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Each week dear friends and music-heads Luke LaBenne and Kevin Connor present their favorite new music and have some laughs along the way.

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United States

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Each week dear friends and music-heads Luke LaBenne and Kevin Connor present their favorite new music and have some laughs along the way.

Language:

English


Episodes

BSE 189: Dog Race and STRFKR

2/23/2024
“You Gizzin'?” In this episode, Luke and Kevin talk about the Super Bowl Halftime Show, hear the “leaked” Taylor Swift song and rant about AI. They play Song Saga and share music-related anecdotes about being underground and music their parents hate. Plus, they share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Dog Race - It’s the squeeze out now via Fascination Street Records. STRFKR - Together Forever from Parallel Realms out March 1st on Polyvinyl Photo Credits: Dog Race by Holly Whitaker STRFKR by Corinne Schiavone Purchase Song Saga through our affiliate link: song-saga.com/rockin/21 Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:49:03

BSE 188: Laura Jane Grace and The Greeting Committee

2/8/2024
“Joe Alwyn, go into witness protection.” In this episode, Luke and Kevin discuss the Grammys and Kevin tries to spot the fake Taylor Swift track names in Swift or Grift. They try out different greetings and Kevin shares his favorite tracks on his 2000’s mix. Plus they share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Laura Jane Grace - Birds Talk Too from Hole In My Head out February 16th via Polyvinyl Record Co. The Greeting Committee - popmoneyhits new single out now Photo Credits: Laura Jane Grace by Bella Paterson The Greeting Committee by Tyler Krippaehne Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:35:07

BSE 187: Justice ft. Tame Impala and Torres

2/2/2024
“Best Song Ever: Also not a Psyop” In this episode, Luke & Kevin discuss the feud between Megan Thee Stallion & Nicki Minaj. They play Song Saga and share music-related anecdotes about their grandmas, California, being broke af, and cbat. Plus they share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Justice - One Night / All Night feat. Tame Impala from Hyperdrama out April 26th via Ed Banger Records / Because Music TORRES - Collect from What An Enormous Room out now on Merge Photo Credits: Justice by Julia Vincent TORRES by Ebru Yildiz Purchase Song Saga through our affiliate link: song-saga.com/rockin/21 Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:48:08

BSE 186: Erick the Architect feat. George Clinton and San Fermin

1/26/2024
“One man’s flat is another man’s sharp.” In this episode, Luke tells Kevin about the 2nd Lions game he watched on TV in Lukey’s Lions Report, then they take bets on whether Kanye West’s albums will come out on time. They play Song Saga (song-saga.com) and share stories and songs about moms, inner angels and hangovers. Plus they share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Erick the Architect - Ezekiel’s Wheel feat. George Clinton from I’ve Never Been Here Before out February 23rd via his own Architect Recording Company San Fermin - Weird Environment from Arms out February 16th via Better Company Records Photo Credits: Erick the Architect and George Clinton by Andrew Hogan San Fermin by Alex S K Brown Purchase Song Saga through our affiliate link: song-saga.com/rockin/21 Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:44:07

BSE 185: Mary Timony and Folly Group

1/19/2024
“A snob about Nelly Furtado.” In this episode, Kevin pitches Luke companies they could sell the podcast to and Luke reports back after watching part of a Lions game. The guys debate the pronunciation of biopic and play Song Saga sharing anecdotes about songs that get people dancing and songs that influenced how they dressed. Plus they share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Mary Timony - The Guest from Untame the Tiger out February 23rd via Merge Folly Group - Pressure Pad from Down There! out now via So Young Records Photo Credits: Mary Timony by Chris Grady Folly Group by Matt Ritson Purchase Song Saga through our affiliate link: song-saga.com/rockin/21 Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:44:23

