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The One With Awkward Boys and Punk Girls

This week on Best Song Ever Luke and Brian kick 2017 off in style with a song about dreading the upcoming year.  They talk about channeling your inner Julia Stiles, the Kirk Cameron classic film “Fireproof,” engage in another episode of Thor Talk and also introduce Tech Talk.  Of course, the music is always great and this episode may feature the strongest batch of songs yet.

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 Awkward Boys and Punk Girls

Mac McCaughan – “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)” available for download at Mac’s bandcamp

Stef Chura – “Spotted Gold” off of her debut album Messes out January 27th on Urinal Cake Records

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – “let gO Of my egO” from Drool out March 3rd from Sooper Records and Father/Daughter Records

WHY? – “This Ole King” from their forthcoming sixth album Moh Lhean out March 3rd on Joyful Noise Recordings

Elliott Smith – “I Figured You Out” from Either/Or Expanded Edition out March 10th on Kill Rock Stars

Pinegrove – “Aphasia” from Cardinal out now on Run for Cover Records

P.O.S. – “Wearing a Bear” from Chill, dummy out January 27th on Doomtree Records

Clap Your Heads Say Yeah – “Fireproof” from The Tourist out February 24th

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah’s new album Only Run is now streaming in its entirety via NPR’s First Listen. Only Run comes out next week on June 3.

Several weeks ago, Pitchfork premiered the first video for the track “As Always.” The video, directed by David M. Helman, shows actor Wil Daniels deep in a never-ending night of debauchery and explodes with an unexpected twist at the end.

Watch the video for “As Always” on Pitchfork

The band will be touring in support of Only Run. The Complete list of dates is below.

6/2 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, DC

6/3 – Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC

6/4 – New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC

6/5 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL

6/6 – The Social – Orlando, FL

6/7 – The Masquerade – Hell Stage – Atlanta, GA

6/8 – Zanzabar- Louisville, KY

6/10 – The Mill – Iowa City, IA

6/11 – Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN

6/12 – Majestic Theater – Madison, WI

6/13 – Taste of Randolph – Chicago, IL

6/14 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH

6/16 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Canada

6/17 – Ll Motore – Montreal, Canada

6/18 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA

6/26 – BSP Kingston – Kingston, NY

6/27 – Jonny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA

6/28 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY

7/24 – Club Cafe – Pittsburgh, PA

7/25 – Fountain Square – Cincinnati, OH

7/26 – Old Rock House – St Louis, MO

7/27 – The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO

7/28 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO

7/29 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

7/30 – Neurolux – Boise, ID

8/1 – Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, Canada

8/2 – The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

8/3 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

8/5 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA

8/7 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

8/8 – Casbah – San Diego, CA

8/9 – Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ

8/11 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX

8/12 – Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX

8/13 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA

8/14 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL

8/15 – Miller Plaza – Chattanooga, TN

8/16 – The Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC

8/17 – The Camel – Richmond, VA

9/06 – Club Quatro – Tokyo, Japan

9/08 – Club Quatro – Osaka, Japan