Friday Clock Out presents:

Bunny

There’s a little man in a little house
With a little pet dog and a little pet [bunny]
I know where he lives and I visit him
We have Sunday tea, sausages and beans
I know where he lives
‘Cause I know where [Dear Matthew] lives
He was very famous once upon a time
But no one knows even if he’s alive
But I know where he lives and I visit him
In a little hut in [Texas, I think]
I know where he lives
‘Cause I know where [Dear Matthew] lives
And the trees and the flowers are so pretty, aren’t they?
He was very famous once upon a time
And no one cares even if he’s alive (we do)
But I know where he lives and I visit him
In a little hut by the edge of the wood

149 November 16th, 2018

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Top 30 new albums for week ending Sep 21 presents:

The weekly chart reflects the diversity of programming on WRIR. In an average week, WRIR DJs play approximately 1,200 albums (and EPs and singles).

To make it on the list, an album must be released in the past year. Local bands and albums played by more than one DJ are given priority in the rankings.

Below the chart is a list of new albums added to the music library once that information has been compiled. Check back later if it’s not there yet.

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Idles Joy as an Act of Resistance. Partisan
2 Low Double Negative Sub Pop
3 Mitski Be the Cowboy Dead Oceans
4 Young Scum Young Scum Citrus City / Pretty Olivia
5 Mirah Understanding Absolute Magnitude
6 Guerilla Toss Twisted Crystal DFA
7 Gorillaz The Now Now Parlophone
8 Mothers Render Another Ugly Method Anti/Epitaph
9 Exploded View Obey Sacred Bones
10 Eric Bachmann No Recover Merge
11 Dilly Dally Heaven Partisan
12 Ashes Good Nothings – EP Crystal Pistol
13 Dizzy Mandjeku & Alé Kumá De Palenque à Matongé Zephyrus
14 Butcher Brown Camden Session Gearbox
15 Spiritualized And Nothing Hurt Fat Possum
16 Richard Thompson 13 Rivers New West
17 Manzara Hello My Name Is … Friend Nosy Pants
18 Unmaker Firmament self-released
19 Spooky Cool Every Thing Ever – EP Citrus City
20 Elizabeth Owens Coming of Age self-released
21 We Were Promised Jetpacks The More I Sleep the Less I Dream self released
22 Marc Ribot Songs of Resistance 1948-2018 Anti-
23 Jungle For Ever XL
24 Tirzah Devotion Domino
25 Aphex Twin Collapse – EP Warp
26 Advance Base Animal Companionship Run for Cover
27 Aimee Lay The Other Side of You Respectful Lust
28 Alien Boy Sleeping Lessons Tiny Engines
29 Thalia Zedek Band Fighting Season Thrill Jockey
30 Iron & Wine Weed Garden – EP Sub Pop

(more…)

7 September 22nd, 2018

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Friday Clock Out presents:

Ones and Sixes

I’m going to kick off today’s drive time show with an indulgently long song from Low’s last album, 2015’s Ones and Sixes. From there, the show will zig-zag between styles and genres in an almost absurd and ugly manner because, well, it’s fun and good music is good music and genres are someone else’s box, man.

149 August 31st, 2018

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Friday Clock Out presents:

Low's Double Negative Album Cover

Based of the first four songs that have been released from it thus far, Low’s next album, Double Negative, promises to be a stunner. This evening’s show will feature the latest single from the album, “Disarray,” which was released on the 16th of this month.

149 August 24th, 2018

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Friday Clock Out presents:

Jim White

Static on the Radio

Jim White

Three A.M. I’m awakened
By a sweet summer rain
Distant howling of a passing Southbound coal train
Was I dreaming
Or was there someone just lying here Beside me in this bed?
Am I hearing things?
Or in the next room
Did a long forgotten music box just start playing?
And I know (it’s a sin putting words in the mouths of the dead)
And I know (it’s a crime to weave your wishes into what they said)
And I know (only fools venture where them spirits tread)
Cause I know (every word, every sound bouncing ’round my head)
Is just static on the radio
(Everything I think I know is just static on the radio)
Now there’s a church house
About a stone’s throw down
From this place where I been staying
It’s Sunday morning
And I’m sittin’ in my truck
Listening to my neighbor sing
Ten years ago I might have joined in
But don’t time change those inclined
To think less of what is written
Than what’s wrote between the lines?
Cause I know (dreams are for those who are asleep in bed)
And I know (it’s a sin putting words in the mouths of the dead)
Cause I know (for all my ruminations I can’t change a thing
Still I hope (there’s others out there who are listening)
To the static on the radio
(Everything I think I know is just static on the radio
Static on the radio
(Ain’t praying for miracles, I’m just down on my knees)
Static on the radio
(Listening for the song behind everything I think I know)
Static on the radio
(Everything I think I know is just static on the radio)

Songwriters: Michael Pratt
Static on the Radio lyrics © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

149 June 22nd, 2018

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Friday Clock Out presents:

The piece is called Colored sculpture, a title that was embarrassingly left unanalyzed by just about every bit of press the show received.

“The artwork is a figurative sculpture based on Huckleberry Finn, Alfred E. Neuman, and Howdy Doody. It’s a cartoony, life-size figure that’s almost like a piece of sports equipment. It has six points around the body, and it’s rudimentarily animated from three of these points. It’s similar to other characters I’ve used in my films, but it’s ultimately a new character. It also has eyes, which are video screens with special glass lenses on top. It’s able to make eye contact with viewers […]. The character goes between anger and pain. Animated content plays in the video screens that serve as its eyes, along with live video footage I’ve shot. Formally, it’s extremely glossy, reflective.” Jordan Wolson on “Colored Sculpture”

149 June 15th, 2018

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