Lots of listeners held a pen to respond to our Replacements Countdown (episodes 667-671).
Listener Harris responds to our interview with Robert Dean Lurie, author of “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years” in episodes 659-661.
Jesse from San Antonio calls in to tell us about new music discoveries – the Teskey Brothers and Gaffa Tape Sandy. Plus, comments about Bruce Springsteen’s “Western Stars.” Dig it.
Listeners tell us about their favorite summer songs, just as the seasons are changing. Picks include Kiss, Teen Machine, the Folksmen and the Tragically Hip.
Listener Walt Falconer writes in to tell us about great music for a tiki bar. Why? Because from time to time we record this podcast at our friend Greg Wilson’s backyard tiki bar, but we’ve never specifically discussed “tiki music.” Walt recommends songs by the Limboos, Shana Cleveland, Khruangbin, Orville Peck and Night Beats.
Steven Routledge of Scotland gives us his picks for May new music: Slipknot, Trivium, Night Cafe, Ian Noe and Lion.
The listeners tell us about new music they have discovered, and it’s beautifully eclectic. From the indie rock of Sebadoh to the driving assault of PUP (Pathetic Use of Potential) to the moody sounds of Feels to the electronica of Com Truise. Thanks to listeners Harris and Jesse.
Listeners Paul Trap and Nola Zac talk about music new (Masked Intruder, Claypool Lennon Delirium) and old (Tom Waits).
Two readers talk new music in this Fan Mail episode. Steven Routledge touts As I Lay Dying, Alex Lahey, Nick Lowe and the National (plus a Tom Petty cover by J Mascis). And Tom Neuerberg turns us on to the latest by Broken Social Scene. And then – sport!
Listener Niklas Nygards of Sweden tells us about some new music he’s been digging, from Dutch band the Maureens, Swedish singer Daniel Norgren and Australia’s Courtney Barnett.