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Spooky weekend treats, all for you! Kicking off with fresh world premieres from the upcoming Airs / The Cherry Wave split, due next week. Plus we’ll dive into fresh frights from Pity Sex, No Vacation, Giant Surprise, Mercury Girls, Kissing Party, Stella Diana, Pure Bathing Culture, Shy-Low, Synapse Lens, Thunderbolt 650, Fire Behaving as Air, Voices from Deep Below, Strange Mangers, Lost Tapes, Sourin, Vlimmer and Trashlord. OH! And of course every track from the new Cheatahs album. AND of course the new single from SHEER. Just that packed.

That’s not to neglect recent additions from Dråpe, Lights that Change, Future Shapes, The Yellow Traffic Light, In a Lonely Place, Chain of Flowers, Trementina, Blacanova, Eerie Summer, Shocking Pinks, Sunshine & The Rain, Wildhoney, DIIV, Beach House, Youth Pool… you gotta believe, we’ve booked up the whole weekend.

New Tracks Weekend kicks off 8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile, and live-tweeting every track on our sub-Twitter DKFMTracks account. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

When The Sun Hits premieres on DKFM this Wednesday evening.
Do. Not. Miss.

Airs have been popularly assumed to be many things: aesthetically sloppy, possibly songless, certainly joyless, part-time Twitter trolls. ALL OF YOUR ASSUMPTIONS ARE WRONG. Chris Broyles & Co. kicked everything up a notch with their (allegedly torturous) L.A. Blues (Part Time Punks Session). Now on the eve of their exceptionally crunchy and amazingly tuneful Apart EP, it’s probably best you reassess your opinion. While there have been lineup changes and recording snafus, the core has always been in place, and it has evolved, brilliantly. If you’ve been sleeping on Airs, it’s past time to wake up. If you’ve been waiting on Airs to break out, this train’s already leaving the station. We sat down with Chris from Airs to set the record straight.


Exclusive pre-release track stream from Airs: ‘Apart’ EP. Preorder here.

DKFM: Introduce yourself!

Chris: I’m Chris from Airs, and I hate my life.

DKFM: You’re on tour again, got a new EP coming out, tell us about it.

Chris: It’s five songs, it’s the best EP ever recorded, and if you don’t listen to it you’re a fucking poseur.

DKFM: Airs has been through so much in the last year. Personnel changes, touring with someone fronting the band that isn’t on the recorded EPs. How is this holding together?

Chris: It holds together because, up until now I’m the only person who’s written the songs, or done anything. Like now, with our newest songs that aren’t even recorded yet, EVERYONE here is involved in some way or another. But up until this point it’s been just me, so it’s like, it could just be me and it would still be the same band. Now that’s not the case. I need these four people to sound right. But that’s how we survive. That’s how I survive.

DKFM: Airs’ sound has gotten bigger and crunchier, especially over these last two releases. Apart EP sounds especially HUGE. What influenced you to go in this direction?

Chris: James Brown. (long pause) It is what it is. (laughs)

DKFM: So, obviously you’ve become good friends with Mark Gardener and Ride, and have engaged on Twitter…

Chris: Oh, I love his hats. I LOVE his hats. The man has the best hat collection I have EVER seen. Honestly, I think my goal in this band is to have as many cool hats as he does. I mean, I think he has every color fedora they’ve ever made.

DKFM: Would Airs ever consider going on stage, every band member wearing a fedora as tribute?

Chris: It’s been brought up, multiple times. We were just discussing it. Pat was actually telling us the real name for a fedora… Anyway, fedoras aren’t actually fedoras, they’re something else, so they’re not actually douchey to wear. So we’re all gonna wear fedoras. It’s gonna happen. We’re coming for you Mark.

DKFM: Tell us about your newest band member.

Chris: Our new singer is Sam. She replaced Aaron. So now we sound good. (Sam shakes her head no, Chris shrugs). I keep it real.

DKFM: You’ve obviously generated some notoriety on Twitter recently for bold remarks and scene criticism. Tell us a little about your Twitter personality and what you’re trying to say about what you do.

Chris: I just tell people that everything they like sucks, and they get mad about it. It’s true for the most part. I mean, Loveless is a shitty album, every band from LA is fucking stupid… I hate everything you like. Honestly we don’t see ourselves as belonging to any scene or wherever so we don’t play the whole “support your scene” game. I’m not going to suck your band’s dick cos you’re from down the street. Scene mentality breeds such unbelievable garbage. So it’s not really a Twitter thing for me. We’ve gotten into a lot of trouble for being bullies or whatever.

DKFM: What makes up the Airs sound?

Chris: Not much, actually. I use an OCD into a Dreamsicle, which is like an old Muff clone with a tone bypass on it. And that’s really it, that’s ‘the sound’. There IS a tuner. (laughs) The tuner really helps with my sound, it gets those shimmering highs, I think. I’m not a real musician.

DKFM: Apart EP is JUST out. What happens next recording-wise?

Chris: We’re doing a split with The Cherry Wave next, and that’ll be out …someday. And we’re still working on an album that we’ve been working on for the last two years. That has now been scrapped, and we’re going to re-record it with some different songs. There’s a lot to do.

DKFM: Tell us about the struggle. Independent band, touring costs…

Chris: I make everyone else in the band pay for it. I buy myself some candy and soda every now and then… Actually lately I’ve been buying everyone video games, so there’s that.

DKFM: Plans to tour outside of California?

Chris: I wish.

DKFM: Gas prices came down before they went back up…

Chris: What a good time that was. Too bad we weren’t playing any shows. Furthest we’ve ever gone is Seattle. Wanna try to get to Arizona this year, maybe, gonna start branching out that way. Might do something even further with Crisis Arm …next year? I just take these things as they come.

DKFM: The split with Nevermind Me, how’d that happen?

Chris: Chris from Ritual Tapes (s/o 2 my homeboy Gelpi), he put out their first EP on tape, and I don’t remember how I found it, and I was like, ‘damn!’. So I hit them up on Facebook. ‘You wanna do a split?’ And Tom, their drummer replied back to me. ‘Actually I was gonna ask YOU guys if you wanted to do a split!’ Cool. And it took about a year to come out, because every label dropped the ball on us. Then we just put it out digitally. Aaron had already left and those songs were recorded forever ago, we didn’t want to have it backlogged, with this new lineup.

DKFM: Process of writing, got new stuff you’re working on, especially now you have a new vocalist in the mix?

Chris: We have one new song right now. It’s gonna be on the split with Cherry Wave. It’s just called ‘Split’. (pause) It’s actually a pretty good title, it’s growing on me now. (laughs) But everyone wrote their own parts for it, and that’s a first for me. It makes it a lot easier on me, and it’s probably our best song yet. We’ll be playing it a lot this year.

DKFM: Tell us about the Part Time Punks session? Understand that was a bit of a battle.

Chris: Eh, I slept through most of it. We recorded it and it sounded cool. They gave us three different guitar amps to use, and for some reason I didn’t think to bring my own amp probably because I expected this studio to have something passable in the backline. But everything just sounded awful. All those amps sounded terrible. So I just picked the least terrible sounding one, and played the worst guitar tracks ever. But whoever mixed it made it sound cool. And I thought that was just gonna be the end of it, but we did our stuff, I took a lot of naps, and we went on our way. Two weeks later, they’re like, ‘Your vocal tracks are unusable.’ For both of us, for Airs and Crisis Arm. They said all our tracks are unusable. But they didn’t really give us the choice, so, for the next week or so, like every night we were just out in Aaron’s shed, knocking out vocal tracks. But I thought it was cool, cos we got to put a little nod to The Stooges in at the end of the Spacemen 3 cover that we didn’t do before, cos I was rushed. My original plan was to just cover Fun House beginning to end, actually. Instead it got reduced to a ripped off lyric and the title of the physical release.

DKFM: Drums as well, had to re-record?

Chris: Drums were fine. They were just… (laughs) Actually the guy mixing it managed to gate the entire drum track out. And didn’t notice! So, we had to tell him that the entire drum track was missing.

DKFM: What’s next for Airs going forward?

Chris: Probably gonna get beat up.

DKFM: You’ve done that recently.

Chris: Probably gonna get beat up again.

