Wrong Division Playlist: May 30, 2019

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.

Danielle Taylor "Heavenly Bodies"
Jr. Clooney "Brother Bud" from Cool Leather Jacket/Brother Bud
Big Step "Radio Flyer" from Radio Flyer
Mezzanine Swimmers "Louis Warship" from Black Cat in Heat
Blank Thomas "Virtual Cruise" from Arrangements for Argumentative Slop
People Zoo "Rotunda" from Red Hot Vacuum
David Nance "Ham Sandwich" from Peaced and Slightly Pulverized
Prism #1 "Love Is A Cult" from Channels of Unlimited Resistance
Jackal "Jackal" from Jackal 
Terminator 2 "Negative Reinforcement" from Negative Reinforcement
Imelda Marcos "Umami Syntonic" from Tatlo
Michael Potter "Rain Song" from Rain Song
Morgan Garrett "I wanna roll you down to Texas" from Never Seen Outside Before
Shimmer "Crystal Listerine" from Shimmer
U.S. Maple "Open a Rose" from Acre Thrills
Radon Chong "Farm Pays For Me" from I Keep On Talking To You
Scream Culture "Aww Man" from The Outfit
Prosecco "fool" from Demo
The Channels "Triplet" from Double Negative
Goat "Rhythm & Sound" from Rhythm & Sound
PoiL "Luses Fadas" from Sus
Don Vito "No GPS Is No Punk" from Comment ça va Light My Fire
Adams/Bucko/Cunningham "Elective Decay (excerpt)" from Every Way But What Came To Mind
Aids Wolf "Gnarly Tooth" from Cities of Glass
Cellular Chaos "Re-make/Re-model" from Cellular Chaos
Black Eyes "Eternal Life" from Cough
Lithics "Boyce" from Mating Surfaces
Miscomings "Ewwww" from Like Music

Wrong Division Playlist: May 23, 2019

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.

Warm Bodies "I Want My Alien" from UFO Extremo's
Laffing Gas "Rodeo" from Laffing Gas
Q "Qus" from Secqnd
Public Acid "Zero Power" from 152 Seconds of Public Acid
Conditioner Disco Group "Over Documented" from CDGLP
Water From Your Eyes "Break" from Break
Chris Pitsiokos Unit "Improvisation 27" from Silver Bullet in the Autumn...
Bitchin Bajas & Natural Information Society "Anemometer" from Automaginary
Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society "In Memory's Prism (excerpt)" from Mandatory Reality
Ahleuchatistas "Sundowning" from Arrebato
Bad News from Houston "Invisible River" from In the Valley of the Cloud Builder
Oozing Wound "Filth Chisel" from High Anxiety
Noxagt "Satin Vengeance" from Noxagt
The Sediment Club "My Dungeon Shook" from Stucco Thieves
Pocketed "Starling, Sparrow, Crow" from Pocketed
Neutrals "I Can Do That" from Kebab Disco
The World "Hot Shopper" from First World Record
Guerilla Toss "Green Apple" from Twisted Crystal
Operator Music Band "Squaresoft" from Squaresoft / Cowboys
Crumb "Nina" from Jinx
Smother Party "Whiskey Sheen" from Casa Limon
Nail Polish "Selected Comments" from Authentic Living
Casual Hex "Sacred Plush" from Fleshed Out
Gay Beast "Poverty Witch" from To Smithereens
Ornette Coleman & Pat Metheny "Compute" from Song X
Ruins Alone "Progrock" from Ruins Alone
The Conformists "Swim Home" from None Hundred
Vernacular String Trio "Parlance" from Parlance
Good for Cows "Invisible Goth" from Audumla
Imelda Marcos "We Are Asleep In Our Bones" from Live @ Emporium Arcade Bar

This Week In St. Louis: May 20 - 26, 2019


@ Foam | 9pm | $10/$13 | all ages
-The Spirit of the Beehive (Philadelphia, PA)
-Strange Ranger (Philadelphia, PA)
-Camp Counselor
-Frankie Valet
-Joss Barton

The Spirit of the Beehive blends shoegazey pop with an indie-rock pace. The gain seems dialed back for a cleaner blend of strings, which clearly brightens all the rhythmic interplay in the guitars. While they're not minimalist, the band does take a less-is-more attitude, opting for a constant sense of dynamics. It's the kind of approach that pays off big in a live setting and Foam's more intimate space is the best place to hear them.


@ The Record Space | 7pm | $7 | all ages
-Laffing Gas (IN)
-Public Acid (NC)
-Newt Patrol

It's hard to beat a setting like the Record Space's arcade-filled record shop for a show. Laffing Gas' ripping punk spins out and changes direction on a whim, but everything is kept together by solid downbeats. Tourmates Public Acid bring a darker vibe with a ton of quick songs that clock in right around a minute. 


