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The One With 90’s Nostalgia

On this episode: our dear cousins dive into Kung-Fu Kenny aka Cornrow Kenny aka Duckworth aka Kendrick Lamar’s fantastic new album DAMN, there is a lot of talk about 90’s nostalgia including Brian giving Luke a lesson on who Jordan Catalano is, Brian gets angry because Luke “stole” a song from him, they discuss the illustrious music career of once video game superstar Frogger, Brian and Luke talk about their literal Best Songs Ever and Luke lands in the Hipster Hall of Fame and you get to hear the eight best songs you’ll listen to 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 With 90’s Nostalgia

Little Dragon – Celebrate from Season High out now on Loma Vista Recordings

Charly Bliss from Guppy out this Friday, April 21st on Barsuk Records

Waxahatchee – Silver from Out in the Storm out July 14th on Merge Records

Toro Y Moi – Omaha from Our First 100 Days available now at ourfirst100days.bandcamp.com

Spoek Mathambo – Want Ur Love from Mzansi Beat out now on Teka Recordings

Ratboys – Control from GN out June 30th on Topshelf Records

Girlpool – It Gets More Blue from Powerplant out May 12th on Anti-

Kool A.D. – Lapsang Souchong from Sky Ladder available now at koolad.bandcamp.com/

Today Girlpool have released a video for “Pretty,” directed by Allyssa Yohana.  The song is from their critically acclaimed debut album, Before The World Was Big, out now digitally and physically via Wichita Recordings.

The band has also expanded their Fall tour to include dates with Alex G, Joyce Manor, Eskimeaux and Told Slant.  All dates below.

10/5 Boston, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs) %

10/6 Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs) %

10/7 Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo %

10/8 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha %

10/9 Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Dance Club (Oberlin College)

10/10 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe %

10/11 Bloomington, IN @ The Blockhouse %

10/13 Chicago, IL @ Subterannean %

10/14 Madison, WI @ The Sett (Unversity of Wisconsin)

10/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom Cafe

10/17 Lawrence, KS @ Love Garden Sounds

10/18 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

10/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

10/21 Reno, NV @ Holland Project

10/23 Fesno, CA @ Stummers *

10/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *

10/26 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

10/27 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl *

10/28 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *

10/30 Sacramento, CA @ Midtown Barfly *

10/31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda *

11/3 San Diego, CA @ Legend Records

11/4 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

11/5 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall

11/7 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #

11/8 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

11/9 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (Downstairs) #

11/10 New Orleans, LA @ Republic #

11/11 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) ^

11/12 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse ^

11/13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^

11/14 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^

$ = w/ Frankie Cosmos

% = w/ Eskimeaux & Told Slant

* = w/ Joyce Manor

# = w/ Alex G

^ = w/ Alex G & Eskimeaux

Girlpool have expanded their Fall tour to include dates with Alex G, Joyce Manor, Eskimeaux and Told Slant.  Girlpool’s critically acclaimed debut album, Before The World Was Big is out now digitally and physically via Wichita Recordings.

8/23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

10/5 Boston, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs) %

10/6 Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs) %

10/7 Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo %

10/8 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha %

10/9 Oberlin, OH @ Dionysus Dance Club (Oberlin College)

10/10 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe %

10/11 Bloomington, IN @ The Blockhouse %

10/13 Chicago, IL @ Subterannean %

10/14 Madison, WI @ The Sett (Unversity of Wisconsin)

10/15 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock

10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom Cafe

10/17 Lawrence, KS @ Love Garden Sounds

10/18 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake

10/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

10/21 Reno, NV @ Holland Project

10/23 Fesno, CA @ Stummers *

10/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s *

10/26 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *

10/27 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl *

10/28 Seattle, WA @ Neumos *

10/30 Sacramento, CA @ Midtown Barfly *

10/31 Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda *

11/3 San Diego, CA @ Legend Records

11/4 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

11/5 El Paso, TX @ Mesa Music Hall

11/7 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #

11/8 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

11/9 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s (Downstairs) #

11/10 New Orleans, LA @ Republic #

11/11 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Purgatory) ^

11/12 Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse ^

11/13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^

11/14 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^

% = w/ Eskimeaux & Told Slant

* = w/ Joyce Manor

# = w/ Alex G

^ = w/ Alex G & Eskimeaux

Girlpool have released a music video for the song “Magnifying Glass.”  FADER who premiered the video is calling it “sweet like summer” and saying it “brings a few of the song’s more vivid metaphors to life.” Girlpool’s critically acclaimed debut album, Before The World Was Big is out now digitally and physically via Wichita Recordings.

Girlpool have also added tour dates with Joyce Manor and Frankie Cosmos.  They will also be playing Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party, Atlanta’s Wrecking Ball Fest, and LA’s FYF Fest.  All dates below.

7/7 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg + *

7/25 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party

8/6 Washington DC @ Comet Ping Pong *

8/7 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook *

8/8-9 – Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest *

8/10 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox *

8/11 St Louis, MO @ Foam *

8/12 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *

8/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto *

8/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *

8/23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

9/4 Bristol, EN @ Exchange

9/6 Dorset, EN @ End Of The Road Festival

9/8 Manchester, EN @ Deaf Institute

9/9 Glasgow, SC @ Broadcast

9/10 Leeds, EN @ Brudenell Social Club

9/11 Birmingham, EN @ Hare And Hounds

9/12 Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

9/14 Brighton, EN @ The Hope

9/15 London, EN @ Scala

9/16 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

9/18 Cologne, DE @ King Georg

9/20 Tilberg, NE @ Incubate Festival

9/21 Berlin, DE @ Monarch 9/25 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival

10/6 Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs) &

10/7 Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo &

10/8 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha &

10/9 Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College

10/10 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe &

10/13 Chicago, IL @ Subterannean &

10/14 Madison, WI @ The Sett (Unversity of Wisconsin) &

10/16 Iowa City, IA @ Public Space One &

10/18 Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge &

10/20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court &

10/21 Reno, NV @ Holland Project &

10/23 Fesno, CA @ Stummers ^

10/24 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s ^

10/26 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom ^

10/27 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl ^

10/30 Sacramento, CA @ Midtown Barfly ^

11/3 San Diego, CA @ Legend Records

11/4 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

+ w/ Alex G

* w/ Frankie Cosmos & w/ Eskimeaux and Told Slant

^ w/ Joyce Manor

Philadelphia by way of Los Angeles duo Girlpool are following up their critically acclaimed self-titled EP with the release of Before The World Was Big on June 2 via Wichita Recordings. The album is available for pre-order now, digitally and  physically.

Girlpool have also announced new tour dates with Frankie Cosmos, Summer dates in London, record release shows in LA and NY, a performance at FYF Fest and a Fall European tour. All dates below.

6/1 Los Angeles, CA @ Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock ^

6/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Amoeba Records

6/7 London, EN @ Dalston Roof Gardens

6/9 London, EN @ Rough Trade East

6/10 London, EN @ Electric Ballroom %

7/7 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg + *

8/6 Washington DC @ Comet Ping Pong *

8/7 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook *

8/8-9 – Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest *

8/10 Nashville, TN @ Stone Fox *

8/11 St Louis, MO @ Foam *

8/12 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *

8/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto *

8/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits *

8/23 Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest

9/4 Bristol, EN @ Exchange

9/6 Dorset, EN @ End Of The Road Festival

9/8 Manchester, EN @ Deaf Institute

9/9 Glasgow, SC @ Broadcast

9/10 Leeds, EN @ Brudenell Social Club

9/11 Birmingham, EN @ Hare And Hounds

9/12l Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival

9/14 Brighton, EN @ The Hope

9/15 London, EN @ Scala

9/16 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere

9/18 Cologne, DE @ King Georg 9/20 Tilberg, NE @ Incubate Festival

9/21 Berlin, DE @ Monarch

9/25 Hamburg, DE @ Reeperbahn Festival

^ Record Release Show w/ Stephen Steinbrink and Michael Vidal

% w/ Waxahatchee

+ w/ Alex G

* w/ Frankie Cosmos

Today Girlpool have shared “Before The World Was Big,” the lead single and title track for their debut LP, out June 2 on Wichita Recordings.

The Philadelphia by way of Los Angeles duo are following up their critically acclaimed self-titled EP with the release of Before The World Was Big.  The album is available for pre-order now digitally and physically.  Pre-order bundles through the Wichita store include a signed poster (while supplies last).

