A show where a band or artist takes you through the journey of their entire album. Our host Tyler Russell talks with the artist and, song-by-song-, dissects the album, letting the audience in on what each tune means to them and why it fits into each specific place on the track list.
Full Album Fridays is unique as playing an entire album back to front is unheard of in today’s formatted stations. It’s our chance to be inside an artist’s mind and really sink into the meaning behind a full piece of art, not just a single.
So sit back, place the needle gently on the first groove, and appreciate.
SYML: "The Day My Father Died"
Seattle alternative artist SYML shares his sophmore solo album, "The Day My Father Died." This beautifully written and produced album is moving and thought-provoking. SYML shares stories of recording the album in a church, the type of guitar played on the record, the importance of cherishing life, and the inspiration behind each song.
Circa Waves: "Never Going Under"
Kieran, of the Liverpool indie rock band Circa Waves, shares the band's 5th studio album "Never Going Under." He talks with Erica about how becoming a father, getting tinnitus, resiliency, and his love for the band Phoenix inspired much of the album.
Frankie Cosmos: "Inner World Peace"
Greta, Lauren, Luke, and Alex of New York indie rock band Frankie Cosmos share their 5th studio album, "Inner World Peace." They talk with Erica about the inspiration behind each song on the album. The band also shares how they took a 500 day hiatus during the pandemic, and came back together working on songs Greta has written when living with her family, using mood boards and intricate chord progressions and rhythms to create "Inner World Peace."
Jonathan Jeremiah: "Horsepower for the Streets"
Soulful British singer-songwriter Jonathan Jeremiah shares his fifth album, "Horsepower for the Streets." He shares the story behind each song, and discusses writing much of the album in the French countryside, as well as in London during lockdown.
La Femme: "Teatro Lúcido"
Sacha, co-founder of the Biarritz, France indie pop band La Femme, shares their fourth album Teatro Lúcido. Sacha discusses how many of the songs were written during the band's stay in the South of Spain and Mexico. They drew musical inspiration from flamenco, reggaetón, and 80s Spanish new wave, and found themselves writing songs on the streets of Granda and Sevilla with residents of the southern towns.
The Lounge Society: "Tired of Liberty"
Hani, the guitarist of West Yorkshire indie rock band The Lounge Society, shares with us their debut album "Tired of Liberty." Hani shares the band's love for 2000s indie rock records, growing up in a small town, recording the album in two weeks, and more.