Episodes

Ep. 56: John O'Callaghan discusses The Maine's "Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu"

June 21, 2021

The Maine's John O'Callaghan discusses the trippy origins and unique recording experience of a fan favorite song.

Ep. 55: Butch Walker discusses Marvelous 3's "Freak Of The Week"

June 14, 2021

Butch Walker has made his mark on the world of music as both a songwriter and a producer. In this episode, he takes us back to the writing, recording, and release of his first hit song.

Ep. 54: Max Collins discusses Eve 6's "Inside Out"

June 7, 2021

Eve 6 frontman Max Collins tells the story behind the band's first big hit, which he wrote at an astoundingly young age.

Ep. 53: Derek Sanders discusses Mayday Parade's "Kids In Love"

May 31, 2021

Mayday Parade vocalist Derek Sanders stops by the podcast to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the 2009 fan favorite single "Kids In Love".

Ep. 52: Rosie Frater-Taylor discusses her song "Think About You"

May 24, 2021

With a mix of jazz, folk, pop, and soul, London-based singer-songwriter Rosie Frater-Taylor is an extremely promising new artist and a force to be reckoned with. In this episode, she discusses her 2021 single "Think About You".

Ep. 51: Joey Cape discusses Lagwagon's "May 16th"

May 16, 2021

May 16th has become a holiday for Lagwagon fans all over the world. In this episode, Joey Cape discusses the personal origins behind the song, as well as the song's lasting legacy.

Ep. 50: Matt Embree discusses Rx Bandits "Ruby Cumulous"

May 10, 2021

Matt Embree tells the deeply personal and heartbreaking story behind the 2014 Rx Bandits single "Ruby Cumulous".

Ep. 49: Chad Gilbert discusses New Found Glory's "My Friends Over You"

May 3, 2021

New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert discusses the writing, recording, and release of their 2002 single “My Friends Over You”, which was the song that propelled the band to MTV superstardom.

Ep. 48: Jenn Fiorentino discusses her song "Survive"

April 26, 2021

Toronto-based singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Jenn Fiorentino breaks down the writing, recording, and release of her 2019 single "Survive".

Ep. 47: Blake Schwarzenbach discusses Jawbreaker's "Boxcar"

April 19, 2021

Blake Schwarzenbach stops by the podcast to discuss the writing, recording, release, and legacy of Jawbreaker's "Boxcar".

Ep. 46: Frank Turner discusses his song "Recovery"

April 12, 2021

Not only is Frank Turner an incredible songwriter and musician, but he's also one of the most down-to-earth and friendly people you'll ever meet. In this amazing episode, he breaks down the writing, recording, and release of his 2013 single "Recovery".

Ep. 45: Jim Lindberg discusses Pennywise's "Society"

April 5, 2021

Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg discusses the writing, recording, and release of their classic 1997 single "Society". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 44: Elizabeth Stokes discusses The Beths "Future Me Hates Me"

March 29, 2021

New Zealand indie pop band The Beths released the song "Future Me Hates Me" on the album of the same name in 2018. Elizabeth Stokes joins Chris to discuss the inspiration, writing, recording, and release of this fan favorite song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 43: Dan Andriano discusses Alkaline Trio's "Every Thug Needs A Lady"

March 22, 2021

Beloved Chicago songwriter, bassist, and vocalist Dan Andriano breaks down the inspiration, writing, recording, and release of Alkaline Trio's song "Every Thug Needs A Lady" from their 2003 album Good Mourning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 42: Jim Adkins discusses Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle"

March 15, 2021

Despite the massive cult appeal of Jimmy Eat World's 1999 album Clarity, it was 2001's Bleed American album - and more specifically, the breakout hit "The Middle" - that launched the band into superstardom. On this episode, Jim Adkins discusses the story behind the writing, recording, and release o…

Ep. 41: Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman discuss The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Impression That I Get"

March 8, 2021

Dicky and Joe from the Bosstones tell the story behind their 1997 hit "The Impression That I Get", as well as their 2021 single "The Final Parade". If you're interested in advertising on Chris DeMakes A Podcast, email advertising@soundtalentmedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphon…

Ep. 40: Karina Deniké discusses Dance Hall Crashers "Go"

March 1, 2021

Co-lead vocalist Karina Deniké of the legendary Berkeley ska-punk band Dance Hall Crashers, discusses the writing, recording, and release of the song "Go" off of their 1995 album Lockjaw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Ep. 39: Kevin Bivona discusses The Interrupters "She's Kerosene"

Feb. 22, 2021

The Interrupters guitarist Kevin Bivona discusses the writing, recording, and release of their hit single "She's Kerosene". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices