Episode 24: Tyler Clicks “Stream Now”

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

Episode 23: Jake Makes It Worth The Wait

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”

Episode 22: The Jake Ryan’s Shelter In Place Playlist

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.

Episode 21 – The End of a Decade

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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

Episode 20 – The return AKA the Third Coming

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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

Episode 19 | It’s not all British music. In fact…

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Episode 19 contains what Lenny calls “The most Australian thing that has ever happened.” To be fair, the video has a lot to do with it (maybe everything to do with it.)

Lush – De-Luxe
The Chats – Smoko
Clinic – D.T.
Adorable – Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Suede – My Dark Star
Sulk – Diamonds In Ashes
Prolapse – Chill Blown
Wildhoney – Seventeen
Railway Children – Another Town
Catherine Wheel – God Inside My Head

Episode 18 | It only took us 4 months to make this.

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I think we’re beyond expecting this to garner a massive audience. So I’m not going to put a lot of time into optimizing these posts. Sure, call it lazy – cos it is. But if you’re in – you’re in. If you know someone who should be in – that’s how they are gonna find it. Enjoy – let us know what you think. Tell your friends.

Shame – One Rizla
Ride – Pulsar
New Order – Fine Time
Enablers Anonymous – 39
Airiel – You Sweet Talker
Darker My Love – Summer Is Here
Splashh – Waiting A Lifetime
The Fall – Bill Is Dead
Gypsy Death and You – Crocus
Anna Burch – 2 Cool 2 Care

Episode 17 – Double happiness to end the year.

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Where else are you going to get Clinic, Echo & The Bunnymen, Noel Gallagher, Scott Walker, and Lee Hazlewood in the same episode? Nowhere. Well, maybe somewhere. I really haven’t looked.

Keep it together while everything falls apart. Kisses and wishes for the new year. We will see you on the other side.

Cornershop – Inside Rani
Jarvis Cocker – Running The World
Doves – Sea Song
Grandaddy – The Crystal Lake
Clearlake – Winterlight
Serial P.O.P. – Evian
The Clientele – Since K Got Over Me
The Dream Academy – Life In A Northern Town
Clinic – Kimberley
Kitchens of Distinction – Mad As Snow
Airiel – Cloudburst
The Ocean Blue – Ice Skating at Night
Grooms – Skating With Girl
Echo & The Bunnymen – Rust
Trashcan Sinatras – Earlies
Scott Walker – Little Things (That Keep Us Together)
Lee Hazlewood – Ten or 11 Towns Ago
Billy Bragg – Cindy of a Thousand Lives
Morrissey – I Am Hated For Loving
Noel Gallagher – Merry Xmas Everybody

It’s Episode 16 allofasudden!

In this episode, Tyler says something that just pissed Jake Ryan right off. But you’ll never know what it was cos his anger occurred off air – and it wasn’t really anger – more like just a general disgust in humanity. It didn’t help that the irons had just a draw. I don’t know about you but I felt good just knowin’ that Lenny was out there takin’ it easy for all us sinners.

Darto – No Self
Miniatures – To The Lake
Dirty Pretty Things – Doctors and Dealers
New Young Pony Club- The Bomb
The Fall – Bad News Girl
King Krule – Easy Easy
Airiel – Molten Young Lovers
Pale Fountains – Jean’s Not Happening
Pirate Love – Laughing Gas
Catherine Wheel – Crank

Episode 15 | The Casual Sound

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Episode 15, we make predictions from the past about a future that took place last Friday. Also, this is the Bob Seger episode, and no, we don’t play any Bob Seger – but, finally, we get a few good rants out of it. Only took us (maybe just Tyler) 15 episodes get really long winded about meaningless subjects. All of this accompanied by 10 of the finest songs ever committed to tape/hard drive.

Gene – Olympian
Felt – Primitive Painters
Jesus & Mary Chain – Rollercoaster
Flyying Colours – Wavy Gravy
The Bluetones – Bluetonic
Cheetahs – Coared
Flowered Up – Egg Rush
RIDE – Like A Daydream
Sleaford Mods – Just Like We Do
Northside – LSD