The physics behind St. Nick delivering presents to every boy and girl dictate that Santa would burst into flames. So, clearly, that calls Santa’s existence into serious doubt. I mean, it’s probably bullshit, right? But, then, he delivers the first Jake Ryan episode in like 9 months via the internet, and it’s a gift for the entire world, distributed on Christmas Eve. It’s plausible that this is a Christmas miracle. Suddenly, you’re like “Wait… he might just exist.” Right?
The response to the last episode was so fantastic that I couldn’t wait to get another one out. Odd how much of this came from posts in my Facebook feed – but, listen, there are no rules on the road to discovery. No matter how uncool the path is, as long as the destination is cool, it was valid. Anyway, you should leave us a review on Apple podcast. -Tyler
Here are source videos from this episode.
Pink Oyster Mushroom on a Modular Synth
Tracy L Cattell (The Primitives), Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets), Justin Welch (Elastica), David Newton (The Mighty Lemon Drops), Richard March (Pop Will Eat Itself), James Atkin (EMF) – Ever Fallen In Love
The Melody Unit – Nutation 1
The Cure – A Night Like This
Kitchens of Distinction – On Tooting Broadway Station
If the language offends you more than… well, frankly, anything in 2020 – you’re banned from listening to our show. You can (edited) right off. -Tyler
The Clash – The Leader Carter USM – Sheriff Fatman Grooms – Skating With Girl Ride – Pulsar Graham Coxon – Don’t Let Your Man Know The Wedding Present – Shake It Ringo Deathstarr – God Help The Ones You Love Emerald Siam – Green Fish Lush – De-Luxe (Live at The Gothic Theater, Denver, CO 4/3/1991) Oeil – Strawberry Cream Billy Bragg – Help Save The Youth of America Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – Senator
Aside from a quick bit after the first track, it’s all chunes! Warm nostalgia and new turn ons.
The Stratford 4 – Telephone The Clientele – Never Anyone But You Unrest – West Coast Love Affair Modesty Blaise – Sounds Like Love Phoebe Bridgers – Kyoto Film School – Meet Around 10 Asteroid No. 4 – Swiss Mountain Myth The Strypes – Blue Collar Jane Wonky Alice – Caterpillars I Like Trains – Dig In GoGoGo Airheart – For Your Will
The first ever live broadcast of the Casual Sound on Twitch. Thanks to the 327 people who watched someone else’s twitch channel and the 9 who watched ours. Be sure to follow Tyler on Twitch because we’ll do this again (with Jake and Lenny)
Tyler runs the show solo and I think he did a superb job – but I’m biased because I’m him. Here is the….
The Laurels – Reentry Slow Caves – Walk In The Park The Wolfhounds – Can’t See The Light Close Lobsters – I Take Bribes Flaural – Mind Field Shader – Be My Savior The Delgados – Big Business In Europe Super Furry Animals Live – International The Pastels – On The Way Adorable – Favourite Fallen Idol
Behold, something to look forward to. It’s not all dark spot in 2020. That light at the end of the tunnel isn’t always a train – sometimes it’s Jake Ryan on his Samsung, scrolling through tunes, deciding what to share. Lenny? Tyler? Maybe they’re lost in the woods. There’s no way of knowing. It matters not because, well, episode 23 has arrived.
Melody – “Teacher’s Pet” Doves – “Carousels” Cayucas – “High School Lover” Kitchens of Distinction – “Smiling” Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – “The Second of the First” XTC – “King For a Day” Ivy – “Streets of Your Town” Fontaines D.C. – “A Hero’s Death” The Sleepover Disaster – “Dark Star” Crushed Beaks – “The Right Machine” Soft Science – “Undone”
As we record and publish this, much of America is under some sort of “shelter-in-place” order so we don’t infect each other with coronavirus. Jake felt that it would be inhumane to deprive you of some of the great new music he’s come across. Here it is.
The Powder Room Plan – Marion Voice Box – Why Bonnie Beat The Heart – Tallies Look Around – Blankenberg The Modern Day Saints – The Orange Kyte Overgrown – Crushed Beaks Beach Side – ARBES Concrete – Shame Glow – Slow Crush Time In Common – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Winter In The Sun – Fontaines D.C.
There’s no commentary on this episode, so you’ll just have to imagine Tyler at the wheel, Jake riding shotgun, and Lenny in the back, traveling up to the casino town of Central City, Colorado, listening to this playlist that we all contributed to. It begins with Northside’s “A Change Is On Its Way”, as both a tribute to their recently passed guitarist Tim Walsh and also for the lines “It tastes like heaven and it feels so nice / to roll that 7 on the lucky dice.” This was a craps trip after all – and one that was quite successful. Enjoy this episode of The Casual Sound – one that ends the decade. We’ll see you in 2020… I’m sure of it.
Northside – A Change Is On Its Way
The Ocean Blue – Paraguay, My Love
One Way Glass – Manfred Mann Chapter III
Fontaines D.C. – Boys In The Better Land
The Murder Capital – Don’t Cling to Life
Slaves – The Hunter
Hotel Lux – English Disease
Moaning – Don’t Go
Liam Gallagher – The River
Doves – Blue Water
Viagra Boys – Sports
Kit Sebastián – Tyranny 20
Jake Ryan takes the wheel after far too long of being out of gas. All two fans have told us you want some more and with a chorus like that hammering away – how could we say no. Happy 2019. The Casual Sound lives up to its name.
Jake has dedicated episode 20 to our beautiful friend Dave Cleland.
Tallies – Eden Hatchie – Sugar and Spice Snail Mail – Thinning Echobelly – Bellyache Soccer Mommy – Cool Alvvays – Lollipop (Ode To Jim) The Beths – Future Me Hates Me Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl Miniatures – To The Lake Curve – Clipped Juliana Hatfield – The Fact Remains