Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sly & The Family Stone

Tone Float #8 (March 16, 2011)

My true blue pal Meshell woke up extra early and came on the show this week to help me out with Fundrive! We had a ball and I'm so grateful to everyone who donated to my show. The donations will be put to good use: studio upgrades and general maintenance of the CFUV post-punk catalogue, etc.

Shotgun Jimmie - Late Last Year (Transistor Sister, 2011)
Wilco - Impossible Germany (Sky Blue Sky, 2007)
Peter Wolf - Long Way Back Again (Fool's Parade, 1998)
Blue Rodeo - Try (Outskirts, 1987)
Makeout Videotape - Island Groovies (Ying Yang, 2010)
Cut Copy - Need You Now (Zonoscope, 2011)
Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing (The Idiot, 1977)
Egyptrixx - Bible Eyes (Bible Eyes, 2011)
Sly & The Family Stone - Thank You For Talkin' To Me Africa (There's A Riot Goin' On, 1971)
The Avalanches - Frontier Psychiatrist (Since I Left You, 2001)
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Love Comes In Spurts (Blank Generation, 1977)
Battles - Ice Cream (Gloss Drop, 2011)
Destroyer - Bay Of Pigs (Kaputt, 2011)
Smith Westerns - Dye The World (Dye It Blonde, 2011)
Ducktails - Killin' The Vibe (Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, 2011)
David Bowie & Trevor Jones - Chilly Down (Labyrinth, 1986)
MF Doom (feat. Count Bass D) - Potholderz (MM..Food, 2004)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

James Chance & The Contortions

Essential no-wave listening. James Chance was the first guy to put a little funk in his punk.

Monday, March 14, 2011



Kids Don't Follow

Tone Float #7 (March 9, 2011)

My sister Laura Palmer came on the show last week and we played some of our favourite tunes. We have always loved a lot of the same bands but lately she has been giving me grief when I pull out my Wire and Replacements records. Oh well, I love her all the same. We still both worship at the church of the Ramones and that's good enough for me.

Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist (Synthesist, 1980)
Battles - Race : In (Mirrored, 2007)
Radiohead - Little By Little (The King Of Limbs, 2011)
Foals - Miami (Total Life Forever, 2010)
Destroyer - Downtown (Kaputt, 2011)
Devo - Gut Feeling/Slap Your Mammy (Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!, 1978)
Wire - Straight Line (Pink Flag, 1977)
Oberhofer - Away FRM U (Away FRM U EP, 2011)
Patrick Wolf - Who Will? (The Bachelor, 2009)
We Are The City - Dark/Warm Air (High School, 2011)
Toro Y Moi - Still Sound (Underneath The Pine, 2011)
M. Ward - Rave On (Hold Time, 2009)
No Gold - Rainforts (No Gold, 2011)
Yuck - The Wall (Yuck, 2011)
Happy Birthday - Girls FM (Happy Birthday, 2010)
Crystal Castles - Baptism (Crystal Castles II, 2010)
DOOM - Gazzillion Ear (Born Like This, 2009)
Yukon Blonde - Loyal Man (Yukon Blonde, 2010)
Braids - Plath Heart (Native Speaker, 2011)
Constantines - Young Lions (Shine A Light, 2003)
Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource (Bitte Orca, 2009)


Public Image Ltd.


Tone Float #6 (March 2, 2011)

I had one of the scariest bike rides of my life on the way to the studio for this show. Hurricane winds were fighting me all the way down the road but I made it through the wall of air and got jiggy to some Prince, à la Dorothy (The Wizard of Oz).

