Tales From The Drop Box Episode 139 (2019-06)

We celebrate President’s Day in the USA. I guess we do so in order to remind us of the times when we actually had capable, honest, intelligent leadership as President. That was then, it is not now. Tales From The Drop Box Episode 139 is one of those too infrequent all female vocal episodes. I try to play a good selection of female artists in these podcasts, but I acknowledge that sometimes I fall short. I’d like to think that I have a bias in favor of woman, but given the sheer volume of indie-alternative-punk rock acts lead by males, it is not surprising if the bias appears the other way. Hopefully this small effort leads to a recognition that both female and male artists produce amazing records and labeling them as “female” adds nothing to the conversation. I could go down a tortured philosophical path here, but I’d be digressing. All you really need to know is that this episode is full of the great stuff. That is, this shit rocks.

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #139:

  1. Pi Ja Ma – “Radio Girl” (Nice to Meet U)
  2. Lucy & The Rats – “Night Comes” (Lucy & the Rats)
  3. Moody Beaches – “Wahoo” (Weird Friends)
  4. Campdoggz – “Bat Shit” (In Rounds)
  5. The Estrons – “Body” (You Say I’m Too Much, I Say Your Not Enough)
  6. It’s For Us – “The Bottle The Bomb” (Stay)
  7. Deep Cut – “ The Last Goodbye” (Different Planet)
  8. Stand Atlantic – “Cigarette Kiss” (Skinny Dipping)
  9. Bloods – “Talk” (Feelings)
  10. Brix & The Extricated – “Alaska” (Breaking State)
  11. The Delines – “Cheer Up Charlie” (The Imperial)
  12. Elle King – “Shame” (Shake The Spirit)
  13. Exploded View – “Come On Honey” (Obey)
  14. Essential Logic – “Fanfare In The Garden” (NME Rough Trade C81)
  15. I Am The Polish Army – “You Don’t Know” (My Old Man)

You ain’t always been this big a mess sittin’ outside the slims daytime drinkin’ and feelin’ sorry for yourself . . . I’m alone out here, total blackout in Alaska, the sum of all my fears.

 

KFR

Tales From The Drop Box 2018-13 (Episode 114)

Bang. Here you have Tales From The Drop Box Episode 114 arriving a scant few days after Episode 113. What gives, you might inquire? Well, as you know there was the lengthy break in these podcasts but I was still listening to new music. So, I stockpiled a few things knowing that upon my return I had to go bigger, badder, and win you back. Episode 114 is a little more melodic than last week. Overall, the tracks are closer to the pop end of the rock spectrum, but there is a solid block of modern post-punk sounds that should keep you somewhat balanced. I know at least one of you (JB from Vancouver) is still recovering from the Pagan track a couple of episodes ago, so this should be a somewhat more pleasant listening experience for you as there is no disco/punkrock/deathmetal tracks this time. Maybe next time …

Oh, and so we are clear… The Whitehouse is not the place for Nazis. Why do we have to even say this?

Here is what you’ll find in Episode #114:

  1. Pi Ja Ma – “Ponytail” (Radio Girl EP)
  2. Waterparks – “ Blonde” (Entertainment)
  3. Shame – “Dust on Trial” (Songs of Praise)
  4. Cabbage – “Postmodernist Caligula” (Nihilistic Glamour Shots)
  5. Animal Flag – “Void Ripper” (Void Ripper)
  6. Acollective – “All Lights Up” (The Coming Of Light)
  7. Welshy Arms – “All For Us” (No Place Is Home)
  8. Blurred Out – “Ain’t It A Shame” (Blurred Out)
  9. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “How long?” (Hope Downs)
  10. Proud Parents – “Take My Hand” (Proud parents)
  11. Night Flowers – “Unwound” (Wild Notion)
  12. Warm Thoughts – “Airport” (I Went Swimming Alone)
  13. Rise Against – “Savior” (Ghost Note Symphonies Vol. 1)
  14. The Alarm – “What Kind Of Hell (Illegal Records Demo Version)” (Eponymous 1981-1983)
  15. Remember Sports – “The 1 Bad Man” (Slow Buzz)

I’m not afraid of what I did but I’m not getting over it and I know and I know and I know that I asked you to stay I’m just a bad man today …. Your defense is crumbling slowly you cannot get a witness to stand what’s it like when millions of voices stand up and call you a cheat what kind of hell what kind of hell am I living in

KFR