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Podcast for November 29th, 2017

Tony’s got “tourist” maracas, while Paul replaces his coffee maker.

Tracklisting:
The CooLots – Y Don’t U [Rebirth]
Elena y Los Fulanos – Morir Ballando [Volcán]
Husbands – Lost Jam [single]
Smart Went Crazy – A Good Day [Con Art 20th Anniversary Reissue]
Stronger Sex – Hassle [There Is No Stronger Sex]
Flash Frequency – It’s Sad to Know I’m Not Done [Cascade Dreams II]

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Loi Loi – Trying To Remember

Did you miss Loi Loi‘s new music video premiere over the Thanksgiving weekend? For shame. Kristie and her sibling Johnny Fantastic put out an excellent 5 song EP called Viva La Vulva on Blight Records, and just finished a whirlwind US tour to promote it. The new music video for “Trying To Remember”, directed by Blight’s chief visual artist Jen Meller, puts the focus on Kristie’s striking face as a horror-flick worthy synth riff propels her on foot through the woods by day and the city by night. Loi Loi plays twice this weekend, first Friday night at Slash Run with The Artist Formally Known As Vince Band and Haarpo, and kicking off a night of DC music at house venue The Castle on Saturday night with Sheila, Laurel Rose and Ezra Mae and the Gypsy Moon, so pick your poison now.

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Podcast for November 15th, 2017 feat. Maryjo Mattea

This week special guest Maryjo Mattea drops by to tell us about her new politically-charge single and spin some of her fave DC tracks.

Tracklisting:
Two Dragons and a Cheetah – November 8, 2016 [single]
allthebestkids – DreaMastR [Go Out With A Bang]
Loi Loi – You May Be [Viva La Vulva]
Derek Evry – Thank You Enough [Pop Perspective]
FuzzQueen – Ribbons and Flowers [single]
The North Country – The Last Curtain Call [In Defense of Cosmic Altruism]

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Stronger Sex – Hassle

The 80s are strong with this band. Channeling the best of synthpop from that era, Stronger Sex are crooning their way across the country now, on tour with Hudson K for their “No More Battles of the Sexes National Tour”. The duo of Johnny Fantastic and Leah Gage tease the release of their new album There Is No Stronger Sex on BLIGHT Records with a new single called “Hassle”. We reveled in the nostalgia for 80s neon, diner burgers and arcade games in this gorgeous animated video from director Ian Mcdermot.

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Loi Loi – Responsabilidades

The newest addition to Ben Schurr’s ever-expanding Blight Records empire is Loi Loi, the synthpop project led by Kristie with support from her sibling Johnny Fantastic, primarily of Stronger Sex. The five songs on Loi Loi’s boldly titled debut EP Viva La Vulva represent a poppy, rave-y turn for the often abrasive and challenging material in the catalog of Blight Records, and we think a little fun is just what we need right now. The bilingual EP’s first Spanish single “Responsabilidades” feels like a 90s acid warehouse party throwback in the best way, and the video by Blight’s visual director Jen Meller makes us want to dance at our desks. You can get down properly to this at the EP release show tonight at Songbyrd along with Park Snakes and Philly’s Thrills.

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Podcast for June 22nd, 2017


Tony recounts his high-flying weekend at the Firely music festival, while Paul kicks back and eats a muffin.

Tracklisting:
Loi Loi – 1985 [single]
Bencoolen – Spotlight [single]
Uptown XO – Spirit That Never Dies [4pac “The Spook that sat by the booth”]
Bacchae – Cursed Life [Down the Drain]
Lisa Said – Some Dudes [Estranged]
The Hunted Hare – Malleus [Nothing Is Always]

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Podcast for February 28th, 2017

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Paul watches some classic 70s British sci-fi, and Tony pops the question on stage.

Tracklisting:
Coup Sauvage & The Snips – Hamburg [Heirs to Nothing]
My French Roommate – LUV DG [MFR]
Two Dragons and a Cheetah – Lessons [Something, Something​.​.​. Poetry and Light]
iworkmusic – Good Morning [The Growth]
MetroSongs – Shady Grove feat. Faith Hayden [single]
Park Snakes – Fire Of Our Love (CrushnPain Remix) [Park Snakes (Deluxe Edition)]

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The Galaxy Electric – Leaving

Enigmatic DC lounge-pop act The Galaxy Electric is now a part of the Blight. Records family. The expansive compilation BLIGHT. MAKES RIGHT, released today, proved to be the perfect spot for “Leaving”, a moody and introspective bonus track from their psychedelic debut album Everything is Light and Sound. Blight visual artist Jen Meller shot this music video in Super 8 at many recognizable DC locations, marrying the 60s musical vibe with a nostalgic home video style. The Galaxy Electric join Blight brethren Reignbeau, Stronger Sex and CrushnPain for a compilation release party tonight at DC9.

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Podcast for November 16th, 2016 feat. Benjamin Schurr of Blight. Records

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Benjamin Schurr of Blight. Records and Br’er shares the inside story of his label and its new compilation BLIGHT. MAKES RIGHT.

Tracklisting:
Br’er – Brunch is for Assholes (Xiu Xiu Version) [BLIGHT. MAKES RIGHT]
Hollow Boys – Another You [Violent Ascension]
The Ducts – Giving Up [single]
Weyes Blood – Generation Why [Front Row Seat to Earth]
Sister Grotto – How It Ends [BLIGHT. MAKES RIGHT]

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Podcast for November 2nd, 2016

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Paul & Tony recap their Halloween weekends, and Paul reminisces about his sweet home stereo in the 90s.

Tracklisting:
Thunderball – Heart of the Hustler feat. Mustafa Akbar [Scorpio Rising]
Stronger Sex – Dating [single]
BRNDA – Lye To People [DC Punk Archive Library Mixtape]
Title Tracks – Low Cool [Long Dream]
The Internal Frontier – Wake the Dawn [The Internal Frontier EP]
Sansyou – Let It Expand [The Glistening One]

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