Into Another bring the riffs, the big vocals and locked-in rhythm section on 1995′s Seemless. Even though we’re fans of New York City bands such as Quicksand and Handsome, Into Another somehow flew under our radar. However, thanks to Patreon patron Chris M. with his twelve-month anniversary pick, he enlightened us on the major label debut (and third overall) album by the band. We dug deep into the record, enough to give you some bonus content over at Patreon discussing b-sides and more.
Songs in this Episode:
Intro - Mutate Me
12:43 - Mutate Me
21:42 - For a Wounded Wren
27:20 - The Way Down
30:30 - Actual Size
Outro - T.A.I.L.
In the 1990s the term alternative country appeared, we’re talking the bands, the sound and influences. What is alternative country an alternative to? Country? Rock? We dig into the unique aspects that separate alternative country from its more mainstream counterparts and the sounds that help create it. We talk some of the biggest influences upon 90s alternative country, including Gram Parsons, Neil Young, the punk rock from labels like SST and more. We talk about our favorite 90s alternative country albums, and which artists today are carrying the alternative country torch. To do so, we’re joined by returning roundtable guests Eric Grubbs of Dallas Observer, Jim Kopeny of Chicagoist and Jim Hanke of Vinyl Emergency.
Songs in this Episode
Intro - Are You Ready for the Country by Neil Young
16:42 - Blue by The Jayhawks
29:08 - Postcard by Uncle Tupelo
47:36 - California Stars by Billy Bragg and Wilco
1:01:32 - Dancefloors by My Morning Jacket
Outro - Hot Burrito #2 by Dinosaur Jr (Flying Burrito Brothers cover)