January 20, 2017
Happy New Release Friday gang! The boys are back this week with a few new releases worth checking out. As well as a ten-year anniversary review of Dustin Kensrue's "Please Coe home". To end the show we have a very special conversation recorded a few weeks back with the bearded spectacle himself Justin Oesterling. We hope you dig this one gang, peace and love.
January 17, 2017
Happy Tuesday friends! It feels so good to be back to Tuesday episodes and what a better way to welcome them back then to review a new album! And not just any album, but the new Bonobo record, Migration. Released this past Friday, Migration see's Simon Green writing while in transit and taking in all the sights and sounds he passes by along the way. It is the study of people and spaces and how all we take a little bit from everywhere we go and morph it with where we are. Ian goes solo on this one giving the album a 4.7 out of 5 stars. It's perfect for the season and definitely worth the listen. Stay tuned all the way to the end of the episode for a phone call with a surprise guest. Thanks so much for listening gang!
January 13, 2017
The boys have finally reunited for 2017 and it feels so good! Join Matt and Ian as they shoot the shit for the first time in weeks and talk about what 2017 has in store for them. How good will the new Circa Survive be and will we get a new AGBPOL? Is St. Vincent going to melt our faces off and/or is Arcade fire going to disappoint us again? Only time will tell but in the meantime here's 38 minutes of speculation and excitement! Happy New Year gang get ready for Donnie!
January 6, 2017
Happy New Year gang! Trumps just around the corner, so let's have fun with this shit while it lasts! Ian goes solo in this very first episode of 2017 to talk about 15 hip-hop/rap tracks he loved in 2016. From East to West, to the windy City and the rolling hills of Ireland, Ian shares what tracks meant the most to him. Look for Matthew next week, but until then enjoy this one and let's make 2017 great again. HIT IT BABY DAVE!
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December 23, 2016
In preparation for the most wonderful time of the year, Ian and Matt go head to head, toe to toe, and compare their top 10 picks for the best albums of 2006! It's hard to believe these albums have already reached 10 years, and if you're a fan of the show you've already heard our love and appreciation for some of these gems. Enjoy this special episode gang and have a very safe fun-filled holiday time! HIT IT!
December 16, 2016
Oh boy, do we have a show lined up today! In this one Ian and Matt bring Dave Beck back on the phone to discuss one quite controversial top 50 albums of 2016 list, Matt and Ian discuss what's new and living in a sheltered home, and even Aunt Donna has some news today. You don't want to miss this one! Hit it!
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December 9, 2016
For real, all the links are attached so go listen to one of the best albums of the year! The guy who made our theme song made it! Much love to you String Machine aka Baby Dave aka Japedo Willis, HIT IT!
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String Machine - Threads From The Youth Fossil
December 2, 2016
Alright, alright! We've spent all week hyping it up, and now it's time to deliver! In this special Friday episode we interview Vincent Masse, French native, from Asthm! For those of you who don't know, Asthm recently released one of the best extended plays of 2016 - Slon EP. It's a must listen, and you absolutely don't want to miss hearing about the love and care Vincent put into making this album. Hit it!
November 25, 2016
Wildcard, bitches! Let's be honest - nothing good is coming out this week! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the random shit that these crazy two come up with! From playing five degrees to Hitler, to talking about old school hip hop, to technical difficulties, and a surprise 10 year old album anniversary, there's something for everyone in this one. Hit it!
November 18, 2016
Matt's away on super important airforce business, so Ian brought in the always charming David Beck to lighten up the mood during this weird time in history. The two catch up and discuss everything from Black Sabbath to Danny Brown, as well as a revelation on songwriting via Niccy T. and Portrait People. We here at Bowl HQ are also extremely proud to be one of the first outlets announcing the official release date of String Machine's - Threads From The Youth Fossil, out December 7th. That's right less than a month and you all can hear an album Matt and I are already so proud and such fans of. It's truly something beautiful and unique and we are so honored to know such a kind talented soul.
Don't worry, if you want to know what new music you should check out this Friday Ian's got you covered talking about everything from the incredible new A Tribe Called Quest album to what's coming out today which he's sad to say there's not much. (Sorry Ostey and Metalica) That doesn't mean there might be a few surprises in store for us! Thanks so much for listening gang we appreciate you, and as we always say in spirit to David himself, HIT IT!
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