Season 1

Episode Sixty-Three - Emo Trash

Jan. 6, 2021

Fly On The Call is comin' back at ya in 2021 - this time with a new year-long series! I will be talking to a different podcast host each month to learn about the origins and goals of their show, who they are and what they ho…

Episode Sixty-Two - 2020 Wrapped

Dec. 30, 2020

The end of 2020 is here and this special solo episode serves to wrap up the first full year of Fly On The Call! I discuss the goals I had for this year, my goals for next year, some of my favorite releases of 2020, answer li…

Episode Sixty-One - Blue Vines

Dec. 23, 2020

Another new episode is here, with Blue Vines! The project is rooted in, but not limited by, early 00s pop punk and emo with a focus on emotionally charged performances. This conversation gets the downlow on the writing proce…

Episode Sixty - Wallace

Dec. 16, 2020

After an unexpected absence, Fly On The Call is back! And what better guest to return with than Wallace, a solo project turned full band that just wrapped up the release of their EP/movie, Grapefruit ? You read that right - …

Episode Fifty-Nine - GILT

Nov. 18, 2020

Over the past few years, GILT has built their musical career on touring. While it is bittersweet that they could not celebrate the release of their debut LP, Ignore What's Missing , by performing in front of audiences, the g…

Episode Fifty-Eight - I Am The Avalanche

Nov. 11, 2020

I Am The Avalanche are preparing to release their first album in six years. DIVE is full of raw punk energy, gang vocals, camaraderie, and includes the listener every step of the way. Today on Fly On The Call, I talk to fron…

Episode Fifty-Seven - ROT

Oct. 28, 2020

ROT's music is heavy, fast, and political, something that is uniquely fitting for 2020. Today I'm speaking with Jake, the band's bassist, about their debut album, ...As One , self-producing it, their use of jarring samples, …

Episode Fifty-Six - Sundressed

Oct. 21, 2020

Sundressed released their newest LP, Home Remedy , via Rude Records earlier this year. The album is their most collaborative and cohesive to date, though there were times along the way where they did not know if it would eve…

Episode Fifty-Five - Yours Truly

Oct. 14, 2020

A new episode is here with Yours Truly! Hailing from Sydney, Australia the band spent a bulk of last year on the road and finished their debut LP, Self Care , shortly before the pandemic hit. The album hits on the highs and …

Episode Fifty-Four - Bartees Strange returns

Oct. 7, 2020

Bartees Strange returns! Fresh off the release of his debut album, Live Forever , Fly On The Call has the lowdown on the writing, recording, genre blending, and more. And if that's not enough Bartees for you, go back and rev…

Episode Fifty-Three - Hotel Etiquette

Sept. 30, 2020

Fly On The Call is back with Hotel Etiquette. The solo project started for Mike Hansen as a way to capitalize on free time at the start of the pandemic and has since blossomed into something very cool with an EP, live sessio…

Episode Fifty-Two - Breakup Haircut

Sept. 23, 2020

Breakup Haircut is a DIY band in the most pure sense. Formed during last year's First Timers Fest, they play a punk-tinged power pop with the main goal of creating a safe space for each member to express themselves. Their de…

Episode Fifty-One - Sunday Morning

Sept. 16, 2020

It may actually be Wednesday, but today on Fly On The Call it's Sunday Morning! The melodic emocore band recently released their EP, Nothing Matters , which solidifies a new direction. On this episode we discuss the band's e…

Episode Fifty - Oceanator

Sept. 9, 2020

Fly On The Call hits the big 5-0! The podcast's second year of existence starts with a conversation with Elise Okusami, the mind behind Oceantor. Her debut full length, Thing I Never Said , is the perfect mix of heavy grunge…

Episode Forty-Nine - Will Wood

Sept. 2, 2020

Today's episode of Fly On The Call features my conversation with Will Wood. For fans of theatrical rock in the vein of Forgive Durden's Razia's Shadow , My Chemical Romance, or Panic! At The Disco, Wood's newest release, The…

Episode Forty-Eight - Have a Good Season

Aug. 26, 2020

Have a Good Season plays downtempo alt rock in the vein of Tiger's Jaw or Turnover. They released their debut full-length, Shapes I've Never Seen , earlier this year and it is a culmination of the multiple years and projects…

Episode Forty-Seven - Ganser

Aug. 19, 2020

Ganser writes dark, moody art rock that encapsulates the internal struggle of living in the 21st century. Without meaning to their new album, Just Look At That Sky , has themes that are especially fitting for the dumpster fi…