Prince - The Beautiful Ones (Purple Rain, 1984)
Pavement - Grave Architecture (Wowee Zowee, 1995)
Radiohead - Morning Mr Magpie (The King Of Limbs, 2011)
Isaac Hayes - Walk On By (Hot Buttered Soul, 1969)
The Stooges - Down On The Street (Fun House, 1970)
The Rapture - Heaven (Echoes, 2003)
Buzzcocks - Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)? (Love Bites, 1978)
Destroyer - Suicide Demo For Kara Walker (Kaputt, 2011)
Toro Y Moi - New Beat (Underneath The Pine, 2011)
Cut Copy - Pharaohs & Pyramids (Zonoscope, 2011)
Flight - Turns To Blood (The Lead Riders, 2010)
Spoon-'N'-Folk - Throw Me To The Droids (Throw Me To The Droids, 2005)
Yukon Blonde - Kumiko Song (Yukon Blonde, 2010)
Deerhoof - Rainbow Silhouette Of The Milky Rain (Milk Man, 2004)
We Are The City - Dark/Warm Air (High School, 2011)
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night (Tonight's The Night, 1975)
Crystal Castles - Intimate (Crystal Castles II, 2010)
Diamond Rings - All Yr Songs (Special Affections, 2010)
Braids - Little Hand (Native Speaker, 2011)
Wire - Adapt (Red Barked Tree, 2011)
James Blake - Unluck (James Blake, 2011)
Parliament - Up For The Down Stroke (Up For The Down Stroke, 1974)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Honeymoon Killers

The Artist Formerly Known As Prince

Tone Float #5 (February 23, 2011)

My dear bro J.C. joined me on the show this week. We had a blast sharing tunes with each other and making fun of Thom Yorke's voice.

Radiohead - Bloom (The King Of Limbs, 2011)
The Slits - Instant Hit (Cut, 1979)
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army (Replicas, 1979)
Ladyhawk - (You Are My) Hellfire (????, 1842)
Sonic Youth - Mote (Goo, 1990)
Ramones - Do You Wanna Dance? (Rocket To Russia, 1977)
Holy Fuck - Stilettos (Latin, 2010)
DD/MM/YYYY - Digital Haircut (Black Square, 2009)
The Clash - Somebody Got Murdered (Sandinista!, 1980)
Beastie Boys - She's Crafty (Licensed To Ill, 1986)
Madvillain - Meat Grinder (Madvillainy, 2004)
Cadence Weapon (feat. Buck 65) - Always Strapped (Tron Legacy: The Mixtape, 2011)
Destroyer - Chinatown (Kaputt, 2011)
Hercules and Love Affair - I Can't Wait (Blue Songs, 2011)
Ducktails - Art Vandelay (Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, 2011)
Nü Sensae - Skull Mecca (TV, Death and The Devil, 2010)
Slam Dunk - Feral Child (The Shivers, 2011)
Diamond Rings - Something Else (Special Affections, 2010)
Sly & The Family Stone - Brave & Strong (There's A Riot Goin' On, 1971)
Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing (Midnight Love, 1982)
Brenton Wood - I Think You've Got Your Fools Mixed Up (Brenton Wood's 18 Best, 1994)
Little Jungles - Drive Yerself Crazy (Wuts Goin Thru Yer Head, 2010)
Smith Westerns - Weekend (Dye It Blonde, 2011)
Wire - Now Was (Red Barked Tree, 2011)
Josef K - Sorry For Laughing (Entomology, 2006)
SPORTS - Out Of Bounds (DRUMHELLER, 2009)
MF Doom (feat. Mr. Fantastik) - Rapp Snitch Knishes (MM..Food, 2004)
Panda Bear - Last Night At The Jetty (Last Night At The Jetty 7", 2010)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sorry For Laughing

Tone Float #4 (February 16, 2011)

Fun, fun show today. More of the good stuff flowing out of the Tone Float speakers, bathing the city in grooves. I'll draw special attention to Josef K and their album "The Only Fun In Town." Dig in if you haven't heard it before. I have been pretty obsessed with it for the past couple weeks and it just keeps getting better and better. The album is packed with skittery beats and monotonous vocals. You can almost feel Paul Haig staring down the microphone into your soul. It's a good feeling.

