When Alex Maas from The Black Angels heard avant garde electronic pop band Silver Apples’ first record in a bar in Cincinnati he had what he describes as a spiritual experience. Listen as he describes the effect that Silvers Apples had on The Black Angels music and how their new record “Death Song” has been an exercise in trying to understand the world we live in now.
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Listen to Songs from Episode 80 of This Song
Sundara Karma released their debut record “Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect” in January of this year. Listen as lead singer and songwriter Oscar Pollock describes how his new found love of Nick Drake’s second record Bryter Later has been pushing his writing into more vulnerable and authentic territory. Then bliss out as drummer Haydn Evans delves into his enduring love for the Beach Boy’s “Pet Sounds.”
Listen to Songs from Episode 79 of This Song
In 2005, Death Cab for Cutie released their CD “Plans.” In 2017 Anthony West from the alt-pop duo Oh Wonder picks that CD as having been responsible for changing and guiding both his and songwriting partner Josephine Vander Gucht’s writing styles. Listen and learn.
Listen to Songs from Episode 78 of This Song
Alex Bleeker and Martin Courtney of Real Estate have picked the same song by the same artist. What are the odds? Their talk with Elizabeth is an in depth look the quiet beauty of “Look At What The Light Did Now” by Little Wings (aka Kyle Field) and how their love and respect for the song and the artist who wrote it have inspired them both. These two guys should definitely be in a band together.
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Listen to Songs from Episode 73 of This Song
Vickie Howell has been bringing knitting to the people since the early days of the internet. Hear how her roots in the DIY SoCal punk scene watching bands like Pennywise, Social Distortion and Bad Religion influenced her work with Austin Craft Mafia and continues to inspire her as she embarks on her new project — “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.”
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Listen to Songs from Episode 76 of This Song