Episode Forty-Six - Oolong

Aug. 12, 2020

For me, Oolong was one of those bands I heard and immediately wanted more of. Luckily their debut full-length, About Your Imaginary Friend , was also their first release. They came out swinging with an album full of twinkly …

Episode Forty-Five - Gnawing

Aug. 5, 2020

A brand new episode is comin' at ya with Gnawing! The band recently put out their second fuzzed out EP, Shakey , and have their debut LP in the works! In this conversation you'll hear all about the EP, their current recordin…

Episode Forty-Four - Riverby

July 29, 2020

This week I'm talking to Sophia Greenberg of Riverby. Their debut LP, Smart Mouth , is available now via take this to hear records. In this episode we talk all about Sophia's writing process, repurposing lyrics years later, …

Episode Forty-Three - James Shotwell of High Notes

July 22, 2020

Today's guest is James Shotwell, who is on to talk all about his brand new podcast. High Notes, whose eight episode first seasons drops on July 28, is a podcast about addiction and recovery, featuring James's conversations w…

Episode Forty-Two - House & Home

July 15, 2020

And we're back! This time with House & Home whose debut record, Find Sense. Feel Love. Make Light. is out now. We hit on their desire to make their own sound without wearing their influences on their sleeve, their message, a…

Episode Forty-One - Magnolia Park

July 8, 2020

We are back with Magnolia Park! This is a band that seamlessly blends pop punk, emo, hip hop, and pop music in a way that feels like the future. With six songs, six music videos, and the mentality of already being a signed b…

Episode Forty - CLIFFDIVER

July 1, 2020

And we're back this week with CLIFFDIVER! The self described "elevator emo pop" band is a mix of things you can't put your finger on. WIth versatile vocals, a cool vibe, studio polish, and just the right amount of sax, CLIFF…

Episode Thirty-Nine - Meet Me @ The Altar

June 24, 2020

We're back today with Meet Me @ The Altar - the up and coming women of color pop punk band with strong melodies and sick riffs. They're making waves with two new singles, "Garden" and "May The Odds Be In Your Favor", and the…

Episode Thirty-Eight - Jhariah

June 17, 2020

Jhariah's music is theatrical and aims to take you to another world, taking cues from bands like My Chemical Romance and Panic! At The Disco. He recently released an EP called To Mend The Sun , which saw him embracing true c…

Episode Thirty-Seven - Fragile Bird

June 10, 2020

Today's guest is Craig Bidiman of the musical spoken word project Fragile Bird. This is a truly unique project that may not initially sound like something in your wheelhouse, but that I highly suggest you give a chance to. W…

Episode Thirty-Six - Joel Funk of Substream & The Alternative

May 27, 2020

Today on Fly On The Call I talk to Joel Funk, who might be the best embodiment of "Music = Life". We talk about his roots in music and writing, starting 36vultures, transitioning over to Substream Magazine, and making things…

Episode Thrity-Five - Audio Addiction

May 20, 2020

With almost 1,200 album reviews, interviews, and live sets recorded in less than four years, Brandon at Audio Addiction is clearly a great lover of music. On this episode we talk about his roots on YouTube, how he prepares f…

Episode Thirty-Four - Virginity

May 13, 2020

Virginity is rad! While in quarantine, writing songs for LP 2, Casey Crawford took the time to talk to me about the band's upcoming EP, Death to the Party, which fill a power punk void similar to Spanish Love Songs. We discu…

Episode Thirty-Three - The Homeless Gospel Choir

May 6, 2020

This Land Is Your Landfill is The Homeless Gospel Choir's first full-band release and the most raucous to date. Led by protest singer Derek Zanetti, these songs address real issues from a activist perspective, engaging liste…

Episode Thirty-Two - Good Looking Friends

April 22, 2020

Good Looking Friends have your quarantine jams for days. Their new album, The Light of the Well , is filled with dense layers of instrumentation, emotions, and themes, making it an album that that you should really try to si…

Episode Thirty-One - Bartees Strange

April 15, 2020

Get to know Bartees Strange! He is indeed this week's guest, but he also just put out an EP called Say Goodbye to Pretty Boy , which features he and his band reimagining songs by The National and he has a full LP ready to go…

Episode Thirty - Natalie Schaffer of Big Picture Media

April 8, 2020

This week's guest on Fly On The Call is Natalie Schaffer, publicist at Big Picture Media! BPM is a PR company that has probably worked with at least one of your favorite bands. Whether they are up and comers, legacy acts, or…

Episode Twenty-Nine - Grey Matter

April 1, 2020

Are y'all ready for this? Fly On The Call is back with a conversation featuring Grey Matter! The emotional skacore band just released a ripper of an album, Climbing Out . The band mixes realism and positivity and a whole bun…

Episode Twenty-Eight - COVID-19 Special - Support your favorite bands!!!

