Episode 142 - Jet Shea

This week on the podcast we have musician and artist Jet Shea! We talked about getting started in noise projects, traveling the US on a motorcycle, and what led them to Dire Trine and ultimately the solo project. 

You can find Jet Shea's first EP on Soundcloud.

Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. The 5-year anniversary cover art is by the wonderful Alicia Gaines of the band Ganser

Also! Hit us up with your summer stories over at the Contact page.

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Episode 141 - Elizabeth Colour Wheel

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have the emotional doom band Elizabeth Colour Wheel! We talked about living and working in DIY spaces, finding your own politics in DIY, and being careful and respectful of the emotional strength the band puts out. 

Elizabeth Colour Wheel have a debut album out now on The Flenser called "Nocebo." Lane is also featured on the new Drowse Mini-LP, which is available for pre-order

Talking to Ghosts is produced and recorded by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our wonderful 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines of the band Ganser. 

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Episode 140 - Bustié

This week on the podcast we have Bustié! We talked about touring in Trump American while being extremely queer and extremely brown, showing kids they can empower themselves through music and booking their own shows, and taking some time off from tour in New Orleans.

Bustié’s debut album, Birds of Paradise, is out now on Climax! records.

Also mentioned in this episode: PAWNS, Anatomy, Audios Munda Cruel, and Remorseless.

Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wesley Mueller. Our amazing 5-year anniversary cover art is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser, who are also great).

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Episode 139 - Youryoungbody

This week on the podcast we have Youryoungbody, the awesome post-witchhouse-eurodance-banger project from Seattle, WA. We talked about sending playlists back and forth to develop the new sound, finding witchhouse, and how f'in cool Chris Angel still is (live in Vegas).

Youryoungbody's new album Devotion is up on their Bandcamp page.

The podcast is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

Our wonderful 5-year anniversary artwork is by Alicia Gaines (of the band Ganser, who have an a.m.a.z.i.n.g. new single and video out!

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Episode 138 - Real Cardinal

This week on Talking to Ghosts we had the always wonderful and generous Real Cardinal of Comaduster and Underfelt! We talked about the serialized release schedule the new Comaduster material is on with FiXT, navigating the threshold of what people will tolerate in terms of releases, and the difference between the Comaduster process and the Underfelt process. THEN we talked for a really long time about game development sound design and the steps to creating a new sound for combat weapons, elemental considerations, and the technical math behind it. Not to mention things like building tells into your sound design and having to consider the environmental storytelling you are trying to communicate to the player.

You can find all the new FiXT releases on the Comaduster page, including some stems packages and cool stuff we talked about towards the end of the interview.

Talking to Ghosts is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

Our fabulous 5-year anniversary cover is by Alicia Gaines of the great Chicago band Ganser.

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Episode 137 - Rodney Anonymous

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have the legend, the teacher, and the greatest fan Rodney Anonymous.

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We talked about so much stuff. So here are the notes we took during editing:

  • How to pick your opener

  • How to record an album

  • How to book a Bed & Breakfast in multiple countries

  • How to talk to Bruce Campbell

  • How to live in Philadelphia 

  • How your wife teaches Trash Knife to sing

  • How to offend big foot at a Canadian party

  • How to offend Yugoslavian werewolf hunters

  • How to find out you’re probably Yugoslavian?

  • How Last Tango in Paris signifies a real, real bad time

  • How your band doesn’t translate well in other countries

  • How American ruin visiting other countries

  • How The Damned is awesome

  • How to make reverbs in the cemetery, where you also picnic

  • How to be a tour guide for your local cemetery

  • How to peer pressure people into going into mausoleums

  • How to stay at the Lizzie Borden house with Cher fans

  • How to sleep well in murder homes

  • How did Carrot Top get so F’n ripped?

  • How Freddy Pompeii…

  • How the Dead Milkmen are really sad instead

  • How your dad almost died in the Steel Mill

  • How the history of food works

  • How food is from the family you grew up with

  • How to talk to crazy people on public transportation and what you’ll learn

  • How to KLF

  • How to cover Van Halen 

Talking to Ghosts is produced and recorded by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller. Our fantastic artwork was done by Alicia Gaines.

Episode 136 - Inter Arma

This week on Talking to Ghosts we talked with TJ from the band Inter Arma. We talk about the recording and reviewing the new album, Sulfur English, which was staged as a response to the modern metal cliches.

This podcast is recorded and produced by Michael Kurt and Wesley Mueller.

Our wonderful 5-year anniversary artwork is by Alicia Gaines. Check out her band Ganser from Chicago!

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Episode 135 - Jacob Bannon (Converge, Wear Your Wounds, Deathwish)

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have Jacob Bannon! We talked about the crazy tour schedule that goes with the Converge universe of bands, making Wear Your Wounds a full project with a steady band of collaborators, and how he made abstract art in the dunes for an artist residency. Then! We talked for about 20 straight minutes about MMA and how he was a judge for awhile.

Jacob Bannon has a lot of projects, but here are a few: Wear Your Wounds, Dunedevil Art Book, and Deathwish Records.

Our 5-year anniversary cover art is by the awesome Alicia Gaines (check out her band Ganser).

This podcast was produced, recorded and edited by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

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Episode 133 - Marcus Fischer

This week on Talking to Ghosts we have sound artist and musician Marcus Fischer! We talked about sound art, the residency he did in Florida, and having a healthy balance between work creativity and personal creativity.

Marcus has a lot of great art and music, if you are in New York you should definitely check out his work at the Whitney Museum’s Biennial exhibit running May 17 - September 22, 2019.

Produced and recorded by Michael Kurt and Wes Mueller.

5-year cover art by Alicia Gaines.

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