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Author: Ira Haberman

Episode 98: Jordan Fairless from Spafford

Spafford is one of those bands, that I absolutely want to root for. They blend modern with the old, and create music that is both sonically appealing, but also a ton of fun. This band is the real deal. When I heard they were dropping a follow up to their self titled debut some six years later, I immediately contacted their manager and publicist to ensure we got the chance to speak to them, because I know, like me, you guys are certainly curious about what is going on. We recently spoke with Jordan Fairless, the bands bassist to...

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Episode 97: Jerry Garcia Before The Dead

Many of us know Jerry Garcia, as the frontman of the Grateful Dead and the spiritual leader of the Deadheads. But his story doesn’t nearly begin with the Mother McRee’s Uptown Jug Champions, the acid tests or even the goings on at 710 Ashbury Street. His passion for music and his ability to play at a high standard, his penchant for story telling began much earlier. We unpack that history with Dennis McNally the Grateful Dead’s biographer and publicist for the majority of their existence. Having read the rich and expansive liner notes and listened to the entire package...

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Episode 96: TAUK

Last time we spoke to TAUK, they were gearing up to get in the studio to record the follow up to Sir Nebula. At the time I remember letting Matt and A.C. know that I really dug their sound and was looking forward to new music. Well, since then, they have indeed recorded a new record. But before they release that canon of music in the fall, they dropped an EP – Shapeshifter 1: Construct – a tidy 5 track effort with lots of new twists and sonic turns. We caught up with Matt to talk about the EP...

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Episode 95: Anderson East

I first heard about Anderson East from a friend in New Jersey, who I trust implicitly with music recommendations and such. He’s the guy that turned us on to Marcus King, so as you can imagine, when he says I need to check something out, I usually obey and listen. We actually posted pictures on our instagram channel back in January of Anderson’s gig at the Bowery Ballroom. Truth is, I cannot say enough about this young dude’s tremendous talent as a singer-songwriter, but to say he is exclusively that, also doesn’t tell the whole tale. Anderson’s vocal stylings...

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Episode 94: Robbie Wulfshon of Ripe!

One of the things I enjoy most about The Sound Podcast project is bringing you new artists and bands that are on the cusp of really big things. I spend a lot of time reading about up and coming bands on-line, and listening to all kinds of music. I’m kind of your filter for whats good, and what isn’t so strong. As for what’s good, I recently came across Ripe, a band based out of Boston, that combine rock, funk, and fun into a tight little package of lively songs. They also feature a small but powerful horns section,...

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