Such a pleasure talking about Caroline Polachek as our first episode musician. Her incredible writing and production skills are only enhanced by her intoxicating vocal abilities. Just so in love with Caroline!
Pang (2019); Desire, I Want To Turn Into You (2023)
Clint Mansell is joined by the Kronos Quartet and Mogwai to create a devastatingly beautiful, emotional, and well-matched soundtrack to accompany the movie The Fountain.
The Fountain: Music from the Motion Picture (2006)
boygenius is an epic indie rock super group composed of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker. They blend their styles and voices beautifully and offer a glimpse of what it is like for Indie giants to work with one another. On the other side, we have music newcomer Paris Paloma hailing from London, England
Boygenius EP (2018); The Record (2023)
Paris Paloma (singles- 2023)
Broken Bells is the indie rock side project of James Mercer (The Shins) and Brian Burton (Danger Mouse) formed in 2009. In addition, we're listening to The Pixies, an iconic alternative rock group formed in 1986 consisting of Black Francis, Joey Santiago, Kim Deal, and David Lovering. Rounding it off we have Gnarls Barkley a fun soul duo composed of CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse (also in Broken Bells!) formed in 2004.
Broken Bells: Self-Titled (2010); After the Disco (2014); Into the Blue (2022)
The Pixies: Surfer Rosa (1988); Doolittle (1989); Bossanova (1990); Trompe le Monde (1991); Indie City (2014); Head Carrier (2016); Beneath the Eyrie (2019); Doggerel (2022)
Gnarls Barkley: St. Elsewhere (2006); The Odd Couple (2008)
Japanese Breakfast is an alternative pop band, formed in 2013, led by the amazing Michelle Zauner (author of Crying in H Mart* highly recommend), also consisting of Peter Bradley, Craig Hendrix, and Deven Craige. In addition, we're listening to My Morning Jacket! A rock group from Kentucky formed in 1998 with Jim James (vocals/guitar), Tom Blankenship (bass), Patrick Hallahan (drummer), Carl Broemel (guitar), and Bo Koster (keys).
Japanese Breakfast: Psychopomp (2016); Soft Sounds from Another Planet (2017); Jubilee (2021)
My Morning Jacket: The Tennessee Fire (1999); At Dawn (2001); It Still Moves (2003); Z (2005); Evil Urges (2008); Circuital (2011); The Waterfall (2015); The Waterfall II (2020); My Morning Jacket (2021)
Sierra Ferrell is an incredibly talented singer, songwriter from West Virginia with a country-jazzy sound. Check her out! The Kooks have their beginnings in 2004 Brighton, England. The band has Luke Pritchard (vocals/guitar), Hugh Harris (guitar/synths/bass), and Alexis Nunez (drums).
Sierra Ferrell: Long Time Coming (2021)
The Kooks: Inside In/Inside Out (2006); Konk (2008); Junk of the Heart (2011); Listen (2014); Let's Go Sunshine (2018); 10 Tracks to Echo in the Dark (2022)
YelloPain is a rapper from Dayton, Ohio on the scene a while now but caught our attention with the powerful single "My Vote Don't Count" from 2020.
No Excuse (Urban) (2015); This Year (2018); I'm Still Here Because I Didn't Give Up (2018); Yello Is the New Black (2020); Images (2022)
3 albums if stranded on an island!
Sam: Enya (Amarantine), The Beatles (Anthology 2), The Weeknd (After Hours)
Lynny: Bob Marley (Legend), Pink Floyd (The Wall), Tool (AEnima)
Purity Ring is an electronic pop duo from Canada formed in 2010 with vocalist Megan James blessing the world with her lovely voice and etheral vibes with Corin Roddick, multi-instrumentalist and talented producer. a-ha is of course the fun synth-pop group from Oslo, Norway formed in 1982. Founding members include Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (guitar/vocals), Magne Furuholmen (keys/guitar/vocals), and Morten Harket (vocals)
Purity Ring: Shrines (2012); Another Eternity (2015); Womb (2020)
a-ha: Hunting High and Low (1985); Scoundrel Days (1986); Stay on These Roads (1988); East of the Sun, West of the Moon (1990); Memorial Beach (1993); Minor Earth Major Sky (2000); Lifelines (2002); Analogue (2005); Foot of the Mountain (2009); Cast in Steel (2015); True North (2022)
Some artists we were listening to in college:
Dave Matthew's Band
Florence and the Machine
Bombay Bicycle Club
Samia is a wonderful, coming in strong, young singer-songwriter from New York City, active since 2017. The Cranberries are a mesmerizing Irish rock band formed in 1989 with the lineup consisting of Dolores O'Riordan (an absolute favorite of ours as far as incredible vocalists go), Noel Hogan (guitar), Mike Hogan (bass), and Fergal Lawler (drums)
Samia: The Baby (2020); Honey (2023); EP-Scout (2021)
The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (1993); No Need to Argue (1994); To the Faithful Departed (1996); Bury the Hatchet (1999); Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (2001); Roses (2012); Something Else (2017); In the End (2019)
Vera Blue (Celia Pavey) is an Australian singer-songwriter breakthrough artist after coming in 3rd on The Voice Australia. Her debut album came out in 2017. Also on repeat in our headphones is Soccer Mommy (Sophia Regina Allison), a singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Vera Blue: This Music (2013~under Celia Pavey); Perennial (2017); Mercurial (2022)
Soccer Mommy: Clean (2018); Color Theory (2020); Sometimes, Forever (2022)
Sit tight, our next episode is coming soon!
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