Buried Treasures

Buried Treasures & Bat Fangs

Looking for new music that's out of the mainstream? Jim and Greg uncover some buried treasures: under the radar tunes that you need to hear! They also interview the '80s hair metal-inspired band Bat Fangs.

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Buried Treasures

From the southern soul of Swamp Dogg to the experimental art rock of Ohmme, this week Jim and Greg dip into the wealth of music beyond the FM dial and play you some buried treasures. These artists might not be household names, but they're definitely worth adding to your collection.


Bat Fangs

Bat Fangs

Jim and Greg sit down with Bat Fangs, a new rock duo comprised of guitarist/vocalist Betsy Wright (of Ex Hex) and drummer Laura King (of Flesh Wounds). Bat Fangs released a self-titled album in February and came on our hosts' radar after a stunning showing at SXSW. Wright and King talk to Sound Opinions about how '80s hair metal inspired them and the ways their music counters the toxic masculinity of that genre. (There's also a digression about how getting matching tattoos played into the band's founding.)



“Rustbelt”Voice of Addiction

For his latest Desert Island Jukebox pick, Jim makes a case for punk rockers Voice of Addiction. Formed in Chicago in 2004, Voice of Addiction centers political and social commentary in their high-energy music. The group came back on Jim's radar as the focus of a new feature-length documentary about the band, Punk Band. Jim selects their track Rustbelt off 2017's The Lost Art of Empathy as an essential blue-collar anthem.

Featured Songs

  1. Ohmme, Liquor Cabinet, Parts, Joyful Noise, 2018
  2. Bat Fangs, Fangs Out, Bat Fangs, Don Giovanni, 2018
  3. Bat Fangs, Boy of Summer, Bat Fangs, Don Giovanni, 2018
  4. Falcon Jane, Ginger Ale, Feelin' Freaky, Darling Recordings, 2018
  5. Valee, Vlone, GOOD Job, You Found Me (EP), G.O.O.D/Def Jam, 2018
  6. Viagra Boys, Sports, Street Worms, YEAR0001, 2018
  7. Trio, Da Da Da (I Don‘t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha), Trio, Mercury, 1982
  8. Poster Children, Big Surprise, Grand Bargain!, Lotuspool, 2018
  9. Leon Thomas III, Moments After, Genesis, Leon Thomas Industries, 2018
  10. Denise Hradecky, Revolution, T.V. Dinners, denise hradecky, 2009
  11. Tank and the Bangas, Smoke.Netflix.Chill, Smoke.Netflix.Chill (single), Verve, 2018
  12. Swamp Dogg, Answer Me, My Love, Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune, Joyful Noise, 2018
  13. Ohmme, Icon, Parts, Joyful Noise, 2018
  14. Haley Heynderickx, Oom Sha La La, I Need to Start a Garden, Mama Bird, 2018
  15. Bat Fangs, Wolfbite, Bat Fangs, Don Giovanni, 2018
  16. Bon Jovi, You Give Love a Bad Name, Slippery When Wet, Mercury, 1986
  17. Bat Fangs, Bad Astrology, Bat Fangs, Don Giovanni, 2018
  18. Bat Fangs, Heartbeat, Bat Fangs, Don Giovanni, 2018
  19. Roky Erickson, Two Headed Dog, The Evil One, 415, 1981
  20. The Go-Go's, We Got the Beat, Beauty and the Beat, I.R.S., 1981
  21. The Bangles, Walk Like an Egyptian, Different Light, Columbia, 1986
  22. Bat Fangs, Turn It Up, Bat Fangs, Don Giovanni, 2018
  23. Voice of Addiction, Rustbelt, The Lost Art of Empathy, self-released, 2017
  24. Donna Summer, Autumn Changes, Four Seasons of Love, Casablanca, 1976
  25. Grateful Dead, Operator, American Beauty, Warner Bros., 1970
  26. Mastodon, Sultan's Curse, Emperor of Sand, Reprise, 2017
  27. Immortal Technique, Dance with the Devil, Revolutionary Vol. 1, self-released, 2001
  28. James Gang, The Devil Is Singing Our Song, Bang, Atco, 1973
  29. Tommy Bolin, Shake the Devil, Private Eyes, Columbia, 1976
  30. Beck, Satan Gave Me A Taco, Stereopathetic Soulmanure, Flipside, 1994