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Options August 17, 2011: LIMIÑANAS and APB live sets!

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One of the hottest bands of the past two years and an iconic post-punk band that dates back to the early '80s both play live tonight on The Evan "Funk" Davies Show! France's Limiñanas released two killer singles in 2010 (one of which, "Je Ne Suis Pas Très Drogue," was efd's #1 single of the year) and followed those up with an outstanding full-length LP on the Trouble In Mind label. Their fuzz-filled French garage-pop is at once familiar and unique.

APB were the first band to play live on my show back in 2006, and they return for a second appearance! Best known for their post-punk classic "(I'd Like To) Shoot You Down," the band is about to release its latest album Jaguar on the Oatcake label. They're in town for dates at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ, Mirelles in Westbury Long Island (My Father's Place 40th Anniv. show), and managed to fit in a stop at WFMU as well.

Very special thanks to Dave B, Mo Tuffy, Slocker, Bill & Lisa, and DJ Del for their invaluable assistance this evening.

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
bette bright & the illuminations  my boyfriend's back   Options 7"  radar  1978      0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
sophie mansart  au secours aidez moi   Options va-ultra chicks vol 1  no label        0:02:56 (Pop‑up)
mo-dettes  tonight   Options 7"    1981      0:05:24 (Pop‑up)
insomniacs  amelia   Options just enjoy it!  screaming apple  2011      0:08:13 (Pop‑up)
the explorers club  honey i don't know why   Options freedom wind    2008      0:13:41 (Pop‑up)
the cynics  spinning wheel motel   Options spinning wheel motel  get hip      *   0:16:25 (Pop‑up)
cute lepers  77   Options adventure time  1-2-3-4 go!  2011  playing live on the show on Sept 7!    0:20:15 (Pop‑up)
delta 5  try   Options 7"  rough trade  1980      0:23:40 (Pop‑up)
april march  chick habit   Options paris in april  sympathy for the record industry  1997      0:27:04 (Pop‑up)
a certain ratio  shack up   Options 12"          0:28:43 (Pop‑up)
Liminanas live!
engineer: Diane Kamikaze

See them live at Cake Shop on Thursday the 18th (with Wrong Words)! They'll also be in Columbus OH on Friday the 19th, and Lafayette IN on Saturday the 20th.
limiñanas  migas 2000   Options live on WFMU          0:36:22 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  gogo girl   Options live on WFMU          0:37:36 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  down underground   Options live on WFMU          0:40:50 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  je ne suis pas tres drogue   Options live on WFMU          0:44:15 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  tears   Options live on WFMU          0:46:47 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  i'm dead   Options live on WFMU          0:49:47 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  trouble in mind   Options live on WFMU          0:52:50 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  af3458   Options 7"          0:55:51 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  funeral baby   Options live on WFMU          0:58:29 (Pop‑up)
limiñanas  je m'en vais   Options live on WFMU          1:02:44 (Pop‑up)
kid congo & the pink monkey birds  gorilla rose   Options gorilla rose  in the red      *   1:05:40 (Pop‑up)