DKFM: Anything else you want to tell the audience?

Chris: We don’t like you.

Airs ‘Apart’ EP cassette preorders shipping in advance of May 30th release, available at this link. Follow Airs’ new music on Bandcamp, check out their website, follow them on Facebook and Twitter (at your peril!).

World Premiere this weekend comes from AIRS, with the title track from their excellent forthcoming EP, ‘Apart’. We won’t tell you when you can hear it, just to stay one step ahead of Russian music bootleggers. When you’re Airs, that’s just how it is. Expect our interview with Airs shortly, and we’ll chat some about it. We’re pushing much new music this weekend, including “Mind Laps” from HALF, out now on Border Series, and the new single released today from Worries.  Plus a pre-release track from Basic Nature, an unreleased demo from Mosaicz that shines, new music from FOREVR, Alien Boy, 3701, Mew, A Tuesday Weld, Saturno Devorando, La Casa al Mare, Bad, Kitsch!!, Holy Machine, Title Fight, Daydream Nation, The Microdance and a whole lot more. Plus we go deep with the new album Last Forever from WESTKUST, finally released this week.

But we’re still spinning shiny songs from Maria False, Crown the Invisible, Ask For Joy, Wishyunu, Wolf Alice, Aerial Love Feed, Yeti Island, This Social Coil, Velódromo, This Love Is Deadly, City of Me, Moon King, Single Lash, Astrobrite, and Maff. We’ll add these choice cuts to our current stable of fresh treats from Reina Republicana, Death of the Author, La Casa al Mare, Sunset Images, Weird, The Lost Jackets, Tibican, Blonde Tongues, SPC ECO, Marriages, Echo Lake, Twin Studies, Noir For Rachel, Garbo, CJM, The Marbles Jackson, Reverse, Allegra Lusini, dodecahedron, Daydream Cathedral, Coloring Electric Like and MUCH more.

8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

We love this job.

Fresh, shiny and new! This weekend brings a ton of new and pre-release music to delight your earholes. Headlining this weekend is Nevermind Me, with two unreleased tracks from their upcoming split with San Francisco scene stalwarts Airs. About to embark on a multi-city tour, Nevermind Me have stepped up their game, and are producing some of the most compelling music they’ve ever done. And you’ll hear it here first. But that’s not all! New tunes from Melbourne’s Del Boca Vista, with some lo-fi excellence that will spin your head around. Standout tracks: “Green” and “All My Friends”.

But we won’t stop there! Several intricate slices of dreamy joy from Scotland’s Very Very Small Inclusions. Fresh, bright, sparkly. And speaking of sparkly… Spökraket In a Witch Forest now out on Cable Hell Records. A 14-month recording odyssey brings some impressive new psychgaze that really shines. This will be the first vinyl release for Cable Hell, and it’s a jewel. Speaking of jewels, Noise Nebula from Madrid, Spain have just released their Hibernia EP, and it’s a twisted, noisy gem.

But there’s brand new (and torrid) Depth & Current out! New singles from etti/etta, Belle Mare and colourwaves! Impressive EPs from Fever Dream and Dear Tracks! And of course the sonic thrashing of The Spectres, out now on Sonic Cathedral. The new album from The Black Ryder, naturally. Plus Mumrunner, Echodrone, Venera 4, A Place to Bury Strangers, Future, Manon Meurt, Morels, Star Tropics, FLVKE, Crystal Shipsss, The Spectors, Salsa Cinderella and more. So much stuff, there’s too many words on this damn page. [shutting up now]

8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

Thank god this isn’t limited to 140 characters…

Balms. Airs. Slowkiss. The Mites. Excusers. Kittinger Freefall. Grinch. Cattle. Cochlear Kill. The Twilight Sad. Tennis System.

Yes, we’re doing double duty, both on air and at Slowdive, Warfield, SF. We can do both. We’re professionals. Don’t try this at home.

Plus, we’re spinning mucho Plastic Girl in Closet, To The Wedding, Screen Vinyl Image, Chandeen, Worries, The Blue Hour, Gazar Strips, Asalto Al Parque Zoológico… ah heck, you’ll just have to hear it to believe it.

8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And still commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed.

