86 minutes | Feb 10, 2023
(66) This is Why we do Reviews
It's finally here, Paramore's long awaited return after 5 1/2 years away. Today I go song by song and review "This is Why" Intro Song: Touche Amore "Come Herione" Music Featured: Sourmilk "Sick Girl" (https://www.instagram.com/sourmilkclub)
80 minutes | Jun 17, 2022
(65) A Seat at the Strange Table
Today, I am back after 10 months with a review of Bartees Strange's 2nd album "Farm to Table" which came out Today. I go track by track and discuss my favorites on the record and talk about what Bartees had to say about a lot of these songs. Support Bartees: https://barteesstrange.bandcamp.com/ https://www.barteesstrange.com/ Intro: The National "Don't Swallow the Cap" Articles: https://ourculturemag.com/2022/06/13/bartees-strange-releases-video-for-new-song-wretched/ https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/bartees-strange-interview-new-album-1347462/ https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/bartees-strange-shares-new-single-heavy-heart/ https://www.yahoo.com/video/indie-rock-star-bartees-strange-100017359.html https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/jun/14/bartees-strange-some-days-i-feel-like-god-other-days-i-feel-like-a-snail https://www.altpress.com/bartees-strange-farm-to-table-interview/ https://www.npr.org/2022/06/17/1105478740/bartees-strange-explores-his-journey-from-farm-to-table https://www.theroot.com/bartees-strange-makes-experimental-music-that-speaks-to-1849023575 https://www.theringer.com/music/2022/6/16/23170514/bartees-strange-interview-new-album-farm-table Music Featured: Dijon "Talk Down" (https://www.dijondijon.com/)
102 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
(64)The New Era
Today, I finally got to sit down and talk with my friend Julian aka The Cozy Representative on Youtube and we talk about how despite not understanding or agreeing with it, music is somehow or at least was when we grew up, gendered and we talk about how we both grew up thinking we didn't belong in the spaces we loved so much because how the music we loved was packaged to us and how despite that we learned not to let it define how we digested and listened to it. Follow Julian: https://twitter.com/dramaclubjulian https://linktr.ee/thecozyrepresentative https://www.youtube.com/user/julianryanberosh/featured Music Featured: In The Mourning "At What Cost" (https://twitter.com/inthemourningla, https://inthemourningla.bandcamp.com/releases) Nightlife "New Low" (https://linktr.ee/nightlife_xo, https://twitter.com/nightlife_xo, https://nightlife-xo.bandcamp.com/album/new-low) Intro Song: Bartees Strange "Flagey God" (https://barteesstrange.bandcamp.com/album/live-forever)
68 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
(63) Swords and Shields
TW// talk of predators Today, after a long unexpected hiatus, I recruited a longtime internet friend and Youtuber Paige to help bring Rebel Hearts back to life. We talk about how white men online have tried to make life difficult, life outside working in the industry, and a little bit of the Grammys. Paige has kept busy during the pandemic and you can find her below. Paige: https://paigeofswords.com/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqx9AyatlRZNfs2W5rT6gmQ Music Featured: Oceanator "Walk with you" (https://oceanator.bandcamp.com/track/walk-with-you) Intro Song: Sza "20 Something"
96 minutes | May 8, 2020
(62) I Just Want to Talk About it
Today, after being away since pre quarantine times, I sat down to review an album I didn't think I would ever be listening to. Hayley Williams of Paramore put out an emotional journey through music that she has called "Petals for Armor". Like always, I go song by song talking about how I feel, only this time, it's a lot more personal for me and this record isn't like most I review. Artwork: https://twitter.com/hillonthehills/ https://hillonthehills.bigcartel.com/ https://www.instagram.com/sadhillonthehills/ Timestamps to jump to specific songs: 25 Minutes in "Simmer" 29 Minutes in "Leave it Alone" 34 Minutes in "Cinnamon" 40 Minutes in "Creepin'" 42 Minutes in "Sudden Desire" 44 Minutes in "Dead Horse" 56 Minutes in "My Friend" 59 Minutes in "Over Yet" 1 Hour 3 Minutes in "Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris" 1 Hour 7 Minutes in "Why We Ever" 1 Hour 14 Minutes in "Pure Love" 1 Hour 20 Minutes in "Taken" 1 Hour 23 Minutes in "Sugar on the Rim" 1 Hour 26 Minutes in "Watch me While I Bloom" 1 Hour 29 Minutes in "Crystal Clear" Intro Song: Hayley Williams "Crystal Clear"
72 minutes | Feb 7, 2020
(61) In Petals
Today, Hayley Williams released part 1 of 3 for her solo record "Petals for Armor", we got 3 new tracks in addition to "Simmer" and "Leave it Alone" and my friend Mae and I wanted to talk about what we thought the songs meant. (petalsforarmor.com) Articles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTuq6_bqUEk (Zane Lowe interview 2020) Follow Mae! https://twitter.com/maealfrey Music Featured: Kat Hamilton "Medicine Line" (Available on itunes) Intro Song: Hayley Williams "Sudden Desire"
71 minutes | Jan 21, 2020
(60) You are now Surrounded by Flowers
