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!


July 2019

A good selection of the indie-chill-electro pop I'm listening to at the moment.

Best song I heard since the last show: Starry Eyed Cadet - Slow, listen to and buy the song here: https://starryeyedcadet.bandcamp.com/album/slow-stargazer

Links from the show:

See the video for Prinze George - Freeze:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZLcxG7dl84

My often used link to the Gorilla vs Bear website:
http://www.gorillavsbear.net/

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2019-07_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - July 2019
TALK - Theme
Starry Eyed Cadet - Slow
Sacred Paws - The Conversation
Eerie Summer - Never Good Enough
Push Pop - Don't Call Me Baby
Den-Mate - Loceke
TALK
Prinze George - Freeze
Lust For Youth - Great Concerns
Far Caspian - Conversations
Modern Pleasure - Downtown
Das Body - Taller Than The Average Man
TALK
Munya - It's All About You
Pavo Pavo - Close To Your Ego
Maggie Rogers - Dog Years
CUT - Not Addicted To You
Ditch Days - Seth Rogen
TALK - Random Ending
Unarmed Enemies - Missing Out

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June 2019

I stuck pretty much in the indie pop lane this show, stepping a bit away from the more electro and chill influences of the last few shows.

Best song I heard since the last show: SOAK - Knock Me Off My Feet, see the video for the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzamt-yKb4A

Links from the show:

See the very cute video for the BMX Bandit's I Wanna Fall In Love:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81DAByx-uxE

Listen to the entire album by Reptaliens:
https://reptaliens.bandcamp.com/album/valis

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2019-06_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - June 2019
TALK - Theme
SOAK - Knock Me Off My Feet
BMX Bandits - I Wanna Fall In Love
Flying Fish Cove - Sleight Of Hand
Kitty Kat Fan Club - Dreamy Little You
Business Of Dreams - Chasing That Feeling
TALK
Reptaliens - Venetian Blinds
The Pesos - From The Moon To The Sun
The Ballet - Jersey
Harlan - Anyways
Magic Potion - Shock Proof
TALK
EZTV - Daytime
The Treasures Of Mexico - Stars
Proud Parents - 2 Fast 2 Serious
Indoor Cats - Fun 2
Holy Tunics - Tell Me True
TALK - Random Ending
Fischerspooner - Never Win

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May 2019


All three of the opening songs of each set could have been my top song this show, but I had to pick one and I went with the one that I saw recently in concert.  The rest of the songs in each set just fed off of the first ones.

Best song I heard since the last show: Claud - Easy, hear the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ24Iaf72bY

Links from the show:

See more about Cristina Quesada's latest album I Heard A Rumour:
https://elefant.com/album/15775/think-i-heard-a-rumour

Find out more about the Italia Disco band Fun Fun:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun_Fun

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2019-05_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - May 2019
TALK - Theme
Claud - Easy
Hatchie - Sleep
Craft Spells - Still Left With Me
Goth Babe - Weekend Friend
Divino Nino - Foam
TALK
Cristina Quesada - Think I Heard A Rumour
Red Sleeping Beauty - The Swedish Winter
Chromatics - Time Rider
Fun Fun - Colour My Love
Mr. Twin Sister - Keep On Mixing
TALK
Pure Bathing Culture - Devotion
Oxford Drama - Velvet
The Pantones - Shades of Blue
Blood Orange - On The Line
Benny Sings - Not Enough
TALK - Random Ending
Pet Shop Boys - Up Against It

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April 2019


Getting into some of the more electro-chill side of indie pop with most of the music on this podcast, maybe some more classical indie pop during the middle set.  Anyway, I was happy with how the show came together.


Best song I heard since the last show: SG Lewis & Clario - Better, hear the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqxH3jThqq4

Links from the show:

Learn more about Erthlings and see their video for Bridges:
https://wwd.com/eye/people/sydney-girl-band-erthlings-lifts-off-1202878696/

See the cute video for Rayland Baxter's Cassanova:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhcXISdDCk0

Buy the great EP by Fanclub from their Bandcamp page like I did:
https://fffffanclub.bandcamp.com/


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2019-04_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - April 2019
TALK - Theme
SG Lewis & Clario - Better
Erthlings - Bridges
Free Love - Pushing Too Hard & July
Cathederal Bells - Homebody
Prinze George - Freeze
TALK
Colleen Green - I Wanna Be Ignored
Rayland Baxter - Casanova
Night Marcher - Gotta Find Your Way Back
Pizzagirl - Seabirds
TOPS - Anything
TALK
Amber Arcades - Alpine Town
Blood Orange - On The Line
The Luxembourg Signal - Blue Field
Fanclub - Leaves
MUNYA - Hotel Delmano
TALK - Random Ending
Annemarie - Love In The Morning

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March 2019


Hey 2018 is so over, that's why the first set consisted of only songs released in 2019.  Some of them were singles from upcoming albums that I'm now very interested in hearing.  Some older (maybe over a year) songs in the next set and I ended off with some laid back indie pop tracks.

Best song I heard since the last show: True Blossom - Me and You, hear the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeTYi8rk2iw

Links from the show:

Pick up the True Blossom album here (like I did):
https://citruscityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heater

Pick up the single by Harlequin Gold:
https://harlequingold.bandcamp.com/track/without-you-now

Learn about the Sorry Girls and see the fun video for Waking Up here:
http://www.gorillavsbear.net/video-premiere-sorry-girls-waking-up/


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2019-03_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - March 2019
TALK - Theme
True Blossom - Me and You
Sacred Paws - Brush Your Hair
Piroshko - Everlasting Yours
Zebra Hunt - See Through You
Kiwi Jr - Leslie
TALK
Harlequin Gold - Without You Now
Potty Mouth - Starry Eyes
Sorry Girls - Waking Up
Swimming Tapes - Souvenirs
Dot Dash - Gray Blue Green
TALK
Earache - Voices
Sunni Colón - Summer Blu
Taken By Trees - Wait
Launder - Keep You Close
Pynkie - Dew
TALK - Random Ending
Those Dancing Days - Can't Find Entrance

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February 2019


All my favourite albums from 2018 in reverse order.


Links from the show:

See the list with Youtube links for each album along with how to purchase them:
https://thecoolestthingaboutlove.blogspot.com/2019/01/best-albums-of-2018.html

See the fun video for The Perfect Kiss' Talking To Myself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zocAkJ3tBSs

See the fun video for Holy Now's Feel It All:

Download the show here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2019-02_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - February 2019
TALK - Theme
Young Scum - Freak Out (from Young Scum)
CASTLEBEAT - Wasting Time (from VHS)
Yumi Zouma - Powder Blue/Cascine Park (from EP-III)
TALK
Hater - It's So Easy (from Siesta)
Say Sue Me - B Lover (from Where We Were Together)
The Smittens - Second Choice Girl (from City Rock Dove
TALK
The Catherines - Let's Kiss Good Night In The Morning (from The Catherines)
The Perfect Kiss - Talking To Myself (from Filter)
The Spook School - I Only Dance When I Want To (from Could It Be Different)
TALK
The Goon Sax - She Knows (from We're Not Talking)
The Good Sax - Til The End (from We're Not Talking)
TALK
Holy Now - Feel It All (from Think I Need The Light)
Holy Now - Glowing (from Think I Need The Light)
TALK
Alpaca Sports - I'll Do Anything You Want (from From Paris With Love)
Alpaca Sports - Nobody Cares But Me (from From Paris With Love)


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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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