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Episode #66: Daylight Interview

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Welcome to the latest Rocket Fuel!

On this episode we've got new music

from The Front Bottoms, Captain, We're

Sinking, JKutchma and the Five-Fifths and

many, many more.

 

You will also get to hear my review of the new

full length Ideal Cities from the Baltimore rock

band Roomrunner

 

I also talk with Taylor Madison, the singer and guitarist

for the great Pennsylvania band Daylight.

 

Tune in to the episode to hear all of these great tunes

and the interview!

 

 

Playlist for Episode #66:

Captain, We're Sinking "Brother"

Sean Nelson "Make Good Choices"

The Front Bottoms "The Feud"

Great Cynics "Letting Go"

Nona "Now & Then"

Daylight "Life In A Jar"

Implants "Life Passes"

Low Culture "Screens"

Aspiga "Direction"

Roomrunner "Bait Car"

Daylight "Last October"

Highness "Gaea (Strings"

JKutchma & The Five-Fifths

                 "February is My Finish Line"

 

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Episode #65: Restorations Interview and Contest

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Welcome to the latest installment of Rocket Fuel!

It has been WAY too long since our last episode,

but I am glad that the show is back and I hope that

you are too.  On this episode we've got new music

from Alkaline Trio, Face To Face, Streetlight

Manifesto, They Might Be Giants and many, many

more.

 

You will also get to hear my review of the new

full length That's Cool...In a Totally Negative and

Destructive Way by the Washington, DC ska band

Kill Lincoln.

 

I also talk with Jon Loudon, the singer and guitarist

for the amazing Philly band Restorations.  We are

also having a contest where you can win a copy of

Restorations' New Old 7" and a shirt from the band,

courtesy of Side One Dummy Records.

 

Tune in to the episode to find out how to enter and

to hear all of these great tunes!

 

 

Playlist for Episode #65:

Face To Face "Welcome Back To Nothing"

Rival Schools "Regulators"

The Thermals "You Will Be Free"

The Sky We Scrape "Sing Your Way Home"

Banquets "Paths"

Restorations "D"

Alkaline Trio "Kiss You To Death"

Daylight "Life In A Jar"

They Might Be Giants "Circular Karate Chop"

Kill Lincoln "Wake, Wait, Repeat"

Streetlight Manifesto "The Three Of Us"

Restorations "New Old"

Laura Stevenson "California"


 

**Rules for the Rocket Fuel/Restorations contest.  Entries to the contest will be eligible emails received by This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Friday, May 24, 2013.  You must be over 18 years old to win and the winner will be chosen at random from valid entries.  No purchase is necessary to win.  One entry per person, please.**

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Top 50 Albums of 2012

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THE YEAR OF THE 90s COLLEGE ROCK

INSPIRED BAND.  That is what I believe

what 2012 was in the world of punk and 

independent music.  Maybe I am biased

because this is a genre of music that I

absolutely love, but I believe that there were

so many examples of excellent releases that

were inspired by the alternative and college

rock bands from the the 90s.  From bands

that have been playing this style of music for

a few years (Cheap Girls) to relative newcomers

(Luther), band after band put out stellar releases

that remind me of my days in high school, when

I wore Stussy shirts and fire-engine red Chuck

Taylor's and had a crush on Kelly Kapowski.

 

With that said, these releases are littered throughout

my Top 50 Albums of the year list.  As you may

know, I normally only rank my top 25 records each

year, but there were just so many great records that 

came out this year that I had to double my efforts.

 

This year's list includes releases from all kinds of

genres from metal to alt-country to straight up punk

rock.  There are releases from bands around the globe

and even one or two from a major label (go figure!).

So, here they are, my Top 50 Albums of 2012.

 

#50 New Bruises-Chock Full of Misery

#49 Toadies-Play. Rock. Music.

