Traams – Sit Up

Episode 99 

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Traams is getting lots of play in my earholes. I’m hooked, its driving toe-tapping steering wheel slapping sing-a-long post pop punk at its best. get you some, fool.

tumblr   here

soundcloud   here

fatcat (get the album)   here

ep99 TRAAMS – Sit Up

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Geyser – Junkie

Episode 98 

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Geyser is taking pre-orders for their debut 12″ EP on Radiclaw Records, get in there and grab one- all 4 tracks are good grungy garage post-punk tunes.

their bandcamp——–> here

Radiclaw Records bandcamp———-> here

Geyser fb ————–> here

ep98 Geyser – Junkie

White Murder – Bad Sex; Baby Boy

Episode 97 

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White Murder released their debut full length s/t LP in January this year, and its a conglomeration of high octane 2 minute blasts of kick ass punk rock to your face, suck it up chumps.

their bandcamp—————–> here

their fb——————–> here

buy the LP at Razorcake————> here

PILE – Special Snowflakes

Episode 96 

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PILE from Boston have a loud, unrelenting 7″ coming out in March, you can pre-order it now——–> here

their tumblr—————-> here

their fb ———–> here

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Sharkmuffin – Quarter Machine; Soft Landing

Episode 95 

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New York trio is brilliantly loud; drums and bass pound and groove; vibrant vocal/guitar. goodness.

their site ———> here

their fb ————–> here

their bandcamp ————> here

ep095 Sharkmuffin – Quarter Machine; Soft Landing

Kinski – Conflict Free Diamonds; Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process

Episode 94 

Cosy Moments

March 2013 launched Kinski’s Cosy Moments album, a heavy, pounding, riff-ridden beast of an album. Check out the tunes.

their site ———> here

their fb ———–> here

get the album at KRS ————–> here

ep094 Kinski – Conflict Free Diamonds; Let Me Take You Through My Thought Process

Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa – I Feel the Quickening

Episode 93 

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Out of Olympia, blasting into new territory from their olden days of Old Time Relijun-y goodness Malaikat dan Singa throat sings you to new levels of euphoria, blast this shit loudly, and share it with someone you love.

their bandcamp ———–> here

Arrington’s tumblr ———> here

ep093 Arrington de Dionyso’s Mailakat dan Singa – I Feel the Quickening

The Dirty Nil – Wrestle Yu to Husker Du

Episode 92 

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From Ontario, The Dirty Nil are releasing an EP this February and it has me very very excited. This is noisey punk garage rock at its finest. Enjoy responsibly.

their bandcamp (here is where you pre-order the shit) ———> here

their fb ———–> here

their tumblr ———-> here

ep 92 The Dirty Nil – Wrestle Yu to Husker Du

Girl Band – Lawman

Episode 91 

lawman 7inHeavy, loud, no-wave, noise rock from Dublin Ireland. Just over 6 minutes of gnarly bliss for your inner angst. 

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their bandcamp ———–> here

their fb ————–> here

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La Luz – It’s Alive

Episode 90 

La Luz

 

Seattle surf-punk garage heroines La Luz have a full length album out called It’s Alive and they are currently on a lengthy tour of the western-most portion of North America before they head off to Europe. This music soothes your vibes.

their site ———> here

their record ———-> here

their fb ————> here

ep090 La Luz – It’s Alive

The Younger Lovers – Down Down Gently; The Ballad of Two Stubborn Men

Episode 89 

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The Younger Lovers is a Bay Area band that is carrying on with the tradition of being really good. The punk rock movement is alive and well in Northern California and The Younger Lovers can take a little slice of credit for that.

their blog————> here

their fb—————> here

Southpaw Records————> here

ep89 The Younger Lovers – Down Down Gently; The Ballad of Two Stubborn Men

Valerie June – Pushin’ Against a Stone

Episode 88 

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Out of Memphis, a beautiful voice will be heard. Singer-songwriter Valerie June has made a fabulous album.

