Our Debut Album
By Dave Shumka and Graham Clark
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The podcast where two comedians have one hour to write a hit song, hosted by Dave Shumka and Graham Clark from Stop Podcasting Yourself.
||Clean12 - "Cash Salad" featuring Jay Arner||For our final song, we are joined by musician/producer Jay Arner as we set out to write the song of the summer, inspired by car washes, Whitney Houston, and milk.||7/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus: Track Listing||In this bonus episode, we go through all the songs on the album and come up with a running order.||6/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11 - "Back Home (Grande Cache)" featuring Chris Connelly||Our penultimate song draws inspiration from Jock Jams, rambling country, and psychedelia. Chris Connelly of Bad Pop and Hot Panda joins us to write this one.||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 - "Everybody Whispers"||A song inspired by State Farm insurance, the misunderstood loners of Home Alone and Home Alone 2, and the cello.||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9 - "Butterflies Drink Turtle Tears"||A song inspired by the wonders of nature, the vastness of the incomprehensible, and the charm of Tom Petty. Buy the song at https://ourdebutalbum.bandcamp.com/||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8 - "Stay Calm"||Graham finally takes the lead vocal as we write a song inspired by stupid wisdom, hotel fire maps, and Leonard Cohen.||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 - "Insomnia"||As we enter the second half of the album, we write a rockin' tune inspired by sleepless headaches, Leprechaun, and a R2-D2.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6 - "Party Lyin'" featuring Jessica Delisle||We reach the halfway point of the album with a track that takes inspiration from disco, telephones, Bruces, and Brians. Jessica Delisle from Jay Arner and Energy Slime joins us and pulls our disco biscuit out of the gurgler.||10/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5 - "Ice Hotel"||Our fifth song draws on such influences as Cake, Billy Joel, and those big sand-filled ashtrays that used to be in hotels.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4 - "Sharon Shockwave" featuring Aaron Read||Our fourth song takes inspiration from new wave crooners, the Beach Boys, and older women. Aaron Read from How to Dress Well and the Sunday Service and joins the team for a synth-heavy songwriting collaboration.||8/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3 - "Magnetic Pulse"||Our third song combines rock anthems with our greatest fears, and also Tom Petty.||7/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2 - "Glam Boyz" featuring Emmett Hall||Our second song features elements of Prince, funky grunge, and Meat Loaf. Emmett Hall from the Sunday Service and Revered joins us for our first songwriting collaboration.||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1 - "King of the Deep"||Our first song features elements of Toto's "Africa," USA hamburger rock n' roll, and that song about sliding into home with your pants full of foam. Support the show and buy the song at http://ourdebutalbum.bandcamp.com||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon||Our Debut Album, the podcast where two comedians have one hour to write a hit song. Featuring Dave Shumka and Graham Clark from Stop Podcasting Yourself. Episode 1 is coming soon.||4/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Our Debut Album
This podcast was a lot of fun, and I loved getting to peek into the process of writing a song. Dave and Grant have a great dynamic, and it was a lot of fun to listen along as they made their way through their album.
Thought I would hate it, but I LOVED it!
At first I was suspicious of this idea. What's going to be interesting about hearing two dudes try to write a song in an hour. Turns out: everything! Not only are the songs amazing, but you get really great insights into just what it takes to songwrite -- everything from brainstorming to production, mixing, etc. I don't play music, but as a music fan, this aspect really appeals to me. The hosts Graham and Dave are also really hilarious and charming, so not only do you feel like you're learning about writing songs, but you'll find yourself cracking up. Such a great show to listen to on a long commute!
An absolute home run, Dave and Graham are the best