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Hex Enduction Hours

Feb 17, 2022 10:00 PM â€“ 11:55 PM


With Julio Peña

A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!

It's Mid-February Already

Time sure flies when you're rocking out!

Hex Enduction Hours
10:01 PM
The Fall - Mansion
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985

Hello once again.

10:03 PM
Gary Numan - Intruder
Gary Numan Intruder N
Intruder BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd 2021

Despite being better known for New Wave hits "Cars" and "Are Friends Electric?", English musician Gary Numan has released a prolific body of work. On here - his 21st studio LP - Numan continues his theme about the possibility of a bleak future with a concept album primarily told from the Earth's point-of-view, decrying the ills brought on by humanity.

10:08 PM
Killing Joke - New Jerusalem
Killing Joke New Jerusalem
Pylon Spinefarm Records UK 2015

Active since 1980, this English post-piunk band is set to release a new four-song EP in March with two new original cuts and two remixes from the "Pylon"-era recording sessions.

10:14 PM
Machines of Loving Grace - Lilith / Eve
Machines of Loving Grace Lilith / Eve L
Concentration Mammoth Records 1993

Tucson industrial band primarily active in the first half of the 90s. Scored a radio and Billboard hit with the single "Butterfly Wings" included on this, the group's second LP.

10:18 PM
Lard - Faith Hope & Treachery
Lard Faith Hope & Treachery
Pure Chewing Satisfaction Alternative Tentacles 1997

Lard was a multi-album collaborative effort between Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) and Al Jourgensen (Ministry), plus revolving musicians from Ministry's various incarnations. Second studio LP, with Biafra credited as an "Ayatollah" and Jourgensen as a "Reverend".

10:26 PM
L.O.T.I.O.N. - Ultimate Wound Kit
L.O.T.I.O.N. Ultimate Wound Kit
Digital Control and Man's Obsolescence Toxic State 2015

Cyber-punk from New York. One of my Top Ten albums from 2015. Read more about this and more from my 2015 Best Of year end list at: https://kxci.org/2015/12/hex-enduction-hours-best-...

10:28 PM
Gallows - Austere
Gallows Austere
Gallows Shock Entertainment / Halfcut Records 2012

Third studio LP from this English hardcore punk band. First with new singer Wade Macneil.

10:31 PM
Every Time I Die - Hostile Architecture
Every Time I Die Hostile Architecture N
Radical Epitaph 2021

Latest (and now final) album from this Buffalo, NY, crossover band. Sudden legal issues splintered the band, hot on the heels of being recognized as having released a stand-out album in 2021.

10:33 PM
Minor Threat - Screaming at a Wall
Minor Threat Screaming at a Wall
First Two Seven Inches Dischord Records 2013

Probably THE 80s Washington, D.C., hardcore punk act, with Ian Mackaye on vocals prior to fronting Fugazi.

10:35 PM
Nuclear Spring - Chatter
Nuclear Spring Chatter
Nuclear Spring Nuclear Spring 2013

NYC hardcore punk band heavily influenced by the 80s British anarcho-punk scene.

10:37 PM
Vicious Circle - Common Denominator
Vicious Circle Common Denominator

Fourth studio LP from this Melbourne-based Austrlian hardcore punk band formed in 1983.

10:43 PM
Turnstile - BLACKOUT
Turnstile BLACKOUT
GLOW ON Roadrunner Records 2021

Melodic and accessible hardcore punk band from Baltimore, with their latest and third studio LP. Has appeared on several 2021 Best Of lists.

10:46 PM
Strange Wilds - Don't Have To
Strange Wilds Don't Have To
Subjective Concepts Sub Pop Records 2015

Olympia, WA, punk trio clearly influenced by Nirvana, with a slight taste of the Wipers.

10:50 PM
Shame - Alphabet
Shame Alphabet N
Drunk Tank Pink Dead Oceans 2021

"Alphabet" marked the first single from this early 2021 release by the English post-punk band shame. Heralded on numerous Best Of lists as another top release from 2021.

10:53 PM
Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Grandmother Wolf
Pretty Girls Make Graves The Grandmother Wolf
The New Romance Matador 2003

Second studio LP from this early 2000s Seattle-based punk act. Yes, they are named after a Smiths song (BLARGH!).

10:56 PM
Church Girls - Undone
Church Girls Undone N
Still Blooms Church Girls under exclusive lic. to Anchor Eighty Four Records 2021

Latest from this Philly punk act. Big Sleater-Kinney vibes throughout.

11:01 PM
Sparta - Cut Your Ribbon
Sparta Cut Your Ribbon
Wiretap Scars DreamWorks 2002

El Paso punk band, and one of two bands formed following the break-up of At the Drive In (the other being The Mars Volta, heard here last week). Sparta vocalist was part of ATDI.

11:04 PM
Voivod - Synchro Anarchy
Voivod Synchro Anarchy N
Synchro Anarchy Century Media 2022

Latest from the Canadian genre-bending band. Heavy sci-fi elements throughout. I maintain Voivod should have received all the fame, acclaim, and money that Canadian counterparts Rush reaped.

11:08 PM
Savages - City's Full
Savages City's Full
Silence Yourself Matador 2013

Debut LP from this English post-punk band with a noisy edge.

11:12 PM
Slow Down, Molasses - Revisionists
Slow Down, Molasses Revisionists N
Minor Deaths Noyes Records / Divine Schism 2021

Newest release from this Canadian band. Listen closely and you'll hear 80s Sonic Youth plus My Bloody Valentine influence all over.

11:16 PM
Tar - Pick One
Tar Pick One
Roundhouse Chunklet Industries 2021

Debut LP from this Chicago noise-rock band, originally released in 1990. Re-released in September of 2021.

11:24 PM
Angels of Light - Praise Your Name
Angels of Light Praise Your Name
New Mother Young God Records 1999

Subdued, mostly acoustic side project from Swans mastermind Michael Gira. At least the music is subdued, lyrics not so much.

11:28 PM
Envy - Chain Wondering Deeply
Envy Chain Wondering Deeply
A Dead Sinking Story SONZAI RECORDS 2003

Japanese punk act. Is it "screamo"? What the heck is even "screamo"? I dunno, but I like this.

11:37 PM
Greys - Burning Chrome
Greys Burning Chrome
Age Hasn't Spoiled You Carpark 2019

Fourth studio LP from this Canadian punk band that incorporated some noise into its sound.

11:44 PM
Mission of Burma - Weatherbox
Mission of Burma Weatherbox
Vs. Matador 1997

1981 debut LP from this Boston post-punk band. Disbanded in the 80s then reunited over 30 years later, releasing several great full-length LPs, showing they still had it decades later.

11:48 PM
Oneida - Wild Horses
Oneida Wild Horses
Secret Wars Jagjaguwar 2004

Wait, this isn't kitchenware. Brooklyn-based experimental band active since 1997.

11:52 PM
Pelican - An Inch Above Sand
Pelican An Inch Above Sand
What We All Come To Need Southern Lord 2009

Whatever post-metal is, Pelican qualifies, stretching what is possible within the genre to create a more atmospheric sound.

