Posts Tagged ‘rock band’
I hung out with post-punk band Merchandise in the parking lot behind Vancouver Main Street landmark Red Cat Records. It was a windy fall day so we took refuge at a staircase behind the store. The band singer Carson Cox did most of the talking as his bandmates shivered in the cold.
What is Carson Cox‘s favorite show tune? Why is DJing better than being in a band? What kind of trouble did the band run into at the border? Why are punk classics spiritual? Which song will Carson play when he wants to clear a room while DJing? Does Carson keep an actual list of his enemies? Listen to our chat for all the answers and more.
Tracks played on this show…
1) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Enemy”
2) Dicky Doo & the Don’ts “Nee Nee Na Na Na Na Nu” single (1958) (background)
3) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Telephone”
4) Chicago Jazz Orchestra with Cyrille Aimée, Burstin’ Out (2013) “Cheek to Cheek” (background)
5) Merchandise, Children of Desire (2012) “Time” (mp3)
6) Merchandise, After the End (2014) “Green Lady” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
You can also listen to the uncensored version of our hang sesh.
Nashville rock band JEFF the Brotherhood started as brothers Jake and Jamin Orrall back in 2001 when the guys were in high school. Six records later, the band was signed to multinational record label Warners, but JTB were dropped just days before their second record for Warners (Wasted on the Dream) was due to be released.
I hung out with the Orrall brothers outside the Biltmore last time they were in town. You can hear the touring members of JEFF the Brotherhood and the band Bully partying in the background as we talk.
How do you make sure you get drunk enough to stay loose on stage, but not too drunk and sloppy? What does “The star was the beef” mean? How much did Diarrhea Planet get paid to play on Wasted on the Dream? Which song does rock veteran Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull play on? Is it true Jake gave up smoking pot? What is Kalimotxo and when do you drink it? Listen to our hilarious chat for all the answers.
Tracks played on the show…
1) JEFF the Brotherhood, Wasted on the Dream (2015) “Black Cherry Pie”
2) JEFF the Brotherhood, Hypnotic Nights (2012) “Sixpack” (background)
3) JEFF the Brotherhood, Wasted on the Dream (2015) “Coat Check Girl” (mp3)
4) JEFF the Brotherhood, Castle Storm (2006) “Gemstone”
5) JEFF the Brotherhood, Wasted on the Dream (2015) “Prairie Song” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
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Temper Trap make indie rock in the vein of Radiohead, Muse and The Doves. A few years ago, they were an unknown Australian indie rock band–until one of their songs changed everything. “Sweet Disposition” allowed the band to leave Australia move to London for a chance at becoming a world class rock band.
Temper Trap is back with a new self-titled record. The band take a few risks this time out, with a track about the London Riots (“London Burning”). I sit down with Toby from the band and I get him to talk about Temper Trap‘s journey. I even get him to tell me his fantasy rockstar death!
Temper Trap “Sweet Dispositon” (RAC remix) Dougy’s voice really sends this track into the stratosphere.