her site———-> here

her fb——–> here

ep 88 Valerie June – Pushin Against a Stone

STRFKR – While I’m Alive

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Episode 87- the fuckers of stars groove on into 2014. Their album Miracle Mile is a whole lotta fun and you can really bug out to it.

their site————> here

their fb————> here

polyvinyl———–> here

bandcamp———–> here     <—————-check this out

ep87 STRFKR – While I’m Alive

Melt-Banana – Candy Gun; Vertigo Game

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In the early 1990’s, rising out of the neon concrete slab of Tokyo could be heard the acoustical assault that is Melt-Banana. Their new album “Fetch” continues the tradition; and the masses wept, some for joy, others for their impending doom.

ep86 Melt-Banana – Candy Gun; Vertigo Game

(oh, i neglected to mention their bassist, Rika Hamamoto, in the show- she is awesome, and cute)

their website———> here
their label (skin graft records)——–> here
their fb ————> here

Fat White Family – Special Ape; Heaven On Earth

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This here is 6 dudes from London sticking it in your face and waving it around- daring you not to like them, if you don’t like them it don’t matter. I like them.

their fb——–> here

their bandcamp ———-> here

ep085 – Fat White Family – Special Ape; Heaven On Earth

Hookworms – Away/Towards

Hookworms (photo credit by Katie Prior)

ep084 Hookworms – Away/Towards

UK band Hookworms released their debut album in October and it is a mind-blowing/mind-numbing bastion of sonic bombardment. Psychedelic jams that build, reverberate, resonate then retreat and repeat.

their website——–> here

their fb———–> here

world weird records (get the lp)———–> here

Quasi – You Can Stay But You Gotta Go

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Portland rock and rollers Sam Coones and Janet Weiss are Quasi and their new album Mole City is excellent.

their listing at Kill Rock Stars——–> here

their fb————–> here

their page—————–> here

Radioactivity – Don’t Try; World of Pleasure

https://1song1show.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/episode-082.mp3ep82 Radioactivity – Don’t Try; World of Pleasure

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Out of Austin, Radioactivity is The Marked Men’s Mark Ryan and Jeff Burke with Daniel Fried and Mark Rutherford. They blast out 13 songs in 30 minutes on their self-titled debut that keeps selling out over at Dirtnap Records. Pick it up, order it, make them work it out.

Sonic Youth – Sugar Kane

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Sonic Youth

So I’m once again riding the Sonic Train. I usually go about 6 to 8 months; I’ll hear a Sonic Youth song here or there and think “mmmm, so good.” But that’s it. Then out of nowhere, the urge overtakes me and it’s all I’ll listen to for a week or two straight. I’m in it. Just picked up some vinyl this week- I’ll post photos as they arrive. A nice Sonic Youth/Jay Reatard split 7″; Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star; Sister; Evol; and Dirty (which contains the song of the show).

 

Bad Sports – Washed Up

ep80 Bad Sports – Washed Up

Bad SportsBad Sports new album Bras perpetuates their persistent pursuit for punk perfection. The songs are tight. The songs are loud. The songs are fast. Kickin ass in your earhole.

the bandcamp ——> here

Dead Wives – Beekeeper; Angry Swarm (78 rpm)

ep79 Dead Wives – Beekeeper; Angry Swarm

A punk, garage, grunge band out of New Haven, rocking the bee sides. Good stuff. Check out their bandcamp here

This is a tattoo of a queen bee on my forearm- i like bees:bee photo

8 Songs 1 Show 3 Months Later

ep 78 – 8 songs 1 show 3 months later

I apologize for the lengthy absence, but I cannot say that it will not happen again.
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I’ve got a lengthy show for you, to make up for lost time, a bit. I wrote an article on some of the best albums of 2013 so far and I’m going to play some songs from those very albums (and perhaps some that were not mentioned). So, here’s the list:

I Come From the Mountain by Thee Oh Sees off the album Floating Coffin
You’re Different in Person by Pissed Jeans off the album Honeys
Teasin Ass Bitch by A Giant Dog off the album Bone
You Don’t Turn Down by Marnie Stern off the album The Chronicles of Marnia
 
