The band 3 Years Hollow is just breaking into the mainstream rock scene. They have a lot to say, and they refuse to be ignored. They are hitting the scene hard with their debut LP, The Cracks, released through the well-known label, Imagen Records. The album features their singles, “Chemical Ride,” “Hungry”, and “For Life” (feat. Clint Lowery). The band hails from the Quad Cities, Iowa–Illinois, and is made up of lead vocalist, Jose Urquiza, guitarist Tony Reeves, guitarist and vocalist Neil Kuhlman, bassist Dex Digga, and drummer Chris Cushman. Even for a debut, this five-piece rock ensemble can get you going from the first riff.
If you’ve never heard an interview from a gondola lift before, now’s your chance! The Indie rapper/rocker Coolzey took some time out of his sky-high excursions to speak with Matt about his current musical endeavors. Having released his latest album Hit Factory, Coolzey now also has two new music videos to promote: “Want It The Most” and “Glasses.” The latter features his fellow rapper and touring mate, Schaffer the Darklord, who accompanied him on the Fam Fiction Tour along with MegaRan and Fresh Kils & Uncle Fester. Listen in for discussions on nature, horror flicks, and of course for the gondola portion as this guest is surely taking interviews to new heights.
Today we’re joined by an especially talented folk singer and member of The Waysties, Molly Herbert-Wilson. Kicking us off with a performance, she then takes us into her album pick, The Once by The Once. This self-titled debut is a varied medley of folk tracks that Molly admits contributed to her own personal folk tradition… As such, we then cut to Matt Storm’s “away” interview with Molly where he gets the chance to dive into those career origins a little further. And keep your ears open for more performances throughout!
Welcome to Matt Storm’s exclusive interview with Jesse Andrew of Emperors and Elephants — exclusive to all who are interested, that is! With their debut album, Devil in the Lake, on the shelves, and an earlier single under their belt, called “Who You Are”, the band now offers a music video for their second single, Man Of God. In this episode, Matt and Jesse discuss everything from live music, to vinyl collecting, and of course, some shared tastes. Enjoy!
For the second installment of Autographs, Matt had the chance to chat with Tribe One, solo nerdcore rapper and core member of Malibu Shark Attack! This month’s tour will not only promote the latter’s self-titled debut, but also his upcoming solo EP, Crisis on Intimate Earths. In this interview, you can expect such diverse proddings as ranging from cards, to comics, to anime, and of course, the lowdown on Tribe One’s artistic origins. You can find tour dates and other info at Tribe One.
Powerman 5000 is a band that is no stranger to the ebbs and flows of the high seas of Rock and Roll, but they pilot their ironclad galleon of powerful lyrics and killer riffs with ease and proficiency. Riding like a bat out of hell on the heels of their brand new record, Builders of the Future, Powerman 5000 is still doing exactly what they’ve already mastered, which is taking great heavy rock and mixing it with heavy doses of pop culture and science fiction. I had the incredible pleasure of chatting with Powerman’s frontman, Spider, about all this. In the same interview, we also covered the band’s involvement in Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, and much more.
Let the chatter begin! The Living Statue Galatea has agreed to break her stone encasement of silence for the likes of Crash Chords, and of course, for her album of choice: Singles by Future Islands. The album title is a pun that combines the accessible music format with those bereft of that special someone. Join our analysis for the details and come be a part of Galatea’s motionless journey through NYC’s street performing scene. Follow her blog at The Statue Speaks!
Welcome to the first edition of Crash Chords: Autographs, hosted by Matt Storm. This brand new series takes the “analysis” portion of our primary podcast (CCP) and aims it squarely at the guests, i.e. an “artist’s analysis”. No, this isn’t therapy, it’s a loose and informal interview format that releases guests from the constraints of self-promotion or a dedicated album, and opens the door to… anything their heart desires. This week, we begin with a double feature. Join Matt and Mawk (Mark Young) of Hed PE for the first half, and then Matt and Spider One of Powerman 5000 for the final lap. Both artists are on tour together this August, and both have released brand new albums. So be sure to check out Evolution and Builders of the Future, and of course, the latest content from Crash Chords.
Welcome to Crash Chords: Season 3! We have plenty else in store for you this year, but of course our album reviews continue to be the meat and potatoes. Today’s review looks at Jack White, formerly of The White Stripes, and his burgeoning solo work. His latest, Lazaretto, is a medley of ideas inspired by his own writings when he was 19 years old. Join in the analysis! Then, as a taste of what’s to come, we feature a special phone interview that Matt had the pleasure of arranging with Mawk (Mark Young) of (hed) p.e. Visit directly at 2:14:54.