I'm An Artist, Too! Perry Shall guest DJs the Indie Rock Hit Parade - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Perry Shall, self-portrait courtesy of the artist

We don’t get too many guest DJs on the Indie Rock Hit Parade. In fact, that role is almost exclusively held by recurring guest Jon Wurster. Still, I like to hand the reins over to a fellow music lover’s capable hands every now and again, and there are few people as capable as taking over the show as Perry Shall.

In addition to leading the heavy-rock trio HOUND, Shall is a prolific visual artist whose work includes all the album covers, posters and logos for Easy Eye Sound, the label founded by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. Along with telling the story of how he connected with Auerbach, Shall shares the history of his world-famous t-shirt collection and how he became the face of Philadelphia donut enthusiasts in the lead-up to the Super Bowl in an extended cut of our conversation.

Far from being all talk, though, Shall came to the studio fully stocked with classic and rare Philly vinyl. Hear him spin regional staples from The Dead Milkmen and Robert Hazard, a mysterious baroque pop singer simply named Keith, and a lost funk track produced by the legendary Kenny Gamble. Also a 16-second hardcore track about water ice.

Have a listen to Perry Shall’s visit to the Indie Rock Hit Parade below:

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