No Filler Music Podcast

No Filler

No Filler is a music podcast dedicated to sharing the often overlooked hidden gems that fill the space between the singles on our favorite records. In each episode we’ll dive into a little history of the artist and the album of choice, with snippets from interviews & concerts, as well as music from the album itself. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

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​On this week's rewind episode, we take a look at the emergence of chillwave and the role of those dime-a-dozen music blogs of the early 2000s in helping launch this short-lived & blissed-out, shoe-gaze dance genre. Our main dig is on the DIY home recordings of Ernest Greene Hemingway Jr., aka Washed Out, who, along with Toro Y Moi and Neon Indian, were the three main influencers of the chillwave sound. We give a listen to songs from his first three releases spanning from 2009 to 2011. --- Visit tiestatea.com and use promo code NOFILLER15 for 15% off at checkout. A bold tea for a bold you. This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Nov 29

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After the success of Person Pitch, Noah Lennox took those lessons learned with him back into the studio with the rest of Animal Collective to create another touchstone record of the 2000s. This time, the melodic electronica that felt more man than machine was refined and amplified to an infectious, hypnotic, and deeply human electronic record. The record improves even more on their trademark harmonies with Noah and Avey Tare sounding better together than ever, and the lyrical themes very much a continuation of Noah's lean toward introspection in Person Pitch. One of the greatest records from the 2010s that could only have spawned from the hive mind of Animal Collective, join us as we fawn and gush over the many reasons we love this record. Tracklist: Summertime Clothes Also Frightened Daily Routine Guys Eyes No More Runnin' Brother Sport Visit tiestatea.com and use promo code NOFILLER15 for 15% off at checkout. A bold tea for a bold you. This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Nov 22

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With our buddy Josh joining us once again, we gush over Panda Bear's 2007 touchstone indie record Person Pitch. Trading in the usual guitar for a Roland sampler, Noah Lennox created a record made up almost entirely of samples ranging from Cat Stevens to a hooting owl. His reverb-drenched vocals, often densely layered to create harmonies on par with Beach Boys, paired perfectly with his introspective lyrical themes focused on his marriage, his newfound fatherhood, and even deeply personal stories like his reliance on anti-depressants. Person Pitch laid the foundation for countless indie bedroom poppers in the decade to come, and a sound that became the stepping stone for the chillwave movement. Tracklist: Comfy In Nautica Take Pills Bros I'm Not Gothic Voices - Rose, Liz, Printemps, Verdure Ponytail Visit tiestatea.com and use promo code NOFILLER15 for 15% off at checkout. A bold tea for a bold you. This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Nov 15

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For our 200th episode, we chat with our old pal Josh Stewart about our short-lived indie music blog, Newdust. We reminisce about the glory days of the 2010s blog era, putting on house shows in Denton TX, and the rise of chillwave and modern dream pop. Tracklist: Balkans - Edita V Toro Y Moi - You Hid Small Black - Camouflage Beach Fossils - Youth Tennis - Marathon Long Walks On The Beach - metaPhysical This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Nov 8

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On this month's Whatcha Heard, Travis breaks our lengthy metal dry spell with some Norwegian thrash metal, Quentin gets reacquainted with one half of Air, and Adriano Celentano leaves us scratching our heads with his classic 70s hit full of English gibberish. We also dive into some dark and moody synth-pop from the 70s and 80s, and a sprinkling of post-punk and emo for good measure. Tracklist: Animal Collective - Prester John Calm - Demons Reloading Such A Beautiful Disease Trigger Pull This Trigger Thomas Leer - Looks That Kill Parquet Courts - Plant Life Pixx - Small Mercies Alien Weaponry - Hatupatu Nicolas Godin - Turn Right, Turn Left Nicolas Godin - What Makes Me Think of You The Breeders - Doe Krisma - Black Silk Stocking Supersport! - Uppi Sofa Adriano Celentano - Prisencolinensinainciusol Dijon - Many Times This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Nov 1

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We get it: if you have to hear Monster Mash one more time, your boombox will be the only thing getting graveyard smashed. If you're in need for some new tunes for your costume party tonight, we've got you covered. Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats takes psychedelic rock and doom metal and mashes it with The Manson Family, Universal Monsters, and all the other horror film essentials on your October watch list. And of course, singer K.R. Starrs is an absolute vocal doppelgänger for John Lennon. What more could you ask for? Turn the lights down low, light some candles, and tune in for our bonus Halloween episode. Tracklist Witches Garden Withered Hand of Evil Murder Nights I See Through You Vampire Circus This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Oct 31

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In this early No Filler episode, we kicked off our deep dive into indie rock gods Spoon. We started with A Series of Sneaks, where Spoon still had their feet firmly planted in the alt rock post punk that came before them (think Pixies and Sonic Youth). We chat about how the label's lackluster support for the record jaded the band and how it ultimately helped set the tone for the album that followed, and the band we now know and love. Tracklist Car Radio Don't You Eva Don't Buy The Realistic The Minor Tough 30 Gallon Tank Quincy Punk Episode This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 25

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We chat about Modest Mouse before Float On put them on the map. From the very first track on their debut album, Isaac Brock and his bandmates blended any and every genre with their alt rock roots to create a sound all their own. And Brock carried on the loud-quiet-loud dynamic that the Pixies created just a few years prior to weave in sporadic outbursts into each track. By the time we get to Float On, Modest Mouse had laid a solid foundation for indie rock that so many bands would build on in the years to come. Tracklist: Gravity Rides Everything Dramamine Lounge Talking Heads - Making Flippy Floppy Doin' The Cockroach Cowboy Dan Perfect Disguise Tiny Cities Made of Ashes This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 18

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Piggy-backing off our Talking Heads and Sonic Youth episodes, we explore another trailblazer of the alt-rock post-punk variety. When Pixies released Doolittle in 1989, they carried a confidence into the studio that was missing from their first record. With melodic, simple song structures and Black Francis' sporadic, neurotic outbursts sprinkled throughout the record, they created a new dynamic known as "loud-quiet-loud" that helped paved the way for grunge, and countless other indie alt rock bands that followed in their footsteps. Tracklist Pixies - Debaser Pixies - I Bleed Pixies - No 13 Baby Pixies - There Goes My Gun Pixies - Gouge Away This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 11

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With every Whatcha Heard episode there's always a few left turns, and at least a 180 that takes us from, for example, vaporwave to doom metal. On this episode however, we managed to bring 10 tracks that work so perfectly together, you'd think we must have planned it. Maybe it's the changing season, or maybe our twin connection was especially deep these past few weeks. Either way, tune in for a collection of 10 dreamy, laid back, lo-key jams that fall mostly under the dreampop umbrella. No left turns here, just a solid playlist suitable for weekend drive. Tracklist: Radiohead - If You Say The Word Insides - Darling Effect Men I Trust - 5am Waltz Fellini Félin, Camel Power Club - Kiss Me Dismemberment Plan - The Face Of The Earth Beauty Queen - This Time Around Bachelor - Back Of My Hand Death And Vanilla - A Flaw In The Iris Bad Math - Walls Sensations Fix - Cold Nose Story Sweet Trip - Surviving A Smile St Germain - Sure Thing This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Oct 4

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Join us as we chat with Rolling Stone Senior Writer David Browne, author of the definitive Sonic Youth biography, Goodbye 20th Century. We talk about how the band's "cool kids" persona carried them from the no-wave movement of the 70s and 80s into the 90s where they finally signed to a major label. We play tracks from Goo, Dirty, and Experimental Jet Set (the Geffen Years), and dissect their evolving sound between the 3 records as the band came as close as they ever would to mainstream success. And although they never quite reached the heights of label mates Nirvana (or any of the countless grunge bands that rode Cobain's coattails), we chat about the band's real legacy: bringing the art and culture of New York into the mainstream, and writing a playbook for so many indie bands to follow in the decades ahead. Tracklist: Kotton Krown Tunic (Song For Karen) Theresa's Sound-world Screaming Skull Dave Van Ronk - Sunday Street This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Sep 27

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Describing Talking Heads groundbreaking 1980 record Remain In Light after hearing it for the first time can be challenging. Or after hearing it for the 2nd, 5th, or 20th time for that matter. The group almost called it quits after the success of Fear Of Music, but quickly found themselves experimenting with African polyrhythms, funk, and electronics in the idyllic Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas. They began utilizing jam sessions as the jumping off point for songs as opposed to David Byrne's lyrics, and took a more collaborative effort to the songwriting process. The result is the astounding, other-worldly, genre-defying record that solidified the Talking Heads as one of the most remarkable rock bands of the 20th century. Join us as we try to find more ways to describe this incredible record, when we aren't speechless that is. Tracklist: Once In A Lifetime I Zimbra Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) Fela Kuti - Eko Ile The Great Curve + Live In Rome 1980 Seen And Not Seen This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 20

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We're kick-starting our dive into post-punk & new wave with a look back at our episode on Television's debut record Marquee Moon from 1977. Alongside Blondie, The Ramones, and other bands that shared the stage at the birthplace of punk in New York City, CBGB, Television was lumped into the punk rock category, and for good reason. But their jazz-improv guitar stylings and sporadic vocals was a pivotal moment in post-punk that would change the game forever. Tracklist: Marquee Moon See No Evil Friction Elevation The Ventures - Cruel Sea (The Cruel Surf) live in Japan '65 This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 13

