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Iowa Basement Tapes blog - #31-40

~ Thoughts and track lists from Kristian Day, host of the weekly program, Iowa Basement Tapes, which airs Thursday nights from 9-10 p.m. ~

 

(Most recent at the top of the page.)
 
 

Iowa Basement Tapes #40 - 4/4/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

Happy 40th episode! Tonight's a return to form for Iowa Basement Tapes and I haven't been this excited since to share some tunes since those early shows back on 98.9FM KFMG.

Lots of first time plays tonight including Trouble Lights, Stewardesses, Road Soda, Hairless Monk, Catholic Werewolves, Erik Johnson, The Spider Magnets, and Hoyer Hoper.

 

All I can say is welcome to party town...

 

Iowa Basement Tapes now has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. Troubled Lights - "Safe With Me" / The Endless Prom (Fairfield)
  2. Office - "Wizard of Snore" / Executed Prophecy (Des Moines)
  3. Utopia Park - "Make It Growl" / Utopia Park (Fairfield)
  4. Stewardesses - "Mysticism & Magic Bones EP" excerpt / Split with Tires (Des Moines)
  5. Road Soda - "I Don't Wanna Be A Ramone" / Call a F*#($ Cab (Davenport)
  6. Hairless Monk - "Theme of the Mushroom" / Journey to the Mushroom Planet (Cedar Rapids)
  7. Catholic Werewolves - "The Kids" / 4 Way Split (Davenport)
  8. Erik Johnson - "The Moon and the Sea" / The Moon and the Sea (Waverly)
  9. The Spider Magnets - "Mr. Fly" / Oh No! It's The Spider Magnets EP (Iowa City)
  10. X-Ray Mary - "Telephone" / Basement Tapes Vol. 4 Astral TV Dinner (Ottumwa)
  11. Tapwater Shrimp - "This Song is a Waltz" / Just Demo (Sioux City)
  12. Hoyer Hoper - "Here is Somewhere Too" / Surfaces Do Matter (Iowa City)
  13. The Tanks - "3D Glasses" / Pull The Trigger, Bear (Iowa City)
 
 

Iowa Basement Tapes #38 - 3/21/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

Tonight I am recording my show from the deepest part of Texas. I am in the city of Marfa. If you don't know about it you should give it a Google. I also spent some time at SXSW last week which was O.K. I am not party guy so I don't care about anything past the tacos. This week's playlist was carefully planned to not include as many Des Moines acts because I tend to focus on them a lot. Some first timers tonight: She Swings She Sways, Black Death Jet and Wet Hair. I am pretty sure Black Death Jet is only current band of the three.

 

Iowa Basement Tapes now has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. TV Cop - "Picture in an Elevator" / Season 3 (Ottumwa)
  2. She Swings She Sways - "Bottles" / Porches (Ottumwa)
  3. Stickdog - "11-13" / Human (Iowa City)
  4. Tuff Jerks - "You Were So Wrong About Me" / Tuff Jerks (Fairfield)
  5. Finally Some Action - "The Wizard" / Finally Some Action (Keokuk)
  6. Black Death Jet - "Umbrella" / Electricity (Sioux City)
  7. The Pestilence - "Unknown Soldier" / Obedience is Suicide (Cedar Rapids)
  8. Meth and Goats - "Dope Tantrum" / Mini CD demo (Quad Cities)
  9. When Bitter Spring Sleeps - "The Sky Has Not Always Been This Way" / Coven of Wolves (Cedar Rapids)
  10. Wet Hair - "Grey Palisades" / Tib's Picks Iowa City Weirdo Scene Comp (Iowa City)
  11. The Grifter's - "High School Party" / Confidence Trick Vol. 1 (Des Moines)
  12. The Ruralists - "Sky Full of Birds" / Birth of Birds (Sioux Center)
  13. Space Burial - "Prom Song" / Space Burial (Dubuque)
 

Iowa Basement Tapes #37 - 3/14/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

My long overdue conversation with Trey Reis is finally here. Trey started the Warm Gospel label several years ago and it now has nearly seventy releases. Nearly everything I play on tonight's show comes from a Warm Gospel release. Plus some new synth pop from Keokuk's Finally Some Action. A big shout out to my boy Justin Beahm for giving me some incite on them. Be sure to check out the Justin Beahm Radio Hour on Apple podcasts.

 

Iowa Basement Tapes now has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

Iowa Basement Tapes now has its own archive of Iowa music. Be sure to check out iowabasementtapes.bandcamp.com and download any of the releases for free.

 

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  1. Finally Some Action - "Neon" / Finally Some Action (Keokuk)
  2. Skyscraper - "Iowa" (Originally by Jax of Harmony) / Drums and Hums (Des Moines)
  3. Seezureface - "Punjab Saucer" / Space Socks (Iowa City)
  4. The Mimzees - "To a Poor Old Woman" / They Taste Good EP (Des Moines)
  5. Tree Branch Twig - "Pedestals" / 7 Collages (Des Moines)
  6. Riff Worm - "Bones Left Alone" / Riff Worm - Lucid Webs (Dubuque)
  7. Nicholas Naioti - "Summer Majick" / Throw The Stone (Fairfield)
  8. Melty Smiler - "Oh Yes, I am in a Dream" / Reddy Tanny Bluey (Des Moines)
  9. Hex Girls - "City of Rain" / More of That (Cedar Falls)
 

Iowa Basement Tapes #36 - 3/7/2019

 

Night Listeners -
I recorded this week's show in North Hollywood, California and it is rainy AF. I got tunes tonight from Alex Body, The Ruralists and Space Burial. It's a doom pop dance party if I do say so myself.
 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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Iowa Basement Tapes #35 - 2/28/2019

 

Night Listeners -

 

Our final February show of 2019 is upon us! This cold has got me super bummed so I am escaping to Los Angeles and will be producing the show in North Hollywood. I might even have some guests on too. Tonight I got some tunes from as far back as 1966 and as recent as January of this year. 

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. Drednex - "Iowa" / Co-op Master (Cedar Falls)
  2. Brooks Strause - "Golden Dawn" / Acid Casual (Iowa City)
  3. Jaundiced - "In an Eager Way" / Jaundiced (Des Moines)
  4. Meth and Goats - "Art Corpse" / Meth and Goats Tour Demo (Quad Cities)
  5. Huxley Maxwell - "Ice-Nine" excerpt / Shadow 1996 (Des Moines)
  6. Riff Worm - "Lucid Web" / Lucid Webs (Dubuque)
  7. Through Hard Times - "Stand Up" / Moving On (Iowa City)
  8. The Tanks - "Dandruff Genious / Skipping Pills (Iowa City)
  9. Twins - "School Boys 'N Love" / Square America (Waterloo)
  10. 3 Finger Betty - "Sunshine" / Demo 2016 (Des Moines)
  11. Tuff Jerks - "Learn My Place" / Tuff Jerks (Fairfield)
  12. Captain Thee Leg - "248" / 2907 (Ottumwa)
  13. The Hollowmen - "Hangover" / Pink Sun Quartz Blasting (Des Moines)
  14. Enoch Smoky - "It's Cruel" / Brown Acid: The Sixth Trip (Iowa City)
  15. Annalibera - "ER" / Opia (Des Moines)
 
 
Iowa Basement Tapes #34 - 2/21/2019
 
 

Night Listeners

 

Finally, the interview with Luke Belknap (Goldblums / Huxley Maxwell / Person Whale / The Beaches / Austrinaut / Vivacious Bean Dip) has happened. He joins us in the KFMG studios in Des Moines with my engineer/co-host studio manager Gary Monte. Belknap talks about all the projects he is in and some of the primitive recording techniques used on his records. He shares with us his playlist of Iowa weirdos (some we've played and some we haven't). I also found a psychedelic rock band out of Fort Dodge from 1972 called West Minist'r.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. The Hollowmen - "Spite" / Pink Quartz Sun Blasting (Des Moines)
  2. West Minist'r - "My Life" / Brown Acid: The Sixth Trip (Fort Dodge)
  3. Drednex - "This Town" / No Class Project (Cedar Falls)
  4. Slut River - "K9 Love" / Tibs Picks Iowa City Weirdo Scene Comp (Iowa City)
  5. Austrinaut - "Mystery" / Mystery Machine (Des Moines)
  6. Vivacious Bean Dip - "Pupopies!" / Pupopies! (Des Moines)
  7. Utopia Park - "So Long Silly Rabbit" / Utopia Park (Fairfield)
  8. Jaundiced - "I Hardly Ever Do" / Jaundiced (Des Moines)
  9. Pizza Babe - "Fish, Birds, and Hunters / Song For Jake" / Songs For Cuties (Des Moines)
  10. Karen Meat and The Vahnevants - "The Falling" / Karen Meets the Vahnevants (Des Moines)
 
 
Iowa Basement Tapes #33 - 2/14/2019
 
 

Night Listeners -

 

Happy Valentines Day! I hope you all enjoyed my note from Harry Warden at the beginning of the show. Tonight I popped in a few loves songs from Captain Three Leg, Elizabeth Moen, and well let's call the track from Three Finger Better Betty a love song too (it's probably not a love song for another a human). First time jams tonight from TV Cop out of Ottumwa. They are straight out of the pop punk scene and they remind me a lot of 90s Alkaline Trio or Offspring.

