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Each week dear friends and music-heads Luke LaBenne and Kevin Connor present their favorite new music and have some laughs along the way.

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    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Each week dear friends and music-heads Luke LaBenne and Kevin Connor present their favorite new music and have some laughs along the way.

    BSE 129: Mannequin Pussy, Claud, Sophia Kennedy, Sedona, Folamour and Shungudzo

    BSE 129: Mannequin Pussy, Claud, Sophia Kennedy, Sedona, Folamour and Shungudzo

    “Godzilla Can’t Fit In a Car.”
    In this episode, we talk about the passing of DMX and Kevin tries to parse cartoon character names from outlandish band names in Animation or Rock Sensation. Kevin talks about his dad’s group of friends with weird nicknames and we talk about anxiety and recognizing out lack of control. We talk about Daniel Johnston, perfect summer days and combining the Godzilla and the Fast and the Furious franchises. We say no to the b******t while playing a bombastic lineup of bouncy and badass tunes.

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    Mannequin Pussy - Control from Perfect out May 21st on Epitaph

    Claud - Gold from Super Monster out now on Saddest Factory Records / Dead Oceans

    Sophia Kennedy - I Can See You from Monsters out May 7th on City Slang

    Sedona - Drifting Days out now on Terrible Records

    Folamour feat. Zeke Manyika - The Journey from The Journey out in June on FHUO / Sony Music Entertainment France

    Shungudzo - There’s Only So Much A Soul Can Take from I’m Not A Mother But I Have Children out June 18th on Svikiro Records / Young Forever

    • 1 hr 14 min
    BSE 128: Middle Kids, Japanese Breakfast, Kiwi Jr., Sorry, New Dad, and For Those I Love

    BSE 128: Middle Kids, Japanese Breakfast, Kiwi Jr., Sorry, New Dad, and For Those I Love

    “Undercover Youth.”
    In this episode, we talk Tik Tok, Radiohead, and being old. We talk in-depth about the Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer, Lebron James Jr’s number selections, and the ingredients for a great X-Files episode. We talk about Kevin being attracted to countdowns, Kevin tries to add another dad to our 3 daddy roster and Luke introduces a new segment called Sample Sleuth. All this while playing a phenomenal lineup of amazing new tunes.

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    Middle Kids - Stacking Chairs from Today We’re The Greatest out now on Domino Recording Co.

    Japanese Breakfast - Be Sweet from Jubilee out June 4th on Dead Oceans

    Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns from Cooler Returns out now on Sub Pop Records

    Sorry - Cigarette Packet from Twixtustwain EP out now on Domino Recording Co.

    NewDad - Slowly from Waves out now on Fair Youth Records

    For Those I Love - The Shape of You from For Those I Love out now on September Recordings Limited

    • 1 hr 14 min
    BSE 127: Chaos Chaos, Aesop Rock, Kishi Bashi, Pearl Charles, Safe Money and Ana Frango Elétrico

    BSE 127: Chaos Chaos, Aesop Rock, Kishi Bashi, Pearl Charles, Safe Money and Ana Frango Elétrico

    “Firmly On The Other Side of Your Anti-Frog Friend.”
    In this episode, we talk about being Half-Vaxxers and Lil Nas X’s new video and sneaker lawsuit. We talk about ethical fruit and Luke solves the Trolley Problem. We advocate for more songs being about frogs and cats and discuss the prevalence of song covers. Luke talks about the night that he was the dancing queen and we prove our nerd credentials. All this while playing a fantastic lineup of sunny and funky jams.

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    Chaos Chaos - ETERNAL from Ethical Plum out this fall

    Aesop Rock - Long Legged Larry out now on Rhymesayers Entertainment

    Kishi Bashi - Waiting for Springtime from Emigrant out today on Joyful Noise Recordings

    Pearl Charles - Only For Tonight from Magic Mirror out now on Kanine Records

    Safe Money (TINO & K. Carter) - Safe Money from Safe Money out today

    Ana Frango Elétrico - Mulher Homem Bicho out now on RISCO / Tratore

    • 1 hr 3 min
    BSE Minisode 4

    BSE Minisode 4

    "The Word of the Day is "Vibey".”
    In this minisode, we play a game called Oscar Mash-Up and discuss watching Oscar movies and unsatisfying TV series. We reminisce about sneakily buying cd’s and hearing music with swearing for the first time. Then we talk about all the great music we’ve been listening to, in TOUTS, and share the upcoming releases we’re excited about, in SHOUTS.

