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Welcome to the third edition of the Interstellar Radio Shower Week in Review. Here in we pick the favorite song posted by the other (ie. Jim picks his favorite Matt song, and Matt his favorite Jim song) and we say why it’s our fav. Also, quick summaries of our other long posts for the week. Basically, herein we navel gaze.

Jim Picks a Matt Song 

I could easily go with Minor Victories for the great video giving a sneak peak at their upcoming debut. But the audio peaks are so short. So let’s go with something you can listen to and enjoy. I also really like the intro to Jacuzzi Boys. And the song is good, but something about the exchange with the lady about their name that is very familiar. Anyhow, lots of good stuff again this week from Matt. I’m going to go with Butterscotch Cathedral. Because damn if that doesn’t work.

Matt Picks a Jim Song

Another week full of highlights from Jim. I found myself wishing the Nicole Kidman (not the Nicole Kidman, I assume) song was longer so I could let the synth tone gently massage my brain, but ultimately I’ll go full-on 90’s emo/indie and say my favorite post of the week was Silian Rail’s “Slint if they ever smiled” instrumental, followed very closely by the eternally affable Jad Fair and Jason Willett doing their thing.

Drunk Radio Shower – Chile Edition

One of our newer features is our International Radio Shower series. We will pick a different country each month and highlight some of the interesting music coming from that nation state. The mundane aspect of this will debut next Friday with a glimpse into the Greece music scene.

Last night we debuted one of our more obnoxious features. Similar to the International Radio Shower, we dove into music from Chile. And we did so while drinking extensively. And therefore opining absurdedly.

Click here to check out the 31 bands highlighted during last night’s Drunk Radio Shower.

7″ Highlight – The Ghost Ease’s “Quit Yer Job”

We must be on to something. We posted about The Ghost Ease’s excellent 7″ EP “Quit Yer Job” on Tuesday and the next day I got an e-mail from K Records saying they are distributing it. Well, hey, they have good taste. We must have it too. Check out our full blog post here. Or listen to part of it below.

LP Highlight – Min Diesel’s Mince

This weeks focus album is the new release from Scotland’s Min Diesel. This pure indie rock album is really great. You can read the full post by visiting the blog post or listen to the album below.

Sunday, July 26th Radio Show Playlist

Matt held down the fort. The show featured Web of Sunsets, The Homosexuals, and The Aislers Set. Check out the full playlist here.

Heading back stateside this week. Today we highlight the Ghost Ease’s “Quit Yer Job.” This is a 4 track 7″ EP that was released on April 24.

The Ghost Ease are a self-labeled grunge band out of Portland, Oregon. The EP starts out with Canine which begins with tilting high end guitar notes that dive into grunge land shortly thereafter. It has that up and down, tilting to loud, thing that I like a lot.

Qwi Mai Yab reminds me a lot of some of the great indie rock from the 1990s. Sound bites and buried, affected vocals. It actually reminds me a lot of Zonic Shockum, an old Philly band from those days. It even has a random pause near the end to fool DJs everywhere into thinking it’s over (hoping that typing this helps me remember that it isn’t over).

XV is very much in the same vein as Qwi Mai Yab but without the vocal effects. I was trying to pinpoint who it reminds me of and I think it’s Th’ Faith Healers. Which is probably the best comparison for this band. And I really love Th’ Faith Healers so this makes a lot of sense.

Bad Girls, which rounds out the EP, brings a different tone with the instrument light intro for this cover of M.I.A.

Overall, this is a great ep with some strong noisy guitar. Each track has a full, tight sound and the tunes are good. Really can’t ask for much more than that.