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If you just came here to see outdated podcasts, welcome.  It's been a while since I've done interviews and even longer since I've done any audio editing for IndieInterviews.

I have been busy with my full-time work. (You didn't think this was a job did you?)  In addition, I've been contributing both in writing, topic selection and design for my friend Chris Cantalini's oh-so-popular blog GorillaVsBear.net.  In addition to the blog, I've been recording and producing his weekly radio program for Sirius satellite radio -- cleverly titled "GorillaVs Bear Blog Radio."  We've had a handful of great guests (Tapes 'n Tapes, St. Vincent, Tim DeLaughter and Voxtrot) as well as some truly incredible live "studio" recordings often done in vechicles.  Dana Falconberry, Peter and the Wolf's Red Hunter and Sparrow House's Jared VanFleet have overwhelmingly wowed Chris and myself.

That being said, IndieInterviews isn't dead.  It's just paused.  I don't know exactly if it'll take the same form when we start it back up.  I've been wanting to do a lot of text interviews.  The text form allows me to design .pdfs which I really enjoy and is an overall simpler method than recording and editing audio.  I've turned into that which I started the site to avoid.  I've also considered doing more video.  But video is more time consuming than audio, and it's time -- not passion -- that I'm lacking.

Will it start with 2007?  I don't know the answer to that. But I, with the help of other bright minds, will return and make use of this exciting site and cleverly-titled domain.  Thanks for visiting.

While you patiently wait, here's my Top 30 tracks of 2006.  You probably saw this list and commentary at GvsB but if not, here it is again.

- The Album Leaf Wishful Thinking
- Band of Horses The First Song
- Birdmonster The Bar in the Back of the Basement
- Cat Power Living Proof
- Alela Diane Pieces of String
- Ghostface Killah Be Easy
- Emily Haines A Maid Needs A Maid
- Oh No! Oh My! I Love You All The Time
- Spank Rock Coke & Wet
- Sunset Rubdown They Took A Vote And Said No
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20. Thom Yorke The Clock
19. Joanna Newsom Sawdust & Diamonds
18. Midlake Young Bride
17. Camera Obscura If Looks Could Kill
16. Peter and the Wolf The Bonsai Tree
15. J. Tillman My Waking Days
14. Catfish Haven Crazy For Leaving
13. TV on The Radio I Was a Lover
12. Sound Team Back In Town
11. The Futureheads Back To The Sea
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10. Man Man Ice Dogs
I've been meaning to write iTunes to reclassify Man Man as soul. Peeling back the chaotic yet truly innovative outer skins of Man Man, the listener will find they've exposed some of the strongest melodies and hooks currently being written. If they were given the chance to play this song on national television, they would be the biggest band in America.

9. Sparrow House When I Am Gone
This song (and the entire Falls EP) turned out being exactly what I had hoped the Midlake record would be. What Trials of Van Occupanther was for the distant spring season, Sparrow House's Falls is for the corresponding season. Just like Chris, this song has one of the top iTunes play counts -- try putting it on and listening once. It's harder than you'd think.

8. The Raconteurs Blue Veins
Somehow in 2006, Jack White and team made a song containing every element I love about classic rock. Initially this song was a skip track. I didn't appreciate how easily one could pinpoint the song's obvious influences (most noticeable is Led Zeppelin). But after a few listens, you realize that it isn't wrong of them to borrow from the best. It's simply reproducing that which we (20 somethings) wish we could experience.

7. Ratatat Wildcat
It seems simple and nearly calculated but it's so fresh and clever. Maybe it's the calculated simplicity that is what makes it seem also fresh and clever. AND this would for sure be the theme song for my embarrassingly weak, more adorable/geeky than threatening, white-boy gang.

6. Grizzly Bear Plans
The production of this record should become legendary -- equally gigantic and confounding as Stonehenge or the Pyramids. What I love about this record, as well as the John Vanderslice 2-track record (#8 of 2006), is the active element of the room/studio/space. The space is as present as vocals. After many listens, I think it's their most engaging instrument. If Chris hadn't outlawed it, I probably would have put another Grizzly Bear track on this list.

5. Peter Bjorn and John Young Folks
The second I heard the maracas, I knew it would be a top track of the year. Then there was the bassline and then the whistling and then the male vocal/female vocal relationship dialog. It's nearly scientific.

