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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

Brooklyn’s Big Thief shares “Shark Smile”, the new song off the band’s album Capacity which drops 6/9/17 on Saddle Creek Records. Singer/songwriter Adrianne Lenker said about the song: “‘Shark Smile’ is the story of a car accident in which one dies and one lives. She recalls her lover leading up to a moment of the wreck, wishing she’d been taken into the next realm too.”

 

Every Monday, Ghettoblaster is looking back to new albums released the previous week.  Below you’ll find several albums released on Friday March 25th that we believe are definitely worth a listen.

Littler – Of Wandering (Birdtapes)

Of Wandering, the debut album from Philadelphia band Littler, is one of the year’s most enjoyable albums to listen to.  Littler has a nice dynamic of girl/guy singing over rough power pop music, with definite similarities to The Breeders.  These are tough rocking songs with fantastically catchy choruses.  The album chugs along at a wonderful pace and all of a sudden is finished, leaving you the desire to start it from the beginning once again.  Of Wandering takes you back to your mid-twenties when you wrestled with the desire to finally grow up and get things figured out, yet still wanted to have fun.

Eric Bachmann – Eric Bachmann (Merge Records)

After years creating music as the front man of indie rock legends Archers of Loaf and then Crooked Fingers, Eric Bachmann is back with an absolutely stunning self-titled album.  Eric Bachmann is filled with nine songs centered around impeccable lyricism, bright piano and dazzling harmonies, making for a truly beautiful album.  There are several stylistic ventures along the way, including country, doo-wop and alternative rock, but the songs are perfectly paced throughout the album so they never seem out of place.  If you’re a fan of great lyrics sung in intricate melodies, you should definitely check out this album.

Domo Genesis – Genesis (Odd Future Records)

There is nothing in music quite like a great hip-hop debut album and Genesis from Domo Genesis is just that.  This is a very personal album and includes bits of storytelling, which illuminate pieces of his life: a message from his mother at one point and a phone call from a friend in prison where Domo tells him that he just finished the album.  These points of departure from music let us know that this album is a living organism to Domo Genesis, one that has been long in the making.  Genesis is also a really solid hip-hop album in its own right.  The songs are well produced and interesting musically, presenting a quasi-jazz feel that is accessible and challenging at the same time.  Overall, this is a special debut from a promising rapper with great beats and just the right amount of storytelling.

Bob Mould – Patch the Sky (Merge Records)

Wait a minute.  The former front man of Archers of Loaf and the former front man of Husker Du released albums on the same day from the same record label? Nice work Merge, you know how to make this demographic very happy!  Whereas the former former front man has largely traded in guitar riffs for piano riffs, Bob Mould has returned with a riff-tastic new album about grief and loss.  Mould has experienced the loss of both his parents in a relatively short amount of time, and the lyrics of these songs search for guidance, strength and understanding in the darkness.  Although the subject matter is dour, the music is catchy and easy to absorb, making for a triumphant feeling overall.  Again, this album has guitar riffs right, left and center all throughout and they are fantastic sounding guitars at that.  Any fan of Bob Mould will love this album and anyone who is unfamiliar with Bob Mould but enjoys catchy rock songs with great riffs will find something new to celebrate.

Other Noteworthy Albums

This week was so full of great albums we couldn’t cover them all!  Below you’ll find other noteworthy albums to check out.

The Thermals – We Disappear (Saddle Creek Records)

Night Moves – Pennied Days (Domino)

The Sun Days – Album (Run for Cover Records)

exmagician – Scan the Blue (Bella Union)

 

Today, the band, which includes Buck Meek on guitar, Max Oleartchik on bass, and James Krivchenia on drums, announces its signing to Saddle Creek, that label from Nebraska where Big Thief  now aligns itself alongside Cursive, The Good Life, etc. The band has been performing incessantly as news of their debut album will be forthcoming,  and have a number of performances at this year’s SXSW. Big Thief  has a few dates this week supporting Eleanor Friedberger, beginning this Thursday at Bowery Ballroom. Soon after it’s followed by a national tour with Yuck.  The group shared the video for “Masterpiece” which is off of its debut album for Saddle Creek.

BIG THIEF TOUR DATES:
Thu. Feb. 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Eleanor Frieberger
Fri. Feb. 19 – Philadelphia, PA @ MilkBoy w/ Eleanor Friedberger
Sat. Feb. 20 – Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater w/ Eleanor Friedberger
Thu. Mar 10 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Kraken w/ The Love Language
Fri. Mar. 11 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Festival
Sat. Mar. 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 w/ Yuck, Sunflower Bean
Sun. Mar. 13 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon w/ Yuck
Wed. Mar 16 – Sat. Mar 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mon. Mar. 21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Yuck, Sunflower Bean
Tue. Mar. 22 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon w/ Yuck
Wed. Mar. 23 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar w/ Yuck
Thu. Mar. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex w/ Yuck
Fri. Mar. 25 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door w/ Yuck
Sat. Mar. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall w/ Yuck
Mon. Mar. 28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Yuck
Tue. Mar. 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club w/ Yuck
Wed. Mar. 30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile w/ Yuck
Thu. Mar. 31 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Yuck
Fri. Apr. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar w/ Yuck
Sat. Apr. 2 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge w/ Yuck
Sun. Apr. 3 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge w/ Yuck
Mon. Apr. 4 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Yuck
Tue. Apr. 5 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Yuck
Wed. Apr. 6 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Yuck
Thu. Apr. 7 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch w/ Yuck
Fri. Apr. 15 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Yuck

Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life) will be heading out on a solo tour this fall with support from Laura Stevenson. Kasher will be releasing a new album titled Adult Film on October 8 via Saddle Creek Records.

Check out the dates below.

DATE CITY VENUE
Oct. 5 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
Oct. 6 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
Oct. 8 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Oct. 9 Boise, ID Neurolux
Oct. 10 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Oct. 11 Vancouver, BC Electric Owl
Oct. 12 Seattle, WA Barboza
Oct. 15 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
Oct. 16 Santa Cruz, CA Crepe Shop
Oct. 17 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
Oct. 18 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Oct. 19 Las Vegas, NV Backstage Bar
Oct. 21 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Oct. 22 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
Oct. 23 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
Oct. 25 Dallas, TX Three Links
Oct. 26 Austin, TX Red 7
Oct. 27 Houston, TX Fitzgeralds
Oct. 29 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
Oct. 30 Orlando, FL The Social
Nov. 2 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Nov. 3 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Nov. 5 Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov. 6 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
Nov. 7 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Nov. 8 Providence, RI The Met
Nov. 9 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Nov. 11 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Nov. 12 Detroit, MI Magic Stick Lounge
Nov. 13 Chicago, IL The Empty Bottle
Nov. 14 St. Louis, MO Firebird
Nov. 15 Iowa City, IA The Mill
Nov. 16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock