Best Song Ever
By Brian and Luke LaBenne
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Ghettoblaster Magazine's Best Song Ever Podcast brings you eight fantastic new songs each week that are buzzworthy and may just be the best song ever
||ExplicitBSE 84: Moonface, Matthew Dear, Tunde Olaniran, Farao, Doe Paoro and Mike Ward||“Upped the Vin Level” Photos Courtesy of the Artists On this episode of Best Song Ever the dear, dear cousins discuss everyone finding their own voice, Catholic people screwing like bunnies and the pitfalls of shameless self-promotion. Also,||10/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 83: Peter, Bjorn and John, Sharon Van Etten, Fred Thomas and Anna Burch, Pip Blom, Madeline Kenney and CHAI||“Panksy” Photos Courtesy of the Artists On this episode of Best Song Ever mysterious podcast prankster Panksy pays a visit and Brian talks about Canadian Thanksgiving, which leads to the dear dear cousins discussing how both of their signific||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 82: Troye Sivan, Noname, Richard Swift, Kero Kero Bonito, They Might Be Giants and Adrianne Lenker||“Butt Babes” Photos Courtesy of the Artists On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear LaBenne cousins play a fun new game called Letter Rip, Luke spoils the Ant-man and The Wasp trailer, they talk about fruit and confirm that plums become p||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 81: half•alive, Julia Holter, Underground System, Swearin’, Xenia Rubinos feat. Sammus & Olga Bell, and Knife Knights||“Still swearin’ after all these years.” On this episode of Best Song Ever, Brian reads an anonymous statement written by a senior Best Song Ever staffer. The boys talk about politics, being sleepy, and their Labor Day weekends. Luke talks about h||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 80: Blood Orange, Waxahatchee, Patrick Paige II, BRONCHO, The Goon Sax and Helena Deland||“Sip Sip” Photos Courtesy of the Artists On this episode of Best Song Ever Brian talks about yoga and reminds Luke that he’s not as good as 2 live Crew. Luke spends some time white-splaining race relations and we find out that Brian say||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 79: Moors feat. Tune-Yards, Patrick Watson, Madame Gandhi, Swamp Dogg, Black Belt Eagle Scout and Sextile||“Cash Me Outside in the Child Garden How Bout Dat” Photos Courtesy of the Artists On this episode of Best Song Ever dear dear cousins Brian and Luke begin the show by mourning the loss of Aretha Franklin and playing a new game called Hymn or||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 78: Mura Masa feat. Nao, A-Trak feat. Todd Terry, Phosphorescent, The Beths, Lala Lala and Den-Mate||“Just Living in Jazz” Photos Courtesy of the Artists On this episode of Best Song Ever dear dear cousins Brian and Luke dive head first into the Bachelor family of shows, they read lyrics that describe their mood and make poop jokes and talk||8/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 77: F****d Up, Tony Molina, Ohmme, Trevor Powers, Lonnie Holley and The Brazen Youth||“Don’t Let the Bastards F**k You Up” Photos Courtesy of the Artists On this episode of Best Song Ever Luke starts the episode by recapping his rough, but fun time at MoPop Festival. In honor of our 77th episode Brian celebrates his fav||8/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 76: Arctic Monkeys, Tierra Whack, Against All Logic, Black Milk and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Bostralia” On this episode of Best Song Ever the dear, dear LaBenne cousins spelunk into the cracks to bring you eight songs from albums they have been loving this year, which haven’t been featured on the||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 75: Mistki, Michael Christmas, Rome Fortune and Toro y Moi, Marlowe and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Greasy Ricardo” On this episode of Best Song Ever the dear, dear LaBenne cousins dive deep into the Rednex classic Cotton Eyed Joe and try to avoid having a week long dance party with only that song as their pu||7/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 74: Chromeo feat. DRAM, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Foxing, MorMor and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Err Brian in the Club Gettin’ Tipsy” On this episode of Best Song Ever the dear, dear LaBenne Cousins go deep and talk about the world falling apart around them and how sometimes you just need to partake||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 73: St. Vincent, M. Ward, LVL Up, Jenn Champion and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “#michiganarepeopletoo” On this episode of Best Song Ever the dear LaBenne cousins discuss the new surprise album from The Carters (aka Beyonce and Jay-Z.) They also discuss their favorite Nicolas Cage movies,||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 72: Parliament, Kadhja Bonet, Ovlov, Jealous of the Birds and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “A Strange and Beautiful World” On this episode of Best Song Ever Luke recaps the recent Dave Matthews Band shows he went to and constantly talks about Dave the rest of the episode. Brian educates Luke on the d||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 71: Prophet feat. Nite Jewell, Lucero, Mutual Benefit, Mourn and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Fun With a PH” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear LaBenne cousins celebrate Brian’s birthday with some new flavors of everyone favorite chips: RAP SNACKS! They also decide who should have to conv||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 70: Dirty Projectors, Let’s Eat Grandma, Dear Nora, Professor Rhythm and many more||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Death Cab for Springsteen.” On this episode of Best Song Ever the LaBenne Cousins try not to get their birthday cancelled and Brian is hoping to outlast Jesus. They talk about House and Buffy the Vampire Slayer||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 69: Childish Gambino, Ryley Walker, Protomartyr feat. Kelley Deal, Parcels and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Soft and Funky Just Like My Junky” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear LaBenne Cousins celebrate a momentous achievement in podcasting: reaching Episode 69! Be prepared for immature giggling and terribl||5/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 68: Freddie Gibbs with G Perico and Mozzy, Speedy Ortiz, Half Waif, Ric Wilson and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Star Wars What is it Good For” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear LaBenne Cousins celebrate May the 4th Be With You by playing all Star Wars themed songs! (not really) They