The Sound and the Story
By David Kallison
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The Sound and the Story is a podcast about music. I, David Kallison, dive deep to uncover the story behind and inside your favorite records. I take artists at their words. Are you ready to listen?
||ExplicitEpisode 14: Jawbreaker||The iconic grandfathers of emo and saints of the East Bay scene get the full Sound and the Story treatment.||9/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The Menzingers's After the Party||The Menzingers and I take a good, hard look at who we’ve been and who we want to end up with after the party.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle||In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I explore the pain and faith in Julien Baker's Sprained Ankle. Songs in order (all songs by Julien Baker unless otherwise noted) Something The Get Up Kids - I'll Catch You (Live) Clip from Before Sunrise Something The Star Killers - Dallas Rejoice Blacktop Vessels Go Home Sprained Ankle Accident Prone (Jawbreaker cover)||10/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Counting Crows's August and Everything After||In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this episode, I contemplate the end of adolescence with the Crows' debut album, August and Everything After. Songs in order (all songs by Counting Crows unless otherwise noted) Round Here Anna Begins Sordid Humor - Barbarossa Mr. Jones (demo) August and Everything After (live) Round Here Mr. Jones Sullivan Street Anna Begins Rain King Raining in Baltimore Perfect Blue Buildings Murder of One Have You Seen Me Lately (live)||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7 Inch Singles Club: Brand New vs. Taking Back Sunday||The 7 Inch Singles Club takes a dives as deep we can into one song. Exclusive for Patreon members, this first episode is available for everyone! In this episode, we compare Brand New's "Seventy Times Seven" and Taking Back Sunday's "There's No 'I' in Team," which was written about the same salacious incident. Song at the end is some live version of Jeff Rosenstock's "Beers Again Alone" I found.||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Rilo Kiley's More Adventurous||In the Sound and the Story, I tell the stories of your favorite records. In this record, I dive deep into Rilo Kiley's best record, More Adventurous, an indie rock record with major label ambitions. Songs in order (all songs by Rilo Kiley unless otherwise noted): Portions for Foxes Kevin Devine - I Don't Care About Your Band With Arms Outstretched (from Execution of All Things) It's A Hit Does He Love You More Adventurous Portions for Foxes I Never Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Announcement||www.patreon.com/thesoundandthestory I want to keep this show free without having obnoxious ads. I want to keep spending hours researching, writing, recording, and editing. I want to bring you more and more albums. I want to create a new type of episode, the 7" Single Series, that goes into one song by a lesser known artist (and maybe even an interview with that artist too). I want to make you playlists and I want to send you interesting emails about how I make the show. I can't do that without your support. It costs me time and money to put this show together and instead of going to advertisers, I'm coming to you. Song is Jawbreaker - "Million"||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: The Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound||In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. In this episode we dive deep into The Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound, a rock trying to capture a time gone by. Songs in order (all songs by The Gaslight Anthem unless otherwise noted): Great Expectations The '59 Sound Casanova, Baby! Snippets of Great Expectations/Old White Lincoln/High Lonesome/Miles Davis and the Cool/Casanova Baby! Meet Me By The River's Edge Here's Looking at You, Kid Brian Fallon - Blue Jeans and White T-Shirts (live) Miles Davis and the Cool The '59 Sound The Backseat Clip from Mad Men - The Wheel Old White Lincoln Tom Waits - Cold Cold Ground Brian Fallon - Smoke||1/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago||In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. In this episode we dive deep into Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago, a minimalist masterpiece born out of a Wisconsin winter. Songs in order (all songs by Bon Iver unless otherwise noted): Skinny Love DeYarmond Edison - Silent Signs Flume Lump Sum Skinny Love The Wolves (Act I and II) Blindsided Creature Fear Team For Emma re: Stacks Blood Bank The Gaslight Anthem - Blood Bank (Bon Iver cover)||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Say Anything's ...Is a Real Boy||In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. This month, we dive in to Say Anything's ...Is a Real Boy, a manic, incessant almost rock opera. Songs played in order: Say Anything - Belt Say Anything - The Futile Clip from the film Say Anything Say Anything - You Help Them Say Anything - Woe Say Anything - An Orgy of Critics Say Anything - Belt Say Anything - Woe Say Anything - The Writhing South Say Anything - Slowly, Through a Vector Say Anything - Alive with The Glory of Love Say Anything - Yellow Cat Slash Red Cat Say Anything - Every Man Has a Molly Say Anything - Belt Intro Say Anything - Admit It! Clip from the film Good Will Hunting Say Anything - Chia-like, I Shall Grow Say Anything - Jessie and My Whetstone (Saves The Day cover)||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me||In the Sound and the Story we go behind and inside the meaning of your favorite records. This month, we dive in to Brand New's The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me, a treatise on death, loss, and heartbreak. Songs played in order: Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)" Brand New - "Archers" Rites of Spring - "Hain's Point" Brand New - "Jude Law and a Semester Abroad" Taking Back Sunday - "Cute Without The 'E' (Cut from the Team)" Brand New - "Jaws Theme Swimming" Brand New - "I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light" Brand New - "1996" (Leaked Demo 2006) Brand New - "You Won't Know" Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)" Brand New - "Degausser" Brand New - "Luca" Brand New - "You Won't Know" Brand New - "Archers" Brand New - "Limousine" Brand New - "Jesus Christ" Richard Kipling - "If--" narrated by Ralph Fiennes Brand New - "Welcome to Bangkok" Brian Fallon - "Sowing Season (Yeah)" (Brand New cover)||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy||With My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy __ Kanye stopped making hip-hop records and started making Kanye records. Find out the story behind and inside his masterpiece.||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism||Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism changed the indie rock scene for the better. Find out the story behind and inside the record, including why Ben Gibbard was so dang sad.]]>||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Mountain Goats' The Sunset Tree||In this episode we dig deep into The Mountain Goats' haunting, hopeful tale of sex, abuse, and music. Come, come, come to The Sunset Tree, there's lots of find here.]]>||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Hold Steady's Separation Sunday||The Hold Steady has been named America's bar band, which is accurate only if your local bartender is reading Kerouac, the Catechism, and Infinite Jest. In this episode of The Sound and the Story, I take a look at the gospel according to Craig Finn: Separation Sunday. Soak up the lyrics and the riffs as Finn takes us to church.]]>||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Weezer's Pinkerton||Weezer's Pinkerton was voted the second worst album of 1996 by Rolling Stone readers. But now, almost every rock band cites it as an influence. What happened? Why was Rivers so sad? And how is it all connected to a Puccini opera? Find out in the inaugural episode of The Sound and the Story.]]>||2/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Captivating and beautifully done - know the albums like never before
Sound and the Story is an incredibly well and thoughtfully put together podcast, shining light on albums like I've never experienced before. The richness of the stories and backstory behind each album is a joy to listen to and makes you appreciate the artist and music on a whole new level. Would recommend to any music fan, whether you know the albums or not. Eagerly awaiting future episodes - keep up the good work!
What a great podcast. I felt I needed to leave a review after listening to the latest Brand New episode. Truly awesome. Keep putting these out David.
I feel that the punk influence in Brand News music is overlooked throughout the podcast, just my opinion I don't feel that brand new should be considered a scene or emo group alone. I think that the creator puts a little too much assumption on some of the themes and ideas put into the band and album