(sxsw) sofa sessions: a conversation with demitasse

(sxsw) sofa sessions: a conversation with demitasse

Erik Sanden of Demitasse talks about Skype dates, happy accidents, and missing his writing partner during social distancing. (Hi, Joe Reyes! You’re amazing!)

  • 0:00    Intro
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  • 0:24    Erik Sanden (Demitasse)
  • 1:17     This isn’t your first rodeo together. How did you and Joe come up with the idea for this project?   
  • 3:06    Have you found that this time has inspired you more, or has it been more distracting for you?
  • 7:24     Are you and Joe doing OK being separated like this?    
  • 7:56    While everyone else is pillaging paper products, what one item would you buy the store out of if given the chance?
  • 9:04     Is there anything you’d like to share with the audience?

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a conversation with janet labelle

a conversation with janet labelle

For our first episode of season 2, we had a chat with singer/songwriter Janet Labelle. Of course we dove into the topic of aliens, but you best believe we got deep before that. Be sure to listen through to the end for August show dates!

0:00    Intro
0:11     EZVisibility.com
0:22    Dbl-take.com
0:33    imperfectfifth.com/merch
1:05 Janet Labelle intro
2:21 Music therapy
4:16 The Beach Boys
6:43 “I Only See You”
15:33 “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”

17:57 Hannah Hailey
23:09 aliens
23:25 “The Twilight Zone
25:00 Area 51
28:50 4TH Street Recording

31:04 Avery reunion shows
Asbury Park 8/16
Jersey City 8/17
31:34 Rockwood Music Hall, 8/26

Keep up with Janet Labelle here.

a conversation with nate sirotta

a conversation with nate sirotta

Today, we sit down with Nate Sirotta. He is the founder of – and digital publicist at – Impulse Artists, a boutique digital marketing and publicity agency based in Portland and Los Angeles. Since he lives in the Pacific Northwest, I tried to talk Sasquatch. But it was more fun catching up and delving into his work, to be honest.

0:00    Intro
0:11     EZVisibility.com

0:22    Dbl-take.com

0:33    imperfectfifth.com/merch

1:10 Nate Sirotta intro – Impulse Artists 

1:49 Kid Bloom

2:15 The Dumes

2:39 Yip Deceiver

4:12 Huey Lewis & The News
5:36 Warped Tour
12:14 Portland
23:25 Sasquatch
26:02 Flying saucers

soaware | soaware mood

soaware | soaware mood

We made this playlist thinking about what inspired us during the album production time or simply what we listened too and maybe indirectly inspired us. The result, is that we actually and apparently listened to different kind music from different style and different historical period. Most part of the music is rock or came from rock, another part is electronic or contaminated by it , for example, we enjoyed some classic song from icons like Rolling Stones, but we have been impressed by some young and fresh artists like Tom Vek. We jumped from the “Dark Country” of the Builders and the Butchers to the Industrial sound of Ministry, or from the City And Colour melancholy to the energy of the English Architects!

Anyhow, we personally don’t think that there is a huge gap among those 48 songs , they have something in common and I challenge you to find this point. Maybe is a matter of frequency or just the mood or maybe all of them have the same roots, you can find it or maybe just listen to the playlist and have fun jumping from a romantic acoustic sound to an extreme electronic metal.

Keep up with SOAWARE here.

a conversation with michael mehalick

a conversation with michael mehalick

Today, we sit down for a lengthy chat with Michael Mehalick, who is a music industry extraordinaire. He’s the Editor in Chief at Speak Into My Good Eye, the Owner and CEO of Good Eye Records, a freelance writer, and music marketer. Essentially, he IS the industry and our time together reflects that.

0:00    Intro

0:11     EZVisibility.com

0:22    Dbl-take.com

0:33    imperfectfifth.com/merch

0:46 Michael Mehalick intro

1:10 Tight knit industry

4:03 Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame

7:15 Speak Into My Good Eye

9:17 Good Eye Records        

11:36 Cathedral Bells

13:00 Makeunder

13:13 Moniker

13:30 Quiet Kids

13:33 Looms

14:24 Carriers

15:22 Aliens

18:27 Captain America

20:10 Marvel

20:25 Disney

22:18 Home on The Range

29:31 “Lead with integrity”

35:32 @GoodEyeRecords

36:50 Michael@GoodEyeRecords.com

a conversation with bronze whale

a conversation with bronze whale

On today’s episode, we sit down with electronic musical duo Bronze Whale to talk about their evolution in the industry and the impact they’ve made on their genre. Of course we also carved in some space to talk about Sasquatch and other creatures of myth.

0:00    Intro
0:11     EZVisibility.com

0:22    Dbl-take.com

0:33    imperfectfifth.com/merch

1:03    Aaron Jaques Intro
1:52    Benny Alley Intro
2:49    Beatles, Chopin
3:45    John Denver
5:05    Turntable.FM
7:29    Austin, TX
9:08    Plush
10:53 “Cruising
16:41  The Shape of Things

19:46  SPLICE sample pack

21:52  Sasquatch
25:34  Aliens
27:37  Flat earth theory vs. Hollow earth
30:02  Alex Jones

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Keep up with Bronze Whale here.

a conversation with sister sparrow

a conversation with sister sparrow

Today, we get the unique pleasure of sitting down with Arleigh Kincheloe, the brainchild of Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds. We talk her latest solo album GOLD, growing up in a musical home, and family. She was so much fun to speak with! Trust me, you don’t want to miss this one.

0:00        Intro
0:11        EZVisibility.com
0:22        Dbl-take.com

0:33        imperfectfifth.com/merch
1:02         Arleigh Kincheloe Intro
2:14         Emmy Lou Harris | Bonnie Raitt
5:04         Growing up in a musical home
6:31         Tour life
8:27         Pre show rituals
12:13       GOLD recording process
16:31       “You’re My Party”
17:51       “Ghost”
19:48       Superpowers
23:04       Spring Tour

Keep up with Sister Sparrow here.

a conversation with birch

a conversation with birch

Today, we sit down with incredible feminist indie-pop artist Michelle Birsky – the brainchild of BIRCH – to chat about her new album release, touching on points of sexism and the empowerment she stirs up in her music.

Today, we sit down with incredible feminist indie-pop artist Michelle Birsky – the brainchild of BIRCH – to chat about her new album release, touching on points of sexism and the empowerment she stirs up in her music. We also get deep into spiritual practice, and learn a bit more about getting in touch with ourselves.

0:00    Intro
0:11     EZVisibility.com

0:22    Dbl-take.com
0:33    imperfectfifth.com/merch
1:36 Spice Girls
2:31 Spelling Lessons
6:19 Normalizing stigma
9:15 Reiki/energy work
11:48 Spirituality whitewashing
17:10 Guided Meditations
21:43 Rituals
24:12 Aliens
27:25 Gracie & Rachel
29:44 April 11 Album Release Show
30:21 Asking For It

femme.one is out April 5th. Celebrate BIRCH’s CD release show on April 11th at Union Pool in Brooklyn with Rodes Rollins and Gold Child. More information is available here.

Keep up with BIRCH here.
a conversation with alice phoebe lou

a conversation with alice phoebe lou

Today’s conversation is a sit down with songstress Alice Phoebe Lou, whose album Paper Castles is out tomorrow, March 8th. The lead up to this release has proven insane for her, as – since we spoke – Robert Plant opened up for her in Leeds and she recorded a Daytrotter session with Paste. Listen on for more.

0:00   Intro
0:11    EZVisibility.com
0:22.   Dbl-take.com
0:33    imperfectfifth.com/merch 
0:47    Intro: Alice Phoebe Lou
2:04    Portishead
3:09    South Africa
6:13    “Galaxies”
8:19     Paper Castles
10:25   Upcoming tour
13:14   Psychics
15:43.  Self care
18:02.  Living in the moment

Paper Castles is out March 8th. Keep up with Alice Phoebe Lou here.