Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera wrap up Flying Nun Week II by discussing new music from New Zealand (Flying Nun Records or other). The legacy of the Dunedin Sound lives on in acts like Death and the Maiden, Aldous Harding, Tiny Ruins, Pickle Darling and Salad Boys.
Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera focused on classic ’80s recordings from these artists last year in Flying Nun Week I, but their careers have continued in most cases. What The Clean, The Chills, The Bats and the Verlaines did after the early days.
Nick Scalera and Patrick Foster continue down the Flying Nun Records rabbit hole, this time talking about solo projects and spinoffs by David Kilgour (the Clean), Chris Knox and Alec Bathgate (Tall Dwarfs), Robert Scott, the Magick Heads and Minisnap (the Bats).
The classic art vs. commerce debate hits Flying Nun, as some artists were removed from the label in favor of more commercial musicians. Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera discuss The Headless Chickens, Superette, The Cakekitchen, Bressa Creeting Cake, Garageland and the Terminals.
Jim is off this week, so Nick Scalera joins Patrick to discuss his favorite topic: Flying Nun Records. It’s become an annual tradition. (Listen to episodes 330-334 for the first installments.) Today, they examine some early bands, including The Pin Group, Sneaky Feelings, The Stones, The Great Unwashed, Bird Nest Roys, Children’s Hour, The Doublehappys and This Kind of Punishment.
Part 3 of our interview with Martin Phillipps of The Chills. In this episode, Martin takes us through the creative process for the band’s new album “Snow Bound,” receives a surprise Sloaty gift from Patrick and The Bish, then fields a challenging hypothetical.
Part 2 of our interview with Martin Phillipps of The Chills, conducted backstage at the Black Cat in Washington DC. Martin talks about a new documentary about the band.
Patrick Foster and Nick Scalera went backstage at the Black Cat in Washington DC to interview Martin Phillipps of legendary New Zealand indie rock band The Chills. This is part one of that interview.
We conclude Greatest Hits Week with our most popular episode of 2018. You all really enjoyed hearing Nick Scalera talk about the current bands in the Flying Nun Records galaxy of stars. We get it – the Courtneys, Aldous Harding, Fazerdaze, Wax Chattels – they’re great bands.
Today, we celebrate “Today.” That’s Galaxie 500’s debut album, released 30 years ago. Nick Scalera leads the discussion.