#072: August Everywhere by Blinker The Star

May 29, 2012

On episode #72 of Dig Me Out we're joined by Blinker The Star's Jordon Zadorozny to revisit the 1999 album August Everywhere. Besides a track-by-track dissection of this under-appreciated gem, Jordon talks to us about his musical roots in Canada, making the move to Los Angeles in the mid-90s, his contributions to Courtney Love and Mandy Moore records, a songwriting bootcamp in a French castle, the influences of Duran Duran and Steely Dan, and much much more. It's a long one, so settle in, then leave us a comment on this episode.

Songs in this Episode

Intro - Crazy Eyes

3:33 - History of the Band

22:20 - September Already

27:16 - Behind The Sliding Doors

34:38 - Crazy Eyes

43:47 - All Dreamed Out

46:17 - Pretty Pictures

50:57 - Pretty Pictures Guitar Solo

52:46 - On This Earth

57:54 - I Am A Fraction

1:10:14 - There's No Where You Can Hide

1:15:22 - Right Kind of Girl

1:27:36 - Star Behind The Star

Outro - Strange As They Say

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#071: The Shape of Punk to Come by Refused

May 22, 2012

On episode #71, we tackle The Shape of Punk to Come: A Chimerical Bombation In 12 Bursts by Refused. Since it's original release in 1998, TSoPtC has been graced with accolades and fawning retrospectives - but is it deserved? Due the techno, beat poetry and jazz interludes sound fresh and exciting or gimmicky and contrived? Tune in to find out!

(Warning: earmuffs for the little ones, Refused liked their f-bombs)

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Summertime Holidays vs. Punkroutine

10:30 - The Deadly Rhythm

16:54 - Liberation Frequency

25:04 - New Noise

27:32 - Tannhauser Derive

32:04 - Worms Of The Senses/Faculties Of The Skull

34:51 - Protest Song '68

Outro - The Shape of Punk to Come

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#070: Fever In Fever Out by Luscious Jackson

May 15, 2012

On episode #70, we revisit the 1996 album Fever In Fever Out by Luscious Jackson with a little help from lead singer/bassist Jill Cuniff. As Luscious Jackson prepare to release a new album, we look back at a band that helped define the sound of the '90s and was a leading light in the rise of the female artist during the decade.

We talk to Jill about recording with legendary producer Daniel Lanois, the influences of soul, R&B and French pop, songwriting, and the decision to release their new album independently with the help of Pledgemusic.com.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Electric

6:47 - History of the Band

14:14 - Naked Eye

17:42 - Interview Segment #1

24:35 - Why Do I Lie?

28:01 - Mood Swing

40:34 - Interview Segment #2

45:51 - Don't Look Back

50:06 - Faith

53:45 - Interview Segment #3

1:00:38 - Under Your Skin

Outro - Soothe Yourself

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#069: Famous Past Lives by Pretty Mighty Mighty

May 8, 2012

On episode #69, we make a second trip to our adopted hometown of Columbus, Ohio to revisit an under-appreciated classic, Pretty Mighty Mighty's 1999 album Famous Past Lives.

Lead singer/guitarist Jon Chinn joins us for this trip down memory lane back to when the band formed in college through their line-up changes, building (several) recording studios, surviving a house fire, scoring an unexpected radio hit and the dealing with the labels that came calling, along with an in-depth discussion on songwriting and recording.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Ski Instructor

31:35 - My Own Type

35:57 - Media King

42:58 - Ski Instructor

50:59 - Scratch

101:41 - St. Louis

105:35 - Deafening

1:11:20 - Heart Attack

1:21:08 - Tidal Wave

Outro - Best of the Worst

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#068b - More Interview Clips with Miles of For Love Not Lisa

May 3, 2012

As promised, here are some bonus clips with For Love Not Lisa guitarist Miles. Big thanks to Chip Midnight!

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#068: Merge by For Love Not Lisa

May 1, 2012

On episode #68, Chip Midnight returns with an album suggestion and interview to go along with it. We check out the 1993 album Merge by For Love Not Lisa, and Chip talks to guitarist Miles.

Merge offers plenty of diversity, but is it too much of a good thing? We cover everything on this episode - how the wrong tours can frustrate a band, our first discussion of "Christian Rock" and it's development in the '90s, and a legendary guitarist showing up on a b-side track.

As a bonus, we'll be posting clips from Chips interview that didn't make the episode this Thursday. Consider it an early Cinco de Mayo present.

Chips links: Atomic NedLipstick 'n Leather

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Daring To Pick Up

11:30 - Softhand

15:14 - Mother's Faith

19:19 - Travis Hoffman

23:16 - Interview Segment #1

26:18 - More Than A Girl

29:08 - Interview Segment #2

34:05 - Rocket Ride

38:58 - Interview Segment #3

41:46 - Slip Slide Melting

46:53 - Interview Segment #4

Outro - Simple Line of Decline

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