March 25, 2020

Hello all, I hope you're doing well and staying healthy. This week is a little different, featuring four different people in the music industry who have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. We've got Jhariah, N Dot Reed o…

Episode Twenty-Seven - The Wonder Years

March 18, 2020

Over the past nearly fifteen years, The Wonder Years have seen amazing growth musically, personally, and of their fanbase. They have gone from a band that started out as a literal joke to one that so many people connect to v…

Episode Twenty-Six - Snarls

March 11, 2020

Today on the pod we have Snarls - the glitter emo alt rock band that just dropped their debut album. In this episode we talk about creating their sound, the personal and professional growth they have seen, and the importance…

Episode Twenty-Five - Prince Daddy & The Hyena

March 4, 2020

You know him, you love him, you've heard him on a million other podcasts recently... That's right - this week's guest is Kory Gregory of Prince Daddy & The Hyena! We talk Cosmic Thrill Seekers , Kory's writing process, and h…

Episode Twenty-Four - Chousand

Feb. 26, 2020

Chousand is Connecticut's favorite meme of a band. They're raw, raucous party punk and they're here to melt your face off with their newest EP, Gary , coming out on leap day 2020. On this episode you'll get the downlow on th…

Episode Twenty-Three - Molly Hudelson (I Told You I Hated New York)

Feb. 19, 2020

Welcome back to another episode of Fly On The Call - Candid Conversations on Music! This week's guest is Molly Hudelson - music journalist and author of I Told You I Hated New York . We discuss the book, her writing process,…

Episode Twenty-Two - Spanish Love Songs

Feb. 12, 2020

Spanish Love Songs put out my number one album of 2018 with Schmaltz and now they're back for more with its follow up - Brave Faces Everyone . The band has certainly not done the same thing twice, diving deeper into a cohesi…

Episode Twenty-One - Sarah and the Safe Word

Feb. 5, 2020

Sarah and the Safe Word want to give you an escape. Whether it is transporting you to a world of demon drag racing, pirate sea shanties, or a century old cabaret theater you're certainly in for a ride. And it is all delivere…

Episode Twenty - Jupiter Styles

Jan. 29, 2020

Jupiter Styles is the project of Sean Neumann, who you may also know from his work with Ratboys or as a freelance journalist. Last year's Ultra St. Opera is steeped in nostalgia and simile. We discuss his DIY roots, love of …

Episode Nineteen - Jamie Coletta of No Earbuds

Jan. 22, 2020

Episode Nineteen of Fly On The Call is here with hype-person extraordinaire, Jamie Coletta! If you're a fan of this podcast, chances are you know of Jamie and her company No Earbuds. We discuss getting paid to be a fan of th…

Episode Eighteen - Roger Harvey

Jan. 15, 2020

And we're back with the first interview episode of 2020! Today I'm talking with Roger Harvey, a country musician with punk roots. We talked about community, songwriting, the power of song, and a whole lot more. Enjoy the cha…

Episode Seventeen - 2019 Faves!

Jan. 1, 2020

Happy New Year! To ring in the new decade, I'm joined by four special guests - Amanda Starling of Angry Grrrl Music of the Indie Rock Persuasion & The Alternative , Casey Crawford of Virginity , Joel Funk of Twitter fame (& …

Episode Sixteen - Swither

Dec. 18, 2019

The final interview episode, sweet sixteen, is here with Eli Ennis of Swither! Swither is a Pittsburgh power punk band who just put out their debut LP. Their music is full of introspective lyrics, ear catching melodies, and …

Episode Fifteen - Cold Climb It

Dec. 11, 2019

We have reached Episode Fifteen of Fly On The Call! This week I am speaking to Matt Brasch about Cold Climb It and their new EP In Decline . Apart from that, you may know Matt from his main project, The Wonder Years. In this…

Episode Fourteen - glass beach

Dec. 4, 2019

And we're back with Fly On The Call Episode Fourteen, featuring J and Jonas of glass beach. glass beach is a band that released the first glass beach album earlier this year. Their music incorporates a variety of genres, wit…