion Machine” from Perpetual Motion Machine
Salty “Do the Choice!” from Preservation Blues
Mock Identity “See” from Paradise
Ew “Seriously” from Love Songs
Natural Man “Be Stiff!” from Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band
Lithics “Edible Door” from Mating Surfaces
John Wiese “Escaped Language” from Escaped Language
Nü Sensae “Whispering Rule” from Sundowning
The VSS “Lunar Weight” from Nervous Circuits
Timeghost “Cellular Automata” from Cellular
U.S. Maple “Letter to ZZ Top” from Long Hair In Three Stages
New England Patriots “What About The Wild” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Gorge Trio “Roof Halves and Dewdrop Gems” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
Orange Soda “Bagel Sandwich” from Bagel Sandwich
Glued “Filling Space” from Insides
Media Jeweler “Motivate” from 1-800-SUCCEED
Dreamdecay “No Answer” from Yu
Special Interest “Disco” from Spiraling
No Babies “Hazia” from Someone to Watch Over Me
Pill “Afraid of the Mirror” from The Dull Tools Tapes
KTB “Shut Me Out” from KTB II
Casual Hex “Sacred Plush” from Fleshed Out
Behavior “78” from 375 Images of Angels
Smother Party “Inelux” from Casa Limon
Thy Mighty Contract “Conjugal Freelance” from Thy Mighty Contract
Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas
Neptune “Kaguya” from Patterns
Passe Montagne “Altamonica” from Long Play
Protomartyr “Wait” from Consolation
Zevious “Attend to Your Configuration” from Passing Through the Wall
Anwar Sadat “Ersatz Living” from Ersatz Living
Many Arms “Presentation” from Missing Time

This Week In St. Louis: Jun. 18 - 24, 2018

FRI. JUN. 22

@ Foam | 8pm | $5
-EW (FL)
-Rainé Rainé (GA)
-Ra Child
-Aiko Tsuchida
-Liberty van Zandt
-Beauty Pageant

EW's outsider rock feels simple because these riffs are solid and effective on their own. The overall vibe here is fairly straightforward, but there's an odd underbelly that keeps the sound moving just left of center. The locals on hand range from hip-hop to harsh noise, ultimately serving a hugely diverse show. 

SAT. JUN. 23

@ El Lenador | 9pm | free
-John Wiese
-Joseph Hammer & Joe Potts

If you're not hip to contemporary composer John Wiese and his enormous body of work, you might recognize his name from a show last fall where he amassed many of St. Louis' most unique and intriguing performers for an unforgettable night of experimental music. This time, the sound artist offers an intimate solo set that is completely free of charge. 

SUN. JUN. 24

@ Foam | 8pm | $7 | all ages
-Lithics (OR)
-Natural Man (Kansas City, MO)
-DJ Hanime

From a new record on Kill Rock Stars to its recent tour with Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, Lithics is on the cusp of making post-punk a more mainstream proposition. This Portland crew has made two of the most dynamic and innovative albums under the punk umbrella in the last three years -- and seeing the band in a venue the size of Foam is a rare experience even now, when the band is already playing larger spots throughout the country. DJ Hanime kicks off the show at 8 PM sharp.

These are just some highlights. See the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Jun. 14, 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.

Iron Bars “War With Myself” from Iron Bars
Boreal Hills “Trash Mountain” from Wet Couch
White Moms “Bubble Gum” from White Wine
Product KF “Tape” from Product KF
Natural Man & The Flamin' Hot Band “Electrical Man” from Natural Man...
Sweet Knives “These Thoughts” from Sweet Knives
Lithics “Home” from Mating Surfaces
C.H.E.W. “Neuroleptics” from C.H.E.W.
Soul Glo “23” from Tour Tape 2018
Decisions “Trapped” from The Weight of the World Leaves a Broken Back
Blystex “(Nuestro Gobierno Es) Un Infierno” from Somos Salvajes
Marbled Eye “Coated” from Marbled Eye
Omni “Equestrian” from Omni on Audiotree Live
Waveless “Eight Belles” from As One More Folded Paper Crane
Water From Your Eyes “We're Set Up” from All A Dance By Water
Ovlov “Short Morgan” from TRU
Anna Altman “The Interview” from Freightliner
Shell of a Shell “To Disappear” from Already There
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
Zen Mother “Mantra” from I Was Made to Be Like Her
Horse Lords “Truthers” from Interventions
Koenjihyakkei “Dhorimviskha Digest” from Dhorimviskha
Yowie “Absurdly Ineffective Barricade” from Synchromysticism
Hella “1-800-Ghost-Dance” from Hold Your Horse Is
Guerilla Toss “Eraser Stargazer Forever” from Eraser Stargazer
Tarngo “Semper Augustus” from Horman
ГШ (Glintshake) “Без пятнадцати пять” from ОЭЩ МАГЗИУ

