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Capital G, Capital I: Good Idea (Episode 89)

What happens when the power goes out in the middle of recording a podcast? Welp, you lose the first few minutes of your talk about The Wonder Years apparently. We were able to salvage the conversation using my back-up recording; however, Thomas's vocals are a little different for the first five to ten minutes of this one -- sorry about that -- we get that fixed relatively quickly and then we're on to a jam-packed episode. We start with talking about The Wonder Year's new song, video, album, and everything associated with that. Then we move into a talk all about the newly released Apple Music. What are our thoughts? Are we going to stick with it? What do we like, dislike, hate, and love? From there we've got Brand New talk, some Front Bottoms signing with Fueled by Ramen talk, and we finish the episode giving our mid-year "best of" lists. Seriously, this one is jam-packed. The episode can be streamed and/or downloaded below.

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Show Notes:
  • Episode 89, recorded on Tuesday, June 30.
  • We have a packed episode this week. We start out with talking about The Wonder Years announcing their new album, No Closer To Heaven, out September 4 via Hopeless.
  • Apple Music talk — first impressions, things we like and dislike, how we think it’ll fit into the streaming universe.
  • Brand New did a very Brand New-esque thing: Talking about whether they’ll release an EP or LP, in an interview with a Spanish magazine.
    • They say they’ll release it when they’re ready to release it, whatever it is — what a novel idea!
  • The Front Bottoms signed to Fueled By Ramen Records. We break down why TFB fans should be happy about this and talk about FBR’s recent successes.
  • Mid-year albums of the year!!!!!!!!!!
    • Jason’s list: Butch Walker - Afraid of Ghosts; Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly; Mew - +-; Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell; Marika Hackman - We Slept At Last; Anti-Flag - American Spring; Fall Out Boy - American Beauty/American Psycho; Doomtree - All Hands; Brandon Flowers - The Desired Effect; Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear.
    • Thomas to Jason: “I love you, honeybear.”
    • Thomas’ list: Sorority Noise - Joy, Departed; Turnover - Peripheral Vision; Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly; Microwave - Stovall; Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell; Red City Radio - Red City Radio; Brandon Flowers - The Desired Affect; Doomtree - All Hands; The Tallest Man On Earth - Dark Bird Is Home; Pet Symmetry - Pets Hounds.
  • Jason Recommends: Show: Mr Robot; Book I’m reading: The Martian by Andy Weir; Music: NOW.HERE - “New Perspective” EP, Public Service Broadcasting - “The Race for Space” (goes well with The Martian).
  • Thomas Recommends: Listening to some of the records on my mid-year list if you’ve missed ‘em so far.

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