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The Growlers The Growlers

It was a peaceful suburban street, and they had taken great care to select a vehicle that would not stand out when parked along its sidewalks, a gold Taurus wagon. The very familiar nature of the setting — the shading trees, the mottled but well-kept asphalt, the toys scattered on lawns — made it feel like one of the most exotic places they’d been to in a while. The cartographer checked the coordinates on the fancy device strapped to their wrist, but any web search could have found them Brewster, New York. The ethnomusicologist leaned against the mailbox, labeled “Marie”, and scanned the canopy of the tremendous spreading oak planted square in the middle of the lawn, eyes peeled for that squirrel.

In this episode: Afghan Whigs, Allah-Las, Animal, Arling + Cameron, Atili, Baby Shakes, Ben Folds Five, Ben Kweller, Black Lips, The Boneless Children Foundation, Brainiac, Chicano Batman, Cory Wong, De La Soul, Double Date with Death, Elvis Costello, Field Music, Flour, Funky Butt Brass Band, The Growlers, The Handsome Family, The Incredible Jimmy Smith, Joe Pastrana & His Orchestra, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Little Scream, Mikal Cronin, Mitski, Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel, Mutagénicos, Negativland, The Obscuritones, Of Montreal, Omar Shooli, The Oranges Band, Pavo Pavo, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rinôçerôse, The Royal Fingers, Secret Colours, Shantel, Sparks, Supergrass, XTC

  Song Artist Notes
1 Social Man The Growlers Swagger disco
2 Mystery Hour Pavo Pavo Slow growth
3 Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again Baby Shakes Good ole rock
5 Pleasure Allah-Las A pleasure to speak with you
6 El Niño Bonito Funky Butt Brass Band Mardi Gras spirit
7 My Girl Joe Pastrana & His Orchestra Latino groove
8 El Manicero Preservation Hall Jazz Band Traditionally speaking
10 Busy Mama The Obscuritones Newfangled oldfashioned
11 Lo Que Digan De Mi Mutagénicos More skating through time
12 Juicy (On a Cadillac) Brainiac Gimme the frantic squeegee
13 Uphill Spectre Animal Very motoric
15 Subterranean Exodus (Panda Dub remix) Atili Slow wobble
16 Hab Isii (Hug Me) Omar Shooli Somalian sizzle
17 Bucovina (OMFO Dub) Shantel Sad and lonely
19 Fluorescent Double Date with Death Off to a wild start
20 Fire Mikal Cronin The Western approach
21 One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces Ben Folds Five A tale of epic proportions
23 Dishonest Men Black Lips Staggering through
24 I'd Like That XTC Quite Beatlesque
25 OK Apartment The Oranges Band High rise apartment buildings
26 Alright Supergrass Lovely lads
28 My Purple I Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel Worble the twist
29 Best Kept Garden Field Music Unsettled rhythm
30 Hold Me Up Secret Colours Hot boulders
31 Dear Leader Little Scream Let’s get political
33 The Organ Grinder's Swing The Incredible Jimmy Smith Grinding
34 The Magic Number De La Soul Bringing it back
35 Running Donkey The Royal Fingers Japanese cowboy action
36 The Taker Story Chicano Batman Updated pusherman
38 Wonder Girl Sparks A sparkling sound
39 How It Should Be (Sha Sha) Ben Kweller That’s right
40 20th Century Schizofriendic Revengoid-man Of Montreal Not King Crimson
42 Computer (Featuring Princess Superstar) Arling + Cameron Featuring Princess Superstar
43 Lipstick Vogue Elvis Costello Hail the Thomas brothers
44 Capitol City The Handsome Family Originally by Wilco
45 My Body's Made of Crushed Little Stars Mitski Collapsing neutrons
47 Hey Cuz Afghan Whigs How’s it hanging
48 Fish Or Cut Bait Flour A hard decision
49 The Book King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard Wandering meander
51 BBC News Cory Wong Funketeer
52 Stars For Anyone The Boneless Children Foundation Such a band name
53 Certain Men Negativland For the modern age
55 La Guitaristic House Organisation Rinôçerôse Reusable components FTW