4. Yeah Yeah Yeahs Turn Into
This record is so lopsided or it would have easily been my top record of the year. Honestly, the last 3 tracks of this record are better than 50% of 2006's complete records. This song ends in a glorious campfire manner. YYYs use of the acoustic guitar on the record's last tracks gave me a renewed faith in the overly theatrical band.

3. The Knife Marble House
In April Silent Shout was the only album in my car for about 2 months and somehow I never bored of it. The synthscape of "Marble House" develops into a cocoon for one of the record's more emotional tracks. It's has the drive present on most of Silent Shout's tracks without being dancy or abrasive.

2. The Long Winters Hindsight
Lyrically, this song is the song I've wanted to write. In just over four minutes, Roderick explains the universal passion for the hard way, long roads and hopeless underdogs.

1. Voxtrot Soft & Warm
If I had to have an Artist of the Year, it would be Voxtrot. My late introduction to Raised by Wolves combined with the addictive Mothers, Sisters, Daughters & Wives and adding to that, seeing a half dozen of their live performances has equalled something close to a musical obsession. This song holds lyrical gems ("I'd leave you for the person you used to be") that carry amazingly accurate sentiment. This song is often the first that I share with people wanting to know what I listen to.

- Garrison Reid

Category:General -- posted at: 12:52pm CDT


Birdmonster entered bloggers' and critics' consciousness in October of last year on the strength of a self-released EP that, with its brash Springsteen-meets-Fugazi aesthetic, opened doors to high profile supporting slots with the likes of Art Brut, Sound Team, Catfish Haven, and Division Day, not to mention the type of buzz that forces Pitchfork to wallow in its limitations as a credible source for anything.

The San Francisco quartet's storied live shows and unique D.I.Y. sensibility very much paved that road, but, as they revealed last month on an eerie Dallas night, Birdmonster's true ambitions are focused on the songs and an ever-growing sonic palette.

This week, Birdmonster's Peter Arcuni and David Klein sit down to discuss their just-released debut long player, No Midnight, and how the experience of communicating their live energy on that record whet the band's appetite to develop their studio sound and the burgeoning songwriting methodologies that will shape their sophomore effort.

The Birdmonster Beauty Bar photo and more by Chad Wadsworth.

Mp3: Birdmonster - "'Cause You Can"

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Direct download: 15ish_Minutes_with_Birdmonster.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:43pm CDT


On a sweltering Friday evening in June, Barry Hyde of UK quartet, The Futureheads, kindly invited me into the band's well-equipped (and air conditioned) tour bus to escape, well, the summer and the throngs encircling Dallas' Gypsy Tearoom.

"How can you possibly stand this heat?" he asked as we sat down.

"I can't," I remarked.

When we sat down, Hyde, the Futureheads' frontman and chief songwriter, cut right to the chase and thoughtfully unraveled the executional and philosophical approaches to the songs and harmonies on their just-released News and Tributes LP, exhaustively contrasting their latest effort with their critically-acclaimed eponymous debut.



Assessing the Futureheads' rise -- and his scorn for their former label, Warner Brothers -- Hyde generously shed light on the inner-workings of a band that began, as he will admit, with few and simple expectations.

If there ever was any uncertainty about their rise, Hyde et al affirmed his confidence, and the audience's high expectations, pushing the limits, lengths, and structures of their crafty cache of songs for almost two hours. It was an impressive set and, for your host, at least, the show dutifully proved why the Futureheads have garnered such praise from a growing network of famous friends, influential publications, bloggers, hipsters, and the rest.


Downloadable PDF of Episode 41: The Futureheads

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Direct download: Episode_41__The_Futureheads.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 7:28pm CDT

John Roderick Explains <em>Putting The Days To Bed </em>Lyrics


Over the last two years, The Long Winters have quickly become one of my all-time favorite groups. The pop songs have crisp and precise production paired with articulate and emotionally insightful lyrics. If possible, I could sit for hours talking with frontman John Roderick about his songs and the ingredients that make these records truly incredible.  

Through a series of e-mail exchanges, Roderick has answered some highly specific questions concerning lyrics off the new record.  Putting the Days to Bed will be released July 25th on Barsuk Records.

I have placed the lyrics in the order they appear on the record. Enjoy.

Track 1: "Pushover" - "Unkind girlish walk, like a deed to the world without the talk"

JR: Well... you know there are some coquettish walks, some flabbergastingly captivating gaits, which cross the line. They aren't innocent, they're wielded like a flaming sword, and they have the power to own a man for a period. That doesn't mean they're a force for good in the world.
(MP3)


Track 3: "Teaspoon" - "You weighed your suitcase down, but it still wouldn't sink"

JR: This happens to all of us at one point or another. We have a small suitcase worth of stuff, thoughts, feelings, recent events, that we would give anything to just sink to the bottom of the sea, but it's always that suitcase that refuses to go down. You can't just leave it floating there, so you have to take the damn thing home again.


Track 4: "Hindsight" - "I'm baling water and baling water 'cause I like the shape of the boat"

JR: I'm afraid that this lyric is already perfectly self-explanitory. When I say it's self-explanatory I'm not trying to be difficult, it's just to me nothing could be clearer than a lyric like that. It's a lyric about the small-scale, almost charming, tendency we all have toward self-destruction. If we weren't humans, if we were able to judge like computers or Vulcans, the only logical criteria for a BOAT would be that it floats without leaking. How it looks couldn't be less relevant to how it functions. Our humanity is revealed by our love for lost causes, for three-legged dogs and rusted-out "classic" cars, and there's something pathetic about us for that reason. The same eye that loves art and music will plunge us into buying a house with a cracked foundation, while a perfectly solid, and cheaper, house next door is rejected for being not as "cute". I celebrate this quality in people; it's what makes us interesting, and lovable, and individual, even if it means that we're doomed, somewhat. Why be in a relationship with someone? For love, comfort, support and encouragement. How many of us are in relationships that provide none of those things, but which we fight for against all odds?


Track 5: "The Sky Is Open" - "My propeller tries to find the air"

JR: Overtly, this is meant literally: the pilot is so high up and the air is so thin that his propellor is cleaving into the ragged edge of a vacuum. Indirectly it refers to the propellor in each of us which is always chewing up the air, taking us higher, hungry for sky.


Track 7: "Clouds" - "False prophesy doesn't mean prophesies are true"

JR: I'm continually amazed at how easy it is for people to recognize and laugh at the preposterous aspects of every religion but their own.


Track 8: "Rich Wife" - "So tell me, is your high horse getting a little hard to ride -- and your little bit on the side getting harder to find"

JR: You can be a snotty little brat all you want when you're twenty-five, but the day you turn twenty-seven you start to notice your friends don't think it's so cute anymore.


Track 9: "Ultimatum" - "Crave translates into slave, No-one can harness the rain, And I can make myself into rain,You feel me on your cheek, And on your sleeve"

JR: When you're in love it's very easy to start ascribing supernatural powers to your lover. "How can they make me feel like I'm about to explode, yet they seem so unperturbed?" I have felt so strongly about someone that I wouldn't have been surprised if they had just turned themselves into rain, so powerful did they seem and so inconsequential was my hold on them.


Track 11: "Seven" - "Did you see me the way I imagined, every eyelash a picket or a wire?"

JR: I see people in their teens and early twenties all the time who are blatantly shielding themselves from intimacy by wearing ridiculous costumes, or by talking constantly about themselves, or by being hyper-shy, or by a thousand other methods. When you get a little older you abandon those transparent ploys, because adults don't respond to them as well, but a great many people want to maintain their defenses and just shrink them down until they're an invisible veil over the eyes.

Previously: IndieInterviews talked with John Roderick about Ultimatum in a December podcast.

Direct download: 01_Pushover.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 5:42pm CDT

15 Minutes with Peter and the Wolf

Before his recent Dallas show, I had the chance to pull Red aside for an expansive interview and an impromptu recording session, which resulted in two single-mic performances of some of his most beloved songs, "Red Sun" from Peter and the Wolf and Adventure from MTV2's Wonder Showzen.

Red Hunter isn't like most musicians I've talked with over the last year. Maybe that's because he's so willing to ponder, detail, even perform, his many diverse interests. He will tell you about playing shows in graveyards and dressing up like a Vet for a case study in audience reaction.  He will tell you about jokingly suggesting he and a peer tour in a sailboat.  He will cite Chomsky and address the perils of media propaganda and, in a twist, tie it all -- and convincingly so -- to independent music. He will offer perspectives, ideas, and insights that only hint at why he's one of the more compelling figures in underground music

Peter and the Wolf - Red Sun (IndieInterviews) (mp3)

Red Hunter - Adventure (Wonder Showzen cover) (Indie Interviews exclusive mp3)

Upcoming Peter and the Wolf Dates
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7.07 Los Angeles, The Echo
7.08 Los Angeles, Il Corral
7.09 San Francisco, Hotel Utah
7.12 Portland, Towne Lounge
7.13 Seattle, S.S. Marie Antoinette
7.14 Victoria BC, Orange Hall
7.15 Vancouver BC Pat's Pub
7.18 Seattle, live on KAOS at 9pm
7.20 Salt Lake City, Vagabond
7.21 Denver, Rhinoceropolis
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7.24 Ames, The Practice Space
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7.26 Columbia, Ragtag
7.27 Columbia, Live on KOPN at 3pm
7.27 St. Louis, The Ground Floor
7.28 Chicago, Logan Square
7.31 Ypsilanti, Banana Tina
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8.04 Baltimore, Talking Head
8.05 Philly, Avant Gentlemen's Lodge
8.09 Portsmouth, Chutney Flatz
8.10 Portland, Strange Maine
8.11 Montreal, Green Room
8.12 Toronto, Tranzac
8.13 Rochester, The Bug Jar
8.14 Kingston, KMOCA
8.15 Northampton, Gallery THINK
8.17 Boston, P.A.'s Lounge
8.18 NYC, Goodbye Blue Monday

Direct download: 15_Minutes_with_Peter_and_the_Wolf.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 3:36pm CDT

Episode 40: The Streets
This week, British MC Mike Skinner of The Streets, sits down with your host, Garrison Reid, to discuss his private imprint, The Beats, and various other business flirtations, the essence of American rap culture, and the relative disparities in courting women at home and abroad.

In addition, we've taken the podcast and brought it to new life in a downloadable PDF filled with the text of the interview and amazing photos taken at The Streets Austin tour date by Chad Wadsworth. As we've hit podcast 40, we're looking for some feedback. What have been some of your favorites so far? What are your thoughts on the new transcription feature? Hasn't the audio quality improved in the last 11 months? Feel free to leave your thoughts within the comments section.

Download Audio: Episode 40: The Streets

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Direct download: Episode_40__The_Streets.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:19am CDT

On the eve of the release of their highly anticipated Capitol Records debut, "Movie Monster," Sound Team's Matt Oliver and Sam Sanford discuss, among other things, the band's rigorous approach to multimedia filtration and typographic design, their give-and-take collaboration with famed indie producer, Mike McCarthy, and their multi-pronged songwriting aesthetic.

Full Downloads from Movie Monster
Sound Team - Movie Monster
Sound Team - Your Eyes Are Liars

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Bill Baird from early August 2005

"My friend's band is" by Sam Sanford
"The new record I'm into is" by Sam Sanford
"My favorite city to play in is" by Sam Sanford
"Explains 'Your Eyes Are Liars" by Sam Sanford
"If I could ask" by Sam Sanford


Direct download: 15MinutesWithSoundTeam.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with We Are Scientists. The band discusses filming comical music videos, working with The Lonely Island guys and the relationship between Pitchfork and major labels.

 


Here's a "comprehensive smattering" of the band's national tour with friends Arctic Monkeys.

Direct download: Episode_39__We_Are_Scientists.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:55am CDT

Chevy Express van + John Vanderslice + Tiny Telephone + Del + Exodus Damage Remix + Gypsy Tearoom + 35mm + San Francisco + "Trance Manual" music video + Hitchcock's Young and Innocent + MacGuffin + Tom Waits' chicken coop + DCist + Hasselblad + Chris' aesthetic = Episode 38: John Vanderslice (mp3)

You might be saying this isn't YouTube or Flickr. You are right, but if you have any additional tags that might describe the interview, feel free to comment them.

Episode 38 with John Vanderslice is another special 30-minute episode previously done with John Roderick of the Long Winters, Andrew Kenny of American Analog Set, The Wrens and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.

Direct download: Episode_38__John_Vanderslice.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:48am CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with John Grant of The Czars. John discusses the impact of delayed US releases, incorporating foreign languages into his writing and playing with pronouns.

More description coming soon.

