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Hex Enduction Hours

Mar 24, 2022 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM


With Julio Peña

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

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

Thursday night again!

10:03 PM
Automatic - New Beginning
Automatic New Beginning N
Excess Stones Throw Records 2022

Newest lead single from the Los Angeles arty post-punk band composed of Izzy Glaudini (synths, lead vocals), Lola Dompé (drums, vocals) and Halle Saxon (bass, vocals). Their newest album Excess is scheduled to drop in June. Check out the accompanying music video:

10:07 PM
Flood Twin - Silence
Flood Twin Silence N
Flood Twin Flood Twin 2021

Debut LP from this Atlanta-based post-punk trio, drawing from such 80s post-punk influences as Gang of Four, Public Image Ltd., Wire, and Killing Joke. My sleeper record of 2021. Highly recommended!

10:13 PM
The Rapture - Modern Romance
The Rapture Modern Romance
Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks - EP Sub Pop 2001

Debut EP from this NYC band that was at the forefront of the dance/art post-punk revival that burgeoned from that city and spread to other corners. The Rapture would later have a major hit with "House of Jealous Lovers". You've probably heard it at the mall.

10:15 PM
Public Image Ltd. - Flowers of Romance
Public Image Ltd. Flowers of Romance
The Flowers of Romance Rhino/Warner Records 1981

Recorded and performed entirely by John Lydon and was a minor chart hit. On this, the band's third studio LP, Lydon and Keith Levene experimented with different sound techniques (looping, household items as instruments, reverse taping, and more!) to create a unique sound..

10:18 PM
Rubella Ballet - Krak Trak
Rubella Ballet Krak Trak
Anarchy In the UV Overground Records 2008

Despite their colorful stage appearance and artwork, members of this band had direct ties to Crass and other English anarcho-punk bands. The colors were intentional as a means of differentiating themselves from peers.

10:25 PM
ESG - You Make No Sense
ESG You Make No Sense
Come Away With ESG Fire Records 2010

1983 debut LP from the Scroggins sisters. The band's first single was released by the England-based Factory Records label, which led listeners from their native NYC not familiar with the band to think ESG were an English act.

10:29 PM
New Fries - Lily
New Fries Lily
Is the Idea of Us Telephone Explosion Records 2020

Twitchy post-punk from this Toronto-based band.

10:35 PM
Les Visiteurs Du Soir - Je T'ecris D'un Pays
Les Visiteurs Du Soir Je T'ecris D'un Pays
BIPPP: French Synth-Wave 1979/85 Born Bad Records 2006

Band name translates to "The Devil's Envoy" from the French. Amazing compilation of French synth-wave.

10:44 PM
Joy Division - A Means to an End
Joy Division A Means to an End
Closer (Collector's Edition) London Records 2007

Final Joy Division LP prior to the death of Ian Curtis. Joy Division was set to embark on a North American tour (would have ben the band's first) in support of the album.

10:48 PM
Girls Against Boys - Pleasurized
Girls Against Boys Pleasurized
Freak*on*Ica Geffen 1998

Fifth studio LP from this NYC-based act, experimenting here with a heavier synth/electro sound. Highest selling album by the band, though didn't receive much critical acclaim.

10:51 PM
KMFDM - Juke Joint Jezebel (Single Mix)
KMFDM Juke Joint Jezebel (Single Mix)
Wurst Metropolis Records 2010

Silly long-standing German industrial act formed in 1984. This compilation features re-worked version of the band's select popular singles.

10:56 PM
Chris Liebing - Circles (feat. Ralf Hildenbeutel & Tom Adams)
Chris Liebing Circles (feat. Ralf Hildenbeutel & Tom Adams) N
Another Day (feat. Ralf Hildenbeutel) Mute 2021

Latest release from this German musician, with most tracks featuring special appearances from guest friends.

11:05 PM
Alan Vega - Fist
Alan Vega Fist N
Mutator Sacred Bones Records 2021

Though Alan Vega (1/2 of the NYC synth-punk act Suicide) passed away in 2016, he left behind a voluminous set of never-released recordings, some unfinished. This collection - the first of several planned with Sacred Bones records - are recordings Vega composed in the mid-90s.

11:10 PM
Author & Punisher - Glorybox
Author & Punisher Glorybox N
Krüller Relapse Records 2022

Author & Punisher is the stage name for artist Tristan Shone, blending heavy industrial and metal sounds to create a punishing barrage of noise. Newest release from A&P released in February.

11:16 PM
Cloakroom - Dissolution Wave
Cloakroom Dissolution Wave N
Dissolution Wave Relapse Records 2022

Title cut from the newest LP by the Northwest Indiana shoegaze inspired trio. A concept album of sorts (when incorporating the insert/cover/back) focused on a future Earth wiped out from a tragic physics accident.

11:25 PM
Mercury Rev - Something for Joey
Mercury Rev Something for Joey
Boces Beggars Banquet 1993

Accessible noise-rock with pop sensibilities from this Buffalo, NY-based band. Vocalist/guitarist Jonathan Donahue was an early member of The Flaming Lips (back when the band was taking acid).

11:31 PM
Noxagt - Wall's End
Noxagt Wall's End
Noxagt Load Records 2006

Norwegian noise rock. Enjoy!

11:34 PM
Nicfit - Count
Nicfit Count N
Fuse Upset The Rhythm 2022

Debut LP from this Japanese art-punk band. Nicfit has been active for close to a decade but didn't release its first LP until early 2022!

11:37 PM
Retox - Mature Science
Retox Mature Science
YPLL Epitaph 2013

San Diego-based hardcore punk act, with several members having been part of the expiermental hardcore act The Locust.

11:42 PM
USA Nails - You Sing for Yourself
USA Nails You Sing for Yourself
No Pleasure USA Nails 2015

Bristol-based noise-rock band. One of my Top Ten releases from 2015. Read more about it (and the others) at https://kxci.org/2015/12/hex-enduction-hours-best-...

11:45 PM
Butthole Surfers - Graveyard
Butthole Surfers Graveyard
Locust Abortion Technician Latino Bugger Veil 1999

Experimental punk noise from this Texan band. This cut would later go on to be covered by the Melvins.

11:47 PM
Drunks With Guns - Cowboy
Drunks With Guns Cowboy
Drunks With Guns Behemoth Records 1995

80s noise-punk from St. Louis. Never could find a decent sounding copy of the band's recordings...

11:50 PM
Dry Cleaning - John Wick
Dry Cleaning John Wick
New Long Leg 4AD 2021
Debut LP from this English post-punk band. Along with fronting Dry Cleaning, vocalist Florence Shaw is a university lecturer, whose lyrics are spoken word writing exercises.
Chat is archived.
Julio P. (host) 9:57:05 PM
Get your tea (or drink of choice) ready!
Richie Cortez 11:01:06 PM
This has been an interesting playlist so far. Digging it.
Richie Cortez 11:02:00 PM
I’ll have to find that Automatic record
Julio P. (host) 11:02:07 PM
HI Richie. Thanks for listening and joining in! Definitely enjyed putting it together. Gonna get noisier in the nex hour.
Julio P. (host) 11:07:41 PM
That Automatic record won't be released until June, but I believe it is available for pre-order.
Bama Dan 11:26:01 PM
Buenas noches, Julio! I've really been enjoying tonight's show as well...however, I've been on the road for the last two hours, and you'll be happy to know that I value the basic principles of roadway safety...
Julio P. (host) 11:27:35 PM
hahaha, Hi, Dan! Yes, safety is important so you can be around for years to come! Roadtrip?
Bama Dan 11:30:25 PM
Yeah, I went to another show in Nashville. That makes three shows this month! So glad to be seeing live music again!
Julio P. (host) 11:30:47 PM
Who'd you see?
Bama Dan 11:32:30 PM
Animal Collective, with L'Rain opening. Have never seen AC before, although I'm a fan. They put on quite a unique show, to say the least. The crowd went crazy.
Julio P. (host) 11:34:33 PM
Nice. I'm looking forward to getting out ans seeing some live shows soon.
Bama Dan 11:35:35 PM
I know it was your opener, but I heard Jaime J play the new Automatic single on Your Morning Brew, and I loved it. He also gave a shout out to you and to DJ El Toro for being such incredibly cool people. 😊
Bama Dan 11:35:54 PM
He played it yesterday.
Julio P. (host) 11:36:19 PM
Haha awww. My wife and I are friends with him. He's a sweetheart; we love him.
Bama Dan 11:37:44 PM
Yeah, he seems like a great guy! I think this new feature on YMB with him playing new stuff is a fantastic idea.
Julio P. (host) 11:39:04 PM
He's got his pulse on new music. His show's great at highlighting new music: https://spinitron.com/KXCI/show/127485/ELEVN2HVN-AKA-TrainwReck-Radio
Bama Dan 11:43:10 PM
Yeah, that's one that I need to check out on archive, cause of the time. I've been meaning to.
Julio P. (host) 11:43:59 PM
No shortage of quality programming here. Don't know how it is out in Bama.
Bama Dan 11:45:36 PM
Bama Dan 11:46:42 PM
Actually, there is one evening show on Friday and Saturday nights, on the local NPR station. A couple hours each night. He plays some interesting and diverse stuff. But he's it.
Julio P. (host) 11:47:27 PM
Gotta dip your toes in the radio waters! Be the change you want to see in the world or some such
Bama Dan 11:48:20 PM
Ooooooh! Is that a challenge?
Julio P. (host) 11:48:27 PM
Bama Dan 11:49:10 PM
Richie Cortez 11:55:20 PM
Good to know
Richie Cortez 11:55:39 PM
Remind me of this band called na noise from new
Richie Cortez 11:55:51 PM
Zealand. Thanks for tonight!
Julio P. (host) 11:56:02 PM
Thank you all for listening and stopping by!
Bama Dan 11:56:44 PM
Thanks, Julio!