Posts Tagged ‘Run the Jewels’
While trying to find a quiet corner, The Veils frontman Finn Andrews and me got lost in backstage area of the newly renovated Fortune Sound Lounge. He rolled a cigarette as we chatted about his band’s latest record, Total Depravity. Chance encounters while hanging out in LA ended up with Finn working on the record with rapper and hip hop producer El-P (from Run the Jewels) and film director legend David Lynch. (Finn will be appearing in the 2017 Twin Peaks revival.)
What was it like to have rapper El-P produce an indie rock band? How does Finn keep his discipline as a song writer? Why do the band publish the song lyrics on the Veils website? Why did Finn want me to play his song “Nux Vomica”? How did the band navigate tough times? What sweet tradition does he have with his rocker dad? Which song on Total Depravity did the band save from the recycling bin? What was it like working with David Lynch? You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the show…
1) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Axolotl”
2) Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 3 (2016) “Talk to Me”
3) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Low Lays the Devil”
4) The Veils, Nux Vomica (2006) “Nux Vomica”
5) The Veils, Live at Abbey Road (2013) “Out from the Valleys & Into the Stars”
6) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “In the Nightfall” (mp3)
NO songs CANCON
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Pittsburg punk rockers Anti-Flag are 10 records into an extraordinary career. Since its inception, the band has been known for political activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, anti-sexism and anti-homophobia. These guys are personal heroes of mine because not only do they make music for the underclass, but Anti-Flag is a successful business that provides a living for the band and their friends.
I hung out with Anti-Flag drummer Pat Thetic in the alley behind the venue while openers Lee Corey Oswald took the stage.
Why did the band decide to make their 2015 record American Spring? Who crashed my interview? How will Pat answer when you offer him a joint? Which track on American Spring is a protest to drone attacks? Does Anti-Flag mentor young punk bands? Did Pat have a mentor when he was younger? Why is the song “Anatomy of Your Enemy” special to Pat? What has been the best fan reaction to Anti-Flag‘s music? Which musician does Pat want to thank for his influence on his life? Which Anti-Flag track was inspired by the Occupy Movement? Why don’t more punk rockers run for public office? Are Anti-Flag more threatening to the political establishment than Killer Mike (from Run the Jewels)? You’ll have to listen to find out!
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Tracks played on the podcast edition of the show…
1) Anti-Flag, American Spring (2015) “Brandenburg Gate”
2) Anti-Flag, American Spring (2015) “Sky Is Falling”
3) Anti-Flag, Die for the Government (1996) “You’ve Got to Die for the Government”
4) Anti-Flag, Mobilize (2002) “Anatomy of Your Enemy” (mp3)
5) Anti-Flag, The General Strike (2012) “The Neoliberal Anthem”
6) Anti-Flag, For Blood and Empire (2006) “This Is the End (For You My Friend)”
NO songs CANCON