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John Congleton

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John Congleton

The Bottle Rocket Company: A Podcast by Briston Maroney

Welcome to the season finale of Bottle Rocket Company podcast!!! this was so fun and and I sound foolish for even saying that!! This episode features none other than the man himself, John Congleton. John is a producer who has made some incredible albums and helped me make Sunflower. It's such an honor to be along the other names that John has worked with and I hope y'all dig this episode. We have some great southern accents all over this one so strap in for a wild ride!!


13 Oct 2021

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EP 313 | John Congleton

Unstoppable Recording Machine Podcast

John Congleton is a Grammy award-winning producer who has worked with Erykah Badu, St. Vincent, Blondie, and many other amazing artists. ---- Leave us a 5-star rating and review, please! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eyalleviurmaudio/ YouTube Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2Fc87nX URM Academy: https://urm.academy/ Nail The Mix: https://nailthemix.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 32mins

24 Mar 2021

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S1 EP 07: Your idol, John Congleton

Never Meet Your Idols

John Congleton thinks it’s time for you to put on your grown-up pants and take action. The Grammy award winning producer has a lot to say in this election focused episode. Don’t worry, Carré and Laura talk shop with John too, covering music, production techniques, and what makes a good record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


20 Oct 2020

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Reserved Recommendations 08-10-2020 - Episode 20 - Jojo (John Congleton)

Reserved Recommendations

John Congleton is a producer who's worked with acts ranging from St Vincent and Laurie Anderson to Bono and the Baja Men. He also makes music, in the bands "The Paper Chase" and "Nighty Nite" that sounds the way horror movies feel. Jojo from the band Departure Party joins me to talk about him, and his weird scary music.


8 Oct 2020

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257: John Congleton (the pAper ChAse, Music Producer)

The Trap Set with Joe Wong

John Congleton and Joe first met 22 years ago in Denton, TX. John's band, the pAper chAse shared a bill with Joe's band at the time. In the intervening years, John has distinguished himself as one of the most innovative and in-demand producers of his generation, working with scores of artists such as: Sharon Van Etten, Blondie, St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, and Wye Oak. John and Joe discuss: depression, empathy, the power of saying no, learning to trust your instincts, existential dread, and more!

1hr 23mins

4 Apr 2020

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Interview: Angel Olsen And John Congleton On How They Made 'All Mirrors'

All Songs Considered

Angel Olsen has reimagined her sound. On this edition of All Songs Considered, she and her co-producer, John Congleton reveal how they did it, with the help of a 14-piece string section."What making this record was about," says Angel Olsen, "is erasing my own thoughts about where the song should be, letting go and being more open to other ideas.""I have this weird theory," adds John Congleton, "that the only thing a good producer really can do is know when a mistake is right." This process began with Angel Olsen first recording all the songs as a solo album. Then, through these collaborations, the music organically morphed and strengthened into this extraordinary record. You can hear the full interview with the play button at the top of the page and her the full album, All Mirrors below.


6 Nov 2019

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A man who I’ve heard of many times and yet never had a chance to meet. Gotta love the pod for this coz after my chat with Mr Vaderslice on Episode 51 I was introduced.  Mr Congleton is so fast. He’s quick witted and on point. He knows what he thinks and has clearly taken a long time to come to his opinions. You know where you stand with that kind of attitude. You can see the strength of his character quickly from his twitter feed where he is not afraid to tell it like he sees it. The fact there’s a quick way in with the man perhaps that explains how he’s been able to work with such a huge range of talent from a multitude of genres. Time for a quick name drop. Although he’s worked with hundreds and hundreds of great acts (many of whom are wonderfully unknown) a selection of his high profile gigs include working with: Lana Del Rey Angel Olsen St Vincent David Byrne My guest on episode 17 - Kimbra  Modest mouse  Swans  Erykah Badu And my guest from episode 16 - unknown mortal orchestra  There are so many more. It’s quite staggering to read a longer list of names from his wiki.  Needless to say “have you ever been experienced” is rather fitting So in that mental cloud of psych dust lingering in the doorway lets jump into this coffee morning speed ramble with the powerhouse that is John Congleton  __ The Nitty sees me getting old school with my original looper. The same one I used to open for James Brown, Bjork and Beck! so simple by 2109 standards but it was 19 years ago :) _____ Music for the show is from second violin :  https://secondviolin.bandcamp.com/ or soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/second-violin Thanks to  ASC for the show sponsorship Get some tubetraps ASAP !! They rule http://www.tubetrap.com

1hr 28mins

30 Sep 2019

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Staying Creative While Having a Life, with John Congleton [SSP027]

SonicScoop Podcast

Justin Colletti is joined by John Congleton, producer/engineer for St. Vincent, Lana Del Rey, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Baroness, Xiu Xiu, Explosions in the Sky, The Roots, Erykah Badu, David Byrne, Wye Oak and more. In their far-ranging conversation, John and Justin talk about everything from studio design, to co-writing with artists, to Texas vs LA to balancing a full life with a career in the studio and more. Thanks to Focusrite, Soundtoys and Eventide for sponsoring this podcast.


3 Jul 2019

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27: Music producer John Congleton on processing who you are through making art

The Process Podcast - interviews exploring survival as a creative

John Congleton is a respected music producer, engineer, mixer, writer, and performer. He’s known for his versatility, hands-on approach, and ability to guide artists to learn something about themselves through the recording process. He’s worked with a broad range of artists including St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Bill Callahan, David Byrne, Lower Dens, Erykah Badu, The Roots, The Mountain Goats, Modest Mouse, The New Pornographers, Swans, and so many more. He even won a Grammy for producing St. Vincent’s self-titled album. As a performer, he was the founding member of the band The Paper Chase and currently writes and performs for his band, The Nighty Nite. He has also written music for various other projects, including MTV’s Jackass, the Discovery Channel, Friday Night Lights, Evil Lives Here, and more. We had a deep conversation about his introduction to music production, mental health and treatment, creativity, making intuitive decisions, making as a form of therapy, politics, working with artists, making music, and a lot more. Find more in our show notes.

1hr 5mins

25 Sep 2018

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Episode 13: John Congleton

Tape Op Podcast

Producer John Congleton was first interviewed back in 2011 in Tape Op #81. He has made records with St. Vincent, Explosions in the Sky, The Walkmen, Blondie, and Alvvays. Tape Op Editor Larry Crane caught up with John when he was recently in Portland, Oregon working on the new Decemberists record. Enjoy!Disclaimer: This audio recording was not originally tracked with the intent of using for a podcast. Please forgive any balance issues, background sounds, and lack of clarity.Sponsored by Joe Lambert Masteringhttp://www.JoeLambertMastering.com


6 Feb 2018