The Sounds in My Head is a music podcast featuring songs and bands you might have missed. Hosted by an indie-pop loving Brooklynite named Daniel since 2004.

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SPEICAL "PORTLAND" EPISODE FEATURING ALL BANDS FROM PDX!

01. Portland, Oregon (You're My Home) - Carrie Brownstein & Fred Armisen
02. Dreamless Sleep - Roselit Bone
03. Tie Dye Cowboy - Roselit Bone
04. Mum's the Word - Plastic Cactus
05. Sweaty Bangs - Moon Tiger
06. Sussex - Disco Volante
07. Peculiar Highs - Bermuda Love Triangle
08. Arriba En El Sol - Dreckig
09. Sevens - Moon Duo
10. Say U Love Me - Cat Hoch
11. I See - Rocket 3
12. Spell - Rodetta

This episode features a clip of "Portland, Oregon is Too Nice of a Place" by comedian Matt Braunger from his Big Dumb Animal special. Also, if you're in Portland, or nearby in July, be sure to check out PDX Pop Now! this year, or just pick up some of their compilations.


01. Dorothy - Polo & Pan
02. Makeba - Jain
03. Come - Jain
04. Pata Pata - Miriam Makeba
05. Zadie Bobo - Ernesto Djédjé
06. When I Was Young - Fats Domino
07. Utopia - Austra
08. Fun (Greg Cohen Spirit of 79 Remix) - Blondie
09. Stop (Original Mix) - B.W.H
10. Dance Hall Days - Oberhofer
11. Heart and Soul - Oberhofer
12. Sho Nuff - Fatboy Slim


01. Mombasa - Foreign/National
02. 62 Moons - Cold Beat
03. Ivory Tower - Cold Beat
04. Fix - Hazel English
05. Birthday - Hazel English
06. Più di te (I Won't Tell) - Mina
07. Computer Love - Kraftwerk
08. Dove - Ari Roar
09. Take Me Over - Ari Roar
10. Ponte bajo el sol - Las Kasettes
11. Poción de amor (Love Potion #9) - Las Kasettes
12. Elementary School Dropout - Yucky Duster
13. Real Good Case of the Bads - Yucky Duster
14. Blue Elvis - Yucky Duster
15. Summertime Friends - Bonny Doon
16. I See You - Bonny Doon
17. Surfer Girl - Happyness

This episode features a clip from Aziz Ansari's fantastic Netflix series Master of None.


SPECIAL "13TH BIRTHDAY, SEASON ONE FLASHBACK" EPISODE!

01. I Don't Believe You - The Magnetic Fields
02. No Trophy - The Bees
03. Disconnect the Dots - Of Montreal
04. The Black Keys Work - Erlend Oye
05. Precious Metals - Russian Futurists
06. Ban Marriage - The Hidden Cameras
07. Galaxies - The Hong Kong
08. Electronic Boots Remix: Brown Rice Vs. Young Soul Rebels Sound System - Slumber Party
09. L'amour á 3 - Stereo Total
10. Rollerskate - Call & Response
11. The Record Store - The Brunettes
12. Hold Me Now - The Polyphonic Spree
13. Astronaut - Luna
14. Museum of Idiots - They Might Be Giants

This episode features FLASHBACK sound clips I played in early episodes of the show when the GOP’s last idiot was in office, publicly embarrassing the country by being stupid. Like when he was addressing native Americans and had no idea was tribal sovereignty was or when he pledged that his administration was dedicated to matching the terrorist efforts to harm the country. Or as we now think of it: The good old days.


SPECIAL 1-OFFS EPISODE (FEAT. 14 BANDS)!

01. Fish Bowl - Frankie Cosmos cover of Kero Kero Bonito
02. You and Me - The Molochs
03. Romeo - Sures
04. Float - Silver Liz
05. Tickle Me - Le Spunk
06. Oh Oh - Shout Out Louds
07. Saltwater - Geowulf
08. Bluebeard F.P.M. Oldfashioned Mix - Combustible Edison
09. BoJack's Theme - Patrick Carney
10. One More Thing - Codaphonic
11. The Joy of Nothing - Slowmotions
12. Change My Mind - JR JR
13. This is Where it Ends - The Raveonettes
14. City of Stars - Ryan Gosling

This episode features a clip from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he discusses the prospects of a clean energy future with Carl Pope and former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.


