Real People Real Radio
Tucson and Southern Arizona's Community Radio
Sep 7, 2023 10:00 PM – 11:55 PM
With Julio Peña
A weekly mix of punk, post-punk, noise rock and more!
I Should Have Known Better
You should have known
The Fall Mansion
This Nation's Saving Grace Beggars Banquet 1985
Wire I Should Have Known Better
154 The state51 Conspiracy 2006
154, Wire's third 1979 studio LP, built on the darker musical territory hinted at on the band's prior album Chairs Missing. Supposedly, the title for this album references the 154 live performances by the band leading up to the recording of this album.
Lathe of Heaven Genome N
Bound By Naked Skies Sacred Bones Records 2023
Latest release from this Brooklyn-based post-punk band. Launching a short West Coast tour tonight!
2nd Layer Fixation
World of Rubber Cherry Red Records 2009
Originally released in 1981 by Adrian Borland and Graham Bailey, both members of the English post-punk band The Sound. Only release by the duo.
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. Official music video for this cut:
Molchat Doma Ответа Нет / Otveta Net
Monument Sacred Bones Records 2020
Cut from the Belarusian post-punk band's chart-topping third studio LP. Official music video for this cut:
Morwan Тополі N
Світає, палає Feel It Records 2023
Part of a larger concept album dealing with war in a general sense, inspired by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Morwan is the post-punk project of Kyiv-based musician/artist Alex Ashtaui.
Home Front Overtime N
Games of Power La Vida Es Un Mus Discos 2023
Full-length studio LP from this Canadian duo blending punk, post-punk, and synth-pop into its sound.
Protomartyr Graft Vs. Host N
Formal Growth in the Desert Domino Recording Co 2023
Latest from this Detroit-based post-punk band.
Joy Division New Dawn Fades
Unknown Pleasures (2019 Remaster) Rhino 1979
Influential 1979 debut LP from the Manchester-based punk band, with cover artwork from the iconic artist Peter Saville, who would design album covers for many notable artists, including New Order, King Crimson, Pulp, and more.
This Heat Cenotaph
Deceit This Heat 1981
Second and final studio LP from this under-rated English post-punk band. Written as a way to process and address their fears of nuclear annihilation as the Cold War continued. Can be an unsettling listen at certain parts. But highly recommended!
Killing Joke Tomorrow's World
Killing Joke Virgin Catalogue 1980
1980 debut LP from the still-active English post-punk band, having sold-out London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this year.
The Sisters of Mercy Lucretia My Reflection
Floodland (Deluxe Version) Rhino 1987
Third single from the English Gothic post-punk band's second studio LP. This cut was written by Sisters of Mercy frontman Andrew Eldritch to then bassist Patricia Morrison. Morrison has played bass for The Bags, The Gun Club, The Damned. among others.
Bush Tetras Bird on a Wire N
They Live in My Head Wharf Cat Records 2023
Forthcoming late July release from this NYC post-punk band formed in 1979. Though this is only the band's third studio LP, Bush Tetras have been playing together for decades. Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley contributes behind the skins on this LP, along with receiving producer credit. Official music video for this cut:
Siouxsie & The Banshees Into the Light
Ju Ju (Remastered) UMC (Universal Music Catalogue) 2006
1981 release from this great English post-punk band. SIouxsie Sioux took the stage for the first time in ten years this May at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels.
Depeche Mode Halo
Violator Warner Records 1989
Seventh studio LP that saw Depeche Mode reach world-wide popularity and success. Though not officially released as a single, a promotional music video was made for this cut:
Ministry Effigy (I'm Not An)
With Sympathy Arista 1983
Debut LP from Ministry that saw the band gain early chart success. Despite this, Ministry mainstay Al Jourgensen disowned the album for decades, stating he was pressured to record a synth-pop album by Arista and not what he envisioned of the band early on. However, in a retrospective interview with Minor Threat/Fugazi frontman Ian MacKaye - who collaborated with Jourgensen on Pailhead - stated Jourgensen would not discover hardcore punk until the mid-80s, a statement supported by Jourgensen himself. Jourgensen now credits the album as important to his artistic trajectory.
Glacier.Wav I Want to Feel the Sun L
Glacier.Wav Thieve's Amulet 2021
Local Darkwave from multi-instrumentalist Frank Anzaldua and vocalist/lyricist (and KXCI's very own!) Jaime J. Soto. Official music video:
The Soft Moon Wasting
Deeper Captured Tracks 2015
The Soft Moon is the solo musical project of California-based singer-songwriter Luis Vasquez, steeped in heavy post-punk and industrial influence. Deeper is The Soft Moon's third studio LP, with a music video for this cut recorded in support:
Preoccupations Death of Melody
Arrangements Preoccupations 2022
Second single from the Canadian post-punk band's fourth studio LP.
Pop. 1280 Not Too Deep
Museum On the Horizon Profound Lore 2021
Fifth studio LP from this Brooklyn-based synth-punk/post-punk band, whose name is taken from a novel by pulp fiction novelist Jim Thompson. A music video was recorded for this cut to support the album's release:
Fotocrime So So Low
Heart of Crime Profound Lore 2021
Third studio LP from this under-the-radar post-punk band, slated to drop a new LP (Accelerated) this month.
Interpol The Undoing
Interpol Matador 2010
Closing cut to Interpol's fourth studio LP and final with original bassist Carlos Dengler. The remaining members would carry on as a three-piece for their 2014 follow up El Pintor.