BSE 184: The Lemon Twigs and Friko

1/4/2024
“Black Parade 2: Judgement Day.” In their first episode of 2024, Luke and Kevin look back at what they got wrong (and right) with their 2023 Predictions and share their 2024 Predictions. Plus they share the music they’ve been loving and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: The Lemon Twigs - My Golden Years out now via Captured Tracks Friko - Crashing Through from Where we’ve been, Where we go from here, out February 16th via ATO Photo Credits: The Lemon Twigs by Stephanie Pia Friko by Pooneh Ghana Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:42:59

BSE 183: Best of 2023 Part 2 | Wednesday, Jessie Ware, Girl Ray, Chappell Roan, 100 gecs and Will Butler + Sister Squares

12/22/2023
“Ya gotta pronounce both exclamation points.” In their final episode of the year, Luke & Kevin discuss their Top 10 albums of 2023. They look back at their year podcasting while playing a lineup of amazing tracks from the best albums of the year. Songs Played In This Episode: Wednesday - Chosen To Deserve from Rat Saw God out now via Dead Oceans Jessie Ware - Begin Again from That! Feels Good! out now via EMI Chappell Roan - My Kink is Karma from The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess out now via Island Records Girl Ray - Everybody's Saying That from Prestige out now via Moshi Moshi 100 gecs - The Most Wanted Person In The United States from 10,000 gecs out now via Dogshow Records / Atlantic Records Will Butler + Sister Squares- Long Grass from their self-titled debut album out now via Merge Records Photo Credits: Wednesday by Zachary Chick Jessie Ware by Carlijn Jacobs Chappell Roan by Ryan Clemens Girl Ray by Chiara Gambuto 100 gecs by Chris Maggio Will Butler + Sister Squares by Alexa Viscius Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:01:33:11

BSE 182: Best of 2023 Part 1 | Genesis Owusu, Geese, Palehound and Joanna Sternberg

12/15/2023
“The Teen Reason for The Teen Season.” In this episode, Luke and Kevin begin their look back at the Best Albums of 2023 as they discuss their choices for 11-20 on their lists. Plus they play a selection of songs from some of the best albums of the year. Songs Played In This Episode: Genesis Owusu - Leaving The Light from STRUGGLER out now on OURNESS / AWAL Recordings Geese - 3D Country from 3D Country out now on Partisan Records / Play It Again Sam Palehound - The Clutch from Eye On The Bat out now on Polyvinyl Joanna Sternberg - People Are Toys To You from I’ve Got Me out now on Fat Possum Records Photo Credits: Genesis Owusu by Bec Parsons Geese by Kyle Berger Palehound by Tonje Thilesen Joanna Sternberg by Shervin Lainez Listen to our Official Best Song Ever Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant (planetant.com) and Offshelf (offshelf.net).

Duration:01:11:19

BSE 181: Saint Saviour feat. Orlando Weeks and Katy Kirby

12/1/2023
“The Sludge Snob.” In this episode, Kevin and Luke compare their Spotify Wrapped results, discuss their yearly listening habits and tease their Best of 2023 episodes. Kevin stands in people’s driveways with a bow on and Luke asks Kevin to make a sludge judgement. They share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Saint Saviour - A Picture Is All I Have feat. Orlando Weeks from Sunseeker out March 22nd, 2024 on VLF Records Katy Kirby - Table from Blue Raspberry out January 26th, 2024 on ANTI- Photo Credits: Saint Savior by Frazier Dunleavy Katy Kirby by Tonje Thilesen Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:42:32

BSE 180: Wilderado ft. Matt Berninger and Yung Bae ft. Mayer Hawthorne

11/9/2023
"Ride or Die-ghy for Nighy." In this episode, Luke and Kevin catch up after Kevin's Honeymoon Haitus, Luke talks about The 1975 concert he went to and they share their thoughts on the new Beatles song. They play Song Saga (song-saga.com) and share music-related anecdotes about finger waving, fighting and artists who are better live. They share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Wilderado - In Between ft. Matt Berninger new single out now via Bright Antenna Records Yung Bae - Body Talk ft. Mayer Hawthorne from Groove Continental: Side B out now on Groove Continental Records Photo Credits: Wilderado by Laura Webster Yung Bae - Coutesy of the Artist Purchase Song Saga through our affiliate link: song-saga.com/rockin/21 Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:45:35

