The Devil's Mouth
The Devil's Mouth podcast invites musicians and artists from all corners of the underground and alternative music world to chat with host José Carlos Santos.
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Time flies by, and 2021 already marks the tenth anniversary of one of the most decisive albums in the history of Icelandic superstars Sólstafir. 'Svartir Sandar' was everything anyone could have wished from the cowboys of the ice - a massive double album, moody and thick with atmosphere, but also boasting some of the quartet's most notable songs every, including the show-stopping 'Fjara', which has been capturing hearts all over the world ever since. Having been recently announced the band will signal this important landmark by playing 'Svartir Sandar' in full at the famous Roadburn Festival, we thought it was time to get their frontman "Addi" Tryggvason to reminisce a bit on it. Because we know few bands are as full of stories as Sólstafir, expectations were high, but we ended up with the longest Memory Lane episode so far and Addi's tales did not disappoint, as always. Tune in now and discover why Addi often says jokingly that a book could be written about each Sólstafir album
1 hr 8 min
The Memory Lane returns, and this time we got together with Daron Beck to remember the very first Pinkish Black album, almost a decade old by now. Written and recorded in a rather dark period for the Daron Beck/Jon Teague duo, shortly after the tragic ending of their previous band The Great Tyrant, it is a sombre yet exhuberant collection of songs, and a solid foundation for what was to come, as the experimental, unexpected and quirky traits that we today associate with the band's very peculiar kind of songwriting already present. During the conversation, we also learn a whole bunch of stuff about it - from the "minor" detail that we've been getting the album title wrong all these years (it's actually called 'Everything Went Dark') to the revelation that Daron's favourite Pinkish Black song is on it, it was an engaging, informative and super fun chat as always with this unique musician.
46 min 45 sec
This is a very special episode, as we premiere a brand new feature on The Devil's Mouth - the Memory Lane, where musicians will pick an album from their past and reminisce about all aspects of its creation and subsequent influence on their careers. Released on July 15th, 1991, on Wiiija Records, 'Babyteeth' was the debut album by Northern Irish rockers Therapy?, the first step on a long and illustrious trajectory that lasts to this day and is still going strong. We asked bassist Michael McKeegan - who also premiered the Ten Rounds feature way back already - to go back 30 years with us and talk about this historical release. Visit www.thedevilsmouth.com to find all other features and episodes.
42 min 52 sec