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Isotope Hi-Fi for Sunday, March 6th

Tune into the Isotope Hi-Fi to catch what we’re playing on the shop’s stereo while we’re dazzling the SF Bay Area with the most wonderful of graphic novel reads!

This week’s assortment of the eclectic and electric will transport you from a dreary rainy Sunday to a warm fuzzy place where joyous tunes and comic entertainment are abundant. From Sexy Sushi to The Epoxies to Crocodiles to Metric to Turquoise Days to a deliciously rare Gary Numan demo… we’re serving up a selection of the yummiest songs you’ve been delighting to over our Isotopic airwaves. Your ears will thank you for joining us on this escapade of hand-picked comic reading audio!

Isotope Hi-Fi for 03.06.11

(Image from PopGun volume 2 c/o Paul Pope)

Tune into the Isotope Hi-Fi for 2/15/11

Want to know what we’re playing at the Isotope? Tune into the Isotope Hi-Fi and give your earbuds a hand-selected selection of Iso-approved tunes to complement your sequential art reads.

This week I’ll be dazzling you with a mix of some of the bands that have been generating a lot of Isotope airplay over the past month, including the original version of “Rabies (Baby’s Got The)” by Rhode Island’s amazing Six Finger Satellite, a little demo tape taste from insanely popular electro lords Sleigh Bells, some amazingly catchy noisy stuff from Isotope mainstays Les Georges Leningrad, Late of the Pier, Dandi Wind, vintage French New Wave treats from Viol Af Dis, a killer cover of “Primitive” Nazis From Mars, and a carny-sprinkled of the many hauntingly beautiful songs that has been perpetually invading my thoughts and dreams lately from the hypnotic Planningtorock. I honestly can’t think of an album that’s haunted me more in many years. I hope you’re all enjoying peeking in on what we’re playing around these parts!

Isotope HI-FI for 9/30/10

(Image from PopGun volume 2 c/o Paul Pope)

Isotope Hi-Fi – for 10/07/10

Want to know what we’re playing at the Isotope? The Isotope Hi-Fi gives you an audiophonic peek behind the wizards curtain with a hand-selected cornucopia of Iso-approved tunes to complement your sequential art reads.

There must be something in the air (aside from the Blue Angels)… everybody just seems to be in kind of an extra spicy mood around the city this week. Have you noticed?! With this in mind, the Isotope Hi-Fi is serving up a saucy cabaret of nine electro neo-burlesque and lounge tunes with several Francofantastic sounds suggested to me recently by our many Parisian visitors, I think you’ll like ’em! This set list includes sexy songs from Vegomatic, Caravan Palace, Melody Sweets, Cucumber, Parov Stelar, Mestizo & Mike Gao, Minimatic, and (of course) a little something steamy from Fred and Marion of The Lovers. Ooh la la! Tune in here:

Isotope HI-FI for 10/07/10

I hope you’re all enjoying peeking in on what we’re playing around these parts!

Tune into the Isotope Hi-Fi

Want to know what we’re playing at the Isotope? Tune into the Isotope Hi-Fi and give your earbuds a hand-selected selection of Iso-approved tunes to complement your sequential art reads.

Like last week I’m still in an indy electro-punk new wave mood, as evidenced by a duo of Kraftwerk covers by The Cardigans and the Enzo Fabiani Quartet, but this week’s vibe is a bit more on the noise-y side of things (maybe it was my trip to Coney Island over the weekend). Whatever the case, I think you’ll enjoy indulging your ears with the likies of Robotnicka, Von LMO, The Units, Virgin Mega Whore, Lost Sounds, and a really cool duet with Little Boots & Gary Numan. I hope you’re all enjoying peeking in on what we’re playing around these parts!

Isotope HI-FI for 9/30/10

(Image from PopGun volume 2 c/o Paul Pope)

Isotope Hi-Fi

“Hey James, what’s this band we’re listening to?!” tends to be a pretty common question ’round these parts. So here’s a little treat for those among you who are wanting a little taste-test of what’s playing on the Isotope Hi-Fi today, some audio epicurean treats to complement your weekly comic browsing and reading.

This sample from my delectable electro new-wavey flavor portfolio of musical yumminess includes a nice concentrated mix of nifty modern tracks and a couple gems from yesteryear by Vive La Fête, We Are Wolves, Ruth, The Passions, Ladytron, The Emperor Machine, Dutchess Says, and Telephone. Mmmm… that’s good!

Isotope HI-FI for 9/21/10

(Image from PopGun volume 2 c/o Paul Pope)

Happy Birthday, Debbie Harry

My motto is “you gotta celebrate what you love” so all day long I’m cueing up the Isotope Hi-Fi with a heady birthday celebration mix of all things Blondie and Debbie Harry.

From some of the earliest demos, to classic hits, to solo jazz adventures, to the newest of the newness, to rare live shows straight from the 1975 CBGBs stage, we’re playing it all here at the Isotope today! Truly, there can be no better way to celebrate this punk/pop/rap/rock icon’s birthday than to join my staff and I in raising a glass in honor of the lady herself.

So go ahead, slip on your favorite sneaks, grab your Camp Funtime shirt or your zebra pillow dress, invite all your cool friends to join you, put some tasty tunes on, relax and kick back, and indulge your ears with some of Deb’s great music… try any one of these 112 songs!

You’ll be glad you did!

Fresh Devo

It’s been two decades since DEVO, the houseband on the Titanic of human de-evolution, last served up a fresh deli tray of low-brow high-art snackable goodness. The boys have kept busy with side projects including three other bands, making videogames, soundtracking films for The Life Aquatic, The Royal Tenenbaums and many, many more, making Dell Computers hip, giving corporate culture a wet willie… and generally just being awesome.

It’s no secret that my staff and I here at the Isotope love ourselves some Devo, so you probably aren’t surprised we’ve been streaming their upcoming album as soon as we were able to and rocking it on the shop’s hi-fi all day long.

And fear not, unfaithful! This shiny blue domed version is absolutely fantastic, with a bolder flavor and less filling taste than anything since ’82s Oh No, It’s Devo!. So duty now for the future! Go grab their just-released Fresh EP and give their entire up-coming Something For Everyone album a fresh taste test thanks to Stephen Colbert.

Stream It, Spuds: Devo – Something for Everyone

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