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The One With Maximum Rockage

On this episode: our dear cousins call attention to the “Who Dursted First” controversy and call out Comedy Bang Bang in the process, Luke’s gentleman’s dilemma turned out to be an idiot’s dilemma, Brian gets creepy on Idris Elba in a new segment called The Elba Room 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 Maximum Rockage

Overcoats – Nighttime Hunger from Young out now on Arts & Crafts Productions

Palehound – Flowing Over from A Place I’ll Always Go out June 16th on Polyvinyl Records

Morning Teleportation – Calm is Intention Devouring It’s Frailty from Salivating for Symbiosis out now on Glacial Pace Recordings

Shabazz Palaces – Shine a Light from Quazarz, Born on a Gangster Star out July 14th on Sub Pop

Chloe Foy – Are We There Yet from Are We There Yet EP out May 12th

Great Grandpa – Teen Challenge from Plastic Cough out July 7th on Double Double Whammy

Gothic Tropic – How Life Works from Fast or Feast out May 19th on Old Flame Records

Hazel English – Love is Dead from Just Give In / Never Going Home EP out May 5th on Polyvinyl Records

Chicago psych-pop band YAWN will release its new Day Trip EP on August 21 via FeelTrip Records and Old Flame Records. Today, they share the title track, which Consequence of Sound calls “this year’s weirdest and most eccentric summer jam.”

YAWN mixes off-kilter psychedelia with infectious pop hooks for a sound that’s simultaneously unconventional and accessible. The band’s own brand of electro-infused psych pop features buzzing guitars, warbling synth, and hazy, blissed-out melodies, and their energetic live show has landed them tours with bands like Tame Impala, The Kooks, Yuck, and Mates of State. For another taste of the upcoming EP, you can stream the previously-released single “Overflow” and check out its accompanying video.

Charleston, SC’s Heyrocco will release their debut LP, Teenage Movie Soundtrack, on June 2 via Old Flame Records. Influenced by an era when alternative, guitar-driven rock and angst-fueled jams ruled the airwaves, it’s full of ’90s-inspired pop tunes updated for modern times.

You can now stream album opener “Loser Denial” — which the band explains was “inspired by a time when Adam Sandler ruled the world” — where it premiered with Bullett or via Soundcloud.

Heyrocco is made up of childhood friends Nathan Merli, Christopher Cool, and Tanner Cooper, who first started jamming in their parents’ garages in 2010 and quit school soon after to pursue their dreams of rock stardom. Having just entered their twenties, they’ve already been out on multiple tours across the U.S. and UK, sharing stages with acts like Grouplove, Those Darlins, and The Weeks and earning praise for their in-your-face live show and compelling on-stage persona.

Teenage Movie Soundtrack is currently available for pre-order on CD and vinyl, and the band will be announcing U.S. tour dates soon.

Coeds will release their Sensitive Boys 7-inch next Tuesday on Old Flame Records, and today, they share sunny, synthy b-side “Videos.”

A warm-weather jam that tells the story of being dumped and pretending to be stronger than you really are, you can stream “Videos” where it premiered with Vanyaland or via Soundcloud.

Coeds is made up of Merideth Muñoz, previously of DC-based band Title Tracks, and longtime friend Ryan Kailath. After a three year music hiatus, Muñoz began writing new material in 2013 and laid down a demo of “Sensitive Boys” with Kailath just for fun. The two ended up continuing their collaboration long distance, with Muñoz based in Austin and Kailath in NYC, and the result is their upcoming debut 7″, which offers listeners a first taste of the duo’s playful, energetic vibe.

You can stream “Sensitive Boys” here, and the 7-inch is currently available for pre-order.

With the release of their new album Love Chills a month away, Chicago band YAWN has shared another cut from the infectiously-catchy record. You can stream album track “Wasting, Waiting” where it premiered with The AV Club, and post and share it via Soundcloud. Love Chills comes out September 9 on Old Flame Records.

YAWN’s energetic live show has landed them tours with Tame Impala, The Kooks, Yuck, and Mates of State, and earned them a spot on last year’s Lollapalooza bill. They’ll be touring in support of Love Chills this fall– stay tuned for live dates, coming soon.

Seattle’s The Pharmacy is gearing up to release Spells, an album that favors the mellow, subdued side of garage-rock with hazy reverb and hypnotic, psych-tinged melodies. Out August 12 on Old Flame Records (and on casette via Burger Records), Spells was recorded in the basement of a used car museum in downtown Tacoma, each of its ten tracks laid down live by Kyle Brunette (producer of Night Beats’ S/T and Sonic Bloom LPs.) Today, the band shares album closer “Strange,” a fuzzy, blissed-out track propelled by lead singer Scottie Yoder’s effortless croon. You can stream the track where it premiered with Wondering Sound and download & post it via Soundcloud.

