Monthly Archives: July 2022

Cycles Per Second 07/13/22: Bandcamp, etc. Links

This week’s show features Antipodean pleasures, from delicate and spacious New Zealand sounds (Motte, Emily Fairlight/The Shifting Sands) to a 1-2 punch of Aussie punk (Mini Skirt, split system). And local Seattle finds, from newly re-released, vintage post-punk (Student Nurse) to swooping and swerving new pop (Salt Lick). Plus pure pop from SF to Glasgow, and new music from veterans of 80s Boston faves Big Dipper.

Listen above, click for more below…


Mini Skirt – DIY Nightmare

split system – Demolition

Student Nurse – Garbage

Cola – Mint

Chuckie Fume – Monument Street

Dummy – Pepsi Vacuum

Motte – Only I

Flowertown – Buttercream

Emily Fairlight/The Shifting Sands – Summer Sun

Neil Brogan – Please Wear A Mask

The Age of Colored Lizards – Perfect Smile

Salt Lick – Cold Karma

Poster Paints – Falling Hard

Spiral Stairs – Too Late

The Reds, Pinks & Purples – The World Should Be Ashamed

Zine Scene

Since I’ve spent over five years doing my weekly radio show, I figured it was time to share a peek behind the curtain of how I find new music and how I determine what to play. Hence: A new, dual mini-zine!

The How to Discover Music side has a fictional musical discovery story lightly mirroring my own, plus some tips to help you level up.

The Figuring Out What the Heck To Play side delves into the qualities I’m seeking every time I cue up a new tune, both from a taste and programming practicality perspective.

Get a print copy with free PDF for only $5 postpaid in the USA and, through the end of July, just $6 postpaid for UK readers. (Note: I will be mailing UK copies out from Glasgow in early August.) Also available internationally (postage prices vary by country).

One other way to get a zine? Find me at a show! I’ll be toting copies with me to gigs here in Seattle and beyond. Just come over to say “hi” and I’ll hand you a free copy.