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Flashlite #710

Ghost Funk Orchestra

Today we check out new music from Mo Troper from Portland OR, Ghost Funk Orchestra from NYC and Goat from Sweden. David Nance released a cover of Motorhead’s album Bomber. Daniel Romano has a new single with Ancient Shapes. Natalie Sweet and Brad Marino joined forces for some new tunes. Fernando Perdomo and Nick Berrling also joined forces into a new project called Life Boat. John Larson, who used to be with Marlowes, joined forces with The Silver Fields and we check out their new tunes. Show is dedicated to Shawn Cripps who used to be active with Limes in Memphis. He passed away recently.

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Bram – Girl Of My Dreams;
Mo Troper – I’m The King of Rock ‘n Roll;
John Larson And The Silver Fields – Mile A Minute;
The Marlowes – If You Wouldn’t Mind;
Warm Soda – Young Reckless Hearts;
The Speedways – A Drop In The Ocean;
Life Boat – All For Leyna;
Natalie Sweet & Brad Marino – Second Time;
L.A. Mood – Happy Boy;
3rd Secret – Right Stuff;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Scatter;
Goat – Under No Nation;
Dream Machine – Prisoner of His Mind;
Crossword Smiles – The Girl with a Penchant for Yellow;
Ancient Shapes – Bird With an Iron Head;
David Nance – Secret Fox;
The Berries – Exceptional Fabric;
Harlan T. Bobo – Rachel’s Arm;
Limes – Under My Head;
Limes – Bottom Of The Hole;
Blue Ash – Smash My Guitar.

Flashlite #564

Hitchcock and Partrigde

Today we start off with a hard rock band from Melbourne called Power. Then we check out the new stuff Daniel Romano’s Ancient Shapes. There’s a neat relatively new tribute to the Nuggets Part Two compilation on The Active Listener and we check out Blondi’s Salvation from France, Exploding Eyes from Ireland, The NoMen from UK covering great sixties garage rock tunes. Mozes and the Firstborn from Netherlands also has a new record, and we introduce Fastball from Austin and Night Times from LA. Two legendary new wave warriors came up with a record together: Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge and we check out a tune from it.

Tako – Lena;
Power – The Fool;
Ancient Shapes – Separation Anxiety;
Mikal Cronin – Lost a Year;
Blondi’s Salvation – War or Hands of Time;
Exploding Eyes – Bad Little Woman;
Masters Apprentices – War Or Hands Of Time;
The Wheels – Bad Little Woman;
The Factory – Path Through the Forest;
The NoMen – Path Through the Forest;
Mozes and the Firstborn – If I;
Robyn Hitchcock & Andy Partridge – Turn Me On, Deadman;
Soft Boys – Positive Vibrations;
XTC – Buzzcity Talking.ogg’
The Bevis Frond – Story Ends;
Parlor Snakes – Wonderland;
Fastball – Doesn’t It Make You Feel Small;
Night Times – Bad Luck;
Grupa SOS – Trazim.

Flashlite #552

Jordan Jones

Here’s a nice new power pop powered episode for the end of the summer. We have new albums for Redd Kross, Jack Oblivian, Daniel Romano’s project Ancient Shapes and Verlains (over in New Zealand). Criminal Hygiene is also back with a new record, a well made and mature new release. Back in the earliest days of The Little Lighthouse we played Mellow Drunk from San Francisco very often. Now they are back with some new music too after more than a decade. Also, introducing, Steve Adamyk from Canada and Jordan Jones. We traveled all the way to Youngstown to hear the New York band Tuff Sunshine (featuring Emma DeCorsey) performing live.

Sad Planets – Long Goodbye;
Steve Adamyk – Power Load;
Criminal Hygiene – Hardly News;
Terry and Louie – Throwin In The Towel;
Nick Glider – Frustration;
Tuff Sunshine (Live in Youngstown);
Jack Oblivian and the Dream Killers – Dream Killer;
Jordan Jones – No Makeup;
The Rumour – Falling in Love With A Dream;
Bad Moves – Shut Your Eyes;
Ex Hex – Good Times;
Ancient Shapes – A Flower That Wouldn Bloom;
Mellow Drunk – From My Window;
Connections – Ballad of Big;
The Dates – Pennies 4 You;
Richard Lloyd – Mystic Eyes;
The Verlaines – I Am;
Redd Kross – What’s a Boy to Do;
Sweet Apple – Summer’s Gone.

