Todays episode features Jamie Coletta, the director of marketing at Side One Dummy Records. This is our first episode recorded out of New York, our first without Evan, and our first with a label we absolutely adore. Jamie was excited to discuss the new Paramore album which Pat enjoyed as a soundtrack to drive around California.
We covered a lot of ground in this one! The Paramore song had us discussing identity, expectations, and the seemingly dramatic shift in genre they took. Then we talked about how Jamie got into the industry, doing what you love, what it’s like to hunt for new bands, and how the labels community naturally formed.
Be sure to check out Worriers and pre-order their new album here.
Today we’ve got the very funny Abby Russell (Comedian with the Magnet Theater, Associate Producer for Giant Bomb). She’s the real hero of this episode, so please say so in the comments below. We talk about listening to music between class, living across the street from your high school, and video games as art! We also nerd out about learning how to play St. Vincent songs and how cool Annie Clark is.
Thank you to the Magnet Training Center for the recording space!
Classic good guy Adam Wade joins us to talk about Roy Orbinson – “Running Scared.” We talk about all things Hoboken, New Jersey, growing up in New Hampshire, writing and storytelling, and how songs age along with their musicians. Lindsay Dunphy kills the cover!
Nikita Burdein joins us for our first-ever studio episode to talk about “Let the Sunshine In” from Hair! Nikita is an all-star musical improviser here in New York and was very patient while Evan & Pat showed how naive they were regarding musical theatre. In this episode, we talk about crate digging for cast recordings and what makes for a good musical! Pat had just discovered how great Hamilton is, so we go pretty in depth with that, and Evan admits that he still hasn’t listened to the soundtrack.
Comedian Courtney MaGinnis (Caroline’s, College Humor, NPR) joins us on the show to talk about drunken family vacations, designing underwear for teens, and the Otis Redding song “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay.” Hilarity ensues as we get to know our wonderful guest and, wouldn’t you know it, there’s even some arm wrestling. Plus! Singer, songwriter, banjo player, and excellent human, Anielle Reid, takes the stage to cover Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness” and to play a couple of her own wonderful songs. You really can’t go wrong with this episode, folks! Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review!
This episode features Will Stephen (SNL) and we discussed The Cure’s – Pictures of You, waterfalls of chimes and all! It’s a fun story of why the song stuck with him, AIM profiles, seeing The Cure live, and going to shows alone.
Trevor Bachman was our musical guest and he played a beautiful cover of the song.
Anna Drezen (SNL, Reductress, How May We Hate You?) stopped by to talk about Dave Matthews Band – American Baby. What followed was an enjoyable episode filled with stories of summer romance, mic drops, and lots of goofs.
Our musical guest this month was Jessy Tomsko. Check out her site for more of her music and tour dates!
Christian Finnegan (Are We There Yet?, Chapelle’s Show, Best Week Ever) joined us for a special holiday-esque episode of Repeater! Musical guests Connor Ratliff and Mikey Erg covered Elvis Costello – All Grown Up and some secular holiday tunes.
It just so happens that all three of our guests are HUGE Elvis Costello fans! Christian includes Elvis Costello in his 50 Plus artists (Artists that he loves at least 50 of their songs) and considers this to be one of ‘his’ songs.
We talk about Elvis Costello, high school hair metal bands, where creativity comes from, and Kid Rock.
Bowen Yang (Live On Broadgay, Lake Homo High, Broad City, Pop Roulette) joins us to talk about Beyoncé’s “Schoolin’ Life”. It’s an incredible conversation about changing your mind, big life decisions, and doing things that makes you happy (and the Goofy Movie). Keith Rubin (Singer/Songwriter) came by to play the cover and one of his own.
Bowen is a fricken delight! Follow him on twitter!
This is for them bitter somethings
Stop living in regret, baby, it’s not over yet
Ivan Anderson joined us to talk about Imagine a Jump (John Lennon / Van Halen mashup) Ivan had a lot of thoughts on this mashup and we talk about everything from Jamiroquai’s hats to social media overload.