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The One Where Everything is Enjoyable

On this episode: our dear cousins talk about American Idol and Katy Perry, they get into God Talk early and keep talking about their history with religious institutions,

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 Where Everything is Enjoyable

Sir the Baptist feat. Killer Mike and ChurchPpl – Raise Hell from ____ out ___ on Atlantic

Lo Tom – Overboard from Lo Tom out July 14th on Barsuk

Jamilla Woods – Holy from HEAVN out now on Soundcloud with a proper release soon from Jagjaguwar

Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder from Hug of Thunder out July 7th on Arts & Crafts

(Sandy) Alex G – Bobby from Rocket out this Friday, May 19th on Domino

Danny Brown – Kool Aid from Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack out June 23rd on Mass Appeal Records

The Drums – Blood Under my Belt from “Abysmal Thoughts” out June 16th on Anti-

Lost Balloons – Numb from Hey Summer out June 16th on Dirtnap

The One About Australia

Welcome to the very first episode of Ghettoblaster Magazine’s Best Song Ever podcast!  Every episode Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne will be bringing 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.  Thanks for checking this out, we hope you enjoy the show!


Songs Played on “The One About Australia”

Crying – “Wool in the Wash” from Beyond the Fleeting Gales out now on Run for Cover Records

Lizzo – “Good as Hell” from Coconut Oil EP out now on Atlantic Records

D.D. Dumbo – “Satan” from Utopia Defeated out now on 4AD Records

Dirty Projectors – “Keep Your Name” on Domino Recording

Julia Jacklin – “Coming of Age” from Don’t Let the Kids Win out now on Polyvinyl Records

Rafter – “You Are the Last of Your Kind” from the upcoming album XYZ out this Friday, October 28th on Joyful Noise Recordings

Personal Space – “Offering” from Ecstatic Burbs out now on Tiny Engines

Pavo Pavo – “Ran Ran Run” from the upcoming album Young Narrator in the Breakers out on November 11th on Bella Union Records

Special thanks to the band Congress for allowing us to use their song “Pond Fight” from their debut album Ugly Eye for our opening song!



Today, Because Music/Neon Gold/Atlantic recording artist Christine and the Queens releases a new “Tilted” (Paradis Remix) digitally and is on Soundcloud HERE.

The duo Paradis explain: “What we loved the most about remixing Christine is the strength of her vocals, which were very inspiring from both a melodic and rhythmic point of view. We love what she represents right now in France, and we hope she can bring it in America too!”

Christine and the Queens earlier announced her live return to U.S. in the Fall, touring North America with Marina and the Diamonds through California, Portland, Canada, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Denver, and ending with a double Terminal 5 show in New York. She made her eagerly anticipated network TV debut on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers HERE. Additional live dates will be announced soon – for updates, please go to www.christineandthequeens.com/us.

Christine and the Queens made her North American debut earlier this year with the Saint Claude EP, highlighted by the international hit singles “Saint Claude” and “Tilted.” The latter track – hailed by VICE’s Noisey as “lithe, perfectly parsed pop” – comes accompanied by a unique video, streaming at Christine’s official YouTube channel HERE.

10/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre

10/21 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

10/23 – Portland, OR @ Roseland

10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore

10/25 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount

10/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

10/28 – Denver, CO @ Ogden

10/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Northop

10/31 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

11/02 – Toronto, ONT @ Sound Academy

11/03 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis

11/04 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

11/09 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

11/10 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

More dates to be announced

Milo Greene – the Los Angeles-based quintet whose self-titled debut album on Chop Shop/Atlantic Records recently entered Billboard‘s Heatseekers chart at No. 1 – will appear next week on “Conan” on Thursday, September 6. The band is also heading out on tour.  Here are the dates:

9/8 – Portland, OR @ MFNW

9/9 – Dana Point, CA @ Doheny Days at Doheny State Beach

9/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ John Anson Ford – supporting The Walkmen

9/14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues San Diego – supporting The Walkmen

9/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom – supporting The Walkmen

9/18 – Norman, OK @ University of Oklahoma – supporting The Walkmen

9/19 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre – supporting The Walkmen

9/21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live – supporting The Walkmen

9/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitina’s – supporting The Walkmen

10/5 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress

10/6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Sail Inn

10/10 – Dallas, TX @ La Grange

10/13 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s – supporting The Civil Wars

10/16 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt

10/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree

10/18 – Atlanta, GA @ The EARL

10/19 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506

10/20 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern

10/23 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel

10/25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

10/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

10/27 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

10/28 -Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa

10/29 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern

11/1 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Blind Pig

11/2 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall

11/3 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon

11/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

11/7 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird

11/8 – Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

11/9 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theatre

11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

11/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club

11/14 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

11/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey

Additional dates to be announced.

Bleed American

Now, Now, Minneapolis trio, who has captured the attention of NPR’s All Songs Considered and The Onion with their inviting, angular and seductive sound, are heading out on a run of fall tour dates with Motion City Soundtrack and Jukebox The Ghost supporting their sophomore album, Threads.  Not to be overlooked, Threads was released in March via Chris Walla’s Trans Record Label, an imprint of Atlantic, and a jump from previous label No Sleep   With a growing fanbase, and support tour slots with Fun. and The Naked and Famous under their belts, Threads showcases the band’s perfect brand of pop, inspiring unfailing support and singalongs from old and new fans alike.

Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Now, Now vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Cacie Dalager to talk about another perfect pop album, Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American.  Here is what she told us about it…

What is your favorite album?

Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World

Do you remember when you received or purchased the album?

When I was fourteen I was lucky enough to see them at Warped Tour in Virginia Beach. I had never heard of them before. They were the first band we saw of the day and there were only a few people watching. Everyone I was with (including my dad) bought their album after their set. 

What is your favorite song on the album?

“Bleed American” or “Cautioners.”

What is it about the song that resonates with you?

“Bleed American” is so hard hitting and catchy. And “Cautioners” feels like you got punched in the stomach in the best way possible. 

Have you ever covered a song from the album?

I was in a friend’s band for one show and we covered “Bleed American.”  And one of the first songs I learned how to play on guitar was “My Sundown”.

What is it about the album that makes it stand out against the band’s other output?

Everything about that album is so genuine. It is super catchy, but not over polished. It was one of the first albums I appreciated as a whole and actually felt connected to.

Have you ever given a copy of this record to anyone?  What were the circumstances?

I am pretty sure I gave a copy of Bleed American and Clarity to Brad (Hale of Now, Now). I needed him to understand how good they were. 

Which of the records that you’ve performed on is your favorite?

Threads or our first two EPs. 

What is your favorite song on the album and why?

There is a three-way tie. “The Pull,” “Colony,” and “Magnet.” If I can choose a b side I would pick “Shifting.” Those are the songs that I feel most emotionally invested in. They are also they last songs written before going into the studio, so I think they are the closest to what I would currently prefer to write. “Magnet” is one of my favorite songs to play live as well. 

(Stream/Download “Dead Oaks” – “School Friends” on SoundCloud.  Watch the video for the single “Thread” here: http://youtu.be/yfi_WUxfKP4.)