Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 25, 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.
This episode featured a premiere of Trauma Harness' 2018 Halloween release.

Zak M. “Hello.” from Naos 1
Kee Avil “Thinkstill” from Kee Avil EP
Black Givre “Collision III” from Errance et mépris
Warm Bodies “I'm A Dog” from Warm Bodies
BB and the Blips “L.I.B.I.D.O.” from Shame Job
Black Panties “Violence” from Prophet of Hate
Lumpy and the Dumpers “Hair on the Inside” from Those Pickled Fuckers
Death Bells “Echoes” from Echoes
Waveless “Stand Inside Your Love” from Smashing Pumpkins Cover
Stove “Duckling Fantasy” from 's Favorite Friend
Trauma Harness “The Serpentine That Stole The Light” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Coffin Flume” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Pig Vat” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Dissolving” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “The Winds Of Pazuzu” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Altar Rock” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Trauma Harness “Hatchet Through My Heart” from The Slab That Seals My Bones
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Melkbelly “Helloween” from Nothing Valley
Lightning Bolt “13 Monsters” from Ride the Skies
Sediment Club “Half Fool Dub” from Stucco Thieves
Man At Arms “Designer Imposters” from A Waste of Time and Space
Palm “Trying” from Shadow Expert 
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
The Ex + Tom Cora “The Big Black” from And The Weathermen Shrug Their Shoulders
The Devils&Libido “Jupiter Is Mine” from Devil's Circle
Bangladeafy “Steam” from Ribboncutter
Merry Ghosts “Dog Days Baby” from Dog Days Baby 
Dustin Wong & Takako Minekawa “Dimension Dive Part One Aether Curtain” from Savage Imagination
Battles “Race Out” from Mirrored

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 22 - 28, 2018


@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Dead Tenants (NY)
-Space Cubs (NY)
-Whsky Janetor
-Body Leash

Dead Tenants makes the purest form of angular noise rock as a stripped-down power trio that leans on scratchy and acidic riffs. The bass here is used a melodic bedrock, keeping the songs heavy and anchored down. New York's Space Cubs adds a little buoyancy to an already diverse bill featuring odd-pop antics from Whsky Janetor and the percussive powerhouse of Body Leash. 

WED. OCT. 24

@ El Lenador | 9pm | $7-$10 | all ages
-Gel Set (LA)
-Profligate (LA)
-Tashi Dorji (NC)
-Data Bank
-DJ Urlike

Hump day is in full effect with subversive synthesizers and circuit-bent beats. A stand-out on this show is Tashi Dorji, the only act set to perform without a set of danceable songs. The guitarist molds shapely free-improvisations out of gnar and wiry riffing. Fresh off a recent and lengthy hiatus, Willis returns with new sounds in the spooky key of cobwebs and rotted wood. 

@ The Nest | 9pm | $5-$7
-Cyber Pink (Chicago, IL)

If you're into Chicago's Negative Scanner, then it will be hard not to recognize the howling vocals from lead singer Rebecca Valeriano-Flores. Here she fronts the hardcore-leaning Cyber Pink, who runs through brief, caffeinated stints of free-wheeling punk at mach speed. Kiki shows have been rare as of late, and as if you needed any more reason to go, Headbutt debuts with members of Dentist, Nibiru, Royal Brat, Shux and more. 

FRI. OCT. 26

@ The Juice | 9pm | $7
-Kee Avil (Montreal)
-Black Givre (Montreal)
-TomDirt + Joe Hess
-Danielle Taylor

Kee Avil's music is haunting yet subtle, taking on varied forms throughout the span of a single set. Using strings and voice as a base, the artist molds a sculpture of sound that emits a tranquil vibe. St. Louis' own Danielle Taylor is the perfect foil, offering a solo harp-based compositions with strong and commanding presence. 

SAT. OCT. 27

@ El Lenador | 9pm
-BB & the Blips (Australia)
-Warm Bodies (Kansas City, MO)
-Black Panties
-Lumpy and the Dumper
As if the Australian punks in BB & the Blips weren't enough of a draw, Lumpy and the Dumpers and Black Panties will both be performing for the very last time. It's the end of an era for St. Louis, one that started in 2012 but will end with an exclamation mark in 2018. Hot off their latest release, Q rounds out the show with KC snot-rockers Warm Bodies in tow. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 18, 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 “I Wish I Was A” from Mom
Q “Quiche” from Secqnd
Cyber Pink “Bored” from Demo
Dead Tenants “Lockjaw” from Void
Dead Tenants “Outrun” from LPII
Fond Han “Wronk” from Wronked
Kudzu “No Backbone” from Defeated
Gel Set “This Is Between” from Body Copy
Profligate “07161701” from Home Demos Vol. 2
Tashi Dorji & Tyler Damon “Calm the Shadows (Live)” from Leave No Trace
Nicoffeine “Milf & Honey” from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Warhammer 48K “Get Bodacious” from Warhammer 48k
Glass Teeth “Secret Life” from Notice of Termination
The Devils&Libido “Moning Jam” from Devil's Circle
Good for Cows “Solfell (Mountains On the Sun)” from Audumla
Yowie “Mysterium Tremendum” from Synchromysticism
Many Arms “Thoughtscreen” from Missing Time
Glenn Branca “Symphony No. 5: 3rd Movement” from Symphony No. 5
Athletic Automaton “Death On An Escalator” from Split w/Made In Mexico
Noxagt “Histrionix” from Noxagt
Bad News from Houston “Red Dirt Meet” from In the Valley of the Cloud Builder
Golden Oriole “The Waxwing Slain” from Golden Oriole
Staer “The Golden Oriole” from Staer
Zevious “Ritual Based Symmetries” from Lowlands
Chris Corsano & Bill Orcutt “Double Bind” from Brace Up!

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 15 - 21, 2018

TUE. OCT. 16

@ The Nest | 8pm | $5
-Tamagotchi Teenage Dirtbag (Oklahoma City, OK)
-Permission (London)
-Canned Laughter (Oklahoma City, OK)

Both Tamagotchi Teenage Dirtbag and Canned Laughter are exports of the OKC-based O.D.D. TAPE label. Both bands are so close-knit that each's latest release is a split between the two, so expect a vibe that brings two sides of the same coin. Even without this punk one-two punch, Permission coming all the way from London is alone worth coming out for.

WED. OCT. 17

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5-$7
-Tundrastomper (MA)
-Forget The Times (MI)

Math rock has been out of style long enough to be back in again, if Tundrastomper's chopped and screwed prog is any indicator. All four acts on the show bring a distinctly different vibe, making for a diverse night that ranges from raw pop to instrumental synth music to swerving free-jazz. Bring a couple extra dollars for two touring acts that are not on tour together. 

FRI. OCT. 19

@ El Lenador | 9pm
-The Callous Daoboys (GA)
-The Threats (GA/CO)
-Snakehound (Kansas City, MO)
-Ronnie Rogers & The Sunshine Buddies
-Man the Manipulator

The Callous Daoboys make razor-sharp metal that's warped with the shriek of strings from a violin. Every song here feels maniacal and rhythmically frantic, ending before your brain has time to catch up with the constantly changing tempo and timing. The inclusion of Ronnie Rogers lends a little levity to what would otherwise be a dark, heady night of heavy bands. 

SAT. OCT. 20

@ Heavy Anchor | 7pm | $12 | 21+
SynthfeStl III:
-Kudzu (Springfield, MO)
-Sea Priestess
-Hands and Feet
-Modern Welfare

The brains behind Wax Fruit bring the third iteration of SynthfeStl, a night of cybernetic acts led by synthesizer and/or drum machine, all to benefit the Arch City Defenders. The lineup offers Springfield's shoegazing Kudzu and the buoyant and noisy Sea Priestess among a long list of other acts that will cram keys, warbling bass and synthetic noise inside a five-hour marathon. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 11, 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.

Alex Cunningham “Shorthand” from Fiddle
Imelda Marcos “Monica Chiaroscuro” from Dalawa
Sexual Jeremy “Somebody” from Chuck Weekend
The Sediment Club “The Payoff” from Stucco Thieves
The Dreebs “Reese” from Forest of a Crew
Permission “Holding Pattern” from Contagious Life
Tamagotchi Teenage Dirtbag “Not Enough” from Dirtbag Demo
Canned Laughter “I Guess We Don't Really Need Schools” from Demo
Video Filth “No Remorse” from Video Filth/Mutant Itch Split
Forget The Times “Ride & Trash” from Split CS
Nibiru “Amputate” from Amputate
Tundrastomper “Sweet Baby Boy” from Clean It Up
Little Big Bangs “Saccharine” from I Like It Here
No Thanks “Vestige.” from The Trial
Trespass “Expanded Memories” from Expanded Memories
Blank Spell “Dream-fearing” from Miasma
Iron Bars “War with Myself” from Iron Bars
New England Patriots “What About The Wild” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Man or Astroman? “Curious Constructs of Stem-Like Devices Which Now Prepare Themselves to Be Thought of as Fingers” from A Spectrum of Infinite Scale
Don Gero “Rock III” from Wizarding
New Bloods “Oh, Deadly Nightshade!” from The Secret Life
Bratmobile “I Love You, You Little Crocodile” from Pottymouth
Wimps “Garbage People” from Garbage People
Lithics “Edible Door” from Mating Surfaces
Marnie Stern “Her Confidence” from Marnie Stern
Taiwan Housing Project “Multidimensional Spectrum” from Veblen Death Mask
Deerhoof “Running Thoughts” from The Runners Four
Shellac “Didn't We Deserve a Look At You the Way You Really Are” from Terraform
Fischessen “Mein liebster Feind” from Der Tote Winkel
Jitters “Marv” from Zones
Bygones “Cold Reading” from Bygones
Yoshida Tatsuya Imahori Tsuneo “Dots” from Dots

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 8 - 14, 2018


@ SLU Xavier Hall | 8pm | $15-$25
New Music Cricle & SLU present:
-Anthony Braxton
-Jacqueline Kerrod

Fresh off an appearance at Louisville's Cropped Out Festival, legendary composer and free-jazz innovator Anthony Braxton performs St. Louis to help ring in New Music Circle's 60th year as a purveyor of avant-garde music in St. Louis. Jacqueline Kerrod is a world-renowned harpist and will join Braxton for this rare duo performance. 

THU. OCT. 11

@ Strawberry Bounce House | 8pm | $7
-The Cavves (KS)
-Party Fridge (KS)
-Aiko Tsuchida

Bright vibes on a Thursday night with the bubbly Cavves who play rock that's equally upbeat and unapologetic. Tourmates Party Fridge literally have "party" in the name, so draw your own conclusions there. Anthony Worden tours on his latest record Slouching Towards Tomorrow, which features a who's who of Iowa artists backing up the luminous songwriter. 

FRI. OCT. 12

@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Sexual Jeremy (TX)
-Imelda Marcos (Chicago, IL)
-Mother Meat
-Skin Tags

This damaged no-wave punk from Texas would be more at home in a half-flooded basement than the stage at Schlafly. While Sexual Jeremy has some brainy jazz-bending parts, the feel never veers too far off from its thrashy, punk core. Chicago's Imelda Marcos rounds out the bill with a rhythmically dense set of songs for those who want to venture down the progressive and math rock rabbit hole. This is the kind of mixed bill you want in your life. 

SAT. OCT. 13

@ Foam | 9:30pm | $7 | all ages
-Sediment Club (NY)
-The Dreebs (NY)
-Joss Barton

Whether it's by Pitchfork or the Bandcamp blog, Sediment Club has been hailed as one of the pure innovators of no-wave for the last decade, and all its members are still under 30. Their tourmates the Dreebs feature a former member of Parquet Courts while sharing players with New York's practically legendary noise outfit PC Worship. Arrive on time to catch Apathist!, the latest south city duo featuring former members of Yowie and Vernacular String Trio. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Oct. 4, 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.

Ex Salis “Hernia” from Basement Demos
Nibiru “Headphones” from Headphones
Kids “People” from 7 Nation Army
Boreal Hills “Lucidfer” from Wet Couch
Shitstorm “Bathroom Wall” from Tomb
Mirror Mirror “Promises” from Extra Credit
Shady Bug “Night Creeper” from tbh idk
Glued “Filling Space” from Insides
The Spirit Of The Beehive “Hypnic Jerks” from Hypnic Jerks
Pile “Cup” from Odds and Ends
Kal Marks “Springtime In January” from Universal Care
Q “Relaxed Mike” from Relaxed Mike
G.N.A.T. “Idols” from Demo
ONO “Punks” from Spooks
JoAnn McNeil “Falls (excerpt)” from Falls
Brandon Seabrook Trio “Bovicidal” from Convulsionaries
The Dreebs “My Killer” from Forest of a Crew
C.H.E.W. “It's A Living” from Feeding Frenzy
Bugs and Rats “Boys Are Dumb” from Bugs and Rats
Weakwick “Sitting Still” from For Show
Deerhoof “The Perfect Me” from 99% Upset Feeling
Guerilla Toss “Meteorological” from Twisted Crystal
Marbled Eye “Laughing Sound” from Leisure
La Misma “Martiz E Vidro” from Kanizadi
Kaleidoscope “Elephant” from Kaleidoscope Vol. Two No. 1
Nü Sensae “New Lies” from Tv, Death and the Devil
The Bug “Buzz” from What's Buggin You?
Terrible Truths “False Hope” from Terrible Truths
Pallas “Cast a Lion Cured a Crow” from Pallas
Melkbelly “A Case of the Krampus” from A Case of the Krampus
Roomrunner “Shed” from Roomrunner
Health Problems “Lies & Movement” from Winners
Lechuguillas “Jump” from Just Me And My Dad
Animal Lover “Guilt” from Guilt

This Week In St. Louis: Oct. 1 - 7, 2018


@ RKDE | 9:30pm | $7
-Exek (Melbourne, Australia)
-Sick Thoughts (Finland)
-Trampoline Team (New Orleans, LA)

Exek effectively stretches its post-punk over a creeping core that incorporates feedback and the occasional horn. The closest comparison one could maybe make is This Heat without the prog-rock parts, but even then Exek eschews expectations. There's little reason to miss a show this stacked with NOLA's Trampoline Team and Sick Thoughts coming all the way from Finland -- on a Monday, no less.


