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Copeland — Beneath Medicine Tree
Jan 20 • 83 min
Part 1 of our Copeland miniseries. We investigate the 2003 record, “Beneath Medicine Tree.”Support our podcast through Patreon.com/stereoconfidential.
228: Label of the Year 2018
Jan 7 • 55 min
On episode 228, we name our Label of the Year for 2018. From releases, to signings, and everything in between, we discuss what stood out, along with the purpose of a label today. LinksSnail Mail/Liz Phair InterviewEpisode PlaylistGet advanced episodes and…
227: The Grammys, but better
Dec 18, 2018 • 59 min
In episode 227, we mess with the Grammy nomination lists until we’re happy. Categories: Album of the Year; Song of the Year; Record of the Year; Best Alternative Music Album; Best Rock Album; Best Song Written for Visual Media.Read the nomination lists,…
226: The 1975 — A Longish Review of a New Record
Dec 6, 2018 • 73 min
On episode 226, we review the new record from The 1975, titled “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.” We also start with some holiday gift ideas (for the music lovers in your life) and end with some recommendations. Get advanced episodes and…
225: Razia’s Shadow (It’s Our Destiny)
Nov 11, 2018 • 86 min
We celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Forgive Durden’s “Razia’s Shadow” with an extended talk on the album/musical. We discuss the plot, the weakness of the back half, and what happened after the release. What a splendid mess we’ve made in episode…
Revisiting The Beatles (Help!)
Oct 23, 2018 • 75 min
Part 5 of our Revisiting The Beatles series dives into “Help!,” their August 1965 release. We discuss how the band’s rising fame seeps into their songwriting, Chris gets a crash course on “Paul is Dead,” and we continue building our Beatles Perfect LP.…
224: Justin Pierre and being betrayed by Weezer
Oct 21, 2018 • 67 min
Episode 224 of Modern Vinyl features a review of Justin Courtney Pierre’s new album, “In The Drink” (14:17), and a couple rounds of Quickfire (Weezer, Charli XCX, Andrew McMahon). Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15% off your order.Get advanced…
Revisiting The Beatles (Beatles For Sale)
Oct 14, 2018 • 51 min
Part 4 of our Revisiting The Beatles series dives into “Beatles For Sale,” their December 1964 release. We talk the weirdly fascinating first three songs, seeing the legendary band in a “burnt out” state, and Lennon’s surprising appreciation of…
223: Carly Rae’s “Tug of War” and Chicago
Oct 7, 2018 • 50 min
Episode 223 of Modern Vinyl centers around Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Tug of War,” which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. We also talk our Chicago trip and play a little Music God.Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15% off your order.Get advanced…
222: MV Goes To The Movies — School of Rock
Sep 16, 2018 • 71 min
Our newest edition of “MV Goes To The Movies” celebrates the 15-year anniversary of the Jack Black-led “School of Rock” (8:09). We talk the movie’s lessons, what it says about creative pursuit, and the 10-year reunion performance. Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use…
221: Paul Dechichio (Live in NYC)
Sep 5, 2018 • 55 min
Episode 221 of Modern Vinyl is live from NYC and Limited To One Record Shop. The guest was Paul Dechichio, who for the past 16 years has headed up Tor Johnson Records. We discuss that label, the music community in Providence, and much more. Make sure to…
220: Death Cab and Fave Goosebumps
Sep 2, 2018 • 57 min
Episode 220 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast centers around Death Cab for Cutie’s new record, “Thank You For Today.” It may be a good “collection” of songs, but is it a good album? Is Ben Gibbard an “old man yelling at cloud”? Before that, we talk our favorite…
Revisiting The Beatles (A Hard Day’s Night)
Aug 22, 2018 • 62 min
Part 3 of our Revisiting The Beatles series dives into “A Hard Day’s Night.” We start at the end of the record, which houses some of the more lyrically interesting tracks, while then working back to the big hits.Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for…
Revisiting The Beatles (With The Beatles)
Aug 16, 2018 • 62 min
Part 2 of our Revisiting The Beatles series focuses on the second UK album, “With The Beatles.” We talk how certain originals could be seen as toxic today, what covers are actually worth discussion, and more.Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15%…
219: The Academy Pod… (Fast Times 10-Year Anniversary)
Aug 15, 2018 • 62 min
