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Long Live the Music
23 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
Reviews of the New Albums from Halsey and CHVRCHES
Woah! What a new music Friday we just had. Highlighting the release schedule were Halsey's If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power and CHVRCHES' Screen Violence. Kiel Hauck hops on the mic to break down his thoughts on both new albums, keying in on the artistic evolution of Halsey and their journey as one of the most important pop-adjacent artists of the past decade and how CHVRCHES rebounded from their major label debut to re-discover themselves in unexpected ways. Take a listen!
31 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
Hella Mega Tour and the Return of Live Music
Have you heard? Live music is happening at a venue near you! Our very own Kyle Schultz recently found himself at such an event, and it was a big one. Kyle joins Kiel Hauck to talk about his experience at the recent Chicago stop of the Hella Mega Tour. Kyle shares the general vibe and experience of attending a concert again and gives his full breakdown of the mammoth-sized tour, including standout songs and performances. Who brought the house down the most: Weezer, Fall Out Boy, or Green Day? Take a listen and find out!
49 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
Our Favorite Bad Songs
What songs do you listen to when you switch Spotify to private mode? We all do it. So let's talk about it! Kiel Hauck is joined by Nadia Alves and Kyle Schultz to share their deepest, darkest music secrets. The songs we love that we don't tell our friends about. The songs that move us that we don't share with the world. And why they mean so much to us. So what are some of our favorite "bad" songs? Take a listen and find out!
48 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
Cole Cuchna Talks Yeezus, Olivia Rodrigo, and the Music that Gives Us Chills
Music podcaster extraordinaire Cole Cuchna just wrapped up season 8 of the wildly successful Dissect Podcast and also recently launched Key Notes - an interactive music show that combines full songs with original musical and lyrical analysis. Cole joined Kiel Hauck on Long Live the Music to discuss the complexity of Yeezus and how he approached the album for Dissect. Cole also talks about why some music gives us chills and what it is about Olivia Rodrigo's smash hit "Driver's License" that checks all of the neurological boxes. They also discuss a new generation's fascination with the alternative, guitar-driven music of the 90s and what might come next in the evolution of popular music as a whole. Take a listen!
2 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
Introducing: Feel For the Game, Season 2
Welcome back to the Area Code neighborhood: Feel For the Game. Nick and Noah return with a series of (mainly basketball) conversations about nostalgic moments in NBA history, current issues plaguing the league, how coping and mental health play a role in sports, and more.Tune-in as they unprofessionally, but sincerely explore why sports are bigger than just the score of the game. Subscribe now, and follow along to find out how many times Noah makes an unwarranted Kansas Jayhawks basketball reference.Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feelforthegamepod/✌️
25 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
The Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)
The year is half over. How is it possible? Only scientists can explain. But we'll use the opportunity to break down some of the best music that's been released so far this year. Kiel Hauck kicks things off by sharing summertime Warped Tour memories and discussing the return of live music. With tours being announced left and right, we're all making big decisions about when, where, and how we return to concert settings. Then Kiel shares some words about some of the albums that have been impacting the Long Live the Music crew so far in 2021, from Architects to Olivia Rodrigo to J. Cole and more. Listen in!
35 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
The Wonder Years' "Suburbia" Turns 10
It's been 10 years since The Wonder Years staked their claim as the flagship band of the 2010's pop punk revival. Suburbia I've Given You All and Now I'm Nothing is officially a decade old but still just as powerful and impactful as the day it was released. Kiel Hauck is joined by Kyle Schultz to discuss their memories of the album's release and how it took the scene by storm. During the discussion, they break down some of the album's best tracks and a few of Dan "Soupy" Campbell's best lines. They also debate where the album stands among the best pop punk releases of all time. Take a listen!
69 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
Who Won the 2011 Hip Hop Title Belt?
We're back, baby! Brock Benefiel makes his triumphant return to the podcast to discuss everything that went down in the world of hip hop in 2011. Brock and Kiel break down the year's avalanche of debuts (Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Childish Gambino, Mac Miller, etc.) and take a look at the albums that defined the year (Drake, Jay-Z and Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, etc.). They also talk about the changing landscape of hip hop in 2011 and how the genre was about to evolve in more ways than we could have imagined. Finally, they hand out the 2011 Hip Hop Title Belt. Who won? Listen in to find out!
1 minutes | Jun 4, 2021
Introducing: Wildwood Flower
Welcome the newest resident to the Area Code neighborhood:Wildwood Flower: Stories of Women who Built Country Music. Season 1 premiering on June 4th! Available on all platforms.To find out more about the podcast, listen to the introductory episode here.Subscribe and follow on Instagram at wildwoodflowerpod to stay updated on new episodes and special announcements.
37 minutes | May 24, 2021
Mike Herrera Talks Livestream Performances and (Almost) 30 Years of MxPx
Thought we were done talking MxPx? Think again! Mike Herrera stopped by the podcast to talk with Kiel Hauck about the band's current livestream series, Between This World and the Next, and how the band has stayed innovative when it comes to connecting with their fans. Mike also reflects on the upcoming 30th anniversary of MxPx and shares about the experience of exploring the band's deep catalogue across their recent livestream setlists. Finally, he discusses the ebbs and flows of fan response to the band's music over the years and the prospect of a new MxPx album. Take a listen!
