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I Am Demure

Episode 10 of the TuneShack brings us an interview with I Am Demure, all the way from LA.  Sometimes demure, sometimes no so demure, we had a fun interview where we got to talk about their plans to bring rock and roll back from the dead with their new EP Everything is Black and White and their upcoming video.

This episode features Even When and Steal Your Body from Everything is Black and White.

www: www.iamdemure.com

Episode:  http://www.tuneshack.net/episode-10-i-am-demure/

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Rites of Ash

My interview with Rites of Ash is an example of what it sounds like when I totally lose control of my interview.  But it was a good time…we got to talk about how they came together, how they approach their live shows and how they got a keytar.

This episode features Molly and She’s Out for Blood from Rites of Ash‘s current EP, She’s Out for Blood.

www: http://ritesofash.com

Episode: http://www.tuneshack.net/episode-9-rites-of-ash/

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I:Scintilla

For this episode, we have I:Scintilla on the show.  They’re based in Chicago, and they’re another one of those bands I have a hard time describing.  Their music swings from bouncy club tracks to stompy industrial, to acoustic covers.  I really dig what they do and I’m going to have to try a lot harder to see them next time they tour.  I was recovering from the flu when we recorded this and they were very cool about waiting through my tea drinking and fuzziness.

Over at iscintilla.com, they have a lot of their music available for streaming via Soundcloud, videos and links to pretty much everything they have out there.  Check out Marrow 2…the funk remix of Skin Tight is pretty awesome.

I started the show with the track Skin Tight which is on iScintilla’s new EP, Marrow 2.  I dig it and we talk more about it during the interview.  This episode will wrap with Dying and Falling from their previous album.

http://www.tuneshack.net/episode-8-iscintilla/

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My Enemy Complete

While I was coming up with something to say for the intro, I realized that I’ve been listening to music from some of the guys in My Enemy Complete for over 13 years. Then I start a podcast and suddenly one night after work, I’m standing in their rehearsal space recording an interview. I really enjoy what they bring with their music…it’s complex but it’s not hard to follow. Equal parts light and heavy, simple and complicated with a great live show.

This episode kicks off with Defragment which was just released a couple weeks ago, and the closing song is called Silent Compromise.

www: http://myenemycomplete.com

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Ego Likeness

Episode 6 brings Ego Likeness to the TuneShack via Skype where we talk about their music, artwork, sculpture and my insecurity. Yup, it’s an interesting interview marking the return if the TuneShack.  Ego Likeness first appeared in my music library in 2005, and I think it’s cool that almost 8 years later, I have this show and I’m interviewing them.  Good times.

I opened the show with Sirens and Satellites from their most recent album, Breedless and I closed with the title track, Breedless.  Also I’d recommend checking out their video for Treacherous Thing which is the lead single for an upcoming album.

Episode 6: http://www.tuneshack.net/episode-6-ego-likeness/

Treacherous Thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8R5MuQh3BSw

www: http://egolikeness.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ego-Likeness/28583709766

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Retrogramme

View the podcast episode here.

One of the cool things about doing this kind of show is that sometimes I get to meet up with interesting artists where they do what they do.  For Episode 5, I visited Retrogramme’s studio and got to see a little of how Rob and Nik work together while I was setting up my recording rig for the interview.

The first song I played is called Heaven is Closer than You Think from their latest release, For our Dearly Departed.  I’m closing with an older track of theirs called 911 For Locals because I picked the songs this time and I like it.

www: http://www.retrogramme.com

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Retrogramme/43743211866

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/retrogramme/id301927294

Labels: http://ekproduct.com http://redbasementrecords.com http://www.octofoil-records.com/

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White Shadow

I caught up with the guys from White Shadow when they were playing at the Old Firehouse in Fairfax recently.  They were kind enough to sit down for an interview in typical TuneShack style….after a great show, in front of a bar, after many beverages were consumed.  But it turned out to be an interesting talk about their music, art, Till Lindemann, taking out the trash and fires in Fairfax.

At the beginning of the show, you’ll hear White Shadow’s latest single, Zugzwang.  You can stream Zugzwang or any of their other releases at whiteshadow.bandcamp.com.  They can also be found at whiteshadowmusic.com and on FaceBook. I definitely recommend getting out to one of their live shows…I had a great time seeing them and look forward to the next one.

Listen to Episode 4 here:

http://www.tuneshack.net/episode-4-white-shadow/

Stars and the Sea and Brighter Fires

Two bands. One bar. Goths where there have never been goths before.  That’s the night that spawned Episode Three.

Stars and the Sea and Brighter Fires sat down and chatted with us after a recent show. We got to talk about their albums, getting gigs, reptiles and had a few laughs.

 

Stars and the Sea can be found at: http:///www.starsandthesea.com and https://www.facebook.com/starsandthesea

Brighter Fires can be found at: http://brighterfires.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/brighterfires

Original photo: http://instagram.com/p/PnBOVJuZMJ/

Red This Ever

What happens when you get a new podcaster together with a couple enthusiastic co-conspirators, wine, comfy couches and a set of microphones?  Episode One of the TuneShack Podcast, that’s what.

Baltimore based synth rockers, Red This Ever stopped by and shared with us a bit of what it’s like being in a band and touring the country.  We also discussed their upcoming album, Little Red Men and the Kickstarter project they have running to fund it.

If you’re checking this out before July 18th and you’d like to contribute to the Kickstarter project, check out:

http://redthisever.net/kickstarter    or

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/751563959/little-red-men-cd-release

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