Of course I named the show after the great album by the Smittens and I pay homage to the band by using a clip of their song 11:11 for my theme. I hope the band doesn't mind, but when I have talked to various members of the band after shows they seem like nice people whom I think would be good with it.

I also use this name for my DJ night happening occasionally at the Jane Bond in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Note that the links to shows older than 6 months might not be working, if you really want those shows please send me an email and I can get them to you. (Note that prior to 2018 I called my podcast FireballXL5, so don't be confused if you look at an old setlist)

Special thanks to Jeff Woods for finding my a place to host my mp3s!


January 2019


I had lots of songs to pick from, but here are my top 20 (well actually 21) singles from 2018.  You will have to listen to the show to find out why there are 21.

Best song I heard since the last best of the year show: The Beths - Future Me Hates Me, see the live version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ogCRFOUoZM

Links from the show:

See the list with Youtube links for each song:
https://thecoolestthingaboutlove.blogspot.com/2018/12/best-singles-of-2018.html

See the video for Youngr's Remember :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KooG93B0D_Y

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2019-01_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - January 2019
TALK - Theme
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Cellars - All The Time
Youngr - Remember
Alpaca Sports - Summer Days
The Perfect Kiss- Indebted To You
Holy Now - Tainted Heart
TALK
Clario - 4EVER
Hana Vu - Cool
Kevin Krauter - Keep Falling In Love
Laura Jean - Girls On The TV
Say Sue Me - Old Town
TALK
Palm Ghosts - Love In Winter
Skylar Spence - Carousel
Julietta - Hard Love
The Smittens - Cats For Cats
Tirzah - Gladly
TALK
Your Smith - The Spot
Valiant Vermin - Online Lover
Men I Trust - Show Me How
Massage - Lydia
Joni - Omens
TALK


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Best Albums of 2018

The Coolest Thing About Love best albums of 2018

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Alpaca Sports - From Paris With Love (buy it here: https://elefantrecords.bandcamp.com/album/from-paris-with-love)



2. Holy Now - Think I Need The Light (buy it here: https://lazyoctopus.bandcamp.com/album/think-i-need-the-light )



3. The Goon Sax - We're Not Talking (buy it here: https://thegoonsax.bandcamp.com/album/were-not-talking )



4. The Spook School - Could It Be Different (buy it here: https://thespookschool.bandcamp.com/album/could-it-be-different )



5. The Perfect Kiss- Filter ( buy it here: https://elefantrecords.bandcamp.com/album/filter )



6. The Catherines - The Catherines (buy it here: https://mondocanaperecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-catherines )



7. The Smittens - City Rock Dove (buy it here: https://shop.fikarecordings.com/album/city-rock-dove )



8. SaySueMe - Where We Were Together (buy it here: https://saysueme.bandcamp.com/album/say-sue-me-where-we-were-together )



9. Hater - Siesta (by it here: https://haterfire.bandcamp.com/album/siesta )



10. Yumi Zouma - EP-III (buy it here: https://yumizouma.bandcamp.com/album/ep-iii )



11. Castlebeat - VHS (buy it here: https://castlebeat.bandcamp.com/album/vhs )



12.Young Scum - Young Scum (buy it here: https://youngscum.bandcamp.com/ )


Best Singles of 2018

The Coolest Thing About Love best singles of 2018

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. The Beths - Future Me Hates Me



2. Cellars - All The Time



3. Youngr - Remember



4. Alpaca Sports - Summer Days



5. The Perfect Kiss - Indebted To You


5a. Holy Now - Tainted Heart



6. Clario - 4EVER



7. Hana Vu - Cool



8. Kevin Krauter - Keep Falling In Love



9. Laura Jean - Girls On The TV



10. Say Sue Me - Old Town



11. Palm Ghosts - Love In Winter



12. Skylar Spence - Carousel



13. Julietta - Hard Love



14. The Smittens - Cats For Cats



15. Tirzah - Gladly



16. Your Smith - The Spot



17. Valiant Vermin - Online Lover



18. Men I Trust - Show Me How



19.  Massage - Lydia



20. Joni - Omens



December 2018


I had so many songs that I wanted to get through before the end of the year this show featured a bonus song in each set so the show is bit longer than usual.  The three sets go through pretty much my typical repertoire: twee, electo, indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: Hey Paulette - I Really Do Love Penelope, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ3-8GYNJ_w

Links from the show:

See the laid back video for Morabeza Tobacco's TTYL:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOLux0X7bLw

See the fun video for Lawn's Blood on the Tracks:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_eYMD-zEsI


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-12_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - December 2018
TALK - Theme
Hey Paulette - I Really Do Love Penelope
The Treasures of Mexico - Super Cute
Sharesprings - We Don't Have To Talk But Please Hold My Hand
Stephen's Shore - Please Say
The Orchids - Echos (Have Hope)
Men I Trust - Show Me How
TALK
Jungle - Heavy, California
Skylar Spence - Carousel
Morabeza Tobacco - TTYL
Joni - Omens
FADE - Fall In Love
Otha - I'm On Top
TALK
Lawn - Blood On The Tracks
Lewsberg - The Smile
Calvin Johnson - Kiss Me Sweetly
Many Voices Speak - Chances
Jessica Pratt - The Time Around
Miles Bandit - Fantasy
TALK - Random Ending
Jacob Borshard and Helena Sundin - Summer Will Have It's Way

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November 2018


I dare you not to fall in love with my top song, it is by a New Zealand group called the Beths and it is insanely catchy.  The rest of the show was trying to get through some of the music I have found on some early best of 2018 lists, obviously some good stuff there.

Best song I heard since the last show: The Beths - Future Me Hates Me, see the video here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVImwSb4EYU

Links from the show:

Go to the bandcamp page of Anemone:
https://anemonelovesyou.bandcamp.com/


You can download the latest show directly here:

http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-11_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - November 2018
TALK - Theme
The Beths - Future Me Hates Me
Marine Life - The Young And The Free
Young Scum - Freak Out
Bootchy Temple - The Man With The Cane
Friends - You'll Never See That Summertime Again
TALK
The Suede Crocodiles - Power Of Love
Home Base - Poe Boy
High Sunn - Holding Hands
Jerry Williams - Mother
Jetstream Pony - Self-Destruct Reality
TALK
Julietta - Hard Love
Worries - Voice
Cyrill Hahn ft. Say Lou Lou - Inferno
Anemone - Beat My Distance
Red Sleeping Beauty - Ruin My Life
TALK - Random Ending
Capital Cities - Chartreuse

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October 2018

Kind of disjointed show I will admit, but do yourself a favour and listen to the top song by Your Smith (linked below) as is great.  The rest of the show featured some more indie pop ending with a great gospel inspired song from The Flying Stars of Brooklyn, NY.

Best song I heard since the last show: Your Smith - The Spot, listen to a live version of it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbKrEa5yTjs


Links from the show:

Find out more about Jade TV:
https://jurassicpoprecords.com/jade-tv/

Find out more about The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn, NY:
http://www.waxpoetics.com/blog/music/new-releases/flying-stars/

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-10_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - October 2018
TALK - Theme
Your Smith - The Spot
Keep Dancing Inc. - Don't Know
Best Youth - Nightfalls
Jonathan Bree - Say You Love Me Tonight
DJ Plastic - Safe Ground
TALK
Hatchie - Sugar and Spice
Even As We Speak - Must Be Something Else
Hater - It's So Easy
Bart and the Bedazzled - Your Sorrow
Massage - Lydia
TALK
Panic Pocket - Front Teeth
Melby - Reject
The Radar Post - Lifeline
Jade TV - Dream
The Flying Stars Of Brooklyn, NY - Live On
TALK - Random Ending
Matthew Dear - Monkey


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September 2018

The first set consisted of albums that I have picked up recently including a couple of very cool coloured vinyl.  This was followed by a set of electropop and then one on the harder side of indie pop (but as I said in the show not New Metal hard, but just slightly over the edge from indie pop).

Best song I heard since the last show: The Perfect Kiss - Indebted To You, listen to it here: here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuNneHaJC04


Links from the show:

See the cool white vinyl of Alpaca Sports' From Paris With Love:
https://elefant.com/uploads/foto/1/720x410_00004441.jpg

See the fun video for Valiant Vermin's Online Lover:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2_BgXeDHU4

See the strange video for Action by Cassius featuring Cat Power, Mike D:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA0z0b7tNLg

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2018-09_final.mp3


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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - September 2018
TALK - Theme
The Perfect Kiss - Indebted To You
Alpaca Sports - Feel Like Going Home
The Goon Sax - Make Time 4 Love
Holy Now - Feel It All
Ultranol - Patitos De Goma
TALK
Valiant Vermin - Online Lover
Holy Ghost! - Say My Name
Cassius ft. Cat Power, Mike D - Action
Das Body - Graceland
α=f_m - Illusions
TALK
Boyracer - North Yorkshire Coastline
The Baby Seals - Vibrator
Sugar Rush! - Seen, No Reply
Gurr - Hot Summer
The Orielles - I Only Bought It For The Bottle
TALK - Random Ending
Mr. Scruff - Shanty Town



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