Don’t forget! Our roadshow in support of Be Forest, Tennis System and Desario is next weekend in Sacramento! This is a party you don’t wanna miss! *dances off into the ether*

 

Celebrate your independence from generic alternative computer-selected music! This weekend we’re proud to present two world premiere demo tracks from Airs (and arguably their best music yet), plus a panoply of new music from the likes of The KVB, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Movienite, magao, Worries, The Us, Cuicks, Ask For Joy, La Sera, Beverly, 3 Days from Retirement (epic post-rock, edited for radio consumption), Mountain Meets Water, and ヨシオテクニカ. And we continue to tease the Lightfoils Hierarchy LP, as well as the Highlands Dark Matter Traveler LP. Who needs fireworks?

8 pm Eastern, 5 pm Pacific, and continuing through Sunday at midnight Eastern, 9 Pacific. It’s the first weekend we’ll spin some of these tracks, and may be the last weekend for some others. Live365 listeners: it’s your votes that count! Your thumbs-up / thumbs down ratings determine what is kept in permanent rotation. Listen via the Live365 station page at DKFM, on iTunes Internet Radio under “Eclectic”, and on TuneIn Radio for iPhone/Android/Windows. Latin America relay: try Radio Terra. And commercial-free everywhere! You can even keep up with the new tracks and artists you may have missed: we’re live-scrobbling via our last.fm profile. Now you’ll know what you heard, or catch up on what you missed. Lineup as follows:

Ablebody
Airs
Allusondrugs
Asalto al Parque Zoologico
Ask For Joy
Asobi Seksu
ATOMBOMB
beko
Beverly
Black Twig
Bleak Boys
Bleak House
Blonde Redhead
Bloodhounds on My Trail
Bloom
Bolywool
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
The Capsules
Ceremony
Cheri Cheri Jaguar
The City
Clustersun
Comet Control
Contrast
Craft Spells
Cre•scen•do
Cult Classic
The Daysleepers
Dead Dream
The Death of Pop
drifterswift
duplodeck
Elastic Sleep
The Enters
Esben and the Witch
Fait
Fantasyprom
Fear of Men
The Florist
Flyying Colours
For Tracy Hyde
The Fresh & Onlys
Fury Things
Ghost Lake
Gleemer
Glintshake
Glish
Heathers
High/Low
Highlands
The History of Colour TV
Horrors
Howling Bells
I Am Your Captain
Incense
iris
JAGUWAR
Jekyll
Jetman Jet Team
Jubilee Courts
Kaela Sinclair
Kaleidoscopes
Kid Foguete
Kigo
The KVB
La Sera
Lava Lite
Lemon’s Chair
Let’s Be Loveless
Lightfields
Lightfoils
Lights that Change
LLLL
Lone Poets
Lowtide
Luha
magao
Mark Gardener
Mass of the Fermenting Dregs
Mercy Fist
Milky White
Miniatures
Movienite
Mountain Meets Water
My Red Dress
Neuman
Nevermind Me
Odonis Odonis
The Only Ghost in Town
Otoño
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Pallow
Paris Ohio
penguin airways
People of Nothing
Pink Elephants
Pinkshinyultrablast
Plastic Girl in Closet
POLA
Power Pyramid
Privacy//Policy
R.M. Hendrix
Rachel Goswell
Redspencer
Romeo Moon
Sand
Savage Sister
Save Switzerland
Schonwald
Seasurfer
Selekhov
Serfs
Sexores
Shallow
Sharon Van Etten
Shelling
Shunkan
Sighs
Sleep Party People
Slowness
Snakadaktal
SoulSonic
Stagnant Pools
Star Horse
The Starlight Run
Static in Verona
A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Surfing
Taffy
Tape Waves
Tender Age
Tennis System
Thought Forms
Towns
The Twilight Sad
Ummagma
The Us
VANIISH
VANITY
The Watchmakers
Water Spaniel
We Keep the City Running
We Miss the Earth
White Blush
The Wildest Smiling Faces
Wildhoney
Wolf Alice
Worries
Wozniak
Пожар
ヨシオテクニカ
宇宙ネコ子とラブリーサマーちゃん

I believe that we will win.