This week on Talking to Ghosts we have the final episode for 2018! Thou is an experimental metal band from Baton Rouge who put out a crazy number of records this year! We had the opportunity to sit down with Thou frontman Brian Funck after their run of two Portland shows to talk about working on records from different parts of the US, their various projects, and being a workaholic to keep things level.
Thou is out on the road near constantly and we highly recommend you check out all of their 2018 releases!
2018, what a year! I feel like sometimes people say what a year as a joke - I envision a CEO at the company party, toasting everyone for their great success - but this year has felt a million times longer than any year before. In this episode we reflected a little bit on how long the year has felt and lamented about all of the releases and shows we’ve already forgotten. There was an election this year? How many great albums have I already moved on from that came out THIS YEAR?
Thank you. Thank you is what we want to say to everyone who took the time out of their weird, long year to listen and support our podcast. We started this podcast, 4 years ago, to hang out with each other more and to provide interviews with people we enjoyed and this year has been full of some really, really good ones. We’ve heard from, and met in person, more fans than ever before! All in all, it’s been a great experience.
Here is a list of all episodes released in 2018 and the direct download links to the episode. Thank you to all of our guests on the show and to everyone who has shared or talked about the episodes.
(List order: Most recent at the top)
124 - Thou
123 - SciFiSol
122 - Sabine Rear
121 - SRSQ
120 - Halloween Special Episode (Feat. Alex Kennedy, Matt Finale, Eric Gottesman, and Sophie)
118 - Sloane Leong
117 - MSC
116 - Susan Subtract
115 - Uniform
114 - Lingua Ignota
113 - Amenra
112 - Eleri Harris
111 - Zola Jesus
110 - HIDE
109 - Daniel B. (Front 242, Nothing But Noise)
108 - Thor Harris
107 - Noelia Towers
106 - King Woman
105 - Ritualz
104 - Kontravoid
103 - Kelly Fitzpatrick
102 - GLAARE
101 - Cold Showers
100 - Amulets
098 - The Body
This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Christina from SciFiSol! We talked about her website Femme Cult and making time for your own music while trying to support others, looking for a techno label for her last album, and getting over some self-promotional imposter syndrome.
Sci Fi Sol will be playing the January edition of Volt Divers in Portland!
Earthlings Compilation (feat. Sci Fi Sol and Camino Acid)
Femme Cult is a great website you should check out!
This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Sabine Rear! Sabine is an autobiographical illustrator and zine-maker in Portland who loves wrestling and comics. We talk to Sabine about women's studies, working with the Portland Independent Publishing Resource Center on learning comics, and the editing process.
This week on Talking to Ghosts we have SRSQ, who recently put out their project debut album on Dais Records. SRSQ is the solo project of Kennedy Ashlyn, who was the keyboard/vocalist for Them Are Us Too. We talk about the mental health of touring, home decorations, and how to make sad music while still living a functional life.
SRSQ is opening for Godflesh in Portland on December 5th.
This week on Talking to Ghosts we have a very SPOOKY Halloween special episode. We reached out to some of our friends and fans and asked for Halloween stories and got some great stuff back!
This episode features stories from:
Alex Kennedy from the fabulous website I Die: You Die (and the podcast they do called We Have A Technical)
Eric Gottesman from Everything Goes Cold and every live band ever.
Thanks again to all of our contributors! We might do this again next year and give everyone way more time to think about it.
Our next episode will be out on Monday 11/19/18.
All additional theme edits and spook-ifying by Michael Kurt
This week on the podcast we have Sloane Leong who is the creator behind Prism Stalker (Image Comics) and the upcoming A Map To The Sun (First Second) comics. We talked about making Prism Stalker and working on creator owned material vs. working with a larger team, heritage, and body horror!
Sloane also has a podcast called Salt & Honey, which I recommend checking out!
This week on the podcast we have Susan Subtract from Physical Wash, High-Functioning Flesh, and Branes. We talked about the evolution into Physical Wash after High-Functioning Flesh went on an indefinite hiatus, the writing of Culture Cut (and the gear), and meeting Sid from Schwefelgelb for the first time.
Physical Wash has a show coming up: Cold Waves LA Kick Off Party (opening for previously featured guest Rhys Fulber) on September 26th!