An interview series hosted by Jeremy J. Fisette, talking music, film, writing. Talking to the people who make the things we listen to, the things we watch, the things we read - the makers of the things that matter to us.
In this episode, we get to meet electronic music duo Matmos. Matmos is made up of musical and romantic partners Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt, who have been putting out some of the strangest and most bewildering electronic music around for over 20 years. In this chat, we discuss their most recent album, The Consuming Flame, as well as whether or not there's such a thing as a "typical Matmos concert." We also talk about some of the livestream work they've been doing during the pandemic, as well as their collaboration with Bjork on her seminal 2001 album, Vespertine. I hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.
16. Kaki King
In this episode, we get to meet Kaki King. Kaki is best known as a guitarist, but her skills and range go far deeper than that description may suggest. With her impressive blend of adept fingerpicking, strumming, and her signature tapping technique, Kaki has been able to create a distinct voice all her own. In this chat, we discuss her specific style of playing and composing, her life over the past few months, as well as her brand new album, Modern Yesterdays. I hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.
In this episode, we get to meet singer-songwriter Mirah. Recently celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album, Mirah has been in this business for quite a few years, putting out numerous acclaimed and beloved albums of her smart, emotive folk and sometimes-experimental songs. In this chat, we discuss her recent livestream concerts where she played her first three albums in full, her songwriting & recording process, as well as her deep relationship to food and cooking. I hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.
14. Robin Pecknold
In this episode, we get to meet Robin Pecknold, frontman of folk-rock band Fleet Foxes. In this chat, we discuss the many facets of the band's new, surprise-released album, SHORE. We talk about Robin's distinct approach to songwriting, as well as how the 2020 pandemic shaped the album. We even stop for a moment to revel in our shared love of songwriter extraordinaire, Joanna Newsom. I hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.
13. Mary Lattimore
In this episode, we get to meet Mary Lattimore. Mary is a harpist and composer, known for her electronics-inflected, effects-laden, experimental take on the classical instrument. She's worked with lots of big names in the music industry, from Kurt Vile to Sharon Van Etten to (most recently) Julianna Barwick and Jónsi. In this chat, we discuss her love of the harp, her thoughts on its place in modern music, and what it's like to be releasing her new album, Silver Ladders, in the midst of a pandemic. I hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.
12. Raphaelle Standell-Preston
In this episode, we get to meet Raphaelle Standell-Preston. Raphaelle is best-known as the singer and guitarist for the band Braids, but she also has a more dance- and pop-oriented side project called Blue Hawaii. In this chat, we discuss the different worlds she inhabits with either band, as well as her writing process, performing live, and what it's like being a musician in this apocalyptic year of 2020. Fair warning: Raphaelle's quarantine cottage has a spotty internet connection, so there is some cutting out that occurs in this talk, but if you bear with us, I think you'll find it an engaging, humorous, and interesting chat. I hope you enjoy, and thank you for listening.