Esoteric is described as of special, rare, or unusual interest.
Esoterica the Podcast is discussions and reviews of the obscure, offbeat and unusual. Music, movies, board games, books, hobbies… anything that strikes our fancy!
This week we cross the pond to check out Welsh band Catfish and the Bottlemen. Formed in 2007, the band formed in Llandudno, North Wales. Their musical style can best be described as indie or alt rock. Which, to be honest, is a description I have issues with. Being a Gen Xer, alt rock was … More S3E14 The Balcony
We’re back, and this week we’re heading back to the mid 80’s to check out some proto-grunge. This week’s album is Dry as a Bone, the second EP by Green River. It was released in July 1987 through Sub Pop Records. Green River formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984. Although the band had very little commercial Success outside their … More S3E13 Dry As a Bone
Hello there! We pride ourselves on keeping a regular weekly schedule. Consistency is the key to success, or so we’ve heard. Well, not this week. We will be taking a brief respite from our regular schedule as real life intrudes on our time. The Mad Wanderer (aka Chris) is running for re-election, and that little … More Taking a Break
This week finds out checking out French artist Gautier Serre, known by his stage name, Igorrr. Initially influenced by the likes of Meshuggah, Chopin, Cannibal Corpse, Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, Taraf de Haidouks and Aphex Twin, traces of these artists can be found littered across Igorrr’s discography, but Serre has never been interested in remaining static … More S3E12 Savage Sinusoid
We’re back with yet another album from LA based Dead Poet Society, and again one of our favorite guests, vocalist/guitarist Jack Underkofler joins us as well! Released less than a week ago on March 12, 2021, -!- is their first full length album released through Spinefarm Records. Jack joins us to discuss the genesis of the album … More S3E11 -!- (with Jack Underkofler)
This week we dive back into the local scene, listening to the 2021 release from Massachusetts based Pillbook. This album, El Primer Paso can best be described as psychedelic alt pop. Pillbook is comprised of Aaron Garcia from Chelsea, Massachusetts. Aaron is a producer as well as a musician, recording most of his music in … More S3E10 El Primer Paso (with Pillbook)
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