Episode 63 - Tegan and Sara

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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.

Tegan and Sara on iTunes, Google Play Music

Episode 61 - Julianna Barwick

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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.

Julianna Barwick on iTunes, Google Play Music

Episode 60 - Chris Baio (Vampire Weekend, Baio)

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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.

Baio on iTunes, Google Play Music

Episode 58 - Nick Sylvester (GODMODE)

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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.

GODMODE MUSIC

Episode 57 - The Range

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The Range is James Hinton and "Potential" is his new album, out March 25, 2016 on Domino Records. I spoke with James on an unseasonably warm February day in his apartment in Brooklyn.

We talked about his open mic days, the movie Sliver, "reverse catfishing" in order to make his album, and much much more.

Fun fact: there was a gas leak in James' apartment while we recorded this episode. I helped discover it right after we finished and saved his massive apartment building from burning down.

ENJOY!!

The Range on iTunes, Google Play Music

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