Left Of The Dial #439 - I Only Listen To Fleeting Terrestrial Things

Sep 29, 2017

Morrissey got on Twitter just in time for 280 characters, though it looks like it's just a promotional account. Guy would probably like it.  Anyway, he's got a new album on the way, titled Low in High School

Open Mike Eagle's latest album is titled Brick Body Kids Still Daydream and it's a concept album about the Robert Taylor Homes, a housing project on the South side of Chicago. The project was condemned and demolished a decade ago. The video for the song "95 Radios" is part of a video series called "Dark Comedy Television," and the premise for this video is that Los Angeles is experiencing an internet outage. 

I want to give a shoutout to the podcast I Only Listen to the Mountain Goats. It comes from Joseph Fink, the Creator of Welcome to Night Vale. In this first season, Fink will be sitting down with The Mountain Goats' creative force John Darnielle and discussing The Mountain Goats 2000 album All Hail West Texas track by track. Based off the first episode I would highly recommend the series, even if you're unfamiliar with The Mountain Goats. This kind of obsessive deep-dive has a lot of potential, and the material on All Hail West Texas, an album that Fink reveals must be the only Billboard charting album to have been recorded exclusively on a boombox, is prime material for this sort of treatment. Each episode also includes a cover version of the song they discuss, and the first episodes features Laura Jane Grace's amazing cover of "The Best Ever Death Metal Band in Denton." 

Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU.