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The One About Hollywood Power Couples

On this episode of Best Song Ever, recorded live from the Broom Tomb, Luke talks about Hollywood Power couples, while Brian tenderly confesses his love for Britt Daniel.  The Dear Dear LaBenne cousins also talk about not conforming to other people’s expectations and the importance of just being yourself.  Plus, Brian gets some things off his chest, which helps bring his beef broth down to room temperature.  It’s a weird and wild ride with an absolutely fantastic soundtrack.

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 Hollywood Power Couples

IDLES – “Well Done” from Brutalism out March 10th on Balley Records

Spoon – “Hot Thoughts” from Hot Thoughts out March 17th on Matador

Paperhead – “Dama de Lavanda” from Chew out February 17th on Trouble in Mind Records

Dryjacket – “Misused Adrenaline” from For Posterity out now on Hopeless Records

Moon Duo – “Cold Fear” from Occult Architecture Vol. 1 out February 3rd on Sacred Bones

Imaginary Tricks – “Bird” from their debut album Skommel out March 24th on Friendship Forever

Ne-Hi – “Offers” from Offers out February 24th on Grand Jury

Gold Connection – “New Religion” from their self-titled EP out March 31st on Fat Possum Records

Somos have announced their upcoming tour with Free Throw and High Waisted, beginning August 24 at The Sinclair in Boston. The tour includes stops at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago. Tickets for Somos’ tour will be available Friday July 8 at 12 PM eastern. Riot Fest tickets and weekend passes are now available.

Somos is touring in support of their recent sophomore album First Day Back, released on Hopeless Records in February 2016. First Day Back is now available for purchase via iTunes and on the Hopeless Records webstore.

08/24 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

08/25 Philadelphia PA @ The Foundry

08/26 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall

08/28 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness

08/30 Nashville, TN @ The End

08/31 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar Lounge

09/01 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall

09/02 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

09/03 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

09/04 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest

09/05 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court

09/07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

09/09 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

09/10 San Diego, CA @ Che Café

09/11 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge

09/13 Austin, TX @ Sidewinder

09/14 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club

09/16 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

09/17 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

09/18 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest

09/20 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room

09/21 Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls

09/22 Buffalo, NY @ Studio at Waiting Room

09/23 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s

Bayside frontman and beloved singer-songwriter Anthony Raneri is currently streaming his entire new record, Sorry State Of Mind, for fans today! The advance listening party comes just days before its scheduled release on Tuesday, June 30 via Hopeless Records. Sorry State Of Mind is available for pre-order now at AnthonyRaneri.com.

Stream Sorry State Of Mind now at AnthonyRaneri.com.

Raneri will celebrate the release of Sorry State Of Mind with two intimate in-store performances and signings at Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ on June 29th and at Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY on June 30th. He’ll be following the release shows with a summer long headlining tour of the U.S. with openers What’s Eating Gilbert, Laura Stevenson and Allison Weiss. Tickets are available now at AnthonyRaneri.com.

June 29 – Fords, NJ – Vintage Vinyl (Info Here)

June 30 – West Babylon, NY – Looney Tunes (Info Here)

July 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade/Purgatory (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 10 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 11 – Orlando, FL – Social (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 12 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Bar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 15 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 16 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 18 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 21 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 23 – Detroit, MI – Shelter (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 24 – Chicago, IL – Double Door (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 25 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 26 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 28 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

July 31 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 1 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 3 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 4 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 6 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 8 – Albuquerque, NM – The Works (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 11 – Austin, TX – Stubbs (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 14 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Hot on the heels of his record announcement, singer-songwriter and beloved Bayside frontman, Anthony Raneri, has announced he’ll be hitting the road this summer for his headlining “Sorry State Of Mind Tour.” The run of dates will feature support acts What’s Eating Gilbert, Laura Stevenson and Allison Weiss, and kicks off in Atlanta on July 9.

