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. Super Hero - La Garçonne

02. Out Among the Stars - Johnny Cash

03. Baby Ride Easy - Johnny Cash

04. Do I Make You Feel Shy? - Connan Mockasin

05. Caramel - Connan Mockasin

06. What is Worse - Cate Le Bon

07. Smoke and Mirrors - Widowspeak

08. They Are Growing - Vensaire

09. Sita Devi - Vensaire

10. Matador - The Teen Age

11. Ventura - The Teen Age

12. Bruce - North Highlands


This episode features a clip from an NPR story about Johnny Cash's new Out Amongst the Stars, plus a clip from Louis C.K.'s monologue when he recently hosted Saturday Night Live.

Direct download: 04.07.14.m4a
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01. Everyday - Oh Minnows

02. I Can Only Give My All - Dean Wareham

03. Holding Pattern - Dean Wareham

04. Planet Phrom - Ducktails

05. Ivy Covered House - Ducktails

06. Crime - Real Estate

07. How Might I Live - Real Estate

08. Nellie - Dr. Dog

09. The Truth - Dr. Dog

10. Let's Get It On - Quasi


This episode features a clip of David Edelstein's review of Wes Anderson's new film The Grand Budapest Hotel from NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She also interviewed Wes Anderson about the movie, and it's a great listen! I also talked over nothing but music from the movie's wonderful score by Alexandre Desplat.

Direct download: 03.17.14.m4a
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01. Almost Home (Moby's Analog Mix) - Moby feat. Damien Jurado

02. Cotton Candy - PAPA

03. Got to Move - PAPA

04. Dark Water - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

05. War Zone - Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

06. Ocean of Luxury - Chronic City (feat. Sleep Sleep)

07. Key Biscayne - Chronic City (feat. Henri Joel)

08. Isabella - Jargon Party

09. Will You Space Tonight - Jargon Party

10. Let Me Try - Fast Years

11. Stolen Love - Fast Years

12. Tiny Rose in the Snow - Haley Bonar

13. Plassical - Haley Bonar

14. Nero's Nocturne - Chilly Gonzales

15. Kenaston - Chilly Gonzales

16. Blue Moon - Beck


This episode features clips from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher where Bill's New Rule is about income inequality and all of the poor little billionaires tired of being persecuted.

Direct download: 03.03.14.m4a
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01. Talking Backwards - Real Estate

02. Skin & Leather - The Hidden Cameras

03. Year of the Spawn (Radio Edit) - The Hidden Cameras

04. After the Disco - Broken Bells

05. Dream a Little Crazy - Architecture In Helsinki

06. Angelfuck - Chalk & Numbers

07. Dreaming - Computer Magic

08. The Moon Song (Studio Version Duet) - Karen O & Ezra Koenig

09. Far from Any Road - The Handsome Family

10. Young Men Dead - The Black Angels

11. Bloodhounds On My Trail - The Black Angels

12. Dreaming - The Cosmic Rays (Sun Ra)

This episode features clips from NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. First, an excerpt of David Edelstein's review of Spike Jonze's awesome film Her. Second an excerpt of David Bianculli's review of the new HBO series True Detective.

Direct download: 02.17.14.m4a
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This is the last episode of the 2013 Season! New episodes will appear in February of 2014. Happy holidays everybody!

01. Do You Remember - Ane Brun

02. I Can't Help You - Cate Le Bon

03. Duke - Cate Le Bon

04. Keep You - Wild Belle

05. It's Too Late - Wild Belle

06. Lock Me Up - Reputante

07. Deep Set Eyes - Reputante

08. Milwaukee Protocol - Bright Moments

09. The Sailor - Bright Moments

10. Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere - The Black Hollies

11. Wake Me When It's Over - The Black Hollies

12. Heaven - Frankie Rose

13. Requiem - Frankie Rose

14. Fam Jam (Fe Sum Immigrins) - Shad

This episode features a clip from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart on the subject of the now annual tradition of Fox News’ hilarious “War On Christmas” nonsense.

Direct download: 12.23.13.m4a
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01. Christmas for You and Me - Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors

02. Christmas Time with You - David Ian

03. Mrs. Christmas - Jessie Baylin

04. I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm - Cécile Mclorin Salvant

05. Why Can't it Be Christmastime All Year - Rosie Thomas

06. Silent Night - Phil Wickham

07. Little Drummer Boy - Jadon Lavik

08. Frosty The Snowman - Zee Avi

09. Los Peces en el Río - Jessica Fichot

10. All My Bells Are Ringing - Lenka

11. I'd Like You for Christmas - Julie London

12. Jingle Bells - Johnny Mercer

13. Santa Clause is Comin' to Town - Perry Como

14. Every Day is Christmas (When I'm Lovin' You) - Charles Bradley

This episode was guest-hosted (for the second time!) by the incomparable Neil Hohmann of Ritmo Latino fame. Honestly, I can't say I'd have chosen many of these songs, but that's the whole point of a guest-hosted episode, right?! I hadn't come up with much in the way of good Christmas music this year, so for the annual Xmas music episode I asked if Neil would be willing to fill in. He did so in record time, no doubt a testament to his podcasting professionalism!

Direct download: 12.16.13.m4a
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01. Scars - Bare Mutants

02. Motherland - Silver Firs

03. On Horses - Silver Firs

04. End Times - Grandchildren

05. No Way Out - Grandchildren

06. Matilda - Alt-J (not An Awesome Wave, that's the album, doh!)

07. Taro - Alt-J (not An Awesome Wave, that's the album, doh!)

08. Gina - Geggy Tah

09. Such a Beautiful Night - Geggy Tah

10. There Goes Our Love Again - White Lies

11. Ride - White Lies

12. Ride - Lana Del Rey

This episode features a clip from HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher where he and Dan Savage discuss the empathy gap that is constantly found in the GOP. It goes like this: as soon as it happens to you or someone in your family, you suddenly stop being a hardliner on that particular plank of the Republican platform.

Direct download: 11.25.13.m4a
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01. Summer Vacation - Computer Magic

02. HE^RT - Starcadian

03. Here Comes the Night Time - Arcade Fire

04. Apache - Sonny James

05. He Who Laughs Last - Freda Payne

06. Always Forever - Cults

07. No Hope - Cults

08. Shadow of a Ghost - The Love Language

09. Walking in the Sky - Cut Copy

10. Emancipated Hearts - Dean Wareham

This episode features a clip from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart about serial-plagerist Tea Party darling Rand Paul.  Look for links to everything at

Direct download: 11.11.13.m4a
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01. Title Music from a Clockwork Orange - Wendy Carlos Williams

02. Strange Days - The Doors

03. Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor

04. Oh Sweet Woods - The Fiery Furnaces

05. Clouds Up - Air 

06. Whistling Past the Graveyard - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

07. Pee Kow Pee Ork (Ghosts Come and Go) - Chai Muansing

08. Strychnine - The Sonics

09. Cat's Eyes - The Invaders

10. Marie Douceur Marie Colere - Marie Laforet

11. Ghost Rider - Suicide

12. All the Animals Come Out at Night - Bernard Herrmann

13. Caribou - The Pixies

14. Black Cat Bone - Lightnin' Hopkins

15. Danny's Gone Away - Shelley Duvall

16. Roses and Teeth for Ludwig Wittgenstein - Matmos

17. Evil (Is Going On) - Howlin' Wolf

18. I Put a Spell On You - Screamin' Jay Hawkins

This episode was created by my friend Lane Diko, and features clips of things from many sources, including "I Put A Spell On You" by Nina Simone from Bad Habits, "Diner" by Angelo Badalamenti from the Mulholland Drive soundtrack, Screamin' Jay Hawkins talking to some Japanese girl about ghosts, "Release the Bats" by The Birthday Party, Taxi Driver, The Shining, "Revolution 9" by The Beatles, "Rock and Roll Sermon" by Elder Charles Beck, from Fire In My Bones, and so on.

Direct download: 10.28.13.m4a
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01. Willows and Pines - Azure Blue

02. Time's Tight - The Embassy

03. It's Always a New Thing - The Embassy

04. Rock 'N' Roll Dreams - YAST

05. Always On My Mind - YAST

06. Walking Lightly (Radio Edit) - Junip

07. A Swansea Love Story - Little Majorette

08. Well Well What Do You Know - Cats On Fire

09. Unblessed - The Mary Onettes

10. This Is the Day - The Fine Arts Showcase

This episode features a clip from Al Pitcher's stand-up routine from the Raw Comedy Club discussing his inability to learn to speak Swedish despite living in Stockholm and wanting to learn. The music I talked over this episode was "Le Bateleur" by Max Von Sydow, "Cuban Lips" by Yttling Jazz, and "Clean Gloves, Dirty Hands" by Smile, all from the album Ingrid Volym 1.

Direct download: 10.07.13.m4a
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