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Flashlite #724

2022

We continue our list of best albums in 2022 and reveal the best albums. All top five records are extremely catchy and favor hooks to pretention. Gyasi gets an LP vinyl release for the first time on Bomp label, known for its catchiness through out the history of rock’n’roll. Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall continue with Petrified Max project and keep cranking high quality music from year to year. Joey Rubbish of Chicago’s Rubs leaves no filler on his hook laden album Dust. Alicja Trout gets together with Sweet Knives and delivers a jewel of an album with a good mix of guitars, bubblegum and synthesizers. But the most complete album this year is in my opinion brought to us by the New Zealand outfit Best Bets. On An Unhistoric Night is a fun record without much pretention, but a fantastic flow that would likely make it a classic in years to come. The rest of the list is pretty great as well and features 3rd Secret, Aoife O’Donovan, Harlan T. Bobo, Jack Broadbent, The Americans, Ghost Woman, Tony Molina, Gentleman Jesse and multiple entries by David Nance. Check it out!

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Gentleman Jesse – Lose Everything;
Tony Molina – The Last Time;
David Nance and Simon Joyner – Clingy And Thick;
David Nance – Yesterday Don’t Matter;
Ghost Woman – Along;
The Americans – Sore Bones;
Jack Broadbent – Ride;
Harlan T Bobo – Free;
Aoife O’Donovan – Phoenix;
3rd Secret – Diamond in the Cold;
Gyasi – Feed Your Face;
Petrified Max – Long Way Around;
The Rubs – Dana;
The Rubs – I Don’t Wanna Wait;
Sweet Knives – Oh Danny;
Sweet Knives – On A Grey Day;
Best Bets – The Point;
Best Bets – Whataworld.


01 Best Bets - On An Unhistoric Night
02 Sweet Knives - Spritzereta
03 The Rubs - Dust
04 Petrified Max - Everything's Beautiful Now
05 Gyasi - Pronounced Jah-See
06 3rd Secret
07 Aoife O'Donovan - Age of Apathy
08 Harlan T Bobo - Porch Songs
09 Jack Broadbent - Ride
10 The American - Stand True
11 Ghost Woman
12a David Nance - Wet Candles
12b David Nance Pearl Lovejoy Boyd James Schroeder - Ash Wednesday
13 Tony Molina - In the Fade
14 Gentleman Jesse - Lose Everything
15 Julie Christensen - 11 from Kevin
16 Sylvia Rose Novak - A Miss A Masterpiece
17 King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Ice, Death, Planets, Lungs, Mushrooms and Lava
18 Murlocs - Rapscallion
19 2nd Grade - Easy Listening
20 Breanna Barbara - Nothin' But Time
21 Sisteria - Dark Matter
22 David Craven & Jon S Williams - Urban Trio
23 So Gung Ho
24 Schizophonics - Hoof It
25 Tav Falco - Club Car Zodiac
26 The Missed - Activation
27 Momma - Household Name
28 Black Lizard - Heads
29 Berries - High Flying Man
30 A Place to Bury Strangers - See Through You

 

Flashlite #699

La Luz

Today we start with the new tune from LA band Berries. We check out a couple of more California artists. Tony Molina, for instance, who just announced his new album. Petrified Max, with LA punk legends Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall is back with their third album Everything’s Beautiful Now which sounds flawless. La Luz from Seattle have two new releases, a new single and a new instrumental album. From Australia, we check out L.A. Mood. Over in Helsinki, Finland, we check out Black Lizard. In Boston, we introduce The Gypsy Moths and in Chicago, we introduce Dedh.

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The Berries – Heavy Rain;
The Berries – Prime;
Black Lizard – Trouble Ahead;
Trotsky Icepick – Love Song With Migraine;
Petrified Max – Three Times Gone;
Petrified Max – Formerly Mr. Softy;
L.A. Mood – Catch the Sun;
Replacements – Unsatisfied;
So Gung Ho – Unresolved;
Best Bets – Whataworld;
Tony Molina – The Last Time;
The Gypsy Moths – The Continuing Story Of Arthur Duffy;
The Junior League – Library Bar;
Chris Cacavas – On My Back;
Guided By Voices – Alex Bell;
Dehd – Bad Love;
La Luz – San Fernando Shadow Blues;
La Luz – Spider House;
Evie Sands – Don’t Look Back, Don’t Look Down.

