Episodes

Episode Ninety - America Part Two

June 3, 2021

America Part Two is aggressive and, at times, abrasive. Their lyrics seek to shed an honest light on their experiences as young adults in America. Today we're talking all about Price Of A Nation, the extended live recording process, the roots of their sound, and creating a public forum within the b…

Episode Eighty-Nine - Hit Like A Girl

June 2, 2021

Round two of this week's Fly On The Call triple header is here! Today I am talking to Hit Like A Girl all about Heart Racer, an album that's as huge as it is personal. We discuss songwriting as storytelling, unique ways of connecting with fans, the process of collaboration, No More Dysphoria, and m…

Episode Eighty-Eight - Baby Boys

June 1, 2021

In the first of three episodes this week, I am talking to Baby Boys. Their debut full length, Threesome, is a challenging, but worthwhile listen. The band, made up of Jake Luppen and Nathan Stocker of Hippo Campus and rounded out with Caleb Hinz, has one simple rule: say "yes" to everything. This l…

Episode Eighty-Seven - Remember Sports (+ Downhaul livestream audio)

May 20, 2021

Remember Sports recently released their latest, Like a Stone. It's one of those albums you can put on and relax in the sun with, but at the same time it has a huge amount of depth. Tune in to hear Carmen talk about songwriting, recording, and how it feels to be playing a (virtual) live show this Sa…

Episode Eighty-Six - Speak, Memory

May 18, 2021

Today on Fly On The Call is Speak, Memory, a mathy instrumental rock band from Oklahoma. We're talking all about their EP, Adirondack, which will be out this Friday and their first release since 2014. Our conversation hits on the writing process, the emotions behind the music as well as those they …

Episode Eighty-Five - Harmony Woods

May 12, 2021

Another special episode of Fly On The Call comin' at ya! Today I'm talking with Harmony Woods all about their newest album, Graceful Rage. We discuss the record as a cohesive piece, creating the huge dynamics, recording with Bartees Strange, and even the process of deciding to release something as …

Episode Eighty-Four - Record Setter

May 6, 2021

Record Setter released a real barn burner of an album at the end of last year with I Owe You Nothing. Sonically, it hits all the emo/screamo notes you'd want and more, while it is lyrically full of dark honesty. It's an "album" album and one that was made to be played live. Tune in to hear Judy bre…

Episode Eighty-Three - Downhaul

May 4, 2021

Today's a goodie! I'm talking to Downhaul, one of my favorite bands, who have their sophomore LP, PROOF, coming out May 21st. It's a totally new direction for the band with different goals & environments in mind, expanding the scope of their dynamics, playing with silence, & ushering in some dark, …

Episode Eighty-Two - Skegss

April 22, 2021

Today's guest is coming at you all the way from Australia! I'm talking to Skegss, who recently had their first #1 debut on the Australian charts with their album, Rehearsal. Their rocking, sunshiny vibes are infections and they have an energy that is undeniable. We're talking about how they rehears…

Episode Eighty-One - Leafing

April 20, 2021

Today on Fly On The Call I'm talking to Leafing, a mathy emo band from Brooklyn. At the start of 2021, they released their debut full-length, which came together during the early stages of the pandemic. While the band had played a couple of shows before things ground to a halt, the album was create…

Episode Eighty - Really From

April 14, 2021

Really From released their self-titled album last month and it is a doozy. Blending together elements of emo, indie, math rock, and jazz, the band puts just as much focus on the silences. Their only goal is to develop their talents and allow them to guide the way, rather than chasing a specific sou…

Episode Seventy-Nine - How I Became Invisible

April 8, 2021

Today's guest on Fly On The Call is Ndot Reed of How I Became Invisible. Her newest EP, Low Midnight Sun, is based in rock music, but has elements of ska, folk, electronic, and more. This discussion hits on the story told throughout all of her releases, how she uses musical ideas old and new, the e…

Episode Seventy-Eight - Partner

April 6, 2021

Partner's sophomore album, Never Give Up, stands out as one of the most fun (and funny) releases of one of the least fun years. Both joy and humor are core tenets of the band, their songwriting process, and the energy they put out into the world. Tune in to hear about that ethos, turning your visio…

Episode Seventy-Seven - Jesse Cannon (+ What's The Buzz? & a giveaway!)

March 31, 2021

Today's episode of Fly On The Call is jam-packed with all sorts of goodness! I'm talking to special guest Jesse Cannon about all that he does - producing, mixing & mastering, podcasting, writing essential books for musicians, teaching bands to go from 0 to 10,000 fans via his YouTube, & so much mor…

Episode Seventy-Six - TOLEDO

March 25, 2021

TOLEDO are a band not boxed in by genre, taking parts from a number of pop and rock influences to create lush sounds that transport the listener to somewhere else. Their most recent release, Jockeys of Love , is a snapshot of a specific time and an experiment in following musical instincts, created…

Episode Seventy-Five - stillhungry

March 23, 2021

stillhungry's second self-titled LP is probably my favorite release of 2021 so far, layering harmonies & beautiful instrumentals to create a unique indie soundscape. Our conversation hits on the surprise release, learning to let everyone's musical talents, & preparations that went into the striking…

Episode Seventy-Four - Future Teens

March 17, 2021

Future Teens are fresh off the release of their EP , Deliberately Alive , which is the follow-up to an album that has been on extremely heavy rotation for me over the last year, Breakup Season . The band's signature "bummer pop" sound continues to evolve while delivering some of the most emotionall…

Episode Seventy-Three - Run River North

March 11, 2021

Today on Fly On The Call I am talking with indie pop band Run River North. The band recently released the new album, Creatures In Your Head , their first full-length as a three-piece rather than a six-piece, which also sees them returning to their DIY roots. On this episode we discuss the process o…