Vinyl Me, Please co-founder Tyler is out to find the best stories, albums, and artists in music and tell you all about them here. He enlists artists, music nerds, and other people in the know along the way to make sure you leave every episode with a healthy dose of brain food, new music to listen to, and a few things to laugh about as you plummet into the void with the rest of us.
CHVRCHES #ProjectUnfollow Interview
We sat down with CHVRCHES on our podcast to talk about their unique chemistry and upcoming album ‘Love is Dead,’ in partnership with BMWUSA’s #ProjectUnfollow and the first-ever BMW X2.
Project Unfollow - Little Sims
In partnership with BMWUSA’s Project Unfollow and the first-ever X2, we sat down with Little Simz to talk about the forces that have shaped her career. Little Simz is an artist who has paved her way by staying true to her own vision, a true embodiment of the Unfollower spirit.
The Best Albums of 2017
Andrew Winistorfer, Senior Editor extraordinaire for VMP, is in the building for the last episode of 2017. We talk through VMP's top 10 albums of the year list and wander into a number of other topics as the two of us have a habit of doing. We love you guys and we'll see you next year!
Interview with Bill Bentley
Bill Bentley, author of one of the coolest books I've come across this year Smithsonian Rock and Roll: Live and Unseen, is on the show today to talk about what it's been like to spend his entire life in music. We get into what it was like to work for Neil Young for 30 years, what it was like to see The Rolling Stones when he was 15, and how the hell he managed to get hundreds and hundreds of concert and band photographs taken by fans. He will certainly be back on the show but this was an amazing first visit from him.
Satica and the Best Summer Pop Song You'll Hear All Winter
I found out about Satica maybe a month ago and got addicted to her track “Honey Whiskey” on Soundcloud. She was nice enough to come on the show to talk about her music, but we ended up also getting into some pretty heavy stuff related to family and growing up as the daughter of Cambodian refugees in Long Beach, CA. This conversation was equal parts illuminating and funny and I've been hooked on her new Drippin' EP for a few weeks now. Check out the interview and then hop into the music itself, I think you'll be just as addicted to her music as I am once you do.
Interview with Andrew Barber from Fake Shore Drive
Huge day today folks. Red Bull flew me out to Chicago for their Red Bull Sound Select festival and hooked up an interview with one of my personal heroes and a legend in the Chicago music scene, Andrew Barber. He's the founder of Fake Shore Drive and was there at the beginning to watch Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa, Chief Keef, King Louie, Lil Durk, G Herbo, and many more rise to local and then national fame. We go deep on the Chicago music scene, how he started Fake Show Drive and made it what it is today, and where he sees the music industry going along with many more topics. This is my favorite episode we've ever done and I'm so glad this worked out. Enjoy!
Very Good Missing 1 thing
The discussion is intelligent and I like the exposure to different sounds, my main issue is no music. It would enhance the discussion to hear brief snippets of examples of what they are describing. It also appears they are not recording very much anymore so maybe not a thing. I started with best of 2017 show, it's a little all over the place in regard to covering all genres but that's their mission to cover all music but there were some genre's I just can't get into-and I think it leads to uneven critiques & vulnerable to hyping & group think The range of Katy Perry- Father John Misty- Kendrick Lamar - you could argue that's to be admired but most people would not see those as equal performances or imprints on the music scene today. If pop albums are ahead of Chris Stapelton or War on Drugs then you are giving lip service to country and your podcast leans to certain genres-that's fine but they are taking a bigger bite than that. 3 albums better than Kendrick Lamar last year -1 another hip hop album that is a bold statement. I did like hearing artists I've not heard before (Moses Sumney) so this may come off too harsh, play some of the artists music and you could win me over with the wide net of artists probably
Keeps Getting Better and Better
Great work on the new intro and outro on the Snoop episode.
Keep up the great work, Tyler and Co!
All talk, no music
I am currently lsitening to the 2017 best-of episode. I think that I have listened to a few episodes previously that were more interview-y... So here I am wanting to hear a few music clips from these top 10 records. But alas, all talk from two dudes who must say "like" 1000s of times in this episode. ugh.