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In this installment of ListenOn Pirate Radio with John Perea and Rory Matthews…

We’re back for our first “normal” in a while! Lots of great new music from garage rock to hip hop to indie folk, as per usual.

Rory doesn’t have a cold, it’s just allergies. Still, we apologize for all the sniffles riddling this episode.

Rory also makes repeated guesses that the podcast will be up on Tuesday. He was wrong.

Recorded on 11/17/2014, Episode 11 brings on the heady music of SF locals Battlehooch, recent releases from indie artists on both the east and west coast, and some extremely delicious aural morsels from Flying Lotus and TV on the Radio.

Feast your ears Listeners!

Feast your ears Listeners!

0:00 – “Army of Sheep”, Black Surf blacksurf.bandcamp.com/

8:50 – “Daylight in Space”, Battlehooch battlehooch.bandcamp.com/

TIX for Battlehooch’s EP release show Nov. 22:www.stubmatic.com/bottomofthehill/event/8582

17:10 – “Blood Flow”, R-I-T-U-A-L Pre-Order “The Fall” EP: itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-fal…5?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

25:24 – “Happy Idiot”, TV on the Radio itunes.apple.com/us/album/seeds/id911188443

35:55 – “Turtles”, Flying Lotus itunes.apple.com/us/album/youre-dead!/id908342744

46:31 – “Win Big”, “Perfecto”, Serengeti serengeti.bandcamp.com/album/kenny-dennis-iii

54:57 – “So Far Away”, Tim Brochier Name your price for Tim’s “Sonder” EP:timbrochier.bandcamp.com/album/sonder

1:05:15 – “God Forbid”, Vinnie Ferra vinnieferra.bandcamp.com/track/god-forbid

See Vinnie’s music video for “God Forbid” and read Rory’s review

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ListenOn favorite, songwriter Vinnie Ferra is planning the release of his second album, Arc en Ciel, in 2015. To tide us over and tickle our fancy, he’s released an artistic and evocative music video for his first single “God Forbid.”

I’ve said it before, Vinnie’s on point when it comes to gently drawing the heart out of your chest and poignantly entreating you to wear it on your sleeve. “God Forbid” is no exception. Featuring a theatrical performance by vocalist Alex Esso, the music video shows Esso and Ferra wearing a variety of different outfits in a silent (you know, if the music wasn’t there) choreography that accompanies the song. As the actors changed clothes, put on makeup, and cut their hair, a violin plays melodically around Vinnie’s softly penetrating voice.

At risk of getting too analytical, I enjoyed readying the lyrics and watching the video to see if I could glean any of Ferra’s message or intention within the track. I won’t lie and say I understand all of it perfectly – there is a slightly cryptic element to the text that intrigues yet does not confuse – but I appreciate the core of “God Forbid” as emotional honesty within the struggle between who we feel we really are and why we might try to hide that person from the rest of the world. In the end, I can only guess that Vinnie Ferra’s advice is to be just as naked and cleansed (so fresh so clean?) as he is at the end of “God Forbid”.

Get “God Forbid” from Vinnie Ferra’s Bandcamp and here John and Rory discuss the song on Pirate Radio

Also check out “Destroying Me”, featuring Alex Esso on vocals and visit vinnieferra.com for more.

Keep Listening

– Rory



In this EPIC, EXCLUSIVE installment of ListenOn Pirate Radio with John Perea and Rory Matthews…

John’s back! And he’s here with a special treat for episode 10 – an interview with local LA artist Bellorage and a preview of her upcoming debut EP “Into the Next Motion”.

Recorded on 10/26/2014, Episode 10 features Bellorage discussing her creative process, her experience arranging and recording her first EP, the narratives within her songs, and much more!

Feast your ears Listeners! All songs are off of “Into the Next Motion” with the exception of “Happiness is a Warm Gun”.

