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!


Best albums of 2021

The Coolest Thing About Love best albums of 2021

Listen to a song from the album using the links below and buy the album from the Bandcamp link:


1. Claud - Super Monster

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2. Judah Just Kidding - Rocker Boy

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3. Kiwi Jr - Cooler Returns

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4. Ducks Ltd. - Modern Friction

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5. The Goon Sax - Mirror II

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6. MUNYA - Voyage To Mars

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7. Still Dreams - Make Believe

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8. Steady Holiday - Take The Corners Gently

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9. The Umbrellas - The Umbrellas

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10. Space Daze - Visible Spectrum

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11. Randolphs Leap - Spirit Level

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12. Massage - Still Life

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13. Lily Konigsberg - Lily We Need To Talk Now

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14. Magdelena Bay - Mercurial World @MagdalenaBay

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15. bis - Music For Animations

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Singles of the year 2021

 The Coolest Thing About Love best singles of 2021

Listen to each song using the links below:

1. Judah Just Kidding - All My Life  



2. Claud - Overnight  



3. Zella Day - Dance For Love 



4. PRONOUN - I Wanna Die But I Can't (Cuz I got keep living) 



5. Wet Leg - Chaise Longue

 


6. Kiwi Jr. - Cooler Returns  



7. The Smittens - Wanna Go Dancin (So Far Away)  


8. Beach Bunny - Oxygen



 9. Jordana (feat. Magdalena Bay) - Push Me Away  



10. Acid House Kings - A Little Dancing 


11. Steady Holiday - Living Life



 12. The Hepburns (feat. Estella Rosa) - Five Miles Of Line 


13. The Slow Summits - Then Again  


14. Geoffrey O-Connor (feat. Laura Jean) - Foolish Enough


15. MUNYA - Boca Chica


November 2021

Started with some more electro sounds and ending with some straight up indie pop, while the middle set was a good bridge between them.

Best song I heard since the last show: Zella Day - Dance For Love, see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a5hchelolA

Links from the show:

Read about Ora The Molecule:
 
See the story of the Harriets and their song "Hit Me With The Highlights":

 
You can download the latest show directly here:

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - November 2021

TALK - Theme
Zella Day - Dance For Love
MUNYA - Boca Chica
Poolside - Getting There From Here (with Todd Edwards)
Enon - Knock That Door
Ora The Molecule - Creator
TALK 
Nation of Language - Across That Fine Line
Annie feat. Jake Shears - Neon Lights
The Marias - Carino
Vansire - Just The Right Song
Sunspire - The Waves
TALK 
The Hepburns feat. Estella Rosa - Five Miles Of Line
The Umbrellas - Lonely
The Harriets - Hit Me With The Highlights
The Proctors - You And Me And The Sea
Hatchie - This Enchanted
TALK - Random Ending 
808 State - Wheatstraw

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October 2021

Started out the show with the latest buzz band, Wet Leg, and their great song "Chaise Longue", their first album only comes out in February, let's hope they can keep up this level for the rest of the album. Then the rest of the show was some more great indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: Wet Leg - Chaise Longue, see the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zd9jeJk2UHQ

Links from the show:

Find out more about Luminelle Records:
 
You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-10_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - October 2021

TALK - Theme
Wet Leg - Chaise Longue
Frauds - Put'Em Up
Sweeping Promises - Pain Without A Touch
Habibi - Somewhere They Can't Find Us
Beach Bunny - Oxygen
TALK 
Magdalena Bay - Secrets (Your Fire)
Palm Ghosts - Bloodlight
Andrew Younker - Think It Over
CASTLEBEAT - We Can Make This Right
Hannah Jadagu - All My Time Is Wasted
TALK 
Jordana and TV Girl - Summer's Over
Monsune - Nothing In Return
Hana Vu - Keeper
The Last Detail - I'm Sorry
Ethanol - What It's Like
TALK - Random Ending 
Pocketbooks - Five Day Forecast

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September 2021

First set had some great indie pop, with some flashbacks to artists from years ago. 

Various sets of (mostly) recent indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: Pronoun - I Wanna Die But I Can't (Cuz I Gotta Keep Living), see the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iROYUn_B6w

Links from the show:

Find out about Strawberry Generation:
 
Get the full story behind The Last Detail song "I'm Sorry":
 
 
You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-09_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - September 2021

TALK - Theme
Pronoun - I Wanna Die But I Can't (Cuz I Gotta Keep Living)
Cherym - She's Enough Going On 
Chemtrails - Forever Watching The Skies
My Idea - Stay Away Still
Colleen Green - I Wanna Be A Dog
TALK
DVC Refreshments - Heaven Plus
Strawberry Generation - Hannah
Sunspire - The Waves
Pale Spectres - Supermarket Love
The Marias - Carino
TALK 
Yumi Zouma - Give It Hell
Geoffrey O'Connor (feat. Laura Jean) - Foolish Enough
Lily Konigsberg - Owe Me
The Last Detail - I'm Sorry
Nilufer Yanya - Baby Luv
TALK - Random Ending
Black Kids - Look At Me (When I Rock Wichoo)
 

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August 2021

 

Various sets of (mostly) recent indie pop.

Best song I heard since the last show: John Moods - So Sweet So Nice, see the vide here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQQ7Q9SEhf4

Links from the show:

See the fun video for Lunar Vacation's "Mold":
 
Check our the Bandcamp page for Ginger Root:

Read about Babygirl:

You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-08_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - August 2021

TALK - Theme
John Moods - So Sweet So Nice
Massage - Sticks and Stones
Motorists - Vainglorious
Avery Springer - Bored Man With A Knife
CASTLEBEAT - Into
TALK
The Arctic Flow - Rehearsals
Ginger Root - Neighbor
Harlequin Gold - Way Back
Miljon - Your Brother
Lunar Vacation - Mold
TALK 
Shook - Lullaby
Men I Trust - Sugar
MICHELLE - FYO
Eyeclimber - Doomed
Babygirl - Soft
TALK - Random Ending
The Gresham Flyers - Shiftwork
 

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July 2021

Lots of great indie pop in the first set including a song very closely related to my best album from last year.  More of the same in second set, but not quite as twee, and I ended the show by getting funky.

Best song I heard since the last show: Judah Just Kidding - All My Life, listen to it here: Judah Just Kidding - All My Life - YouTube

Links from the show:

See the exhibition that commissioned the song by The Smittens:
See the original version of Let's Get Together by Hayley Mills:

Get the new album by SAULT here:


You can download the latest show directly here:
http://trepid.org/TCTAL/2021-07_final.mp3

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The Coolest Thing About Love Setlist - July 2021

TALK - Theme
Judah Just Kidding - All My Life
The Smittens - Wanna Go Dancing (So Far Away)
Acid House Kings - A Little Dancing
Starry Eyed Cadet - Feathers
Cristina Quesada - Let's Get Together
TALK
The Goon Sax - In The Stone
Goth Babe - I Wanna Help Your Mind
Syd - Fast Car
EGOISM - Lonely But Not Alone
2nd Grade - Favorite Song
TALK 
SAULT - Free
Khruangbin - So We Won't Forget
Jungle - Talk About It
Jelani Aryeh - Marigold
PawPaw Rod - Glass House
TALK - Random Ending
Yuck - Get Away

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