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No Filler is a music podcast dedicated to sharing the often overlooked hidden gems that fill the space between the singles on our favorite records. In each episode we’ll dive into a little history of the artist and the album of choice, with snippets from interviews & concerts, as well as music from the album itself. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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No Filler is a music podcast dedicated to sharing the often overlooked hidden gems that fill the space between the singles on our favorite records. In each episode we’ll dive into a little history of the artist and the album of choice, with snippets from interviews & concerts, as well as music from the album itself. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

    This Is A Lonesome Crowded Antarctica: Modest Mouse's First Three Studio Albums

    This Is A Lonesome Crowded Antarctica: Modest Mouse's First Three Studio Albums

    We chat about Modest Mouse before Float On put them on the map. From the very first track on their debut album, Isaac Brock and his bandmates blended any and every genre with their alt rock roots to create a sound all their own. And Brock carried on the loud-quiet-loud dynamic that the Pixies created just a few years prior to weave in sporadic outbursts into each track. By the time we get to Float On, Modest Mouse had laid a solid foundation for indie rock that so many bands would build on in the years to come.
    Tracklist:

    Gravity Rides Everything

    Dramamine

    Lounge

    Talking Heads - Making Flippy Floppy

    Doin' The Cockroach

    Cowboy Dan

    Perfect Disguise

    Tiny Cities Made of Ashes


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Loud-Quiet-Loud: How Pixies Ushered In A New Dynamic With Doolittle

    Loud-Quiet-Loud: How Pixies Ushered In A New Dynamic With Doolittle

    Piggy-backing off our Talking Heads and Sonic Youth episodes, we explore another trailblazer of the alt-rock post-punk variety. When Pixies released Doolittle in 1989, they carried a confidence into the studio that was missing from their first record. With melodic, simple song structures and Black Francis' sporadic, neurotic outbursts sprinkled throughout the record, they created a new dynamic known as "loud-quiet-loud" that helped paved the way for grunge, and countless other indie alt rock bands that followed in their footsteps.
    Tracklist

    Pixies - Debaser

    Pixies - I Bleed

    Pixies - No 13 Baby

    Pixies - There Goes My Gun

    Pixies - Gouge Away


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    • 50 min
    Whatcha Heard? The Duos and Dreampop Edition

    Whatcha Heard? The Duos and Dreampop Edition

    With every Whatcha Heard episode there's always a few left turns, and at least a 180 that takes us from, for example, vaporwave to doom metal. On this episode however, we managed to bring 10 tracks that work so perfectly together, you'd think we must have planned it. Maybe it's the changing season, or maybe our twin connection was especially deep these past few weeks. Either way, tune in for a collection of 10 dreamy, laid back, lo-key jams that fall mostly under the dreampop umbrella. No left turns here, just a solid playlist suitable for weekend drive.
    Tracklist:

    Radiohead - If You Say The Word

    Insides - Darling Effect

    Men I Trust - 5am Waltz

    Fellini Félin, Camel Power Club - Kiss Me

    Dismemberment Plan - The Face Of The Earth

    Beauty Queen - This Time Around

    Bachelor - Back Of My Hand

    Death And Vanilla - A Flaw In The Iris

    Bad Math - Walls

    Sensations Fix - Cold Nose Story

    Sweet Trip - Surviving A Smile

    St Germain - Sure Thing


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    How Sonic Youth Made Rock Real Again: A Conversation With David Browne

    How Sonic Youth Made Rock Real Again: A Conversation With David Browne

    Join us as we chat with Rolling Stone Senior Writer David Browne, author of the definitive Sonic Youth biography, Goodbye 20th Century. We talk about how the band's "cool kids" persona carried them from the no-wave movement of the 70s and 80s into the 90s where they finally signed to a major label. We play tracks from Goo, Dirty, and Experimental Jet Set (the Geffen Years), and dissect their evolving sound between the 3 records as the band came as close as they ever would to mainstream success. And although they never quite reached the heights of label mates Nirvana (or any of the countless grunge bands that rode Cobain's coattails), we chat about the band's real legacy: bringing the art and culture of New York into the mainstream, and writing a playbook for so many indie bands to follow in the decades ahead.
    Tracklist:

    Kotton Krown

    Tunic (Song For Karen)

    Theresa's Sound-world

    Screaming Skull

    Dave Van Ronk - Sunday Street


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    The Planet-Powering Energy of Talking Head's Remain In Light

    The Planet-Powering Energy of Talking Head's Remain In Light

    Describing Talking Heads groundbreaking 1980 record Remain In Light after hearing it for the first time can be challenging. Or after hearing it for the 2nd, 5th, or 20th time for that matter. The group almost called it quits after the success of Fear Of Music, but quickly found themselves experimenting with African polyrhythms, funk, and electronics in the idyllic Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. They began utilizing jam sessions as the jumping off point for songs as opposed to David Byrne's lyrics, and took a more collaborative effort to the songwriting process. The result is the astounding, other-worldly, genre-defying record that solidified the Talking Heads as one of the most remarkable rock bands of the 20th century. Join us as we try to find more ways to describe this incredible record, when we aren't speechless that is.
    Tracklist:

    Once In A Lifetime

    I Zimbra

    Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)

    Fela Kuti - Eko Ile

    The Great Curve + Live In Rome 1980

    Seen And Not Seen


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    • 1 hr
    No Filler Rewind: Television - Marquee Moon

    No Filler Rewind: Television - Marquee Moon

    We're kick-starting our dive into post-punk & new wave with a look back at our episode on Television's debut record Marquee Moon from 1977. Alongside Blondie, The Ramones, and other bands that shared the stage at the birthplace of punk in New York City, CBGB, Television was lumped into the punk rock category, and for good reason. But their jazz-improv guitar stylings and sporadic vocals was a pivotal moment in post-punk that would change the game forever.
    Tracklist:

    Marquee Moon

    See No Evil

    Friction

    Elevation

    The Ventures - Cruel Sea (The Cruel Surf) live in Japan '65


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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Tyler Darling ,

Bromance

Love hearing the brothers talk about music that means something to them. Entertaining banter that only a true familial bond could produce. These bros are the real deal

Natenate101 ,

Great album selections

What other podcast is gonna cover The Mercury Program's 'A Data Learn Language'? Not to mention the Radiohead coverage. Good stuff fellas, keep it up.

seancom ,

Its like hanging out with friends - talking about music we all love

The podast is reminiscent of college days, hanging out with buddies and spending hours playing tracks we love. Travis and Quentin, real-life brothers, bring their love of music and research together and invite you to plop down on their couch and hang out with them while they play some tunes. I love their passion for music and how it's expressed and their taste in bands seems to align with my own and yet I find them introducing me to music I missed but need to hear. A great way to spend an hour.

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