Alan Palomo and I sit and talk for almost an hour about the Tomb Raider Soundtrack. There are also side conversations about sensory deprivation tanks on tour, growing up in Monterrey, Mexico and San Antonio, and the new Neon Indian album "Vega Intl. Night School"
I try not to dwell too much on the young age of my guest this week, Garrett Borns. He records as BØRNS and his new album "Dopamine" is out right now on Interscope. He tells me about how he went from a kid in Michigan doing online jingle contests to an international recording artist in record time.
Amanda Warner is MNDR and on this episode she shares her story: from growing up on a farm in North Dakota to auditioning to play bass for Hole (!) to the warehouse world of Oakland, to having a number one song in Europe, to writing a thousand songs for other artists, and, if you can believe it, much much more.
She is amazing, an A+ guest, I loved talking to her, and you will love listening to her, so please do that!
Recorded out in LA back in March of 2015, my guest this week is LA based slasher Jason Stewart. He's the DJ slash podcaster slash music supervisor slash "food enthusiast" known as Them Jeans.
We talk about the heyday of blog djing in the mid 2000's, DJ's complaining, and a variety of other subjects as I unload all of my DJ related material on him.
Arthur Ashin, the artist currently known as Autre Ne Veut, joins me to tell me about his parents, his near birth experience, his favorite concert of all time, his new album, his college theory days, and much much more.
His new album "Age of Transparency" is available now from Downtown Records.
Trevor Powers records as Youth Lagoon and he has a great new album out right now called "Savage Hills Ballroom." Go listen to it!
He's an amiable guy who was happy talk baseball, to listen to me casually psychoanalyze his love of the movie "Castaway" and much MUCH more
Welcome to episode 45 of No Effects with Jesse Cohen! On this episode, my guest, Ed Droste, and I talk about the early days of his band Grizzly Bear, moving to Los Angeles, envying DJ's, writing music for the radio, and much much more.
FYI: I recorded this conversation at Ed's home in Los Angeles back in March, about 6 months ago.
Albert Hammond, Jr joins me in my kitchen to talk about his new album "Momentary Masters" and married life upstate. We talk about the time that Tanlines played the main stage at FYF before the Strokes, we talk about difference between making an album 10 years ago and today, and we talk about much much more.
Molly Lambert is a writer for Grantland and a podcast host there as well. She's a dear dear friend and I was very happy to talk to her back in March in Los Angeles. She tells me about how she started writing and how she believes that every TV writer has a deep, dark, secret.
Part 2 of a double episode!!
My guest is the artist, rapper, musician, and energy drink manufacturer Juiceboxxx.
We talk about Juice's long career starting out as a teenager in Milwaukee, touring the DIY circuit, touring with Public Enemy in Canada, meeting with labels, his goals and ambitions, and a lot in between. We also talk about the new book about him and some of his thoughts about that.
Make sure to check out episode 41, with Leon Neyfakh, who just wrote that book about Juiceboxxx, which is called The Next Next Level.
On part one of my first double episode, my guest is writer and journalist Leon Neyfakh. Leon's written for the Boston Globe, New Yorker, Slate, etc, but the reason he's on my show is because he just wrote a book called The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up. The subject of that book is the rapper and artist Juiceboxxx, who is my guest in part 2 of this double podcast.
We talk about his book and his career and the many many feelings and thoughts I had about his book on this great episode. It's one of my favorites.
Tom Arsenault is the artist known as Mas Ysa and he is currently on tour with us. As we speak, he is sound checking in a room in Atlanta directly behind me. He is equally passionate as a performer as he is a human being. He's one of a kind, and I have enjoyed getting to know him out here on tour. This podcast documents our first conversation before we left for tour. We talk about growing up in Montreal and Sao Paulo, being a turntablist, and his unique live show.
His great debut album Seraph is out July 24th
Spoke to Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip over a weekend trip in New York City on how his band is like both Wu Tang Clan and Squeeze, what it’s like to work with people he's known since age 11 and his distinctive, intricate and humorous lyrics.
I also recorded an intro for this episode while out on tour with Tanlines, while walking down the street in San Francisco. It's a full update about how the shows are going, how we got robbed in St. Louis, and what it's like touring with a full band for the first time.
The interview with Alexis begins at the six minute mark
My guest this week is Norwegian artist Jenny Hval. Join us as we talk about 2 Unlimited, music lessons, and her totally unique stage setup. And, of course, much much more.
Her new album Apocalypse, Girl is out right now on Sacred Bones.
UMO is the band, and Ruban Neilson is who I talked to in this episode. Ruban is from New Zealand, but started UMO in Portland, Oregon where he's lived for several years now. We talked about how he got here, his first tours, and how he made his great new album Multi-Love. Plus, punk house chili makes another appearance.
A seminal episode of No Effects with my guest this week, Molly Neuman. Molly played drums in the seminal Riot Grrrl band Bratmobile. But wait, there is much much more. Molly's career in independent music also has included running the seminal punk label Lookout!, managing seminal punk artist Ted Leo, and being VP of seminal trade association A2IM.
Couldn't be happier to share this episode with you guys--- my guest this week is Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ, producer, and founding member of A Tribe Called Quest !!! We talked about Brooklyn in 2015, Los Angeles in 1989, his own podcast "Microphone Check", touring, making music, and much much more.
Listen to Ali Shaheed Muhammad's podcast Microphone Check
The band is called Drenge and they are two brothers named Eoin and Rory Loveless and they are from a place called Castleton, which is in Derbyshire, which is in England. They're young and on the way up and I do my best to relate to them and they did their best to relate to me, and it was an all around great time.