01. Pulling Teeth - Petite League
02. Perfume - Ruby Haunt
03. Crave - Ruby Haunt
04. Hey Moon - John Maus
05. Castles in the Grave (2010) - John Maus
06. A Taste of Honey - The Shins
07. Unchained Melody - Norah Jones
08. White Monkey - Kutiman
09. Skyscraper - Elephant
10. Ants - Elephant
11. Can of Worms - Gold Celeste
12. Grand New Spin - Gold Celeste
13. Flipside - Bleached

This episode features a clip of MSNBC's Chris Hayes on The Brian Lehrer Show offering up an key insight about the right-wing media bubble. Specifically, the unbelievable ratings that Fox News/Bill O’Reilly have always maintained. Basically, roughly half of the population's attention is distributed across the entire media spectrum (like, every major media outlet you can think of from newspapers to networks to public broadcasting, etc.), while the other half of the country gets its news exclusively from a relative handful of explicitly right-wing outlets. As a result Fox News' ratings is roughly half the viewing public, while everything else is splitting the other half of potential viewers.


01. Be a Man - Júníus Meyvant
02. Mistress America - Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips
03. Do Everything (Gas Station) - Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips
04. Do Everything (Soul Cycle) - Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips
05. Axolotl I-Ii - Spectral Display
06. Insect Fear - Cavern of Anti-Matter
07. Melody in High Feedback Tones - Cavern of Anti-Matter
08. Bibb County Reprise - Daniel Hart
09. Swallowtail - Daniel Hart
10. Giles Farnaby's Dream - Penguin Cafe Orchestra
11. Heartwind - Penguin Cafe Orchestra
12. Tracer - Symbol
13. Holidays - Westernmind
14. 11_1 - Westernmind

Background music in this episode was "New Berlin, New York" and "The Beekeeper" by The Westerlies from their self-titled album, as well as "Longleaf Pines" by Daniel Hart from the Music from S-Town album, and finally "Perpetuum Mobile" from Penguin Cafe Orchestra's album Concert Program.


1. Home Soon - Dope Lemon
2. Nothing - Sacred Paws
3. Strike a Match - Sacred Paws
4. Dead Alive - The Shins
5. Heartworms - The Shins
6. Crying in the Sunshine - Miniature Tigers
7. Nobody Else - Miniature Tigers
8. Le cannibale - Juniore
9. L'accident - Juniore
10. Davey Crockett - Hinds
11. Chili Town - Hinds
12. '92: Weird Diseases - The Magnetic Fields
13. '12: You Can Never Go Back to New York - The Magnetic Fields
14. '01: Have You Seen It in the Snow? - The Magnetic Fields

This episode has clips of Washington Post columnist and a Pulitzer-prize winning historian Anne Applebaum on Sam Harris’ Waking Up. She describes how Trump, while self-identifying as a great “dealmaker” is utterly oblivious (and hostile to) the role of American dealmaking. That is: Leveraging “soft power” for America's gain. She details how "globalization", while often maligned, is really decades of our diplomats and leaders wheeling and dealing to successfully “Americanize” the world.


01. Is It Like Today? - Computer Magic — cover of World Party
02. Blue Monday - Orkestra Obsolete — cover of New Order
03. Different Drum - The Lemonheads — cover of The Stone Poneys
04. Interesting Drug - OK Go — cover of Morrissey
05. Eyes Without a Face - Marsheaux — cover of Billy Idol
06. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Haight-Ashbury — cover of Nirvana
07. Never My Love - Knox Hamilton — cover of The Association
08. In Between Days - Rogue Wave — cover of The Cure
09. Money Changes Everything - Rogue Wave — cover of The Smiths
10. Tainted Love - Grand Magneto — cover of Gloria Jones
11. Paint It Black - Mo-Dettes — cover of The Rolling Stones
12. I Heard It Through the Grapevine - The Slits — cover of Marvin Gaye
13 Blue Moon - Many Voices Speak — cover of The Marcels

This episode features a clip from SNL's Weekend Update about racist elf Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III's perjury, and Mike Pence's routine use of a hacked private email server when sending, among other things, sensitive security-related communiqué.


01. Demon's Cave - Roy Irwin
02. People - Alex Izenberg
03. To Move On - Alex Izenberg
04. Can't Get Enough - Little Fevers
05. Stones - Little Fevers
06. Speed Racer - Her's
07. Wendy Go Round - Holy Wave
08. Western Playland - Holy Wave
09. The Master - The Undercover Dream Lovers
10. Luvlatude - The Undercover Dream Lovers
11. Video Child - Many Voices Speak