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may 2012 mix


Positive Destruction May 2012 mix (48 mb)

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01 Ty Segall :: Wave Goodbye 00:00
02 The Mallard :: Mansion 04:24
03 Wax Idols :: Schadenfreude 07:41
04 Lilac  :: Shame 09:48
05 Wymond Miles :: Pale Moon 13:25
06 Ty Segall/White Fence :: I Am Not a Game   16:55
07 The Fresh and Onlys :: Do What I Came to Do 20:58
08 Kelley Stoltz :: Keeping the Flame 23:35
09 Lumerians  :: Track 01 26:28
10 Cocktails :: Let it Come Down 31:38

[previous monthly mixes] 

video: Wax Idols :: “Dilno”

Dilno seems to be largely about an expression of female desire-which was something I was very interested in visually representing,” recalled Lew. “We’ve seen a million performances by women in movies or on stage where women are performing for men’s eyes and carrying out male fantasies-but this song is very much about women’s desire. Women’s desire is caricatured a lot in pop culture and it’s not often you see a piece where a woman is saying “this is my desire” and I think it’s very refreshing. [via Hearty Mag]

[two in a row for Grass Widow’s Hannah Lew – read our own interview with Hannah here]

mp3: Wax Idols :: “Schadenfreude”

[Wax Idols at Funhouse]

Riveting new single from Oakland’s Wax Idols, premiered earlier today on RSTB. The Schadenfreude 7″ is out May 8th on Suicide Squeeze.

Wax Idols :: “Schadenfreude”

What’s going on this week?

[Wax Idols @ Cake Shop by Phil Maier]

Thee Cormans, Uzi Rash, Sweat Lodge @ Vitus, 9pm

Bare Wires, Meat Market, Big Drag @
The Knockout, 9pm
King Lollipop, Wild Ones, Up All Night @
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 7pm [all ages]
Religious to Damn, Wax Idols, Alexis Blair Penney @
Elbo Room, 9pm
Ty Segall, Shannon and the Clams, Hank IV, Lenz, DJ Primo @ Mezzanine, 9pm [jonathan toubin benefit]

Dirty Ghosts, Swiftumz, City Deluxe @
The Knockout, 9pm
Deep Teens, Jealousy, Dadfag, Nathan Grice @
Amnesia, 9pm
The Soft Moon, Blouse, Blank Dogs DJ Set @
Cafe Du Nord, 9pm [captured tracks showcase]
White Cloud, Jeffertitti’s Nile, Moccreto, Arms N Legs @ Thee Parkside, 9pm
Zodiac Death Valley, Mister Loveless, The Spyrals, Baby Talk @ Brick and Mortar Music Hall,  8pm

Fleshies, Big Eyes, Wild Assumptions @
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 7pm [all ages]

Terry Malts, Balaclavas, Rat Columns, Yi @
1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 7pm [all ages]

Bare Wires, Unko Atama, Deadbeats, Adults, Glitz, Shop Talk @
Eli’s Mile High Club, 6pm [day 1 of Rock ‘N’ Roll Madness Fest]
Anything else?

Positive Destruction albums of 2011

The Bay Area absolutely smashed it in 2011, with some of our favorite artists releasing amazing albums, EPs and cassettes that we’ve been listening to endlessly this year. It was incredibly difficult to cull the past 12 months to our favorite 15 releases, but we did it anyway. Check them out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

15 The Sandwitches // Mrs. Jones’ Cookie

The Sandwitches //

The Sandwitches // “Joe Says”

14 Bare Wires // Cheap Perfume

Bare Wires // “Cheap Perfume”

Bare Wires // “Ready to Go”

13 King Lollipop // Woodland Whoopee Songs

King Lollipop // “Cheeseburger and Fries”

King Lollipop // “You Will Never Find Me”

12 Pamela // Pamela is Hungover

Pamela // “Lie Down (Eye Contact)”

11 Weekend // Red

Weekend // “Hazel”

Weekend // “Sweet Sixteen”

10 Wet Illustrated // Wet Illustrated

Wet Illustrated // “Gypsy Town”

Wet Illustrated // “Claws”

09 Ty Segall // Goodbye Bread

Ty Segall // “Goodbye Bread”

Ty Segall // “You Make the Sun Fry”

08 Swiftumz // Swiftumz

Hunx collaborator Christopher McVicker managed to release one of the most understated albums of the year under the moniker Swiftumz. “Don’t Trip” is an immersive collection of hazy, moving jams that transcends the limits of bedroom pop.

Swiftumz // “4EVA”

Swiftumz // “Angelita”

07 Rank Xerox // Rank Xerox

Rank/Xerox // “Sterile Regions”

Rank/Xerox // “Nausea”

06 Blasted Canyons // Blasted Canyons

Never before has an ode to weed and ice cream sounded so raw, explosive and all-together effortless.

Blasted Canyons // “Ice Cream Man”

Blasted Canyons // “Death and a Half”

05 White Fence // Is Growing Faith

White Fence // “And By Always”

White Fence // “Lillian (Wont You Play Drums?)”

04 Ty Segall // Singles 2007-2010

Ty Segall // “Bullet Proof Nothing”

Ty Segall // “The Drag”

03 Wax Idols // No Future

The debut LP by Wax Idols features singer/songwriter Hether Fortune elevating the charming pop sensibilities found on her earlier work to a complete full-length, with lyrics veering from the lovesick to the macabre.

Wax Idols // “Gold Sneakers”

Wax Idols // “Dead Like You”

02 Mikal Cronin // Mikal Cronin

This scuzzed-out compilation of pop songs marked a solid debut album from Moonhearts/Ty Segall collaborator Mikal CroninUnexpectedly wistful and incredibly catchy, this is a record we’ve been spinning endlessly.

Mikal Cronin // “Get Along”

Mikal Cronin // “Apathy”

01 Thee Oh Sees // Carrion Crawler/The Dream

Thee Oh Sees scorched through 2011, releasing two mind-blowing full-length albums and a singles only double-LP all while maintaining a frenetic touring schedule that recently concluded (with Total Control). Carrion Crawler/The Dream was announced only a few weeks after Castlemania, and proved to be the “pummeling” record John Dwyer promised it to be. An instant classic and our unequivocal favorite record of 2011.

Thee Oh Sees // “The Dream”

Thee Oh Sees // “Carrion Crawler”

video: Wax Idols // “Gold Sneakers”

[directed by Hayden Shiebler]

december 2011 mix

Positive Destruction // december 2011 mix

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01 Yikes // “The Cars”
02 Sic Alps // “Breadhead”
03 Wax Idols // “Hitman
04 POW!// “Night Train to Fog Town”
05 Ty Segall// “It”
06 Thee Oh Sees// “The Dream”
07 The Spyrals // “Sunflower Microphone”
08 Swiftumz // “Angelita”
09 Part Time // “Touch Me Responsibly”
10 Wet Illustrated // “(Where I Wanna Be) Buried”