Sounds Good To Me

Sounds Good To Me

Sounds Good To Me is a music discovery podcast. In each episode, Ben, a music nerd, chats with his guest about the music (s)he's loving right now. It could be the latest song from an indie band or a group of classic hits—if it's new to our guest, we'll talk about it. Ben then recommends songs for his guest to check out for more discovery.... Show More

Episodes

April 30, 2019

My friend Spencer joins me to talk about how where he grew up influenced the music he listens to and how he shares music with his family today.

 

Featured Songs:

  • My Blinded Heart - Mandolin Orange
  • Misty - Caamp
  • Murder in the City - The Avett Brothers
  • Calling Long Distance - Matthew And The Atlas
  • He's Fine - The Secret Sisters
  • Father Mountain - Calexico & Iron & Wine
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    Electronic musician FNGRNLS (Zach Shrout) joins me to talk about growing up a metal fan and expanding into other music with an edge as he developed his own craft.

    Featured Songs:

  • Breathe - HAELOS
  • KKS - Kool Savas
  • Sister Electric - Saint Agnes
  • Exhumed - Zola Jesus
  • Say Hello - Fuzz
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    The band Wild Harbors (Chris And Jenna Badeker) joins me to talk about listening to music in the car as kids and stumbling upon new songs in different places.

    Featured Songs:

  • Can't Help the Way I Feel - Lily & Madeleine
  • Street Fighter Mas - Kamasi Washington
  • I Just Wasn't Made for These Times - Kat Edmonson
  • Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals
  • Season's Trees (feat. Norah Jones) - Danger Mouse and Daniele Luppi
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    My friend and songwriter Carl Wayne Meekins joins me to talk about how he became a Country music fan and how the genre influences his songwriting and his life. 

    Featured Songs: 

  • Postcard From Paris - Glen Campbell
  • Thought About You - Tim McGraw
  • Don't Forget To Remember - Bee Gees
  • Stripes - Brandy Clark
  • A Better Place - Glen Campbell
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    Jordan of Apollo LTD joins me to talk about making and enjoying music that hearkens back to earlier days but still feels in-the-moment. 

    Featured Songs: 

  • Grant Green - Mr. Jukes feat. Charles Bradley
  • Forgive You - Leon Bridges
  • Once In A Lifetime - The Night Game
  • Everyone Acts Crazy Nowadays - Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Goodbyes - Jorja Smith
  • Heavy, California - Jungle
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    On the Season 1 finale, Ben shares a few songs discovered from Spotify's recommendations based on the songs played during the season.

    We'll be back soon with Season 2. Happy Listening!

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    Songwriter and producer Justin joins me to talk about influences from Big Band to Punk and shares some music used in films, television shows, and commercials.

     

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    Organizational consultant Tracy joins me to talk about ambient music and how he uses it as his soundtrack for the workplace. 

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    Songwriter Paul joins me to talk about choosing music that fits your feelings as we listen to some of my favorite artists who are new to him.

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    Artist, songwriter, and music producer Caylea joins me to talk about listening as both a creator and fan and how certain music makes her feel emotion.

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    Music marketer Aubrey joins me to talk about the artist BØRNS and how his musical style and public image complement each other. 

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    Fellow German-American Matt joins me to talk about how country and '90s alternative music have influenced his tastes, and I try to help him in his pursuit of finding time to actively listen to music in a busy world.

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    A&R man John Mays joins me to talk about growing up with ‘70s pop and how being a musician and record executive has influenced his listening habits. And John picks a mutual favorite for my “100 Albums Bucket List” selection.

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    Independent songwriter Alexander Wren joins me to talk about acoustic singer-songwriters and a little bit of soul. And Alex picks my first listen from the "100 Albums Bucket List" poster!

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    January 30, 2018

    My good friend Alyssa joins me to talk about Dance and Pop music and how they intersect. We get a little nerdy and chat about “The Pop Drop!”

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