All posts by Jordan Kalist

Jordan Kalist hosts Through The Static.

Through the Static Episode 27 – 14/02/24

Valentines Day edition! Playing a selection of songs that reflect all (or at last some) sides of love; the good, the bad, and the bittersweet! From romantic love, to long-distance love, to unrequited love, to self-love, to platonic love, check out this week’s episode for the scoop on love!

  • Valentine – Snail Mail
  • Heat Wave – Snail Mail
  • Jolene – Dolly Parton
  • Necessary Evil – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Valentine – Laufey
  • For the First Time – MacDemarco
  • For the First Time – Best Coast
  • I Got You – Lydia Persaud
  • Love My Way – Psychedelic Furs
  • Without You Without Them – boygenius

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Through the Static Episode 26 – 07/02/24

The radio appreciation special! (well not that much, just a couple songs 🙂 Listen to me gush over music stories and connections, and over songs that are dedicated to radio, as we do the usual twist and turn through genres and decades.

  • Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
  • Today – Jefferson Airplane
  • Listen to the Radio – Pukka Orchestra
  • Radio Gaga – Queen
  • Radio Silence – Blue Peter
  • Transmission – Joy Division
  • Shut Up and Drive – Rihanna
  • American Teenager – Ethel Cain
  • A House in Nebraska – Ethel Cain

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Through the Static Episode 25 – 31/01/24

Exploring many different feelings as we go Through the Static; from ambitious dance tracks to introspective guitar ballads, poppy tunes to prog rock epics.

  • Sweet Talking Woman (Live at Wembley – 2017) – ELO
  • Cross the Sea – Alex G
  • VYZEE – SOPHIE
  • Faceshopping – SOPHIE
  • The Wrote and the Writ – Johnny Flynn
  • Change – Tears for Fears
  • Crumbling Castle – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Ain’t it Fun – Paramore

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Through the Static Episode 24 – 24/01/24

Hitting a wide range of emotions and feelings today; everything from angry and disdainful noise, to sentimental indie, to soulful protest. Just another Wednesday night on Through the Static 🙂

  • Walk Away – The Box
  • Halo – Depeche Mode
  • Black on Black on Black – Frog
  • Man Proposes, God Disposes – Sprain
  • Pillars of Society – Kev Carmody
  • So You Are Tired – Sufjan Stevens
  • One – Three Dog Night
  • Sweet Ones – Sarah Slean
  • Sadness as a Gift – Adrianne Lenker

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Through the Static Episode 23 – 17/01/24

Wooooooo we’re (finally) back! After an extended hiatus of Through the Static, I’m so excited to bring you a new year of shows and tracks that I love! Looking forward to discovering more music this year and sharing it with all of you!

  • January – Complete Mountain Almanac
  • Eugene – Arlo Parks
  • Expectations – Belle and Sebastian
  • You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
  • From the Ritz to the Rubble – Arctic Monkeys
  • There’d Better Be a Mirrorball – Arctic Monkeys
  • Kill Bill – SZA
  • Misterioso – Thelonious Monk
  • Don’t Get Me Wrong – The Pretenders
  • Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus

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Through the Static Episode 22 – 13/12/23

The last episode of 2023, and it’s a tear-jerker! Playing tunes that have a particularly special place in my heart, songs that speak to me about the nature of life, love, and relationships. Hope you enjoy and see you in the New Year!

  • Change – Big Thief
  • illicit affairs – Taylor Swift
  • Graceland Too – Phoebe Bridgers
  • Tonight Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins
  • The Place Where He Inserted the Blade – Black Country, New Road
  • Burning Pile – Mother Mother
  • Elf’s Lament – Barenaked Ladies
  • Unknown/Nth – Hozier

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Through the Static Episode 21 – 06/12/23

After a couple weeks of chill vibes, we pick things back up this week, alternating between dance-pop tracks spanning decades, some rock classics, and blissful indie. Enjoy!

  • Baba O’Riley – The Who
  • Welcome to My Island – Caroline Polachek
  • DARE – Gorillaz
  • Drop the Guillotine – Peach Pit
  • Being So Normal – Peach Pit
  • Nosferatu Man – Slint
  • I Want You – Savage Garden
  • West End Girls – Pet Shop Boys
  • Bright Lights – Gary Clark Jr.
  • Help! – The Beatles
  • my future – Billie Eilish

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Through the Static Episode 20 – 29/11/23

Winter is here, and with it brings a sense of calm and peace (for some) that can overshadow even the busiest of times. At least that’s how I feel, and I’ve got a lineup this week to hopefully make you feel a bit of the same! So sit back next to a fire or a heater, close your eyes, and let the music take you away to wherever you wish you were.

