Posts Tagged ‘New Pornographers’

Stranded podcast #139

January 26, 2013

* Featuring Los Angeles based musician and film maker Peter Foldy LIVE in the CiTR studio *

Today is an extra-special show as we welcome into the studio Peter Foldy, a Los Angeles-based musician and film maker who we interviewed previously on the phone (podcast #133).  Peter is most well-known for his 1973 hit song Bondi Junction and has since gone on to establish himself as a photographer, screenplay writer and filmmaker (e.g Silver Man, 2000).

Throughout his years in Hollywood, Peter has continued to write, record and produce music.  Peter is finalizing tracks for an upcoming album and he is currently in Vancouver assisting Todd Fancey of the New Pornographers record a solo record.  Today on the show we feature a number of Peter’s new recordings, and Peter speaks extensively about his music, his film work and his teenage years in Sydney where he was friends with the amazing Bee Gees when they were first starting out!

Peter Foldy – ‘So Emotional’ [CA/AU]
Trevor Gordon – ‘Here I Am’ [AU/UK]
Peter Foldy – ‘Bondi Junction’ [CA/AU]
Chat with Peter Foldy Pt 1
The Bee Gees – ‘Wine and Women’ [AU]
Chat with Peter Foldy Pt 2
Peter Foldy – ‘Something Happened’ [CA/AU]
Chat with Peter Foldy Pt 3
Peter Foldy – ‘Philadelphia On Your Mind’ [CA/AU]
Chat with Peter Foldy Pt 4
Peter Foldy – ‘Rejection From You’ [CA/AU]
Chat with Peter Foldy Pt 5
Peter Foldy – ‘Carly’ [CA/AU]

Featured video – Peter Foldy – ‘Love City’ and ‘School Of Love’ (live) [1982]

Stranded podcast #137

January 5, 2013
* Featuring tracks from the ‘To the Death 84’ release by Canadian metal band Voivod  *

Voivod are a unique force in the world of heavy music. Forming in Northern Quebec in 1982, the band immediately discovered a dissonant hybrid speed metal/punk sound that formed the template for their extreme and demented sound for the next three decades.  On today’s show you can hear two tracks from the original demo recording by Voivod which has long circulated in bootleg form before finally being issued on vinyl last year by the Alternative Tentacles label (also available through Vancouver distro Moloch Records).  They’ve since record 13 albums that have incorporated thrash and progressive metal elements, and gone on to tour the world (I recall seeing them play second to last at a metal festival in Australia once).  The track ‘Mechanical Mind’ is a taster of their forthcoming latest album release.

And welcome to 2013!  On the show today I re-visit a couple of Australian artists’ releases from last year that I most admired – the powerhouse acoustic talent of young roots musician Kim Churchill who I had the good fortune to interview last year, and Pond from Perth, WA who were featured at last year’s SWSW Festival.  And rounding out the show are two tracks from the new A.C Newman release and some recent tunes from Vancouver indie artists featured on the Safe Amp Society compilation of 2012.

Voivod – ‘Voivod’ [CA]
Voivod – ‘War and Pain’ [CA]
Dave Grohl speaking about Voivod
Voivod – ‘Mechanical Mind’ [CA]
Bison BC – ‘An Old Friend’ [CA]
Pond – ‘Moth Wings’ [AU]
Pond – ‘Eye Pattern Blindness’ [AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Sarah’ [AU]
Kim Churchill – ‘Season’s Grind’ [AU]
AC Newman – ‘Im Not Talking’ [CA]
AC Newman – ‘Encyclopedia Of Classic Takedowns’ [CA]
Neil Young – ‘Born In Ontario’ [CA]
Aunts and Uncles – ‘Fictional’ [CA]
Collapsing Opposites – ‘Non-profit volunteer band’ [CA]
Japandroids – ‘Continuous Thunder’ [CA]

Featured video – Voivod – ‘Voivod’ (1984)