Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Completely Conspicuous 357: Five Alive

Part 3 of my conversation with guest Jay Breitling as we discuss our top 5 albums of 2014. Listen to the episode below or download directly (right click and "save as").

Show notes:
- Recorded at Clicky Clicky World HQ
- JB's #5
- Perfect Pussy marks the return of political punk
- JK's #5
- Protomartyr came out of nowhere
- An unlikely combo
- JB's #4
- Krill's EP packs a punch
- Jonah Furman is a serious thinker
- Boston rock scene has been tremendous the last few years
- R.I.P., Soccer Mom, Young Adults, The Hush Now
- JK's #4
- Ty Segall was less prolific but released an incredible album
- JB's #3
- Cookies is latest side project from Mobius Band's Ben Sterling
- JK's #3
- Yet another great album from Sloan
- Each member contributes an album side
- JB's #2
- Lubec released a strong album under the radar
- JK's #2
- First Afghan Whigs album in 16 years
- Greg Dulli keeps delivering at a high level
- JB's #1
- Johnny Foreigner digs deep
- JK's #1
- Parquet Courts released two albums in 2014
- Harking back to CBGB-era punk sounds
- JB: Looking forward to new records from Pile, Chandos, Krill, Infinity Girl, Winter
- JK: Sleater-Kinney, Titus Andronicus, Faith No More will have new releases in 2015

Protomartyr - Scum, Rise!
The Afghan Whigs - Matamoros
Johnny Foreigner - Le Sigh

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The Protomartyr song is on the album Under Color of Official Right on Hardly Art. Download the song for free at Stereogum.

The Afghan Whigs song is on the album Do to the Beast on Sub Pop. Download the song for free from Soundcloud.
The Johnny Foreigner song is on the album You Can Do Better on Alcopop. Download the song for free at Soundcloud.

The opening and closing theme of Completely Conspicuous is "Theme to Big F'in Pants" by Jay Breitling. Find out more about Senor Breitling at his fine music blog Clicky Clicky. Voiceover work is courtesy of James Gralian.

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