  • Black Sheep – Metric
  • White Winter Hymnal – Fleet Foxes
  • Say Yes – Elliot Smith
  • Lost on You – LP
  • not a lot, just forever – Adrienne Lenker
  • You Were Not Fit For the Day – Leah Senior
  • Shuggie  – Foxygen
  • Harlequin – Weather Report
  • Suddenly I See – KT Tunstall
  • This Year – The Mountain Goats
  • Adult Diversion – Alvvays
  • I Don’t Feel it Like I Used To – Louise Burns

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Through the Static Episode 19 – 22/11/23

A chill and laid-back evening with laid-back tunes spanning decades and genres. Whether you want neo-psychedelia, classic hip-hop, or indie deep dives we’ve got it here for you! Grab something cozy and check it out.

  • The River – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • On the Run – Fat Night
  • Doo Wop (That Thing) – Ms Lauryn Hill
  • Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey (Medley) – Paul McCartney
  • 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  • Derdimi Dökersem – Altin Gün
  • Everyone You Touch – Shearwater
  • High Horse – Kasey Musgraves
  • Guinesses – MF Doom
  • Be My Fire – The Blue Stones

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Through the Static Episode 18 -15/11/23

Today we start and end with some classic indie, and have an awesome 80s synthy dance party in the middle! Super fun late-night listen (or for any time of day), listen below!

  • Your Ex-Lover Is Dead – Stars
  • Favourite Boy – Half Moon Run
  • Come On Forest Fire, Burn the Disco Down – Rae Spoon
  • Blue Monday – New Order
  • Living On Video – Trans-X
  • Smalltown Boy – Bronski Boy
  • World in my Eyes – Depeche Mode
  • Subdivisions – Rush
  • Arias and Symphonies – Spoons
  • The Way We Get By – Spoon
  • Expert In A Dying Field – The Beths

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Through the Static Episode 17 – 01/11/23

We’re back with another episode this week. Switching between some spookier stuff, some modern classics, and some of my favourites. Thanks as always for listening 🙂

  • One Hundred Years – The Cure
  • Starman – David Bowie
  • Blackstar – David Bowie
  • I Want Wind to Blow – The Microphones
  • The Magician – Dizzy
  • High and Dry – Radiohead
  • Rumpus Room – Xiu Xiu, Liars
  • Chiquitita – ABBA

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Through the Static Episode 16 – 25/10/23

Today’s episode starts off with an epically long tune, then takes a bit of a spooky turn with some Halloween-themed tunes. As always, thanks for listening!

  • Storm – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Spooky – Classics IV
  • Witchy Woman – Eagles
  • Time Warp – Cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Circumstances – Rush
  • Andromeda – Weyes Blood
  • Walking at a Downtown Pace – Parquet Courts

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Through the Static Episode 15 – 18/10/23

Episode 15 of Through the Static see’s the usual jump across decades and genres, but this time we incorporate more physical mediums of music. CD’s and vinyl records are featured in this episode, so sit back and enjoy!

  • Bela Lugosi’s Dead – Bauhaus
  • What If I Knew – Dinosaur Jr.
  • Save A Prayer – Duran Duran
  • She Plays Bass – Beabadoobee
  • Run Away With Me – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Those Girls – Big Thief
  • Smoke and Mirrors – Kikagaku Moyu
  • Something Soon – Car Seat Headrest
  • Violet – Hole
  • Somebody That I Used to Know – Elliot Smith

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Through the Static Episode 14 – 04/10/23

This episode we go to the movies for a little bit, then go crazy!! The first half or so of the show features songs that were featured in movies, then we play some heavier songs before winding back down into the nighttime.

  • Girlfriend is Better – Talking Heads
  • White Lines – Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  • Where is my Mind? – Pixies
  • Lust For Life – Iggy Pop
  • Tire Swing – Kimya Dawson
  • Back to Black – Amy Winehouse
  • Chop Suey! – System of a Down
  • B.Y.O.B. – System of a Down
  • Sabotage – The Beastie Boys
  • Rae Street – Courtney Barnett
  • The Glow, Pt. 2 – The Microphones

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Through the Static Episode 13 – 09/27/23

Another (Wednes)day, another episode of Through the Static! Leaping between classic era-defining tunes, chill late-night indie, and tracks that leave you a bit concerned, there’s something for everyone!

  • Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
  • A Passionate Age – Islands
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  • Forever (Sailing) – Snail Mail
  • Dear God I Hate Myself – Xiu Xiu
  • Check the Rhime – A Tribe Called Quest
  • Nathalie Neal – Swans
  • Somethinggreater – Parcels
  • A Nocturnal Heresy – Ondara
  • Should Have Known Better – Sufjan Stevens

Through the Static Episode 12 – 09/20/23

Special episode with Katie Munshaw of Dizzy, in anticipation of their fall tour (stopping in Waterloo on October 19!) following the release of Dizzy’s third self-titled studio album! Listen for stories, laughs, and of course, music!

