Audio by artist eugene_weekly

56:47 minutes (51.99 MB)

In the debut episode of Signal:Noise, join host Mr. Chuck as he charts a course through the loosely defined theme of NEW, makes unfunny quips using the F-word, plays a song that contains both "the news" and "nudity," forces himself to forget the date of a band's upcoming show in Portland, plugs the EW's blog and new personals site, Wink + Kink, thereby unwittingly announcing that he's single, and features a whole lot of great music from Los Campesinos!, The Teenagers, Beach House, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Muke, Cat Power, Handsome Furs and more.

43:03 minutes (39.41 MB)

DDDANCEEEE! Episode 2 of Signal:Noise collects songs with “dance,” “dancing,” or similar dance-related words in their titles for an arbitrary show that may or may not be full of dance music. As always, host Mr. Chuck trips over his words, nearly calls Austin, Texas Oxford, Texas, fails to pronounce Portland music venue Berbati’s Pan (and doesn’t even try), realizes the Sasquatch Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend is absolutely going to kick ass, and plays new and old music from Ghostland Observatory, Justice, The Pipettes, The Cave Singers, Lucy Bland, The Breeders, Black Kids, Basia Bulat, Beck and other bands starting with the letter B.

70:34 minutes (64.62 MB)

PDX I Love You. Episode 3 of Signal:Noise gives a shout-out to the Portland music scene (reminding listeners that many of P-town’s better musicians have paid their dues in the Southern Willamette Valley) with an all-Portland show. Recording in the wee hours of the morning, host Mr. Chuck explains his connection to the band YACHT and plays some lovely tunes from Horse Feathers, Eskimo and Sons, The Thermals, Blue Skies for Black Hearts, Colin Meloy, Chores, Loch Lomond, Chromatics, Mirah, The Soft Tags, Quasi and presents to you, dear listeners, the song that started it all: the birth-song of indie rock! Can you take a guess? PLUS: Exciting news to make your digestion of Signal:Noise go down smoother: iTunes users can now subscribe to the podcast here!

72:29 minutes (66.37 MB)

The Sick Show. On the fourth installment of Signal:Noise join an ill Mr. Chuck as he charts you through the latest murky depths of electro-pop, bubble pop and just pop. He makes no apologies for leaving the B’s off his words because that’s what colds do to you! An F-bomb may make an appearance somewhere on the show. Every effort was made to obliterate such filth with the antibiotic bleeping tool, however: Parental discretion is advised. Wash your hands with the likes of Handsome Furs, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Animal Collective, Wolf Parade, Caribou, Portis-f**king-head!!!, Port O’Brien, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Ghosties, WHY?, LCD Soundsystem, Rilo Kiley and more! And remember, iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE.

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55:11 minutes (50.53 MB)

Welcome to the fifth installment of Signal:Noise, where nothing is sacred. Join a one-eyed Mr. Chuck in the land of fourths and fifths as he checks out the European subcontinent (perhaps unintended), discovers the many shows he can "see" in Portland (especially the Doug Fir Lounge) in the upcoming months, describes Ladytron as a French band (it isn't) and plays music by the likes of Tapes N Tapes, Au, Blake/e/e/e, My Morning Jacket, The Dodos, The Long Blondes, El Perro Del Mar, Free Blood, The Boss REMIXED and more! And remember, iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE.

91:51 minutes (84.1 MB)

The LP Show. A show in which Mr. Chuck plays really, really, really long songs in honor of his bout with Mono, the viral infection, and subsequent road trip to Southeastern Utah for R&R and where he says the word “songs” incessantly … probably because he’s feverish and delirious. But he does play long-playing songs from the likes of Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, Beck, Explosions in the Sky, Islands, Yo La Tengo, Animal Collective and more for a show that breaks out the jams and busts time zones. And remember, iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE.

