Posts Tagged ‘Sunglasses After Dark’

Podcast #111, “Epic”

Posted in podcast on April 14th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment

viking fire
Not even kidding — I spent about two hours digging our records, recording tracks, and getting everything ready for this podcast. Then I came up with this idea and thought it was so fucking cool, I had to do it right away. So, What we have here is the shortest playlist the podcast will ever see. It’s four epic songs, sort of suitable for a rainy spring night where the weather’s going all kinds of sideways.

Will it rain? Will there be thunder? Might we have to take shelter?

DOOM! COME THE DOOM! ALL SHALL PERISH!

Um … yeah. So. I did this as a radio set once, with the idea that it all had to be rock songs longer than 8 minutes — no electronic music, no jazz. It was a little more varied than this, but then I had four hours to roam free.

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Podcast #110, “April Fools Rush In”

Posted in novelty / humor, podcast on March 31st, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment

april foolsTomorrow is April Fools’ Day, so I spent the weekend putting together a plethora of strange and interesting music for you all. For whatever reason — be it feeling better or just the obscure nature of the tracks requiring some explanation — I ran my mouth pretty much constantly throughout this episode. My apologies for that.

You can rest assured that everything is Dr. Demento-eque, if not actually demented. I avoided using noisemakers, but certainly managed to pull together a wide swathe of weirdness, and managed to not pull from any of the good Doctor’s compilations this time.

Podcast #110, “April Fools Rush In”
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Podcast #109, “Sick & Tired”

Posted in podcast, punk on March 17th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment

sneezing catThis episode of the podcast reveals the mystery of why I sounded so horrid last time, and not-so-coincidentally features me saying awful things about Jenny McCarthy.

On a positive note, the plans for a mellow, introspective series of songs were scrapped in order to bring you this swampy brew of anger and depression. I’m not sure how I managed to make Ghoul and the Louvin Brothers work in the same podcast, but I’m assuming codeine had somethign to do with it.

Podcast #109, “Sick & Tired”
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Podcast #108, “Voice of the Voiceless”

Posted in podcast on March 3rd, 2014 by Nick – 1 Comment

no-voiceMany apologies for the fact that you can barely understand what I’m saying in this week’s episode. I’m sick as a dog and my voice is pretty much gone, which stands in brilliant contrast to the totally blasting music that dominates this installment of Sunglasses After Dark. But seriously, the fact that I was able to maintain some sort of coherence and avoid devolving into a barrage of coughing makes me prouder than anything I’ve done in ages.

Enjoy the study in opposites and prepare your ears for a full metal assault.

Podcast #108, “Voice of the Voiceless”
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Podcast #107, “Rush to Judgment”

Posted in podcast, pop, punk, rock 'n' roll on February 17th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment

scales of judgmentRecording this podcast, I was all kinds of excited about getting it done, doing a phone interview, and then heading out to enjoy some sunshine. The sunshine disappeared, some support screws sheared off on our bed frame, and I spent an hour and a half at the hardware store and kneeling in our bedroom with a drill.

Sometimes, you should just be happy for what you’ve accomplished — namely, putting together a really poppy, upbeat podcast that runs the gamut from nerd rock to stoner jams. It’s a blast and a half this episode, despite everything that followed.

Podcast #107, “Rush to Judgment”
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Podcast #106, “Melancholy Dance Party”

Posted in podcast on February 3rd, 2014 by Nick – 1 Comment

dance catThis episode of the podcast is just one big mix. It’s just as much due to my foggy, sore throat, as it is due to the fact that these songs just ended up flowing really well. It’s a little creepy, a little dancy, and maybe even a little melancholy.

If you liked what you heard, I highly suggest tracking down pretty much every release featured on this particular installment of the podcast. Most notably, you should really go to the trouble of listening to the Bombay Royale’s peformance at globalFEST 2014, streaming at NPR Music. It’s their debut US performance, but most importantly, it’s just good music.

Podcast #106, “Melancholy Dance Party”
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Podcast #105, “Short & Sweet”

Posted in mp3, podcast, punk, rock 'n' roll on January 20th, 2014 by Nick – Be the first to comment

short stack
The podcast returns after an extended holiday hiatus, with a short twelve songs, covering the gamut from blues-influenced garage rock swagger to metal to … weirdness. Yeah. It’s been a bit, so you’d think this would be longer, but no. I’m a man of many words, but I’d rather quality of over quantity.

Expect a new one in two weeks, since it’s actually already recorded. We’re gonna make this thing a regular occurrence this year, god willing and the creeks don’t rise.

Podcast #105, “Short & Sweet”
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Podcast #104, “The Wind Outside”

Posted in podcast, punk on November 18th, 2013 by Nick – Be the first to comment

windyIt’s been a couple weeks longer than I wanted to get this podcast done. I was hoping to avoid there being a month between podcasts, and we’ve only narrowly avoided that by a few days. However, I’d been waiting and hoping for an interview to drop in, but everything I’ve done lately has been for someone else or by e-mail.

Plus, work got in the way — as it does — and delayed things further. That being past, and the podcast recorded, we’ve got this selection of new tunes to rock your ears. Lots of covers, lots of catchy songs. Look for a lot of new content otherwise this week. We’ve got a bunch of interviews on the way, and they’re all great.

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Podcast #103, “Rather Than Later”

Posted in interview, podcast on October 23rd, 2013 by Nick – Be the first to comment

two cow garageThanks to a rather hectic couple of weeks at work, one of which involved attending the CMJ Music Marathon in New York (I know, I know: “poor baby”), the podcast’s been delayed a couple of times. I’ve had all the tracks recorded, but after work, the last thing I’d been wanting to do was sit in the basement and record back announces.

Now, I just spent a week walking around New York, and it’s starting to get cold, so sitting in the basement making podcasts sounds like a spectacular idea. So, we kick everything back into gear with an interview with Two Cow Garage‘s bassist, Shane Sweeney. We talk about touring, recording, and the band’s new album, The Death of the Self Preservation Society, which can be found at their website

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Podcast #101, “Words and Music”

Posted in books, interview, podcast, poetry, punk on August 26th, 2013 by Nick – Be the first to comment

charly fasanoI almost feel like I owe Charly ‘the city mouse’ Fasano an apology after re-listening to the interview we did for this episode of the podcast. I wasn’t on my “A” game, and I rambled a bit more than I normally do, which is really saying something. That being said, Charly had some great insights into his work and where it comes from, as well as what we can expect in the coming months (Hint: some more work with Lucero).

His latest book is entitled Not Good With Names, and you can grab it — along with everything else he’s recorded — at his Bandcamp.

For those not into lengthy discussions on art and poetry (philistines), we’ve got sixteen tracks of punk, garage, and hardcore to rock your earholes, so there’s that, as well. New tunes from Whatever Brains and Night Birds, amongst other cuts both classic and catalog.

Podcast #101, “Words and Music”
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