**SPOILER ALERT MIDSOMMOR I START TALKING ABOUT FROM 30:30 TO 37:05** Artwork by Marti (https://twitter.com/blackeyedmarti) Today, I did a special episode talking about Petals for Armor, the new side project of Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams. She has posted references the last week or so in preperation for her release on 1/22/20. (petalsforarmor.com) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQLBVfT5qMI (Dani getting crowned May Queen) https://l-odet.com/hayley https://nylon.com/hayley-williams-self-care-interview https://www.papermag.com/hayley-williams-op-ed-2573595188.html Music Featured: Sasha Sloan "Older" (https://soundcloud.com/sasha-sloan) Intro Song: Halsey "clementine"
90 minutes | Oct 14, 2019
(59) Getting There Faster as a (Wo)man
Today, I am FINALLY back! and I brought a lot with me. I discuss a lot about Taylor Swift, more about Miley Cyrus than her dating life, Women in music trying to make a difference, and much more. Articles: https://www.elle.com/culture/music/a28280119/miley-cyrus-elle-interview/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/taylor-swift-is-now-obsessed-with-politics-and-it-shows%3f_amp=true -https://www.vogue.com/article/taylor-swift-cover-september-2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnIbJi_jWII Lizzo speech https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/jul/15/kate-nash-artists-often-have-mental-health-issues-the-music-industry-needs-to-protect-them https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/culture/125853/hayley-kiyoko-says-she-took-the-label-of-lesbian-to-help-normalise-it-for-others/?noapp=true https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/miley-cyrus-breakup-bisexual-erasure https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a28787977/miley-cyrus-twitter-rant-liam-hemsworth-breakup-kaitlynn-carter/ https://1075theriver.iheart.com/content/2019-08-08-taylor-swift-covers-vogue-to-talk-sexism-cancel-culture-more/?mid=257253&rid=62102487&sc=email&pname=newsletter&cid=WRVW-FM&keyid=Local%20iHeart%20Daily%20(Pop)&campid=headline1_readmore https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.mic.com/p/iggy-azalea-goes-after-lizzo-over-billboard-record-proves-shes-a-sore-loser-18840451/amp https://youtu.be/wt7bx3Op2Ek (Troye Sivan top or bottom question) https://youtu.be/AkGEIMuM8h0 (Halsey interview) https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/brands-co-opting-hot-girl-summer https://www.sfgate.com/music/article/Tegan-Sara-SF-ticket-sale-14484338.php https://www.complex.com/music/2019/08/taylor-swift-explains-why-country-music-contributed-to-her-lack-of-political-activism https://thesource.com/2019/10/01/lil-nas-x-phase/ https://youtu.be/U02EmhwyGAU (Lil nas x for CBS) https://time.com/5677668/sam-smith-they-them-pronouns/ https://www.thedailybeast.com/why-lizzo-dethroning-iggy-azalea-is-so-damn-important https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/10/04/lizzo-nashville-suicide-prevention-benefit-concert-tickets-truth-hurts/3862764002/ https://twitter.com/musicnewsfact/status/1179010240223703040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1179010240223703040&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.popbuzz.com%2Fmusic%2Fartists%2Fcardi-b%2Fnews%2Ftransphobia-homophobia-twitter-response%2F https://www.popbuzz.com/music/artists/cardi-b/news/transphobia-homophobia-twitter-response/ https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2019/09/tegan-and-saras-music-and-memoir-queers-high-school/598864/ https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a28723849/halsey-cover-story-bipolar-next-album-sex/ https://www.instagram.com/p/B3FyT1CFVCj/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=dlfix https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.refinery29.com/amp/en-us/2019/09/8493674/billie-eilish-climate-change-world-tour Music Featured: Awfultune "Boys will be Girls" (https://awfultune.bandcamp.com/) (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNsoe1gwVK0MThy2wmstc1A) Flower Face "Jupiter" (https://flowerface.bandcamp.com/) (https://www.flowerface.com/) Intro Song: Ariana Grande "NASA"
52 minutes | Jul 15, 2019
(58) The Fearless Fight to Own your Reputation
Today I did the first episode without a co host in awhile and it's a long one. I talk all about Taylor Swift and her fight to own the rights to her music, how Lil Nas managed to piss off straight people during pride month, and why Billie Eilish knew how trash society was before it was sadly confirmed. Articles: https://www.buzzfeed.com/eleanorbate/taylor-swift-scooter-braun-celebrity-reactions https://www.insider.com/billie-eilish-fans-defending-her-trolls-sexual-comments-twitter-2019-6 https://pitchfork.com/news/lil-nas-x-comes-out-as-gay/ Music Featured: Karma RE "Get Over" (available on Itunes) Intro Song: Troye Sivan feat. Ariana Grande "Dance to This"
78 minutes | May 28, 2019
(57) Women who Ban(d) Together
