Mix Tape // Phat Phriday, 2015

All new stuff from 2015. Here’s the playlist:

Black Sheep Wall – The Wailing and the Gnashing and the Teeth [I’m Going To Kill Myself]
Carpenter Brut – Disco Zombi Italia [Trilogy]

Doomtree – Cabin Killer [All Hands]
Viet Cong – Bunker Buster [Viet Cong]
Chapel of Disease – Lord of All Death (Between the Rim and Pegana) [The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art]

Mount Eerie – Spring [Sauna]
Caina – I am the Flail of the Lord [Setter of Unseen Snares]
BADBADNOTGOOD & Ghostface Killah – Mind Playing Tricks [Sour Soul]

Cowards – Birth of the Sadistic Son [Rise to Infamy]
Cloakroom – Moon Funeral [Further Out]
Joey Bada$$ – Christ Conscious [B4.Da.$$]

Mix Tape // Christmas Day, 2014

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…

Talons – The Wild Places [New Topographics]
Goat – Talk to God [Commune]
Memorial Weekend – Absinthe [Memorial Weekend]

Mike Mictlan – CLAPP’D [Hella Frreal]
Cara Neir – Tales of Lust and Pain [The Overwatch EP]
La Dispute – 35 [Rooms of the House]
Strand of Oaks – Woke Up to the Light [Heal]

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 [195]
BADBADNOTGOOD – Can’t Leave the Night [III]

Saor – Aura [Aura]

July // Emil Amos // Dylan Carlson // Chicago // BADBADNOTGOOD // Wovenhand // Musk Ox // The Bilinda Butchers

On this episode, Emil Amos of Grails, Om and Lilacs & Champagne, tells us about the latest installment of Holy SonsLost Decade series.

Sandra takes to the streets of Chicago to catch up with Notes + BoltsPanda Riot, and Divino Nino to learn more about local music and what shapes the scene.

Hear the track “Edo Method” from The Bilinda Butchers debut full-length Heaven.

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.

Releases:

July 1

Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown [LP] – Metalcore, hardcore punk, southern rock.

My Fictions – Stranger Songs [LP] – Screamo, melodic hardcore

July 4

Yes – Heaven & Earth [LP] – Prog rock.

Sleepmakeswaves – Love of Cartography [LP] – Post-rock

July 8

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

July 14

Slow Club – Complete Surrender [LP] – Indie pop, folk pop

July 15

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

July 17

Wo Fat – The Conjuring [LP] – Stocker rock, heavy psych

July 18

Empyrium – The Turn of the Tides [LP] – Dark folk, folk metal, doom metal, neofolk

July 29

Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty [LP] – Experimental, abstract, conscious hip-hop