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Hug of Thunder and The Marble Index

Here is the full podcast from Sat May 2nd! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

Album:  Hug of Thunder
Artist: Broken Social Scene
Year: 2017
Notes: Hug of Thunder is the fifth studio album by this amazing Canadian indie rock musical collective. With all the amazing collaborations this is an exciting album with many different sounding tracks depending upon who is collaborating!

Album:  The Marble Index
Artist: The Marble Index
Year: 2004
The Marble Index is a Canadian rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The group formed in 2001, and comprised Brad Germain, Ryan Tweedle, and Adam Knickle. The band is named after the album The Marble Index by Nico! We opened for this band onetime…not really but we played at the same venue on the same night!

Check it out in the podcast above and then go support these two amazing CANADIAN bands!

 

Set Yourself on Fire & Transmission

Here is the full podcast from Sat Apr. 25th! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

Album:  Set Yourself on Fire
Artist: Stars
Year: 2004
Notes: Another one of my favourite albums! Immediately transform yourself into a happy mood by listening to this amazing album from start to finish. With multi-vocals, amazing instrumental performances and super catchy songs there is never a dull moment on this album!

Album:  Transmission
Artist: The Tea Party
Year: 1997
As I was getting set to play this album I was wondering if it would translate over 20 years later. Back when it was released this was the most futuristic album. I was in awe at the integration of new music instruments and a old ethnic instruments and sounds. The result was pure genius! I’m happy to announce that this is still amazingness!

Check it out in the podcast above and then go support these two amazing CANADIAN bands!

 

Zam & Hot Hot Heat

Here is the full podcast from Sat Mar. 14th! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

 

Album:  Hot Hot Heat
Artist: Hot Hot Heat
Year: 2016
Notes: After 17 years, five albums, and numerous line up changes, Hot Hot Heat are calling it quits with their final, self-titled LP, which looks back on things with surface cheeriness and tangible fatigue. This album was not really toured but is one of my favourite albums that I have not only in my Hot Hot Heat collection but in my entire vinyl collection!

Album:  Zam
Artist: Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Year: 2019
Frankie & the Witch Fingers‘ fifth album, 2019’s Zam, sounds as psychedelic as a paisley shirt under a blacklight, but it’s also the work of a furiously tight band with plenty of guitar firepower, a killer rhythm section, and enough energy and momentum to fly around the globe non-stop….the internet says. For me, my brother bought me this vinyl and I had no idea what it was about. I put it on and immediately loved this entire album! It was in the CKMS Top 19 of 2019. Check it out above then go purchase your copy!

 

 

Bones in the Soil, Rust in the Oil & Guidance

Here is the full podcast from Sat Mar. 14th! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

 

Album:  Bones in the Soil, Rust in the Oil
Artist: Pretend
Year: 2009
Notes: I think this is one of the most underrated post-rock albums. The musicianship is absolutely insane, the vocals are perfect, not intrusive but still there, the lyricism is abstract to just the right degree.  Check it out and let me know if you agree!

Album:  Guidance
Artist: Russian Circles
Year: 2016
Notes: Russian Circles is a three piece instrumental band from Chicago, Illinois. They were formed in late 2004. Check out this album as a great representation of their music. All their albums sound like heavier Post-Rock with moments of beauty throughout!
Let me know what you think!

 

 

Bellaclava, Deleter, Bedlam in Goliath

Here is the full podcast from Sat. Feb 22nd! Three great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Plus a new show font added to optimize space – this little patch is going to get coloured soon!

Album:  Bellaclava
Artist: Limblifter
Year: 2000, 2020
Notes:  I can’t believe that this album came out 20 years ago! What a great album! Limblifter is a Canadian Classic. So to mark the 20 year anniversary the album was released for the first time on vinyl. The album includes an updated mastering process, which sometimes ruins an album in my opinion but for this album it sounds great AND the album also includes two extra unreleased tracks. Check it out above on our podcast and then get ordering! This vinyl is limited to only 300 copies!
Album:  Deleter
Artist: Holy F&$#
Year: 2020
Notes: Already in the running for one of the best albums released this year is Holy F%$^’s Deleter album! This album picks up right where the band left off with more cool electronic/indie combo tracks! Check out the full albums above on our podcast the go out and get this sweet vinyl!

Album:  Bedlam in Goliath
Artist: The Mars Volta
Year: 2008
Notes: I consider The Mars Volta one of my “Vinyl Bands”. Some bands I will just wait to listen until I get the vinyl. Some I have to have it so fast I will take anything. It is not a question of which bands I like more, I believe it has more to do with the type of music. Post Rock & Math Rock seem to be more “Vinyl Bands”. All others are CD, Digital and I’ve even started dabbling in tapes thanks to 3Nines Cassettes! Anyways, This album changed all that for me….Check out the podcast above!

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone & Heavy Meta

Mano A Mano podcast of two great full albums on Concept Album available here:

Album:  Who will cut our hair when we’re gone?
Artist: The Unicorns
Year: 2003 – re-released in 2014
Notes:  This album is the Unicorns debut studio album. This is also their final album. The Unicorns released a self produced album and a few other smaller EPs but nothing as complete as this magnificent album.

Album:  Heavy Meta
Artist: The Mounties
Year: 2019
Notes:  Super group “The Mounties” released some instant classics on their first album “Thrash Rock Legacy”. This second album was released very quietly. The Album was released and Hawksley Workman toured his solo album, Ryan Dahle started planning a Limblifter re-release and Steve Bays started a brand new project with Prairie Cat. This album is absolutely fantastic! Check it out in the podcast above!

History – Controller Controller

Album(s):  History
Artist: Controller Controller
Year: 2004
Notes:  As we continue on with bands that we have played with this is one of my favourites! Controller Controller was an amazing band both live and on their two (only) albums! In order to squeeze in 3 albums we went with their debut album “History” which is a hard hitting 7 songs – something not done much back then….too long and too much depth for an EP, but kinda short for a full length album. A lot of places now call this an EP.

In a Coma, Vehicles Beyond, Lizard Tree, Still Life Fast Moving

Check out our weekend podcast above where our sub-theme was “Green” albums – to add as leaves on our #ConceptAlbum mosaic. We might record our podcasts this way moving forward….still experimenting! If you have a preference let us know:
rob@radiowaterloo.ca

Album:  In A Coma
Artist: Matthew Good
Year: 2005
Notes:  Probably one of Canada’s best musicians! Between the years of 1995-2005 Matt Good could do no wrong! Check it out here!

Album: Vehicles Boyond
Artist: Kitchens & Bathrooms
Year: 2003
Notes:  These guys were a fantastic band from Hamilton. I picked up this album years ago at one of their show before I ever knew about “Math Rock” I saw them perform a few times….great album. Might be hard to find! Check it out in the podcast above!

Album:  Lizard Tree
Artist: Green Tree Frogs
Year: 2018
Notes:  Enjoy a day at the lizard tree with the Green Tree frogs! You can download this album free here:
https://manoamanoradio.bandcamp.com/album/lizard-tree

Album: Still Life Fast Moving
Artist: Mean Red Spiders
Year: 2003
Notes:  I found out about these guys when we played in Toronto. Possibly opened for this band. They were classified as alternative, shoegaze. I found them to be awesome! I have a few of their albums. In playing this album I found out they had released an album in 2014 that I’ve got to check out!

Latin, Congrats, Holy F

Last week on Mano A Mano we listened to all three of Holy F%&K’s albums!

Holy F%&K puts out amazing albums…and it was rumored that a new album called “DELETER” was coming out soon!

Album(s):  Congrats, Latin, Holy F&%K
Artist: Holy F&%K
Year: 2016, 2010, 2007
Notes:  We look forward to a new album by Holy F%&K by listening to their previous albums! New album is out now! And our copy is being delivered soon!

Sight, Distance, Pick A Piper

Album: Sight & Distance & Pick A Piper
Artist: Pick A Piper
Year: 2019, 2017, 2013
Notes: This are all three of the main albums created by Toronto-Waterloo band Pick A Piper. Special Note: Pick A Piper appeared on the Mano A Mano show for their first (self-titled) album on album release day! Make sure to check out this band and order their music for some wicked chill out grooves!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Elevated Tracks

Album: Elevated Tracks
Artist: Cyanide Kiss
Year: 2018
Notes: Each track from this album was taken from one of the limited edition Cyanide Kiss album from the years 2002-2009, remastered and made available online.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

SWOON

Album: Swoon
Artist: Silversun Pickups
Year: 2009
Notes: Silversun Pickups have released an albums this year that is amazing also! This album was chosen to display how well the singles fit within the framework of the rest of the album.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Pacific Milk

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured one of my favourite all time bands….LIMBLIFTER!! Limblifter is currently working to re-release their Bellaclava album which will contain new material! Bellaclava will likely be re-released next year. However, on the podcast below you can hear Limblifters newest amazing album “Pacific Milk” Check it out here and then go buy all their merch!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured an album that I don’t have on vinyl but might have to rectify that! I was about to feature a different Death From Above 1979 and at the last minute listened to a few tracks off this album and remembered how good this album was and had to switch. This album is called “You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine” and was release in 2004 and is already a Canadian Classic! Check out the full album below!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Don’t Get Heavy by Fur Trade

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured one of my favourite vinyls to put on and just let the smooth music vibe take over! Check out Fur Trade and their amazing album Don’t Get Heavy in its entirety…..right here……on Mano A Mano Concept Album

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Lanterns by Son Lux

So we were able to fit a third full album in under the theme of “Accidental Shows”. This one was when I accidentally saw Son Lux a few years back at NXNE and they were unbelievable! My favourite song of the night was “Lost it to Trying” so I decided to feature the Son Lux album Lanterns in its entirety! Sit back and listen to a masterpiece!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

No Safe Home & Log Bomb

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album we featured the Wax Mannequin album No Safe Home in Full. This was a request by Jeff McKenna. Wax Mannequin is semi-local….from Hamilton ON. Check out his album here and then go purchase some of his album online or around the city!

And Since I saw them together for the first time I podcasted them together here….Keep listening once No Safe Home is finished because then we jump into some Log Bomb by Bob Log III. Bob is always swinging by the Jane Bond in Waterloo! Make sure to check him out! He will sell you a tube top! He will sell you some panties! What you want?

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

With Teeth by Nine Inch Nails

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album, the second amazing full album that we featured with the Nine Inch Nail’s With Teeth album.  Released in 2005 this is the least industrial Nine Inch Nails album although there is still a very industrial sound to the album.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Blurry Face by Twenty-one Pilots

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album DJ Gogaliesha took over when I fell asleep and featured one of his favourite albums by Twenty One Pilots. He might be onto something here….This album got one of the most likes out of all the albums we featured on our instagram page when we featured the above mosaic. Check out the album Blurry Face in full here!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Free Candy by The Wet Secrets

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured two of my favourite Canadian Bands! Both have great stories about how I found out about the bands and their albums. I also pulled a last minute audible with this selection. I was going to feature The Wet Secrets album “Rock Fantasies” by at the last minute their track “Maybe we’ll make a plan” played on my Audio Library and I had to listen to that album because it is just as fantastic! So check out their album here and then go buy all their music!

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio