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Episode 100: Damien Jurado Revisited

Episode 100: Damien Jurado Revisited

For our HUNDREDTH EPISODE (!!) we re-present to you our chat with one Damien Jurado, recorded almost a year ago to the day! His 2014 album Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son ultimately topped many a year end list, and before a stop in Washington, DC on his first tour for the record, Damien opened up to Kevin and Andre about the deeper meanings of the record, how his inspirations often come from the most unlikely of places, and… saxophones? PLUS! Kevin takes a quick walk down memory lane to revisit the beginnings of the podcast, shares how this interview was a turning point in the the long, often strange, trip ye olde 'cast has taken us on, and  hints at where we might be headed from here. So tune in and marvel at our unchecked tenacity, as we present to you EPISODE ONE HUNDRED of ChunkyGlasses: The Podcast!!

TRACKING: Foxygen - "Shuggie"

SOUNDS LIKE: Richard Swift, Ariel Pink, Mac DeMarco
WHY YOU SHOULD CARE: This bi-coastal duo is making outsider pop that could bring them mainstream

Sultry. Sexy. Mood swing-y.  Catchy as all hell.  These are just a few words to describe the sound of Foxygen, the latest Jagjaguwar signing whose members reside in Olympia, WA and New York City.  In their early 20s, you might be surprised by their sound and what might be their influence, taking nods from both 1970s AM Gold-esque bands and modern indie contemporaries.  Sure it's probably been done before, but not with as great an execution as these foxy boys. 

"Shuggie" is the first single from their upcoming full length We Are Are The 21st Century Embassadors Of Peace & Magic, and it sure sounds like they craft magic in the studio.  They holed up for a week with the influencial Richard Swift, crafting soothing mellow jams that you and your parents can enjoy together in front of the ol' hi-fi. "Shuggie" goes back and forth between first and third gear, skipping right over second cause who needs that in a great song like this.  They'll be on the road with Of Montreal with fall, a rather fitting combination of rock and roll sure to melt minds over and over again.