Phil Cook

Newport Folk Festival 2019 Recap - 7/26/2019-7/28/2019

Newport Folk Festival 2019 Recap - 7/26/2019-7/28/2019

Sixty years on, there continues to be no other festival that promises unity and unforgettable moments as well as Newport Folk Festival does.


Episode 413: Garcia Peoples' "Natural Facts" PLUS New-To-You Music from Phil Cook

Episode 413: Garcia Peoples' "Natural Facts" PLUS New-To-You Music from Phil Cook

On their second full length, Natural Facts, New Jersey’s Garcia Peoples are doubling down on everything that made 2018’s Cosmic Cash such a blast. Double the fuzz. Double the vibes. And, most importantly, double the fun, Natural Facts is the sound of a band cashing the advance on their future as rock and roll legends.

PLUS! Phil Cook released a surprise collection of unreleased/out-of-print sonic vignettes that gets not just to the heart of the music he has made, but the roots and inspiration behind it. As Far As I Can See: Instrumental Recordings 2009-2019 is a record you need in your life, and we’re spinning a track off of it to make sure you know why.


Episode 355: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - Wye Oak

Episode 355: The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs - Wye Oak

Over twelve years and six albums, Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack have proven time and again that their talents know no boundaries. Their new LP The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, finds the experimentation that the duo has been pursuing over the past few years - both within the constraints of Wye Oak and through various solo projects (Flock of Dimes, El Vey, Dungeonesse)  - coalescing into a real evolution of the band that isn't just their strongest release to date, but one of the best albums of 2018. Join us as we try to suppress our fanaticism and explore what makes this record so singular, and such a milestone for one of indie rocks greatest bands.

PLUS! Phil Cook is BACK and here to help you through this life with the first track off of his upcoming LP,  People Are My Drug.


Episode 307: Hallelujah Anyhow - Hiss Golden Messenger

Episode 307: Hallelujah Anyhow - Hiss Golden Messenger

MC Taylor's Hiss Golden Messenger may just be the Southern soul we deserve. On their ninth album proper (and fourth for Merge Records) the modern day skiffle-kings are delivering one of their strongest sets yet, and a salve for the troubles that ails ya in 2017. Kevin, Eduardo, and Andre are digging into this laid back, Saturday night groove of an album to let you know if it's worth all the hype.

PLUS! Deer Tick is BACK, and they've got not ONE, but TWO albums to announce their return. We've got a raucous track from Deer Tick Vol. 2 to help you get reacquainted with this American classic of a band.  


Hiss Golden Messenger @ Rock and Roll Hotel - 11/17/2016

Hiss Golden Messenger @ Rock and Roll Hotel - 11/17/2016

Hiss Golden Messenger signed to Merge Records in 2014 for the release of their fifth album, The Lateness of Dancers. The record marked not only an increase in visibility for the North Carolina-based country rockers, but also a leap forward in the songwriting of bandleader M.C. Taylor. This year’s release of the band’s sixth album, Heart Like a Levee, saw Taylor expand his musical palette even further, adding in elements of funk and psychedelia on several tracks including “Like a Mirror Loves a Hammer” and “As the Crow Flies.” The result is the band’s most interesting, diverse album yet, doubtless in no small part due to Taylor’s decision to commit to music full-time.


Episode 225: Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee

Episode 225: Hiss Golden Messenger - Heart Like A Levee

In the 21st century one of the greatest scourges on the music industry is piracy. Time was though that Seymour Butts could get twelve albums for one shiny penny. 

M.C. Taylor's Hiss Golden Messenger is back with his follow up to 2014's critically lauded, Lateness Of Dancers. On Heart Like A Levee, the North Carolina singer/songwriters second album for Merge Records, Taylor is going deeper into questions of faith and explorations of country soul, and we're tagging along for the most excellent ride.

Because everything is better when it's country AF, we're taking a look at a new track from Atlanta, GA's Chris Stalcup and The Grange off of their latest album Downhearted Fools. Country. A.F.


Episode 173: Phil Cook

Episode 173: Phil Cook

Music has always been the lifeblood running through multi-instrumentalist Phil Cook's veins for as long as he can remember. In 2015 he fully dialed in to that guiding presence for the first time in his life, and the result was the magnificent Southland Mission. Mission mined a deep history of American gospel and blues to deliver songs of beauty, hope and rejuvenation, that didn't just honor what came before them, but weaved themselves into the very fabric of the rich tapestry of the culture that's at the root of our modern experience.

We (finally) caught up with Phil before his recent show here in Washington, DC to talk about his past, the music he loves, and how a goofy kid from Wisconsin found enlightenment at at an early age in the most unlikely of places.

This podcast can be the instrument to mend a broken heart or to straighten out your life through the sincere testimony of one righteous dude. A must!


Episode 147: Best of 2015 - Part 2

Episode 147: Best of 2015 - Part 2

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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Episode 135: Futurebirds - Hotel Parties / Phil Cook - Southland Mission

Episode 135: Futurebirds - Hotel Parties / Phil Cook - Southland Mission

This week on the podcast: How easy is it to trick a music blogger? Apparently hilariously so if you’re using Wayne Coyne as bait! The gang discusses a hilarious prank that was recently pulled on the blogosphere, and its implication for the sad state of modern music journalism as a whole.

Then we’re heading over to the jammy side of town, as we dig deep into two of this year’s best releases. First up, Athens, GA’s Futurebirds  are back with their unique brand of cosmic twang on their new album Hotel Parties (22 min mark). Then, Megafaun’s Phil Cook has made a career out of playing with some of the biggest names in indie rock, but with the hugely soulful Southland Mission, he may have crafted the album he’s waited his whole life to make (51 min mark).

Last but not least, Meow The Jewels is here and it’s exactly what we expected and more. So that happened.

Get comfortable and hide the cats, because here comes a super-sized shot of the “23rd most influential” podcast in the land, it’s Episode 135 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!


Episode 133: Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete / Ryan Adams - 1989

Episode 133: Dave Rawlings Machine - Nashville Obsolete / Ryan Adams - 1989

This week we call an audible and call em like we see em. First up more TIDAL talk as we figure how to save the music industry for the 178th time. Then it’s the triumphant return of the Dave Rawlings Machine and an obvious deep dive into a lake of feels as we take on Ryan Adams take on Taylor Swift’s 1989. PLUS! Megafaun-er Phil Cook’s latest Southland Missions is a joyful explosion of soul and we’ve got a track for you to hear that proves it.

Tight deadlines. Shifting tastes. These things matter not to podcast jedi. Strap in. Turn it up. Here comes Episode 133 of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast.