From the mouths of babes: Jeff and Jobe step out of their comfort zone to tackle their kids' 3 favorite songs—aged 10 and 15, respectively. Can they meet the self-imposed challenge of completing the episode without cursing? Plus Jobee's reaction/review of Loved by KENmode, music from Idles, the Spotify Wager, Seattle's Djime in the Unsigned … Continue reading Episode 22—Our Kids’ Songs
It's a very special episode of The Ringing Ear, brought to you by the fine folks at Funny or Die! Inspired by Season 2 of the Netflix hit American Vandal (out September 14), Jeff and Jobe look at poop in music—both literal and metaphorical, and share some embarrassing poop stories of their own. Jeff gives his … Continue reading Episode 21: Funny or Die Presents The Poop Episode
**NOTE** If you downloaded Episode 20 yesterday, please delete and download this one instead. It had some technical issues. Jeff and Jobe celebrate Labor Day by discussing songs about work, working, etc. Jobe gives his review/reaction to Turn to Gold by Diarrhea Planet, plus music from Doc Hammer, the Spotify Wager, and the absolute worst … Continue reading Episode 20: Songs About Work
In this Ringing Ear Exclusive, Kill Boring Music correspondent Liliana chats with Napalm Death vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway before their recent headlining show in San Diego. They (plus Ringing Ear co-host and Kill Boring Music Senior Music Critic Jeff) discuss Napalm Death's 5 week tour, the new album, influential early rock albums, books that currently hold … Continue reading ***Bonus Episode***—Exclusive Interview with Barney from Napalm Death!
Jeff and Jobe kick things into high gear and hit the road for songs about the automobile. Jobe gives his review/reaction to Queen from Nicki Minaj, plus Musical Currents, the Unsigned Artist Spotlight, and the infamous Spotify Wager. Episode 19: Car Songs is out now! Check out this episode!
In the 20 years since Death Cab for Cutie made their debut with 1998's Something About Airplanes, the band has had their ups and downs: indie cred that built to mainstream success, followed by a couple of lackluster albums with dwindling sales and, most recently, the departure of a core member. With the release of their ninth … Continue reading Death Cab For Cutie Drive Down the Middle of the Road with Thank You For Today
Jobe drove through torrential rain and sweated for hours to see the Oklahoma City stop of thrash kings Slayer's farewell tour. Was the extreme swamp ass worth it? Check out his review to find out!
In their infinite wisdom, Jeff and Jobe decide that if they're going to talk about drinking music they should do so while drinking themselves. The guys proceed to imbibe liberally as they discuss songs about booze, Jobee recaps his trip to OKC to see Slayer on their farewell tour, Jeff gives us his review/reaction to … Continue reading Episode 18: The Drinking Episode
In the summer of 1995, four young men entered a Santa Ana, California recording studio with the intention of committing to tape five songs that would blow the world (or maybe just the high desert of Southern California) away. Enlisting the help of recording engineer and studio owner Jim Barnes, the quartet commonly known as … Continue reading Angry Young Pachyderms (AYP)—Could This Be Any Cheesier? (Demo, 1995)
With summer drawing to a close, Jeff and Jobe turn up the heat and check out "hot" songs?songs with hot in the title, or generally dealing with heat, fire, etc. What made the cut? Listen in to find out! Plus Jeff's album review/reaction to Semi Crazy by Junior Brown, music from Australia's The Chats, and … Continue reading Episode 17: “Hot” Songs