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The One About Floating

On this episode: the Dear Cousins LaBenne get right into a Thor Talk after Luke forces a Loki into the conversation and Brian shares an interesting story from Norse mythology, they get all floaty and talk about living that #puremichigan life as well as get into The Breakfast Club and Chariots of Fire, Brian reveals that although he’s a good American boy there are a couple things that make him tear up and he talks about his love of American Ninja Warrior, they get into a short discussion on politics and poverty all while playing the eight best songs you’ll hear all week!

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 Floating

Together Pangea – Money on It from Bulls and Roosters out August 25th on NETTWERK

Beach House – Chariot from B-Sides and Rarities out now on Sub Pop

The War on Drugs – Strangest Thing from A Deeper Understanding out August 25th on Atlantic Records

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real feat. Lucius – Set Me Down on a Cloud from the new self-titled album out August 25th on Fantasy Records

Lomelda – Interstate Vision from THX out September 8th on Double Double Whammy

EMA – Down and Out from Exile in the Outer Ring out August 25th on City Slang

Lafa Taylor and Aabo – Think of You (VIP) from FEEL out now on Mixto Records

Washed Out – Hard to Say Goodbye from Mister Mellow out now on Stones Throw Records

The One With Maximum Rockage

On this episode: our dear cousins call attention to the “Who Dursted First” controversy and call out Comedy Bang Bang in the process, Luke’s gentleman’s dilemma turned out to be an idiot’s dilemma, Brian gets creepy on Idris Elba in a new segment called The Elba Room and they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear all week!

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.

TWITTER: @BestSongEverPod

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Songs Played on The One With Maximum Rockage

Overcoats – Nighttime Hunger from Young out now on Arts & Crafts Productions

Palehound – Flowing Over from A Place I’ll Always Go out June 16th on Polyvinyl Records

Morning Teleportation – Calm is Intention Devouring It’s Frailty from Salivating for Symbiosis out now on Glacial Pace Recordings

Shabazz Palaces – Shine a Light from Quazarz, Born on a Gangster Star out July 14th on Sub Pop

Chloe Foy – Are We There Yet from Are We There Yet EP out May 12th

Great Grandpa – Teen Challenge from Plastic Cough out July 7th on Double Double Whammy

Gothic Tropic – How Life Works from Fast or Feast out May 19th on Old Flame Records

Hazel English – Love is Dead from Just Give In / Never Going Home EP out May 5th on Polyvinyl Records

The One With All the Birthday Presents

On this episode: Luke rudely interrupts our introduction and is very rude to Brian, our dear cousins play a game of Shark Tank and Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Brian plays a total “Luke Song” and Luke plays a total “Brian Song,” they get into some deep topics like if it actually pays off to be meek and how sometimes you need to take care of your own well being first before you can take care of others, and of course they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear this week.

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.

TWITTER: @BestSongEverPod

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Songs Played on The One With All the Birthday Presents

Perfume Genius – Slip Away from No Shape out May 5th on Matador Records

Sweet Spirit – The Mighty from St. Mojo out this Friday, April 7th on Nine Mile Records

Land of Talk – This Time from Life After Youth out May 19th on Saddle Creek

Tei Shi – Keep Running from Crawl Space out now on Downtown Records

SEVDALIZA – Marilyn Monroe from  ISON due in April on Twisted Elegance

Cende – Bed from #1 Hit Single out  on May 26th on Double Double Whammy

Jumo – Huit Jours from Derive out May 12th on Nowadays Records

Tigers Jaw – Guardian from spin out  May 19th on Black Cement Records 

Eskimeaux have shared “WTF,” the latest single from their new mini album, Year of the Rabbit.

Year of the Rabbit is the follow up to their 2015’s critically acclaimed debut album, O.K.  The album is available for pre-order now and out April 15th via Double Double Whammy.

Eskimeaux have also announced a full U.S. tour with Frankie Cosmos and Yowler this Spring.  All dates below.

4/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *

4/2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium *

4/3 – Washington, DC  @ DC9 *

4/4 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *

4/5 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Kings *

4/6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) *

4/7 – Birmingham, AL @ Syndicate Lounge *

4/8 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia *

4/9 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada

4/10 – Austin, TX @ Sidewinder *

4/12 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *

4/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *

4/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * ^

4/15 – San Diego, CA @ Che Café * ^

4/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall * ^

4/18 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater * ^

4/20 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project * ^

4/22 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Diabolical Records * ^

4/23 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake * ^

4/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry * ^

4/26 – Madison, WI @ High Noon * ^

4/27 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall * ^

4/28 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s * ^

4/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project * ^

4/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church * ^

 

* w/ Frankie Cosmos

^ w/ Yowler

Florist have shared “White Light Doorway,” the latest single from their debut album, The Birds Outside Sang. The album, available for pre-order now, is due out January 29 via Double Double Whammy.

Florist have also announced a record release show at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn, NY on January 30. Joining them will be Vagabon, Long Beard & Yours Are The Only Ears.

1/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium*

*Record Release Show w/ Vagabon, Long Beard & Yours Are The Only Ears

 

Today, Florist have shared the full stream for their new EP Holdly, out October 30 on Double Double Whammy.  FADER who premiered the stream, is saying it is “really, really lovely.”  Holdly is available for pre-order now.

