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Tue, Jul. 5, 2016

Volume 76


The purpose of the We Own This Town podcast is to create a living historical document of Nashville music. When I slack on publishing new editions, some music may fall through the cracks. This can not be! So, I'm kicking myself in the ass to catch up and make sure that all of the great releases coming out of our fine town can be properly enjoyed now and revisited later.

  1. repeat repeat - Plugged In
  2. Music Band - Green Lights
  3. Tower Defense - History
  4. Paulson - Six Months in a Leaky Boat (Split Enz)
  5. Bravemaker - 1234567
  6. Lees of Memory - Soft Places (33 1/3 rpm)
  7. Regatta - Finale
  8. Kristoff Waltz - Virginia, 1923
  9. Okey Dokey -Wavy Gravy
  10. Nobility - Heart Is Strange
  11. Success Factors - ナイトライフ
  12. RIFFT - The Two That Became None
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 76 · Tue, Jul. 5th, 2016 at 8:55am

Wed, Jun. 15, 2016

Volume 75


75 episodes of this podcast. That seems like a lot so I'm taking a moment to reflect back on some of the artists of the days of yore. You know, early 2000's-ish. It's a throwback episode! Everyone loves a bit of nostaliga.

  1. Character - Theme From "Starkweather"
  2. Duraluxe - Phantom Power
  3. Forget Cassettes - Bruce Wayne
  4. Whole Fantastic World - Beets For Bombs
  5. Hotpipes - A Brain And A Vegetable
  6. The Features - 33.3
  7. The Mattoid - Easy Livin'
  8. Lone Official - Le Coq Sportif
  9. De Novo Dahl - Be Your Man
  10. The Clutters - Rock And Roll
  11. The Privates - If I Should Call Your Name
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 75 · Wed, Jun. 15th, 2016 at 8:41am

Wed, Feb. 3, 2016

Volume 74


Fun fact, the release of Volume 74 of the podcast coincides with the day of my birth. This is my gift to you. Okay, it's actually 30+ minutes of Nashville musicians collective gifts to you because it wouldn't exist without them. The following is culled from very recent releases or slightly upcoming releases. For all the (legitimate) complaints about #NewNashville, there's still a shining beacon of greatness in the music.

  1. Daddy Issues - Drop Out
  2. Butthole - She Boop She Boo Thang
  3. The By Gods - The Stairs
  4. Anchor Thieves - Isn't Anything
  5. Dave Paulson - Beep Bop Beep
  6. Brooke Waggoner - Ovenbird
  7. Lionlimb - Domino
  8. The Nobility - On the Sly
  9. UZi - Uh Huh
  10. Goth Babe - Bummed Out
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 74 · Wed, Feb. 3rd, 2016 at 6:00am

Sun, Jan. 24, 2016

Volume 73


Despite my best efforts to slow it down, 2016 is hurdling along. This edition of the podcast is comprised of many great releases from the end of 2015. After this, I should be able to keep up with actual new releases. Regardless, you probably missed these at the end of the year so take some time to properly reflect on them now.

  1. Johnny Flame and the Jaws of Victory - Where The Sun Never Shines (11-5-15)
  2. ONLY Giant Sunflowers
  3. Bootleg Glory - Young Ambition
  4. Idle Bloom - Some Paranoia
  5. SLACK - Over The Threshold
  6. JEFF the Brotherhood - Deep Space Bound On The Edge Of Reality
  7. BLK PWR - B▲D ЯØM▲NC∃
  8. Linear Downfall - The Question
  9. PUJOL - Funky Magus
  10. German Error Message - Everything is scary
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 73 · Sun, Jan. 24th, 2016 at 8:05pm

Mon, Dec. 21, 2015

Volume 72


This edition of the podcast is a little shorter than usual but I'm, officially, calling it an addendum to Volume 58, The Christmas Podcast. In both collections you will find a mixture of heartfelt or feelgood or rocking or melancholy Christmas songs. In this new volume we add on newly released songs, oversights from the prior release and a proper revisit to the David Argyle Thacker Mouth Trumpet Album because that simply never gets old.

  1. Timbre - Silent Night (8 Yr Old)
  2. Steelism - Christmas Around the World
  3. Birdcloud - Cool Christmas
  4. David Argyle Thacker - Jingle Bells
  5. Quichenight - Gentrifyin' Santa
  6. Keegan DeWitt (feat Roman Candle) - It's Christmas
  7. The Bridges - I'm Going to Lasso Santa Claus
  8. Boom Forest - Christmas Dad
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 72 · Mon, Dec. 21st, 2015 at 7:00am

Mon, Dec. 14, 2015

Volume 71


Playing a bit of catch-up on these podcasts but I am loving pumping them out more regularly. It seems like someone could do this weekly and it would be incredibly fresh. That person won't be ME but it seems like *someone* could and it'd be a helluva nice archive of new releases.

...But I digress. These songs were released in the Fall and contain many great songs on the albums they stem from. Let this be the start of your enjoyment.

