Once again, we turn our attention towards the Nashville-based label, YK Records. A longtime friend of Bryan’s, the label’s founder, Michael Eades (who also runs a podcast network called We Own This Town), joins us for some stirring conversations exploring the label’s latest and upcoming releases, revealing the challenges of running a boutique label, considering fielding submissions, and debating the usefulness of music criticism. Also covered: Starting A Label 101, the wonders of Bandcamp vs. Spotify, Retrofuturism vs. Brutalism, the current status of Click And Clack from Car Talk, and an appeal to Wayne Coyne (he totally listens to this show) to take Skyway Man out on tour.
Bartees Cox is a songwriter and producer who spent years playing in bands in Brooklyn before making the move to Washington, DC, where his solo project, Bartees Strange, took focus and grew - from an album of reinterpretations of The National’s music to his stunning full-length, genre-bending… | watch
Whether you're a metalhead or not, this NYC trio will have you wrapped up in its soothing dark thrashers. | read
Aliah Sheffield is the singer/songwriter also known as Nikkie Aliah. Her song, “Earth is Ghetto,” recently went viral and she chatted with Nikkiesha about what led her to her viral moment, her musical inspirations, and what she hopes and plans to do next… oh, and tequila. This podcast is… | listen