New Ears

New Ears

An auditory exploration of the art of the album in which Jonathon talks with guests/friends about a wide variety of albums, trying to find meaning and themes within.

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June 6, 2021 82 min

Jonathon & Jacklyntalk about The Wonder Years' 6th album, 2018's Sister Cities. They address the endless loss covered in the album, travel the world with the band,and get into what distance really means in the modern age. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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This episode is originally from the Beast in the Maze podcast.

"Join us as we discuss the first album of the Blaze Bayley period, "The X Factor." Arguably Iron Maiden's darkest album, this one divided fans, to say the least. In fact, many Bruce loyalists outright hate this record and its successor, "Virtual XI." We'll delve in and see if that hate is deserved, and why the album may warrant a second look. ...

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This episode is originally from the Beast in the Maze podcast.

"This week we're taking on Phish's seventh studio album, and we've roped in a friend to help us out! Jonathon Humphrey from "New Ears" and "Bite of Passage" joins us as we discuss The Story of the Ghost, including the band's unique approach to recording the album, the unique tones which carry through the tracks, cow-funk, and how ghost...

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On this sneak peak extra clip cut from the upcoming episode on Coriky, Jonathon and Raul take some time to reflect on Dischord Records. They appreciate a small part of the large Dischord discography, talk about the bands that members of Fugazi have been in, and talk about Fugazi and Coriky in a theoretical future. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail...

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Jonathon & Raul talk about Fugazi's final album, 2001's The Argument.They discuss how the album came together from pieces in the studio, compare the styles of three vocalists, and get into the politics that make up the Argument. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Sarah talk about Buck 65's 10th(ish) album, 2005's Secret House Against The World. They enjoy the many faces of Buck 65, feel their way through the heartbreak and the wandering, and ponder over whether a house can be a person. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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January 4, 2021 65 min

Jonathon & Matt talk about Jethro Tull's 4th album, 1971's Aqualung. They debate the bands intent of a concept record, try to diffuse the genre crossing, and keep coming back to the breathy flute. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Justin talk about Built To Spill's 3rd album, 1997's Perfect From Now On. They discuss how the album balances between the religious and the romantic, try to get to the root of "the sound", and wonder over the sun's place in it all. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Raul talk about Joan of Arc's 1st album, 1997's A Portable Model Of... They speculate the connection to the first album, find as many references as they can, and try to figure out how memory works. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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October 25, 2020 13 min

In this trailer, Team Fever Dream covers the 2008 "exclusive" iTunes clip from the first Twilight movie. The gang gives listeners a bite-sized preview of their brand of discourse. Jacklyn and Sarah are ashamed as they reminisce. Jonathon is driven to smoke. David can't wait to meet the camera guy.

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October 4, 2020 64 min

Jonathon & Jason talk about Tegan & Sara's 5th album, 2007's The Con. They discuss the life moments of the artist that built to this, appreciate the guest musicians and musical references, and encircle the dark themes of the album. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Brian talk about A Tribe Called Quest's 1st album, 1990's People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. They count the ways Q Tip tries to "Push It Along", are astounded by the samples and styles of Muhammad, and find a lot to laugh about. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Nathan talk about Elliott Smith's 2nd album, 1997's Either/Or. They discuss the narrative of substance abuse, debate the 2nd person autobiographical nature of the songs, and find different meanings throughout many of the albums moments. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Raul talk about Joan of Arc's 1st album, 1997's A Portable Model Of... They discuss this album alone while taking some time to connect it to it's follow up, write flash fan-fic for Star Trek, and delve deep into what they find to be the album's thesis statement. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Sarah talk about Taylor Swift's 6th album, 2017's Reputation. They discuss the events that led to Reputation, Taylor trying on a new level of maturity, and imagine a dream Taylor Swift project. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Matt talk about Drive Like Jehu's 2nd and final album, 1994's Yank Crime. They wonder exactly what is a yank crime, navigate the feedback and guitar layering, and discuss Iron Maiden more than one would think. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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Jonathon & Jeremy talk about Harvey Danger's 3rd and final album, 2005's Little By Little. They discuss the nature of the music industry at the time of its release, try to find as many references as they can, and reflect on how the songs relate to their own lives. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter, Facebook or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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May 28, 2020 1 min

An introduction to New Ears, an auditory exploration of the art of the album. Launching June 8th, you can start listening to the albums that will be discussed in the first two episodes. Ep. 1 will be Harvey Danger - Little By Little and Ep. 2 will be Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crimes. You can contribute to the discussion by finding us on Twitter @ears_new or emailing us at abandonedmascotprod@gmail.com.

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