Episode 224 of Modern Vinyl features a review of Justin Courtney Pierre's new album, "In The Drink" (14:17), and a couple rounds of Quickfire (Weezer, Charli XCX, Andrew McMahon).
Part 4 of our Revisiting The Beatles series dives into "Beatles For Sale," their December 1964 release. We talk the weirdly fascinating first three songs, seeing the legendary band in a "burnt out" state, and Lennon's surprising appreciation of Ringo.
Episode 223 of Modern Vinyl centers around Carly Rae Jepsen's "Tug of War," which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. We also talk our Chicago trip and play a little Music God.
Our newest edition of "MV Goes To The Movies" celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the Jack Black-led "School of Rock." We talk the movie's lessons, what it says about creative pursuit, and the 10-year reunion performance.
Episode 221 of Modern Vinyl is live from NYC and Limited To One Record Shop. The guest was Paul Dechichio, who for the past 16 years has headed up Tor Johnson Records. We discuss that label, the music community in Providence, and much more.
Make sure to listen to some "Emo Album or Teen Drama," plus other games at the end.
Episode 220 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast centers around Death Cab for Cutie's new record, "Thank You For Today." It may be a good "collection" of songs, but is it a good album? Is Ben Gibbard an "old man yelling at cloud"?
Before that, we talk our favorite Goosebumps books, cheat codes and our upcoming live show in Chicago (Sept. 22 people!).
Part 3 of our Revisiting The Beatles series dives into "A Hard Day's Night." We start at the end of the record, which houses some of the more lyrically interesting tracks, while then working back to the big hits.
Part 2 of our Revisiting The Beatles series focuses on the second UK album, "With The Beatles." We talk how certain originals could be seen as toxic today, what covers are actually worth discussion, and more.
Episode 219 features our discussion on The Academy Is... and "Fast Times At Barrington High" for its 10-year anniversary. Part anniversary, part Second Chance Spin, we talk the album's high-school setting, the top tier of Academy Is... songs and more.
Before the episode, we have the exclusive premiere on Aspiga's new song, "Searching."
We talk the first half of The Beatles. Part 1 looks at "Please Please Me."
Episode 218 features our review of the new album from The Internet, Hive Mind. Before that, we bring back 20 Questions, the music game sweeping the nation.
Episode 217 features our conversation with Chad Dahlstrom, CEO of Discogs. We discuss his journey to the vinyl collector favorite, how they continue to refine and improve the community at Discogs, and finish with some Quickfire.
Episode 216 of Modern Vinyl features a discussion on 3OH!3's 2008 full length album, "Want" (31:58). From their MySpace success, to the surprisingly serious moments on the record, to what about the record is dated, everything is on the table.
Before that, the hosts play some games, including an extended, possibly show-ending round of 20 Questions.
At the mid-year mark of 2018, the hosts highlight some of the more memorable releases through some superlatives, including...
- Most Likely To Succeed
- Most Slept-On Record
- Most Likely to "Triple Text an Ex"
- Most Organized
- Most Likely To Become Internet Famous
And many more.
Episode 214 of Modern Vinyl features our conversation with Keegan DeWitt. DeWitt, who is a member of Wild Cub, is responsible for both the score and original songs for this summer's "Hearts Beat Loud." A father/daughter story where they form a band? And where the dad owns a record store? We're in.
Episode 213 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our review of "Kiss Yr Frenemies," the new album from Illuminati Hotties. After the talk, our hosts jump into some Quickfire for talk on Foxing, Death Cab and more.
Episode 212 of Modern Vinyl features our conversation with Brian McNelis, senior vice president of music and soundtracks at Lakeshore Entertainment and Lakeshore Records (Stranger Things, Drive, Moonlight, Bojack Horseman and more).
Episode 211 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is another edition of We Missed It!. Courtesy a podcast patron (the $40 monthly level allows you to pick a review), the hosts talk the Kendrick Lamar-led "Black Panther" soundtrack. Topics covered include Grammy potential, thematic links to the film, and album features you should pay attention to.
Episode 210 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on Chvrches’ new album “Love Is Dead.” The hosts talk using the pop voice as a weapon, wanting a truly weird Chvrches record and more.
We’ve had 10 years of Death Cab For Cutie’s Narrow Stairs, so naturally, it was time for a big, exhaustive track-by-track. The hosts talk the album’s key 4-5-6 stretch of tracks, they argue the merits of the first single’s long running time, while then attempting to settle the big question surrounding the record. Just how long was Benjamin Gibbard’s hair during this period?
Producer Britton Rozzelle guests and brags about his “Rock Band” skills.
Error: The Against Me! album referenced and which has many, many pressings is “Reinventing Axl Rose.”