Direct download: Episode_37__The_Czars.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:30am CDT

Kyp Malone describes the Return of Cookie Mountain song Province:

Abridged transcription
"We were playing festivals and recording in hotel bathrooms. ... I wanted to write something positive and uplifting. Watching and taking in all this dark bullshit that's happening in our world all the time. ... We were walking down the street and I saw graffiti on the side of this building. Someone had quoted Gandhi.  They wrote 'Love is the prerogative of the brave.'"
Soundbed music is "Walking The Cow", a Daniel Johnston cover from The Late Great Daniel Johnston, available for purchase here.

Download: Kyp Malone - 5 of 5 (m4a)
Download: Kyp Malone - 3-4 of 5 (m4a)
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Kyp Malone - 1-2 of 5 (m4a)
Direct download: Kyp_Malone_of_TV_on_the_Radio_-_5_of_5.m4a
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:01am CDT

Favorite city to play in
"I haven't been to Cairo.  I haven't been to Lagos.  I haven't played in Mexico City."

How did the recording with Bowie come about?
"And we dropped of the roughs of the record as we were working on it. And he dug 'em."

About the album leak, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain and a "change in psychology"
"One is the one we're not putting out and one is the one we are putting out."

Soundbed music is "Dry Drunk Emperor" and "Staring at the Sun" found here.

More audio available later today.

Download: Kyp Malone - 3-4 of 5 (m4a)
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Kyp Malone - 1-2 of 5 (m4a)
Direct download: Kyp_Malone_of_TV_on_the_Radio_-_3-4_of_5.m4a
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:53am CDT

MiniInterview - Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio

Last Sunday, a few friends of mine and I spent the day relaxing -- drinking some margaritas at Lee Harvey's, learning to dj from DJ Pedro himself and topped off the rare beautiful breezy Texas day with an amazing TV on the Radio show at Gypsy Tearoom.

I had never seen this band live before. I've heard stories of the "experience" or "the best live show" and read the quote in the most recent Filter where the band themselves say you might not understand the performance. I told Adam after the show, "I rarely think this when I leave a show, but HOW do they do this night after night?" The energy released through the vocals (and arm movements) of Tunde Adebimpe is intense. The band unites and the cohesive sounds on record are equally powerful live.

After the show, Adam and I had the chance to talked with Kyp and Tunde of TVOTR. We quickly walked into the empty Ballroom and recorded for less than 10 minutes total.

Here's segment 1 from Kyp Malone; he tells his love for a Narnack Records band, whose music is "honest and organic and not a put- on and not some fake hippie shit." He also talks about a new record and DVD that he feels insired by.

Soundbed music is "Dry Drunk Emperor" found here.

More audio available tomorrow.

Download: Kyp Malone - 1-2 of 5 (m4a)
Direct download: Kyp_Malone_of_TV_on_the_Radio_-_1-2_of_5.m4a
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 11:34am CDT

IndieInterviews Exclusive - Ramesh Srivastava (Voxtrot) - "Shayla" (Blondie Cover)

Band/Artist: Ramesh Srivastava (Voxtrot)
Date: April 21th, 2006
Venue: 95 Corolla Studios
Location: Denton, TX

Taped by: Garrison R.
Transferred by: Garrison R.

Setlist
1. Shayla (Blondie Cover)

After interviewing the band in January and seeing their performances in Dallas and in Austin at SXSW, I stayed in touch. As they entered Denton on this past Friday (after a day of uncertainty caused by van problems), we were discussing a follow-up interview and also a possible song request for that night's concert at Hailey's. I had suggested "Union City Blue" since it's one of my favorite songs off Eat to the Beat. It was a song Ramesh was familiar with but not possible for the entire band.

We met up at the show, talked and he realized the song I was thinking wasn't the same song he was.  The song he was thinking was "Shalya" -- another amazing track from Eat to the Beat.  We went to my car and listened to the song a few times through. Ramesh went looking for an acoustic guitar. I returned into the venue.  Within minutes, he said he had found one.  I said "where were you thinking we'd record?", and he replied "there's probably enough room in your car."  I had no complaints and we went to the quietest place to record -- 95 Corolla Studios as it will forever be called.

This is the output.

Download - Shayla (Blondie Cover)

Full IndieInterviews Interview with Ramesh Srivastava
Direct download: 01_Ramesh_Srivastava_Voxtrot_-_Shayla_Blondie_Cover.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 8:37am CDT

Friday: If I could ask
Sam Sanford of SOUND team

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"My name is Sam Sanford and I'm in SOUND team. I guess if any of us could ask questions, we would probably want to get Brian Eno and ask him a lot of technical questions about specific songs and specific sounds on specific songs. How did you make this sound? Like for example on the song "Sky Saw" the first song on Another Green World, how did you make the sky saw sound?"

Full IndieInterviews Interview with SOUND team's Bill Baird from early August 2005
Monday: "My friend's band is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Wednesday: "My favorite city to play in is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Thursday: "Explains 'Your Eyes Are Liars" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

Thursday: Explains 'Your Eyes Are Liars'
Sam Sanford of SOUND team

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"My name is Sam Sanford and I'm in SOUND team. 'Your Eyes Are Liars' is a song that started out as a recording that Bill made by himself in our studio, Big Orange. It underwent a lot of transformations during the process of arranging it for live performance. It was rerecorded to reflect those changes in the arrangement and the song you'll hear on the record is that. It's a recording of the live arrangement that we worked out based on the original recording. Which actually came out on a cassette we put out two years ago called Every Day Is A New Year."

SOUND team - Your Eyes Are Liars

Full IndieInterviews Interview with SOUND team's Bill Baird from early August 2005
Monday: "My friend's band is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Wednesday: "My favorite city to play in is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 2:46pm CDT

Wednesday: My favorite city to play in is
Sam Sanford of SOUND team

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"My name is Sam Sanford and I'm in SOUND team. My favorite city to play in Austin, I guess I have to say, because the fans are great there and the clubs are great there. Other than Austin, my favorite city to play in is New York. New York City is great. People go out every night."

Full IndieInterviews Interview with SOUND team's Bill Baird from early August 2005
Monday: "My friend's band is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 8:22am CDT

Tuesday: The new record I'm into is
Sam Sanford of SOUND team

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"My name is Sam Sanford and I'm in SOUND team. The new record I'm into is the new TV on the Radio record. Even though I haven't heard it yet, I expect great things. I think their first record was one of the most amazing things to come out in the last ten years and I hear the new one is even better. I'm really excited about them."

Full IndieInterviews Interview with SOUND team's Bill Baird from early August 2005
Monday: "My friend's band is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 6:30am CDT

"My friend's band is" by Sam Sanford of SOUND team Monday: My friend's band is
Sam Sanford of SOUND team

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"My name is Sam Sanford and I'm in SOUND team. My friend's band is Science. Science [now Gulf of Mexico] is Joey Kaoehl, Gregory Tenenbeown, Bill Baird, and "Matty", Matthew. And they are a great band from Austin, Texas. Not like anything you've ever heard before."

 

Full IndieInterviews Interview with SOUND team's Bill Baird from early August 2005

Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 8:26am CDT

It's true. I did go to The Elephant Show AKA Sharon, Lois and Bram in concert. I did "scam" Metallica. I do love (I cringe as I write this) world music. I don't have nearly enough records. I am a bad Texan because I don't have boots, I don't eat meat and didn't see At The Drive-In when I had the chance.

Read it at Muzzle of Bees.

Learn all you wanted to know and more in an interview I did with Muzzle of Bees. While you're there read all about some other awesome bloggers in his series Get To Know Your Blogger.

Category:General -- posted at: 9:00am CDT

    Things you might learn in this interview with The Grates:
  • SXSW is "heaps of lines", "heaps of bands" and "heaps of beers" .
  • "If you're weak, be prompt."
  • Slingshots are illegal in Australia.
  • To avoid getting sick while on tour, it's best to dress like a ninja.
  • Digital cameras makes movies (sometimes with audio).
  • Rolling Stone will always be gas on fire.
  • "There is no privacy in Australia."
  • Caffeine-free Diet Pepsi is the most boring drink ever.
Direct download: Episode_36__The_Grates.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:14am CDT

Friday: If I could ask
Lenka of Decoder Ring

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"Hi. This is Lenka from Decoder Ring. If I could ask any musician a question, it would be Bjork. And I think I just want to know why we can't just make a baby together? But I don't think I'd have the guts to ask it 'cause she'd probably slap me."
IndieInterviews: "And she's married and has babies, right?"
"I know. And I'm a girl so we can't have babies together but, you know, I just love her."

