Happy new year, everyone. Today we finish the list of best albums in 2019 (top 13). In my opinion, Danny and the Doorknobs return album Jukebox in the LA River stands out in it’s playful quality among the rest of this year’s production. The band also released another digital only album as Trotsky Icepick this year, making a double whammy for all those who were thirsty for their sound since the breakup in the 90s. Our hope is that the band will stay together for many more years to come. Tune in next week for our part 3 where we introduce many nice mini albums (shorter than 30 minutes) and a few other albums that didn’t make the list.
Guadalupe Plata – No te vayas;
Altin Gun – Kolbasti;
The Schizophonics – Not Gonna Change My Mind;
Sad Planets – Yesterday Girls;
Criminal Hygiene – Private Screening Heroin;
Rosalie Cunningham – Dethroning of a Party Queen;
The See No Evils;
Leyla McCalla – Aleppo;
Terry and Louie – A Thousand Guitars;
Outrageous Cherry – Gotta Get Back Inside Your Mind;
Luther Russell – Talking To Myself;
The Dates – Any Other Nite;
The Dates – Star;
Danny And The Doorknobs – The Shadow;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Heroine;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Ballad of Bobby Fuller;
Danny And The Doorknobs – Caged.
Remember when a couple of weeks ago we announced Danny and The Doorknobs phenomenal comeback album? That band is perhaps much better known in the rock’n’roll history books as Trotsky Icepick. Only two months after the return withÂ Juebox in LA River, Trotsky Icepick is back with an album with the moniker they are much better known for and we check it out in today’s show. Another astonishing comeback is the new single for the queercore royalties Team Dresch. Much like Trotsky Icepick, City of Cool from Australia also have a new album in a very short term. King Khan also has a new album out. Connections, a band from Columbus who had an album of the year in 2016 also had a recent new album calledÂ Foreign AffairsÂ and we check that out today. Mark Lanegan is about to put out his new record, but as we wait for it, we hear his new tune with the guitarist of Lamb of God, Mark Morton. Cleveland Steamers have a new politically charged single and Snooze in Motion, over in Zagreb have a new fake live album calledÂ Red Wednesday.
The Dirty Mac – Yer Blues;
The King Khan Experience – Le Responsable;
Connections – Good Cop;
Connections – Oh Lisa;
Jonathan Richman – And Do No Other Thing;
The Modern Lovers – Pablo Picasso;
Phranc – Gerthurde Stein;
Team Dresch – Uncle Phranc;
Team Dresch – Your Hands My Pockets;
Trotsky Icepick – Oxygen the Destroyer;
Danny and the Doorknobs – Painting Smiles on a Dead Man;
Juliana Hatfield – Everybody Loves Me But You (Live in CLE);
Mark Morton with Mark Lanegan – Axis;
City of Cool – Heart full;
City of Cool – Finite;
Solvej Schou – America;
Cleveland Steamers – MAGA;
Snooze in Motion – I’ll Walk You Home;
The Embrooks – Human Living Vampire.
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.
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