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A weekly podcast where we talk about the records we love. New episodes every Friday.

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    Scarlet Estelle on Fall Out Boy and Hip-Hop

    Scarlet Estelle on Fall Out Boy and Hip-Hop

    Scarlet Estelle is an artist manager and developer. She’s the membership director of REC Philly, and she’s a member of the Philadelphia Recording Academy. She’s also the creator and host of Andrea's favorite new(ish) podcast, Sugar, We’re Going In, which explores Fall Out Boy’s relationship with hip-hop. She’s here today to talk about five of her favorite hip-hop moments in Fall Out Boy’s career. She and Andrea also dive into their shared love for the band, Patrick’s solo career, how Scarlet has continued to find inspiration in the way the members of FOB approach their music, the power of fangirls, how she strives to support and encourage new artists in her own career, and so much more. It’s a fun and special episode. 
    Listen to Sugar, We're Going In Podcast at FallOutBoyzIIMen.com
    1/24 Emo Bingo @ City Winery Philadelphia - Use code SUAGR24 for 15% off
    Follow @ScarletEstelle and @SuagrWereGoingIn

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Don’t Be Late. (Openers You Don’t Want to Miss)

    Don’t Be Late. (Openers You Don’t Want to Miss)

    Lots of bands we love on tour. Lots of those bands are bringing other bands we love with them. We don't want you to miss out on those bands. Here are some shows we really think you should plan to get there for doors.
    Gully Boys - “Optimist”
    On tour with Motion City Soundtrack until 01.15.
    Philly - January 10th at Brooklyn Bowl
    Honey Revenge - "Fight or Flight”
    On tour with Meet Me At the Altar from 01.19 - 02.21
    Phllly - January 23rd at the TLA (Elliot Lee and John Harvie)
    Pool Kids - “Swallow”
    On tour with Militarie Gun January 31 - March 9
    Philly - 02.14 at the church
    Pollyanna - "Smile"
    On tour with Plain White T’s January 23 - February 18
    Philly - 02.06 Union Transfer 
    Equipment - "Minnow" 
    On tour with Origami Angel March 22-30
    On tour with Sweet Pill April 14 - May 10
    Philly - 05.10 Union Transfer

    • 38 min
    Left of the Dial’s Best of 2023

    Left of the Dial’s Best of 2023

    To close out 2023, Left of the Dial is here with our contractually-obligated-to-release-as-podcasters End of the Year list. Jenn, Andrea, and Kitzy got together to share 12 albums (and one bonus single) they loved this year. There were, of course, many more, but there are only so many hours in the day, ya know? 
    Crossed Keys - Believes in You
    Devon Again - Deep (single)
    Devon Gilfillian - Love You Anyway
    Explosions In The Sky - End
    The HIRS Collective - We’re Still Here
    kinda alright - The Esoteric Arts
    MSPAINT - Post-American
    Nourished By Time - Erotic Probiotic 2
    Origami Angel - The Brightest Days
    Parannoul - After the Magic
    Screaming Females - Desire Pathway
    John-Allison Weiss - The Long Way
    Worriers - Trust Your Gut

    • 1 hr 48 min
    A Stranger That You Met Before with A Day Without Love

    A Stranger That You Met Before with A Day Without Love

    A Day Without Love is the solo project of multi-genre musician and artist Brian Walker. He joins us today to talk about his new album, A Stranger That You Met Before, which also happens to have been produced by our own Kitzy, so this episode is full of stories from the studio. Brian also talks to us about community and collaboration, writing multi-faceted music with layers of meaning, paying homage to early influences, and so much more.
    You can (and should!) pick up A Stranger That You Met Before now.
    Follow A Day Without Love on Instagram (@ADayWithoutLove) and TikTok (@ADayWithoutLoveBand) to keep up with Brian and catch him when he’s in your area.

    • 57 min
    Heaven with Soft and Dumb

    Heaven with Soft and Dumb

    This week, Andrea and Jenn are joined by a Left of the Dial favorite. If you pay attention to leftofthedial.fm, you’ll be familiar with Soft and Dumb from Jenn’s review of their self-titled album a little over a year ago, as well as their interview for our Home Studio Stories shortly after that. And today, the Illinois-based duo are here to talk about their dreamy new EP Heaven, out November 17th (that’s today). Stream it where you stream, or–even better–pick up your own copy over on Bandcamp.
    Keep up with everything Soft and Dumb over on Instagram @softandumb
    Follow Left of the Dial on Twitter and Instagram.
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Slighted with Zachary Ross

    Slighted with Zachary Ross

    Today’s guest is a repeat offender! Our listeners will know Zac Ross from one of the greatest pop-punk bands to come out of South Jersey, Man Overboard. He joined us last July to talk about his project Zachary Ross and the Divine, and he’s joining us today to talk about his brand new hardcore project, Slighted. Their album This Means War came out Friday September 29th. In addition, Zachary Ross and the Divine also released a new EP, King Dopamine, on October 5th via SmartPunk Records. Zac joined Andrea and Jenn to talk about both of those releases, writing music like a horror movie, the difference between making hardcore and pop-punk, being honest with yourself, and why it’s okay for women to lie. Most importantly, Andrea and Jenn would like to formally announce their position as co-managers for Zac’s “Slighted Should Play the Gathering of the Juggalos” campaign. More to follow.
    Listen to Slighted’s This Means War
    Listen to Zachary Ross and the Divine’s King Dopamine
    Follow:
    - Zac @ _zachararyross_
    - Slighted @slighted_
    - Zachary Ross and the Divine - @divine_music_club
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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

lilsunchip ,

great hosts and great guests!

the hosts are delightful and you can tell they’re really passionate about music. i’m always getting turned on to new indie groups via their interviews, too. love to throw this on while i’m plugging away at the office :-)

Duke Maroon ,

Great Podcast!

I highly recommend this podcast.

Emmo48 ,

Awesome Sauce!

I love NPR’s All Songs Considered and this podcast has a very similar vibe and design. The pacing is just right and it feels super organic with its conversational persona. Great job, Kitzy and Caleb!

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