Monday: "My friend's band is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Wednesday: "My favorite city to play in is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Thursday: "Explains 'Somersault'" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Friday: "If I could ask" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 7:30am CDT

Thursday: Explains 'Somersault'
Lenka of Decoder Ring

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"Hi. This is Lenka from Decoder Ring. "Somersault" is the theme song to the movie Somersault. And it's the reason why I joined up with Decoder Ring because they were an instrumental band before and they decided they needed female vocals for a song or two on the album. And it's about, I co-write the lyrics with the director of the film, and it's about the idea. It's kind of a truth idea about love. In that, if you can breathe in a person's air and their breath into you, you've got a little piece of them forever. In this girl's sentimental memory of the boy that's what she holds on to.

The movie is coming out in April in the States and the soundtrack Somersault is coming out in May. This film, it's an art house film, but it was a really successful film in Australia. The film and the album both won heaps of awards. It's was kind of a buzz film a couple of years ago. So, it will probably get an art house release over here, but you should look out for it because it's a gorgeous film"

Decoder Ring - "Somersault"

Monday: "My friend's band is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Wednesday: "My favorite city to play in is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Thursday: "Explains 'Somersault'" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Friday: "If I could ask" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 7:00am CDT

Wednesday: My favorite city to play in is
Lenka of Decoder Ring

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"Hi. This is Lenka from Decoder Ring. My favorite city to play in is New York, of course. Because, I'm here right now and it's just been quite mind-blowing. And it's great to just be here, for a reason, to do gigs. And the gigs that we've done have been amazing and we've had lots of fans in the audience. It's the coolest city in the world. What more can you say?"

IndieInterviews: "You like playing there more than in Australia?"

"Well, playing in Australia it's a different thing because everyone knows our songs. And they kinda get really excited when they hear them and everyone dances. And also, we play to big festivals like 5,000 kids in the audience (often it's kids) having a great time. Sometimes it's in the day and it's a very different atmosphere. But I'm way more excited about New York right now because it's where I am and it's different, you know?"

Monday: "My friend's band is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Wednesday: "My favorite city to play in is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Thursday: "Explains 'Somersault'" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Friday: "If I could ask" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 8:38pm CDT

Tuesday: The new record I'm into is
Lenka of Decoder Ring

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"Hi. This is Lenka from Decoder Ring. The new record I'm into is Cat Power - The Greatest. I have a lot of her albums and I really love her. Being on tour at the moment, I've been listening to it a lot because it's extremely soulful.  It's really nice to come home after a crazy night and just, sort of, be nourished."

Cat Power - The Greatest - Cat Power - The Greatest

Monday: "My friend's band is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Wednesday: "My favorite city to play in is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Thursday: "Explains 'Somersault'" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Friday: "If I could ask" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 12:17am CDT

Monday: My friend's band is
Lenka of Decoder Ring

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"Hi. This is Lenka from Decoder Ring. My friend's band is Sia. She's an Australian artist that has a record out in America called Colour the Small One. And I'm actually right now having red wine with her. But, well, not right now. She's not sitting right next to me. She's in the bar. I'm in the foyer. Anyways. I love her because she's mad, spontaneous and wonderful. And the album is just gorgeous."

Sia - Colour the Small One - Sia - Colour the Small One

Monday: "My friend's band is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Tuesday: "The new record I'm into is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Wednesday: "My favorite city to play in is" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Thursday: "Explains 'Somersault'" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Friday: "If I could ask" by Lenka of Decoder Ring
Category:Weekly Feature -- posted at: 9:41pm CDT

Episode 35: Clem Snide

A lot of people are putoff by Clem Snide 'cause they aren't sure if it's being sincere or not. If it's a joke or if it's serious. And I like that about it. But some people don't. But you know whatever, I don't need to buy them a Christmas present or anything.

Eef Barzelay of Clem Snide
Direct download: Episode_35__Clem_Snide.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm CDT

Episode 34: Mates of State On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Kori Gardner of Mates of State. Gardner discusses an expansion in studio sounds, the impact of having a child, and forecasted reviews for Bring It Back.

IndieInterviews Insider assistance from Clever Titles Are So Last Summer, So Much Silence and Underrated Blog.

