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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Seven Inches

Shahs is awakening after a break. We've been recording a bunch, not playing shows, and we're ready to show you what we've been up to. This is just an inkling. Minor Bird Records will be releasing a 7" later this fall but here is one song from it. It's the first stuff we've made available from these latest sessions.

Monday, October 17, 2011

HIGH LIFE (10-17-11)

Run DMT "Richard"
 High Places "Morning Ritual"
 Total Control "See More Grass"
 Terrestrial Tones "Danny's Villain"
 Idiot Glee "All Packed Up"
 Amen Dunes "Lower Mind"
 Maria Minerva "Once Upon"
 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "The Drummer"
 John Maus "Do Your Best"
 Blackout Beach "Cloud of Evil"
 High Places "SONORA"
 Deerhoof "Milking"
 Peaking Lights "Birds of Paradise (Dub Version)"
 Run DMT "Cash For Gold"
 39 Clocks "Dom"
 Maria Minerva "Honey Honey"
 Nick Nicely "Treeline"
 Free Design "Kites Are Fun"
 Silver Apples "Program"
 Total Control "One More Tonight"
 Swell Maps "The Helicopter Spies"
 Mother of Fire "Ghost Of The Manzanita"
 Doldrums "I'm Homesick Sittin Up Here In My Satellite"
 Inc. "Heart Crimes"
 Maria Minerva "Laulan Paikse Kaes"
 Gang Gang Dance "Nomad for Love"
 High Places "Sophia"
 Niew Hip Stilen "No. 2"
 Pigeons "Tournoi"
 Run DMT "Dreaming"
 Excepter "Bridge Traffic"

Monday, October 10, 2011

HIGH LIFE (10-10-11)

Well the USB flash drive thingie I lost in the studio is long gone.  Oh well.  Full-on mp3s of this show are gonna have to wait until I can get another one.  I'm crying inside.

That said, here's what I ended up playing:

Glenn Branca "Lesson No. 1 for Electric Guitar"
 High Places "Sonora"
 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Gray Sunset"
 Gang Gang Dance "Side 2"
 Excepter "Sunrise"
 High Places "Sophia"
 Primitive Motion "A Straight Line"
 Abner Jay "Sitting On Top Of The World"
 Stan Hubbs "Golden Rose"
 Konono N°1 "Kuke Kule"
 Black Dice "Live Loop"
 Pigeons "Behind The Reeds"
 Serge Gainsbourg "Soixante Neuf Annee Erotique"
 Roxy Music "Bitters End"
 Bird Names "People Should Get More Aware"
 Peaking Lights "Birds of Paradise (Dub Version)"
 High Places "Morning Ritual"
 Hype Williams "Rescue Dawn 2"
 Eric Copeland "Reptilian Space Beings Shapeshifting Bloodsucking Vampires"
 Francis Harold & The Holograms "Glitter Girls"
 Chrisma "Lola"
 39 Clocks "PLO"
 Pigeons "Chances"
 Mark McGuire "Alma"
 Francoise Hardy "Le Temps De l'Amour"
 Joao Gilberto "A FELICIDADE"
 Jacques Brel "Les Bourgeois"
 Naomi Punk "Shouldna Started Trouble"
 Pigeons "Tout Nulle Part"
 Primitive Motion "Circle Of Light"
 High Places "Twenty Seven"
 Holger Czukay "Twilight World"
 Godley & Creme "Freeze Frame"
 Gang Gang Dance "Glass Jar"

As you can probably tell I'm pretty into that new Pigeons record.  It's out soonish on Soft Abuse, one of my favorite labels out of my old hometown of Minneapolis.  That new High Places record, Original  Colors, is pretty good too.  It's reminiscent of Peaking Lights in  a few ways...a little more produced-sounding but still.  Thrill Jockey is the label that's dealing with that one.

So, if you're in the Missoula area, check out my show.  It's early, 9-11am on Mondays, but like I mention: d earlier, I'm hoping to get some mp3s up of the thing soon.  You can also stream KBGA (89.9FM in the area) via this link.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Due to an unplanned deluge of listener requests and my general unprepared-ness for my show last week, I'm not even gonna post the playlist.  UGH.  We all have off days.  I'm embarrassed by some of the shit I was asked to play.   I guess that's why I'm not gonna answer the phone anymore. 

If I can find my stupid USB flash drive I'm gonna grab it tomorrow and get thing recording my show tomorrow.


Here's a video I like:

And here's another one:

Monday, September 26, 2011

HIGH LIFE (9-26-11)

I (Tom) have a regular radio show on KBGA, a community station out here in Missoula.  It's 89.9 FM if you're near the city limits but that website I linked to can provide you with a way to stream it.  It's called "High Life" and it runs from 9-11am Mountain Time.

I'm gonna start getting mp3s together of the show but here's what I ended up playing below:

 La Dusseldorf "Cha Cha 2000"
 Peaking Lights "Birds of Paradise (Dub Version)"
 HTRK "Slo Glo"
 Hype Williams "The Throning"
 Brute Heart "HUNTER"
 Sun Araw "Lucretius"
 Broadcast & The Focus Group ""I See, So I See So""
 Idiot Glee "Let's Get Down Together"
 HTRK "Ice Eyes Isis"
 Franco Battiato "Una Cellula"
 Inc. "Millionairess"
 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti "Gray Sunset"
 Brute Heart "SERPENTINE"
 Kraftwerk "Ruckzuck (1970)"
 This Heat "Paper Hats"
 The Pop Group "Snowgirl"
 Chrisma "Aurora B"
 United States of America "Stranded In Time"
 Black Dice "Smiling Off"
 Sun Araw "At Delphi"
 Mandy More "If Not By Fire"
 John Cale & Terry Riley "The Soul of Patrick Lee"
 Jorge Ben "Errare Humanun Est"
 Nick Nicely "On the Beach - the Ladder Descends"
 Virgin Insanity "BE MY FRIEND"
 Mogwai "Get to France"
 Walter Steding & The Dragon People "New Day"
 Wire "A Mutual Friend"
 Julee Cruise "Rockin' Back Inside My Heart"