Spells is the latest in a long line of releases from a band that’s been making music for over a decade. Having toured extensively over the years, The Pharmacy has shared stages with bands like Vivian Girls, Japanther, and Matt and Kim. They just wrapped up a month-long European tour, and will be touring the U.S. in support of their new release this fall.

The Pharmacy Tour Dates:

7/28: Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl

7/30: Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern (w/ Yonatan Gat of Monotonix, DJ Dub Narcotic)

Brooklyn trio Dead Stars will be joining Dinosaur Jr., Mac DeMarco, Speedy Ortiz and more at the Village Voice‘s 4Knots Music Festival next month. Held at NYC’s South Street Seaport on Saturday, July 12, Dead Stars kick things off with their fuzzy, ’90s-influenced indie rock, which has earned comparisons to bands like Teenage Fanclub, Pavement, and most commonly, the festival’s headliner. You’ll find the full lineup and all other details here.

Shortly after announcing the full 4Knots lineup, Village Voice premiered Dead Stars’ new single “Summer Bummer,” an anti-summer anthem that will have you singing along with its upbeat chorus and not-so-summer-friendly lyrics. Featured on the band’s upcoming album, Slumber (out June 17 via Old Flame Records), you can stream & share the track via Soundcloud.

Dead Stars will play a record release show at Brooklyn’s Union Pool on June 19 before heading out on the road with fellow Brooklynites Sharkmuffin. See below for a full list of dates.

6/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (record release show w/ Slothrust, Sharkmuffin, Overlake)

6/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie

6/24: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room

6/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Star Bar

6/26: Savannah, GA @ Hang Fire

6/27: Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs

6/28: Mobile, AL @ The Blind Mule

6/29: New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge

6/30: Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone

7/1: Madison, WI @ The Garage

7/2: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle

7/3: Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog

Dead Stars‘ new video. Has hit the streets. Itss heavy on the ’90s nostalgia, and was filmed at a bunch of popular/recognizable spots in the band’s hometown of Brooklyn:

Dead Stars – “Someone Else”

There are shots of the guys taking over local dive bars Union Pool, The Levee, & Barcade, music shop Main Drag (where they buy all those fuzz pedals!), Hair Metal, a local bodega & laundromat, and of course, the Williamsburg Bridge. Would love for you to post/share the YouTube link if you’re into it!

Dead Stars’ new album Slumber comes out June 17 on Old Flame Records.

In anticipation of their upcoming LP Slumber, out June 17 via Old Flame Records, Brooklyn’s Dead Stars has shared new album track “Crawl” via IMPOSE Magazine. One of the more aggressive, fuzzed-out tracks on the record, it features the crunchy guitars and driving rhythms that have earned the band comparisons to Dinosaur Jr., Pavement, and a slew of other ’90s indie rockers. “Crawl” is available to download and share via Soundcloud.

Having shared stages with bands like Fucked Up, White Fence, and Bear Hands, Dead Stars has a handful of local shows coming up before they head out on the road with fellow Brooklynites Sharkmuffin in June. See below for a list of dates (more TBA.)

* with Sharkmuffin

5/6: Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery (w/ Loom)
5/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Pet Rescue
5/17: New York, NY @ Cake Shop (w/ The Pharmacy, Shark?)

6/19: Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool (record release show w/ Slothrust, Sharkmuffin)

6/22: Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie*

6/24: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Back Room*

6/25: Atlanta, GA @ The Star Bar*

6/27: Jacksonville, FL @ Rain Dogs*

6/29: New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge*

7/3: Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls*

Boston-based rock quartet Mean Creek will release their new full-length album titled Youth Companion, which was recorded at 1867 Recording Studio by Chris McLaughlin, through Old Flame Records (Cloud Nothings, Dead Confederate, etc.) on October 16. The album’s first soaring, nostalgia-laced rock single, “Young & Wild,” can be downloaded for free HERE.

In advance of the album’s release, the band will be touring supporting Our Lady Peace beginning on July 27 at the House of Blues in Cleveland, OH. Tour dates below.
24 – Allston, MA – Great Scott  
27 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues  *
29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club  *
31 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza  *

02 – New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place  *
03 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts  *
04 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club  *

* = supporting Our Lady Peace