Episode 219 features our discussion on The Academy Is… and “Fast Times At Barrington High” for its 10-year anniversary. Part anniversary, part Second Chance Spin, we talk the album’s high-school setting, the top tier of Academy Is… songs and more.Before…
Revisiting The Beatles (Please Please Me)
Aug 9, 2018 • 59 min
So, for our next Revisiting series, we wanted to knock out one of the big ones. For Revisiting The Beatles, we designed a series that hopefully will be an educational experience for casual fans, while the research is still intensive enough that long-time…
218: La Di Pod
Aug 3, 2018 • 70 min
Episode 218 features our review of the new album from The Internet, “Hive Mind.” Before that, we bring back 20 Questions, the music game sweeping the nation.Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15% off your order.Get advanced episodes and exclusive…
217: Chad Dahlstrom (Discogs)
Jul 24, 2018 • 49 min
Episode 217 features our conversation with Chad Dahlstrom, CEO of Discogs. We discuss his journey to the vinyl collector favorite, how they continue to refine and improve the community at Discogs, and finish with some Quickfire. Sponsors:Rockabilia: Use…
216: 3OH!3’s “Want” and sidebars
Jul 18, 2018 • 66 min
Episode 216 of Modern Vinyl features a discussion on 3OH!3’s 2008 full length album, “Want” (31:58). From their MySpace success, to the surprisingly serious moments on the record, to what about the record is dated, everything is on the table. Before that,…
215: 2018 Superlatives
Jul 12, 2018 • 67 min
At the mid-year mark of 2018, the hosts highlight some of the more memorable releases through some superlatives, including…Most Likely To SucceedMost Slept-On RecordMost Likely to “Triple Text an Ex”Most OrganizedMost Likely To Become Internet Famous And…
214: Keegan DeWitt (Hearts Beat Loud, Wild Cub)
Jul 5, 2018 • 37 min
Episode 214 of Modern Vinyl features our conversation with Keegan DeWitt. DeWitt, who is a member of Wild Cub, is responsible for both the score and original songs for this summer’s “Hearts Beat Loud.” A father/daughter story where they form a band? And…
213: Justice for “boi” — A look at “Kiss Yr Frenemies”
Jun 29, 2018 • 58 min
Episode 213 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our review of “Kiss Yr Frenemies,” the new album from Illuminati Hotties. After the talk, our hosts jump into some Quickfire for talk on Foxing, Death Cab and more.Song clips from “Kiss Yr Frenemies,” out…
212: Brian McNelis (Lakeshore Records)
Jun 17, 2018 • 81 min
Episode 212 of Modern Vinyl features our conversation with Brian McNelis, senior vice president of music and soundtracks at Lakeshore Entertainment and Lakeshore Records (Stranger Things, Drive, Moonlight, Bojack Horseman and more). Promo…
211: We Missed It! (Kendrick’s Black Panther)
Jun 8, 2018 • 66 min
Episode 211 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is another edition of We Missed It!. Courtesy a podcast patron (the $40 monthly level allows you to pick a review), the hosts talk the Kendrick Lamar-led “Black Panther” soundtrack. Topics covered include Grammy…
Preview: Timing is Everything
Jun 1, 2018 • 50 min
A one-episode preview of Timing is Everything, the newest podcast at Modern Vinyl. First two episodes now available at iTunes. Search Timing is Everything or Modern Vinyl. Thomas Nassiff and Zack Zarrillo, co-owners of indie music label Bad Timing…
210: Dramatically Titled
May 31, 2018 • 56 min
Episode 210 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on Chvrches’ new album “Love Is Dead.” The hosts talk using the pop voice as a weapon, wanting a truly weird Chvrches record and more. Promo CodesRockabilia: Use “PCJABBERJAW” for 15% off your order.Blind…
MV Rewind — Chvrches (Every Open Eye)
May 22, 2018 • 47 min
Let’s rewind to episode 78. Chvrches just released “Every Open Eye.” Here’s our September 2015 review of the record, with Jim Hanke (Vinyl Emergency) guesting. We look back in honor of our upcoming “Love Is Dead” review, set to drop the week of May 28.…
209: I Will Possess Your Pod
May 13, 2018 • 68 min
We’ve had 10 years of Death Cab For Cutie’s “Narrow Stairs,” so naturally, it was time for a big, exhaustive track-by-track. The hosts talk the album’s key 4-5-6 stretch of tracks, they argue the merits of the first single’s long running time, while then…
208: We Missed It! (Fall Out Boy — MANIA)
May 6, 2018 • 75 min
Episode 208 of Modern Vinyl has the hosts reviewing an album they missed earlier in 2018, Fall Out Boy’s “MANIA.” Alongside “Favorites” and “Skips,” they discuss the band’s depiction of mental health (should we expect a pop band to be responsible?), the…
207: The Most Popular Pod (In The Feed)
Apr 26, 2018 • 73 min
