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S3E21 BUMMER (with cleopatrick)

Just when you thought pure guitar rock music was dead, cleopatrick entered the chat. On June 4, 2021, Canadian Rock band cleopatrick released their debut album “BUMMER“. For those of you that aren’t familiar with them, cleopatrick are childhood friends Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz. They grew up in Cobourg, Ontario and have been friends … More S3E21 BUMMER (with cleopatrick)

S3E19 Something Could Be Nothing (w/ Fat Boys and Little Men)

Today we revisit a group from way back in Season One of Esoterica the Podcast! In April 2020, we discussed Fat Boys and Little Men’s self titled EP. This week, the Mansfield based band joins Aaron to discuss their newest release (dropping today!), Something Could Be Nothing. If you missed the episode, FBLM are a … More S3E19 Something Could Be Nothing (w/ Fat Boys and Little Men)

S3E18 you’ll be fine

This week, join us as we listen to the 2020 release from Lansing, Michigan’s own Hot Mulligan. Released on No Sleep Records, their sophomore album is titled you’ll be fine. In 2015, Hot Mulligan released two EPs titled Fenton and Honest & Cunning via Michigan based label Save Your Generation Records. After signing to No Sleep Records in 2017, Hot Mulligan re-released … More S3E18 you’ll be fine

S3E17 Kollaps (w/ Blixa Bargeld)

This year marks the fortieth anniversary of the release of Einstürzende Neubauten‘s first official LP Kollaps. To celebrate, we are joined by none other than Blixa Bargeld. Blixa talks about the making of Kollaps, as well as some of his major influences. Einstürzende Neubauten (“Collapsing New Buildings”) is a German experimental music group, originally formed in West Berlin in 1980. The … More S3E17 Kollaps (w/ Blixa Bargeld)

S3E15 Bone Machine

Recorded in the cellar of Prairie Sun Recording Studios, in an area described as “just a cement floor and a water heater,” Bone Machine is Tom Waits‘ eleventh studio album. It was released in September of 1992. Bone Machine was recorded and produced entirely at the Prairie Sun Recording studios in Cotati, California, in a room of … More S3E15 Bone Machine

S3E14 The Balcony

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

S3E13 Dry As a Bone

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

S3E12 Savage Sinusoid

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

S3E8 Mister Asylum

This week we continue our journey through Aaron’s “laid back and heavy” motif with Highly Suspect. Highly Suspect  is an American rock band from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band consists of twin brothers Rich (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ryan Meyer (drums, backing vocals), Johnny Stevens (guitar, lead vocals), and Matt Kofos (guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals). After starting as a bar … More S3E8 Mister Asylum

S3E7 Cure for Pain

So, here’s the thing. Morphine was one of the best bands to come out of Boston in the 90’s. You can argue the point, and you can be wrong. Formed in 1989 by Mark Sandman, Dana Colley and Jerome Deupree, Morphine combined blues and jazz elements with more traditional rock arrangements, giving the band an unusual sound. Sandman sang distinctively in … More S3E7 Cure for Pain

S3E6 Royal Blood

This week we listen to and discuss one of Aaron’s picks: English rock duo Royal Blood. Formed in Brighton in 2011, Royal Blood consists of Mike Kerr on vocals and bass and Ben Thatcher on drums. Their sound is anchored in Kerr’s unique bass playing technique, in which he uses various effects pedals to make his electric bass sound like … More S3E6 Royal Blood

S3E4 Safe As Milk

In September of 1967, an eccentric young musician named Don Van Vliet released his debut album under his stage moniker, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. That album was called Safe As Milk. Van Vliet was quite a character. He was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist. His music blended elements of blues, free jazz, rock, and avant-garde composition … More S3E4 Safe As Milk

S3E2 The Gereg

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, … More S3E2 The Gereg

S3E1 You’re Gonna Miss It All

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 … More S3E1 You’re Gonna Miss It All