I think I’m getting the hang of this. Tales From The Drop Box 149 contains the perfect song mix. Not really. I am playing a bunch of songs that I think you’ll like and perhaps if enough of you spread the word, then these songs will find a new life – long after I am gone. It is truly unfortunate that so few people will actually discover the genius in these artists, many who will call it a day before their genius is discovered. Not all of the tracks in this show are genius…that is not the point. Rather, I’m playing some songs I believe in, for any number of reasons. None are perfect (except perhaps the Otoboke Beaver track). Perfection is not the standard for rock n roll. Give these tracks a chance, buy an album, spin the record, and be transported.
As always, crank this mother up. Music is for feeling, not just listening.
Here is what you’ll find in Episode 149:
Your’s Truly – “Circles” (Afterglow EP)
Mozes & The Firstborn – “Sad Supermarket Song” (Dadcore)
Stiff Little Fingers – “Each Dollar A Bullet” (Flags & Emblems)
Otoboke Beaver – “I’m Tired Of Your Repeating Story” (Itekoma Hits)
Each dollar a bullet each victim someone’s son and Americans kill Irishmen
as surely as if they fired the gun . . . .I cannot help but feel a tremor
when I buy oatmeal at the store because the radio is jammin’ . . .
A little something for your Cinqo de Mayo after party, Tales From The Drop Box Episode 148 is a pop filled affair. Sure there is a sprinkling of puck rock, from Pkew Pkew Pkew, Priors and Free Throw but the main focus is on the indie rock, indie pop with some tunes from Halcyon Drive, Aqualung, And the Kids and Hooverphonic to lighten the mood. Don’t worry, its still a traditional Tales From The Drop Box episode. i.e. filled with a selection of tracks not likely played on radio in your hometown unless you live in the most musically diverse rock town, ever. Episode 148 is also rocking the free world with tracks from Philadelphia Dynamite from Helsinki Finland and Melbourne Australia’s Murlochs.
Oh… and Game of Thrones S8 EP4? WTF? I though winter was coming. You mean it is over already?
Here is what you’ll find in Episode 148:
And The Kids – “No Way Sit Back” (When This Life Is Over)
Halcyon Drive – “Loosen Up” (Elephant Bones)
Pkew Pkew Pkew – “The Polynesian” (Optimal Lifestyles)
The Father Figures – “Ego vs Ego” (How Did We Get Here?)
The Murlocs – “Wondrous Star” (Old Locomotive)
Susto – “Weather Balloons” (Ever Since I Lost My Mind)
Aqualung – “Complicated” (Additional Futures EP)
Priors – “Sunshine” (New Pleasure)
Freak Genes – “Now It’s Done” (III)
Crows – “Chain of Being” (Silver Tongues)
Free Throw – “The Corner’s Dilemma” (What’s Past Is Prologue)
Cayucas – “Girl” (Real Life)
Philadelphia Dynamite – “Hit Down” (Let It Out)
Big Country – “Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)” (Why The Long Face (Deluxe Edition)
Hooverphonic – “Horrible Person” (Looking For Stars)
The kind of place you don’t go without reason I heard it gets rough here in the off-season it’s the kind of place we might not get out alive it’s just somewhere to stop on a real long drive . . . Homeless left in silence described as defiant migrants in confinement feared by the tyrant
So, I have a midweek episode for you! Tales From The Drop Box Episode 147 mixes up some pure pop in the form of a new track from Bad Bad Hats against some pure psychedelic garage from Ty Segall and this is juxtaposed against the pure post-pink/punk rock of the Viagra Boys. It’s a good ride, and for a Wednesday should make the drive time home a much more pleasant experience. So, while you are parked in traffic, roll down your window, turn up the stereo, and share this latest episode with your neighbors!
As you already know and it bears repeating, if the music truly mattered then radio stations would actually play good music.
Here is what you’ll find in Episode 147:
Ex Hex – “Radiate” (It’s Real)
Public Theatre – “Ghosts” (Otherside)
Buck Gooter – “Peace Siren” (Finer Thorns)
Carré-Court – “Nothing” (Out Of The Bloom)
Bad Bad Hats – “Wide Right” (Wide Right EP)
Chelsea Deadbeat Combo – “Fucked Up And Wasted” (Perspectives)
Perkele – “Winner” ( Leaders of Tomorrow)
The Castor Troys – “We Are One” (Legends Never Die)
Institute – “Cheap Time Morals” (Beat Session Vol. 6)
Basement – “Be Here Now” (Be Here Now b/w Are You The One 7”)
Fontaines D.C. – Too Real” (Dogrel)
Ty Segall – “Squealer” (Deforming Lobes)
Viagra Boys – “Down In The Basement” (Street Worms)
999 – “Damp With Tears” (Takeover)
Witching Waves – “Disintegration” (Persistence)
Look back, close your starry eyes like you want to free fall from the crystal skies yeah, I know you don’t wanna dance alone . . . You say that you can’t communicate everything’s wrong, everything that you say she said “I can’t speak to you feels like you’re someone else for most of the time”