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Flashlite #716

Kimberly Morgan York

This is a nice little overview of the new female country rock scene. We start off with Kimberly Morgan York from Southern Kentucky. Then we check in with Nikki Lane from Nashville. Also in Nashville, we have Kelsey Waldon and Caitlin Rose. Over in Finland, we check out Erja Lyytinen. On the other side of the planed, we check in with Tami Neilson and Freya Josephine Hollick. In Canada, we hear the new stuff by Mariel Buckley. Stateside, Sunny Sweeney from Austin has a new record and so does Mean Mary from Geneva, Alabama.

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Julie Christensen – Gloryland;
Kimberly Morgan York – Fallen;
Nikki Lane – Denim & Diamonds;
Sophie & The Broken Things – Heavy Metal;
Erja Lyytinen – Bad Seed;
Tami Neilson – Mama’s Talkin’;
Sarah Petite – Runnin’;
Mariel Buckley – Neon Blue;
Kelsey Waldon – History Repeats Itself;
The HawtThorns – On the Way;
Freya Josephine Hollick – Impossible to Love;
Sunny Sweeney – Someday you’ll call my name;
Sylvia Rose Novak – A Better Euphemism, Still;
Mean Mary – No Man’s Land;
Caitlin Rose – Black Obsidian;
Jamie McDell – Botox.

Flashlite #706

Sisteria

Heavier sound today with new music from Ty Segall, Volcanics and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Members of the Dandy Warhols, Immigrant Union and Courtney Barnett’s band put together a power trio called Super American Eagle. We check out Sisteria fronted by Katie Williams from Norman, OK. Also introducing Cold Stares from Indiana, El Perro from Sand Diego, Hell Beings from Brighton UK.

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3rd Secret – Lies Fade Away;
Cold Stares – Mojo Hand;
El Perro – Oh Grace;
The Hellacopters – Beguiled;
Leadfinger – Onr More Day;
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Gaia;
Ty Segall – Hello Hi;
Ty Segall – The Crawler;
Mandragora – Rainbow Warrior;
The Hell Beings – Fungicidal Tendencies;
Volcanics – Vilotale World;
A Place To Bury Strangers – My Head Is Bleeding;
C.O.F.F.I.N. – Under Your Wing;
Urge Overkill – won’t Let Go;
Sisteria – Hunger;
Super American Eagle – Yes;
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats – Poison Apple.

Flashlite #704

Dana Fuchs

Today, well tempered music. Jesse Bryson from Brooklyn opens with a Fotomaker song. Murlocs from Melbourne are here with the new single. Toronto’s Sloan is also back with the new single. Martha are back with the new EP. Rubs from Chicago, Maple Mars from LA, Dana Fuchs from New York and Irene Pena from Seattle debut at the show.

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Fotomaker – Come Back;
Jesse Bryson – Come Back;
Martha – Dreaming Out Loud (Tenement);
Tony Molina – separate ways;
Black Lizard – Adore Me;
The Reflectors – Fade Away (Into The Blue);
The Undertones – Here Comes The Summer;
The Rubs – Hang On To Me;
The Murlocs – Virgin Criminal;
Petrified Max – ’37 Stovebolt;
The Dirty Truckers – Let It Go;
Bettysoo – Listen;
Dana Fuchs – Borrowed Time;
Sloan – Spend the Day;
Abbie Barrett – Blood & Bone;
Momma – Callin Me;
E – caught;
Kate Clover – Heaven Down Here;
Irene Pena – Shut It Down;
Maple Mars – Silver Craft;
Cocktails – Part of the Problem;
Moogy Klingman – Liz, When You Waltz.

Flashlite #698

"John

Today we check in with new music fro some true singer songwriting legends: Willie Nelson, John Doe of X, Lyle Lovett and Calexico. Nitty Girtty Dirt Band make a whole album of Bob Dylan covers and they don’t just do Nashville Skyline. Lada, Dinko and Hrvoje from Bambi Molesters have a new band called LHD and it fits very well with their previous work. We also check in with Tyler Bejoian and his Names. But the show opens a newcomer, Peter Donovan from Seattle, WA.

