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Podcast for November 1st, 2017

Paul overdoses on live music, while Tony gives a shout-out to his dog walking boss.

Tracklisting:
Sneaksbees – What’s Eating Harold Smith? [Blip]
Rom – The Pizza [single]
Matt Tarka – Vision Hazy [Vision Hazy]
Backbeat Underground feat. Aaron Abernathy – She Don’t Love Me (Like I Do) [single]
Paperhaus – Nanana [Are These The Questions We Need To Ask?]
Shannon Gunn & the Bullettes – What It Takes [What It Takes]

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Podcast for April 12th, 2017

Paul recalls beverage comedy at a New Year’s Eve house show, while Tony gets named Teacher of the Month.

Tracklisting:
Den-Mate – Fall [Entropii]
ROM – Habit [single]
Jackie and the Treehorns – A World Gone Mad [single]
Lookout Gang – Shadow Chasers [Shadow Chasers EP]
K.A.A.N. & Eremsy – Vibes [K​.​A​.​A​.​N. x Eremsy EP]
Jason Mullinax – Next Time We Fly [Time Being]

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ROM – Micro video

We got a great response on our recent series on the NPR Tiny Desk contest videos, but now it’s time to get caught up on all the DC music videos released in the last few weeks. And there’s no better place to start than ROM. Mark McInerney’s infectuous post-punk trio released this video for “Micro”, the latest single from their excellent 2014 pay-what-you-like album soda christ. We’re quite devoted to these talented gents, having premiered their debut video “Nuisance” back in July and getting song picking help from Mark on this podcast episode. DC’s own Church Night, always Devoted To Faith, featured Mark in last week’s VLOG leading up to ROM’s sold out headlining Church Night show last Friday night at the Black Cat. ROM is everywhere! Look carefully in this video for brief cameos by Bathtub Republic‘s Leah Gage and our own Mr. Tony Porreco!

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ROM – JERRY PRINCESS TASTE VIDEO

By Tony Porreco

ROM (formerly The Dead Women) have caught the bug for making videos. The band put out their new record soda christ not much more than a month ago, and they’re already releasing a second music video.

While their last video for “Nuisance” followed a boxer pushing the boundaries of gender, coordinated movement is the big idea explored here in the new video for the song “Jerry Princess Taste”, which also happens to feature backup vocals from Wye Oak‘s Jenn Wasner.

The juxtaposition of highly stylized dance maneuvers over a punk rock number makes for a fun watch; it’s like watching a ballroom dance class being DJed by Joey Ramone. Also, this is a video oozing with snazzy, high quality production values, so take a break from the low-res cat vids you’re sneaking in at work and enjoy the craft of a well-made video. 

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ROM – NUISANCE VIDEO

By Tony Porreco

We’re still on a bit of a break over here at Hometown Sounds, but I’m stepping in to lend a hand to do one of the things that Hometown Sounds does best, and that’s featuring music videos from DC artists.

Today’s video is not only a feature, it’s also a premiere. And it’s from a band you haven’t heard of, but it’s also a band you might know. Here’s the story. There WAS a band called The Dead Women. And they’ve changed their name. Meet ROM. That’s their new band name. You’ll be hearing that a lot over the coming months, because they’re a band that’s on nothing but the up and up.

It’s for a track called “Nuisance” which is on their forthcoming full length release soda christ, which is available Friday May 30th on Bandcamp, iTunes and Spotify.

The video’s a wild ride: There are secrets. There’s intense physical training. There’s transgender exploration. And above all, the sharp visuals are set against the itchy post-punk that ROM does so well.

The piece was conceptualized and shot by William D. Ashton, whose credits include some impressive directorial work on Drop Electric’s videos for their tracks “Brooklyn’s Nightmare” and “Waking Up to the Fire”.

Ashton provided the following insights regarding his inspiration for his inspiration for the video’s concept:

I guess I keyed in on the fact that the song is called “Nuisance.” This made me think that maybe the biggest nuisance is the things we keep hidden inside ourselves; the things we do behind closed doors. We all have attributes or interests or desires that aren’t necessarily accepted by society, yet they are still a strong part of who we are. Often we are afraid to reveal these sides of ourselves because they could be perceived as taboo or weird. The nuisance, then, is these hidden sides trying to push to the surface.

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