Music

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 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 54: Joshua & Dune - Duke Evers / Ben Roth - BOD

Ep 54: Joshua & Dune - Duke Evers / Ben Roth - BOD
Joshua, Dune and BD talk guitar shops in Seattle, Guitar & Skateboard Catalogs from yesteryear. Josh tells his story, talks about his early influences and how he started out dissecting other peoples songs to learn how to write his own.

Buy Duke Evers Music: http://dukeeversmusic.com

Ben Roth from BOD tells BD about his music community that now spans the nation but started with his classmates at Tacoma School of the Arts, how it got him to NYC. They talk about playing small towns and how they can make for better crowds than big cities.

Buy BOD Music: https://bodcamp.bandcamp.com


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Ep 53: Alex Robert - Black Whales

Ep 53: Alex Robert - Black Whales
Alex tells BD about his partnership with his former drummer and Black Whales co-founder Davey Brozowski. He gives insight into his unusual writing method of recording and layering first and letting the song build. They discuss writing in times of frustration or challenge and how it’s difficult to write when “happy”. Alex explains his discomfort singing in the studio and how he may be a “Introverted-Extrovert”.

Buy Black Whales’ Music: http://blackwhales.bandcamp.com


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Ep 50: Coco Columbia

Ep 50: Coco Columbia
Coco tells BD about being a perfectionist and how songwriting is the perfect outlet for her. How she charts all of her music before it makes it to an instrument, “Writing backwards” as she puts it and how it causes some unusual chord progressions. Her early days as a Jazz Drummer/student and how she thinks of herself more as a “Facilitator” than a frontwoman/singer.

Buy Coco Columbia’s Music here: https://cococolumbia.bandcamp.com

Featured Song "Fire Doesn't Burn Itself" from Sam Flax's Album Age Waves: https://samflax.bandcamp.com/album/age-waves

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Ep 49: Scott Reitherman - Pillar Point

Ep 49: Scott Reitherman - Pillar Point
Scott tells BD about his love of song Intros, the differences he finds in making electronic music from his earlier guitar driven rock band days. He describes his past with his band Throw Me The Statue and how he wound up making the first Pillar Point Record. They agree on “short sets” for new bands and how Encores aren’t for everyone. Scott also tells the story of how he came to work on his latest album with Kevin Barnes from Of Montreal.

Buy Pillar Point’s Music here: https://www.polyvinylrecords.com/artist/pillar_point

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Ep 37: Molly Sides - Thunderpussy

Ep 37: Molly Sides - Thunderpussy

Molly tells BD about how she thinks through Music, her collaboration with the members of her band and how they all channel an alter-ego on stage. Molly and BD also discuss what an artist needs from their Producer and Molly shares how she became involved with various film and dance projects.

 

Thunderpussy’s Music: http://www.thunderpussyusa.com

 

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Ep 27: Kevin Murphy - The Moondoggies

Ep 27: Kevin Murphy - The Moondoggies

Kevin tells BD about his distaste for “Rock band culture”. How he and the band have learned that every night of tour isn’t a party. The effect “the Band” had on him the first time hearing them and how it changed his direction musically. His surprising enjoyment of one dedicated critic of his music and the experience he had with Steven Stills that left a bad taste.

 

Buy the Moondoggies Music: http://www.moondoggiesmusic.com

 

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Ep 25: Nills Peterson - Hotel Vignette

Ep 25: Nills Peterson - Hotel Vignette

Nills tells BD about learning to play less during his days with the band Rose Windows. How he thinks of songs as snapshots. The bigger story he intends to tell with his new work as Hotel Vignette. Not knowing that the classic rock his father played in the car wasn’t the modern music of his childhood and what made him seek performing a live show with a string quartet. 

 

https://blindblindtiger.bandcamp.com/music

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Ep 24: Kyle Bradford - Blood Drugs

Ep 24: Kyle Bradford - Blood Drugs

Kyle tells BD about his past music career as a Folk artist in Portland. His love for alternate tunings and Elliott Smith. How the band is surprisingly inspired by Reggae/dub. What inspires his lyrics and his frustration with people who stand and watch a live show with their arms crossed.