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In Between by The Growlers off the album Hung at Heart
For Goodness Sake by Shannon and the Clams off the album Dreams in the Rat House
Heart by Gap Dream off the album Gap Dream
Before We Run by Yo La Tengo off the album Fade

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Best of 2013. . . So Far

Best Albums of 2013. . . so far

Yeah, I’m a bit early for a best of list, just like seeing xmas decorations before Halloween- it’s a bit obtuse. But I got the time and I been listening to these handful of albums a lot. And besides, so what? It’s a list. I also haven’t had much time in the last couple of months to really explore what’s been released recently (I work in a field that is dependent on sunshine, so I get real busy in the summertime). I’m hoping to catch up on all the good stuff that’s been coming out this fall.

Here’s my “subjectivity” disclaimer: I got some biased opinions about some albums that came out this year, like Marnie Stern’s “The Chronicles of Marnia.” I love it, but I know it’s not her best album. And there are other albums out this year that are better, but I still want to put hers near the top, but I realize I’m doing that for sentimental reasons. (my judgment is skewed) But my judgment is skewed on most things music anyhow. I’m not that smart about all things music. I like what I like. So now that I’ve filled the page with a few more words so it doesn’t look so anemic just to tell you that I’m choosing albums that I like (duh), let’s get onto the list.
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First off, there’s a whole slew of albums that I haven’t even listened to yet (i did already say that didn’t i) just so you know (but tell me what i should listen to anyway). This is what I have queued up: Ty Segall – Sleeper; Colleen Green – Sock it to Me; Jacuzzi Boys – Jacuzzi Boys; Happy Jawbone Family Band also S/T and there are more. . .

So I went over to last.fm and took a look at my scrobbles. Now this only includes the tracks that I listened to on Spotify and here is the top ten for the past 12 months:

Thee Oh Sees
The Growlers
Marnie Stern
Akron/Family
Yo La Tengo
OBNIII’s
The Mallard
Shannon and the Clams
Pterodactyl
Gap Dream

(in that order) Starting with 350 scrobbles for Thee Oh Sees and ending with 113 for Gap Dream. Of course, the scrobbles aren’t only for the 2013 releases, it includes all their music available. Only 2 of those bands didn’t put out an album this year- OBNIII’s and Pterodactyl. And while The Mallard did put out an album this year, I really haven’t listened to it much, mostly I’ve listened to their 2012 release “Yes on Blood”. So those three bands aside, there is only one band missing that breaks my top 5 albums of 2013, so far. Pissed Jeans “Honeys” is a truly phenomenal album. So with all that said, here it is- the best albums of 2013, so far:

and I can’t believe I’m putting Thee Oh Sees at 5, I can’t put any of these at 5 really, they’re all tied for 1st, everybody wins.

Pregnant – Lil by Lil


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ep77 Pregnant – Lil by Lil

Pregnant, the musical emanations of one Daniel Trudeau, released “Pottery Mill” earlier this year- Aprilish. The psychedelic, folksy experimental soundscapes appeal to my inner psycho-folksy mountain man.

the website ——-> here
Pregnant on Mush Records ——–> here

The Oblivians – Run for Cover


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ep76 The Oblivions – Run For Cover

Back to Memphis, with the Oblivians. The 90’s garage punk lo-fi band is back with a new release of grinding, thrashing goodness. Go find yourself a copy of “Desperation” today!

their fb ——> here

Speedy Ortiz – Plough


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ep75 Speedy Ortiz – Plough

Speedy Ortiz is getting some love, and rightfully so. . . their album “Major Arcana” is very, very niiiice. The melodies attach themselves to your medulla oblongata and deposit gritty pebble sized guitar notes that you’ll have a difficult time srubbing clean. Be prepared to foster their grunge pop into your life for the foreseeable future, you will not be disappointed.

their bandcamp ——> here
their fb ——–> here
carpark records ——–> here

Low Fat Getting High – Better Better Worse


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ep74 Low Fat Getting High – Better Better Worse

Brooklyn band Low Fat Getting High just released a new EP called “Bad Yoga” and it is good. 4 songs, all loud fast and fun. Have a listen, buy the EP, impress your friends.

