And so begins our epic four part year-end "best of" series. We'll talk about our respective top six albums featured on Music Digest over the course of this episode and the next one, then the last two episodes of December account for our top six albums of the year that were not discussed on MD. Today we talk about our 4-6 Music Digest top picks. The three of us have different music backgrounds and taste, so this makes for an interesting countdown. It's time to round out the year, listen to great music on this podcast and enjoy it.
For our first episode sponsored by Urban Outfitters, we have a very special July 4th "best of" mix. Here we present you with reflections on the albums of our prior 10 shows, and put together our favorite songs from the records past. Perhaps feelings have changed, maybe we're stuck in our old ways, there's only one way to find out. COMPILATION MIX, ENJOY.
The Music Digest DJs Pat, Matt, and Margaret 7/8/13 Today we review the third LP release from Shannon and The Clams, Dreams in the Rat House, which came out on Hardly Art on May 21st. For this album, the Oakland trio hones their lo-fi production prowess and offers a fun, grungy, garage-y, modern twist on mid-60s psychedelia. A great listen for summer. 00:00 Intro 00:39 Mic Break 06:19 For Goodness Sake - Shannon and the Clams 09:45 Mic Break 14:00 Bed Rock - Shannon and the Clams 16:11 Mic Break 20:02 The Rabbit's Nose - Shannon and the Clams 23:13 Mic Break 26:39 Rip Van Winkle - Shannon and the Clams 28:45 Mic Break 33:20 Unlearn - Shannon and the Clams 37:36 Mic Break 41:45 If I Could Count - Shannon and the Clams 45:35 Mic Break 49:56 Ozma - Shannon and the Clams 53:24 Finish Dreams in the Rat House 1. Hey Willy 2. Rip Van Winkle 3. Bed Rock 4. Ozma 5. Into the River 6. If I Could Count 7. Rat House 8. The Rabbit's Nose 9. Heads or Tails 10. Unlearn 11. Into a Dream 12. I Know Shannon and The Clams (photo from Shannon and The Clams) June 11 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL June 13 - Cactus Club - Milwaukee, WI June 14 - Mahall's 20 Lanes - Lakewood, OH June 18 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA June 20 - The Bowery Ballroom - New York, NY June 21 - Comet Ping Pong - Washington DC June 23 - The Earl - East Atlanta, GA June 24 - Stone Fox - Nashville, TN June 26 - Club Dada - Dallas, TX