The Ledge #558: New Releases (Pt. 1)

Once again, there is so much great new music coming out that this month's new release show is forced to be split into two separate episodes. Tonight's first part not only features the usual great tunes from labels such as Rum Bar Records and Big Stir Records, but is highlighted by an extended set from a record that will undoubtedly end up towards the top of my best records list at  the end of the year.

That record is the latest by The Whiffs, Scrach 'n' Sniff. Simply put, this is everything that I love about power pop. The pop hooks are certainly there, but it's the "power" portion of their sound that sets them apart from almost everyboyd else in that subgenre.  They aren't just a power pop band. They're a solid rock and roll band. I hope you love them as much as I do.

I'm also pleased to have a set of local music this month. Yes, Sioux Falls, South Dakota does have a music scene, and tonight's show features new music by Winter Hell, Thought Patrol, and Merry Martial. Please check out their bandcamp sites!

And, of course, there's also this week's edition of "52 Weeks of Teenage Kicks". I have a great new rendition by Iowa City's Blast Choir, who just a few weeks ago sent me their killer "The B.C. EP". Thank you, my friends, for your submission, and once again I'm pleading for anybody out there to send in their own versions. I want as many new covers as possible! Send them to 


1. Blast Choir, Teenage Kicks

2. Blast Choir, Favorite Nine

3. Beach Bugs, Be Loved

4. The Bug Club, Six O'Clock News

5. Bob Cat, One Man Band

6. Winter Hell, WISH (Winter Hell Main Theme)

7. Thought Patrol, Indigo Girl

8. Merry Martial, Colors

9. Yo La Tengo, Sinatra Drive Breakdown

10. The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Nothing Can Stop The Sound

11. The Waeve, On Your Knees, Baby

12. The Whiffs, It's Not Over

13. The Whiffs, Shot Thru

14. The Whiffs, Don't Know What Else To Do

15. The Whiffs, Verlaine

16. Popsicko, Nastassja

17. Chris Church, GCRT

18. Rush to Relax, Vo vitelot na životot

19. Blues Lawyer, Salary

20. The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, Ain't It Summer

21. Matweeds, Devil's Knockiing

22. Slamdinistas, Cut Me Some Slack

23. Highway 61, Stranger

24. Continental, Sally and Joe

25. Leather Catsuit, Piece Of The Pie

26. Angela Tini, Don't Tease Me

27. Doctor Mother Father, Two Long Years

28. Glitter Wizard, She's A Star

29. Heartbeeps, Sick In Your Head

30. The Dahmers, The Ghost of Roy Orbison

31. SLANDER TONGUE, Allover The Place

32. Gee Tee, (I Hate) Drivin In The City


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