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The One With So Much So Anyway

On this episode: Brian and Luke have fun with Brazilians, Brian has a first for the podcast, Luke makes Brian shriek, Luke blurts out a spoiler without a spoiler alert, Brian and Luke debate about Ryan Adams, Brian is able to get some things off his chest (against his Doctor’s orders) and some really awesome music is played!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.


Songs Played on The One With So Much So Anyway

Chicano Batman – Friendship (Is A Small Boat In A Storm) from Freedom Is Free out March 3rd on ATO Records

Tinariwen – Assawt from Elwan out now on Anti-

Oddisee – Like Really from The Iceburg out now on Mello Music Group

Vagabon – Fear & Force from Infinite Worlds out now on Father/Daughter Records

Sam Patch – 100 Decibels from Yeah You, and I out now on Dep Records

Ryan Adams – Doomsday from Prisoner out now on Pax Am Recordings

Tashaki Miyaki – Girls on TV from The Dream out April 7th on Metropolis Records

The Mountain Goats – Andrew Eldritch is Moving Back to Leeds from Goths out May 19th on Merge Records

Phoenix, AZ – William Elliot Whitmore loves his fans. He lets himself drown in them while entertaining every single one. He stands by the front door of the Rebel Lounge venue, greeting everyone that passes the 21 and older checkpoint. His fist never unclenches his cerveza. He smiles nonstop. He has yet to sell his soul to the industry.

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Whitmore is a farmboy. He knew he could sing by the time he began talking. As he explains. “It’s just something I did to pass the time while working the fields.” His music has a dark aspect, but not from his perspective. The “Old Devils”, the whiskey, the shallow graves, it all ties in to the beauty of the Midwest. It’s as religious as it is sinful.

In Whitmore’s latest album, Radium Death, he has gone from solo blues to full band. It’s the next step to his musical transgression. But have no doubt, wherever he goes with his music, he will always be the farmboy with the deep, soulful voice of liquid gold. Whitmore is currently on tour, making his way through Texas, Missouri, and Iowa. – Tamara Stanger



Welcome to Future Sounds vol. 3

Every other week, Ghettoblaster brings you a playlist of singles from upcoming albums to excite and entice your ears.  Below you’ll find the entire playlist via Spotify as well as Playlist Highlights, which are songs that really stand out as essential listening.  So please sit back, relax and treat yourself to some seriously great music.

Playlist Highlights


Mr. Lif – World Reknown (feat. Del the Funky Homosapien)
Two early-2000’s underground hip-hop kings unite for an utterly old school, fantastically fresh and just plain awesome track.  Neither Lif nor Del have missed a beat over the years and, in fact, sound rejuvenated as they trade lines back and forth at a frenetic pace like so few hip-hop artists do these days.  The production, with its futuristic swirling keyboard, sounds like The Roots circa Things Fall Apart and is the perfect complement for these two.  Mr. Lif’s new album, Don’t Look Down, is out from Mello Music Group on  4/15/16.

The Gotobeds – Real Maths/Too Much
In 2014 The Gotobeds released a phenomenal and criminally overlooked punk rock album titled Poor People are Revolting.  They are back this year after being picked up by Sub Pop and are readying their next release Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic, out on 6/10/16.  The Gotobeds have a sort of hybrid-punk sound, bringing to mind bands like Wire, The Fall and even Devo.  The first taste of the new album they’ve provided is a schizophrenic punk song, going all over the place in a short amount of time and leaving you wanting more.

Eagulls – Skipping
Every single released thus far (see also: “My Life in Rewind” and “Lemontree”) from Eagulls upcoming sophomore release Ullages would sound right at home on a mix next to Echo and the Bunnymen, The Cure and Cocteau Twins, and, “Skipping” is no different.  Right away they draw you in with the chugging bass line and never let up throughout the rest of the track.  Based on the immense strength of the three singles released so far, make sure to circle 5/13/16 on the calendar and pick up Ullages from Partisan Records.

Andy Shauf – The Magician
Last year, Andy Shauf released The Bearer of Bad News, which he recorded in his basement in Regina, Canada with a new found love for the clarinet and an acoustic guitar his grandfather left for him.  Shauf played every instrument on the album and put out one of the most interesting and heartbreaking singer-songwriter albums of the year.  He’s back again this year after being picked up by Anti- Records and will release Party on 5/20/16.  Anti- describes the upcoming album as a “tightly narrated thirty-eight minutes, all set to ornate arrangements of fuzzed-out guitars, string sections, clarinets and dreamy synths, all draped over delicate piano, acoustic guitars and rainy-day drums.”  Immediately upon listening to “The Magician” the benefits of a larger label and most likely better recording equipment, are incredibly evident.  The intricate instrumentation is all crystal clear and perfectly balanced, making for a really beautiful, yet strange song.

Yeasayer – Gerson’s Whistle
“Gerson’s Whistle” from Yeasayer’s upcoming album, Amen & Goodbye, is a hypnotic, meandering and wonderfully catchy song.  It slowly brings you in with lovely harmonies, strange synths and driving percussion, before taking off in several different directions.  This is an endlessly enjoyable, creative and just plain interesting song to listen to.  It’s also pretty weird!  Amen & Goodbye is out 4/1/16 on Mute.

Full Playlist

Young Northern California based singer-songwriter and musical virtuoso, So Much Light (aka Damien Verrett) will be embarking on a North American tour beginning this March. Chicago-based foursome Oshwa will open the shows.

So Much Light creates a sound that seems both beyond his years and completely of his time. Elements of soul are combined with thoughtful arrangements and production; an evocative poetry counter balanced by a self-deprecating sarcasm, all layered effortlessly over some truly virtuoso guitar playing.

Late last year So Much Light released a powerful five-song digital EP titled Idiot Soul on Anti- Records. The EP features four original tracks and an acoustic retelling of Drake’s “Connect,” all beautifully recorded predominantly in the young musician’s bedroom. You can download or stream the Idiot Soul EP here:


3/4 Chico, CA @ 1078 Gallery

3/6 Oakland, CA @ Explorers club

3/8 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar

3/9 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar

3/10 Las Vegas, NV @ Zar Fest Fairgrounds

3/11 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West

3/17 Orlando, FL @ Wills pub

3/18 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

3/20 Houston, TX @ White Swan

3/21 Dallas, TX @ The Door

3/22 Oklahoma City, OK @ 51st St. Speakeasy

3/23 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle

3/25 Reno, NV @ Holland Project

Deafheaven announced today that they will join Lamb of God on their U.S. Tour as support along with the band Power Trip. As previously reported, Anthrax will be featured on the tour as direct support. The dates begin Friday, January 15 in Pittsburgh, PA and visit several major U.S. markets before coming to a close in Los Angeles, CA on February 12. See below for all confirmed tour dates. Tickets are on sale now.

Deafheaven‘s latest album New Bermuda is out now via Anti- Records.

LAMB OF GOD Tour Dates:
2016 U.S. Tour Dates w/ Anthrax, Deafheaven & Power Trip:
1/15     Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE (Indoor)
1/16     Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
1/17     Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/19     Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
1/20     Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
1/22     Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
1/23     New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
1/24     Wallingford, CT @ Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre
1/26     Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
1/28     Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
1/29     Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
1/30     Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
1/31     Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
2/2       Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
2/4       Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
2/5       Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
2/6       Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Pavilion
2/8       Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
2/9       Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
2/11     Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
2/12     Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium