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.