Episode Seven: Jeff Lyons (Used Wigs)

Like so many really funny people I know, I found Jeff Lyons via Twitter, and I’ve got to say, his batting average on there is in the .900 range.  Even his tweet from the night of our interview, posted on his drive over from the Philly suburbs, hit the spot. But it turns out that in addition to being funny, he’s also an incredibly thoughtful, insightful guy who was doing a similar podcast to this, but ten years ago.  Go to his site and check out the “Tweets of the Week” feature, in particular, to get a taste of Jeff’s curatorial skills, as well.

As a final note, I tweeted this while I was editing this episode, and it’s entirely true.

Track List: “The Night Panel” from William of Orange; “Populations” from Populations; “Discontinued Perfume” from Discontinued Perfume.

Episode Six: Heba Kadry

Back to Brooklyn’s Splitty for another installment of Labor.  This time we were joined by Heba Kadry, who’s been making a name for herself as go-to mastering engineer, helming numerous releases on Thrill Jockey records, and who recently made her major label bow mastering The Mars Volta for Warner Bros.  She came into our orbit this summer with her intuitive mastering of Moon Sickness, our upcoming release out 2/4 on Hometapes.

Track List: “Fresh Out of Travel Agent School” from History’s First Know-It-All; “Outskirts” from Discontinued Perfume.

Episode Five: Ian Williams (BATTLES)

This episode finds us again in Brooklyn on the back patio of Splitty, a fine, feels-like-home place in Fort Greene.  Ian joined us late afternoon and we chatted for over an hour about video editing (both above and a little below board), the definition of selling out, if there is a definition of selling out, Pittsburgh, maybe wanting a nice car, and a lot of other things.  Love this one.

Track List: “Calla Lilies” from Plastic Explosives; “Imitation Air” from the new record, out 2/4 on Hometapes; “Soundproofing Makes a Practice Space” from The Caribbean (EP).