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The Taste of Music: Spod

Each week for the next few weeks, we're asking a different music personality to craft us a playlist based around the theme of "pop" or "rock". A theme so good you could taste it. And that taste might taste something a lot like a Drumstick ice-cream. I mean, I just pulled that out of thin air, but just to give you one example. (See Muscles' playlist for TheVine here.)

Today's candidate is Spod, the Sydney-based, fantasy-pop chameleon. Spod is many things to many people: a one-man party bomb; a video director extraordinaire; a steely rock viking; the galaxy's greatest wedding DJ; inventor of Fantasyze! and a sponge-hearted pop visionary. His new single 'Couple of Drinks' (which comes with it's own 'Spod Brew' stubby holder!) is out now - show details (and tune) below.

Being such a library of awesome, we asked Spod to craft us the perfect Rock playlist. Here's his take:

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1. Black Moth Super Rainbow - 'I Think It's Beautiful You Are 256 Colours Too'

"Throwback future music, BMSR have made some of the greatest music of a future that never came."


2. Beck - 'Beercan'

"Cool song, cool clip, and cool Beck.  It really captures that summertime freedom this Mellow Gold era of Beck represents, and how he was a shining light amongst a grunge hellzone."

3. Toto - 'Rosanna'

"This clip has smug guys in a street tough environment.  Melodic genius and theatre street justice with synths.  The innocence of making a clip & song like this is dead forever."

4. Neil Young - 'Harvest Moon'

This song makes me wanna cry every time I hear it.  A song by a guy deep in his career being old & in love. What a cool ol' sweet heart.

5. Ween - 'Freedom of '76'

"Spike Jonze directing Ween.  That's a dream team if ever I've seen.  A mad bro on the directing making a great classy video with the worlds greatest
band.  Forget about it!"

6. Death Grips - 'Guillotine'

"Whoops, I don't have one current song in this whole list!  Well when I first saw this clip, it was the first time i'd been so enthralled by fear
watching a video.  So intense, so simple."

7. Barry Ryan - 'Eloise'

"This is a fantastically bombastic pop song, with a beautifully weird clip. Kalidescopes, candles, capes, a huge creepy breakdown, white horses and a beach.  Sign me up."

8. Australian Crawl - 'Errol'

"I loved Australian Crawl as a kid, they were one of my first big loves in the music world.  Aussie blokes havin' a go.  Hey, lets hang out together
with no shirts, get wet, hang out in Grundys & get drunk and have a top time.  Ok, clip done.  Too easy."

9. XL Capris - 'My City Of Sydney'

"My friend Jess only put me onto this recently and I fell in love with it, and this is the first time i've seen this clip.  Awesome!  So Aussie, so good."

10. Gerling - 'Ghost Patrol'



"I love this 'Spielberg' era of Gerling, so weird and wonderful."

11. Com Truise - 'Fairlight'

"Another modern retro futuristic jam, this also makes me sad of the reality of the future, because it could have been so cool if it was actually like
this."

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With launches in Sydney and Brisbane in the can, SPOD is launching his new single 'Couple Of Drinks' single in Melbourne at The Gasometer (upstairs) December 6 with High Tension (members of Nation Blue, Young & The Restless).

You can also get yourself a free copy of the Couple Of Drinks EP which is only available when you buy a SPOD BREW stubby holder. The Couple Of Drinks EP has the current single and also two extra track 'Not Looking For a Blue' & 'Dead Shits'. 

Listen to 'Couple of Drinks' below:


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