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.
What’s Patrick been digging lately? Some African-influenced sounds by Theon Cross (of Sons of Kemet) and Kel Assouf. Plus, we play a Velvet Underground cover by Deer Tick.
Patrick has some more book reports: “Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd” by Nick Mason with Phillip Dodd and “Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd” by Mark Blake.
Patrick reports on a book he just read: “Do you Believe in Magic? The Story of the Lovin’ Spoonful” by Simon Wordsworth.
Patrick makes a Perfect Pop pick. He chooses hard-charging song by Kathleen Hanna’s post-Bikini Kill project, Le Tigre. Plus, a lively discussion about fuzz bass with the members of Piramid Scheme.
What was Patrick digging in May? New singles from Gruff Rhys (of Super Furry Animals) and Catalonian punk band Mourn. Meanwhile, Intern Sam Lisker joins all week. On this episode, he spins a new single by Cheap Trick.
It’s Patrick’s turn to showcase a local band for Rarities Week. From his collection, he pulls out a double 7-inch recorded in the ’80s by the Hated, an Annapolis, Md., punk band.
Rarities Week continues. Patrick pays some selections from his treasured Chills three-CD set “Secret Box.” It’s a secret no more.
Patrick likes to read books about music and talk about them. Today, he tells us about “Facing the Other Way: The Story of 4AD” by Martin Aston, published in 2013. 4AD is an important record label in the UK, with a classic roster that included Bauhaus, Pixies, Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and many others.
Dreamy pop from the Orielles. Ambitious rock from Ezra Furman. These are Patrick’s discoveries in February. Plus, a classic cover by the Regrettes.