Full Album Fridays

Full Album Fridays

A show where a band or artist takes you through the journey of their entire album. Our host Tyler Russell talks with the artist and, song-by-song-, dissects the album, letting the audience in on what each tune means to them and why it fits into each specific place on the track list. Full Album Fridays is unique as playing an entire album back to front is unheard of in today’s formatted stations. It’s our chance to be inside an artist’s mind and really sink into the meaning behind a full piece of art, not just a single. So sit back, place the needle gently on the first groove, and appreciate.


March 17, 2023 79 min
Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pearla shares her debut album "Oh Glistening Onion, The Nighttime Is Coming." Pearla shares extensively the inspiration behind her contemplative lyrics, as she discusses navigating solitude, friendships, fears and the preciousness of life.
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Roy, the guitarist of Australian band King Stingray shares their debut self-titled album. He talks about how the group blends traditional Yolŋu musical practices with surf-rock sounds. With lyrics paying tribute to Yolŋu culture (one of the oldest cultures known to humans) and life in North-East Arnhem land, this album celebrates and preserves Aboriginal culture, simultaneously captivating listeners with their upbeat, lively songs.
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March 3, 2023 71 min
Mitch, guitarist of the Australian band, shares with us the group's fourth record "Low Altitude Living." He talks about how they started playing together over 10 years ago in their families' backyards after surf sessions, their approach to "keeping it breezy" when songwriting, and their love for classic rock and West Coast hip-hop.
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February 24, 2023 67 min
Otis McDonald and Mike Chiavaro of the supergroup King Canyon, which also includes Grammy award winner guitarist Eric Krasno, share with us their debut album. They discuss with Erica writing the record during the lockdown from their homes in three different parts of the country, working with Derek Trucks and Son Little, and how the band has yet to play together in-person.
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February 17, 2023 55 min
Soul singer-songwriter and pianist Nicky Egan shares her sophomore solo album "This Life." The Berklee College of Music alumna talks about recording the album in analog and how some of the songs were inspired by her move from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, family, women's rights, and more.
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Black Belt Eagle Scout shares with us her third studio album, "The Land, The Water, The Sky." The Coast Salish singer-songwriter and musician tells the stories that inspired this album, reflecting on moving from Portland back home to Coast Salish Territroy and reconnecting with her roots.
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February 3, 2023 87 min
Seattle alternative artist SYML shares his sophmore solo album, "The Day My Father Died." This beautifully written and produced album is moving and thought-provoking. SYML shares stories of recording the album in a church, the type of guitar played on the record, the importance of cherishing life, and the inspiration behind each song.
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January 27, 2023 57 min
Kieran, of the Liverpool indie rock band Circa Waves, shares the band's 5th studio album "Never Going Under." He talks with Erica about how becoming a father, getting tinnitus, resiliency, and his love for the band Phoenix inspired much of the album.
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November 18, 2022 103 min
Greta, Lauren, Luke, and Alex of New York indie rock band Frankie Cosmos share their 5th studio album, "Inner World Peace." They talk with Erica about the inspiration behind each song on the album. The band also shares how they took a 500 day hiatus during the pandemic, and came back together working on songs Greta has written when living with her family, using mood boards and intricate chord progressions and rhythms to create "Inn...
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Soulful British singer-songwriter Jonathan Jeremiah shares his fifth album, "Horsepower for the Streets." He shares the story behind each song, and discusses writing much of the album in the French countryside, as well as in London during lockdown.
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November 4, 2022 76 min
Sacha, co-founder of the Biarritz, France indie pop band La Femme, shares their fourth album Teatro Lúcido. Sacha discusses how many of the songs were written during the band's stay in the South of Spain and Mexico. They drew musical inspiration from flamenco, reggaetón, and 80s Spanish new wave, and found themselves writing songs on the streets of Granda and Sevilla with residents of the southern towns.
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October 28, 2022 70 min
Hani, the guitarist of West Yorkshire indie rock band The Lounge Society, shares with us their debut album "Tired of Liberty." Hani shares the band's love for 2000s indie rock records, growing up in a small town, recording the album in two weeks, and more.
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October 21, 2022 58 min
Piya, one of the three lead vocalists of Brooklyn disco-delic band Say She She, shares their debut album "Prism." Piya talks about the beauty of working collaboratively with her fellow bandmates, the band's love for Nile Rodgers, finding inspiration living in New York City, and more.
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October 14, 2022 85 min
Dyland & Tristan of Florida indie-rock band Flipturn share their debut album "Shadowglow." They discuss the story behind each song on the record, the album's concept, and the ups and downs of navigating young adulthood.
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October 7, 2022 58 min
Sloan of Dayglow takes us through Dayglow's third album "People In Motion." The indie-pop artist shares the story behind each song on the record, in addition to discussing his love for Talking Heads and radio, being newly married, teaching himself music production at a young age, and more.
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Ural, Scott, and Brent of Ural Thomas & the Pain take us through their third album, "Dancing Dimensions." The members of the Portland, Oregon soul band share the story behind each song on the record. They also discuss how they met, their love of soul, and how their friendship allows them to create fun music.
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September 23, 2022 53 min
Jackson of Day Wave shares his sophomore album "Pastlife." He talks about each song on his indie-pop record, sharing how he wrote some of the songs on Twitch, drawing inspiration from nostalgia, and more.
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Native Alaskan singer-songwriter Quinn Christopherson releases his debut album "Write Your Name in Pink." An incredibly talented storyteller, Quinn discusses each track on the indie pop record, sharing stories about believing in oneself, having compassion for others, growth, and more.
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September 9, 2022 47 min
Jason of the Chicago-based trio Dehd shares the alt-rock band's 5th album, "Blue Skies." Jason discusses the history of the band and the inspiration for each song on the record.
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September 2, 2022 62 min
French-Canadian artists Julie Doiron and Dany Placard share their debut collaborative album, "Julie & Dany." The discuss writing the indie rock record during the beginning of the pandemic, playing all the instruments on the album, and finding inspiration from gardening, daily habits, relationships, and more.
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