  • Birthmark – Dizzy
  • Twist – Dizzy
  • Open Up Wide – Dizzy
  • Starlings – Dizzy
  • Funeral – Phoebe Bridgers
  • Easy On Your Own? – Alvvays
  • Concorde – Black Country, New Road

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Through the Static Episode 11 – 09/13/23

Our first episode in the new timeslot, we are now on Wednesday evenings from 9 – 10PM! A good mix of tunes to bring you into the nighttime (there was a small technical difficulty and the first 5 minutes or so of the show was unfortunately not recorded).

  • Help I’m Alive – Metric
  • Kracked – Dinosaur Jr.
  • Man It Feels Like Space Again – Pond
  • What If? – The Murlocs
  • Check For Signs of Life – Philip Selway
  • Electioneering – Radiohead
  • Holding On for Life – Broken Bells
  • Atomic – Sleeper
  • True Faith – New Order
  • Take Five – Dave Brubeck

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Through the Static Episode 10 – 08/31/23

Woooooo episode 10 already! Thank you all so much for listening, and feel free to listen to the recording attached if you missed out on the live show.

  • Peaches – Presidents of the United States of America
  • Fishing for Fishies – King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard
  • Footsteps – Brian Eno & John Cale
  • All For Leyna – Billy Joel
  • Francesca – Hozier
  • Nina Cried Power – Hozier
  • 1937 State Park – Car Seat Headrest
  • I Got My Tooth Removed – 100 gecs
  • Is it Cold in the Water? – SOPHIE
  • Teardrop – Massive Attack
  • Crooked Teeth – Death Cab for Cutie

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Through the Static Episode 9 – 08/24/23

Queuing up classics from the CKMS database. Enjoy the afternoon and the weekend!

  • Decades – Joy Divison
  • Peg – Steely Dan
  • Questions 67 and 68 – Chicago
  • The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot
  • Behind Blue Eyes – The Who
  • Green Onions – Booker T. & the MGs
  • Lust for Life – Iggy Pop
  • An Old Fashioned Love Song – Three Dog Night
  • Roundabout – Yes
  • Cygnus X-1 – Rush
  • California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and the Papas

Through the Static Episode 8 – 08/17/23

In the studio this week and bringing a mix of artists from all over the world, spanning from mellow tunes to gritty cult classics.

  • Slow – Black Midi
  • Carol – Slint
  • For My Lover – Tracy Chapman
  • Confessions – Violent Femmes
  • Kiss Off – Violent Femmes
  • Maria Tambien – Khruangbin
  • Afrique Victime – Mdou Moctar
  • Kollage – Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Wasted on You – Andy Shauf
  • Break Up – Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
  • Hope – Arlo Parks

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Through the Static Episode 7 – 08/10/23

A more laid-back show today, we’re back in the studio after a stormy afternoon and playing tracks spanning decades and genres. Enjoy!

  • Twenty-Four Hours – Joy Division
  • Army of Me – Bjork
  • Simulation Swarm – Big Thief
  • The Roving – Bonny Light Horseman
  • Darkness Darkness – Kieran Hebden & William Tyler
  • Speaking Terms – Snail Mail
  • Strangelove – Depeche Mode
  • The Killing Moon – Echo and the Bunnymen
  • Ghost – Machine Girl
  • Head Alone – Julia Jacklin
  • Little Birds (Live 2014) – Neutral Milk Hotel

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Through the Static Episode 6 – 08/03/23

Out of town this week, but never fear! I’ve cued up some gems from the CKMS database, a lot of older classics that throw me back to high school. Enjoy!

  • Decades – Joy Division
  • New Kid in Town – The Eagles
  • Carey – Joni Mitchell
  • Love Her Madly – The Doors
  • When the Music’s Over – The Doors
  • Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana
  • Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
  • Rumpofsteelskin – Parliament
  • Somebody to Love – Jefferson Airplane
  • Scarborough Fair – Simon and Garfunkel
  • Burning for You – Blue Oyster Cult
  • Oh! Sweet Nuthin’ – The Velvet Underground

Through the Static Episode 5 – 07/27/23

A mix of chugging synths, upbeat indie, and slow, sluggy jazz for a hot and muggy Thursday afternoon. Episode recording also included in case you couldn’t make it, or just want to listen again, so enjoy!

  • Chicago – Sufjan Stevens
  • Zero – Smashing Pumpkins
  • Jig of Life – Kate Bush
  • Igor’s Theme – Tyler, the Creator
  • Cosmic Strut – Mahavishnu Orchestra
  • All Blues – Miles Davis
  • On the Bound – Fiona Apple
  • Bad Luck Again – Rural Alberta Advantage
  • Son of Sam – Elliot Smith
  • Ordunun Dereleri – Altin Gun

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