Episode 77. Oddisee and I talk about growing up in the DC area, his Sudanese and American families, horse racing, discovering hip-hop, the DC/NY relationship, making his new album "The Iceberg" in late 2016, and much much more. A great conversation. He's probably on tour right now, so go see him!
My guest this week is Valerie Teicher, the artist known as Tei Shi.
She tells me about growing up in Colombia and Canada, waiting until her twenties to go on stage, dealing with soundguys, and how she made her new album Crawl Space, out NOW on Downtown Records.
Special thanks to the Ace Hotel in New York, where we recorded this episode.
I joined Chris in his home in Brooklyn to talk about his life playing drums for Vampire Weekend and playing everything for his new project Dams of the West.
We talk trombone, mostly. We also talk about being a waterpark lifeguard in New Jersey, the original email that started Vampire Weekend, how the band's success led to his "extended adolescence", and go over a few great drummer solo projects. Over La Croix, of course ;(
This conversation with Sylvan Esso was going great until Amelia mentioned that her father is a professional Santa Claus. Then we just spent the rest of our time talking about that.
Sylvan Esso's new album "What Now" is out... now.
Thanks to Thomas for the production help on this one.
Thanks to Teddy Blanks for the artwork.
"I don't like to be rude to people who are interviewing me, like Bob Dylan was, but I wish I could be"
My guest this week is English musician and podcaster Laura Marling. Laura shares with me what she has learned from doing her own show Reversal of the Muse, and then regales me with stories from her early days: dropping out of high school, sleeping in a double bass case, playing the Sidewalk Cafe in the mid 2000's, and much more. Plus we talk about psychoanalysis, the challenges of doing music today, and how people misperceive her.
Recorded backstage at Terminal 5 back in the "good old days" of October 2016, Animal Collective are my guests this week.
Specifically, Panda Bear and Geologist, so, half of Animal Collective.
We talk about their enduring friendship, which began high school and has extended all the way through parenthood, touring, and making 10 albums together.
*ALARM EMOJI* Miami Bass episode of No Effects *ALARM EMOJI*
Not exactly, but kinda, as my guest this week is Miami-adjace DJ/Producer Jubilee. We cover the South Florida rave scene, the Central Florida rave scene, and everything in between. And much much more.
Jubilee's new album, After Hours, is out October 21st on Mixpak
I dropped in on Taylor and Ryan of the LA band Local Natives backstage before a show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn.
Taylor and Ryan tell me about growing up together, playing music, changing their band name, and how their relationship and band have evolved over the years.
Mangy Love, out now, is Cass McComb's "somethingth" album. He doesn't know exactly. In our wide-ranging conversation, he tells me about growing up and living in the Bay Area, living out of his car in New York City, anti-folk music, anti-anti-folk music, rap music, choir music, how his band is like a halfway house, and much much more. Cass McCombs is a one-of-a-kind musician who is incredibly talented, prolific, and I am a huge fan of him. Please listen and then go listen to his music.
My guests this week are Michael 'Fitz' Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums. Fitz and Noelle share with me stories from their many years they individually spent struggling to find a career in music before breaking out with Fitz and the Tantrums.
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My guest this week is Lorely Rodriguez, the artist known as Empress Of. Lorely shares with me about growing up in Los Angeles with a musical/not-musical family, going to Berklee School of Music, how getting a laptop changed her life, and much much more. Plus another great Canadian border crossing story!
This is part 2 of my live show recorded at Moogfest, in Durham in May 2016. Part 1, with Julia Holter, is also available right now.
Recorded LIVE at Moogfest 2016 in May 2016 in Durham, North Carolina! This is part one of two.
Julia Holter joins me to talk about growing up in Los Angeles, having two planners, studying composition at the University of Michigan, performing at bookstores, at much more.
Plus, the crowd is mic'd so you can hear when they laugh and compare it to your own reactions!
Thanks to the great organizers of Moogfest for setting this up and recording it.
Patrick is best known as one half of the band Chairlift. He's also well known as a music producer in his own right. He's less known for being lead snare of a WORLD CHAMPION drumline team. He's a very gifted and very humble man. We talk about all of those things and more on this week's No Effects.
Tegan and Sara Quin are identical twin sisters from Canada who have been playing music as Tegan and Sara since the late 90's. They are gay women in their mid-30's who are now huge pop stars and there's no one quite like them in music.
Our conversation spans their entire career, but a lot of it is about their early years, their ups and downs, their times apart from each other, and how they eventually built a huge community around themselves and their music.
Julianna Barwick's new album "Will" is out on May 6, 2016 on Dead Oceans.
Listen to Julianna tell me about growing up in the church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, moving to New York, her early experiences doing music in Brooklyn and around the world, and how she made her new album "Will".
Plus, her time as an intern for a very famous children's musician, and much much more.
Julianna is a true one-of-a-kinder and I loved talking to her for an hour. I think you will too.
Recorded at an AirBnb down in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2016, this is my great conversation with Chris Baio. Chris plays bass in Vampire Weekend and plays everything in his own project Baio. Chris is a super nice guy who is super talented and this is a super conversation. As always, we delve into early bands and how he started playing in Vampire Weekend. Also, he tells me about mixing his album in Malibu, living in London, and much much more. Plus, I go negative on the Chi-peps.
A fantastic double xl episode of No Effects this week with god in chief of the GODMODE Squad, Nick Sylvester.
Before helming his own record label / management / production company GODMODE and producing albums for Shamir, Deerhoof and more, Nick was a teenage trumpet player performing at weddings and bar mitzvahs in Philadelphia. After that, he was a Harvard kid writing snarky album reviews for Pitchfork. After that, he was a writer for the Colbert Report for 4 years. After that, he started a muscular brooklyn rock band called Mr. Dream. And now, he is putting it all together in a really unique way at GODMODE.
He's a true one-of-a-kinder and I was very happy to talk to him about all that and more.