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Hex Enduction Hours

May 26, 2022 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM


With Julio Peña

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

It's 90F Outside. Right. Now.


Hex Enduction Hours
10:01 PM
The Fall - Mansion
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Hello, again.
10:04 PM
Wire - French Film Blurred (2006 Remastered Version)
Wire French Film Blurred (2006 Remastered Version)
Chairs Missing The state51 Conspiracy 2006

Originally released in 1978, this is Wire's second studio LP, finding the band moving away from the punk minimalism that marked their 1977 debut Pink Flag and hinting at the darky, synth-driven compositions that would make up their follow-up, 1979's 154.

10:06 PM
Cloakroom - Dottie-back Thrush
Cloakroom Dottie-back Thrush N
Dissolution Wave Relapse Records 2022

Newest LP from the Northwest Indiana shoegaze inspired trio. A concept album of sorts (when incorporating the insert/cover/back) focused on a future wiped out from a tragic physics accident. Recommended if you like shoegaze and/or dense tunes. Easily a Top Ten of 2022 release for me.

10:11 PM
Dog Faced Hermans - Volkswagen
Dog Faced Hermans Volkswagen
Those Deep Buds Dog Faced Hermans 2007

Final studio LP from this Scottish post-punk band that blended elements of folk, avant-garde jazz, and noise into its sound. Guitarist Andy Moor is also a member of the Dutch-based band The Ex.

10:16 PM
Carcass Identity - Reflexion Ocean
Carcass Identity Reflexion Ocean
Carcass Identity Random Numbers 2018

Modern Cold Wave by way of Belgium, building on the original European Cold Wave sounds from the 80s.

10:27 PM
Pop. 1280 - Two-Body Problem
Pop. 1280 Two-Body Problem
Museum On the Horizon Profound Lore 2021

Latest release from this NYC-based band, whose band name is taken from the title of a novel from pulp fiction writer Jim Thompson.

10:29 PM
Ritual Howls - I Can Hear Your Tears
Ritual Howls I Can Hear Your Tears
Rendered Armor felte 2019

Latest release from this Detroit post-punk band, clearly influenced by Bauhaus and Sisters of Mercy. Band describes its sound as "death jangle."

10:34 PM
DISCO4 :: PART II Loma Vista Recordings 2022

Newest album from the experimental electro noise group, finding them collaborating with the likes of Poppy, Pertubator, and more. On this track, HEALTH collaborated with Nine Inch Nails. HEALTH will be stopping through Tucson at 191 Toole on August 25th! Which is a Thursday night. Same as this show. Real Sophie's choice here...

10:43 PM
The Jesus Lizard - Eucalyptus
The Jesus Lizard Eucalyptus
Blue Capitol Records 1998

Final studio LP from THE 90s noise-rock band. LP produced by Andy Gill of Gang of Four fame.

10:49 PM
Liars - From What the Never Was
Liars From What the Never Was
The Apple Drop Mute 2021

10th studio LP from this experimental arty post-punk band originally formed in NYC. Only original founding member and singer Angus Andrew remains. For this release, he returned to his native Australia and spent time in the outback, resulting in this atmospheric, experimental release.

10:53 PM
LOOP - Supra
LOOP Supra N
Sonancy Cooking Vinyl UK 2022

Noisy space-rock English band LOOP has released its latest album following a three decade hiatus! From the get-go, this LP has LOOP picking up where it left off with 1990's Gilded Eternity.

10:58 PM
Mogwai - Ceiling Granny
Mogwai Ceiling Granny
As the Love Continues Rock Action Records 2021

Latest release from the Scottish post-rock instrumentalists. Critics noted Mogwai mostly dispensed with long-drawn out pieces in favor of quicker bursts of releases. I dunno, that is what I read!

11:04 PM
My Bloody Valentine - Who Sees You
My Bloody Valentine Who Sees You
m b v Domino Recording Co 2013

Following an over two decade hiatus, shoegaze legends My Bloody Valentine released their third studio LP in 2013, though Kevin Shields had been working on initial compositions that would make up most of this release since 2006. Much mellower sound than previous recordings.

11:10 PM
The Names - White Shadow
The Names White Shadow
Swimming Factory Benelux 1982

Debut LP from this Belgian Cold Wave act, influenced by Joy Division. One of the band's earliest single was recorded by Martin Hannett, the band later signed to Factory Records. So there are multiple Joy Division connections here.

11:16 PM
Molchat Doma - Ответа Нет / Otveta Net
Molchat Doma Ответа Нет / Otveta Net
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.

11:23 PM
I Start Counting - Million Headed Monster
I Start Counting Million Headed Monster
Fused Mute 1988

Final single from the English electronic duo's second (and final, too) studio LP. Signed to Mute records on the strength of some early singles that they sent directly to Mute Records founder (and mastermind of The Normal) Daniel Miller.

11:27 PM
VR SEX - Victim Or Vixen
VR SEX Victim Or Vixen N
Rough Dimension Dais Records 2022

Latest release from this experimental post-punk act. Put on a fun show at Club Congress last month!

11:31 PM
The Pop Group - The Immaculate Deception
The Pop Group The Immaculate Deception
Citizen Zombie Freaks R Us 2015

Following a 35 year recording hiatus, The Pop Group went back into the studio and released this album of brand new material. Just as funky as their previous efforts.