This Week In St. Louis: Jun. 11 - 17, 2018

WED. JUN. 13

@ The Nest | 8pm | $7
-Michael Beach (Australia)
-Hotline TNT (Minneapolis, MN)
-Mr. Matrix (Kansas City, MO)

Besides the novelty of Michael Beach traveling halfway across the world from Australia to play in a south city basement, this whole lineup is worth your time. Especially Minneapolis' Hotline TNT, whose video up above really looks no different than a homemade music video made in 1997. And the same rings true for the band's sound, which ebbs between playful party punk and heavy indie rock. 

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Astragal (Houston, TX)
-Sad Cops (Denton, TX)
-Holy Posers

With vocals that come howling from the other end of a winding tunnel, Houston's Astragal fires off bright chords over sharp, pointed beats. The tight sound does the poppy songcraft justice, offering up polished gems that are cut with weird angles. The relative newcomers in Yuppy open up the show. 

@ Way Out Club | 9pm | 21+
-Piper Harrow (Kansas City, MO)
-King of Herrings (Kansas City, MO)
-Sea Priestess

Rounding out an unusually packed Wednesday night in St. Louis, Kansas City-native Piper Harrow blends a cappella with dense wall noise, making for a strange juxtaposition of man and machine. Beats emerge in this cyberpunk nightmare of a danceable noise set - a sure fire fit with locals Sea Priestess and nebulosa. 

SUN. JUN. 17

@ B-Side | 9pm | $5
-White Moms (IN)

A show that could easily fall under the radar (BUT ABSOLUTELY SHOULDN'T) is this quick two band bill featuring the fresh faces in Kiki and Indianapolis outfit White Moms. A searing punk set sent barreling through space, White Moms offers up a wash of reverbed guitars in a fervent frenzy.

These are just some highlights. See the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Jun. 7, 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.

Persh “Coyote” from Persh
Astragal “Brightfellow” from Astragal/Donna Hayward split
Michael Beach “Vision of Modern Love” from Gravity/Repulsion
Hotline TNT “Are U Faded” from Cool If I Crash
Modern Convenience “Hop Then Bop” from The Wild and Reckless
Curt Oren “Of Course” from Curt Oren
Dan English “Close My Eyes” from Good Friends Vol. 2
King Of Herrings “Spring Wind” from King Of Herrings/The Two Damnations split
Piper Harrow “Punk Lust Usurping Reality” from Punk Lust Usurping Reality
Marriage “Black Jabbath” from For Brötzmann
Raglani “The Exploded View” from Real Colors of the Physical World
Man or Astroman? “Song Of The Two Mile Linear Particle Accelerator” from A Spectrum of Infinite Scale
Toupee “Glitter Roach” from Leg Toucher
The Funs “Screaming Eagle” from The Funs
Warm Bodies “I'm A Dog” from Warm Bodies
Royal Brat “Full Tilt Duster” from Eyesore
Gumming “Lockjaw” from Human Values
Mock Identity “Hymn” from Paradise
Pill “Afraid of the Mirror” from Audiotree Live
Lithics “Boyce” from Mating Surfaces
Daniel Francis Doyle “How Can You Work” from We Bet Our Money on You
No Thanks “Flying Columns” from The Trial
Unwound “Love and Fear” from S/T 7"
Collections of Colonies of Bees “Fun” from Customer
Colossamite “Bewilderbeast” from All Lingo's Clamor
The Ex + Tom Cora “King Commie” from Scrabbling At The Lock
Vernacular String Trio “Frost Makes a Flower” from Parlance
Talkdemonic “Ruins” from Ruins
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Benbelo” from Are Euphoria
Deerhoof “Spirit Ditties of No Tone” from The Runners Four

