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

Escape Velocity

This show is a two hour block of atmosphere, doom, gloom, and other slow tunes. It’s just been that kind of week…

Playlist:

Artist Track
Balmorhea On the Weight of the Night
Holy Sons Payoff
Matt Elliott This is For
Tenhi Pojan Kiiski
Zombi Escape Velocity
Astronautalis Midday Moon
Buried Inside V
Grails All the Colors of the Dark
Syven Tuulenvire
Woods of Ypres Travelling Alone
Om Thebes
Planning for Burial Bleached Body
Have a Nice Life The Icon and the Axe
Reverend Bizarre They Used Dark Forces / Teutonic Witch
 

Winter Into Spring

This is Radio in Opposition’s debut on Subcity. For the uninitiated, this show aims to gain exposure for lesser known bands. Taking cues from the Rock in Opposition movement of the 1970s, Radio in Opposition explores the artists you wouldn’t normally expect to hear on the radio. For this show, I’ve chosen the theme of Winter into Spring and selected some tracks I thought represented this theme, whether closely, loosely, or oddly. Enjoy.

Note: This show is broadcast live on WDIY Allentown, PA (US), in addition to being hosted by Subcity. Any references to WDIY and what time it is are related to this.

Playlist:

Artist Track
City of Ships
Grails
Black Mountain
Mono
Sadgiqacea
Phideaux
Time Columns
Cymbals Eat Guitars
Woods of Ypres
The Flowers of Hell
Astronautalis
Syven
Holy Sons
Mummifier
Rain Drinkers
Spring Tiger
Deep Snow
Radiant Hearts
Ashes in the Snow
Nature’s Antidote
Snowtorch (Part I)
Luma
Cold Spring
Lightning & Snow
The Strength of Spring
The River, the Woods
How Far the Gods?
Snowed In
Sunny the Mummy
Springtide