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/
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
Fevers And Mirrors by Bright Eyes (5.4, 9.0)
We got double Minnesota action on this one. Charlie from Live Free, Twi Hard joins us to discuss that most important album of the year 2000 if you were a sad teen, Fevers And Mirrors by Bright Eyes. Conor Oberst does a lot of warbling about Russian space stations on this one and somehow we end up talking about that goddamn Quizno's commercial again. Join us, won't you?
David | Matt | Charlie
Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes (9.0)
Jordan from Juergen' It, Like A Podcast, and Slappers Only joins us to talk about some bearded white men and their tendency to pronounce words incorrectly. There's some discussion of losing your Melee save file, stuff about Mumford And Sons, and of course dancing shirtless with a saxophone. And who could forget Dad Johnny Wet?
David | Matt | Jordan
Make Believe by Weezer (0.4)
Stephanie from City Girls Make Do joins us again to talk about the much-maligned Make Believe by Weezer. Rivers Cuomo's side project is Incel and the Troubled Relationship. There's a surprising amount of discussion about Shrek in this one too.
David | Matt | Stephanie