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Hex Enduction Hours

Jun 8, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM


With Julio Peña

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

Time Is Like a Fuse

Short and burning fast

Hex Enduction Hours
9:59 PM
The Fall - Mansion
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
10:02 PM
Godflesh - Nero
Godflesh Nero N
Purge Avalanche 2023

Lead single to Godflesh's newest album, officially released tomorrow (6/9)! Been six years since we heard from Godflesh. According to the band, Purge "revisits and updates the concepts explored on Pure" released in 1992.

10:06 PM
Swans - Half Life
Swans Half Life
Cop / Young God Mute 2015

Opening cut from Swan's 1984 second studio LP. Then based out of NYC, Swans combined elements of industrial, noise, and No Wave to create a pummeling, dark sound on their early recordings. Early Swans was also an influence on Godflesh.

10:10 PM
Black Flag - Scream
Black Flag Scream
My War SST Records 1984

Divisive second studio LP from Black Flag, particularly Side B which found the band diving head-first into sludge and away from the hardcore punk sound fans came to expect. The main riff on this cut dates back to 1982, as the band would play it on-stage between cuts when dealing with equipment. Ginn would revisit the riff and stretch it out to a complete song, heard here as the closing cut to My War.

10:17 PM
Man Bites Dog - Stagnant
Man Bites Dog Stagnant L
Man Bites Dog Man Bites Dog 2014

Only release from this Tucson punk band combining elements of hardcore and noise rock.

10:23 PM
Russian Circles - Tupilak
Russian Circles Tupilak
Gnosis Sargent House 2022

Latest from this post-metal instrumental band from Chicago, active since 2004.

10:30 PM
FACS - Constellation
FACS Constellation N
Still Life In Decay Trouble In Mind Records 2023

Latest release from this Chicago-based noise-rock trio, currently touring parts of the US (no Tucson shows, unfortunately).

10:35 PM
City of Caterpillar - Decider
City of Caterpillar Decider
Mystic Sisters Relapse Records 2022

Newest release from this Richmond band that had been on hiatus for 20 years. Classified as "screamo" at the time of its original existence. I don't know what that is.

10:42 PM
Nicfit - Count
Nicfit Count
Fuse Upset The Rhythm 2022

Debut LP from this Japanese noise-punk band that's been active for over a decade. Just never bothered to release an album, I guess. A "Hex Enduction Hours" Top Ten of 2022 release!

10:46 PM
The Slits - Love Und Romance
The Slits Love Und Romance
Cut Island Records 2009

1979 debut LP from the all-female post-punk trio of Ari Up (vocals), Viv Albertine (guitar), and Tessa Pollitt (bass), plus a revolving cast of supporting musicians. Cuts on Cut infused with reggae and dub influences.

10:48 PM
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Jigsaw Feeling
Siouxsie & The Banshees Jigsaw Feeling
The Scream UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2006

1978 debut LP from Siouxsie & The Banshees. The majority of the lyrical and thematic content was influenced by the writings of J.G. Ballard and William S. Burroughs.

10:53 PM
Fugazi - Two Beats Off
Fugazi Two Beats Off
Repeater & 3 Songs Dischord 1990

Repeater is the debut studio LP from the seminal indie rock band, still on hiatus since 2001. Their 1989 release 13 Songs is not their first studio LP but rather a compilation of previous EPs and 7-inch releases.

10:56 PM
Bichkraft - Some People Have All the Luck
Bichkraft Some People Have All the Luck
800 Wharf Cat Records 2018

Bichkraft hail from Kiev, Ukraine. Likely influenced by Sonic Youth.

11:03 PM
A Place to Bury Strangers - I Disappear (When You're Near)
A Place to Bury Strangers I Disappear (When You're Near)
See Through You Dedstrange 2022

Sixth studio LP from "the loudest band in New York." More accessible and poppier than previous releases. A remixed version of this LP (via collaborations with select producers and electronic artists) was released exclusively for 2023's Record Store Day.

11:07 PM
Ritual Howls - Humiliation
Ritual Howls Humiliation N
Virtue Falters felte 2023

Latest release from this Detroit band, self-described as "death jangle". Sisters of Mercy fans will love this one!

11:11 PM
re:NAN - She's Not Perfect
re:NAN She's Not Perfect N
re​:​NAN - 4​:​1 Leaving Depression Haum Entertainment 2023

Recently released 5-song EP from this Indonesian post-punk band.

11:14 PM
Home Front - Contact
Home Front Contact N
Games of Power La Vida Es Un Mus Discos 2023

Latest LP from this Canadian duo that finely straddles the line between punk and post-punk.

11:22 PM
Public Interest - Slow Burn
Public Interest Slow Burn N
Spiritual Pollution Spiritual Pollution 2023

New music from this Oakland-based post-punk band.

11:26 PM
Closet Goth - Everybody's Got A Price
Closet Goth Everybody's Got A Price L N
All Wrestlers Die Closet Goth 2023

New music from this Tucson band, incorporating elements of punk, post-punk, noise-rock, and more into its sound. Currently on tour in the South.

11:31 PM
The Smashing Pumpkins - Disarm
The Smashing Pumpkins Disarm
Siamese Dream Virgin Records 2012

90s alternative rock staple, released in 1993, catapulting the Smashing Pumpkins to commercial and global fame. Third single from the album, with Billy Corgan later remarking that the lyrics refer to his childhood and penned as a way to work through his issues/relationship with his parents.

11:34 PM
King Buzzo - Rough Democracy
King Buzzo Rough Democracy
This Machine Kills Artists Ipecac Recordings 2014

Debut solo acoustic release from Buzz Osbourne, better known as guitarist/vocalist for the long-standing sludge legends (the) Melvins.

11:36 PM
Metallica - Fight Fire with Fire
Metallica Fight Fire with Fire
Ride the Lightning (Remastered) Blackened Recordings 1984

Second studio LP and follow-up to the 1983 thrash metal classic Kill 'Em All. "Fight Fire With Fire" opens the album with an acoustic ditty, the lyrics pertaining to the political idea of mutually assured desruction.

11:44 PM
Faith No More - War Pigs
Faith No More War Pigs
The Real Thing London Records 1989

Faith No More's cover of this Black Sabbath cover was not originally included on their third studio LP but has since been included as a bonus cut on reissues/rereleases.

11:52 PM
Poison Ruïn - Resurrection I
Poison Ruïn Resurrection I
Härvest Relapse Records 2023

New release from this Philadelphia punk band clearly influenced by the Wipers.

Chat is archived.
Bama Dan 10:27:13 PM
Hola, Julio!
Julio P. (host) 10:31:14 PM
Hey Hey Hey!
Bama Dan 10:34:03 PM
Loved the Russian Circles selection. Sorry so late...was "detained"...
Julio P. (host) 10:34:34 PM
Great cut, right? Didn't know you lived down at Mar-a-lago.
Bama Dan 10:34:47 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:35:09 PM
But seriously, hope you're aight.
Bama Dan 10:35:10 PM
For the first time, I'm thinking "is there a god?"
Bama Dan 10:35:24 PM
I'm good, thanks! :-)
Bama Dan 10:35:35 PM
Phone call.
Bama Dan 10:36:04 PM
Ugh...for the first time I'm thinking "there IS a god!"
Bama Dan 10:36:16 PM
Indictments and all...
Julio P. (host) 10:36:21 PM
Haha, still remains to be seen...
Bama Dan 10:36:43 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:37:21 PM
Bama Dan 10:37:52 PM
So wait...is FACS "noise rock"? The selection 'Constellation' didn't sound like it to me...?
Julio P. (host) 10:38:14 PM
In a general (and lazy categorizing) sense.
Bama Dan 10:39:50 PM
It just sounded so...I dunno...MELODIC.
Julio P. (host) 10:43:04 PM
True, compared to their last release.
Bama Dan 10:43:12 PM
Bama Dan 10:53:01 PM
I always love reading your playlist notes, Julio. You are one of the few DJs to clarify the year of the release in question. Case in point: The Slits (Cut), which was in 1979, and NOT 2009. I'm a stickler for that, and I appreciate you clarifying it.
Julio P. (host) 10:53:19 PM
Julio P. (host) 10:53:23 PM
And thanks.
Bama Dan 10:53:56 PM
I can't (and don't) understand, because I don't deal with it. And yeah, I do notice.
Julio P. (host) 10:54:23 PM
Well, I appreciate it çause it annoys me, too
Bama Dan 10:54:50 PM
We are simpatico, then!
Julio P. (host) 10:55:14 PM
Bama Dan 10:55:33 PM
Bama Dan 10:55:53 PM
Duncan is really good about that, too...
Julio P. (host) 10:56:06 PM
He is our Music Director I WOULD HOPE SO
Bama Dan 10:56:22 PM
Bama Dan 10:56:31 PM
And he is..
Bama Dan 11:18:00 PM
This is pretty commercial for you, Julio! :-)
Bama Dan 11:18:16 PM
Pssst...I won't tell anyone...
Julio P. (host) 11:18:33 PM
Haha, this Home Front ditty? Accessible, I suppose.
Bama Dan 11:18:43 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:18:54 PM
I mean, I've played Pet SHop Boys before so...
Bama Dan 11:19:11 PM
Bama Dan 11:20:44 PM
Dude. You've played The Residents and vintage King Crimson. No worries! You're a god! :-D
Julio P. (host) 11:22:54 PM
True, just you wait for the upcoming cuts...
Bama Dan 11:23:06 PM
Bama Dan 11:23:27 PM
Does it get worse? 😬
Julio P. (host) 11:23:46 PM
you may think so
Bama Dan 11:24:03 PM
Should I pack it up now?
Julio P. (host) 11:24:11 PM
Julio P. (host) 11:24:28 PM
Well, it ain't Judas Priest or Iron Maiiden, safe to say
Bama Dan 11:24:39 PM
Praise Jesus.
Julio P. (host) 11:24:46 PM
Bama Dan 11:41:52 PM
Saw Smashing Pumpkins in early 1997...Mellon Collie tour...
Julio P. (host) 11:44:28 PM
Who else was on the bill>
Julio P. (host) 11:56:41 PM
Sleep is on the bill. Have a good night!