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Comfort Monk Podcast
57 minutes | 5 days ago
Ep. 42 – Terrence Richard (Junior Astronomers)
“The classroom was a stifling thing, you have to raise your hand to speak, why are we not just fluidly talking about these things?” Junior Astronomer Terrence Richard talks to Dylan and a few unplanned guests make appearances.The post Ep. 42 - Terrence Richard (Junior Astronomers) first appeared on comfort monk.
50 minutes | 7 days ago
Ep. 41 – James Alex (Beach Slang, Weston)
James talks with Dylan about his early influences when he was playing with Weston, all the way through to the anthemic power pop of Beach Slang and the piano and strings of Quiet Slang. The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City is out now on Bridge 9 Records (featuring our very first guest Tommy Stinson)!The post Ep. 41 - James Alex (Beach Slang, Weston) first appeared on comfort monk.
61 minutes | 11 days ago
Ep. 40 – Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females)
Marissa and Eddie discuss supergroups, Motel Sixes, and what the sudden halt in touring this year means to someone who’s spent most of their adult life playing live music. Keep an eye out: Screaming Females is releasing a special limited run edition of Chalk Tape for the first time on vinyl!The post Ep. 40 - Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females) first appeared on comfort monk.
75 minutes | 15 days ago
Ep. 39 – Bo White (Patois Counselors, Yardwork)
Bo White has fronted more bands and produced more records than could ever be neatly chronicled, but here he gives Dylan a tour through some of his varied career highlights and gives an insight into why he makes art the way he does. Patois Counselors’ new record The Optimal Seat is out now on Ever/Never!The post Ep. 39 - Bo White (Patois Counselors, Yardwork) first appeared on comfort monk.
60 minutes | 17 days ago
Ep. 38 – Tommy Guerrero (Skateboarder, Musician)
Our friend Tyler Gordon hosts the show with guest Tommy Guerrero, Bones Brigade legend and prolific musician. They chat about music and skating and the inevitable blurred lines between both art forms. [Photo: Claudine Gossett]The post Ep. 38 - Tommy Guerrero (Skateboarder, Musician) first appeared on comfort monk.
65 minutes | 25 days ago
Ep. 37 – Sam Spina (Illustrator, Regular Show, Infinity Train)
Sam was kind enough to make the insanely cool album art for our new compilation, Gratitude Vol. 2! He tells Dylan about his career path, and how happening upon mini-comics gave him the artistic outlet he’d been looking for, before becoming a story board artist for Cartoon Network. The post Ep. 37 - Sam Spina (Illustrator, Regular Show, Infinity Train) first appeared on comfort monk.
51 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 36 – Sean Eden (Luna)
Guest host John Furr – local legend, podcast host (Cola Town Underground), musician (Grand Republic, E.Z. Shakes) – interviews Sean Eden of highly influential NYC indie rockers Luna. Also, make sure to catch Eddie and Dylan on Colatown Underground where we talk about Comfort Monk over beers!The post Ep. 36 - Sean Eden (Luna) first appeared on comfort monk.
94 minutes | a month ago
Ep. 35 – Tim Kerr (Big Boys/Up Around The Sun/Painter)
Dylan talks to punk rock legend, inspiring visual artist, and Texas native Tim Kerr. They chat about doing-it-yourself-ism, how every musician wants more of themselves in the mix, and how a music scene without community can get taken over by sketchy characters. The post Ep. 35 - Tim Kerr (Big Boys/Up Around The Sun/Painter) first appeared on comfort monk.
73 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 34 – Seth Kauffman (Floating Action)
Dylan chats with Seth Kauffman this week! They talk about hand drums, record labels, and the rich history and discography that Seth has achieved through his band Floating Action. His latest record “Outsider Art” is out now on People in a Position to Know!The post Ep. 34 - Seth Kauffman (Floating Action) first appeared on comfort monk.
54 minutes | 2 months ago
Ep. 33 – The Sloppy Boys
Guests Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, & Jefferson Dutton join us today, featuring guest host Brett Nash! We about their party rock band The Sloppy Boys, which arose out of their comedy troupe/TV show “The Birthday Boys.” Featuring a guest appearance by Margaret Bauknight. The post Ep. 33 - The Sloppy Boys first appeared on comfort monk.
53 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 32 – Danny Kroha (The Gories/Demolition Doll Rods/The Darleans)
You know we be house rocking! On today’s episode Eddie sits down with Dan Kroha, one of the primal driving forces behind the Motor City garage rock scene, to talk about music, home improvement, and growing up in Detroit. The post Ep. 32 - Danny Kroha (The Gories/Demolition Doll Rods/The Darleans) first appeared on comfort monk.
