Episode 36: Max Rauch

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Got to do a podcast Max Rauch from LKFFCT! Max and I got to a hang a bunch recording a new album for a band I play in called Thirsty Guys. He was super nice and easy to work with. If you need reasonably priced recording in NJ hit him up.

We talk about a bunch of music stuff: the demystification of the aughts with the internet age, how we first discovered DIY, and much more. We also reveal how to pronounce his last name in this very exclusive episode. Max recently started engineering albums for bands so we talk about what he’s aiming to do and what his process is like.

The beat in the beginning was made by Max under his alius “Hamburger Boy” and the song at the end is one of tracks from his solo project “Mauch

Episode 34: Rob Gnarly

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Rob is a good friend of mine and we had a great time catching up and hanging out. He plays bass for a dance-rock band called Echo Black. They are embarking on a two month US tour in a few weeks. Check out their videos on youtube here.

Rob ran a lot of house shows in New Brunswick and Clifton from 2010 - 2015. We talk a bit about all the ragers from back in the day as well as the old thrash/metal band he used to play in called Stressed Out.

Episode 33: In Angles

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Photo by Gabe Diaz

The boys from In Angles do a sleepytime podcast, wrapping up their their summer tour. We also talk about our new EP "Shortfalls" coming out next week on Choke Artist. Honestly we were tired as shit when we recorded this and I don't remember what else we talked about but check it out.

Check out our new music video for a song off the EP here

Episode 32: FLORAL

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Got a chance to sit down with my good friends Nate and Ty from FLORAL for this week’s podcast. This was towards the end of a 4-day run In Angles did with them on our West Coast tour.

We talk about the band’s formation and influences growing up in the Bay Area. We also talk about along with their writing/recording process, their UK tour where they played ArcTanGent and their takes on “studio magic”. Is it a let down when bands use tricks in the studio to sound like better musicians, or can it still be genuine?

Check out Floral online (they're great), or buy their 12" at chokeartist.storenvy.com

Episode 31: Sick Shit

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Sick Shit stops by after a show at The Grand Exchange in New Brunswick.

We talk about the band’s new cassette Persevere, their recording process, Jack Dickerson, mosh etiquette, and share some tour stories. The band also offers some interesting perspective about the term “female fronted” being used as a type of genre.

Hear their new cassette on bandcamp.

Episode 30: Johnny Bentonamo

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Episode Johnny Bentonamo aka “The Queer Demon” is a musician who currently resides in NJ.  If you have yet to see him play live, you are highly missing out on an entertaining and unique live performance.

In this episode we talk about Johnny’s history as a musician and what he tries to channel through his music and live shows.  We also talk for a while about our shared condition of Crohn’s disease.  Shitting pants stories are shared, as well as hospital visits, meds, day-to-day life and much more.  

Check out Johnny’s music on bandcamp

Episode 29: Children's Books

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The band “Children’s Books” from Philadelphia stop by to talk about the creation of the music video for their new single Take Me under which will be released next week.

For some reason, during this podcast my computer glitches and the software just closed without saving, so this is our second attempt at a podcast.  I spend the first couple of minutes of this one being pissed off about that!

We talk about their new music video and the themes that they helped build around their release online, their meticulous demo-ing process, Underoath reuniting, getting old, how the band views promotion online, and much more.

You can follow the band on facebook to see the drop of their music video next week!