Cast Category: MusicCast

Dec 4, 2019

Crispy Critics: Decade in Review Series

This episode marks the first “Decade in Review” series. John Drake and Syd each discuss two songs/ artists that they feel influenced alternative music in the 2010’s. This episode covers Courtney Barnett, Mac DeMarco, Modern Baseball, and Cass McCombs.

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Nov 27, 2019

Crispy Critics: Beck & Girl Ray

Syd and John Drake have much to talk about with two artists who changed up their sound. First heard is artist Beck, with his 14th record called “Hyperspace”, and next up is London trio, Girl Ray, with their sophomore record “Girl”.

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Nov 20, 2019

Crispy Critics: Guided by Voices & Jimmy Eat World

John Drake and Syd hit the studio to discuss two new records from veteran rock groups. First up is the latest release from Ohio-based rockers, Guided by Voices, and their 29th record “Sweating the Plague”. Up next is the 10th record from emo-rock legends , Jimmy Eat World, called “Surviving”.

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Nov 13, 2019

Crispy Critics: Rex Orange County & Hannah Williams & the Affirmations

John Drake and Syd hit the studio to talk about two new records with “old soul” sound. First up is the latest record from Rex Orange County “Pony”, and also discussed is Hannah Williams & the Affirmations new record “50 foot woman”.

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Nov 6, 2019

Crispy Critics: Omni & Clippings.

John Drake and Syd team up to discuss two albums from sub pop records. First up is post-punk rockers, Omni, and their 3rd LP called “Networker”. Next up is a spookier record with hip-hop and horrorcore elements, is Clipping. with “There Existed An Addiction to Blood”.

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Oct 30, 2019

Crispy Critics: Kanye West

In this episode, Syd is joined by Joe and Alex and they team up to bring you a 30 minute special, focused on the strange new Kanye West record called “Jesus is King”.

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Oct 23, 2019

Crispy Critics: Chris Farren & Wilco

John Drake and Syd team up to talk about two very different records. First up is the new record from pop-punker,Chris Farren, “Born Hot”. Then next up is the 11th record from alt-rock verterans, Wilco, with “Ode to Joy”.

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Oct 16, 2019

Crispy Critics: Kindness & Blood Orange

This episode of Crispy Critics gets groovy with two British R&B artists/producers. First up for John Drake & Syd to discuss is the latest record from Adam Bainbridge A.K.A. “Kindness”. Also heard on the show is the latest record from Blood Orange, called “Angel’s Pulse”.

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Oct 9, 2019

Crispy Critics: Lisa Prank & The Menzingers

John Drake and Syd take to the studio to discuss two new rockin’ records. First up is the newest record from Seattle based rock group, Lisa Prank, A.K.A. the project of Robin Edwards. Also discussed is the latest release for Philly pop-punk veterans, The Menzingers, and their latest record Hello Exile.

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Oct 2, 2019

Crispy Critics: Long Beard & Chastity Belt

This week John Drake and Joe chat about New Jersey dream pop guitarist/ songwriter Long Beard, a.k.a. Leslie Bear’s new project, “Means to Me”. This is her first CD since 2015. They also talk about Chastity Belt‘s fourth CD, “Chastity Belt”. The Seattle band is coming back from a hiatus, and bringing a softer, more […]

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