  1. Happy Little Trees - All My Friends Are Famous
  2. The Features - Dreams
  3. Sol Cat - The Knot
  4. Fuzz Ghosts - Dead Fish
  5. Blinds - Mint + Nicotine
  6. Kyle Andrews - Pretty Good
  7. Friendship Commanders - Jean Dark
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 71 · Mon, Dec. 14th, 2015 at 10:00am

Tue, Dec. 1, 2015

Volume 70


Another podcast intended for the more summer-y times but still standing the test of time in terms of great, enjoyable, Nashville music. If you didn't already know these songs, now you do and you're better off for it. Reconsider your 2015 Best Of list if a handful of these aren't present.

  1. Mouth Reader - Freak
  2. Ardis Theolis - Atlantica Pacifica
  3. Benjamin A Harper - Wait for It
  4. Jasmin Kaset - Matador
  5. BRLY - genuflect
  6. You Are a Hologram - Red Flag
  7. Jupiter Is My Hard Drive - Stars Fell
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 70 · Tue, Dec. 1st, 2015 at 9:26am

Wed, Sep. 30, 2015

Volume 69


It has been, admittedly, a few months since the last edition of the podcast. However, that does not mean it's been a few months since I've actually compiled one, it's just been awhile since I released one. The delay is unfortunate but it works out favorably because these songs are still great, no matter when you experience them.

  1. Steelism - The Serge
  2. PANGS - Already Dead
  3. Photo Ops - Maybe We'll Change
  4. Supermelt - Nobody Else
  5. HeCTA - Give Us Your Names
  6. BEDROOM - Work this out
  7. Iron/Fox - Octogenesis (Something Beautiful)
  8. The Minor Toughs - Don't Mess With Tennessee
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 69 · Wed, Sep. 30th, 2015 at 1:00pm

Thu, Jun. 25, 2015

Volume 68


Some editions of this podcast are better than others but this particular edition seems like it's already hit my heavy rotation. Music in Nashville is in a GOOD place right now and these seven songs help exemplify that diversity and enjoyability.

  1. Wildfront - Love is Not Eternal
  2. repeat repeat - mostly
  3. R Stevie Moore - Found a Job
  4. Charlie Shea - BLOO
  5. Also This - Girls Don't Speak Bro Code
  6. JAWWS - Livingston
  7. BecomingTheDevourer - The Fever Dream of a Dying God
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 68 · Thu, Jun. 25th, 2015 at 6:00am

Mon, May. 18, 2015

Volume 67

THIS EPISODE IS CURATED BY Elizabeth Cameron of Forget Cassettes.

Chalk it up to years of touring and being nailed to women-only bills, but I have a slight irritation of ‘female centric’ lists, line-ups, bios, and press. However, I do think it’s imperative to point out that the gender gap is no closer to closing in 2015 than it was in 1995. The Guardian recently published this statistic: This year, 89.6% of the acts confirmed for Reading and Leeds are all-male. These are not the only festivals that seem to have a gender bias going on. Some execs have cited oversights, others have said it’s just a matter of availability. With this kind of denial, we shouldn’t be surprised that we’re still dealing with women artists being ‘othered’ and treated as token minorities in mainstream music.

Here’s my short list of some of Nashville’s most talented ladies. I chose to stay in more rock/pop territory because I think Nashville is still pretty under represented when it comes to genres other than country, folk, and americana. In that case, I want to make sure I mention Margo Price, Caitlin Rose, Birdcloud, Those Darlins, Alana Royale, and Thelma and the Sleaze for working their asses off to make this town brim with great music. I’m also looking forward to new music by Adia Victoria, the Dead Deads, and Ariel Bui. Some of the artists I chose for this playlist are great friends, some are acquaintances, and some I barely know - but all I deeply respect for their artistry. Each of these songs are very special to me. When I was growing up here and starting to play music, I was aware of only a teaspoon of female musicians in this town. Today, Nashville has a healthy tablespoon. This progress excites me. 

“We keep coming back to the question of representation because identity is always about representation. People forget that when they wanted white women to get into the workforce because of the world war, what did they start doing? They started having a lot of commercials, a lot of movies, a lot of things that were redoing the female image, saying, ‘Hey, you can work for the war, but you can still be feminine.’ So what we see is that the mass media, film, TV, all of these things, are powerful vehicles for maintaining the kinds of systems of domination we live under, imperialism, racism, sexism etc. Often there’s a denial of this and art is presented as politically neutral, as though it is not shaped by a reality of domination.”  -bell hooks

  1. Bully - I Remember
  2. Churchyard - Staring at the Sun
  3. Cortney Tidwell - 17 Horses
  4. Elle Macho - Bombs
  5. Idle Bloom - Fare Fumo
  6. Jasmin Kaset - Food
  7. Natalie Prass - My Baby Don't Understand Me
  8. POLY - Shears
  9. Ponychase - House in the Valley
  10. Tristen - Winter Night
PODCASTS · Comments Off on Volume 67 · Mon, May. 18th, 2015 at 9:10am