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Brit-Pop, Baggy, Indie podcast out of Denver, CO

Brit-Pop, Baggy, Indie podcast out of Denver, CO


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Brit-Pop, Baggy, Indie podcast out of Denver, CO




Episode 54: To Havin’ It & To Havin’ It Not

Good stories and even better tunes on this one. You want a theme? That theme is just lining up some good ones for you. Have it. (Or don’t – we won’t know unless you tell us.) PLAYLIST: Secret Machines – The Road Leads Where It’s Led The Clientele – Rain Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – … Continue reading "Episode 54: To Havin’ It & To Havin’ It Not"


Episode 53: Norway, Jose! Indie from Scandinavia

This out of order episode (thanks bonus episode!) has us wondering, what would viking-indie sound like? Of course, it sounds amazing. Here are some of our favorite bands and tunes from WAY up north. PLAYLIST: A-ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV Westkust – Weekends The Cardigans – Your New Cuckoo Cinnamon – Me … Continue reading "Episode 53: Norway, Jose! Indie from Scandinavia"


Episode 52: Casual Jake (BONUS Mid-week Episode!!)

Usually, only paid subscribers get the bonus episodes – but seeing as we don’t have any paid subscribers, we don’t usually produce bonus episodes. This one was done last week while Tyler we in New Orleans – visiting bars and picking up COVID from the local merchants. Jake references spinning records this Friday, which was … Continue reading "Episode 52: Casual Jake (BONUS Mid-week Episode!!)"


Episode 51: 4-4-2 (Terrace Bangers)

This episode is meta as fuck and it’s about football – and not the American type. Does Lenny support Man United or Man City? Only way to know for sure is to listen to this episode. And mark my words, episode 51 of the casual sound is sure to be…. a home run! (I’m kidding. … Continue reading "Episode 51: 4-4-2 (Terrace Bangers)"


Episode 50: Primavera Sound 2022 Picks

Barcelona here we come. Don’t speak Catalon and my Spanish es muy mal. But, Pavement are reuniting and it feels so good. Here are our some of our favorite acts playing Primavera Sound Barcelona 2022. PLAYLIST: Gorillaz – Momentary Bliss (feat. Slaves & slowthai) Pavement – Trigger Cut Tim Burgess – Oh My Corazon Beach … Continue reading "Episode 50: Primavera Sound 2022 Picks"


Episode 49 – It’s A Cruel World (Episode)

Headed to Pasadena for Cruel World? Whether you don’t know the bands (why are you going?) or you’re just looking for an episode to get you in the mood – we’ve got your primer right here. There are a lot of bands to be morally disappointed by in the line-up, but the tunes endure. PLAYLIST: … Continue reading "Episode 49 – It’s A Cruel World (Episode)"


Episode 48 – To and From Ireland, With Love

Some tracks we love from Ireland. For Damian Murphy PLAYLIST: Fontaines D.C. – Skinty Fia Ash – Saskia Touch of Oliver – Barrington St. My Bloody Valentine – New You The Boomtown Rats – Up All Night The Frank And Walters – Walter’s Trip Just Mustard – Still Rollerskate Skinny – Miss Leader U2 – … Continue reading "Episode 48 – To and From Ireland, With Love"


Episode 47 – Or part 46 of Episode 1?

Jake and Tyler let one idea become the next in the episode. Intuitively, one song inspires another until we have a full set that flows like a great mix tape. And somehow, within this, we make it relevant to conversations on Episode 45. PLAYLIST: Clearlake – I Hang On Every Word You Say Billy Bragg … Continue reading "Episode 47 – Or part 46 of Episode 1?"