Today, our favorite Canadian treasure Cait is back and we talk about the abortion ban along with mental health and the conversation women in music are having about both. Articles: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/celebs/a27581039/ariana-grande-fans-grabbing-touching-friends-statement/ https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8486878/billie-eilish-tourette-syndrome-diagnosis https://nylon.com/hayley-williams-self-care-interview https://variety.com/2019/music/news/lady-gaga-alabama-abortion-bill-1203216442/ https://www.today.com/health/mental-health-first-aid-inside-lady-gaga-backed-program-teens-t154454 https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/05/232614/hayley-williams-paramore-bonnaroo-festival-santuary-self-love https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8511779/alabama-abortion-ban-artists-tweets https://www.teenvogue.com/story/halsey-responds-victorias-secret-fashion-show-transphobia https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2019/05/14/billie-eilish-says-she-wears-baggy-clothes-so-people-cant-body-shame/3664386002/ https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2019/05/23/billie-eilish-mental-health-advocate-reminds-fans-ask-help/1203805001/ Subscribe and follow Cait!: Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgRO7EWKFo8WqAaBZt0gCzw Twitter - https://twitter.com/caitiangel Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cait.iel Music Featured: Girl in Red "Dead Girl in the Pool" (https://girlinred.bandcamp.com/) Intro Song: Ariana Grande "NASA"
90 minutes | Apr 29, 2019
(56) After the End Game
Today, I am finally back after some time away and I am joined with Chad once again and also 3rd movie gang member and Chad's fiance, David makes an appearance. We talk about the mess that was Oscar night, End Game (**SPOILERS THE ENTIRE EPISODE FOR END GAME AND ALL MOVIES WE DISCUSS**), Chad and David talk you through a dramatic synopsis of "After" which was a One Direction fan fic, and we talk to you guys about the new movies coming out the rest of the year along with some of the messy ones we've seen since the last episode we did together. Pre Order my book!: https://rebelheartspodcast.bigcartel.com/product/pre-order-you-me-and-the-violence-book Follow us on Letterboxd! Chad: https://letterboxd.com/chad/ Me: https://letterboxd.com/rebelheartsgirl/ Watch Cait's End Game reaction/review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPEdjfp1lRc Music Featured: Allie X "Paper Love" (https://alliex.com/) Intro Song: Ariana Grande "God is a Woman"
41 minutes | Mar 3, 2019
(55) The Cost of Pride
Today, I went through my Twitter bookmarks after being on a break and I talked about the deal with Manchester Pride and Ariana Grande, the ridiculous merch Chris B*own made, I went on a rant about minding your business about celebrity relationships and how I feel about the toxicity of wanting to know about things that don't concern us, and a quick recap of the Oscar highlights. Music Featured: King Princess "Pussy is God" (https://kingprincessmusic.com/) Intro Song: Troye Sivan "My My My"
69 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
(54) The Ballots are in
Today, one of my closest friends joins me for the first time on Rebel Hearts, founding member of the movie gang, Chad! Chad and I have a long history of watching movies together from living the Movie Pass (R.I.P) dream, to expanding our friendship across state lines. Today is Sunday which is Oscar night and in addition to episode 53, Chad and I talk about our ballots for tonight's show and how we think and who we want to win. Also towards the end we watch and react to the trailer for my most talked about least favorite movie, "The Snowman". Articles: https://www.indiewire.com/2017/10/the-snowman-director-explains-movie-terrible-tomas-alfredson-1201888133/ Follow Chad!: https://letterboxd.com/chad/ My letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/rebelheartsgirl/ download these money saving apps Chad reccomends using my code so I can save and get the bread: https://digit.co/r/byD9SvSlOm?ab (Money saving app!) https://upside.app.link/I0snswbBzU (Save on gas!) Music Featured: Lizzo "Juice" (https://www.lizzomusic.com/cuziloveyou/?ref=https://search.yahoo.com/) Intro Song: Troye Sivan "The Quiet"
62 minutes | Feb 17, 2019
(53) An Oscar is Born
Today, Pat and I talk about the Oscars, which is very funny because this year we saw maybe 3 of the movies nominated this year. We also talked about The Grammy winners and disagreed on a lot of things. Basically, justice for Gritty, and thank GOD "This is America" got what it deserved. Music Featured: Fletcher "Undrunk" (On Spotify and Itunes) Intro Song: Ariana Grande "Imagine"
55 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
(51) Surviving Straight Men In 2019
Happy 2019! Today, I talk about "Surviving R. Kelly", Drake and why we should unstan, how the weeknd made a poor choice with his new song, all the beef surrounding "7 rings" and musicians being at the mercy of their mental health. Articles: https://www.instyle.com/news/surviving-r-kelly-investigation https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/music/a25775771/drake-17-year-old-kissing-video/ https://www.vulture.com/2019/01/why-surviving-r-kelly-aired-on-lifetime.html https://people.com/music/ariana-grande-apologizes-7-rings-criticism/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRqRvMxyaKw (Princess Nokia’s Instagram story) https://www.altpress.com/news/princess-nokia-beat-theft-ariana-grande-7-rings/ Music Featured: Ex:Re “New York” (https://4ad.com/artists/216) Two Feet “Go Fuck Yourself” (http://twofeetmusic.com/) MorMor “Heaven’s Only Wishful” (https://soundcloud.com/mormor_music) (http://www.mormormusic.com/)
106 minutes | Dec 9, 2018
(50) Play, Destroy, Next.
