Saturday, 15 January 2022

Podcast #80 Dave Cullen (Crowning, Zegema Beach USA)



I'm Dave he's Dave we're Daves and Zegema Beach Records is our baby. USofDave (pictured above waiting for a response on the Orphan Donor 12"s) took some time to discuss his 2021, favourite splits, EPs and full lengths, and what he's aiming to do in 2022. I also seized this opportunity to post my favourite releases of the year as well. This podcast is split into a lot of smaller, chewable chunks. We touch on: buying houses, getting electrocuted, more vs. less space, celebrating Pissmas, destroying nativity scenes, lathes can be awesome, top 5 EPs/Splits, top 10 LPs, and tracks by our top picks. Bands played in this podcast: The Armed, Campbell Trio, New Grass, Opheliac, Riversleem, and Scenario. Listen to podcast #80 which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.


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NEW GRASS "k-14_1.13" (USofDave)

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RIVERSLEEM "Cavalier" (CanaDave)

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SCENARIO "Departure" (USofDave)

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OPHELIAC "wake up!" (CanaDave)

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THE ARMED "Bad Selection" (USofDave)

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CAMPBELL TRIO "Lesson Never Learned" (CanaDave)



~Dave

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PODCAST #80 linked here
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Sunday, 9 January 2022

PODCAST #79 Chris Rodriguez (Massa Nera, Lacrima)


I met Christopher Rodriguez briefly in 2016 during the second/final мятеж tour at our New Jersey show. I was instantly impressed with their set (review/videos here) and ended up inviting them to the first Zegema Beach Records Fest that happened in Toronto during the summer of 2017. During that time Chris hit it off with me, my son, and all of Toronto. Chris is an awesome human being who is also incredibly talented, so talking with him after not seeing him since the 2019 ZBR Fest was fucking amazing. Love you, buddy! A lot of Massa Nera talk in this podcast as well as: meeting Mark Boulanger, the first/last show that he put on, introduction to Shizune, hyperpop, the rise and fall of dub-step, electronics in the new Massa Nera record, past and current members, playing the first ZBR Fest in 2017, Italian noodles, Arrows In Her, etc. Bands played in this podcast: Burial Etiquette, Commodo, Kidcrash, Mark Mothersbaugh, Mustaphamond, and Oli XL. Listen to podcast #79 which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.

Also of note is that I, David Norman, will be on The Cast That Ends Creation later today at 5pm PST / 7pm CST / 8pm EST on Sunday January 9th, 2022. All the info is here if you wanna drop in on the chat via Twitch.


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no music

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COMMODO "Loan Shark" (Chris)
MARK MOTHERSBAUGH (from the LIFE AQUATIC soundtrack) "Ping Island - Lightning Rescue Op" (Dave)

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Kidcrash "Turtlelephant" (Chris)
MUSTAPHAMOND "Flammable Dreams for a Culture of Nightmares" (Dave)

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OLI XL 
"Go Oli Go!" (Chris)
BURIAL ETIQUETTE "Promise" (Dave)


~Dave

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PODCAST #79 linked here
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Wednesday, 5 January 2022

PODCAST 78-B Steven Williams (Init Records)


Copy/Pasta? There you go. Init Records. Goddamn, what a label. Releasing some seriously sick screamo back in the early-mid 2000s and then shifting into metal afterward, Steven Williams has been booking shows and doing zines since he was like...13 in high school. He introduced my Canadian ass to some of my absolute favourite bands (Back When, Eyes Of Verotika, Examination Of The...) nearly 20 years ago so having him on the podcast was something else.

This podcast has two themes, Steven's "People that were in the scene that are no longer with us", and my "I'm gonna get Steven to like screamo again.", but with 78-B we get an amazing insight into the record store/plant industries that you won't get anywhere else. Seriously there are some very interesting and seldom discussed points that he brings up. The podcast was recorded in two parts, as my camera ran out of battery on October 24th. This is the second of those two parts, as Episode 78-A is linked up here.

In this part you can listen to us chat about: reconnecting and loss, Jimmy Eat World, most overlooked Init releases, label horror stories, the trouble with split releases, label miscommunications, record store day, plant back-ups and who are the culprits?, back to cds?, lathes, stock sweet spot, VAT changes, is there a thing as too much screamo?, Matt Davis' emo project, Wesley Willis, domain pirates, etc. Bands played in this podcast: The CrushEyelet, and BrazilListen to podcast #78-B which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.


INIT RECORDS



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THE CRUSH "Here is Where I Cross My Fingers" (Steven)
EYELET "See How You Writhe" (Dave)

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BRAZIL "Headlights" (Steven)


~Dave

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PODCAST #78-B linked here
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Saturday, 1 January 2022

PODCAST #78-A Steven Williams (Init Records)


Init Records. Goddamn, what a label. Releasing some seriously sick screamo back in the early-mid 2000s and then shifting into metal afterward, Steven Williams has been booking shows and doing zines since he was like...13 in high school. He introduced my Canadian ass to some of my absolute favourite bands (Back When, Eyes Of Verotika, Examination Of The...) nearly 20 years ago so having him on the podcast was something else.

This podcast has two themes, Steven's "People that were in the scene that are no longer with us", and my "I'm gonna get Steven to like screamo again." The podcast was recorded in two parts, as my camera ran out of battery on October 24th. This podcast will also release in two parts, as the episode would otherwise nearly three-and-a-half hours long. Episode 78-A is up now, with 78-B following in three days.

In this part you can listen to us chat about: the evolution of merch, leftover stock, mixed bills, the passing of good friends, addictions, what is emo?, the true story about the formation of Init Records, why wasn't Steven in a band?, AmenRa worship, music falling into your lap, Level Plane and screamo drying up, hating everything vs. being nice, favourte/most special Init release, Buried Inside love, favourite Canadian screamo band, winning Juno awards, Ken Mode should be bigger, what speed is a Melt Banana record?, etc. Bands played in this podcast: Cape Light, CaligariÊtre and The HaresteListen to podcast #78-A which is available to stream and/or download for free via this link.

INIT RECORDS



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CALIGARI "A Novelist in a Novel" (Steven)

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CAPE LIGHT "Yowatari" (Dave)

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THE HARESTE "Reactions Fail" (Steven)
ÊTRE "Blau auf Blau" (Dave)

~Dave

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PODCAST #78-A linked here
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