11/3 – Ithaca, NY @ House Show *

11/4 – Cleveland, OH @ Crozberry House *

11/5 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House *

11/6 – Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear *

11/7 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemp *

11/8 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *

11/9 – Nashville, TN @ TBA *

11/11 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves *

11/12 – Austin, TX @ TBA *

11/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ *

11/15 – Savannah, GA @ TBA *

11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) *

11/17 – Athens, GA @ TBA *

11/18 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *

11/19 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd DC *

11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *

 

* w/ Hello Shark

Today, Florist have shared “Cool and Refreshing,” the latest track from their new EP

Holdly, out October 30 on Double Double Whammy.  SPIN, who premiered the track is saying it’s “delicately plucked acoustic guitars and pools of stolid synthwork collide with Sprague’s weary whispers.”  Holdly is available for pre-order now.

Florist have also announced a Fall tour with Hello Shark. All dates below.

11/3 – Ithaca, NY @ House Show *

11/4 – Cleveland, OH @ TBA *

11/5 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Witch House *

11/6 – Chicago, IL @ Pinky Swear *

11/7 – St. Louis, MO @ Lemp *

11/8 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop *

11/9 – Nashville, TN @ TBA *

11/11 – Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves *

11/12 – Austin, TX @ TBA *

11/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ *

11/15 – Savannah, GA @ TBA *

11/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) *

11/17 – Athens, GA @ TBA *

11/18 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *

11/19 – Washington, DC @ TBA *

11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *

* w/ Hello Shark

Boston’s Krill are excited to share the music video for “Torturer,” from their breakthrough record, A Distant Fist Unclenching. The video, directed by Kathleen Hancock, made its debut on NPR Music, ahead of the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Speaking about the band, NPR shared, “Seething anxiety runs through the lyrics of bassist and singer Jonah Furman, who deploys drawn-out, sentence-like phrases that tease out pent-up emotions, self-doubt and neurosis. It makes Krill’s songs feel jittery and claustrophobic one moment and satsifyingly cathartic the next, as the trio erupts”.

Expanding on the video’s plot, NPR offered, “It’s all a little surreal, sure. But the story and its imagery matches the low, rumbling turmoil lurking in Krill’s complex, chaotic music.”

A Distant Fist Unclenching was released in February to wide spread praise throughout the US and the UK and Krill have found themselves on the road in support of the record since it’s release, touring with peers Speedy Ortiz, Warehouse, Mitski, Ava Luna, and Two Inch Astronaut, performing at this year’s Boston Calling Festival, as well as embarking on their first international dates. The band are ready to hit the road again for a small set of dates beginning this week. Check them out below.

Recorded with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Speedy Ortiz), A Distant Fist Unclenching is Krill’s most ambitious body of work and true progression of their sound. Following last year’s fantastic Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts Into Tears EP, Krill continue to push forward, exploring new and unknown territory throughout their expansive new record with a knotted post-punk grace and deeply philosophical charm that was hailed by Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum, Noisey, The Fader, NME, and many others.

STREAM KRILL’S “TORTURER” MUSIC VIDEO VIA NPR MUSIC:http://www.npr.org/event/music/423214441/first-watch-krill-torturer

STREAM KRILL’S “TORTURER” MUSIC VIDEO VIA YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOaAAiu75G0

07/23 – New York, NY @ Pier 84/RiverRocks w/ We Were Promised Jetpacks (FREE)

07/25 – Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest

07/26 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

07/27 – Fort Wayne, IN @ The Brass Rail

08/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades w/ Big Ups, Stove, Palm & more

08/22 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair w/ Big Ups, Stove, Palehound & more

A Distant Fist Unclenching is out now via digital download and vinyl on Exploding In Sound / Double Double Whammy (US) and Steak Club Records (UK).

Eskimeaux has shared “Broken Necks“, the first track from O.K., out May 12 on Double Double Whammy.  Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith, founding member of the Brooklyn-based songwriting and art collective, The Epoch and Frankie Cosmos’ band.

Stereogum premiered “Broken Necks” yesterday and interviewed Gabrielle about the new album, O.K.  Read that HERE.

Eskimeaux have also announced a Spring Tour with Crying. All dates below.

3/28 – Bronx, NY @ Fordham University

3/29 – Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College *

3/30 – Ithica, NY @ Waffle Frolic *

3/31 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s *

4/1 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *

4/2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Death House *

4/3 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project *

4/4 – Harrisonburg, VA @ MACROCK * ^

4/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca * ^

* w/ Crying

^ w/ Told Slant

Double Double Whammy have announced that Brooklyn-based Eskimeaux has joined the label for a Spring release of their new LP, OK.  Eskimeaux is the recording project of songwriter and producer Gabrielle Smith, founding member of the Brooklyn-based songwriting and art collective, The Epoch and Frankie Cosmos’ band.

Smith started using the Eskimeaux moniker in 2007, releasing experimental and noise albums through 2010, and developing the sound over the years into the realm of more structured songwriting (2011’s Two Mountains), EDM (2012’s Eskimeaux), and more recently, beat-driven and poetic bedroom pop.

Eskimeaux have also announced a January tour with Adult Mom, all dates below.

1/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Told Slant, Allison Crutchfield

1/9 – Washington, DC @ Babe City w/ Witch Coast, Foozle

1/10 – Raleigh, NC @ Prisma-Video w/ SMLH

1/11 – Atlanta, GA @ Mammal Gallery

1/12 – Whitesburg, KY @ Boone Building/Youthbored

1/13 – Athens, OH @ Wolf Haus

1/14 – Columbus, OH @ Spacebar w/ All Dogs

1/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ City Grows w/ Fun Home, Yrs

1/16 – Harrisburg, PA @ Little Amps Coffee w/ Bellows

1/17 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Circuit City w/ Pebbles

1/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ free cake for every creature, Harpoon Forever