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"Best of the New Breed, Vol. 2" now on Rabid In The Kennel!

Jeff Litman and band
1 October 2010

Hi again folks! A laptop hard drive crash, which resulted in the machine in question spending an unexpected three weeks in the shop (it’s back now at last), and my work on severe deadline getting the upcoming fall issue #67 finished, has for the second straight month left me well behind on posting the news of our most recent “Rabid in the Kennel” Session! But you’re never too late to listen in to the fun.

“Rabid In The Kennel” appeared for the first time in a month starting September 15 with our second installment of our special new wrinkle for our established format we first aired in August, by presenting all music and no chat with seven more up-and-coming, less established, but equally deserving new bands, which we have called “Best of the New Breed, Vol 2.”

So for the second straight month, if you want less conversation and more exclusive music, by bands that you might need a good introduction to, then this is the show for you.

In case you missed it, in our first volume back in August, we presented seven bands: New York’s own postpunks Thirdborder, our more shoegaze veterans The Lost Patrol and New York/Montreal/Boston’s Day Sleeper, the more electroclash stylings of Brooklyn’s Lady Magma and Living Days, and as a special treat, the all-the-way-from-the-Twin-Cites just-for-this-session The Chambermaids whose modern dreampop was a wonder to behold!

For this volume we have a lineup much more familiar, at least to dedicated readers of our magazine, as every one of the following six bands has had their most recent releases appear in my “Top 40” review section, lauding their recordings for the general public. So I am doubly delighted I got these “volume 2” bands to drop by the famous Kennel Studios in East Williamsburg to record sessons for us, and I think you will particularly love the passion and talent on display for these new favorites of mine!

Specifically if you click here you will be able to hear these live-in-the-studio, killer performances at The Kennel Studio in Brooklyn by a Greater New York’s own singer-songwriter extraordinaire Golden Bloom which is the nom-de-band of Shawn Fogel ; our more ethereal postpunk Brooklyn wonders Anthem In ; two also-local power-pop tunesmiths par excellence in Edward Rogers, and Jeff Litman (pictured above) ; and followed by more insistent hard indie rock greatness from The Seldon Plan all the way up from Baltimore just for the session; and we close things with the explosive crunch of our final New York act Tiny Animals who did their best to steal the show at the end with their-Ash meets -Nada Surf pop maelstrom. All of them flat out terrific to these ears, and all very different too, which is a great pleasure to take in all at once

And again, it’s all music, with just short introductions from me. All killer, no filler!

And here’s that playlist for the that show.

Again, if you missed volume one, or want to hear it again, that is easily done; visit Breakthru Radio now to hear these live-in-the-studio, killer performances at The Kennel Studio in Brooklyn!

And here’s that playlist for the show too.

Remember Links to all past Rabid In The Kennel Sessions are here, along with photos and videos of the sessions.

(Past guests include Leatherface, The Posies, TV Smith, Joe Pernice, Miranda Lee Richards, Justin Sullivan of New Model Army, Lou Barlow, Sloan, Astrid Williamson, Alina Simone, Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices, Gem, Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha etc., Adam Franklin of Swervedriver and Magnetic Morning, and Paul Collins of The Nerves and The Beat.)

And be sure to watch this space, or, for updates on when to tune in next time (the second Wednesday in October) when we present Vol. 1 of the highlights of our recent “Big Takeover 30th Anniversary Festival” which took place July 30 and July 31 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, featuring 15 different bands. Yep, we recorded the entire bugger, and whether you were there or wish you were, you’ll want to hear this!

Finally, Visit the Radio section of this site for playlists and links to all past “Rabid In The Kennel” shows, as well as all of my weekly “Big Takeover on” broadcasts.

Cheers! Enjoy the show!
Jack Rabid