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The Sound and the Story

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The Sound and the Story is a podcast about music. I, David Kallison, dive deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. I take artists at their words.Are you ready to listen?

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The Sound and the Story is a podcast about music. I, David Kallison, dive deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. I take artists at their words.Are you ready to listen?

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Best podcast ever

By Mynicknameisjustmyregularname - Aug 18 2017
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Only 2 episodes in and my fav cast ever. Can not stop listening

Great pod

By thursdayswaiting - Apr 28 2017
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I really enjoy this pod and the genres that are being covered.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
46
2
1
2
0

Best podcast ever

By Mynicknameisjustmyregularname - Aug 18 2017
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Only 2 episodes in and my fav cast ever. Can not stop listening

Great pod

By thursdayswaiting - Apr 28 2017
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I really enjoy this pod and the genres that are being covered.

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The Sound and the Story is a podcast about music. I, David Kallison, dive deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. I take artists at their words.Are you ready to listen?

Episode 13: The Menzingers's After the Party

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The Menzingers and I take a good, hard look at who we’ve been and who we want to end up with after the party.

Feb 07 2018

42mins

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Episode 11: Counting Crows's August and Everything After

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In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I contemplate the end of adolescence with the Crows’ debut album, August and Everything After.

Songs in order (all songs by Counting Crows unless otherwise noted)

Round Here

Anna Begins

Sordid Humor - Barbarossa

Mr. Jones (demo)

August and Everything After (live)

Round Here

Mr. Jones

Sullivan Street

Anna Begins

Rain King

Raining in Baltimore

Perfect Blue Buildings

Murder of One

Have You Seen Me Lately (live)

Jun 15 2017

43mins

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Episode 14: Jawbreaker

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The iconic grandfathers of emo and saints of the East Bay scene get the full Sound and the Story treatment.

Full playlist (all songs by Jawbreaker unless otherwise listed):

  • The Boat Dreams from the Hill
  • Lurker II: Dark Son of the Night
  • Shield Your Eyes
  • Tour Song
  • Donatello
  • In Sadding Around
  • Nirvana - Lithium
  • Million
  • Jet Black
  • Save Your Generation
  • Ache
  • Want
  • Chesterfield King
  • Boxcar
  • Condition Oakland
  • Jack Keourac and Steve Allen - October in the Railroad Earth
  • Jinx Removing
  • West Bay Invitational
  • Accident Prone
  • Kiss the Bottle
  • Unlisted Track

Check out my buddy’s podcast, Good Grief, about one man’s struggle with his mothers death from cancer, featuring music that you hear on this podcast!

This podcast is on the Podcast Advocate Network. Check out PodcastAdvocate.Network for more awesome podcasts.

Sep 03 2018

57mins

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Episode 12: Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle

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In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I explore the pain and faith in Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle.

Songs in order (all songs by Julien Baker unless otherwise noted)

Something

The Get Up Kids - I’ll Catch You (Live)

Clip from Before Sunrise

Something

The Star Killers - Dallas

Rejoice

Blacktop

Vessels

Go Home

Sprained Ankle

Accident Prone (Jawbreaker cover)

Oct 27 2017

39mins

Play

Episode 15: The Wonder Years's Suburbia, I've Given You All, and Now I'm Nothing

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The Wonder Years deliver a genre-defining album about surburbia and coming home.

Full chronilogical playlist (all songs by The Wonder Years unless otherwise noted)

  • Local Man Ruins Everything
  • Came Out Swinging
  • Buzz Aldrin: The Poster Boy for Second Place
  • My Last Semester
  • Allen Ginsberg and Tom Waits - America
  • Pool scene from Garden State
  • My Life As a Pigeon
  • Came Out Swinging
  • Woke Up Older
  • The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
  • Local Man Ruins Everything
  • Suburbia
  • Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter
  • Summers in PA
  • I Won’t Say the Lord’s Prayer
  • Coffee Eyes
  • I’ve Given You All
  • The Get Up Kids - I’ll Catch You
  • Don’t Let Me Cave In
  • Hoodie Weather
  • And Now I’m Nothing
  • Aaron West and the Roaring 20’s - ’67 Cherry Red

Oct 22 2018

1hr 8mins

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Episode 16: The Depression Issue

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Today we talk about depression.

Full chronological playlist:

  • The Weakerthans - Virtute at Rest

  • Bright Eyes - Poison Oak

  • The Good Life - O’Rourke’s, 1:20 A.M.

  • Laura Jane Grace - Manic Depression

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Funeral

  • Elliott Smith - 2:45 am

  • Frightened Rabbit - Floating in the Forth

  • Luke Rainsford - Frame

  • Titus Andronicus - No Future, Part Three: Escape from No Future

  • Frou Frou - Let Go

  • Local News Legend - i wrote this when I was super mentally bad a few months ago :^(

  • Jetty Bones - Bringing It Up

  • Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

Here is a Spotify playlist of this episode’s songs.

Dec 31 2018

59mins

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7 Inch Singles Club: Brand New vs. Taking Back Sunday

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The 7 Inch Singles Club takes a dives as deep we can into one song. Exclusive for Patreon members, this first episode is available for everyone! In this episode, we compare Brand New’s “Seventy Times Seven” and Taking Back Sunday’s “There’s No ‘I’ in Team,” which was written about the same salacious incident.

Song at the end is some live version of Jeff Rosenstock’s “Beers Again Alone” I found.

Jun 15 2017

21mins

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Episode 9: The Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound

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In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. In this episode we dive deep into The Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound, a rock trying to capture a time gone by.

Songs in order (all songs by The Gaslight Anthem unless otherwise noted):

Great Expectations

The ’59 Sound

Casanova, Baby!

Snippets of Great Expectations/Old White Lincoln/High Lonesome/Miles Davis and the Cool/Casanova Baby!

Meet Me By The River’s Edge

Here’s Looking at You, Kid

Brian Fallon - Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts (live)

Miles Davis and the Cool

The ’59 Sound

The Backseat

Clip from Mad Men - The Wheel

Old White Lincoln

Tom Waits - Cold Cold Ground

Brian Fallon - Smoke

Jan 31 2017

36mins

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Episode 10: Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous

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In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this record, I dive deep into Rilo Kiley’s best record, More Adventurous, an indie rock record with major label ambitions.

Songs in order (all songs by Rilo Kiley unless otherwise noted):

Portions for Foxes

Kevin Devine - I Don’t Care About Your Band

With Arms Outstretched (from Execution of All Things)

It’s A Hit

Does He Love You

More Adventurous

Portions for Foxes

I Never

Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat

Apr 03 2017

42mins

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Special Announcement

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www.patreon.com/thesoundandthestory

I want to keep this show free without having obnoxious ads. I want to keep spending hours researching, writing, recording, and editing. I want to bring you more and more albums. I want to create a new type of episode, the 7” Single Series, that goes into one song by a lesser known artist (and maybe even an interview with that artist too). I want to make you playlists and I want to send you interesting emails about how I make the show. I can’t do that without your support. It costs me time and money to put this show together and instead of going to advertisers, I’m coming to you.

Song is Jawbreaker - “Million”

Feb 08 2017

7mins

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Episode 21: Better Oblivion Community Center's Better Oblivion Community Center

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We pay our dues to the surprise record from wunderkind Phoebe Bridgers (boygenius) and former wunderkind Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes).

Full chronological playlist:
Songs by Better Oblivion Community Center unless otherwise noted.

  • Chesapeake
  • My City
  • Conor Oberst - College
  • Bright Eyes - If Winter Ends
  • Bright Eyes - The City Has Sex
  • Bright Eyes - June on the West Coast
  • Bright Eyes - Interview from An Attempt to Tip the Scales
  • Bright Eyes - False Advertising
  • Conor Oberst - You All Loved Him Once
  • Phoebe Bridgers - Steamroller
  • The Replacements - Here Comes a Regular
  • Didn’t Know What I Was in For
  • Sleepwalkin’
  • Dylan Thomas
  • Service Road
  • Forest Lawn
  • Big Black Heart
  • Phoebe Bridgers - Would You Rather (feat. Conor Oberst)

Nov 18 2019

54mins

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Episode 20: Proper. with Erik Garlington

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Guest

Proper.

Whose mans is this? ▴ Brooklyn Afropunk ▴ @bsmrocks freshmen ▴ NEW ALBUM: https://t.co/rnM2eZK2fM


In this two-part interview with Erik Garlington, the brains and brawn behind the black and queer pop-punk outfit Proper., we discuss both his records, “The Surburbs Have Ruined My Life” and “I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better,” and how his background of being an outsider and a military brat lead him on a wild journey to be a pop-punk singer in New York City.

Full chronological playlist:

“Germany, 1991”

“A$AP Rocky Type Beat”

“Not Black Enough”

“Curtains Down! Throw in the Towel!”

“Bragging Rights (ft. Willow Hawks of The Sonder Bombs)”

“No Loitering”

Aug 13 2019

1hr 8mins

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Episode 19: Sincere Engineer with Deanna Belos

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Deanna Belos


I interview the very talented and very funny Deanna Belos of Sincere Engineer about her debut album Rhombithian. We talk about the expectations of growing up, lab mice, relationships, and the time Deanna almost died getting coffee.

Full chronilogical playlist:

  • Corn Dog Sonnet No. 7
  • Clip from the film Dirty Work
  • Overbite
  • Let You Down
  • Ghosts In The Graveyard

May 30 2019

50mins

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Episode 18: blink-182's Untitled

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blink-182, the band every punk pretends they hate, grows up on their untitled album.

All songs by blink-182 unless otherwise noted:

  • Here’s Your Letter
  • Circle Jerks - I Just Want Some Skank
  • Frank Turner - Dammit - Live at Salty Dog Cruise 2006
  • Going Away to College - Live at the Pop Disaster Tour 2002
  • Dammit
  • Touchdown Boy
  • Dick Lips
  • All Systems Go
  • Feeling This
  • Obvious
  • Violence
  • Interview with Tom DeLonge
  • Down
  • Go
  • Easy Target
  • I Miss You
  • Asthenia
  • Always
  • Dammit - Live in Montreal 1998

Apr 29 2019

59mins

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Episode 17: Spanish Love Songs with Dylan Slocum

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Guest

Dylan Slocum

Favorite band of that one person you went to high school with who still listens to pop-punk, but has also been divorced.


In a Sound and the Story first, I interview Dylan Slocum of Spanish Love Songs about their album schmaltz. We talk about Dylan’s painful journey south and the mechanics of mediocrity.

Full chronilogical playlist (all songs by Spanish Love Songs):

  • Beer and Nyquil (Hold It Together)
  • Sequels, Remakes, and Adaptations
  • Nuevo
  • Buffalo Buffalo
  • The Boy Considers His Haircut
  • Otis / Carl
  • Funeral (Phoebe Bridgers cover)

And at 54:58, you can hear Dylan’s mom sighing “wow” under her breath as noted in The Boy Considers His Haircut.

Feb 11 2019

1hr 45mins

Play

Episode 16: The Depression Issue

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Today we talk about depression.

Full chronological playlist:

  • The Weakerthans - Virtute at Rest

  • Bright Eyes - Poison Oak

  • The Good Life - O’Rourke’s, 1:20 A.M.

  • Laura Jane Grace - Manic Depression

  • Phoebe Bridgers - Funeral

  • Elliott Smith - 2:45 am

  • Frightened Rabbit - Floating in the Forth

  • Luke Rainsford - Frame

  • Titus Andronicus - No Future, Part Three: Escape from No Future

  • Frou Frou - Let Go

  • Local News Legend - i wrote this when I was super mentally bad a few months ago :^(

  • Jetty Bones - Bringing It Up

  • Van Morrison - Slim Slow Slider

Here is a Spotify playlist of this episode’s songs.

Dec 31 2018

59mins

Play

Episode 15: The Wonder Years's Suburbia, I've Given You All, and Now I'm Nothing

Podcast cover
Read more

The Wonder Years deliver a genre-defining album about surburbia and coming home.

Full chronilogical playlist (all songs by The Wonder Years unless otherwise noted)

  • Local Man Ruins Everything
  • Came Out Swinging
  • Buzz Aldrin: The Poster Boy for Second Place
  • My Last Semester
  • Allen Ginsberg and Tom Waits - America
  • Pool scene from Garden State
  • My Life As a Pigeon
  • Came Out Swinging
  • Woke Up Older
  • The Mountain Goats - Woke Up New
  • Local Man Ruins Everything
  • Suburbia
  • Okkervil River - Singer Songwriter
  • Summers in PA
  • I Won’t Say the Lord’s Prayer
  • Coffee Eyes
  • I’ve Given You All
  • The Get Up Kids - I’ll Catch You
  • Don’t Let Me Cave In
  • Hoodie Weather
  • And Now I’m Nothing
  • Aaron West and the Roaring 20’s - ’67 Cherry Red

Oct 22 2018

1hr 8mins

Play

Episode 14: Jawbreaker

Podcast cover
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The iconic grandfathers of emo and saints of the East Bay scene get the full Sound and the Story treatment.

Full playlist (all songs by Jawbreaker unless otherwise listed):

  • The Boat Dreams from the Hill
  • Lurker II: Dark Son of the Night
  • Shield Your Eyes
  • Tour Song
  • Donatello
  • In Sadding Around
  • Nirvana - Lithium
  • Million
  • Jet Black
  • Save Your Generation
  • Ache
  • Want
  • Chesterfield King
  • Boxcar
  • Condition Oakland
  • Jack Keourac and Steve Allen - October in the Railroad Earth
  • Jinx Removing
  • West Bay Invitational
  • Accident Prone
  • Kiss the Bottle
  • Unlisted Track

Check out my buddy’s podcast, Good Grief, about one man’s struggle with his mothers death from cancer, featuring music that you hear on this podcast!

This podcast is on the Podcast Advocate Network. Check out PodcastAdvocate.Network for more awesome podcasts.

Sep 03 2018

57mins

Play

Episode 13: The Menzingers's After the Party

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The Menzingers and I take a good, hard look at who we’ve been and who we want to end up with after the party.

Feb 07 2018

42mins

Play

Episode 12: Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle

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In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I explore the pain and faith in Julien Baker’s Sprained Ankle.

Songs in order (all songs by Julien Baker unless otherwise noted)

Something

The Get Up Kids - I’ll Catch You (Live)

Clip from Before Sunrise

Something

The Star Killers - Dallas

Rejoice

Blacktop

Vessels

Go Home

Sprained Ankle

Accident Prone (Jawbreaker cover)

Oct 27 2017

39mins

Play

Episode 11: Counting Crows's August and Everything After

Podcast cover
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In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I contemplate the end of adolescence with the Crows’ debut album, August and Everything After.

Songs in order (all songs by Counting Crows unless otherwise noted)

Round Here

Anna Begins

Sordid Humor - Barbarossa

Mr. Jones (demo)

August and Everything After (live)

Round Here

Mr. Jones

Sullivan Street

Anna Begins

Rain King

Raining in Baltimore

Perfect Blue Buildings

Murder of One

Have You Seen Me Lately (live)

Jun 15 2017

43mins

Play

7 Inch Singles Club: Brand New vs. Taking Back Sunday

Podcast cover
Read more

The 7 Inch Singles Club takes a dives as deep we can into one song. Exclusive for Patreon members, this first episode is available for everyone! In this episode, we compare Brand New’s “Seventy Times Seven” and Taking Back Sunday’s “There’s No ‘I’ in Team,” which was written about the same salacious incident.

Song at the end is some live version of Jeff Rosenstock’s “Beers Again Alone” I found.

Jun 15 2017

21mins

Play

Episode 10: Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous

Podcast cover
Read more

In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this record, I dive deep into Rilo Kiley’s best record, More Adventurous, an indie rock record with major label ambitions.

Songs in order (all songs by Rilo Kiley unless otherwise noted):

Portions for Foxes

Kevin Devine - I Don’t Care About Your Band

With Arms Outstretched (from Execution of All Things)

It’s A Hit

Does He Love You

More Adventurous

Portions for Foxes

I Never

Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat

Apr 03 2017

42mins

Play

Special Announcement

Podcast cover
Read more

www.patreon.com/thesoundandthestory

I want to keep this show free without having obnoxious ads. I want to keep spending hours researching, writing, recording, and editing. I want to bring you more and more albums. I want to create a new type of episode, the 7” Single Series, that goes into one song by a lesser known artist (and maybe even an interview with that artist too). I want to make you playlists and I want to send you interesting emails about how I make the show. I can’t do that without your support. It costs me time and money to put this show together and instead of going to advertisers, I’m coming to you.

Song is Jawbreaker - “Million”

Feb 08 2017

7mins

Play

Episode 9: The Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound

Podcast cover
Read more

In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. In this episode we dive deep into The Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound, a rock trying to capture a time gone by.

Songs in order (all songs by The Gaslight Anthem unless otherwise noted):

Great Expectations

The ’59 Sound

Casanova, Baby!

Snippets of Great Expectations/Old White Lincoln/High Lonesome/Miles Davis and the Cool/Casanova Baby!

Meet Me By The River’s Edge

Here’s Looking at You, Kid

Brian Fallon - Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts (live)

Miles Davis and the Cool

The ’59 Sound

The Backseat

Clip from Mad Men - The Wheel

Old White Lincoln

Tom Waits - Cold Cold Ground

Brian Fallon - Smoke

Jan 31 2017

36mins

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Episode 8: Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago

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In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. In this episode we dive deep into Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago, a minimalist masterpiece born out of a Wisconsin winter.

Songs in order (all songs by Bon Iver unless otherwise noted):

Skinny Love

DeYarmond Edison - Silent Signs

Flume

Lump Sum

Skinny Love

The Wolves (Act I and II)

Blindsided

Creature Fear

Team

For Emma

re: Stacks

Blood Bank

The Gaslight Anthem - Blood Bank (Bon Iver cover)

Dec 23 2016

40mins

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Episode 7: Say Anything's ...Is a Real Boy

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In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. This month, we dive in to Say Anything’s …Is a Real Boy, a manic, incessant almost rock opera.

Songs played in order:

Say Anything - Belt

Say Anything - The Futile

Clip from the film Say Anything

Say Anything - You Help Them

Say Anything - Woe

Say Anything - An Orgy of Critics

Say Anything - Belt

Say Anything - Woe

Say Anything - The Writhing South

Say Anything - Slowly, Through a Vector

Say Anything - Alive with The Glory of Love

Say Anything - Yellow Cat Slash Red Cat

Say Anything - Every Man Has a Molly

Say Anything - Belt Intro

Say Anything - Admit It!

Clip from the film Good Will Hunting

Say Anything - Chia-like, I Shall Grow

Say Anything - Jessie and My Whetstone (Saves The Day cover)

Nov 15 2016

38mins

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Episode 6: Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

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In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. This month, we dive in to Brand New’s The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, a treatise on death, loss, and heartbreak.

Songs played in order:

Brand New - “Sowing Season (Yeah)”

Brand New - “Archers”

Rites of Spring - “Hain’s Point”

Brand New - “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad”

Taking Back Sunday - “Cute Without The ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)”

Brand New - “Jaws Theme Swimming”

Brand New - “I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light”

Brand New - “1996” (Leaked Demo 2006)

Brand New - “You Won’t Know”

Brand New - “Sowing Season (Yeah)”

Brand New - “Degausser”

Brand New - “Luca”

Brand New - “You Won’t Know”

Brand New - “Archers”

Brand New - “Limousine”

Brand New - “Jesus Christ”

Richard Kipling - “If–” narrated by Ralph Fiennes

Brand New - “Welcome to Bangkok”

Brian Fallon - “Sowing Season (Yeah)” (Brand New cover)

Oct 10 2016

40mins

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Episode 5: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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With My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy __ Kanye stopped making hip-hop records and started making Kanye records. Find out the story behind and inside his masterpiece.

Aug 17 2016

34mins

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Episode 4: Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism

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Death Cab For Cutie’s Transatlanticism changed the indie rock scene for the better. Find out the story behind and inside the record, including why Ben Gibbard was so dang sad.]]>

Jun 22 2016

34mins

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