#267: Pure Juice by Summercamp

February 22, 2016

We’ve got a requested review this week, and to help us revisit his request, we invited Brandon Trammell, guitarist for Braidedveins and Kid Brother Collective on to talk about his pick - 1997′s Pure Juice by Summercamp. After an independent release under a different name, this was the only album released by the band, and it runs the gamut from syrupy power-pop to grungy thumpers and big rock ballads. There are some real diamonds in this rough to be discovered, but also a few lumps of coal. Is it a worthy record? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Drawer

14:42 - Nowhere Near

28:24 - Should I Walk Away

39:00 - Ninety Nine

49:25 - Two Shades of Gray

Outro - Keep An Eye On You

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#266: Interview with Kevin Martin of Candlebox

February 16, 2016

Joining us this week is Kevin Martin to walk us through the past, present and future of Candlebox and his career in music. Kevin fills us in on his earliest musical influences - his Mom and Dad, the Texas punks, and the mid/late 80s Seattle scene. From there, Kevin walks us through the wild ride that landed Candlebox on Madonna’s Maverick record label and put the band on the road for well over the year. We explore trials and tribulations surrounding the release of the bands second album Lucy and third album Happy Pills before going on hiatus. From there, we talk reforming Candlebox, releasing new albums in the ‘00s, politics in music, songwriting (for himself and others), working with Ken Andrews, the new album on Pledgemusic and much much more.

For bonus content from this interview, be sure to join us at Patreon.com.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Candlebox medley (You, Simple Lessons, Far Behind, Best Friend, Change)

18:25 - You from Candlebox

45:18 - Butterfly from Lucy

1:02:44 - Best Friend from Lucy

1:12:44 - It’s Alright from Happy Pills

1:31:35 - Stand from Into The Sun

1:43:54 - Simple Lessons from Lucy

1:50:48 - Sweet Summertime from Love Stories and Other Musings

Outro - 10000 Horses from Happy Pills

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#265: Emo Roundtable Discussion

February 9, 2016

What exactly is emo? To help us, and several listeners who have asked this same question, we’ve assembled an emo all-star team to figure it out. Joining us is Tom Mullen (Washed Up Emo podcastIs This Band Emo?Eric Grubbs (Do You Know Who You Are? podcast, author of Post), and Jeff Takacs (Rocketfuel podcastPunktastic).

In This Episode:

Intro - Emo Medley (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eat World, Cursive, At The Drive-in)

9:05 - What does the term “emo” mean?

13:40 - What’s the difference between emo, post-punk and post-hardcore?”

23:30 - What are the musical hallmarks of emo?

30:30 - How did emo become mainstream in the ‘00s?

53:50 - What’s the first emo album you give to someone who’s never heard emo?

59:25 - What is the current state of emo?

Outro - The Day’s Refrain by Texas Is The Reason

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#264: Dog Man Star by (The London) Suede

February 2, 2016

With an well-received new album just released, it’s the perfect time to check out an album by Britpop pioneers Suede (or, The London Suede here in the states). We put it up for a vote on our Patreon page, and after a tie-breaking coin flip, we’re checking out the 1994 sophomore album Dog Man Star. Like a lot of sophomore albums in the ‘90s, this album came after a well received (critically and commercially) debut. Did Dog Man Star suffer the dreaded sophomore slump? Tune in to find out.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - We Are The Pigs

5:58 - History of the Band

16:17 - We Are The Pigs

23:58 - Still Life

30:39 - Heroine

Outro - The Asphault Life


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