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The Ringing Ear Podcast
83 minutes | Jan 14, 2022
Episode 404: P4K's 2021
Happy New Year! The guys took an unconventional turn for their year-end episode and discussed someone else's top 5 of 2021 (in this case it was @Pitchfork). They ask questions like, "What kind of stripper would dance to Floating Points?" and ponder why P4k writers use terms like musique concrète. Also, new music from @musicbycivic, @200StabWounds, and @anniekeating.music!
94 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Episode 403: Ladies Night
Jeff & Jobe are back at it, this time discussing songs named after Women, a bit about Al Green & a hot bowl of grits, and who is actually IN Duran Duran. Plus #NewMusic by @ToeKnee_Wright, Acid Mammoth, and @EisenbergSounds!
94 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Episode 402: 1995
Jeff & Jobee take a trip back to 25(+) years ago to talk about what they would have been into and what they like better in retrospect. We also talk new music from @mogwaiband and @pompokotheband, plus MOUTHBREATHER in the unsigned artist spotlight!
32 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Episode 401: Interview with Knox Colby of Enforced
Jobe sits down with Knox Colby, lead vocalist for Richmond, Virginia crossover death metal band Enforced to talk about the stresses of putting out an album during a pandemic, the reach of Jose Mangin and Liquid Metal, and the glory of playing shows on the fly.
111 minutes | Dec 25, 2020
Episode 313: Favorites of 2020
We talk music favorites from God's least favorite year: 2020, featuring the following phrases: * "What IS a power trio?" * "That's why I'm here is to shove shit down your throat, motherfucker!" * "I love this album so much I can't even put it into words..." Plus, one of Jeff's kids screaming at 1:05:27, and music by: Split Moon, Fiona Apple, The Mavericks, exhalants, Vulnere, Hum, Brandy Clark, Mary Halvorson's Code Girl, The Fearless Flyers, Deftones, and Spanish Love Songs. Happy Holidays & Happy New Year!
104 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
The guys sit down to put things into perspective, post-election yet mid-pandemic, and talk music that is prescriptively relaxing. Plus, new music from: #Daturus, AC/DC, System Of A Down, & Cloudkicker!
91 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Episode 311: Phobia Songs
New Episode – Phobia Music! We talk needles and clowns and even farts in another chapter of #OctoberVibes. Plus: new music from #defacist, Larkin Poe, and Cryptic Shift!
105 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
Episode 310: Satan
Pandemic talk Best Horror Movies for Kids "What is it you see in this cuz I don't get it" Crossroads Ralph Macchio Bowling snob Jobee
72 minutes | Aug 31, 2020
Episode 309: Bandcamp w Jimmy Callaway
Hey, look – a new episode! In Episode 309, Jeff talks finding gold in them thar Bandcamp hills with comedian Jimmy Callaway! Make sure to buy all your BC music and merch on the first Friday of every month, and in the meantime Jeff & Jimmy give you a few recommendations.
78 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Episode 308: Catching Up with Pearl Jam
Hello Ringers! Long time! In this solo episode Jeff dives deep and hard into the catalogue of one of his true loves –– the mainstream, dulcet tones of Seattle's second favorite band, Pearl Jam. For those of you who dropped off of PJ's radar back in the 90s, Jeff catches you up with a complete rundown. Also, new music from Revisionist, Hot Snakes, and Jeff Rosenstock!
143 minutes | Jun 20, 2020
Episode 307: The Music of 1990
At long last, it's a SUPER-SIZED episode! Allister has a "Pudding Time" Jobee is too scared of Mrs. Nale to give a bad review What do LL Cool J & George Michael have in common?
98 minutes | May 28, 2020
Episode 306: Jonah Matranga
In an extensive interview, Jeff Skypes with songwriter Jonah Matranga (FAR, New End Original, onelinedrawing). They discuss being billed above bands like TooL, equating major labels with the DNC, feeling queasy about creations, dealing with hecklers, how This is Spinal Tap is like a horror movie, and performing for preschoolers. They also touch on lighter topics like funerals, breakups, and G*d.
84 minutes | May 3, 2020
Episode 305: Hair Metal w/Tom Pritchard
Bust out your mascara and Aqua Net! Jeff appears with pop culture nerd & guest host Tom Pritchard (of the fabulous TomCast PopCast & Beer Night in San Diego) to discuss Hair Metal. They discuss all the bad qualities of this very limited genre, but also: – Glam rock musicians who actually had chops – Hair metal as a path to better music – How there is nothing more singular than the way this genre died – a brief conversation about something not very glam: the newest Pearl Jam release
74 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Episode 304: Make Me Like It—Red Hot Chili Peppers
Discussed: – Why are they so maligned, and is it deserved? – yet again, the power of nostalgia – Rock N Roll Hall of Fame – Can RHCP offer any lessons for us amid the Covid-19 – A classic piece by The Onion – RHCP strong points (yes, they have some)
92 minutes | Apr 13, 2020
Episode 303: Plagues
Jeff & Jobee kibitz about the coronavirus, the apocalypse, and a whole bunch of disease-ridden music. Plus: Allister tries to tear down the room, Jeff insults a listener, and music from Sorrows Path, Greg Dulli, and Human Impact.
97 minutes | Mar 30, 2020
Episode 302: Mixtape Mashup: Indie Chronicles, Vol. 1
In his first solo episode of the new season, Jeff puts on his favorite ringer and goes indie, with music from: Crucifucks, Joshua, Unsane, Creeper Lagoon, Sleater-Kinney, Lowercase, Jawbox, Ani DiFranco, At the Drive In, The Promise Ring, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jets to Brail, Mark Lanegan, Superchunk, Unwound, Fugazi, Christie Front Drive, Braid, Some Velvet Sidewalk, His Name is Alive, Crackerbash, Sunny Day Real Estate, The Jesus Lizard, Falling Forward, Royal, Pigeonhed, Cows, Shellac, Seaweed, Hellacopters, and a hell of a lot more.
94 minutes | Mar 18, 2020
Episode 301: The Loud Episode
Back for Season Three! Jeff & Jobe catch each other up on their busy lives, Jobe shares Allister's first curse word, and the guys play some of their favorite LOUD songs. Plus music from @trailofdead, @speedometerfunk, and @revisionistks in the Unsigned Artist Spotlight
92 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
Episode 241: Tavis & Brandon Werts
Brandon coins the term "Hornists' Nest" "Today's Tinnitus" Tavis confesses to actually investing in an In-dash mini-disc player "This better sound like what I hear in my brain right now" – Brandon Werts The art of sounding shitty without being shitty Tavis: "I would love to be in a band like __________." This episode probably sets the record for longest also-rans.
85 minutes | Jan 5, 2020
Episode 240: 2019 Season Finale
In our Season 2 finale we break down our favorite music of 2019! Plus music from Big Thief, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and The Callous Daoboys.
82 minutes | Dec 25, 2019
Episode 239—Gift Exchange
After much delay, the boys are back with a gift exchange – just in time for Christmas! Do they know each other well enough to pick music for the other? Find out! Plus music from @BenjaminAdairMurphy, Veronica Swift, and Jay *controversial name*.
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