Chat is archived.
Julio P. (host) 9:57:39 PM
Who goes there? Show yourselves!
Norma Lipout 10:00:43 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:01:42 PM
Hola Norma!
Bama Dan 10:03:25 PM
Hello. 😬
Julio P. (host) 10:04:13 PM
Hola Bama Dan!
Norma Lipout 10:04:56 PM
Ahaha, I'm so happy to have found this radio show finally, I heard it once in the car and thought it was almost a dream. I finally remembered the name close enough to find the show and listen to it!
Julio P. (host) 10:05:21 PM
Woohoo! Glad you made your way here! By chance, do you recall what you heard that time?
Norma Lipout 10:10:05 PM
I remember it crystal clear- Hitler was a Vegetarian pt 2.
Norma Lipout 10:10:16 PM
That song haunted me
Bama Dan 10:10:25 PM
Awesome. Residents.
Julio P. (host) 10:10:37 PM
Hahaha, amazing! Residents ties everyone together
Bama Dan 10:20:05 PM
Just now seeing that Machines of Loving Grace was named after a Richard Brautigan poem. I've loved Brautigan's "Willard and the Bowling Trophies" since the late 70s.
Julio P. (host) 10:20:17 PM
That's neat. Didn't know that
Bama Dan 10:22:46 PM
I know this is repetitive, but I can still see Jello Biafra covered in mayonnaise at a live show in San Jose in 1980. Good times!
Julio P. (host) 10:26:35 PM
Norma Lipout 10:26:47 PM
That's us!
Bama Dan 10:26:58 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:27:11 PM
I don't know if you all stink!
Bama Dan 10:30:48 PM
Thanks for the link on the LOTION cut, Julio. Now we can all see what you look like when you are about to swat us with a banjo! This is incredible!
Norma Lipout 10:31:07 PM
Oh hell yea, enjoying the vocals on this song
Julio P. (host) 10:31:22 PM
Well, now I look unkempt, with nipple-length hair and a bushy beard.
Bama Dan 10:31:43 PM
I figured. Family guy.
Bama Dan 10:32:03 PM
And I agree with Norma. Love the vocals.
Julio P. (host) 10:32:09 PM
haha. still have the banjo (belongs to wifey)
Norma Lipout 10:35:33 PM
Enjoyed that song a lot as well, guess I'm really feeling aggressive music tonight
Bama Dan 10:36:19 PM
Never heard of "Every time I Die". I love hearing new bands. And this is the show!
Julio P. (host) 10:36:19 PM
Glad you're enjoying the tunage. There will be a (slight) break from it at some point.
Julio P. (host) 10:36:37 PM
BD: And now no one will, at least live
Bama Dan 10:36:56 PM
Norma Lipout 10:37:24 PM
Ahh, that's always a shame.
Julio P. (host) 10:37:52 PM
Don't worry, we will hear from Shame, too
Norma Lipout 10:38:34 PM
Ahaha, really? That's great
Julio P. (host) 10:38:42 PM
Norma Lipout 10:45:36 PM
What makes for inaccessible hardcore punk? I will say, I am not very well versed in the ins and outs of music culture/terminology, I'm a more of a casual.
Julio P. (host) 10:46:46 PM
Good question! I preface my answer by stating it's all subjective (as my opinions are worth squat). I point to the 80s Boston hardcore punk scene as an answer.
Julio P. (host) 10:47:43 PM
Repetitive, no hooks, only enjoyable in small doses ( a track or two here and there) if at all
Bama Dan 10:49:22 PM
Julio will have his own take. I would say it's in the "eyes of the beholder". You've already shown an attraction to The Residents. For many, this is farther than they want to go.
Julio P. (host) 10:50:02 PM
Stared into the abyss and the abyss stared back or something?
Bama Dan 10:51:01 PM
I stared and stared, and saw a banjo...
Julio P. (host) 10:51:52 PM
Norma Lipout 10:55:04 PM
Ahh, that Residents track. I'm not exactly able to listen to a bunch of those tracks in a row, but I find myself thinking about them and wanting to hear them again.
Norma Lipout 10:55:26 PM
Also, was that just the promised Shame artist track?
Julio P. (host) 10:55:38 PM
Norma Lipout 10:58:02 PM
I like the voice of this singer.
Julio P. (host) 11:01:33 PM
Was that the Pretty Girls Make Graves cut? Or Church Girls?
Norma Lipout 11:04:54 PM
The church girls cut, I really enjoyed that one, though I'm also enjoying this one too
Julio P. (host) 11:05:14 PM
Cool, cool!
Norma Lipout 11:11:58 PM
Oh, was that a microphone squeak as part of the song? That's neat, I haven't heard that before
Julio P. (host) 11:14:09 PM
I missed it, somehow!
Norma Lipout 11:32:06 PM
I enjoyed that cool down with Praise your name a lot. That song made me go sit outside to enjoy it properly, perfect for nice chilly night air.
Julio P. (host) 11:32:29 PM
That is awesome
Norma Lipout 11:46:28 PM
No problem! Just nice to chat with someone, enjoy some real good music (and not have to do the hard work of finding it myself)
Julio P. (host) 11:47:39 PM
Why, yes, I do fancy myself a curator of sorts. haha
Julio P. (host) 11:56:55 PM
That's the show. Thank you all for the company! Catch you next Thursday night.
Norma Lipout 11:58:11 PM
Ahh, thank you so much! Nice way to spend a thursday evening