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The One Where Luke is a Nasty Woman

On this episode of Best Song Ever: the Dear LaBenne cousins kick things off with their first ever bonus track, DJ Khaled visits the Doom Tomb to give us a labelmate alert, Brian calls Luke a nasty woman several times, finally another episode of Thor Talk premiers with a special new surprise, and much much more!

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 Where Luke is a Nasty Woman

Animal Collective – Kinda Bonkers from Painters EP out this Friday February 17 on Domino

Delicate Steve – Cartoon Rock from This is Steve out now on Anti-

Los Angeles Police Department – Plane 2 from an upcoming album due later this year on Anti-

Fancey – Baby Sunshine from Love Mirage out now on fanceymusic.com

Paul White featuring Danny Brown from Accelerator EP out now on R&S

Temples – Strange or Be Forgotten from Volcano out March 3rd on Fat Possum Records

Middle Children – Fish from Earth Angel out March 3rd on Let’s Pretend

Happyness – Falling Down from Write It Out out April 14th on Moshi Moshi Records

Jesca Hoop – Memories Are Now from Memories Are Now out now on Sub Pop Records

After a whirlwind 2014, which ultimately saw South London trio Happyness hit CMJ (making NPR and Bob Boilens top picks), make NME’s Best Newcomers list, as well as The Sunday Times Best Albums of The Year, Happyness have just announced that they have signed to Bar None Records for USA and Moshi Moshi Records for UK/RoW (alongside Magniph Records in Japan).

Those eager for new material need only wait for March 23 when debut album Weird Little Birthday gets the Enhanced Version 2.0 CD treatment, as well as a long awaited vinyl release in the USA – both via Bar/None Records. Live favorite ‘A Whole New Shape’ is also set to surface as a single in March.

Listen To ‘Naked Patients’ On NPR

SXSW Showcases

Wed 18th, 3.30pm – Panache SXSW Bruise Cruise

Thurs 19th, 3pm – El Sapo – Music For Listeners Showcase

Thurs 19th – 1am – Valhalla – Bar/None Showcase

Fri 20th, 12.50pm – Homeslice Pizza – Music By The Slice

Fri 20th, 3pm – Bar 96 – Dr. Martens/Culture Collide

Fri 20th, 6.55pm – Hotel Vegas – Panache Showcase

Sat 21st, 4.30pm – Spider House – Panache Rager

Sat 21st, 11pm– British Music Embassy – NME/PRS

Sun 22nd, 7pm – Beerland – Panache Hangover Party


March 15 – Denton, TX – 35 Denton Music Festival

March 17-22 – Austin, TX – SXSW

March 24 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive $

March 26 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Festival

March 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Panache Spring Fling) ^

March 29 – Santa Ana, CA – Burgerama 2015

March 30 – San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill #

April 1 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

April 3 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern

April 4 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112

April 6 – St, Paul, MN – Turf Club

April 7 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s Oasis

April 8 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean

April 9 – Cleveland, OH – Happy Dog East (Tickets available on day of show only)

April 10 – Middletown, CT -Wesleyan College (Tickets available on day of)

April 11 – Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right

April 12-  Manhattan, NY – Cake Shop

$ w/ Delicate Steve

# w/ White Fence, Twerps

*w/ Ezra Furman

^w/ Jacco Gardner, Twerps