Podcast for January 27th, 2023

Paul shares a delicious vegan coffee drink, while Tony uses the power of the sun to jump his car battery.

Tracklisting:
Roscoe Tripp – When the Stalks Are Low [It Always Starts With Something]
Wanted Man – Coastin’ [Channels Vol. 1]
Skyzoo & The Other Guys – Panther and Powder [The Mind of A Saint]
Reach Row Throw GO! – Metro Tunnels (A Wonderful New Life Underground) [single]
Pinkhouse – Dumb Expression [single]
Talk to your Neighbor – Half Moon [single]

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Sara Curtin – So Sorry

WORLD PREMIERE!

Five years ago, Hometown Sounds was damn lucky to host gifted songwriter Sara Curtin and her all-star band on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. In the intervening time, Curtin and her partner had twins (as did her longtime bandmate in The Sweater Set, Maureen Andary), the worldwide pandemic put our town’s live music scene on ice, and she responded with the #FromTheFamilyWall series, sharing a live song performance every day for 78 straight days. And then, emotionally battered by the world’s travails and her own postpartum depression, Curtin put down the guitar and didn’t pick it up for nearly a year.

March of 2022 saw the release of a new song of healing and rejuvination, Black and Blue, and even a self-shot music video back at the Family Wall. Now as 2023 dawns Curtin is back in our ears and our hearts with four songs on the ominiously-named EP Goodbye Forever, and we are honored to share with you the music video for its first single.

“So Sorry” is a feminist anthem for the daily struggle of communication and understanding and compassion, and it rocks hard thanks to her backing band of Ryan Walker from The Beanstalk Library and Brendan Polmer of Soft Punch. Polmer also filmed the music video, featuring Curtin’s aimless wandering in a wedding dress and singing in a house under construction and move in, wearing her signature black and white colors.

Curtin has a delightful history of hand-crafting unusual physical merch to support her digital music releases (organic shea butter lotion!), and this time is no exception. Head to Bandcamp now to grab the Music & Dish Towel Bundle, with towels for each song and a special edition “fuck it” towel, because who doesn’t need that. January 31st is your next chance to catch Curtin live in the songwriter-focused We Are The 9 group show at Pearl Street Warehouse.

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Holiday Spectacular for December 19th, 2022

Our annual Holiday Spectacular is back! Hear the finest DC holiday music and warm your hearts with some offbeat seasonal cheer.

Tracklisting:
ATTINSHUN – That’s All I Want [Christmas With Attinshun]
Astra Via – A Christmas Spirit [music video]
Wytold – Walking in the Air [Walking in the Air]
Caz – Happy Holidays [single]
Ardamus – 7 Principles feat. Ryan Lucas [The Winter Goldbrick Olympian]
Honky Tonk Confidential – Crabs for Christmas [Who Gets the Fruitcake This Year?]

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Astra Via – A Christmas Spirit

WORLD PREMIERE!

Who can help but admire the dedication of indie pop duo Astra Via to release a new holiday song every single year? We’ve featured “Merry Christmas, We Got This!” from 2020 and last year’s “It’s a Prepper Christmas” in our annual Holiday Spectacular podcast episodes, and now we get to delight in sharing with you the music video for their newest single “A Christmas Spirit”. Singer Olivia Mancini, also of Washington Social Club, and producer Jarrett Nicolay aka My New Mixtape deliver their own spin on Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol with their usual wit and wisdom and a groovy doo-wop beat that deserves to dislodge Mariah Carey from your brain. And A+ on the costume department!

Hometown Sounds wishes you Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and lots more live music in 2023!

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Podcast for December 6th, 2022

Dear Daria‘s Maryjo Mattea returns to the podcast to pick some new tunes and explore the MJCU.

Tracklisting:
Dear Daria – Dopamachine [Can I Be Frank?]
Emily Henry – How It Feels [single]
Kinda Evil – Teeth [single]
Junkyard Band – Love Soul Crank [single]
Grady – Sunnies [single]
Socieanic – Digital [Here’s the Album]

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Podcast for November 16th, 2022

Paul unplugs for a week at a cabin in the woods, while Tony has troubles with his AirPods.

Tracklisting:
The Casual Dots – The Frequency of Fear [Sanguine Truth]
Mikiah – Do Better [Dahlia]
Esko Tiko – weakening [Arthur at the Bottom of the Sea]
The Airport 77s – One Good Thing About Summer [We Realize You Have a Choice]
Jeff Draco – Fall For Another Day [Freezing in Hollywood]
Shamans of Sound – Pressure Dub [single]

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Podcast feat. Tom Liddle of the Haunted Boy project

In this episode Tom Liddle of the band Run Come See guest stars to preview his upcoming rock opera The Haunted Boy! See it at Joe’s Movement Emporium in Mt. Rainier on November 11th to 13th and 18th to 20th!

Tracklisting:
John Figura – Head Spinning
John Figura & Tom Liddle – Fire Power
Jess Eliot Myhre – Oh, You and I
Steve Kolowich – The Devil Ain’t The Half of It

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Podcast for September 23rd, 2022

Paul breaks in a tent, while Tony troubleshoots an overactive soap dispenser.

Tracklisting:
Ekko Astral – YXI [single]
Hyattsvillain – Kids Don’t Buy Groceries [Short Songs for a Fast Life]
Mannywellz – No Closure [Di Do / No Closure]
Anees – Leave Me [single]
Leechjul – Chamoon [Tunnel]
Ecstatic International – High Violence [EP]

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Podcast for September 6th, 2022

Paul takes on a giant multinational bank, while Tony recaps his history with Super Mario.

Tracklisting:
Sub-Radio – 1990something [single]
Dreamcastmoe – RU Ready [Sound Is Like Water Part 1]
The Owners – Red Room Nights [Pandemic Demo]
Cinema Hearts – Your Ideal [Your Ideal]
Tunnel – Lemonhead [Vanilla]
Stripmall Ballads – I’ll See the Elephant Now [Laundromat]

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Podcast for July 12th, 2022

Paul laments moving his comic book collection, while Tony says no to letting Geico watch him move.

Tracklisting:
Dupont Brass – Summer Vibes [single]
The Southern Ocean – Finish Line [single]
Pretty Bitter – Final Girl [Hinges]
Landon-Philip – Caribou [Junebug]
Carolyn Malachi – Brunch [single]
Bad Moves – My Favorite Game (The Cardigans) [AS IF!: A Songs From Teen Comedies Covers Comp]

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