7 episodes

Conversations with people dedicated to making music their life.

The Weathervane Podcast was a pet project of former Weathervane Creative Director, Peter English from the Summer of 2014. English and record producer Brian McTear (Founder of the nonprofit Weathervane Music) speak with select independent recording artists about the things they do to improve and sustain their craft. This project included interviews with members of The War on Drugs, Hop Along, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and others. For some of the guests, huge things have happened since these conversations were recorded.

Weathervane Music produces Shaking Through, a non-profit, community-produced documentary series about the vision and process of recording music. Download & Remix Tracks. Share your work with the Community. Go to www.weathervanemusic.org for more.

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Conversations with people dedicated to making music their life.

The Weathervane Podcast was a pet project of former Weathervane Creative Director, Peter English from the Summer of 2014. English and record producer Brian McTear (Founder of the nonprofit Weathervane Music) speak with select independent recording artists about the things they do to improve and sustain their craft. This project included interviews with members of The War on Drugs, Hop Along, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and others. For some of the guests, huge things have happened since these conversations were recorded.

Weathervane Music produces Shaking Through, a non-profit, community-produced documentary series about the vision and process of recording music. Download & Remix Tracks. Share your work with the Community. Go to www.weathervanemusic.org for more.

    Producer and Remix Artist, Carl Bahner remixes Half-Waif's "Every Animal"

    Producer and Remix Artist, Carl Bahner remixes Half-Waif's "Every Animal"

    Producer and Remix Artist Carl Bahner teamed up with Semblance singer and guitarist Maeve Gorman to produce an amazing remix of the Half-Waif song “Every Animal” (originally recorded for Weathervane Music’s documentary video series Shaking Through in 2018). Their approach brings the song to a completely new place, while at the same time somehow providing a deeper appreciation for the original.

    Through Remix Access, Weathervane Music allows the supporting members of this unique non-profit community to download, remix and share the multitracks and mix-stems from Shaking Through recordings.

    This podcast episode with Bahner and Gorman marks the first installment in what will be an ongoing series in the Weathervane Podcast of conversations with exceptional remix artists. And here’s another little surprise… Carl Bahner himself will be curating and hosting these future conversations.

    • 40 min
    David Hartley of Nightlands and The War on Drugs

    David Hartley of Nightlands and The War on Drugs

    David Hartley’s project Nightlands is outstanding, though he’s probably best known as the bass player for The War on Drugs. Shaking Through fans will remember him for his roles in episodes with Torres, Steven A. Clark, and the 2009 pilot episode featuring BC Camplight. His career has had him working on his own music, as well as filling out roles in other peoples’ projects, not to mention a unique early recording experience he had with the late Andy Johns.

    Weathervane Music produces Shaking Through, a non-profit, community-produced documentary series about the vision and process of recording music. Download & Remix Tracks. Share your work with the Community. Go to www.weathervanemusic.org for more.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jonathan Low - Engineer, Mixer & Producer (The National, Mumford & Sons)

    Jonathan Low - Engineer, Mixer & Producer (The National, Mumford & Sons)

    After graduating from Drexel University’s Music Industry Program, Jon Low got his start as the first intern at Miner Street Recordings, the studio where we produce Shaking Through. Over the years he’s grown into quite a respectable young engineer and producer, working on projects with The National’s Aaron Dessner, not to mention producing records for bands like Restorations, The Menzingers, Carroll and many, many more.

    Weathervane Music produces Shaking Through, a non-profit, community-produced documentary series about the vision and process of recording music. Download & Remix Tracks. Share your work with the Community. Go to www.weathervanemusic.org for more.

    • 54 min
    Kristin Thomson of Tsunami, Simple Machines & Future of Music Coalition

    Kristin Thomson of Tsunami, Simple Machines & Future of Music Coalition

    Kristin Thomson is a co-founder of the non-profit, The Future of Music Coalition, which among other things has conducted studies about how musicians earn revenue. Back in the 90s she played in the indie-band Tsunami, and co-ran the DC label Simple Machines, which put out records for Ida, and Dave Grohl’s Pocketwatch, plus they wrote and distributed “The Mechanic’s Guide“, a DIY handbook for independent labels that was way, way ahead of its time.

    Weathervane Music produces Shaking Through, a non-profit, community-produced documentary series about the vision and process of recording music. Download & Remix Tracks. Share your work with the Community. Go to www.weathervanemusic.org for more.

    • 48 min
    Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Alec Ounsworth of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

    Clap Your Hands is celebrating 10 years since the release of their first self-titled record, one that was quite ground-breaking for the fact that Alec managed to promote it through MYSPACE, selling hundreds of thousands of copies through a distribution deal he made directly with a major distributor. Since then, Alec’s produced many records, played countless shows, and found new love in playing house shows in peoples’ living rooms across the country.

    Weathervane Music produces Shaking Through, a non-profit, community-produced documentary series about the vision and process of recording music. Download & Remix Tracks. Share your work with the Community. Go to www.weathervanemusic.org for more.

    • 46 min
    Frances Quinlan of Hop Along

    Frances Quinlan of Hop Along

    Fans of Shaking Through will remember our episode with Hop Along in Spring 2013. As the band’s front person, Frances is both relatable and enigmatic all at once. Since that episode released, they’ve signed a record deal with Saddle Creek Records and released the long awaited LP, “Painted Shut“.
    Weathervane Music produces Shaking Through, a non-profit, community-produced documentary series about the vision and process of recording music. Download & Remix Tracks. Share your work with the Community. Go to www.weathervanemusic.org for more.

    • 30 min

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Wish there were more!!

Learned so much from these shows. Would love to hear more interviews from this community in podcast form someday.

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