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The Sound and the Story

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

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 LoveDeYarmond Edison - Silent SignsFlumeLump SumSkinny LoveThe Wolves (Act I and II)BlindsidedCreature FearTeamFor Emmare: StacksBlood BankThe Gaslight Anthem - Blood Bank (Bon Iver cover)

40mins

23 Dec 2016

Rank #1

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Episode 18: blink-182's Untitled

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 LetterCircle Jerks - I Just Want Some SkankFrank Turner - Dammit - Live at Salty Dog Cruise 2006Going Away to College - Live at the Pop Disaster Tour 2002DammitTouchdown BoyDick LipsAll Systems GoFeeling ThisObviousViolenceInterview with Tom DeLongeDownGoEasy TargetI Miss YouAstheniaAlwaysDammit - Live in Montreal 1998

59mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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

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 FiennesBrand New - "Welcome to Bangkok"Brian Fallon - "Sowing Season (Yeah)" (Brand New cover)

40mins

10 Oct 2016

Rank #3

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Episode 13: The Menzingers's After the Party

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.

42mins

7 Feb 2018

Rank #4

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Episode 14: Jawbreaker

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 HillLurker II: Dark Son of the NightShield Your EyesTour SongDonatelloIn Sadding AroundNirvana - LithiumMillionJet BlackSave Your GenerationAcheWantChesterfield KingBoxcarCondition OaklandJack Keourac and Steve Allen - October in the Railroad EarthJinx RemovingWest Bay InvitationalAccident ProneKiss the BottleUnlisted TrackCheck 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.

57mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #5

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

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.

21mins

15 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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

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 EverythingCame Out SwingingBuzz Aldrin: The Poster Boy for Second PlaceMy Last SemesterAllen Ginsberg and Tom Waits - AmericaPool scene from Garden StateMy Life As a PigeonCame Out SwingingWoke Up OlderThe Mountain Goats - Woke Up NewLocal Man Ruins EverythingSuburbiaOkkervil River - Singer SongwriterSummers in PAI Won't Say the Lord's PrayerCoffee EyesI've Given You AllThe Get Up Kids - I'll Catch YouDon't Let Me Cave InHoodie WeatherAnd Now I'm NothingAaron West and the Roaring 20's - '67 Cherry Red

1hr 8mins

22 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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Episode 4: Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism

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.]]>

34mins

22 Jun 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 12: Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle

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)SomethingThe Get Up Kids - I'll Catch You (Live)Clip from Before SunriseSomethingThe Star Killers - DallasRejoiceBlacktopVesselsGo HomeSprained AnkleAccident Prone (Jawbreaker cover)

39mins

27 Oct 2017

Rank #9

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

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 ExpectationsThe '59 SoundCasanova, Baby!Snippets of Great Expectations/Old White Lincoln/High Lonesome/Miles Davis and the Cool/Casanova Baby!Meet Me By The River's EdgeHere's Looking at You, KidBrian Fallon - Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts (live)Miles Davis and the CoolThe '59 SoundThe BackseatClip from Mad Men - The WheelOld White LincolnTom Waits - Cold Cold GroundBrian Fallon - Smoke

36mins

31 Jan 2017

Rank #10