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The One About How Womyn Rock

On this episode of Best Song Ever, recorded on the day of the worldwide Women’s Marches in protest to Donald Trump’s inauguration, Luke and Brian protest in the form of podcasting (protcast? protestcast?) and dedicate the episode to songs from women/women fronted bands.  They discuss how they’ve hunkered down in the bunker of the Doom Tomb and are stocking provisions to get through the next four years and Luke goes on a bit of a rant, ultimately pointing out how ridiculous Reince Priebus’ name is.  Other topics of conversation include Dr. Robotnik, Band and Boujee and how we really how women don’t spontaneously combust.

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Songs Played on The One About How Womyn Rock

The Courtneys – “Tour” from The Courtneys II out February 17th on Flying Nun Records

The Regrettes – “A Living Human Girl” from their debut album Feel Your Feeling Fool! out now on Warner Bros. Recrods

UV-TV – “Only Matters When” from their debut full length album Glass out March 10th on Deranged Records

Mai Lan – “Vampire” from her upcoming album due in 2017

Allison Crutchfield – “Dean’s Room” from Tourist in This Town out January 27th on Merge Records

Rebel Kind – “Just for Fools” from Just for Fools out now on Urinal Cake Records

Diet Cig – “Tummy Ache” from Swear I’m Good At This out April 7th on Frenchkiss Records

Dude York – “Tonight” from Sincerely out February 24th on Hardly Art Records

Multi-platinum superstars Duran Duran have announced more details about their upcoming new studio album, Paper Gods, which will be released in the U.S. on September 18 and in the rest of the world on September 11 through Warner Bros. Records.

Paper Gods features special guests Janelle Monáe (on the first single “Pressure Off”), CHIC co-founder Nile Rodgers (also on “Pressure Off”), former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante (on “What Are The Chances,” “Butterfly Girl,” “The Universe Alone,” and “Northern Lights,”), Canadian Juno-Award winning singer Kiesza (on “Last Night in the City”), British singer/songwriter/producer Mr Hudson (on “Paper Gods”), Mew vocalist Jonas Bjerre (on “Change The Skyline”), violinist Davidé Rossi (on “Face For Today” and “Pressure Off”), and actress Lindsay Lohan, who provides a spoken-word vocal on “Danceophobia.” More announcements will be made about Paper Gods in the coming weeks.

Paper Gods will be released in four configurations: as a standard 12-track CD and its digital equivalent, as a Deluxe 15-track CD and its digital equivalent (with three bonus tracks), as a standard 12-track vinyl double LP, and as a limited edition, high end Vinyl Factory Deluxe LP box set. Alongside this, limited edition fan bundles are available at the Duran Duran Music Store which include an exclusive CD with deluxe track listing, special packaging, and a paper fortune teller. The Deluxe version of the album is currently available for pre-order at all participating retailers. The new single “Pressure Off” is available everywhere digital music is sold.

Duran Duran have also announced that they will perform a series of summer festivals, as well as a run of shows in the U.S. in September and October, followed by a UK arena tour that kicks off in late November. Please visit http://www.duranduran.com/ for details.

Paul Weller will hit the road for a West Coast tour of the U.S. this fall in support of his new album and first for Warner Bros. Records, Saturns Pattern, released May 19. Ticket pre-sale begin May 20 at 10:00am PT. Password is SATURNS (click on the venue links below). General tickets on sales for the West Coast begin this Friday, May 22, and Saturday, May 23. Please click on the venue links below for ticket details. Weller previously announced an East Coast tour, which kicks off on June 9 in Washington, DC. Tickets for those shows are on sale now.

Please see below for details.

As previously announced, VIP packages are also available. Paul Weller Premium Package Includes: – 1 General Admission ticket – 1 Exclusive Litho Signed by Paul Weller

Click here to access VIP Premium Package Pre-sale then use the following username and password below. Username: paulweller Password: saturnspattern

June 09            9:30 Club                                              Philadelphia, PA June 12            Terminal 5                                            New York, NY

June 13            Paradise Rock Club                           Boston, MA                *SOLD OUT

June 14            Upstate Concert Hall                          Clifton Park, NY

June 15            Danforth Music Hall                            Toronto, ON              *SOLD OUT

June 17            Vic Theatre                                           Chicago, IL June 18            The Vogue                                            Indianapolis, IN June 19            Mr. Smalls Theatre                              Pittsburgh, PA

June 20            Music Hall Williamsburg                    Brooklyn, NY             *SOLD OUT


Newly announced West Coast dates:

Sept 29            Commodore Ballroom                            Vancouver BC

Sept 30            Neptune Theatre                                     Seattle, WA

Oct 01              Wonder Ballroom                                     Portland, OR

Oct 03              Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival         San Francisco, CA

Oct 04              The Fillmore                                             San Francisco, CA

Oct 06              San Diego, CA                                        The Observatory North Park

Oct 07              Los Angeles, CA                                     The Fonda Theatre

Oct 08              Los Angeles, CA                                     The Fonda Theatre

Oct 9                Pomona, CA                                             Fox Theatre Pomona

Australian singer, songwriter Ben Lee has confirmed a U.S. tour to coincide with the release if his Warner Bros. Records debut album, Love Is the Great Rebellion, which will be released on June 2 in the U.S. click here pre-order. The first single from the album, “Big Love,” was released on 7″ vinyl on Records Store Day. Click here now to listen!

As previously mention, Lee has also just self-released A Mix Tape From Ben Lee, which is available for download here. Fourteen years in the making, the Mixtape features vocal contributions from Zooey Deschanel, Ben Folds, Azure Ray, Sean Lennon, Neil Finn, and others. The Mixtape recordings are available on a “donate what you want” basis, beginning at $1, with all proceeds going to the Q’Ero Project, which supports the basic needs and development of the Q’ero people of Peru.

May 7              The Great Hall                             Toronto, ON, CAN

May 8              Garrison                                       Toronto, ON, CAN

June 27           World Café Live – Downstairs      Philadelphia, PA

June 28           The Hamilton                               Washington, DC

June 29           Rams Head On Stage                  Annapolis, MD

June 30           The Sinclair                                  Cambridge, MA

July 1               City Winery                                  New York, NY

July 3               The Ark                                        Ann Arbor, MI

July 5               SPACE                                         Evanston, IL

July 6               Cedar Cultural Center                  Minneapolis, MN

July 8               Rio Theatre                                  Vancouver, BC, CAN

July 9               Alberta Rose Theatre                   Portland, OR

July 10             Triple Door                                   Seattle, WA

July 13             The Chapel                                  San Francisco, CA

July 17             Troubadour                                   Los Angeles, CA

Warner Bros. Records announced that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran.

Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in London on a new studio album, their 14th. Produced by Nile Rodgers, Mark Ronson and Mr Hudson, it is slated for release in September of this year.

The first single: “Pressure Off” from their upcoming release features critically acclaimed singer / songwriter Janelle Monáe. The new album also includes guest appearances by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, and Canadian Juno-Award winning newcomer Kiesza.

Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Ben Lee will release his debut album for Warner Bros. Records, titled Love Is the Great Rebellion, on June 2 in the U.S. It is available for pre-order as of today here: http://smarturl.it/BenLeeLGB. In addition, the first single, “Big Love,” is now available from all digital retailers as well as on vinyl on April 18 for Record Store Day.

Love Is The Great Rebellion finds the Sydney, Australia, native making a sonic return to the heyday of his 2005 fan favorite album Awake Is The New Sleep, which went double-platinum in Australia and spawned the hit “Catch My Disease.” For the new album, Lee reteamed with Awake‘s producer Brad Wood (Liz Phair, Veruca Salt), who also produced several of Lee’s nine solo albums, including 1995’s Grandpaw Would, 1997’s Something to Remember Me By, and 2009’s The Rebirth of Venus.

In addition to gearing up for the release of Love Is The Great Rebellion, Lee has also just self-released A Mix Tape From Ben Lee, which is available for download HERE. Fourteen years in the making, the Mixtape features vocal contributions from Zooey Deschanel, Ben Folds, Azure Ray, Sean Lennon, Neil Finn, and others. The Mixtape recordings are available on a “donate what you want” basis, beginning at $1, with all proceeds going to the Q’Ero Project, which supports the basic needs and development of the Q’ero people of Peru.

Muse will release their new album Drones on June 9 on Warner Bros. Records.  Co-produced by Muse and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album contains 12 tracks.

The band will premiere an album track “Psycho,” via their Youtube channel at 6:00pm GMT on March 12.  This song will be immediately available worldwide when pre-ordering the album Drones, beginning at 7:30PM GMT that same day.

The first official single from the album, “Dead Inside,” will debut the week of March 23.

Muse have also announced that beginning on Sunday, March 15 at Belfast’s Ulster Hall they will embark on a six date smaller venue UK tour. The Psycho UK Tour also plays Glasgow, Newport, Exeter, Manchester and Brighton.


