Saturday, July 27, 2013

Completely Conspicuous 288: You Better You Bet

Part 2 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our favorite music of the first half of 2013 and look ahead to the rest of the year. Listen to the episode below or download it directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Recorded at Clicky Clicky world HQ
- JB: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Ripely Pine
- Maine native wrote songs while working in video store
- JK: The National - Trouble Will Find Me
- Still digging into this one
- What's the deal with Vampire Weekend?
- JB: Slowdim - s/t
- "A real nice listen"
- JK: Mikal Cronin - MC II
- Plays in Ty Segall's band
- The Besnard Lakes are an interesting band
- JK: New Sabbath is surprisingly non-sucky
- Old bands getting eclipsed by cover acts
- The Stones should just stop
- New Arcade Fire album expected in the fall
- JB: New Soccer Mom full-length may be out this year
- New music from Earthquake Party and Guillermo Sexo
- JK: Looking forward to new Obits album
- More new Pixies music on the way?
- Superchunk's new album coming in the fall
- New Arctic Monkeys and Pearl Jam albums due out
- JB: Anticipating new Polvo, Johnny Foreigner, Weekend, Golden Gurls
- JB: Predict the John Hughes soundtrack sound is going to come back
- Small venues are where it's at
- Pop country is attracting older fans who used to like rock
- Wear earplugs to shows, kids
- Bonehead of the Week

Lady Lamb the Beekeeper - Rooftop

Savages - She Will
Veronica Falls - Bad Feeling
Mikal Cronin - Weight
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The Lady Lamb the Beekeeper song is on the album Ripely Pine on Ba Da Bing! Download the song for free at Spinner.
The Savages song is on the album Silence Yourself on Matador. Download the song for free as part of the Matador Intended Play 2013 sampler on Amazon.
The Veronica Falls song is on the album Waiting for Something to Happen on Slumberland Records. Download the song for free as part of the Slumberland Records Spring/Summer 2013 Sampler on Amazon.
The Mikal Cronin song is on the album MCII on Merge Records. Download the song for free as part of the Merge Records Summer Sampler 2013 on Amazon.
The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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