Arto Lindsay first came to prominence with seminal NYC-based no wave group DNA in the late 70s, featured on the Brian Eno-produced No New York compilation which came to be one of the defining documents of the genre. After stints playing on the first album by The Lounge Lizards and the first two albums by The Golden Palominos, and as a member of dance pop group Ambitious Lovers, Lindsay went solo, heavily adopting the Tropicália influences that he had picked up during time spent living in Brazil. Lindsay released several albums under his own name throughout the 90s, but after 2004’s Salt he seemed to almost disappear from the scene. That finally changed this year with the release of his first album in 13 years, Cuidado Madame, a strong return that ranks easily amongst his best work. A rare tour for the album brought him to play in DC at the Black Cat.
Henryk Gorecki's 3rd Symphony, often referred to as the Symphony of Sorrow, is one of the most popular pieces of classical music ever composed and with good reason. Sonically dense, and often brutally minimalist in construction.
In other words a perfect fit for saxophonist Colin Stetson's frequently off-kilter sensibilities.
WIth little help from friends like Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire) and Greg Fox (Liturgy), Stetson has crafted a work that is as reverent of the original as it is audacious. Colin Stetson's Sorrow is music for grown ups that challenges, moves, and satisfies in the way few pieces can
Touring is hard. Crowdfunding startup RoadNation is aiming to help.
Eleanor Friedberger is back with her third solo album, a new band, and a whole "New View."
Chairlift's Moth is strong with the synth-pop and the gang is pleased.
Meet ya at the Beauty Pill show this Saturday, yea?
2015 was a huge year for music, so obviously we had to make a huge podcast to wrap the whole thing up. In part two of our year-end blowout, Quinn, Paul, and Kevin share the music that gave them the most feels in 2015, then offer up some thoughts on the year to come, pull back the curtain a little on how to make a podcast, and do a dramatic reading of The Force Awakens for your pleasure.*
We’ve reached the end, but it’s only the beginning, so sit back, relax, and get your ears ready because here comes our final podcast of the year. It’s Episode 147 of ChunkGlasses: THE PODCAST – BEST OF 2015 EDITION - PART 2!
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The end is nigh! The end of the year that is. This week on the podcast we’re kicking off our year-end closeout with a mega-sized wrap up of all that 2015 was here in our hometown of Washington, DC.
Joined by Paul Vodra (Hometown Sounds), Bryce Taylor Rudow (Random Nerds) and Quinn Meyers (WRGW radio/ATB), Kevin and the gang take a look at some of the bands that moved them the most in 2015, flashback to 2014 to see how far we’ve come, and look forward to the future of what is fast becoming one of the most vibrant, diverse, and essential music scenes in the country.
This week Kevin sits down with Beauty Pill front-man/mastermind Chad Clark to talk about their astounding new record Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. Initially conceived of in 2006, the project was unexpectedly put on hold when Clark fell ill in 2007. Multiple life-saving surgeries and a new outlook on life later, Clark and his cohorts have crafted a rare, exploding-with-life masterpiece that sounds as big as the universe while managing to tackle smaller, more personal matters of the heart (often quite literally) with sophistication and ease.
Tune in for a deeply human, moving, and life affirming conversation on Episode 114 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast.
*Photo courtesy of PJ Sykes