Transistor Radio for the week of July 8-14, 2015

This week on In Store: Selections From Transistor’s Live Performance Archive, host Jon Monteverde features a 2012 recording by Brooklyn indie pop combo Hospitality, who recorded a Transistor Session at Martyrs’ (3855 N. Lincoln Avenue in Chicago) the Friday afternoon following a Thursday night Empty Bottle gig when they were touring their debut record for Merge Records.

This week’s Bring Your Own Beat contribution comes from Aidan Eubanks working under the name Charlie Moon; the experimental piece, “Nothing Happened,” consists of four sections that “aim to deal with the idea of musical expectation.” It was recorded using a modular synthesizer, acoustic guitar and contact microphone.

Interlopin’s four-part desert island set “enters its fiery dusk, as hard-charging indie rock from the aughts – including Broken Social Scene, Deerhunter, No Age, The National – eventually dissolves into symphonic synth blasts from the bittersweet machines of Goldfrapp, Gui Boratto and Brian Eno.” This is part three.

DJ Bloodshot is back with a mix of punk, indie and “art jangle” on his bimonthly Sideshow, and Stereo Hysteria host Charlie Crane has his fourth annual summer-themed show with recent tracks from Mark Ronson featuring Kevin Parker of Tame Impala, Tweedy and Waxahatchee and archival tracks from Jonathan Richman, Belle & Sebastian and Shoes.

As always, Andy Miles kicks things off with 15 Songs. We hope you’ll have a listen.


In Store

15 Songs



Stereo Hysteria

Bring Your Own Beat


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