The Sound and the Story is a podcast about music. I, David Kallison, dive deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. I take artists at their words.
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Episode 25: Taylor Swift's folklore
We dive deep into the life-affirming, meaning-making power of Taylor Swift's folklore.
Episode 24: Signals Midwest's Pin with Max Stern
I had an in-depth quaratine call with Max Stern of Signals Midwest about their latest album Pin. Go buy it directly from the artist here.
Songs featured in this episode (in chronological order):
Can't Help But Wonder
Your Old New Apartment
Wil Wagner - More Like Signals MidBEST
Episode 23: Future Teens with Amy and Daniel
I talk to Amy and Daniel of Future Teens about their Dan Campbell-aproved record, Breakup Season.
You can find Future Teens on Twitter @FutureTeensUSA and at futureteensusa.com.
Episode 22: Kevin Devine
Kevin Devine, a unique, thoughtful, loquacious, multi-talented musician talks about the ten-year anniversary of Brother's Blood as well as a whole lot of other things. Go buy his stuff at kevindevine.net.
Episode 21: Better Oblivion Community Center's Better Oblivion Community Center
We pay our dues to the surprise record from wunderkind Phoebe Bridgers (boygenius) and former wunderkind Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes).
Full chronological playlist:
Songs by Better Oblivion Community Center unless otherwise noted.
Conor Oberst - College
Bright Eyes - If Winter Ends
Bright Eyes - The City Has Sex
Bright Eyes - June on the West Coast
Bright Eyes - Interview from An Attempt to Tip the Scales
Bright Eyes - False Advertising
Conor Oberst - You All Loved Him Once
Phoebe Bridgers - Steamroller
The Replacements - Here Comes a Regular
Didn't Know What I Was in For
Big Black Heart
Phoebe Bridgers - Would You Rather (feat. Conor Oberst)
Episode 20: Proper. with Erik Garlington
In this two-part interview with Erik Garlington, the brains and brawn behind the black and queer pop-punk outfit Proper., we discuss both his records, "The Surburbs Have Ruined My Life" and "I Spent the Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better," and how his background of being an outsider and a military brat lead him on a wild journey to be a pop-punk singer in New York City.
Full chronological playlist:
"A$AP Rocky Type Beat"
"Not Black Enough"
"Curtains Down! Throw in the Towel!"
"Bragging Rights (ft. Willow Hawks of The Sonder Bombs)"
This podcast is like poetry
I have never heard a music podcast that is such art in its own way. He has a beautiful way of describing music that is deeply personal, and his appreciation for artists and their music bleeds through in every word. The podcast is so deeply well researched that even a super fan will learn something new. I listened to every episode during quarantine, even ones for albums I’d never heard, and learned to love new music because of it. I can’t reccomend this more highly!
Loved the blink-182 podcast and the yeezy one. Haven’t listened to any others. But would love to hear some stuff about some other 2003-2010 rap albums or some older offspring albums done. And it’s a stretch cuz you might not be into this type of music but if you did a country one I’d be floored. Thanks!!
One of my favorites.
One of my favorite music podcasts. We have very similar taste. Thanks David