Get episodes early + exclusive audio: patreon.com/modernvinyl Episode 207 of Modern Vinyl is a 10-year celebration of the self-titled album from Flight of the Conchords. We talk the album’s history, how it holds up outside the HBO program and more. Matt…
206: RSD Award Show 2018
Apr 19, 2018 • 67 min
Episode 206 of Modern Vinyl is yet another iteration of the annual Record Store Day Award Show. Here, we dissect the yearly RSD list through our longtime awards: Worthy of a Flip (best 7” record), Biggest Plant Jammer (in its final appearance, hopefully),…
200: Episode 200
Apr 13, 2018 • 73 min
Episode 200 of the podcast has the hosts gathering for a chat about the show, their emotional states and more. Clips at the end come from episodes 8 and 10 of the podcast.Get advanced episodes and exclusive audio on Patreon.
205: My Dear Podcast,
Apr 9, 2018 • 54 min
Episode 205 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast takes on The Weeknd’s new release (NOT EP), “My Dear Melancholy,.” Chris and Mike, along with special guest Jacob Tender (Bantha Fodder), discuss where the EP belongs in the Abel Tesfaye story, along with…
204: 2nd Chance Spin — In Reverie
Mar 26, 2018 • 70 min
Episode 204 of Modern Vinyl has the hosts giving their 2nd Chance Spin to Saves The Day’s 2003 full length, “In Reverie.” An album their label quickly gave up on, upon release frontman Chris Conley said the reception opened up a “chamber inside me,” a…
203: Camp Cope, “Emo: The Musical” & 2018 (so far)
Mar 13, 2018 • 67 min
Episode 203 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast centers around Camp Cope’s new full length album, “How to Socialise and Make Friends,” which we review along with Christine Varriale (Allston Pudding). Stick around for talk on “Emo: The Musical” and some 2018…
202: Andy Othling (Lowercase Noises)
Mar 2, 2018 • 65 min
Our newest episode is a conversation with Andy Othling, the man behind celebrated ambient outlet Lowercase Noises. Go listen to “Swiss Illness,” go listen to the two released songs off new EP “The Ironic Distance,” fall in love. The first song you’ll hear…
201: MV Goes To The Movies — Spice World
Feb 23, 2018 • 84 min
Frequent series MV Goes To The Movies makes its return with an in-depth dissection of the 1997 film “Spice World.” Chris and Mike, joined by Modern Vinyl Managing Editor Meghin Moore, talk the film’s ambitious structure, what it has to say regarding fame…
199: 2018 Music Resolutions
Feb 16, 2018 • 73 min
Episode 199 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast tackles the new album from The Dangerous Summer (11:33), along with the storytelling in the LP (34:45) and our favorites (26:45). Then, in Side B, the guys talk their 2018 Music Resolutions (47:00). Promo Codes:…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (The Concert In Central Park)
Feb 11, 2018 • 51 min
Part 6 of Revisiting Simon and Garfunkel (and the finale) covers the duo’s highly attended “Concert In Central Park” live release, along with what led to the show, the would-be album that was scrapped afterwards, and our contention with the show’s…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Water)
Feb 11, 2018 • 62 min
Part 5 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel has the hosts discussing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” They talk Paul Simon balding (and the hair swoops he pulls off on album art), they go track-by-track on the famed record (spending as little time as possible on…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Bookends)
Feb 11, 2018 • 70 min
Part 4 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel is all about “Bookends.” The hosts discuss the vinyl record playing a crucial role in this album’s construction, along with highlighting one of their greatest songs in “Old Friends,” and how someone could possibly…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme)
Feb 11, 2018 • 55 min
Part 3 of Revisiting Simon and Garfunkel looks at “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme.” Here, your hosts talk the tour song to end all tour songs (“Homeward Bound”), the addition of strings in one of their greatest works (“The Dangling Conversation”),…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Sounds of Silence)
Feb 11, 2018 • 48 min
Part 2 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel tackles “Sounds of Silence,” an album birthed of a surprise overdub and a non-album single. Come for our pairing of “A Most Peculiar Man” and “I Am A Rock,” along with an extended discussion on “Blessed.” Joining…
Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel (Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.)
Feb 11, 2018 • 43 min
Part 1 of Revisiting Simon & Garfunkel has the hosts talking the duo’s debut album, “Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.” Looking back, it’s a record surprisingly light on Simon originals, instead leading off with and quite nearly being dominated by…
198: Tom Mullen (Anthology Of Emo Volume 1)
Feb 9, 2018 • 44 min
Our podcast pal Tom Mullen returns to Modern Vinyl (6:21) in honor of his newly released book, “Anthology of Emo Volume 1.” Interviews in the book feature members of The Promise Ring, Dashboard Confessional, American Football, The Get Up Kids and more.…
197: A Band Name Manifesto
Jan 26, 2018 • 76 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has the trio of co-hosts outlining the rules for a good band name (19:46). From misspellings, to weird punctuation, to Diarrhea Planet, they hit on it all. Stick around for talk on anticipated tours, the new…
196: Francis & The Lights — Just For Us (Roundtable)
Jan 18, 2018 • 76 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast rings in 2018 with their newest roundtable: a talk on the surprise Francis & The Lights record, “Just For Us” (12:29). The famed producer returns from “May I Have This Dance” era, delivering an experience that divides your trio of…
195: Top Music Moments of 2017
Jan 4, 2018 • 82 min
This week’s edition of The MV Podcast begins with some additional 2017 awards (12:22) — Best Video Game, Movie, TV Show, Podcast and the like — while then getting into our top music moments of the year (37:00). From live show experiences, to the music of…
194: Top 10 Albums of 2017
Dec 21, 2017 • 95 min
We kick off our end-of-year 2017 coverage with top 10 rankings, hitting about 25 different records through our three lists. Chris outright lies in his “50 minutes or bust” proclamation, so let’s hope listeners are ready for nearly 90 minutes of AOTY talk…
193: Best Worst Record
Dec 8, 2017 • 73 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about playing some news catch-up. We go from the evolution of Alternative Press, to getting into Bjork, to Death Cab’s 20th anniversary, and the Grammy nominations. And finally, we debate whether a “so…
192.5: The Current State
Dec 2, 2017 • 38 min
In Part 2 of Episode 192, we discuss the allegations surrounding Brand New and those others under the spotlight of sexual abuse and assault within the entertainment industry. It was a tough conversation, but one we felt was needed, especially given our…
192: The Great Pop-Punk Debate
Nov 23, 2017 • 80 min
On the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the hosts debate and dissect Rolling Stone’s recent “50 Greatest Pop-Punk Albums” list. The conversation is split into categories, such as “Most Underrated,” “Most Overrated,” and “Right Band, Wrong…
190: Weezerpalooza
Nov 7, 2017 • 70 min
The greatest romance in the history of podcasting continues with our review of the new Weezer record, “Pacific Daydream.” We’re definitely in the part of the rom-com where one half of the relationship does something regrettable, while everyone’s forced to…
185: 2nd Chance Spin — Say Hello To Sunshine
Sep 21, 2017 • 86 min
For the newest entry in our 2nd Chance Spin series, we’re talking the 2005 album from Finch, “Say Hello To Sunshine.” Mo Shafeek (Mondo) joins us to discuss the record’s history, the lack of singles, and the obsession with blood. Before all that talk, we…
182: The blink-182 Bonanza
Aug 24, 2017 • 65 min
In honor of hitting episode 182 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the crew talks blink-182 and more specifically attack this question: Since untitled is clearly their peak, what’s the band’s second best album? In this conversation we also talk the band’s more…
181.5: All-Listener (Favorite Albums & More)
Aug 11, 2017 • 80 min
For the newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the gang welcomes listeners to the show! More specifically, they welcome their podcast patrons, those who have subscribed through Patreon.com/modernvinyl. This was the $75 goal episode for the Patreon…
181: Japanese Breakfast — Soft Sounds (Roundtable)
Jul 20, 2017 • 70 min
On today’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, the gang talks the new album from Japanese Breakfast, “Soft Sounds From Another Planet” (14:42). They touch on the LP’s unique beginnings, talk an artist utilizing older catalog songs, and debate in what…
180: Sounds of the Arcade
Jul 14, 2017 • 67 min
On today’s episode, we co-opt the long-running Modern Vinyl feature “Please Press” for some video game soundtrack talk (10:31). Mike talks a legendary RPG, James is a Nintendo kid, while Chris brings up a strange soundtrack to an iconic platformer. Side B…
179: The Nacho King
Jul 6, 2017 • 71 min
On today’s episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, Chris and Mike force James to give Arcade Fire a chance (15:38). Creating a playlist that spans the band’s discography (and more), Chris talks themes across the band’s career, Mike talks his love of “Neon…
177: Zachary Tipton (Vinylize)
Jun 23, 2017 • 53 min
Today’s episode features our discussion with Zachary Tipton, founder of Vinylize. The vinyl eyewear company (https://vinylize.com/) has quite the interesting history, while new developments related to RSD, their physical display room, and clear vinyl…
173: Viryl Technologies/Hand Drawn Pressing
May 29, 2017 • 60 min
In episode 173 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast, we invite Dustin Blocker (Hand Drawn Pressing) and James Hashmi (Viryl Technologies) to the program. I was introduced to both companies through a SXSW panel called “The Modernization of Vinyl Record Pressing”…
170: Clare Norelli (33 1/3 Series)
May 11, 2017 • 53 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our discussion with Clare Norelli (7:10), author of the newest 33 1/3 book, focused on the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack. You can purchase it at Amazon. We discuss the composer, Angelo Badalamenti, the…
164: Jay Som
Apr 10, 2017 • 50 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris talking with Melina Duterte, aka Jay Som. We discuss the new record, “Everybody Works,” keeping things vague in modern day publicity, and of course, “Terminator 2: Judgement Day.”Get advanced…
163: Top 5 (Vagrant Records)
Apr 6, 2017 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us listing off our Top 5 favorite Vagrant Records releases. From Get Up Kids to Dashboard and beyond, we discuss the impact the label’s had on our music-loving history. We finish out with some…
162: Straight To Lathe
Mar 31, 2017 • 5 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is 6 minutes long, was recorded straight onto lathe — in conjunction with Audio Geography and Urban Outfitters — and is kinda crazy. We play the theme live on the physical Side A, while doing a host “meet and…
161: Vinyl — The Next 10 Years (Live from SXSW)
Mar 30, 2017 • 57 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us live from SXSW! We, along with special guest Mo Shafeek (Mondo), talk the next 10 years of vinyl, tackling subjects like the listening experience (and levitating turntables), RSD and “Vinyl Town.” The…
159: Vagabon — Infinite Worlds
Mar 3, 2017 • 64 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our roundtable discussion on Vagabon’s new album, Infinite Worlds. We also introduce a couple new games, including “Emo Album or Teen Drama” and “Label Trades.”Timeline 8:04, Emo Album or Teen Drama10:35,…
158: Jon Gibson (iam8bit)
Feb 24, 2017 • 53 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Jon Gibson, co-owner of iam8bit. Releasing soundtracks from video games, movies and now, TV shows, you’ll know them from releases of the “Uncharted,” “No Man’s Sky,” “Journey” and…
156: 2nd Chance Spin — Folie à Deux
Feb 10, 2017 • 74 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us giving a “2nd Chance Spin” to the Fall Out Boy full length, “Folie à Deux.” On Side B, we discuss who would make for good Super Bowl halftime artists. Timeline3:48, Hot Follow5:54, 2nd Chance SpinFall…
154: 2017 Music Resolutions
Jan 26, 2017 • 77 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our roundtable discussion of the new record from Sinai Vessel, Brokenlegged. On Side B, we discuss our 2017 Music Resolutions. Timeline 3:18, Hot Follow 9:10, Rank ‘Em 12:58, Side A: Sinai Vessel…
153: Live at Pinwheel Records
Jan 23, 2017 • 76 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our live episode from Pinwheel Records in Chicago. Here, we count down our top 10 music movies of all time (narratives, not musicals or documentaries). A big thanks to Pinwheel Records for hosting us.…
152: Mohammed Taher (Brave Wave)
Jan 5, 2017 • 76 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our conversation with Mohammed Taher, founder and label head over at Brave Wave. They recently reissued the soundtrack to Street Fighter II on vinyl, while they’re now preparing a big Ninja Gaiden reissue.…
149: Dracula’s Lament
Dec 9, 2016 • 62 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Childish Gambino’s new record, “Awaken, My Love!”. We talk the funk comparisons (or funk rip off), fatherhood and its effect on structure, and some of our favorite songs.Get advanced episodes and…
148: Ellie Kemper!
Dec 1, 2016 • 90 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast talks therapy, discusses how we’re compiling year-end lists, and answers what we believe was overrated/underrated for 2016. Aka, it’s a feelings episode. Get advanced episodes and exclusive audio on Patreon.
143: American Football — LP2 (Roundtable)
Oct 28, 2016 • 73 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast focuses in on American Football’s long-awaited return, titled by the label as LP2. We talk if the Owen comparisons are warranted, if we actually connected with that first record, and some of our favorite…
142: Kevin Devine
Oct 20, 2016 • 71 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is our interview with Kevin Devine. His new album, “Instigator,” is now available through Procrastinate! Music Traitors. For vinyl fans, there’s a special die-cut just for the first pressing, so grab it now.…
140: Chugging Moon Water
Oct 7, 2016 • 59 min
Our newest episode features a roundtable discussion of the new album from Bon Iver, titled “22, A Million.” We talk its accessibility (or lack thereof), the instrumental and lyrical themes at play, along with the merits of moon water. Alan Miller (The…
136: MV Goes To The Movies — Frank
Sep 16, 2016 • 62 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast is another entry in our MV Goes To The Movies series. This time, we’re talking the 2014 film, Frank, including the musical inspirations at play, Jon’s nuanced villain and Michael Fassbender’s performance as the title…
134: Frank Ocean — Blonde (Roundtable)
Sep 2, 2016 • 58 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us diving deep into Frank Ocean’s full length album, “Blonde.” We talk Frank’s current place in music and if he’s in the “pantheon,” along with the various themes at play within the record. We are…
133: Top 5 (Hopeless Records)
Aug 25, 2016 • 76 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about Hopeless Records. Detailing our top 5 favorite releases from their catalog allows us to look at their history, analyze the notion of pop-punk and remember bands like The Dangerous Summer.…
130: Donald Glover’s ‘Marry You’
Jul 26, 2016 • 77 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about wedding music. One of the hosts is getting married this weekend, so we talked modern wedding tracks, the true classics (and not just annoying wedding songs) and the notion of the “hipster…
128: Andy Hull/Robert McDowell (Swiss Army Man)
Jul 15, 2016 • 61 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our conversation with Andy Hull and Robert McDowell, members of Manchester Orchestra. More recently, though, and our focus, is their work as part of the film, Swiss Army Man. The composers talk how…
126: 2nd Chance Spin — Lights and Sounds
Jul 1, 2016 • 79 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features the return of 2nd Chance Spin. We discuss Yellowcard’s 2006 full length album, “Lights and Sounds,” while deciding if it deserves that second shot. Bonus material for iTunes subscribers includes a…
125: Steve Bays (Hot Hot Heat)
Jun 24, 2016 • 63 min
Episode 125 of The MV Podcast is all about Hot Hot Heat’s final, self-titled album. We speak with frontman Steve Bays about the record, along with the band’s history and much more. Timeline 4:30, Start of conversation with Steve/small town living 13:50,…
122: MV Goes To The Movies — Purple Rain
Jun 9, 2016 • 78 min
MV Goes To The Movies in episode 122 to discuss Purple Rain. The Prince epic, released in 1984, is melodramatic at times, electric on stage, and still fully entrancing. For iTunes listeners, we have an exclusive Side B topic of our favorite music…
118: Music & Loss
May 13, 2016 • 90 min
JabberJaw Podcast NetworkSupport The ShowThe newest episode of The MV Podcast is all about how me memorialize musicians upon death. Sparked by Prince, but wide-ranging in topics, the discussion covers a writer’s role in this process, the battle between…
113: Low Budget Space Camp
Apr 15, 2016 • 64 min
JabberJaw Podcast NetworkSupport The ShowThe newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast is all about the new Weezer white album. We talk the transition from Everything Will Be Alright In The End, writing an album full of only love songs and much more. And…
