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Each week cousins and music journalists Brian and Luke LaBenne present their favorite new music and have some laughs along the way.

Best Song Ever Brian and Luke LaBenne

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    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

Each week cousins and music journalists Brian and Luke LaBenne present their favorite new music and have some laughs along the way.

    BSE 120: Fleet Foxes, Sa-Roc, Open Mike Eagle and Another Michael

    BSE 120: Fleet Foxes, Sa-Roc, Open Mike Eagle and Another Michael

    “Cuties and Beauties.”

    On the new episode Luke talks about owning a home, squirrel sex, spiders, and encourages the listener to appreciate Autumn more. He talks about all the great music content he’s been watching (and crying during): Song Exploder, Beastie Boys Story and David Byrne’s American Utopia. He talks about cycles of trauma and tries to guess which Black Mirror episode ruined Mike Eagle’s marriage. He waxes poetic about this season we’re in and plays an incredible lineup of beautiful songs from amazing artists.

    Songs Played On This Episode:

    Fleet Foxes - Sunblind from Shore out now on Anti

    Sa-Roc - Something Real from The Sharecropper’s Daughter out now on Rhymesayers Entertainment

    Open Mike Eagle - Death Parade from Anime, Trauma, and Divorce out now on Auto Reverse

    Another Michael - New Music out now on Run For Cover Records

    • 36 min
    BSE 119: Reks, Lunchbox, Young Guv, Lomelda, Helenda Deland and Daniel Romano

    BSE 119: Reks, Lunchbox, Young Guv, Lomelda, Helenda Deland and Daniel Romano

    “Taylor Swift Ended You.”

    Luke talks about his journalistic pursuits and plays a clip from his interview with Reks. He talks about a Kanye tweet comment section and reveals the best comeback response ever. Not to mention he plays an amazing playlist of songs that have epic explosions of sound and examine the things (or T.H.I.N.G.S.) that define a person.

    Songs played in this episode:

    Reks - T.H.I.N.G.S. from T.H.I.N.G.S. (The Hunger Inside Never Gets Satisfied) out now on Brick Records

    Lunchbox - Gary of the Academy from After School Special out October 30th on Slumberland Records

    Young Guv - Cold In The Summer out now on Run For Cover Records

    Lomelda - It’s Infinite from Hannah out now on Double Double Whammy

    Helena Deland - Someone New from Someone New out October 16th on Luminelle Recordings

    Daniel Romano - A Rat Without a Tale from How Ill Thy World Is Ordered out now on You’ve Changed Records

    • 47 min
    BSE 118: The Beths, Phil Augusta Jackson, Anjimile, Jonsi, Samia and Jyoti

    BSE 118: The Beths, Phil Augusta Jackson, Anjimile, Jonsi, Samia and Jyoti

    “Ditch the No-Host and Switch to the Co-Host.”

    On this episode Luke is flying solo, so he tries to fight his loneliness by listening to songs about feeling alone. He talks about seeing things from a new perspective, expectations vs. reality and how to not win an argument. He talks about classic works of art and nostalgically analyzing your past mistakes. Luke plays a clip from his interview with Georgia Anne Muldrow aka Jyoti, and plays a phenomenal selection of songs from amazing artists.

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    The Beths - Dying to Believe from Jump Rope Gazers out now on Carpark Records

    Phil Augusta Jackson - Alone from The Redondo Tape out today on DSO A5 Certified Records

    Anjimile - Maker from Giver Taker out September 18th on Father/Daughter Records

    Jonsi - Swill feat. Robyn from Shiver out October 2nd on Krunk

    Samia - Triptych from The Baby out now on Grand Jury Music

    Jyoti - Orgone from Mama, You Can Bet! out now on eOne Music / SomeOthaShip Connect

    • 48 min
    BSE 117: Alex Izenberg, Pottery, Jade Hairpins, Discovery Zone, and Angelo De Augustine

    BSE 117: Alex Izenberg, Pottery, Jade Hairpins, Discovery Zone, and Angelo De Augustine

    “Oozy, Oozier, and Lil Oozy Vert.”