Flashlite #675

2021

Last year we started our year-end review of best albums that we heard in the past year. This week we head positions 14 to 1. For the number one this year I chose Californian band Cool Ghouls. After several delightful garage rock records, last year they took a huge leap and made a fantastic genre spanning record that shows good taste, measure and expert knowledge of rock’n’roll history. One song will remind you of Beach Boys, other on Todd Rundgren, another one of Byrds, Love, Leonard Cohen… approach seems deliberate and result is stunning album. In a post-post-post modern post-capitalist world an this album looks like a conveyor belt in which best moments of the past roll by one by one, perfectly strung together until the final product comes out. They do their recycling shamelessly and proudly. It’s paradoxically original. It’s an art form. And we love it here.

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Our list for 2021 looks like this…


30 The Most - Of What We Have
29 Mike Edison and Guadalupe Plata - The Devil Can't Do You No Harm
28 Chris Church - Game Dirt
27 Kid Khan Unlimited - Opiate Them Asses
26 Daniel Romano - Kissing The Foe
25 Grave Flowers Bongo Band - Strength Of Spring
24 Motorpsycho - Kingdom of Oblivion
23 Yola - Stand For Myself
22 The Exbats - Now Where Were We
21 Shaye Zadravec - Now and Then
20 David Gahan and The Soulsavers - Imposter
19 Danny Kroha - Detroit Blues
18 Murlocs - Bittersweet Demons
17 Salebarbes - Gin à l'eau salée
16 Red Devil Ryders - Pour Me Another One
15 Big Hogg - Pageant of Beasts
14 Endless Boogie - Admonitions
13 Bevis Frond - Little Eden
12 Lelee - Cuka, bije, pumpa
11 Astute Palate
10 Divine Horsemen - Hot Rise of an Ice Cream Phoenix
09 Kid Congo - Swing From The Sean DeLear
08 Rosali - No Meduim
07 Petrified Max - Year Gone By
06 Dinosaur JR - Sweep Into Space
05 Richard Rose - Radiation Breeze
04 A Little More Time With Reigning Sound
03 Bat Fangs - Queen of My World
02 The Reflectors - Faster Action
01 Cool Ghouls - At George's Zoo

And playlist for today is:

Endless Boogie – Bad Call;
The Bevis Frond – Cherry Gardens;
Lelee – Pozeluvam;
Astute Palate – Loose Wings;
Divine Horsemen – Mind Fever;
Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds – (Are You) Ready, Freddy;
Rosali – Mouth;
Petrified Max – Blue Skies Always;
Dinosaur JR – And Me;
Richard Rose – Evil Twin;
Reigning Sound – You Ain’t Me;
Bat Fangs – Never Coming Down;
The Reflectors – Carry On;
Cool Gouhls (Closing Meddley).

Flashlite #663

"Mattiel

Today, we start with the new single for Petrified Max who are very productive in recent months. UV-TV is also running steady with one mini alum per year and today we introduce the latest one. Nick Saloman and Bevis Frond are back again with their new album and so is Thalia Zedek who we know from the days when she was in Come. Out good friend Clara Engel has a new album and Mattiel is back with new single. In our final block, we introduce James McMurty from Austin TX and Brothers Steve, a band from LA.

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Crocodiles – Be My Lover;
Petrified Max – My Dancing Trees;
UV-TV – Overcast Forever;
UV-TV – Wildflower;
Dinosaur Jr – Walking To You;
The Bevis Frond – That’s Why You Need Us;
The Bevis Frond – Do Without Me;
Thalia Zedek Band – Binoculars;
Come – Dead Molly;
Colleen Green – Posi Vibes;
Josienne Clarke – Deep Cut;
Ronstadt & Harris – Sweet spot;
Clara Engel – Pomegranate Seeds;
Mattiel – Those Words;
Mattiel – Til The Moment Of Death;
Alvilda – Demain;
James McMurtry – Operation Never Mind;
The Brothers Steve – Griffith Obervatory;
The Magnetic Fields – The Day the Politicians Died;
KRGA – Sancerre Nights.

Flashlite #626

Mira Furlan

Nothing but nicely written music today. We start off with a shiny new song from Dinosaur JR, possibly the shiniest one J wrote since Take A Run At The Sun. Alice Cooper recorded a tribute to Detroit and we check out a cover of an Outrageous Cherry song. Rat Columns and Cool Ghouls are back with new singles. A band we used to know under various names (Fruit Sandal and Akibas) is back with a new name: Melody And The Jones. Petrified Max, after a superb album from last year has a new single (it’s a new band for Vitus Mataré and John Rosewall of Trotsky Icepick fame). We introduce a band from Istria in Croatia, Finta De Mona, that specializes into covers from old songs from that region. Trevor Beld Jimenez is a new performer from Southern California. We pay a tribute to two Yugoslavian legends who passed away recently. Mira Furlan and Misa Aleksic of Riblja Corba.

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Buldozer – Garcon De Yugoslavie;
Dinosaur JR – I Ran Away;
Alice Cooper – Our Love Will Change The World;
Outrageous Cherry – Our Love Will Change the World;
Trevor Beld Jimenez – Moment;
Rat Columns – No Stranger To Life;
Akibas – Can we be friends;
Melody And The Jones – Sun Lions;
Petrified Max – The Lucky Couple;
The Last – Jungle Book;
Tav Falco’s Panther Burns – The Jungle Book;
Cool Ghouls – Helpless Circumstance;
Finta De Mona – Macak z Voloskega;
Bonaca – Macak z Voloskega;
Riblja Corba – Ostacu slobodan;
Mira Furlan i Orkestar Davora Slaminga – Depresivni djecak;
Trotsky Icepick – The Jungle Book;
Red Lights – Jungle Book;
Mira Furlan i Buldozer – Garcon De Yugoslavie.

The Best of 2020 (Part 2): Flashlite #622

Best of 2020

Today we continue the list of my favorite albums in 2020. The complete top 30 list is below!


1. A Burning Bus
2. Sylvia Rose Novak - Bad Luck
3. The Whiffs - Another Whiff
4. Petrified Max - Charlie Drove North
5. Cocktails - Catastrophic Entertainment
6. David Nance - Staunch Honey
7. 2nd Grade - Hit To Hit
8. The Reflectors - First Impression
9. Low Cut Connie - Private Lives
10. Swampmeat Family Band - Muck
11. Ghost Funk Orchestra  - Song For Paul
12. Trotsky Icepick - I Haunted Myself
13. Little Albert - Swamp King
14. Emma Swift - Blonde on the Tracks
15. Aubrie Sellers - Far From Home
16. Bipolariod - Paint it Blacker
17. Honey Radar - Ruby Puff Of Dust
18. The Berries - Berryland
19. Natural Child - California Hotel
20. Saba Lou - Novum Ovum
21. Nicole Atkins - Italian Ice
22. Fred and Rose - Estado Alpha
23. Bob Dylan - Rough and Rowdy Ways
24. Sonic Dawn - Enter the Mirage
25. Levitation Room - Headspace
26. The Third Mind
27. All Them Witches - Nothing as the Ideal
28. x - Alphabetland
29. Fuzz - III
30. Datura4 - West Coast Highway Cosmic

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Aubrie Sellers – Troublemaker;
Emma Swift – Queen Jane Approximately;
Little Albert – Swamp King;
Trotsky Icepick – Oxygen The Destroyer;
Ghost Funk Orchestra – Modern Scene;
Swampmeat Family Band – Over Your Head;
Low Cut Connie – Let It All Hang Out Tonite;
The Reflectors – U Should Be My Girl;
2nd Grade – Boys in Heat;
David Nance – My Love, The Dark and I;
Cocktails – Oversaturated;
Petrified Max – Length of Rope;
The Whiffs – Please Come Home;
Sylvia Rose Novak – Flowers For The Fortunate;
A Burning Bus – Watch You Go;
A Burning Bus – Burnt Bridges;
A Burning Bus – I’m Coming Down;
A Burning Bus – Faith healer.

Flashlite #595

Bob Dylan

Today at the lighthouse we have nothing but the heavyweight legends of rock’n’roll, all mostly with the new material. We start off with Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Bob has a new record and Neil released unpublished recordings from 1975. We also have two ex members of Green on Red with new records for each of them: Chris Cacavas and Chuck Prophet. Their buddy from the same scene, Russ Tolman, who used to be in True West also has a new single out. Their buddy from the same town, Howe Gelb, has a piano solo record and we check it out. Our good friend from Louisiana, a legendary songwriter in his own right, Damien Youth has a new band Belladonna Lovers and we check it out in this episode of the show. We close the show with the new projects from the Trotsky Icepick camp. They are extraordinarily active these days: Vitus Matare and John Rosewall have a new album as Petrified Max and John Talley Jones is with Strikeslip.

Chris Cacavas – Truth;
Neil Young – Vacancy;
Bob Dylan – Goodbye Jimmy Reed;
Bob Dylan – Standing in the Doorway;
Giant Sand – Warm Storm;
Howe Gelb – Steadfast;
Russ Tolman – The Trees Are In Love With You;
True West – You;
Green On Red – We Shall Overcome;
Chris Cacavas – We Can Dream;
Chuck Prophet – Womankind;
The Stone Roses – Sally Cinnamon;
Damien Youth – Susie Cinnamon;
Belladonna Lovers – Frankenstein Head;
Petrified Max – Snowshoe;
Strikeslip – Stuporstar;
Trotsky Icepick – Imaging Neptune.