Last month the band shared “Ideal World“, the first taste of the album, which Pitchfork said “recalls bands like the Breeders circa Pod or the Velvet Underground” and NPR called “full of character.”

Girlpool are also hitting the road with Waxahatchee at the end of the month. All dates below.

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4/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *

4/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *

4/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *

4/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *

4/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *

5/1 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *

5/2 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *

5/3 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *

5/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *

5/8 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen *

5/9 – Detroit, MI @ UFO *

5/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *

5/11 – Montreal,  QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *

5/12 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House *

5/13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *

5/14 – East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum *

7/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Eagle Rock Center for the Arts ^

7/7 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg %

8/8-9 – Atlanta, GA @ Wrecking Ball Fest

* = w/ Waxahatchee

^ = Record Release Show w/ Stephen Steinbrink and Michael Vidal

% = w/ Alex G

Philadelphia by way of Los Angeles duo, Girlpool are following up their critically acclaimed self-titled EP with the release of their debut LP, Before The World Was Big on June 2 via Wichita Recordings.  Before The World Was Big is available for pre-order now digitally and physically. Pre-order bundles through the Wichita store include a signed poster (while supplies last).

To celebrate the release of Before The World Was Big, Girlpool have also announced a headlining LA show on June 1 at the Eagle Rock Center For The Arts.  Everyone in attendance will receive a unique mixtape compiled by the band.  Tickets for the show are available now.

Today FADER has premiered Girlpool: Things Are OK, a 25 minute film that documents the band’s first east coast tour, which includes performances of unreleased songs at the now defunct Death By Audio and Glasslands.  The documentary, which the director, Corey McConnell is calling “a portrait of a band at a unique moment in time, discussing their friendship and creative process”, captures the raw energy and intimacy that makes the band’s live show so powerful.

Girlpool have also announced a headlining Brooklyn show at Silent Barn, a European tour in February that includes dates with Alex G and a U.S. Spring tour supporting Waxahatchee. All dates below.

1/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn

2/3 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA  ^

2/16 – London, EN @ Lexington

2/18 – Manchester, EN @ Soup Kitchen

2/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast

2/21 – Paris, FR @ Pop Up Du Label

2/23 – Berlin,  DE @ Berghain Kantine ^

2/24 – Hamburg, DE @ Exile Molotow ^

4/24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister *

4/25 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *

4/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah *

4/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *

4/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *

5/1 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *

5/2 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *

5/3 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *

5/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *

5/7 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle *

5/8 – Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen *

5/9 – Detroit, MI @ UFO *

5/10 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison *

5/11 – Montreal,  QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB *

5/12 – Burlington, VT @ The Monkey House *

5/13 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair *

5/14 – East Greenwich, RI @ Greenwich Odeum *

^ = w/ Alex G

= w/ Waxahatchee

Today LA duo Girlpool have shared “Alone At The Show,” a new song from The Le Sigh Vol. II, which features a compilation tape of unreleased songs from female fronted bands as well as original work from 10 artists surrounding the theme of “The Occult”.

LISTEN TO “ALONE AT THE SHOW

Girlpool’s debut self-titled EP is available now physically and digitally via Wichita Recordings.

Girlpool are also currently playing a free residency at LA’s The Echo. All tour dates below.

12/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo * 12/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

1/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell

1/3 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction ^

* = Free residency at The Echo

^ = w/ Pity Sex, Whirr

LA duo, Girlpool have shared the full stream of their debut self-titled EP, out physically and digitally via Wichita Recordings on November 18.

Girlpool are currently on tour in Europe and have announced a month long, free residency at The Echo during all of December.  All tour dates below.

11/14 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope

11/15 – Glasgow, UK  @ Bar Bloc

11/16 – Sunderland, UK @ Pop Records (Free In-Store)

11/17 – London, UK @ Shacklewell Arms

11/18 – London, UK @ Rough Trade West (Free In-Store)

11/19 – London, UK @ Sebright Arms &

11/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ De Nieuwe Anita

11/23 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club

11/24 – Paris, FR @ Cafe Charbon (Free Show)

12/1 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

12/8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

12/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

12/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

& = w/ Alex G * = The Echo residency