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After last week's all-Memphis lineup (Episode #134) it's time for a little North Carolina love as we welcome Superchunk founders Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance to talk about their little indie label that could, Merge Records, as they celebrate 35 years with the big MERGE 35 festival in Chapel Hill, NC, July 24-27. Meanwhile over in Raleigh, RSD c…
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Let's go to Memphis in the meantime, baby! Our featured interview is with Rob Bowman, the Toronto based academic scholar and Grammy Award-winning professor of ethnomusicology. Notably, Rob is a recognized authority on Stax Records, and has produced numerous Stax box sets in addition to writing an exhaustively researched book, Soulsville USA: The St…
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This year, the genre-straddling Hawthorne, California rock band Redd Kross are celebrating 45 years as a band, and as such, founding brothers Jeff and Steve McDonald have been involved in a number of biographical projects including a memoir, Now You’re One Of Us (with author Dan Epstein), and director Andrew Reich’s career-spanning documentary, Bor…
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Paul welcomes best-selling author and award-winning journalist Ann Powers to discuss her incredible new book, Traveling: On The Path Of Joni Mitchell (Dey St). Plus, Record Store Day co-founder Carrie Colliton checks in from Raleigh, North Carolina. The Record Store Day Podcast is a weekly music chat show written, produced, engineered and hosted by…
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Guitarist's guitarist and UK folk/rock legend Richard Thompson joins Paul to discuss his brand new album Ship to Shore (out now from New West Records), but also his early work with Sandy Denny in Fairport Convention, the great duo records with Linda Thompson, and his 90s solo work with Mitchell Froom. He also expounds on his memoir, the importance …
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Getting Ringo Starr don't come easy, but we did it! Ringo is here to chat about his new Crooked Boy EP (written and produced by Linda Perry), while also sharing some Beatles memories about the Get Back / Let It Be documentaries, his love of Country music and why he'll still be touring on his 84th birthday. We also brought in Abe Laboriel, Jr., who …
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Andrew Bird takes a slight detour into the world of jazz standards while keeping his own impeccable standards high on the brand new Andrew Bird Trio album Sunday Morning Put-On (Loma Vista). Paul has a forthright conversation with a virtuoso musician, smart producer, and as we discuss, an occasional actor (TV's Fargo). And listen to the end of the …
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Shannon Shaw opens up about the tragic events that informed the new Shannon & The Clams album, The Moon Is In The Wrong Place (Easy Eye Sound) which is a surprisingly upbeat, yet poignant narrative on heartache and healing, grief and resilience in the aftermath of devastating loss, and a tribute to the power of art and community to triumph over tra…
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Blitzen Trapper's Eric Earley explains the zen inspirations behind his band's newest album, 100's of 1000's, Millions of Billions (May 17 on Yep Roc). RSD co-founder Carrie Colliton drops by with news of a Blitzen Trapper adjacent promotion to win a Steve Keene painting of Bob Pollard's artwork for the new album (details at RecordStoreDay.com) and …
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Last year, The Lemon Twigs' Brian & Michael D'Addario made their RSD Podcast debut to talk about one of the best albums of 2023, Everything Harmony. Exactly one year later, they're back with a brand new album, A Dream Is All We Know, recorded mostly by themselves at their Brooklyn studio, except for one track on which they collaborated with Sean On…
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English/Irish composer and arranger Sean O'Hagan (Microdisney, Stereolab) is perhaps best known as the visionary behind The High Llamas, whose second album Gideon Gaye (1994) blended a healthy respect for the harmonic tableaus of both Brian Wilson and Steely Dan with a delicate UK pop sound reminiscent of his contemporaries such as Prefab Sprout. O…
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As the dust settles after Record Store Day 2024, Joe Pernice joins the "second-timers club," returning to our podcast to unpack Who Will You Believe? the new album from The Pernice Brothers (New West Records). The Record Store Day Podcast is written, produced, engineered and hosted by Paul Myers, who also composed the theme music and selected inter…
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For the last six episodes, we've been previewing some of the titles on the list for Record Store Day 2024 (April 20). This week, we wind down this series with a very special exclusive interview with musician and composer Dhani Harrison, who also happens to be the president of Dark Horse Records, the label founded by his father, the late and beloved…
