Organ show with Sean O on RESONANCE 104.4FM, Sunday January 4th 2009, 9.00pm – On your FM dial all over London and worldwide via

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1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta)
2: CHRIS CORSANO – What Movement Helps You When... (Co Op)
3: CUDDLY SHARK –  Woody Woodpecker (Armellodie)
4: SHRAG -  Mark E. Smith – (Where Its At Is Where You Are)
5: ANATHALLO – Bells (Anticon)
6: THE SHITTY LIMITS –  Here Are The Limits (Co Op)
7: SLARRENKLANG –  You Win (download)
8: BLOOD MOON –  Weakended By Nostalgia (Womb)
9: MOLLOY – Thursday Electric (Silverstation)
10: 2562 – Kameleon (Co Op)
11: MAEGASHIRA – Hi From Jersey (Spare Change)
12: DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES – Classical Records (Co Op)
13: WOMEN – Lawncare (Jagjaguwar)
14: AXIS OF PERDITION –  The Great Unwashed Part 2 (Code666)
15: DIPLO – 200 (Big Dada)
16: EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL – Microscope Lab Voices (Cochon)
17: JACK SHIRT – Happy Prog Nightmare (Scratch My Back)


1/intro: TRANSISTOR SIX – Back Yard Rocketship (Blackbean & Placenta) - our adopted theme tune so you know where you are. Transistor Six is Frances Castle, there’s lots of her fine art and creativity to explore from Francis so please please do. You can now get the whole tune downloaded for yourselves and find links to her artwork, albums and lots more over at

2: CHRIS CORSANO – What Movement Helps You When You Are Trying To Run Out A Batsman (Co Op) – From the double CD from the Rough Trade shop, their annual round up of things that have excited the staff. The 44 track CD is out on Feb 2nd, there’s a whole load of events happening at the end of January. Chris Corsano is from Edinburgh via New Jersey, avant garde percussionist with a whole world to explore and a whole catalogue of interesting collaborations – Dimension X, Sunburnt Hand Of The Man and such

3: CUDDLY SHARK –  Woody Woodpecker (Armellodie) – Peck! Peck! Peck! Peck! New single from superbly named Glasgow art-school punks Cuddly Shark. Single of the week this according to us here at Organ magazine, healthy slabs of things like Husker Du, Weazer, Ween, Fugazi, healthy hints though, they have an edge of their own. The single is out on January 12th No live dates outside Scotland right now – more from

4: SHRAG - Mark E. Smith – (Where Its At Is Where You Are) – Brighton’s Shrag have their first album ready to go, released later on in January, collection of all those great singles and b-sides and things the spiky new wave band have put out, full of goodies but we can’t resist playing this only favourite – Catch the band at the Buffalo Bar in London on Jan 9th at a Twee As F**k night, and playing a free show at the Rough Trade East shop on Jan 12th that kicks off an Artrocker week of gigs –

5: ANATHALLO – Bells (Anticon) – Chicago’s Anathallo with a track from their new album Canopy Glow (out in the UK on January 12th), all kinds of clever harmonies and lush slices of progressive other pop flourish.  A beautifully rewarding album, One of the two albums of the week this week over on the Organ pages at – explore the band, their headspace is a place of such refined beauty, you really should treat yourself to some of it, go bask in the glow of their virtuosity... or

6: THE SHITTY LIMITS –  Here Are The Limits (Co Op) – From all over the South of England, Guildford, Reading and who knows what, with some shouty screamy urgent pointy punk rock. Playing all over the place right now and with a whole load of seven inchers out on various labels. Next London show is at the New Cross Inn on Feb 9th, This one minute eleven second ram raid of a track is another from that Rough Trade Shop Counter Culture compilation (see track 2).

