The Part Time Punks Radio Sessions began in 2008, brainchild of Michael Stock, DJ of the critical/fan-favorite PART TIME PUNKS Radio Show on KXLU 88.9FM (and the club of the same name at The Echo since 2005).
Like John Peel’s legendary “Peel Sessions” for the BBC, the Part Time Punks Radio Sessions are a hybrid mix of live and studio -- meaning an afternoon of free recording time in the studio usually yields four tracks (with multiple takes and minimal overdubs).
Like the Peel Sessions, there is a certain mythology already in place with the Part Time Punks Radio Sessions. A glance at the list of the nearly one hundred sessions already recorded reveals a fairly representative list of most of the best indie bands in the country, and a genre-busting list at that. With the sessionography zig-zagging from shoegaze, indiepop and dreampop to minimal synth, industrial and DIY punk. Which makes for an accurate echo of both the radio show and the club, and provides a real rationale for the longevity and ever-increasing popularity of both (in this, the 8th year of PTP’s existence).
Here is a list of all the band who have recorded Part Time Punks radio sessions so far:
Beach Fossils, Diiv, Craft Spells, Veronica Falls, Violens, Dum Dum Girls, Vivian Girls, Dirty Beaches, The Soft Moon, Zola Jesus, Cold Cave, Crystal Stilts (twice), Weekend (thrice), Whirr, Ringo Deathstarr, Blouse, Seapony (twice), Blank Dogs, Soft Metals, The KVB, Tropic Of Cancer, Cosmetics (twice), HTRK, Xeno & Oaklander, Epee Du Bois, Rosenkopf, Silk Flowers, Violet Tremors, Mac Demarco, Part Time, Love Is All, Terry Malts (twice), Sea Lions, The Procedure Club, Woven Bones, The Fresh And Onlys, Kurt Vile, The Wedding Present, The Homosexuals, The Nightingales, 14 Iced Bears, Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, Lorelei, Half String, Astrobrite, The Soft Pack (when they were still The Muslims), Cause Co-Motion, Weave (twice), Kids On A Crime Spree, Young Prisms, Indian Jewelry, Permanent Collection, Vision Fortune, Christmas Island, Grimble Grumble (twice), Surf Club, Tennis System, Manatee, Nodzzz, Magic Bullets, Harlem, Wax Idols, Dunes, Kindest Lines, Deathday, Sweater Girls, No Joy, Swahili Blonde, Street Chant, The So So Glos, Dadfag, The Honey Dos, Bam! Bam! (and The Bush Tetras, Holograms, Dignan Porch, Stagnant Pools, Lyonnais, Melted Toys, Catwalk & Thieves Like Us are all coming in to do sessions in the coming weeks & months...)