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As we countdown to Record Store Day 2024, (April 20), we continue to spotlight a few of the special RSD releases from The List (go to RecordStoreDay.com for the whole thing). This week, Wall Of Voodoo founding member Stan Ridway regales us with tales of wild Los Angeles, and the circumstances leading up to the two Wall Of Voodoo RSD titles on offer…
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This week, our Record Store Day 2024 preview series brings us to the LOUD part of the list (the full list is at RecordStoreDay.com). Charlie Benante (Anthrax, Pantera, Stormtroopers of Death) is here to talk about the RSD Exclusive 7" single he did with Anthrax's Scott Ian, and Dave Grohl (collectively known as G.B.I), a cover of the Bad Brains DC …
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As we continue the countdown to Record Store Day 2024 (April 20) we're covering diverse ends of The List (always accessible at RecordStoreDay.com) This week, founding members of America, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, are here to talk about their RSD Exclusive Release Event, America: Live From The Hollywood Bowl 1975, recorded during America's "i…
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The list of releases coming out on Record Store Day 2024 (April 20) is expansive, so we're taking on different aspects of the list every week. This week we couldn't be more thrilled to welcome Posdnuos (Plug 1) and Maseo (Plug 3) from the legendary De La Soul to talk about their fallen brother Dave "Trugoy the Dove" Jolicoeur (Plug 2), and their la…
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Hey we're WEEKLY now! This week, we continue to ramp up to Record Store Day (April 20) with another look at two special releases coming out on that special day. RSD's Rick Johnson has put together a live recording of last November's tribute concert, Lenny Kaye & Friends: Live At The Cat's Cradle, a 50th Anniversary Celebration of Nuggets. We'll hea…
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Paul took a month off, and plenty happened while he was away, including the announcement of the RSD List for 2024, and the announcement of Paramore as this year's Record Store Day Ambassador(s). Plus, to celebrate the fact that our show is now 'going WEEKLY, Paul cooked up a rockin' new theme song! Record Store Day co-founder Carrie Colliton is bac…
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It's the return of The First Record I Ever Bought, and this time we look back at the past year to bring you the first physical media purchase stories from Corinne Bailey Rae, The Replacements' Tommy Stinson, Allison Russell, Lloyd Cole, Kristin Hersh, Stewart Copeland of The Police, Talking Heads' Jerry Harrison, Dominique Durand & Andy Chase from …
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While host Paul Myers is away, we're looking back at two different interviews from 2023 featuring artists who were nominated for Grammy Awards this year. One of them, Jason Isbell, was also in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award nominated film, Killers Of The Flower Moon, and was 2023's RSD Ambassador along with his partner, and friend of the show, Ama…
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When Paul invited the filmmaker Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging, Mi Vida Loca, Grace Of My Heart) to remember the late great Shangri-Las lead singer Mary Weiss (who passed away on January 19th at the age of 75) we thought it was only going to be a 15-minute segment. In hindsight, this was always going to be the full hour. Enjoy! And Record Store D…
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Sleater-Kinney founding members Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker are here to discuss the pain and defiant joy that informs their vibrant new album, Little Rope (Loma Vista). And J. Smith-Cameron, "Gerri" from HBO's Succession, pops by to tell us how exactly she ended up starring in the Carrie Brownstein-directed video for S-K's "Say It Like You M…
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Happy New Year from The Record Store Day Podcast. We ring in 2024 with a 40-minute special episode featuring legendary Southern California session players, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, Waddy Wachtel, Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel, and Steve Postell, also known as The Immediate Family, which just happens to be the title of a new documentary by Denny Tedesc…
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Once again, it's time to take our annual glance at some of the records that make it a cool yule, and this year we have a very qualified guide in returning guest, journalist and author Annie Zaleski, who has written about 100 of them in her new book This Is Christmas, Song by Song (Running Press). And since it's our holiday party, Paul talks holiday…
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