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The One About the Best of 2016

Brian and Luke take you on a journey through some of their favorite albums of 2016.   Also, be sure to check out their individual top 20 albums of the year list on the Ghettoblaster Magazine website!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne will be bringing 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.


Songs Played on The One About the Best of 2016

Outer Spaces – “Words” from A Shedding Snake on Don Giovanni Records

AJJ – “Cody’s Theme” from The Bible 2 on Side One Dummy Records

DOGBRETH – “Do You Really Want Me” from Second Home on Asian Man Records

Lambchop – “Relatives #2” from FLOTUS on Merge Records

Twin Peaks – “Getting Better” from Down in Heaven on Grand Jury Music

Mutual Benefit – “Not for Nothing” from Skip a Sinking Stone on Mom+Pop

PUP – “Doubts” from The Dream is Over on Side One Dummy Records

Frightened Rabbit – “I Wish I Was Sober” from Painting of a Panic Attack on Atlantic Records

Eric Bachmann – “Carolina” from Eric Bachmann on Merge Records

Kishi Bashi – “Honeybody” from Sonderlust on Joyful Noise Recordings

Gogol Bordello will be playing Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike in its entirety this fall to celebrate the ten year anniversary of one of their most iconic and innovative records to date. This headlining tour kicks off on November 8 in Dallas, TX and includes two multiple-night appearances in Minneapolis, MN (November 13-14) and Vancouver, BC (November 21-22). An exclusive fan pre-sale starts today through Thursday September 10 via http://gogolbordello.shop.ticketstoday.com/calendar.aspx and general on-sale is this Friday September 11.

11/8  Dallas, TX  Bomb Factory ~

11/9  Tulsa, OK  Cains Ballroom *

11/11  St. Louis, MO  The Pageant *

11/12  Madison, WI  Barrymore Theatre *

11/13  Minneapolis, MN  First Ave. *

11/14  Minneapolis, MN  First Ave. *

11/15  Winnepeg, MB  Burton Cummings *

11/18  Edmonton, AB  Shaw Conference Center *

11/19  Calgary, AB  MacEwan Ballroom *

11/21  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom *

11/22  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom *

11/23  Portland, OR  Crystal Ballroom *

11/25  San Francisco, CA  Warfield Theater *

11/27  Los Angeles, CA  Wiltern Theater *

11/28  Las Vegas, NV  Brooklyn Bowl *

* = with Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas ~ = with Antemasque

A limited edition double-disc reissue of Gypsy Punks featuring reverse-color artwork is currently available on hot pink vinyl via SideOneDummy Records: https://sideonedummy.com/product/gogol-bordello-gypsy-punks-anniv-ed-lp-hot-pink-vinyl-2015/181

Fusing elements of punk, Gypsy music and more, Gogol Bordello first released Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike in the summer of 2005. Produced by Steve Albini, the album tells the true American immigrant story of ringleader/visionary Eugene Hutz who, combined with the rest of the Gogol collective, attained a new level of musical and lyrical intensity on this album that translated into nearly every language on earth. Widely known as their most popular record to date, fans and critics alike raved about Gypsy Punks; The New York Times declared their sound as “raucous, sweaty, tuneful and recklessly vibrant” while FADER called the album “pure fire” and CMJ boldly declared that Gogol Bordello was producing “the most exciting rock music to come out of New York.”

Before both bands go off and take over the entire world, Atlanta’s Microwave and Buffalo’s Head North will release a split 12-inch via SideOneDummy and Bad Timing Records on October 9. The split features multiple new songs from both bands, including Microwave’s “but not often,” the first new song from them in over a year. The video, currently premiering on Noisey, introduces each member of Microwave in their very own exaggerated elements. Pre-orders for the split are available now at: headnorthxmicrowave.com

Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Head North has used their indie-influenced pop-punk to break out of the local scene and demand the attention of a national audience. Packing in sentiments as big as their sound, the band hits home with walls of guitar lines, frenetic post-rock drums and an emotional complexity anchored behind their lyrics. Singer Brent Martone hits raspy notes of anger and sadness, knowing when to shriek and when to soften, adding a layer of versatile energy to back up his passion. Kicking off October 14 in Toronto, Head North will be touring alongside Knuckle Puck, Seaway and Sorority Noise this fall. All dates/tickets are here:http://www.bandsintown.com/HeadNorth

Blending elements of post-hardcore, emo and Southern-tinged indie rock, Microwave balance frankness with a penchant for wit, allowing for seemingly standard personal confessions to make a significant and striking impact. While often tipping into the heavier side of resonant punk, the band shines brightest in soft reservation. Their self-released debut album Stovall feels like a snapshot in time, bringing to mind that same unforgettable feeling that albums like Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American, Manchester Orchestra’s I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child and Taking Back Sunday’s Tell All Your Friends did years ago. Microwave will be touring alongside Have Mercy, Transit and Somos on a full U.S. tour starting October 14. All dates and tickets are available now at: havemercy.ducatking.com