@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-The World (Oakland, CA)
-Daikaiju (Huntsville, AL)
-The Funs
-DJ Hanime

While St. Louis' own Waterproof will be calling it quits after tonight, there's really not a better show to go out on. Daikaiju's frenetic riffs intertwine and wrap around an amorphous rhythm section, making for a set of unrelenting shred. Those looking for something a little looser fit and danceable can rely on The World, a west coast outfit that blends subtle hints of no-wave into a head-bobbing brand of light post-punk. 


@ CBGB | 9pm
-Teton (Portland, OR)
-Orion (Sydney, Australia)
-The Crenshaw (Portland, OR)
-Frankie Valet

This stacked show led by Australian post-punkers Orion offers five distinct sets and a wide spectrum of sound. The Portland crew in Teton returns to St. Louis alongside the Crenshaw, a loopy solo act by the band's bassist. Both bands exhibit a pitch black approach to indie rock with powerful vocals heading the charge. 


@ Foam | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-ONO (Chicago, IL)
-Mourning A BLKstar (Cleveland, OH)
-JoAnn McNeil
-Heavy Pauses

ONO is the kind of band that's hard to describe, and the video above will do more for you than words ever will, but here's a little bit of a background for you: The band's leader served as a young sailor in the Navy during the Vietnam War and only a few short years later did he form ONO alongside other musicians in Chicago. Their first show was opening for Naked Raygun, they collaborated with Pere Ubu among many others and then... they vanished for roughly 20 years. Now, they're back at it and better than ever with a shapeshifting backing band. But really, just watch the video to see what you're getting yourself into. 


@ Blueberry Hill | 8pm | $10-$14 | all ages
-The Spirit of the Beehive (Philadelphia, PA)
-Pile (Boston, MA)
-Shady Bug

There are few bands who define what American rock music is in 2018 better than Pile and Spirit of the Beehive. These exports of an indie-underground that stayed dormant for the better part of a decade have, in a way, broken out for a bigger and wider audience. While Spirit of the Beehive takes a more subtle approach, laying down is songs atop a soft and fuzzy bed of guitars, Pile is directly heavy and deceptively heady. 

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!

Wrong Division Playlist: Sep. 27, 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.

Kids “Barstools” from 7 Nation Army
Teton “Landfill II” from Dump
The Crenshaw “Baseball” from The Crenshaw
Orion “Execution” from orion
Exek “A Fax back from the Architect” from A Casual Assembly
Sick Thoughts “chainsaw” from Sick Thoughts
Mom “Macaroni Cowboy” from MOM
Dentist “I Hope You Feel OK” from Whole Hand In Your Mouth
Idles “Television” from Joy As An Act of Resistance
Daikaiju “Spiral Serpent Strike” from Monsters of Surf
The World “Hot Shopper” from First World Record
Waterproof “rodeo” from In Cod We Trust
The Funs “Cross Kisser” from My Survival
Toupee “Mommy Is a Mummy” from Leg Toucher
Palberta “Ink of Truth” from Roach Goin' Down
Sediment Club “Stucco Thieves” from Stucco Thieves
Nonzoo “Hula Hoop of Flies” from Wazoo
Lithics “Seven People” from Borrowed Floors
Zarigani$ “Art is Dead” from Hungry
PRE “Why Be Wives” from Hope Freaks
Nü Sensae “swim” from Sundowning
No Thanks “Flayed Alive.” from The Trial
Die Monitr Batss “White Shock” from Girls of War
Imelda Marcos “Painting Of Skeletal Goats Grinding Their Teeth Across The Sky” from Dalawa
Goat “on fire” from Rhythm & Sound
The Devils&Libido “Tiger Woman Eat Habanero” from Devil's Circle
Many Arms “Snakes in the Grass” from Palabras Malas
U.S. Maple “Ma Digital” from Acre Thrills
Erase Errata “go to sleep” from At Crystal Palace
Sneaks “Beliefs” from Beliefs - Single
Dead Rider “Blank S©reen” from Chills On Glass
Cheer-Accident “This Is the New That” from No Ifs, Ands or Dogs
Yukon “Mt. Pleasant” from Mortar
Roomrunner “shed” from Roomrunner - EP
Topomaka “Throw a Line” from Topomaka - EP
Freedom Ride “Breakfast No. 6” from Says Hello