Washed Up Emo

Washed Up Emo

www.washedupemo.com
Join Tom Mullen for a look back at when emo was an unknown word, its relevance now and speaks to those deeply involved with the emo/punk/hardcore/post-hardcore scene.


#160 - Casey James Prestwood (Hot Rod Circuit, The Burning Angels)
Oct 1 • 86 min
Casey James Prestwood from Hot Rod Circuit and The Burning Angels.
#159 - Dan Didier (20th Anniversary of “Very Emergency”)
Sep 28 • 61 min
Dan Didier speaks about the 20th anniversary of “Very Emergency”
#158 - Tim Kinsella
Sep 10 • 47 min
Tim Kinsella is our guest!
#157 - Jamie Stillman (EarthQuaker Devices, Harriet the Spy)
Aug 13 • 61 min
Jamie Stillman from EarthQuaker Devices is our guest!
#156 - Jade Lilitri (Oso Oso)
Jul 22 • 77 min
Jade Lilitri from Oso Oso!
#155 - Chris Crisci (The Appleseed Cast)
Jun 24 • 55 min
Chris Crisci from The Appleseed Cast
#154 - Ian MacKaye
Jun 10 • 70 min
Ian MacKaye is our guest live from the Dischord house in Arlington, Virginia.
#153 - Mitch Wilson (No Knife)
May 20 • 81 min
Mitch Wilson from No Knife!
#152 - John Vanderslice (Tiny Telephone Recording)
May 6 • 86 min
John Vanderslice is our guest!
#151 - Adam Pfahler (Jawbreaker)
Apr 22 • 74 min
This is what happens when you save everything from your band and live to show everyone.
#150 - Mike and Nate Kinsella (American Football)
Apr 1 • 66 min
Mike and Nate discuss LP3 track by track.
#149 - David Bazan (Pedro the Lion)
Mar 25 • 70 min
David Bazan is our guest.
#148 - Matt Traxler (Brandtson, Steadfast Records)
Mar 18 • 60 min
Matt Traxler from Brandtson and Steadfast Records
#147 - Fredrik Brändström (Starmarket)
Feb 25 • 28 min
Fredrik Brändström from Starmarket
#146 - Steve Schiltz (Longwave)
Feb 11 • 74 min
Steve Schiltz from Longwave
#145 - Hutch Harris (The Thermals)
Jan 28 • 61 min
Hutch Harris from The Thermals!
#144 - Erik Ratensperger (Jeromes Dream)
Dec 17, 2018 • 75 min
Erik Ratensperger from Jeromes Dream.
#143 - Lauren Mayberry (CHVRCHES)
Dec 10, 2018 • 54 min
Lauren Mayberry from the band CHVRCHES
#142 - Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop)
Nov 19, 2018 • 60 min
Anthony Fantano from The Needle Drop is our guest!
#141 - Justin Courtney Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack)
Nov 12, 2018 • 75 min
Justin Courtney Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack) is our guest.
#140 - Ian King (Author)
Nov 5, 2018 • 65 min
Ian King, author of Appetite for Definition: An A to Z Guide to Rock Genres
#139 - David Moore (Chamberlain, Split Lip)
Sep 18, 2018 • 74 min
The band is celebrating 20 years of The Moon My Saddle with a few select shows and it was time to get David on.
#138 - Eric Melin (Ultimate Fakebook, Air Guitar World Champion, Film Critic)
Sep 3, 2018 • 70 min
Eric Melin from Ultimate Fakebook
#137 - Dave Brown (Muddle, Holiday Matinee, Better Looking Records)
Aug 27, 2018 • 46 min
Dave Brown from Muddle, Holiday Matinee, Better Looking Records
#136 - Ryan Grisham (Mock Orange)
Aug 13, 2018 • 84 min
Ryan Grisham from Mock Orange
#135 - Chris “Poppy” Popadak (Hawthorne Heights)
Jul 27, 2018 • 44 min
Chris “Poppy” Popadak from Hawthorne Heights joins us on the podcast!
#134 - Nathan Hardy (Microwave)
Jul 20, 2018 • 61 min
Nathan Hardy from Microwave joins us.
#133 - Tony Weinbender (Fest)
Jul 13, 2018 • 75 min
Tony Weinbender from Fest joins us on the podcast.
#132 - Anthony Green (Circa Survive, Saosin, The Sound of Animals Fighting)
Jul 5, 2018 • 58 min
Anthony Green from Circa Survive joins us on the podcast.
#131 - Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids)
Jun 4, 2018 • 78 min
Matt Pryor from The Get Up Kids
#130 - Dave Diem (Twelve Hour Turn, LAPêCHE)
May 28, 2018 • 76 min
Dave Diem from Twelve Hour Turn and LAPêCHE
#129 - Henderson Cole (Entertainment lawyer and founder of The Alternative)
May 14, 2018 • 61 min
Henderson Cole, entertainment lawyer and founder of The Alternative
#128 - Susie Ulrey (Pohgoh)
May 7, 2018 • 47 min
Susie Ulrey from the band Pohgoh
#127 - Scott Vogel (Terror, Buried Alive, Despair)
Apr 30, 2018 • 55 min
Today we welcome Scott Vogel from the bands Despair, Buried Alive and Terror.
#126 - Matt Pond
Apr 9, 2018 • 73 min
Tom talks to Matt Pond about his music and life.
#125 - Nathan Ellis (Coalesce, The Casket Lottery, Able Baker Fox)
Mar 13, 2018 • 48 min
Nathan Ellis from Coalesce, The Casket Lottery and Able Baker Fox is our guest!
#124 - Joseph Grillo (Garrison, God Fires Man, I Hate Our Freedom)
Feb 26, 2018 • 76 min
Joseph Grillo from Garrison, God Fires Man, I Hate Our Freedom and Gay for Johnny Depp is our guest on the podcast this week!
#123 - Buddy Nielsen (Senses Fail)
Feb 5, 2018 • 69 min
Buddy Nielsen from Senses Fail is our guest for episode 123!
#122 - Dylan Mattheisen (Tiny Moving Parts)
Jan 29, 2018 • 48 min
Dylan Mattheisen from Tiny Moving Parts is our guest on the podcast.
#121 - Jessi Frick (Father/Daughter Records)
Jan 22, 2018 • 56 min
Jessi Frick of Father/Daughter Records joins Tom on the podcast.
#120 - Charles Cardello (BiFocal Media)
Jan 16, 2018 • 43 min
Charles filmed some of your favorite bands in the 90s, find out how and what he’s doing today.
#119 - Arty Shepherd (Saint Vitus Bar, Errortype:11, Mind Over Matter)
Jan 1, 2018 • 102 min
Arty Shepherd is our guest for episode 119 of the Washed Up Emo Podcast
#118 - Unheard Mineral Interview from 1997
Dec 25, 2017 • 20 min
An unheard Mineral interview from 1997 by John Frazier (Spartan Records)
#117 - Adam Marino (Saetia, Errortype: 11, Instruction)
Dec 18, 2017 • 73 min
Adam Marino from Saetia, Errotype: 11 and Instruction
#116 - Greg Bennick (Trial, Between Earth & Sky)
Dec 4, 2017 • 82 min
Greg Bennick from Trial
#115 - Matt Scottoline (Everyone Everywhere, Hurry)
Nov 27, 2017 • 81 min
Matt from Everyone Everywhere and Hurry chats with Tom.
#114 - Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive, This Day Forward)
Nov 20, 2017 • 66 min
Colin Frangicetto of Circa Survive joins us for a chat about his career.
#113 - Aaron Gossett and Luke Jones (Blis.)
Nov 13, 2017 • 65 min
Aaron and Luke from the band Blis. join us on the podcast!
#112 - Jonah Matranga (Far, New End Original, Gratitude, onelinedrawing)
Nov 6, 2017 • 73 min
Jonah Matranga from Far, New End Original, Gratitude and onlinedrawing is our guest!
#111 - Anthony Roman (Garden Variety, Radio 4)
Oct 30, 2017 • 76 min
Our guest is Anthony Roman, bass and vocals for the band Garden Variety.
#110 - Jason Heller (Writer) - Remembering Matt Bellinger (Planes Mistaken for Stars)
Oct 2, 2017 • 54 min
Writer Jason Heller speaks about the Denver scene in the 90s and his time with the late, Matt Bellinger of Planes Mistaken for Stars.
#109 - Jawbreaker Documentary (Dan Didier, Blake Schwarzenbach)
Sep 11, 2017 • 41 min
Dan Didier from The Promise Ring, Maritime, Vermont and currently Dramatic Lovers was a huge part of the recently released Jawbreaker documentary “Don’t Break Down.” To find out more about his experience helping make this film a reality and producing, …
#108 - Ian Metzger (Dear and the Headlights, The Gentle Hits)
Sep 5, 2017 • 60 min
Today we welcome Ian Metzger from Dear and the Headlights and The Gentle Hits. The Gentle Hits had an album come out late last year and Dear and the Headlights put out a couple records on Equal Vision Records in the mid 00s that were sorely overlooked …
#107 - Adam Rubenstein (Chamberlain/Split Lip)
Aug 8, 2017 • 66 min
I’ve known Adam longer than most people that I’ve interviewed but for some reason, we waited until year 6 to do this. I think it was because every time we hung out we ended up just talking about the NBA. Finally, a couple weeks ago, we hung out at his…
#106 - John Van Deusen (The Lonely Forest)
Jul 31, 2017 • 71 min
John Van Deusen’s last band The Lonely Forest went on indefinite hiatus in 2014. I’d been waiting to see what one of my favorite vocalists was going to do. Patiently I wanted and thankfully in June, John released a new solo album.
#105 - Chris Leo (Native Nod, The Van Pelt)
Jul 10, 2017 • 68 min
Today we have Chris Leo. He was in Native Nod, a band referenced often as an originator of screamo. Then he went on to form The Van Pelt that is well loved and should be mentioned a lot more than they are when you talk about the history of emo. The Van…
#104 - Cory Castro (Free Throw)
Jul 3, 2017 • 73 min
Cory Castro from Free Throw is our guest for episode 104! Free Throw just released their best work to date on Triple Crown Records, “Bear Your Mind,” and it’s very worthy of your time to spend some time with it. Part of the new era of bands from the in…
#103 - Conor Murphy (Foxing, Smidley)
Jun 19, 2017 • 97 min
Our guest for episode 103 is the amazing singer for Foxing and his new side project called Smidley. The self-titled album is one of my favorites of 2017. Conor was one of the most open book guests I’ve ever had on the podcast. A voice you need to hear …
#102 - Matt Lunsford (Polyvinyl Records)
May 15, 2017 • 63 min
Today we welcome Polyvinyl Records co-founder Matt Lunsford to talk about the last 20 years of the label. The label is responsible for some groundbreaking albums that still get mentioned to this day. Matt and I chat about some bands that helped start t…
#101 - Seth Nanaa (Indian Summer)
May 8, 2017 • 47 min
Fitting for episode 101, we go back to school with one of the forefathers of emo and welcome Seth Nanaa from Indian Summer. Indian Summer were around less than a year in the early 90s but spawned many after them with their experimentation and not to be…
#100 - Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour)
May 1, 2017 • 63 min
For episode 100, we’re honored to have the founder of Warped Tour, Kevin Lyman.
#99 - Brett Detar (The Juliana Theory)
Apr 24, 2017 • 75 min
Today we welcome Brett Detar from The Juliana Theory. The band recently announced a reunion tour so it was time to get Brett to talk with us on the podcast. Little did I know but Brett and I were both at a Sunny Day Real Estate show NYC back in 200…
#98 - Matt Wilson (Set Your Goals)
Apr 17, 2017 • 51 min
Matt Wilson from Set Your Goals took time to chat with the podcast!
#97 - Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life)
Mar 20, 2017 • 69 min
On episode 97 we welcome Tim Kasher from Cursive, The Good Life and a very successful solo career to boot with a just released album entitled “No Resolution” on 15 Passenger Records. Tim and I chat about his early bands, one that opened up for 311 …
#96 - Cameron Boucher (Sorority Noise)
Mar 13, 2017 • 67 min
Sorority Noise, wrote to me, the album of the year. It’s called “You’re Not As _____ As You Think” and it’s out March 17th on Triple Crown Records. If you’re listening to this in future, it’s out now. In this episode, lead singer and guitarist Came…
#95 - Jay Adelberg (El ‘N’ Gee Club, Hot Topic)
Feb 20, 2017 • 54 min
Who is Jay Adelberg? Jay booked the El ‘N’ Gee club in Connecticut from 1991-2001 and was one of the first to jump on the emo boom by booking The Get Up Kids, Saves the Day early on and even Brand New’s first show in CT. Jay then transitioned to Hot To…
#94 - A Tribute to Jon Bunch
Feb 13, 2017 • 65 min
Episode 94, A Tribute to Jon Bunch. To give some context, last year at this time, episode 57 of the podcast with Jon Bunch was to my knowledge the last interview Jon did. It was incredibly sad but also a place for people to learn about Jon forever….
#93 - Eric Tobin (Hopeless Records)
Feb 6, 2017 • 74 min
Today we welcome Eric Tobin from Hopeless Records. Tobin and I met during my days at Equal Vision and since crossed paths many times over the years. It was high time to have a chat. Recently on the roof of my work during lunch, Tobin and I talked a…
#92 - Mark Trombino (Donut Friend, Producer, Musician)
Jan 30, 2017 • 85 min
Episode 92 is with producer, musician and Donut Friend owner Mark Trombino. Mark has had a huge impact on the independent scene not just drumming for Drive Like Jehu but for being a producer, mixer or engineer on some of the most important records …
#91 - Leslie Simon (Writer)
Jan 24, 2017 • 61 min
Episode 91 we welcome writer Leslie Simon. Leslie worked at Alternative Press for years and you probably know her for the books “Everybody Hurts” and “Wish You Were Here.” She also has a book called “Geek Girls Unite.” A veteran of the scene, knows eve…
#90 - Fred Feldman (Triple Crown Records)
Jan 2, 2017 • 53 min
Today we welcome Triple Crown Records owner Fred Feldman! We chat about his start in the music industry, the hardcore beginnings of the label, Brand New, how the label has survived all these years, Triple Crown’s recent signings and what’s in store in…
#89 - Rainer Maria
Dec 19, 2016 • 84 min
You’re in for a treat for episode 89! Caithlin, Kaia and William from Rainer Maria joined me in Brooklyn for a chat about what else, the past, then we touched on their upcoming shows for the end of this year and in between, lots of laughs.
