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[The Almanac Radio Show!] Episode 3 Stream & Rundown: December 2023

Posted on December 22, 2023 at 10:28 pm | 1 Comment


December brought episode number three, the last of the calendar year 2023. This edition of “The Almanac” first aired on Wednesday the 6th at 8pm Eastern over on Uncertain.FM, and got a replay the following day at 4pm.

By now you’ve hopefully got the drill: The first Wednesday of every month brings a couple hours of mostly new songs, ones from bands I’ve just seen or hope to see, with the random faves sprinkled within. This episode featured my first giveaway: A spiffy Buffalo Tom poster by Daykamp Creative to commemorate their Boston & NYC shows. So congrats to listener Stewart who was randomly selected as the winner.

Each month I’ll share the latest episode’s track-by-track rundown here, and a couple weeks after airing I’ll throw in an embed so you can listen later. Next month? Episode 4 gathers together my favorites from 2023, airing on Wednesday, January 3rd at 8pm EST (and again on 1/4 at 4pm).

Until then…


The AlmanacEpisode 3

on Uncertain.FM

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023
from 8-10pm EST


1. Ducks Ltd. – “Hollowed Out”

From their upcoming “Harm’s Way” LP, due out on February 9th, 2024.

2. Chastity Belt – “Hollow”

Off their “Live Laugh Love” LP, arriving March 29, 2024 on Suicide Squeeze Records.

3. The Umbrellas – “Echoes”

From their upcoming “Fairweather Friend” full-length, out January 26th, 2024 on Slumberland.

4. Hovvdy – “Jean”

New single available on Bandcamp.

5. The Bevis Frond – “Focus On Nature”

Title track from their next LP, out February 1st, 2024.

6. Mary Timony – “Dominoes”

Off “Untame the Tiger”, coming from Merge on February 23rd, 2024. Mary will be playing the Crystal Ballroom in Somerville on Saturday, March 2nd.

7. The American Analog Set – “Over The Jeans”

Off their excellent new record, “For Forever”.

8. Brother Bird – “Inside Of Love” (Nada Surf cover)

From a new holiday split 7-inch featuring two Nada Surf covers (the other being “Blonde On Blonde”).

9. Buffalo Tom – “Helmet”

The first shared song from their upcoming “Jump Rope” LP, which should be out in May of next year.

10. J Mascis – “Can’t Believe We’re Here”

From the upcoming album “What Do We Do Now”, out on Sub Pop on February 2nd, 2024.

11. New Radiant Storm King – “The Correct Liar”

Lead-off track from the newly-remastered version of their 1998 “Singular, No Article” LP.

12. The Lemonheads – “Fear Of Living”

A new single, written with Dan Lardner of QTY, who passed away earlier this year. Evan’s played all the instruments on this one, and is working on new Lemonheads songs, which would join this track as his first originals since 2006.

13. Car Colors – “Old Death”

The title track from Charles Bissell’s (of the Wrens) long-awaited new EP.

14. Guided By Voices – “Puncher’s Parade”

Off their latest LP, “Nowhere To Go But Up”.

15. Neva Dinova – “Outside”

Their new Saddle Creek single.

16. Be Safe – “In a House”

Their debut single, ahead of a full length on Count Your Lucky Stars out early next year.

17. Lupo Citta – “White Bracelet”

From the Boston trio’s self-titled debut LP, out on January 12th from 12XU.

18. Imperial Wax – “Less I Need”

The first taste of their second album, which will be out in February on their own Guesswork Records label. This band rose from the ashes of the final live configuration of the Fall, and their 2019 debut LP was ace.

19. Death – “World In Disguise”

A split 7-inch with Rough Francis, who play on this track with Death.

20. Rough Francis – “Haunted”

The other half of the the split 7-inch with Death.

21. Sea Ray – “Stripmine Skyline”

A new (final?) single from this briefly-reunited NY band, who got back together to mark the 20th anniversary remaster/resissue of their “Stars At Noon” LP.

22. Outer World – “Forms Of Knowing”

Off the upcoming “Who Does the Music Love?” LP, out via Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records on March 22, 2024.

23. Ozean – “Porcelain”

A new digital Numero Group reissue. This San Jose band played just two shows in their brief existence, their lone three songs available only as a short-run cassette in 1991. Numero will be dripping out their catalog over the course of the next few months, with a 12” to follow in 2024.

24. Emerald Comets – “Silhouette”

The latest single from this Boston-based band.

25. Arcwelder – “Lafayette”

Honestly wasn’t sure we’d ever get new Arcwelder songs, but here we are. Two tracks now, 8-song LP out early next year.

26. Dowsing – “Goodbye”

Off the “No One Said This Would Be Easy” LP, which came out earlier this month.

27. Footballhead – “Habits”

First single from “Overthinking Everything”, due out March 1st, 2024.

28. Weakened Friends – “Awkward”

Their latest single from Don Giovanni Records.

29. Real Estate – “Water Underground”

Off their upcoming “Daniel” LP, due out in February on Domino Recordings.

30. Laetitia Sadier – “Une Autre Attente”

From the Stereolab singer’s upcoming “Rooting For Love” record, due out in February from Drag City Records.

31. Zwei Null Zwei – “Unmoored”

The latest Bandcamp single from this quartet that features members of Edsel, the Make-Up, Ted Leo’s Pharmacists, Girls Against Boys, Savak, and more.

32. The Jesus and Mary Chain – “jamcod”

From the Reid brothers’ “Glasgow Eyes” LP, arriving on February 8th.


As mentioned, the next episode (my faves of 2023) airs on Wednesday, January 3rd at 8pm EST over at




One Response to “[The Almanac Radio Show!] Episode 3 Stream & Rundown: December 2023”

  1. John
    April 23rd, 2024 @ 2:36 pm

    hello do you still have the mp3 for “Red Cross With Silver Shine” by gregory and the hawk? I have been working to archive her early work for roughly 6 months, seen here ( The orginal upload on your website appears to be no longer working (, please email me if you have it. Or upload it to and email me the link

    also if you know anything about Bob: The Album (, or Gregory and the Hawk EP ( If you know anything about them please email me, or if you have the orginal unsplit version of the bob project I would like to archive it.

    Thanks, John

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