72 minutes | May 10, 2021
The Best of MxPx with Jason Tate
This one has been a long time coming, folks. We welcome Jason Tate, founder of Chorus.fm, to the podcast to talk all things MxPx. Jason and Kiel Hauck break down the band's history and legacy before diving into an extensive ranking of the band's 10 studio albums. They also discuss the biggest "What if?" in the band's career, their favorite MxPx concert memories, and why the band is still so vital and relevant almost three decades into their career.It's safe to say that It's All Dead and this podcast wouldn't exist without MxPx and the impact they've made on the scene. We had an absolute blast diving into the band's legacy and discography and we hope you enjoy this (rather long!) episode. Long Live Left Coast Punk Rawk.
44 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Lil Nas X, "WAP" and Music Outrage with Evan Sawdey
People are mad about music again. And we kinda love it! Kiel Hauck is joined by Evan Sawdey of PopMatters to discuss the cultural outrage associated with Lil Nas X's new single "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)", Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's Grammy performance of "WAP", along with a general movement back toward backlash. They discuss why outrage about music seemed diminished in recent years, why it appears to have returned, and what kind of conversation should ensue. They also reflect on a previous generation of music backlash, the evolving nature of protest music, and why it's so vital to elevate music and artists that have something important to say. Listen in!
38 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
Demi Lovato's Comeback and Taylor Swift's "Fearless"
Demi Lovato has returned with a reformative new album, Dancing with the Devil...the Art of Starting Over. Kiel Hauck and Nadia Alves examine Demi's return to the scene from battles with addiction and abuse and what this new album has to say about her journey and the power structures present in the music scene. They then dive into Taylor Swift's re-released version of Fearless and discuss what her current re-recording project means for not only her legacy, but the current state of the music industry. Finally, they chat about Julien Baker's new album Little Oblivions and their thoughts on the return of live music later this year. Take a listen!
3 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Welcome to Long Live the Music
We've got some exciting news! It's All Dead is joining the Area Code podcast network - and with it, we're changing our name. Welcome to Long Live the Music.If you've followed us for any length of time since we launched this thing back in 2013, you'll know that It's All Dead is a tongue-in-cheek reference to the claims that "punk is dead," "hip hop is dead," or "rock is dead." For the past 7+ years, our mission has been to show how ALIVE the music we love is and how it's impacting our lives, hearts, and communities.Teaming up with Area Code, we thought now was a great time to reimagine what we call this thing. Our original tagline of Long Live the Music captures the heart, energy, and passion behind what we do. We're excited for this new chapter of our show. We hope you'll follow along!https://www.itsalldead.comhttps://www.areacodenetwork.com
43 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
The Return of Architects with Drew Beringer
A new album from Architects has arrived and it is very, very good. For Those That Wish to Exist serves as the beginning of a new chapter for the band and a wake up call for those that wish to deny the effects of climate change. All told, there’s a lot to unpack, so we reached out to Drew Beringer to join the podcast and break down his thoughts on the new album, the legacy of Architects, and their impact on the heavy music scene.Drew shares a bit of his background in joining the AbsolutePunk.net staff and Chorus.fm community before diving into his track-by-track breakdown of For Those That Wish to Exist, including his interview with Architects drummer Dan Searle. Drew also gives his ranking of Architects’ Epitaph Records albums and shares his favorite songs from the new album. Take a listen!
46 minutes | Jan 27, 2021
Our Most Anticipated Music of 2021
In many ways, it's harder than ever before to know what to expect from the world of music in 2021. Did our favorite artists use quarantine downtime to create? Will there be live shows? Who knows! But we're here to speculate. Kiel Hauck is joined by Nadia Alves and Kyle Schultz to discuss the music they'd most like to hear in the new year, including new albums from the likes of Weezer, Kendrick Lamar, Julien Baker, AFI, Travis Scott, Lorde and more. They also discuss the difficult nuances around creativity in the midst of depression and why many artists may need more time to bounce back. And finally - what are the chances that we'll be able to safely attend a live music even in 2021? Take a listen!
44 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Interview with Pitchfork's Rawiya Kameir
Pitchfork's Rawiya Kameir recently joined Kiel Hauck to share some thoughts on how music journalists can take steps toward elevating a more diverse range of voices and have better conversations about the music they’re covering. She also shares her experience as a music critic during a rapidly evolving digital age, as well as the challenge facing music journalists and music fans when it comes to maintaining objectivity and responsibility when examining the work created by problematic artists. Take a listen
57 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
Analyzing Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
Recently, Rolling Stone updated their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. And guess what? There's plenty to discuss. The It's All Dead crew (Kiel Hauck, Kyle Schultz, and Nadia Alves) hopped on the podcast to make sense of it all. The trio each share their thoughts on some of their favorite (and least favorite) rankings on the list, discuss the list's welcomed and overdue shift toward diversity, and talk about a few albums that deserved to make the cut but didn't. They also ponder how one might separate art from artist while making a list of this nature and how we can accurately and fairly look back on music and events from previous decades. Take a listen!
48 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Interview with Hanif Abdurraqib
Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio, who has recently launched a new project called 68to05 in which he pinpoints the arc of years that made him the music listener and lover he is today. Hanif joined Kiel Hauck on the latest episode of It's All Dead to discuss the project and how he is tracing his musical influence and lineage forward and backwards. He also discusses the ways in which music education in America is flawed and what we lose when black artistic influence is erased or forgotten. Listen in!
55 minutes | Jul 13, 2020
The Best of Taylor Swift
It's summer and we've got nowhere to go, so why not go ahead and rank the albums from Taylor Swift? Kiel Hauck is joined by Kyle Schultz as they share their personal journey with one of this generation's musical icons and discuss how her fascinating transition from country to pop. The duo break down all seven studio albums from Taylor Swift and rank their top 10 songs from her discography. They also share their thoughts on Taylor's legacy as a musician and one of our largest pop culture figures. Listen in!
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