Fresh Is The Word

Fresh Is The Word

Since its launch in November 2015, Fresh is the Word has been a documentation of your host K-Fresh as they journey through their love of music and pop culture, as well as using this platform to share they growth on topics important to women, people or color and the LGBTQ community through the artistic lens of pop culture. As an ever evolving podcast, K-Fresh is going back to his musical roots focusing more on the music artists they are passionate about from the past and present by telling stories of those who need their contributions to music known, while also exposing new artists.

Episodes

August 9, 2022 46 mins

On this episode of Fresh is the Word, we have Norelle and Matthew Green of the Philadelphia based indie punk band Stud Count. They just released their debut self-titled album this summer via Smartpunk Records. We chat about the making of their debut album, doing a project that sounds different from their hardcore scene roots, and much more.

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On this episode of Fresh is the Word, we have Maria from the Berlin Post-Hardcore trio Future Palace who was on a recent Fresh is the Word Twitch stream. Future Palace just released their new album Run via Arising Empire. During our conversation, Maria shared the topics explored on Run, as well as the design of their album cover and music videos, along with her childhood music influences that shaped her as an artist. It was really ...

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On this episode of Fresh is the Word TV via Twitch, my guests are the metal “Beautycore” trio of sisters GFM (Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh). Formed by the English sisters Maggie (Bass and Vocals), CJ (Guitar), and Lulu (Drums) in Jacksonville, FL, they just released their Framing My Perception EP via Rockfest Records along with finishing a tour opening for Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy.

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The guest for the debut live podcast episode of Fresh is the Word TV on Twitch is Lena Scissorhands, writer/vocalist of the Moldovan progressive modern metal band Infected Rain.

Lena is a return guest for me, previously on my limited run spin off podcast Breakin’ Recordz a few years back.

Since then, the band has released another album, the futuristic rebirth, ‘Ecdysis’, this past January via Napalm Records. They also announced a N...

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The guests for this episode are Sara Sheperd and James D. Gish, who play the roles of Carole King and Gerry Goffin respectively in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Carole King has long been one of the most prolific songwriters for decades. Beautiful is the story of her rise to a legendary status in the history music, detailing her songwriting partnership with her husband Gerry Goffin along with their relationship with fellow son...

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The guest for this episode is Kyle Taylor Parker, who plays the role of Happy Man in the national tour of Pretty Woman: The Musical. During our chat, we talked about how he got his role on Pretty Woman, being on the Broadway company of Kinky Boots, how the Pretty Woman musical is the same and differs from the movie, and his latest album Broadway Soul Vol. 2, plus much more.

Pretty Woman: The Musical will hit the Fisher Theatre in D...

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The guest for this episode is Aiyana Smash, making her national debut as Mimi Marquez on the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Tour. During our chat, we talked about how she got the role of Mimi, how growing up in Mount Vernon molded her as person and how that translated into the musical theatre world, her experiences as a part of RENT and how she was able to relate to the Mimi Marquez, and how RENT is still relatable 25 years later. ...

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The guest for this episode is Fernanda Lira, vocalist and bassist of the newly formed Brazilian/Dutch death metal unit Crypta. Formed in June 2019, Lira along with Luana Dametto on drums (both former members of the thrash band Nervosa), with guitarists Sonia Anubis (Cobra Spell, Ex-Burning Witches) and Tainá Bergamaschi (Ex-Hagbard), started their journey together that would result in their debut album Echoes of the Soul, release i...

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The guest for this episode is Adam De Micco, guitarist of the 4-piece deathcore band Lorna Shore, who recently released their new EP …And I Return to Nothingness on August 13th via Century Media. This is the first project with their new frontman Will Ramos, and during our chat, Adam De Micco shares the making of the EP and the new energy within the band. Lorna Shore is currently on their own headlining US tour. De Micco is a return...

