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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

#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

#4 Vaudeville Revival

10/29/2019
“I’d rather be bad than boring.” Rock n’ roll dudes Luke Culhane and Jake Marino of Vaudeville Revival come on the show and we talk about their new album Free Dirt, I ask them which one of them is more talented, and they give a shoutout to their biggest fan (maybe it’s YOU?!), plus more more more. Most importantly, the boys explain why they make music! Featured tracks: All the While and World Falling Apart.

Duration:01:05:33

#3 Carny

10/16/2019
“We talk about music for about 15 minutes and then we just bum you out”. This one features a chat with Spencer Hayden of Carny and we talk about music education, childhood Green Day fandom, WHAT WE THINK HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE, the current state of the music industry, and the Los Angeles Lakers, among other things. Most importantly, Spencer explains why he makes music! Featured tracks: Caroline and 16 Girl.

Duration:01:08:07

#2 Spurts

10/11/2019
The second installment of Sound for Thought features the unmistakable Robert Sanlis of Spurts. We talk about church music, harmonizing, craft beer, Weezer, band names, and a handful of other riveting topics. Most importantly, Robert explains why he makes music. Featured tracks: The Saddest Thing I've Ever Heard and Copenhagen 1916-2116.

Duration:00:06:31

#1 The Judd Zingle Project

9/23/2019
He's terrible at basketball... but he's pretty damn good at everything else he does, especially when it comes to music. The inaugural episode of Sound for Thought features Redefining Records contributor Aidan Dansey who sits down with me to talk about his latest endeavor, The Judd Zingle Project. We talk about Jazz Band, James Murphy, college band parties and more. Most importantly, he explains why he makes music. Featured tracks: Downtown Swing and Old School Tribe.

Duration:00:52:53