All new stuff from 2015. Here’s the playlist:
RiO Mix Tape episodes go back to our roots as radio dudes. We’ll spin some tunes, make with the yakkity-yakkity, and you can just sit back and enjoy the experience. Here’s the playlist…
ROME – The Ballad of the Red Flame Lily [A Passage to Rhodesia]
An Autumn for Crippled Children – Avoiding Winter [Try Not to Destroy Everything You Love]
OGRE – Don’t Call Me Hero 
BADBADNOTGOOD – Can’t Leave the Night [III]
Saor – Aura [Aura]
Ross and Justin review a handful of releases including Toronto instrumental hip-hop/jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD‘s III, the score for Gold from Earth founder Dylan Carlson under the name drcarlsonalbion, classical/neofolk from Musk Ox and their latest Woodfall, and eclectic alt-country from Denver’s Wovenhand on Refractory Obdurate.
Ross digs a little deeper into calls that YouTube is suppressing indie artists. Justin ponders on the speed of social media and how it affected a recent scuffle and misunderstanding at JR’s in Philadelphia. Also, a story about Danish electronic artist Croatian Amor accepting only nude photos as payment for his most recent release.
Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown [LP] – Metalcore, hardcore punk, southern rock.
My Fictions – Stranger Songs [LP] – Screamo, melodic hardcore
Yes – Heaven & Earth [LP] – Prog rock.
Sleepmakeswaves – Love of Cartography [LP] – Post-rock
Wolvhammer – Clawing Into Black Sun [LP] – Sludge metal, black metal
Braid – No Coast [LP] – Emo, indie rock, post-hardcore.
Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless [LP] – Death metal, black metal
Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestite [LP] – Atmospheric black metal, ambient, experimental
James Blackshaw – Fantomas: Le faux magistrat [LP] – Psych folk, free folk
Slow Club – Complete Surrender [LP] – Indie pop, folk pop
The Bilinda Butchers – Heaven [LP] – Dream pop, shoegaze
Novembers Doom – Bled White [LP] – Doom metal, melodic death metal
Antemasque – Antemasque [LP] – Alt-rock, post-hardcore
Rise Against – The Black Market [LP] – Melodic hardcore, punk
United Nations – The Next Four Years [LP] – Hardcore punk
Souls of Mischief – There Is Only Now [LP] – West Coast Hip-Hop, jazz rap, boom bap
Wo Fat – The Conjuring [LP] – Stocker rock, heavy psych
Empyrium – The Turn of the Tides [LP] – Dark folk, folk metal, doom metal, neofolk
Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty [LP] – Experimental, abstract, conscious hip-hop