Category: SubModern Sessions

SubModern Session: Black Kids

Way back in 2007 the blogosphere was abuzz about a band out of Jacksonville, FL called Black Kids. Following the success of their debut album Partie Traumatic in 2008, fans waited for years with nary a peep out of Reggie Youngblood and co. until a surprise re-emergence this year with their long-awaited follow-up Rookie. I recently sat down with Youngblood, his sister Ali, and bandmates Dawn Watley and Owen Holmes to chat about the new album. They also played a few songs live for another FMQB SubModern Session, which you can listen to here.   FMQB:  Good to have...

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SubModern Session: Dan Croll

Several years ago Dan Croll emerged with his impressive debut album Sweet Disarray.  After a couple of singles in the last year or so, Dan re-emerged this summer with his second album, Emerging Adulthood.  I recently had the chance to sit down with him to chat about the making of this new record, plus he and his bandmates Jethro Fox and Andrew Hunt treated me to a private acoustic performance for another FMQB SubModern Session, which you can listen to here. FMQB:  So it’s been a little while since your first record… a little longer than the typical album...

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SubModern Session: Charly Bliss

One of my favorite albums of the year thus far (if not my favorite) has been Guppy, the full length debut from New York power pop band Charly Bliss.  I was very happy to recently have the chance to tell them as much and find out a little more about the foursome comprised of siblings Eva (vocals / guitar) and Sam (drums) Hendricks, along with Spencer Fox (guitar) and Dan Shure (bass) for our latest FMQB SubModern Session.  They also recorded a live performance of some of the infectiously catchy songs from said album, which you can listen to...

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SubModern Session: WAAX

For our latest FMQB SubModern Session I connect across continents with singer Marie De Vita and guitarist Chris Antolak of the Australian band WAAX to learn a little bit about them and their new EP, Wild & Weak, which was released last month. Along with their bandmates Ewan Birtwell on guitar, Tom "Griff" Griffin on bass, and Tom Bloomfield on drums, they performed some songs from the EP for us at Baked Goods in Melbourne, AU, which you can listen to here.   FMQB:  Give us a little background info on WAAX.  How long have you been around?  How...

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SubModern Session: Day Wave

In 2015 and 2016, we in the SubModern world were introduced to Jackson Phillips a.k.a. Day Wave through his first two EPs, Headcase and Hard to Read.  In May of this year, Day Wave’s full-length debut, The Days We Had, was released.  I recently got to chat with Jackson about his background and the new album, and to record he and his bandmates performing stripped down versions of some songs for our latest SubModern Session, which you can listen to here.   FMQB:  Tell me about your musical background.    Jackson Phillips:  I’ve been playing music since I was...

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eQB Cover Story

FMQB FACE-OFF: Jonathan Shuford, PD WRVW/107.5 The River, Nashville and Josh Reich, Warner Bros Records VP of Top 40 Promotion & Digital Strategy