Podcast by Creator-Destructor
Podcast by Creator-Destructor
Episode 32: Scotty Tankcrimes
We’re back after a few months with another banger episode! This time I sit down in the apartment with the fellow-Oakland homie Scotty Tankcrimes - If you don’t know who Scotty is, he’s been plugging away putting out releases on his punk/metal label TANKCRIMES, including artists such as Necrot, Ghoul, Cannabis Corpse, Dystopia, and more. Scotty is like a sponge that has absorbed a s**t-ton of music industry knowledge and wisdom, and it was a real treat to sit down and learn a bit from the master himself. I’ve always admired Scotty's willingness to have an open discussion on his platforms about the pros/cons of the ways in which bands and labels operate these days. This was a super interesting conversation, mostly because Scotty is a gem! If you are interested in listening to two Oakland-based heavy metal label guys talk shop for a few hours, please join us.
Episode 31: GULCH
Episode 31 has arrived after a few months of being relatively quiet on the podcast front, but have no fear, we're kicking back into gear full force in 2019! This was an awesome talk - I went down to San Jose, CA to Cole from GULCH’s printshop, Printhead, and sat down with him and Elliot for an hour to talk about all things GULCH. We talk about work ethic, how Cole feels about being a new father, the differences in sound between Spinebreaker and Gulch, why the San Jose/Santa Cruz hardcore scenes are so strong, how the band started, how they write their songs, their no-shirt aesthetic, and so much more. Tune in and drop out!
Episode 30: Will Levy (The Story So Far)
We’re back with Episode 30 of the podcast - this time with the righteous Will Levy of THE STORY SO FAR! Will is a super chill guy and fellow Bay Area homie, and we sometimes meet up for coffee in Oakland to shoot the s**t. We did that a few weeks ago and thought “F**k it, let’s go do this on a podcast” - I’m glad we did, because it was a ton of fun, and we discuss lots of topics: getting angry, isolation tanks and cryotherapy, Steely Dan and how they polarize people, living in Berkeley, leaving Instagram and returning, whether our phones are listening to us, how small talk is awful, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jim Carrey movies, flying and how much it sucks, vocal harmonies, the new TSSF record and their change in sound, Tom Delonge, the Smashing Pumpkins, Japan, camping, living in New Zealand, Will’s love for Taco Bell, and so much more. Sidenote: If you want to play a drinking game while listening, take a shot every time one of us says “that’s sick”. Tune in, folks!
Episode 29: Frank Costa (Realms of Vision)
Episode 29 is a banger! The long-time shredder Frank Costa of REALMS OF VISION joins me in the apartment to talk about his time in ANIMOSITY and ENTHEOS, the intensity of the highs and lows of touring in his earlier years, switching from being a guitar player to a vocalist/frontman, the disbanding of ANIMOSITY, sobriety and learning from past mistakes, hitting personal lows and growing from those experiences, discipline and getting up at 5:30am, working out and it’s benefits, turning away from addictions and towards healthy habits, getting control of your mind, harnessing positivity through new creative outlets, the creation of REALMS OF VISION and what the band means to Frank, and so much more. Frank is the epitome an inspiring and talented musician, and an incredibly strong, admirable human being who has prevailed through life’s darkness in such an impressive way. Join us, will ya?
Episode 28: Laura Nichol #3 (Light This City/Heartsounds)
We’re back with Episode 28 of the podcast, once again in conversation with the almighty Laura Nichol of LIGHT THIS CITY / HEARTSOUNDS- The 3rd time she’s been on! This time around we discuss all kinds of things: what podcasts Laura listens to, Bravo reality shows, comedy shows, Laura’s weekend alone and how she spent her time, hating humanity at the grocery store, car crashes, gross social media behavior, true crime TV shows, Borat & Bruno, the Freddie Mercury movie, Straight Outta’ Compton, West Coast vs. East Coast hip-hop, unfortunate hook-up stories, accents we love and hate, a certain venue in LA that absolutely sucks, Ozzy and Black Sabbath, our last meals of choice and foods we hate/love, weird trends in porn/porn habits, and finally, the latest happenings with Light This City and a recap our recent West Coast tour, Laura’s lyrics, how Laura got stranded on a jetski, and so much more! You don’t wanna miss this one! Listen at creator-destructor.com/podcast, iTunes, or all Podcast apps!
Episode 27: Eric Mueller (Pirates Press)
We’ve returned with an all new episode of the podcast, with none-other than Eric Mueller, the CEO and visionary behind Pirates Press Manufacturing and Pirates Press Records! I’ve known Eric for over half my life, starting all the way back in the 7th grade when I was making CDs for my first bands! Eric was already in the vinyl game back then, and has since created & grown Pirates Press into an absolute beast of a company that undeniably dominates the vinyl industry, and offers an amazing service to any artist looking to bring their music to life via wax. Eric has always been an inspirational figure in my life - someone with an intense amount of drive and vision, and the dedication and hard work to back it. It was a pleasure to sit down with him for an hour and talk about the current state of the music industry, what it takes for smaller bands to succeed, the benefits of unique physical packaging and concepts, and his own relationship with music! I had a blast, and hope you enjoy the episode!
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Wanna give it 5...
I wanna give this 5, but a lot of times it sounds like you guys just smoked. Get some water in that studio! No more smacking lips.