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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.

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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

Crocodiles have announced a bunch of global dates to support their forthcoming Crimes of Passion LP, which hits stores August 20 via Frenchkiss Records. Recorded in Los Angeles with the Raveonettes’ Sune Rose Wagner, the album is said to be inspired by the Soft Boys, Street Hassle-era Lou Reed, the Jackson 5 and no wave figure Glenn Branca. Here are the dates:

08/24 Glasgow, UK – Broadcast
?08/25 Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Petes
?08/27 Leeds, UK – Brudnell Social Club
?08/28 Manchester, UK – The Ruby Lounge
?08/31 Larmer Tree, UK – End of the Road
?09/02 Brighton, UK – Sticky Mike’s
?09/03 Paris, France – Le Nouveau Casino
?09/05 Barcelona, Spain – Music Hall
?09/07 San Sebastian, Spain – Igeldo Amusement Park (Kutxa Kultur Festibala)
?09/10 Milan, Italy – Magnolia (Indie Summer Party)
?09/11 Turin, Italy – Blah Blah
?09/12 Rome, Italy – Block Out Rock Club Via Casilina
?09/13 Padova, Italy – Looop
?09/14 Marina di Ravenna – Hana Bi
?09/16 Vienna, Austria – Arena / Dreiraum 
10/18 New York, NY – CMJ
?10/19 New York, NY – CMJ
?10/20 Washington, DC – DC9
?10/23 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
?10/24 Nashville, TN – High Watt
?10/25 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
?10/26 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
?10/29 New Orleans, LA – The Mint
?10/30 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
?10/31 Austin, TX  – Holy Mountain
11/01 El Paso, TX  – Lowbrow Palace
?11/02 Tucson, AZ  – Last Exit Live
?11/05 Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
?11/07 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar
?11/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
?11/09 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
?11/11 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
?11/12 Seattle, WA  – Barboza
?11/16 Chicago, IL  – Empty Bottle
?11/19 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
?11/20 Montreal, QC – Divan Orange
?11/21 Boston, MA – Great Scott
?11/22 Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle
?11/23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Willamsburg