At the cusp of our one-year anniversary, this week’s episode looks toward the future by first glancing at the past. We review the recent Daft Punk LP, Random Access Memories, an original work that chronicles Electronica through the decades. From there, we jump to a heavy conjecture-driven debate on the future of mainstream music (as once imagined, and as we perceive it today). We explore how paragon shifts hinge on cultural phenomena, such as technology, invention, adaptation, and revolution.
This week we’re joined by the indomitable Gary Oransky and Nate Rider (a.k.a. Gary_O & JediN8) from the Average Intelligence Podcast. Apart from taking our weekly digressions to even scarier frontiers, they also deliver us our first music-comedy album, “Weird Al” Yankovic’s biting answer to the 1990s, Running with Scissors. Afterwards, Gary and Nate discuss their panoptical role on Average Intelligence as the self-described “bastard children of Pop Culture and Momma Media.” And so, what better way to wrap up a pop culture discussion than to sit back and gab about film sequels!
This week we venture into pure Hip-Hop territory with an especially dense review for an especially dense album: The Heist by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Afterwards, we touch upon what it means to be an independent label, and then play fisticuffs with the ineffable vs. the naked truth.
This week, prepare to unleash your inner goth for a review of Tears on Tape by the Finnish “Love Metal” band, HIM. Then, listen in while we wrestle the topic of overseas music culture and the far-reaching impacts of globalization.
Today we’re delighted to welcome another charming burlesque artist, the creative and talented Kita St. Cyr, who presents us with our album of the week: Tabu! Volume 1, a 1960s compilation of Exotica, Rockabilly, Blues, and you name it! We also receive a fascinating lesson on Exotica as a genre, and of course get the inside scoop on Kita and her art.
Today’s rowdy gathering of antics and philosophy is brought to you by a local Brooklyn talent and treasure, self-described “Celt-ish” cover band, The Waysties. Join us as we interview them on everything from the band’s origins to their influences, side-projects, hobbies, interests, and much more! We also dive into a big discussion on Steampunk as a movement and a form of expressionism. To top it all off, the band treats us to some live performances, so stay on your toes!
This week we mellow out to the crooners of the Great Lakes, Low, and review their tenth studio album, The Invisible Way. Don’t have the album? We got you covered — follow along with our new Spotify widget! Then stick around for a whopper of a debate on the influential power of art, exploring music’s sociopolitical relationship with prejudice, conscience, and choice.
This week we’re excited to be reviewing Paramore’s latest self-titled LP, their fourth studio album and first full-length since 2009, Paramore. We also send out a head-nod to Adam Schartoff with Filmwax Radio and then take some time out to speculate on Paramore’s discographical future.
This week, we review OneRepublic’s third studio album, Native, followed by an overview of common lyrical formats, implementation, and lyrics’ capacity to strike a bigger chord than the chords that support them.
This week we dive into last year’s LP, Swing Lo Magellan, by Dirty Projectors. Then we preface the topic of “interpretation” by hashing out the distinctions between artists’ music and their visual affectations.