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The Sound and the Story

A deep dive into the stories behind and within your favorite records.
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Dec 23, 2016

In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. In this episode we dive deep into Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago, a minimalist masterpiece born out of a Wisconsin winter.

Songs in order (all songs by Bon Iver unless otherwise noted):

Skinny Love

DeYarmond Edison - Silent Signs

Flume

Lump Sum

Skinny Love

The Wolves (Act I and II)

Blindsided

Creature Fear

Team

For Emma

re: Stacks

Blood Bank

The Gaslight Anthem - Blood Bank (Bon Iver cover)

 

Nov 15, 2016

In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. This month, we dive in to Say Anything's ...Is a Real Boy, a manic, incessant almost rock opera.

Songs played in order:

Say Anything - Belt

Say Anything - The Futile

Clip from the film Say Anything

Say Anything - You Help Them

Say Anything - Woe

Say Anything - An Orgy of Critics

Say Anything - Belt

Say Anything - Woe

Say Anything - The Writhing South

Say Anything - Slowly, Through a Vector

Say Anything - Alive with The Glory of Love

Say Anything - Yellow Cat Slash Red Cat

Say Anything - Every Man Has a Molly

Say Anything - Belt Intro

Say Anything - Admit It!

Clip from the film Good Will Hunting

Say Anything - Chia-like, I Shall Grow

Say Anything - Jessie and My Whetstone (Saves The Day cover)

 

Oct 10, 2016

In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. This month, we dive in to Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, a treatise on death, loss, and heartbreak.

Songs played in order:

Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"

Brand New - "Archers"

Rites of Spring - "Hain's Point"

Brand New - "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad"

Taking Back Sunday - "Cute Without The 'E' (Cut from the Team)"

Brand New - "Jaws Theme Swimming"

Brand New - "I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light"

Brand New - "1996" (Leaked Demo 2006)

Brand New - "You Won't Know"

Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"

Brand New - "Degausser"

Brand New - "Luca"

Brand New - "You Won't Know"

Brand New - "Archers"

Brand New - "Limousine"

Brand New - "Jesus Christ"

Richard Kipling - "If--" narrated by Ralph Fiennes

Brand New - "Welcome to Bangkok"

Brian Fallon - "Sowing Season (Yeah)" (Brand New cover)

 

Aug 17, 2016

With My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye stopped making hip-hop records and started making Kanye records. Find out the story behind and inside his masterpiece.

Jun 22, 2016

Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism changed the indie rock scene for the better. Find out the story behind and inside the record, including why Ben Gibbard was so dang sad.

May 12, 2016

In this episode we dig deep into The Mountain Goats' haunting, hopeful tale of sex, abuse, and music. Come, come, come to The Sunset Tree, there's lots of find here.

Apr 5, 2016

The Hold Steady has been named America's bar band, which is accurate only if your local bartender is reading Kerouac, the Catechism, and Infinite Jest. In this episode of The Sound and the Story, I take a look at the gospel according to Craig Finn: Separation Sunday. Soak up the lyrics and the riffs as Finn takes us to church.

Feb 29, 2016

Weezer's Pinkerton was voted the second worst album of 1996 by Rolling Stone readers. But now, almost every rock band cites it as an influence. What happened? Why was Rivers so sad? And how is it all connected to a Puccini opera? Find out in the inaugural episode of The Sound and the Story.

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