Interviews and conversations between artists, go-getters, and those intrigued by them.
Ep. 78 – Nick Thorburn (Islands, The Unicorns)
Welcome back to Season 3 of the Comfort Monk podcast! So excited for what we have in store this year. Today, Dylan sits down with Nick Thorburn and talk about his approach to art in all of its forms. Thanks for everyone’s ongoing support for CM!
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Ep. 77 – Hudson Bell
Guest host John Furr talks to Hudson Bell about his upcoming album, Psychic Breaks coming out November 26th! Check out comfortmonk.com for the video premiere of “Big City, Small World”!
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Ep. 76 – Paul Bowers (The Camellias, Brutal South)
Eddie and Paul have a nice chat about his new album “Words Are Fragile Vessels,” labor issues, and southern Brutalism. Read his newsletter Brutal South here.
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Ep. 75 – Ross Farrar (Ceremony, Spice)
Guest host (almost a regular host at this point!) Nick Black has a short chat with Bay Area legend Ross Farrar about his history with Ceremony’s changing output and how Spice came to be. Spice’s new self-titled album is available here!
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Ep. 74 – Tim Baltes (Drummer)
Tim Baltes joins guest host Michael Crawford to give shape to his career, from becoming a bearded tech-death drummer to becoming a groove player. Tim has constructed a positive and fun Instagram community, where he plays drums joyfully and eats snacks critically. Check out his website at timbaltes.com!
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Ep. 73 – Jeremy Radio Smith (Thousand Dollar Movie, Raineers, Public Radio)
Eddie got an opportunity to hear the bass-wielding, always-cracking-up Jeremy Radio describe his long career on the road and his DIY approach. Check out Thousand Dollar Movie’s latest release on their bandcamp and/or Comfort Monk: Pursuance Vol. 1.
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How are these guys getting such prestigious artists to interview?! Fingers on the pulse I tell you!
DIY Arts Coverage You Need
Dylan and Eddie are on to something with Comfort Monk. The podcast is an excellent extension of the arts collective they’re forging from their Columbia, S.C. hub, interviewing some really exciting local/regional/global arts figures. Can’t wait to hear more!
Fantastic podcast! Thoroughly enjoyed the Tommy Stinson episode & I’m looking forward to future episodes.