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The Downer Party

Mar 31, 2021 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

With Casey

2021 1st Quarter Review

Subbing for Mike Lupica in the old timeslot circa Spring 2019 and leaning heavily of new tracks from the first three months of the year


The Downer Party
8:00 PM
Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
Genesis Owusu Smiling With No Teeth N
Smiling With No Teeth House Anxiety / Ourness 2021

Ghanaian-born artist from Australia whose new album covers territory from Death Grips to D'Angelo


8:05 PM
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8:08 PM
Denzel Curry - So.Incredible.pkg (Robert Glasper Version feat. Smino)
Denzel Curry So.Incredible.pkg (Robert Glasper Version feat. Smino) N
UNLOCKED 1.5 PH Recordings 2021

Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Unlocked 1.5 remix EP

New remix EP of Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats' 2020 collaboration, featuring contributions from Robert Glasper, Joey Bada$$, The Alchemist and more

Bandcamp | Vinyl

8:11 PM
Nujabes - 四季ノ唄 (Shiki no Uta - Song of Four Seasons) feat. MINMI
Nujabes 四季ノ唄 (Shiki no Uta - Song of Four Seasons) feat. MINMI
Samurai Champloo Music Record: Departure Victor 2004

Cover of the Samurai Champloo sountrack album, Departure

Commissioned as the ending theme to the anime Samurai Champloo. Later sampled by Sha-leik on "Rapping 2 U" from Das Racist's Sit Down, Man mixtape

8:15 PM
Bernice - Groove Elation
Bernice Groove Elation
Eau De Bonjourno Telephone Explosion Records 2021
8:21 PM
Pino Palladino & Blake Mills - Just Wrong
Pino Palladino & Blake Mills Just Wrong
Notes With Attachments New Deal Records 2021
Abstract jazz collaboration between two journeyman touring and session musicians Pino Palladino (D'Angelo, John Mayer, The Who) and Blake Mills (Simon Dawes, Jenny Lewis, Cass McCombs, Lucinda Williams)


8:26 PM
Zella Day - Holocene (feat. Weyes Blood)
Zella Day Holocene (feat. Weyes Blood) N
Holocene (feat. Weyes Blood) - Single Concord Records 2021
8:30 PM
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8:34 PM
Madeline Kenney - Superstition
Madeline Kenney Superstition N
Summer Quarter Polyvinyl 2021
8:38 PM
Hop Along - Laments
Hop Along Laments
Get Disowned Hot Green 2012
8:45 PM
Pom Poko - Body Level
Pom Poko Body Level N
Cheater Bella Union 2021

Norwegian band named after a Studio Ghibli movie and which takes a lot of cues from Deerhoof

Bandcamp | Vinyl

8:48 PM
Palberta - Fragile Place
Palberta Fragile Place N
Palberta5000 Wharf Cat Records 2021
8:52 PM
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8:55 PM
Clever Girls - Remember Pluto
Clever Girls Remember Pluto N
Constellations EggHunt Records 2021
8:59 PM
Mannequin Pussy - Control
Mannequin Pussy Control N
Perfect Epitaph 2021

Artwork for Mannequin Pussy's EP, Perfect, due out in May

New EP from Philly's Mannequin Pussy due out May 21

The first in an inadvertent string of artists who opened (shockingly for this one) the last show I saw at now closed Philly venues starting with...

Golden Tea House (RIP): Mannequin Pussy, California X and Ovlov

Bandcamp | Vinyl

9:02 PM
Mike Krol - What's the Rhythm
Mike Krol What's the Rhythm
Power Chords Merge Records 2019
Boot & Saddle (RIP): Mike Krol and Swearin'

Bandcamp | Vinyl

9:03 PM
Remember Sports - Pinky Ring
Remember Sports Pinky Ring N
Like a Stone Father/Daughter Records 2021

New album from the Philly-via-Ohio band due out April 23

Everybody Hits (RIP): Remember Sports, Amy O and Free Cake for Every Creature (RIP)

