Niia tells me about growing up as a jazz nerd, being discovered by Wyclef, and the path to her debut album, I.
I spoke to Dave Macklovitch in his studio in LA back in December. We talk about what it is like to be the band Chromeo in 2017, more than fifteen years and 5 albums into their career. He is a keenly self-aware and entertaining person, and I try my best to keep up with him.
Patrick Stickles shares his journey from New Jersey punk to Brooklyn-based cat owner, and everything in between. We also talk about the band Everclear, which was unexpected.
Titus Andronicus will be on tour in the UK in the fall of 2018.
Mike Milosh of Rhye spills all of his business on the pod this week. There is a lot of inside baseball here about signing record deals, promoting records, touring, and everything in between.
Take a peek (or listen) behind the curtain…
Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, please listen to my great conversation with Phoebe Bridgers. We talk about arts high school, Ben Harper’s mom’s folk night, European tour observations and much much more.
She’s on tour right NOW.
Recorded in Los Angeles in December, 2017.
Brandon Flowers and Ronnie Vannucci Jr. of The Killers join me for the season finale of No Effects.
If you want to know what it felt like to play a Killers show on the floor of a Las Vegas sports bar to 13 people (and then solicit sign-ups for the email list)… this is the show for you!
FYI: this conversation was recorded back in June, 2017.
See you next year!!
I talked to Nathan and Stephen from Wavves back in May 2017 and now you can finally listen to it!!
We talked about terrible interviews, firing people, the vultures that swirl around 21 year-old buzz bands, MYSPACE (again), and much much more.
Alicia Bognanno joins me and I have about a million questions about the years she spent working as a sound engineer at a 150 cap room in Nashville. Don’t worry, we also talk about her band, Bully.
Bully are on tour RIGHT NOW.
Zola Jesus tells me about childhood voice competitions, social anxiety, creating Zola Jesus, her writing/production process, her experience as a woman working in music, and what her life is like in the house she built in rural Wisconsin.
Go Badgers 🙂
Her newest album, Okovi, is out now on Sacred Bones Records.
And she is on tour right now.
All four members of Chicano Batman sit down for 60 minutes to tell me about where they come from. We talk about not talking about the name of their band, discovering music and activism, Los Angeles, and much more.
Check them out on tour right now.
Special thanks to Kirsten Woodward for setting up this episode.
A new season of No Effects begins! Look for a new episode every Tuesday through December.
On this episode, Rostam Batmanglij joins me for a conversation about Dr. Dre, why he left Vampire Weekend and made Half Light, his feelings about music streaming services, and much much more.
This completes the entire Vampire Weekend / No Effects set!
Katie Crutchfield joins me on the season finale of this season of No Effects for a great conversation about growing up in Birmingham, DIY touring, working with her identical twin sister, and her new album Out in the Storm.
And much more!
No Effects will be back this fall. Don’t go anywhere!
What better way to celebrate American Independence Day than to listen to my conversation with Canadian DJ and producer Jacques Greene.
This episode features the Jacques Greene origin story and some great details about making his debut album Feel Infinite.
Composer Lydia Ainsworth joins me for a very Canadian No Effects, in which we touch upon Lydia’s deep and personal connections to Tim Horton’s, Fraggle Rock, Air Canada, and government grants for the arts.
And much much more!
Her great new album Darling of the Afterglow is out NOW on Arbutus Records.
Robin Pecknold tells me about his open mic days, early Fleet Foxes stories, his decision to go to college two albums into his career, and his family’s unlikely Shaggy connection.
Fleet Foxes’ new album Crack-Up is out June 16, 2017 on Nonesuch Records.
Big thanks to the Ace Hotel in New York for hosting us!
Michael Hadreas, the artist working as Perfume Genius, tells me about how he started writing and performing in his late 20’s, where he thinks he would be without myspace, why he thinks people cry at his shows, and how his approach to music has changed (and how it hasn’t) for his amazing fourth album, “No Shape.”
Episode 77. Oddisee and I talk about growing up in the DC area, his Sudanese and American families, horse racing, discovering hip-hop, the DC/NY relationship, making his new album “The Iceberg” in late 2016, and much much more. A great conversation. He’s probably on tour right now, so go see him!
My guest this week is Valerie Teicher, the artist known as Tei Shi.
She tells me about growing up in Colombia and Canada, waiting until her twenties to go on stage, dealing with soundguys, and how she made her new album Crawl Space, out NOW on Downtown Records.
Special thanks to the Ace Hotel in New York, where we recorded this episode.
I joined Chris in his home in Brooklyn to talk about his life playing drums for Vampire Weekend and playing everything for his new project Dams of the West.
We talk trombone, mostly. We also talk about being a waterpark lifeguard in New Jersey, the original email that started Vampire Weekend, how the band’s success led to his “extended adolescence”, and go over a few great drummer solo projects. Over La Croix, of course ;(
This conversation with Sylvan Esso was going great until Amelia mentioned that her father is a professional Santa Claus. Then we just spent the rest of our time talking about that.
Sylvan Esso’s new album “What Now” is out… now.
Thanks to Thomas for the production help on this one.
Thanks to Teddy Blanks for the artwork.
“I don’t like to be rude to people who are interviewing me, like Bob Dylan was, but I wish I could be”
My guest this week is English musician and podcaster Laura Marling. Laura shares with me what she has learned from doing her own show Reversal of the Muse, and then regales me with stories from her early days: dropping out of high school, sleeping in a double bass case, playing the Sidewalk Cafe in the mid 2000’s, and much more. Plus we talk about psychoanalysis, the challenges of doing music today, and how people misperceive her.
Recorded backstage at Terminal 5 back in the “good old days” of October 2016, Animal Collective are my guests this week.
Specifically, Panda Bear and Geologist, so, half of Animal Collective.
We talk about their enduring friendship, which began high school and has extended all the way through parenthood, touring, and making 10 albums together.
*ALARM EMOJI* Miami Bass episode of No Effects *ALARM EMOJI*
Not exactly, but kinda, as my guest this week is Miami-adjace DJ/Producer Jubilee. We cover the South Florida rave scene, the Central Florida rave scene, and everything in between. And much much more.
Jubilee’s new album, After Hours, is out October 21st on Mixpak
I dropped in on Taylor and Ryan of the LA band Local Natives backstage before a show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn.
Taylor and Ryan tell me about growing up together, playing music, changing their band name, and how their relationship and band have evolved over the years.
Mangy Love, out now, is Cass McComb’s “somethingth” album. He doesn’t know exactly. In our wide-ranging conversation, he tells me about growing up and living in the Bay Area, living out of his car in New York City, anti-folk music, anti-anti-folk music, rap music, choir music, how his band is like a halfway house, and much much more. Cass McCombs is a one-of-a-kind musician who is incredibly talented, prolific, and I am a huge fan of him. Please listen and then go listen to his music.
My guests this week are Michael ‘Fitz’ Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums. Fitz and Noelle share with me stories from their many years they individually spent struggling to find a career in music before breaking out with Fitz and the Tantrums.
This episode is brought to you by Away. Head to awaytravel.com and use promo code “noeffects” to save $20 on one of their fantastic pieces of luggage.
My guest this week is Lorely Rodriguez, the artist known as Empress Of. Lorely shares with me about growing up in Los Angeles with a musical/not-musical family, going to Berklee School of Music, how getting a laptop changed her life, and much much more. Plus another great Canadian border crossing story!
This is part 2 of my live show recorded at Moogfest, in Durham in May 2016. Part 1, with Julia Holter, is also available right now.
Recorded LIVE at Moogfest 2016 in May 2016 in Durham, North Carolina! This is part one of two.
Julia Holter joins me to talk about growing up in Los Angeles, having two planners, studying composition at the University of Michigan, performing at bookstores, at much more.
Plus, the crowd is mic’d so you can hear when they laugh and compare it to your own reactions!
Thanks to the great organizers of Moogfest for setting this up and recording it.