 

The Elizabeth Moen song "Best I Can Do" reminds me a lot of the music heard in the David Lynch film, Wild At Heart. I also got a song off of the second or third When Bitter Spring Sleeps record, Coven Of Wolves. The nature sounds you hear on the track were recorded at Wapsipinicon River Environmental Education Center which is over on the Scott County side of Iowa.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. Captain Three Leg - "Ordinary Love" / Split with Vanishing Cities (Ottumwa)
  2. TV Cop - "Jarringly Caucasian" / Season Three (Ottumwa)
  3. Three Finger Betty - "Caught The Dragon" / Demo 2016 (Des Moines)
  4. Elizabeth Moen - "Best I Can Do" / A Million Miles Away (Iowa City)
  5. Brooks Straus - "Bad Word" / Acid Casual (Iowa City)
  6. Tires - "2" / Tires (Des Moines)
  7. When Bitter Spring Sleeps - "A Fire In The Field" / Coven Of Wolves (Cedar Rapids)
  8. Captain Three Leg - "Breeding Platform" / Drink Hard Grind Harder (Ottumwa)
  9. Huxley Maxwell - "Ice-nine" / Shadow 1996 (Des Moines)
  10. Annalibera - "Plants and Lamps" / Opia (Des Moines)
  11. Zuul - "Drinking Downstream From The Herd / Zuul (Iowa City)
 
 
Iowa Basement Tapes #32 - 2/7/2019
 
 

Night Listeners -

 

I got some classic punk goodies including some stuff from the late 80s. I got some new blood from Annalibera, Tuff Jerks, and Huxley Maxwell.

 

Hear us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

 

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  1. The Ruralists - "Eggs" / Birth of Birds (Sioux City)
  2. The Grifters - "Grifters" / Confidence Trick Vol. 1 (Des Moines)
  3. The Pestilents - "Anarchy in the West End Suburbs" / Obedience is Suicide (Iowa City)
  4. Sludgeplow - "Turned Earth" / Turned Earth (Cedar Rapids)
  5. Huxley Maxwell - "Medicine Bow" / Shadow 1996 (Des Moines)
  6. Meth and Goats - "Rat Tail Revolution" / Meth and Goats Tour Demo (Cedar Rapids)
  7. Lucy Bucket - "Little Girl" / Cedar Rapids (Cedar Rapids)
  8. Annalibera - "Imprints" / Opia (Des Moines)
  9. Annihilation Association - "Slimey Dog Jones" / Live 1988 (Cedar Rapids)
  10. Tuff Jerks - "Mines" / Tuff Jerks (Fairfield)
  11. The Tanks - "Dandruff Genious" / Skipping Pills (Iowa City)
  12. Captain Three Leg - "Dreamroller" / Split with DSM (Ottumwa)
  13. The Beaches - "Fade Away" / Viviparous Sounds (Des Moines)
  14. Space Burial - "Creepshow" / Space Burial (Dubuque)
 
 
Iowa Basement Tapes #31 - 1/31/2019
 
Night Listeners - 

I am recording the show this week from Bryan, Texas. I'm sharing a hotel room with Dylan Sires and as I sit producing this weeks content he is blasting through the forward of a new book. So he will not actually be joining me on this weeks episode.
I got new material from Artificial Stars in Sioux City. They have a tight alternative/pop sound going for them that I think everyone will love. I also got some first time plays tonight from Tuff Jerks out of Fairfield, 3 Finger Better out of Des Moines, and more material by the shortlived funk skunk band, The Grifters.

Hear is us every Thursday at 9PM on 98.9FM KFMG - Des Moines & KCOE - Coe College Cedar Rapids. You can now hear us every Friday at 11PM on 90.3FM KWIT - Sioux City & 90.7FM KOJI - Okoboji. If you miss the show please subscribe to the podcast archives: https://apple.co/2MzdH5e

  1. Captain Three Leg - "The Clap" / Split with DSM (Ottumwa)
  2. 3 Finger Betty - "They Live We Sleep" / Demo 2016 (Des Moines)
  3. Riff Worm - "Blackened Blood" / Riff Worm - Lucid Webs (Dubuque)
  4. Tuff Jerks - "I Miss Cigarettes" / Tuff Jerks (Fairfield)
  5. Solid Attitude - "Slow Surf" / Solid Attitude (Iowa City)
  6. The Grifters - "Walmar" / Confidence Trick Vol 1 (Des Moines)
  7. Artificial Stars - "Fake It" / Beware (Sioux City)
  8. Peanut Ricky - "Would You Like Me Better If I was a Sick Bird?" / I Think I am Not Ok (Iowa City)
  9. Deerslayer - "Music Table 6" / Music Table (Cedar Rapids)
  10. Animal Mothers - "Solar Priestess" / Demo (Des Moines)
  11. The Beaches - "Fade Away" / Viviparous Sounds (Des Moines)
  12. Zuul - "A Dog Never Dies Where It Sleeps" / Zuul II (Iowa City)