Music Podcast

Ep 78: Ian Svenonius – Make-Up, Chain and the Gang

Ep 78: Ian Svenonius – Make-Up, Chain and the Gang

 

Ian tells BD about how Make-Up got started in D.C. inspired by Al Green concerts in the park. For some strange reason Ian doesn’t consider himself a musician and we learn about his ideas on how Publicists, Managers and Corporate Venues are damaging the Music Industry. BD also tells Ian that he in fact was the inspiration for the WBU Podcast.

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 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 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 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 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 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/

Ep 57: King Khan & the Shrines


King Khan tells BD and friends about his start with Montreal band The Spaceshits where he met Mark Sultan. He shares many stories about playing live, how the music of Sun Ra made music spiritual for him, the similarities between food and music and much, much more.

Buy King Khan & the Shrines Music: http://kingkhanmusic.com  

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Ep 56: Sam Watts - Ghosts I've Met

Ep 56: Sam Watts - Ghosts I’ve Met
Sam tells BD about his start in design and how he found himself hanging with Musicians. He talks about his time busking in NYC Subway stations. They talk cell phones and how they’re changing good ideas, the fleeting enjoyment of successful songs and even get into the inspiration behind one of Sam’s new singles “Between the notes”.

Buy Ghosts I’ve Met New Album “Night Repairs” June 30th: https://ghostsivemet.bandcamp.com


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Ep 55: Oscar - OPIUO

Ep 55: Oscar - OPIUO
Oscar tells BD about his interest in music from a young age and how he never dreamed of making a living as a musician. How putting a band together to perform his music live was “terrifying”. He even talks about the evolution of his song writing and how he’s making music now with less reliance on his previous sound banks.

Buy OPIUO’s New Album Omniversal: http://opiuo.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 52: Robbie Grey - Modern English

Ep 52: Robbie Grey - Modern English
Robbie tells BD about the writing of Modern English’s first record ‘Mesh & Lace’, how they were unaware of traditional songwriting technique “We called them pieces”. How they reformed the original line up for this tour after Bassist Mick Conroy moved back to England. They even get into themes in the band’s songs and how “I Melt With You” is a Cold War inspired song.

Buy Modern English Music and tickets: http://www.modernenglish.me

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Ep 51: Kid Congo Powers

Ep 51: Kid Congo Powers
Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds are touring behind their New Album when Kid and BD spoke in the green room of the venue they were playing in Seattle. Kid talks about recording their Albums in an old school in Kansas. He speaks candidly about his friendship with Jeffrey Lee Pierce of the Gun Club. Winding up with the Cramps and what he learned from them. The fun he had in Berlin with Nick Cave and much more.

Buy Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds' Music: http://intheredrecords.com/collections/kid-congo-and-the-pink-monkey-birds

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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 48: Nick Wold - Dreamers

Ep 48: Nick Wold - Dreamers
Nick tells BD about starting out on Alto-Sax and loving Jazz so much he went to NYU and majored in it until he started his first rock band in Brooklyn. Nick talks about how he’s learning to write with simplicity, his first co-write experience and his song writing experience with James Iha, formerly of the Smashing Pumpkins.

Buy Dreamers’ Music here: http://www.dreamersuniverse.com


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