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The Americans – Give Way
Peter Donovan – This Better Be Good;
Willie Nelson – I Don’t Go to Funerals;
Green On Red – Time Slips Away;
Daniel Romano – I Don’t Fit In;
Tyler & the Names – OB’s;
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You;
Bob Dylan – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You;
Tom Troccoli’s Dog – Girl from the North Country;
John Doe – The Cowboy and the Hot Air Balloon;
Lyle Lovett – Her Loving Man;
Lyle Lovett – LA County;
Giant Sand – Yer Ropes;
Calexico – Then You Might See;
LHD – Boiling Water, Dreamy Girl;
Amy Lavere – Girlfriends.

Flashlite #685

New in music, Urge Overkill are back with the new record. Sylvia Rose Novak is also back with a rocking new single. We played nearly all songs from her previous masterpiece record Bad Luck. David Nance has yet another project, this time with Pearl Lovejoy Boyd and James Schroeder. Ambrose Kenny-Smith from King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard and Sam Cooper from Sagamore collaborate on a new single. Sofia Bolt has a new album. Today, we also introduce Sick Things from Canada, Susan Cattaneo from Boston. We got a wonderful archival record by Narrow Adventure featuring Kristi and Kelly Callan and Kjehl Johansen and we sample it today. The episode is dedicated to Gary Brooker, the voice of Procol Harum who passed away this year on February 19th.

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Urge Overkill – Sister Havana;
Sick Things – Waste My Time;
Sylvia Rose Novak – Man I Used To Be;
Tiny Flaws – C’est Different;
Susan Cattaneo – All Is Quiet;
Sofia Bolt – Secret Memories;
Urge Overkill – Somebody Else’s Body;
Urge Overkill – A Necessary Evil;
Cooper & Kenny-Smith – Marengo Dream;
Chris Cacavas – Disappear;
John Wesley Coleman – Mushroom;
Gyasi – Sword Fight;
David Nance, Pearl Lovejoy Boyd and James Schroeder – 80 Into Nothing;
Narrow Adventure – I Don’t Know;
Wednesday Week – Forever;
Dime Box Band – Going My Way;
The Mirage – Is Anybody Home;
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale.

Flashlite #661

Esther Rose

Louisiana special today. We hear new music either made in Louisiana or inspired by it. We check out the new tunes from Corey Ledet, Dwayne Dopsie, Rose and The Bros, Salebarbes, Willie Durisseau, Kat Danser and Esther Rose. We also pay a tribute to a fallen swamp pop hero Rod Bernard.

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Broadway Lafayette – Girl De Hong Kong;
Corey Ledet – This Is All I Want;
Dwayne Dopsie and Zydeco Hellraisers – I Give It You (In French);
Rockin’ Dopsie – Pushin and Pullin;
Mama Rosin – Negro Loco;
Rose & The Bros – Save Me a Waltz;
Salebarbes – Good Lord;
Lost Bayou Ramblers – Granny Smith (Live);
John Delafose – Chokin Kind;
Willie Durisseau – Willie’s Zydeco;
Kat Danser – Frenchman Street Shake;
Dr John – Such a Night;
Esther Rose – Mountaintop;
Rodney Crowell – Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight;
BeauSoleil – Cariere Zydeco;
The Revelers – Southside Stomp;
Rod Bernard and Clifton Chenier – My Babe;
Rod Bernard – Recorded in England;
Rod Bernard – Congratulations To You.

Flashlite #537

Ruby Boots

Today we start off with a track from the latest King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard album. Then we hear a new single from Ruby Boots, who collaborated with Indianola. And we hear it in live and studio version. Margaret Dollrod is back with her new band Heartthrob Chassis. In Belgrade, we check out the new music from Å ajzerbiterlemon. Also from Belgrade, we check out music from the surf trio cleverly named Threesome. Fever Feel from Canada have a new single (it’s a band that we just introduced recently. Over in Sweden, we check out The Janitors. It’s an older song, but it’s a good band that fell through the cracks for me. But the most exciting thing by far is the return album from one of my favorite 80s bands Danny And The Doorknobs. It’s a very surprising return to a band that existed shortly under that name, and is way better known as Trotsky Icepick. Their old album Poison Summer is one of the hidden 80s jewels and their new album might be even better than that. Definitely the most pleasant surprise this year and possibly the greatest return album since Mission of Burma’s ONoffON.

