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by Julius C. Lacking Julius C. Lacking
Kim Fahy / The Mabuses Kim Fahy / The Mabuses

Some bands are obscure, others are sporadic, but The Mabuses are downright enigmatic. Their music is hard to describe, and while the word “psychedelic” has become a commonplace and devalued label to put on something these days, in this case it would apply as a feeling of existing in a disjointed but entirely fascinating musical reality rather than a genre.

In this episode: Afrodesia, Applied Communications, Atom™, Audiobooks, Boards of Canada, Boat, Boredoms, The Catenary Wires, Coyle & Sharpe, Downtown Harvest, Drug Store Romeos, Femi Kuti, Flipper, The Goon Sax, Hearty Har, Junior Murvin, Khruangbin, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Komeda, The Llamps, Los Lobos, The Mabuses, Mariachi El Bronx, Moderator, The Mommyheads, Mother Mother, The New Duncan Imperials, Palberta, Pixies, Pom Pom Squad, Pony, Ramsey Lewis, Ratatat, Rocket From The Crypt, The Scientists, Self, Shannon & the Clams, Swarming Branch, Tom Tom Club, Ty Segall, Wavves, The Wicked Farleys, Woody & Jeremy

  Song Artist Notes
1 Maniac Atom™ Para el flashdans
3 Secret Plan Drug Store Romeos An escalator to the clouds
4 Fast Enough for You The Mommyheads Definitely fast enough
5 Stewardess Self The swirling harmonic madness
7 The Boy Shannon & the Clams It’s not that old-fashioned
8 Havana The Mabuses A dark cumbia
9 Caterpillars The Goon Sax Hit the pavement
11 Ride Ty Segall Under the speed limit
12 Get Down Rocket From The Crypt White hot
13 Something Elephants Downtown Harvest A pachydermic discotheque
14 Running With A Fork In My Mouth The New Duncan Imperials Down a very really hill, blindfolded
16 Soul Fire Tom Tom Club Originally from the Upsetters
17 Salmon Applied Communications A tale of cross-species romance
18 So We Won't Forget (Mang Dynasty Version) Khruangbin Fit for a sunset
20 One For The Other Hearty Har Rolling and crushing
21 Love in Extra Innings Swarming Branch Having some baseball
22 Do What You Wanna Ramsey Lewis Basement party time
24 Face On The Rail Line The Catenary Wires Rain streaking on a train window
25 My Love Mariachi El Bronx Nothing like a mariachi waltz
26 La machine The Llamps French grit
27 No Culture Mother Mother Feeling phillistine
29 Crying Pom Pom Squad Taking a measured approach
30 It's Alright, Baby Komeda Checking it out
31 96 Tears The Wicked Farleys Fuzzed out
32 Caviar Wavves Fish eggs for everyone
34 Butterfly 3000 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Fluttering groove
35 Roots Train (previously unreleased dub plate mix) Junior Murvin Very the special
36 Behold a Pale Rider Woody & Jeremy Vaguely apocalyptic
38 In Again Palberta Shattered the vase
39 Sex Bomb Flipper The gentle sound of rain
40 Dissonance The Scientists Dancing like Sprockets
42 Guilty as Charged Moderator Some strange mixture
43 Printer-Painter Coyle & Sharpe It's all confused
44 B for Boredoms Boredoms Spelling it out
45 The Bar Is Too Low To Fail Boat A convenient situation
47 Farmer John Los Lobos Boogie down deep
48 Chokecherry Pony Bitterness abounds
49 Break My Body Pixies Compound fractures
51 You Can't Fight Corruption with Corruption Femi Kuti Femi should know
52 Desert Storm Afrodesia Don’t stray from the caravan
53 Gipsy Threat Ratatat It's a short threat
54 5-9-78 Boards of Canada Heavenly thrumming
56 Black Lipstick Audiobooks Very goth