#88 - Pup
Dec 12, 2016 • 45 min
Today we welcome Stefan and Steve from the band Pup! We hung out in the van before their recent sold out NYC show and chatted about the Canadian scene, their amazing and inventive videos, hockey, because it’s required by Canadian law, and their first t…
#87 - Jason Diamond (Author, Rolling Stone Sports Editor)
Dec 6, 2016 • 79 min
Welcome to episode 87, today we welcome Rolling Stone sports editor Jason Diamond. His book Searching for John Hughes came out recently and you should read it. Why is he on you might say? Well Jason has some amazing punk/hardcore references in the book…
#86 - Hopesfall
Nov 28, 2016 • 53 min
Today we welcome Josh Brigham and Adam Morgan from Hopesfall. I got to see this band when they first started and been friends with them ever since. I was so happy to hear about their recent news of reissuing vinyl and new music. Josh, Adam and I discus…
#85 - Tom May (The Menzingers)
Nov 14, 2016 • 58 min
Today we welcome Tom May from The Menzingers. Tom and I discuss his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania, advice for bands getting courted (hint: free dinners) and The Menzingers connection to the emo and hardcore scenes. Plus we discuss the upcoming new…
#84 - John Davis (Q and Not U, Title Tracks)
Nov 7, 2016 • 74 min
Today we welcome John Davis from Q and Not U and Title Tracks. John and I talk about his new Title Tracks album, discuss the Washington DC scene and some of his favorite bands from the late 90s. Also, I find out about the amazing job John has at Univer…
#83 - Anthony Raneri (Bayside)
Oct 31, 2016 • 59 min
Today we welcome lead singer and guitar player Anthony Raneri from Bayside. Anthony and I talk about the new album “Vacancy,” we discuss when emo/screamo went downhill and what word is worse and a bit about the most recent Where’s the band? tour. Antho…
#82 - Steve Holmes (American Football)
Oct 20, 2016 • 57 min
Welcome to Episode 82 of the Washed Up Emo Podcast. Last but not least in the American Football series is guitar player Steve Holmes. Steve and I chat about his guitar playing in American Football, Steve turns the tables on the podcast and starts askin…
#81 - Nate Kinsella (American Football)
Oct 19, 2016 • 50 min
Welcome to Episode 81 of the Washed Up Emo Podcast. Next up on the American Football series is Nate Kinsella. Nate although wasn’t part of the original recording, he played bass for the reunion shows and was a big part of the new record. Previously…
#80 - Mike Kinsella (American Football)
Oct 18, 2016 • 57 min
Welcome to Episode 80 of the Washed Up Emo Podcast. As far as bands go associated with emo, there isn’t one as revered as American Football. I’ve had the esteemed pleasure to have every member of the band on the podcast to talk about this new album an…
#79 - Steve Lamos (American Football)
Oct 17, 2016 • 53 min
Welcome to Episode 79 of the Washed Up Emo podcast. As far as bands go associated with emo, there isn’t one as revered as American Football. I’ve had the esteemed pleasure to have every member of the band on the podcast to talk about the new album and…
#78 - Jeff Rosenstock
Oct 14, 2016 • 73 min
Today we welcome Jeff Rosenstock for episode 78. I biked out to Greenpoint for this one at Jeff’s apartment and had a blast talking about his new album, “Worry” (Side One Dummy), out right this moment, his fall tour with Hard Girls / Katie Ellen and we…
#77 - Ben Walsh (Tigers Jaw)
Oct 11, 2016 • 54 min
Welcome to episode 77 of the Washed Up Emo Podcast. Today we welcome Ben Walsh from the band Tigers Jaw who are one of my favorites from the current scene today. Ben and I discuss how the band started in Pennsylvania, traversing through the genres and …
#76 - Tanner Jones (You Blew It)
Oct 7, 2016 • 39 min
For this episode we welcome Tanner Jones of You Blew It. You Blew It have been around since 2009 and released albums on Topshelf, Jade Tree and soon, Triple Crown Records will be releasing “Abendrot” on November 11th of this year. I’ve had a chance to …
#75 - John Gaviglio (Bear Vs Shark)
Oct 3, 2016 • 40 min
Welcome to Episode 75 of the Washed Up Emo podcast, today we welcome John Gaviglio from Bear Vs Shark. Bear Vs Shark are a very personal band to me. I was lucky enough to work with them at Equal Vision Records for their final album “Terrorhawk” in 2005…
#74 - Jake Ewald (Modern Baseball/Slaughter Beach, Dog)
Sep 27, 2016 • 90 min
Slaughter Beach, Dog is Jake Ewald from Modern Baseball’s side project. His solo album was a way to figure out his bout of writer’s block. What came out was a beautiful album worth your time. Jake took time recently to talk with me about his upbringing…
#73 - The Story of Tom DeLonge’s Fake Review of Blink-182’s “California”
Aug 3, 2016 • 24 min
Welcome to episode 73 of the podcast. Today we’re talking about the story of Tom DeLonge’s fake review of Blink 182’s new album California. Right after the record came out, a friend posted this review from Reddit on Facebook and I couldn’t stop laughin…
#72 - Milemarker
Jul 30, 2016 • 51 min
Welcome to episode 72 of the Washed Up Emo podcast. This episode we speak to Dave and Al from Milemarker. Lovitt Records is releasing their new album “Overseas” on August 26th, Milemarker’s first new music in over a decade. If they’re coming to town, …
#71 - Part 2 of 2 - The History of Vagrant Records with co-founder Rich Egan
Jul 16, 2016 • 69 min
Part 2 of 2 of a special two part series on the history of Vagrant Records with co-founder Rich Egan.
#70 - Part 1 of 2 - The History of Vagrant Records with co-founder Rich Egan
Jul 16, 2016 • 63 min
Part 1 of 2 of a special two part series on the history of Vagrant Records with co-founder Rich Egan.
#69 - Michael Fiorentino (Somos)
Jun 20, 2016 • 32 min
Today we welcome singer and bass player Michael Fiorentino from the band Somos. Somos have a new album called First Day Back on Hopeless Records and are one of my favorite bands from this new era of independent punk. Michael and I chatted about gro…
#68 - Andrew (KSDB 91.9) interviews Washed Up Emo
Jun 20, 2016 • 36 min
Recently I had the pleasure of getting a very nice email and request for an interview from Andrew who has a radio show called Emo Rock/Emo Talk on 91.9 KSDB, the college station of Kansas State University. Andrew really knew his history and I was h…
#67 - Erik Hunter Czaja (Dowsing)
Jun 5, 2016 • 53 min
Today we welcome Erik from Dowsing. Soon after the boom of the term emo revival, I found Dowsing through the fantastic label Count Your Lucky Stars. More recently they’ve released a new album on Asian Man entitled “Okay.” Erik, while on tour supportin…
#66 - Evan Weiss and Josh Sparks (Into It. Over It.)
Jun 5, 2016 • 42 min
On this episode we welcome Evan Weiss and Josh Sparks from Into It. Over it. Recently Evan and Josh were in NYC and we had some time to catch up before their show. We touched on recording in Vermont, the independent scene, the last time we all head wal…
#65 - Geoff Garlock (Orchid)
Jun 5, 2016 • 57 min
This episode we welcome Geoff from Orchid. Who is Orchid you might be asking? A pioneering screamo band from Massachusetts. Friends of Washed Up Emo connected us to Geoff who works at UCB Theatre here in NYC teaching sketch comedy. Lesson? Being a huge…
#64 - Steven Hyden (Author, Music Critic)
May 8, 2016 • 78 min
Today we welcome Steven Hyden, a music critic you may know previously from AV Club and Grantland. He also hosts a podcast, called Celebration Rock. Finally, Steven is an author and has a book coming out May 17th called Your Favorite Band is Killing Me,…
#63 - Matthew Daniels (poly-graph.co)
Apr 24, 2016 • 52 min
I tend to protect the word emo online to a fault. A few months back a site called Polygraph run by Matthew Daniels released a data visualization of what punk bands were considered punk, post, screamo, etc. Based on Spotify playlists. The emo category c…
#62 - Bernie McGinn (Caulfield Records)
Apr 10, 2016 • 55 min
This episode we welcome Bernie McGinn. Who is Bernie McGinn you might ask? Well Bernie started Caulfield Records back in 1988 to release a record by the band Sideshow. After that Caulfield Records went on to release music by Mercy Rule, Christie Front…
#61 - Barry Lott (Camber)
Mar 13, 2016 • 53 min
For episode 61, we welcome Barry Lott from the band Camber. You may know that band name from the First Deep Elm Emo Diaries compilation. They were track 2, right after Jimmy Eat World. Camber have a very special place in my heart. Their debut album was…
#60 - Brian Lowit (Lovitt Records, Dischord Records)
Mar 6, 2016 • 66 min
Episode 60 we welcome Brian Lowit. Brian started Lovitt Records and works at Dischord Records. Lovitt Records since 1995 has put out some amazing bands and a big part of my college years going to school in the south. Bands like Engine Down, Four Hundre…
#59 - Christian Holden (The Hotelier)
Feb 29, 2016 • 45 min
Episode 59 we welcome Christian Holden from The Hotelier. Their last album “Home, Like Noplace Is There” was a huge record for me and many who listen to this podcast. Late last year Christian was in NYC on tour and had some time to hang out in the van …
#58 - Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line)
Feb 21, 2016 • 56 min
You can thank Cloud Nothings and Desaparecidos for The Starting Line’s most recent 7” entitled “Anyways.” Kenny spoke highly of those two bands and how it got him excited to write in the style of The Starting Line again. It’s only fitting that Kenny is…
#57 - Jon Bunch (Sense Field, Further Seems Forever, Lucky Scars, War Generation, Reason to Believe)
Feb 8, 2016 • 65 min
I will never forget that the first thing Jon did when he picked up the phone for the podcast. He asked about my life and took the time to find out more about Washed Up Emo before the interview even started. I was blown away at how humble he was but als…
#56 - Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano (Co-creators of animated HBO show Animals)
Feb 5, 2016 • 39 min
Episode 56 is with co-creators Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano of the new HBO animated series Animals. It premieres February 5th, today or depending when you listen to this, it’s on demand. Phil and Mike happen to be huge fans of punk/hardcore/emo and t…
#55 - John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run)
Feb 1, 2016 • 62 min
Welcome to Episode 55 of the Washed Up Emo Podcast. Today we welcome John Nolan from Taking Back Sunday and Straylight Run. We spoke about the bands formation, his upbringing on Long Island and what’s next for himself and Taking Back Sunday.
#54 - Nic Newsham (Gatsby’s American Dream, The Money Pit)
Jan 24, 2016 • 48 min
Episode 54 we welcome Nic Newsham, best know from Gatsby’s American Dream! He has a new project The Money Pit with Bobby Darling, also from Gatsby’s American Dream. We spoke recently with Nic about Gatsby’s musical life, Warped Tour, which label told t…
#53 - Garrett Klahn (Texas is the Reason)
Jan 18, 2016 • 70 min
This episode we welcome Garrett Klahn. Garrett has been in a ton of bands including Texas is the Reason, New Rising Sons, Solea, Atlantic/Pacific and a successful solo run along the way. His FIRST solo album just came out and to speak about that, Garre…
#52 - Jonah Bayer (Writer, Musician)
Dec 25, 2015 • 54 min
Welcome to Episode 52 of the Washed Up Emo Podcast, this podcast is part of the Jabberjaw Media Podcast network. You can find out about all the shows on JabberjawMedia.com. This episode I talk to writer/musician Jonah Bayer. You’ve possibly read hi…
#51 - Jason Gnewikow (The Promise Ring)
Dec 14, 2015 • 36 min
Episode 51 we welcome Jason Gnewikow from The Promise Ring! We talk about his professional career, designed for his own band and friends, plus his drive to create and how he started in graphic design. This podcast is part of the Jabberjaw Media Podcast…
#50 - James Alex (Beach Slang, Weston)
Nov 23, 2015 • 43 min
Do you want to be inspired as a musician or music fan? Spend the next 45 minutes with James Alex from Beach Slang. The band recently released “The Things We Do to Find People Who Feel Like Us” and it’s my record of the year, hands down.
#49 - Josh Fiedler (The Juliana Theory)
Oct 26, 2015 • 57 min
We welcome Josh Fiedler from The Juliana Theory. We talk about everything you’ve been wondering about the band. A must listen for any fan of this band or era. Sponsored by Epitaph Records
#48 - Mike O’Brien (Writer, Comedian, SNL)
Oct 19, 2015 • 59 min
Mike O’Brien, writer and comedian, is down with hardcore. We talk about stage divers at every show, his love for Rainer Maria, Avail and his band no one will hear ever. Mike’s new sketch comedy album called “Tasty Radio” is available October 30th. Podc…
#47 - Frank Turner (Nü Metal)
Oct 4, 2015 • 22 min
I saw a tweet from Frank Turner not long ago about nu metal. It struck a chord, albeit one in Drop C tuning. When Frank arrived in NYC promoting his recent “Positive Songs for Negative People” album we sat down for a few minutes chatting about a music …
#46 - The Story of 100 Words or Less
Oct 1, 2015 • 67 min
A conversation between Ray Harkins (100 Words or Less Podcast) and myself about our respective podcasts and friendship. Most importantly the “true history” of screamo is discussed once and for all.
#45 - John Rejba (Boys Life)
Sep 13, 2015 • 47 min
Boys Life are back for a reunion and reissue of “Departures and Landfalls.” John Rejba joined us recently to talk about the reunion, skateboarding with James Dewees and joining up with Topshelf Records. A true pioneering band that should be welcomed ba…
#44 - Todd Bell (Braid, Hey Mercedes)
Aug 30, 2015 • 49 min
Todd Bell joined us in Bushwick, Brooklyn while on tour with Braid for a chat about the old days, his record collection and thoughts about the scene happening today. Thanks to our sponsor Epitaph Records
#43 - Mike Felumlee (Smoking Popes, Alkaline Trio, The Bigger Empty)
Jul 26, 2015 • 48 min
Mike Felumlee from Smoking Popes joins us for a chat about the 80s and 90s in Chicago, movie soundtracks, playing with Alkaline Trio and his new band The Bigger Empty. The Washed Up Emo Podcast is sponsored by Epitaph Records.
#42 - Refused
Jun 21, 2015 • 60 min
Refused left us in 1998 to never return, though in 2012 they came back for a victory lap. Thankfully the band wanted to continue making music. A new album is here in 2015 and the world is better for it. Recently the band stopped in NYC and I had the c…
#41 - Zach and Holly Lind (The Wretched Desert, Jimmy Eat World)
Jun 7, 2015 • 58 min
Jimmy Eat World are taking off the better part of a year. What does the drummer do with that down time after 20+ years on the road? Zach Lind spends as much time as he can with his wife Holly and in time, they started making music together. I talk to …
#40 - Joseph Marro (The Early November)
May 31, 2015 • 80 min
Joseph and I discuss how the band met in high school, remembering to wait for things in the mail and the actual feeling of emo. I give in a little to the swoop era and Joseph explains his learnings from his rocker days that he takes to managing bands t…
#39 - Andrew Sacher - Brooklyn Vegan / Ian Cohen - Writer
Apr 26, 2015 • 58 min
I sat down with writers Andrew Sacher and Ian Cohen separately to talk about covering emo for their publications. Both of them provided fantastic insight into why we’re in this so-called “emo revival,” how polarizing this genre can be for many and wha…
#38 - Live from Brooklyn
Mar 11, 2015 • 69 min
An absolutely beautiful discussion with Norman Brannon (Texas is the Reason), Jason Gnewikow (The Promise Ring) and Steve Pedulla (Thursday) on how they met, their lives and how they’re stayed close to this day. Hope you enjoy this special episode tape…
#37 - Lars Gotrich (NPR Music)
Feb 14, 2015 • 40 min
Lars Gotrich from NPR Music has hands down written and supported some of the best up and coming bands from the independent scene today. A fan his writing already, his recommendations on music were always a required listen. Halfway through the recordin…
#36 - David Anthony (The A.V. Club)
Jan 27, 2015 • 42 min
One of my favorite writers on today’s scene is David Anthony. We sad down not long ago to discuss the state of music, his upbringing and thoughts on the scene moving forward. I learned a ton from this chat and I hope you do too. Fun fact: David was on…
#35 - CMJ Emo Revival Panel
Jan 12, 2015 • 75 min
What happens when you put five people in a room to discuss the emo revival? Lots and lots of laughs. Late last year, CMJ asked Washed Up Emo to moderate a panel to discuss the revival and we were up the task. For the panel we had a great group of youn…
#34 - Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional)
Dec 29, 2014 • 64 min
When you have a musical career as long as Chris Carrabba, there’s bound to be some reflection. I sat down with Chris face to face in New York City to discuss his musical life. This was largely unedited with many pauses and air left between question and…
#33 - Geoff Farina (Karate, Exit Verse)
Nov 19, 2014 • 63 min
Geoff Farina of Karate’s first response to my request to be on the podcast wasn’t the best. Truth be told, he’s not a fan of his music from the late 90s. Ha, what a place to start. Years ago I had done Karate’s first interview ever for my high school z…
#32 - Kevin Devine
Sep 2, 2014 • 87 min
Kevin Devine is one of the most genuine individuals I’ve ever met. He always gave me the time of day when I was performing in NYC many moons ago. To this day I’m impressed with his boundless energy and giving his heart and thoughts to anyone. It’s ce…
#31 - Sergie Loobkoff (Samiam)
Jul 15, 2014 • 71 min
Growing up a punk and metal fan in San Francisco doesn’t seem like a fit for the podcast. But Sergie cut a different line through music to be a part of Samiam, one of the most revered bands on the west coast. I caught up with Sergie after the Knapsack…
#30 - Travis Shettel (Piebald)
Mar 24, 2014 • 52 min
Hey, we are now part of it. One of the most requested guests, Travis Shettel from Piebald, sat down with me a few months back to chat about the band’s history. We spoke about the Boston scene, their first name Dork Knob and some of the reasons for Pi…
#29 - Frank Turner
Feb 9, 2014 • 57 min
Frank Turner couldn’t wait to talk as he bounded to the back of the tour bus before his New York City gig at Terminal 5 late last year. When settled, he proclaimed that he never gets to talk about emo in any interview. Good start to say the least. A…
#28 - Mike Kinsella (Cap’n Jazz, American Football, Owen)
Jan 26, 2014 • 60 min
Recently, I got together with Mike Kinsella for the podcast who in these circles needs no introduction. Alas, for those unaware, he has been a part of some of the most revered bands in the scene from the last 90s through today. His work with Cap’n Jaz…
#27 - Jim Adkins & Eric Richter (Jimmy Eat World, Christie Front Drive)
Nov 29, 2013 • 83 min
After meeting Eric Richter from Christie Front Drive through a friend in the early 2000s, I got to ask all the questions I had pent up since high school about the early days of Christie Front Drive touring and connecting with the likes of Mineral, Boys…
#26 - Colby Mancasola (Knapsack)
Nov 14, 2013 • 85 min
On this episode, I chat with Knapsack drummer Colby Mancasola about the origins of the band, working with Mark Trombino, never having a website and hearing the “next big thing” thrown around in a post-Nirvana world. Plus, find out what the famous reco…
#25 - Chris Conley (Saves the Day)
Oct 25, 2013 • 75 min
Saves the Day, at it since 1997, has had their share of ups and downs but through it all they struck a chord with fans and still do to this day. I had the pleasure of having Saves the Day be my one and only band I ever booked. Sold out pizza restaura…
#24 - Ben Jorgensen (Armor for Sleep)
Aug 28, 2013 • 53 min
Ben from Armor for Sleep and I go back to his days on EVR and the “What To Do When You Are Dead” album, that I spent two years of my life working on. I was learning so much about the music industry and completely naive that a small indie label could c…
#23 - Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.)
