I sat down with Ratboys singer-guitarist (and Better Yet Hall of Famer) Julia Steiner to discuss the new Ratboys record Printer's Devil. We talk about Ratboys' newly solidified line-up, the evolution of the band's sonic ambitions, and much more!
I’m back from Thailand and guess what…WE GOT A NEW DOG!! Hadley joins us this week and so does a returning Dave Collis of Slow Mass, who’s here to talk about the pressing topic that is record labels. Also we’ve got a brand new track from Ratboys!
October 23, 2019
Listen to my interview with Mikey Erg from September 2016!
This interview with Travis from Piebald is one of the craziest things that's happened on this podcast. One of my all time favorite writers, an all time favorite band, and as fun an interview as we've had.
Reruns all become our history.
Intro - “To Go Home” M. Ward Outro - “I’ll Do Anything But Breakdance For Ya, Darling” Daniel Johnston CHECK OUT COLT CABANA ONLINE! The Art of Wrestling!coltmerch.com digitalcolt.com patreon.com/coltcabana SUBSCRIBE TO BRINDLE BOOK CLUB! https://brindlebookclub.com/PLEDGE TO BETTER YET ON PATREON! https://www.patreon.com/betteryetpodcastBETTERYETPOD.COM
A special edition of the podcast today in celebration of our compilation 'all of god's money': a tribute to Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It took us two years and it is OUT NOW!
We're playing the thing and taking time to talk to some old friends who helped make it happen!!
I still cite my interview with Nnamdi Ogbonnaya from the summer of 2016 as one of the best episodes of the podcast. It's Better Yet's "Carousel" or "I'm In Trouble." Good for a revisit if you've heard it before and if you've never heard it, it's like uncovering the first demo, bubba, enjoy it!
I got bit by a flu bug this week and had to put things on pause, but I felt this a great opportunity to take a trip back to December of 2016 and my interview with Laura Stevenson!
Laura dropped two stellar new tracks at the end of 2018, “The Mystic and the Master” and “Maker of Things” which are available on her bandcamp page laurastevenson.bandcamp.com. All proceeds go to Safe Horizon.
Nina Corcoran and I talk music writing, hype, and audience
Intro - “Egg Man” Beastie Boys Interlude - “Pictures” Galaxie 500 Outro - “Let It Down” George Harrison Follow Nina on twitter @nina_corcoran Newport https://bit.ly/2u27gix Pile Review https://bit.ly/2QCNgSc Fiddlehead https://bit.ly/2QcF7op Pledge to Better Yet on Patreon patreon.com/betteryetpodcast
NEW SHOW! My favorite friend/web developer Scott and I are talking about wrestling and watching wrestling and watching ourselves watch wrestling. If you enjoy my wrestling-related interludes or you just want to hear more of me Subscribe! If you want nothing to do with such a show, that's okay too I still love ya
Lindsey Sherman and I talk Northwest IL, sludge, and confidence
Intro - "The Wall" Yuck Interlude - "It Can't See" Not For You Outro - "It Makes No Difference" The Band notforyouchicago.bandcamp.com sooperrecords.com betteryetpod.com
Sarah Bertuldo, Matthew Carroll, and I talk rhetoric, Omaha, and exploring
Intro - "I Heard You Looking" Yo La Tengo Interlude - "Pretty Police" See Through Dresses Outro - "Child's Play" SZA feat. Chance The Rapper seethroughdressesband.com seethroughdresses.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com
Gillian McGhee and I talk winter, trauma, and the Goo Goo Dolls
Intro - "Another Girl, Another Planet" Placemats (The Only Ones tho) Interlude - "Irish Name" Turnspit turnspit.bandcamp.com hiho.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Leor Galil and I talk communities, reporting, and Jawbreaker
Intro - "The Great Big No" The Lemonheads Interlude - "Ache" Jawbreaker Outro - "I Heard You Looking" Teenage Fanclub leorgalil.contently.com chicagoreader.com betteryetpod.com
Alejandro Skalany and I talk jazz, The Cure, and being inside
Intro - "Sparky's Dream" Teenage Fanclub Interlude - "Calm and Ordinary" New Holland newholland.bandcamp.com popeband.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Sam Cook-Parrott and I talk lo-fi, expectations, and Jonathan Richman
Intro - "Wait A Minute" Wipers Interlude - "Nothing Nice" Radiator Hospital radiatorhospital.bandcamp.com somuchfortheafterglows.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Morgan Herrell and I talk San Jose, bus driving, and recording
Intro - "Places That Are Gone" / "Today And Tomorrow" Tommy Keene Interlude - "Camera" Hard Girls hardgirls.bandcamp.com hardgirlsband.tumblr.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Devin Ocampo and I talk dads, D.C., and King Crimson
Intro - "Do You Remember" Hüsker Dü Interlude - "New Isolation" The Effects Outro - "The Day John Kennedy Died" Lou Reed theeffects.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Sean Bean and I talk stage names, basements tours, and lighter topics like boot camp and death
Intro - "Cemetery Gates" The Smiths Interlude - "The Church of Nothing Matters" / "The Nonexistent Distance" Bad History Month fathistorymonth.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Lauren Denitzio and I talk Central Jersey, day jobs, and healing
Intro - "Big Day Coming" Yo La Tengo Interlude - "The Possibility" Worriers worriersmusic.com worriers.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Deanna Belos and I talk self-deprecation, emo, and the new Sincere Engineer record Rhombithian!