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We wrap up our batch of episodes devoted to all things downtempo with 10 more tracks from 10 different artists under the downtempo umbrella and it's many adjacent styles. From the classics like Portishead and Massive Attack to video game scores and underground DJs, this is our final attempt to convince our listeners that downtempo is a genre worth paying attention to. Kick back and chill out with us as in this music-heavy mixtape episode. Tommy Guerrero - Spider And The Monkey Mikael Delta - Swimming Portishead - Pedestal Aim - Interview Irresistible Force - Nepalese Bliss DJ Unknown Face - Dat's Cool Kodomo - Concept 16 Leon Vynehall - Saxony Massive Attack - Mezzanine Tosca - Sala Ed Harrison - Stopgap Big Muff - Poppy's Song This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Sep 6

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Our monthly mixtape is back with 13 tracks ranging from 70's funk to a couple of brand new shoegaze tunes, new wave to no wave, and even a dreampop track from a Tokyo horror film tossed in for good measure. Tracklist: Courtney Barnett - Before You Gotta Go Stove - Graduate and Congratulate Strawberry Switchblade - Who Knows What Love Is? Strawberry Switchblade - Michael Who Walks By Night Lucid Express - Prime of Pride The Cleaners From Venus - A Girl With Cars In Her Eyes Southern Energy Ensemble - The Best Part of Me Konk - Cool Out Gar Guerilla Toss - Betty Dreams of Green Men Psymon Spine - Jumprope Modern Color - Dread The Holydrug Couple - Aurora Little Annie - I Think of You This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 30

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After a decade of success in the vibrant British electronica and techno scene, Underworld reinvented themselves in 2002 when Rick Smith and Karl Hyde released the dark and beautiful A Hundred Days Off. The record remained true to the duo's dance floor roots with a house and techno backbone, but introduced ambient and downtempo elements to the mix. Add Hyde's dreamy and drone-like vocal delivery, the result is a truly exceptional record that's as energetic as it is hypnotic. Tracklist: Two Months Off Freur - Doot Doot Dark And Long Mo Move Sola Sistim Little Speaker Ballet Lane Akotcha - Img.00.37 (courtesy of Soma FM's Groove Salad) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 23

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If the name Thievery Corporation sounds familiar, you might remember "Lebanese Blonde", the track featured on the 2004 indie film Garden State. On this episode, we dive into the album that came before Zach Braff introduced the D.C. duo to hipsters everywhere: The Mirror Conspiracy. The album effortlessly blends elements of reggae, dub, bossa-nova, middle-eastern psychedelia, and even some Spanish guitar for good measure, with a level of precision and mastery that make for a truly hypnotic and sublime listening experience. Tune in as we nerd out over what makes this record so incredible. Tracklist: Lebanese Blonde Indra Illumination Barrio Alto A Guide for I and I Só com você Dubtribe Sound System - Sunshine's Theme (courtesy of Soma FM's Groove Salad) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 16

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On this episode we explore the album that solidified Quentin's love for downtempo music: Quantic's The 5th Exotic. From start to finish, Will Holland (aka Quantic) skillfully fuses elements of jazz, soul, funk, dub, and hip-hop all into one seamless trip-hop journey. And the record came out just as the producer turned 21, signaling the start of a very prolific career for one of the busiest artists in the industry. We also explore two of his side projects, The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro, where he ditches the computer and sequencer for a live band, making music that sounds just like the records he himself samples. Grab a good pair of headphones for this one! Tracklist: Introduction + The Fifth Exotic Life In The Rain Time Is The Enemy The Quantic Soul Orchestra - West Pier Getdown Quantic and his Combo Bárbaro - Más Pan Slim - Water (courtesy of Soma FM's Groove Salad) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 9

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Something was in the water in Norway in the early 2000s. Two of our favorite duos dropped their first records: Kings of Convenience and Röyksopp. We chat about the latter's debut record, Melody A.M., it's impact on pop culture, and how it's blend of ambient, dreamy downtempo with a dance-floor drive made it a truly stand out record in the downtempo landscape at that time. Tracklist: So Easy Remind Me In Space A Higher Place The Tyrrel Corporation - Freedom She's So Poor Leno Go With The Flow (Queens of the Stone Age cover) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Aug 2

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It's that time again: grab your favorite pair of headphones and carve out an hour to jam out to our monthly mixtape. As is the goal, we bring a pretty decent mix of genres from dronegaze to vaporwave. But we don't often decade-hop quite like we did on this tracklist, from 80s post-punk to the latest disco-leaning track from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Join us for our favorite monthly tradition on this week's Whatcha Heard. Tracklist Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Weekend Run Gary Numan - The Chosen Minutemen - The Glory of Man The Tragically Hip - Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin' Man Kate NV - Lu Na Moodoid - Only One Man (with Melody's Echo Chamber) Drowse - Rain Leak Alice Phoebe Lou - Dirty Mouth The Damned - Life Goes On Def Sound - Hope Garoad - Base of the Titans Vulfpeck - Smile Meditation This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jul 26

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By the time 2005 rolled around, the garage rock heavy hitters had already made their mark. The Strokes and Interpol were both working on their 3rd records at this point, and bands that started with "The" were a dime a dozen. Bloc Party put their own stamp on the genre with elements of dance and Brit-rock infused into their sound, and a passion and energy in their delivery that made their debut record Silent Alarm stand out among the crowd. Tracklist: Positive Tension Like Eating Glass She's Hearing Voices The Price of Gas Luno Helicopter Schneider TM and KPT.michi.gan - The Light 3000 (The Smiths cover) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 19

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In the early 2000s Mark, Tom and Travis were the kings of pop punk. And we knew them all too well: three goofballs who ran naked through the streets of California and sang about masturbation and diarrhea. But the boys of Blink-182 were ready to break out of that box and finally be taken seriously. So when they went into the studio to record what would become the untitled 5th record they only had one rule: there were no rules. And the result was their most ambitious and personal album yet, with songs that pushed the trio into new styles, experimental effects and recording techniques, and even a guest appearance by the one and only Robert Smith. With the untitled record, Blink proved they were destined for more than the mold we had put them in. Tracklist: Feeling This Obvious Violence Stockholm Syndrome (w/ Interlude) Easy Target All Of This (feat. Robert Smith) The Cure - The Lovecats Fallen Interlude This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 12

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Our relationship with Kings of Convenience goes back nearly 20 years, and we've been waiting more than half that time for new music from them. Their new album "Peace Or Love" feels like catching up with a dear old friend, or a home cooked meal after months of travel. No matter how much time passes, the reunion is always worth the wait. Tracklist: Rumours Angel Washing Machine Killers Catholic Country Gold for the Price of Silver This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jul 5

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If there is one takeaway from this month's Whatcha Heard, it is that Catherine Wheel is an amazingly under-appreciated shoegaze alt-rock band from the 90s and you should listen to them immediately. And we learned that in the wide world of vaporwave, of course there's a subgenre called "mallsoft", and it's actually pretty amazing. From doomgaze stone metal group Torche's triumphant 2019 return with Admission to the latest single from quintessential indie singer-songwriter Jim Guthrie, tune in for perhaps our finest mixes yet. Tracklist: Loscil - Lumina Jim Guthrie - Hands In My Pocket Lord Huron - Mine Forever Greet Death - Circles Of Hell Fiddlehead - Heart To Heart Maenad Veyl - Out Of Sight John Mint - Toll Free Connection John Mint - Chemicals Catherine Wheel - Texture Catherine Wheel - I Confess Goat Girl - Sad Cowboy TORCHE - Admission Tricot - いない INAI Paris Jackson - Let Down This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 28

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We chat about the one-and-only Hives and what made them such a force to be reckoned with in the garage rock landscape. With their origins as more of a straightforward punk group and their love for new wave acts like DEVO, they took the garage rock sound and merged it with those 2 elements to create something that was truly unmatched and became one of the greatest live acts of all time. Buckle up: this one's gonna come at you hard, fast, and loud! Tracklist: The Hives - Abra Cadaver The Hives - King of Asskissing DEVO - Girl U Want The Hives - Walk Idiot Walk The Hives - Diabolic Scheme The Hives - No Pun Intended The Hives - See Through Head The Hives - Die, All Right! This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 21

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From album one, The Walkmen carved out a unique space in the garage rock landscape. They did so by following a few unspoken rules. One of those was to insist on using only vintage equipment, including a decades old piano and hollow-body guitars. Add Hamilton Leithauser's vocal stylings that ranged from intense to intimate, and the result is a catalog of music that elevated The Walkmen above their peers. From the relentless rage of The Rat to the timeless ballads of their last record Heaven, we pay respects to one of the greatest indie groups from the 2000s. Tracklist: The Walkmen - We've Been Had The Recoys - Song of the Paper Dolls Jonathan Fire Eater - The Search For Cherry Red The Walkmen - Wake Up The Walkmen - My Old Man The Walkmen - The Rat (live on Letterman, 2004) The Walkmen - Woe Is Me The Walkmen - Blue As Your Blood The Walkmen - Song For Leigh This Microwave World - The Party Line This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Jun 14