Aug 22, 2013 • 55 min
Evan Weiss from Into It. Over It. took time out from his shows in the NYC area recently to sit down with me to chat about the old days. We literally were on a bed chatting with the rain falling in Brooklyn. Can’t script a better time for an emo podca…
#22 - Tucker Rule (Thursday)
Jun 10, 2013 • 56 min
Honored to have Tucker Rule from Thursday to be a part of the podcast. We chatted about his upbringing, early musical influences and his time in Thursday through the ups and down. Tucker also mentioned his love for breakdowns and spoke about his new …
#21 - Jim Adkins (Jimmy Eat World)
Apr 1, 2013 • 100 min
Twenty one episodes in and I’m finally legal. What better way to celebrate adulthood of the podcast than by having one of my favorite musicians Jim Adkins from Jimmy Eat World to chat with me. Jim and I discussed his first time singing live and what …
#20 - Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids)
Feb 12, 2013 • 83 min
It was an absolute honor to have Mr. Matt Pryor from The Get Up Kids be a part of the podcast. I just noticed after listening back to this episode that the only person left to interview from my opening musical montage is Jeremy Enigk. What a trip it’…
#19 - Bryan Gassler (The Jazz June)
Jan 13, 2013 • 57 min
Another episode is here! In addition, we are pleased to announce we are partnering with Forget The Radio.For Episode 19, I chat with Bryan Gassler from The Jazz June. We discuss Bryan’s influences, how Quicksand’s “Slip” album almost got someone kicke…
#18 - Norman Brannon (Texas is the Reason)
Nov 18, 2012 • 102 min
On the latest episode, I chat with Norman Brannon from Texas is the Reason. Fresh off the Revelation 25 shows, we discuss the NYC hardcore scene, shows with Mineral and Christie Front Drive and how a Warzone tattoo connected bands before the days of c…
#17 - Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche)
Nov 6, 2012 • 51 min
On this episode, I chat with a staple of the Long Island scene, Vinnie Caruana from The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche. Vinnie had some great insight in his early days with music, touring and the LI/NYC scene. We finished up the podcast with what i…
#16 - Jeff Caudill (Gameface)
Oct 1, 2012 • 56 min
Hello friends, another month, another podcast! This month in celebration of the upcoming Revelations 25 shows at Irving Plaza in NYC, we welcome Jeff Caudill from Gameface. We define the emo mid life crisis, what the equivalent of Maximum Rock n’ Rol…
#15 - Chris Simpson (Mineral, The Gloria Record, Zookeeper)
Aug 26, 2012 • 40 min
The first day I started this podcast, a goal was to have Chris Simpson on. Through a great network of friends, it went down earlier this month and I couldn’t have been happier. We had a few technical difficulties but we got to catch up on a bunch of th…
#14 - Chris Broach (Braid, The Firebird Band)
Aug 8, 2012 • 76 min
Chris Broach from Braid and The Firebird Band
#13 - Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes)
Jul 25, 2012 • 57 min
Bob Nanna (Braid, Hey Mercedes)
#12 - Ed and Ian (Sunday’s Best/The Little Ones)
May 20, 2012 • 92 min
Ed and Ian from Sunday’s Best!
#11 - Buried Treasure (Bands you may have missed)
Apr 14, 2012 • 57 min
Buried treasure from our music collections
#10 - Josh Berwanger (The Anniversary)
Apr 3, 2012 • 47 min
Josh Berwanger from The Anniversary!
#9 - Amy Fleisher (Fiddler Records)
Mar 20, 2012 • 72 min
Amy Fleisher from Fiddler Records
#8 - Eric Richter (Christie Front Drive)
Mar 3, 2012 • 68 min
Eric Richter from Christie Front Drive
#7 - The Promise Ring (Davey and Dan)
Jan 28, 2012 • 67 min
Davey and Dan from The Promise Ring
#6 - Blair Shehan (Knapsack, The Jealous Sound)
Jan 15, 2012 • 63 min
Blair Shehan from The Jealous Sound, Knapsack and Racquet Club
#5 - Trevor Kelley (Former music journalist for Spin and AP)
Dec 16, 2011 • 70 min
Author, writer and, music executive: Trevor Kelley
#4 - Troy Farmer (Speedwell)
Dec 4, 2011 • 60 min
Troy from Speedwell!
#3 - Paul Fischer (Crank! / Better Looking Records)
Nov 14, 2011 • 72 min
Paul Fischer from Crank! and Better Looking Records
#2 - Zach Gehring (Mae)
Nov 6, 2011 • 79 min
Zach from Mae
#1 - Chuck Daley (Bear Trap PR/Tiny Engines Records)
Oct 15, 2011 • 92 min
Our first guest is Chuck Daley from Bear Trap PR/Tiny Engines Records