discuss Michelle Wolff’||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 67: Girl Talk and Erick the Architect, Lord Huron, Lou Barlow, Happy Rhodes and Many More||“A Couple of Dunces” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear LaBenne Cousins talk about missing Record Store Day and the Space Jam Soundtrack. They discuss the advantages of E-Coli vs. Old Analog Coli and get into classic Timeloop Movies||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 66: Saba, Frog Eyes, Homeboy Sandman and Edan, The Essex Green and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Bogart This Bad Boy” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear Cousins LaBenne talk about 420, Hitler’s birthday and, of course, Harry Potter. They dive headfirst into the wonderful world of Kanye West&||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 65: Neko Case, LION BABE feat. Leikeli47, Jenny Hval, Sundan Archives and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Cheesy Love” On this episode of Best Song Ever Brian recaps his time working on the writing staff of Roseanne, which was his punishment for being the loser of last episode. It also doesn’t look too good f||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 64: Kacey Musgraves, Hayley Kiyoko, Courtney Barnett, Guided by Voices and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Did Eric Sperimental Just Take Me to the Punk Rock Carnival?” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear Cousins LaBenne create the lore of journalist/prospector/superhero Poppy Nuggz, his older brother Funky N||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitExtended Play: NoMBe||NoMBe is the musical project of LA-based Electric Soul Prodigy Noah McBeth. Noah has a wide range of influences and in his music he combines a variety of styles, self-produced and performed, to create a one of a kind sound. His debut album They Might||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 63: The Hold Steady, serpentwithfeet, Alexis Taylor, The Maghreban feat. A-F-R-O and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Knee Deep in Brackets and Pig Skins” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear LaBenne cousins discuss in great detail March Madness and how their brackets are busted, but Luke seems to not understand exactly||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 62: Beach House, King Tuff, NoMBe, Tracyanne and Danny and Many More||Photos Courtesy of the Artists “Crocodile Connery” On this episode of Best Song Ever the Dear LaBenne cousins discuss Luke seeing Les Miserables and a conversation on how he cries at everything carries over as they have a very water-centric e||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 61: CHVRCHES feat. Matt Berninger, Shamir, Sa-Roc, Natalie Prass and Many More||“The Cat Scratch Fever is Pulsing Through My Veins” On this episode of Best Song Ever: the Dear Dear LaBenne cousins talk about the Academy Awards and Luke declares that he won Best Caster In a Leading Role, which isn’t even a real thin||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 60: Laura Veirs feat. Sufjan Stevens, Rejjie Snow, Bishop Nehru, Born Ruffians and Many More||“I Have the Best Duets” On this episode of Best Song Ever: Luke starts the episode off with a startling revelation that he once went to a Sheryl Crow concert and Brian sneaks in Sheryl Crow lyrics throughout the rest of the episode. Luke vac||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 59: CZARFACE and MF Doom, Dr. Octagon, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Olden Yolk and Many More||“Rap Snacks Part 2 Baby!” On this episode of Best Song Ever: the Dear LaBenne Cousins have a Rap Snacks tasting party and review the different chip flavors, they talk about middle names and Brian’s dad being a narcissist. They also div||2/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 58: Okkervil River, The Voidz, Kero Kero Bonito, Eleanor Friedberger and Many More||“Murder She Wrote, In Space” On this episode of Best Song Ever: the Dear LaBenne cousins celebrate Valentines Day together with a very sexy episode. They talk about artists being meta and complimenting their own music, Luke finally has a wee||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 57: Kevin Morby and Waxahatchee, Soccer Mommy, Ultimate Painting, Starchild and the New Romantic and Many More||“Women Can Be Possums Too” On this episode of Best Song Ever: the Dear LaBenne cousins talk about the Super Bowl, Justin Timberlake and Luke’s recent Prince obsession, Luke gets bored by Football Talk but Brian doesn’t care and ta||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 56: Wye Oak, Twin Peaks, Camp Cope, Hookworms and Many More||“F**k You Dad!” On this episode of Best Song Ever: the dear LaBenne cousins discuss the Grammy awards and the community of music lovers, Brian talks a lot about edging and getting his ultimate fulfillment as it relates to music, they discuss||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 55: Hinds, First Aid Kit, Hop Along, Mind Spiders and Many More||“Hardest Working Man in Podcasting” On this episode of Best Song Ever: Luke gets Brian’s goat to make goat cheese, Brian appologizes for being sick and having vocal fry, the dear dear cousins discuss Furries and Furry-Con as well as fee||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 54: Andrew W.K., Frankie Cosmos, Jay Som, Field Music and Many More||“One Rap Snack for the Road” On this episode of Best Song Ever: the Dear Cousins LaBenne celebrate the power of positive music with an upbeat, feel-good episode. They also make podcast history with Brian going four for four earning Luke̵||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBSE 53: Porches, Jeff Rosenstock, Titus Andronicus, Rhye and Many More||“Check Your Perspec” On this episode of Best Song Ever: the Dear Cousins LaBenne bring in the new year by reflecting on where we are in the grand scheme of things. Then they get into some interesting discussions on political punk music, Luke||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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You have combined my two favorite things music and podcasts. Great musicians covered in the podcast that push your musical journey to strange new places.
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The LaBenne boys sure know how to pick them songs. I have discovered approximately 4,385 new bands and artists because of them, and I've picked up an equal number of catch-phrases. Keep up the good work!
Best Music Podcast
I've listened to a lot of music podcasts and this is my favorite so far. It gets better with each new episode. For fans of All Songs Considered and KEXP Music That Matters, but with even more interesting song choices. Really do check it out!