Wire - From The Nursery (Chairs Missing, 1978)
Echo & The Bunnymen - The Back Of Love (Porcupine, 1983)
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (Modern Man, 2010)
Liars - No Barrier Fun (Sisterworld, 2010)
New Order - The Village (Power, Corruption & Lies, 1983)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control (Fever To Tell, 2003)
Zomby - Float (Where Were U In '92, 2008)
!!! - Must Be The Moon (Myth Takes, 2007)
Women - Shaking Hand (Women, 2008)
Josef K - Crazy To Exist (The Only Fun In Town, 1981)
Hercules and Love Affair - Leonora (Blue Songs, 2011)
Destroyer - Savage Night At The Opera (Kaputt, 2011)
Wilco - Hell Is Chrome (A Ghost Is Born, 2004)
Ducktails - Killin' The Vibe (Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics, 2011)
Cut Copy -Where I'm Going (Zonoscope, 2011)
James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream (James Blake, 2011)
PS I Love You - Facelove (Meet Me At The Muster Station, 2010)
Duffy and The Doubters - Bedside Bible Bong (Scriptural Supplies, 2010)
Braids - Lemonade (Native Speaker, 2011)
Young Canadians - Hullabaloo Girls (Hawaii EP, 1980)
MC5 - High School (Born In The USA, 1970)
Slam Dunk - Only Fun (The Shivers, 2011)
Smith Westerns - All Die Young (Dye It Blonde, 2011)
David Bowie - Beauty and The Beast ("Heroes", 1977)
Battles - Snare Hanger (Mirrored, 2007)
Radiohead - Weird Fishes/Apreggi (In Rainbows, 2007)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stop Making Sense

Last night I went to see Stop Making Sense at the movie theatre. Just when you thought the big suit couldn't get any bigger...

White Riot

A little Clash for you to enjoy when you're feeling blue. The energy in this clip is out of this world. They really knew how to turn it up.

Tone Float #3 (February 9, 2011)

This was the ultimate bittersweet show today. Just last week The White Stripes announced that they have broken up. I've been holdin' back the tears for as long as I can but I let them spill onto the tape today, baby. Never will I love a band like I loved this one. "The Union Forever."

The White Stripes - Stop Breaking Down (The White Stripes, 1999)
The White Stripes - You're Pretty Good Looking (For A Girl) (De Stijl, 2000)
The White Stripes - Little Room (White Blood Cells, 2001)
Wilco - Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again) (Summerteeth, 1999)
The Avalanches - Since I Left You (Since I Left You, 2001)
Orange Juice - Wan Light (You Can't Hide Your Love Forever, 1982)
Death From Above 1979 - My Love Is Shared (Heads Up, 2002)
We Are The City - Happy New Year (High School, 2011)
Neil Young - See The Sky About To Rain (On The Beach, 1974)
King Geedorah - Krazy World (Take Me To Your Leader, 2003)
Violent Femmes - Add It Up (Violent Femmes, 1983)
Destroyer - Chinatown (Kaputt, 2011)
Joy Division - Isolation (Closer, 1980)
Josef K - Sorry For Laughing (The Only Fun In Town, 1981)
Public Image Ltd. - Public Image (First Issue, 1978)
Weezer - Why Bother (Pinkerton, 1996)
Toro Y Moi - Still Sound (Underneath The Pine, 2011)
Crystal Castles - Vietnam (Crystal Castles II, 2010)
XTC - That's Really Super, Supergirl (Skylarking, 1986)
James Blake - Limit To Your Love (James Blake, 2011)
Cut Copy - Take Me Over (Zonoscope, 2011)
Talking Heads - Slippery People (Stop Making Sense, 1984)
Neko Case - People Got A Lotta Nerve (Middle Cyclone, 2009)
Friendo - Pass Times (Women / Cold Pumas / Fair Ohs / Friendo 7", 2011)
Jon Rae & The River - Best Of My Time (Knows What You Need, 2006)
Wire - Two Minutes (Red Barked Tree, 2011)
Braids - Little Hand (Native Speaker, 2011)
Lake Country - Riversong (Lake Country 7", 2010)
Television - Venus (Marquee Moon, 1977)

The Young Canadians

Art Bergmann and the crew tear through their Vancouver punk anthem "Hawaii." They lived by three rules: play fast, live fast, get a tan on your bum.

This Heat

Get a load of this band. This Heat made two albums in the late 70s/early 80s and they are both stone cold classics. Their second album, Deceit, is full of warped tape samples and scratchy guitar lines. Apparently the main inspiration for the record was the band's fear of impending nuclear war. Talk about heavy. The production is also amazing. One moment it sounds really crisp and hi-fi, the next it sounds like your speakers are exploding. Enough said, dig in.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Tone Float #2 (February 2, 2011)

Gettin' into the groove. "It all sounds like a dream to me."

This Heat - Sleep (Deceit, 1981)
Wire - Please Take (Red Barked Tree, 2011)
Can - Mushroom (Tago Mago, 1971)
NEU! - Danzing (NEU! '86, 1986)
Elvis Costello - Living In Paradise (This Year's Model, 1978)
Hercules and Love Affair - My House (Blue Songs, 2011)
Destroyer - Song For America (Kaputt, 2011)
David Bowie - Yassassin (Lodger, 1979)
Kraftwerk - Elektrisches Roulette (Ralf und Florian, 1973)
Faust - The Sad Skinhead (Faust IV, 1973)
Caribou - Bowls (Swim, 2010)
Suicide - Keep Your Dreams (Suicide, 1977)
Girls - Heartbreaker (Broken Dreams Club, 2010)
The Fall - My New House (This Nation's Saving Grace, 1985)
Contortions - Dish It Out (No New York, 1978)
Slam Dunk - Slowdance (The Shivers, 2011)
COBRAS - Wallsaw (COBRAS, 2011)
Little Jungles - Our History (Wuts Goin Thru Yer Head, 2010)
Braids - Plath Heart (Native Speaker, 2011)
Smith Westerns - Weekend (Dye It Blonde, 2011)
Ladyhawk - If You Run (Fight For Anarchy, 2007)
OFF! - Upside Down (First Four EPs, 2010)
Brian Eno - Emerald and Lime (Small Craft On A Milk Sea, 2010)
Talking Heads - Paper (Fear Of Music, 1979)
Yukon Blonde - Nico Canmore (Everything In Everyway, 2009)
Islands - Rough Gem (Return To The Sea, 2006)
King Khan & The Shrines - Welfare Bread (What Is?!, 2007)

Tone Float #1 (January 26, 2011)

Here's the playlist for the debut show. I woke up extra early, slammed a bowl of sugar crisp and biked in complete darkness to the station. Motorik by day, Motorik by night, baby. It's the only way to live.

David Bowie - Speed Of Life (Low, 1977)
NEU! - Hallogallo (NEU!, 1971)
Destroyer - Kaputt (Kaputt, 2011)
Al Green - I've Never Found A Girl (Let's Stay Together, 1971)
Brenton Wood - I'm The One Who Knows (Brenton Wood's 18 Best, 1994)
The Young Canadians - I Hate Music (Vancouver Compilation, 1979)
Cut Copy - Need You Now (Zonoscope, 2011)
Slam Dunk - Shivers (The Shivers, 2011)
Kraftwerk - The Model (The Man-Machine, 1978)
Sly & The Family Stone - Runnin' Away (There's A Riot Goin' On, 1971)
Marvin Gaye - What's Happening Brother (What's Going On, 1971)
The White Stripes - Sister, Do You Know My Name? (De Stijl, 2000)
Wire - I Am The Fly (Chairs Missing, 1978)
A. B. Crentsil & The Osooko Stars - Ehurisi (S/T Tape, ????)
The Replacements - Favorite Thing (Let It Be, 1984)
Amanaz - I Am Very Far (Africa, 1975)
Cadence Weapon - Flower Girl (Tron Legacy: The Mixtape, 2010)
Women - Bullfight (Women / Cold Pumas / Friendo / Fair Ohs 7", 2011)
Brian Eno - 2 Forms Of Anger (Small Craft On A Milk Sea, 2010)
Duffy and The Doubters - Spider Baby Jesus (Scriptural Supplies, 2010)
Shotgun Jimmie - Mind Crumb (Still Jimmie, 2009)
Constantines - On To You (Shine A Light, 2003)
Mt. Royal - Soul Song (Mount Royal, 2011)
Girls - Thee Oh So Protective One (Broken Dreams Club, 2010)
Pavement - Shady Lane (Brighten The Corners, 1997)
The Clash - The Magnificent Seven (Sandinista!, 1980)
Ramones - Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (Rocket To Russia, 1977)
Isaac Hayes - Never Can Say Goodbye (Black Moses, 1971)

Soul vs. No Soul



Alright baby,
My name is Evan and this is the homepage for my radio show, TONE FLOAT. Every Wednesday from 6-8 AM I will be sharing my favourite tunes on CFUV 101.9 FM in Victoria. Tune in if you dig late 70s Post-Punk, classic Motown soul, or Krautrock grooves. Together we'll dig deep into the musical buffet.

In the words of the late Rob Tyner,