Among all the dumped dockless scooters, food trucks, and people on hoverboards holding boa constrictors (yes, really), Austin once again hosted countless numbers of great up-and-coming artists alongside established acts for SXSW 2019. Who were some of our favorites? Only one way to find out.
Just in time for Halloween, we're talking about the music of one of the most revered cult films in history:The Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Joining in the fun as we celebrate this culture-shifting masterpiece are our good friends Sean Barna, Philip Basnight, and very special guest, DC drag queen extraordinaire, DONNA SLASH!
So come up to the lab, see what's on the slab, and always remember: Don’t dream it, BE IT!
In 2017, a longtime friend of the podcast Seán Barna was living in New York City and wrestling with some serious life questions. How could he survive as an artist? Did he even WANT to make music anymore? Moreover, did he have anything left to say? In 2018 he found some of those answers through a fateful friendship and a handful of spontaneous studio sessions from which his latest EP, Cissy, was born.
We’re sitting down with Barna to talk about the creation of Cissy, the power of drag queens, struggling artists, and song, and winding down our time in the basement with our friend who was there at the beginning.
Barely a year after releasing his apocalyptic magnum opus Pure Comedy, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) is back with another sonic journey into depravity. God's Favorite Customer finds the embattled monarch of the "poem zone" taking a break from battling the evils of modern times to engaging in bloody combat with his greatest enemy and nemesis: himself.
Special guests Lindsay Hogan (Talking LIke A Jerk) and Seán Barna join Kevin and Drew as we follow this modern day lizard king down the rabbit hole of his deepest insecurities and regrets to find out what's on the other side for one of this generation's most relentlessly talented (and relentlessly misunderstood) voices.
We all know about the disaster that was last week's Fyre Festival, but aside from providing Twitter with hours of good, old-fashioned schadenfreude, it raises a question: In 2017 have we finally reached peak festival? Marcus and Mauricio are joining Kevin in the basement to discuss.
On their 2014 self-titled debut, Sylvan Esso went a long way towards redefining what pop music SHOULD be in the modern age. Now Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn are up to it again on their sophomore release, What Now. An exuberant exploration of love, the music industry and pretty much everything else, the electronic duo is hurdling over the sophomore slump and continuing on their path to total world domination.
PLUS! Seán Barna's first full length LP, Pictures Of An Exhibitionist, is almost here but we've got a taste of his latest single for you to dig into while you wait. "Slutty folk" never sounded this good.
First there were whispers. Then there was a video. And finally, after years of waiting there was a debut album. And just like that, Washington, DC "supergroup" The El Mansouris were gone.
Tune in as we dive deep into a minor masterpiece by a band that barely existed, but left a hell of a mark in the short time they had.
PLUS! Tidal Talk is BACK, and now living in our darkest timeline where Net Neutrality is on its last legs and Justin Bieber is the only state approved music for the masses.
OK. That last part isn't true YET, but seriously guys...it's starting to look bleak out there.
PS. We've also got seven minutes of fresh PAIN from our friend Seán Barna for ya.
Sounds Like: Late sixties/early seventies folk ala Jim Croce mashed together with laid back Laurel Canyon vibes of Jackson Brown/James Taylor and a heaping dose of punch-you-in-the-gut emotion for good measure.
Why You Should Care: Beginnings are often awkward, brash and raw, and Barna’s debut EP is no exception to that rule. Starting with this track, he’s putting everything on display for the world to see.
If you live in the District (of Columbia) and have even barely waded into the burgeoning local music scene, then you probably already know the name Sean Barna. Best known for his work behind the drum kit for a multitude of bands, last year Barna packed up and moved to California to pursue other dreams. But, it’s always, always been about the music for him and so eventually he found himself pursuing a new role, that of singer songwriter, with everything he’s got...