Closing off what has become an incredible year is my in-studio session with the sad boys of Sadgasm, a local Salem combo that has only been together a few months, and has already established themselves as the Sad Sac for the 21st Century.
In this show, we celebrate the new year, open the loveline, and take calls from people who are having actual relationship woes, and need advice. We also get to hear some of the songs on their upcoming record, Ramen, which is coming out soon, and in general, have an excellent time. You can find more information out about Sadgasm by visiting their websites: Instagram & Bandcamp, or by pestering them on their social media accounts: Gravy Brink, Andy Alvarez, Austin Antrican and Jon Garcia.
Special thanks is in order, to Kylie Burbank and Emma Douglas, who helped behind the scenes for this show, and are stand up folks in their own right.
Thanks for the incredible year. While it blew everywhere else, 2017 was great for Mid-Valley Mutations, and I thank all of you for being a part of it, and keeping this show going. You all are amazing.
A Sadgasm New Year’s / New Tears Special!
Part I: Backyardagins
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Barnyard Fun * Sadgasm * Ramen * Unreleased (2018)
Part II: Couples Massage
Caller #1: Donald. “How do you find someone to smooch on New Year’s Eve? How can I ask to get a couples massage?”
Caller #2: Prince. “What’s a nice, chill activity to do on a date instead of something insane?”
Caller #3: Anonymous. “What do you do when your partner calls you buddy after being intimate?”
Part III: “It makes me feel less alone.”
03.) Cum On (Live) * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
04.) Interview Part 1 * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
- Forming in May, Adieu Caribou, Cape Disappointment, songwriting, Escape Disgrace, working on a new record, recording it yourself, friends having fun.
Part IV: “So many things I wanna say to you.”
05.) Makin’ Love in Three Four (Live) * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
06.) Interview Part 2 * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Caller #4: Roger. “What is your advice for sad people?”
Caller #5: Desmond. “What is a good first sex toy?”
Part V: Hats Off
07.) Trim Photo To Fit * Sadgasm * Ramen * Unreleased (2018)
08.) 2 AM (Live) * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
09.) Puke (Live) * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Caller #6: William. “Can you help me find a hat that will help me find the person for me? If you could drink any beer, what would it be?”
Part VI: “A flexible schedule.”
10.) Interview Part 3 * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
- Recording at home, Postrich Bear.
Caller #7: Jordan. “What do you do when you don’t want a relationship but you get lonely?”
Caller #8: Mr. Smith. “What do you do when your partner has a lot of quirks? What if they don’t like broccoli?”
Caller #9: Anna. “What do you do when you find out that your boyfriend is married?”
Part VII: “It’s not the words but the heart I lack.”
11.) Eating Ash (Live) * Sadgasm * 29 December 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Caller #10: Anonymous 2. “What do you do about ghosting? What about a person in a bad relationship who doesn’t call you back?”
Caller #11: Mr. Smith. “She does not like brussel sprouts, or any green vegetables.”