113 episodes

Enjoy debating font sizes on festival lineups? Or better yet, ever make a fake Coachella poster and fill it with emo bands? This is your podcast. Each Thursday morning, Billboard staff writer Chris Payne chats with musicians and music writers about what's going on in alternative music; we've got behind-the-scenes stories, chart insight, ~inspirational moments~ and yes, RED HOT TAKES straight from Billboard's New York City office.

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Enjoy debating font sizes on festival lineups? Or better yet, ever make a fake Coachella poster and fill it with emo bands? This is your podcast. Each Thursday morning, Billboard staff writer Chris Payne chats with musicians and music writers about what's going on in alternative music; we've got behind-the-scenes stories, chart insight, ~inspirational moments~ and yes, RED HOT TAKES straight from Billboard's New York City office.

    Alice Merton Previews New Album 'Mint'

    Alice Merton Previews New Album 'Mint'

    You know "No Roots" but do you know what's coming next? The English-born, German-raised artist chats with host Chris Payne about the forthcoming jams on her debut album 'Mint' (due Jan. 2019). She also details the quick ascent of her debut single -- all good advice for up-and-coming artists looking to do the same. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    The Get Up Kids Talk Upcoming 2019 Album

    The Get Up Kids Talk Upcoming 2019 Album

    The Get Up Kids' Matt Pryor and Jim Suptic chat about all sorts of things, most notably the new LP they're working on for Polyvinyl Records with Peter Katis. Also, plenty of behind-the-scenes reminiscing from the glory days of '90s emo. Here's a link to Jim's charity event we talked about: https://thundergong.org/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    Join Meg Myers On Her 'Spiritual Journey'

    Join Meg Myers On Her 'Spiritual Journey'

    It took her almost a decade to get her debut album out, but soon after 2015's 'Sorry,' Meg Myers was dropped by Atlantic Records. The alt-rock artist explains how she found her artistic identity, a new label (300 Entertainment), and took control of her mental health. Her new album 'Take Me to the Disco' is out tomorrow (July 20)! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    nothing,nowhere.'s SoundCloud Rap & Emo Alchemy

    nothing,nowhere.'s SoundCloud Rap & Emo Alchemy

    Joe Mulherin -- aka nothing,nowhere. -- makes striking, visceral music combining impassioned, emo-inspired vocals over trap beats and hazy guitars. We chat with him and his producer JayVee about working with Chris Carrabb and Travis Barker, battling anxiety and depression, being inspired by Juice WRLD, meeting a bear in the Vermont wilderness, and much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 48 min
    Quizzing the Wonder Years on Their Oldest Set Lists (And More!)

    Quizzing the Wonder Years on Their Oldest Set Lists (And More!)

    We asked Dan Campbell and Matt Brasch to name the songs and other random details from Wonder Years shows in 2010, and their responses were kinda incredible. Also, hear us discuss the most emotional moments of their new album 'Sister Cities' and what lies ahead as the band members stare down real adulthood. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 41 min
    You Thought You Knew James Bay?

    You Thought You Knew James Bay?

    We talked the talk with James Bay, delving into why he'll never make the same record twice, what it's like backstage at "SNL," his love of Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane," and the random guy who filmed in performing in a pub one night, and wound up getting him signed by Republic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min

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