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Flashlite #714

White Hills

Today we check in with one of our favorites from the previous seasons, Philadelphia’s 2nd Grade who just have announced a new album. Another one of my favorites, but from the high school days, Godfathers from London are back with yet another album. New faves from Akron, Librarians with Hickeys check in with the new song and so do the Disheveled Cuss from LA. Weyes Blood is also back with new album. We introduce today Pictures from Melbourne, Doctor Explosion from Spain and Cleveland’s own Nick Cross. Our show today is dedicated to Anton Fier, legendary Clevelander and drummer who passed away on September 21, this year.

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Bob Mould – Black Sheets of Rain;
Librarians With Hickeys – Ghost Singer;
The Pictures – I Can’t Hold It Back;
2nd Grade – 100 Hrs;
2nd Grade – Favorite Song;
2nd Grade – Beat of the Drum;
Doctor Explosion – Vestir De Mujer;
Godfathers – Love Is Dead;
Godfathers – Midnight Rider;
Nick Cross – Azalea City;
Disheveled Cuss – Wanna Be My Friend;
Disheveled Cuss – Ben Tramer;
Weyes Blood – It’s Not Just Me, It’s Everybody;
Weyes Blood – Picture me Better;
Jadranka Stojakovic – Sta ti je;
Golden Palominos – (Something Else Is) Working Harder;
Lounge Lizards – Do the wrong thing.

The Best of 2020 (Part 2): Flashlite #622

Best of 2020

Today we continue the list of my favorite albums in 2020. The complete top 30 list is below!


1. A Burning Bus
2. Sylvia Rose Novak - Bad Luck
3. The Whiffs - Another Whiff
4. Petrified Max - Charlie Drove North
5. Cocktails - Catastrophic Entertainment
6. David Nance - Staunch Honey
7. 2nd Grade - Hit To Hit
8. The Reflectors - First Impression
9. Low Cut Connie - Private Lives
10. Swampmeat Family Band - Muck
11. Ghost Funk Orchestra  - Song For Paul
12. Trotsky Icepick - I Haunted Myself
13. Little Albert - Swamp King
14. Emma Swift - Blonde on the Tracks
15. Aubrie Sellers - Far From Home
16. Bipolariod - Paint it Blacker
17. Honey Radar - Ruby Puff Of Dust
18. The Berries - Berryland
19. Natural Child - California Hotel
20. Saba Lou - Novum Ovum
21. Nicole Atkins - Italian Ice
22. Fred and Rose - Estado Alpha
23. Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
24. Sonic Dawn - Enter the Mirage
25. Levitation Room - Headspace
26. The Third Mind
27. All Them Witches - Nothing as the Ideal
28. x - Alphabetland
29. Fuzz - III
30. Datura4 - West Coast Highway Cosmic

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Aubrie Sellers – Troublemaker;
Emma Swift – Queen Jane Approximately;
Little Albert – Swamp King;
Trotsky Icepick – Oxygen The Destroyer;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Modern Scene;
Swampmeat Family Band – Over Your Head;
Low Cut Connie – Let It All Hang Out Tonite;
The Reflectors – U Should Be My Girl;
2nd Grade – Boys in Heat;
David Nance – My Love, The Dark and I;
Cocktails – Oversaturated;
Petrified Max – Length of Rope;
The Whiffs – Please Come Home;
Sylvia Rose Novak – Flowers For The Fortunate;
A Burning Bus – Watch You Go;
A Burning Bus – Burnt Bridges;
A Burning Bus – I’m Coming Down;
A Burning Bus – Faith healer.

Flashlite #610

2nd Grade

We have a nice powerpop oriented show today. We are starting with the new album for Greg Pope and follow up with yet another release by Daniel Romano this year (is anyone counting still?). Lemon Twigs are back with another shiny album. Built To Spill from Boise ID, return with an album that fully consists of Daniel Johnston’s reinterpretations. 2nd Grade is a new name that comes from Philadelphia. Their album is packed with short, catchy songs that are instant favorites. Speaking about short catchy songs, Guided by Voices are also back with a new one. Is anyone still counting those? Also from Ohio, we introduce Librarians with Hickeys. Cocktails from San Francisco released a wonderful little masterpiece this year entitled Catastrophic Entertainment. That and a bunch of other recent and not so recent pop tunes, today at the Little Lighthouse!

Guided By Voices – Motor Away;
Greg Pope – Blue Skies Above;
Daniel Romano – Laura Doesn’t Like Her Haircut;
Roling Blackouts Coastal Fever – The Second of The First;
The On And Ons – 9 Days;
Lisa Prank – Get Mad;
The Lemon Twigs – Live in Favor of Tomorrow;
Built To Spill – Life In Vain;
Kathy McCarty – Like a Monkey in a Zoo;
The Reflectors – Baby it’s You;
The Speedways – Daydreaming;
The Beatles – Eight Days A Week;
2nd Grade – Dennis Hopper in Easy Rider;
2nd Grade – Shooting From the Hip;
Guided by Voices – To Keep An Area;
Painted Doll – She Talks To Mirrors;
Jordan Jones – Be My Baby;
The Games – Why Can’t We Go Back;
Cocktails – Never Be Alone;
Librarians with Hickeys – And Then She’s Gone;
The Dates – Summer Girl.