    On this episode we talk Lake and Bakes, 4th of July, and patriotic dips. Luke plays a clip from his interview with Alex Izenberg. We talk about learning from our regrets and reminisce about childhood field trips to science museums. All while playing an awesome playlist of breezy tunes.

    Songs Played in This Episode:

    Alex Izenberg - Disraeli Woman from Caravan Château out July 31st on Domino Recording Co.

    Pottery - Hot Heater from Welcome to Bobby’s Motel out now on Partisan Records

    Jade Hairpins - Yesterdang from Harmony Avenue out now on Merge Records

    Discovery Zone - Dance II from Remote Control out now on Mansions and Millions

    Angelo De Augustine - Santa Barbara out now on Asthmatic Kitty Records

    NOTE: One of our favorite music blogs Stereogum needs our help to keep going: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/save-stereogum-an-00s-covers-comp#/

    • 54 min
    BSE 116: Deerhoof, Hinds, rum.gold feat. Jamila Woods, Kate NV, Run The Jewels and Shamir

    BSE 116: Deerhoof, Hinds, rum.gold feat. Jamila Woods, Kate NV, Run The Jewels and Shamir

    “Those Things That Make God Laugh.”

    In this episode the LaBenne cousins talk about Luke’s 30th birthday message from Sisqo and parody songs with Sisqo’s name. We talk about The Last of Us Part II and how it’s bigger and better than ever. We talk about AOL Instant Messenger and making an exciting discovery. We talk about sexy songs that transport you to bedroom time. We talk about how we should stop using phrases like “Infectious” and “Viral.” We talk about god thinking plans are jokes. We talk about honoring those who never had a voice, whose stories aren’t told. All this while playing a lineup of brilliant new songs from bold artists.

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    Deerhoof - Future Teenage Cave Artists from Future Teenage Cave Artists out now on Joyful Noise Recordings

    Hinds - Good Bad Times from The Prettiest Curse out now on Mom+Pop

    rum.gold - Waiting For (feat. Jamila Woods) from aiMless out now on Leola LLC

    Kate NV - Plans from Room For The Moon out now on RVNG Intl.

    Run The Jewels - a few words for the firing squad (radiation) from RTJ4 out now on Jewel Runners LLC

    Shamir - On My Own out now

    • 1 hr 14 min
    BSE 115: Elaquent, Nation of Language, Seán Barna, Painted Zeros, Jacknife Lee feat. Open Mike Eagle and Kelly Lee Owens

    BSE 115: Elaquent, Nation of Language, Seán Barna, Painted Zeros, Jacknife Lee feat. Open Mike Eagle and Kelly Lee Owens

    “Those Prezzies Nice and Warm!”
    It’s the BEST SONG EVER BRIAN’S BIRTHDAY BONANZA!!! We take some calls from Brian’s favorite musicians, plus a special announcement about Daddy #3: Offshelf.net. Luke talks about his interview with hip hop producer Elaquent and plays a clip about him talking about his album Forever Is A Really Long Time. We talk about whale sounds and CD sample machines. We try to figure out New York geography with knowledge from Spider-man and Gossip Girl. We talk about our reading habits, Luke pitches some content for Netflix and we talk about not owing anything to anyone. All this while playing a spectacular swarm of new songs from amazing artists.
    Songs Played In This Episode:
    Elaquent - Annoyed feat. Saturn, Alexander from Forever Is A Pretty Long Time out now on Mello Music Group
    Nation of Language - The Wall and I from Introduction Presence out today
    Seán Barna - Eastern Junk Dancing from Margret Thatcher of the Lower East Side out May 29th on American Songwriter
    Painted Zeros - Commuter Rage from When You Found Forever out May 29th on Don Giovanni Records
    Jacknife Lee - Made It Weird feat. Open Mike Eagle from The Jacknife Lee out May 29th on Slow Kids Records
    Kelly Lee Owens - Night from Inner Song August 28th on Smalltown Supersound

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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The LaBenne boys sure know how to pick them songs. I have discovered approximately 4,385 new bands and artists because of them, and I've picked up an equal number of catch-phrases. Keep up the good work!

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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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