Episode 49 - MNDR

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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!

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Episode 48 - Them Jeans

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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.

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Episode 45 - Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear)

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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.

Grizzly Bear on iTunes, Google Play Music

Episode 42 - Juiceboxxx

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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.

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Episode 41 - Leon Neyfakh

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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.

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Episode 40 - Mas Ysa

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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

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Episode 39 - Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)

Hello, World!

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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

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Episode 37 - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

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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.  

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Episode 36 - Molly Neuman (Bratmobile, Etc)

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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.

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Episode 34 - Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest)

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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