Episode 58: A Fast Times at Ridgemont High Reference

Could it be that not only did Lenny, Tyler, and Greg record an episode, but it’s actually not getting tossed. I know – unheard of… or more literally, heard of. The music on this episode: Sublime. The banter: On Par with Expectations. You: In love with the experience of it all.


  1. Blur – The Narcissist
  2. Noel Gallaher’s High Flying Birds – Council Skies
  3. Johnny Marr – The Right Thing Right
  4. Film School – Meet Around 10
  5. Anorak Patch – Delilah
  6. Coach Party – Everybody Hates Me
  7. Lumer – English Dream
  8. The Chills – Pink Frost
  9. Tindersticks – City Sickness
  10. Darker My Love – Northern Soul
  11. The Black Ryder – To Never Know You

Episode 57: Summer Lovin’

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Look out world, Jake Ryan’s got something to play. JR takes you through a beautiful tapestry of baggy, pop, shoegaze, and more in this solo episode. Because that’s what we do here and, like clockwork, you can expect a new episode every quarter or so… or weekly… or once a year…..


  1. Coach Party – Born Leader
  2. Suburban Living – I Don’t Fit In
  3. No Joy – Wrack Attack
  4. Echobelly – Here Comes The Big Rush
  5. Bilk – Be Someone
  6. The Goa Express – Good Luck Charm
  7. Airiel – The Painkillers
  8. Alvvays – Belinda Says
  9. Tallies – When Your Life Is Not Over
  10. Pastel – Deeper Than Holy
  11. Fritz – Ghost Poke
  12. Curve – Frozen
  13. Sulk – Another Man Fades Dawn
  14. Miniatures – What You Want
  15. Doves – The Cedar Room
  16. Last Dinosaurs – Zero
  17. Crushed Beaks – History
  18. Chappaqua Wrestling – Can I Trick?

Episode 56: Thematic Earworms

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Tyler decides to get episode 56 out of his and into yours. Dig it!


  1. The Velvet Underground – Venus In Furs
  2. The Boo Radleys – Does This Hurt?
  3. The Asteroid No. 4 – The Admiral’s Address
  4. The Morning After Girls – Who Is They?
  5. Airiel – Thinktank
  6. McCarthy – Red Sleeping Beauty
  7. Love – My Little Red Book
  8. Pulp – My Legendary Girlfriend
  9. Primal Scream – I’m Losing More Than I’ll Ever Have
  10. Confidence Man – Out The Window
  11. Skaters – Criminal
  12. Dallas – Lorsque Tu Dors
  13. Saloon – Song for Hugo
  14. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Senator

Casual Fridays Returns to Pon Pon – Friday, April 28

Come hang out with your Casual Sound crew while we spin all the records we (and hopefully you) love while enjoying a beverage and the beginning of the weekend. Starting this month, Casual Friday will be every 4th Friday at Pon Pon.


What: Casual Fridays
When: Friday, April 28 – 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Where: Pon Pon, 2528 Walnut St, Denver, CO
How (much): FREE
Why: You know why. Don’t make me say it.

Casual Friday all-vinyl britpop, madchester, shoegaze party in Denver, CO

Top Britpop, C86, & Shoegaze Podcasts (2023)

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As we look back on the ’90s, it’s impossible not to think about the music that defined the era. Britpop, Shoegaze, and C86 were some of the most significant genres to emerge during this time, with countless iconic bands and songs that continue to resonate with listeners today. But if you’re a fan of these genres, where can you turn to learn more and hear fresh perspectives on the music you love? In this post, we’ve rounded up the top Britpop, Shoegaze, and C86 podcasts to listen to in 2023. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newcomer to these genres, these podcasts offer a wealth of insightful analysis, interviews, and discussions that will deepen your appreciation for the music and its lasting impact. So, grab your headphones and get ready to discover some of the most engaging and informative podcasts on these iconic genres.

If you know about a Brit-pop, Shoegaze, New Wave, Madchester, or C86 podcast that should be added to the list, let us know.

Casual Friday – Friday Feb. 24 at Pon Pon (Denver)

The Casual Sound’s Tyler, Jake, and Lenny spin … exactly what you’d expect – Brit-pop, Baggy, Shoegaze, Post-punk, C86, etc. AND we’re doing it early (we know our crowd) so you can get off work, have one with your favorite people while listening to some killer tunes and then be back in time to go to bed, bath and beyond in the morning (if there’s time.)

PON PON is our favorite bar, located at 2528 Walnut St., Denver, CO.

Episode 55: Jakey does the 2023 Skidoo

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Yeah…it’s been a minute. Why wait any longer? Lots of shoegaze and, dare I say, pop music curated by your favorite (at least he’s in the top 3 if you not your favorite) host, Jake Ryan


  1. Chappaqua Wrestling – Wayfinding
  2. The Candy Skins – Wembley
  3. Atmos Bloom – Daisy
  4. 90ivy – Shoes On The Dash
  5. The Futureheads – Meantime
  6. Colour TV – Pavlova
  7. Airiel – Cloudburst
  8. Wildhoney – Slow Motion
  9. Crushed Beaks – Sky Burial
  10. Kitchens of Distinction – Railwayed
  11. Tallies – Catapult
  12. Lush – Sweetness and Light
  13. Beach Baby – Ladybird
  14. Last Dinosaurs – Apollo

Episode 54: To Havin’ It & To Havin’ It Not

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Good stories and even better tunes on this one. You want a theme? That theme is just lining up some good ones for you. Have it. (Or don’t – we won’t know unless you tell us.)


  1. Secret Machines – The Road Leads Where It’s Led
  2. The Clientele – Rain
  3. Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – My Echo
  4. Gypsy Death and You – Crocus
  5. Unrest – West Coast Love Affair
  6. Idles – I’m Scum
  7. L’Objectif – Same Thing
  8. Dry Cleaning – Scratch Card Lanyard
  9. Skylights – Nothing Left To Say
  10. Tallies – Hearts Underground
  11. The English Beat – Whine & Grine / Stand Down Margaret
  12. Slaves – Cheer Up London
  13. Sulk – Diamonds In Ashes
  14. Slowdive – Star Roving

Episode 53: Norway, Jose! Indie from Scandinavia

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This out of order episode (thanks bonus episode!) has us wondering, what would viking-indie sound like? Of course, it sounds amazing. Here are some of our favorite bands and tunes from WAY up north.


  1. A-ha – The Sun Always Shines On TV
  2. Westkust – Weekends
  3. The Cardigans – Your New Cuckoo
  4. Cinnamon – Me as Helen of Troy
  5. Easy – Castle Train
  6. The Wannadies – Might Be Stars
  7. The Knife – Heartbeats
  8. The Soundtrack of Our Lives – Sister Surround
  9. Viagra Boys – Ain’t Nice
  10. Division of Laura Lee – Number One
  11. The Blue Van – Word From The Bird
  12. Eggstone – If You Say
  13. Envelopes – Sister In Love
  14. The Concretes – You Can’t Hurry Love
  15. The Caesars – It’s Not The Fall That Hurts

Episode 52: Casual Jake (BONUS Mid-week Episode!!)

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Usually, only paid subscribers get the bonus episodes – but seeing as we don’t have any paid subscribers, we don’t usually produce bonus episodes. This one was done last week while Tyler we in New Orleans – visiting bars and picking up COVID from the local merchants. Jake references spinning records this Friday, which was last Friday which didn’t happen cos… Tyler got the ‘rona. We’ll reschedule I promise.

The whole point of this episode is that Jake Ryan wants to introduce you to your next favorite band. He’s got 14 shots at it…


  1. Airiel – In Your Room
  2. Soccer Mommy – Shotgun
  3. Headshrinkers – Monocle
  4. Public Body – Reset My Password
  5. Blondes – Coming of Age
  6. The Institutes – Alleyways
  7. Husbands – Must Be A Cop
  8. Blur – Beetlebum
  9. Spacey Jane – Sawteeth
  10. The Cure – Open
  11. Sahara – Chimes
  12. Bodega – Shiny New Model
  13. Bloc Party – In Situ
  14. Fritz – Arrow