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Our podcast talks about the stars before they were stars. We are the backstage pass to the music industry for our listeners.

Adam & Tera Lisicky

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    Interview with Life on Planets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2022 44:52

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Life on Planets over Zoom video! House music has seen a reinvigoration in recent years via progressive creatives seeking to fuse classic disco, soul, funk and R&B with modern electronic sensibilities meant to relate to dance floors everywhere. At the forefront, artists like Walker & Royce have strove to lead this diverting wave of music via their label Rules Don't Apply. For its latest release, the imprint joins forces with true-blue creative Life on Planets. Explore wayfaring creativity and full-fledged euphoria via the Nomad Lyfe EP, out NOW. Nomad Lyfe is a two-sided EP featuring vocal led, dynamic dancefloor tracks. The project leads with the title track, which opens behind funky, static basslines. “Don't know where I'm about to stay tonight - all I know is Imma be alright” sets the tone for a DIY adventure in sound and intention. The lyrics proffers listeners to find independence in living their “Nomad Lyfe,” paralleled by freewheeling creativity experienced in the production. “UDidIt2Urself” is the B-side track on the EP - where fans will find more R&B-enthused production accented by melodic elements and dazzling arps.The project was written in Baltimore - Life was living in an old row-house run by art collective, The Holy Underground. Paired with samples and virtual synthes, the producer used pitched down guitar and vocals recorded in his bedroom to create the final product. This accents his performance setup, which is a hybrid of DJ/live sets that include singing, guitar and spinning a wide array of influences. Most recently, he brought this to life on the road at Dirtybird Campout, playing live with Lubelski. We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #LifeOnPlanets #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Sam Short

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 38:27

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Sam Short over Zoom video! After sharing a sentimental video of the single on Tik Tok, everyone fell in love with Sam Short's ability to truly empathize through music in her debut single “Already Mine” (out now!)When the people you love go through tough times, you sometimes wish to take on that pain for them. For Oregon-born and Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Sam Short, that feeling of empathy sees no boundaries. Lucky for the world, Sam set out to support her best friend through heartbreak by turning those tough feelings into a song. “Already Mine” not only brought her bestie some solace, but the infectious pop ballad seemingly has the capability of healing the masses. With over millions of views on multiple videos of the song and growing, Sam captured the moment of her best friend first hearing the masterpiece and posted it on TikTok, and the need that we all shared for the full song is loud and clear. Since sharing the song, Short has grown a loyal fan-base, amassing over 265K+ TikTok followers and videos acquiring over 30M+ views in only a few months.A storyteller by nature, Sam has made it her mission to use both her voice and her pen as means of establishing her identity in today's layered and dynamic music industry. With classical vocal/piano training, Sam set her sights on Los Angeles to pursue her passions. Here, she not only dialed in on her musical talents but more importantly she found a family in her friendships. The biggest accomplishment in her music journey thus far is not her growing metrics or mastery of the craft, but rather her ability to deeply connect with the people around her. For Sam, that's what music is. Not a perfectly refined tune or a carefully calculated chorus, but rather a gift you give to the people you love most to show them that they are heard, they matter, and that they inspire art.Sam understands just how much music can make people feel less alone. Whether you're hitting the high-note in your jam session or turning up your headphone volume to tune out the rest of the world, music is a medium of expression and understanding. “Already Mine” speaks to the power of empathy in music, and the applause already garnered is a testament to that. Just as Sam's best friend shed a tear when she first heard the song, the masses on the other side of the screen did as well. Sam's music mends heartbreaks, and her ability to make people truly feel heard is her greatest gift as both an artist and as a person. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #SamShort #AlredyMine #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Penny and Sparrow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 70:21

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Penny and Sparrow over Zoom video!  “Olly olly oxen free!” If you ever played hide-and-go-seek or capture the flag growing up, odds are good that you've shouted these words into the hot summer night, beckoning your unseen comrades out of their hiding places in exchange for safe passage home. But what does it actually mean? The origins of the phrase are murky, with variations existing in multiple languages over the centuries. Some trace it back to the German “alle, alle, auch sind frei,” which roughly translates to “all, all, also are free.” Others attribute it to a mix of French and Dutch, which would yield the similar “go, go, come in free.” For Andy Baxter and Kyle Jahnke—the musical duo better known as Penny and Sparrow—the phrase spoke to something far deeper than a children's game, though, something profoundly existential.Written and recorded over the past year, Olly Olly is a work of liberation and revelation, a full-throated embrace of the self from a band that's committed to leaving no stone unturned in their tireless quest for actualization. The songs here are fearless and introspective, embracing growth and change as they reckon with desire, intimacy, doubt, and regret, and the arrangements are similarly bold and thoughtful, augmenting the duo's rich, hypnotic brand of chamber folk with electronic flourishes and R&B grooves. Baxter and Jahnke produced Olly Olly themselves, working on their own without an outside collaborator for the first time, and the result is the purest, most authentic act of artistic self-expression the pair have ever achieved.   Stuck at home with nothing but time on his hands, Jahnke leaned into bedroom pop, R&B, and hip-hop for sonic inspiration, pushing his boundaries in an attempt to forge new sounds that went against expectations. There was a certain amount of contrarianism at play (tell him you can't write a folk song over a trap beat and he'd write you a folk song over a trap beat), but more than that, Jahnke was engaged in a conscious attempt to rewrite his own neural pathways, to step out of the invisible boxes that had bound him for much of his life. Baxter took a similar approach within his lyrics, which he worked on at home in Florence, AL, responding to Jahnke's melodic cues by writing with new tones and modes of voice. In the end, that's what Olly Olly is all about: finding new ways to use language and melody as acts of emancipation and self-discovery.We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #PennyandSparrow #OllyOlly #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with LilyIsThatYou

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 32:49

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Lilyisthatyou over Zoom video!  Toronto pop provocateur Lilyisthatyou celebrates her signing to Warner Records with her major-label debut single “Party 22.” A breakup anthem that doubles as a post-pandemic party jam, the propulsive bop finds the singer born Lily Davies looking for salvation in the club.  “Party 22” allows Lily to let loose. “Imma party like it's 2022,” she chants defiantly on the explosive chorus. “Imma shake off every last thought of you.” It turns out, “Party 22” is the result of quarantine-induced reflection. “I've always found nightlife as an opportunity to let go,” Lily says. “To release a lot of energy that I had been directing towards something negative.” She set out to make a floor-filler for a post-COVID world, adding, “I want to create anthems people will remember from the year the world really came back to life.” With references to bottles and bathroom stalls, “Party 22” picks up where her self-released viral hit “FMRN” left off. An acronym for “Fuck Me Right Now,” Lily's sex-positive single caused a stir on TikTok, where it amassed more than 1 million views in 24 hours before being taken down for being too explicit. “FMRN” quickly became a streaming sensation.  Since its release, the unapologetic song has amassed over 40 million streams across platforms. Pop has been Lily's calling from an early age. She began writing songs at 13 and received an AKG microphone from her father in 2016. With a rudimentary studio setup in her bedroom, the breakout artist became more serious about her craft. She achieved her first taste of virality on her own, but now with “Party 22,” she's made it clear that, with backing from Warner Records and Marvin Alyas' Until Successful Management, Lilyisthatyou is headed for even bigger things. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Liltisthatyou #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Paul Mayson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 33:31

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Mayson over Zoom video! Entrenched in love of house music, the musical landscape in Paul Mayson's head is one rich in a commix of sounds and influences. From remaking Cher's iconic track 'Believe' together with GRAMMY nominated singer/songwriter Saint Sinner to dropping his soulful house anthem 'Can't Trust The Way I Feel', the Dutch DJ/Producer now takes listeners on a timeless funk-filled voyage with his latest single 'Don't Let Me Down', featuring UK singer/songwriter Zac Pajak at the helm on vocals. The track incorporates delicate house grooves, warm chords and soulful samples, whilst Mayson pushes Zac out of his pop comfort zone to achieve a resounding performance from the gifted singer. It's a delectable track with brilliant production touches that contribute to 'Don't Let Me Down', perhaps being Paul's most superior dance record after signing with Sony Music and embarking on a new chapter in 2021. Mayson's early years in the studio were spent co-producing and co-writing for American pop and hip-hop artists such as Yelawolf, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and Far East Movement. Today he is dedicated to sharing his love for house music and is deep into music discovery and crate digging, constantly seeking out new ideas and sounds from old records and fusing genres and styles. Stripping it back to its core and unpicking everything with sampling and programming at the heart of his music, Mayson's creative exploration is paying off. He recently got picked up by MTV to become their MTV Push Artist of the month for August and positioned himself as one of the most exciting and innovative dance music talents out of The Netherlands right now.Since releasing his debut single 'Again' in 2019, Zac Pajak's music has led him to perform live shows everywhere from Glastonbury to London's Roundhouse and contribute to hit music for artists as diverse as Major Lazer, Raye and McFly and continue to deliver his own brilliantly observed, expressive releases.Paul Mayson & Zac Pajak's ‘Don't Let Me Down' is out now via Sony Music. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #PaulMayson #zoom  Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Will Putney of Fit For An Autopsy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 55:44

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Will Putney of Fit For An Autopsy over Zoom video!  New Jersey six-piece FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY — Joseph Badolato [vocals], Patrick Sheridan [guitar], Timothy Howley [guitar], Will Putney [guitar], Peter Blue Spinazola [bass], and Josean Orta Martinez [drums] — just released their sixth album, Oh What the Future Holds, via Nuclear Blast.The band has also shared the video for "Two Towers.""Conceptually, 'Two Towers' is an abstract story which follows the journey of your past self and future self, and the forces that pull them apart," the band explains. "Realizing the impossible concept of them meeting, one is faced with the reality of accepting the things you cannot change. It's a little out of the box for us, but it was challenging and fun to create a unique song for the record. Shout out to director Frankie Nasso and his team for the animated video that brought this story to life."FFAA returned to the road on a headline U.S. tour, which kicked off on January 5. The band and tour will certainly add a hefty dose of death metal to your winter doldrums. The trek began in Columbus, Ohio, and runs through February 12 in New York City. All dates are below. Enterprise Earth, Ingested, Signs of the Swarm, and Great American Ghost will also appear. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #WillPutney #FitForAnAutopsy #zoom  Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Poo Bear