11:36 PM
A Place to Bury Strangers - My Head Is Bleeding
A Place to Bury Strangers My Head Is Bleeding N
See Through You Dedstrange 2022

Loudest band in New York (or so "they" say). Recently rolled into town earlier this month. Another Top Ten of 2022 release for me.

11:44 PM
Pissed Jeans - Male Gaze
Pissed Jeans Male Gaze
Honeys Sub Pop Records 2013

Fourth studio LP from this Pennsylvanian noise-punk act. Lyrically, the focus is on adult travails.

11:48 PM
NoMeansNo - I Need You
NoMeansNo I Need You
Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy? Alternative Tentacles 1993

Sixth studio LP from - in my opinion - Canada's best punk act (though now defunct).

Chat is archived.
Julio P. (host) 9:57:23 PM
I'm back, bay-bay!
Bama Dan 10:00:58 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:02:02 PM
Bama Dan 10:02:17 PM
Fair enough.
Julio P. (host) 10:02:30 PM
Glad we got over those Shatner imitations quickly.
Bama Dan 10:02:41 PM
Bama Dan 10:04:30 PM
I could have been rude and asked if you still worked here, but I tried the demure route.
Julio P. (host) 10:04:57 PM
Technically, I don't work here. Majority of us are volunteers.
Bama Dan 10:05:22 PM
Yeah yeah yeah...nevermind...
Julio P. (host) 10:05:31 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:06:03 PM
But if you must know, I was sidelined with a breakthrough COVID case. Thought my head was going to explode Scanners style
Bama Dan 10:06:52 PM
OH MAN. Sorry, my friend.
Julio P. (host) 10:08:10 PM
Thanks. And now I'm here!
Bama Dan 10:08:38 PM
Seriously...glad you're back, Julio.
Julio P. (host) 10:09:16 PM
Me, too!
Bama Dan 10:12:10 PM
So...Cloakroom...NW Indiana wouldn't be part of the Chicago scene?
Julio P. (host) 10:12:38 PM
Well, no one wants to associate with Gary, Indiana, so...
Bama Dan 10:13:12 PM
Haha, of course...but they're so close. Seriously, I dig this.
Julio P. (host) 10:14:32 PM
One of my faves from this year. Top Five easily.
John George 10:15:52 PM
Well this kicks A.
Bama Dan 10:16:42 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:17:15 PM
Hello, John George! Thanks for listening and stopping by.
John George 10:18:36 PM
Mi placer!
John George 10:19:20 PM
This & "Elysian Fields" are good for my Avant Garde fix.
Julio P. (host) 10:19:50 PM
Nice. I try to mix it up here and there.
John George 10:20:39 PM
But just this afternoon Miranda played thee Musick ov Psychic TV...
Julio P. (host) 10:21:12 PM
I heard! I was telling Bama Dan weeks ago Miranda always drops a tune from left-field that makes me say, "Damn! Wow!".
Ed in Seattle 10:21:44 PM
Glad you are feeling better! I got a break through case last week. Nothing to mess around with. Welcome back!
Julio P. (host) 10:22:08 PM
Hi, Ed! Hope you're feeling well and taking care.
John George 10:22:20 PM
Hey, how's Hannah holding up?
John George 10:23:24 PM
And Jeff?
Bama Dan 10:25:16 PM
Glad to have you back, Julio. "Early" night for me. See you next Thursday. Be good.
Julio P. (host) 10:25:50 PM
Buneas noches, Dan.
Julio P. (host) 10:26:26 PM
John George, honestly, don't know, but they have a strong support network both within and outside KXCI.
John George 10:26:41 PM
@Dan: "If you can't be good, be good at it!"
Bama Dan 10:27:15 PM
Words to live by, JG!
Mohamad Jafar 10:28:58 PM
Hey hey hey!
Julio P. (host) 10:29:20 PM
Hola Mohamad.
Mohamad Jafar 10:29:30 PM
How are we doing this evening?
Julio P. (host) 10:30:11 PM
You know, just playing music.
Mohamad Jafar 10:31:05 PM
I was really happy to see Pylon on the last show, they're great and just announced shows I think.
Julio P. (host) 10:31:26 PM
Did they? Cool.
Mohamad Jafar 10:32:00 PM
They came to Tucson too in the 80s
John George 10:34:08 PM
Hey, is Helios Creed still making the rounds? When was the last time he was in town?
Julio P. (host) 10:36:53 PM
I think he last toured 2018/2019? I feel I read a while back (can't recall where) that he was moving to Tucson?
John George 10:37:54 PM
Moving here? Whoa.
John George 10:38:20 PM
Caught him a couple times at the DPC back in the daze.
Julio P. (host) 10:38:41 PM
Don't know if anything came of that planned move.
John George 10:40:41 PM
If he still lives in CA he may be looking for cheaper digs. He better hurry.
Julio P. (host) 10:43:40 PM
haha, no kidding.
Mohamad Jafar 10:57:38 PM
Dont know why today's show got me thinking of sponge, rotting pinata.
Julio P. (host) 10:59:09 PM
The band Sponge?
Mohamad Jafar 10:59:51 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:00:39 PM
ha, that is random
John George 11:01:18 PM
This show always has me wanting to color animation cels. How's that for random?
Julio P. (host) 11:01:40 PM
hahaha, can't top that
Julio P. (host) 11:58:10 PM
Thanks for listening. Have a great weekend!