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.
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)
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The band who originally wrote this song is one of my all-time favorites, a very good cover!
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.
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.
Lou was the Bob Dylan for my generation of Punk Rock, Post-Punk, and No Wave folks. Louuuuuuu!
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.
Great song, great voice, smart writing, had to include it. Also, her album was partially inspired by Kim Gordon...so, um, box checked.
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.
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!