0:00 – “Happiness is a Warm Gun” (Beatles Cover) Bellorage – Happiness-is-a-warm-gun-cover

12:57 – “I Remember Well”

28:39 – “Terribly Lovely”

46:25 – “For a While”

1:09:31 – “Black Tea”

You can purchase the full Bellorage EP “Into the Next Motion” here: bellorage.bandcamp.com/releases

You can connect with Bellorage and hear more of her music here:

@bellorage www.facebook.com/bellorage twitter.com/Bellorage www.youtube.com/user/BellorageMusic

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In this installment of ListenOn Pirate Radio with John Perea and Rory Matthews…

Contemporary folk duo Teddy/Rosie joins Rory in the ListenOn studio to make this a very special episode of Pirate Radio.

Two (Count ’em: 2) songs recorded live during this session both original music written by Teddy/Rosie! Bam, what more can you ask for?

Recorded on 10/5/2014, Episode 9 is ListenOn’s “Country Music Hour”, featuring not only live performances but also a variety of tracks handpicked by Rosie, Teddy, and Rory themselves

Feast your ears Listeners!

0:00 – “So Late So Early”, Teddy/Rosie

10:50 – “The Sticks”, The Budos Band

18:14 – “High Five”, Angel Olsen

24:04 – “Still Drunk, Still Crzy, Still Blue”, Scott H. Biram

31:40 – “Low Key”, Tweedy

37:46 – “If I’m Unworthy”, Blake Mills

45:58 – “One by One”, Deep Sea Diver

53:22 – “California”, Moses Atwood

1:05:42 – “The Pablo Song”, Teddy/Rosie

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In this installment of ListenOn Pirate Radio with John Perea and Rory Matthews…

Guest host Taylor Magee takes over for Perea while John’s in Europe and reps the Bay Area, its music, and its slang.

Recorded on 9/21/2014, Episode 8 turns out to be a hip hop heavy show. From hyphy to sad rap, neojazz samples to cosmic beats, Rory and Taylor explore the music of SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, Hot Sugar, Bearfaced Gang and more.

Feast your ears Listeners!

0:08 – “Starting Over”, Stan Forebee

7:42 – “Ill (feat. Hen Sippa)”, HD of Bearfaced Gang

15:52 – “Let U Know”, REdefinition

22:20 – “Suicide Watch”, Little Pain

27:28 – “Higher (feat. Raury)”, SBTRKT

35:33 – “The forest nymph who lives behind the school”, Hot Sugar

42:19 – “Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”, Flying Lotus

50:04 – “Baby Blue”, King Krule

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In this installment of ListenOn Pirate Radio with John Perea and Rory Matthews…

The role of John Perea is played by Alex Fink.

Our heroes get very technical in their examination of some early 20th century “New Music” by Harry Partch. Seriously.

They visit the long, long ago time through some fuzzy Australian rock bass lines.

Rory gets his dub (reggae not step) on.

Recorded on 8/22/2014, Episode 7 features guest host Alex Fink, who brings selected works from his favorite composer of late; Harry Partch. Get ready for some really cool, really different (oh so different) music that was…composed by hobos?

But if venturing so far off from the sunny shores of contemporary music is too intimidating, have no fear Listeners! Rory takes you up and lays it down with his usual picks for the week from reggae to indie rock.

Feast your ears Listeners!

0:00 – “Two Fingers Telling You No”, Royston Vaise Milk-records-2 – Two-fingers-telling-you-no

6:14 – “Money Man”, the 2 bears www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7-4Z7vAa-s

15:10 – “Daphne of the Dunes”, Harry Partch www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa5ok_Ju_MY

21:14 – “Barstow”, Harry Partch www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFhtP-OrsWo

23:10 – “Milk of Amnesia”, Reighnbeau www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCyzwcCFDDE

38:30 – “Onwards”, Daedelus Brainfeeder – Daedelus-onward

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With Hot Sugars newest double album release, Seductive Nightmares, the production game has had its bar raised.  The tracks are seamless, eerie, haunting, and beautiful.  Everything he recorded was sampled from real noises, a style of production he has, in a sense finally perfected. All of his albums can be found on his bandcamp here. I encourage that you watch all his youtube videos, as they’re all entertaining, but one stands out above others.

His newest single is called “Your Nails Look so Pretty”.  Take a moment and soak into some really interesting production and visuals to accompany it.

In this installment of ListenOn Pirate Radio with John Perea and Rory Matthews…

Our heroes debate the value of removing social media from music in today’s environment. They follow by promoting their own music blog (listenon.org).

Recorded on 8/4/2014, Episode 6 brings another wave of Future Funk to get down to – including more by French Kiwi Juice and gem born in bred in U.K. night clubs. Rory brings in double doses of hip hop and alternative indie brilliance.

Feast your ears Listeners!

0:00 – “Learn to Fly feat. Jordan Rakei”, FKJ Fkj-2 – Fkj-learn-to-fly-feat-jordan-rakei

7:36 – “Progress”, Francisco the Man soundcloud.com/smallplatesrecs/francisco-the-man-progress/

14:14 – “Efftup”, loftnet Antennaoffic – Efftup

20:28 – “Whose Planet? Our Planet” by Sifu Hotman sifuhotman.bandcamp.com/track/whose-p…-our-planet-2

26:28 – “Hot Love”, We are Shining Weareshining – Hot-love

31:47 – “Om”, NehruvianDOOM Bishopnehru – Nehruviandoom-om

37:51 – “The Other Side”, Mura Masa Jakarta-records – Mura-masa-miss-you-taken-from-summer-in-jakarta

45:08 – “Sleeps Well on Knives”, Eyelid Kid Eyelid-kid – Sleeps-well-on-knives

In this installment of ListenOn Pirate Radio with John Perea and Rory Matthews…

Our heroes discuss the newest post-dubstep trend, only to confuse it with a Curtis Mayfield song.

John’s deepest, darkest fantasies are shared over lush and luxuries beats.

It is revealed just how painfully white Rory really is.

Recorded on 7/21/2014, Episode 5 heralds John Perea’s triumphant return to the podcast with a handful of “Future Funk” tracks set to melt your brain and get up with the get down – including a new track by the Weeknd and a single from the newest EP by French Kiwi Juice. In return, Rory throws down an eclectic mix of tracks including indie-folk (French for Rabbits), contemporary pop-soul from the U.K. (Slow Club), and raging jazz-funk from Miami (ArtOfficial).

Feast your ears Listeners!

0:00 – “Redwood”, Waterstrider Waterstridermusic – Redwood-1

7:00 – “Left Hand Free”, Alt-J itunes.apple.com/us/album/this-is…3?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

11:59 – “Laser Show”, ArtOfficial www.artofficialmusic.net/new-video-laser-show/

17:41 – “Days with You” by Snakehips, Pomo Remix Snakehips-1 – Days-with-you-pomo-remix

23:10 – “After the Dance Feat. Q-Tip, Theophilus London, and Alison Carney”, Tittsworth Tittsworth – After-the-dance-tittsworth-feat-q-tip-theophilus-london-alison-carney

30:01 – “Waiting”, FKJ Fkj-2 – 01-waiting-feat-madelyn-grant-from-take-off-ep-out-on-the-21st-of-july-on-roche-musique

26:45 – “The Other Side”, French For Rabbits Lefse-records – The-other-side

44:08 – “King of the Fall”, the Weeknd Theweekndxo – The-weeknd-king-of-the-fall

52:02 – “Suffering You, Suffering Me”, Slow Club Slowclub – Suffering-you-suffering-me-mp3

58:20 – “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa, Louis Futon Remix Louisfuton – We-dem-boyz-remix

Episode 4 of ListenOn Pirate Radio, hosted by Rory Matthews and Jazmin Aguilera. Recorded on 7/12/14.

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KING – “Mr Chameleon” itunes.apple.com/us/album/mister-…ngle/id892436307

Vic Mensa – “Down On My Luck” itunes.apple.com/us/artist/vic-me…3?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Foxtails Brigade – “The Unloved” foxtailsbrigade.bandcamp.com/track/the-unloved-2

King Tuff – “Eyes 0f The Muse” Subpop – King-tuff-eyes-of-the-muse

Freak Fandango Orchestra – “Balkan Beats” freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Frea…/Balkans_Beats

Vienna Ditto – ” Feeling Good” viennaditto.bandcamp.com/track/feeling-good

Pat Messy – “Skeleton Key (word burgers)” patmessy.bandcamp.com/track/skeleton…y-word-burgers

PHOX – “Noble Heart” itunes.apple.com/us/album/phox/id850192097