The Local Wave: Conversations with the Nashville Underground

The Local Wave: Conversations with the Nashville Underground
Conversation with the Nashville Underground. Hosted by Alex MacWilliam.A Nashville music podcast.

Gabe Manuel (Chamber, Hanging Moon)
Aug 23 • 50 min
WHAT’S UP NASHVILLE! This week we got Gabe Manuel from Chamber and formerly Hanging Moon. I’ve wanted to have Gabe on since day one of the podcast because I was such a huge fan of Hanging Moon. But time sometimes has different ideas and now Gabe is …
Nate Zuercher (Judah & The Lion) (S. 3: Ep. 54)
Aug 9 • 84 min
WHAT’S UP NASHVILLE! I got an incredible conversation with Nate from JUDAH AND THE LION! Such a pleasure to be able to able to have him on the podcast. Go listen to PEP TALKS now whereever you get your music.Become a supporter of The Local W…
Will Hunter (Pacific) (S. 3: Ep. 53)
Jul 26 • 69 min
WHAT’S UP NASHVILLE! Got a talk with Will Hunter from the band Pacific on this week’s episode. Will hails from Tyler, TX and made his way to Nashville via Belmont. He’s pursuing his dreams and making some great jams while doing it. Check out Pacific…
Julien Baker (S. 3: Ep. 52)
Jul 12 • 86 min
A conversation with generational voice and friend, Julien Baker. It was an absolute pleasure to finally sit down and talk to her about her journey so far. Please listen to everything she’s ever done; it will speak to you. ALSO GO TO THR…
Cody Bonette pt. 2 (As Cities Burn) (S.3: Ep. 51)
Jun 29 • 60 min
It’s been a journey. Cody was my very first episode of The Local Wave. As Cities Burn has been through hell and back and they are in fact, BACK with their new album, SCREAM THROUGH THE WALLS, out on Equal Vision. Go check that out after the episode!…
An Oral History of Copeland w/ Bryan Laurenson (S. 3: Ep. 50)
Jun 7 • 91 min
SEASON 3 IS HERE! Starting things off with a bang by having an oral history of COPELAND with original guitarist and Nashville local, Bryan Laurenson. This was an all-time bucket list episode for me. Do yourself a favor and check out their new album,…
Pumpkinseed (S. 2: Ep. 49)
Dec 7, 2018 • 61 min
A conversation with Pumpkinseed about growing up outside of Nashville, hardcore music, and their latest EP, Big Believin Sky. Check out their album where ever you get your music! Recorded AT MY HOUSE. It was pretty sick.Become a supporter of…
TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE w/ Michael Roe (Daisyhead) (S. 2: Ep. 48)
Nov 23, 2018 • 64 min
THEY ARE BACK! Michael Roe has brought back Daisyhead and I couldn’t be happier. Michael has gone through a lot the last few years since we last talked to him. We unpack everything since In Case You Missed It has come out including their new EP, I’v…
Tyler Vinatelli (Lonelyouth, ex-Foreverandnever) (S. 2: Ep. 47)
Nov 10, 2018 • 39 min
A second conversation with Tyler Vinatelli of Lonelyouth, formerly Foreverandnever. They just dropped their new song, Mile One, which you can stream everywhere or check out the video on youtube. They have a new album coming early 2019, so be on the …
Arun Bali (Saves The Day) (S. 2: Ep. 46)
Oct 26, 2018 • 61 min
A conversation with Arun Bali, guitar player in emo/pop-punk legends, Saves The Day. Arun has played on the last three STD records, including their new album, 9, that released TODAY! Go check that out where ever you get your jams! Lastly, Arun works…
In Parallel (ex-Hopesfall & Celebrity) (S. 2: Ep. 45)
Oct 12, 2018 • 75 min
A conversation with Ryan Parrish (Hopesfall) & Lance Black (Celebrity) about their new dark wave project, In Parallel. Both played in the band, Celebrity (Doghouse Records) and Ryan played in Hopesfall early on in their tenure. Beco…
Carson LaCava (Beggar) (S. 2: Ep. 44)
Sep 28, 2018 • 42 min
A conversation with Carson LaCava of Beggar. Carson is a fresh-faced singer-songwriter that has a relatable story. He’s just a kid who is trying to make it. I feel like a lot of people could see themselves in him. My band Overwatcher had the privile…
Pale Lungs Pt. 2: A Track-by-Track Breakdown of “Grow Towards The Sun” (S. 2: Ep. 43)
Sep 14, 2018 • 63 min
A conversation with Matt & Aaron of Pale Lungs about their latest EP, Grow Towards The Sun. It was great to have Matt back and Aaron is someone I’ve wanted to have on the podcast for a while. Aaron and I used to work together and he’s a Nashvill…
Sad Baxter (S. 2: Ep. 42)
Aug 31, 2018 • 70 min
A conversation with Deezy and Alex of Sad Baxter. We talk about their time at Berkley College of Music, moving to Nashville, and their latest EP, SO HAPPY, which if you love bands like Nirvana or Weezer, you need to check out right this minute Becom…
Idle Threat. (S. 2: Ep. 41)
Aug 17, 2018 • 53 min
A conversation with Nashville screamo trio, Idle Threat. They call themselves “the last of a dying breed” because of their sound that reminds me of the best of early 2000’s screamo, but I’d say their new single Empty House is one of the best jams of…
Luke Granered (Better Off, Cash Basket, Worker, Friends, Meter) (S. 2: Ep. 40)
Aug 4, 2018 • 77 min
A Conversation with Luke Granered. Luke is one of my all-time favorite songwriters and I’ve wanted him on the podcast since day one. Better Off, Cash Basket, Worker, just to name a few of his projects. This was a big one. Become a supporter of The L…
Western Medication (S. 2: Ep. 39)
Jul 20, 2018 • 49 min
A conversation with one of my favorite Nashville bands, Western Medication. If you’re into bands like The Cure, Stone Roses, or Oasis, this band will be your new favorite. Their new album TASTE is going to be one of the best of 2018. Become a suppor…
Adam Easterling (Orthodox) (S. 2: Ep. 38)
Jul 6, 2018 • 78 min
A conversation with singer/writer/founder of Nashville hardcore powerhouse, Orthodox. Orthodox just got off a month-long tour (with another Nashville local, Chamber) and is riding high on their debut full-length, Sounds of Loss (Unbeaten Records). B…
*repeat repeat (S. 2: Ep. 37)
Jun 22, 2018 • 82 min
A conversation with Nashville surf rock duo, *repeat repeat! Go check out their most recent album, FLORAL CANYON, where ever you can and be sure to check them out on LIVE ON THE GREEN August 16th! Follow on social media @thelocalwave Become a suppor…
Loyals (S. 2: Ep. 36)
Jun 8, 2018 • 57 min
A conversation with one of Tooth and Nail’s newest bands, Loyals! We chatted about T&N’s new direction, their self-titled album, and what it’s like to be playing pop music WITH ACTUAL INSTRUMENTS! Become a supporter of The Local Wave at patreon….
Chase Huglin (S. 2: Ep. 35)
May 25, 2018 • 44 min
A conversation with singer-songwriter turned indie rock darling, Chase Huglin (In Vogue Records). He just released his new album, WILL THE THE SUN EVER COME BACK, recently and we did a deep dive on that along with his love for Tiki bars. Follow us @…
Gee Slab (S. 2: Ep. 34)
Apr 9, 2018 • 55 min
A conversation with Nashville hip-hop artist, Gee Slab. Slab has been riding for Nashville since day one. He just released a new EP called “Favor Ain’t Fair”, which you can check out anywhere you stream music! FFO: UGK, Slim Thug, Ice Cube Become a …
Shane Tutmarc (Solar Twin, Dolour) (S. 2: Ep. 33)
Mar 26, 2018 • 47 min
A conversation with Shane Tutmarc of Seattle indie outfit, Dolour and Nashville who-knows-what-it-is outfit, Solar Twin. Shane has had a wild journey that has taken him to the edge of success and back. Find out about this guy’s nearly 20-year career…
Aj Gruenewald (Bogues) (S. 2: Ep. 32)
Mar 12, 2018 • 57 min
A conversation with Aj Gruenewald of Bogues. Aj just released his brand new EP, Life Slowly, that you should check out if you’re a fan of Phoebe Bridgers or Elliot Smith. We had some technical difficulties with this episode, so thank you for underst…
Low Mass (S. 2: Ep. 31)
Feb 26, 2018 • 63 min
A conversation with Nick and Chris from Low Mass. These guys are good friends of mine who make some bad ass music in the vein of At The Drive-in & Crime In Stereo. Go check out their new EP, SLEEPWALKER, everywhere! Become a supporter of The Loc…
Mike Floss (S. 2: Ep. 30)
Feb 12, 2018 • 60 min
A conversation with artist, rapper, visionary, Mike Floss. Mike is one of the leading voices in the underground hip hop scene in Nashville (which isn’t going to stay underground for very long). He just dropped a stellar record called TENNESSEE DAYDR…
A Season’s Greeting from The Local Wave & Friends
Dec 24, 2017 • 3 min
Hey guys! We just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday! Thank you for 2017. We will see you next year! Love, The Local Wave
Dec 22, 2017 • 39 min
Alex and TLW producer Kyle (from “CUT IT, KYLE” fame) sit down and discuss the year of podcasting! Thank you all for all your support in this project. Can’t wait to see you in 2018! Follow us on social media @thelocalwave BE A FAN OF YOUR FRIENDS AN…
Mae: An Oral History w/ Dave Elkins (S. 1: Ep. 28)
Dec 8, 2017 • 129 min
A conversation with Dave Elkins of Mae. Dave sat down with us and delivered on a 2 hour oral history of his entire career. No music breaks. No ads. Just an incredible artist and his story Support The Local Wave at Follow us …
One-Year Anniversary Episode w/ Slow & Steady (ft. BRAND NEW SONG PREMIERE) (S. 1: Ep. 27)
Nov 26, 2017 • 78 min
On the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY EPISODE of The Local Wave, Slow & Steady sat down and talk about their new EP, It’s Alright, coming in January. They also premier their brand new song of the same name! If you haven’t checked out this band before, ple…
Alex Benick (Sun Seeker) (S. 1: Ep. 26)
Nov 10, 2017 • 59 min
A conversation with Alex Benick, singer/songwriter for one of Third Man Records latest signees, Sun Seeker. Alex is a Nashville native and one of the youngest guests I’ve ever had on but you wouldn’t know the latter from hearing Sun Seeker’s latest …
Yøuth pt. 2: A Track-by-Track Breakdown of “Blame” (S. 1: Ep. 25)
Oct 26, 2017 • 71 min
A second conversation with Julian Dente of Yøuth about his new album “Blame”, which comes out TODAY (10/27). I can’t recommend this album more highly if you’re into music that sounds like a mixture of Relient K, Tom Petty, and American Football. Go …
Aaron Lunsford (As Cities Burn, Author of “Backstage…” & “Emery…”) (S. 1: Ep. 24)
Oct 13, 2017 • 96 min
A conversation with the outspoken Aaron Lunsford, drummer for As Cities Burn. Aaron is also an author of 2 books (Backstage: How I Almost Got Rich Playing Drums in a Christian Hardcore Band & Emery: The Unlikely Masters of Rock), with a third on…
Sherwood: An Oral History w/ Nate Henry (S. 1: Ep. 23)
Sep 29, 2017 • 81 min
A Conversation with Nate Henry of Sherwood (Sidecho Records, Myspace Records, BC Music). We go over the entire history of the band, including their signing to MYSPACE RECORDS (how crazy is that?), being an outsider in their scene, and making fun of …
Idle Bloom (S. 1: Ep. 22)
Sep 15, 2017 • 53 min
A conversation with Katie Banyay and Weston Sparks of Idle Bloom. Idle Bloom has had a hell of a 2017, starting their rise with their latest album, Little Deaths, that was released earlier this year; nationwide tours and Rolling Stone coverage soon …
Alex Miracle (Cove, Enough) (S. 1: Ep. 21)
Sep 1, 2017 • 88 min
A conversation with Alex Miracle, vocalist/bassist/visionary behind Nashville hardcore powerhouse, COVE. Cove JUST released a new EP, The Age Of… on Bandcamp and iTunes yesterday. It’s one of the best releases of the year, please go jam that (afte…
Jake Germany (Phangs, Cardboard Kids, Relient K) (S. 1: Ep. 20)
Aug 18, 2017 • 61 min
A conversation with Jake Germany of Phangs & Cardboard Kids. Jake also spent some time playing in Texas electronic-pop project, The Secret Handshake, and now plays keys for Relient K. Go check out Phangs’ new album, GET IN MY ARMS, out everywher…
A Plea For Purging: An Oral History w/ Andy Atkins & Blake Martin (S. 1: Ep. 19)
Aug 4, 2017 • 83 min
A conversation with Andy Atkins & Blake Martin of Nashville metalcore legends, A Plea For Purging (Facedown Records). We go over their entire history of the band, favorite tours (and tour pranks), and all the shit they needed to get off their ch…
Aaron Sprinkle (Producer [Anberlin, Copeland, Pedro The Lion], Fair) (S. 1: Ep. 18)
Jul 21, 2017 • 85 min
A conversation with producer extraordinaire, Aaron Sprinkle. We talk about Alex’s favorite albums that he’s worked on (including, but not limited to Copeland’s “You Are My Sunshine”, Starflyer 59’s “Old”, Acceptance’s “Phantoms”, and Pedro The Lion’…
Tyler Vinatelli (ForeverandNever) (S. 1: Ep. 17)
Jul 7, 2017 • 58 min
A conversation with Tyler Vinatelli of Nashville alternative rock band, ForeverandNever. ForeverandNever just released their new EP, Promises, a few weeks ago and you can check out where ever you get your music! If you love the podcast, consider bec…
Mountains Like Wax (S. 1: Ep. 16)
Jun 23, 2017 • 52 min
A conversation with Mitchell and Sam from Mountains Like Wax. MLW just released a brand new single called “(a) rest” earlier this year and the hype train has left the station! Be sure to check that out where ever you get your jams! Check out our Pat…
Blake Hardman (Counterparts, On Point, Hundredth, Gideon) (S. 1: Ep. 15)