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kid congo & the pink monkey birds  bubble trouble   Options gorilla rose  in the red        1:14:01 (Pop‑up)
smithereens  rings on her fingers   Options 2011  e one      *   1:17:03 (Pop‑up)
music for pleasure  fuel to the fire   Options 7"  rage  1981      1:19:48 (Pop‑up)
the sureshot symphony solution  mr. fortune and fame   Options 7"  no label      *   1:22:52 (Pop‑up)
the bon  miss october   Options static electricity  boppa do down      *   1:25:46 (Pop‑up)
apb  electric boy   Options jaguar  oatcake    live set coming up shortly!  *   1:36:43 (Pop‑up)
mark sultan  calloused hands   Options 7"  every night is a saturday      *   1:39:37 (Pop‑up)
apache dropout  shot down   Options 7"  trouble in mind      *   1:42:30 (Pop‑up)
urge overkill  rock & roll submarine   Options rock & roll submarine  urge overkill      *   1:45:06 (Pop‑up)
bill mullins  mystifying   Options rewind  no label  2010      1:49:07 (Pop‑up)
the guitars  piltdown man   Options high action  no label  2011  http://theguitars.bandcamp.com/    1:51:57 (Pop‑up)
the wrong words  everything is different now   Options s/t  trouble in mind  2011  Next week's live guest! Currently touring the east coast - see them at Cake Shop with the Limiñanas tomorrow night!    1:54:41 (Pop‑up)
the vagrants  young blues   Options i can't make a friend 1965-1968  light in the attic        1:57:02 (Pop‑up)
jeff & jane hudson  op. inst.   Options flesh  captured tracks    orig early 80s  *   1:59:20 (Pop‑up)
arsene obscene  conseilleur municipal   Options 7"  13 o'clock      *   2:04:07 (Pop‑up)
soft metals  eyes closed   Options s/t  captured tracks      *   2:05:43 (Pop‑up)
red mass  saturn   Options red mass  semprini      *   2:11:15 (Pop‑up)
bryan ferry  tokyo joe   Options 7"  polydor  1977      2:15:38 (Pop‑up)
ivan julian  the funky beat in siamese   Options the naked flame  fill in the blank/00:02:59      *   2:19:27 (Pop‑up)
APB live!
engineered by Diane Kamikaze

See them live at the Brighton Bar in Long Branch NJ on Thursday the 18th (with DJ Del spinning the music); Friday the 19th at Mirelles in Westbury on Long Island (40th Anniv. of My Father's Place, with many former WLIR DJs on hand); and Saturday the 20th at the Highline Ballroom in Manhattan (Ivan Julian opening)!

New album
Jaguar out now on the Oatcake label! More about APB at their website and on Facebook.
apb  tangled wires   Options live on WFMU          2:25:21 (Pop‑up)
apb  down at the store   Options live on WFMU          2:27:06 (Pop‑up)
apb  one day   Options live on WFMU          2:29:26 (Pop‑up)
apb  summer love   Options live on WFMU          2:33:30 (Pop‑up)
apb  shoot you down   Options live on WFMU          2:39:24 (Pop‑up)
jet black berries  invocation   Options postmodern ghosts          2:43:54 (Pop‑up)
apb  chat with efd   Options live on wfmu           

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Listener comments!

  9:07pm Joe B:

bonjour efd!
  9:07pm FoT:

Hear (about) the Limananas call on Tom S. last night?
  9:09pm cheri:

bravo evan for last week's disco party,,it was simply out of this world!! julie and i think you should a part 2 of the disco party sometime soon!!!
  9:11pm cubicle carl:

I had astrange dream that I tuned into efd, and everything seemed okay...there was the playlist, and listener comments, but all the music was disco, and not like weird obscure disco, but hit after hit after hit. So weird.
  9:12pm Julie + sangria:

hi hi hi
  9:12pm FoT:

Very droll, Carl. Sounds like it was a good dream!
  9:13pm FoT:

Who's the dominant partner, Julie or Sangria?
  9:13pm Julie + sangria:

that disco show was sooo good
  9:14pm cheri:

good eveing julie,,
  9:14pm Joe B:

Insomniacs in Asbury Park NJ Aug. 26 at Asbury Lanes!
  9:15pm Julie + sangria:

I am an insomniac EVERY night
  9:16pm efd:

Hi everyone! Thanks for listening & commenting... I will be VERY distracted this evening, so talk amongst yourselves. :)
  9:16pm Joe B:

This could be Album of the Year!
  9:17pm Julie + sangria:

I am trying to pronounce EFD..Eff-Duh
  9:18pm FoT:

Answer to above question: Sangria.
  9:19pm Julie + sangria:

