Category: SubModern Sessions

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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Dude York

Last year when we had Tacocat in for a SubModern Session, I was told by their manager that I should look out for another Seattle band with an album coming in 2017 called Dude York. I heeded that advice and have really been enjoying Sincerely, the Hardly Art Records debut of the three piece consisting of Peter Richards, Andrew Hall, and Claire England. I was very happy to welcome them for their own SubModern Session recently, which you can listen to here, while reading my interview with the self-proclaimed “America’s Band.” FMQB: So tell me a little bit about...

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Los Campesinos!

After a some time out of the spotlight, veteran U.K. seven piece Los Campesinos! returned earlier this year with their sixth album Sick Scenes.  I recently had the opportunity to chat with band leader Gareth David about the new album.  Gareth, along with band members Tom Bromley, Kim David, and Jason Adelinia, also recorded acoustic versions of two songs “A Slow, Slow Death” and “The Fall of Home” for our latest FMQB SubModern Session. FMQB: You’ve been around for almost a decade now, how did you keep things fresh the sixth time around? Gareth David: I think certainly the...

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Royal Teeth

Back in in 2012, New Orleans band Royal Teeth emerged with a jubilant and bombastic sound that had us all humming along to their single “Wild.” That song and initial EP were followed by a debut album, Glow in 2013, and seemingly endless touring, but it’s been quite a while since we had heard anything new from the band. That changed with the recent release of their latest EP, Amateurs, which proves that they are anything but. I recently had the chance to chat with the quartet, consisting of Nora Patterson (vocals), Gary Larsen (vocals / guitar), Josh Hefner...

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Tacocat

After accidently catching one of their sets at SXSW this year, I fell in love with Seattle feminist punk band Tacocat.  Their third album Lost Time was released back in April, featuring songs that are impossibly catchy and fun, but also have a message. I was very happy to have the chance to sit down for a chat with the foursome of Emily Nokes (vocals), Eric Randall (guitar), Lelah Maupin (drums), and Bree McKenna (bass) at Spice House Sound in Philadelphia, PA, where they also recorded a live performance for another FMQB SubModern Session. FMQB: You’re certainly not a...

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