111: 2nd Chance Spin — Even If It Kills Me
Apr 1, 2016 • 60 min
JabberJaw Podcast NetworkSupport The ShowEpisode 111 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast introduces a new feature: 2nd Chance Spin. Here, we give another shot to overlooked, underappreciated or simply misunderstood records. Motion City Soundtrack’s (in honor of…
109: Top 5 (Drive Thru Records)
Mar 11, 2016 • 74 min
Episode 109 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris and Mike listing off their top 5 releases from Drive-Thru Records. From Something Corporate to Steel Train and beyond, the ranking not only takes us on a tour of those releases, but the label history as…
106: Kenny Vasoli (The Starting Line, Vacationer)
Feb 27, 2016 • 53 min
Episode 106 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features Kenny Vasoli of The Starting Line and Vacationer. We talk the brand new EP from TSL, Anyways, along with the relationship between his two outfits and we dig into some Starting Line deep cuts.Jabberjaw Media…
101: Andrew Schartmann (33 1/3 Series)
Jan 30, 2016 • 47 min
Episode 101 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features author Andrew Schartmann, who penned the 33 1/3 series book on Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Brothers soundtrack. A short, yet impactful work, we discuss the soundtrack in depth, along with Kondo’s limitations…
102: Top 5 (Fueled By Ramen)
Jan 30, 2016 • 75 min
Episode 102 of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has Chris and Mike talking their top 5 releases from the Fueled By Ramen catalog. From Gym Class Heroes to MV favorite, Razia’s Shadow, we debate, attack each other personally and at times, even agree on which…
099: Sam Means
Jan 16, 2016 • 64 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast features our conversation with Sam Means. Means, formerly of The Format, has a new solo record coming out on January 22nd, titled 10 Songs. We do a deep dive on the record, along with some Hello Merch talk and at the…
096: All-Listener (Holidays 2015)
Dec 22, 2015 • 50 min
This one’s special. For the first time, we let listeners of The MV Podcast on the show, in order to talk favorite holiday records, holiday traditions and so much more. We’ll be doing this again around Valentine’s Day so you’ll have more chances to get…
093: Josh Coll (Foxing)
Dec 13, 2015 • 64 min
The newest episode of The MV Podcast features our interview with Josh Coll, lyricist and bassist for Foxing. Coll opens up on the process behind writing new record, Dealer, while taking some time to answer Twitter questions.Coming up we have our year-end…
088: Songs About Love
Nov 20, 2015 • 69 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast has us talking our favorite love songs and the self-titled record from The Smiths. The back half is especially noteworthy as The Smiths are the newest subject of our Revisiting series.Coming up we have our…
087: Julien Baker
Nov 15, 2015 • 58 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our chat with Julien Baker, who recently released her debut full length album through 6131 Records. You can grab the record now, which is available on three vinyl variants. It’s very much worth it.…
086: Songs About Death
Nov 11, 2015 • 65 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast continues our ode to High Fidelity, with our top 5 songs about death. Prepare to be bummed out people. We play some great music from Foxing, Michael Nau and Night Of Joy, while finishing up with some much…
085: MV Goes To The Movies — Inside Llewyn Davis
Nov 6, 2015 • 70 min
The newest episode of The Modern Vinyl Podcast features our discussion on the Coen Brothers’ 2013 film, Inside Llewyn Davis. Find the film, find the soundtrack, it’s all worth it. Today’s artwork is by Zach Behm.Note: Some required and supplemental…
072: Craig Wedren (Wet Hot American Summer)
Aug 14, 2015 • 65 min
The Modern Vinyl Podcast returns this week as we recently spoke with Craig Wedren, composer for the new Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp Netflix series, as well as the original film. Besides just being able to geek out with him over one of my…