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The One About How Womyn Rock

On this episode of Best Song Ever, recorded on the day of the worldwide Women’s Marches in protest to Donald Trump’s inauguration, Luke and Brian protest in the form of podcasting (protcast? protestcast?) and dedicate the episode to songs from women/women fronted bands.  They discuss how they’ve hunkered down in the bunker of the Doom Tomb and are stocking provisions to get through the next four years and Luke goes on a bit of a rant, ultimately pointing out how ridiculous Reince Priebus’ name is.  Other topics of conversation include Dr. Robotnik, Band and Boujee and how we really how women don’t spontaneously combust.

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.

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Songs Played on The One About How Womyn Rock

The Courtneys – “Tour” from The Courtneys II out February 17th on Flying Nun Records

The Regrettes – “A Living Human Girl” from their debut album Feel Your Feeling Fool! out now on Warner Bros. Recrods

UV-TV – “Only Matters When” from their debut full length album Glass out March 10th on Deranged Records

Mai Lan – “Vampire” from her upcoming album due in 2017

Allison Crutchfield – “Dean’s Room” from Tourist in This Town out January 27th on Merge Records

Rebel Kind – “Just for Fools” from Just for Fools out now on Urinal Cake Records

Diet Cig – “Tummy Ache” from Swear I’m Good At This out April 7th on Frenchkiss Records

Dude York – “Tonight” from Sincerely out February 24th on Hardly Art Records

Backwoods
Backwoods

Terrible Feelings from Malmö, Sweden have existed since fall 2009.  As many great bands have, they sprung out of late parties, punk rock, pop, and friendship.  To date, the friendship has yielded three 7”s and one full length album. Perhaps you recognize them from one of their five full European tours and two U.S. tours (one on each coast), during which they’ve shared stages with Jeff the Brotherhood, White Lung, Imperial State Electric, Fucked Up, The Raveonettes, and The Babies.  On yeah, they were also handpicked by none other than Refused as support in both Europe and Sweden on their final tour.

Musically Terrible Feelings has been described as proto punk, dark power pop and gloomy surf, with a tint of both country and 70s hard rock. All descriptions are correct. It’s rock ‘n’ roll.

August 2013 will see the dawn of “Backwoods”, the band’s first release in over a year. The release features three new songs on 7” format, which will be available via Deranged Records.  Ghettoblaster recently caught up with Terrible Feelings’ Anton Collinder to discuss the record.  This is what he told us…

When did you begin writing the material for your most recent 7-inch?

It was being written on and off throughout 2012, which was a busy year for us. I remember coming up with most of the basic ideas for the songs at work in between tours, while doodling with something else. Stuff just pops up. But I don’t think we started rehearsing them until late 2012.

What was the most difficult song to take from the initial writing stage through recording and mixing?  Why was it so troublesome?

It wasn’t any of the songs that ended up on the 7-inch. We recorded two additional tracks that are not on there. One of them is called “Ambivalence” and turned out to be pretty difficult to get through the studio-process, because it was a bit overdone. We worked too hard on it while rehearsing and then while recording it wasn’t cohesive enough, sadly. But I’m pretty sure it’ll turn up in a different version on another record, and then it should be a killer.

Which of the songs on the record is most different from your original concept for the song?

The B-side, “Black Winter Night”. I originally wrote it as some kind of Springsteen-esque Nebraska-era song. But it became an ‘80s Blondie/Billy Idol thing instead. But then again, Nebraska came out in ‘82, so there’s a connection.

Did you have any guest musicians play or sing on the record?

There might be a friend who claps hands, but nothing that stands out. However, I’d love to have more people playing different stuff on our recordings. Next time I’m very certain there’s gonna be harmonica, saxophone, organs, etc. More fun!

Who produced the record?  What input did that person have that changed the face of the record?

We had a friend called Erik Sunding who functioned as an engineer and subtle producer, but he mostly came with suggestions on some arrangements that didn’t alter the sound on a larger scale. However, Linus Andersson who mixed and mastered the record did an awesome job. He really managed to generate the sound we all knew we wanted for the 7” but didn’t know how to achieve. He also mixed the Goat LP, which is also quite raw and organic. We wrote down notes and listed artists that we wanted to sound like, and he just said “I get it”, and that was it.

Is there an overarching concept behind your new 7″ that ties the record together?

Not in the same total way as with the LP, but I think this is basically a follow-up to that album. Lyrically and song wise.

Have you begun playing these songs live and which songs have elicited the strongest reaction from your fans?

We’ve played them all. People seem to get into all of them, but perhaps a bit more eyebrows are lifted when we play “I Don’t Even Know You”. That song really turned out great.

(Terrible Feelings premiered “I Don’t Even Know You” at Ghettoblaster earlier this week.  Check it out here: http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/2013/song-premiere-terrible-feelings-i-dont-even-know-you/.)

Terrible Feelings
Terrible Feelings

Terrible Feelings from Malmö, Sweden have existed since fall 2009.  As many great bands have, they sprung out of late parties, punk rock, pop, and friendship.  To date, the friendship has yielded three 7”s and one full length album. Perhaps you recognize them from one of their five full European tours and two U.S. tours (one on each coast), during which they’ve shared stages with Jeff the Brotherhood, White Lung, Imperial State Electric, Fucked Up, The Raveonettes, and The Babies.  On yeah, they were also handpicked by none other than Refused as support in both Europe and Sweden on their final tour.

Musically Terrible Feelings has been described as proto punk, dark power pop and gloomy surf, with a tint of both country and 70s hard rock. All descriptions are correct. It’s rock ‘n’ roll.

August 2013 will see the dawn of “Backwoods”, the band’s first release in over a year. The release features three new songs on 7” format, which will be available via Deranged Records.

Deranged and the band recently provided Ghettoblaster with a track from the 7” for your enjoyment.  Download it here:

 

01 I Don’t Even Know You