Monday, June 1, 2020

New Countdown!: May 2020


Grouplove detail new LP 'Healer', unveil spring North American tour
Grouplove
Hey everyone! Well we made it through another month (basically) and so there's another batch of songs from Alternative Radio to listen to! We'll be back next month. Stay safe and healthy. And also, I hope it's very clear that at Appetite For Distraction, we firmly support Black Lives Matter and want swift justice for George Floyd and every other Black human being that has been murdered by police officers. The system is broken and we need to fix it.


Countdown #417

***Featuring***
AJR
Billie Eilish
The Black Keys
Cage the Elephant
Glass Animals
Green Day
Grouplove
The Killers
lovelytheband
Neon Trees
Powfu featuring beabadoobee
Stephen Lynch
Tame Impala
twentyonepilots

Sunday, April 26, 2020

New Countdown!: April 2020! (with special guest Lila!)


Billie Eilish and Her Brother Finneas Drive Into the Ocean in ...
Billie Eilish
Hey! So, this is what monthly countdowns looks like! We are back with all of the songs that charted in April. And my daughter is here to weigh in on what she thinks of the songs from this month. We had such a fun time recording that this might become an occasional feature. I hope you have as much fun. The "cover art" for this episode is not random as it normally is, but was purposefully selected after Lila correctly pointed out that there's only one female voice in this whole countdown. (Diet Cig has an album you could go preorder, if you were interested....)


Countdown #416

***Featuring***
AJR
AWOLNATION
Billie Eilish
Cage the Elephant
China Crisis
Green Day
Grouplove
Hot Chelle Rae
The Killers
lovelytheband
The Lumineers
Neon Trees
Strung Out
Sub Urban
Tame Impala
twentyonepilots
The Unlikely Candidates




Countdown 416 "too many tags" post

see episode 416 for these bands

Sunday, March 29, 2020

New Post!: March 2020! (CAUGHT. UP!)


Lumineers Champion Introspective Ballads on Narrative 'III' - The ...
The Lumineers
WE DID IT!!! This episode marks the official last episode I can feasibly do before the end of April. I'm feeling like I'm in a prime position to keep current with a monthly countdown show and I'm excited to do it. Thanks for hanging in with me as I've worked to get current. See you in April!!!


Countdown #415

***Featuring***
AWOLNATION
Billie Eilish
Cage the Elephant
Green Day
Grouplove
The Killers
The Lumineers
Meg Myers
MxPx
Neon Trees
Sub Urban
twentyonepilots
The Unlikely Candidates
White Reaper

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

New Post!: February 2020!








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Coldplay

Well here we are! As of my hitting Publish on this post, I will be caught up on Countdowns....until the day you're reading it, but I'll be current. And that feels amazing. Thanks for sticking with me as I've figured out how to make this show I love doing work in the current life I have. Enjoy the eclectic sounds that made the chart this month!


Countdown #414

***Featuring***
Absofacto
AWOLNATION
Billie Eilish
Catfish & the Bottlemen
Coldplay
Fall Out Boy
Green Day
The Lumineers
Meg Myers
SHAED
Spoon
Sub Urban
twentyonepilots
The Unlikely Candidates
White Reaper

Sunday, March 22, 2020

New Post!: January 2020!


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Kimya Dawson
Well here we are in 2020! As I write this I have both January and February episodes done! I'll be posting this one now and then February's on Tuesday! So watch this space! This is a fun episode with lots of great songs! Enjoy!


Countdown #413

***Featuring***
Absofacto
AWOLNATION
Billie Eilish
Catfish & the Bottlemen
Coldplay
eels
Kimya Dawson
Local Natives
Meg Myers
SHAED
twentyonepilots
The Unlikely Candidates
White Reaper

Monday, March 16, 2020

New Post!: Colin Parker's Candlenights Gift For Me


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NOFX

So there's a holiday started by the McElroy brothers (of MBMBAM/The Adventure Zone/etc fame) called Candlenights and a couple of groups I'm in do Candlenights gift exchanges. One such Candlenights exchange got me a gift from Colin M Parker (The Podboss of The Scavengers Network) where he counted down the Top 5 songs from our friendship and I'm going to share that show with you right now! Enjoy! (I'll post the Countdown


Colin's Candlenights Gift to Me (Top 5 Songs of Our Friendship)

***Featuring***
The Ataris
blink-182
MxPx
NOFX
The Wonder Years

Sunday, March 8, 2020

New Post!: 2019 Artists of the Year!


