Episode 126: Wilco - Star Wars / Tame Impala - Currents

This week on the podcast, we’re talking BIG releases from two of the biggest indie bands around.

First up: Wilco got their start out of the ashes of alt-country legends Uncle Tupelo, and while their sound might not have fallen far from the tree at the beginning, over their twenty-plus year career they’ve consistently reshaped their sound, lineup, and even the musical landscape around them to become known as one of the most adventerous bands in rock history. For their latest “trick” the band released Star Wars, their ninth album proper, unannounced and for free last week on their website. Kevin, Patrick and Carrie dig into the history of the band, why this album matters, and most importantly: is it any good?

Next: Kevin Parker and his band Tame Impala are your guides through a headtrip worthy of the roller-rink most hip, but is their new album Currents a sonic step forward for the band, or a cold, harsh reminder of how cruel a Bee Gee’s B-Side could really be? We buy the ticket and take the ride to get to the bottom of this critically acclaimed sonic adventure.

PLUS! You want a hot new track from North Carolina’s See Gulls? We got you covered! Deep thoughts on the sad double standards of entertainment journalism? CHECK! It’s a smack-talking, mega-fanboying, super-catified hour of fun, and it’s all for you on Episode 136 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!


Show Notes

  • "If Male Musicians Were Described The Same Way As Female Musicians" [Headstuff.org]
  • Get to know North Carolina's See Gulls and their new EP You Can't See Me
  • Check out the rad video for the latest See Gulls single, "Long Gone" below!
 
  Star Wars  Wilco  Kevin: Buy It Carrie: Buy It Patrick: Buy It   Official Site  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

Star Wars
Wilco

Kevin: Buy It
Carrie: Buy It
Patrick: Buy It

Official Site | Facebook Twitter

  Currents  Tame Impala  Kevin: Pass Carrie: Buy It Patrick: Stream It   Official Site  |  Facebook  |  Twitter

Currents
Tame Impala

Kevin: Pass
Carrie: Buy It
Patrick: Stream It

Official Site | Facebook Twitter


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