their bandcamp ——> here
their fb ———> here

Shannon & the Clams – Into a Dream


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ep73 Shannon & the Clams

Oakland punks Shannon and the Clams dropped this album earlier this year and it is a doozy! I’m loving Shannon’s vocal style-ings; and the surf garage doo-wop r&b rock outfit blasts out 15 tracks on the LP, get yours today!

their site here
their fb here

Shark Week – Baby Maybe

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ep72 Shark Week – Baby Maybe

Out of Washington DC comes a rollicking good time of a single from the doo-wap, bluesy, surf punks Shark Week. The single releases on July 30 so order yours today.

their site: here
the single: here
their fb: here

The Visibles – Trestled in Trees


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ep71 The Visibles – Trestled in Trees

A return to the music! The Visibles, a SF bay area band, released their self-titled debut LP this May and they open Season 4 of 1 Song 1 Show. Tucked away in the evergreens of Fairfax CA, The Visibles are a local favorite; and they have put out an impeccably produced album, hopefully one of many to come.

Check out their site The Visibles
and their bandcamp

Lamps – An Irrational Fear of Sailors


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ep70 Lamps – An Irrational Fear of Sailors

LA punks Lamps released the LP “Under the Water Under the Ground” last year and it pounds out some pleasurable sounds. Check it out.

Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter Thumb Buster


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ep69 Thee Oh Sees – Toe Cutter Thumb Buster

SF band Thee Oh Sees are off and running again, releasing another album on April 16th, and personally I hope they’ve got another one lined up for the end of the year. I love them.

their website ——–> here
castle face records ——–> here
their fb ———> here

Marnie Stern – East Side Glory


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ep68 Marnie Stern – East Side Glory

Marnie Stern released her latest on March 19th and it is full of Marnilicious goodness. Plenty of Marnie to enjoy on this album, keep an eye out, she’s coming to a town near you dishing up 32 flavors of finger tapping fret slapping splendor.

her site ——–> here
her fb ——–> here
Kill Rock Stars ——–> here

Pissed Jeans – Male Gaze


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ep67 Pissed Jeans – Male Gaze

East coast punks Pissed Jeans dropped their album “Honeys” in February and it contains a whole boatload of sonic syrup with which to coat thyself. The whole thing needs listening, you can start here with “Male Gaze.”

their site ——–> here
their fb ——–> here
twitter ———-> here

The Black Angels – Don’t Play With Guns


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ep66 The Black Angels – Don’t Play With Guns

Austin Psych outfit The Black Angels are releasing a new album on April 2nd, touring extensively at the moment and tripping out anyone with a penchant for reverb and star gazing.

their site ——-> here
their fb ——–> here

Wooden Indian Burial Ground – Crows


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This psychedelic/drone/fuzz/rock quartet brings the groove and the stomp, I enjoy their Portland appeal and can really bug out to em.

their tumblr ——–> here
their fb ———> here
their bandcamp ——–> here

(originally appeared at FeedYourHeadCast.com

Feed Your HeadCast

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Thursday night at The Knockout began with a long trip down Mission, thinking about food and looking for a sweet spot to find some grub. After some seafood curry and chicken in peanut sauce up the street, we headed over to the show in time to catch G Green setting up their stuff. The Knockout is a narrow club with a long bar running up one side of it, a couple of seats and benches and a cozy stage at the end of it all. Between sets a young woman kept the groove alive spinning sweet songs one after another and 2 large video screens silently alternated between bodacious 80’s hair bands and films like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligheri.
G Green, out of Sacramento, opened the show and tore into a quick set of songs driven by a limping drummer and giant bassist with a 6-foot smile- good kids…

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LODRO – Big Sleep For Alice


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ep64 LODRO – Big Sleep For Alice

Out of Brooklyn come LODRO, headed to SXSW, groove their neo-noir punk sound and be at peace.

their fb ——–> here
their soundcloud ——-> here

Psychic Ills – One More Time


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ep63 Psychic Ills – One More Time

