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Flashlite #695

Missed Cleveland

Today we check out the new music from The Americans, a band that we loved back in 2017 when they had a fantastic debut record out. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are also back with another new album. The Missed from Cleveland have plans to put out their first full length album as well. We introduce new artists and bands from Boston (Dirty Truckers and Abbie Barrett), Melbourne (Hazmats), LA (Momma). Finally, we play a track by Best Bets from New Zealand, who have a phenomenal new album On An Unhistoric Night.

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Timon – And Now She Says She’s Young;
The Dirty Truckers – Remember One;
The Americans – Born With A Broken Heart;
The Americans – Nevada;
Ford Madox Ford – Images Of My Generation;
The Hazmats – Empty Rooms;
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – My Echo;
Gentleman Jesse – One Million Sorrows;
Banditos – Time Wasted;
The Missed – The Actor;
Momma – Medicine;
Sylvia Rose Novak – Howl;
Mattiel – Lighthouse;
Neko Case – Man;
Abbie Barrett with Greg Hawkes – I Will Let You Know;
Best Bets – The Point;
Cheap Cassettes – Wishing The Sun Away;
Amoeba Teen – Barlight Crawl.

Flashlite #466 – The Best Albums in 2017 (Part Two)

Best of 2017We continue our list of best albums in 2017, this time with top 14 albums. This year was full of albums that will surely stay and I will definitely keep coming back to these many times in my life. Chris Church has came up with with a power pop album that can stand next to all the classics from that disarming genre that only seems effortless on the surface. Big Hogg offered us their extremely playful version of modern day prog rock. If you think Alien Lanes are a classic record, you should definitely look into Stevens and their album Good. Similar albums with great melodies, low fi and clever segues were always in the top of my albums in the past years. Matthew Melton and his wife Doris started a new project Dream Machine and The Illusion definitely made a mark, even politically (although unwittingly). Hayley Thompson-King and her concept record about the biblical woman is truly a deep album that goes from country over garage rock and ends up in opera. Tin Foil are newcomers from Detroit with an addictive set of songs on their album without a title. Pink Tiles return with a record that definitely puts them on a map of serious bands with fun content. David Nance comes from Omaha and has created an album sounds so well crafted, as if he was putting albums for a really long time. Americans on I’ll Be Yours reach depths and territories that were only visited by House of Freaks in the past. Emmett Kelly and his Cairo Gang continue with a series of truly timeless albums with Untouchable. Harlan T. Bobo’s new album came out only a month ago, and there was not enough time to come back to it many times, but it definitely made me rearrange my playlist and put him up on the high third place. It might be his strongest yet. On the top we have Sweet Apple and Bash & Pop. There’s a lot in common to these albums. Both are genre defying and disarmingly playful works of rock’s veteran warriors who know exactly where the sources of this music is. It was a good year for rock.

01 Bash & Pop - Anything Could Happen
02 Sweet Apple - Sing The Night In Sorrow
03 Harlan T. Bobo - Hector, A History of Violence
04 The Cairo Gang - Untouchable
05 The Americans - I'll Be Yours
06 David Nance - Negative Boogie
07 The Pink Tiles - #1 Fan
08 The Stevens - Good
09 Dream Machine - The Illusion
10 Hayley Thompson-King - Psychotic Melancholia
11 Tin Foil
12 Tall Juan - Olden Goldies
13 Big Hogg - Gargoyles
14 Chris Church - Limitations of Source Tape

Chris Church – Fall Into Me;
Big Hogg – Gold and Silver;
Tall Juan – Cuida Coaches
Tin Foil – Shapes of Savannah;
Hayley Thompson-King – Teratoma;
Dream Machine – Diamond In The Rough;
The Stevens – Grandstands;
The Pink Tiles – Writer’s Block;
David Nance – Ambulance;
The Americans – Stowaway;
The Cairo Gang – Real Enough To Believe;
Harlan T. Bobo – Storied;
Sweet Apple – You Don’t Belong To Me;
Bash & Pop – Breathing Room;
Bash & Pop – Anybody Else;
Bash & Pop – Never Wanted To Know;
Sweet Apple – Everybody’s Leaving.

Flashlite #441

Dream MachineToday we hear the new music from Co-Pilgrim and introduce two other bands from UK that are heavily inspired by the Paisley Underground scene in the 80s California. Co-Pilgrim, Dreaming Spires and Hanging Stars are so inspired by that sound that they even call their own movement Paisley Overground. Other stuff today are catchy new power pop tunes courtesy of Gorilla*, The Stevens, Sheer Mag, Needles//Pins and The Americans. We also introduce the new Royal Headache tune from their live in Cleveland show.

Faces – Glad And Sorry;
Gorilla – Teenage Heart Again;
The Stevens – Chancer;
Sheer Mag – Whose Side Are You On;
Sheer Mag – Meet Me In The Street;
Needles Pins – Something New;
Co-Pilgrim – Flood of Tears;
Co-Pilgrim – You’ll Look Pretty As A Picture When The Acid Rain Hits;
The Dreaming Spires – Paisley Overground;
The Hanging Stars – Crippled Shining Blues;
Royal Headache – New Song (Live in CLE);
The Americans – Bronze Star;
Bill Fox – I Only Did It Cuz I Felt So Lonely;
Dream Machine – Weeping Statue;
The Magpie Salute – Glad and Sorry;
Golden Smog – Glad and Sorry.