KCRW Broadcast 368

Fanatic!  Greetings and thank you for checking out our show notes for broadcast #368.

If you take a glance at all the great tunes we have lined up for you, I hope you will conclude that we have yet again stared down mediocrity and made it blink.

I have promised Mona Soyok that we would remind listeners of the upcoming KaS Product show happening in Los Angeles at the Echo on May 22. Here again is that info: http://www.theecho.com/event/1099399-kas-product-tba-los-angeles/

For information on the long awaited new VUM album Cryptocrystalline, you can go right here: https://vummusic.bandcamp.com/

I have no idea when you will be reading this. Before or after Saturday. Why is Saturday important? Why, it’s Record Store Day! I am excited about several releases. Usually, Engineer X has a massive list of records he wants to get and I only have a few but this year, I think I might be able to get slightly close to the man. I will hold my cards close to the vest until the dust settles but it’s going to be great. I am so happy that vinyl has made a resurgence. Records make everything better. http://www.recordstoreday.com/

But wait, there’s more. Have you looked at all the tunes for this show?! I know it looks good but it sounds even better!

I had forgotten about that Creeping Pink record. I pulled it out recently and remembered how great it was and so a track had to go into the show. That one can be acquired from our good pals at Castle Face. http://www.castlefacerecords.com/

As I am writing up these notes, I am listening to an LP version of Alan Vega’s amazing Deuce Avenue. It’s great on CD but it is incredible on vinyl.

The other day, I had been rocking the new Deerhoof records and thought it might be a good idea to pull down their excellent Breakup Song album. It’s not only a standout Deerhoof record but on vinyl, it’s fantastic. Recommended.

Also, I finally got a chance to listen to the 2LP reissue of Joy Division’s Substance album. Worth it.

I have been enjoying the Feels album that just came out on Castle Face. Different colored vinyl as well, very cool.

GREAT THING TO ANNOUNCE DEPT.: For our May 15 show, none other than Terry Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes will be live on the air with us. We have asked that Ms. T bring music to share with us and she has affirmed that she is on the case. Obviously, we are very very happy to have this to look forward to. Get ready, get set for that one, Fanatic.

You might be at Coachella this weekend, or depleting some record store of its wares but no matter what, stay hydrated and STAY FANATIC!!!  
–– Henry

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