Patrick is best known as one half of the band Chairlift. He’s also well known as a music producer in his own right. He’s less known for being lead snare of a WORLD CHAMPION drumline team. He’s a very gifted and very humble man. We talk about all of those things and more on this week’s No Effects.
Tegan and Sara Quin are identical twin sisters from Canada who have been playing music as Tegan and Sara since the late 90’s. They are gay women in their mid-30’s who are now huge pop stars and there’s no one quite like them in music.
Our conversation spans their entire career, but a lot of it is about their early years, their ups and downs, their times apart from each other, and how they eventually built a huge community around themselves and their music.
Andrew Savage from the band Parquet Courts joins me this week. Listen as he sails a Bob Seger reference way over my head, talks music school, what it’s like as a DIY band playing festivals and large venues, and much much more.
Julianna Barwick’s new album “Will” is out on May 6, 2016 on Dead Oceans.
Listen to Julianna tell me about growing up in the church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, moving to New York, her early experiences doing music in Brooklyn and around the world, and how she made her new album “Will”.
Plus, her time as an intern for a very famous children’s musician, and much much more.
Julianna is a true one-of-a-kinder and I loved talking to her for an hour. I think you will too.
Recorded at an AirBnb down in Austin, Texas during SXSW 2016, this is my great conversation with Chris Baio. Chris plays bass in Vampire Weekend and plays everything in his own project Baio. Chris is a super nice guy who is super talented and this is a super conversation. As always, we delve into early bands and how he started playing in Vampire Weekend. Also, he tells me about mixing his album in Malibu, living in London, and much much more. Plus, I go negative on the Chi-peps.
A fantastic double xl episode of No Effects this week with god in chief of the GODMODE Squad, Nick Sylvester.
Before helming his own record label / management / production company GODMODE and producing albums for Shamir, Deerhoof and more, Nick was a teenage trumpet player performing at weddings and bar mitzvahs in Philadelphia. After that, he was a Harvard kid writing snarky album reviews for Pitchfork. After that, he was a writer for the Colbert Report for 4 years. After that, he started a muscular brooklyn rock band called Mr. Dream. And now, he is putting it all together in a really unique way at GODMODE.
He’s a true one-of-a-kinder and I was very happy to talk to him about all that and more.
The Range is James Hinton and “Potential” is his new album, out March 25, 2016 on Domino Records. I spoke with James on an unseasonably warm February day in his apartment in Brooklyn.
We talked about his open mic days, the movie Sliver, “reverse catfishing” in order to make his album, and much much more.
Fun fact: there was a gas leak in James’ apartment while we recorded this episode. I helped discover it right after we finished and saved his massive apartment building from burning down.
DJDS is Sam Griesemer and Jerome Potter. They are from LA, they have a new album called “Stand Up and Speak.”
This episode is a step by step guide for how to get a cool internship in the music industry and how to take that experience into work as an electronic music professional.
Starting off 2016, my guest is Mr. Travis Egedy, aka Pictureplane. We talk about being a history buff, being in a “conscious hip hop” group in New Mexico in the early 2000’s and the golden era of the Denver DIY scene. Among MANY other things.
Claire Evans and Jona Bechtolt join me for one of my favorite conversations of 2015. We go over the many incarnations and affiliates of the band known as YACHT, what it’s like to do music and so many other things, Jona’s idea for a site that reviews YACHT reviews, their TV pilot, their lapsed URLS, and finally, their amazing personal journeys.
Recorded in LA in March 2015, this is my conversation with Jake Duzsik of the band HEALTH. We talk about discovering you’re not punk rock, touring with his band HEALTH, taking 5 years between albums, and much much more. Lots of swearing in this one, kids.
Alan Palomo and I sit and talk for almost an hour about the Tomb Raider Soundtrack. There are also side conversations about sensory deprivation tanks on tour, growing up in Monterrey, Mexico and San Antonio, and the new Neon Indian album “Vega Intl. Night School”
I try not to dwell too much on the young age of my guest this week, Garrett Borns. He records as BØRNS and his new album “Dopamine” is out right now on Interscope. He tells me about how he went from a kid in Michigan doing online jingle contests to an international recording artist in record time.
Amanda Warner is MNDR and on this episode she shares her story: from growing up on a farm in North Dakota to auditioning to play bass for Hole (!) to the warehouse world of Oakland, to having a number one song in Europe, to writing a thousand songs for other artists, and, if you can believe it, much much more.
She is amazing, an A+ guest, I loved talking to her, and you will love listening to her, so please do that!
Recorded out in LA back in March of 2015, my guest this week is LA based slasher Jason Stewart. He’s the DJ slash podcaster slash music supervisor slash “food enthusiast” known as Them Jeans.
We talk about the heyday of blog djing in the mid 2000’s, DJ’s complaining, and a variety of other subjects as I unload all of my DJ related material on him.
Arthur Ashin, the artist currently known as Autre Ne Veut, joins me to tell me about his parents, his near birth experience, his favorite concert of all time, his new album, his college theory days, and much much more.
His new album “Age of Transparency” is available now from Downtown Records.
Trevor Powers records as Youth Lagoon and he has a great new album out right now called “Savage Hills Ballroom.” Go listen to it!
He’s an amiable guy who was happy talk baseball, to listen to me casually psychoanalyze his love of the movie “Castaway” and much MUCH more
Welcome to episode 45 of No Effects with Jesse Cohen! On this episode, my guest, Ed Droste, and I talk about the early days of his band Grizzly Bear, moving to Los Angeles, envying DJ’s, writing music for the radio, and much much more.
FYI: I recorded this conversation at Ed’s home in Los Angeles back in March, about 6 months ago.
Albert Hammond, Jr joins me in my kitchen to talk about his new album “Momentary Masters” and married life upstate. We talk about the time that Tanlines played the main stage at FYF before the Strokes, we talk about difference between making an album 10 years ago and today, and we talk about much much more.
Molly Lambert is a writer for Grantland and a podcast host there as well. She’s a dear dear friend and I was very happy to talk to her back in March in Los Angeles. She tells me about how she started writing and how she believes that every TV writer has a deep, dark, secret.
Part 2 of a double episode!!
My guest is the artist, rapper, musician, and energy drink manufacturer Juiceboxxx.
We talk about Juice’s long career starting out as a teenager in Milwaukee, touring the DIY circuit, touring with Public Enemy in Canada, meeting with labels, his goals and ambitions, and a lot in between. We also talk about the new book about him and some of his thoughts about that.
Make sure to check out episode 41, with Leon Neyfakh, who just wrote that book about Juiceboxxx, which is called The Next Next Level.
On part one of my first double episode, my guest is writer and journalist Leon Neyfakh. Leon’s written for the Boston Globe, New Yorker, Slate, etc, but the reason he’s on my show is because he just wrote a book called The Next Next Level: A Story of Rap, Friendship, and Almost Giving Up. The subject of that book is the rapper and artist Juiceboxxx, who is my guest in part 2 of this double podcast.
We talk about his book and his career and the many many feelings and thoughts I had about his book on this great episode. It’s one of my favorites.
Tom Arsenault is the artist known as Mas Ysa and he is currently on tour with us. As we speak, he is sound checking in a room in Atlanta directly behind me. He is equally passionate as a performer as he is a human being. He’s one of a kind, and I have enjoyed getting to know him out here on tour. This podcast documents our first conversation before we left for tour. We talk about growing up in Montreal and Sao Paulo, being a turntablist, and his unique live show.
His great debut album Seraph is out July 24th
Spoke to Alexis Taylor of Hot Chip over a weekend trip in New York City on how his band is like both Wu Tang Clan and Squeeze, what it’s like to work with people he’s known since age 11 and his distinctive, intricate and humorous lyrics.
I also recorded an intro for this episode while out on tour with Tanlines, while walking down the street in San Francisco. It’s a full update about how the shows are going, how we got robbed in St. Louis, and what it’s like touring with a full band for the first time.
The interview with Alexis begins at the six minute mark
My guest this week is Norwegian artist Jenny Hval. Join us as we talk about 2 Unlimited, music lessons, and her totally unique stage setup. And, of course, much much more.
Her new album Apocalypse, Girl is out right now on Sacred Bones.
UMO is the band, and Ruban Neilson is who I talked to in this episode. Ruban is from New Zealand, but started UMO in Portland, Oregon where he’s lived for several years now. We talked about how he got here, his first tours, and how he made his great new album Multi-Love. Plus, punk house chili makes another appearance.
A seminal episode of No Effects with my guest this week, Molly Neuman. Molly played drums in the seminal Riot Grrrl band Bratmobile. But wait, there is much much more. Molly’s career in independent music also has included running the seminal punk label Lookout!, managing seminal punk artist Ted Leo, and being VP of seminal trade association A2IM.
Couldn’t be happier to share this episode with you guys— my guest this week is Ali Shaheed Muhammad, DJ, producer, and founding member of A Tribe Called Quest !!! We talked about Brooklyn in 2015, Los Angeles in 1989, his own podcast “Microphone Check”, touring, making music, and much much more.
Listen to Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s podcast Microphone Check
The band is called Drenge and they are two brothers named Eoin and Rory Loveless and they are from a place called Castleton, which is in Derbyshire, which is in England. They’re young and on the way up and I do my best to relate to them and they did their best to relate to me, and it was an all around great time.
Jon Spencer was kind enough to sit with me in the basement where his band practices and walk me through his 20+ years of being a professional musician. It’s a great conversation, he’s got a great perspective, and I am happy to remind him over and over again that it’s okay to swear on a podcast. Enjoy!
I had a great conversation with Kelela and, fortunately for you guys, I recorded it. You can listen to that conversation right now in this week’s episode of No Effects 🙂
We talked about playing music in art galleries, family, Guns Germs & Steel, Montgomery County, Maryland, going to college, and much much more.
Episode number 30… where has the time gone?? Actually, now that I think about it, it’s been about a year and 30 episodes is a great number of episodes for one year!
My guest this week is Oliver Ackermann, who plays in the band A Place to Bury Strangers and also started and runs a guitar effects company called Death By Audio. He answered all of my questions about running an effects business and also told some great stories about all the things he has done in his career. Really an A+ dude and an A+ episode. Enjoy!
This week’s guest is Alex Bleeker, who plays bass and sings in Real Estate and guitar in Alex Bleeker and the Freaks. Alex and I talked about starting out playing music in high school, doing experimental theater, booking tours on myspace, and much much more. Great dude, great guest, great episode.
Live from Vimeo Headquarters in Manhattan, this week I am joined by the wonderful and remarkable Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair. K + B are the creators of the great TV show / web series High Maintenance. I am a huge fan and was really excited to talk to them about creating the show, creating things in general, working together, working in general, and much much more.
High Maintenance can be found on Vimeo, with brand new episodes going up February 5th 2015. Enjoy them all!
It’s a trip down memory lane… as well as present boulevard AND future street with this week’s great guest Mike Pace. Mike recounts his early days of being in a band on Long Island, finding success with the Oxford Collapse, doing standup, hosting the great (and defunct) Worst Gig Ever Podcast, and finally, writing and producing his new solo album. Mike Pace and the Child Actors’ “Best Boy” is out NOW… go check it out. Enjoy!
Another XXL episode of No Effects. This week, I spoke with Rami Haykal and Jake Rosenthal, the co-owners of Glasslands, a very special music venue here in Brooklyn. Glasslands will sadly be closing at the end of this year, so I thought I would try to capture some of what made it special and say goodbye in this episode. Along the way, you will hear some truly depressing stories of terrible shows my bands have played (and one great one), as well as learning about where Rami and Jake come from, what they care about, and why they are the good kind of club owner. Thanks dudes! Good luck in whatever comes next. Also, everyone else: happy new year!
A double XL episode of No Effects this week as I’m joined by T Magazine Critic-at-Large Jody Rosen. Jody and I cover a lot on this one, including his long career as a music critic, hanging out with Graduation-era Kanye, the 2006 Mets, and how happy Jody is not to have to weigh in on the new Kendrick Lamar song. Also, for the kids, a helpful step-by-step guide to how you can become a successful music critic some day ;(
All three members of Ex Hex join me on this week’s No Effects. For those of you keeping score, that’s Mary Timony, Laura Harris, and Betsy Wright. Join me by listening this week and you will learn about how Mary, Laura, and Betsy met each other, wrote and recorded their excellent album “Rips”, went on tour together, and so much much more. I also talk a lot about Washington DC… hopefully in a cool way!
Another great episode of No Effects! Live from Los Angeles this week, my guest is Mr. George Lewis, Jr. aka the man/band Twin Shadow. George shares with me all about how his life got flipped turned upside down and he’d like to take about 60 minutes, just sit right there, he’ll tell you how he became the prince of a town called downtown LA.
For the first time ever, I am joined on No Effects by an entire band full of guys. The band is Museum of Love and the guys are just two guys: Pat Mahoney and Dennis McNany. Our great conversation ranges from Irish stuff, getting older and funkier (*sorry), playing in hardcore bands and LCD Soundsystem, becoming a singer, and much much more. As always: no effects.
Museum of Love’s new album, also called Museum of Love, is out NOW on DFA records
A very family-friendly episode of No Effects this week, as I’m joined by Aaron Coyes, who along with his wife Indra Dunis, is one half of the musical duo Peaking Lights. Aaron, Indra, and their two children make up a very unique touring party for a very unique band. Aaron tells me about building synths, moving to New Zealand, moving to Wisconsin, meeting Indra, and making Peaking Lights together. Their new album, “Cosmic Logic”, is out right now.
Live and direct from both Los Angeles, where I am right now, and also New York, where I recorded this conversation… it’s another great episode of No Effects! On this episode, my guest is the very talented and very cool Mapei. We talk about Mapei’s childhood in Sweden and the US, her new album Hey Hey, I name drop The High and Mighty about four or five times, and much much more. ENJOY.
The big fall podcasting season is FINALLY upon us, and I’m here to meet it with my longest episode ever… which also happens to be one of the best. My guest this week is Sasha Frere-Jones and we spent a solid 1.5 hours discussing his career both as a music writer for the New Yorker and as a musician with his band Ui. Many many topics are covered and many many opinions are expressed, and you’ll just have to listen to hear all of them. Sasha is a true music lover, from every angle possible, and I really enjoyed talking to him.
Ahmed Gallab, the artist better known as Sinkane, is my guest on a great episode of No Effects this week. I surprised Ahmed by showing up at his apartment at the time that we had agreed upon, which he had forgotten about, and then I believe I surprised him with what turned out to be a great conversation. We talked about about his life from Sudan to Ohio and his attitude and approach to being a solo artist, with an emphasis on collaboration. Lots of good stuff here. Enjoy!
Syd Butler joins me this week to tell me (and you) about his many many jobs, including playing in Les Savy Fav, playing in the Studio 8G band on Late Night with Seth Myers, running French Kiss Records, and many many more jobs. We also talk about growing up in Washington DC, going to college with Seth MacFarlane, zoos, and many many more things.
There are absolutely NO EFFECTS on this episode…that’s right NONE.
On this episode of No Effects, I spoke to 22-year-old producer / musician / DJ Jim-E Stack about his new album “Tell Me I Belong”, growing up in San Francisco, discovering Jazz and House music, and much more. I also tell the story of how we met at a very ill-fated Mad Decent block party in Chicago and did I mention much much more? Enjoy!
On this episode, I spoke with Max Silvestri. Max is a comedian, comedy writer, comedy performer, and comedy food television host. If you’re sensing a theme it’s because Max is a very funny, by my standards and by those of society in general. He’s also very smart and thoughtful, and he shares with us a bunch of thoughts on his career, his work ethic, how he became known as a “food comic” or whatever, and much much more.
