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things we said on new shit 3/11

We had a great time talking with Graeme and Tara of The Pink Noise and played a bunch of new music from some very excellent local and not so local bands. Check out our playlist and tune in text week to CKUT from 3-5pm!

New Shit Playlist 3/11

Saltland – Unholy – I thought it was us but it was all of us
Suuns – 20/20 – Images du Futur
Blue Hawaii – Daisy – Untogether
Baths – Miasma Sky – Obsidian
Born Gold – Sky Bicycle – Little Sleepwalker
Farthest South – A Lesson Learned Part I – Omens & Talismans
The Pink Noise – Bad Trip – Greedy Heart
The Pink Noise – Shy Guy Beach – Gilded Flowers
The Pink Noise – Ten – Greedy Heart
Soft Cell – Say Hello Wave Goodbye – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing – The Idiot
Wake Island – Music as a Weapon – It Takes Time To Be Uncomfortable
The Fall – Psycho Mafia – Live at Witch
Cheveux – Truck – Hex Compilation
Gulfer – Ten Souls – Transcendals
New Apple Taste – Ahhh…. – The Brand
Tame Impala – Music To Walk Home By – Lonerism
Besnard Lakes – People of the Sticks – Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO
Wooden Wand – Souther Colorado Song – Blood Oaths of the New Blues
Nick Everett – Hold On – Else Things
Ghostkeeper – The Indians – Horse Chief! War Thief!

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Tame Impala @ Metropolis tonight (3/11)
New Apple Taste w/ Gulfer @ Casa Del Popolo (3/13)

Les Hazelles w/ Ought + The Pink Noise @ Casa Del Popolo (3/15)

Jerusalem in my Heart @ Le National (3/15)


Pink Noise

The Pink Noise interview today on New Shit

Pink Noise

Yep, the headline says it all: we’ll be joined in the studio by a couple of members of Montreal’s most nihilistic band, The Pink Noise. They’ll be chatting about their upcoming show, their new record and their favorite sandwiches in Montreal.


Check out their show at Casa on Friday the 15th,

and hit the archives to hear the interview after New Shit airs (3-5pm!)


This is what Cheap Thrills sounds like at 40: super fresh.

Pre-show balloon stand-ins for the crowd

Missed the live broadcast from Casa del Popolo Wednesday night? No worries, listen to it here! The broadcast actually started at 8pm, but we’ve linked 9pm-12am here for ya; you can catch part of the Cheap Thrills DJ set as well as performances by openers Pigeon Phat, the ever awesome Mozart’s Sister and most of the set by The Hidden Words.

The Hidden Words

AJ trained a few of us on how to broadcast live from afar (i.e. not the radio station) and she looked thusly in her Cheap Thrills 40th anniversary party hat:

Cute! It's not my party, I'll cry if I wanna?


CHEAP THRILLS 40th Anniversary (Live Broadcast!)

This is a real good reason to party, y’all. Cheap Thrills is a Montreal institution, a heart friend/bosom buddy/spirit twin to CKUT and a gem right snug up next to McGill campus. Plus it’s a pretty darn good record store too! We’ll be broadcasting the show live from Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent) from 8pm to midnight next Wednesday, November 9th. Come on out or tune in! Super great bands will be there, check it:

10$ in advance at Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe) & Casa del Popolo
12$ a la porte s’il y en reste


((( TOTAL ECLIPSE ))) Q&A with Stranger

Jordan "Robson" Cramer a.k.a. Stranger

  • Total Eclipse (Oct. 20th-22nd) is coming, three shows in a row to herald CKUT’s annual funding drive. Hurrah! The brightness will be blacked out from our days and memories will be forged from stage light and shadow. Did you know that passes for the series are now available? They’re $20 for all three nights versus paying $8 at the door per show. You can pick up your pass at CKUT (3647 University St.), Phonopolis (207 Bernard Ouest) or Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe st. 2nd floor).
  • In order to welcome this mystical/mythical event into our collective consciousness, we’ve invited Total Eclipse performers to answer a Q&A. Our third interview subject is none other than the completely rad Jordan. Without any further ado…

What is your name? Stranger
What is the story behind your name? I played a show with an animal name before deciding there were too many animal named projects.  Also, the word ‘stranger’ has multiple definitions.
Hometown: Victoria via Winnipeg
Home base: North of Tracks
Latest recording/release: Ancient KidsOdd City
Describe the vibe/feel of this album in five words:
Stoner music for 15 year olds
What have you been listening to lately?
Too much.  I work at a record store..
If you could see your music, what would it look like?
A multicolored, self-dribbling basketball balancing pointy-shiny objects on its head while bouncing uphill and trying not to deflate.
Most crucial equipment for your music making:
What’s your back up plan?
No Comment.
Whose songs will be playing on the oldies station 50 years from now?
Hopefully Lightning Bolt and Group Bombino. Most likely Nickleback.