Posts Tagged ‘The Deep Dark Woods’

Podcast #314

October 21, 2017

Featuring The Organ, Peter Hobbs, Real Ponchos and more

The Organ – ‘Don’t Be Angry’ [CA]
cub – ‘New York City’ [CA]
Carolyn Mark – ‘Edmonton’ [CA]
The Church – ‘Another Century’ [AU]
The Jezabels – ‘Come Alive’ [AU]
Peter Hobbs – ‘300 Yards Of Ground’ [NZ]
Geoff Berner – ‘The Ghost of Terry Fox’ [CA]
The Weather Station – ‘Thirty’ [CA]
Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson – ‘Red: Indigenous Rising’ [CA]
Real Ponchos – ‘Passing Through’ [CA]
The Deep Dark Woods – ‘Fallen’ [CA]

At the top of the show we air a track-a-piece from past Mint Records acts The Organ, cub and Carolyn Mark. Then we’re into new tracks from the legendary Geoff Berner, The Weather Station and Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson of the Haida Nation who also works in the field of aboriginal/environmental law. And we debut the moving single that composer Peter Hobbes of New Zealand has created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First Battle of Passchendaele. Track ‘300 Yards of Ground’ is based on a letter by Private Leonard Hart, one of the few Kiwi soldiers who survived the devastating battle of October 17, 1917.

Stranded podcast #248

May 16, 2015

* Interview with Saskatoon-based artist Dumb Angel *

Today’s special guest, Shaun Mason – aka Dumb Angel – calls all the way from Saskatoon, Sk! Dumb Angel plays atmospheric, layered music that is self-described as ‘spacey, melodic and confessional’ (Videos and Venues blog).  Shaun speaks of the Prairie origins and initial Beach-Boys inspiration of his project, as well as his time in Montreal where he first connected with Matt and Rick from The Eternal Husbands.  You can hear tracks from the brand new Dumb Angel record called ‘Broken Glass’ (out now on Clamour Records), as well as Shaun’s recommendations of other great Saskatoon bands.

Featured video: The Deep Dark Woods – ‘Sugar Mama’ (live) [2011]

Stranded podcast #214

August 29, 2014

* RIP Jay Curley of Tumbleweed *

This week the sad news broke of the passing of Jay Curley, bassist of legendary Woolongong-based stoner band Tumbleweed.   Jay and his brother Lenny were two of the founding members of the band which became a much-loved and influential stalwart on the Australian music scene of the 1990s.  Tumbleweed were renowned for their  fuzzed out Sabbath-inspired and wah-wah guitar riffs combined with the Beatles-esq melodies of singer Richie Lewis, played at mammoth volume to legions of fans.   Today we offer a tribute to Jay’s contributions to the early years of the band.

Featured video: Tumbleweed – ‘Acid Rain’ [1992]

Stranded podcast #210

August 6, 2014

* Another summer holiday mix *

This week’s show is another laid-back summer holiday mix so in the absence of a studio guest you can sit back and absorb and steady stream of fresh sounds from Australia and Canada.  But we start out with a few more tracks from the perennially controversial Dayglo Abortions.  I’ve been reading Chris Walter’s super-detailed biography of the band.  It’s certainly an entertaining and sordid read.  The New Christs are up after the Dayglos as we feature some of their classic tracks and then two newies from the band’s highly anticipated and thus far well received record, ‘Incantations’.  Rob Younger on songwriting and singing duties is sounding as passionate and vitriolic as ever.

Featured video: The New Christs – ‘Born Out Of Time’/’Down In The Street’ (live) [2014]