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Near and Far

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  • Sweetdreams, This is It
  • Clinic, Ferryboat of the Mind
  • Sex, No Bad Days
  • Little Sprout, No Twin Spirits
  • The Soundcarriers, Low Light
  • Peach Pyramid, Wear Sunscreen
  • Sweetdreams, Half the Man
  • Wut, White Walls
  • BRONCHO, Sandman
  • Sheer Mag, Expect the Bayonet
  • Roberts Hall, All I Need is my TV
  • La Luz, Sure as Spring
  • The Mystery Lights, Too Many Girls
  • Bilk, Spiked
  • Jock Tears, See Ya Later Alligator
  • Necking, No Playing
  • Adrian Teacher and the Subs, Victory Square
  • Kid Kapichi/Bob Vylan, New England

Hidden Gems

We got Dutch, we got German, we got French, we got Cascadian. This week on The Sweet and Sour Variety Hour we hear stuff that sounds industrial, experimental, instrumental, sentimental and all other manner of mentals. Like a potent little garlic clove, I’ve planted my favourite song from KMVP’s new record On The Cusp. If you get your grubby paws on a copy of this limited release, you are sure to garner hella cool points (which is the nourishment of every vinyl collector, let’s be honest).

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Here is the file for this week, October 26th 2022 at 8am PST


  • Dollkraut, Holy Ghost People
  • De Ambassade, Wat Voel Je Nou
  • Algebra Suicide, An Explanation for that Flock of Crows
  • Grauzone, Eisbar
  • Malaria!, Your Turn to Run
  • Grauzone, Hinter Den Bergen
  • Abwarts, Computerstaat
  • KMVP, The Truth About Mupets
  • De Ambassade, Standhouden
  • The Body Electric, Dash1721
  • Martin Dupont. Inside Out
  • Trisome 21, The Last Song
  • Sad Lovers & Giants, Things We Never Did
  • John Maus, Bennington
  • Rheingold, Dreiklangsdimensionen
  • Die Doraus & Die Marinas, Tilpen und Narzissen
  • Ventre De Biche, Un Bon Vigile
serious squash face


Feeling quite moody and eccentric this week on the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour! Having no apologies about the selections and settling into an artsy smugness about it. The sound starts off slowish and moves into a jumble of pulsing rhythms and cold vocals. If I were ordering a drink at Mo’s Tavern, I might ask for it served in a mans hat. The final fifteen minutes is a clip from Bjork’s new podcast, where each episode describes how she made each of her albums. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t completely effected. Can you hear it?

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The songs

  • Vansire, From the Subway Train
  • Ana Roxane, I’m Every Sparkly Woman
  • Stereolab, Come and Play in the Milky Night
  • Oklou, Galore
  • Broadcast, I Found the F
  • Cocteau Twins, Know Who You Are At Every Age
  • Cocteau Twins/Harold Budd, Sea Swallow Me
  • Chloe Frances, Grand & Stately
  • Kate Bush, Suspended in Gaffa
  • Frances Forever, Space Girl
  • Daisy the Great/AJR, Record Player
  • Sista Prod/Subvrbs, Eyes Blue Like the Atlantic
  • Mazie, Sippy Cup
  • Mazie, Dumb Dumb
  • Okay Kaya, Mother Nature’s Bitch
  • Polo & Pan, Nana
  • Grimes, Zoal Face Dancer
  • Bjork, Sonic Symbolism

Ween Week

I’m dedicating the entire hour to the iconic band WEEN!

Ween has been releasing music since before I was born, and has maintained a cult following since the early nineties. Their sound (over sixteen album releases) ranges from heavy metal to twangy country, to experimental drone, to cheesy love ballad to full-on screamo – sometimes all on the same album. Ween is mistakenly categorized as a spoof band, but I really think they’re a dynamic musical force that transcends all genres. They’ve successfully retained such a huge fan base that even today in 2022, they regularly sell out huge multi-night stadium events. ANYWAY! One of the many dedicated Ween tribute bands will be playing this Friday, August 26th at the Nanaimo Bar. They’re called Captain Fantasy  and pre-sale tickets are on sale now here: tinyurl.com/fridayween

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Here is the songlist

  • Ween, Did You See Me?
  • Ween, A Tear for Eddie
  • Ween, She’s Your Baby
  • Ween, The Argus
  • Ween, The Mollusk
  • Ween, Exactly Where I’m At
  • Ween, Even if you Don’t
  • Ween, Tried and True
  • Ween, Ocean Man
  • Ween, Gabrielle
  • Ween, Transdermal Celebration
  • Ween, Stay Forever
  • Ween, Flutes of Chi
  • Ween, Mutilated Lips
  • Ween, The Grobe
  • Ween, Oh My Dear