Episode 46: Lenny USM – 50 Something

Sure, it’s our 46th but it’s Lenny’s 50th. Our co-host misses his 3rd show – but he’s got a good excuse – he had one of those bigger birthdays that everyone’s having. So, Jake and Tyler put together a playlist just for him. Maybe you too. Also, Tyler blew it in the first break – … Continue reading "Episode 46: Lenny USM – 50 Something"


Episode 45: When Lenny Is Away The Smiths Will Be Played

The third leg on our weird table, Lenny, or Lenford as his mother calls him (she doesn’t), is out of town for the next couple of episodes. We’ve found that in his absence, Tyler and Jake go back to 10 minute long breaks. Did you miss them? Banger of an episode. You find out what … Continue reading "Episode 45: When Lenny Is Away The Smiths Will Be Played"


Episode 44: Bands From Liverpool

This is our second attempt at the Liverpool episode. When it comes to a town that’s produced so much stellar music, you can’t half-ass it. And yeah, we’re playing Shack again, for like the 3rd episode in a row – and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. PLAYLIST: The La’s – Son of a Gun … Continue reading "Episode 44: Bands From Liverpool"


Episode 43: Details Emerge

A little something new bringing us into episode 43. In fact, you’ll probably find some new loves that are recent releases and those that we’re blowing the dust off of. This is all before we dive into a discussion around the exhausting and constantly relevant question about separating the artist from their art. I’ve gotta … Continue reading "Episode 43: Details Emerge"


Episode 42 – (Not) The Baggiest Podcast Episode Ever!

We went into this episode attempting to do the baggiest episode every – but it’s just too hard. It really is. Try it for yourself – coming up with the 12 baggiest songs is nearly impossible. That said, if you do it, send us the list. Hell, come on and host the episode. Do it. … Continue reading "Episode 42 – (Not) The Baggiest Podcast Episode Ever!"


Episode 41: The Jake Ryan Vinyl Episode

Jake Ryan explores his vinyl collection – which is carefully currated to highlight the music nearest and dearest to him. Get in! PLAYLIST: Supergrass- In It For The Money Haircut 100 – Surprise Me Again Oasis – Columbia The Charlatans – (No One) Not Even The Rain The Ocean Blue – Sublime Echobelly – Angel … Continue reading "Episode 41: The Jake Ryan Vinyl Episode"


Episode 40: It’s only bog roll but I like it

What does Jake Ryan sound like when he feels like his buttons are pushed? Also, there’s a disproportionate amount of new tunes here… which makes it an exceptional episode. Anyway, after this episode was over, Tyler (on Lenny’s recommendation) went and flipped Jake’s toilet paper to deliver in the opposite way of his preference. He … Continue reading "Episode 40: It’s only bog roll but I like it"


Episode 39: It’s New Wave, Old Wave, Shoegaze & More

Prior to recording this episode we came up with a fantastic tagline for our podcast. Will Lenny, when given the proper setup from Jake and Tyler, actually say it? There’s really only one way to find out and that’s to listen to the episode. PLAYLIST: Trementina – Hazy Youth Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – …To Be … Continue reading "Episode 39: It’s New Wave, Old Wave, Shoegaze & More"


Episode 38: The one where Joe Exotic is mentioned

It’s true – the Tiger King is mentioned, not for his recent re-sentencing of 21 years in prison for his attempted murder for hire of that bitch Carol Baskins (his words, not mine) but for his songs, that aren’t really his but remind me of The Mighty Lemon Drops (and not for their songwriting.) Can … Continue reading "Episode 38: The one where Joe Exotic is mentioned"


Episode 37: More Shoegaze? Seriously?

In this episode we remind you to go download and listen to Episode 32 with Annemarie Duff. I’m going to remind you do it here in these show notes. I also realize I don’t know how to describe the music played on this podcast. Are we a shoegaze podcast? Are we a brit-pop podcast? Are … Continue reading "Episode 37: More Shoegaze? Seriously?"


Episode 36: Old Stories For New Listeners

Out of the gate, sorry to bore the old listeners – we tend to repeat ourselves. Trying to do it less but when we discuss an album like Verve’s A Storm In Heaven, certain known opinions have to be shared. I promise, our self-awareness is growing and we’re trying to do it less, but, boy … Continue reading "Episode 36: Old Stories For New Listeners"


Episode 35: Still not to 2022 yet – but so close

We waited 5 months between recording episode 34 and episode 35 – but you only needed to wait a week. See how well we take care of you? Oh hey – we also found out our email hasn’t been working so if you tried to send us something – please try again. You can always … Continue reading "Episode 35: Still not to 2022 yet – but so close"