Episodes

10 episodes
  • The War On Drugs

    Oct 25 2021

    John and Justin welcome guest Brian Brinkman of Osiris Media to talk about The War on Drugs. We do some deeper listening into their first four studio albums in anticipation of their new album I Don't Live Here Anymore coming out on October 29th, 2021.

    We talk about the evolution of Adam Granduciel's sound from 2008's Wagonwheel Blues to 2011's Slave Ambient, loudly proclaim the greatness that is 2014's Lost in the Dream, and discuss 2017's major label debut, A Deeper Understanding.

    Our theme music is provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. The updated version of Get Into A Better Mood is so great that we include it in full at the end of the episode! Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

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    1 hr and 20 mins
  • Metallica

    Sep 21 2021

    John and Justin explore the first half of Metallica's discography from 1983's debut Kill 'Em All through 1991's self-titled album, AKA the Black album. Combing through the band's glory days with two distinct perspectives (John has been a fan since childhood, Justin has only heard snippets on the radio) yields an interesting conversation about exactly when the band reached the peak of their genre-defining thrash metal sound. Whether you're a jaded veteran or a heavy metal newbie, we think you'll gain a new appreciation for Metallica via our closer consideration of Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, ...And Justice For All, and the Black album.

    Theme music (we are still loving the new version) provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

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    1 hr and 30 mins
  • Eyes of the World

    Jul 14 2021

    John and Justin welcome guest Jonathan Hart from the Brokedown Podcast and Undermine Podcast to discuss the history, lyrical content, and evolution of the Grateful Dead's Eyes of the World. From its debut year in 1973 to its final performance in 1995, this deeper listening project tracks the twists and turns of the band's musical evolution and their changing personnel through the lens of one of their most beloved tunes.

    We include segments from eleven versions of Eyes of the World in this episode. With the exception of the shows from 1989 and 1991, these are from unreleased gigs. Thanks to tapers for the wealth of quality AUD recordings we Deadheads have to choose from.

    1973-02-15 Madison, WI
    1974-06-08 Oakland, CA
    1976-06-22 Upper Darby, PA
    1977-10-01 Portland, OR
    1978-08-30 Red Rocks, CO
    1979-05-04 Hampton, VA
    1983-05-13 Berkeley, CA
    1986-04-21 Berkeley, CA
    1989-06-21 Shoreline, CA
    1991-06-17 East Rutherford, NJ
    1995-07-06 Maryland Heights, MO

    Here's a Google Drive folder with full mp3 versions of each selection.

    Theme music (we love the new version and play it in full at the end of the episode) provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

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    1 hr and 39 mins
  • St. Vincent

    Jun 9 2021

    John and Justin explore the catalogue of multi-instrumentalist Annie Clark, AKA St. Vincent, starting with her stunning debut, 2007's Marry Me, and finishing with 2021’s Daddy's Home. This deeper listening project uncovered her emotional vulnerability and furthered our appreciation of her musical chops, including her searing guitar, her vocal strength, and her ability to pivot within a song to new emotional territory with keyboards and synthesizers. We hope you'll dive into our track-by-track analysis to gain your own appreciation for St. Vincent.

    Theme music provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

    Follow the Deeper Listening Podcast on Social Media:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ListenDeeper
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    2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Fiona Apple Part 2

    May 5 2021

    John and Justin continue their deeper listening to the rest of Fiona Apple's catalogue with track-by-track analysis of 2005's Extraordinary Machine, 2012's Idler Wheel, and 2020's Fetch the Bolt Cutters. We hope that you'll luxuriate in the undeniable genius of her mid-to-late career output with us, because we find it to be simply... brilliant!

    Theme music provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

    Follow the Deeper Listening Podcast on Social Media:

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    1 hr and 22 mins
  • Fiona Apple Part 1

    Apr 28 2021

    Twenty-five years after hearing her stunning debut album as teenagers, John and Justin do some deeper listening to Fiona Apple's entire catalogue as grown-ups. This episode discusses the talented singer-songwriter's back story, 1996's Tidal, and When The Pawn..., her 1999 follow-up. We hope you enjoy the track-by-track analysis and tangents as much as we did!

    Theme music provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

    Follow the Deeper Listening Podcast on Social Media:

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    1 hr and 5 mins
  • Animal Collective

    Apr 8 2021

    Tackling the meat of Animal Collective’s discography, Justin hopes to convert John into a fan. We run from 2004’s Sung Tongs through Feels, Strawberry Jam, Merriweather Post Pavilion, and finish with 2012’s Centipede Hz. We go track-by-track through Animal Collective's most prolific period, highlighting what we love and connecting dots as the band's sound dramatically changes. There's a good reason that Animal Collective was the most heralded indie band of the mid-to-late 2000s!

    Theme music provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

    Follow the Deeper Listening Podcast on Social Media:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ListenDeeper
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    1 hr and 33 mins
  • Funkadelic Part 2

    Mar 17 2021

    John and Justin continue their deeper listening to the nine albums from Funkadelic’s prolific output from 1970 through 1976. Part 2 delivers analysis and highlights (more than 30!) from Cosmic Slop, Standing on the Verge, Let’s Take it to the Stage, Takes of Kidd Funkadelic, and Hardcore Jollies.

    Hardcore Jollies isn’t on streaming services as of publishing, but is on YouTube.

    Theme music provided by the incredibly talented Thomas Wing. Check out his Bandcamp page for more great music:

    https://blackoutmakeout.bandcamp.com

    Follow the Deeper Listening Podcast on Social Media:

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/ListenDeeper
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deeper_listening_podcast/

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    1 hr and 19 mins
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