S3E5 Fresh Faced & Effervescent (with The Fairview)

This week we are joined by Nolan McGovern and Jake Perreault of The Fairview as we discuss their album Fresh Faced & Effervescent. The Fairview is a punk pop DIY outfit from Southeastern Massachusetts / Rhode Island. Started in 2014 by Nolan McGovern and his friends from high school, the amateur band played small venues, … More S3E5 Fresh Faced & Effervescent (with The Fairview)

S1E21 Trying

After knocking back a cold Sam Adams’ Porch Rocker to celebrate our last regular episode of the season, Aaron and I discuss local band Something Saturday’s album Trying. Vocalist Aaron Christian joins us to discuss the album track by track, as well as talk about the recording process. Something Saturday was created from the ashes … More S1E21 Trying

S1E20 Singing Bones

“But until I hit the bottom, I won’t believe that it’s bottomless.” For our twentieth episode (!!), we take a listen to some gothic Americana from the alternative country band The Handsome Family. Comprising of husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks, The Handsome Family have been creating their unique sound since 1993. Aaron … More S1E20 Singing Bones

S1E17 Untainted

Special guests Jake Morse and Nick Cronin, the artists of this week’s album, join us to discuss the 2016 release “Untainted”, Jake’s newest singles “Something About U” and “Selfless Self-Improvement“, and future projects. We enjoy their discussions with Jake and Nick with a tall glass of Yoo-hoo…cue Song 2 by Blur! You can check out … More S1E17 Untainted

S1E16 Frank & Clyde Play the Music You’ve Asked For (w/ Homer Flynn)

“The biggest little band in the land!” We’re pretty excited about this episode. Rather than discussing one of our favorite esoteric albums, we have a guest who shares his! Homer Flynn, president of the Cryptic Corporation and manager of The Residents, joins us to discuss life during the pandemic, what The Residents have been up … More S1E16 Frank & Clyde Play the Music You’ve Asked For (w/ Homer Flynn)

S1E15 Reruns

For this episode, we take a listen to Attleboro, MA based Bicycle Inn’s 2016 release Reruns. Bicycle Inn can be found on Bandcamp by clicking here. The band members (Noah Aguiar, Declan Moloney and Joshua Carrascal) met each other in 2016 through a youth ministry worship band. Self described as born again Christians, their faith … More S1E15 Reruns

S1E10 Wormwood

Gimme that old time religion, it’s good enough for me! In honor of Holy Week, and what has turned out to be a very subdued Easter this year, we decided to take a gander at some of the more esoteric stories in the Bible. Join us as we review The Resident’s 1998 album Wormwood: Curious … More S1E10 Wormwood

S1E9 Cosmic

This is an exciting milestone for us here at Esoterica the Podcast. Instead of Aaron and I simply sharing our musings on an album, we were fortunate enough to have two of the band members join us via Zoom to do a track by track deep dive! Cosmic is a 2019 release from the band … More S1E9 Cosmic

S1E8 Bundle of Joy

“I’m troubled by shapeless fears. Who could live in the modern world without catching his share of them?” This episode is overshadowed by some not so shapeless fears. As Aaron and I launched into our musings, news broke that American treasure Tom Hanks had contracted COVID-19 and the government was suspending all travel from Europe. … More S1E8 Bundle of Joy

S1E7 Bay Faction

Boston based Berklee boys Bay Faction are the subject of this episode. Their eponymous album was released in 2015, and appears to have largely disappeared from their online presence. Before diving into the album, we take some time to muse on the current COVID-19 pandemic. This will more than likely permeate a number of our … More S1E7 Bay Faction

S1E5 Sports

Hello, esoterics. So this was probably the most fun we have had (to date) recording an episode. Modern Baseball may not fall into the classic definition of esoteric, but they’re an indie band and a personal favorite of Aaron. We take a deeper dive than usual going into the individual tracks this time around. I … More S1E5 Sports

S1E3 Drop Dead!

Chris here. This was our first episode recorded with actual microphones. The levels are a little wonky in the final mix, but the content was good. In this episode, Aaron and I discuss the Cube Rule. A lively debate ensues. I stand by my position that cereal is not, and never will be, a soup. … More S1E3 Drop Dead!