Episode 22—Our Kids’ Songs

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

Episode 21: Funny or Die Presents The Poop Episode

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

Episode 20: Songs About Work

**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

***Bonus Episode***—Exclusive Interview with Barney from Napalm Death!

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!

Death Cab For Cutie Drive Down the Middle of the Road with Thank You For Today

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

Angry Young Pachyderms (AYP)—Could This Be Any Cheesier? (Demo, 1995)

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)