Category Archives: Alternative

1 Is For The 1975

The 1975

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Straight from Manchester comes the four fellas of The 1975. Listen as Steve and Doug chat about how a band can find it’s identity, where they show off their influences, and why track order is critical for an album.

The 1975’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Chocolate – The 1975
Robbers – The 1975
Somebody Else – I like it when you sleep for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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Z Is For ZONK

ZONK

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From San Francisco are the eclectic and fun ZONK! Steve and Doug chat about genres, live shows, productions, and Blade Runner.

ZONK’s Facebook page

ZONK’s Allmusic entry

ZONK’s CDBaby page

Music featured this week:
Tittle Tattle – Our Five Worst Songs EP
Hard.Full.Often – Tongue In Cheeks
Nervous Excited Delighted (Dangerous) – Half Human

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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W Is For White Town

White Town

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Steve and Doug’s examination into 90’s One Hit Wonders continues as they investigate the fascinating and stylized career of Jyoti Mishra, also known as White Town. The guys also chat about student-filmed music videos, fluid sexuality, and Steve’s plan b birthday present.

White Town’s Homepage

Music featured this week:
Your Woman – Women In Technology
Make The World Go Away – Don’t Mention The War
You Fill Me Up – Monopole
Oh, David – Oh, David single

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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U Is For Unified Theory

Unified Theory

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Doug and Steve examine the short-lived but awesome career of Unified Theory, the super group comprised of members from Blind Melon, Pearl Jam, and Celia Green. Why didn’t their astounding debut album take off? Was it because of Limp Bizkit, or Backstreet Boys? The duo also are left puzzled by the little known appearance of their 2006 follow up.

Unified Theory’s Facebook Page

Music featured this week:
California – Unified Theory
Wither – Unified Theory
15 Hits – Cinematic

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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S Is For The Smiths

The Smiths

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This episode, Doug and Steve dive into the fascinating but short-lived career of The Smiths. Frequently cited as one of the UK’s most important musical movements, the guys bring some fresh ears to the music and its place in cultural history. Doug gives his thoughts on vegan message songs, Steve is haunted by Johnnny Marr’s guitar, and both guys gripe about track order.

The Smiths’ Entry On Discogs

Music featured this week:
This Charming Man – The Smiths
The Boy With The Thorn In His Side – The Queen Is Dead
How Soon Is Now? – Hatful Of Hollow

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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R Is For Radiohead

Radiohead

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Steve and Doug rebound with the long awaited Radiohead episode, joined by guest cohost Daniel Ferguson of 1UPU and Nintendo Prime. The guys chat about playing the long game, experimentation in music, and how much Daniel hates Creep.

Radiohead’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Idioteque – Kid A
Karma Police – OK Computer
Creep – Pablo Honey

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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P Is For Plants And Animals

Plants and Animals

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This week, Steve and Doug tackle Montreal trio Plants and Animals. The guys also chat about the Junos and the Polaris Music Prize, and what Canadians value in music.

Plants and Animals’ Official Website

Music featured this week:
Control Me – The End Of That
Feedback In The Field – Parc Avenue
The Mama Papa – La La Land
Stay – Waltzed In From The Rumbling

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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O Is For OMC

OMC

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For this episode, Steve and Doug tackle New Zealand alternative project OMC, the Ōtara Millionaires Club, best remembered for their huge international hit “How Bizarre.” The duo also ponder the pop hits of the 90’s, the age of downloads, and Steve busts out his hip hop skills.

OMC’s Entry On Discogs

Music featured this week:
How Bizarre – How Bizarre
Land Plenty – How Bizarre
We R The OMC – Proud: An Urban-Pacific Streetsoul Compilation

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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N Is For No Doubt

No Doubt

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This week on the show, Steve and Doug tackle the pop / rock juggernaut No Doubt, discussing the various ups and downs of their career, as well as pop radio sacrifices and dated Reggae guest vocalists.

No Doubt’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Hella Good – Rocksteady
Simple Kind Of Life – Return Of Saturn
Just A Girl – Tragic Kingdom

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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M Is For Moby

Moby

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This week, Steve and Doug tackle the varied and long-lasting career of Moby, from heady techno to punk to sampling a capella gospel to ambient insomnia cures. The guys also chat about break up songs, sexy songs, abstract songs, and Top of the Pops.

Moby’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Disco Lies – Last Night
Feeling So Real – Everything Is Wrong
Natural Blues – Play
Lucy Vida – Last Night

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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L Is For LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

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Steve and Doug take on the brainchild of James Murphy, LCD Soundsystem, in this episode. The duo tackle questions about pacing in a song, self-deprecation, dance, and writing for Seinfeld.

LCD Soundsystem’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House – LCD Soundsystem
Drunk Girls – This Is Happening
All My Friends – Sound Of Silver

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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K Is For Kenna

Kenna

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This episode, Steve and Doug look at the short but oh so sweet career of eclectic songwriter Kenna. The duo also say farewell to 2016, and chat about music licensing and when music supports a cause.

Kenna’s Official Website

Kenna’s Soundcloud

Music featured this week:
Out Of Control (State Of Emotion) – Make Sure They See My Face
Freetime – New Sacred Cow
Long Gone – Land 2 Air Chronicles II: Imitation Is Suicide Chapter 2 EP

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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H Is For Hope & Social

Hope & Social

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From Leeds England, coming straight from The Crypt, Doug and Steve present to you Hope & Social! The fellas also chat about loving vinyl, the joys of Bandcamp (again), and that wonderful instrument known as the piano.

Hope & Social’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Back To The Green – sleep sound
Stuck Like Glue – Architect of this Church
Sunrise Laughing – FEEL

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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G Is For The Go! Team

The Go! Team

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This episode, Steve and Doug chat about what happens when you mix Sonic Youth guitars, Charlie Brown piano, double dutch chants, and car chase sequence horns – the answer is UK’s The Go! Team! The boys also chat about the alternative music scene is 2004 / 2005, and if it’s kosher to be using all these audio clips.

The Go! Team’s Official Website

The Go! Team’s Bandcamp

The Go! Team’s Soundcloud

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Music featured this week:
Ladyflash – Thunder, Lightning, Strike
Keys To The City – Proof Of Youth
What D’you Say – The Scene Between

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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F Is For Faded Paper Figures

Faded Paper Figures

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A film composer, a doctor, and an English prof collaborating long distance; they are Faded Paper Figures. Steve and Doug talk about their fantastic music (and Highlander) in this week’s episode.

Faded Paper Figures’ Official Website

Faded Paper Figures’ Bandcamp

Music featured this week:
Piledrive – The Matter
Breathing – Relics
Metropolis – Dynamo

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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E Is For Empire Of The Sun

Empire of the Sun

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This week Steve and Doug delve deep into the electronic pop duo Empire Of The Sun, with their epic album journeys, cinematic music videos, and silly hat parties.

Empire Of The Sun’s Official Website

Empire Of The Sun’s Soundcloud

Music featured this week:
Walking On A Dream – Walking On A Dream
Alive – Ice On The Dune
High And Low – Two Vines
We Are The People – Walking On A Dream

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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C Is For Caravan Palace

Caravan Palace

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Doug and Steve are joined by Daniel Ferguson in a look at Parisien electroswing experts Caravan Palace. What’s the difference between sampling for an EDM track, and blending older music with contemporary beats? Caravan Palace seems to have it figured out.

Caravan Palace’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Dramophone – Panic
Comics – < |°_°|>
Jolie Coquine – Caravan Palace
Suzy – Caravan Palace

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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B Is For Bravestation

Bravestation

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This episode, Doug and Steve chat about Toronto underground Apocalyptic Pop trio Bravestation. The boys also chat about musical frisson, the question of keeping past releases available, and Doug’s pick for the best single of 2015.

Bravestation’s Bandcamp

Bravestation’s Soundcloud

Music featured this week:
Actors – V (single)
Signs – Giants & Dreamers
13th Floor – 13th Floor (single)
Haven – V (single)

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Musique” from Daft Punk’s “Musique, Vol. 1”.

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Y Is For Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

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This episode, Steve and Doug chat about Yellow Ostrich, the five year voyage of Alex Schaaf and his glorious beard.

Yellow Ostrich’s Official Website
Yellow Ostrich’s Bandcamp

Music featured this week:
Marathon Runner – Strange Land
Neon Fists – Cosmos
Hahahaohhoho – The Mistress

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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X Is For Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu

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On to the strange and bizarre world of experimental music act Xiu Xiu. It’s challenging, emotional, intriguing, and sometimes abrasive, but there’s always something rewarding to be found.

Xiu Xiu’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Boy Soprano – The Air Force
Bog People – La Forêt
I Luv The Valley OH – Fabulous Muscles

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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W Is For Washed Out

Washed Out

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Washed Out may be one of the most intriguing stories of artistic discovery covered on the podcast. Steve and Doug look into the Georgia native’s library aspirations, musical talents, and what the internet has done for the industry. Amor fati.

Washed Out’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
All I Know – Paracosm
Olivia – High Times EP
Feel It All Around – Life Of Leisure EP

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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V Is For Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend

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This episode, Steve and Doug come right back to the present with Vampire Weekend, while also musing about licensing for car ads, rich white kid music (whatever that is), and lawsuits over polaroids.

Vampire Weekend’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Cousins – Contra
Step – Modern Vampires In The City
Mansard Roof – Vampire Weekend

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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U Is For Ultravox

Ultravox

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This week on the show Steve and Doug go back to the 70’s and 80’s for the British group Ultravox. The group is particularly noteworthy for being an interesting case study showing the transition from punk to new wave. And they just happen to be awesome.

Ultravox’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Distant Smile – Ha! Ha! Ha!
Dancing With Tears In My Eyes – Lament
Vienna – Vienna

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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R Is For Röyksopp

Röyksopp

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Steve and Doug jam it all in this episode! ABBA, Ace of Base, the Bergen Wave, mispronounced movie titles, Robyn, 90’s techno, and a few minutes in there talking about Röyksopp.

Röyksopp’s Home Page
Robyn’s Home Page

Music featured this week:
Happy Up Here – Junior
Monument – Do It Again EP
Remind Me – Melody A.M.

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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M Is For The Music

The Music

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Steve and Doug go back to the new rock movement of the mid-2000’s and talk about the strangely named band, The Music. The duo also lament and gush about live shows, and the interesting evolution of YouTube.

The Music’s Facebook Page

Music featured this week:
Breakin’ – Welcome To The North
Take The Long And Walk It – The Music
No Weapon Sharper Than Will – Strength In Numbers

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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H Is For Her Space Holiday

Her Space Holiday

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This week, Steve and Doug cover Her Space Holiday, the solo project of Marc Bianchi, and the fascinating music stylings. Also, Doug gets a special package in the mail mid-episode!

Her Space Holiday’s Homepage

Music featured this week:
This Seat Is Definitely Taken – Sleepy Tigers [EP]
Sleeping Pills – Home Is Where You Hang Yourself
Japanese Gum – The Young Machines

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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G Is For Ghostland Observatory

Ghostland Observatory

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Steve and Doug reflect on Ghostland Observatory, and contemplate Sasquatch Music Festival, ornery music critics, and one of Steve’s secret crushes.

Ghostland Observatory’s Homepage

Music featured this week:
Sad Sad City – Paparazzi Lightning
Rich Man – delete.delete.i.eat.meat…
Codename: Rondo – Codename Rondo

And let’s not forget this cycle’s theme, “Writing On The Wall” from Adrian Belew’s Side One.

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Y Is For Young Galaxy

Young Galaxy

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This week we jump around Canada to follow in the footsteps of Young Galaxy, a band deeply entrenched in the Canadian music scene while also being underwater apparently.

Music featured this week:
We Have Everything – Shapeshifting
Fall For You – Ultramarine
Come And See – Young Galaxy

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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W Is For We Are The City

We Are The City

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This week we look at the boys from Kelowna, We Are The City, and their musical journey from High School to violence.

We Are The City’s Bandcamp Page
We Are The City’s Homepage

Music featured this week:
Get Happy – High School EP
Friends Hurt – Violent
Astronomers – In A Quiet World

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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S Is For Spiral Beach

Spiral Beach

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This week during the Canadian run, Steve and Doug get pumped over the uber-talented Spiral Beach!

Spiral Beach’s Website


Music featured this week:
Made Of Stone – Ball
May Go Round (In A Mania) – The Only Really Thing
Voodoo – Spiral Beach

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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P Is For The Philosopher Kings & Prozzäk

Philosopher Kings

Prozzak

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Double the fun on the Canadian run! Steve and Doug talk about the Canadian powerhouse known as The Philosopher Kings, and their offshoot band Prozzäk. Also a bit of Track & Field, and Jarvis Church in there too.

Music featured this week:
You Stepped On My Life [single version] – One Night Stand
Charms – The Philosopher Kings
Cry – Famous, Rich And Beautiful
Strange Disease – Hot Show
www.nevergetoveryou – Saturday People
Sucks To Be You – Hot Show

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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O Is For Owen Pallett

Owen Pallett

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The Canadian run pushes on! This time, Steve and Doug chat about composer/musician Owen Pallett. They also talk a bit about Dungeons And Dragons, and being a geek.

Owen Pallett’s Official Website

Music featured this week:
Lewis Takes Off His Shirt – Heartland
He Poos Clouds – He Poos Clouds
Song For Five & Six – In Conflict

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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M Is For The Most Serene Republic

TMSR

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Steve and Doug continue their Canadian run with The Most Serene Republic, a band with an impressively aggressive body of work.

The Most Serene Republic’s listing on Arts & Crafts

Music featured this week:
Heavens To Purgatory – …And The Ever Expanding Universe
(oh) God – Underwater Cinematographer
The Men Who Live Upstairs – Population

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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L Is For LEN

LEN

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As Steve and Doug continue through their Canadian run of musicians, they take time to travel back to the summer of 1999: The Summer Of LEN. Don’t pretend you haven’t missed it.

LEN TV On YouTube

Music featured this week:
It’s A Brother Sister Thing – We Be Who We Be
Candy Pop – Superstar
Steal My Sunshine – Can’t Stop The Bum Rush

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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J Is For Johnny Hollow

Johnny Hollow

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Steve and Doug are once again joined by Nathan Ferguson of The Pollinate Show to discuss Johnny Hollow, the musical project spearheaded by Vincent Marcone. Also, Steve tells a story about the dark, crazy history of a certain Russian monk.

Johnny Hollow’s Homepage
My Pet Skeleton – Vincent Marcone’s Other Works



Music featured this week:
This Hollow World – Dirty Hands
Dark Thing – Johnny Hollow
Devil’s Night – A Collection Of Creatures
Aegis – Dirty Hands

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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H Is For Hey Ocean!

Hey Ocean!

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This week, Doug and Steve look at one of the biggest bands to come out of Vancouver in recent years, and for good reason! Also, they chat a bit about My Little Pony, and other manly things.

Hey Ocean’s YouTube Channel

Music featured this week:
A Song About California – It’s Easier To Be Someone Else
Big Blue Wave – IS
Warning – Stop Looking Like Music

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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E Is For Esthero

Esthero

Esthero

Doug and Steve continue the Canadian run with Esthero, the collaborative darling of the music industry. Three albums later, and she’s still cranking it out from the heart.

Esthero’s Blog
Esthero’s Website

Music featured this week:
We R In Need Of A Musical Revolution – Wikked Lil Grrrls
Never Gonna Let You Go – Everything Is Expensive
That Girl – Breath From Another

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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D Is For The Dears

The Dears

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Doug and Steve ring in the New Year with The Dears, in their Canadian run. They chat about Canadian music, awkward interviews, and pizza. Because pizza is pretty good, yeah?

The Dears’ Website


Music featured this week:
Ticket To Immortality – Gang Of Losers
Disclaimer – Missiles
Never Destroy Us – No Cities Left

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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B Is For Broken Social Scene

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This week in Canadian music, Steve and Doug tackle the powerhouse that is Broken Social Scene. Also: Modest Mouse is back?!?

Broken Social Scene’s Website

Music featured this week:
7/4 (Shoreline) – Broken Social Scene
World Sick – Forgiveness Rock Record
Cause = Time – You Forgot It In People

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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A Is For Austra

dep

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Oh Canada! This week, Steve and Doug start their Canadian run: 26 Canadian bands you may not have heard of but probably should have. They start with Toronto’s Austra, and it seems Doug and Steve don’t see eye to eye on the group. Is it the electronic soundscapes? Is it the operatic voice of Katie Stelmanis? Or is it because Doug and Steve live in Vancouver? Find out in this week’s episode!

Hey, write us a review in iTunes, and you could win Zero 7’s “The Garden”! Listen to the podcast for details.

Austra’s Website

Music featured this week:
Habitat – Habitat (EP)
Home – Olympia
Lose It – Feel It Break

And that Canadian classic, “Money City Maniacs” from Sloan’s Navy Blues.

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Y Is For Yeasayer

dep

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This week, Steve and Doug chat about the experimental Yeasayer, while waxing on about giant blobs and motivational speeches.

Yeasayer’s website

Music featured this week:
Sunrise – All Hour Cymbals
Blue Paper – Fragrant World
O.N.E. – Odd Blood
2080 – All Hour Cymbals

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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X Is For The xx

dep

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This week, Steve and Doug talk about The xx, a band from London whose debut album “xx” met with much critical acclaim. Also, the soundtrack to Great Gatsby sucks.

The xx’s website

Music featured this week:
Together – The Great Gatsby soundtrack
Angels – Coexist
Crystalised – xx

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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U Is For U2, Part 2

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We jump into the second half of U2’s career, with Steve, Doug, Stuart, and Travis reflecting on the highs, lows, and yawns. Also included: the inevitable Linkin Park / U2 mashup.

U2’s website

Music featured this week:
The Troubles – Songs Of Innocence

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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U Is For U2, Part 1

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Steve and Doug are joined once again by Stuart Ferguson, and new guest cohost Travis Mendgen, in discussing the first half of U2’s career.

