#31 – The Dog Days of Summer

“”Dog Days” (Latindiēs caniculārēs) are the hottest, most sultry days of summer.  Dog Days can also define a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress. The name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, in close proximity to the sun was responsible for the hot weather.” — Wikipedia

Your eyes are not lying! I’m going away this weekend, so I thought I would release the podcast a few days early.  It’s a little long this time around, but since it’s been three weeks since the last episode, I figured nobody will mind!  Some great music in there, starting off hard and fast and ending on a similarly strong note.  Except for one or two songs, everything in the podcast has been featured on the blog in the last three weeks.

 – Length: 46:02

  1. Prepare to Meet Thy Broom! – High Like it’s 1989 – This song is one of the many awesome funky songs I found last Thursday.  That mixtape is still on its way.
  2. MC Frontalot – Spoiler Alert – I really mentioned the infamous MC in passing, but I haven’t ever featured his songs on the podcast so I thought it was about time.
  3. Hot Fiction – War of Attrition – Awesome band, played them before – this song just fit perfectly for the set.
  4. The White Soots – If I Go – great bluesy rock band that sometimes channels The Black Keys
  5. The Polymorphines – The Clean and The Dirty – Great Ottawa band that is having a CD Release party this Saturday!  Go, if you can make it.  Details are here. *NOTE: I may have mentioned the EP is for free download.  It is not; it is however only $4 US! Very good price.
  6. The Search – Distant – awesome song, really reminded me of the 80s when I heard it.  The rest of their album is much like this.
  7. Ellus Bellus – Sticks, Stones and My Bones – I think this band has just about the best band name and the best album name on this entire podcast.
  8. Gunther Brown – Minnesota – If I’m to believe the lyrics, Gunther Brown really don’t like Minnesota.
  9. Bella Ruse – Heart of Everyone – Played them simply because they’re from Minnesota.
  10. Not From Georgia – Caroline – Great band, plays catchy folk/pop music and licenses everything under Creative Commons.  Followed me on Twitter, so I checked ’em out.
  11. These Animals – Four to the Floor – Great song at the end of their EP, it’s also up for a remix contest of sorts at Aaahh Records.

Thanks for listening / downloading!  I hope you enjoy your own dog days of summer.

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