Psychic Ills has released their latest album One Track Mind on Sacred Bones Records and it’s packed with pulsating paisley perfection.

their website ——-> here
their fb ——–> here

The Intelligence – I Like LA


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ep62 The Intelligence – I Like LA

Long time proto-punk new wavey LA rock and rollers The Intelligence had a strong showing in 2012 with their album “Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me”. Their long discography is definitely worth a spin, put “Fake Surfers” up high on that list.

their site at In The Red Recordings ———> here
their fb ———-> here

Zig Zags – Scavenger


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ep61 Zig Zags – Scavenger

The Zig Zags are a bagful o’ tease, we got 2 excellent EP’s out of them last year and are waiting waiting waiting for a full length and they go and drop a cassette of the old stuff! come on! give us the goods, we need it. . . more please.

their bandcamp ——–> here
their fb ———> here
their tumblr ——–> here

Pangea – River


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ep60 Pangea – River

Killer Dreams EP was released early 2012 and is about as solid an EP as they come, all 4 songs are worth listening to repeatedly, each song has its own flavor of Pangea, and the album cover is one of my favorites in recent history.

their bandcamp for releases on Lauren Records ——–> here
their EP at Ghostbot Records ——-> here
their fb ———> here

Wild Yaks – Last Tear


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epi59 Wild Yaks – Last Tear

Wild Yaks released Million Years last November on the Ernest Jenning Record Co. As their fb states they have no management and no booking agent so if you are either of these please contact them asap.

their fb ——–> here
their stuff ——-> here

The Mallard – Ants


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ep58 The Mallard – Ants

Bay Area natives, The Mallard, released their album Yes On Blood early 2012 on Castle Face Records and have been playing around for the past year and working on some new stuff to be released very soon (hopehope). . . They’re playing this year’s Noise Pop fest in SF and i think at SXSW

their tumblr ——–> here
their fb ——–> here
Castle Face Records ——–> here

Happy Jawbone Family Band – Book of Fire


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ep57 Happy Jawbone Family Band – Book of Fire

Happy Jawbone Family Band is as quirky as their name implies, and if I’ve learned anything about creative people, I’ve learned that they absolutely adore the moniker “quirky”. HJFB is not quirky, they are good. It is music that evokes and emotes. It puts me in a place distinctly within my mind and soul, a familiar place, a place that is comfortable, that is me- quirky. what.

their site ——–> here
thier fb ——–> here
their bandcamp ——-> here

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Faded In the Morning


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ep56 Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Faded in the Morning

Unknown Mortal Orchestra released II this year and are on the road until forever, check their site for when they’ll be in your town, and pick up the album because it needs you. They are groovy New Zealanders with a lo-fi psychedelic coating of awesome.

their website ——–> here
their fb ——> here

Candy Paint – One Hundred


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ep55 Candy Paint – One Hundred

Candy Paint is power punk, everything turned up and balls out, passionate rock n roll.

their tumblr ——–> here
their soundcloud (with the free frickin download, get it fool) ——–> here

The Growlers – Naked Kids


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ep54 The Growlers – Naked Kids

Southern California band, The Growlers, just released “Hung At Heart” on Everloving Records and infuse the psychedelic into a psychobilly romp of a good time. Good driving music, que it up for your next road trip.

the growlers ———-> here
everloving records ——-> here
their fb ——-> here

Cy Dune – Move the Room


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ep53 Cy Dune – Move the Room

Seth Olinsky from Akron/Family has a side project called Cy Dune, and it’s a bit heavier and fuzzier. Definitely worth keeping an ear open for more stuff from Cy Dune and Akron/Family.

Cy Dune blog ——–> here
Cy Dune fb ———> here
Family Tree Records ——–> here
Midheaven Records ——–> here

Ex-Cult – Day To Day & Post Graduate


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ep52 Ex-Cult – Day to Day & Post Graduate

Memphis punks Ex-Cult released their self-titled LP on Goner Records last year and here is a two song sample of their work. This is good old fashioned punk rock, fuzzy and fun.

Ex-Cults fb page ——-> here

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