Static + Distance

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A continuous vinyl mix of indie pop, afrobeat, psychedelic and more. This one is scattered stylistically speaking, but surprisingly coherent.

S+D is back on the decks with some brand new (old) records. Moving from folk to bossanova and back again. NOTE: The first 15-20 minutes of the show had some audio issues, so there’s some noticeable surface noise until that gets resolved. Just a fair warning.

Ryan Wisnor joined me to spin some tracks and discuss our new history talk show, Beyond Footnotes, which premieres next Friday at 2pm. Songs today about plagues, states and history.

Each episode of Static + Distance begins with a (usually) unobtrusive track playing while I give a short run down of the episode to come. This week, I revisit those intro tracks in a continuous mix of ambient, Americana and downtempo. Enjoy.

Another themeless musical journey beginning with the enigmatic Sixto Rodriguez and ending with French pop icon Françoise Hardy with a hefty bit of folk and psychedelic sprinkled throughout. Photo: The prodigious Chris Darrow. Click here to stream

This week, no theme, but rather a series of songs that link together as the mix moves along. Songs about the past, the unchangeable and perspective. Photo: Théodore Géricault’s The Raft Of The Medusa. Click here to stream

Songs with a mystery. UFO abductions, murderous recordings, uncredited artists and more. Check out the video for iamamiwhoami’s “N” and the terrifying concert she put on.

These hot summer days are doing a number on all of us. How about something to relax to while climate change rapidly destroys what were once beautiful Portland summers? Here’s a continuous mix of songs for chilling. Photo Credit: This GoPro. Click here to stream.

The Domestics stopped by KPSU to chat, play some of their favorite jams and perform a few of their own. You can check out a complete review of their latest album and stream it at StaticDistance.com.

The title actually tells you what to expect this time around. Here are my picks for the best tracks of 2015. I had to narrow it down to fit my time slot, so there are a few omissions (notably Animal Eyes’ “Mushroom Hunter”). Here’s hoping the second half of the year is just as radical.


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Have a great radio time!

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