7: SLARRENKLANG – You Win (download) – From a recently downloadable four track, two bands with a one off collaboration from Slaraffenland and Efterklang. In May 2008 Efterklang and fellow Danes Slaraffenland embarked on a North American jaunt under the banner The Danish Dynamite Tour. Halfway through the tour the bands got a call from back home: the newly established Sono Festival wanted to hear if Slaraffenland and Efterklang might be interested in making a special performance at the event. It was quickly decided that everyone would love to play in a band with two drummers and a lot of distorted guitars, so the offer was accepted.  The four songs on this free live download EP were recorded at the festival in Roedovre (Copenhagen) on November 8 2008. This was the first and maybe also the last concert by Slaraffenklang. The idea is simple and fun. Slaraffenklang is the mutant hybrid of Efterklang and Slaraffenland. There were 12 musicians on stage, and the songs performed were versions of songs by Efterklang and Slaraffenland. Sometimes just louder and heavier, and sometimes in new arrangements.  Here’s the link to download the EP 

8: BLOOD MOON –  Weakended By Nostalgia (Womb) – From the red lands of Manchester, a duo called Lou X and Graham Analog with some very experimental structured noise and a recently released album called The Birth Of Tragedy. You can catch them live in London at the Constellation in Camden on January 17th (Scul Hazzards also on that bill). Art is indeed a bodily function –

9: MOLLOY – Thursday Electric (Silverstation) – New single from the filthy Dirty analogue electro pop band from London, this is the lead track, the latest single is out on 12th Jan and you can catch them playing a launch party (with the rather fine Semaphore on the bill) on Saturday 10th Jan at The Wilmington Arms, London E1 – more from

10: 2562 – Kameleon (Co Op) – Another track from the forthcoming Rough Trade Shop Counter Culture compilation that’s due out on Feb 2nd - From the Hague with "a made up sound", oh just go explore via

11: MAEGASHIRA – Hi From Jersey (Spare Change) – A massive slice of psychedelic progressive sludge-doom metal, a muscular wall of aggression and discontent so put it could only be from Jersey. The new album is out on Jan 20th in the U.S, the album is called The Stark Arctic... a monster of an album, serious metal - or or

12: DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES – Classical Records (Co Op) – Yet another track from that Rough Trade Shop Counter Culture compilation that we featured tonight. The Brooklyn band are putting their own rather uniquely rich records out on 4AD at the moment –

13: WOMEN – Lawncare (Jagjaguwar) – From the Canadian band’s self-titled new album Woman, out in the UK on January 19th. The band will be over here in February for some UK dates. Think all kinds of progressive lo-fi imagination, layers of refined vibrato and guitar wash, clever textures and music that just sounds rewardingly different - or

14: AXIS OF PERDITION –  The Great Unwashed Part 2 (Code666) – Another taste of things to come in 2009 - the new Axis album just landed, an ambitious double CD album from the English band (from Middlesborough), that on first listen (it only just arrived here) appears to be a labyrinthine concept album. An album that takes us through all kinds of cinematic ambient shades of death metal and part-narrative, part-poetic slices of things that touch on bands like Swans, Godflesh, Celtic Frost, Throbbing Gristle – sounds like an immense album that’s  going to take a lot of exploring before it comes out on January 16th – the album is called URFE (comes in some plush multi-gatefold packaging as well). This is the kind of challenging  musical ambition we like to cover and play -

15: DIPLO – 200 (Big Dada) – Our on January 26th, a collection of Diplo’s remixes and collaborations all pulled together on one album called Decent Work For Decent Pay – Collected Works Volume One. A collection of the DJ’s Remixes and collaborations with Daft Punk, M.I.A, CSS, Bonde De Role and more. The track we played tonight is a new work of his own –

16: EXPERIMENTAL DENTAL SCHOOL – Microscope Lab Voices (Cochon) – One of the best releases of 2008 Jane Doe Loves Me came out back in May of last year.  The experimental band from Portland (via Oakland and Japan) deal out some seriously frantic bendy new wave pointy math pop and Deerhoof/Devo style manic rushes and the big news is they have a European tour booked for May, including a number of UK show – or

17: JACK SHIRT – Happy Prog Nightmare (Scratch My Back) – From his rather refined, rather experimental new album Silent Beef – a collection of instrumental tunes and compositions, home made and lo-fi on the most positive of ways, it sounds like musical animation, an album full of all kinds of treats –

 And that is what we served up for the first Organ radio show of 2009. Everything we played with the exception of Experimental Dental School was from releases that are coming out in this new year we’ve just entered. Next week Marina will be in the chair with her first OTHER ROCK SHOW of 2009 and the continued exploration of rock that goes beyond the convention on mere 4/4 time 

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