Jun 9, 2017 • 50 min
A conversation with Blake Hardman, guitar player and songwriter for Counterparts (New Damage/Pure Noise Records) and Nashville hardcore party boys, On Point. Blake formerly has written for and played in Hundredth (No Sleep/Fearless Records), Gideon …
Christiana Benton (The Still, Small Voice) (S. 1: Ep. 14)
May 25, 2017 • 55 min
A conversation with one of my best friends, Christiana Benton. She is the singer and main songwriter for The Still, Small Voice. Please go check out her last EP, Manage wherever you listen to music. Become a supporter of The Local Wave at…
Pale Lungs (w/ EXCLUSIVE NEW SONG PREMIERE) (S. 1: Ep. 13)
May 11, 2017 • 40 min
A conversation with Matthew Schumacher and Hayden Wadell of Pale Lungs, formerly of Clay Cages. The guys also let The Local Wave premiere a BRAND NEW SONG called “Sanctuaries” off of their new EP, Strawberry, which drops May 19th. Follow us on socia…
Michael Pfohl (Secret Stuff) (S. 1: Ep. 12)
Apr 27, 2017 • 54 min
A conversation with Michael Pfohl of Secret Stuff (Spartan Records) and Low Mass. Michael also runs Fountainhead Booking & More Than Me Touring. Follow The Local Wave on social media @thelocalwave Check out our sponsors: Platoon, The Sanctuary, …
Relient K: An Oral History w/ Matthew Hoopes (S. 1: Ep. 11)
Apr 14, 2017 • 77 min
A conversation with Matthew Hoopes of Relient K. He was kind enough to indulge in every nerdy question I could ever think of and give us all gems in return. Follow us on social media @thelocalwave RATE/REVIEW on iTunes if you dig the podcast! BE A F…
Ryan Rado (S. 1: Ep. 10)
Mar 31, 2017 • 52 min
A conversation with Ryan Rado. Ryan has played in several Nashville bands such as Worker & Ill Patriot. He also spent time managing bands such as As Cities Burn, Jonezetta, & Life In Your Way. He is now more known for his work as an artist, …
Kid Holiday (S. 1: Ep. 9)
Mar 17, 2017 • 52 min
A conversation with Hunter Walls & Max Palmer from Kid Holiday. While KH is a young band, their members have been around the block. Hunter, and the rest of the band besides Max, played in Nashville hometown heroes, Better Off (Equal Vision Recor…
Mar 2, 2017 • 47 min
A conversation with Julian Dente of Yøuth. He was kind enough to play us an acoustic version of his new single “Anyway”, which you can download exclusively at THELOCALWAVEPOD.COM. Follow us on social media @thelocalwave Be sure to RATE/REVIEW on iTu…
Civilian (S. 1: Ep. 7)
Feb 16, 2017 • 94 min
A conversation with Ryan Alexander and Jonathon Thomas of Civilian (Tooth & Nail Records). Ryan has also produced records for Ascend the Hill (in which Jonathon played drums) and Further Seems Forever. Follow us on social media @thelocalwave Be …
Body Origami (w/ EXCLUSIVE NEW SONG PREMIERE) (S. 1: Ep. 6)
Feb 2, 2017 • 49 min
A conversation with Kyle Merrimen and Evan Davis of Body Origami (Broken Circles). They also premiere a new song from their new album, Bright & Only Mine, called “Prom Cream”. Follow us on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook @thelocalwave Don’t forget to…
Stephen Keech (Haste The Day) (S. 1: Ep. 5)
Jan 19, 2017 • 50 min
A conversation with Stephen Keech of Haste The Day (Solid State Records). Be a fan of your friends and love one another Check out our sponsor, Platoon ( Follow us on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook at @thelocalwave
Jordan McGee (Advent) (S. 1: Ep. 4)
Jan 5, 2017 • 46 min
A conversation with Jordan McGee of Advent (Bridge Nine Records). He has also played in several different bands including The Ember Days (Come&Live!), Civilian (Tooth & Nail), & Bandit (Broken Circles) Be a fan of your friends and love o…
Michael Roe (Daisyhead) (S. 1: Ep. 3)
Dec 22, 2016 • 34 min
A conversation with Michael Roe of Daisyhead (No Sleep Records) Be a fan of your friends and love one another. @thelocalwave on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook
Angela Wooten (Bandit) (S. 1: Ep. 2)
Dec 8, 2016 • 32 min
A conversation with Angela Wooten of Bandit ( Be a fan of your friends and love one another. @thelocalwave on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook
Cody Bonnette (As Cities Burn) (S. 1: Ep. 1)
Nov 22, 2016 • 40 min
A conversation with Cody Bonnette of As Cities Burn/Hawkboy. Be a fan of your friends and love one another. @thelocalwave on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter.