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Esoterica the Podcast discussions are a conversation that borders on the offbeat and unusual. On Esoterica the Podcast, hosts Chris Schultz and Aaron Christian offer a multigenerational look at obscure and esoteric pop culture; covering music, movies, books, or whatever grabs their interest. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Esoterica the Podcast discussions are a conversation that borders on the offbeat and unusual. On Esoterica the Podcast, hosts Chris Schultz and Aaron Christian offer a multigenerational look at obscure and esoteric pop culture; covering music, movies, books, or whatever grabs their interest. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

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Esoterica the Podcast discussions are a conversation that borders on the offbeat and unusual. On Esoterica the Podcast, hosts Chris Schultz and Aaron Christian offer a multigenerational look at obscure and esoteric pop culture; covering music, movies, books, or whatever grabs their interest. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

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English


Episodes

The Most Beautiful Moment in Life Pt.2

3/3/2021
Merriam-Webster defines esoteric thusly: designed for or understood by the specially initiated alone. This week's album choice, on the surface, may seem to be the antithesis of esoteric. But it is with this definition in mind that we take a look at one of, if not the biggest bands in the world: BTS. BTS (Bangtan Sonyeondan), also known as the Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member South Korean boy band that debuted in 2013 under Big Hit Entertainment. The septet—composed of RM, Jin, Suga, J-Hope,...

Duration:00:59:39

Mister Asylum

2/24/2021
This week we continue our journey through Aaron's "laid back and heavy" motif with Highly Suspect. Highly Suspect is an American rock band from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The band consists of twin brothers Rich (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Ryan Meyer (drums, backing vocals), Johnny Stevens (guitar, lead vocals), and Matt Kofos (guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals). After starting as a bar cover band, they relocated to Brooklyn, New York, where they recorded The Worst Humans EP with...

Duration:00:52:55

Cure for Pain

2/17/2021
So, here's the thing. Morphine was one of the best bands to come out of Boston in the '90s. You can argue the point, and you can be wrong. Formed in 1989 by Mark Sandman, Dana Colley, and Jerome Deupree, Morphine combined blues and jazz elements with more traditional rock arrangements, giving the band an unusual sound. Sandman sang distinctively in a "deep, laid-back croon", and his songwriting featured a prominent beat influence. The band themselves coined the label "low rock" to describe...

Duration:00:46:53

Royal Blood

2/10/2021
This week we listen to and discuss one of Aaron's picks: English rock duo Royal Blood. Formed in Brighton in 2011, Royal Blood consists of Mike Kerr on vocals and bass and Ben Thatcher on drums. Their sound is anchored in Kerr's unique bass playing technique, in which he uses various effects pedals to make his electric bass sound like a standard electric guitar. Their self-titled debut album was released in August 2014. Their second album How Did We Get So Dark? followed in June 2017. For...

Duration:00:37:29

Happy Birthday, Esoterica the Podcast!

2/8/2021
Chris and Aaron celebrate Esoterica the Podcast's first birthday by listening to the 1982 album Dog Police by Dog Police. On top of the album feature, they also discuss the unaired pilot for Dog Police from the 1990s featuring Adam Sandler and Jeremy Piven. Chris and Aaron also muse about the past year from documenting a raging pandemic accidentally, interviewing a bunch of celebrities, and drinking a whole lot of Esoteric beverages. Help us celebrate the birthday of Esoterica the Podcast...

Duration:00:40:32

Fresh Faced & Effervescent (with The Fairview)

2/3/2021
This week we are joined by Nolan McGovern and Jake Perreault of The Fairview as we discuss their album Fresh Faced & Effervescent. The Fairview is a pop punk DIY outfit from Southeastern Massachusetts / Rhode Island. Started in 2014 by Nolan McGovern and his friends from high school, the amateur band played small venues, colleges, and talent shows, including the local stage at Warped Tour MA in 2014 and 2016. 5 years and numerous line-up changes later, The Fairview remains a powerhouse...

Duration:01:34:20

Free Form Friday #1

1/29/2021
Welcome to our newest venture, Free Form Fridays! FFF is an opportunity for Aaron and I to do what we like best: Sample beers, muse about things, and discuss things that may not fit within the parameters of our regular show. We're not sure what every episode will look like, but we know it will be fun! For an added bonus, these episodes will be recorded on video and uploaded to our YouTube channel, so you can see what we're talking about! Join us for our first episode, where we consult our...

Duration:00:35:35

Safe as Milk

1/27/2021
In September of 1967, an eccentric young musician named Don Van Vliet released his debut album under his stage moniker, Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band. That album was called Safe As Milk. Van Vliet was quite a character. He was a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and visual artist. His music blended elements of blues, free jazz, rock, and avant-garde composition with idiosyncratic rhythms, absurdist wordplay, and his wide vocal range. Known for his enigmatic persona,...

Duration:00:43:59

the boys (with cleopatrick)

1/20/2021
This week we go North of the border to talk with Canadian rock duo cleopatrick about their 2018 EP the boys. Childhood friends Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz grew up in Cobourg, Ontario. They have been friends since age 4 and began getting interested in music around age 8 when they first listened to AC/DC. Later in their teens they began recording their own music. The band's first music festival was the 2018 installment of Lollapalooza in Chicago. In late 2018 they were booked to play at Shaky...

Duration:01:02:05

The Gereg

1/13/2021
On this week’s episode, we take a listen to The HU‘s 2019 debut album The Gereg. The HU is a band from Mongolia that blends heavy metal and traditional Mongolian throat singing. The band’s name, The HU, is the Mongolian root word for human being. They call their style “Hunnu Rock,” inspired by the Hunnu, an ancient Mongolian empire known as The Huns in Western culture. Some of the band’s lyrics include old Mongolian war cries and poetry. Founded in 2016 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by their...

Duration:00:42:44

You're Gonna Miss It All

1/6/2021
This week we revisit a Season One favorite: Modern Baseball. This time around we're taking a look at their 2014 release "You're Gonna Miss It All." Like their debut album Sports (2012), You're Gonna Miss It All was written while the band members were attending college. Unlike Sports which only featured Lukens and Ewald, "we were just excited to have a full band and make [You're Gonna Miss It All] that way", according to Ewald. Discussing writing, Ewald said one member of the group would...

Duration:00:42:47

Goosebump (with Homer Flynn)

12/30/2020
President of the Cryptic Corporation and long time manager of The Residents Homer Flynn joins Chris and Aaron once again to discuss Resident’s 1980 release, Goosebump. The Resident’s Historical site describes Goosebump thusly: “The Residents had long planned to produce a children’s record — of sorts. Goosebump is a collection of Mother Goose rhymes set to music with all of the “original sinister overtones” left in place. They teamed up with their long-time collaborator Snakefinger and...

Duration:00:30:05

Christmas in the Stars

12/23/2020
Aaron and Chris stop off in the Outer Rim to check out 1980's Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album, produced for RSO Records by Meco. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:30:54

No Dogs Allowed

12/16/2020
Our hosts discuss the sophomore outing from singer-songwriter Sidney Gish, her 2017 album No Dogs Allowed. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:42:41

The Kids Can't Lose

12/9/2020
Getting wicked local, Aaron and Chris discuss Abington's own A Loss For Words and their 2009 debut The Kids Can't Lose. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:36:00

Wrong Eyed Jesus!

12/2/2020
Our hosts discuss Jim White's 1997 debut album Wrong Eyed Jesus (The Mysterious Tale of How I Shouted), and Chris' personal relationship to it. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:41:16

Dope Humor of the Seventies (w/ David Ossman)

11/25/2020
Our hosts are joined by the one and only David Ossman to discuss the forthcoming album Dope Humor of the Seventies by Firesign Theatre, a 2 disc collection of previously unreleased material from the early 70's. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:41:06

Musique pour Supermarché

11/18/2020
Our hosts discuss the very definition of esoteric: Jean-Michel Jarre's 1983 Musique pour Supermarché ( Music for Supermarkets). Only a single copy was pressed and distributed, and its master plates were deliberately destroyed. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:23:22

Axiom (ft. Jack Underkofler)

11/11/2020
Vocalist and guitarist Jack Underkofler of Dead Poet Society joins our hosts to discuss their 2015 album Axiom. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:53:16

Infamous Angel

11/4/2020
On this week's episode, our hosts discuss two time Grammy nominee Iris DeMent's 1992 debut album Infamous Angel. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/esoterica-the-podcast/support

Duration:00:33:01