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The One With Awkward Boys and Punk Girls

This week on Best Song Ever Luke and Brian kick 2017 off in style with a song about dreading the upcoming year.  They talk about channeling your inner Julia Stiles, the Kirk Cameron classic film “Fireproof,” engage in another episode of Thor Talk and also introduce Tech Talk.  Of course, the music is always great and this episode may feature the strongest batch of songs yet.

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 Awkward Boys and Punk Girls

Mac McCaughan – “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)” available for download at Mac’s bandcamp

Stef Chura – “Spotted Gold” off of her debut album Messes out January 27th on Urinal Cake Records

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya – “let gO Of my egO” from Drool out March 3rd from Sooper Records and Father/Daughter Records

WHY? – “This Ole King” from their forthcoming sixth album Moh Lhean out March 3rd on Joyful Noise Recordings

Elliott Smith – “I Figured You Out” from Either/Or Expanded Edition out March 10th on Kill Rock Stars

Pinegrove – “Aphasia” from Cardinal out now on Run for Cover Records

P.O.S. – “Wearing a Bear” from Chill, dummy out January 27th on Doomtree Records

Clap Your Heads Say Yeah – “Fireproof” from The Tourist out February 24th

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Best Albums (in alpahbetical order):
Blackalicious – Imani Vol. 1
They’re back. Rejoice.

 

Circus Devils – Stomping Grounds
Circus Devils aren’t for everyone. So what?

 

Czarface – Every Hero Needs a Villian
Superheroes, beats and spitting.

 

Andy Gabbard – Fluff
Guitar, brah. Guitar.

 

Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up
The soundtrack to being 30-something.

 

Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers
Portastatic, Superchunk, Go Back Snowball – whatever the name, I’m in if Mac’s in.

 

Motel Beds – Mind Glitter
Full disclosure: I work for them. Doesn’t change a thing.

 

High on Fire – Luminiferous
The time is nigh. Enter in.

 

Liturgy – The Ark Work
Amazing explorations in black metal.

 

Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
Devastatingly heavy while simultaneously beautiful.

 

Best Reissue: Leatherface – Razorblades and Asprin
These albums have all been out-of-print and prohibitively over-priced for too long.

 

Best Comic: Descender
Getting impatient waiting for the next issue of Saga? Descender is more then a stop-gap as Lemire remains one of the best writers working today.

 

Best Game: Mysterium
Like Clue for adults. If marketed correctly, this could reach Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne levels of popularity.

 

Best Show: Difficult People
Billy Eichner’s characters can seem so larger then life, it’s fun to see a more toned down version here. The casting is amazing and so is the writing. Hardly a misstep.

 

Best Podcast: We Watch Wrestling
Matt, Vince and Tom are equal parts ambassadors and sherpas into the world of professional wrestling. They’re really funny too. Sometimes the guys go pretty deep down the rabbit hole of explaining their last trip to PWG, but it’s understandable – seeing PWG live sounds incredible.

You wanted the best, you got the best! Ghettoblaster #41 is here and it’s a double cover with High On Fire on the front and Murs on the back. There’s also interviews with Prefuse73Built to SpillFailureDesaparecidos,METZLyrics Born, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mac McChaughan, Shilpa RayMega RanHeartless Bastardscourtney barnettLightning Bolt, comedians Jen Kirkman and Kyle KinaneDonnie Yen‘s new film Kung Fu Jungle, the new Batman: Arkham Knight game, a 3-page comic review of the Nelsonville Music Festival and so, so, so much more! 

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