HN Radio Playlist | Week of June 30, 2014

Welcome to the second week of HN Radio. We’ve got another full playlist of premieres and recent releases. Find out more about each track below. Then, turn it up and enjoy.

“Beat Up Iron” is the first release off a forthcoming LP from Kill County. The same way the band wrote 2013’s Dust In Wire, it’s being composed with the semi-Lincoln band apart from each other, split between Nebraska, Michigan and Texas. Curb your Kill County appetite with this song premiere.

“Move Your Bodies” is the lead track off Oquoa’s debut album. They released the album last week via Hear Nebraska in advance of their bassist’s (JJ Idt) last show with the band at The Waiting Room.

We’re premiering more live music this week from the Live at O’Leaver’s series. Here’s stunning rendition — and with a hint of reverb — of See Through Dresses’ “Happy.” It was on their debut, self-titled album, released last year.

Lincoln old-timey bluegrass band Bud Heavy & The High Lifes released its first EP last Friday at Zoo Bar. In advance of the show, we premiered “Sail Away, Ladies,” one of the album’s softer, more harmonic ditties.

Diode is a collaboration between Digital Leather’s Shawn Foree and Worried Mothers’ David Hansen. “Peck on the Lips” was the first release from the duo. The pulsating, noise-wrecked track came out last September via the Crash Symbols label.

With “Dreams,” we premiere the first track from the forthcoming EP, Flamboyant Gods from Mars Black and Marcey Yates. For more on their relationship, listen to Marcey Yates discuss their partnership on Hear Nebraska FM.

“Bye Bye” is the first release from Sam Martin’s forthcoming solo effort, A Notion In The Ocean. The album is scheduled for a fall release from Make Believe Recordings, and Martin (of Capgun Coup note) released a video for the album last month on Brooklyn Vegan.

The Omaha band Gordon charges forth on this track from the Live at O’Leaver’s series. “The Man Who Laughed The Loudest” is a sprint to the finish.

Youth Revisited, from the Portland-via-Omaha band HERS, is an album of lyrical candor and musical deception. This song, “Thrills,” is representative as it toys with sweetness and rage. Below that, listen to a teaser for our album review podcast about Youth Revisited, which can be heard in full on the front page of

“The Hunger” is the sludgy closer from Bogusman’s debut EP, Bogus. Listen to a review of the Lincoln prog-punk band’s EP here.

“Hella-Copter” is like a lot of Thirst Things First songs in the sense that it’s both absurd and disarmingly catchy. It’s from the pop punk band’s most recent EP, SEXAPHONE. Read a feature about the record and the concept band here.