A new season of No Effects begins! Look for a new episode every Tuesday through December.
On this episode, Rostam Batmanglij joins me for a conversation about Dr. Dre, why he left Vampire Weekend and made Half Light, his feelings about music streaming services, and much much more.
This completes the entire Vampire Weekend / No Effects set!
Katie Crutchfield joins me on the season finale of this season of No Effects for a great conversation about growing up in Birmingham, DIY touring, working with her identical twin sister, and her new album Out in the Storm.
And much more!
No Effects will be back this fall. Don't go anywhere!
What better way to celebrate American Independence Day than to listen to my conversation with Canadian DJ and producer Jacques Greene.
This episode features the Jacques Greene origin story and some great details about making his debut album Feel Infinite.
Composer Lydia Ainsworth joins me for a very Canadian No Effects, in which we touch upon Lydia's deep and personal connections to Tim Horton's, Fraggle Rock, Air Canada, and government grants for the arts.
And much much more!
Her great new album Darling of the Afterglow is out NOW on Arbutus Records.
Brothers Laurent Brancowitz and Chris Mazzalai have been playing together in the band Phoenix since 1995. We talk about the secrets of their longevity, what failure means to them, the origin of the band's snare sound, fatherhood, how their band is like a "shitty circus" and much more.
Their fantastic sixth album "Ti Amo" is out now.
Footnote: the album that they discuss at one point is Serge Gainsbourg's "Histoire de Melody Nelson."
Robin Pecknold tells me about his open mic days, early Fleet Foxes stories, his decision to go to college two albums into his career, and his family's unlikely Shaggy connection.
Fleet Foxes' new album Crack-Up is out June 16, 2017 on Nonesuch Records.
Big thanks to the Ace Hotel in New York for hosting us!
Michael Hadreas, the artist working as Perfume Genius, tells me about how he started writing and performing in his late 20's, where he thinks he would be without myspace, why he thinks people cry at his shows, and how his approach to music has changed (and how it hasn't) for his amazing fourth album, "No Shape."