The Sounds in My Head is a biweekly music show featuring songs and bands you might have missed. Hosted by Daniel.

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01. Water from a Vine Leaf - William Orbit and Beth Orton

02. Electronic Rhythm Number Three - Pye Corner Audio

03. Nocturne for Ginza - Sun Airway

04. Sunflowers - Sun Airway

05. Beyond the Towers - Kat Epple & Bob Stohl

06. Celestial Soda Pop - Ray Lynch

07. Pacific Ocean - Dirty Beaches

08. World as Oyster - Fall on Your Sword

09. Dissolving TimeAmbient - H.U.V.A. Network

10. A Brief History of Time Title - Philip Glass

11. Slow, Simple, Sad 3 - Philip Glass

12. SB-02 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra


This episode features a clip of the audio book version of Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot.

Direct download: 03.23.15.m4a
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01. Dorian - Surfer Blood

02. Lose Sight of You - Radiator Hospital 

03. The Eye - Radiator Hospital 

04. Five & Dime - Radiator Hospital 

05. Dance the Disillusionment Away - Smoking Ghosts

06 Maybe Tonight I'll Find You - Smoking Ghosts (feat. Liana Lewis Agredo)

07. Perfect Couples - Belle & Sebastian

08. A Politician's Silence - Belle & Sebastian

09. Tears for Lamont - Kadhja Bonet

10. Tokay - Dengue Fever

11. Golden Flute - Dengue Fever

12. Shipwrecking - Computer Magic


This episode features a clip from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where Jon is responding to the right-wing media's reaction to news that he will be stepping down as host of the show sometime this year. I only put on a minute of it, but the whole segment is glorious. Don't miss the 50-lies in 6 seconds vine they put together.

Direct download: 03.02.15.m4a
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01. Sea Saw - Swami John Reis & The Blind Shake

02. Shade - North Highlands

03. Quitter - North Highlands

04. The Application - Sonny & the Sunsets

05. Secret Plot - Sonny & the Sunsets

06. There’s a Girl in the Corner - The Twilight Sad

07. Pills I Swallow - The Twilight Sad

08. Candle in the Wind (Ben's Song) - Andrew Jackson Jihad 

09. Temple Grandin - Andrew Jackson Jihad 

10. I Wanna Rock Out in My Dreams - Andrew Jackson Jihad 

11. Grrrls Like Us - Leggy

12. Sweet Teeth - Leggy

13. Making it Up as We Go Along - Chancius


In recognition of Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary, this episode features a couple of my favorite old SNL commercial parodies, which have been impossible to watch until recently, including Wilson Countersink Flanges, and Bad Idea Jeans. And it's not on the show, but who could forget the awesome classic Leevi's Three Legged Jeans?!

Direct download: 02.16.15.m4a
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01. Just Like Honey (by Jesus and Mary Chain) - Headless Heroes

02. Strange Powers (by The Magnetic Fields) - The Shins

03. God Only Knows (by The Beach Boys) - She & Him

04. Unchained Melody (by The Righteous Brothers) - She & Him

05. Where the Blue of the Night (Meets the Gold of the Day) - Loudon Wainwright III

06. Dream a Little Dream of Me - Margot Bingham

07. Smells Like Teen Spirit (by Nirvana) - The Nevermind Orchestra

08. Come as You Are (by Nirvana) - The Nevermind Orchestra

09. Friends of Mine (by The Zombies) - Of Montreal

10. The Opposite of Hallelujah (by Jens Lekman) - Teen Commandments

11. Digital Love (by Daft Punk) - Mobius Band

12. We've Got a World That Swings (Lil Mattis and Louis Yule Brown) - They Might Be Giants


This episode features a memorable clip of Chalky White (Michael K. Williams) from the first season of HBO's Boardwalk Empire, where he confronts the leader of the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and tells him a story about his upbringing.

Direct download: 12.29.14.m4a
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01. Hooray for Santy Claus - The Kickstand Band

02. Christmas Time - Piney Gir

03. I Don't Intend to Spend Christmas Without You - The Garlands

04. Twinkle - JD McPherson

05. Little Drummer Boy - Dengue Fever

06. Santa Claus - The Fuzztones

07. No More Christmas Blues - The Vacant Lots

08. Just Like Christmas - Star Matters

09. Walking in the Air - The Eastern Sea

10. 2,000 Miles - Mark Kozelek

11. Wonderful Christmastime - Laura Gibson

12. All I Want for Christmas - Master Slash Slave

13. Wishing You a Merry Xmas - Blue Skies for Black Hearts

14. The Closest I Can Get - Sunturns

15. Christmas Thyme - The Olms


This episode features a clip of Chris Rock's monologue from his recent appearance on Saturday Night Live where he talks about the way America commercializes everything, even things that shouldn't be, like Christmas.