BSE 179: Rahill ft. Beck and Erick The Architect ft. Channel Tres

10/20/2023
“Double Featchies and Triple Dippers.” In this episode, Luke and Kevin pick the Best Song and Underrated Jam on Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and Luke reports back after seeing the groundbreaking concert film on opening weekend. They share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode Rahill - Fables from Flowers At Your Feet out now via Big Dada Erick The Architect - Ambrosia ft. Channel Tres new single out now via his own Architect Recording Company Photo Credits: Rahill by Bailey Robb Erick the Architect & Channel Tres by Cam Erickson Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:43:33

BSE 178: Linying and Art Feynman

10/12/2023
"Sucked into the Soul Hole." In this episode, Luke and Kevin give differing definitions of the word sludge and discuss the power of surrendering control in life and in music. Luke tries to write a music-themed logic puzzle and they play Song Saga, sharing musical anecdotes about camping and nature. They share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Linying - Take Me to Your House from House Mouse EP out November 17th via Nettwerk Art Feynman - All I Can Do from Be Good The Crazy Boys out November 10th via Western Vinyl Photo Credits: Linying by Michelle Mei Art Feynman by Aubrey Trinnaman Purchase Song Saga through our affiliate link: song-saga.com/rockin/21 Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:49:40

BSE 177: Gurriers and Anxious

10/6/2023
“R.I.P. King to a Drip King.” In this episode, the guys are interrupted by an emergency alert and they discuss the hidden meaning behind Kevin’s wedding date. Kevin reads Luke’s mind as they play Song Saga and discuss air guitar, Prince and Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. They share the music they’ve been loving, the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to and play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Gurriers - Nausea their self-released new single out now Anxious - Down, Down new single out now via Run For Cover Records Photos Credits: Gurriers by Evan Cahill Anxious by Rebecca Lader Purchase Song Saga through our affiliate link: song-saga.com/rockin/21 Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:38:18

BSE 176: Slaughter Beach, Dog and Oh Land

9/29/2023
“Soup It Up.” In this episode, Luke and Kevin pick the best song on Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense and Luke tries to guess if Kevin was a music tastemaker as they play Like So 2012 or So 2014. They share the music they’ve been loving and the #NewMusicFriday releases they’re looking forward to. Plus, they play some amazing new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Slaughter Beach, Dog - Float Away from Crying, Laughing, Waving, Smiling out now on Lame-O-Records Oh Land - I’d Rather Sign from Loop Soup out TODAY via her own imprint Tusk or Tooth Photo Credits: Slaughter Beach, Dog by Ashley Gellman Oh Land by Dennis Morton Listen to our Best Song Ever Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:47:11

BSE 175: Helena Deland and COURSE

9/22/2023
“Ann Horse.” In this episode, Kevin tries to guess the fake band names when the guys play Band Name or Scam Game. They discuss our0 overworking culture and share their comfort songs while playing Song Saga (song-saga.com). Then they play some amazing new music from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Helena Deland - Bright Green Vibrant Gray from Goodnight Summerland out October 13th on Chivi Chivi COURSE - Too Busy for Feelings from Tight Feathers out October 20th (self-released) Photo Credits: Helena Deland by Lawrence Fafard COURSE by Savannah Scruggs Listen to our Best Song Ever Official Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:41:42

BSE 174: Woods and Molly Burch

9/15/2023
“Due to do a deep dive.” In this episode, Luke and Kevin discuss the best song on Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS and discuss what the theme song of their lives would be while playing Song Saga (song-saga.com). They share all the music they’ve been loving and looking forward to and play some amazing songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Woods - Sip of Happiness from Perennial out now on Woodsist Molly Burch - Physical from Daydreamer out September 29th via Captured Tracks Photo Credits: Woods by John Andrews Molly Burch by Tonje Thilesen Listen to our Official Best Song Ever Playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:49:09