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 56:04

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Poo Bear over Zoom video! At just 14-years-old, he co-wrote “Anywhere” for multi-platinum R&B powerhouse 112, which opened the floodgates for so many more opportunities for him. Collaborations with everyone from The Rolling Stones, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Pink, and Faith Evans to Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, and Rick Ross followed. Since then, he's written blockbuster smashes such as Justin Bieber's “What Do You Mean?”, Usher's “Caught Up,” Dan + Shay's “10,000 Hours,” and Chris Brown's “I Can Transform Ya” [feat. Lil Wayne & Swizz Beatz] as well as the 13-times platinum “Despacito (Remix)” [feat. Justin Bieber] for Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. His catalog includes sales of over 350 million records worldwide, dozens of multi-platinum certifications, and 100 billion streams and counting, as well as two Grammy nominations. At the same time, his entrepreneurial portfolio consists of owning the restaurant Black Star Burger, as well as co-owning hydrogen-infused water manufacturer HFactor, among others. Most recently, Poo Bear signed a joint venture agreement with Def Jam Recordings for his own label, Bearthday Music. He's credited on Justin Bieber's newest album, Justice, and has just finished music directing on NBC's new show, Kenan.Simultaneously, he emerged as a dynamic and diverse artist himself. He lent his voice to Skrillex's “Would You Ever,” racking up over 200 million Spotify streams. In 2018, he unveiled his full-length debut Poo Bear Presents Bearthday Music, featuring guests such as Jennifer Lopez, Anitta, Zara Larsson, Jay Electronica, Justin Bieber, and more.In October, he released his latest single, “Distant Shore." The track encapsulates that of a siren's call, instantly pulling you in with it's electronic, upbeat energy and his entrancing vocals. It's the perfect song to get lost to as you dance all night long. This is the first track of many, as an album is on its way. We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #PooBear #JustinBieber #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Chrissy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 21:25

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Chrissy over Zoom video! Phoenix Music Group newcomer Chrissy is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but she is an emerging superstar as a singer, songwriter and actress that is about to take Hollywood by storm! A child of tinsel town since the day she was born, her father is music producer, screenwriter, director, Chris Stokes. But Chrissy didn't discover her passion for singing and acting until the age of 11. She landed her first paid acting job on the TNT Drama Series ‘Southland' opposite Emmy Award winning actress Regina King. In 2019, Chrissy got the opportunity to showcase her singing and acting talents on screen when she landed the lead role of ‘Nicki Ross' in the Urbanflix series “Howard High”. Her latest project “Organic” was released on Friday, November 5th. The 7-track project features her latest singles “Relax”, “Dreamin”, “Love On Me”, “Sometimes”, & “Lowkey” featuring Marques Houston. In addition to her EP, she is also the star of her first full length musical film called Howard High which will be released Friday, February 4th, 2022, with Fox / Tubi. Aside from Chrissy's career as artist and actress, she'll be releasing her own cosmetic line called CHRISSY, slated for release before 2021 ends.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Chrissy #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Garrett Nash

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 42:07

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Garrett Nash over Zoom video!  6x RIAA platinum-certified Atlantic Records/Overall Recordings artist Garrett Nash has released his version of his favorite childhood song, “Stacy's Mom.” Originally released by Fountains of Wayne, Nash has put his own spin on the 2000s hit. Listen to Nash's version of “Stacy's Mom” HERE. The nostalgic cover follows a pair of irresistible singles from Nash – the self-reflective, “Super Glue,” and the touching ode to Nash's upbringing in Los Angeles, “Palm Trees.” These recent tracks marked a new direction from the singer-songwriter formerly known as gnash. The name change reflects his remarkable growth as both an individual and artist over the past decade.Having won worldwide applause and triumphant popular success under his gnash moniker, Garrett Nash now takes a more matured, deeply personal approach to his genre-blurring brand of modern pop. gnash made his global breakthrough with 2016's multi-platform blockbuster hit single, “i hate u, i love u.” The stripped-bare track reached the top 10 on Billboard's “Hot 100” – where it spent an impressive 39 weeks – and singles charts around the world, earning 6x RIAA platinum certification and more than 2B global streams. Furthermore, the “i hate u, i love u” companion video is an unadulterated blockbuster, now with over 640M individual views via YouTube alone. Along with his world-straddling popular success, gnash began receiving rapt attention from worldwide media, drawing critical acclaim from such top tier publications as the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, Vogue, and NYLON, to name but a few. 2019 saw gnash follow a series of EPs with his RIAA gold certified full-length debut album, we, drawing praise from such outlets as The Guardian for its “highly intimate confessionals about doubt, anxiety and insecurity…the combination of charming tunes and humbling insights are truly lovely.” As charming and idiosyncratic on stage as in the studio, gnash traveled North America on a number of tours, including 2019's 40-date “the broken hearts club tour,” while also finding time for high-profile TV performances on NBC's TODAY and Late Night with Seth Meyers. A strong advocate for mental health, gnash has long been open about his struggles, publicly acknowledging the benefits of therapy while also encouraging fans to find their own unique way to express themselves. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #GarrettNash #zoom  Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Rolo Tomassi

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 23:18

    Together with Sean Ulbs of the Eiffels, we had the pleasure of interviewing Rolo Tomassi over Zoom video!  ROLO TOMASSI will release their huge, expansive and ambitious, brand new album 'Where Myth Becomes Memory' on February 4th, 2022 through MNRK. The band returned in August with the single 'Cloaked', their first new music since 2018's hugely acclaimed 'Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It'.ROLO TOMASSI have spent 17 years leading the pack rather than following and 'Where Myth Becomes Memory', sees them lead with more poise and determination than ever before. The new album serves as the final part in an unintended trilogy that began with 2015's 'Grievances' and continued with 2018's 'Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It', the most critically acclaimed album of the band's career to date. Every ROLO TOMASSI album shows signs of growth, but 'Where Myth Becomes Memory' serves as a culmination of a period of creativity that has exalted ROLO TOMASSI to their loftiest status so far as a band, with a singular vision where the most savage, unhinged sonics can co-exist harmoniously with epic cinematic elegance and grace.MORE ON ROLO TOMASSI: Formed in 2005 this quintet's early material blended hardcore with kitschy synths and nonsensical song structures. However, the group shaved off its more oddball qualities in favor of shoegaze and dream-pop on subsequent releases.This sound is beautifully demonstrated with Dillinger-style freak-outs that transition to lush soundscapes at a moment's notice. Anchored by the Spence siblings' complementary singing voices, the group perfectly blur the barrier between tranquility and destruction. They have worked with US super producer Diplo and performed on Channel 4 TV live with Biffy Clyro (watch that HERE), they have played the SXSW Festival, released an album through IPECAC after catching the ear of Mike Patton and their last album is on around 7 million streams on Spotify alone. This most recent album from 2018 'Time Will Die And love Will Bury It' was released to a flurry of praise an acclaim, landing it as the 2nd highest review score for the year on Metacritic (gaining a 92/100). Following previous tours and shows with the likes of Faith No More, Biffy Clyro, Dillinger Escape Plan, Architects, The Bronx and Gojira in 2019 (as main support), the band have established themselves as a live tour-de-force, now a headline prospect not only in their home territory of the UK and the EU, but also Australia, Japan, Russia and the USA.  There is no band on Earth quite like ROLO TOMASSI We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #RoloTomassi #TheEiffels #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Of Mice & Men

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 53:13

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Of Mice & Men over Zoom video!  OF MICE & MEN first emerged as part of a vanguard of subculture alongside their contemporaries and tour mates in Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Pierce The Veil, Asking Alexandria, and Dance Gavin Dance; and as a staple of the Vans Warped Tour and international rock festivals. They took home the Best International Newcomer price at the 2013 Kerrang! Awards and were twice nominated as Artist Of The Year at the APMAs, where Manansala took home Best Guitarist.Across a half dozen studio albums, including career redefining fan-favorite masterpiece Earthandsky and the No. 1 Billboard Independent Album Restoring Force, the group's combination of crowd-moving breakdowns, staccato rhythms, and soaring melodic vocals bridged the gap from the underground to the world at large. Songs like “Would You Still be There” and “Unbreakable” catapulted OF MICE & MEN onto massive tours with Linkin Park and Rise Against (2015); Slipknot and Marilyn Manson (2016); and Five Finger Death Punch and In Flames (2017).At every turn, no matter what obstacles presented themselves, the four men at the OF MICE & MEN core since 2016 never lost sight of the strength of their connection to the audience or each other. They refocused and persevered at every turn, delivering massive anthems that work in the most intimate of punk clubs, the biggest of European festivals, and American rock radio formats alike. So, when the 2020 pandemic ground the touring business to a halt, Pauley, Manansala, Ashby, and Arteaga turned inward and resolved to take advantage of the year to create. They expanded their home-studio setups, wrote together online, and self-produced their new music. Pauley, already an experienced producer, handled all of the mixing and mastering duties himself.The band's renowned spirit of determination, aggression, and musical excellence has never been more evident than on TIMELESS, the first of three EPs set for release in 2021, a sort of trilogy culminating in OF MICE & MEN's seventh full-length album before the year's end. Conceived in collaboration over platforms like Twitch and Zoom, in the midst of the pandemic, the California quartet's new music is their most impressive and expansive, without sacrificing any heaviness. “Obsolete,” “Timeless,” and “Anchor” take a special place in the ever-evolving OM&M song canon. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #aaronpauley #ofmice&men #OM&M #Ofmiceandmen #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Spaceface

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 41:05

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Spaceface over Zoom video! Spaceface is a self described “Retro Futurist Dream Rock” (but you can call them psychedelic-pop) band from Memphis, TN and Los Angeles, CA, active since 2012  and including members of The Flaming Lips and Pierced. Always eavesdropping on the Universe whispering its chaotic will, the groovy bunch harnesses the transcendent pulse of the spacetime continuum into catchy songs that whirl and twirl, bend and stretch, attract and propel. Their unique alloy of dream-pop, funk rock and post-disco, charged by the Sun, ultimately shines way past our collective bedtime, akin to a glow-in-the-dark Slime Science Lab kit. The psych outfit are now announcing Anemoia, a second full-length album that should please fans of Beck, Tame Impala and MGMT. The forthcoming long play is scheduled for release on January 28th, 2022 via Montreal-based Mothland.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Spaceface #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview sad alex

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 53:39

    We had the pleasure of interviewing sad alex over Zoom video! LA-based artist sad alex has unveiled her new EP, ‘crydancing', out now on Red Bull Records. A “mixtape of mixed emotions” featuring seven tracks that showcase all sides of the rising singer-songwriter, ‘crydancing' features a handful of recently released singles and several new tracks previously teased via Alex's TikTok page.Kicking off proceedings is ‘until', driven by piano chords and electro-pop production, which finds sad alex reflecting on memories from previous lovers. Then there is the ‘one that got away', a collaboration with mike. that details the feelings of regret and ‘what if?' that comes with the potential of a past relationship that never fully came to fruition. Initially released to coincide with Valentine's Day, ‘dating myself' is an up-tempo track that embraces the art of self-care, exploring the empowerment behind falling in love with yourself, while the playful ‘ibtc (remix)' sees her team up with St Louis-born rapper MILES on a rework of her viral TikTok hit that saw millions of plays earlier this year. Next up are the enchanting ‘come over' and infectious title track ‘crydancing', the EP's two newest singles, before things are closed out with the delicate piano chords of ‘california queen', a track that ensures things finish on a melancholic note.Her largest body of work to date, ‘crydancing' is sad alex at her most candid and introspective.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #sadalex #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Annihilator

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 87:33

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Annihilator over Zoom video! ANNIHILATOR are a Canadian heavy metal/thrash metal band founded in Ottawa in 1984. They are the best-selling Canadian band in their genre, having sold more than three million albums worldwide. ANNIHILATOR are led by co-founding member Jeff Waters.The band has released 17 studio records and numerous live CDs, documentaries, acoustic sessions, compilations, and DVD offerings. Waters is the guitarist, vocalist, studio bassist, and writer for Annihilator, as well as a studio owner, producer, engineer, and mix and mastering engineer. Annihilator are known for killer live shows, lots of touring spanning more than 30 years, and pure, honest heavy metal meets thrash.Fans have been waiting years and it's finally happening: the much sought-after and previously unavailable Annihilator back catalog is getting a series of reissues via earMUSIC.In total, there are around 18 records to be released over the next few years, including the original 2007 version of the METAL album.METAL II has been given an incredible overhaul with the one and only Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer) killing on the drums and lead vocals "re- invented" by the great Stu Block (Into Eternity).Waters passed mixing duties over to legendary engineer Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Van Halen) and the album was re-mastered by Maor Appelbaum. The guest list on the album is huge with more than a dozen KILLER artists from bands like Lamb of God, Arch Enemy, Children of Bodom, Nevermore, In Flames, Trivium, Danko Jones, Anvil, The Haunted, and Lynam. It's one big metal party!The first single from this new recorded METAL II album is "DOWNRIGHT DOMINATE" (featuring Alexi Laiho)." Metal II is out February 18, 2022. Pre-order it here.It will be out on CD Digipak, 2LP Gatefold black limited and 2LP Gatefold transparent orange limited.We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Annihilator #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Justus Bennetts

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 25:32

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Justus Bennetts over Zoom video! Raleigh, NC, Gen Z hybrid pop artist Justus Bennetts is bringing back relatable pop music that touches the youth. He's on the verge of a breakout with his bumping high school nostalgic “Cool Kids” which is performing well on TikTok and DSP platforms without the push. It's all DIY. It hit 34 NMF playlists on Spotify! Justus grew up in a single parent household surrounded by music and participating in choir. After he discovered bands like Green Day and Linkin Park, Justus become inspired to create his own music. His singles like the relationship tear-jerker “Nightstand” and the teenaged-summer-campy “Real Life Sux” and his biggest hit to date the spiteful “Bad Day” landed at number 9 on iTunes Alternative while amounting over 600K streams in less than 24 hours upon release. Not too shabby for a guy who started as a cars salesman that was rapping on the side. Not to mention his first official studio at 14-years-old was a laundry room that he lived in with two other kids.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #JustusBennetts #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Jamestown Revival

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 60:47

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Jamestown Revival over Zoom video! Jamestown Revival have made the quietest record of their career with Young Man, yet it may resonate the most. Recorded in their home state of Texas, it is their first project without electric guitars, with the emphasis instead on skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking. In addition, it's the first time that bandmates Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance have created an album with a producer -- in this case, Robert Ellis, a fellow Texan and a recording artist in his own right.Sonically the album draws on inspirations such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Doobie Brothers (particularly “Black Water”), yet there's also a dusty Western feel to Young Man, similar to a Guy Clark or Townes Van Zandt album where the detailed backdrop and acoustic arrangements convey the story as eloquently as the lyrics do..Young Man opens with “Coyote,” a plaintive ballad the duo wrote on their ranch near Huntsville, Texas, about an hour north of their hometown of Magnolia. With its lonesome tones and sly title character, it sets the tone for the album, pulling in listeners with blended voices and a narrative that befits a campfire setting. From there, songs like “Young Man,” “Moving Man,” “Northbound,” and especially “These Days” further explore their restless frame of mind, due in no small part to the pandemic.Chance and Clay envision Young Man as a collection of songs that should be played all the way through, like reading a book. “We had the most amazing time recording this album. We laughed nonstop,” Clay says. “When I listen to this album top to bottom, I'm really proud of what we did. I hope that this album transports people because it's like a time capsule. It takes us right back to that studio and to that couple of weeks. It felt like we were doing what we were meant to do.”ABOUT JAMESTOWN REVIVAL:Jamestown Revival deliver skillful songwriting, flawless harmony, and intricate fingerpicking on their newest album, Young Man. The project is their first without electric guitars and their first to be recorded in a studio. Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance forged a musical bond as teenagers growing up in Magnolia, Texas. They draw musical inspiration from groups like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and The Doobie Brothers, as well as songwriters such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt. With themes like coming of age and settling into an identity, Young Man is envisioned as a collection of songs that should be played all the way through. Sonically, the album evokes the experience of musicians huddled together, singing and playing without headphones or click tracks. Chance and Clay are joined on the Young Man sessions by producer Robert Ellis and the band's longtime rhythm section of bassist Nick Bearden and drummer Ed Benrock. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #JamestownRevival #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with HARLOE

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 30:11

    We had the pleasure of interviewing HARLOE over Zoom video!  HARLOE's new single "Overthinking" ft. Nile Rodgers is primed for the dancefloor or a roller rink, with slick '70s basslines and buttery synths. In the song, HARLOE laments the confusing feeling of not knowing where the other person stands, and the emotional unraveling that happens as a result. The song itself came together during a serendipitous session with fellow Roc Nation producer Fred Ball (Jessie Reyez, RAYE, Little Mix) at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London, where Nile Rodgers was also recording. HARLOE turned the volume all the way up on “Overthinking,” hoping to get Rodgers' attention and sure enough, he walked in. What transpired after was Rodgers' addition of a singular funk guitar line and a suggestion to not overthink the lyrics. The chorus was simplified to “Overthinking, over you,” and you'd be hard pressed not to catch yourself crooning along. Unlike many collaborations that are meticulously calculated based on streaming numbers or a desire to chase the charts, “Overthinking” came together from HARLOE's own persistence, and the result is nothing short of disco magic. "Overthinking" comes after the release of HARLOE's collaboration with Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins on "PWR RNGR." Layered with punchy bass lines and sensual electronics, "PWR RNGR" showcases how dauntless HARLOE can be when it comes to her artistry. Teaming up with Jeff Shum (Camila Cabello, Ella Mai, Demi Lovato) and Keith Askey (Earthgang, Syd), "PWR RNGR" instills a sense of confidence through bold instrumentals and empowering lyricism. Self-produced and co-written with Jesse Saint John (Charli XCX, Lizzo, Kim Petras), her previous single “Liquid Truth” is a promise to always be honest with a partner. On top of a syncopated bass drum beat and HARLOE's muscular keytar solo, she drops the saucy lyrics, “I left my panties and my soles out on the floor at your place, and if I got you I don't need em.” HARLOE has never been one to shy away from the spotlight. Growing up in Queens, HARLOE was heavily influenced by her first-generation immigrant parents' records, New York buskers, and the latest hip-hop CDs. Years later, she aspired to be a musician herself and took matters into her own hands by posting singing videos on YouTube. Now based in LA, the self-made recording artist continues to make waves one release at a time. For HARLOE, this new chapter of music and her forthcoming EP is about letting go of expectations and limitations and just having a good time. It's a reflection of the songwriting community she's built around her, and her commitment to being 100% herself - a keytar slinging party-starting boss bitch. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Harloe #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Logan Lynn

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 37:41

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Logan Lynn over Zoom video!  Logan Lynn is a songwriter, producer, filmmaker, television personality and activist who Billboard writes “has made a career out of crafting catchy, disorderly songs that almost all include big beats, fun melodies and cheeky lyrics”.He has been producing and releasing music for the past two decades, and has albums and singles on Caroline Records, EMI Records, The Dandy Warhols' Beat The World Records, Greyday Records, Mohr Media, Banana Stand Records, his own label imprint Logan Lynn Music, and now (finally!), Kill Rock Stars.In 2018 Alternative Rockers Portugal. The Man partnered with Logan Lynn on infusing advocacy into their summer tour, engaging the crowds around music and mental health at each sold-out show. The following year it was announced that Lynn had officially joined the Portugal. The Man team in the role of PTM Foundation Director to help build the band's charitable foundation, which he launched in partnership with Portugal. The Man in 2019.Lynn also joined forces with tech company Top Level Design in 2019 to bring the .gay platform to market alongside George Takei, GLAAD, CenterLink, PFLAG National, Adam Lambert, Roxane Gay and other queer luminaries. That same year, he collaborated with Belgian Producer and Glitch Pop Godfather Styrofoam for Name Your Trouble, which appeared on the series finale of Emmy Award-winning series, EastSiders TV on Netflix — one of five Logan Lynn songs featured on the EastSiders Soundtrack.Lynn released his first live EP titled Unpeeled in 2020, on Portland's Banana Stand Records. He announced that he had been working on a new album with Producer Gino Mari during quarantine, and a new single titled “Rich and Beautiful” was released in October 2020 alongside a cover of Liz Phair's “Fuck and Run”. That same month, “The Library” — a new web series starring Lynn — premiered alongside the global launch of the .gay platform.Logan signed with Kill Rock Stars in 2021, released a collaboration with fellow KRS artist Bitch as part of the label's 30th Anniversary singles club, and was named one of the OUT100 in the Performers of the Year category by Out Magazine. His 10th studio album, and first full-length release for the label, is titled “New Money” and comes out January 21st, 2022 on vinyl, CD, digital, and streaming.We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #LoganLynn #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Diamonds and Whiskey