U2’s website

Music featured this week:
Even Better Than The Real Thing – Achtung Baby
Elevation – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
Pride (In The Name Of Love) – The Unforgettable Fire
Boomerang II – Pride single

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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T Is For Time Columns

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Steve and Doug cover their first Maryland band, the ethereal and experimental Time Columns.

Time Columns’ Bandcamp Page

Music featured this week:
Spring – Sunriseinthesea EP
Luma – Mana
Tarantula Death Pose (Live) – Unreleased
Hundred Flowers – Sunriseinthesea EP

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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S Is For Sigur Rós

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Steve and Doug become bitter enemies and feud over the talent of Sigur Rós! Who will emerge victorious? Who sings the higher falsetto?

Sigur Rós’ Homepage

Music featured this week:
Hoppípolla – Takk…
Svefn-g-englar – Ágætis byrjun
Untitled Track 1 (Vaka) – ( )

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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P Is For Paul White

Paul White

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One-Handed Music’s shining star takes center stage this week as Steve and Doug talk about Paul White.

Paul White’s Homepage
Paul White’s Bandcamp
Paul White’s Soundcloud
One-Handed Music’s Homepage

Music featured this week
The Punch Drummer – The Strange Dreams Of Paul White
Pride – Paul White & The Purple Brain
The Doldrums – Rapping With Paul White

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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N Is For Newsboys

Newsboys

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Christian rock?? Snore! At least not this band. Steve and Doug explore the colourful and fascinating history of those crazed Aussies.

Newsboys’ Official Website

Music featured this week
Shine – Going Public
Entertaining Angels – Step Up To The Microphone
God’s Not Dead – God’s Not Dead

And of course, ID from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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K Is For KONGOS

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This week we talk about those guys you’ve been hearing on the radio lately, KONGOS.

KONGOS’ Homepage

Steve’s Review of Lunatic on Sour Grapes Winery

Music featured this week:
“Another Daydream” (KONGOS)
“Come With Me Now” (Lunatic)
“I’m Only Joking” (Lunatic)

And of course, “ID” from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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G Is For Gorillaz

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This week: THE CURSED EPISODE. Our second attempt at recording our look at Gorillaz, and hit with a bit of technical difficulty. Apologies, of course, but we hope the content is intriguing enough for you to spare us the occasional crack and pop. A quick word: we discuss Damon Albarn’s project called “Gorillaz”, not the fictional band’s bio. Plenty of info though!

Gorillaz’s Homepage

Damon Albarn’s Homepage

Jamie Hewlett’s tumblr

Music featured this week:
“Clint Eastwood” (Gorillaz)
“Stylo” (Plastic Beach)
“Feel Good Inc” (Demon Days)

And of course, “ID” from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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F Is For The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips

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This week we talk about The Flaming Lips, a band known for experimenting with a plethora of styles and releasing some of the most unique albums, worthy of your attention.

The Flaming Lips’ Homepage

Music featured this week:
“The W.A.N.D. (The Will Always Negates Defeat)” (At War With The Mystics)
“She Don’t Use Jelly” (Transmissions From The Satellite Heart)
“Do You Realize??” (Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots)

And of course, “ID” from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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C Is For Charlene Kaye

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Charlene Kaye

This week we talk Charlene Kaye, a lady with a helluva voice. We also discuss a bit of Glee (please don’t hate us).

Charlene Kaye’s YouTube Channel

Charlene Kaye’s Homepage

Music featured this week:
“Animal Love 1” (Animal Love)
“Skin And Bones” (Things I Will Need In The Past)
“Mad Tom In Bedlham” (Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes EP)

And of course, “ID” from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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B Is For Belle And Sebastian

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This week we discuss the ladies from Hell themselves, Belle And Sebastian.  A career spanning a couple decade and…wait, which one is Sebastian?

Belle And Sebastian’s Homepage

Music featured this week:
“White Collar Boy” (The Life Pursuit)
“Electronic Renaissance” (Tiger Milk)
“Seeing Other People” (If You’re Feeling Sinister)

And of course, “ID” from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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A Is For Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

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This week we discuss those crazy Quebecois hipsters, Arcade Fire.  Are they truly indie, or just plain weird?

The interactive music video for “We Used To Wait” called “The Wilderness Downtown”

Arcade Fire’s Homepage

Music featured this week:
“Abraham’s Daughter” (The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 and Beyond)
“Rebellion (Lies)” (Funeral)
“No Cars Go” (Neon Bible)

And of course, “ID” from Kasabian’s self-titled album.

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