Twenty years ago, two friends by the names of Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong decided to join forces and create their own record label. Today, SideOneDummy Records stands, celebrating it’s 20 year anniversary, amongst some of the finest independent labels around. To help celebrate this momentous occasion and simultaneously usher in its new era, the label has launched the 2015 SideOneDummy Vinyl Club. For $150 (plus shipping), members will receive:

  • All 2015 releases on the most limited LP color variant
  • All 2015 releases delivered digitally one week before street date
  • Exclusive ’20 Years Of Rad Noises’ t-shirt designed by Terminal Radness
  • A year-round 15% discount code for the webstore
  • Extra goodies like posters, slipmats, stickers, coffee mugs, 7’’ and more

Pre-orders for the Vinyl Club are available now via: http://s1dm.my/2015VinylClub
Fans who sign up by December 31 are automatically entered to win an Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable.

Just about one month ago, Australia’s best-kept secret The Smith Street Band released their new single “Surrender.” The song is a triumphant sing along and the first from their highly anticipated new album, Throw Me In The River, available in the U.S. digitally today and physically January 21.

Physical pre-orders for the Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb The Music Industry!) produced record are currently live at store.sideonedummy.com.

Next week, The Smith Street Band will take the new album on the road when they join SideOneDummy Records label mates Restorations for a chunk of tour dates along the east coast following both bands performances at The Fest in Gainesville, FL.

Watch the “Surrender” music video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeR3jYPPeIo

Catch The Smith Street Band on tour with Restorations this fall:

Thurs Oct 30 – Tampa, FL – Pre-Fest @ Crowbar

Sun Nov 2 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest @ High Dive

Tues Nov 4 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt

Weds Nov 5 – Chicago, IL – Township

Thurs Nov 6 – Newport, KY – Southgate House

Fri Nov 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose

Sat Nov 8 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

Sun Nov 9 – Allston, MA – Great Scott

After a month of teasing, Philadelphia’s Restorations is pleased to announce the release of their highly anticipated third full-length, LP3, on October 28. Pre-orders for the groundbreaking album are currently available via SideOneDummy Records: store.sideonedummy.com and a headlining tour will kick off on October 24 in Asbury Park, NJ.

The John Komar and Mitchell Wojcik-directed video for the first new material from the band in over a year, “Separate Songs,” is currently premiering on NPR Music: here: http://n.pr/1plFOkW

The band is heading out on tour. Catch them here:

Fri Sept 5 – Trenton, NJ – Mill Hill Saloon

Sat Sept 6 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Community Center

Sun Sept 7 – Toronto, CO – Riot Fest

Tues Sept 9 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick

Weds Sept 10 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom

Thurs Sept 11 – Columbus, OH – Park St. Saloon w/ Anti-Flag

Fri Sept 12 – Normal, IL – Firehouse Pizza

Sat Sept 13 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

Sat Oct 11 – Washington, D.C. – Call + Response

Fri Oct 17 – Newark, DE – University of Delaware w/ You Blew It!

Fri Oct 24 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes *

Sat Oct 25 – Washington, D.C. – DC9 *

Sun Oct 26 – Charlotte, NC – Casbah *

Mon Oct 27 – Columbia, SC – Foxfield Bar *

Tues Oct 28 – Atlanta, GA – Under The Couch *

Weds Oct 29 – Tampa, FL – Pre-Fest

Sun Nov 2 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest

Tues Nov 4 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt ^

Weds Nov 5 – Chicago, IL – Township ^

Thurs Nov 6 – Newport, KY – Southgate House ^

Fri Nov 7 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose ^

Sat Nov 8 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge ^

Sun Nov 9 – Allston, MA – Great Scott ^

* = Self Defense Family ^ = The Smith Street Band

Birmingham four-piece JAWS, a barely legal bunch of college friends, is a direct product of bands like The Cure, New Order and Joy Division, but manage to put a modern, vigorous edge on the sound, drawing inspiration from a variety of different bands like Title Fight, Foals and Surfer Blood. Since first forming in 2012, JAWS has released several singles and an EP, all creating a buzz so undeniable that it’s even begun to spread to the United States. This fall, SideOneDummy Records will help with that by releasing the band’s debut album, Be Slowly, digitally on September 16.

This debut full length follows a year which has seen JAWS release the Milkshake EP and “Gold” single – both of which were met with praise and sparked huge anticipation from fans and critics as to the young bands exciting evolution. 2014 has seen them step further – “Think Too Much, Feel Too Little” received huge support from BBC Radio 1 and went straight into the Top 10 in the iTunes Alternative chart. All the while, the band have continued to relentlessly tour their well-established live show – gathering more and more fans as they go. This September, the band will embark on their biggest UK headlining tour to date in support of Be Slowly.