The posting of the backlog continues! Our apologies in advance for the audio quality of this episode; we were testing out a new mic setup and it did not quite work. You’ll actually be able to hear our new cohost, Ansley Lee, in future episodes! Oh, Ansley’s an official cohost now. That’s right. Our little family is expanding.
Topics of discussion: Ansley’s life dilemma, New York or Portland, M. Ward’s Post War, The Thermals’ Personal Life, Hiccup’s Imaginary Enemies, a long extended discussion of why the Seattle music scene sucks, The Walkmen’s Bows + Arrows, Keegan and Jeff get into a fight, The Matches’ Decomposer, Billy Talent’s Billy Talent II, and we all kind of gush about Rain in Soho for a bit.
Oh, we’ve got ourselves a backlog, folks, so enjoy the cascade. Here’s the tenth episode of Distant Stations!
Topics of discussion: Offerings to the static demon, Joanna Newsom’s Ys, Jeff vs. Keegan Critical Logic-Off, No Use For a Name’s Hard Rock Bottom, Keegan gets super personal, Song Fight! with first inaugural Song Fight Arbiter, Markie Peterson (spoiler alert: JEFF WINS).
You can also check out our Song Fight entries down below for your listening pleasure.
After a long, somewhat-unintended hiatus, the ninth episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now up!
Topics of discussion: Twin problems, Keegan might actually have a heart, Against Me’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Cat Power’s You Are Free, The issues with album cohesion and coherence, Kurt Cobain makes us sad(der), Why’s Alopecia (with guest reviewer Selena Annis), way too many instances of us discussing homeless people having sex in a Berlin alleyway.
The eighth episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now up!
Topics of discussion: Jeff has had too much coffee, Jimmy Carter is history’s greatest monster, The National’s High Violet, Brand New’s Deja Entendu, Pancreatic cancer is the literal worst, Of Montreal’s Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? (with guest reviewer Rachel Annis), Fuck Pittsburgh, and Keegan is tricked into admitting that he likes U2.
The seventh episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now up!
Topics of discussion: Double-length bonus episode with guest reviewer Ansley Lee, The Arctic Monkey’s AM, The Gaslight Anthem’s Handwritten, Josh Ritter’s The Animal Years and The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter, The Purity Ring’s Another Eternity, Taking Back Sunday’s Where You Want to Be, another shoutout to the mixed bag that is SXSW, and Soviet Soviet’s immigration woes.
The sixth episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now available for your listening pleasure.
Topics of discussion: Pardon our errant yelping, Zach Braff problems, Sunset Rubdown’s Dragonslayer, Atmosphere’s When Life Gives You Lemons, Paint That Shit Gold, The For Carnation’s The For Carnation (with guest reviewer Ryan Usher), Mark Kozelek is kind of a dick, and SXSW: the annual Austin shit blizzard.
The third episode of the Distant Stations podcast is now live.
Topics of discussion: Is Beyonce a rock star and other Grammy related-questions, the impending doom and possible resurrection of college radio, Neko Case’s Blacklisted, Tsunami Bomb’s The Ultimate Escape, Deep Sea Diver’s Secrets (with guest reviewer Markie).