This Week In St. Louis: Jun. 4 - 10, 2018


@ Foam | 8:30pm | $7 | all ages
-Mean Queen (Athens, GA)
-Zeta (Venezuela)
-Family Medicine
-Shark Dad

Mean Queen's lumbering post-rock is a heavy, slow-moving giant delivered with the kind of volume that's meant to penetrate skin. The sound here is to be felt as well as heard -- likewise with Zeta, a Venezuelan crew that spins a set of massive and dramatic songs built through careful melodic layering. A show to harsh your mid-week mellow. 

@ Kismet | 9pm | donation$
-Liz Durette (Baltimore, MD)
-Blank Thomas
-Danielle Taylor Williams
-Zak M

Baltimore's Liz Durette delivers piano music with a sharp spontaneity, counting on electric piano as a weapon of choice. Between the performers on this massively mixed show, harp, guitar and synth can be heard across different approaches to improvisation and songwriting with varying degrees of experience.  


@ Foam | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-Drekka (Bloomington, IN)
-Zach Rowden (New Haven, Connecticut)
-Alex Cunningham/Alberto Patino

Drekka's warbling ambient work is punctuated by field recordings and tape manipulation. A dark, industrial vibe permeates the sound, offering an almost meditative experience as the set plays on audience expectations and anticipation. The rare duo of Alex Cunningham and Alberto Patino offers a wild crosshatch of strings and skins. 

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Gen Pop (Olympia, WA)
-MKii (Olympia, WA)
-Junkbomb (Little Rock, AR)
-Miss Lady
-Pineapple RnR

Gen Pop's searing punk doesn't reinvent the wheel but it does barrel through a swampy and distorted mess of riffs and strung-out vocals. This Olympia crew can bob between quick, Devo-esque bursts and slow, noisy rock. Whatever the speed, there's a frantic feel underneath each song, adding a sense of both depth and urgency. This night also celebrates the release of Pineapple RnR's latest Rik n Roll EP.


@ Dugan Haus | 9pm | $5
-Dan English (Brooklyn, NY)
-Fuck Lungs (Chicago/St. Louis)
-Dirt/Suen Duo
-DJ Floodgate
-Mustache Daddy
This show is on Facebook as the "Fuck Lungs Big Fucking Party" and it's just that -- but the music isn't at all an afterthought. Brooklyn-based songwriter Dan English smoothly moves across shaky ground, offering up a subtle kind of pop that's topped with a vocal style ala early post-punk. Mustache Daddy promises a tantalizing performance while DJ Floodgate keeps the vibe moving downstream all night. All this and more bathed in visual projections by Chad Z Hickman of KFS. 

These are just some highlights. See the sidebar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: May 21, 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.

Topomaka “Roam” from Roam 
Rota “Suffer & Be Still” from Rota
Waveless “My Apathy” from Spirit Island
Blessed “Headache” from II
Tunic “Teeth Showing” from Tunic/Blessed split
Blight Future “Celebrity Rulers” from Love & Strategy
Gen Pop “Waxing State” from II
Animal Lover “Waterparks of America” from Stay Alive
Miscomings “Ding Dong” from Bag of Knives
Ultra Bidé “DNA vs. DNA-C” from DNA vs. DNA-C
Nicoffeine “Goldenbergersteeg” from Au Revoir Golden Air
Yukon “Legsick” from Mortar
Shellac “Copper” from Terraform
Ahleuchatistas “Sundowning” from Arrebato
Battles “Summer Simmer” from La Di Da Di
Drekka/remst8 “Tarwestraat 52 (v1​.​57)” from Drekka <--> remst8
Liz Durette “Plunkies” from Electric Organ Potpourri 
Honeydew “Arms” from Honeydew
Ronnie Rogers “Rip” from Death Of A Dumb Guy
La Luz “Cicada” from Floating Features
Operator Music Band “Realistic Saturation” from Coördination
Wume “Ostinaut” from Maintain
Sneaks “Hair Slick Back” from It's a Myth
Solid Waste “Tropical Contact High” from Visions
Azaleas “Gemini” from Sapphire
Oxherding “Circular Movements” from Circular Movements In The Sky