The official podcast for "bedroom baroque pop" artist Niagara Moon (aka Thomas Erwin).
Ep. 77 - Discussing "Death of a Ladies' Man" w/ Thin Lear
Leonard Cohen and Phil Spector team up in 1977 to make this "beautiful mess" of an album. There were guns, drugs, master tape thefts, and all sorts of shenanigans. Yet "Death of a Ladies' Man" is weirdly wonderful - or at least wonderfully weird.
NYC folk/baroque pop songsmith and Cohen superfan Thin Lear(aka Matt Longo) joins myself and Dan Barracuda to break it all down!
Ep. 76 - Discussing Tears For Fears
Dan Barracuda brought this band up enough times that my interest was piqued. And then podcast friend Mark Grundhoefer came in saying they were one of his top favorites! So I listened beyond the hits.
But then Dan couldn't make it... Ah well. Mark and I still talk the ins and the outs of this often misunderstood 80s pop duo. He also takes me to task on our sometimes less than favorable "Aja" discussion.
Ep. 75 - Chat with a Niagara Moon fan #2
I meet and hang with a bonafide Moondog! Joe from Ohio calls in, and we talk travel, vinyl, teaching art, and much more.
Ep. 74 - Discussing "69 Love Songs" w/ Nicholas Krgovich
The Magnetic Fields (aka Stephin Merritt) had a very unique vision when he set about making 1999's "69 Love Songs". 69 songs - 3 hours - dedicated to the idea of "a love song". Not even love itself!
Who better than longtime die-hard fan and fellow singer-songwriter Nicholas Krgovich to help us dive in, and learn how/why this thing works?
Ep. 73 - Discussing "Salad Days" + Chatting w/ Jordan Prince
Dan and I bring on our first guest to help us break down an album! Jordan Prince makes infectious, fun and distinct indie-pop over in Munich, Germany - though he originally hails from New Orleans. The expatriate life seems to suit him wonderfully.
He's also an excellent candidate to discuss the work of Mac DeMarco. There's no other indie rocker out there like the Mac. His hazy sound, tender songwriting, carefree vibe, meticulous use of tape and masterful guitarwork all come together for a truly impactful combo.
How many new bands point to him as an influence? A lot - that's how many.
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Ep. 72 - Discussing "Home Again" (Michael Kiwanuka)
With this lovely 2012 debut album, the British folk-soul gentleman Michael Kiwanuka a sublime, retro "back-to-basics" sound. It's so warm and cozy in here you could rightfully call it a bit "safe", but it offers many great songs nonetheless. "Home Again" is about the overall vibe, really...
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Well thought out commentary on one of the most underrated albums 80’s albums. Looking forward to listening to more episodes.
It's very refreshing to hear creatives that are passionate about their craft. It's great to hear these personal stories from the artists. Thank you for making this amazing show!
Love this show, it gives you a glimpse into what the life of an indie musician is like.
This show really is musicians discussing their passion for music.