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 32:03

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Diamonds and Whiskey over Zoom video! Soaring vocals, stellar musicianship, abundant energy and crowd resonance… Diamonds and Whiskey is a combination of barroom beauty, backwoods danger, beauty queen and hell raiser alike. The award‐winning country/ rock act from Charlotte, North Carolina, brings it all to the table. Songbird Jennifer Lauren leads the way with strength and soul in her voice, delivering her songs in a way that embeds her lyrics into the hearts of the audience. Jennifer's talents are complemented by a world‐class kickin band that delivers excitement and emotion to Diamonds and Whiskey fans around the world!North Carolina native Jennifer Lauren is a multitalented musician, vocalist, and songwriter with a drive and passion for music like no other. Starting with piano at age 4 and discovering her vocal abilities at age 8, she began her early days exploring traditional hymns and receiving classical training as a first soprano. With her enchanting voice and eloquence on keys, her prowess as a songwriter began to manifest itself in 2014. Taking influences from a multitude of artists and genres, such as Dolly Parton, Heart, Tori Amos, Rob Thomas, and even Eminem, she has cultivated a sound and style that is as unique and refreshing as the woman herself.Diamonds and Whiskey's debut album Heartbreak Queen made big strides across the globe with airplay in Europe, New Zealand, and the United States. “Hands Down” garnered the 2019 Carolina Country Music Awards Single of the Year honor and debuted at #11 on VRadio Nashville, while “Muddy Water” and Sugarstick, reached #1 on the Euro ACM chart. The title track “Heartbreak Queen” broke into the Top 40 on all‐female station SheWolf Radio. Listeners at Galaxy 107FM requested “Muddy Water” over 2100 times its first three weeks of airplay at the New Zealand radio station and currently have over 37000 requests. Diamonds and Whiskey is also a featured artist on the winner of Best Internet Radio Show, Whiskey and Cigarettes.Jennifer says “My songs come from real life. They come directly from my soul, inspired by things I've lived through. I think that's what makes them resonate with people because others share the same feelings and emotions I write about”.The 2019 Carolina Music Awards Band of the Year winner has shared stages in support of many great acts, including Sammy Kershaw, Love and Theft, Midland, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Lee Greenwood, and Lonestar. When “Wasted On Your Love – Live” was released, it charted #2 on FM radio less than 6 days after its release with one review saying “This is one of the most heart wrenching singles of the year.”Now packed with an explosive forthcoming album titled 'Blonde Ambition' featuring the new single “Walk Hard", Diamonds and Whiskey are at the top of their game. The sky is the limit for this hard hitting, full throttle band.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #DiamondsandWhiskey #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Brick and Mortar

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 53:49

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Brick + Mortar over Zoom video!  American alternative rock duo Brick + Mortar released “Mystery to Myself” in October. It was the second single from their upcoming project.. The song's massive sound fits its momentous universal theme - it's about the realization that you don't recognize yourself and you don't know who you've become, but you urgently want to find yourself again. The distorted synths and varying vocal tones lend to the tormented feeling of the lyrics. Lead singer Brandon Asraf sings “I try to believe in myself, to love myself, but the truth that I know is / I can't love who I don't know, and I'm a mystery to myself”.About Brick + Mortar:Brick + Mortar aren't another punk band or completely polished pop act: B+M are organic. You've probably heard of them before from a friend deep in the music scene, urging you to listen to “their favorite band nobody knows yet”, or perhaps you caught a glimpse of their set at Lollapalooza in 2013 and were so captivated by their live set that you stopped to listen. Their shows are ridiculous, but their songs have a message. Brandon Asraf is the man behind the music, drawing inspiration from his youth filled with anxiety, depression, and the social complexities of being the son of a con man. He has lived a life stranger than most, allowing his songs to paint a picture of his journey through every lyric. Brick + Mortar was born on Brandon's little brother's couch, with his buddy John Tacon; a big experiment with small expectations. In 2012, the duo signed to Mad Dragon Records at Drexel University with the opportunity to be featured on Making Moves, a 7-inch record produced by Motion City Soundtrack. Three records, multiple festival appearances, and countless tours later (including runs with The Front Bottoms, Yoke Lore, The Unlikely Candidates, and Anthony Green), Brick + Mortar have perfected the art of blending the authenticity and emotion of a one-on-one living room performance with an over the top, Flaming Lips-esque visual performance. In 2020, the band was inspired by the racial injustice happening in America, leading them to release their single, “American Reality”. This song showcases the direction the band will be going in, both lyrically and musically, with their new project. Throughout the years, their goal has stayed the same: to make the music their hearts and minds lead them to make, while hopefully inspiring people along the way. They're just glad that you listen We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #brickandmortar #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Spencer Marcu

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 51:03

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Spencer Marcu over Zoom video! Around 2008, SPENCER MARCU was on top of the world. The LA native was well-liked by his classmates. He was in his early teens, had the attention of several girlfriends. Life was good. Then all of a sudden it wasn't. “I started experimenting with things, if you know what I mean. It felt like living like a rockstar at 13.” His rockstar behavior quickly caught up with him and SPENCER's parents shipped him off to a camp far out into the Utah wilderness where he could, they hoped, reshape the trajectory of his life. Anyone put through the kind of crucible that MARCU endured at such a formative age would almost certainly come out the other end changed. When he finally got back home to LA, he suddenly realized the whole world viewed him differently. Feeling isolated, MARCU returned to the one place he could always receive salvation: Music. He hasn't stopped writing since. Music runs through Marcu's blood. His father is an Academy Award winning songwriter, who earned his Oscar for writing the Dirty Dancing anthem “(I've Had) The Time of My Life.” Although he didn't specifically teach him how to write songs, SPENCER's father would point out chords in songs on the radio and show MARCU how to play them on guitar. Before long, SPENCER was shredding Jimi Hendrix solos off the Woodstock live album, note-for-note. He had the tools. Now he had something to say. Hundreds of demos, songs and journal entries later, an album began to take shape. The record he produced is called 'Homemade'. It's an experience of growth as told through 11 separate tracks.1Whilst he recorded in some great studios (Stagg Street Studios, Megawatt Studios, Kingsized Studios) and was assisted by some of the best record producers on the planet, the feeling of the music remained the most important thing. Thus, half of the album is filled out by the demos SPENCER originally tracked at home. Homemade' unfolds like a journey through MARCU's own experience. It's filled with searing guitar solos, bombastic choruses and flashes of hard-earned wisdom. Now, on November 19th, 2021, exactly three years to the day that he finished recording the album and checked himself into detox to rid himself of all toxins including toxic habits, relationships and thought patterns, SPENCER has conquered his struggles, he's happy, healthy and finally ready to share his beautifully authentic and deeply personal 11-track musical biography with the world. In his own words “I have found my way back home. I'm saying the things I wanna say. I'm doing the things I wanna do. I don't have any more bad habits holding me back. I've learned to leave things alone if they're not working out…music is supposed to be a healing and spiritual experience.”We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #spencermarcu #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Lila Drew

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 38:57

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Lila Drew over Zoom video! “Crystal Ball” is the follow up to her last single “2023,” which she released last month and was cowritten by Lila and Sachi DiSerafino (Wallows, Charli XCS's Nasty Cherry.) The video is directed by Vincent Haywood (Billie Eilish, Florence and the Machine, U2, Paul McCartney). The video has already amassed over 240k views in less than a month since it's release, which is pretty remarkable for a new indie artist. Lila describes the indie pop song as “that deep frustration that comes with feeling like you'll never change - that the things that you hate that you do will continuously be repeated throughout your life, and that fear will always get in the way. It's about being trapped in your kitchen and paralyzed by the anxiety of growing up and the strange, dark humor in that.” Lila dropped her latest single “Dad's Van” in April of 2020 which premiered on The FADER. Before that, the artist released her debut EP Locket (Side One) in late 2019. Off the first EP, her single “Locket,” gained praise from Rolling Stone as “the perfect representation of the dreamy and smooth songs she is bound to serve up in the future.” She is also currently in college at Yale! We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #LilaDrew #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Memphis May Fire

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 42:14

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Memphis May Fire over Zoom video! Over the course of their career, Memphis May Fire have channeled a generation's worth of angst, frustration, and pain, with a focused blend of gigantic melodic hooks and crushing aggression. Even after topping Billboard's Hard Music Albums chart, having an album debut at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, and breaking into radio's Active Rock Top 20, Memphis May Fire refuse to sacrifice who they are or the people who made them.A new season unfolds for the band, and it's filled with revitalization and renewal. Stripping things down to their core elements, hearkening back to the days when they created the music their fans most cherish, Memphis May Fire rekindled the spark within to build an inferno of riffs and inspirational words. They have returned to their roots with the seasoned polish earned through years of touring and making music together. “Blood & Water” is proof positive of this fact.Memphis May Fire have toured with a vast list of important rock and metal acts that include Killswitch Engage, Sleeping With Sirens, Black Veil Brides, Sevendust, and Atreyu. They've co-headlined with Yellowcard and The Devil Wears Prada, regularly appeared on Warped Tour, and at major rock festivals. The band's previous six albums' continued relevance is a testament to the energized connectivity between the band and their audience. Songs like “Miles Away,” “No Ordinary Love,” “Beneath the Skin,” and “Carry On” account for 100 million views and millions of streams.Expect more anthems for the broken and beyond from Memphis May Fire in due course. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #MemphisMayFire #MattyMullins #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Michael J Woodard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 54:07

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Michael J Woodard over Zoom video!!  Rising artist Michael J Woodard performed his latest single “Hope Full” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Hope Full' is a song that encourages you to try and stay optimistic and focused on reaching your goals. Especially when you're hit with obstacles or when things aren't going quite as you expected,” Woodard explains of the song, “I've had to remind myself to keep moving forward over the years, and as I'm now starting to share my music with the world, I feel like I've really began to see the results of that determination.”Championed by superstar Katy Perry on the hit television series American Idol, Woodard was signed to Unsub Records—an independent label founded by Perry herself.“I was dazzled by Michael's instantly identifiable voice and playful personality since I saw him on the first season of American Idol a few years ago,” Perry describes. “I knew immediately that I wanted to take him under my wing and help him grow into the artist he wanted to be by giving him the tools to hone his writing and recording skills.”Since signing with Unsub, Woodard has been in the studio nonstop, strengthening his talents as a songwriter which has resulted in him writing over 130 songs in the last 18 months.Born and raised in Philadelphia, Woodard moved to Los Angeles in 2016 to attend The Musicians Institute. Following a series of self-recorded and produced songs released on SoundCloud which earned him a significant online following, he was approached by a producer for the upcoming revival of American Idol. Woodard competed on the show and landed in the Top 5 finalists. Stunned by his natural talent, Perry signed Woodard to her Unsub record label, making him the third official signing to the label. Most recently, Woodard was cast alongside Jennifer Coolidge, Tony Hale, Jonathan Van Ness and Annie Potts as the title character in the recently released Netflix animated musical film and series, Arlo The Alligator Boy. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #michaeljwoodard #netflix #americanidol #katyPerry #ArlotheAlligatorboy #zoom  Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Blacklite District

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 45:46

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Blacklite District over Zoom video! Genre bending artist Blacklite District (real name Kyle Pfeiffer) recently released his new single “Live Another Day”. Blacklite District describes his musical style as a distinct genre that falls somewhere in the folds of both Alternative and Hip Hop music. Having grown up in hard rock bands Blacklite District always maintained one foot in the rock world while continuing to explore other musical genres. While some may say his current sound fits more in the Hip Hop world, he never wants his music to be defined solely by one genre alone. Recently Blacklite District has seen great success from a series of Minecraft themed music videos. His first “Minecraft” music video was titled “Cold as Ice” and it received over 60 million views on YouTube. Overall Blacklite District has created a total of 8 Minecraft videos including the recently released music video for his song “Falling” which trended at #3 on YouTube and received over 1.3 million views in its first 3 days. By connecting with the loyal fans of Minecraft,  Blacklite District has been able to tap into a unique group of dedicated and loyal fans who have helped spread the word of Blacklite District to the world growing his following to over 174K subscribers on YouTube. Thematically with his music Blacklite District hopes to continue to be a spark of hope in the lives of those with low spirits who may be dealing with some tough times. Drawing from his own personal life experiences Blacklite District wants to bring attention to the importance of family and friends in life when you're going through personal issues. Blacklite District always had his grandparents, Tony and Sheila as a strong support system for his music in addition to his wife Amber who runs his record label AK19 Entertainment LLC.  These kinds of relationships are important for  Blacklite District to show his fans what it takes to get through the hard times in order to reach the success he has today. When Blacklite District reflects on his early days of his music career he says, “ I really didn't know how to properly create music videos, I was just using my cell phone to provide a video and song via YouTube about once every month.” It wasn't until he stopped doing things conventionally, and tapped into the world of Minecraft that he was able to reach the success he has today.  Now Blacklite District wants to let others know that there are limitless ways of attracting attention and success not only in music but in life as a whole.  We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #zoom #BlackliteDistrictListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Julian King

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 40:49

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Julian King over Zoom video! Philadelphia based next-gen R&B singer-songwriter Julian King recently released his new single “Gone Do”. This single follows King's 2019 debut album, “Made in China,” which blazed the scene with streaming favorites “Seasons,” “Safe” and “Always You”.  With repertoire polished during his 2018 year-long tour of the five-star hotels of China, the album remains on repeat-play for scores of lovers of passionate, honest R&B. In December 2020 King dropped his EP, TAKEOUT featuring collaborations with Mare, Just Frenchie, Kymberli Joye, Shaun Sounds, Kevin JZ Prodigy, Precious, and Brayla. Following in the success of his 2019 album and 2020 EP King recently released“Gone Do” an R&B single perfect for those who found their love in 2021.When asked about his new single “Gone Do” King said, “This song came out of an experience I had when I was playing Spades as I caught someone's eye, and he caught mine.  I normally wouldn't have entertained it, but this time it felt different; this time I felt the courage to go after him. I'm glad I did because he was feeling me the entire time. I actually got what I wanted lol. For too long I sat on the sidelines and let good opportunities pass me by, but that stops now.”As a preacher's kid with virtuoso vocals, dance moves to die for and skillful musicianship on piano King has always loved music, but it wasn't until 8th grade when King realized he loved the stage more than anything and began to place all of his energy into song and dance. It was at this time that King and everyone in his orbit knew he had an exceptional gift. King went on to attend the acclaimed Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts as well as Philadelphia University of the Arts, where he graduated with a BA in Vocal Performance. “As I matured, and my understanding of love and relationships developed along with my voice, I realized I could truly express the depth of love in my heart through song. I treat relationships with the greatest respect. I love people and all creatures. I'm all about tolerance and respect. I'm all about inclusivity. I love having seats at tables, but I would love for everyone to have a seat at the table,” says King. His loving nature translates directly to his soaring, soulful music, and exceptional performance, and no better is that heard on his new single “Gone Do.”  Please stay tuned to Julian King's socials below for more updates on the release of new music in 2021 as well as upcoming tour dates. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #JulianKing #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Bren Holmes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 20:56

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Bren Holmes over Zoom video! When you've been a professional musician for over thirty years, you can accumulate a large trunk of songs. The tucked-away tunes that Ireland-born / Los Angeles residing Bren Holmes shares on his solo debut, Everything You Never Wanted, reveal impressive singer/songwriter talents that never got fully displayed during his lengthy tenure as bassist with the Young Dubliners. While old Young Dub fans will connect with Celtic music flourishes that course through this album, they – and all listeners – also will be easily drawn into the spirited rootsy sound that fills Everything You Never Wanted, which arrived on his own Bren Holmes Productions label.Holmes' appealing vocals - sincere, confident, and a bit world weary – prove to be another strength of Everything You Never Wanted. The warm, friendly qualities of his singing particularly shine on two pub-friendly sing-a-longs, “Pieces” and “Somewhere – Ode To Shane.” The tunes also offer musical nods to his homeland, with the latter undoubtedly tipping its cap to Pogues' legendary frontman Shane MacGowan as well.Holmes co-produced the album with Bryan Dobbs (Brett Anderson, Rattle The Knee) and the two handled much of the instrumentation. Holmes performed on guitar, bass, mandolin, and percussion, while Dobbs played electric guitars, mandolin, banjo, lap steel and dobro. Holmes, however, also enlisted a number of his musician pals to lend their support. Besides Anderson, the album features contributions by Cindy Wasserman (Dead Rock West), ace session drummer Dave Raven (Keith Richards, Nellie McKay, John Doe), violinist Rachel Grace (Foo Fighters, Usher, Annie Lennox), producer/musician Tim Boland, and drummer Ward Poulos. The uilleann pipes, bodhran, and whistles, played by Holmes' fellow Dublin expat Pat D'Arcy, injects some Irish flavor into the music. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #BrenHolmes #YoungDubliners #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Motherfolk

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 44:49

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Motherfolk over Zoom video!Since their formation, Cincinnati-based indie-rockers Motherfolk have been on a steady upward trajectory, racking up over 5 million Spotify streams on their three studio albums, selling out shows while touring heavily across the United States, amassing a passionate fanbase, and securing a slot on the 2021 Lollapalooza lineup. Their recent EP, the flower, showcases the band's new and improved sound that falls somewhere between crunchy garage rock and dreamy indie pop.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #motherfolk #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with LP

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 44:19

    We had the pleasure of interviewing LP over Zoom video!  There's this girl in the corner and she's small, really small, and she looks like a boy, and she's seething with emotion, with rage and love - because she's alone, because we're all alone, because our parents didn't get it. She just found out faster. Her skin is thinner because her heart is bigger. Her heart pushes against the skin, stretching it, sometimes too much. She is a bloodletter, this girl. “A bloodletter of emotion,” she says. I think, given the right or the wrong moment, you are too. Born Italian. New York. You've got to understand that; the hottest blood, the toughest city, the smallest girl. Today she is 5' 3” and just over a hundred pounds but her sound is anthemic, maxed out. You don't believe your ear-eyes when you see-hear, pealing from the body of one fighting with not enough, the music of so, so much. It is the music of emotional emergency, a prayer sung loud into a bottle and cast out to sea. I think of Judy Garland, Bjork, Freddie Mercury if he had to deal with being a fucking girl. From a little match, a conflagration. LP is the medicine. She is good for heartbreak, which she knows, and in a way, lives in. She writes from that, sings from that. The annoyance, the grain of ocean-floor sand troubling the oyster. It's loss. It's always there. Her mother died when she was a teenager. She sang too — a voice, LP remembers, that “was very operatic, kind of like Maria Callas with a Julie Andrews cleanness to her tone.” She'll never recover, but there is the mounting hope, the certain knowledge, hard earned, that “you can wield suffering, which is strength and power.” Church, no church. Gay, not gay. The bloodletting's the same. The blood-pearls of a poet-oyster who has hit songs and record deals and plays sold out shows all over the world and goes to bed saying to herself, “I love, I love, I love, I love…”  We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #LP  #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with HuDost

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 39:41

     We had the pleasure of interviewing HuDost over Zoom video!  HuDost's new album, ‘Anthems of Home', is a lush, breathtaking original collection of compositions that ask important questions and evoke the imagery of dreams. The music of HuDost weaves a seamless tapestry of folk, world, and rock that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating the nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts and invoking total celebration. HuDost's core musicians are Moksha Sommer, from Montréal, and Jemal Wade from Kentucky. “2020 and 2021 have been a time of conflict and resolution, pain and discovery, challenge and grace, fear and courage for almost everyone. As parents, social activists, and musicians, we have gone through this time of challenge with the hope of keeping our minds, hearts, and arms open. We feel that our new album gives voice to this journey in a way that will remain timeless and will prove the resilience that we all share. It also gives room for the greater vision of what is and what can be and the love that emerges when we allow truth to be seen and spoken.” Moksha Sommer, HuDostHuDost's previous album 'of Water + Mercy' received rave reviews and as an independent release reached #24 in the BILLBOARD SALES CHARTS for Folk/Americana also winning the 2020 Independent Music Award for Social Action Song. In the last year they also received two of the 'Best of Nashville 2020' awards. ‘Anthems of Home' continues in this current of Folk/Americana with the added movement of ambient electro in some songs and unapologetic groove in others.HuDost released ‘Our Words Will Be Louder', the album opener, as a means to encourage people to take positive action by voting in the 2020 election. Some of the song's video cameos include Jars of Clay, The Accidentals, Christie Lenée, Kevin Clash (Elmo), Kevin Hearn (from the Barenaked Ladies), Cy Curnin (from The FIXX), GangstaGrass, Alana Bridgewater, Nawal, Hymn for Her, Jai Uttal, and more.Watch Here HuDost's music is a powerful voice for life's journey and discovery. It is through music that the losses and gains, pains and triumphs, and excruciating beauty of life can be given a voice of empathy. Both critics and fans have said time and time again that the music of HuDost is this very expression.We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #HuDost #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with The Brothers Koren and Daybreaker

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 49:40

    We had the pleasure of interviewing The Brothers Koren with Daybreaker over Zoom video!!  The Daybreaker community releases ‘Joy Generation' a collaboration with ace songwriters The Brothers Koren!'Joy Generation' is a unique and inspiring song crowd-sourced in real-time during a creative jam session by 350 members of the Daybreaker community. In case you haven't heard, Daybreaker is one of the most popular and innovative organizations in the wellness and dance space, fusing yoga and meditation with next-level dance events in unique spaces around the world. They have toured arenas with Oprah and been featured by The Today Show, New York Times, Mashable, Elle, WSJ, Buzzfeed, and Vice, and partnered with Nike, Samsung, AMEX, and more. They have collaborated on events with artists like Gloria Estefan, Boyz II Men, SOFI TUKKER, Above & Beyond, Dionne Warwick, and more. The never before attempted song-writing method resulted in ‘Joy Generation', a song that recalls the most epic and exuberant moments of Mumford And Sons, MGMT and The Polyphonic Spree, and yet is so much more, expressing the relief and sense of communion that is balm for these times. In March 2020 we began a new experiment hosting dance parties from our living room. We ended up serving over 200K people in 112 countries to dance and invite joy into their homes during the height of the pandemic when spirits needed it the most.We asked our community members to stick around after to write our new Daybreaker anthem with us. 350+ community members stayed to attempt something never done before: to lace together a song while miles apart, expressing the palpable anticipation of a return to IRL. We longed for an anthem that would take us out of the darkness and into a new more hopeful generation.We sat down in front of our little cameras, intent to harmoniously surface verses about the start of a new cultural Renaissance.The Brothers Koren masterfully shepherded us through the process of co-creating the song. Someone would spontaneously unmute themselves and provide a note, then another, and another: ideas. phrases, lyrics floated across the web. We jammed, we cried, we laughed...And then suddenly, we had an anthem, freeing and naming us: The Joy Generation.' We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #TheBrothersKoren #Daybreaker #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Rolling Stone 500

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 2:09

    In the mid-2000s, few people were more famous than Britney Spears. But as she began to stumble in her personal life, the price of the public's fascination was more than just a few nasty late-night jokes. Paparazzi swarmed Spears' home and her family, turning the singer into a tabloid punching bag. But when you're a platinum-selling pop princess, the show goes on even when you desperately need an intermission. In the midst of madness, Spears began recording an album that would become her defining statement,2007's Blackout. Rolling Stone's 500 GreatestAlbums revisits the album at a time when Spears' music — and the raw treatment she received from the public and the press — is being revisited and rethought in a big way. Collaborators and friends, from the A&R rep who was one of Spears' closest allies to the producers who crafted visceral hits like“Piece of Me,” tell the story of how Spears' made classic songs in the eye of a hurricane. The result was an album that stood as a middle finger to Spears 'critics and established a dark, danceable sound that influenced pop for years to come. Be sure to tune in on Amazon. Music.Listen to Rolling Stone 500:

    Interview with VRSTY

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 33:43

    We had the pleasure of interviewing VRSTY over Zoom video!  New York City-based collective VRSTY (pronounced "Varsity") — Joey Varela [vocals], Javy Dorrejo [bass], Chris Cody [drums], and Paul Gregory [guitar] — recently dropped their new album Welcome Home via Spinefarm. The band recently shared the lyric video for the new single "Finesse" (Feat. Notions). Watch and listen to the confident and rowdy track here. 'Finesse' was a fun process," Varela recalls about the genesis and back story of the track. "I think I wrote this song about two years ago and re-wrote it about three more times before scrapping it. Something always brought me back to it, though, and it was worth it, since it ended up making the record."He opens up about the track's deeper meaning, saying, "The song itself is about finding all of my heartaches and faults to be a blessing in disguise. Sure, everything hurts at the time, but it has all made me stronger. It has also made me a little crazier. Crazy is good, though."Varela, an admitted fan of Notions, connected with the artist online and that's how this collaboration was born. "Over the years, I watched him develop into this incredible artist and I always told myself, 'The day I get to do a full length, he ABSOLUTELY needs to be on it' And here we are. I clearly couldn't have chosen a better artist to feature on this song." Notions adds another layer of straight up vibe to this hard-hitting, album-opening song.Welcome Home is the band's debut full length for the label and follows last year's breakthrough Cloud City EP, which has accumulated six million streams in less than a year and yielded the head-turning singles "Shameless" and "Massive." The latter was the most played on SiriusXM's Octane for two weeks in a row in late 2020. VRSTY have perfected their seamless and fearless cross-pollination of metallic grooves and R&B-influenced, after midnight vocal swagger on this 14-track offering. VRSTY aren't just offering their own take on a genre; they have authored a fusion style that is entirely their own. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #VRSTY #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Russell Howard

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 57:49

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Russel Howard over Zoom video!  Best recognized as the Grammy Nominated & ASCAP Award-Winning Composer with the most placements on TV + Film to date. Now 19 years sober, he is a huge advocate in the recovery space, and will celebrate his 20-year-sobriety anniversary on March 29, 2021.As seen on Andy Cohen, Forbes, NY Times, Variety, Billboard and more, Howard has been highly decorated for his work that appears on MTV, ABC, and CNBC on shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Bachelorette, for his collaborations alongside Hollywood's most notable producers such as Scott Storch, and with celebrity musicians such as Jay-Z, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Miley Cyrus, DMX, Lupe Fiasco, Paris Hilton, Paul Wall, and more. As co-founder and head composer of Signature Tracks, Russell Howard has won five ASCAP Awards to date for being the composer who has the most placements on television and film to date.A true businessman, Howard spotted the need for quality music in television and decided to found Signature Tracks alongside childhood friends David Lasman and Adam Malka in 2008. The rest was history. Together, they produce track after track daily to keep up with the television and film industry's fast-moving demand, successfully cornering the market and taking over from all angles. Russell got his start being signed to Sony to produce Kobe Bryant's album, which included a song with Destiny's Child starring Beyoncé and a single with Tyra Banks. It was then that he struck the interest of Jay-Z, who decided to buy two tracks that landed on his album and made Russell a Grammy-nominated producer. From there, he signed a deal with Babyface Edmonds' label as an in-house producer. He went on to produce for DMX, Lupe Fiasco, Paris Hilton, Paul Wall, Seal, and so many more…When not working in the studio, Howard enjoys spending time working out. Now 19 years sober, he is a huge advocate in the recovery space and will celebrate his 20 year sobriety anniversary on March 29, 2021. He resides in the OC, with his son. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #RusselHoward #jayZ #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Dallas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 27:13


    Interview with Felly

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 36:16

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Felly over Zoom video! Trailblazing rapper, singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer Felly, popularly known for singles like the soulful “Heartstrings” with Carlos Santana and swagger-filled “Cheap Cheap” featuring Jack Harlow, has officially announced his signing with 300 Entertainment, home to Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Gunna and many more. With this news comes the release of his highly-anticipated new album, Young Fel 2, available now on all DSPs and streaming services HERE. The genre-blending fourteen track sequel to his debut project is highlighted by standout single “Fresh Water” out now.Young Fel 2 consists of fourteen masterfully-crafted songs that showcase a culmination of Felly's signature creative rap flow, supreme lyricism, diverse and unforgettable production, and beaming energy, while also clearly displaying evolved songwriting and growth as an artist. The project and its production have influences from a variety of genres and evoke a spectrum of feelings, beginning with the laidback and vibey focus track, “Fresh Water.” Other standout songs of the project include the upbeat and infectious hip-hop track “Fire Out Back,” the slower-paced and folk-influenced “Open Door,” and the deeply personal final song “Black Van.”We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Felly #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Imminence

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 37:02

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Imminence over Zoom video! IMMINENCE — vocalist and violinist Eddie Berg, guitarists Harald Barrett and Alex Arnoldsson, drummer Peter Hanström, and bassist Christian Höijer — have released their fourth full-length, Heaven in Hiding, via Arising Empire.Heaven in Hiding is an outstanding collection of 13 songs. With an organic approach to honest creativeness, the group delivers an album where each song stands out in character and storytelling, while still connected in a larger concept. The new record undoubtedly displays a musical and visual persona that acknowledges Imminence as ready to take the place as one of the genre's frontline artists.Following the releases of recent singles "Temptation," "Heaven in Hiding," and "Ghost," Imminence have raised their bar in terms of production value and cinematic vision. The songs also gained recognition as some of the best metalcore releases of 2021.Heaven in Hiding presents all the strengths and unique features that Imminence hold. Their dynamic approach finds the band swiftly and gently crossing through genres and creating a universe recognized as their very own.The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered in Sweden by Henrik Udd, an award-winning producer that has worked with Architects, Bring Me The Horizon, At The Gates, and many more. It was written by vocalist/violinist Eddie Berg and guitarist Harald Barrett.With an album that placed in the Top 100 Official German Album charts, a sold-out run of album release shows, a 100% increase in ticket sales, and doubled venue capacities during the last European headline tour, Imminence are proving to be one of the fastest growing acts in the scene today.Founded in 2010 by Berg and Barrett when they were just teenagers, the band grew organically with a constantly expanding fanbase all over the world while touring actively in Europe since the release of the band's breakthrough single "The Sickness"(2015). Imminence have released three studio albums, I (2014), This Is Goodbye (2017), andTurn the Light On (2019). We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Imminence #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Volumes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 32:16

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Volumes over Zoom video! VOLUMES have just released its new album Happier? via Fearless Records.The band has also aired the video for the recent single "Bend." Watch it here. ''Bend' is about how, in a relationship, sometimes one person can break another while all along they never seem to bend or break themselves," says singer Michael Barr. "It's really about how we can easily turn into someone else and start to tear each other down." In 2010, Volumes burst onto the hard rock scene with The Concept of Dreaming EP. Via followed in 2011 and No Sleep arrived in 2014. After initially parting ways with Barr back in 2015, the band remained prolific and dropped Different Animals [2017] and the Coming Clean EP [2019]. Their total stream tally exceeded 40 million as they racked up international praise from the likes of Alternative Press, New Noise Magazine, Rock Sound, Metal Injection, and more. Barr returned to the fold in 2020.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #volumes #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Tor Miller

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 31:52

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Tor Miller over Zoom video! Indie-pop singer-songwriter Tor Miller soars to new heights with his vulnerable new single, “All Time Low,” out now. Listen to the song here. “All Time Low” is the second single Tor has released from his forthcoming third studio album, ‘Generation of Me' coming next year. Tor released the lead single and title track last month along with the official video, which he directed alongside Mike Walker. View the video here.ABOUT TOR MILLER: Tor Miller is an indie-pop singer-songwriter based in New York City. His disarmingly soulful vocals, matched with warm and honest storytelling, have charmed and captivated audiences from his regular haunt at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan, to stages at Lollapalooza and SXSW. He's shared the stage with the likes of James Bay, Maggie Rogers, Aurora, George Ezra and more.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #TorMiller #zoom #aspn #americansongwriter #americansongwriterpodcastnetworkListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Molly Annelle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 25:39

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Molly Annelle over Zoom video! Canada's rich musical history continues with 18-year-old singer/songwriter Molly Annelle. Thanks to a distinctive flair for bending language to fit melody, the young musician is ready totake the world by storm — combining the essence of R&B jams, Bossa Nova bops and Yé Yé girl pop - resulting in a tone all her own. “I like to describe my sound as dreamy R&B music, with a little bit of an edge to it,” sheexplains, adding that all genres of music have played a pivotal role in her growth as a musician.Her eclectic taste is evident in the subtle samba sounds that fuse effortlessly with 1960'sEuropean pop nuances - all of which pepper her 2021 album, Elevator Music. Molly's journey is one that began at the tender age of five when the Vancouver-basedsongstress penned her very first song — the uncannily entitled Obscure Bird. Four years later, atjust nine-years-old, she was named Young Composer of the Year, writing four-part harmoniesfor the Vancouver Chamber Choir. Encouraged by family and teachers alike, the young musicianfound her voice in the kind of honest lyricism and devoted storytelling which has continued toset her apart.It was also the kind of drive and ambition that happened to catch the attention of 604Records' Jonathan Simkin, resulting in Molly's label debut, Winter Waves, a Christmas anthemwhich garnered close to 345,000 streams on Spotify alone. To close out this year, Molly is set to release her new single, Dior, in November as the first ofthree brand-new tracks, to show her growth as a writer and artist.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #MollyAnnelle #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Obeeyay

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 20:33

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Obeeyay over Zoom video! Winnin' is the follow-up release to Obeeyay's debut single (Make You Mine) with Wonderwild Records. The 25-year old singer-songwriter has worked with the likes of Brandy, Queen Latifah and Jojo. Obeeyay honed his skills as a songwriter during his early teens, upon a move from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles, California. After gaining many years of experience writing for other artists, he moved back to his native state of Utah to focus on his career as a solo act. Obeeyay is most notable for his his remake of Sunflower from the blockbuster Spiderman film "Into the Spider Verse." Since the release of that song this singer has published a series of pop compositions that span the genres of R&B, pop and hip-hop.  His music highlights the depths of his love life, his knack for creating radio-friendly songs and his thrilling vocal range. Today, he's one of the hottest live performers in the entire state of Utah--having performed several times for live audiences at Utah Jazz games.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #Obeeyay #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with The National Parks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 36:55

    We had the pleasure of interviewing The National Parks over Zoom video! Folk-influenced male/female indie pop band The National Parks has released the official music video for their latest single, “Live Til We Die,” off their recently released album, A Mix For The End Of The World – Part 1. The fun and colorful visual, directed by Cameron Gade with cinematographer Spencer Goff, sees the Provo, UT-based quartet take a step back in time to a 1980s-style late night talk show. On the heels of the album's release earlier this month, The National Parks successfully launched their very own curated festival experience, Superbloom Music Festival, on Saturday, October 9th . The first-ever event took place under the stars near Zion National Park at Sand Hollow Resort in Southern Utah in front of a soldout crowd of nearly 2,000. Created by the band as a celebration of life and music set amid a beautiful location, Superbloom featured performances from Yoke Lore, Joseph, Joshua James, Ellee Duke, Brother. and Arbour Season before The National Parks closed out the day-long extravaganza. A Mix For The End Of The World – Part 1, released October 8th, marks the first half of the independent band's two-part digital-only project, which will see Part 2 released in early 2022. The 8-track collection, recorded at June Audio and produced and mixed by their longtime collaborator Scott Wiley, also features the singles “Headlights,” “Summer Bird” and “UFO,” the latter of which was recently featured on Ones To Watch's Now Playing playlist. A Mix For The End Of The World follows The National Parks' critically acclaimed 2020 album Wildflower and continues to showcase the band's sonic evolution and lead vocalist/guitarist Brady Parks' deep and heartfelt songwriting. Since emerging in 2013 with their introductory album Young, The National Parks — Brady Parks [guitar, vocals], Sydney Macfarlane [keys, vocals], Cam Brannelly [drums] and Megan Parks [violin] — have quietly grown into an independent phenomenon with roots embedded in blissful pop, cinematic electronics, organic orchestration, and rock energy. The four-piece has racked up over 150 million total streams, sold out headlining shows across the country, toured with Andy Grammer, Peter Bjorn and John and WILD, and performed at KAABOO Del Mar, SXSW and CMJ. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #TheNationalParks #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter!

    Interview with Our Lady Peace

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 37:25

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Our Lady Peace over Zoom video!Our Lady Peace released their upbeat, tecnicolor groove track “Future Disease,” the second single off their upcoming album ‘Spiritual Machines II' which will drop on January 28th. Blending catchy rhythms, guitars, and bass, this 80's inspired alt-pop reflection represents all things Our Lady Peace - addressing the future, having humility, and the importance of healing as a society and the journey that comes with it. This follows their recent US “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” tour announcement where they will be hitting cities like NYC, LA, Boston, Detroit, etc in November. Full dates below.“Future Disease is the bridge between Spiritual Machines & Spiritual Machines II. This song echoes some of the sonic flavors & production techniques from the original album. It gives us comfort to have a track that ties the two albums together.” - Raine MaidaEarlier this fall, Our Lady Peace announced the sequel to their critically acclaimed 2000's album ‘Spiritual Machines', a record which has become a pillar of late 90s alt rock and a prime example of their band's creative brilliance. ‘Spiritual Machines II' will serve as the answer to their 2000 LP which was influenced by inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil's book “The Age Of The Spiritual Machines.” ‘ Spiritual Machines II' is the anti-rock record Our Lady Peace fans have been waiting for. Produced by TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek (with additional production by Jason Lader on three tracks), the album features the return of Kurzweil with new predictions such as near-future with UBI (Universal Basic Income), AI that will pass the Turing Test by 2029, and sustainable solutions to ending global hunger and poverty. ‘Spiritual Machines II' marks an uplifting new chapter for OLP as it carves out a new genre that is best described as future rock with each song crafted to represent the new predictions for our future as a society. Last summer, Our Lady Peace released the first track off the forthcoming album, “Stop Making Stupid People Famous” featuring Pussy Riot with a video to pair. The track is a reflection on celebrity influencer culture and how it has weakened the fibers of society. The choreography-ladened video uniquely contrasts the tongue-in-cheek nature of the song with carefree and colorful visuals, highlighting young activists and leaders that society should actually be making famous. They also introduced their Future Famous program, which recognizes a wide range of exceptional people in different fields (science, environmentalism, music, art, etc) who are making a real difference in the world. Learn more at want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #OurLadyPeace #Raine Maida #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Rikas

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 35:24

    We had the pleasure of interviewing RIkas over Zoom video! German band Rikas have just released their new EP 'Short Stories'! The 6-track EP features two unreleased tracks, as well as the previously released singles "Stereo", "I Always Think Of You (When I Listen To This Song)", "Superstitious", and "Party on the Rooftop". Short Stories will mark Rikas' first full length project since 2019, when they released their debut album Showtime, which has gathered close to a million streams.Making the difficult sound easy. Seeing light in the shadows. Wrapping the bittersweet in such a way that every pill is swallowed joyfully. Not many can pull that off – and if it sounds as if they're doing it off the cuff, you're dealing with a small sensation. Maybe even a pretty big one. That's right, here we go: All eyes on Rikas!We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #RIkas #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with The Violent

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 32:22

    We had the pleasure of interviewing The Violent over Zoom video!  This is the story of The Violent.As 2019 came to a close, rock band Red Sun Rising announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursued other opportunities. Soon after, the world as we knew it sunk into the deep hole of the pandemic. The time in lockdown helped to fuel the creative process for singer and songwriter Mike Protich, who was in search of a new creative release and to stretch his musical muscles.He recruited two members from his former band — Patrick Gerasia on drums and David McGarry on guitar. The threesome began to work remotely during the initial lockdown and quarantine. They embarked on virtual sessions using home studio setups and collaborating with producer Albert DiFiore in Nashville Tennessee. With roots in rock music, the three began to find fresh and invigorating ways to utilize their musicianship beyond the standard iteration of rock bands. They embraced experimentation by blending the familiar elements of rock music with a newfound appreciation for electronic and digital sounds. This process was elevated due to the fact that the members were unable to physically be in a room together to play.Out of this process, The Violent was born. It is truly a child of this chaotic pandemic — both sonically and lyrically. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #TheViolent #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Station

