Fluxpod is back from hiatus with a long conversion with Derek Miller from Sleigh Bells. We talk a lot about their excellent new album Texis and the early days of the band with detours into surfing, Korn, Deftones, INXS, Radiohead, M.I.A., Tyler the Creator, guitars, and moving from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley.
This is an excerpt from Zeptember, a four part series on the Fluxpod Patreon each week of September in which Sean T. Collins and I go deep on Led Zeppelin and their body of work. This clip is the beginning of Zeptember II, in which we discuss the albums IV, Houses of the Holy, and Physical Graffiti.
This episode features one of my favorite podcast/radio guys Bryan Quinby, the co-host of Street Fight Radio and The P.O.D. Kast. We talk a bit about his experience at this year's Gathering of the Juggalos and then get into a bunch of rock music he's loved over the years including Korn, Radiohead, The Cars, Ty Segall, King Khan & BBQ Show, Type O Negative, and Danzig.
This episode features the comic book writer Sam Humphries and it's basically a freeform "dudes hanging out" episode of the show. We talk about a lot of things including experiences at shows, Prince, U2, Radiohead, Beck, 90s drum and bass, collecting imports, the importance of preserving live venues, and an awful but memorable experience I had at a Steely Dan show in Los Angeles.
This episode features returning champ Larry Fitzmaurice, the author of the excellent music criticism newsletter Last Donut of the Night. This time around we discuss his recent essay about "pop's new emotionalism" starting around 2017, which serves as a good springboard into some other adjacent topics in music and music writing over the past few years.
This episode features the photographer Laura June Kirsch, whose forthcoming book Romantic Lowlife Fantasies collects a body of work in which she documented DIY music scenes, musical subcultures, and music festivals from 2008-2016. We talk about her background in photographer, her approach to environmental portraiture, and how photography has changed from her time in art school through the age of Instagram.
This episode features the comics creator Hazel Newlevant and is 100% totally focused on Of Montreal and Kevin Barnes' vibrant, fun, and extremely emotional body of work. We get into a little bit of almost all the major Of Montreal records, with a particular focus on Skeletal Lamping.
This is a hangout episode featuring Jill Krajewski, a music critic and senior social editor for Vice. We talk about Halsey's forthcoming collaboration with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails, the abuse allegations against Marilyn Manson and Rhye, St. Vincent, Jack Antonoff, late period U2, and the "Dave Grohl industrial complex."
Here's the third Danpilled episode, originally aired on Jesse Hawken's Junk Filter podcast. In this episode Jesse and I talk about Steely Dan's most summery tunes including "Glamour Profession," "Do It Again," "Bad Sneakers," "King of the World," and "Kid Charlemagne."
This episode is a classic “Jukebox Jury” with Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz and Sad13. We discuss new music by Olivia Rodrigo, Lovejoy, Gus Dapperton, Billie Eilish, Aespa, Vaultboy, Foo Fighters, Bella Poarch, PinkPantheress, Justus Bennetts, and more.