The "Lola Want War" Spotify Playlist (I Hate Radio)

The "Lola Want War" Spotify Playlist


Every Tuesday (or Monday night) I put out a new curated playlist for your listening enjoyment. You can "Just Hit Play" or check out the song list below for Easter Eggs about the bands.  

Last week's playlist was the "Tall Dream Janitor" playlist, you can listen to it HERE.

The Songs (Click on the Hyperlinks to learn more)


1. Lionshead, Elucid, Valley of Grace (Backwoodz Studioz, 2017)

Lots of great stuff on this album, but I loved the line about the Disney version of racial histories in this tune. If you have seen the absurd movie version of Jackie Robinson's story, you know what is being discussed here.

2. 123, Girlpool, Power Plant (Anti- Records, 2017)

Girlpool is just a great band. I was totally in love with their last album and cannot wait for the release of Power Plant.

3. The Bus Song, Jay Som, Everybody Works (Polyvinyl, 2017)

One of those rare times when Pitchfork and I agree 100%. This is a really great new album by Melina Duterte, and well worth your time.

4. Spirit Was, LVL UP, Return to Love (Sub Pop, 2016)

I am kind of on the side of Big Black, modern music has never exactly left the subject of love...ever...not even a little. But, I do like this album and band.

5. Endless Beauty, Soviet Soviet, Endless (Mannequin, 2016)

I like this Italian band and felt obligated to include one of their songs after they were detained, jailed, and deported last weekend as they tried to make their way to SXSW. I guess that they were some of those "Bad Hombres" we have heard so much about.

6. Particle Mace, Aye Nako, Silver Haze (Don Giovanni Records, 2017)

I have been meaning to include some Aye Nako for a long time. Glad I finally found a good fit. If you get a chance to check them out, their lyrics are often nuclear. This band doesn't mess around. Their new album Silver Haze is out April 7th.

7. Kid's On Fire, Gold Class, Single (Spunk Records, 2016)

I have included Gold Class before. This song is a real barnburner. Supposedly from their forthcoming second album (haven't heard anything about the album since September).

8. Julie's Place, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, The French Press (Sub Pop, 2017)

Loved this new album/EP. Mixes a lot of influences I enjoy from Desert Rock to Post-Punk. Good stuff! Apparently, I love Australia...This is long established, but the next couple of bands are part of the next wave of Australian music too.

9. Oblivion, Brightness, Teething (I Oh You, 2017)

Just kind of randomly ran into this one futzing around on Spotify. I like it, so here it is. And just randomly, Alex Knight guessed it...from Australia.

10. Flesh War, Total Control, Typical System (Iron Lung Records, 2014)

Another band that I have been wanting to work in. Finally, I am clearing out my bag of bands I haven't found a way to include! Oh, and guess where they are from?

11. I Feel So Wrong, Sleaford Mods, English Tapas (Rough Trade Records, 2017)

Written about this band a lot. They are very divisive, even in their native UK. I like em, and they remind me of a low-brow The Fall.

12. Girl U Want, DEVO, Freedom Of Choice (Warner Brothers, 1980)

Never need much of an excuse to return to the Classics. 

13. Shades, Alexandra Savior, Single (Columbia, 2016)

Kind of randomly heard this and I liked it a lot. Plan to investigate more of her music in the near future. 

14. Kinky Lola, Francobollo, Single (2016)

This one was a Spotify suggestion, but a good one. Fit right in here. As usual, I can never decide if suggestion algorithms say more about me or make me susceptible to them? Spotify often pegs me pretty well. Well, at least they aren't Aussie (Swedish via London).

Closing Time


So, another playlist bites the dust. Hopefully, tomorrow will bring a new OITNB and in case you missed it, a few days ago I posted a new Black Mirror recap for San Junipero.

I call my site "On Pirate Satellite" because of the song "This is Radio Clash" by The Clash

The crazy names of the playlists were inspired by Captain Beefheart.

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