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If you were a garage rock, post-punk band from the 2000s, chances are your music was going to be compared to The Strokes, or Interpol, or fill-in-the-blank heavy-hitter from that era. For the French Kicks (a band from you guessed it: New York), they couldn't shed the comparisons, and their moderately popular releases never caught on like their fellow New Yorkers did. So on their self-produced fourth album (and unfortunately their last), Swimming, they decided to stop trying. And the resulting record ended up being on of their most endearing, with stripped-down intimate songs chock full of poppy hooks and catchy choruses. Tracklist French Kicks - Abandoned French Kicks - New Man French Kicks - Said So What French Kicks - Knee High French Kicks - The Way You Arrive French Kicks - Love In The Ruins This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jun 7

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Our monthly mixtape is back with maybe our most varied tracklist yet. We start with the latest single from our favorite Norwegian folk duo Kings of Convenience (their first new track in 12 years). We then bounce from downtempo hip-hop to 90s emo to a Shins bluegrass cover to ambient jungle techno, with plenty of other stops along the way. Tracklist: Kings of Convenience - Rocky Trail Little Dragon & Moses Sumney - The Other Lover The Polish Ambassador, Blockhead - Memory Palace (feat. Zion I & Nitty Scott) LUMP - Animal Fear of Men - Into Strangeness Sam Amidon - Pretty Polly The Promise Ring - Make Me A Chevy JW Francis - New York Jane Weaver - You Are Dissolved Iron Horse, Pickin On' Series - Those To Come (The Shins cover) Forest Drive West - Persistence of Memory pt. 3 Modest Mouse - We Are Between This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 31

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No Filler Rewind: Just a few months before grunge took over the 90s, Smashing Pumpkins were carving out their own space in rock music with an album that perfectly bridged the alt-rock and post-punk sounds of the 80s with the heavy shift that was just around the corner. On this episode we talk Pumpkins' debut album Gish, and discuss the album's perfect blend of psychedelic, shoegaze, and hard rock fuzz, with Billy Corgan's sweet and sour vocal delivery tying it all together. Meticulously crafted in the studio by an obsessive Corgan and masterfully produced by Butch Vig just months before Nevermind, this album is a perfect example of rock's transition into the 90s, and a taste of where Corgan would take the band's unique sound throughout the decade. Tracklist Smashing Pumpkins - Rhinoceros Smashing Pumpkins - Bury Me Smashing Pumpkins - Crush Smashing Pumpkins - Daydream Altın Gün - Yolcu Whitest Boy Alive - Serious Smashing Pumpkins - I Am One This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 24

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Built To Spill had already released 3 records and signed to Warner Bros before putting out their definitive record Keep It Like A Secret in 1999. From their 2nd album There's Nothing Wrong With Love to their 3rd record Perfect From Now On, the band transitioned from quick-witted indie pop to more progressive experimental indie rock. Keep It Like A Secret combined the two, resulting in the quintessential indie rock album just in time for the new millenium: soft vocals, introspective lyrics combined with melodic guitar riffs and complex song structures, all wrapped in catchy hooks and pop-centric melodies. Built To Spill - Center of the Universe Built To Spill - Carry The Zero Built To Spill - Else Built To Spill - Temporarily Blind Built To Spill - You Were Right Treepeople - Liquid Boy This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 17

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You've heard "Dreams" and "Linger". You've probably heard "Zombie" close to a gazillion times by now. But as we like to say around here, it's often the tracks between the singles that need another listen (or for some - a first listen). We dive into The Cranberries' first three records and marvel over how unmatched Dolores O'Riordan's powerful and unique vocals were in the 90s rock landscape, and how refusing to shed their Irish origins made her voice that much more powerful by giving western audiences a perspective we may never have heard. Tracklist: The Cranberries - Reason The Cranberries - Pretty The Cranberries - Still Can't The Cranberries - Yeats' Grave The Smiths - Bigmouth Strikes Again The Cranberries - I Just Shot John Lennon The Cranberries - Bosnia The Cranberries - Linger (live from MTV's Most Wanted) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 10

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From sitcom reboots to the return of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, if you grew up in the 90s you can't take a step these days without falling into a rabbit hole of never-ending nostalgia. For us, the beloved slapstick buddy comedy Dumb & Dumber is a film we watched over and over again throughout our youth, and it's no exaggeration to say the 90's alt-rock soundtrack helped shape our musical journey from a young age. Join us as we explore some more tunes from the bands behind the film's now iconic soundtrack. Tracklist: The Sons - Too Much of a Good Thing Green Jelly - The Bear Song Green Jelly - Carnage Echobelly - Insomniac Echobelly - Taste of You Gigolo Aunts - Where I Find My Heaven Gigolo Aunts - Lemon Peeler The Lupins - Take The Primitives - Crash This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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May 3

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Our monthly mixtape is back kicking things off with Josh Homme's cover of Paul McCartney's "Lavatory Lil" from the newly released "McCartney III Imagined". We then spend quite a bit of time with a bunch of new tracks from a slew of art-rock / punkish bands from the last few years. And for good measure, we throw in a doom metal, an IDM, and a math rock track just to keep things interesting. Tracklist: Paul McCartney & Josh Homme - Lavatory Lil Good Boy - CRF Yot Club - Water Fall Yot Club - Naive Mel (Talking Heads cover) Kryptograf - Seven King's X - The Difference (Into The Garden of St. Anne's On-The-Hill) King's X - Pleiades Infinite Scale - Ghost Strongboi - Tuff Girl Mod-Comm 81 - Ryzup Fake Fruit - Swing and a Miss TTNG - Cat Fantastic Naked Roommate - Repeat Slomosa - There is Nothing New Under the Sun This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 26

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When frontman Todd Lewis ventured from Texas to California to record Rubberneck, he fully expected to be back working at the record store in Fort Worth with his fellow bandmates in a year or so. And he was almost right, until "Possum Kingdom" received some airplay on LA's KROQ radio and the album skyrocketed the band into the grunge limelight and cemented this record as a classic from that era. Influenced by Talking Heads, Sex Pistols, and the Pixies, the Toadies had a uniquely heavy-punk rock sound with a slight bend toward pop sensibilities. Tracklist: Velvet Quitter Mexican Hairless Happyface I Burn I Come From The Water Eagles of Death Metal - Midnight Creeper This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 19

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As lead-singer and two-string bass player Chris Ballew once observed of the grunge scene of the early nineties: "I wonder if we could lighten things up a little?" Thus The Presidents of the United States was born, a three-piece rock group from grunge's birthplace with one mission: to make grunge and alt-rock music without the themes of angst, depression, etc. With unforgettable singles like "Lump", "Peaches", and "Dune Buggy", The Presidents injected a little bit of fun and left a lasting impression on the rock landscape of the early nineties. Tracklist: Presidents of the United States of America - Lump Caspar & Mollusk - Twig Presidents of the United States of America - Stranger Presidents of the United States of America - Boll Weevil Presidents of the United States of America - Body Presidents of the United States of America - Kitty Caspar Babypants - Baby Bear Presidents of the United States of America - Peaches This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 12

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On this month's edition of Whatcha Heard, we start with the latest single from our favorite disco, electronic, dream pop group Mr. Twin Sister. We keep the flow going with a couple more shoegazey, psychedelic indie rockers but then the inevitable happens when Travis throws in some metal to mix things up a bit. Quentin is still not ready to take the plunge into the deep end of metaldom, and pulls perhaps the most whiplash-inducing 180 so far in Whatcha Heard history and plays a song from French pianist Jean-Pierre Mas. From djent metal to French jazz? Tune in to hear the monthly mixtape that always keeps you on your toes, it's April's Whatcha Heard on No Filler. Tracklist: Mr. Twin Sister - Expressions Cat Hoch - Celestian Japanese Breakfast - Diving Woman Domenique Dumont - +371 Domenique Dumont - Comme Ça Slint - Noserfatu Man Beachy Head - Destroy Us Meshuggah - Combustion Meshuggah - Ritual Jean-Pierre Mas - (H)ombre DJ Alina - Loyalty Shadow Community 그림자 공동체 - Restless Song 동요 Swirlies - San Cristobal De Las Casas The Jesus and Mary Chain feat. Hope Sandoval - Sometimes Always This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Apr 5

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Ambient drone metal, dream sludge, bliss metal: it goes by many names, but one has finally stuck. The term is "doomgaze", and it's exactly what it sounds like: the reverb-drenched guitars and soft dreamy vocals of shoegaze played at the heavy, sludge-like pace of doom metal. That sound goes back much further than you might think, but didn't catch on until the mid 2010s with a steady rise in popularity ever since. Join us as we explore the dichotomy of doomgaze with a look back at it's history and gaze into its promising future. Tracklist: The Angelic Process - The Sun In Braids Jesu - Friends Are Evil Nadja - Long Dark Twenties Cloakroom - Seedless Star Spotlights - Under The Earth Pencey Sloe - Sins Pencey Sloe - Salvage Holy Fawn - Candy This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 29

