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    This week we go North of the border to talk with Canadian rock duo cleopatrick about their 2018 EP the boys. Childhood friends Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. They have been friends since age 4 and began getting interested in music around age 8 when they first listened to AC/DC. Later in their teens they began recording their own music. The band's first music festival was the 2018 installment of Lollapalooza in Chicago. In late 2018 they were booked to play at Shaky Knees Music Festival in 2019 in Atlanta. The band has drawn comparisons in their sound and personal reflection of music to […]
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    On this week’s episode, we take a listen to The HU‘s 2019 debut album The Gereg. The HU is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. The band’s name, The HU, is the Mongolian root word for human being. They call their style “Hunnu Rock,” inspired by the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire known as The Huns in Western culture. Some of the band’s lyrics include old Mongolian war cries and poetry. Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their producer Dashka, along with members Gala, Jaya, Temka, and Enkush. The HU combines rock […]
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    This week we revisit a Season One favorite: Modern Baseball. This time around we're taking a look at their 2014 release "You're Gonna Miss It All." Like their debut album Sports (2012), You're Gonna Miss It All was written while the band members were attending college. Unlike Sports which only featured Lukens and Ewald, "we were just excited to have a full band and make [You're Gonna Miss It All] that way", according to Ewald. Discussing writing, Ewald said one member of the group would come up with a lyric "and we'll go run off by ourselves and try to build around that" All band members take turns […]
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    President of the Cryptic Corporation and long time manager of The Residents Homer Flynn joins Chris and Aaron once again to discuss Resident’s 1980 release, Goosebump. The Resident’s Historical site describes Goosebump thusly: “The Residents had long planned to produce a children’s record — of sorts. Goosebump is a collection of Mother Goose rhymes set to music with all of the “original sinister overtones” left in place. They teamed up with their long-time collaborator Snakefinger and recorded the songs using only musical instruments bought at Toys-R-Us. Although children’s toys were used to produce the music, The Residents’ grown-up toys were […]
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    Aaron and Chris stop off in the Outer Rim to check out 1980's Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album, produced for RSO Records by Meco. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message
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    Our hosts discuss the sophomore outing from singer-songwriter Sidney Gish, her 2017 album No Dogs Allowed. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message
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    Getting wicked local, Aaron and Chris discuss Abington's own A Loss For Words and their 2009 debut The Kids Can't Lose. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message
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    Our hosts discuss Jim White's 1997 debut album Wrong Eyed Jesus (The Mysterious Tale of How I Shouted), and Chris' personal relationship to it. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message
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    Our hosts are joined by the one and only David Ossman to discuss the forthcoming album Dope Humor of the Seventies by Firesign Theatre, a 2 disc collection of previously unreleased material from the early 70's. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message
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    Our hosts discuss the very definition of esoteric: Jean-Michel Jarre's 1983 Musique pour Supermarché ( Music for Supermarkets). Only a single copy was pressed and distributed, and its master plates were deliberately destroyed. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message