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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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


SEASON 13 FINALE!

01. Hidden Driver - LVL UP
02. Christa - Totally Mild
03. Nights - Totally Mild
04. The Next Day - Totally Mild
05. Acid Wash Ocean - Dreamgirl
06. High Dive - Dreamgirl
07. Medecine - Francois Virot
08. I'm Coming Home - Busman's Holiday
09. This Strange Effect - The Shacks
10. No Surprise - The Shacks
11. Hymn on the 45 - Allo Darlin'
12. Weird Year - The Eversons

This episode features a clip from Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Trevor Noah's last episode of 2016.


SPECIAL "INTERESTING INSTRUMENTALS" EPISODE!

01. A Walk - Tycho
02. Jeux - Uncle Skeleton
03. Now and Then - Uncle Skeleton
04. Speaking Gently - BadBadNotGood
05. Lavender (feat. Kaytranada) - BadBadNotGood
06. Daytona - Frank LoCrasto
07. Exotica! - Kolumbo
08. Full Sail - Monster Rally
09. Duumbi - BABES
10. Pineapple - BABES
11. Sweetwater - Ramin Djawadi
12. A Forest - Ramin Djawadi
13. Fake Plastic Trees - Ramin Djawadi
14. Deserts - Andrew Applepie
15. Planet Earth II Suite - Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe

This episode features a clip from Weird Al's 1989 film UHF where Bob and George pretty well sum up how I feel every day these days. Also, a clip from John Powers' review of HBO's West World on WHYY's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.


SPECIAL ALL CHRISTMAS MUSIC EPISODE!

01. Just Like Christmas (In Cottonopolis) - Help Stamp Out Loneliness
02. Teenage Christmas - Eux Autres
03. I've Got a Great Big Christmas Tree - The Werewandas
04. (We Like) Eggnog! - The Rory McBrides
05. Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die) - Crocodiles
06. Santa Claus - The Sonics
07. Christmas in Haiti - Would-Be-Goods
08. Afehyia Pa - African Guitar Summit
09. End of Year Letter - Garfunkel & Oates
10. The Coldest Night of the Year - She & Him
11. Trump’s Nuts Roasting on an Open Fire - Fiona Apple
12. White Wine in the Sun - Tim Minchin


01. Alive/Intergalactic - COINS (Beastie Boys vs. Daft Punk)
02. '74 No - The Magnetic Fields
03. '93 Me and Fred and Dave and Ted - The Magnetic Fields
04. She Shakes - Pure Bathing Culture
05. Ivory Coast - Pure Bathing Culture
06. Give Me More - The Eversons
07. London City Song - The Eversons
08. Haenim (햇님) - Kim Jung Mi
09. Blow Spring Breeze (불어라 봄바람) - Kim Jung Mi
10. Popcorn - Yo La Tengo
11. Never My Love - Yo La Tengo
12. Different Drum - Yo La Tengo
13. Beautiful Strangers - Kevin Morby

This episode features a clip from a recent episode of Sam Harris' Waking Up podcast (Trumping the World) where Sam talks to his guest, conservative journalist James Kirchick, about the depressing next four years. I only pulled 2 mins, but I wholeheartedly recommend the whole episode.