Ep 77: Jake Snider - Minus the Bear

Ep 77 Jake Snider - Minus the Bear

Jake and BD sit down to talk backstage at the Showbox in Seattle. Jake tells BD about his upbringing in the PNW. How he found his way into music as a teenage guitarist before being pushed into the frontman roll and what the Seattle music scene was like 20 years ago.

Also, an exclusive Pre-Release Listen to the New Single “No One Else” from BD+theSheeks 2017 Album “1, 2 and A 3” that you can only hear here until the Release Show at Neumos on May 25th

Buy Minus the Bear Music here: https://www.minusthebear.com/discography/

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Ep 76: Danny Lee Blackwell - Night Beats / Anthony Darnell - Killer Workout

Ep 76: Danny Lee Blackwell - Night Beats / Anthony Darnell - Killer Workout

Danny tells BD about coming to Seattle from Texas, starting his band Nights Beats and hitting the road with the Strange Boys. Now seven plus years on the road he holds no permanent residence and tours relentlessly. They also talk about his many side projects with friends from The Black Angels and even Curtiss Harding.

Buy Night Beats’ Music Here: http://www.thenightbeats.us

Then BD talks with Anthony from the band Killer Workout about his move from Theater to Music after moving to Seattle. They talk about influences which leads to a conversation about 80’s/90’s radio, current radio and Pandora/Spotify. Anthony talks about the differences between stage acting and performing music live and he’s expressing in his songs.

Buy Killer Workout’s New EP “Dance Until You Die” Here: http://killerworkoutmusic.com/music/

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Ep 75: Shelby Earl

Ep 74: Shelby Earl

Shelby tells BD about writing her music, making her new record with a new band and how this record brought with it some eye opening firsts for her. In her youth, hip-hop dancing came naturally but singing did not so she worked at it with voice coaches through College before joining her first band in Seattle. Plus, she goes deep about the inspiration of her new Album title Single “The Man Who Made Himself A Name”.

Plus, a host recommendation. Fugiya & Miyagi are back with a new album in April of 2017 and BD wants to share his favorite instrumental of theirs with you.

Buy Shelby Earl’s Music here: www.shelbyearl.com

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Ep 74: Galen Disston - Pickwick

Ep 74: Galen Disston - Pickwick

Galen and Branden sit and chat about all the years, ups and downs that lead to Pickwick’s 2017 Album “LoveJoys”. The creative tough times the band suffered, which included the loss of a longtime band member and collaborator and how it sparked a new direction. Love, loss and creativity are never simple when you’re in the middle of it but the band is now riding high on the accomplishment of having gone through it.

 

Buy Pickwick’s Music here: http://pickwickmusic.com

 

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Ep 73: Dillon Sturtevant - John Dillon

Ep 73: Dillon Sturtevant - John Dillon

Dillon tells BD about growing up a triplet. How he and his brothers took the classical guitars from their Grandparents house to start their first ventures into making music. His father was an educater at an all girls school, leaving Dillon and his brothers feeling quite popular in their youth. He ventured out to Vashon Island, WA from Maryland to work on a farm, fell in love and now he’s made this dreamy album for us to enjoy.

Buy John Dillon’s Music here: https://johndillonmusic.bandcamp.com

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Ep 72: Lars Finberg - Thee Intelligence

Ep 72: Lars Finberg - Thee Intelligence

Lars tells BD, in this 1 microphone lo-fi recording about growing up in Bakersfield, playing his first riffs on the guitar and fleeing to Seattle after High School. Turns out neither musician is great with Audio Engineering and they’ve both wanted to record at the same beach studio in Northern California but neither have. This one is definitely a casual musician conversation backstage before soundcheck.

Buy The Intelligence Music here: http://theintelligenceband.com

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Ep 71: Ben Bloom & Jason Gray - Polyrhythmics

Ep 71: Ben Bloom & Jason Gray - Polyrhythmics 

Ben starts out by telling us how he chose the Trumpet and Jazz band for his intro into the music world before switching to guitar. Then Jason shares his unusual Jazz band stories from the Central Valley California where he got the the right support and teaching to keep going. The guys also have a great conversation about what is needed as a musician to get out of your home town and keep touring.

Buy Polyrhythmics Album “Octagon” here: http://www.polyrhythmics.com

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Ep 70: Mario Cuomo & Dominic Corso - The Orwells

Ep 70: Mario Cuomo & Dominic Corso - The Orwells

We get an exclusive early listen to the Orwells New Single “They put the body in the bayou”. Then Mario and Dominic tell us about the beginnings of the band when Dominic and fellow bandmate Matt had their own group “Kid” where Dominic was the singer before talking a reluctant Mario to join in that position. Then we get into their new song writing process for their New Album “Terrible Human Beings”. Their experience working in a remote studio in the woods and how they finally found a great connection with their new Producer Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Adele, Bombay Bicycle Club). 

Listen to and Pre Order The Orwells New Album here: http://www.theorwells.com/terriblehumanbeings

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Ep 69: Mark Sultan - The King Khan & BBQ Show

Ep 69: Mark Sultan - The King Khan & BBQ Show

Mark tells BD about growing up in a tough neighborhood. How he became the lead singer in his band the Spaceshits. They also discuss why Mark doesn’t believe in rehearsing and only wants to record quickly. 

 

Buy Mark Sultan’s Music here: https://marksultanbbq.bandcamp.com/

 

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Ep 68: Wyatt & Fletcher - The Garden

Ep 68: Wyatt & Fletcher - The Garden

Wyatt & Fletcher explain their multiple projects as Puzzle, Enjoy and The Garden. The comfort they have performing may just come from the support of the other. Growing up in Orange County they were always putting shows together until they realized nobody was returning the favor.

 

Buy The Garden’s New Album “HaHa” here: https://thegardenmusic.bandcamp.com/album/haha

 

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Ep 67: Nic Offer - !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Ep 67: Nic Offer - !!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Nic tells BD about growing up in Sacramento and his first DIY punk band with his siblings. Prince to Kanye, they wax poetic about the music you find through your favorite artists. When you come around to music you didn’t get before and how a cheap Oberheim Synth changed his band’s sound while writing their next record.

 

Buy Chk Chk Chk’s latest Record here: http://chkchkchk.net

 

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Ep 66: Seth Murray & Wes Taylor - Natural Child / Sade Sanchez & Irida Pai - L.A. Witch

Ep 66: Seth Murray & Wes Taylor - Natural Child / Sade Sanchez & Irida Pai - L.A. Witch
Seth & Wes tell BD about growing up in Nashville and meeting each other in those formative teen years playing in bands. They found more success out of their hometown which kept them touring these past 8 years. The hecklers they’ve experienced touring all over the country are apparently not as bad as German critics.
 
Buy Natural Child’s new album “Okey Dokey” here: http://www.naturalchildrecords.com

Then Sade and Irida from L.A. Witch tell BD about their early years in and around the Los Angeles area where Sade started her first band with their drummer Ellie. How Irida started on keys in the band before find her current place as bassist. The busy times their in on the road and trying to finish their upcoming record before taking off to Europe for 2 separate month long tours.

Buy L.A. Witch’s new 7” “Drive Your Car” here: https://lawitches.bandcamp.com

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Ep 65: Val Loper - Bear Hands / Sanae Yamada - Moon Duo

Ep 65: Val Loper - Bear Hands / Sanae Yamada - Moon Duo
Val tells BD about growing up in Connecticut, playing is violin like a guitar and the phone call from his music teacher that lead to him getting his first guitar. He also shares how Bear Hands have gone from Indie to Major Label and now run their own.

Buy Bear Hands’ New Album “You’ll pay for this” here: http://bearhandsband.com

Sanae from Moon Duo tells us how the band got started when she was a frustrated English teacher and writer. How they toured relentlessly as a two piece in their minivan, something not easily done by a bigger group. How she’s now fully committed to making music and incorporating rhythm into the songs with the keys.