Direct download: 12.15.14.m4a
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01. Bombshell - Molly Rankin

02. Next of Kin - Alvvays

03. Archie, Marry Me - Alvvays

04. Breaking the Angle Against the Tide - Craft Spells

05. Laughing for My Life - Craft Spells

06. Hammered - Richard In Your Mind

07. Four Leaf Clover Salad - Richard In Your Mind

08. Distress - Popstrangers

09. Country Kills - Popstrangers

10. Court / Date - Literature

11. Chorus - Literature

12. Take It Easy - Hopeton Lewis

13. Cool Collie - Hopeton Lewis

14. Knight Moves Solo Piano - Chilly Gonzales


This episode features a clip of Bill Nye talking about the uniquely American problem of belief in young-earth creationism. Check out his great new book where he outlines just how Undeniable the evidence is for evolution.

Direct download: 12.01.14.m4a
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01. The Party Line - Belle & Sebastian

02. Name on a Matchbook - Springtime Carnivore

03. Sun Went Black - Springtime Carnivore

04. Bright as Your Eyes - OK Go

05. I Won't Let You Down - OK Go

06. The Sticks - The Budos Band

07. Shattered Winds - The Budos Band

08. Hot and Cold - Ex Hex

09. Everywhere - Ex Hex

10. Doom - Deerhoof


This episode features a clip from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, where Bill talks about voting vs. not voting.

Direct download: 11.17.14.m4a
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01. Young Folks - Shugo Tokumaru

02. The Declining Sun - Blackbird

03. Future in the Fog - Blackbird

04. Klee - Yokan System

05. Teresa - Yokan System

06. Laura is Fading - Jesse Ruins

07. Night Dance - Halo Twins

08. Orange - Halo Twins

09. Splitting a Banana Split - Lullatone

10. Adventure Music for Migrating Birds - Lullatone

11. Sugar Water - Cibo Matto

12. Kaze Wo Atsumete - Happy End

13. Good! - Pizzicato Five

14. The Girl from Ipanema - Pizzicato Five

15. Top of the World - Shonen Knife


This episode features a short clip from Family Guy as well as a clip of an interview with Bill Murray on BBC One's The Graham Norton Show about the Japanese Phrasebook he used while he was there shooting Sofia Coppola's 2003 film Lost in Translation.

Direct download: 10.27.14.m4a
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01. One - Circle

02. Carry on Phenomenon - Kishi Bashi

03. Hahaha Pt. 2 - Kishi Bashi

04. Too Much Data - Colorama

05. Forget Tomorrow - Colorama

06. Rainman - Erlend Øye

07. Say Goodbye - Erlend Øye

08. Fool - Perfume Genius

09. All Along - Perfume Genius

10. Safari Zone - Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!

11. Caught Dead - Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!

12. Infinite Trips - Peaking Lights

13. Tell Me Your Song - Peaking Lights

14. Kiss Me Again - The Drums

15. Tragically Alright - Ex-Cops

Direct download: 10.13.14.m4a
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01. Fence Me In - Erlend Øye

02. Black Lemon - Generationals

03. Gold Silver Diamond - Generationals

04. Brill Bruisers - The New Pornographers

05. Champions of Red Wine - The New Pornographers

06. I'll Be Honest - The Spook School

07. That's When I Ran Away - The Spook School

08. What a Pity - The Spook School

09. Forevermore - The Garlands

10. Throw Away This Day - The Garlands

11. Tell Me - The Garlands

12. Winter Skirt - She Sir

13. Mania Mantle - She Sir

14. Clay Pigeons - Michael Cera

15. Gershy's Kiss - Michael Cera

16. Cher Holders - Michael Cera

17. God Help the Girl - God Help the Girl


This episode features a clip from Episode 5: 1933-1939 of Ken Burns' phenomenal The Roosevelt’s: An Intimate Portrait on PBS. In the clip they enumerate just a handful of FDR's accomplishments from the beginning of his first of four elected terms. At the end he warns people against being taken in by timid people afraid of progress who will call his actions all sorts of silly names, all which still sound quite familiar today. I also played a clip (in, alas, poor audio quality) of one of my favorite FDR quotes, where he details who hates him, and then welcomes their hatred.

Direct download: 09.29.14.m4a
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