**AT ONE POINT I SAY DEMI LOVATO PRESENTED HAYLEY KIYOKO WITH HER BILLBOARD AWARD. IT WAS LAUREN JAUREGUI! THAT WAS MY MISTAKE AND THERE ARE TOO MANY FILES FOR ME TO FIX THE EPISODE BUT IT IS NOT DEMI LOVATO!** Today, is episode 50 of Rebel Hearts. Wow. I had Pat by my side as we talked about a lot of things. Ariana Grande in general but the Thank U, Next video, the really poorly written article (now taken down) about how she was anti queer, anti trans, and her "heterosexual narrative", her being told she's milking Mac Miller's death, and her Billboard "Woman of the Year" speech. We also talked about the 2019 Grammy nominations and it's diversity (finally) and why I think some of the noms were strange. We also talked about Poppy and Grimes and also touched on Matty Healy's comment about how there isn't misogyny in rock n roll and then his apology. Thank you for 50 episodes. Here's to more. Articles: https://pitchfork.com/news/grammy-nominations-2019-see-the-full-list-here/ https://www.intomore.com/culture/a-statement-regarding-our-ariana-grande-coverage https://www.spin.com/2018/12/grimes-responds-to-poppy-bullying-claims/ Paige's Ghost video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSqoeskSJ6E Music Featured: Grimes "We Appreciate Power" (http://www.grimesmusic.com/) Poppy feat. Grimes "Play. Destroy" (http://impoppy.com/) Poppy "X" (http://impoppy.com/)
42 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
(49) Blooming for Review
Today, I took a break from my unannounced hiatus to FINALLY make the song by song review episode for Troye Sivan's 2018 album "Bloom". "Dance to this" reaction video with Cait: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQDU_bLpOO8&t=293s Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/trixr4orkids/playlist/6O6AyY2UWlj15i8dFtNkp2?si=9HIS4ntWTGS98PvS4L6sxw Music Featured: Tigers Jaw "Escape Plan" (tigersjaw.com)
47 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
(48) Banks. You coulda been the Greatest Female Rapper
Today, Pat and I talked about Kanye and how we are tired of "celebrities" jamming their MAGA agenda down our throats when all we are trying to do is survive this shitty political climate, why we still don't support Azalea Banks, and how Lana Del Rey remains one of our favorites. Music Featured: Adrianne Lenker "Out of your Mind" (https://www.adriannelenker.com/) (https://adriannelenker.bandcamp.com/)
79 minutes | Oct 1, 2018
Today, I got the chance to interview Aaron Weiss of the band mewithoutYou on their set of their upcoming video for their new song "Julia" that will be on the record that will be out everywhere by the time this episode comes out. I have been a fan of them for over 8 years now and I sat down to ask him about if being in a band for almost 20 years has broken or healed him, the new record, if he ever questions the lyrics he writes, and I also ask all about his collaboration with Paramore on the track "No Friend" and how he got involved and how trying to write from the point of view of someone so adored scared him. Music Featured: Becca Mancari "Good Woman" (http://www.beccamancari.com/)(https://www.facebook.com/Beccamancarimusic/)
46 minutes | Sep 15, 2018
(46) The North's Guide to the South
Today, Cait is back again (or just another episode since this was the same day) and we talk about everywhere in Nashville we think you should visit, our trip, hanging out for the first time, and I touch on Ariana Grande getting blamed for leaving Mac Miller and being blamed for his tragic passing. Apologies for the echo, our Airbnb space where we recorded was wide open and the sound just kept bouncing and it doesn't help I project. Music Featured: Nightingail "Missing You" (https://nightingailmusic.bandcamp.com/)