Sinopse

Enjoy debating font sizes on festival lineups? Or better yet, ever make a fake Coachella poster and fill it with emo bands? This is your podcast. Each Thursday morning, Billboard staff writer Chris Payne chats with musicians and music writers about what's going on in alternative music; we've got behind-the-scenes stories, chart insight, ~inspirational moments~ and yes, RED HOT TAKES straight from Billboard's New York City office.

Episódios

  • Alice Merton Previews New Album Mint

    Alice Merton Previews New Album 'Mint'

    07/09/2018 Duração: 37min

    You know "No Roots" but do you know what's coming next? The English-born, German-raised artist chats with host Chris Payne about the forthcoming jams on her debut album 'Mint' (due Jan. 2019). She also details the quick ascent of her debut single -- all good advice for up-and-coming artists looking to do the same.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Get Up Kids Talk Upcoming 2019 Album

    The Get Up Kids Talk Upcoming 2019 Album

    06/08/2018 Duração: 38min

    The Get Up Kids' Matt Pryor and Jim Suptic chat about all sorts of things, most notably the new LP they're working on for Polyvinyl Records with Peter Katis. Also, plenty of behind-the-scenes reminiscing from the glory days of '90s emo. Here's a link to Jim's charity event we talked about: https://thundergong.org/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Join Meg Myers On Her Spiritual Journey

    Join Meg Myers On Her 'Spiritual Journey'

    19/07/2018 Duração: 32min

    It took her almost a decade to get her debut album out, but soon after 2015's 'Sorry,' Meg Myers was dropped by Atlantic Records. The alt-rock artist explains how she found her artistic identity, a new label (300 Entertainment), and took control of her mental health. Her new album 'Take Me to the Disco' is out tomorrow (July 20)!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • nothing,nowhere.s SoundCloud Rap  Emo Alchemy

    nothing,nowhere.'s SoundCloud Rap & Emo Alchemy

    09/07/2018 Duração: 48min

    Joe Mulherin -- aka nothing,nowhere. -- makes striking, visceral music combining impassioned, emo-inspired vocals over trap beats and hazy guitars. We chat with him and his producer JayVee about working with Chris Carrabb and Travis Barker, battling anxiety and depression, being inspired by Juice WRLD, meeting a bear in the Vermont wilderness, and much more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Quizzing the Wonder Years on Their Oldest Set Lists (And More!)

    Quizzing the Wonder Years on Their Oldest Set Lists (And More!)

    08/06/2018 Duração: 41min

    We asked Dan Campbell and Matt Brasch to name the songs and other random details from Wonder Years shows in 2010, and their responses were kinda incredible. Also, hear us discuss the most emotional moments of their new album 'Sister Cities' and what lies ahead as the band members stare down real adulthood.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • You Thought You Knew James Bay?

    You Thought You Knew James Bay?

    01/06/2018 Duração: 46min

    We talked the talk with James Bay, delving into why he'll never make the same record twice, what it's like backstage at "SNL," his love of Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane," and the random guy who filmed in performing in a pub one night, and wound up getting him signed by Republic.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Shinedowns Past, Present  Future

    Shinedown's Past, Present & Future

    22/05/2018 Duração: 42min

    IT'S ABOUT TO GET HEAVY. Frontman Brent Smith and bassist Eric Bass get deep and personal about Shinedown's new album, their insane streak of top-five radio hits, and what it means to be one of their era's most successful rock bands. They also dropped news about their future at Atlantic Records and upcoming albums.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Underoath Loses Religion on Fiery Comeback Album

    Underoath Loses Religion on Fiery Comeback Album

    14/05/2018 Duração: 44min

    Vocalist Spencer Chamberlain and drummer-vocalist Aaron Gillespie were remarkably frank and open, discussing the Florida-based rock band's decision to regroup after a two-year hiatus, dropping its long held "Christian" label, getting over addictions and judgements, and crafting this year's excellent "Erase Me" -- their first LP since 2010.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • mewithoutYou Talks New Album Onboard Paramore Cruise

    mewithoutYou Talks New Album Onboard Paramore Cruise

    02/05/2018 Duração: 53min

    While out at sea as performers on Paramore's Parahoy! cruise, mewithoutYou guitarist Michael Weiss and drummer Rickie Mazzotta join host Chris Payne for a deep-dive on the one-of-a-kind Philly band's long, shape-shifting history. We battle seasickness to talk about the new album they're recording with Will Yip, how Paramore became such big fans, how they wound up on a Christian rock label, and more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Storytime With the Walkmens Walter Martin: Writing Kids Tunes, Opening For Fugazi  More

    Storytime With the Walkmen's Walter Martin: Writing Kids' Tunes, Opening For Fugazi & More

    19/04/2018 Duração: 50min

    Walter Martin has seen a lot, and he's got stories to tell. These days, he's an affable, well-adjusted dad whose solo work explores art history, kids' songs about zoo animals, and a particularly lonely solo Australian tour, which he turned into a barber shop quartet extravaganza at a recent NPR Tiny Desk Concert. But the events that brought him here are a whirlwind three decades' worth of American rock 'n roll lore.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Albert Hammond, Jr. Just Played His Biggest Show Ever