15                    BELFAST ULSTER HALL

16                    GLASGOW BARROWLANDS

19                    NEWPORT CENTRE

20                    EXETER GREAT HALL

22                    MANCHESTER ACADEMY

23                    BRIGHTON DOME

A fan club presale takes place from 6pm Wednesday, March 11th.  Tickets to the public go on sale at 9:30am on Thursday, March 12.

Twin Shadow aka George Lewis Jr.’s forthcoming album Eclipse (3/17, Warner Bros. Records) can now be heard exclusively this week at NPR ‘First Listen’: http://bit.ly/twnshdw

The new album has been earning outstanding praise from press. NPR said,”‘When The Lights Turn Out’ goes even bigger, via a sound abounding with peals of U2-style guitar, strings that seem lifted from The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony,’ and drums that sound as if they’ve been pummeled by Thor from the cataclysmic rock band Swans,” Wired said “a talented multi-instrumentalist with a bold artistic vision…’Eclipse’ boasts the most vital work of [Lewis’] singer-songwriter’s career,” Dazed & Confused calls it “stunning [and] sultry,” The FADER lauds its “…burly rock swagger” and Stereogum calls “To The Top” “possibly the biggest, grandest thing that Lewis has ever recorded.”

Lewis and his band will kick off a North American tour this week, including dates at SXSW, in support of the new album. Click here for full tour dates: http://www.twinshadow.net/live

Wed 3/18 Tumblr @ Ironwood Music Hall – 7pm

Thu 3/19 Spotify House @ 901 E. Brushy St. – 12pm

Thu 3/19 Hype Hotel @ 1100 E. 5th St. – 5pm

Fri 3/20 89.3 The Current Public Radio Daystage @ Austin Convention Center – 12pm

Fri 3/20 SPIN @ Stubb’s Main Stage – 3pm

Sat 3/21 Waterloo Records In-Store @ Waterloo Records – 1pm

Sat 3/21 FLOOD/KCRW/WBR Party @ Cedar St. Courtyard – 5pm

Built to Spill announced that they are hitting the road for a spring headlining tour that kicks off on May 10 in Carrboro, NC, and runs through the end of May. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 6, at 12 a.m. ET. Check out www.builtospill.com to purchase.

BTS is touring in support of their eighth studio album, Untethered Moon, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on April 18 exclusively for Record Store Day at all good independent record stores. A very limited-edition quantity of Untethered Moon will be pressed on transparent blue vinyl and will be randomly distributed into the initial run of pressings. The CD and digital editions will be released on April 21. All pre-orders include an instant download of the album track “Living Zoo.”  The album is currently available for pre-order HERE.

03/27   Boise, ID                                  Treefort Music Fest

04/10   Visalia, CA                               Cellar Door

04/11   San Luis Obispo, CA                SLO Brew

04/12   Indio, CA                                  Coachella Festival

04/13   Santa Barbara, CA                   SOhO

04/14   San Diego, CA                         Irenic

04/15   Los Angeles, CA                      Shrine Expo Hall (w/ Brand New)

04/16   Tucson, AZ                              Rialto Theatre

04/17   Phoenix, AZ                             Crescent Ballroom

04/18   Flagstaff, AZ                            Orpheum Theater

04/19   Indio, CA                                  Coachella Festival

04/20   Las Vegas, NV                         The Bunkhouse 

05/09   Atlanta, GA                               Shaky Knees Music Fest

NEW Headlining dates:

05/10   Carrboro, NC                           Cat’s Cradle

05/11   Charleston, SC                        Music Farm

05/12   Jacksonville, FL                       Jack Rabbits

05/13   Ft. Lauderdale, FL                   Culture Room

05/14   St. Petersburg, FL                    The State Theatre

05/15   Orlando, FL                              The Social

05/16   Tallahassee, FL                        Sidebar Theater

05/17   New Orleans, LA                      Howlin’ Wolf

05/18   Houston, TX                              Warehouse Live

05/19   Austin, TX                                 Stubbs BBQ

05/20   Dallas, TX                                 Granada Theater

05/21   Oklahoma City, OK                   ACM Performance Lab @ UCO

05/22   St. Louis, MO                            The Ready Room

05/23   Omaha, NE                               Slowdown

05/24   Minneapolis, MN                       Varsity Theater

05/26   Madison, WI                              High Noon Saloon

05/27   Indianapolis, IN                         The Vogue

05/28   Detroit, MI                                 St. Andrews Hall

05/30   Chicago, IL                                Metro

05/31   Grand Rapids, MI                      Founders Brewing Co.