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Hex Enduction Hours

Mar 31, 2022 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM


With Julio Peña

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

Tonight's the Night

Bruce Berry was a working man. He used to load that Econoline van.

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

Well, well, well.

10:04 PM
The Fall - Winter (Hostel-Maxi)
The Fall Winter (Hostel-Maxi)
Hex Enduction Hour (Expanded Deluxe Edition) Cherry Red Records 2016

Fourth studio LP from The Fall, released 40 years ago this month. Leading up to its release, it was rumored this would be the final Fall album due to Mark E. Smith's displeasure with Rough Trade Records. The Fall would go on to release 32 LP prior to Smith's passing in 2017.

10:08 PM
Exek - Parricide Is Painless
Exek Parricide Is Painless N
Advertise Here Castle Face 2022

Latest and 5th studio LP from this Australian post-punk band.

10:13 PM
Shame - Snow Day
Shame Snow Day
Drunk Tank Pink Dead Oceans 2021

More recent post-punk, this by way of England and featured on several Best of 2021 lists.

10:21 PM
NEU! - Lila Engel
NEU! Lila Engel
Neu! 2 Groenland 2001

As the number 2 denotes, this is the second studio LP from the influential Krautrock act, released back in 1973. "Lila Engel" (Lilac Angel) is the closing cut to side one.

10:26 PM
De Ambassade - Standhouden
De Ambassade Standhouden
Standhouden - Single Knekelhuis 2020

Dutch modern Cold Wave that harkens back to the 80s while managing to sound modern at the same time. Isn't that the goal for many musical acts?

10:31 PM
Molchat Doma - Не Смешно / Ne Smeshno
Molchat Doma Не Смешно / Ne Smeshno
Monument Sacred Bones Records 2020

More modern Cold Wave, this by way of Belarus. First of three singles from this release, with the album briefly touching the US Billboard charts.

10:35 PM
Peter Murphy - His Circle and Hers Meet
Peter Murphy His Circle and Hers Meet
Love Hysteria Beggars Banquet 1988

Second studio LP from the former Bauhaus frontman. Album procuded by former Fall member Simon Rogers.

10:44 PM
Pop. 1280 - Brennschluss
Pop. 1280 Brennschluss N
Museum On the Horizon Profound Lore 2021

Latest album from the NYC synth-punk act. Much more restrained than earlier releases, with vocals brought more to the forefront.

10:49 PM
ACTORS - Love U More
ACTORS Love U More N
Acts of Worship Artoffact Records 2021

Canadian post-punk act with their latest and second studio LP. Nothing we haven't heard before, but they do it so dang well. One of my faves from 2021.

10:53 PM
VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR Loma VIsta Recordings 2019

Los Angeles-based noise rock act. Will be rolling through town, playing at 191 Toole on August 25th!

10:56 PM
The Faint - Victim Convenience
The Faint Victim Convenience
Blank-Wave Arcade Saddle Creek 1998

Second studio LP from this Omaha synth-dance-punk act. Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes was a brief member of the band when it formed, but quickly left thereafter.

11:01 PM
Front 242 - Circling Overland
Front 242 Circling Overland
Front By Front RRE Records 2021

Belgian electronic/industrial act. Front By Front was the band's fourth studio LP, released in 1988.

11:05 PM
Wire - Ambitious
Wire Ambitious
The Ideal Copy Mute, a BMG Company 1987

Another fourth studio LP, this time by the English post-punk legends. Difficult to follow up the 1977-1979 trifecta of Pink Flag/Chairs Missing/154, but Wire managed to release a decent album here.

11:09 PM
Alan Vega - Nike Soldier
Alan Vega Nike Soldier 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.

11:14 PM
Uniform - The Shadow of God's Hand
Uniform The Shadow of God's Hand
Shame Sacred Bones Records 2020

Abrasive combination of industrial and metal from this New York band. Yet another fourth studio release...

11:18 PM
Harvey Milk - Skull Socks & Rope Shoes
Harvey Milk Skull Socks & Rope Shoes
Life...The Best Game In Town Hydra Head Records 2008

Athens, GA, sludge act named after the first openly gay man to hold public office in California. Recommended if you like (the) Melvins!

11:26 PM
Cloakroom - Fear of Being Fixed
Cloakroom Fear of Being Fixed N
Dissolution Wave Relapse Records 2022

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. With every listen to this album, I discover something new: a riff, a dynamic, a mood. Easily 2022 Top Ten material!

11:32 PM
Dead Rider - The Pointed Stick
Dead Rider The Pointed Stick
The Raw Dents Tizona 2011

Experimental band based out of Chicago, formed by Todd Rittman of US Maple fame.

11:35 PM
Gary Numan - A Black Sun
Gary Numan A Black Sun 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.

11:44 PM
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Lime Tree Arbour (2011 Remaster)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Lime Tree Arbour (2011 Remaster)
The Boatman's Call (2011 - Remaster) Mute, a BMG Company 2011

Originally released in 1997, finding Nick Cave and company exploring softer, somber, piano-centric sonic territory.

11:47 PM
Soundgarden - Like Suicide
Soundgarden Like Suicide
Superunknown A&M 1994

That's it for tonight!

Chat is archived.
Julio P. (host) 9:55:10 PM
Let's power through this!
Bama Dan 10:06:57 PM
Buenas noches, Julio!
Julio P. (host) 10:07:09 PM
Hola amigo! Como estas?
Bama Dan 10:07:40 PM
Bié, y tu?
Bama Dan 10:08:04 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:08:07 PM
Tired but gonna power through this!
Bama Dan 10:08:29 PM
LOL, you're behaving as if you didn't sleep well last night!
Julio P. (host) 10:09:11 PM
Last night was a blur, honestly. And I didn't go anywhere
Bama Dan 10:09:34 PM
Family...as in rugrats?
Julio P. (host) 10:10:04 PM
Dang kids
Bama Dan 10:10:12 PM
That's awesome.
Bama Dan 10:11:57 PM
I know I've said this several times before, but it's worth repeating ad infinitum: I LOVE that you're playing new music on HEH.
Julio P. (host) 10:12:25 PM
ha, thanks! I just needed several months to get back into it. And now here we are.
Norma Lipout 10:17:55 PM
Hello Julio, Hello Dan!
Julio P. (host) 10:18:04 PM
Hola Norma!
Bama Dan 10:18:29 PM
Hey there, Norma! Nice to see you!
Norma Lipout 10:19:26 PM
It's a shame I missed last week, life got in the way. Nice to see you too Dan! I missed my weekly dose of post-punk and noise rock, it gets me through the week.
Julio P. (host) 10:21:54 PM
Life happens. Glad you're here now!
Bama Dan 10:24:35 PM
I was going to ask you if there were any connections between Kraftwerk and Neu, but it looks like there are...
Julio P. (host) 10:25:11 PM
Klaus Dinger is the ringer
Bama Dan 10:25:57 PM
Norma Lipout 10:28:32 PM
Oh I really like this one. Very clang-y in a nice way, kinda reminds me of a printer
Julio P. (host) 10:28:59 PM
haha, I love that description
Julio P. (host) 10:29:35 PM
"How would you describe your band's sound?" "We sound like an old EPSON printer."
Bama Dan 10:30:44 PM
I agree with you, Norma. The 2020 production is WAY better, but De Ambassade do have the 80s sound down pat.
Bama Dan 10:31:02 PM
@Julio: Perfect
Norma Lipout 10:34:06 PM
Oh Cold Wave is a music genre?
Julio P. (host) 10:35:06 PM
Subgenre of post-punk?
Ed in Seattle 10:36:07 PM
Nice! This reminds of the Jah Wobble Snake Charmer Ep I like!
Bama Dan 10:36:09 PM
@Norma: you got me. I always thought of it as Krautrock, but someone gets paid to come up with categories. 😁
Julio P. (host) 10:36:24 PM
Hi Ed!
Julio P. (host) 10:36:40 PM
Dan: Bored journalists, no doubt
Bama Dan 10:38:24 PM
Bama Dan 10:50:35 PM
Have you played earlier releases of Pop 1280, Julio? I thought you had, but wasn't sure. I wasn't sure how much less accessible those tunes were than what you're playing now.
Bama Dan 10:51:10 PM
*"less accessible"
Julio P. (host) 10:51:38 PM
I have! One of my fave acts going today. Earlier releases are darker, heavier, vocals buried in the mix but still with plenty of catchy hooks.
Julio P. (host) 10:51:52 PM
Their debut LP "The Horror" is fantastic.
Norma Lipout 10:58:32 PM
Where do you find all this good music?
Julio P. (host) 11:01:33 PM
Good question. Don't know that anyone has ever asked me that
Julio P. (host) 11:03:14 PM
Research, I guess? I am legit stumped on how to answer that one
Bama Dan 11:04:12 PM
I'm still stuck on the whole Conor Oberst connection with The Faint. I think that's WAY fascinating.
Julio P. (host) 11:04:46 PM
Never been to Omaha meself, but can't imagine it's much bigger than Tucson
Bama Dan 11:06:09 PM
Population appears to be similar between the two.
Julio P. (host) 11:06:37 PM
Sounds about right.
Bama Dan 11:09:22 PM
Wire. Great memories.
Julio P. (host) 11:09:48 PM
Saw thhem live?
Bama Dan 11:10:00 PM
No, unfortunately!
Bama Dan 11:10:41 PM
But we (band members) would listen to them back in the day.
Julio P. (host) 11:10:50 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:11:25 PM
Boy, these last few shows have been lacking in ponk rawk
Norma Lipout 11:12:04 PM
How do you mean?
Bama Dan 11:12:55 PM
You have the power, Julio. That's the beauty of your show. You can steer it each way you want to...
Julio P. (host) 11:13:41 PM
True. The older I get, the less interested I am in ponk rawk (still have my faves I love) and more in whatever I am playing tonight and recent shows
Julio P. (host) 11:14:11 PM
Thought I guess Alan Vega is pretty damn punk rock
Julio P. (host) 11:14:17 PM
Bama Dan 11:15:44 PM
This Alan Vega tune is bordering on The Residents.
Julio P. (host) 11:16:33 PM
Speaking of, they released a box set this month. Something about "Wormwood"?
Bama Dan 11:16:48 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:17:14 PM
maybe a rerelease now that I think about it
Bama Dan 11:17:26 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:17:31 PM
Bama Dan 11:20:33 PM
Thank you!
Norma Lipout 11:35:59 PM
are those dog barks I hear in the background of this song? Or do they just sound like dog barks to me?
Julio P. (host) 11:36:28 PM
I'm half deaf, so I don't know.
Norma Lipout 11:47:19 PM
Here's a nice slow one to go off into that good night with, but luckily we still have a little more time...
Julio P. (host) 11:48:00 PM
Or a longer cut.
Norma Lipout 11:54:54 PM
Well, good night folks!
Norma Lipout 11:54:59 PM
Was a nice one!
Julio P. (host) 11:55:40 PM
Agreed! Thanks for listening and the company