 

Buy Blood Drugs’ Music here: http://BLOODDRUGS.com

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Ep 23: Maria Juarez & Christopher Garland - Acapulco Lips

Ep 23: Maria Jaurez & Christopher Garland - Acapulco LIps

Maria and Chris tells BD the times when you forget how to write music, what brought Maria from Austin to Seattle, scrapping material for new songs and how their drummer currently resides in France. They also pontificate together about “Rock Genres” and the frustrations of playing Live radio stations.

Buy Acapulco Lips' Music: http://acapulcolips.bandcamp.com

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Ep 22: Bradford Loomis - The Banner Days

Ep 22: Bradford Loomis - The Banner Days

Bradford tells BD about being a Musician and a Father. How he ended up recording with his vocal partner Beth Whitney in The Banner Days. BD tells Bradford about the unique way he discovered his music and they postulate about the influence of father’s influence on music and what effect birth order might have on an artist.

Buy Bradford Loomis’ Music: https://bradfordloomis.bandcamp.com/https://bannerdays.bandcamp.com/

 

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Ep 21: EJ Tolentino - Charms / Raven - Dreamcatchr

Ep 21: EJ Tolentino - Charms / Raven - Dreamcatchr

EJ tells BD about practicing in the dark, evolving his guitar style, how Charms can only write collectively and how the band continues to grow even though they only have one song released.

https://charmsrock.bandcamp.com

Then Raven from Dreamcatchr tells BD about writing dark music without significant trauma, being from Portland and loving Elliott Smith. They talk Music Biographies and even about people who forget they used be in a band with you.

http://dreamcatchrband.com

 

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Ep 20: Producer Tom Biller - EFG

Ep 20: Producer Tom Biller - EFG

Tom tells BD about sitting back and listening to what the band is not communicating to each other. About the responsibility of a Producer. How he tries to forget his habits in order to spawn new discovery. How he got his break as a recording Engineer. Recording to Analogue tape and without and the concept of a "Don't be a dick" clause to all creative endeavors.

Buy EFG's Music: http://efgmusic.tumblr.com

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Ep 19: Ali Helnwein - Composer/Arranger

Ep 19: Ali Helnwein - Composer/Arranger

A very unique and interesting episode with Award Winning Artist Composer Ali Helnwein. Ali tells BD about the differences between Arranging String sections for Pop Records and Composing for TV and Movies, about the unique abilities of string session musicians and BD even geeks out about his work with David Campbell and his son Beck! They talk in Ali’s music studio in Los Angeles.

Check out Ali Helen’s work: www.alihelnwein.com

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Ep 18: Lara Hilgemann - Powwers

Ep 18: Lara Helgemann - Powwers

Lara tells BD about not playing guitar in a “traditional” manner, about the surprising inappropriate things random men will come up and say at shows, the difference between theatre acting and performing music live. They laugh a lot and it’s a very candid and fun one! 

Buy Powwers Music: powwers.bandcamp.com/

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Ep 15: Nate Krause - Detective Agency / BD & the Chics

Nate Krause tells BD about writing his first song, his background as a musician and the inspiration to become a writer and frontman. Nate was the First Musician to be interviewed by BD for the show. Very special episode and a very fun conversation.

 

Buy Nate Krause's Music: http://detectiveagency.bandcamp.com & https://brandendanielandthechics.bandcamp.com

 

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Ep 14: Mishka Shubaly - Author and Recording Artist

Ep 14: Mishka Shubaly 

Mishka tells BD about leaving NYC to hit the road full time, about his Writing career, 3 years sobriety and haters on the internet. They also discuss the disparity between success in your career and how you feel about yourself.

 

Buy Mishka’s music and books: http://www.mishkashubaly.com

https://mishkashubaly.bandcamp.com/

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Ep 11: Omar Schambacher - Great Spiders

Ep 11: Omar Schambacher - Great Spiders: Omar tells BD about his perfectionism, not knowing when to release music and even pulls out a guitar for a podcast first to exemplify his approach and unique way of thinking.

Buy Great Spiders Music: https://greatspiders.bandcamp.com/

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