Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
May 25, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
We Don't Want No Gang Boss
We want to equalize
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Cherubs Stag Party
Heroin Man Trance Syndicate 1994
90s noise rock fans often note this second Cherubs release as being one of the staples within the genre. After a nearly two decade hiatus, Cherubs reunited for a series of shows and eventually new albums.
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No Convenient Apocalypse - Single Sub Pop 2023
New single from the Pennsylvanian noise-rock band. Originally recorded for the Cyberpunk 2077 video game soundtrack, this marks the first new Pissed Jeans recording since their 2017 LP Why Love Now.
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All Wrestlers Die Closet GOth 2023
Latest release from this genre-bending Tucson band. Record release party Friday, May 26th, at Groundworks!
Saccharine Trust A Human Certainty
Paganicons SST Records 1981
Debut EP from this Los Angeles punk band influenced to perform by the Minutemen, who had only been active for six months at that point. Alongside legendary SST producer SPʘT, Minutemen bassist Mike Watt and Saccharine Trust share production credit on the EP.
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Today My Friend You Drunk the Venom Feel It Records 2023
Latest release from this Cincinnatti-based post-punk band, drawing heavy stylistic influences from the likes Public Image Ltd. and CAN.
The Clash The Equaliser
Sandinista! Sony Music UK 2013
The Clash made no secret of the heavy influence dub and reggae played on its sound. They explored all that (and more!) on their sprawling 1980 triple LP.
The Pop Group We Are Time
Y Freaks R Us 2017
Mark Stewart, vocalist and founding member of the English post-punk band The Pop Group, passed away April 23rd at the age of 62. With The Pop Group, Stewart and company incorporated elements of punk, funk, dub, reggae with politically charged messaging. Y was released in 1979. This debut LP influenced artists such as Nick Cave, Mike Watt, and Sonic Youth.
The Fall Victrola Time
Re-Mit Esoteric / Antenna 2013
29th (!) studio LP from Mark E. Smith and company, notable for being the fourth consecutive release with the same line-up, rare for the bandleader known to fire musicians on a whim.
The Raincoats Off Duty Trip
The Raincoats We ThRee 2009
Classic 1979 post-punk debut LP from this English band, best known for the cover of "Lola" by The Kinks.
The Argument Dischord 2001
ARE THEY EVER GETTING BACK TOGETHER!?!?
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Silver Haze Sacred Bones 2023
Full length debut album from Jim Jarmusch (director of Stranger Than Paradise, Ghost Dog, Coffee and Cigarettes among many other films) and Carter Logan (film composer), with contributions from Charlotte Gainsbourg and more. Given their film background, the cuts on Silver Haze maintain a heavy cinematic element.
Mogwai Hunted By a Freak
Happy Songs for Happy People [PIAS] Recordings Catalogue 2003
Opening cut to the Scottish post-rock band's fourth studio LP. Mogwai guitarist Barry Burns is heard here with a vocoder, one of two tracks on the album ("Killing All the Flies") were he employs such vocals.
Cloakroom Dottie-back Thrush
Dissolution Wave Relapse Records 2022
Third studio LP from this self-described "stoner emo" band. The band describes this album as "a concept - a space western in which an act of theoretical physics—the dissolution wave—wipes out all of humanity’s existing art and abstract thought. In order to keep the world spinning on its axis, songsmiths must fill the ether with their compositions."
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Earth Divides Ocean Void 2015
Full-length studio debut from this Tucson band, influenced by shoegaze as much as post-rock, noise-rock and other genres.
Lush Desire Lines
Split 4AD 1994
English band frequently labled as shoegaze, though their compositions were poppier compared to other bands of the genre.
Joy Division The Eternal
Closer (Collector's Edition) London Records 2007
Second and final studio LP from the iconic English post-punk band. The album was released two months after the suicide of frontman Ian Curtis, with the band slated to tour the US for the first time. You can read more about the billed American shows HERE
HEALTH FEEL NOTHING
VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR Loma VIsta Recordings 2019
One of the best noise rock releases of 2019 from this Los Angeles band. More subdued and cinematic than the band's initial sound.
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I've Seen a Way Fire Talk 2023
Debut LP from this Manchester-based punk band, with many lyrics sung in French, as vocalist Valentine Caulfield is... French.
The Soft Moon Become the Lies
Exister Sacred Bones Records 2022
The Soft Moon is the solo musical project of California-based singer-songwriter Luis Vasquez, steeped in heavy post-punk and industrial influence.
ACTORS Killing Time (Is Over)
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.
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Virtue Falters felte 2023
Latest release from this Detroit band, self-described as "death jangle". Sisters of Mercy fans will love this one!