December 31, 2018

Modcast #422: Faves of 2018

This is it, the end of another year. 2018 is bowing out and 2019 is stepping up to the plate. This past year was a pretty damn good one for new music. So much so that it's taken me weeks to really filter through the crop and pick just the ripest bits of tasty musical fruit. Tons of good bands simply didn't make the cut, not because they didn't produce good stuff, but just because I only have one more hour this year and so you're going to get just the tastiest bits. The bands that didn't make the show could have a show of their own like The Mads, The Chats, Alkaline Trio, Faz Waltz, Outtacontrollers, the Darts, The Vaccines, The Interrupters, and The Laissez Faires. Which means what remains is going to give you one hell of a ride.

Listen Now

The Peawees -- Christine
Michael Simmons -- Bucket List
Caroline Rose -- Soul No. 5
Dot Dash -- Fast Parade
Dream Machine -- Buried Alive
The Damned -- Procrastination
The Fratellis -- Starcrossed Losers
The Spitfires -- The New Age
Parquet Courts -- Total Football
Stone Foundation -- Don't Walk Away
Monophonics -- Beggin'
André M -- You Can't Change
Delvon Lamarrr Organ Trio -- Close But No Cigar
Fontaines DC -- Winter Sun

The Peawees -- Walking Through My Hell

December 23, 2018

Modcast #421: Blowin' Up Christmas

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas and you know what that means. Time for another modcast office Christmas party. At past parties DJ Ken and I have thrown up on Christmas, been blown away by Christmas, blown off Christmas, but this year we're blowing up Christmas.

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Christmas Christmas -- Mojo Nixon
Bellrays -- Christmas train
Brad Marino -- Christmas Time Almost Here
Mark Bacino -- Merry Christmas, I Love You
Jeffrey Foskett -- Christmas Time Is Here
The Sonics -- Santa Claus
The Vipers -- Christmas I'll Be Home
Fuzztones & Screaming Jay Hawkins -- It's That Time Again
The Love Machine -- The Lonely Hearts Club Christmas
Rancid -- Xmas Eve
Ravers -- Punk Rock Christmas
The Business -- Bollocks to Christmas
JD McPherson -- Hey Skinny Santa
Yobs - Run Run Rudolph
Mistle Toads - Santa's A Boozer
Tommy Tutone -- 867-5309 Christmas Version
Empty Hearts -- It's Christmastime
Fountains of Wayne -- Valley Winter Song

The Sonics -- Santa Claus

December 12, 2018

Modcast #420: And On And On And On

Here we are twenty plus years past the heyday of Britpop and the internets are all atwitter wondering whether or not we're having a Britpop revival. Can you really revive something that never died? Maybe it's more of a Britpop resuscitation. Either way I settle the debate and put the question of a Britpop revival to bed on an all new, supersized modcast.

Listen Now

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds -- While The Song Remains The Same (2015)
Beady Eye -- Beatles And Stones (2011)
Black Honey -- Corrine (2015)
Mando Diao -- God Knows (2004)
Paul Weller -- I'm Where I Should Be (2015)
The Rifles -- The Great Escape (2009)
The Fratellis -- Creepin' Up The Back Stairs (2009)
Dirty Pretty Things -- Tired Of England (2008)
Kaiser Chiefs -- Learnt My Lesson Well (2008)
Shambolics -- My Time Is Now (2018)
Shame -- Lampoon (2018)
Cleargreen -- Stargazed (2018)
Sports Team -- Kutcher (2018)
Brand New Friend -- Seatbelts For Aeroplanes (2018)
Estrons -- Strobe Lights (2017)
Otherkin -- Ay Ay (2018)
Shader -- Silver (2018)
Neon Waltz -- Dreamers (2018)
Fur -- Angel Eyes (2018)
Jack Fletcher Band -- Young Man At Heart (2015)

Past Britpop Modcasts

Modcast #190: The Britpop Launching Pad

Mod Essentials III: The Britpop Invasion

Modcast #373: The Ladies of Britpop

The Rifles -- Local Boy

Neon Waltz - The Stranger Things

Sports Team - Stanton | Live From The Distillery

Brand New Friend ~ Girl

Cleargreen - (To Be Understood) In My Paradise

Santa's sack is bulging . . . with past Christmas modcasts