The upcoming shows will feature songs from his upcoming record, Sorry State of Mind, and his debut EP, New Cathedrals, as well as striped down versions of Bayside classics in an intimate setting. Fans can pre-order the new record and pick up tickets now at AnthonyRaneri.com.

Raneri’s new record Sorry State Of Mind is scheduled for release on June 30 via Hopeless Records. It features six tracks that incorporate influences ranging from pop to country, including his new electro-pop song “Gone” that debuted at Billboard.com on Monday.

Catch Raneri on tour this summer in support of the new record and follow him at https://www.facebook.com/anthonyraneriofficial for additional updates.

July 9 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade/Purgatory (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 10 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 11 – Orlando, FL – Social (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 12 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Bar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 14 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 15 – Vienna, VA – Jammin Java (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 16 – Philadelphia, PA – North Star Bar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 17 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 18 – New York, NY – Highline Ballroom (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 19 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 21 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 23 – Detroit, MI – Shelter (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 24 – Chicago, IL – Double Door (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 25 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 26 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar (w/What’s Eating Gilbert, Allison Weiss)

July 28 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

July 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

July 31 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 1 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 3 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 4 – Santa Ana, CA – Observatory (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 6 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 8 – Albuquerque, NM – The Works (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 10 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 11 – Austin, TX – Stubbs (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 12 – Houston, TX – House of Blues (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Aug 14 – Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge (w/Laura Stevenson, Allison Weiss)

Nevermind
Nevermind

Alex Fitts, also known as The KickDrums has been involved with making a bunch of tunes that you probably are familiar with as the Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/producer has lent his talents in some form or another to artists like Lana Del Ray, Machine Gun Kelly, Rockie Fresh, Scarface, Slaughterhouse, Casey Veggies. The genre crossing artist is known for his ambidextrious style and Thinking Out Loud, which was released yesterday via Hopeless Records, further pushes the limit of The Kick Drums sound with all the elements of ambient, electro, rock, and hip-hop genres.

Ghettoblaster recently touched base with Fitts about another widely-celebrated, genre-changing rock album.  This is what he said about Nirvana’s Nevermind.

What is your favorite album?

That’s a REALLY hard question because I love so many, but in terms of over-all influence on me and just loving an album growing up I’d say Nirvana Nevermind. May seem a bit cliche because everyone really likes that album, but I loved Nirvana as a kid and that album basically taught me how to play guitar and drums because I’d play along with it or jam the songs with my friends all the time.

Do you remember when you received or purchased the album?

I was pretty young when it came out so I didn’t actually discover the album until three or four years after it was released.

What is your favorite song on the album?

“On A Plain.”

What is it about the song that resonates with you?

The lyrics “It is now time to make it unclear / To write off lines that don’t make sense” always stuck with me as a songwriter. That been my inside joke for as long as i can remember.  To me he was saying, “I’m gonna craft some words that can mean whatever you’d like them to mean.”

Have you ever covered a song from the album?

Naw. I probably never would. It’s too perfect the way it is. May be cool to do a song live though.

What is it about the album that makes it stand out against the band’s other output?

It just had such great songs. Kurt Cobain really proved himself as amazing writer. I think he felt he made a point with that album and wanted to get away from it on In Utero.

Have you ever given a copy of this record to anyone?  What were the circumstances?

No, I don’t think so.

Which of the records that you’ve performed on is your favorite?  

I really like playing “Can’t Hide Love”. I dunno it’s just such a weird song which makes it fun to play around with on stage.

What is your favorite song on the album and why?

I’d have to go with “Fool Killer”. I like that beat a lot. It bangs out, but is melodic at the same time. It also has a few different vibes happening all at once which is pretty cool I think.

(Check out the video of a song from the album here: http://youtu.be/2Fwj1PdMSgo.


Their second single off the album, “Atonement” is currently climbing up the HypeM charts — check it out on The Music Ninja here: 
http://www.themusicninja.com/the-kickdrums-atonement/.)