Twirl Radio #823 – Jim Coleman of This Wilderness

After ten years at a National Public Radio station in Chicago, Mike Lidskin returned to California in 1997 and created Twirl Radio, a weekly two hour radio program which features the finest independent music and artists from the rock era. Mike’s on a mission to not “just spin rock music, but to educate listeners about this vital art form.” Indeed, he doesn’t just announce the songs, but gives histories about some of the artists, the albums, and the songs themselves.

You can catch Twirl live each Saturday afternoon, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM PST on Sacramento’s Voice, KUBU 96.5 FM, and archived right here, as well as at If you haven’t headed into your Saturday night with an earful of Twirl, you’re doing it wrong!

Artist | Track | Album
The Orange Peels | Camera 2 | Trespassing
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. | Funhouse | Glamping
Dog Trumpet | Monkey Tank | Dog Trumpet
The Welcome Matt | Come Alive | More Empire Days
Maxi Dunn | Take It Or Leave It | Edmund & Leo
Two Dollar Pistols | Gettin’ Gone | You Ruined Everything
Cirrone | Uplands Park Road | Uplands Park Road
This Wilderness | D.O.G. | Sorry About Tomorrow
Blake Jones & The Trike Shop | Alchemy C’mere | Make

Jim Coleman of This Wilderness interview
This Wilderness | Full Time Woman | Sorry About Tomorrow

Felsen | Spanish Jam Sandwich | Blood Orange Moon
Sparklejet | Somewhere Along The Way | Phonovella
Bay Station | Sands Of Time | Other Desert Cities
Duncan Faure | Lies And Promises | 4
Elk City | 25 Lines | Everybody’s Insecure
Felsen | Vultures On Your Bones | Blood Orange Moon
Tawny Thiele | Happy Together | The Fowl Tone Sampler
Steve Barton | Gimme Your Hand | Tall Tales & Alibis 3
Lannie Flowers | Day Glow | Single release
Gretchen’s Wheel | Walk Out | Altered Sweet: A Tribute To Matthew Sweet
The Bottle Kids | Her Heart Is Much Worse Than Her Bite | Let Me In On This Action
Heiskell | Still Life With Broken Heart | Emotional Terrorism
Michael Simmons | Dirt Nap | First Days Of Summer
Juliana Hatfield | Live On Tomorrow | Only Everything
Sean O’Brien and His Dirty Hands | Sleeping With Me | Mistakes


On today’s show, we chatted with Jim Coleman, one half of the New York electropunk due This Wilderness! They are about to release their debut album, “Sorry About Tomorrow”. It’s full of contrasts. The album is both challenging and exhilarating, both dark and fun, both negative and optimistic. Much of the music sounds electronic, yet the vocals are important, and up front. It’s definitely an artistic statement.

Jim told us that they’ve been doing guerrilla shows and videos in remote locations, such as parking garages. The DIY ethic is alive with these guys, yet their music is really sophisticated and well produced. With any luck, they might get out to the West Coast on tour this summer. I suggest you give these guys a listen.

We also premiered brand new 2018 music by The Orange Peels, Roger Joseph Manning Jr., Blake Jones & The Trike Shop, Bay Station, and more. It was a good day for music lovers!

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