14 episodes

Come one, come all, to this tragic affair, and subscribe here for the best music show in your podcast library. Hosted by Blake Murphy and Jake Goldsbie, Columbia House Party is your home for Riots and Black Parades, Cork Trees and Significant Others. At times it will showcase the very finest the music industry had to offer, often around the pop-punk and emo boom of the early-to-mid 2000s. At its worst, it will indulge in those forgotten records we all have lurking in our collection. All the while, it promises to provide the information, entertainment and self-deprecation you’ve come to expect from two of Toronto’s favourites. Welcome to our living mixtape.

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Come one, come all, to this tragic affair, and subscribe here for the best music show in your podcast library. Hosted by Blake Murphy and Jake Goldsbie, Columbia House Party is your home for Riots and Black Parades, Cork Trees and Significant Others. At times it will showcase the very finest the music industry had to offer, often around the pop-punk and emo boom of the early-to-mid 2000s. At its worst, it will indulge in those forgotten records we all have lurking in our collection. All the while, it promises to provide the information, entertainment and self-deprecation you’ve come to expect from two of Toronto’s favourites. Welcome to our living mixtape.

    13. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004)

    13. Wilco - A Ghost Is Born (2004)

    We are three Canadian aquarium drinkers. In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy are joined by Steve Sladkowski, the guitarist from PUP, to discuss Wilco’s 2004 album, A Ghost is Born. The album that necessitated the addition of Nels Cline – first as a touring guitarist and later as a full-time member – A Ghost is Born sees Jeff Tweedy take a necessary leap as a guitarist while his songwriting is as on-point as always. Find out more about how Wilco influenced one of the best guitarists in the world today (Steve), just how rough things got for Tweedy in the 2000s, and which of Tweedy’s opening lines the guys love most on this week’s podcast.

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    12. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)

    12. The Decemberists - The Crane Wife (2006)

    Hit save on your English lit essay and close your history textbook. In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy are joined by Jake’s friend Wilson to revisit and reprocess The Decemberists’ 2006 album, The Crane Wife. There is a lot going on here, with two sprawling, multi-part songs that lean heavily on historical (or mythical) source material and a few stand-alone tracks that do the same. Find out more about which Shakespeare play The Decemberists built upon, just how many people die (in album kayfabe) over the course of an hour, and what Wilson’s full name is on this week’s podcast.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    11. The Postal Service - Give Up (2003)

    11. The Postal Service - Give Up (2003)

    In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy go deep on one of the most well-regarded side projects of the 2000s, Give Up from indie supergroup The Postal Service. With Dntel synths, Ben Gibbard’s vocals, and Jenny Lewis’, well, everything, Give Up withstands the test of time as something greater than a pit-stop before Death Cab for Cutie blew up. Find out more about how the recording process fed into the name, the weird concert performance that resulted, and why despite teases we never got another album from the trio on this week’s podcast.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    10. Desaparecidos - Read Music/Speak Spanish (2002)

    10. Desaparecidos - Read Music/Speak Spanish (2002)

    In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy dive into Conor Oberst’s punk-rock side-project, Desaparecidos. Not unlike a wrestler’s excursion, Oberst took a brief aside from his ascension as a part of Bright Eyes and as the face (and bangs) of a genre to do something a little different before ultimately returning. Read Music/Speak Spanish is more political and far angrier than you may be used to with Oberst’s other projects, and while it wasn’t heralded at the time, it really works. Find out more about Oberst’s relationship with his hometown of Omaha, why he cared “way more” about Bright Eyes, and where this project ranks in the vast Oberst library on this week’s podcast.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell (2003)

    9. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell (2003)

    Other podcasts don’t love you like we love you. In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy are joined by culture writer Sarah MacDonald (sarahsmacdonald.com) to discuss the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s 2003 debut album Fever to Tell. Karen O features heavily in Lizzy Goodman’s Meet Me In The Bathroom, an exploration of the early-2000s New York rock scene, and for good reason: not only is she unspeakably cool, she is, as Sarah once wrote, indie rock’s beating heart. Find out more about the importance of Karen O as a female presence in the genre’s renaissance, Maps’ legacy as one of the best love songs of all-time, and why you can’t trust someone with a fauxhawk on this week’s podcast.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    8. Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory (2005)

    8. Motion City Soundtrack - Commit This To Memory (2005)

    Everything is alright! In the latest episode of Columbia House Party, hosts Jake Goldsbie and Blake Murphy dive into Motion City Soundtrack’s 2005 album Commit This to Memory. Not only did Commit This to Memory lock in a definitive, unmistakable sound that cut through the saturation of the genre for Motion City Soundtrack, it was also the first foray into production for blink-182’s Mark Hoppus. While the hosts agree this album isn’t necessarily Motion City’s strongest, it is certainly the most interesting and most important. Find out more about Justin Pierre’s personal battles throughout the writing process, Blake’s personal battles with losing a labret piercing at Warped Tour, and which MCS album the hosts think tops the discography on this week’s podcast.

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    Say hello to @BlakeMurphyODC and @JGoldsbie as well.

    If merch is your thing, be sure to check out the store: http://bit.ly/chpmerch
    Or reach out to the show and say hey: podcast@columbiahouseparty.com

    If you enjoyed today’s show, please rate Columbia House Party 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts.
    See you next week for an all new episode of CHP.

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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Nostalgia and joy

I’m loving this podcast. I found it while going down a Jimmy Eat World rabbit hole (which, y’all, listen to the new record, it’s really great), and I was pleasantly surprised. I am adoring the joy and nostalgia it’s giving me. Love is in the crafting of a mixtape.

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