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A couple weeks ago we pondered the question: what happens when you combine doom metal with shoegaze? Doomgaze is an actual thing, with a history dating back to the 90s and a rise in the mid 2010s. But we'll get into all that next week: on this episode we bask in the shimmering, deafening, lush haze of our favorite subgenre: shoegaze. We pick a few random branches on the shoegaze tree and admire all that makes grunge's less popular sibling so goddamn amazing. Tracklist: Oeil - Strawberry Cream Letting Up Despite Great Faults - The Colors Aren't You Or Me The December Sound - Never The December Sound - Painkiller Whirr - Blue Nothing - Bent Nail This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 22

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Legend has it that Tony Iommi himself once claimed that Sleep's Holy Mountain was the album that best encompassed the feel and spirit of Black Sabbath's Volume 4. Whether he said it or not is up for debate, but one thing is for certain: Sleep's embrace of the blues-leaning metal style of Sabbath's early sound oozes out of the sludgy, doom-paced stoner metal that Sleep helped define in this seminal record. So join the magic caravan or ride the crimson dragon as we kick back and slow head bang our way through a record that paved the way for the rise of stoner and doom metal in the 21st century. Tracklist: Black Sabbath - Cornucopia Sleep - Dragonaut Sleep - The Druid Sleep - Holy Mountain Kyuss - Demon Cleaner Black Sabbath - Snowblind (Sleep cover) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 15

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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. That saying certainly applies to the alternative R&B group The Internet. When the members of this group get together to create music, something truly unique happens. Their blend of R&B, hip hop, jazz, funk, and electronic dance music creates a leisurely, smooth, and undeniably cool sound that is unmistakably The Internet. Also unique about this supergroup is how each and every member puts out their own music that sounds like a slice from the same pie, often collaborating with one another to create an impressive catalog of tunes from just five unbelievably talented musicians: Syd, Matt Martians, Steve Lacy, Patrick Page II, and Christopher Smith. Tracklist: The Internet - Roll (Burbank Funk) The Internet - Red Balloon The Internet - Gabby (feat. Jaenelle Monáe) Syd - Nothin' From Somethin' The Jet Age of Tomorrow (Long Way Home (feat. Syd) Matt Martians - Movin' On Steve Lacy - Basement Jack + Guide Patrick Paige II - Beginning Patrick Paige II - Ode to Inebriation This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 8

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When Ubisoft Montreal went searching for a composer to score Chaos Theory, the third installment of the Splinter Cell video game franchise, they went to the best of the best in Hollywood. This included legendary film composer Lalo Schiffrin, who was behind such scores as Dirty Harry, Bullitt, and Cool Hand Luke. When those plans fell through, Ubisoft turned to then underground producer Amon Tobin, who's jazz-infused drum and bass sound was the perfect compliment to the noir-soaked espionage stealth action of the Splinter Cell franchise. The result is the now iconic, groundbreaking soundtrack that changed gamer's perception of what a game score could sound like, and further cemented Tobin as a legendary underground producer. Tracklist: Kokubo Sosho Battle Main Title (Dirty Harry Theme) - Lalo Schifrin Ruthless El Cargo Displaced Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Mar 1

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The only thing that could thaw the Great Texas Freeze of 2021 is the hottest mixtape since Now That's What I Call Music! Tune in for our 2nd edition of Whatcha Heard, our monthly mix of varied jams from early synth to the one and only William Shatner. Tracklist: Harald Grosskopf - So Weit, So Gut Altın Gün - Ordunun Dereleri Sam Webster - Deep Cuts Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest - Flight Failure - Another Space Song William Shatner & Ben Folds - Common People (Pulp Cover) Petri Alanko & Martin Stig Anderson - Et Ratio Principalis shame - Human, For A Minute shame - Great Dog Men I Trust - Days Go By Men I Trust - Slap Pie Routine - Wait This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 22

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Before you can truly appreciate Freetown Sound and the message it delivers, you need a little bit of context around the state of the country in the summers leading up to its release. But more importantly, how a very specific incident in Dev Hynes career was the tipping point for an artist at his wit's end confronting the realities of being a black man in America. We break it all down in our look at one of 2016's best records, Blood Orange's Freetown Sound. Tracklist: Blood Orange - Do You See My Skin Through The Flames? Blood Orange - With Him + EVP Blood Orange - Hands Up Blood Orange - Squash Squash Blood Orange - Better Than Me Tame Impala - Borderline (Blood Orange Remix) This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 15

