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16 minutes | May 13, 2022
Pulses Interview Live (Sorry Shane was drunk)
Hello Everyone, Its been a while but do we have a band for you swan core fans. Meet Pulses! They bring the funk and they ooze with style so many styles. Not your typical post hardcore band they stand tall above the rest. So shake up your daily post hardcore playlist and add their discography. Shane got an opportunity to talk to the guys after sick show. Unfortunately he was drunk like shit. Some times when you do an interview you have to drag the answers out of a band this time Pulses kept the ship afloat. We will definitely be doing a full interview with them in the future before they are too big to talk to us!
128 minutes | Jun 25, 2021
Zac is Back! Strawberry Girls, Death Star and Happiness Guitarist!
Zac is back! Do you guys even read the description? Ill make one any way so I remember what happened. I think I may have blacked out from all the exclusive he gave us. Anyway I guess we didn't screw up too bad on our first interview because Zac Garren came back on and gave us some great nuggs. We talk about his song on the new DGD album, his new releases with (ex DGD , ex a lot like birds, and current royal coda front man) Kurt Travis, his new solo album and the new strawberry girls album. We talk about his other projects including Gordon Bombay a hidden Mod Sun album. Zac is the best ! We are so stoked ! Enjoy!
153 minutes | May 27, 2021
Kris Crummett Legendary Producer/Engineer of Dance Gavin Dance and the Post Hardcore Scene
In this interview we talk to a man who has closed Moscow, worshiped the sun, and most importantly danced with Gavin. We speak with Legendary post hardcore producer and engineer Kris Crummett. We could hardly contain ourselves. He has had a hand in just about every band you know and love in the post hardcore music scene. From acts like Dance Gavin Dance, Tilian, Issues, Sleeping with Sirens, Emarosa, Crown The Empire, Hail the Sun, Royal Coda, Closure in Moscow, and so much more! We talk in detail about what it was like working with Dance Gavin Dance back in 07’ all the way to present day, what went into creating the new hail the sun record, Kris’s specific methods in studio to bring a band’s unique sound to life, and so much more. They say he has the “Midas Touch” and based on his track record I think they may be right. If you like anything post hardcore you definitely don’t want to miss this. * For everyone who isn't interested in the production side we start talking about the bands around 1hr 07mins Also we lied this is the second episode of season 2 the timing just felt right
123 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Donovan Melero of Hail The Sun, Nova Charisma, and Sianvar
“Hailing” from somewhere between the Sun and California this weeks episode we have multi-instrumentalist singing songwriter extraordinaire Donovan Melero. This man does not stop. If you follow this scene at all you may know Donovan from his various projects including Sianvar, Nova Charisma, and most notably Hail the Sun. Donavan really doesn’t hold back when talking about the origins of Hail the Sun, Writing with Sianvar, his thoughts on “Swancore”, starting his own music magazine, new solo music and much much more. Tune in to this episode to learn about why he really is “Post hard….whatever’s” busiest guy. Photo by Michael-Rex
1 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Donovan Melero Teaser
This is just a teaser clip from the upcoming Donovan Melero episode.
67 minutes | Feb 18, 2021
DGD Talk Tree City Live Stream Raw Reaction Pod
No scripts No notes No preparation! (Almost no Editing) Just firing from the hip giving you our raw hot takes on the Tree City Session 2 live stream. Some of our feelings have changed with time, but just let this reaction episode bring you back to that November night on the Tower Bridge in Sacramento. We discuss to what degree was the stream a live performance, ask if Jon Mess'ed up on NASA, fight about if any of the songs were stronger than the album version, and Rob learns the difference between funk and soul. Enjoy
69 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
Matt Geise of Lower Definition Part 2
Things get real honest and emotional as Matt Geise explains why Lower Definition broke up and how they got back together again. Matt also gives us some hints about the new Lower Definition album. We can't thank Matt enough for opening up and talking about tough issues. This episode contains serious discussions about mental health issues and suicide. We advise listeners to exercise discretion if these topics are too much for you. We recommend everyone who is experiencing these issues to seek professional help because we love you. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
72 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Vocalist Matt Geise of Lower Definition (Touring DGD Member) Part 1
In this episode we interview Matt Geise of Lower Definition. We talk about his time touring with DGD, recording vocals on Rock Solid, and as well as some fresh Jonny stories. After we talk about how he ended up being the front man of lower definition, replacing the lead singer of a popular band, and the writing process for Moths and The Greatest of All Lost Arts. Stayed tuned for part two where we discuss their break up, reunion, and the new album
132 minutes | Nov 20, 2020
Moon Tooth. It's Not Political It's Human Rights With Your New Favorite Band
In Episode 8 we interview Moon Tooth. If you haven't listened to them and you love hard catchy music, which we know you do you listen to DGD after all, this will be your new favorite band. Moon Tooth truly defies the concept of genre. You can hear influences from the Foo Fighters and Incubus to Mastodon. These guys are so talented and so creative we are so lucky to have a chat with them before they are selling out stadiums. In this episode we hit all the topics such as their approach to song writing, their new album, originality and their fearless approach to writing music about the issues that move them. I promise you will have as much fun listening to this as we did recording it.
