#141: She Hangs Brightly by Mazzy Star

September 24, 2013
With a new record out, we added Mazzy Star to our list of 90s bands with new releases that we needed to check out, so this week we're revisiting their 1990 debut album She Hangs Brightly. Know for the single "Fade Into You" from their sophomore release, She Hangs Brightly showcases the band in their familiar slow-to-midtempo dreamy, shoegaze, blues-influenced sound, albeit with the occasional jazzy or noisy detour. All the elements that made "Fade Into You" a hit are there, but do they come together? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Ride It On
4:29 - History of the Band
9:53 - Halah
13:10 - Be My Angel
Outro - Give You My Lovin'

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#140: Interview with Glen Phillips and Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket

September 17, 2013
Toad the Wet Sprocket just wrapped up their new album Kickstarter campaign, and with that new record out next month, founding members Glen Phillips and Dean Dinning stopped by to revisit their 1994 album Dulcinea, talk songwriting, maintaining independence in a major label world, the importance of maintaining the mailing list and much more.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Fall Down
4:59 - Fly from Heaven
33:04 - Fly from Heaven
37:55 - Something's Always Wrong
50:04 - Nanci
55:41 - Fall Down
1:04:05 - Begin
1:14:17 - Woodburning
Outro - Stupid

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#139: Without You I’m Nothing by Placebo

September 10, 2013
With a new Placebo album out this month, we thought it would be the perfect time to revisit the breakthrough album from this confusing and confrontational UK act. Their sophomore release, Without You I'm Nothing, moves between wholly unique sounds like Pure Morning and Allergic, to songs that conjure memories of New Order and the Smashing Pumpkins, although with the very unique vocal style of lead singer Brian Molko. Is Placebo for everyone? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Pure Morning
3:33 - History of the Band
8:53 - You Don't Care About Us
18:09 - Allergic (To Thoughts of Mother Earth)
Outro - Every You Every Me

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#138: Blonder Tongue Audio Baton by Swirlies

September 3, 2013
For his latest suggestion, friend-of-the-show Dirty Gert drops some shoegaze on us in the form of 1993's Blonder Tongue Audio Baton by Swirlies. Calling it "the greatest American shoegaze record" puts some high expectations on this album, but also raises a number of question, like actually defining "shoegaze."

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - His Love Just Washed Away
2:39 - History of the Band
9:48 - Bell #2
11:49 - Pancake
23:21 - Tree Chopped Down
Outro - Wrong Tube

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