Flashlite #471

Bat FangsToday we start off with the new music from Pat Todd and his Rankoutsiders. They have a new single out. We also introduce the new band Bat Fangs for Betsy Wright, who was in Ex Hex and Laura King, who was in Moaners. We also introduce Number Ones from London UK and Gary Ritchie from Austin TX, both in the realm of power pop. Daniel Romano is back with three new albums, two are solo, Human Touch and Neverless and one is with his Ancient Shapes, Silent Rave. Kramer joined forces with Bill Frisell for the new installment of tributes to the songs that came out of The Brill Building in New York City.

Left Banke – Pedestal;
Pat Todd & The Rankoutsiders – Failture Is My Name;
Bat Fangs – Boy of Summer;
Chris Church – Bell The Cat;
Mo Tropper – Freebin;
Number Ones – Lie To Me;
Gary Ritchie – Hear From You;
Lowest of The Low – Immortal;
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Stunned;
First Base – This Guitar of Mine;
The Mergers – Pie in The Sky;
Daniel Romano – Anyone’s Arms;
Ancient Shapes – Violence In The Mouth Of Age;
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – I’m Sleepin’ In;
The Bonnevilles – Panakromatik;
Ty Segall And The Freedom Band – My Lady’s On Fire;
Love – My Little Red Book;
Kramer – My Little Red Book;
I Am The Polish Army – David Bowie.

Flashlite #440

Milivoje Mića MarkovićToday we have a brand new epic double album by Melvins, apparently the last album for Matthew Melton’s Warm Soda, new one for Miranda Lee Richards. We introduce Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Feral Ohms and School Damage. Daniel Romano and his Ancient Shapes are live in Cleveland. We pay a very special respect to the late Belgrade composer Milivoje Mića Marković, a man who had a tremendous impact on the Yugoslav music scene with his jazz fusion, soundtracks and journalism.

Milivoje Mića Marković – Pauk;
Milivoje Mića Marković – Otpisani theme;
Melvins – Cardboa Negro;
The Afghan Whigs – Copernicus;
Warm Soda – Postcards;
Warm Soda – Tell Me in a Whisper;
Rolling Blackouts CF – French Press;
Daniel Romano – Ugly Human Heart Pt. 1;
Daniel Romano and The Ancient Shapes (Live in CLE);
Ancient Shapes – The Dance Of The Blossoming Selves;
Miranda Lee Richards – Ashes and Seeds;
Andy Gabbard – Raindrop;
The New Pornographers – High Ticket Attractions;
The Record Company – Roll Bones;
Heroes – I Can’t Go On;
Feral Ohms – The Glow;
School Damage – Gasbagging;
Milivoje Mića Marković – Otpisani intro.

Flashlite #433

Big HoggPretty much all new bands in the show today. We introduce Ancient Shapes from Canada, Big Hogg from Glashow, Scotland, Selwyn Birchwood from Florida and Telestons from Greece. Eyelids are kind of a supergroup from Portland with members from Guided By Voices, Decembrists and some other less known bands. Famed E-Streeter who is keeping garage rock alive in his radio show, Little Steven is back with a solo record and Chuck Berry songs which were recorded in the past decade are finally coming out posthumously.

The Improbables – Scorched Earth;
Ancient Shapes – Public Hymns;
Guided By Voices – Deflect Project;
Meat Puppets – Lake of Fire (Live in CLE);
Big Hogg – Augogo;
Chuck Berry – Big Boys;
Pat Todd And The Rankoutsiders – I Hear You Knockin’;
Morphine – Have A Lucky Day;
Selwyn Birchwood – Reaping Time;
Little Steven – Saint Valentine’s Day;
Tav Falco – Kumbetta;
Telestons – Ekavi’s Motocycle;
Eyelids – Slow It Goes;
The Apples in Stereo – Strawberry Fire;
Walker Brothers – Land Of 1000 Dances;
Gun Club – Land Of 1000 Dances.