I’ m fairly certain that this episode is the first episode where we spend as much time talking about non-musical bits as on the actual news. For instance, the subject of Billy Corgan potentially buying TNA Wrestling sends us off into WWE geek talk for much longer than should be allowed.
And then there’s the bit about Lady Gaga performing in space? Are we kidding? Of course not. We’re only wondering if the jokes on her and it’s a one way ticket.
Also, Rod Argent of The Zombies shares his thoughts on Eminem sampling Time Of The Season, Morrissey picks the voice of his audiobook, and we try to incite a rap battle between Fiona Apple and Panic! At The Disco.
I’m amazed at how many covers were posted this week. From the unsurprising tributes to Lou Reed (Twin Shadow on this episode) and Elliott Smith (we have a great one from FIDLAR), to the unexpected (Tears For Fears covering Hot Chip, Colin Meloy covering The Kinks), and the unexpected by not surprised (Flaming Lips covering Tame Impala). It’s on in here as well as our sit down with Arctic Monkeys!
An interesting lineup awaits your eager ears. The Flaming Lips give a tribute to the movie Ender’s Game, Father John Misty surfaces on a Botany track, and Sun Kil Moon give another beautiful reading. And don’t miss the unforgiving rock of White Lung, Squarehead, and The So So Glos. Plus, Kings of Leon are in the interview chair! Lots to take it, so stop wasting time and hit play.
Kyle returns this week with some choice gems. You should especially take note of the two covers, Phosphorescent giving a beautiful reading of Vampire Weekend’s Ya Hey and We Are Scientists pulling off an unexpected rendition of Berlin’s Take My Breath Away. We also have the return of Sharon Jones, James Murphy geeks out on David Bowie, and Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchinson drops by.
We’re back in action and running full steam! Kyle has the week off (though does make an appearance for the Music News), so Sean has the controls this week. Don’t miss the new cuts from Birdsmell (Band of Horses frontman’s solo outing), Haim, Yo La Tengo, and Los Campesinos.
Also, two interviews for the price of one. Sean Cannon sits down with Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age during the interview portion, and if you head to Salon.com, Kyle Meredith also takes a turn with the ginger giant in the Video Feed.
With summer well into our rearview now, it’s time once again to look at the bounty that those warm months produced. Along with the biggest songs of Q3, I’m also revisiting some choice interviews from Haim, The Flaming Lips, and Jason Isbell. Enjoy!