The Casual Sound playing only the finest Indie, Brit-pop, Shoegaze, Baggy, Post-Punk, Twee, and Garage tunes. Every week award-winning club DJ Tyler Jacobson, Jake Ryan (formerly of Danger Radio), and Lenny compile a setlist of the best counter-culture sounds, both new and old. Born of Denver, CO's Indie 101.5 in 2009, the station's weekly Danger Radio show morphed into a podcast at the station's demise. Over its five year lifespan, the podcast generated a healthy international following. After a three year hiatus, Tyler and Jake brought the show back to life as The Casual Sound, and included their good friend Lenny as co-host.
Episode 53: Norway, Jose! Indie from Scandinavia
This out of order episode (thanks bonus episode!) has us wondering, what would viking-indie sound like? Of course, it sounds amazing. Here are some of our favorite bands and tunes from WAY up north.
* A-ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV* Westkust – Weekends* The Cardigans – Your New Cuckoo* Cinnamon – Me as Helen of Troy* Easy – Castle Train* The Wannadies – Might Be Stars* The Knife – Heartbeats* The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Sister Surround* Viagra Boys – Ain’t Nice* Division of Laura Lee – Number One* The Blue Van – Word From The Bird* Eggstone – If You Say* Envelopes – Sister In Love* The Concretes – You Can’t Hurry Love* The Caesars – It’s Not The Fall That Hurts
Episode 52: Casual Jake (BONUS Mid-week Episode!!)
Usually, only paid subscribers get the bonus episodes – but seeing as we don’t have any paid subscribers, we don’t usually produce bonus episodes. This one was done last week while Tyler we in New Orleans – visiting bars and picking up COVID from the local merchants. Jake references spinning records this Friday, which was last Friday which didn’t happen cos… Tyler got the ‘rona. We’ll reschedule I promise.
The whole point of this episode is that Jake Ryan wants to introduce you to your next favorite band. He’s got 14 shots at it…
* Airiel – In Your Room* Soccer Mommy – Shotgun* Headshrinkers – Monocle* Public Body – Reset My Password* Blondes – Coming of Age* The Institutes – Alleyways* Husbands – Must Be A Cop* Blur – Beetlebum* Spacey Jane – Sawteeth* The Cure – Open* Sahara – Chimes* Bodega – Shiny New Model* Bloc Party – In Situ* Fritz – Arrow
Episode 51: 4-4-2 (Terrace Bangers)
This episode is meta as f**k and it’s about football – and not the American type. Does Lenny support Man United or Man City? Only way to know for sure is to listen to this episode. And mark my words, episode 51 of the casual sound is sure to be…. a home run! (I’m kidding. I’m kidding. Calm down.)
* Low Life – RBB* Cockney Rejects – I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles* Doves – Pounding* Johnny Marr – The Right Thing Right* Black Grape (feat. Joe Strummer & Keith Allen) – England’s Irie* The Courteeners – Not Nineteen Forever* James – Sit Down* Oasis – Bring It On Down* Harry J All-Stars – Liquidator* British Sea Power – No Lucifer
Episode 50: Primavera Sound 2022 Picks
Barcelona here we come. Don’t speak Catalon and my Spanish es muy mal. But, Pavement are reuniting and it feels so good. Here are our some of our favorite acts playing Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022.
* Gorillaz – Momentary Bliss (feat. Slaves & slowthai)* Pavement – Trigger Cut* Tim Burgess – Oh My Corazon * Beach House – Myth* Parquet Courts – Stoned & Starving* Beck – Devil’s Haircut* Fontaines D.C. – Winter In The Sun* The Jesus & Mary Chain – Blues From A Gun* The Strokes – Hard To Explain* Ride – Chelsea Girl* Soccer96 (feat. Alabaster Deplume) – I Was Gonna Fight Facism* Boy Pablo – Everytime* Yo La Tengo – The Summer* Low – Half Light
Episode 49 – It’s A Cruel World (Episode)
Headed to Pasadena for Cruel World? Whether you don’t know the bands (why are you going?) or you’re just looking for an episode to get you in the mood – we’ve got your primer right here. There are a lot of bands to be morally disappointed by in the line-up, but the tunes endure.
* Missing Persons – Walking In LA* Morrissey – Interesting Drug* The Church – Tantalized* Blondie – Dreaming* the KVB – Always Then* Devo – Beautiful World* Echo & The Bunnymen – Seven Seas* The English Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom* Public Image Limited – Public Image* Christian Death – Romeo’s Distress* The Damned – Melody Lee* Violent Femmes – To The Kill* The Psychedelic Furs – The Ghost In You* Bauhaus – Drink The New Wine
This show is class
Plenty of great music and banter. These boys know their stuff. It’s great being introduced to new music and bands but being content as well. Cheers.
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Remember those friends that could take one band you loved and turn you on to 10 more you never heard of before? Listening to The Casual Sound is like that, without all the cigarette burns on your couch. Get ready to hear classic baggy and britpop, along with new music inspired by the masters.