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Flashlite #637

Gyasi

Today we begin with the new single from Gyasi. Then we check out the new supergruop with ex members of The Inbreds, Sloan and The Super Friendz: Tuns. Cool Ghouls have a fantastic new record At George’s Zoo. Israel Nash Gripka is back with the new record and so is Daniel Romano (yes again!). Sculpture Club from Salt Lake City announces new album and we have a new tune from Vlatko Stefanovski (former boss of the legendary Yugo rock act Leb i Sol). Speaking of Leb i sol, their late period drummer and a beloved character from the Yugo rock scene, Dragoljub Djuricic passed away and we pay respect to him at the tail end of the show.

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King Khan Unlimited – Crime Don’t Pay;
Gyasi – Feed Your Face;
Tuns – Double Down;
Pushups – So Let Down;
Dale Crover – Shark Like Overbite;
Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds – Sean Delear;
Cool Ghouls – Brown Bag;
Cool Ghouls – The Way I Made You Cry;
Israel Nash – Dividing Lines;
Nazz – Hello It’s Me;
Todd Rundgren – Hello It’s Me;
Daniel Romano’s Oufit – Union Sundown;
Daniel Romano – The Divine Reveal;
Sculpture Club – Just One More;
Petrified Max – Contracupid;
Vlatko Stefanovski – Garaza;
Leb i Sol – Kalabalak;
Yu Grupa – NeÅ¡to si mi umorna i bleda.

Flashlite #625

David Nance

One of the most interesting rock musicians that showed up on the scene in the past few years is David Nance from Nebraska. Last year we heard his excellent album Staunch Honey and now he’s back as a part of the band called Astute Palate. Billy Childish is very active recently and we check out his new album with CTFM. Billy Childish is active but not as active as Daniel Romano, who is here again with yet another project called Spider Bites. Melvins have a new single and it’s a peculiar tribute to Beach Boys. We hear new music from Muck and The Mires and introduce Cleveland’s Red Devil Ryders, Advertisement from Seattle and Isolators from Buffalo.

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Firehose – Towin’ The Line;
Advertisment – Upstream Boogie;
Muck and the Mires – I’m Your Man;
Faux Ferocious – Listen Hard;
Nick Curran & The Lowlifes – Reform School Girl;
The Revelators – I Can’t Stop Lovin’;
The Isolators – Come On to Me;
Astute Palate – A Little Proof;
David Nance – July Sunrise;
Brimstone Howl – Easter At The Lewises’;
The Hellacopters – Straight Until Morning;
Demolition Doll Rods – Baby Sis;
Quintron & Miss Pussycat – You Made It Weird;
CTMF – Comanche;
Melvins – I Fuck Around;
Husker Du – Won’t Change;
Jay Reatard – Another Person;
Neverever – Now;
Straight Arrows – Petrified;
The Mystery Lights – Too Many Girls;
The Ettes – Trouble With You;
Red Devil Ryders – Elvis’ Piano;
Daniel Romano – Red Dawn;
Daniel Romano – Blue Heron.

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.

Flashlite #603

Esther Rose

Folky episode today! We start off with the new title for Bonnie Prince Billy, who collaborates with Three Queens in Mourning over in Scotland. Lydia Loveless over in Columbus, OH has a new single and so does Emma Ruth Rundle in LA. We introduce the new project for Daniel Romano, Alias Ensemble. Esther Rose from New Orleans is another new name for us today. Josh Klinghoffer, former guitarist in Red Hot Chilli Peppers has a solo project called Pluralone. Dive in!

The Third Mind – The Dolphins;
Bonnie Prince Billy – Dead Man’s Island;
Lydia Loveless – Love Is Not Enough;
Kim Simpson – Night Swirls In;
Fairport Convention – Time Will Show The Wiser;
Alias Ensemble – A Picture Of Perfume;
Three Queens in Mourning – Tonight’s Decision;
The Akibas – Down Along The Road;
Snowgoose – Hope;
Pluralone – Directrix;
Esther Rose – My Favorite Mistake;
Bob Dylan -  I’ve Made Up My Mind To Give Myself To You;
Leigh Gregory – Sweet Fifteen;
Marshall Chapman – Tennessee Blues;
Josefin Öhrn and The Liberation – Caramel Head;
Emma Ruth Rundle – Staying Power;
Fred and Rose – Piedra Y Camino.

