Acho brother

Acho Brother

Hector and Zack came by last weekend and recorded some tunes in the Mike Eisenstadt Live Music Studio here at WMNF Headquarters. They'll both be coming by the studio on tomorrow's show to talk about their musical endeavours.

There's something great about Hector's percussive guitar playing. Calling to mind the work of Mice Parade's Adam Pierce, it can slide under the radar, only audible enough to make a tom fill sound like it's playing a melody line. Listen closely.

Stephen Hammill engineered this session.



Interview with David Brewis (School of Language, Field Music)

David Brewis from School of Language

Get the mp3 here.



The Still-Beating Heart of the Cobra 6.16.2008

GNC 6.16.2008 Hour One
GNC 6.16.2008 Hour Two

Dr. Dog
Everybody's favorite band, Dr. Dog, is back with a brand new album. Fate will be dropping on July 22nd, but we have a couple of tracks in our playlist this week. "The Old Days" is a Scott McMicken track (most lead vocals are handled by he and Toby Leaman) that makes we want to cry it's so good. There's just something about that 2" tape that tears the soul right outta me.

In some All Things Must Pass news, Sam from We Versus the Shark has tendered her resignation. She reports:

Recent disagreements over the musical future of WVTS has led me to think that I'm no longer meant to be in this band, and I've decided that now is the best time to close this chapter of my life. Understand that there are no hard feelings between bandmates, in fact, the Shark will continue on as a triumvirate, and has my support until the very end. Expect great things to come from these three, as they are incredible musicians with great passion in the music they write and play.

The spazzy rock world is short one playa today. I'll tip one in her memory as though she were a dead homie. Sam's last show with the Sharks will be Saturday, June 21st at Athfest w/Cinemechanica and Centro-matic.



Scentless Apprentice in utero

Nude With Boots Nude With Boots
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Vampire Weekend

Oxford Comma Vampire Weekend
Jacques Dutronc

Je Suis Content 60s Freakbeat - French Psychedelia
Maps and Atlases

Every Place is a House Tree, Swallows, Houses
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Dr. Dog

The Old Days Fate

Locks in Shadows A Sectioned Beam
Wolf Parade

California Dreamer At Mount Zoomer
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Kim & Jessie Saturdays=Youth
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Loose Fur

Hey Chicken Born Again in The USA
Modest Mouse

Bury Me With It Good News For People
Who Love Bad News
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The Concert Report

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Field Music

Tell Me Keep Me Field Music
King Khan and his Shrines

Welfare Bread -
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Violent Femmes

Crazy Single
Gogol Bordello

Start Wearing Purple Gypsy Punks: Underdog
World Strike
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Lightening Rod, Run The Runners Four

Black Rice Women
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minus story

Little Wet Head No Rest For Ghosts

Flood Bubble And Scrape

A Glass Can Only Spill What It Contains Brother, Sister

Underdog Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
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Theme flash gordon OST
Dr. Dog

The Old Days Fate


C-3PO and my Grandmother 6.9.2008

GNC 6.9.2008 Hour One
GNC 6.9.2008 Hour Two
GNC 6.9.2008 Hour Three

Acho Brother
We will be graced with a live performance by Tampa's own Acho Brother on Monday, June 30th. Hector and Zack will be recording a session in the Mike Eisenstadt Live Music Studio.

Keep an ear out for visits (via phone) to Grand National Championships from Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (above) and David Brewis (below).

Roger is the mastermind behind Logan's Sanctuary, an album that is one of the esteemed honorees to the GNC Corridors of Excellence, and the Moog Cookbook. He also has played with such luminaries as Air, Beck, Morrisey, and Johnny Cash. An incredible songwriter, arranger, and collector of vintage gear, Mr. Manning is very kind to lend us some of his time.

David Brewis is 1/3 of Field Music, 1/2 of the Brewis brothers, and all of School of Language. If you've listened to GNC at all in the last year, chances are you know who he is already. Listen to me pepper him with questions about his favorite amps and his thoughts on overly-long West Coast psych rock band names from the 60's.



The Shins

One By One All Day

Oh, Inverted World
i make this sound

One, Two, Three!

Staring at Yourself
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The Apples in Stereo

Same Old Drag

New Magnetic Wonder
Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton

Our Hell

Knives Don't Have Your Back
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the notwist

Where in this World?

The Devil, You + Me


Hold Your Horse Is

You're My Best Friend

A Night at the Opera
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Crystal Castles

Courtship Dating

Crystal Castles
Elliott Smith

Junk Bond Trader

Figure 8
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Safe and Sorry

Medications EP

Shit Soup

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Wolf Parade

Soldier's Grin

At Mount Zoomer
My Morning Jacket

Touch Me I'm Going To Scream

Evil Urges

I'm A Wheel

A Ghost Is Born
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The Weakerthans

Hymn For The Medical Oddity

Reunion Tour
Tortoise and The Ex

The Lawn of the Limp

In the Fishtank
Violent Femmes

Country Death Song

Add it Up
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Try Not To Breathe

Automatic for the People
Gnarls Barkley


The Odd Couple
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The Constantines

Our Age

Kensington Heights
They Might Be Giants

Birdhouse In Your Soul

Grizzly Bear

While You Wait for the Others

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Black Lips

It Feels Alright

Good Bad Not Evil


Coming Soon

You may have noticed my North Country accent up there. That's because I'm looking forward to our interview with David Brewis from School of Language and Field Music. He has graciously agreed to give us a phone call. Let's find out what color tree he would be. That will be airing on June 16th. Don't miss it.

Jack from AES was going to stop by this coming Monday to talk about what's been tickling his ivories lately, but some punk done took off with his laptop, so's I haven't heard from him. We'll see how it all unfolds.



Hands Across America 6.2.2008

Download the Podcast:

GNC 6.2.2008 Hour One
GNC 6.2.2008 Hour Two


The Octopus Project

Black Blizzard / Red UmbrellaHello, Avalanche
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I am the Key The Way We Get By
Martina Topley-Bird ValentineThe Blue God
Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.Islands in the SkyLogan's Sanctuary
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Portishead Nylon SmileThird

School of Language

Extended HolidaySea From Shore
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pattern is movementPeach TreesAll Together

Syd Barrett

Love YouThe Madcap Laughs
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These New Puritans

Numerology (Aka Numbers)Beat Pyramid
school of seven bellsChainGhostly Swim
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The Magnetic FieldsCome Back From San Francisco69 Love Songs Vol. 1
ElbowGrounds For DivorceThe Seldom Seen Kid

thom yorke

JetstreamSpitting Feathers EP
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The Concert Report--
Gilberto GilAlapalaNightingale
The OaksOld BonesSongs For Waiting
Roppongi's AceSo It GoesSide Door Sessions
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led zeppelinCommunication Breakdownmothership


Deep WaterThird
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French KicksAbandonSwimming
Vampire WeekendCape Cod Kwassa KwassaVampire Weekend
The LucksmithsA Downside to the UpstairsWhere Were We
Make BelieveSam Rollerskating BackwardsGoing to the Bone Church
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Sigur RosHvarf/Heimheysátan