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Flashlite #694

Jillian Raye of 3rd Secret

Today we start off with the 80s garage and college circuit legends Fuzztones who have a new album. Then we check out 3rd Secret, which is really a collaboration between Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic and Jillian Raye who already collaborated on two albums as Giants In The Trees. From London, we check out Japanese Television and from Japan we check out Dhidalah. Satellites is a very interesting concept from Israel that pays a homage to the great Anatolian rock music from the 70s. Helicon from Glasgow are back with the new EP and we also check out a new track from Clara Engel over in Toronto.

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The Fuzztones – Nine Month Later;
The Fuzztones – Marble Hall;
3rd Secret – I Choose Me;
Giants In The Trees – System Slave;
Japanese Television – Snake Shake;
Satellites – Yagmur Yagar Tas Üstüne;
The Id – The Rake;
Baris Manco – Mozart;
Lamp of the Universe – Return as Light;
Dhidalah – Invader Summer;
Helicon – Freakquency;
Electric Eye – The Sleeping Sharks;
Strange Attractor – Gaia;
Clara Engel – Cryptid Bop.

Flashlite #539

Feels

Today we have new music from Giants In The Trees, the new band for Krist Novoselic which had a wonderful album last year. Now they are back with volume two. Supergroup with Corin Tucker, Peter Buck and Linda Pittmon, Filthy Friends also has a new record. Legendary Wreckless Eric is more active than ever, new record just came out. Another legend, Rickie Lee Jones is also back with a cover of an old America song. Nina Romic from Zagreb Croatia, has a new single. And the legendary leader of True West, Russ Tolman also has a new record. We introduce also two new bands for us, Possible Humans from Melbourne AU, and Feels from Los Angeles.

Rickie Lee Jones – The Blue Ghazel;
Possible Humans – Orbiting Luigi;
Giants in the Trees – Star Machine;
Syd Straw – The Toughest Girl In The World;
Ex Hex – Tough Enough;
Feels – Car;
Filthy Friends – Emerald Valley;
Filthy Friends – Faded Afternoon;
Tommy Stinson – Breathing Room (Live in CLE);
Wreckless Eric – A Pop Song;
Wreckless Eric – Strange Locomotion;
Russ Tolman – Goodbye El Dorado – Almost Heaven;
Russ Tolman – Blame It On The Girl;
True West – You;
Nina Romic – Crno;
Rickie Lee Jones – Lonely People.

Flashlite #518

2018 pt2We continue our countdown to the best albums in 2018 and in this episode we announce two albums which share the title of the best one at The Little Lighthouse in the past year. I Am The Polish Army debut album My Old Man struck us with its great enthusiasm, musicianship, songwriting and playful performance. Harlan T. Bobo finally put out his record The History of Violence out on Goner, which just might be his greatest yet. Chip Kinman, along with the help of his son on guitar and his brother behind the knobs created a post-modern patchwork of an album with an astonishing amount of historical and rock references under the Ford Madox Ford moniker. Two ladies, Bat Fangs brought us a quick and powerful rock’n’roll album with hits going steady. Tony Molina on his Kill The Light is even more brief, but the brevity just makes you play the album over and over again. Bad Sports brought an excellent barrage of love punk rock tunes worthy of the greatest examples in the past. Patsy Gelb and her Rats compiled all those perfect singles from their inception on a single record, seriously contending Singles Going Steady as one of the strongest compilation records in the history of rock music. Schizophonics with their amps turned to the max gave us an album that floats like a perfect MC5 tribute. Mama Rosin teamed up with Mick Collins on a collection of cajun and zydeco chants. Ty Segall is as active as ever, but his main release this year entitled Freedom’s Goblin is one of the deepest he recorded yet. Krist Novoselic is back with Giants In The Trees. And that’s our top 10 this year! Looking back at that top 10, this was a really good year and we can only wish 2019 can be at least as good as this one.


Best Albums in 2018
01 I Am The Polish Army - My Old Man
01 Harlan T. Bobo - The History of Violence
02 Ford Madox Ford - This American Blues
03 Bat Fangs
04 Tony Molina - Kill The Light
05 Bad Sports - Constant Stimulation
06 Patsy’s Rats - Singles
07 The Schizophonics - Land Of The Living
08 Broadway Lafayette - Subway Zydeco
09 Ty Segall and The Freedom Band - Freedom's Goblin
10 Giants In The Trees
11 Cross Brothers ‎– Living On Sheepheads
12 Dream Machine - Breaking the Circle
13 Mia Dyson - If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back
14 Earthless - Black Heaven
15 Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever - Hope Downs
16 Dommengang - Love Jail
17 Giant Sand - Return To The Valley of Rain
18 Anna Von Hausswolff - Dead Magic
19 David Nance Band - Peaced and Slightly Pulverized
20 Ruby Boots - Don't Talk About It
21 Tav Falco - Cabaret of Daggers
22 Ty Segall - Fudge Sandwich
23 Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys - Rot
24 Painted Doll
25 Kevin Gordon - Tilt And Shine

Cross Brothers – No White Mystery;
Giants In The Trees – Seed Song;
Ty Segall – Alta;
Broadway Lafayette – Angola Dreams;
Schizophonics – Put Your Weight On It;
Patsy’s Rats – More Than This;
Bad Sports – Constant Stimulation;
Tony Molina – Look Inside Your Mind_Losin’ Touch;
Bat Fangs – Fangs Out;
Ford Maddox Ford – Immediate Nico;
Harlan T. Bobo – Storied;
Harlan T. Bobo – Town;
Harlan T. Bobo – Paula;
I Am The Polish Army – You Don’t Know;
I Am The Polish Army – Setup;
I Am The Polish Army – My Old Man.

Flashlite #488

Jillian Raye of Giants In The TreesWe have a lot of new music from our heroes today. Matthew Sweet has a new album and so does Holly Golightly with her Brokeoffs. Krist Novoselic returned as a bass player and accordionist of a new band called Giants In The Trees. Jillian Raye, however, is the front woman of the band. We also introduce Chris Price from LA. Also from LA, we have Groovy Movies. Shirley Davis from Madrid, Spain and Bottle Kids from Chicago, IL are also here for the first time. We also pay respect to Ralph Carney, instrumentalist from Akron OH, who passed away back in December. We know him well from his work with Tom Waits on Rain Dogs.

Glenn Branca – Bad Smells;
Giants In The Trees – Sasquatch;
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs – Jinny Mule;
Kelly Willis – Don’t Step Away;
Tommy Keene – I Belong To You;
Matthew Sweet – I Belong to You;
Chris Price – Discount Love;
Ford Madox Ford – How Does Your Horn Sound Today;
Groovy Uncle – The moon And Back;
Heather Lynne Horton – Did You Feel That;
Shirley Davis & The SilverBacks – Smile;
The Rent Party – Tango Till They’re Sore (Live in CLE);
Tom Waits – Jockey Full Of Bourbon;
Tom Waits – Union Square;
Things To Come – Come Alive;
The Well Wishers – There Goes My Gun;
The Bottle Kids – She Put The Rock In Roll;
Groovy Movies – Don’t Take Her Love Away.