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The Wonder Years
Here we are again for another glorious Artists of the Year countdown. I love it so much and this one is an EXCELLENT one. Great songs, but also songs that point to specific events in the year, which is just what you want in an AOTY countdown, you know?


2019 Artists of the Year Countdown

***Featuring***
Barenaked Ladies
The Beatles
blink-182
Cast of Hamilton
Fall Out Boy
Gin Blossoms
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
The Mountain Goats
New Found Glory
Pearl Jam
Taylor Swift
The Wonder Years

Saturday, March 7, 2020

New Post! 2019 Year End Countdown


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Panic! At the Disco
2019 comes to a close and, as usual, we are counting down the top charting songs of the year. Pay no attention to the fact that it's March. We're getting there! I love Year End Countdowns and this one is a very good one, with more than a couple of surprised in store for you! Enjoy!


2019 Year End Countdown

***Featuring***
Bastille
Billie Eilish
Cage the Elephant
Coldplay
Lana Del Rey
The Lumineers
Marshmello
morgxn featuring Walk the Moon
Of Monsters and Men
Panic! At the Disco
SHAED
twentyonepilots

Sunday, March 1, 2020

New Post!: December 2019


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Local Natives
And so we come to the end of the year! Do you all understand how CLOSE we are to catching up? The answer is: very close! I hope you enjoy this one. There are some gems that cropped up at the very end of the year that are worth checking out!


Countdown #412

***Featuring***
Absofacto
Billie Eilish
Catfish & the Bottlemen
Coldplay
Local Natives
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Meg Myers
Rex Orange County
SHAED
twentyonepilots
Weezer
White Reaper

Sunday, February 16, 2020

New Post!: November 2019!


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Cage the Elephant

I'm so excited! This is a great episode and we are getting very very close to caught up! I can hardly believe it. I hope you all have been enjoying these episodes. I think they're fun overviews of different things that happen during a month of Alternative Radio!


Countdown #411

***Featuring***
Absofacto
Billie Eilish
The Black Keys
Cage the Elephant
Coldplay
DREAMERS
Green Day
Illenium & Jon Bellion
Lana Del Rey
Meg Myers
SHAED
Sublime
Suzanne Vega
twentyonepilots
Weezer
White Reaper

Sunday, February 9, 2020

New Post!: October 2019!


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Illenium & Jon Bellion
Hey Everyone! We're still putting out regular episodes! What a wild ride it's been! I'm so excited to get all caught up and have regularly scheduled monthly episodes. That's going to be so wonderful. Lots of great songs this episode! Which one is your favorite?


Countdown #410

***Featuring***
The Black Keys
Cage the Elephant
Dominic Fike
DREAMERS
Fall Out Boy featuring Wyclef Jean
Green Day
Illenium & Jon Bellion
Lana Del Rey
Matt Maeson
Mumford & Sons
Of Monsters and Men
SHAED
Sublime
twentyonepilots
Weezer

Links to 410

Sunday, February 2, 2020

New Countdown!: September 2019!


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Well the first thing that we have to take care of is the fact that I skipped August's Artist of the Month. So we do a little backtracking on that front, but then we have a bunch of new songs and one BIG Grammy winner! Enjoy!


Countdown #409

***Featuring***
Billie Eilish
The Black Keys
Cage the Elephant
Dominic Fike
Green Day
Illenium & Jon Bellion
Lana Del Rey
Matt Maeson
Of Monsters and Men
Paramore
Panic! At the Disco
SHAED
Sublime
twentyonepilots

Saturday, January 25, 2020

New Countdown!: August 2019!


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SHAED
We're back on track for what I hope to be a regular release schedule which will have us current by the end of March! I hope you enjoy this one. There are lots of great songs on the countdown for this month. Plus! Results of the Songs of Summer chart I kept last year!


Countdown #408

***Featuring***
AJR
Bastille
Billie Eilish
Cage the Elephant
Dominic Fike
The Head and the Heart
Lana Del Rey
The Lumineers
Matt Maeson
Of Monsters and Men
Panic! At the Disco
Reel Big Fish
SHAED
Yellowcard