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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

Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has revealed their video for “Generator” from their recent full-length All Hands, out now on Doomtree Records.

The James Gundersen-directed video premiered via AV Club, who called it “a bombastic call to arms that also showcases the group’s pop-culture acumen… the video features the members of Doomtree taking to the streets of their native Minneapolis, cutting imposing portraits against the desolation of a Midwestern winter.” The video is available to stream or embed HERE, and All Hands is available for purchase on iTunes HERE, through Doomtree’s online store HERE, and on Bandcamp HERE.

Having just wrapped up a European tour and a performance at the Justin Vernon-curated Eaux Claires Festival, the group (Cecil Otter, Dessa, Lazerbeak, Mike Mictlan, P.O.S, Paper Tiger and Sims) has announced a new slate of U.S. tour dates, dubbed the Off In The Deep Tour. The crew will hit major cities on both coasts,  and will perform at several high-profile festivals: Riot Fest, Rifflandia, Boston Calling and Fun Fun Fun Fest. There is also a very special event on October 3 in St. Paul, MN — more information soon. The full list of tour dates is below.

8/29 – Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO (Riot Fest Afterparty)

8/30 – Riot Fest – Denver, CO

9/13 – Riot Fest – Chicago, IL

9/17-9/20 – Rifflandia Festival – Victoria, BC

9/19-9/20 – Riot Fest – Toronto, ON

9/23 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

9/24 – Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY

9/25 – The State Theatre – Portland, ME

9/26 – Boston Calling Festival  – Boston, MA

9/27 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC

10/3 – ??????????? – St. Paul, MN

10/14 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA #

10/15 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR #

10/16 – Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA #

10/17 – El Rey Theatre – Los Angeles, CA #

11/6-11/8 – Fun Fun Fun Fest – Austin, TX

# – w/ Astronautalis

Minneapolis hip-hop collective Doomtree has revealed their video for “Final Boss” from their new full-length All Hands, out now on Doomtree Records.

The Maria Juranic-directed video premiered via Stereogum, who noted that “the clean, creepy treatment features Sims, Dessa, P.O.S, and Mike Mictlan sitting down to a Rocky Horror-style last supper, rattling off tight verses before getting individually snuffed out by a looming Cecil Otter. It’s a grim comment on the inevitability of death, but not without a final twist to unsettle your already-upset stomach.”

The video is available to stream or embed HERE, and All Hands is available for purchase on iTunes HERE, through Doomtree’s online store HERE, and on Bandcamp HERE.

Catch the collective live here:

2/16 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA #

2/17 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY #

2/19 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI #

2/20 – Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL # %

2/21 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI  # %

2/25 – First Avenue Mainroom (Album Release Show) – Minneapolis, MN

3/3 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA

3/4 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE $

3/5 – Aggie Theatre – Ft. Collins, CO $

3/6 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO $

3/7 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT $

3/9 – Nuemo’s – Seattle, WA $

3/10 – Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR

3/12 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA $

3/13 – The Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA $

3/14 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA $

3/16 – Club Red – Mesa, AZ $

3/17 – Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM $

3/19-3/21 – SXSW – Austin, TX

7/17-7/18 – Eaux Claires Festival – Eau Claire, WI

# – with Open Mike Eagle

$ – with Hellfyre Club and Transit

% – with Greg Grease