I think sangria and I are battling it out
  9:21pm Julie + sangria:

this sounds like REM
  9:23pm Joe B:

And yes, the Explorers Club deliver those lush backing vocals LIVE as well!
  9:24pm Glenn L:

What Julie + sangria said.
  9:24pm Glenn L:

What Julie + sangria said.
  9:24pm Glenn L:

What Julie + sangria said.
  9:24pm Glenn L:

What Julie + sangria said.
  9:24pm efd:

OMG, Liminanas are soundchecking and it sounds AMAZING!!
  9:25pm Julie + sangria:

Hello Glenn..your needle is stuck
  9:25pm Stevel:

Nice! You may play all of my favorite bands at this rate!
  9:25pm Joe B:

can't wait to hear them!
  9:25pm Julie + sangria:

@EFD I am spoiled by pre-recording, "live" live must be stressful
  9:25pm MILLY:

Can't wait for the upcoming Lepers show in Boston.
  9:26pm Glenn L:

Whoops, my bad.
Still getting used to iPhone app.
  9:26pm John L.:

This is my album of the year, so far. But I haven't gotten the Insomniacs yet.
  9:26pm Stevel:

I love "Live" live. Terri T had a great set on Sunday, repeated song and all. THAT'S radio!
  9:27pm Julie + sangria:

Oh I would do live live, but no one wants to play at 3am ;)
  9:27pm Kat:

Liminanas were great in Chicago Friday night.
  9:28pm cubicle carl:

Yes, FoT, it was a good dream. When I woke up I was in Luv. Like the Donna Summer type luv...if you know what I mean.
  9:28pm Julie + sangria:

oooh love this delta 5 song!
  9:31pm Julie + sangria:

When you meet another nurse she'll be driving in a hearse
  9:32pm Julie + sangria:

I have the single with this on it..and "stay away from robert mitchum"
  9:34pm Kat:

OMG. "Try" into "Chick Habit" into "Shack Up"? That is some awesome distracted selecting! <3
  9:34pm cheri:

julie you should try a mudslide instead sangria,,,
  9:35pm Kat:

@J + s probably good advice ;-)
  9:35pm Julie + sangria:

too late now cheri I already had sangria
  9:35pm Kat:

@J + s haha I meant staying away from Robert Mitchum...
  9:36pm Julie + sangria:

it's a great li'l song
  9:36pm Julie + sangria:

wasn't Mitchum kind of a stoner
  9:37pm Jeff In Hawaii:

Delta 5 = :-)
  9:37pm Jeff In Hawaii:

Delta 5 = :-)
  9:38pm Kat:

@J + s I think so. He was certainly no angel.
  9:38pm FoT:

If you had that much sangria, a mudslide is Totally Not Recommended.
  9:40pm Stevel:

Not to be a geek, but GREAT MIX! Bring it!!
  9:41pm Joe B:

sounds great!
  9:41pm John L.:

According to a book on Mitchum, he got John Wayne stoned, was quite the expert on different grades of weed, and was arrested for posession.
  9:43pm Joe B:

hey John!
  9:44pm John L.:

Hey Joe!
  9:45pm dursun:

I like them
they sound so American
  9:47pm John John:

When is FUM going to add a live video!!!! limiñanas sound awesome!!!
  9:48pm Randy n NC:

Sounds great!
  9:48pm T-Zero:

limiñanas: Thank you for performing live.
  9:49pm FoT:

Song Title: "I Am Not Really High"
  9:49pm Joe B:

kudos to Diane, another great job!
  9:50pm JP:

I always wanted to know what this song sounded like live,
  9:52pm 12539:

Merci, Limiñanas et EFD!
  9:55pm Stevel:

In love with the bass sound.
  9:56pm Kat:

yay for Bill & Lisa!
  9:59pm JP:

WOW! limiñanas are the best band to come from France since Les Rita Mitsouko
  10:01pm Julie + sangria:

this is quite good yes
  10:04pm Randy n NC:

Julie, I see that the Humans are playing NYC next month.
  10:05pm Belladelic:

@JP No, they are the best band to come from France since Les Bellas
  10:06pm efd:

J'aime Les Bellas!
  10:06pm Julie + sangria:

@randy, yes! Very exciting!
  10:07pm Randy n NC:

Only 3 shows in the US :(
  10:08pm FoT:

je m'en vais = i'm leaving
  10:08pm Julie + sangria:

still that's something!
  10:08pm Stevel:

Dear GOD this is GOOD!!
  10:09pm Stevel:

[clap clap whistle clap clap clap]
  10:10pm Randy n NC:

@Julie, yes you're right.
  10:10pm Danne D:

Hi Funk Fans :)
Great show so far EFD :) - though I missed the EFD theme :(

I like the idea of the EFD live music Double-header. Ernie Banks would be proud.
  10:12pm cheri:

heeeeey danne what's up?
  10:12pm Danne D:

I see that Sangria has taken over from Clay as Julie's partner in crime.

Hiya cheri, not too much, just enjoying the show :)
  10:14pm Stevel:

That was edf-ing fantastic.
  10:14pm Julie + sangria:

i DON'T think the cake shop has actual cake :(
  10:14pm FoT:

Perpignan is a funky area in far southern France, in the Pyrenees mountains, not anywhere near the hub of France in Paris
  10:15pm Danne D:

Actually, they do, Julie :) Lots of baked goods upstairs, music downstairs - saw Care Bears on Fire a few months ago there.
  10:15pm Danne D:

I think it's safe to assume that that is cheri's favorite nyc venue.
  10:15pm Julie + sangria:

ohhh ok...Love Care Bears on fire ;)
  10:15pm cheri:

julie & danne,,you know i always love evan's shows!!
  10:16pm T-Zero:

When are they in Columbus?
  10:16pm FoT:

So you can go to the Cake Shop, and eat it too?
  10:16pm cheri:

death to all care bears!!!!!!
  10:17pm Julie + sangria:

Evan gives good radio
  10:18pm Stevel:

That--as my mother might say-- was the SHIT!
  10:19pm Julie + sangria:

I want a pink monkey bird
  10:19pm Stevel:

Live is the best! Kid Congo is well worth another track!
  10:21pm Holly in NC:

Hi everyone! Totally bummed I missed Limiñanas, looking forward to APB.

Ohhh!!!! It's my new fave Smithereens song!!! (melt)
  10:21pm Danne D:

These Smithereens songs are great :)
cheri, don't be wishing death upon good bands, please
  10:22pm Stevel:

J+s: A pink Monkey bird would look good on the rim of your glass.
  10:23pm Danne D:

For you vegan peoples, there are apparently many vegan options on the menu at the Cake Shop:
  10:23pm efd:

T-Zero, they're in Columbus on Friday with the Cheater Slicks.
  10:25pm Holly in NC:

fi-re, fi-re ....
  10:26pm cheri:

danne i did"nt mean to offend any bands,, what i meant was the cartoon show,, i apoligize danne,,
  10:26pm FoT:

@Danne D: Can we argue about them on brooklynvegan?
  10:27pm Joe B:

I have to say the Cake Shop's website fucking blows. The calendar doesn't go past Sunday.
  10:28pm Danne D:

lol I know :) was just bustin' cheri :)

you can argue about them on brooklynvegan - alas I won't be joining you there as I believe that nonvegans are frown upon there :)

@Joe B I agree - and there's no menu of, like, of the cakes and stuff they have on offer.
  10:29pm Holly in NC:

I love this Sureshot Symphony song so much - so much that I now own 2 Mighty Pope lps!!! Thanks Evan!
  10:30pm Joe D.:

@ Joe B - I agree. And I just got comped a copy by the fine people at Trouble in Mind. Swag!
  10:31pm Joe B:

damn. free records, I always miss out
  10:33pm Danne D:

we need more Joes to cover the rest of the alphabet
  10:35pm Joe L.:

I ran for vice president once.
  10:38pm Julie + sangria:

  10:41pm BG:

  10:44pm T-Zero:

@efd: Thanks, I'll have to check for which venue.
  10:47pm Michael K.:

woW! new apb song = some bands NEVER lose it
  10:47pm Julie + sangria:

this reminds me of bowie
  10:53pm cheri:

evan,,julie & danne i have to head out now,,i really enjoyed your company,, g'night!!
  10:56pm T-Zero:

Oh, wow! At The Summit. That's really close.
  10:58pm Kat:

I don't know what's funnier, using Piltdown Man as a metaphor in a pop song, or calling your band "The Guitars"
  11:00pm Danne D:

G'night cheri - watch out for those angry care bears!
  11:00pm Julie + sangria:

the wrong words is good
  11:06pm Holly in NC:

@Julie + sangria -agreed!
  11:13pm Bonnie Criscione Brown:

I love what you are playing. So up my alley.
  11:15pm Danne D:

I like this :)
  11:17pm Holly in NC:

soft metals!
  11:17pm efd:

thanks Bonnie, and thanks everyone! Appreciate all the commenting, even if I'm not participating as much. APB almost ready!
  11:19pm X.Ray Burns:

Good show brother. Righteous noise.
  11:22pm Danne D:

EFD brings out all of the celebrities!
  11:24pm X.Ray Burns:

Nobody is better than EVAN FUNK DAVIES
  11:25pm Julie + sangria:

  11:33pm Joe B:

Brighton bar in Long Branch Thursday, Highline Ballroom in NYC Saturday!
  11:35pm Elwyn:

Hey gang!
  11:37pm Danne D:

Stormtrooper Elwyn?!?
  11:38pm Elwyn:

@Danne D: The one and only. This week, I've been tuning into WFMU more during my work day.
  11:41pm Joe B:

time for at least 3 more!
  11:42pm Danne D:

Clappers on the Set! Clappers on the Set!

@Elwyn :) Great - always glad to see you around :D
  11:43pm BG:

clap clap clap clap
  11:43pm Danne D:

C'mon Clappers - Clap Dammit!!!
  11:47pm Joe B:

encore! 13 minutes left!
  11:48pm X.Ray Burns:

Great music. Great live radio.
  11:48pm X.Ray Burns:

Great music. Great live radio.
  11:49pm Julie + sangria:

everybody clap
  11:49pm G:

Posting ain't as easy as it's cracked up to be!
  11:50pm Joe B:

awesome job Evan and Diane! thanks to both bands, superb. X Ray! wow, a celebrity in the listening audience tonight!
  11:51pm Julie + sangria:

Joe B you should TALK
  11:52pm Julie + sangria:

that reminded me of Duran Duran..I am big on reminding tonight
  11:52pm Danne D:

Thanks for such a fantastic show, Evan!
Have a great night everyone. Have to pack up but I'll be sure to catch this last little bit on the ol 'archives :)
  11:53pm Julie + sangria:

bye Danne
  11:53pm Joe B:

Julie, I should get back to work!
  11:53pm Danne D:

Oops, one last note. Props again to X.Ray - good to see Kearny representing even stronger on the comments tonight! Will be tuning in Sunday of course!

Have a good night Julie!

Good night again Funk Fans - I'm out.
  11:54pm Julie + sangria:

you can work and radio at the same time :)
  11:54pm Julie + sangria:

yeah cool X Ray sighting..one day I hope to have a glimpse in person
  11:55pm Julie + sangria:

did I just hear a mention of Donna Donna??
  11:56pm 12539:

Great show, Evan + guests + guests!
  11:57pm Julie + sangria:

always a great show! disco or no :)
  11:58pm lizzo:

ask them if there gonna play ireland?
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