Buy Moon Duo’s New Album “Shadow of the Sun” here:  http://moonduo.org

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Ep 64: Leroy Macqueen - The Gooch Palms

Ep 64: Leroy Macqueen - The Gooch Palms
Leroy and BD have a great conversation about Leroy and Kat’s move from Newcastle Australia to Los Angeles. The also discuss “Luck” in the music industry, the LA Music scene and how high rent pushes artists and venues out of big cities. Leroy also talks about getting his first drum set from his neighbor, who just happened to be the drummer for Silverchair.

Buy The Gooch Palms new album “Introverted Extroverts” here: http://www.thegoochpalms.com

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Ep 63: Bonnie & Larry - Death Valley Girls

Ep 63: Bonnie & Larry - Death Valley Girls
Death Valley Girls’ founding members Bonnie Bloomgarden and Larry Schemel tell BD about their current tour, their lives leading up to the forming of the band and how they met through the birth sisters' babies. Bonnie shares her story about performing in front of Lou Reed. They discuss a Mystery Tequila Man in Seattle, plus BD shares a story about the car he witnessed blow it’s tires on the train tracks near Burger Records in Fullerton, CA.

Buy Death Valley Girls New Record “Glow In The Dark” here: http://burgerrecords.11spot.com/death-valley-girls-glow-in-the-dark.html

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Ep 62: Julia Kugel - The Coathangers

Ep 62: Julia Kugel - The Coathangers
Julia tells BD about her childhood, immigrating to the U.S. from Belarus. The Classical Music her Mom always had playing and her Classical Guitar teacher who lived in his car. Apparently the band was pretty reluctant to play their first show, sign their first record deal and Julia leans on her band members Stephanie and Meredith for strength and divisiveness.

Buy The Coathangers’ New Album Nosebleed Weekend here: http://thecoathangers.com


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Ep 61: Wyatt Blair

Ep 61: Wyatt Blair
Wyatt Blair is releasing his 3rd Album titled “Point of no return” on Burger and Lolipop Records. With his Smart Pop Rock hooks and 80’s style he invents his own modern genre and it’s very entertaining. Wyatt talks about his concept for the record being “Pump Up” Music more than revivalist. How he put together his esthetic look by way of his Mom’s old leather jacket and some Costume gloves. Why he went back to his parent’s house in Arizona to record and how his Dad’s old music equipment influenced his new music.

Buy Wyatt Blair’s New Album here: http://lolipoprecords.com
or here: http://burgerrecords.11spot.com/cassette/wyatt-blair-point-of-no-return-pre-order.html


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Ep 60: Steve Kilbey - The Church

Ep 60: Steve Kilbey - The Church
Steve tells us about his early childhood fascination with the Bass Guitar specifically. How getting his first 4-track recorder helped him learn to write songs. The certainty he had when making the first demos as the Church with founding member Peter Koppes that they’d made something great and how they got their first Publishing deal off those demos. He also tells BD that he’s grateful that the song “Under the Milky Way” their most famous hit was at least a good one!

Buy The Church’ New Album Further/Deeper: http://thechurchband.net/shop/


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Ep 59: Jon Sandler & Luke Moellman - GreatGoodFineOK


Jon and Luke start off by relating Band Van/Touring horror stories with BD. They tell us how they started off writing together in Brooklyn song by song before the realization that this project would become a band. Luke talks about his interest in what will be visually compelling Live and Jon talks about finding his unique vocal style for their music.

Buy Great Good Fine OK Music here: https://greatgoodfineok.bandcamp.com/

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Ep 58: BD shares New Music from BD+theChics

In this special first time Episode Branden Daniel shares his bands New Singles before they come out on FRI July 29th and tells you this listener fun details about the recording of the music, the making of the music and a bit about what's behind the writing of the songs. This is a first, it may be an only - we'll see. Enjoy!

BD+theChics Record Release Show FRI July 29th @ Neumos w/ the Hoot Hoots, the West & DJ Goo Goo Buy Tickets here:

Songs: BD + the Chics

1. Do It to Death

2. Willie William

3. My Fault

Buy Branden Daniel & the Chics Music here: https://brandendanielandthechics.bandcamp.com/