As this week's show came together it occured to me how many '80s and '90s-era bands with new music were on the playlist.
The Dream Syndicate, key members of the Paisley Underground scene, have just released How Did I Find Myself Here, their first album since 1988.
Superchunk, a band formed in 1989 in Chapel Hill, NC, have an album on the way next year. The band is monumentally influential, not only for releasing so much great music, but from Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance founding Merge, one of the most important indie labels there is, home to so many "desert island" albums, including The Magnetic Fields 69 Love Songs, Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, and Arcade Fire's Funeral.
You'd be forgiven for thinking that Primus kind of went away after the South Park theme, and the band has had a handful of hiatuses since 2000, but they're currently well into their most recent reunion, which has been going strong since 2010. Their latest album is titled The Desaturating Seven, a concept album based on a 1978 children's book titled The Rainbow Goblins.
Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU.
Big thanks to Pete Andrews for the Apple Music playlist. Happy Thanksgiving!