135 episodes

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

Best Song Ever Luke LaBenne and Kevin Connor

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    • 4.9 • 18 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 Minisode 34

    BSE Minisode 34

    “Kevin is a Small Dicked Poopy Butt Boy.”
    In this Kendrick-centric minisode, Luke and Kevin talk about their favorite Kendrick Lamar albums plus they dive deep into his new album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers. Luke looks into the mirror, and Kevin demands some more bangers. Plus they share all the new and upcoming music they're digging.

    TOUTS:
    Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
    Arcade Fire - We
    Sasami - Squeeze
    The Smile - A Light for Attracting Attention
    Kevin Morby - This Is A Photograph
    Florence + The Machine - Dance Fever

    SHOUTS:
    Alex Izenberg - I’m Not Here
    Crain Finn - A Legacy of Rentals
    SOAK - If I Never Know You Like This Again
    Harry Styles - Harry's house 
mxmtoon - Rising

    Big Best Energy: Moon Knight and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

    Big Best Energy: Moon Knight and Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness

    "JAKE SULLY IS BACK!!!"
    The boys of Big Dad Energy and Best Song Ever come together in a major cross over event to discuss all things nerd!

    SPOILERS FOR MOON KNIGHT AND DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS

    Thanks to Planet Ant Media for having us on their network! @planetantpodcasts @planetantdet @PlanetAntDigital

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BSE 151: Rozzi ft. Nile Rodgers, Swamp Dogg ft. Willie Clayton, Another Michael, Graveyard Club, Otoboke Beaver and Craig Finn

    BSE 151: Rozzi ft. Nile Rodgers, Swamp Dogg ft. Willie Clayton, Another Michael, Graveyard Club, Otoboke Beaver and Craig Finn

    “Weeping All Over Your Hot Dog.”
    In this episode Kevin gets vindicated, Luke unleashes the beast and the guys discuss the tracklist of the Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack. They conceive of the next great YA detective series, discuss artists with day jobs and reminisce about previewing albums at Barnes & Nobel. All this while playing an amazing lineup of new songs!

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    Rozzi - Consequences feat. Nile Rodgers from Berry out now on BMG

    Swamp Dogg - Cheating In The Daylight feat. Willie Clayton from I Need a Job… So I Can Buy More Auto-Tune out now on Don Giovanni Records

    Another Michael - Water Pressure out now via Run For Cover Records

    Graveyard Club - Halloween from Moonflower out June 17th

    Otoboke Beaver - I don’t want to die alone from Super Champon out today via Damnably

    Craig Finn - Birthdays from A Legacy of Rentals out May 20th on Positive Jams Records / Thirty Tigers

    • 1 hr 1 min
    BSE Minisode 32

    BSE Minisode 32

    “My Innie’s An A*****e.”
    In this minisode, the guys discuss their selections for their Best First Albums playlist and discuss artists who came out the gate with an amazing sound. They discuss the show Severance, try to un-sever their own minds and share random music memories from 2012. Plus, they share all the music they’ve been loving and looking forward to.

    TOUTS:
    Pusha T - It’s Almost Dry (2022)
    Linqua Franqa - Bellringer (2022)
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Omnium Gatherum (2022)
    Wet Leg - Wet Leg (2022)
    Hatchie - Giving The World Away (2022)
    My Idea - CRY MFER (2022)
    Fontaines D.C. - Skinty Fia (2022)
    iblss - raja’s sun (2022)

    COMFORT ALBUMS:
    Prince - Lovesexy (1988)
    The Shins - Port of Morrow (2012)

    SHOUTS:
    Kelly Lee Owens - Lp. 8 (2022)
    Rammstein - Zeit (2022)
    Girlpool - Forgiveness (2022)
    Tomberlin - I don’t know who need to hear this… (2022)
    Diane Coffee - With People (2022)
    Frontperson - Parade (2022)
    Let’s Eat Grandma - Two Ribbons (2022)
    Tory y Moi - Mahal (2022)
    Bloc Party - Alpha Games (2022)
    Faye Webster - Car Therapy Sessions (2022)
    Action Bronson - Cocodrillo Turbo (2022)
    Melody’s Echo Chamber - Emotional Eternal (2022)
    Bobby Shmurda - They Don’t Know (2022)

    • 46 min
    BSE 150: Lucius, Pinegrove, Chris Bathgate, Phebe Starr, Alex Izenberg and Linqua Franqa

    BSE 150: Lucius, Pinegrove, Chris Bathgate, Phebe Starr, Alex Izenberg and Linqua Franqa

    “Hello Mr. Wendal!”
    In this episode, the guys discuss unorthodox album announcements, the perfect album length and the meaning of Angel Numbers. Plus they play a phenomenal selection of songs that inspire deep conversation about dancing through tough times and moving forward.

    Songs Played In This Episode:

    Lucius - LSD from Second Nature out now on Mom+Pop

    Pinegrove - Alaska from 11:11 out now on Rough Trade Records

    Chris Bathgate - Don’t Look Back from The Significance of Peaches out May 13th on Quite Scientific

    Phebe Starr - My Magic Moon from Heavy Metal Flower Petal out now everywhere

    Alex Izenberg - Sorrows Blue Tapestry from I’m Not Here out May 20th on Domino

    Linqua Franqa - Necessity from Bellringer out April 22nd on Ernest Jenning Record Co.

    Photo Credits:
    Lucius - Max Wanger
    
Pinegrove - Balarama Heller
    Chris Bathgate - Misty Lynn Bergeron
    Alex Izenberg - Giraffe Studios
    Linqua Franqa - Sean Dunn

    • 1 hr 3 min
    BSE Minisode 31

    BSE Minisode 31

    “Broody Dudey With an Attitudey.”
    In this minisode, Kevin and Luke share their Best Last Albums playlist with amazing songs from bands that disbanded, artists that passed away and artists who left the limelight behind. Luke shares a coincidental bookstore find and they share their favorite releases from last week, the albums bringing them comfort and the music they're excited for out today!


    TOUTS:
    Vince Staples - RAMONA PARK BROKE MY HEART (2022)
    PUP - THE UNRAVELLING OF PUPTHEBAND (2022)
    Lucius - Second Nature (2022)
    Billy Woods - Aethiopes (2022)
    Kae Tempest - The Line Is A Curve (2022)
    Wet Leg - Wet Leg (2022)
    Romero - Turn It On! (2022)
    Nigo - I Know Nigo! (2022)
    Sampa the Great - The Return (2019)

    Comfort Album:
    Richard Swift - Dressed Up For The Letdown (2007)
    Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose (2009)
    Broken Bells - Broken Bells (2010)

    SHOUTS :
    Sault - Air
    Jerry Paper - Free Time
    Kurt Vile - (watch my moves)
    Leikeli47 - Shape Up
    Vundabar - Devil for the Fire
    Bas - [BUMP] Pick Me Up

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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You have combined my two favorite things music and podcasts. Great musicians covered in the podcast that push your musical journey to strange new places.

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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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Best Music Podcast

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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