Max has a brand new album called King Piglet, which is probably available wherever you’re listening to this podcast, and he will be hosting the forthcoming TV show “The Feed” on the forthcoming FYI network. Check those things out.
On this week’s episode, my guest is Tom Krell, the artist slash musician known as How to Dress Well. At 10 AM in the conference room of a publicist’s office, Tom and I managed to have a really interesting and hopefully entertaining conversation about music, life, and philosophy. He also explained to me how time is not in fact a flat circle but actually a three dimensional cone
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I’m back with another great episode of No Effects. I was barely gone, actually, but I’m happy to be back. On this episode, I spoke to Hamilton Leithauser about his new album “Black Hours”, working as a solo artist, fatherhood, fantasy basketball, the Walkmen, and much much more, in no particular order, as always.
Another multi-instrumentalist! Also much much more than that, Dave Harrington is one half of the electronic / dance / jam band Darkside. He was also once a little kid carrying an upright bass onto the subway to go to his lessons, which is a very very cute image. He tells me (and you) all about that, playing in party bands, meeting and teaming up with Nicolas Jaar, and much much more, on this week’s episode of No Effects.
We’re going viral!!! That’s because Peggy Wang is my guest this week on No Effects, she’s an editor at Buzzfeed, and she promised to use the full power of that internet megacompany to promote this episode across ALL platforms. jkjkjkjk but really we talked about a lot of great stuff including: chatroom romance, New Orleans, and her time playing in The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. As badly as I wanted to ask her about the name of that band, I stayed true to my promise to you and didn’t bring it up. ENJOY!
After a disastrous first try, Frankie joins me for a second time to talk about her record for playing in the most bands, figuring out how to be a frontwoman, being “over it” when it comes to being in a band, moving west, and much much more on another wikipedia-less edition of No Effects with Jesse Cohen.
On this week’s episode of No Effects, I spoke with Derek Miller, who writes songs and plays guitar for his band Sleigh Bells. It was a great, wide ranging, fast moving, sometimes-personal conversation that covered: Florida, tipping sound guys, how quickly you should release music, sunglasses, writing on the road, professional sports, and much much more in no particular order whatsoever. Enjoy!!
Abbi Jacobson is one half of the duo that has created, written, and stars in the fantastic new TV show Broad City, on Comedy Central. HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION.
She was gracious enough to invite me into her home to discuss how she started performing in New York, what it’s like to shoot on a New York City subway, the best Jewish deli in Merion, Pennsylvania, and much much more. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did having it.
I’m back with a new episode! On this episode, you’ll find my highly enjoyable conversation with Sondre Lerche. Sondre shares his story about starting out writing songs in his hometown of Bergen, Norway, signing to a major label as a teenager, touring around the world, and settling here in New York City.
What a great episode! Maybe I’m just saying that because I had never met Eleanor before doing this interview and was relieved it turned out well, but maybe, and probably, because Eleanor is a really interesting and funny person who is great at using words to describe her experiences. Those experiences include forming and being in The Fiery Furnaces with her brother, and also forming a band for her two solo albums. Enjoy!
On this episode, I’m joined by Ian Williams, who formed the widely acclaimed, widely beloved band Battles in 2002. Before that, he played in the acclaimed and beloved bands Don Caballero and Storm & Stress (with Eric from Tanlines). He shares his experiences and attitudes about music, New York, and much much more, on this episode of No Effects.
A google image search with Hisham’s name is one of the coolest there is. He’s an artist slash musician whose career has spanned continents slash forms. We talk about all of it, from playing in Lightning Bolt, Black Dice, and Soft Circle, to his popular instagram feed…on this episode of No Effects.
Hisham on Instagram
Download / Subscribe on iTunes My first episode! On this episode, I’ll introduce the whole podcast, why I am doing it, and what I hope to accomplish here. Then, I’m joined by my guest, Cameron Mesirow, the artist and musician known as Glasser. Glasser on iTunes, Google Play Music