#48 Annabel-Youth in Youth

#47 Money/Paper/Hearts-Let Me Panic

#46 Make Do & Mend-Everything You Ever Loved

#45 Daytrader-Twelve Years

#44 Pentimento-Pentimento

#43 Chris Wollard & The Ship Thieves-Canyons

#42 Mean Jeans-On Mars

#41 Peachfuzz-We Are Solid State

#40 We Are The Union-You Can't Hide The Sun

#39 John K. Samson-Provincial

#38 Pilot to Gunner-Guilty Guilty

#37 The Menzingers-On The Impossible Past

#36 Anakin-Random Accessed Memories

#35 Classics of Love-Classics of Love

#34 Baroness-Yellow & Green

#33 Motion City Soundtrack-Go

#32 The Hives-Lex Hives

#31 Teenage Bottlerocket-Freak Out!

#30 Title Fight-Floral Green

#29 Redd Kross-Researching the Blues

#28 The Gaslight Anthem-Handwritten

#27 Civil War Rust-The Fun and The Lonely

#26 Dinosaur Jr.-I Bet On Sky

#25 The Sidekicks-Awkward Breeds

#24 Dan Vapid & The Cheats-Dan Vapid &

             The Cheats

#23 Torche-Harmonicraft

#22 Arliss Nancy-Simple Machines

#21 Flatfoot 56-Toil

#20 The Evening Rig-Nothin' To Hear Here

#19 The New Lows-I Couldn't Sleep

#18 Sore Eyelids-Sore Eyelids

#17 Hot Water Music-Exister

#16 The Downtown Struts-Victoria!

#15 Sundials-When I Couldn't Breathe

#14 Jr. Juggernaut-Wake

#13 Masked Intruder-Masked Intruder

#12 Nada Surf- The Stars Are Indifferent to

          Astronomy

#11 The Jealous Sound-A Gentle Reminder

#10 Red Collar-Welcome Home

#9 Deftones-Koi No Yokan

#8 Luther-Let's Get You Somehwere Else

#7 Murder By Death-Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon

#6 Bedford Falls-Elegant Balloons

#5 J Kutchma & The Five-Fifths-Pastorals

#4 Cheap Girls-Giant Orange

#3 The Atom Age-The Hottest Thing That's Cool

#2 Bob Mould-Silver Age

#1 Old Flings-Spite

 

If you get the time, I sincerely suggest that you

check out each of these bands, as they are all

awesome at what they do.  If you want to tell me

how wrong my list is, suggest a band to me or just

talk about music, drop me a line at

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  I would love to hear

from you!

 

 

 

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Episode #64: The Evening Rig Interview & Contest

 

Welcome to the latest installment of Rocket Fuel!

On this episode we've got new music from Bob

Mould, Dinosaur Jr., Title Fight, Murder by Death

and many more.

 

I also talk with Jason Miller, the singer and guitarist

for the vastly underrated Minneapolis rock band

The Evening Rig.  The band was also very generous

to offer up a copy of their latest album, Nothin' To

Hear Here and shirt for our contest for this episode.

 

Tune in to the episode to find out how to enter and

to hear all of these great tunes!

 

 

Playlist for Episode #64:

Bob Mould "The Descent"

Redd Kross "Stay Away From Downtown"

Milhouse "Cereal"

Murder By Death "Lost River"

Jr. Juggernaut "Tonight, Come Home"

The Evening Rig "I Won't Let You Let Me Down"

Chemical Ache "Burnt Books"

Tight Bros. "Barcade"

Dinosaur Jr. "Watch The Corners"

Title Fight "Secret Society"

Pilot to Gunner "We Die Today"

The Evening Rig "Pullin' Strings"

Obi Fernandez "Don't Turn Away"

 

**Rules for the Rocket Fuel/The Evening Rig contest.  Entries to the contest will be Facebook status shares or Twitter retweet as described above by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 26.  You must be over 18 years old to win and the winner will be chosen at random from valid entries.  No purchase is necessary to win.  One entry per person, please.**

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