Bandcamp | Vinyl

9:05 PM
Miss Grit - Grow Up To
Miss Grit Grow Up To N
Imposter self-released 2021
9:11 PM
St. Vincent - Regret
St. Vincent Regret
St. Vincent Loma Vista Recordings 2014
9:14 PM
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9:18 PM
Shame - 6/1
Shame 6/1 N
Drunk Tank Pink Dead Oceans 2021
9:21 PM
Shame - Harsh Degrees
Shame Harsh Degrees N
Drunk Tank Pink Dead Oceans 2021

As always, I am a sucker for albums with tracks that overlap

9:24 PM
Cloud Nothings - Nothing Without You
Cloud Nothings Nothing Without You N
The Shadow I Remember Carpark Records 2021

The band reunites with Steve Albini to record an album for the first time since their breakthrough Attack on Memory (which came out nearly 10 years ago, man I feel old) and featuring Macie Stewart of OHMME

Bandcamp | Vinyl | Game | Discord

9:27 PM
Mogwai - Ceiling Granny
Mogwai Ceiling Granny N
As the Love Continues Rock Action Records 2021
9:31 PM
Black Country New Road - Sunglasses
Black Country New Road Sunglasses N
For the First Time Ninja Tune 2021
9:41 PM
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9:43 PM
Dry Cleaning - Scratchcard Lanyard
Dry Cleaning Scratchcard Lanyard N
New Long Leg 4AD 2021

I love these Mighty Oaks, don't you?

Debut LP from this London band due out Friday.

Bandcamp | Vinyl

9:47 PM
Writhing Squares - NFU
Writhing Squares NFU N
Chart for the Solution Trouble In Mind Records 2021

Third LP from the Philly duo introduced to me by none other than Jon Solomon in 2015

Bandcamp | Vinyl

9:51 PM
Cabaret Voltaire - Damage Is Done
Cabaret Voltaire Damage Is Done
The Voice of America Rough Trade 1981
9:56 PM
TV Priest - Powers of Ten
TV Priest Powers of Ten N
Uppers Sub Pop Records 2021

Yet another UK band seemingly cut from the same cloth as IDLES garnering the attention of American labels

Bandcamp | Vinyl

10:01 PM
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10:03 PM
The George Otsuka Quintet - Little Island
The George Otsuka Quintet Little Island
Loving You George Bellwood 1975


1975 live album recorded in Japan reissued this year by French label WeWantSounds


10:15 PM
Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo - Pour Dampness Down In the Stream
Ryley Walker & Kikagaku Moyo Pour Dampness Down In the Stream N
Deep Fried Grandeur Husky Pants Records 2021

Opening track from another live album from a Japanese band. Originally recorded at Le Guess Who? in Utrecht, Netherlands in 2018

Ryley Walker's new solo album Course In Fable also due out this Friday


10:34 PM
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10:35 PM

Very excited for this new Spirit of the Beehive album (due out April 9).
Every single so far is a gem.

Bandcamp | Vinyl

10:38 PM
black midi - John L
black midi John L N
Cavalcade Rough Trade 2021

First single and the opener to the band's next album, due out May 28

Bandcamp | Pre-Order

10:43 PM
The Armed - All Futures
The Armed All Futures N
ULTRAPOP Sargent House 2021

New album from the Detroit hardcore collective due out April 16. Normally I'm not too into contemporary hardcore but everything I've heard from this album absolutely rips.

Bandcamp | Pre-Order

10:46 PM
Eyehategod - Current Situation
Eyehategod Current Situation N
A History of Nomadic Behavior Century Media 2021

First new album from the seminal New Orleans sludge metal band in seven years

Bandcamp | Vinyl

10:51 PM
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10:53 PM
Bongzilla - Free the Weed
Bongzilla Free the Weed N
Weedsconsin Heavy Psych Sounds 2021

First new album in seventeen years from one of my favorite metal bands due out on 4/20 on Italian label Heavy Psych Sounds

Bandcamp | Pre-Order | Free the Weed

Chat is archived.
Excited for this show. And I miss MikeLupica.
Casey (host) 8:04:03 PM
He misses you too
Hello, DJ Casey!!
Casey (host) 8:04:38 PM
Hello to you! It's been a while
Jon Solomon 8:05:23 PM
This is a serious jam!
Get back to weekly radio shows! Please and thank you!
Alia Palumbo (1) 8:06:01 PM
This is a nice start. But I also miss Mike. No offense Casey.
Casey (host) 8:06:37 PM
None taken. I also miss Mike
Casey (host) 8:08:41 PM
The man is a legend
And check out the links for access to music on the track listings! Big cheers to you, DJ Casey!
Casey (host) 8:12:05 PM
One of the features I really like about the new playlist system over the old one
Next send email blast to all other DJs informing them how to access that feature! 🙃 Seriously
kentman 8:15:47 PM
missed the beginning of jon solomon's show, glad i stayed tuned, miss the downer party on in the afternoons
Casey (host) 8:18:35 PM
@Mr. Malcontent then we'd have to teach all these young bloods who missed MySpace about HTML
Jon Solomon 8:19:07 PM
I appreciate that when I hear the warbly record it is time for Casey to speak but when I hear the OTHER warbly record it is time for Mickey to speak...
Casey (host) 8:20:57 PM
Need to get my hands on a copy of Live/Dead, but even then I won't have the speck of debris in the grooves of the station copy that tells me where to leave the stylus
I wanna hear the rest of Notes With Attachments
Casey (host) 8:26:49 PM
It's very good
And I’m only 12 years old or some chit, so I don’t understand “MySpace” or “HTML” either. Buttttt, I know I don’t care. 🤓
Corage Mike 8:32:49 PM
Downer Party! Miss my Sunday nap.
Casey (host) 8:34:40 PM
You'll be hearing a lot more of me with the drive coming up
Jon Solomon 8:36:12 PM
Time to put a kid to bed and then watch a monkey and lizard fight. Have a great rest of your show, Casey!
Casey (host) 8:36:39 PM
Thanks Jon! Enjoy the show
jimbO3.O 8:50:05 PM
A surpriser downer partier! I am downer 4 it.
Casey (host) 8:50:57 PM
Get down at the Downer Party
jimbO3.O 8:51:57 PM
Up for the Downer Stroke
jimbO3.O 8:52:57 PM
...and Palberta is the new Magic Band!
Casey (host) 8:53:13 PM
They are magical
clever girl 🦖
Casey (host) 8:58:51 PM
The band's music does not fit the vibe of that scene but I think of it every time I read their name
music can kill
Casey (host) 9:01:22 PM
Much like a velociraptor
ǝɹnɔsqꓳ ǝɥꓕ ǝʌɐꓷ 9:01:47 PM
Music is the weapon of the future.
much like a velociraptor
iamthelabhras 9:05:27 PM
All these closed Philly venues are making me super sad.
iamthelabhras 9:06:16 PM
...much like the velociraptor.
The Downer Party is successful!
such a Downer. Party.
Casey (host) 9:08:29 PM
completely inadvertent cause they flowed nicely between each other but I couldn't ignore it
iamthelabhras 9:08:51 PM
Having mixed the obvious pun, I sink deeper into depression.
Casey (host) 9:09:21 PM
There was some weird cryptic sign that Golden Tea House was coming back a year ago when Rick from Pile had a tour booked but unfortunately nothing came of it
iamthelabhras 9:09:35 PM
It _is_ a great track-to-track experience Casey. I will happily concede that!
Casey (host) 9:12:40 PM
Still amazes me how Mannequin Pussy blew up after their second album after seeing them play the opening slot at a few shows back in the day (2015)
Casey (host) 9:14:33 PM
My two main memories of them are seeing Marissa wearing a homemade shirt that said "BLACK FLAG FUCKING SUCKS" Johnny Rotten-style and at PhilaMOCA a packed house that was unbelievably motionless for their set
jimbO3.O 9:21:59 PM
Intense SHAME ⚡⚡⚡
Casey (host) 9:23:16 PM
So intense
nice noise
Casey (host) 9:23:52 PM
Side 2 of this record is just nonstop intensity
kentman 9:24:24 PM
dark is good too, or good is dark too
I agree and concur with kentman
new music from CLOUD NOTHINGS is fun timez
and from MOGWAI ❣️
Casey (host) 9:30:29 PM
The Cloud Nothings song is probably my favorite from them since Here and Nowhere Else. I'm less familiar with Mogwai but this song is a riffy good time
That’s nice news about Cloud Nothings. And check out more stuff from MOGWAI!
Very nice show you’ve put together here for us to hear, DJ Casey! Looking forward to the next half!
kentman 9:38:55 PM
I agree and concur with Mr M
Casey (host) 9:39:12 PM
It's gonna get heavier and it's gonna get weirder and not necessarily in that order
Space Cowboy 9:44:14 PM
whaddi miss whatdimiss
uno clay 9:47:09 PM
great playlist so far
Space Cowboy 9:50:08 PM
i dont remember is this the show casey releases the cracken or the one where he does the rap opera he created in his
Space Cowboy 9:50:22 PM
basement during quarentine
Casey (host) 9:50:56 PM
Definitely more of a Kraken show
Space Cowboy 9:53:49 PM
Kraken is a United States-based cryptocurrency exchange and bank, founded in 2011. The exchange provides cryptocurrency-to-fiat-money trading, and provides price information to Bloomberg Terminal. Wikipedia this type? or the other?
Colin McDonnell 9:55:48 PM
Think about this moment. Writhing Squares into Cabaret Voltaire on broadcast radio! Lucky us!
Colin McDonnell 9:57:42 PM
this has been a fantastic show!
jimbO3.O 9:59:44 PM
Casey (host) 10:00:11 PM
Thank you all so much!
Casey (host) 10:04:25 PM
No squares here but Writhing Squares
Casey (host) 10:38:33 PM
And now to clear away the flower children like a sound tech after a jam band show
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:40:51 PM
Thoroughly enjoying all these nice selections! Thanks, DJ Casey!
jimbO3.O 10:42:23 PM
My heart is racing.
Casey (host) 10:45:24 PM
Shifting into maximum aggrodrive
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:45:42 PM
And I appreciate the notes on the track listings too 😃
Casey (host) 10:47:39 PM
Glad people are finding them useful
Casey (host) 10:50:53 PM
Streaming archive should be available by 11:30 https://www.mixcloud.com/downerpartywprb/
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:55:16 PM
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:55:31 PM
When will you be back on air??
Casey (host) 10:56:13 PM
Casey (host) 10:56:20 PM
Thank you all for tuning in! The drive is live Thursday 4/8
Casey (host) 10:56:42 PM
I'll be co-hosting two shows on Monday the 12th
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:57:19 PM
Great! I hope the co-host name will appear on the schedule too!
DJ Flex Luthor 10:58:09 PM
I appreciate the leadin with Bongzilla!
-ᎷяMΔᏞᏨØИᎢΞNᎢ- 10:58:30 PM
DJ Casey, good on ya for the great show!! Catch ya laters!! Kind regards!!
Casey (host) 10:59:10 PM
@Flex They are probably my all-time favorite metal band and I've missed seeing them about 3 times
Casey (host) 10:59:31 PM
When they're able to start touring again I *will* not miss them
DJ Flex Luthor 10:59:53 PM
would kill to see them live too
DJ Flex Luthor 10:59:58 PM
hopefully soon!!
jimbO3.O 11:00:22 PM
Casey (host) 11:00:24 PM
I'll be sure to hit you up if I see any Philly dates in the future