46:36 minutes (42.66 MB)

Hey there friendly peeps: it's the Happy Healthy Episode. While host Mr. Chuck won't be playing any health rock on the seventh installment of Signal:Noise, he will be espousing the glories of box wine, gazing wistfully out his studio window upon the crashing ocean waves (of noise along Willamette Street), yearning for an advance-advance copy of Sigur Rós' Gobbledigook and playing some brand-spanking new tunes from the likes of The Blow, The Bird and the Bee, Tu Fawning, CSS, Ratatat, Broken Social Scene presents Brendan Canning, Death Cab for Cutie, Sigur Rós, Jamie Lidell, Bat for Lashes and a special bootleg recording of The Cure's Sasquatch 2008 performance (which hit will we play?). As always, iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE. And we promise to try and keep episodes under 50MB for your fast downloading needs.

46:51 minutes (42.9 MB)

Out! Out! Damned Clouds! Welcome to the 8th episode of Signal:Noise, your favorite local music podcast (as voted on by listeners like you!), and join host Mr. Chuck as he prays on hand and knee for the parting of the Constant Gray and plays music that has a light, summery feel to it, as well as words like "summer" and "sun" in the title. Featuring the likes of The Decemberists, Caribou, Grandaddy, Beach House, Yann Tiersen, Yeasayer, Le Tigre (pictured), A Sunny Day in Glasgow, M.I.A. and some dude who directed Moulin Rouge — but hasn't been heard from since — who sings of the perils of sunlight and the pitfalls of graduating in the year 1997. And remember, iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE.

39:13 minutes (35.91 MB)

This is it, folks. Episode 9: The Epic Dance Mix & Mash Spectacular! In which I make a Girl Talk Sandwich stuffed with the following ingredients:

Aphex Twin
Bel Biv Devoe
Justin Timberlake
Kanye West
The Knife
Of Montreal
Notorious B.I.G.
Dmitri from Paris
Crystal Castles/HEALTH
Britney Spears
Hercules & Love Affair
Daft Punk
Hot Chip
The Avalanches
Spank Rock
Groove Armada

This is your perfect party-starter. With special guests DJs Cara and Ida from KWVA's Sunday Night Sleepover program.
Over six minutes of pointless banter included at the end of the program. No apologies. This episode is dedicated to all who have ever been the only one dancing at a club and could give a care in the world.

48:35 minutes (44.49 MB)

The Oregon Summer Episode. We just keep on steamrolling along with another dispatch of Signal:Noise, our 10th issue of semi-intelligible musings and musical selections. Join a sleepy Mr. Chuck as he crafts a podcast worthy of playing while cruising the gauzy nighttime streets of Eugene (or Portland), or speeding over half-moon-lit highways through forests, along coastal bluffs with your brights on or jetting across the open and rugged Oregon Outback in the scorching mid-day heat. Your soundtrack consists of Panda Bear, John Lennon/Yoko Ono Band, She & Him, MGMT, Blind Pilot, Gillian Welch, Billy Bragg & Wilco, The Cave Singers, Jose Gonzalez, Zach Condon and more! This one's a mellow one, balancing out Episode 9's dance freak-out. And remember, iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE.

52:33 minutes (48.12 MB)

Photo by Tom Humphrey

Episode de la Musicfest Northwest (aka MFNW). In anticipation of the live music feeding frenzy that is MFNW, this 11th episode is devoted entirely to acts who will appear at the music fest (along with some who will play Eugene before or after MFNW). Check out this podcast's lineup: TV on the Radio, The Shaky Hands, The Old 97's, Port O'Brien, Britt Daniel (of Spoon), M Ward, Built to Spill, Rachel Taylor Brown, Battles, Les Savy Fav, Blind Pilot, Mirah and Paul Simon cover band Vampire Weekend. Go to the MFNW website to get all the details on the over 150 bands who will be playing in Portland Sept. 3-6. Also, check out EW! A Blog. for our coverage of MFNW.