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As part of his contract with Warner Bros., Prince was able to recruit and produce his own artists. One of those bands was The Time, formed in 1981 fronted by Morris Day with Jesse Johnson on lead guitar. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, The Time's blend of funk rock with elements of synth-pop and new wave was the origin of what came to be known as the Minneapolis sound. A collection of songs written by Prince that allowed him to experiment and be a bit edgier than the music he wrote under his own name, The Time's debut is an absolute blast of a gem from that era, with Jesse Johnson shredding on the guitar in moments that rival the best of 80s glam metal. We play a couple of tracks off his solo record Jesse Johnson's Revue, where he carried the torch of The Time and continued to cultivate that unmistakable Minneapolis sound. Tracklist: Jesse Johnson - Be Your Man The Time - 777-9311 The Time - Cool The Time - Jungle Love Jesse Johnson - Just Too Much Jesse Johnson - Special Love This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 8

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We pull from the No Filler vaults and take a listen to our first dive into hip hop with our episode on The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest. The group emerged from the Native Tongues in the early 90s, bringing with them positive-minded, Afrocentric lyrics and eclectic, unique & jazz-influenced beats. We also take a quick peek at the golden age of hip hop, focusing on New York's hip hop community in the mid to late 80s and early 90s, leading up to the rise of A Tribe Called Quest.  Tracklist: A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) Stop the Violence Movement - Self Destruction A Tribe Called Quest - Push It Along A Tribe Called Quest - Excursion A Tribe Called Quest - Butter A Tribe Called Quest - Verses From The Abstract A Tribe Called Quest - What? Heatwave - Star Of The Story This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Feb 1

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Every week we both share a song that we heard since the last time we recorded. It's a way to add some variety to the episode, and share some more tunes with our listeners! We called the segment: Whatcha Heard? In 2021, we're trying something new. We're ditching the weekly segment for a monthly episode, where the entire show is dedicated to sharing whatever it is we've been listening to that month. Think of it as a monthly mixtape curated by your 2 favorite podcasters. Have a nice listen. Tracklist: All Natural Lemon & Lime Flavors - Saturn Jig Drug Church - Bliss Out Tigers Jaw - Lemon Mouth KILN - Beachglass Dead Melodies - The Hunted DARKPYRAMID - She Still Dreams Drab Majesty - No Rain (Blind Melon Cover) Monie Love - Read Between The Lines Sampa The Great - Freedom TesseracT - Lament This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Pantheon is a proud partner of AKG by Harman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 25

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Our first episode digging into the deeper, darker side of electronic music, we listen to a handful of tracks from UK producer Andy Stott. Leveraging a slew of genres from industrial and ambient to Detroit techno and deep house, Stott's adventurous and experimental sound keeps the listener on her toes throughout his varied and wide-ranging discography. Travis is also convinced that Stott samples a John Carpenter track from the first Halloween film. Listen and judge for yourself. Part of Pantheon Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 18

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When the duo behind Arms and Sleepers sits down to make music together, they typically turn to movies for inspiration. That was the goal for their 2006 debut record Black Paris 86 after all: to make a soundtrack for an imaginary film. The music is both dark and mysterious, but also warm and beautiful. Blending exceptional drumbeats and killer bass lines with glockenspiels and toy pianos, Arms and Sleepers create a truly unique sound. Join us as we chat about this hidden gem in the ambient downtempo genre. Tracklist: Arms & Sleepers - Arms/Sleepers Arms & Sleepers - Mission To Prague Arms & Sleepers - Lausanneut Arms & Sleepers - Butterflycatcher Arms & Sleepers - Rooftops/Lanterns The List Exists - Film Noir Love Story This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 11

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On this week's episode, we dig deep into the No Filler archives and revisit our episode on Brazilian electronic musician Amon Tobin's debut record Bricolage. Unlike most trip hop albums from the nineties, Tobin perfectly blends old jazz samples with a drum and bass backbone, and an IDM sensibility. Dark, moody, and effortlessly cool, this record stands out as a true gem in the field of trip hop. Tracklist Amon Tobin - "Bitter & Twistd" Quantic - "Time Is The Enemy" DJ Cam - "No Competition" Amon Tobin - "Easy Muffin" Amon Tobin - "Yasawas" Amon Tobin - "Defocus" Bebel Gilberto - "Samba da Benção" This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Jan 4

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We close out our Best of 2020 episodes with a little help from our friends. We asked our listeners and some No Filler guests from the past to share their favorite tracks of the year with us, and we've narrowed it down to our favorites from the list for this episode. And we end our favorite musical moments countdown with arguably the greatest thing that happened in 2020: the epic drum battle between ten year old Nandi Bushell and Dave Grohl. Tracklist: The Nychillarmonic - Mean Thee Oh Sees - If I Had My Way Nicole Atkins - Domino Crack Cloud - Post Truth (Birth of a Nation) Four Year Strong - Get Out of My Head Sufjan Stevens - Ursa Major Tame Impala - Is It True Dave Grohl's Nandi Bushell Tribute Song This show is part of the Pantheon Podcast network. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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Dec 2020

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