Poison Summer (Trotsky Icepick) – Gaslight;
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – This Thing;
Ruby Boots & Indianola – Might Be Losing My Mind;
Ruby Boots & Indianola – Might Be Losing My Mind (Live in CLE);
Demolition Doll Rods – Ghost on the Highway;
Heartthrob Chassis – Sister;
Sajzerbiterlemon – Sneg;
River City Tanlines – Stop My Heart;
The Janitors – Here They Come;
Threesome – Lull;
Sage – When The Time;
Games – When The Time;
The Dates – California Underneath the Sea;
Fever Feel – In The Palm Of Her Hand;
Danny and the Doorknobs – The Shadow;
Danny and The Doorknobs – Harmona.

Flashlite #536

Zvonka Obajdin, Svemir

We have plenty of new surprised from the Yugo rock scene this time. We start off with Svemir from Zagreb, lead by Zvonka Obajdin. Then we go to Serbia and we check out the new collaboration between Eva Braun and Elektricni Orgazam. Also, from that scene, the old 80s attraction called S.T.R.A.H. is back with the new single. On the US scene, we check out the new stuff from The Dream Syndicate and Guided By Voices. We introduce a guitar slinger from Philadelphia Chris Forsyth.

STRAH – Mesec;
Svemir – Zadnja djevojka atomskog doba;
Eva Braun & Gile – Put za Lisabon;
Elektricni Orgazam – Zagreb;
Bevis Frond – Old Man Blank;
Lemonheads – Old Man Blank (Live in CLE);
Dils – It’s Not Worth It;
Chris Forsyth with Rosali – Dream Song;
Rosali – Rise to Fall;
Dream Syndicate – You Are My Friend;
Dream Syndicate – The Way In;
Guided By Voices – End It with Light;
Guided By Voices – They’re Not Witches;
Guided By Voices – As We Go Up We Go Down;
Sad Planets – Yesterday Girls;
Suicide – Cheree;
Sparrow Steeple – Your Mom’s Twin Sister’s Daughter’s Twisted;
STRAH – Deca Rade.

Flashlite #437

Lauren BarthToday we introduce singer songwriter from Tulsa, Lauren Barth and a Swedish hard rock band Ball. Angaleena Presley from Pistol Annies has a second solo album out, and we check that out too. Dickinson brothers. North Mississippi Allstars have a new record out called Prayer for Peace. Zerodent from Perth Australia are back with the new EP. Our proud sponsors, Blue Arrow Records, have new excellent releases, Stutter Steps from Pittsburgh and Ethan Daniel Davidson from Detroit.

Danny Kroha – You Got To Move;
Lauren Barth – Want It Back;
Angaleena Presley – Good Girl Down;
Imelda May – Game Changer;
Stutter Steps – Floored;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Close To The Gallows;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Ain’t The Man I Used To Be (Live in CLE);
Lorette Velvette – You Got to Move;
North Mississippi Allstars – You Got To Move;
Gun Club – In My Room;
Platinum Boys – New Kind of Love;
Dream Syndicate – The Side I’ll Never Show;
Dream Syndicate – Out of My Head;
Ball – Fyre Balls;
The Prophet Hens – Popular People;
The Improbables – Save Yourself;
Zerodent – Seedy Achiever;
Zerodent – Soul Mender.

Flashlite #431

Sera Cahoone Today we check out the new stuff from the legendary Greg Dulli and his Afghan Whigs. Also Low Cut Connie have a new single that announces a record coming out soon. San Mikulec from Zagreb, Croatia who we know most notably from Sloming Moops has a new project called Van Klokan Band. Aaron Lee Tasjan from Drivin N Cryin has a cool solo album. We also introduce singer songwriters Sera Cahoone and Sarah Shook. New bands today are Platinum Boys from Milwaukee and Chinese Herbal Medicine from LA.

The Hellacopters – In The Sign Of The Octopus;
Platinum Boys – Splittin’ Hairs;
Chinese Herbal Medicine – Winds of the Sun;
Velvet Crush – Time Wraps Around You;
Carousels – Marianne;
Sloming Moops – Get Along;
Van Klokan Band – Creepy;
Cute Lepers – Head Over Heels;
Guided By Voices – I Am A Tree;
The Afghan Whigs – Oriole;
Aaron Lee Tasjan – Dime;
Sera Cahoone – Time to Give;
Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – Fuck Up;
Swampmeat – Girl, You Ain’t Done It;
Low Cut Connie – Revolution Rock N’ Roll;
Little Murders – Too Many Times;
The Grip Weeds – Before I Close My Eyes;
Mike Watt And The Secondmen – Do Not;
Disciplina Kičme – Nemoj.