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Sound for Thought

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For some musicians, making music is a way of life... yet for others, it’s just a hobby. Sound for Thought is an interview style podcast that uncovers the motivations behind these mentalities and everything in between. We reveal why musically creative people do what they do. Our goal is to help our listeners gain a deeper understanding of why a piece of music was created, so they can gain a greater appreciation for the music itself. Hosted by Andrew Shults and produced by Redefining Records.

For some musicians, making music is a way of life... yet for others, it’s just a hobby. Sound for Thought is an interview style podcast that uncovers the motivations behind these mentalities and everything in between. We reveal why musically creative people do what they do. Our goal is to help our listeners gain a deeper understanding of why a piece of music was created, so they can gain a greater appreciation for the music itself. Hosted by Andrew Shults and produced by Redefining Records.

Location:

United States

Description:

For some musicians, making music is a way of life... yet for others, it’s just a hobby. Sound for Thought is an interview style podcast that uncovers the motivations behind these mentalities and everything in between. We reveal why musically creative people do what they do. Our goal is to help our listeners gain a deeper understanding of why a piece of music was created, so they can gain a greater appreciation for the music itself. Hosted by Andrew Shults and produced by Redefining Records.

Language:

English

Contact:

7144234560


Episodes

#24 VHS King

12/17/2020
“We can go through life together on the hunt to try and figure out, what is cinnamon? And why is it a stick?” New kid on the Spotify block, VHS King, joins the Sound for Thought family. Some of you might know him better as Andres Montiel, titan of the film industry. We had a wonderful discussion about cinnamon (and lots of other amazing things like the UCSB music scene, Hawaii, the frustrations of recording, overcoming self-sabotage and doubt, 80s music, strange times in Seattle, etc.) Most...

Duration:01:51:56

#23 Doc Martian

12/2/2020
“The point now is really just havin’ a good time.” The prolific Doc Martian, otherwise known as Gerran Brown, joins the show and brings the good vibes! Our chat covers everything from his job hunt to his college football career, the true cliches of studying abroad, having fun making fun music, creativity as a choice, collaborating and so much more. Most importantly, Gerran explains why he makes music. We also play another game of Soundtrack to Your Life! Featured tracks: Ran Into You and...

Duration:01:08:53

#22 Diners

11/17/2020
“I’m officially done trying to sound like I have anything smart to say.” Tyler Blue Broderick of Diners comes on the show and says literally a bunch of smart things! Our wonderful conversation ranges over topics like bread, coping without live music, making your own inspiration, the joys of making juice, having no taste in music, skateboarding, touring with pets, taking care of plants, skateboarding, and the World Series! We talk about how Tyler got into music from a young age and most...

Duration:01:36:40

#21 Pork Belly

11/2/2020
“I just hit it really fast and hard.” The large majority of San Francisco based punk-rock band, Pork Belly joins the show to jibber-jabber about all the music things: how they got started individually and as a band, how they mesh their very different musical tastes together, which of them is the most talented and creative of the bunch, which of them is most likely to fall off the wagon, all that good stuff. Plus VHS collecting, skateboarding, pet geckos, and more. Most importantly, Nick,...

Duration:01:04:44

#20 Wax Charmer

9/29/2020
“Around the time I was 8 or 9, I saw School of Rock and I was like fuck piano! Let’s go play some fucking guitar.” Henry, Jacob, and Jordan of Wax Charmer stop by the show (virtually) to talk about all sorts of super spectacular stuff such as School of Rock, the formation of their band, and beginnings as Jubilo Drive, the music that made them, their hobbies, and so much more! Most importantly, these charming fellows explain why they make music. Featured tracks: Downstairs and Emblem.

Duration:01:12:27

#19 Mapache Lazer Disco

6/25/2020
“My life has been pretty uneventful compared to most people.” Mapache Lazer Disco, often referred to as ‘Kevin’ by human beings who know him, is our guest this time around. We talk about We The Beat, Kevin’s musical journey, our first concert-going experiences, Kim Gun Mo, the process of finding your own taste in music, the IV music scene, DIY shows, fishing, golfing, and so much more. Most importantly, Kevin explains the point of making music. Featured tracks: We (OUI) by Jeebonoff ft....

Duration:01:20:29

#18 redseaturtle

5/19/2020
“I learned piano as a kid because I’m Asian and that’s just what we do.” My dear friend Eugene Cheng, the infamous redseaturtle, stars in the latest episode of Sound for Thought. We are joined by another dear friend, Aidan Dansey of The Judd Zingle Project and we share stories of our old band Frisson, discuss finding songwriting inspiration during quarantine, the creation process of EDM, the great SoundCloud apocalypse, guilty listening pleasures, The Needle Drop vs. Pitchfork, Instagram...

Duration:01:22:19

#17 Star Parks

4/30/2020
“I’m in this unique position of being a perfectionist... but not that talented!” Episode #17 features the extremely talented and comical Andy Bianculli of Austin-based band Star Parks! Their latest album, The New Sounds of Late Capitalism is available now. Andy and I talk about the important things in life like cats, old movies, and 90’s NYC punk music. Andy rants about the pros and cons of living in Austin, listening to music that sounds really happy but is about sad things, pre-celebratory...

Duration:01:22:57

#16 The Haunts

4/17/2020
“Sorry, I’m like hungover as shit and covered in cat hair… let’s do this.” This very special episode features all three wonderfully talented and charming STUDS/dweebs/jabronis from The Haunts! Our conversation ranges over everything from how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their music and personal lives, to stories about having military personnel point guns at their minivan! We talk about how they came together as a band, their biggest influences, their pets, their opinions on the LA...

Duration:13:07:30

#15 Aaron Shadrow

3/30/2020
“I never wanted to practice… I just wanted to be outside ballin’… ” The one and only Aaron Shadrow joins the show and we’re even lucky enough to hear his dog Cooper chime in with a few borks as well! We talk about social distancing, his sporadic creative process, spiritual epiphanies, tales of dire food poisoning and so much more. We play another game of Soundtrack to Your Life and most importantly, Aaron explains why he makes music! Featured tracks: Love Relapse and X-Acto.

Duration:01:09:14

#14 Jordie Saenz

3/21/2020
“My first song was a love song about a koala”. You may know him as Jordie Saenz, or as Lakewalks. You may know him from his work with Love You Later. But if you don't know him or his music, you're missing out. Mr. Jordie and I talked about creative ruts, tour life, song debt, the indie romance film that is his marriage, Pokémon, BoJack Horseman, and many other lovely topics. We also play a game of Soundtrack to Your Life and most importantly, Jordie explains why he makes music! Featured...

Duration:01:09:29

#13 Delta Dagger

2/26/2020
“To sum that all up, you gotta get drunk. At least a little bit, because then you can be vulnerable and heartfelt and also a macho dumbass.” John Pagliassotti of Delta Dagger (AKA the nicest guy ever) comes on the show and we have a chat for the ages. We talk about his home studio setup in SLO, the difference between Savage Henry and Delta Dagger, LEGOS, the IV music scene, Simpsonswave and so much more. Of course, most importantly, John explains why he makes music. We also play the most...

Duration:01:21:13

#12 McCall

2/5/2020
“It’s just against everything that I believe in... but it’s so fun! I just wanna smash stuff all the time.” Episode 12 of Sound for Thought takes place on a scenic balcony in Los Angeles. McCall and I talk about all sorts of things like ordinal linguistic synesthesia, new year’s resolutions, My Favorite Murder, and more. We discuss the struggle of making art for other people, and what it feels like to create something from nothing. Most importantly, McCall explains why she makes music!...

Duration:01:11:15

#11 Montero y Murillo

1/29/2020
“I’m all about yin and yang. I’m yin, Jessie’s yang. He’s the fucking piece of shit side of me and I’m the perfect angel baby boy.” This episode was recorded at Back Alley Studios and features the funny and talented Austin Montero and Jessie Murillo of Montero y Murillo. We talk about a whole bunch of stuff like the evolution of their friendship and musical interests, a $20 acoustic guitar from a local hardware store, Pikachu’s butthole, Dwayne The Rock Johnson T-shirts, recording farts to...

Duration:01:13:43

#10 Rae Cole

1/21/2020
“If I can perform and create that excitement over something that I am making on stage, there is nothing else in the world that is better than that.” This very special 10th episode features the wonderful Rae Cole, she’s a fantastic vocalist and musician with a cute pup named Indie. We talk about music as therapy, her band Calling Cadence, the screamo metal genre, collaborating with family, and a whole bunch more! Most importantly, Rae explains why she makes music. Featured tracks: Enough and...

Duration:01:04:27

#9 Harmonomy

12/19/2019
“I literally go day by day, I don’t know what I’m doing in two hours.” My old pal Andrew Hammond AKA Harmonomy comes on the show and we talk about music education, opera music, golf, philosophy, and so much more. He gives his take on how to break out of a writer’s block and, most importantly, Andrew explains why he makes music. Featured tracks: Keep You Close and I Notice.

Duration:01:01:00

#8 D.C.R. Pollock

12/12/2019
“I think half of growing up is learning what to offend people by.” D.C.R. Pollock is the man you’re listening to on this one. We talk about jank rigs, blind goldfish, SpongeBob, Tom Waits, the OC music scene, and so much more. We also run through each-other's Spotify Wrapped for 2019! Most importantly, David explains why he makes music! Featured tracks: Hank Williams and Cold Tub.

Duration:01:17:33

#7 Twanner

11/25/2019
“It’s cool cuz it’s like you type in Madonna and you see a bunch of Madonna, you type in Twanner and you see a bunch of Twanner.” The very funny Anthony Vezirian comes on the show and he’s basically on the same level of internet relevance as Madonna. We talk about his cat Willow, where creativity comes from and what it’s like to be in the perfect flow-state for making music, the challenges of performing electronic music live, a love story for the ages, obscure sci-fi books, and comedy...

Duration:01:03:47

#6 Max Collier

11/14/2019
“I would love to sell out… to a degree...” The delightful Max Collier comes on the show and we talk about his instafamous cat ฅ/ᐠ。ᆽ。ᐟ , Isla Vista, sad boi music, fine wines, and LA history, among other things. Most importantly, Max explains why he makes music… or rather, why he can’t stop making music. Featured tracks: Trouble Sleeping In and Old Motif.

Duration:01:03:06

#5 Twin Peaks Sessions

11/6/2019
“I guess the most difficult part is when I say the word acoustic and that translates to… electric…” Mike Donnelly of Twin Peaks Sessions comes on the show and we talk about crazy cajón incidents, Twin Shrieks Fest, DIY scenebeans, and baseball! ~among other things. Most importantly, Mike explains the point of making music. Featured tracks: Long Lungs by Kevin Nichols and Step Back by Rainville.

Duration:44:36:14