KCRW Broadcast 645

Fanatic. I hope you had a great week and are staying safe and healthy. Now is not the time to let your guard down!

A few things. I got word that Alicja Trout’s excellent Alicja-Pop album Howlin’ hit a light speed bump as the covers came out a bit off center. More are being printed up. So, release might be a little delayed. We’re still good to go to play a track from it. We’ll get to that at the start of our second hour.

Here’s the pre order address

Great news! There is new Fake Names music. Michael Hampton just sent me the tracks and they’re great. It’s a three track record. We’ll start on this one next week.

You know that thing I do now and then when I tell you I’ve heard something that I can’t talk about yet but it’s really good? I don’t like doing that to you but I’m always trying to bring you good news, even though it might take awhile to break. Okay, so now we can reveal.

Several weeks ago, I was over at Ty Segall’s place. I asked him how many albums he had coming out that week. He said he had a new one ready to go for release later in the year. He gave me a test pressing. I got it back to my place and put it on. THIS RECORD IS BLOWING MY MIND. It’s so cool. The press release is out, so now I can tell you. I cannot wait to get tracks started on this one!!! Ty Segall - Harmonizer LP out in October on Drag City 

New Alan Vega! Alan Vega The After Dark album is available right now on In The Red Records. I’ve had a test pressing of this one for months and now that it’s out, we can get into it. We’ll start next week.

Annnnd I’ve heard yet another record by a band we like on our show. It’s great but I have to wait until I get the go ahead to start tracks.

Did you order the Dischord 7” box set? I’ve seen video footage of the records getting pressed. It’s happening. Can’t wait to hear this one.

Cool record: Carpet Burn

Another cool record: Mr. Teenage

Thanks McGinty! Yet another cool record. More Ryan Nelson music! Yes Vacancy

That took awhile. We have a great show lined up for you. We acknowledge the sad passing of the great Dusty Hill of ZZ Top last month.

Keep cool and stay Fanatic.

–– Henry