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Episode 133: Hostful!

Hey everyone – no guest or photo this week! You can listen to this week’s episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • No topic!
  • This week, we catch up on the things we’ve seen this week, make a bunch of dumb jokes, mine the depths of Yousef’s DVD collection, and a bunch more.

Songs:

  • Destroyer – “Dream Lover”
  • Hot Chip – “Love is the Future”
  • Chance The Rapper – “Hiatus”
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LIVE: Torres, Barboza, Seattle, WA

By Gabriel Mathews

I’ll say this up front — The thing that excited me most when I heard Torres was coming out with a new album was the list of her collaborators. Sprinter features Rob Ellis and Ian Olliver of the PJ Harvey trio on drums/production and bass, respectively, and Portishead’s Adrian Utley on guitar. While McKenzie Scott’s debut as Torres featured a few near-perfect songs, it also tended to blur together and featured some really ham-fisted lyrics. My hope was that this band of luminaries (which, by the way, how the hell did a twenty-two year-old with a single self-released album to her name get these guys on board?) would help elevate her music to the rocking levels their names connote. I had heard they were touring with her, and was incredibly excited to see what this band could do together.

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Episode 132: Dream Out Loud

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Thanks to Justin Kent for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here. Topic:

  • U2!
  • Sophomore U2 superfan Justin Kent joins us for a discussion about our love of the band, where we started with their music, why it inspires such love from some people, but hatred from others.

Songs:

  • BB King – “The Thrill is Gone”
  • U2 – “When Love Comes to Town”
  • Father John Misty – “The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment”
  • The Late Show With David Letterman Theme

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Episode 131: What’s The Score?

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Thanks to Matt Singer and Michael Mannheimer for joining us this week! You can check out the episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Sports and music!
  • How and why do sports and music often intersect?
  • Which came first for us: a passion for music, or a passion for sports?
  • What bands are inextricably linked with the sports they’re fans of? What about sports-themed music?

Songs:

  • Ben E. King – “Stand By Me”
  • The Baseball Project – “They Played Baseball”
  • Spice Girls – “Spice Up Your Life”
  • Hot Chocolate – “You Sexy Thing”

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Episode 130: B-Boys In The Cut!

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Thanks to Ryan Feigh for joining us this week! You can listen above, or download the episode right here.

Topic:

  • The Beastie Boys!
  • In this episode, we talk about our shared love of The Beastie Boys, their importance in music, their impact on sampling culture, and about the late MCA.

Songs:

  • The Kingsmen – “Louie Louie”
  • Beastie Boys – “Shake Your Rump”
  • Sleater-Kinney – “A New Wave”
  • Refused – “Elektra”
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Episode 129: Unreleased!

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A quick note: As you can hear from our disclaimer, this week’s episode was partially lost due to a malfunction with our recording device. We apologize for this! Please enjoy the discussion that was not lost!

Big thanks to Bob Ham for joining us this week! You can listen to the episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Unreleased albums
  • What defines an “unreleased” album? Does an album still fall under this category if it is eventually released?
  • What long-awaited albums are we still hopeful for?
  • What are some albums that were never created as planned, or were never released, that we want to hear the most?
  • Why is the idea of the unreleased album so appealing?

Songs:

  • HEALTH – “New Coke”
  • Beach Boys – “Vega-Tables”
  • Liturgy – “Quetzalcoatl”
  • Blur – “Lonesome Street”

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Episode 128: Revival With Jose Medeles

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Big thanks to Jose Medeles for joining us this week! You can listen to this week’s episode above, and download it right here.

Topic:

  • In this episode, we shine our spotlight on Jose Medeles, owner of Revival Drum Shop and leader of 1939 Ensemble, and talk with him about his creative process, his history as a musician, and the reasons he decided to open a drum shop in Portland.

Songs:

  • The Wrens – “Three Types of Reading Ambiguity”
  • 1939 Ensemble – “Circles”
  • Mikal Cronin – “Made My Mind Up”
  • Elvis Costello – “(I Don’t Wanna Go To) Chelsea”

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Episode 127: Record Store Day 2015

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Big thanks to Terry Currier for joining us this week! You can listen to this episode above, and download it right here.

Topic:

  • Record Store Day!
  • What are the roots of Record Store Day? How did it begin?
  • What is the history of Music Millennium, as a store?
  • What are some of the great and terrible things about the holiday?
  • As a record store owner, is RSD worth it?

Songs:

  • Ratatat – “Cream on Chrome”
  • The Seeds – “Pushin’ Too Hard”
  • Garth Brooks – “Friends in Low Places”
  • Faith No More – “Epic”

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Episode 126: Soul’d Out!

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Thanks to Haytham and Nick for joining us! You can listen to this episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

  • Portland’s Soul’d Out Festival
  • How did the festival start?
  • What have been some of the challenges of organizing the festival?
  • What have been some of the best moments so far?
  • Who are some dream acts for the festival?

Songs:

  • Guided By Voices – “A Salty Salute”
  • Robert Glasper Experiment – “Black Radio (Ft. Mos Def)”
  • Belle & Sebastian – “Seeing Other People”
  • The Replacements – “I Will Dare”

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Episode 125: The Perfect Run

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Thanks to Luis Cacho for joining us this week! You can listen to this episode above, or download it right here.

Topic:

Songs:

  • One Direction – “Story Of My Life”
  • The Fugees – “Ready Or Not”
  • Tobias Jesso Jr. – “Just A Dream”
  • Kendrick Lamar – “King Kunta”

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