Wrong Division Playlist 2/27/15

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday evening/Friday morning from 1AM to 3AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

The Dreebs “The Gym” from BAITAN ORCHARD
The Dreebs “Hostess” from BAITAN ORCHARD
Exusamwa “Valley of Diamonds” from Excusez-Moi!
UFO or Die “Zombie Tube” from UFO or Die
Mayor Daley “Fifteen Silver Arrows” from Sand Bath
Designer “Pretty Boy” from Fidlar
Arvid Noe “What Makes A Person Break Their Phone?” from Islington
Lair “Helpless Humanoid” from Lair333
Arvid Noe “B” from Islington
Lightning Bolt “The Metal East” from Fantasy Empire
Staer “One Million Love Hits” from Daughters
Burmese “Preyer” from Men
XHOHX “politics” from Ahleuchatistas/XHOHX Split
The Stnnng “Grand Island” from FAKE FAKE
Dysrhythmia “bastard” from Pretest
Cheer-Accident “Salad Dies” from No Ifs, Ands or Dogs
Marriage “a” from For Brötzmann
Fischessen “Kittner” from Köder


This Week in St. Louis 2/23/15 - 3/1/15


Cruelster (Cleveland, OH)
Safety Word (Chicago, IL)
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
8:30 p.m. / $5-$7 / all ages

Torn-off fingernails by a ruined chalkboard - that's what this is. Cruelster brings a dark, warbling hardcore in half-time with weighty downbeats and sparse dissonant riffs throughout. Q and Ruz have sharp teeth cut on south city basement shows, bringing a pure, distilled taste of St. Louis punk. Bring safety goggles. And maybe a gas mask? 


Acid Kat Zine presents:
Corners (Los Angeles, CA)
Smallpox Champion
Skin Tags
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9:30 p.m. / $6 / all ages

Corners has hype right now -- but don't discount its roughneck surf rock because Pitchfork or whoever tells you how much you should like it. This is catnip for fans of garage with a slightly dark tinge. What at first sounds like minimalist rock quickly unveils itself -- peel off the layers for solid songwriting. 

A few new uploads hit the net today. First up is Brainstems. This is subtle-psych rock with the dank stench of the Mississippi river. The band started off as hot-headed rock 'n roll, but elements of kraut and punk have crawled inside otherwise infectious, poppy tunes. The songs on Ego Death Demos mostly fly straight, but its those tiny bits of noisy indulgence peppered throughout where the band really shines. Derek Yeager is back with another edition of Nausicaa Sound, a compilation series of electronic and dance music that aims to raise money for charitable organizations with each release.


This Weekend in St. Louis 2/20/15 - 2/22/15


Faux Ferocious (Nashville, TN)
Tone Rodent
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Garage rock and shoegaze get put through the wood-chipper for a rowdy Friday night at Foam. Considering Shitstorm's show last weekend at Kismet, don't rule out a noisy freak-out at this otherwise sing-songy gig. Also, Foam just had its loaner P.A. nabbed. Buying a drink or two at the bar (doesn't have to be alcoholic, mind you) would probably help to replace the swiped gear, hint hint.


New Music Circle presents:
Okkyung Lee (Daejeon, Korea)
Lotte Anker (Copenhagen, Denmark)
@ Joe's Cafe / 6014 Kingsbury Ave.
7 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages

Okkyung Lee opens warped portals of noise by ripping wicked sounds through her cello. This is seriously subversive but totally looking in to. Check out the video above for a pre-show mind-fuck. Lotte Anker brings out a terrifying sound as well -- expect both solo and collaborative sets.

American Thunder Band (Kansas City, MO)
Bong Threat
@ Livery Company / 3227 Cherokee St.
8:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

KC's American Thunder Band (formerly known as Texas Instruments) brings hairy post-hardcore riffs under pulverizing beats. The frantic fretting of Anodes triumphant post-metal-meets-punk closes out a solid night of loud sounds.


Military Police (Chicago, IL)
Human Traffic (Kansas City, MO)
Black James
Trauma Harness
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages

You might know Mark Plant from Times Beach. This is the sequel. Military Police sounds like the Robocop 2 to Plant's Robocop 1. A serious continuation on a sound that is oddly accessible yet extremely distinct.

Wrong Division Playlist 2/20/15

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday evening/Friday morning from 1AM to 3AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

Gay Beast “Beach” from Second Wave
Xaddax “Lives on Nerves” from Counterclockwork
Die Monitr Batss “Girls of War” from Girls of War
Lightning Bolt “13 monsters” from Ride the Skies
The Flaming Lips with Lightning Bolt “I want to get high but I don't want brain damage” from The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt
This Is My Condition “walk away” from Cut Loose
Sleeping People “Three Things” from Growing
Hella “Netgear” from Tripper
Ahleuchatistas “Cracked Teeth” from The Same And The Other
Tarngo “Kheyli Ziaad” from Horman
Boris “Huge” from Amplifier Worship
Old Man Lady Luck “b” from Old Man Lady Luck
Mount Shasta “Walkathon” from Put The Creep On
New England Patriots “Perversion (Take 1)” from (New England) Patriots Vol. 1
Ultra Bidé “Civil Action” from DNA vs. DNA-C
Made in Mexico “Infrared Eye” from Made In Mexico/Microwaves Split
Aids Wolf “Ch-Ch-Ch-Chatter” from Cities of Glass
BIG BEAR “Song 22” from Under the Beach
The Wayward “Detective Story” from Overexposure
Smother Party “Serious Beef” from Casa Limon
Chevreuil “Cannibal Lover” from Capoeira
Kuan “J” from On/Standby


Wrong Division Playlist 2/13/15

Wrong Division airs live every Thursday evening/Friday morning from 1AM to 3AM on 88.1 FM KDHX. Stream the show and check out past playlists at KDHX.ORG.

Talkdemonic “City Sleep” from Ruins
Doom Ribbons “Drmfdbk” from The Violence the Violence
Swaps “Aether Defects” from Swaps - EP
Timeghost “Cellular Automata” from Cellular
Zs “Nobody Wants to Be Had” from Arms
Sax Ruins “Warrido (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)” from Blimmguass (feat. Tatsuya Yoshida & Ryoko Ono)
Zevious “Collider” from Zevious
Passe Montagne “98% Cuir” from Oh My Satan
Gorge Trio “Treasure House In Amber” from Open Mouth, O Wisp
Ahleuchatistas “A Trap Has Been Set” from Heads Full of Poison
Thollem/Parker/Cline “in the world.” from The Gowanus Session
USCO “Crack in the Crystal Glass” from Treffpunkt
Lightning Bolt “Saint Jacques” from Ride the Skies
Many Arms “Pathways Through to Space” from Suspended Definition