Direct download: Episode_34__Mates_of_State.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 10:41pm CDT

Episode 33: David Bazan On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with David Bazan of Pedro The Lion. David discusses departing from the Pedro The Lion moniker, including profanity in his music, and looking back at the 10 years of Pedro The Lion.
Direct download: Episode_33__David_Bazan.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 5:48pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with George Hunter of Catfish Haven. Hunter discusses joining Secretly Canadian, the impact of the Catfish Haven upbringing, and his love of classic song hooks.
Direct download: Episode32_CatfishHaven.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 1:07am CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Josh Grier of Tapes 'n Tapes. Josh discusses the impact of blogs on the band's success, returning to Minneapolis after a successful tour, and The Loon's relationship with Minnesota.
Direct download: Episode31_TapesnTapes.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 12:48am CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with J.Tillman. Tillman discusses transplanting from New York City to Seattle, meeting his recording and touring partners, and the varying approaches he's used with previous recordings.

Interlude snippets used with permission of J.Tillman & Keep Recordings.

Direct download: Episode30_J_Tillman.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:21pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Seth Olinsky of Akron/Family. Seth discusses the band's origin and influence from New York, their changing studio approach, the band's similarities with Young God Records' Michael Gira.

Interlude snippets used with permission from Akron/Family and Young God Records.

Direct download: Episode29_Akron_Family.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:20pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Ramesh Srivastava of Voxtrot. Ramesh discusses the band's interest and appreciation of blogs, the process of developing the new EP and the band's plans for South By Southwest.

Interlude snippets used with permission from Voxtrot

Download The Start of Something ( IndieFeed Alt/Mod Channel )

Direct download: Episode_28__Voxtrot.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm CDT

IndieInterviews.com Nominated for the 2006 Bloggies It's a great honor to have this nomination. This is the first year for the podcast category and we've made it to the final 5.

Other excellent sites who made it to the finals:

Best Canadian Weblog: Chromewaves.net
Best Writing of a Weblog: Said the Gramophone
Best Teen Weblog: You Aint No Picasso

Best of luck to those guys. Voting closes next Tuesday so take a moment and pat IndieInterviews.com and these three blogs on the back.

Category:General -- posted at: 9:45pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Chris Hrasky of Explosions in the Sky. Chris discusses the band's decision to relocated to Midland for writing, their involvement with the soundtrack to Friday Night Lights, and the stories behind future songs.

Interlude snippets used with permission from Explosions in the Sky

Download Your Hand in Mine ( IndieFeed Alt/Mod Channel )

Direct download: Episode_27__Explosions_in_the_Sky.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 6:03pm CDT

IndieInterviews Insider Program IndieInterviews.com has opened a new chapter. Part 2.

We are opening our metaphorical doors to involve whomever wants to be involved. The new feature is titled "IndieInterviews Insider".

The program will establish a mailing list for two-way communication between IndieInterviews and our listeners. An IndieInterviews Insider will have privileged information on upcoming interviews and the ability to submit questions via the mailing list. It will also show questions that have been accepted throughout the process: from booking to conducting. If your question is used, you will be mentioned on the site and if applicable, your blog will be linked. Podcast posts are also attached to all files available on respective iTunes episodes. Of course, not all questions will be accepted and we will try to set to it that the interviews have a good balance of Insider questions and those developed by IndieInterviews.com.

It will allow the participants to assist in the interview development. Basically, it would just invite others to feel heard and involved.

If you want to be involved with the IndieInterviews Insider program, simply email insider@indieinterviews.com.

Category:Insider Program -- posted at: 1:43am CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Jana Hunter. Jana discusses her recording approaches, the growing Austin folk scene, and her thoughts on her musical movement peers.

Interlude snippets used with permission from Jana Hunter

Jana Hunter

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Direct download: Episode_26__Jana_Hunter.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 8:58pm CDT

IndieInterviews.com is joining the IndieFeed network. Where IndieInterviews supplies interesting interviews with indie artists, IndieFeed promotes and introduces artists through full-length legal and free mp3s.

IndieFeed was selected as one of Business Week Online's Top Rated Podcast Podcast Picks and Yahoo! Finance has made a buzz about IndieFeed. IndieFeed is the proud member of the DC Podcast Network and the Association of Music Podcasting.

Category:General -- posted at: 8:46pm CDT

On this show, your host Garrison Reid sits down with Raymond Raposa of Castanets. The soft spoken Raposa discusses networking and his recording crews, the power night had on First Light's Freeze, and the differences in writing for songs and writing for prose.

Castanets snippets used with permission of New Jerusalem Music
Direct download: Episode_25__Castanets.mp3
Category:Podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm CDT