102 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
Thomas Erak of The Fall Of Troy Live from Mukiltearth
On this weeks episode we have a post hardcore/proto punk LEGEND! You may know him from various musical acts such as 30 Year War, Just Like Vinyl, and Fall of Troy. We are proud to announce Thomas Erak. Whether you are from Mars or Mukiltiearth this episode is a must! Thomas was nice enough to spill the beans for us and we were lucky enough to catch a few of them. We dive into his mind and learn what it’s like to write music for Fall of Troy vs his solo project, joining chiodos, using bidets, collaborating with Kurt Travis, Mukltiearth, touring with dancegavindance and so much more
122 minutes | Sep 29, 2020
Kurt Travis is Rock Solid!
If you are a True Dance Gavin Dance and Swancore fan this is the episode for you. We had the privilege of talking to Kurt Travis. What a great dude! Some would say he is Rock Solid. He gives us some secrets and deep looks inside the Dance Gavin Dance Universe. We talk about his time in DGD, his solo music, his record label, Push Over, Eternity Forever, A Lot Like Birds, his relationship to Will Swan, and about Royal Coda. I feel like we should retire after this episode because Kurt left nothing "In Question" (Royal Coda pun)
77 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Closure in Moscow's Christopher de Cinque
Christopher de Cinque the lead vocalist of Closure in Moscow and fellow DGD fan joins us from across the globe to waste some time on a lazy Sunday morning. We really had fun with this one. If you are a first time listener this is a great one to start with! Chris was an amazing and hilarious dude. We talked about what it was like touring with the DGD lads, writing for Jonny Craig, and working in the studio with DGD's favorite producer Kris Crummett. Chris tells us about the late 00's and early 10's high note arms race, his approach to writing music, explains the relationship between bands and the people on the production side of an album, and.... Oh yeah! They are working on a NEW ALBUM. If you haven't listened to Closure in Moscow yet I guarantee you will love them. First Temple is one of Rob's favorite Albums and Pink Lemonade is one of Shane's all time favorites @ us and let us know your favorite. Swancasting: Email: SwancastingPod@gmail.com Twitter @swancasting Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/swancasting/ Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/swancasting/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/swancasting_podcast/ Closure in Moscow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/closureinmoscow/ Twitter: @ClosureInMoscow Episode picture is from their Facebook page. http://www.closureinmoscow.com/
60 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
DGD Talk (no) Lyrics Live
Swan Casting is back baby. Things get a little crazy as Shane establishes himself as the worst podcast host in history, Rob agrees with Shane making everyone uncomfortable, and Matt explains that a saxophone is not a brass instrument. Also In episode 4 we break down our interview with Zac Garren, talk about the live stream, and discuss our favorites from the instrumental release of After Burner. Enjoy!
61 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
Zac Garren of Strawberry Girls and Dance Gavin Dance
If you really want an inside look at Dance Gavin Dance this is the episode for you! On this episode we interview former member/current writer for Dance Gavin Dance and lead guitarist of Strawberry Girls Zac Garren . Zac gives us plenty of incite about writing with the band and their creative process. We also talk about writing catchy for Strawberry Girls, his favorite artists and we ask for a side project with Nic Newsham. Enjoy!
57 minutes | Jul 11, 2020
After Burner Part Twooooooo!
In this podcast we finish our discussion about Dance Gavin Dane's new Album after burner. We take a deep look at Parody Catharsis as well as our favorite lyrics, the heaviest moment on the album, MVP of the album, and Matt teaches Shane how to speak Spanish. Things also get a little heated as we discuss our favorite rap sections and try to decide if the bands stage presence has improved.
47 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Swan Dive into Swan Casting
This is a podcast for all things DGD. In this episode we introduce ourselves and explain how we fell in love with Dance Gavin Dance. After you learn a little bit about us we swan dive right in to a discussion about the new Dance Gavin Dance album Afterburner
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