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Episode 18: Friends & Rock Bands

Here we go: a star-studded episode, featuring old guests Kelly Dixon and Darren Hicks, plus Seattle native Stephanie Kim! To download the episode, right-click HERE!

Topic:

  • Interpersonal relationships and music
  • Is there any problem with having friendships based around mutual taste in music, or art in general?
  • Conversely, is it wrong to avoid that relationship because of a large difference in these tastes?

Songs Used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Frank Ocean
  • Drake
  • Katy Perry
  • Kanye West
  • Jay-Z
  • The-Dream
  • Tyler, The Creator
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Clarke Corea
  • Levon Helm / The Band
  • Brittany Howard / Alabama Shakes
  • LL Cool J
  • Chuck D
  • Tom Morello
  • Travis Barker
  • MCA
  • Fun
  • Patrick Carney / The Black Keys
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Jack White / White Stripes
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Macklemore
  • Ryan Lewis
  • Ben Gibbard / The Postal Service
  • Sigur Ros
  • Cake
  • Violent Femmes
  • Stone Roses
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Blur
  • Jurassic 5
  • 2 Chains
  • Johnny Marr
  • The XX
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Chris Funk
  • Colin Meloy
  • Laura Veirs
  • Sallie Ford
  • Peter Buck / The Baseball Project / R.E.M.
  • Michael Jackson
  • Paul McCartney
  • Dolly Parton
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Tom Waits
  • k.d. lang
  • Philip Glass
  • Cloud Cult
  • Matmos
  • Jamie Lidell
  • The Doors
  • Le1f
  • Everything Everything
  • Alt-J
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Christopher Owens / Girls
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Arcade Fire
  • Bright Eyes
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Nickelback
  • Everclear
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • The National
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Arab Strap
  • Omar Souleyman
  • Pavement
  • Box Car Racer
  • Paramore
  • He Is We
  • Iron & Wine
  • The Beatles
  • Davey Havok / AFI
  • Purity Ring
  • Animal Collective
  • Phil Elverum / Mount Eerie
  • Lil’ Wayne
  • Justin Bieber
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Episode 17: The Question of Quantifying Quality

Here we go, our Grammy special! As usual, click HERE  to listen, right-click to download! And many thanks to our first guest-host, Jordan Portlock, for filling in for Arya!

Topic:

  • Grammys, and the nature of award shows
  • Do award shows turn out to be self-congratulatory, or do they serve a purpose?
  • Is it better that nominees are chosen by the musicians’ peers, or should it be chosen by the people?
  • NPR’s All Songs Considered: “How Much Does It Cost to Make a Hit Song?”

Songs used:

Bands Mentioned:

  • Lawless Religion
  • Groves
  • Pathologies
  • Radiohead
  • Pearl Jam
  • Nirvana
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Woody Guthrie
  • My Bloody Valentine
  • Boyd Tinsley / Dave Matthews Band
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Wampire
  • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
  • The Birthday Party
  • Frank Ocean
  • Jack White
  • Fun
  • Arcade Fire
  • Stone Roses
  • Jesus & Mary Chain
  • Esparanza Spalding
  • Phoenix
  • Michael Jackson
  • Blink-182
  • Katy Perry
  • The Beatles
  • Radiohead
  • Menomena
  • Milli Vanilli
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Justin Bieber
  • Lady Gaga
  • Black Keys
  • Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
  • Chris Brown
  • The Lumineers
  • Adele
  • Chris Cornell
  • Timbaland
  • Chris Cornell / Soundgarden
  • Scott Stapp / Creed
  • Chad Kroger / Nickelback
  • Eddie Vedder / Pearl Jam
  • Billy Corgan / Smashing Pumpkins
  • Morrissey / The Smith
  • Stephen Malkmus / Pavement
  • Rolling Stones
  • Eminem
  • Panic At The Disco
  • The Format
  • James Blake
  • Parenthetical Girls
  • Ramona Falls
  • Tomahawk
  • John Wesley Harding
  • Carrie Brownstein
  • Peter Buck
  • Colin Meloy
  • Chris Funk
  • Ben Gibbard
  • Storm Large
  • k.d. lang
  • Eugene Mirman
  • Presidents of the United States of America
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • They Might Be Giants
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Episode 11: The End of the Year

Episode 11 is UP! This episode was a THREE PARTER. Click each below to download/listen:

The segments:

Episode 11-1: Our week, plus our favorite shows of the year
Episode 11-2: Our favorite songs, plus the biggest disappointments
Episode 11-3: A special thank you to everyone listening, our New Year’s resolutions, and our albums of the year.

And, for those of you who want the whole thing, try Episode 11: The End of the Year (The Whole Bloody Affair), which is all three sections wrapped up in one nifty package (download only, sorry!)

Thank you all for listening! We’ll be back next year!!

Songs Used:

Not Invited Back To 2013:

  • Shootings / The 2nd Amendment / Gun nuts / the NRA
  • Rihanna and Chris Brown
  • fun.
  • Cynicism / Malaise
  • BMI / ASCAP

Bands Mentioned:

  • Interpol
  • Joyce Manor
  • Morrissey
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Marilyn Manson
  • Radiohead
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Beach Boys
  • Isaac Brock / Modest Mouse
  • Built to Spill
  • The Hives
  • Lou Barlow / Dinosaur Jr.
  • John Fogerty
  • Ray Davies
  • Loudon Wainright III
  • John Mayall
  • Mark Knopfler
  • Bob Dylan
  • Jesus & Mary Chain
  • 50 Cent
  • Eminem
  • Titus Andronicus
  • Jeff Mangum / Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Refused
  • Death Grips
  • Jack White
  • Los Campesinos!
  • Sleigh Bells
  • The Shins
  • Sufjan Stevens
  • Megan James / Purity Ring
  • The Hives
  • Janet Weise
  • Noel Gallagher / Liam Gallagher / Oasis
  • Snow Patrol
  • Britt Daniel
  • Sam Coomes
  • Corin Tucker Band
  • Spiritualized
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez Group
  • Terry Gender Bender
  • Mars Volta
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Mark Gardener / Ride
  • John Cale / Velvet Underground
  • Elvis Costello
  • Mo Troper / Your Rival
  • Psychic TV
  • Kurt Cobain / Nirvana
  • Benny Benassi
  • Squarepusher
  • Hot Chip
  • Typhoon
  • Menomena
  • Beirut
  • Passion Pit
  • Moon Duo
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Wooden Shjips
  • Rihanna
  • Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Usher
  • Miguel
  • Kaleena Zanders
  • One Direction
  • Taylor Swift
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rick Ross
  • Jay-Z
  • Kanye West
  • Justin Vernon
  • Rolling Stones
  • Fiona Apple
  • Dirty Projectors
  • Frank Ocean
  • Father John Misty
  • The Walkmen
  • Marvin Gaye
  • First Aid Kit
  • Conor Oberst
  • Shearwater
  • Scissor Sisters
  • Beach House
  • Marina & The Diamonds
  • Sharon Van Etten
  • Drake
  • Lil’ Wayne
  • Grizzly Bear
  • The Sidekicks
  • The Orwells
  • Ben Folds Five
  • Tame Impala
  • Patrick Watson
  • DIIV
  • Crystal Antlers
  • Codeine
  • Crosby, Stills, & Nash
  • Ke$ha
  • Metric
  • M83
  • Animal Collective
  • of Montreal
  • Adele
  • fun.
  • The Format
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Grouplove
  • Alt-J
  • Young the Giant
  • Hall & Oates
  • Stevie Nicks / Fleetwood Mac
  • Janelle Monae
  • Kevin Shields / My Bloody Valentine
  • The Soft Pack
  • Phil Collins
  • Michael The Blind & The Els
  • Fiona Apple
  • Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Scott Walker
  • Liars
  • Crocodiles
  • David Byrne
  • St. Vincent
  • Tig Notaro
  • Carole King
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Neil Young
  • Jackson Browne
  • Fleet Foxes
  • A.C. Newman / New Pornographers
  • Frightened Rabbit
  • Lady Gaga
  • Andrew Bird
  • Perfume Genius
  • How to Dress Well
  • Phoenix
  • Stone Roses
  • AC/DC
  • Christopher Owens / Girls
  • The Men
  • Shy Girls
  • Swans
  • Chromatics
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow
  • Local Natives
  • Dr. Dog
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Alabama Shakes
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Episode 01: Live from the Internet!

Hello, and welcome to the very first episode of Faces on the Radio! Click HERE to listen/Right-Click to download!

Topics:

  • Why do certain bands get popular, while others don’t? Why does it happen so fast for some?
  • As a fan, do you want your favorite band to be as big as possible, or do you want them to stay small and good?
  • What would Elliott Smith be doing if he were still with us?

Music included:

Bands discussed and mentioned:

  • David Byrne & St. Vincent
  • Parenthetical Girls
  • Crocodiles
  • Heavy Hawaii
  • The Weeknd
  • Purity Ring
  • Grimes
  • U2
  • Black Keys
  • White Stripes
  • Tegan & Sara
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Blur
  • Pulp
  • Gay Dad
  • Arcade Fire
  • Mike Love
  • Oasis
  • Jesus & Mary Chain
  • Echo & The Bunnymen
  • Fioa Apple
  • Scott Walker
  • The Shins
  • Modest Mouse
  • Band of Horses
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Elliott Smith
  • Frank Ocean
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