The Sound and the Story

A deep dive into the stories behind and within your favorite records.
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Oct 27, 2017

In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I explore the pain and faith in Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle.


Songs in order (all songs by Julien Baker unless otherwise noted)


The Get Up Kids - I'll Catch You (Live)

Clip from Before Sunrise


The Star Killers - Dallas




Go Home

Sprained Ankle

Accident Prone (Jawbreaker cover)

Jun 15, 2017

In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I contemplate the end of adolescence with the Crows' debut album, August and Everything After.


Songs in order (all songs by Counting Crows unless otherwise noted)

Round Here

Anna Begins

Sordid Humor - Barbarossa

Mr. Jones (demo)

August and Everything After (live)

Round Here

Mr. Jones

Sullivan Street

Anna Begins

Rain King

Raining in Baltimore

Perfect Blue Buildings

Murder of One

Have You Seen Me Lately (live)

Jun 15, 2017

The 7 Inch Singles Club takes a dives as deep we can into one song. Exclusive for Patreon members, this first episode is available for everyone! In this episode, we compare Brand New's "Seventy Times Seven" and Taking Back Sunday's "There's No 'I' in Team," which was written about the same salacious incident.

Song at the end is some live version of Jeff Rosenstock's "Beers Again Alone" I found.

Apr 3, 2017

In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this record, I dive deep into Rilo Kiley's best record, More Adventurous, an indie rock record with major label ambitions. 

Songs in order (all songs by Rilo Kiley unless otherwise noted):

Portions for Foxes

Kevin Devine - I Don't Care About Your Band

With Arms Outstretched (from Execution of All Things)

It's A Hit

Does He Love You

More Adventurous

Portions for Foxes

I Never

Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat

Feb 8, 2017

I want to keep this show free without having obnoxious ads. I want to keep spending hours researching, writing, recording, and editing. I want to bring you more and more albums. I want to create a new type of episode, the 7" Single Series, that goes into one song by a lesser known artist (and maybe even an interview with that artist too). I want to make you playlists and I want to send you interesting emails about how I make the show. I can't do that without your support. It costs me time and money to put this show together and instead of going to advertisers, I'm coming to you.

Song is Jawbreaker - "Million"

Jan 31, 2017

In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. In this episode we dive deep into The Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound, a rock trying to capture a time gone by.

Songs in order (all songs by The Gaslight Anthem unless otherwise noted):

Great Expectations

The '59 Sound

Casanova, Baby!

Snippets of Great Expectations/Old White Lincoln/High Lonesome/Miles Davis and the Cool/Casanova Baby!

Meet Me By The River's Edge

Here's Looking at You, Kid

Brian Fallon - Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts (live)

Miles Davis and the Cool

The '59 Sound

The Backseat

Clip from Mad Men - The Wheel

Old White Lincoln

Tom Waits - Cold Cold Ground

Brian Fallon - Smoke