In many ways, New Order’s singular 1983 single “Blue Monday” is the perfect track to be disassembled by the Song Exploder podcast. Check out the new episode here.
A new 10-part podcast series from California public radio mainstay KCRW celebrates ’80s college-rock era host Deirdre O’Donoghue and her archive of in-studio performances.
It’s a great time to be a Talking Heads fan, what with the recent publication of drummer Chris Frantz’s memoir “Remain in Love” and now not one but two podcasts dedicated to breaking down the legendary group’s recorded output album-by-album. Full details and you can listen to the most recent episodes here.
hough he’s been known to hop on stage with his former bandmates in recent years, former R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry has been largely content to let those occasional musical excursions speak for themselves. This past spring, though, Berry did something far more unusual: he sat for an interview with the new podcast “In Weird Cities.”
Here at Slicing Up Eyeballs HQ, we’ve been fans of Chris Molanphy’s deeply nerdy chart-history podcast “Hit Parade” since its debut in 2017. But the latest episode — the “Lost and Lonely Edition,” which charts the slow rise to U.S. hit-making status by The Cure, Depeche Mode and New Order — was practically made for us.
Our friends at the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast recently sat down with Martin Phillipps, bandleader of iconic New Zealand indie-pop outfit The Chills, backstage at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C., for a three-part interview — which you can listen to in full right here.
The Pixies this week revealed plans to release a new album this September — the legendary indie-rock act’s third post-reunion, post-Kim Deal LP — along with a new 12-part podcast series that will document the recording sessions as well as the group’s history. Plus the band’s going on tour with Weezer. Again.
Our friends at the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast recently sat down with a man who is almost certainly the highest-ranking fan of The Replacements in the U.S. government: Tim Kaine, the U.S. senator from Virginia and former vice presidential candidate. You can now hear their conversation right here.
Our friends at the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast had the good fortune of recently sitting down with power-pop icon Tommy Keene for a long look back at his career, an interview that now, following his unexpected death last week, serves as a memorial to the good-hearted singer-songwriter. Listen to the first two parts right now.
Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current has just launched a five-part documentary podcast series called “Do You Remember?” that promises to trace the formative years and legacy of Hüsker Dü through interviews with those who were there as well as the three band members themselves — including Grant Hart.
More shameless self-promotion: Slicing Up Eyeballs founder/editor Matt Sebastian returns to the Rockin’ the Suburbs podcast to discuss this site’s artist polls, beginning with today’s show on the best of The Cure, followed by discussions of our Smiths and R.E.M. polls later this week.
We’re thrilled today to debut a new partnership with the “Rockin’ the Suburbs” podcast that will bring exclusive, uncut versions of their interviews with musicians of the ’80s college rock era to Slicing Up Eyeballs. And who better to inaugurate the whole thing than Tommy Stinson of The Replacements.
Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan recently sat down with TV’s Chris Hardwick and guest co-host April Richardson for a highly entertaining, hour-long chat that was released as an episode of Hardwick’s long-running Nerdist podcast last week.