BSE 173: Bonny Doon and Will Butler + Sister Squares

9/8/2023
“‘Sing, Sing, Sing’ goes bananas hard.” In the episode, Luke and Kevin discuss their new format for the episodes, recap Kevin’s bachelor party and ruminate on their summer music listening habits. The guys play Song Saga and tell music-related stories involving The King of Queens, cocktail personas and Benny Goodman. Plus, they each bring fantastic new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: Bonny Doon - Let There Be Music from Let There Be Music out now on Anti- Will Butler + Sister Squares – Stop Talking from their self-titled album out September 22nd via Merge Photo Credits: Bonny Doon by Trevor Naud Will Butler + Sister Squares by Alexa Viscius

Duration:00:54:39

BSE 172: NZCA Lines, Palehound, The Clientele, Sorry, Being Dead and Hurry

8/11/2023
“Smash that reset button on life’s big Game Cube.” In this episode Luke and Kevin catch up after a couple of weeks off, Kevin goes on the lam and takes a Taylor Swift detox. They discuss the desire to change the past, game console reset button designs and butterfly effects. All this while playing an amazing lineup of new songs from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: NZCA Lines - Push Reset from Universal Heartbreak out September 22nd via Memphis Industries Palehound - Independence Day from Eye On The Bat out now on Polyvinyl The Clientele - Blue over Blue from I Am Not There Anymore out now via Merge Sorry - Screaming In The Rain Again out now on Domino Being Dead - Daydream from When Horses Would Run out now from Bayonet Records Hurry - Beggin’ For You from Don’t Look Back out August 11th on Lame-O-Records Photo Credits: NZCA Lines by Cynthia Villamil Palehound by Tonje Thilesen The Clientele by Andy Willsher Sorry by Iris Luz Being Dead by Jade Hammer Hurry by Emily Burtner Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) and Offshelf (offshelf.net).

Duration:00:59:51

Dad Rock Summer | It’s Red!

7/14/2023
Dad Rock Summer | It’s Red! In this minisode Dad Rock Summer 2023 continues as Luke and Kevin continue building the ultimate dad rock playlist! Luke catches Kevin up on his trip to Switzerland and they share all the music they’ve been loving and #NewMusicFriday releases they’re anticipating. Listen to our Dad Rock Summer 2023 playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:36:03

BSE 171: MAN ON MAN, Jill Andrews, Claud, Cut Worms, Ratboys and Zilched

6/29/2023
“In it for the Shrek bops.” In this episode, Luke discusses the Counting Crows/Dashboard Confessional concert he attended, post-concert adrenaline and hectic going-to-sleep shows. They discuss 90s rock legends, “radical queer liberation” and rat moms. Plus they play an electrifying lineup of new music from incredible artists. Songs Played In This Episode: MAN ON MAN - Take It From Me from Provincetown out now via Polyvinyl Jill Andrews - Connection from Modern Age out August 18th via Vulture Vulture & Tone Tree Claud - Every Fucking Time from Supermodels out July 14th on Saddest Factory Records (clip) Cut Worms - Ballad of the Texas King from their self-titled album out July 21st on Jagjaguwar (clip) Ratboys - It’s Alive! from The Window out August 25th on Topshelf Records Zilched - The Flood from Earthly Delights out August 11th via Young Heavy Souls Photo Credits: MAN ON MAN by A.F. Cortés Jill Andrews by Fairlight Hubbard Claud by Angela Ricciardi Cut Worms by Caroline Gohlke Ratboys by Alexa Viscius Zilched by Carrigan Drallos Listen to our Official Best Song Ever playlist. Presented by Planet Ant Podcasts (planetant.com) & Offshelf (offshelf.net)

Duration:00:44:41