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The guests for this episode are Esther Quansah and Becky Foinchas of The Narcotix, a West African art-folk band based in Brooklyn. The two, both daughters of African immigrants, met in an elementary school chorus class in Woodbridge, Virginia, where their creative, musical, and personal sisterhood would start and lead all up to the release of their debut EP Mommy Issues. Soaking up their ancestral and cultural influences throughout...

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The guest for this episode is Los Angeles-based model and actress JoAnna de Castro, star of the comedic horror-thriller Blood Pageant, now available on DVD and on demand on all streaming platforms. This is de Castro’s first leading role in a film as she plays “Crystal”, a contestant on the American Dream Pageant where her religious beliefs are tested during what happens to become a battle for her life and everyone else involved in ...

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The guest for this episode is Frankie Mish, drummer of the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based metalcore band Sleep Waker, who just released their new album Alias on July 23, 2021 via UNFD. We go through a track-by-track breakdown of the album and Frankie explains all the weird and interesting themes and influences that went into the creation of Alias.

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The guest for this episode is Detroit-based composer, pianist, and vocalist Vanessa Cuccia to talk about her debut album This is a Spell. I came across Vanessa’s music earlier this year when a mutual friend shared her single “Ode to Body” on Instagram. I really liked the song, but when I heard the full album and learned more about her, I definitely wanted to meet her and have her on the podcast. This is actually Vanessa’s first pod...

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For this episode, we are joined by a hip-hop legend, New York emcee O.C. of the crew Diggin’ in the Crates (DITC), but he’s humble enough to not accept that title just yet. O.C. originally jumped on the scene as a guest on Organized Konfusion’s “Fudge Pudge”, the soon after on the remix of MC Serch’s “Back to the Grill”. O.C. would go on to meet the likes of Lord Finesse and Buckwild from DITC, and Buckwild would produce most of hi...

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For this episode, I’m joined by Skynd, lead singer and one half of the industrial-tinged, true crime-inspired electronic duo also known as SKYND.

SKYND is the dark creative outlet for Skynd, along with producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. SKYND released Chapter I in 2018, followed by Chapter II in 2019. Now, with over 18 million hits on YouTube, “Michelle Carter” marks the second single in Chapter III, following 2020’s “Colum...

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For this episode, we are joined by Jeremy DePoyster, vocalist/guitarist of the metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada. They just released their latest project, the ZII EP, on May 21st, 2021 via Solid State Records. While their has been many releases from the band since their original Zombie EP released in August 2010, ZII is a bit of a continuation. Now veterans of metalcore, The Devil Wears Prada continue to progress showing there i...

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For this episode, we are talking about the debut album from UK Alt-Metal band Vexed titled Culling Culture, released on May 21, 2021 via Napalm Records. Joining me for this episode is the band’s lead vocalist Megan Targett. After dropping a pair of brutal singles in 2019, “Elite” ft. CJ McMahon of Thy Art Is Murder and “Dominate”, the Hertfordshire foursome made enough noise to link up with Napalm Records for the release of their d...

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For this episode, we are talking about the new graphic anthology Dead Beats 2, released by A Wave Blue World, an independent publisher of high-quality graphic novels, anthologies, and art books, focusing on socially conscious storytelling and providing a platform for a multitude of creative voices. Joining me for this discussion is A Wave Blue World co-founders Wendy and Tyler Chin-Tanner, who started the company over 15 years ago....

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The guest for this episode is lead vocalist Jesper Vicencio from Danish metalcore outfit Ghost Iris. They just released their latest full-length album Comatose via Long Branch Records. During our conversation, we talked about movies he’s currently watching, the making of Comatose, the recording process, going back to old ideas, what they did better on this album, how he writes and collaborates with his bandmates, music he listens t...

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The guest for this episode is Rick Giordano, member of the synth-driven horror metal trio from St. Louis, The Lion’s Daughter. They have a new album out, Skin Show, via Season of Mist that dropped on April 9th, 2021. The thing that really pops out with Skin Show is the visuals, from the album cover artwork to the cinematography of the music videos. It really makes them stand out, almost intriguing to someone who has never heard the...

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