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The One With Dancing on the Walls

On this episode: our dear cousins broadcast live from a pirate radio ship as Brian brings news that they’ve been cancelled by Ghettoblaster editor Dave Obenour, Luke tells some cheesy music jokes, Brian takes us back to 2013 when pop and indie-rock merged and Luke urges artists not to hang out with Taylor Swift, Brian shows us what the lovechild of Jesus and Mary Chain and New Order would sound like, listeners are reminded of Luke’s fervent Don’t Read campaign and talk about the incredible TV show The Handmaid’s Tale, Brian brings his dancing shoes and dances on the wall like Fred Astaire,  they talk a lot about death and ghosts and morbidly romantic music, Brian hypes the new season of The Bachelorette out May 22nd on ABC, Luke schools Brian on who Rachel ended up with in the Friends series finale and they play eight of the best songs you’ll hear 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 Dancing on the Walls

Haim – Want You Back from Something to Tell You out July 7th on Columbia

Goodwood Atoms – Dreaming About from Place EP out May12th on Yunizon Records

Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl from Morningside out now on Flying Nun Records

Lando Chill – Break Them Shackles from The Boy Who Spoke to the Wind out June 23rd on Mello Music Group

LCD Soundsystem – Call the Police out now on Columbia Records

Chris Bathgate feat. Tunde Olaniran – Low Hey from Dizzy Seas out May 19th on Quite Scientific Records

Big Thief – Shark Smile from Capacity out June 9th on Saddle Creek Records

Cymbals – Decay from Light in Your Mind out August 25th on Tough Love Records

Tucson, Arizona’s Lando Chill announces the release of his sophomore album, The Boy Who Spoke to the Wind June 23 on Mello Music.  Chill is more than just another rapper, he’s an artist, a poet. He shares the first single off it entitled, “Break Them Shackles.”

All is one and one is all. When you speak to your soul, you speak to the world. You speak through love and that’s how you transform.” – Lando Chill

Lando Chill’s new album, The Boy Who Spoke to the Wind, is a personal tribute to self actualization, spiritual acceptance and social activism. About the title, Lando says, “The wind is one’s soul. It represents the human spirit and the earth.” Lando Chill is a warrior-poet, a man with one ear to mother nature and one to the plight of humankind. Lando wants to bring the issues of political freedom, police brutality and giving a voice to marginalized communities to the national conversation.

Inspired by the Paulo Coelho book, “The Alchemist,” Lando’s new album is about personal and spiritual transformation. While working on the project, Lando gained a new perspective; he learned that having answers isn’t enough.

Musically, this album is a movement forward from his previous work. Collaborating with producer Lasso, bassist Chris Pierce, as well as other key session musicians, the music is unique and intimate. The album harmonizes the internal and external in a cathartic symphony. The instrumentation is unlike anything else, sprawling from classic lo-fi hip-hop to high production scoring. The album is as reminiscent of James Blake and Bon Iver as it is of Frank Ocean or Kendrick Lamar.

Although originally hailing from the bustling streets of Chicago, rapper Lando Chill has grown up in Tucson, AZ and musically, he’s probably the better for it. While the young artist takes his lead from others that have come before him, he doesn’t sound remotely like anyone else. He’s crafted his own vibe and sound with last year’s debut long-player For Mark, Your Son.  It’s an album that was therapeutic for Lando, helping him deal with mortality. “Early In The Morning” is quite possibly one of my favorite tracks off the album and here it’s reworked with a live band for the official video release.