Intro - "Just Like Heaven" Dinosaur Jr. Interlude - "Ceramic Tile" Sincere Engineer sincereengineer.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Charlie Pfaff and I talk Kimya Dawson, memories, and biology
Intro - "Angels Of The Silences" Counting Crows Interlude - "Small Space" Tall Friend tallfriend.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Peter Katz and I talk gratitude, guitar music, and growth AND Miranda and Bart Winters stop by to talk about the new Melkbelly record Nothing Valley!
Intro - "Extramundane" Bedhead Interlude - "Middle Of" Melkbelly / "Pink Spit" Peaer peaer.bandcamp.com melkbelly.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Dustin Hayes and I talk rebuilding, vernacular, and kids
Intro - "Rebels" Drive-By Truckers Interlude - "April 41st" Walter Etc. Outro - "It's Good To Be King" Tom Petty walteretc.bandcamp.com lauren-records.com laurenrecords.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Matt Arbogast and I talk Jason Molina, honesty, and being a dad
Intro - "Yeah! Oh Yeah!" Magnetic Fields Interlude - "Birmingham" Matt Arbogast thegunshy.bandcamp.com thegunshy.com sleeprecordings.com 8amchicago.org 8amchicago.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com/merch
Alicia Walter and I talk adaptation, pop music, and insular worlds
Intro - "Girl Who Lives On Heaven Hill" Hüsker Dü Interlude - "Ultraflourescent" Oshwa Outro - "Green Eyes" Hüsker Dü oshwa.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com facebook.com/betteryetpodcast
Live episode!! Songs and stories from our friends in Ratboys, Melkbelly, Meat Wave, and Sincere Engineer!!
Intro - "King Of The Road" Piebald Outro - "Oh Yoko!" John Lennon ratboys.bandcamp.com melkbelly.bandcamp.com meatwavechicago.bandcamp.com sincereengineer.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com facebook.com/betteryetpodcast
Max Stern and I talk Cleveland, ska, and going home
Intro - "And Your Bird Can Sing" The Beatles Interlude - "West Side Summer"1 Signals Midwest signalsmidwest.bandcamp.com maxwellstern.bandcamp.com meridianohio.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com facebook.com/betteryetpodcast
Oliver Kalb and I talk arguments, beats, and Cormac McCarthy
Intro - "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding?" Elvis Costello & The Attractions Interlude - "Orange Juice" Bellows bellows.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com faceboook.com/betteryetpodcast
Stefan Babcock and I talk touring, Canadian bands, and throat surgery
Intro - "Hindsight" Built To Spill Interlude - "Sleep In The Heat" PUP puptheband.com puptheband.bandcamp.com betteryetpod.com facebook.com/betteryetpodcast
Sadie Dupuis and I talk children's choir, Exploding In Sound, and break-up records
Intro - "Shoot The Singer (1 Sick Verse)" Pavement Interlude - "Raising The Skate" Speedy Ortiz speedyortiz.bandcamp.com sad13.bandcamp.com sadthirteen.combetteryetpod.com
Kelly Johnson and I talk Rockford, space, and The Pixies AND Jordan Hudkins stops by to talk about the new Rozwell Kid record Precious Art
Intro - "Dark Don't Hide It" Magnolia Electric Co. Interlude - "Wendy's Trash Can" Rozwell Kid / "White Punks In Angst" Milked milked.bandcamp.com thegeronimoband.bandcamp.com rozwellkid.bandcamp.combetteryetpod.com
Chris McCaughan and I talk Chicago, editing, and Bulgakov
Intro - "There You Are" Goo Goo Dolls Interlude - "Midsummer Classic" Sundowner sundowner.tumblr.com facebook.com/thelawrencearms betteryetpod.com