World-renowned funnyman Brady O’Callahan (UCB, The Onion) is on the show to talk about The SteelDrivers’ song “Blue Side Of The Mountain.”
The indomitable Lily Du (The President Show, Broad City) joins us in the stu-stu-studio to share with us her love of the Stars song “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead.” We talk with her about carrying songs through different relationships and periods of her life and how strongly she feels about the first two Stars albums despite not having many deep connections to music throughout her life.
Jacob Sharp (Mipso) returns to the show and joins us in the studio! Jacob talks about Phil Cook’s “Great Tide,” a song that reminds him of friendships and touring, plus, it features killer instrumentation and guitar tone. We hear how Cook and other Wisconsin musicians migrated to the North Carolina Triangle region over a decade […]
Josh Sharp (The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, Jacob’s brother) is on the show to talk about Ryan Adams – Let it Ride. Jacob Sharp (Mipso, Josh’s brother) joins Josh to play the cover together! The brothers grew up playing this song together, and their take on it is beautiful.
The hilarious and sharp-witted Sarah Pappalardo (co-founder, co-editor of Reductress) joins us on this LIVE episode of the show to talk about St. Vincent’s song “Cruel.”
The ball of energy known as Amanda Giobbi (UCB) is on the show to talk about Sufjan Stevens’ epic song “Impossible Soul.” Clocking in at just over 25 minutes, “Impossible Soul” takes the listener on a deliberately minimal and melancholy ride.
Strap in! Tom Sanchez (Magnet Theater) is on the show to ruin his brand! A big pop music fan, Tom talks to us about “Flagpole Sitta'” by Harvey Danger, a song he first heard back in high school and didn’t think too much about. It wasn’t until college, after moving all the way from Arizona to Connecticut, that the song took on greater meaning.
Writer and actor Elena Skopetos (Songonauts, Magnet Theater) is in the studio to talk with Evan and Pat about Robyn’s masterpiece “Dancing On My Own.” This powerhouse song has it all – a little sad, but a lot of fun – and inspires everyone to get out on the floor and dance.
Megan Gray (Artistic Director at Magnet Theater) joins us in the studio to talk about “The Freshmen” by The Verve Pipe. The song came to Megan when her boyfriend Louis gave her a mixtape just before she embarked on a foreign exchange trip way back during her freshman year of high school. You know what that means – we GOTTA talk about mixtapes!
Most year-end lists try to objectively let you know what the best albums of the year are, either in the industry as a whole or within a given genre. But we’re a podcast about how music affects each of us, so our list is more personal (forgive us, Lorde). These albums are ranked by how much we listened to them, what they meant to us, what they meant to the world, and how great we thought they were. If you disagree, that’s probably good. Make your own dang list.