82 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 31 – Derek Sheen (Comedian)
In the best news you’ll hear this month, Derek Sheen, world class joke teller, joined us for a chat! We talked about everything from death (a lot of death, actually) to youthful transgressions (no threesomes) to skateboarding fall videos (and broken bones). Derek has a new special out now called “Macho Caballero” on Stand Up! Records. He also has a new record of music and a book coming out soon!The post Ep. 31 - Derek Sheen (Comedian) first appeared on comfort monk.
83 minutes | 3 months ago
Ep. 30 – Jarboe (Swans, w/ Neurosis, Father Murphy)
Today’s episode of the Comfort Monk Podcast features avant-garde musician and performer Jarboe. She shares her experiences growing up with music and the life-altering decision to move to NYC and join Swans, and what it took to try to keep Swans together once she was there. Since then, her solo work has been breathtaking and all-encompassing in its scope. Her newest album “Illusory” is out now on Consouling Sounds. The post Ep. 30 - Jarboe (Swans, w/ Neurosis, Father Murphy) first appeared on comfort monk.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 29 – Effy (Professional Wrestler)
Hometown hero and indie wrestling darling EFFY is here to tear the place up. He fills us in on how wrestlers, promoters, and fans are evolving alongside a society at large which is confronting its toxic masculinity and homophobia. Dylan and Effy talk about wrestling’s performative aspects and deconstruct the hero & villain dynamics of a good show. The post Ep. 29 - Effy (Professional Wrestler) first appeared on comfort monk.
75 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 28 – Leo Romero (Professional Skateboarder/Travesura)
Everyone’s favorite co-host, David Toole (Bluetile Skateshop) is back in the Comfort Monk universe, chilling with Dylan in this week’s conversation with Leo Romero, Thrasher’s SOTY 2010. They chat about Leo’s dual careers, empathy, and Randy Newman. Be on the lookout for a new Travesura record this year! The post Ep. 28 - Leo Romero (Professional Skateboarder/Travesura) first appeared on comfort monk.
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 27 – Chuck Treece (Pro Skateboarder/McRad/Bad Brains)
Start your weekend with Chuck Treece, one of the founding fathers of skate punk and the first African-American skateboarder to appear on the cover of Thrasher magazine. Dylan and Chuck talk about his youth, becoming a pro skater and playing drums in the band his father led. He explains the history of his band McRad and the DIY ethos he brought to it, and expounds on his relationship with Bad Brains. Listen to Chuck on Comfort Monk: Gratitude Volume One! The post Ep. 27 - Chuck Treece (Pro Skateboarder/McRad/Bad Brains) first appeared on comfort monk.
66 minutes | 4 months ago
Ep. 26 – Angela Seo (Xiu Xiu)
We were excited to converse with Angela from the genre-defying, chaotic and beautiful group Xiu Xiu! Angela & Eddie chat about Twin Peaks, techno music, and colonialism. Xiu Xiu’s newest record “Girl with Basket of Fruit” is available from Polyvinyl. The post Ep. 26 - Angela Seo (Xiu Xiu) first appeared on comfort monk.
150 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 25 – Gratitude Vol. One Retrospective (ft. Ray Barbee, Brett Nash, Marshall Brown, & Peter Alvanos)
In today’s Very Special Episode, we talk about Gratitude: Volume One, the CM covers compilation that we released in May. To help us look back on the creative process, we asked several of the musicians involved to give us a run down on why and how they recorded and selected their tracks. (R. Barbee: 6:10, B. Nash: 45:19, M. Brown: 1:30:56, P. Alvanos: 1:46:58)The post Ep. 25 - Gratitude Vol. One Retrospective (ft. Ray Barbee, Brett Nash, Marshall Brown, & Peter Alvanos) first appeared on comfort monk.
58 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 24 – Justin Osborne (SUSTO, Sequoyah Prep School)
Guitar slinger and Americana singer Justin Osborne recounts his story of growing up as a touring musician in the Southeast. He and Dylan chat about all the effort it takes to pull off a fun quarantine show, as Justin reflects on building creative relationships and collaborative friendships.The post Ep. 24 - Justin Osborne (SUSTO, Sequoyah Prep School) first appeared on comfort monk.
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Ep. 23 – John Herndon (Tortoise/A Grape Dope)
Musician and visual artist John Herndon joins Dylan on the porch today to talk about his journey from playing folk music in a NC commune, to experimental post-rock in Chicago, to his solo electronic music and painting. Hear about the headaches of touring overseas with two drum kits plus a marimba and the joys of making music that you want to hear with people who share the same vision. The post Ep. 23 - John Herndon (Tortoise/A Grape Dope) first appeared on comfort monk.
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