I did not know that “apricity” is the warmness of sun in winter, but I am very glad to know it. I felt like today had those vibes.
Given the kind of week(s) it’s been, I feel like I should have more to say, but I’ve said it elsewhere, and right now I’m just getting down with this stroopwafel, if we’re being fully honest.
Playlist (also available here on Spotify): Black Moth Super Rainbow – Forever Heavy Omri Smadar/Siam – In the Realm Of Moonton – Max Bleep (Maruwa Remix) Omar S/John FM – In My City Moscoman (feat. WOOZE) – Eyes Wide Strut Jex Opolis – I’ll Give You Everything Munir – Aquarius (BED) Death Bells – Heavenly Bodies A Projection – Darwin’s Eden Kontravoid – Too Deep The Foreign Resort – Dead End Roads Sisters of Mercy – This Corrosion Pie Are Squared – Flügezüge (BED) Kairon; IRSE! – Valorians Mute Swan – Sedative Sun BODEGA – How Did This Happen?! Tobacco – Honey of the Trick Acid Horse – No Name No Slogan Pie Are Squared – Apricity (BED) Generationals – Bobby Beale Ladytron – Blue Jeans 2.0 Cabaret Voltaire – Don’t Argue Charlie – Spacer Woman Pye Corner Audio – Exhumed (BED) Interpol – NYC
Playlist (also on Spotify here): Oneohtrix Point Never – Boring Angel Joy Division – Atmosphere …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – How Near, How Far Cloud Nothings – The Spirit Of Sunny Day Real Estate – Snibe STRFKR – Anxiety Interpol – PDA (BED) Manic Street Preachers – Peeled Apples Failure – Solaris New Order – Your Silent Face Nine Inch Nails – Beside You In Time Nine Inch Nails – And All That Could Have Been STRFKR – Bunji (BED) The Cure – Disintegration At the Drive-In – Non-Zero Possibility The Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky The Avalanches/Blood Orange – We Will Always Love You STRFKR – Sleep (BED) Opeth – Death Whispered a Lullaby Porcupine Tree – Collapse the Light Into Earth ANOHNI – Drone Bomb Me Slowdive – When the Sun Hits Shearwater – The Snow Leopard STRFKR – Zee Majoor (BED) Drab Majesty – Oxytocin
Happy International Day/Week/Month/Year of the Women, my friends. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have 18 Libby pages left in a book that’s due tomorrow at 9:30 AM.
Playlist (also on Spotify here): Sheila Chandra – Quiet 9 Spk – High Tension Au Pairs – It’s Obvious Ringo Deathstarr – Stare at the Sun SRSQ – Unkept Ladytron – Deadzone Cut Copy – Cold Water (Katelyn Aurelia Smith remix) (BED) Eva Geist – Urban Monogamy Kate NV – Plans Peggy Gou – It Makes You Forget Marie Davidson – I Dedicate My Life The Knife – Forest Families Laurel Halo – Sunlight on the Faded (dub) (BED) Patriarchy – Burn the Witch SUUNS – Infinity (Beatrice Dillon Remix) Noctural Sunshine – Gravity (feat. RY X) Jessy Lanza – VV Violence Vanessa Worm – 0000 (BED) Jenny Hval – High Alice Keluar – Intinct Boy Harsher – Westerners Lebanon Hanover – Living on the Edge Cocteau Twins – Amelia Blevin Blectum – Benadrilled and taking on water (BED) Chelsea Wolfe & Emma Ruth Rundle – Anhedonia
Hi. I pulled inspiration from all over the place this week, and I think the central pillars of whatever came together here were driven by the luscious novel I just finished, Plain Bad Heroines by Emily M. Danforth. I’m way too tired to do it justice in any kind of review right now, but it’s definitely worth picking up if you haven’t yet.
It’s slowly but surely beginning to feel a little less hopeless ’round these parts, what with the weather changing, the days growing, and the vaccines beginning to be obtainable by… literally anyone I know. But some of us have been burned a bit too often to lean into whatever optimism the usual spring un-doldrums might produce, so we might find ourselves feeling like the songs on this playlist. Idk. That is at least how I feel, at the precipice of something maybe good but also maybe another trip and fall down the metaphoric mountain.
Molly Nilsson sings this in the song that gave us our episode title of the evening: “And you can sleep through the summer days / I know you think I’m morbid when I say / I hope you die by my side / The two of us at the exact same time.” I’m thinking about the knowledge that comes in the warmth of those summer days – you have them and you love them and your appreciation makes them end faster than any much shorter day in the winter. The law of paradoxical intent. It’s not that dark, it’s just an observation. This show is an observation of how it feels. Not just this week, but pretty much all weeks, I think.
That’s what we’re going for, at least.
Playlist (also on Spotify here): King Buffalo – Eta Carinae The Faint – ESP The Units – High Pressure Days (Rory Phillips Mix) The Rapture – Whoo! Alright – Yeah… Uh-Huh. !!! – Shit Scheisse Merde Pt. 1 (Instrumental) – BED She Past Away – Soluk The Sisters of Mercy – Floorshow Schonwald – Inner Sin Molly Nilsson – I Hope You Die Cofaxx – Night Mode, Pt. 1 (BED) Lauer & Fabrizio Mammarella – Atlalenanti Syzygy – (I’ll Just Be) Unfulfilled Black Spuma – Black Spuma Borusiade – Jeopardy Bot1500 – Seabird Pt. 1 (BED) Lucy Dacus – In the Air Tonight Pye Corner Audio – Perfect Secrecy Forever Void Vision – The Source Geneva Jacuzzi/Patriarchy – I Don’t Want To Die (Geneva Jacuzzi Remix) Tremor – Viajante Cofaxx – Night Mode, Pt. 2 (BED) Tones On Tail – Performance The Neon Judgment – Don’t Wish Me Luck Xeno & Oaklander – Sheen Andre Obin – The Arsonist Bot1500 – Seabird, Pt. 2 (BED) Drab Majesty – The Foyer