@ Off Broadway | 8pm | all ages
New Music Circle presents:
-Joshua Abrams & Natural Information Society (Chicago, IL)
-Bitchin Bajas (Chicago, IL)

The combination of Joshua Abrams' Natural Information Society and Bitchin Bajas is sure to make for a dense, slow-burner of a set as repetitions are used for an almost hypnotic effect. Off Broadway has been host to some of the more lively New Music Circle shows and this will be no different as the St. Louis institution caps off 60 years of amazing shows. 

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

Wrong Division Playlist: May 16, 2019

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.

Prism #1 "Shake" from Channels of Unlimited Resistance
Fried Egg "Bite My Tongue" from Square One
Nibiru "Intermission" from Etiolation
The Hussy "I See Just Fine" from The Hussy
Bigpig "Why Would You?" from Bigpig
Shitstorm "Bathroom Wall" from Tomb
The Spirit Of The Beehive "Hypnic Jerks" from Hypnic Jerks
Wild Firth "Eyes" from Lawn Memory
The Funs "Instinct" from Alienated
Lisa Cameron & Sandy Ewen "Abyssal Grenadier" from See Creatures
Alex Cunningham "Beside Her On the Grass" from Knell
Chris Pitsiokos Unit "Dalai Lama's Got that PMA" from Silver Bullet...
Olivia Neutron-John "(death/tango)" from (death/tango)
New England Patriots "Like A Rope" from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Arrington De Dionyso "Mencerminkan Mani Malaikat" from Malaikat dan Singa
The USA Is a Monster "God Is Red" from Wohaw
Human Monster "The Humanoids" from Demos 2018-2019
Golden Oriole "The Granitoid Panics" from The Granitoid Panics
Nicoffeine "Holy Hell of a Himmel" from Lighthealer Stalking Flashplayer
Sea Moss "Appease the Peas, Please" from Bidet Dreaming
The Channels "Triplet" from Double Negative
Cellular Chaos "Hysterical" from Diamond Teeth Clenched
Neptune "The Lighthouse" from Patterns
Nonzoo "Spambot Ringer" from Wazoo
Lair "Bojangles Out of Orbit" from Test
Shimmer "Do It Dead" from Shimmer
Palberta "Ink of Truth" from Roach Going Down
Ed Schrader's Music Beat "Radio Eyes" from Party Jail
Trauma Harness "Organ Donor" from Walt's Crawlers
Kudzu "Defeated" from Defeated
Shoppers "Viii" from Silver Year
BBJr "Under the Sun" from BBJr / Painted Faces Split
Blank Spell "Red Teeth" from Miasma

This Week In St. Louis: May 13 - 19, 2019


@ Foam | 9:30pm | $12/$15 | all ages
-Old Time Relijun (WA)
-Plant Mom

You might know Arrington de Dionyso as the artist targeted by the Pizzagate Conspiracy or even his own work as a solo saxophonist, but he's led prolific bands dating back to the '90s. Old Time Relijun is maybe his most renowned, marrying post-punk, no wave and experimental rock for a lush yet loose set that constantly peaks. Hushgush plays one of its last shows before two of its members relocate to Chicago, and Plant Mom performs for the first (and final) time, featuring members of Shady Bug, Yuppy and more. 


Sun. May 19 @ CBGB
8pm | $5-$7
-Fried Egg (VA)
A solid three-band show at CBGB is hard to beat, even on this strangely busy Sunday. Fried Egg hits especially hard with its deranged brand of frantic punk, leaving little to the imagination. Prism #1 is an equally blunt band with a more frenetic vibe while Nibiru brings a pop approach that feels both rigid and loose. 


@ The Nest | 8pm | $5
-Wild Firth (MN)
-Star Belly
-Soft Sweat

Wild Firth's repetitive rock and roll phrases open into these wide expanses where riffs have room to loop and move around. It all makes for a dramatic progression that's delivered in a laid back but not lazy way. While the Minneapolis-natives sort of teeter on pop, they have much more in common with a kraut-rock band.

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

Wrong Division Playlist: May 9, 2019

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.

