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Conversations with musicians and other performers from one of the people who brought you Tanlines the band and Tanlines the twitter feed. I will never ask about the name of your band.






81 - Phoenix

Brothers Laurent Brancowitz and Chris Mazzalai have been playing together in the band Phoenix since 1995. We talk about the secrets of their longevity, what failure means to them, the origin of the band's snare sound, fatherhood, how their band is like a "shitty circus" and much more. Their fantastic sixth album "Ti Amo" is out now. email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com web: http://www.noeffectsshow.com Footnote: the album that they discuss at one point is Serge Gainsbourg's "Histoire de Melody...

Duration: 00:40:12

80 - Robin Pecknold (Fleet Foxes)

Robin Pecknold tells me about his open mic days, early Fleet Foxes stories, his decision to go to college two albums into his career, and his family's unlikely Shaggy connection. Fleet Foxes' new album Crack-Up is out June 16, 2017 on Nonesuch Records. Big thanks to the Ace Hotel in New York for hosting us. Email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com Web: www.noeffectsshow.com

Duration: 00:56:01

79 - Weyes Blood

Natalie Mering (Weyes Blood) joins me to talk about being a teenage record store clerk, foraging in Kentucky, and all of the other tribes of her life. We also delve into that Berenstain Bears conspiracy theory. web: http://www.noeffectsshow.com email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com

Duration: 00:49:43

78 - Perfume Genius

Michael Hadreas, the artist working as Perfume Genius, tells me about how he started writing and performing in his late 20's, where he thinks he would be without myspace, why he thinks people cry at his shows, and how his approach to music has changed (and how it hasn't) for his amazing fourth album, "No Shape."

Duration: 00:52:44

77 - Oddisee

Episode 77. Oddisee and I talk about growing up in the DC area, his Sudanese and American families, horse racing, discovering hip-hop, the DC/NY relationship, making his new album "The Iceberg" in late 2016, and much much more. A great conversation. He's probably on tour right now, so go see him! Also check out @oddiseemusic and @mellomusicgroup on Soundcloud.

Duration: 01:02:22

76 - Tei Shi

My guest this week is Valerie Teicher, the artist known as @tei-shi. She tells me about growing up in Colombia and Canada, waiting until her twenties to go on stage, dealing with soundguys, and how she made her new album Crawl Space, out NOW on @downtownrecords. http://www.noeffectsshow.com

Duration: 01:07:04

75 - Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend, Dams of the West)

I joined Chris in his home in Brooklyn to talk about his life playing drums for Vampire Weekend and playing everything for his new project Dams of the West. We talk trombone, mostly. We also talk about being a waterpark lifeguard in New Jersey, the original email that started Vampire Weekend, how the band's success led to his "extended adolescence", and go over a few great drummer solo projects. Over La Croix, of course ;( http://www.noeffectsshow.com

Duration: 01:11:24

73 - Laura Marling

"I don't like to be rude to people who are interviewing me, like Bob Dylan was, but I wish I could be" My guest this week is English musician and podcaster Laura Marling (@lauramarlingoffical) . Laura shares with me what she has learned from doing her own show Reversal of the Muse, and then regales me with stories from her early days: dropping out of high school, sleeping in a double bass case, playing the Sidewalk Cafe in the mid 2000's, and much more. Plus we talk about psychoanalysis,...

Duration: 00:50:53

No Effects 2017 TEASER

No Effects is back next week! A new season will be out next week, with future guests: Laura Marling Sylvan Esso Chris Tomson from Vampire Weekend / Dams of the West Jacques Greene Weyes Blood Oddisee and many many more! Music, as always, by Tanlines

Duration: 00:02:13

72 - Animal Collective

Recorded backstage at Terminal 5 back in the "good old days" of October 2016, Animal Collective (@anmlcollective) are my guests this week. Specifically, Panda Bear and Geologist, so, half of Animal Collective. We talk about their enduring friendship, which began high school, and has extended all the way through parenthood, touring, and making 10 albums together. web: http://www.noeffectsshow.com email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com

Duration: 00:55:07

71 - FaltyDL

Drew Lustman (@faltyDL) joins me for an hour to tell me almost all of the FaltyDL story, from flute lessons in New Haven to his new album, "Heaven is for Quitters." http://www.noeffectsshow.com noeffectsshow @ gmail.com

Duration: 01:09:19

70 - Jubilee

*ALARM EMOJI* Miami Bass episode of No Effects *ALARM EMOJI* Not exactly, but kinda, as my guest this week is Miami-adjace DJ/Producer Jubilee. We cover the South Florida rave scene, the Central Florida rave scene, and everything in between. And much much more. Jubilee's new album, After Hours, is out October 21st on Mixpak

Duration: 01:12:23

69 - Local Natives

I dropped in on Taylor and Ryan of the LA band Local Natives backstage before a show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn. Taylor and Ryan tell me about growing up together, playing music, changing their band name, and how their relationship and band have evolved over the years. email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com web: http://www.noeffectsshow.com twitter: @noeffectsshow

Duration: 00:53:11

68 - Cass McCombs

Mangy Love, out now, is Cass McComb's "somethingth" album. He doesn't know exactly. In our wide-ranging conversation, he tells me about growing up and living in the Bay Area, living out of his car in New York City, anti-folk music, anti-anti-folk music, rap music, choir music, how his band is like a halfway house, and much much more. Cass McCombs is a one-of-a-kind musician who is incredibly talented, prolific, and I am a huge fan of him. Please listen and then go listen to his music....

Duration: 00:58:54

67 - Fitz and the Tantrums

My guests this week are Michael 'Fitz' Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs of Fitz and the Tantrums. Fitz and Noelle share with me stories from their many years they individually spent struggling to find a career in music before breaking out with Fitz and the Tantrums. This episode is brought to you by Away. Head to awaytravel.com and use promo code "noeffects" to save $20 on one of their fantastic pieces of luggage. email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com http://www.noeffectsshow.com

Duration: 01:00:34

66 - Empress Of

My guest this week is Lorely Rodriguez, the artist known as Empress Of. Lorely shares with me about growing up in Los Angeles with a musical/not-musical family, going to Berklee School of Music, how getting a laptop changed her life, and much much more. Plus another great Canadian border crossing story! This is part 2 of my live show recorded at Moogfest, in Durham in May 2016. Part 1, with Julia Holter, is also available right now. Email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com Web:...

Duration: 00:39:23

65 - Julia Holter

Recorded LIVE at Moogfest 2016 in May 2016 in Durham, North Carolina! This is part one of two. Julia Holter joins me to talk about growing up in Los Angeles, having two planners, studying composition at the University of Michigan, performing at bookstores, at much more. Plus, the crowd is mic'd so you can hear when they laugh and compare it to your own reactions! Thanks to the great organizers of Moogfest for setting this up and recording it. email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com web:...

Duration: 00:43:29

63 - Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara Quin are identical twin sisters from Canada who have been playing music as Tegan and Sara since the late 90's. They are gay women in their mid-30's who are now huge pop stars and there's no one quite like them in music. Our conversation spans their entire career, but a lot of it is about their early years, their ups and downs, their times apart from each other, and how they eventually built a huge community around themselves and their music. email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com...

Duration: 00:52:51

62 - Andrew Savage (Parquet Courts)

Andrew Savage from the band Parquet Courts joins me this week. Listen as he sails a Bob Seger reference way over my head, talks music school, what it’s like as a DIY band playing festivals and large venues, and much much more. Email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com Twitter: @noeffectsshow

Duration: 01:08:39

61 - Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick's new album "Will" is out on May 6, 2016 on Dead Oceans. Listen to Julianna tell me about growing up in the church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, moving to New York, her early experiences doing music in Brooklyn and around the world, and how she made her new album "Will". Plus, her time as an intern for a very famous children's musician, and much much more. Julianna is a true one-of-a-kinder and I loved talking to her for an hour. I think you will too. email: noeffectsshow@gmail.com...

Duration: 01:10:37

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