43:20 minutes (39.68 MB)

Blame it on The Beatles. Ever since they popularized the animal name in band names (along with their offshoot The Monkees), it's been downhill ever since. On Episode 12 of Signal:Noise, host Mr. Chuck explores recent bands that best embody the animal moniker in honor of our recent Pets Issue. Along the way he somehow manages to play actual human music by the likes of The Dodos, Wolf Parade, Sea Wolf, Grizzly Bear, Breathe Owl Breathe (pictured), New Buffalo, Dr. Dog, Monkey: Journey to the West, Bear Hunter, Animal Collective, White Rabbits and the band Eddie Vedder was in before Pearl Jam. And remember, iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE.

45:53 minutes (42.01 MB)

The Disco-Synth Drizzle Episode. With a dollop of high society infiltrating the Signal:Noise studios, join an echoey Mr. Chuck the Friendly Ghost as he plays, in his own words, “discotheque along with some down-tempo and synth-pop” music. “Please, bear witness,” he says, laughing like a giddy schoolboy. If you decide to tune in, you might hear new music from the likes of Hercules & Love Affair, Cut Copy, Glass Candy (pictured), Crystal Castles, Daedelus, Friendly Fires, Stars, Dntel, of Montreal and Chromatics. Poison or remedy? And why not make it easy on yourself? iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE. Hit it, people.

42:54 minutes (39.28 MB)

This, the SCANDINAVIAN episode of Signal:Noise, is probably the most signally of all the podcasts. Host Mr. Chuck lets the hits from the Nordic region of the planet reverbate in your ears uninterrupted. It’s streaming audio for your whale blubber milkshake lunch! Since there is no spoken playlist, here is your cheat sheet:

Bjork • Pneumonia

Lykke Li • I’m Good, I’m Gone
Shout Out Louds • South America
The Knife • Marble House
El Perro Del Mar • How Did We Forget
I’m From Barcelona • The Painter
Jens Lekman • Sipping on the Sweet Nectar

The Raveonettes • Love in a Trashcan

Lindstrøm • The Long Way Home

Múm • Rhuubarbidoo
Sigur Rós • Festival (radio edit)

Ace of Base • Happy Nation

51:24 minutes (17.65 MB)

As promised in the print version, here's the audio of Alan's pre-election interview with Peter DeFazio.

58:47 minutes (53.83 MB)

The Obama Hell Yeah! Episode. On the 15th dispatch from the Signal:Noise studios, host Mr. Chuck rallies the cherubs, unicorns and other mystical & majestic beasts of lore for a show that is both celebratory, cerebral and catastrophic. Tune in for the songs of Radiohead, Bob Dylan, Bright Eyes, Department of Eagles, Atlas Sound, The Clash, Of Montreal, The Fugees, The Go! Team, Michael Jackson and TV on the Radio. And why not make it easy on yourself? Obama-supporting iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE. V is for Victory. P is for Play.

40:21 minutes (36.95 MB)

Welcome to the Eugene, Oregon Episode. Join Mr. Chuck on the 16th installation of the Signal:Noise music podcast as he mines the local scene for music and unearths a few treasures along the way. (Although he readily admits that he totally forgot to include some of his favorite Eugene bands ... therefore this is probably just part ONE of many.) Check out the mud-slicked, waterlogged sounds of Bad Mitten Orchestre, Muke, Heavenly Oceans (pictured), Eleven Eyes, Sid & Fancy, Mood Area 52, The Sawyer Family and more!

54:03 minutes (49.48 MB)

Happy New Year and Welcome to the Great Apocalypse! Endure your freedom to freak the fuck out with a host of beautifully doomed rats, yawns, pretending robots, futures, new beginnings, winters, years 1999, 2012, 2080 and, of course, Episode 17 of the Signal:Noise music podcast. With guest host Ida in tow, Mr. Chuck will look into the crystal light bulb for supreme tunes by Eskimo & Sons, Andrew Bird, Yeasayer, The Walkmen, Les Savy Fav, Arcade Fire, MGMT, Los Campesinos!, Love is All, Badly Drawn Boy, and Flight of the Conchords (pictured above). Love this stuff to death? iTunes users can subscribe to this podcast by clicking HERE.

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