    TOUTS

    ALBUMS
    Chad VanGaalen - World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener
    Michigander - Everything Will Be Ok Eventually
    Benny The Butcher & Harry Fraud - The Plugs I Met 2
    Vegyn - Like a Good Old Friend
    Blanketman - National Trust
    Dad Sports - I AM JUST A BOY LEAVE ME ALONE!!!
    Otzeki - Now Is a Long Time
    Jane, Inc. - Number One
    Kota The Friend & Statik Selektah - To Kill A Sunrise
    Middle Kids - Today We’re The Greatest
    Yeek - Valencia

    SONGS
    AIN’T GON STOP ME - reggie, Monto Booker, Kenny Beats
    Flight Facilities feat. Broods, Reggie Watts, Saro - Stranded

    VINTAGE
    Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983
    My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

    SHOUTS
    Xiu Xiu - OH NO
    Serpentwithfeet - Deacon
    Tune-Yards - Sketchy
    The Antlers - Green to Gold
    L’Imperatrice - Tako Tsubo
    YBN Nahmir - VISIONLAND
    Tame Impala - Innerspeaker (10th Anniversary Edition)
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Soundtrack (10th Anniversary 7 Evil Exes Edition)

    • 25 min
    BSE 126: Roosevelt, Baby Boys, Armani White, Chad VanGaalen, Babeheaven and Xiu Xiu

    BSE 126: Roosevelt, Baby Boys, Armani White, Chad VanGaalen, Babeheaven and Xiu Xiu

    “You Dan Know What You’ve Got ’Til It’s Dan.”
    In this episode, Kevin brags about his bass boosting subwoofer, Luke talks about his cool cat shirt collection and one of his favorite underrated artists, Judee Sill. We discuss the Grammy’s strange nomination process, Don Henley’s band name, Ghost of Tsushima and Age of the Samurais. Then, we travel through time and reality begins to fold in on itself like the forging of katana. All this while playing a mind-bindingly magnificent playlist of new music.

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    Roosevelt - See You Again from Polydans out now on City Slang / Greco-Roman

    Baby Boys - Duke and the Cash from Threesome out now on Grand Jury Music

    Armani White - Danny Mac out now on Legendbound

    Chad VanGaalen - Samurai Sword from World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener out today on Sub Pop Records

    Babeheaven - Cassette Beat from Home for Now out now

    Xiu Xiu - A Bottle of Rum feat. Liz Harris from OH NO out March 26th on Polyvinyl
    Records

    • 1 hr 16 min
    BSE Minisode 3

    BSE Minisode 3

    “A Biggie, a Britney, and a Billie.”
    In this minisode, Kevin shares his Al Gore Mandella Effect conspiracy theory and Luke tries to wrap his head around the Song That Doesn’t End. We talk about Adam Levine’s declaration that there are no bands anymore and discuss the Biggie and Britney documentaries. Then we talk about all the music we’ve been listening to and all the releases that we’re excited about out today!

    TOUTS

    Vintage
    The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
    Haroumi Hosono - Philharmony
    Yellow Magic Orchestra - Naughty Boys
    Stevie Wonder - In Square Circle

    Albums
    Lokoy - badminton
    Julien Baker - Little Oblivions
    Roosevelt - Polydans
    Genesis Owusu - Smiling With No Teeth
    Ron Gallo - PEACEMEAL
    Fruit Bats - The Pet Parade
    Adult Mom - Driver
    Denzel Curry & Kenny Beats - UNLOCKED 1.5
    IAN SWEET - Disappear
    Har Mar Superstar - Roseville
    Blu DeTiger - How Did I Get Here?
    Jane Weaver - Flock
    Tigers Jaw - I Won’t Care How You Remember Me
    Of Montreal - I Feel Safe With You, Trash
    Zara Larson - Poster Girl
    Neil Cowley - Hall of Mirrors
    Rutger Hoedemaekers - The Age of Oddities

    Songs
    Silk Sonic (Anderson Paak & Bruno Mars) - Leave the Door Open
    Chance the Rapper - The Heart & The Tongue

    SHOUTS
    Valerie June - The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers
    Baby Boys - Threesome
    Allie Crow Buckley - Moonlit and Devious
    The Horrors - LOUT
    Cool Ghouls - At George’s Zoo
    Caribou - Suddenly Remixes

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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I've listened to a lot of music podcasts and this is my favorite so far. It gets better with each new episode. For fans of All Songs Considered and KEXP Music That Matters, but with even more interesting song choices. Really do check it out!

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