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 35:32

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Station over Zoom video!  New York City's STATION –hailed by Guitar World as one of the 15 current bands who are “the New Wave of Classic Rock” (alongside peers such as The Struts, Stonefield, Dirty Honey, and Rival Sons)—just released the second single and video from their forthcoming new album. “I Can't Find My Way” is streaming now on all digital outlets, and the video can be seen on the band's official YouTube page. On October 8, STATION--Patrick Kearney (lead vocals), Chris Lane (guitars/keyboards/backing vocals), Emi Asta (bass/backing vocals), Tony Baptist (drums)—will showcase their brand of Rock on their self-produced fourth album, PERSPECTIVE, on Station Music LLC via AWAL. Pre-orders and pre-saves worldwide for the album are available now, which includes a free download of the first single, “Believe.” A video for “Believe” can also be seen now on their YouTube page. Like on all previous STATION albums, the songs on PERSPECTIVE show remarkable diversity and impressive musicianship. Lyrically, they cover a wide spectrum of different types of topics, ranging from purely happy, fun songs about love to touching on more introspective and serious emotions. STATION attracted a dedicated audience right from the start, even though the band always stood out from the esoteric indie rock acts that have tended to dominate the New York City scene in recent times. Bucking that trend, Kearney and Lane founded STATION so they could create more complex hard rock infused with a fun attitude, with bassist Emi Asta and drummer Tony Baptist joining later. Naming themselves STATION after a pivotal character in the Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure film series, they soon won over a large and loyal fanbase in New York (and well beyond), proving that there are, unquestionably, many listeners who appreciate this type of high-spirited (and highly skilled) hard rock. This musical distinctiveness was evident right from the start with STATION's debut single, “Everything,” in 2012. The next year, they put out an EP, WIRED, which was produced, mixed, and mastered by famed hard rock producer Michael Wagener (Alice Cooper, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne). Gaining confidence in what their sound should be, Station self-produced their subsequent full-length studio albums: STATION (2015), MORE THAN THE MOON (2018), STAINED GLASS (2019), and now PERSPECTIVE (2021). We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #Station #zoom Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with CAL

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 31:55

    We had the pleasure of interviewing CAL over Zoom video! The former front man of the band Timeflies, CAL moved to Los Angeles, CA in 2015 and engulfed himself in the artist/producer/songwriter scene. His work with some of the top writers and producers in LA has helped him find his voice as a solo act, more mature and self assured, while also very much a leading man. ‘Roll the Credits' is the fourth single to come from his forthcoming EP, releasing this Fall on Photo Finish Records., CAL's been working in LA producing and writing tracks for a bunch of Tik Tok stars like Griffin Johnson, Benson Boone (1.6M), Anson Seabra + more. He's really established himself as the "go-to" producer in that scene. CAL's release “In the Water” with Quinn XCII was featured on MTV's season finale of Siesta Key a couple weeks back, and has done over 10M streams WW (all platforms). In the Water has been used in a few big Tik Tok videos including one from Kira Kosarin (25M followers).We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #CAL #Timeflies #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with AVATAR

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 54:27

    We had the pleasure of interviewing AVATAR over Zoom video/audio! The heavy metal 'n' roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR are ambitious, Swedish rock sorcerers of the highest order. They smash the boundaries between the band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds with a series of celebrated albums and videos, and the immersive world of Avatar Country, a fantastical land where metal rules supreme. In keeping with their customary larger-than-life-ness, the band is back with not one but TWO brand new songs.Avatar have shared the official music video for "Going Hunting," directed once again by Johan Carlén, and fan track "Barren Cloth Mother." The black and white, animated visual for "Going Hunting" features a giant insect as its protagonist, faceless men in suits, the band performing, and much more in its storyline. It's a glorious and cinematic visual, which is expected from the band. The band has also announced its signing with a new label. They are now part of the Thirty Tigers roster and have launched their own Black Waltz Records imprint. We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #AVATAR #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with José James

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2021 45:28

    We had the pleasure of interviewing José James over Zoom video! Out now, the jazz voice of the hip hop generation José James (Rainbow Blonde Records) releases his first ever Christmas album Merry Christmas from José James. In addition to the album release, José also premieres the official performance video for the original track "Christmas in New York" today. The contemporary album celebrates the holiday season while honoring classic jazz and pop records of the 1950s. Combining the classic jazz-crooner elegance of Frank Sinatra and Nat “King” Cole with the earthy sophistication of soul legends Stevie Wonder and Donny Hathaway, the ten track Merry Christmas from José James takes listeners on a world-class holiday experience from one of the greatest living voices in jazz.Listeners can find two original tracks, “Christmas in New York” and “Christmas Day” along with popular ballads such as “The Christmas Song,” “White Christmas,” “Let it Snow” and “This Christmas,” a modern twist on the Donny Hathaway holiday favorite. In James' version, he musically brings an aspect of R&B and hip-hop to the mostly Jazz collection.Songwriting for the project was spearheaded by José James and his partner, recently Grammy nominated Talia Billig. The album's studio band features Grammy winning and nominated all stars Ben Williams (bass), Aaron Parks(piano), Jharis Yokley (drums) and Marcus Strickland (soprano saxophone). Produced by José James and Brian Bender and recorded by Ariel Shafir at Dreamland Studios, the album was mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios. The session was recorded completely live on 2” tape and mixed in LCR (left-center-right) by Brian Bender at Motherbrain West.“It's the perfect album to put on whenever there's a certain spirit in the air,” James says. “I hope that people can feel a little bit of the joy and the wonder, year round, that 8-year-old José felt, not only about Christmas and all the obvious things—the ornaments, the tree, the holiday season—but also the music,” he continued.A 13 date tour to support the album will launch at SF Jazz in San Francisco on November 27th and conclude at New York's City Winery on December 14th. Stops also include Seattle, Portland, Santa Cruz, LA, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Minneapolis and Chicago. (All tour dates listed below). About José James James, a Minneapolis, MN native who spent most of his career in New York, was discovered by Gilles Peterson in London before his major label debut with Blue Note Records. He has produced and written 11 albums covering the best of jazz, pop, hip-hop and R&B. In 2017, José made his screen debut with a performing role in Fifty Shades Darker. He now lives in Amsterdam with Talia Billig, his partner and Grammy nominated songwriter.We want to hear from you! Please email #interview #bringinbackpod #joséJames #zoomListen & Subscribe to BiBFollow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Ultra Q

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 36:39

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Ultra Q over Zoom video!  Oakland-based four-piece band Ultra Q have released their new EP Get Yourself A Friend today (via Royal Mountain Records). Fronted by Jakob Armstrong and featuring brothers Enzo and Chris Malaspina as well as Kevin Judd, the new EP was co-produced by Armstrong and Martin Cooke (Of Monsters And Men, Death Cab For Cutie, Destroy Boys) and features songwriting from Stefan Babcock, lead singer of PUP. Click HERE to buy/stream Get Yourself A FriendClick HERE to watch the video for “Get Yourself A Friend” Ultra Q have also released the official music video for the title track today which was shot by Pennacky, the Japanese director behind all of the music videos for 88Rising's soundtrack for Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings. Upon meeting Armstrong and Pennacky immediately connected on their love of The Cure and a deep-cut video that inspired Pennacky to attach the camera to a rope for the new visual. Pennacky is also an avid fan of the Ultraman Sci-Fi series and drew from the original plot to shape the story of the video. Opening double-shot “Pupkin” and “It's Permanent” soar to the heights of Ultra Q's powers in much different ways; the former a black-clad romp through a rainy graveyard, the former pushing straight to the clouds with its soaring chorus. “Straight Jacket” veers pleasantly close to the jangle-pop of the Go-Betweens. “Bowman” features guitars like cats getting into a scratch-fight while an astoundingly metronomic drumbeat is played live rather than punched out on a beat pad. Closing the EP is its title track, an affecting end credits anthem full of nostalgia and a twinge of regret. On the song, which Babcock helped to arrange, Armstrong shares, “I think this track sums up what this EP is supposed to be, a coming-of-age farewell to our youth. It's about being young and in love. Being reckless, and overstimulated. Feeling like the tragedies in your life are permanent and without any direction. We've grown up, even if it's ever so slight.” As a whole, Get Yourself A Friend marks the synthesis of a songwriter's vision and his band's ability, forged through an invisible existential threat and an ever-changing world, eager to show what they've found while we were all inside. Ultra Q's previous EPs, In a Cave in a Video Game and We're Starting To Get Along, saw the band gain praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, NME, and Vice, in addition to leading to tours with The Regrettes, Hockey Dad, and Bad Suns. Jakob Armstrong—youngest son of Green Day frontman Billie Joe—began playing guitar at seven years old and honed his craft privately until about sixteen, playing in bands in and around Oakland after meeting friends with like-minded tastes in music. Soon enough, with the memories of Ultraman action figures fighting in his mind, he and a group of friends he cultivated from those years playing around and pouring over records, formed Ultra Q. The band will play Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival in Spring 2022. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #UltraQ #Punk #EastBayPunk #zoom  Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

    Interview with Saint Jaimz

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 31:18

    We had the pleasure of interviewing Saint Jaimz over Zoom video!  Saint Jaimz. He is making a comeback with his remake of the timeless 90's smash hit “Gentle (Calling Your Name)” by Frederick. Saint Jaimz' version entitled: “Being Gentle,” comes after decades of diligent work making a name for himself in the worldwide music industry as an independent artist. The singer-songwriter, producer, and CEO, Has Recently Released The Nostalgic Cover Song Masterpiece, "Throwback The Covers" Volume 1 EP. Saint Jaimz‘ timeless voice is bound to blast you back to the iconic sound of 90's R&B. The Chicago-born musician takes a highly creative approach to music — adding his own innovative spin on the popular stylings of the genre. Saint Jaimz' innate ability to bring back to life the classic sound of R&B, has seen him gain the attention of fans, critics, and moguls from every kind of genre. Noting that he doesn't just make “love songs” he creates “LIFE songs”. The kind of tracks that can be returned to again and again for timeless joy and wisdom for years to come.2020/2021 has been an exceptional year for saint jaimz and his team at his indie label household Name Entertainment. Saint jaimz has gained an independent music following in the last 8 months unseen in many circles in the mainstream or independent industry in a while. “Being gentle” hit the Indie Soul Charts in July 2020 and went from the 30th spot to the #1 indy soul record in the nation on September 6, 2020. Saint Jaimz as an artist was nominated for and won the best new artist (new comer) in indie soul for 2020. Saint Jaimz released his Throw Back the covers volume 1. EP. to rave reviews and critical acclaim! With over 5.2 million streams and counting as well as 2.2 Million streams on the single “Being Gentle” alone. This hit maker is well on his way to a remarkable run as an indie artist with mainstream industry chops!  Saint Jaimz has since been releasing countless well-received throwback hits. Saint Jaimz 'timeless voice is bound to blast you back to the iconic sound of 90's R&B. The Chicago-born musician takes a highly creative approach to music — adding his own innovative spin on the popular stylings of the genre.Saint Jaimz innate ability to bring back to life the classic sound of R&B, has seen him gain the attention of fans, critics and moguls from every kind of genre. We want to hear from you! Please email #podcast #interview #bringinbackpod #SaintJaimz #zoom  Listen & Subscribe to BiB Follow our podcast on Instagram and Twitter! 

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