Flashlite #593

Maggot Heart

Today we start with the new singles Maggot Heart (Sweden) and Bad Moves (Washington DC). Then we have Guardian Singles from New Zealand with their new music and also on that side of the world, Rob Griffiths from Melbourne has a new solo album. He is usually with Little Murders. On this side of the world, Daniel Romano in Canada has several new releases and we sample them in this episode. Over in Europe, we hear a solo project of Alberto Piccolo (also in Messa). The band is called Little Albert. In UK, we hear new music from Document and Hightown Pirates. This episode of the show is dedicated to Richard Lane from The Stems, who passed away on May 12th this year.

The Stems – Love Will Grow;
Maggot Heart – Mercy Machine;
Bad Moves – Party With The Kids Who Wanna Party With You;
Mission of Burma – Fame and Fortune;
Elektricni Orgazam – Nebo;
Guardian Singles – Can’t Stop Moving;
Rob Griffiths – Wait ‘Til The Summer Comes;
Built to Spill – Jokerman;
Daniel Romano – Jokerman;
Daniel Romano – Empty Husk;
Daniel Romano – Natural Lover;
Little Albert – Mary Claire;
Messa – Leah;
Document – Uncle Sam’s Daughter;
Hightown Pirates – When the Soldiers Come;
The Stems – The Other Side.

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 #465 – The Best Albums in 2017 (Part One)

Best of 2017The Little Lighthouse presents best albums in 2017. A good way to usher the new year is to put together a list of best albums in the previous one. We’ve been doing this for a long time with more or less discipline, but the criteria is always personal and the lists simply collects albums that I’ve kept coming back to most frequently. This time we cover positions 35-15 and tune in next week for the top 14. Today we cover one of four albums that was put together by the productive and controversial Matthew Melton (Warm Soda), heavier rock records from The Obsessed, Elder, Motorpsycho All The Witches and Ruby The Hatchet show a modern approach to head banging, twisted Americana of Ethan Daniel Davidson, Yawpers and My Buddy Moose represent a fresh approach to a genre that needs reinvention badly. Strong lyrical works from Daniel Romano and John Wesley Coleman III are the best to enjoy while reading and musing on the inner sleeves. Bully, Lost Balloons, Sheer Mag, Needles//Pins show that indie rock still has something to say. Beautiful vocals of Dead Rock West are to admire. Ty Segall had an album of his career. Baby Shakes simply have short and fun record that makes you wanna play on and on. Newcomers Improbables and experienced Golden Boys hail from their garages with high octane garage rock and of all experiments from King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, their Microtonal Banana was the most fun.

15 Baby Shakes - Turn It Up
16 Daniel Romano - Modern Pressure
17 John Wesley Coleman III - Microwave Dream
18 Ty Segall
19 Lost Balloons - Hey Summer
20 The Improbables - Object To Be Destroyed
21 All Them Witches - Sleeping Through The War
22 The Obsessed - Sacred
23 Motorpsycho - The Tower
24 Golden Boys - Better Than Good Times
25 The Yawpers - Boy in a Well
26 Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
27 My Buddy Moose - IV
28 Dead Rock West - More Love
29 Needles//Pins - Good Night, Tomorrow
30 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana
31 Warm Soda - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
32 Ruby The Hatchet - Planetary Space Child
33 Sheer Mag - Need To Feel Your Love
34 Ethan Daniel Davidson - Crows
35 Bully - Losing

Bully – Either Way;
Ethan Daniel Davidson – Beast;
Sheer Mag – Just Can’t Get Enough;
Ruby The Hatchet – Killer;
Warm Soda – To Be With Ramona;
King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard – Melting;
Needles//Pins – Time and Tide;
Dead Rock West – Boundless Fearless Love;
My Buddy Moose – After The Feeling Has Gone;
Elder – Thousand Hands;
Yawpers – Reunion;
The Golden Boys – So Cowboy;
Motorpsycho – The Maypole;
The Obsessed – Be The Night;
All Them Witches – Don’t Bring Me Coffe;
The Improbables – Crawl With Me;
Lost Baloons – Not My Time;
Ty Segall – Freedom;
John Wesley Coleman – Shovel;
Daniel Romano – Dancing With The Lady In The Moon;
Baby Shakes – Baby Blue.

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.