David and Matt lived through the Pitchfork golden era and thus know far too many of the Best New Music albums as the soundtrack to the entire time they were in college, but how well do they hold up? Artwork by Nicky Flowers – https://nickyflowers.bandcamp.com/ Theme Music: “Open Air” by Animal Style – http://www.nmlstyl.com/
Ys by Joanna Newsom (9.4)
Musician and longtime internet acquaintance Joey Walker joins us to talk about Joanna Newsom's Ys, Saved by the Bell, carrying a harp around inside your heart, and websites that thankfully haven't been updated in years.
David | Matt | Tuning Fork.
Joanna Newsom Lyrics
Funeral by Arcade Fire (9.7)
Gary of Live Free, Twi Hard, Ham Radio, and the band Smol Data has joined us to talk about the debut album by (the) Arcade Fire, Funeral. Does Win Butler have the best basketball dunks? Does Owen Pallett is on this one? Does Regine Chassagne hurdy or does she gurdy?
David | Matt | Gary | Tuning Fork
Zaireeka by The Flaming Lips (0.0)
We're joined once again by friend of the show Meys, of Picking Up Something Good and And Also With You, to speak about the infamous 0.0 album by The Flaming Lips, Zaireeka. For some reason we also end up talking about Matthew Lesko, Steele from Balto, Mortal Kombat, and Neil Young's Pono. I was gonna release this one as 3 separate episodes to be played simultaneously but I think that Pitchfork writer Jason Josephes would find me and murder me.
David | Matt | Meys | Tuning Fork
Zaireeka listening party on Bandcamp
Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? by The Unicorns (8.9)
János of always being on his damn podcasts joins us to talk about The Unicorns' first and final album, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? from 2003. We uncover some lore about Genius dot com on this one which forever changes our relationship to the website and its staff. Also we are very thankful to Nick Thorburn for inventing podcasts.
David | Matt | János | Tuning Fork
Interview with Alden Penner
Music by Alden Penner as "go fuck yourself"
w h o k i l l by tUnE-yArDs (8.8)
Our friend James rejoins us to talk about one of his favorites, 2011's w h o k i l l by tUnE-yArDs. Merrill Garbus has a whole lot of her personal politics come out in the lyrics of this album...moreso than any of us remembered. Some of it works, some of it is going in our cringe compilation.
David | Matt | James | Tuning Fork
Yellow House by Grizzly Bear (8.7)
We're back, baby! This time we're looking at Grizzly Bear's first full-band album from 2006, Yellow House. We're joined by Brannon from New Nintendo Podcast XL and Children's Television Workshop. This is the one where Ed Droste says he is the a*****e and Chris Taylor crams the album chock fulla ghosts.
David | Matt | Brannon | Tuning Fork