Jane Wave "The Valley" from The Valley
Nibiru "Careening" from Etiolation
Pigments "Blue" from Pigments
Slow Mass "Gray Havens" from On Watch
Old Time Relijun "Jeremiad" from See Now And Know
HushGush "Savior Complex" from ÆP
Pineapple RNR "Merferd in Bondage" from Pineapple RNR
The Ire "The Adventitious" from Demo
Fatamorgana "10 Minutos De La Tierra" from Terra Alta
Protomartyr "Machinist Man" from No Passion All Technique
Hash Redactor "Step 2 Success" from Drecksound
Guerilla Toss "Meteorological" from Twisted Crystal
Pile "The Soft Hands of Stephen Miller" from Green and Gray
Rong "Cup" from Post-Trash: Volume Four
Post Pink "B50 New" from B50 New
Marnie Stern "Her Confidence" from Marnie Stern
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan "Yandere" from Dirt
Koenjihyakkei "Nivraym" from Nivraym
Ga'an "Servant Eye" from Black Equus
Cheer-Accident "Post-Premature" from Salad Days
Mayor Daley "Taking Firewood to NY" from Out of the Blue 
Beige Palace "One Man Haunted House" from Hemp Gimp
Beak> "Life Goes On" from Life Goes On 
Drool "Civics II Honors" from Drool II
Wume "Walled Garden" from Towards the Shadow
Synchronicity "40W" from 2017.5.20 Live At Amagasaki Tora
Parlor Walls "Me Me My" from Opposites
Drew Gowran "1" from Profound Blemishes
The Ex "The Sitting Chins" from 27 Passports

This Week In St. Louis: May 6 - 12, 2019


@ Galeria Obscura | $5 | 9pm
-Jordan Reyes (Chicago, IL)
-Dolor Portion
-Mark Plant Solo Noise Project

You might know Jordan Reyes from their part in ONO, Chicago's groundbreaking collective that is equal parts psychedelic and psychic. Reyes' solo work unfolds with haunting synths and an attuned approach to texture. Progression is key here, as can be heard on the artist's most recent release, Close. The venue for this one is Galeria Obscura, which you might already know as the cozy performance space connected to The Juice on Cherokee Street. 


@ The Shrub | 9pm | $5
-Pigments (OK)
-People Zoo
-Soft Sweat

Pigments' swirly pop rock comes dressed in thick layers of delay and reverb. The Oklahoma City outfit is able to make space for its hooky riffs, pulling off polished pop gems while still reveling in a lush guitar tone. Everything works to serve the band's sound, which marries strong execution with a laid-back vibe. 


@ Foam | 9pm | $7
-Musclegoose (Fayetteville, AR)
-The Wirms (Fayetteville, AR)
-Big Whoop
-Skin Tags

Two hallmarks of Fayetteville's punk scene scene hit St. Louis as part of a two-week trip to spread the bands' DIY gospel. It's a shame that this tour preempts the release of Musclegoose's upcoming 7" (which the band lovingly refers to as "5 fresh hot turds"), but maybe they'll have a few early copies. Big Whoop sets have become a rarity in St. Louis, so their spot on the show is alone worth the price of admission. 


@ Foam | 8pm | $8 | all ages
-Slow Mass (Chicago, IL)
-Shady Bug
-Spirits Having Fun

It's rare that a band's name so deftly describes its sound, but here we are with Slow Mass, an anti-pop juggernaut of indie rock with quite the history. From touring with mewithoutyou last November to starting this tour in support of La Dispute, Slow Mass continues to grow, picking up detritus from each city the band passes through. 

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

Wrong Division Playlist: May 2, 2019

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.

Mark Plant Solo Noise Project "The Big Talk" from The Big Talk
Dolor Portion "Light" from Light
Jordan Reyes "Quicksand" from Close
Werewolf Jones "My Hobbie" from Werewolf Jones
Boreal Hills "Trash Mountain" from Wet Couch
Glued "Taming" from Cool Evil
Ausmuteants "Born into the Badge" from ...Present the World in Handcuffs
Diät "Foreign Policy" from Positive Disintegration
R.M.F.C. "Television" from Hive Vol. 1&2
Ötzi "Charms" from Part Time Punks Sessions
The Cool Greenhouse "Pets" from Crap Cardboard Pet
Fatamorgana "El Amanecer" from Terra Alta
Olivia Neutron-John "March" from Olivia Neutron-John
Sneaks "The Way It Goes" from Highway Hypnosis
Palm "Pearly" from Rock Island
Chris Pitsiokos Trio "Lethe" from Gordian Twine
Yukon "Medallion" from Medallion
Matter Waves "Gots (excerpt)" from Matter Waves
Conditioner Disco Group "(Don't Gotta) Raise A Family" from CDGLP
Jim Sauter & Kid Millions "Falling Spider" from Safe & Sane
Horse Lords "Time Slip" from Interventions
Birthing Hips "Droplet" from Urge to Merge
Don Gero "Fire Ball I" from Wizarding
Battles "Summer Simmer" from La Di Da Di
Rroselicoeur "The Dark Side Of Johan L." from Drachenhöhle
Tunic "Nothing Nothing" from Complexion
Weakwick "Rubbernecking" from Whistle Along