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The One Where Brian is a Dummy

Buckle up, because you are now entering the DOOM TOMB.  After an odd and menacing introduction, things calm down a bit and the LaBenne men talk about how dumb Brian is (on a couple occasions,) participate in a Neil Young Showdown, Luke gets spooked out by a song and Brian’s new catchphrase is actually somewhat successful with Luke this time!  It’s a decidedly goofy episode for the ages.  So sit back, relax and get ready to hear Best Song Ever.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne will be bringing 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 Where Brian is a Dummy

Cloud Nothings – “Internal World” from Life Without Sound out January 27th on Carpark Records

Hideout – “I Got Your Message” from So Many Hoops/So Little Time out February 3rd on Small Plates Records

Xiu Xiu – “Wondering” from FORGET out February 24th on Polyvinyl Records

Tyvek – “Real Estate and Finance” from Origin of What out now on In the Red Records

Generationals feat. Sarah Quinatana – “In Green (Volcano, I’m Still Excited!! cover)” from Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl out now on Polyvinyl Records

Carla dal Forno – “Fast Moving Cars” from You Know What It’s Like out now on Blackest Ever Black

Mikko Joensuu – “No One Knows” from Amen 2 out December 16th

Ty Segall – “Orange Color Queen” from Ty Segall out January 27th on Drag City

Comprised of band members and friends since high school Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, Generationals fourth studio album Alix, (out now via Polyvinyl Records) gives a tangible sense of the co-captains’ history, revealing itself as perhaps the band’s most confident record yet. Determined to leave no city untouched by their live energy, they kick off another national tour this week, including dates in Chicago, Nashville, San Diego, Austin and stopping by festivals including Bahidora Festival in Mexico City and Savannah Stopover Festival.

1/13: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone (w/ Elel)

1/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall – Tomorrow Never Knows (w/ Elel, Young Buffalo)

1/15: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House (w/ Elel)

1/16: Champaign, IL @ Mike N Molly’s (w/ Elel)

1/17: Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (w/ Elel)

1/18: Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival (w/ Elel)

1/19: Nashville, TN @ High Watt (w/ Elel)

1/20: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen

2/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom (w/ Rose Quartz)

2/5: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s Pioneertown (w/ Rose Quartz)

2/6: San Diego, CA @ Casbah (w/ Rose Quartz)

2/7: Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music Club (w/ Rose Quartz)

2/9: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace (w/ Rose Quartz)

2/10: San Antonio, TX @ Limelight (w/ Rose Quartz)

2/11: Austin, TX @ The Parish (w/ Rose Quartz)

2/21-22: Tlaltizapan, MX @ Bahidora Music Festival

3/3: Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder (w/ Rose Quartz)

3/4: Orlando, FL @ The Social (w/ Rose Quartz)

3/5: Tampa, FL @ Crowbar (w/ Rose Quartz)

3/6: Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival

3/7: Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly (w/ Rose Quartz)

3/8: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall (w/ Rose Quartz)

In the midst of an already massive North American tour, New Orleans’ Generationals announce today the addition of live dates through January and February of next year. Hitting Nashville, San Diego, Austin and many more, the indie-pop wizards continue their quest to leave no city unturned by their impossibly catchy melodies, synth hooks and unassuming talent.

Comprised of band members and friends since high school Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer and produced by Richard Swift (The Black Keys, The Shins, Foxygen), Generationals fourth studio album Alix, (out now via Polyvinyl Records) gives a tangible sense of the co-captains’ history, revealing itself as perhaps the band’s most confident record yet.

% = w/ Lowell

^ = w/ ELEL

12/2: Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 %

12/3: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s %

12/5: Toronto, ON @ The Garrison %

12/6: Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB%

12/7: Allston, MA @ Great Scott %

12/9: Columbus, OH @ The Basement %

12/10: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight %

12/11: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge %

1/13: Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone ^

1/14: Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (Tomorrow Never Knows Festival)

1/15: St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House ^

1/16: Champaign, IL @ Mike N Molly’s ^

1/17: Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Café ^

1/18: Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival ^

1/19: Nashville, TN @ High Watt ^

2/4: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

2/5: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s

2/6: San Diego, CA @ Casbah

2/7: Santa Barbara, CA @ SoHo Music Club

2/10: San Antonio, TX @ Limelight

2/11: Austin, TX @ The Parish

Arum Rae is touring in support of her entrancing Warranted Queen EP that came out in April, and spawned two great singles, “Warranted Queen” (soundcloud) and “2001” (soundcloud), which SPIN succinctly dubbed “sultry cyber-soul.”

Here are the dates:

# – w/ Generationals

9/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s

9/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Hard Rock Cafe

9/23 – Chicago, IL – Martyr’s

9/25 – St. Louis, MO – The Gramophone

9/26 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar

9/27 – Cincinnati, OH – Midpoint Music Festival

9/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (Cambridge Room)

9/30 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory

10/01 – Little Rock, AR – Juanitas

10/03 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits

10/04 – Austin, TX – Stubbs (ACL Fest late-night show)

10/07 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds Downstairs #

10/08 – Dallas, TX – Prophet Bar #

10/09 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon #

10/10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn #

10/11 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall #

10/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg #

10/14 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley

10/15 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe #

10/16 – Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo #

10/17 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks #

10/18 – Mobile, AL – Alabama Music Box

10/20 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre Rooftop

10/22 – Charlottesville, VA – The Garage

10/23-25 – New York, NY – CMJ

New Orleans-based indie-rock duo Generationals have announced their brand new full-length album titled Alix. Helmed by notable producer Richard Swift (The Shins, Tennis, Foxygen) and being released on Tuesday, September 16 via Polyvinyl Record Co., Alix reveals itself as perhaps Generationals’ most confident record yet, full of history and as multiphase as members Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer’s long-standing friendship.

“Gold Silver Diamond,” Alix‘s buoyant first single described by Joyner as “a feel-good party track that is about emptiness, despair, and the meaningless futility of life” is now premiering over at Esquire.com. Stream the new song HERE.