The “Red Kismet Kill” Spotify Playlist (Adios 2016)

The "Red Kismet Kill" Spotify Playlist


This is it, my very last playlist of 2016, it reflects the sadness and the hope. 

Viva 2017!

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.  

"I Hate Radio" is the name of the podcast I am about to start and it is a play on "I Heart Radio" in opposition to music consolidation.

You can catch up on my complete list of The Best Albums of 2016 HERE.

Last week's playlist was my "Eggnog from a Drunk Tank" Christmas/Holiday playlist, you can listen to it HERE.

The Songs (with Easter Eggs)


1. Taxi Driver, Pip Blom, Are We There Yet Single (Big Hassle, 2016)

I had never heard Pip Blom before and was perusing my google alerts and somehow this came up. Really great post-punk tune. I am going to do a deeper dive and listen to more of her stuff soon (she is from Amsterdam).

2. The Pressure, Patience, The Pressure single (Night School Records, 2016)

Have no idea where I found this one (might have been suggested by Spotify) but what a great 80's throwback synth pop sound. Good stuff. The Patience is Roxanne Clifford's project (Veronica Falls).

3. Red Roulette, Dirty Dishes, Guilty (Funeral Sounds, 2016)

I Like this band, another recent find, the song really fit the feel of this playlist too. I love the huge keyboard sound and fuzzy guitars.

4. Branches/Bones, Nine Inch Nails, Not The Actual Events EP (The Null Corporation, 2016)

The "Not the Actual Events" EP is a nice return to form for NIN. I don't love it as much as some of my friends do, but I do really like it.

5. Oh the Flatlands, Oh Boland, Spilt Milk (Volar Records, 2016)

I think I saw Oh Boland in a Best of 2016 Garage Band list. Another one that really fit what I was going for in this playlist perfectly.

6. Action Time Vision, Alternative TV, Action Time & Vision (1978)

Recently Cherry Red Records put out an early punk box set that it is astoundingly good. I am planning to write about it very soon (been swamped). This classic from ATV is one of the anchors of the set.

7. Made Up Song, The Sueves, Change Your Life (HoZac Records, 2016)

I love the Sueves and have been looking for a place they fit on one of the lists. Here you go, hope you love their messy awesomeness as much as I do.

8. Age Of Consent, Cayetana, Tired Eyes Single (Asian Man Records, 2016)

The band who originally wrote this song is one of my all-time favorites, a very good cover!

9. Isolation, Joy Division, Closer (Factory, 1980)

If you follow my Black Mirror stuff, you know that I have been obsessed with the art of Butcher Billy. Recently, he did a picture of Ian Curtis as Batman that is about as good (and prescient) as it gets (dude is a pop-art genius). Joy Division means a lot to me, I try to include them whenever possible.

10. MSQ No Extra, Black Marble, A Different Arrangement (Hardly Art, 2012)

I needed a band that bridged Joy Division to something just a bit brighter. Enter Black Marble, also a band I enjoy a great deal.

11. Dirty Boulevard, Lou Reed, New York (Sire, 1989)

Lou was the Bob Dylan for my generation of Punk Rock, Post-Punk, and No Wave folks. Louuuuuuu!

12. Dead Meat, Personal and the Pizzas, Personal and the Pizzas (Slovenly, 2016)

The most Ramones sounding band going today (even if most of the songs on this album were on earlier releases). Still good counterpoint to Lou's New York.

13.  Kismet Kill, Haley Bonar, Impossible Dream (Memphis Industries, 2016)

Great song, great voice, smart writing, had to include it. Also, her album was partially inspired by Kim, um, box checked.

14. The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, 30 Days 30 Songs (2016)

Yes, like most SKM it is very indulgent. But it was perfect for tying up a list including Lou Reed, Joy Division, and lots of dark reflexivities. I dunno, maybe not everyone loves Mark Kozelek (and he can certainly be prickly at times) but he is great at what he does.

Wrapping It Up

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.

2016 sucked, so many music heroes have passed, what can I say except I wish all of you an amazing 2017!

What band originally wrote and performed "Age of Consent?"

What was your favorite song on the Playlist?

Who was your favorite new artist on the Playlist?

Let me know what you think, leave a comment!

PlaylistJoshua B. HoeSpotify, Spotify Playlist, #Spotify, #SpotifyPlaylist, Red Kismet Kill, I Hate Radio, I Heart Radio, eggnog from a drunk tank, Taxi Driver, Pip Blom, Are We There Yet, Big Hassle, Amsterdam, The Pressure, Patience, Night School Records, Roxanne Clifford, Veronica Falls, Red Roulette, Dirty Dishes, Guilty, Funeral Sounds, Branches/Bones, Nine Inch Nails, Not The Actual Events, The Null Corporation, Oh the Flatlands, Oh Boland, Spilt Music, Volar Records, Action Time Vision, Alternative TV, Cherry Red Records, Made Up Song, The Sueves, Change Your Life, HoZac Records, Age of Consent, Cayetana, Tired Eyes, Asian Man Records, Isolation, Joy Divsion, Factory Records, Ian Curtis, Black Mirror, Butcher Billy, MSQ No Extra, Black Marble, A Different Arrangement, Hardly Art, Dirty Boulevard, Lou Reed, New York, Sire, Bob Dylan, Dead Meat, Personal and the Pizzas, Slovenly Recordings, Kismet Kill, Haley Bonar, Impossible Dream, Memphis Industries, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe, 30 Days 30 Songs, Mark Kozelek, The Post-Punk/New Wave Super Friends, Peter Hook, Inside New Order, Substance: Inside New Order: Coming Up Coming Down, dutch rock, chamber pop, Chamber Psych, preverb, garage psych, chillwave, twee pop, c86, indie dream pop, indie psych-rock, indie punk, industrial noise, industrial rock, industrial, industrial metal, alternative rock, alternative metal, funk rock, post-grunge, punk, noise rock, lo-fi, garage pop, freak folk, UK post punk, uk post punk, no wave, post-punk, chicago indie, garage punk, noise pop, alternative emo, new wave, grave ave, grave wave, nu gaze, vaporwave, indie psych, glam rock, protopunk, classic rock, melancholia, stomp and holler, slow-core, anti-folkComment