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May 18th, 2019: LAPêCHE
May 23, 2019 01:58 PM PDT
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Brooklyn indie rock quartet LAPêCHE joined Tom for the May 18th edition of Look At My Records! The band has been having quite the year, as they released an awesome EP in February entitled "Spirit Bunnies" and will be joining the legendary Jawbox for several tour dates in June! They dished on all of this!! You'll also hear "Spirit Bunnies" in its entirety plus some great tunes from XTC, Dinosaur Jr. Built To Spill, and more. The episode kicks off with Holly Overton's new song, "Transient Love."

LAPêCHE's next gig is on June 1st at Union Hall with C. Gibbs and Open Kimono. They'll also be performing at Gold Sounds on June 27th with The Pauses and Death Cults.

Then, they'll be playing with Jawbox on the below dates. The band will also be selling a special edition tour exclusive "Spirit Bunnies" vinyl 7 inch!

June 14, 15: The Sinclair in Boston, MA
June 21: Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
June 22: Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY
June 28, 29: 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

You can purchase "Spirit Bunnies" and the entire LAPêCHE catalog via Bandcamp: https://lapecheband.bandcamp.com/

May 11, 2019: The Gala
May 16, 2019 01:14 PM PDT
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Charles Pinel guest hosted the May 11th edition of Look At My Records! Boston garage rockers The Gala stopped by to chat about their new record, "Bad News," before gigging at The Gutter that night. Tune in to hear all about their new record, plus some awesome tunes!

You can purchase "Bad News" on vinyl, cassette, and compact disc via Bandcamp: https://thegalasound.bandcamp.com/

May 4th, 2019: Blaketheman1000
May 09, 2019 12:14 PM PDT
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The May 4th edition of Look At My Records features a guest appearance by Blaketheman1000. Blake just had his wisdom teeth out the week prior to his interview on Look At My Records!, but that didn't stop him from writing a new song aptly titled, "Wisdom Teeth," and sharing several other new unreleased tracks with us! Tune in to hear these new Blaketheman1000 songs, plus tunes from songs from Looms, Built to Spill, Frankie Cosmos, Quaker Parents, and The Monochrome Set. Plus, hear all about Blake's background playing music in both California and Nashville before relocating to Brooklyn about a year and a half ago. Stay tuned, as Blake has plans to release a record later this year!!

Blaketheman1000 has several gigs coming up in May. Catch them at the following shows:

May 14th - Fresh Sounds at Rockefeller Center w/ Softee, an Airbnb experience: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/761627?source=seo
May 15th at Alphaville w/ Boyscott, Quaker Parents, and Softee: https://www.facebook.com/events/350074902278382/
May 31st 8 ball Underground Center Live Session

Blake's music is available on Bandcamp and on all streaming platforms, inlcuding Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0QrLOWMTGOF7Vwb3SAhf3I?si=AFPBH-FVTYiJ-X26TIKN9w

April 27th, 2019: Dan Francia
May 02, 2019 10:55 AM PDT
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Dan Francia stopped by the studio for the April 27th edition of Look At My Records! Dan and Tom chatted about his debut solo record, "Come Back To Life," which was released in late January on Exploding In Sound Records. Dan also had a lot of great stories about the making of the album, including Glenn Mercer's contribution to the record's first track, "Planet In Transit!" This episode kicks off with the new single from Holy Tunics and a song from their Meritorio Records labelmates, The Seams. You'll also hear several songs from "Come Back To Life," and tracks from Lou Reed, Dos, Yung Wu, and more!

You can purchase "Come Back To Life" on cassette via Exploding In Sound Records: https://explodinginsoundrecords.bandcamp.com/album/come-back-to-life

Follow Dan on Facebook, as he'll be announcing some summer gigs in the near future: https://www.facebook.com/danfranciamusic/

Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/8429374/Look-At-My-Records

April 20th, 2019: Veronica Bianqui
April 25, 2019 01:31 PM PDT
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Veronica Bianqui stopped by the RFB studios for the April 20th edition of Look At My Records! What a treat it was having Veronica on the program! She performed two songs live, including Tom's favorite track, "Victim." They chatted all about her infectious sound and her soon to be released debut album, which is dropping later this year! This episode kicks off with songs by New Myths and Queue. It also features tunes from Fruit & Flowers, Ty Segall, Amy Winehouse, and Veronica's buddies from Los Angeles, Death Valley Girls!

Catch Veronica performing in Brooklyn at the following gigs:

May 2nd at Sunnyvale with Phono-Pony and Man-Moth: https://www.facebook.com/events/2120593181363234/

Veronica's music is available on all streaming platforms. You can purchase Veronica's music via Bandcamp: https://veronicabianqui.com/

Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/RFB/pl/8429441/Look-At-My-Records

April 16th, 2019: "Reckoning" Turns 35!
April 18, 2019 07:04 PM PDT
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The April 16th edition of Look At My Records! celebrates the 35th anniversary of the release of R.E.M.'s incredible second album, "Reckoning!" The record continues to age well, as you can hear the influence of this era of R.E.M. in so many of my favorite current bands. This episode of Look At My Records! features four of Tom's favorite songs from the album, plus Veda Rays excellent new cover of “You Are Everything,” and some modern tunes that jangle from The Planes, Holy Tunics, The Seams, Jane Church, Young Scum, Eyelids, Joy Cleaner, Lost Boy ?, and The Hairs.

April 6th, 2019: Randy Ojeda of Cigar City Management
April 11, 2019 02:23 PM PDT
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Tom had a blast hanging out with his pal Randy Ojeda of Cigar City Management for the April 6th installment of Look At My Records! There's a ton of stuff going on in the Cigar City universe right now, as they just welcomed the Tampa based trio, Fever Beam, to their roster, and Sharkmuffin just dropped their dope sci-fi concept EP, "Gamma Gardening." Tune in to get the low down on Fever Beam and Sharkmuffin. Plus, you'll hear some additional tunes from other Cigar City standouts, including Parrot Dream, Big Bliss, pecas, and A Deer A Horse. Tom and Randy also played some awesome records by The Replacements, Courtney Barnett, and They Might Be Giants. They even reminisced about discovering TMBG through the seminal 90s after-school cartoon, Tiny Toons!

For more information on happenings with Cigar City Management and its roster of talent, check out their website, like them on instagram, and follow them on Facebook: http://www.cigarcitymanagement.com/

March 30th, 2019: Ryan Egan
April 04, 2019 02:15 PM PDT
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Check out the March 30th edition of Look At My Records!, which features an interview and live performance by the very awesome Ryan Egan! Tom and Ryan chatted about his recent string of singles, including “Who Is It?,” which Ryan released earlier this month. Plus, some great wax from Prince, Cocteau Twins, and more.

You can purchase Ryan's music via Bandcamp: https://thisryanegan.bandcamp.com/

His next performance is on April 19th at Berlin - Under A with Haiku and Moon Gel: https://www.facebook.com/events/399462700840933/

March 23rd, 2019: Lost Boy ?
March 27, 2019 10:28 PM PDT
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Davey Jones, better known by Lost Boy ?, joined Tom for the March 23rd edition of Look At My Records! Tune in to hear all about his latest record, "Paranoid Fiction," plus a new song entitled "Dream With You," and two of Tom's favorites from his 2016 album, "Goose Wazoo." You'll also hear tracks from some of Davey's favorite local acts, Sharkmuffin, Dan Francia, and Stringer.

Don't miss Lost Boy ? at Brooklyn Bazaar on Saturday, March 30th with Kevin Hairs and DAD: https://www.facebook.com/events/2122253504530623/

You can purchase "Paranoid Fiction" on vinyl via Little Dickman Records: https://lostboy-paranoid-fiction.bandcamp.com/album/paranoid-fiction

The album is also available on limited edition cassette and compact disc via bandcamp: https://lostboy.bandcamp.com/album/paranoid-fiction

March 16th, 2019: Fresh Local Musical Produce
March 22, 2019 04:54 PM PDT
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The March 16th edition of Look At My Records! features some fresh locally sourced tunes from from the likes of Patio, FUTURE PUNX, Tredici Bacci, LAPêCHE, Grim Streaker, Andrew Fox, Ryan Egan, Steph Richards, PYNKIE, and Morus Alba. Check out this episode and buy all their music on Bandcamp! It's all there!

Full playlist: https://spinitron.com/m/playlist/view/5701258

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