    Albert Hammond, Jr. Just Played His Biggest Show Ever

    05/04/2018 Duração: 38min

    New York City rock icon Albert Hammond, Jr. swung by Billboard's office last Thursday morning, just hours after playing the biggest solo headlining show of his life. Of course he'd played to massive crowds around the world with the Strokes, but this one was special -- a sold-out gig on his home turf playing only tracks from his decade-plus solo career. We talked about the killer new LP 'Francis Trouble,' his role in the popular book 'Meet Me in the Bathroom,' why he's always kind of wanted to change his name, and a whole lot more.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Preoccupations Are Glad People Are Focused On the Music Again

    Preoccupations Are Glad People Are Focused On the Music Again

    26/03/2018 Duração: 37min

    The new LP from Calgary-bred post-punks Preoccupations is one of the best alternative albums we've heard so far this year. They also have a great story about playing Third Man Records while Jack White attempted one of his patented vinyl experiments. Join Matt Flegel and Scott Munro as the band formerly known as Viet Cong recounts how it got fans to start looking past their controversial old moniker.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • BØRNS Tells His Best L.A. Stories, Plays a Top-Secret Demo

    BØRNS Tells His Best L.A. Stories, Plays a Top-Secret Demo

    01/03/2018 Duração: 40min

    Alternative pop troubadour BØRNS has stories for days. This includes: trekking from his native Michigan to play ukulele songs for Max Martin in L.A., hanging with Halsey at a Playboy Mansion party, serenading Taylor Swift's #squad with "Electric Love" at Coachella, collaborating with his pal Lana Del Rey on his new album "Blue Madonna." He also plays us a voice memo off his phone which may or may not make it onto his third LP.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Pop Punk High: The Indie Musical Where Its Always 2003

    Pop Punk High: The Indie Musical Where It's Always 2003

    15/02/2018 Duração: 45min

    We heard about the up-and-coming indie musical Pop Punk High and had to get them on the show. The New York City-based show combines all the touchstones of early 2000s pop-punk culture -- suburban high schools, Avril Lavigne, skateboarding, dick jokes -- into an awesomely original production that we think "has legs" (that's what they say in theater right?) They're going places! Here's our chat with three of its stars.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Dashboard Confessionals Chris Carrabbas Life of Punk Rule-Breaking

    Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba's Life of Punk Rule-Breaking

    08/02/2018 Duração: 51min

    Here's the legend himself chatting about many, many things: getting his start in the Florida punk scene, the labels that shaped him, what went on in the 2000s emo boom, and new album 'Crooked Shadows,' the first Dashboard Confessional album in 9 years.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Tonight Alive Tears Down the Rules of its Major Label Past

    Tonight Alive Tears Down the Rules of its Major Label Past

    01/02/2018 Duração: 44min

    Jenna and Jake from Syndey, Australia's Tonight Alive discuss coming of age on their brand new fourth album, "Underworld." This line from Jenna sums it up: "The more polished our sound became, the less polished my image became.”  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • How Jeff Rosenstock Surprise-Released 2018s First Great Rock Album

    How Jeff Rosenstock Surprise-Released 2018's First Great Rock Album

    25/01/2018 Duração: 52min

    First episode of the new year! Our weekly podcast (new one every Thursday!) kicks off with a chat with punk cult hero Jeff Rosenstock. We discuss how he's been using all resources available to him -- online and off -- to release music on his own terms for almost two decades. This includes his new LP 'POST-', released on New Year's Day and the tunes he's been working on for a new Cartoon Network series. We also talk about Alkaline Trio and ska a lot.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Washed Up Emos Tom Mullen Talks New Book Anthology of Emo

    Washed Up Emo's Tom Mullen Talks New Book 'Anthology of Emo'

    21/12/2017 Duração: 01h06min

    For our last episode of the year, we go deep on all things emo, welcoming Tom Mullen, who has ran the blog/podcast/DJ night Washed Up Emo since 2007. We chat about interviewing the likes of Dashboard Confessional and the Get Up Kids for his just-released book 'Anthology of Emo, Vol. 1' along with plenty of other tales from defining and defending the genre the past 10 years.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • Weaves

    Weaves

    15/12/2017 Duração: 38min

    Weaves are an awesome Toronto punk band who like their guitar riffs weird and their mosh pits friendly. Frontwoman Jasmyn Burke and guitarist Morgan Waters chat about their killer 2017 LP 'Wide Open' -- "a classic rock road record, but filtered through a female point of view," as Burke puts it.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

  • The Front Bottoms Insist You Are Who You Hang Out With

    The Front Bottoms Insist 'You Are Who You Hang Out With'

    10/11/2017 Duração: 46min

    Front Bottoms singer-guitarist Brian Sella chats about his band's decade-long DIY success story, and all the friends he's made along the way. We'll talk about new album 'Going Grey,' keeping the old fans happy, going to a barbecue at Mark Hoppus' place (!!!), and plans for a new addition to the band's "Grandma Series." We swear the state of New Jersey did not sponsor this episode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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