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Velocities In Music

Jake and Tom are two devout music heads who spent the last several years reviewing music on YouTube as Velocities in Music. Armed with two microphones and a podcast, the guys from VIM discuss topics important to music fanatics including artist deep-dives, new music summaries and other on-topic banter.
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Sep 30, 2016

Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1213031281/playlist/7abxk7nBZ77Hza79o3XlT4

Jake and Tom have been touched by the Boognish to create the brownest episode of Velocities In Music yet. Join them as they explore Ween's nine studio albums, from the inane absurdity to the struggling heartbreak that their music represents. It'll be a real good time, mang.

Sep 5, 2016

Listen to the playlist here: https://open.spotify.com/user/1213031281/playlist/2kpFNDXxf4nniaBDxUqqW2

Albums covered in this podcast:
Wye Oak - Tween
Haley Bonar - Impossible Dream
Russian Circles - Guidance
65daysofstatic - No Man's Sky: Music for an Infinite Universe (Soundtrack)
Wild Beasts - Boy King
Dinosaur Jr. - Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not
Nonkeen - Oddments of the Gamble
Hieroglyphic Being - The Disco's of Imhotep
Blossoms - Blossoms
Factory Floor - 25 25
Ed Harcourt - Furnaces
Thee Oh Sees - A Weird Exits
Lydia Loveless - Real
Horseback - Dead Ringers
The Moles - Tonight's Music
Young the Giant - Home of the Strange
Of Montreal - Innocence Reaches
Black Foxxes - I'm Not Well
Bayside - Vacancy
Lisa Hannigan - At Swim
Gonjasufi - Callus
Cass McCombs - Mangy Love
De La Soul - And the Anonymous Nobody
Crystal Castles - Amnesty (I)
Britney Spears - Glory
The Album Leaf - Between Waves
Glass Animals - How to Be a Human Being

 

Aug 28, 2016

Today, Sunny Day Real Estate may be considered a staple in the emo genre, but what they accomplished during their relatively short time as a band spans far beyond the confines of that genre. In this deep-dive, we discuss the band's successes and shortcomings, and what makes them one of today's most influential yet underappreciated bands.

Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1213031281/playlist/04FgMPfmA7VGpJtHobDRj0

Aug 8, 2016

Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1213031281/playlist/3hVnxbxLt8DwSjoVxkaTdB

Albums covered in this wrap-up:
Maxwell - blackSUMMERS'night
Metronomy - Summer 08
Blink-182 - California
Bat for Lashes - The Bride
GOGGS - GOGGS
The Avalanches - Wildflower
Junius Meyvant - Floating Harmonies
Aphex Twin - Cheetah (EP)
Ian William Craig - Centres
BadBadNotGood - IV
Shura - Nothing's Real
The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
Snoop Dogg - Coolaid
Michael Kiwanuka - Love & Hate
Schoolboy Q - Blank Face LP
Omni - Deluxe
Big Business - Command Your Weather
Clams Casino - 32 Levels
Amanda Palmer - You Got Me Singing
Chevelle - The North Corridor
Rhyton - Redshift
Elysia Crampton - Demon City
Viola Beach - Viola Beach
Billy Talent - Afraid of Heights
Descendents - Hypercaffium Spazzinate
Owen - The King of Whys
Nao - For All We Know

 

Jul 28, 2016

We're joined this episode by Joe Vickers, drummer and founding member of Caspian. Joe takes us through Caspian's songwriting and album-crafting process, along with his thoughts on the post-rock genre, touring, and Pokémon Go.

Be sure to check Caspian's touring schedule to see if they're coming to a city near you this summer or fall: https://www.facebook.com/CaspianTheBand/events

 

Jul 22, 2016

Today in 2016, for all practical purposes, music is free. But should it be? As technology has evolved and music has become more easily accessible to the masses, it has drastically changed the way people listen to music, as well as the way artists write and release music. In this episode, we explore the pros and cons of these changes and how the cost associated with music has gotten to where it is now.

Jul 11, 2016

Spotify playlist of all included song clips: https://open.spotify.com/user/1213031281/playlist/269DlAU2eCH5SuSSrtesEM


Albums covered in this podcast:
Melvins - Basses Loaded
The Claypool Lennon Delirium - Monolith of Phobos
William Tyler - Modern Country
Paul Simon - Stranger to Stranger
Moonface - My Best Human Face
Amber Arcades - Fading Lines
Cat's Eyes - Treasure House
The Kills - Ash & Ice
Tegan and Sara - Love You To Death
The Strokes - Future Present Past (EP)
Sumac - What One Becomes
Dan Lissvik - Midnight
Band of Horses - Why Are You OK?
Brandy Clark - Big Day In a Small Town
Diarrhea Planet - Turn to Gold
Peter Bjorn and John - Breakin' Point
Garbage - Strange Little Birds
Swans - The Glowing Man
The Low Anthem - Eyeland
Mitski - Puberty 2
The Invisible - Patience
Gemma Ray - The Exodus Suite
case/lang/veirs - case/lang/veirs
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway
Laura Mvula - The Dreaming Room
Lone - Levitate
Gojira - Magma
YG - Still Brazy
NAILS - You Will Never Be One of Us
Hot Hot Heat - Hot Hot Heat
Christian Fennesz - It's Hard for Me to Say I'm Sorry
DJ Shadow - The Mountain Will Fall
The Avett Brothers - True Sadness
Deerhoof - The Magic
Broods - Conscious
Blood Orange - Freetown Sound

Jun 24, 2016

While post-rock has become a better-known genre over the last decade, it's actually been building since the late 80s and has its roots in a wide variety of older musical styles. Post-rock tends to be emotionally potent, captivating, and experimental-- all things that we at Velocities in Music love to hear. In this podcast, we go through the history of post-rock and highlight some bands that have shaped the genre into what it is today.

If you'd like to hear all the songs featured in this podcast in their entirety, listen to our Spotify playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/1213031281/playlist/3qeeG0OxoPorW9DmEEJkzW

Jun 4, 2016

In this podcast, we cover the following albums that came out in May 2016:

James Blake - The Colour In Anything
Death Grips - Bottomless Pit
Anohni - Hopelessness
White Lung - Paradise
Kaytranada - 99.9%
Twin Peaks - Down in Heaven
Julianna Barwick - Will
LUH - Spiritual Songs for Lovers To Sing
Dan Michaelson & the Coastguards - Memory
Mark Pritchard - Under the Sun
Yoni & Geti - Testarossa
David Bazan - Blanco
Fruit Bats - Absolute Loser
Kikagaku Moyo - House in the Tall Grass
Adia Victoria - Beyond the Bloodhounds
Hard Working Americans - Rest in Chaos
Kvelertak - Nattesferd
Islands - Should I Remain Here At Sea?
Islands - Taste
Modern Baseball - Holy Ghost
Karl Blau - Introducing Karl Blau
Jessy Lanza - Oh No
Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
Wolf Parade - EP 4 (EP)
Ariana Grande - Dangerous Woman
Mutual Beneift - Skip a Sinking Stone
Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
Marissa Nadler - Strangers
Andy Shauf - The Party
Mudcrutch - 2
Saosin - Along the Shadow
Real Friends - The Home Inside My Head
Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
PUP - The Dream is Over
Big Thief - Masterpiece
Holy Fuck - Congrats
Pelvis - R.I.P.
Tom Hummer - Dystopian Blues

May 28, 2016

In the final installment of this artist deep-dive, we go track by track through Radiohead's newest LP, A Moon Shaped Pool, including our thoughts on the album overall and our individual experiences with it.

May 25, 2016

In the second installment of this three-part series on Radiohead, we cover the years 2000 - 2011, including the albums:
- Kid A
- Amnesiac
- Hail to the Thief
- In Rainbows
- The King of Limbs

May 23, 2016

In this episode of Velocities in Music, we dive into the astounding career of one of our favorite bands, Radiohead. The first part of this three-part series covers their formation and early years through the creation of their 1997 classic, OK Computer.

May 5, 2016

Another month has come to an end! Here are the albums we cover on this wrap-up:

Yeasayer - Amen & Goodbye
Andrew Bird - Are You Serious
Charles Bradley - Changes
Bibio - A Mineral Love
Black Mountain - IV
Weezer - Weezer (White Album)
Mogwai - Atomic
Frightened Rabbit - Painting of a Panic Attack
PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition Project
Tacocat - Lost Time
Pet Shop Boys - Super
Bombino - Azel
Explosions in the Sky - The Wilderness
Kanye West - The Life of Pablo (for real this time)
Deftones - Gore
M83 - Junk
Tim Hecker - Love Streams
Hammock - Everything and Nothing
Future of the Left - The Peace & Truce of Future of the Left
Woods - City Sun Eater in the River of Light
The Lumineers - Cleopatra
Sam Beam & Jesca Hoop - Love Letter for Fire
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide to Earth
Suuns - Hold/Still
The Jayhawks - Paging Mr. Proust
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Nonagon Infinity
Greys - Outer Heaven
Nicolas Godin - Contrepoint
Wire - Nocturnal Koreans
A$AP Ferg - Always Strive and Prosper
Xiu Xiu - Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
Kowton - Utility
Parquet Courts - Human Performance
Ben Watt - Fever Dream
Deakin - Sleep Cycle
Brian Eno - The Ship

Apr 14, 2016

We often discuss what attributes make a song or an album great, but how do you go about actually writing a great song or a great album? In this podcast, Velocities In Music’s very own Tom Hummer is put on the spot to tell his story of how he started writing music and the process he goes through when writing and recording material. From there, Tom gives us his personal take on how and why he writes music as he walks us through his personal discography.

Apr 2, 2016

March saw a lot of great new album releases as 2016 is starting to pick up. Here are the albums we cover in this podcast:

Kendrick Lamar - untitled unmastered
Robert Pollard - Of Course You Are
Ray LaMontagne - Ouroboros
Esperanza Spalding - Emily's D+Evolution
Lapsley - Long Way Home
M. Ward - More Rain
The Coral - Distance Inbetween
Miike Snow - III
Loretta Lynn - Full Circle
Violent Femmes - We Can Do Anything
Polica - United Crushers
Wussy - Forever Sounds
Heron Oblivion - Heron Oblivion
Aurora - All My Demons Greeting Me As a Friend
Flatbush Zombies - 3001: A Laced Odyssey
Into It. Over It. - Standards
Emmy the Great - Second Love
Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
Glenn Jones - Fleeting
Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future
Damien Jurado - Visions of Us on the Land
Primal Scream - Chaosmosis
Lucy Dacus - No Burden
The Range - Potential
Anna Meredith - Varmints
Thug Entrancer - Arcology
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - A Man Alive
RJD2 - Dame Fortune
The Thermals - We Disappear
Bob Mould - Patch the Sky
Open Mike Eagle - Hella Personal Film Festival
White Denim - Stiff
Margo Price - Midwest Farmer's Daughter

Mar 27, 2016

In the early 1990s, grunge music found an unlikely place in mainstream radio and started selling albums in a way that "alternative" music had never seen in previous decades. In this podcast, we trace grunge's history and musical evolution, diving into its major influencers and key albums, and exploring how it has impacted music today.

Mar 17, 2016

There's always at least one genre that each of us just doesn't like. But where does this aversion come from? Is it preventing us from digging into an artist or album that we might otherwise like? In this podcast, we discuss the concept of genre bias and how it affects the average listener, as well as some ways of potentially getting around it.

Mar 11, 2016

Since 2002, Coheed and Cambria have been putting out albums in their unique blend of pop-punk, emo, post-hardcore, prog, and metal. So far, their career has displayed an ambition and musical variety that very few bands have been able to match while maintaining a similar level of quality. In this artist deep-dive, we go through every Coheed and Cambria album released to date and highlight where they succeed, where they fail, and where we hope to see them go next.

Mar 4, 2016

In this monthly wrap-up, we discuss the following albums:

Field Music - Commontime
Peter Astor - Spilt Milk
DIIV - Is the Is Are
Sunflower Bean - Human Ceremony
Sidestepper - Supernatural Love
Junior Boys - Big Black Coat
Nonkeen - The Gamble
Elton John - Wonderful Crazy Night
Dr. Dog - The Psychedelic Swamp
Future - EVOL
The Black Queen - Fever Daydream
Rokia Traore - Ne So
Radiation City - Synesthetica
Pinegrove - Cardinal
Yoko Ono - Yes, I'm a Witch Too
Cavern of Anti-Matter - Void Beats / Invocation Trex
Animal Collective - Painting With
School of Seven Bells - SVIIB
Bonnie Raitt - Dig In Deep
Steve Mason - Meet the Humans
Emma Pollock - In Search of Harperfield
Santigold - 99 Cents
Barry Adamson - Know Where To Run
Wild Nothing - Life of Pause
Memoryhouse - Soft Hate

Feb 25, 2016

This year, we swallowed our pride and watched The Grammys in their entirety. There were some good performances, even more terrible performances, and a relatively small number of awards given, considering it's, um, supposed to be an awards show? We think?

In this podcast, we give our thoughts on the year's most commercial night of music, and give a play-by-play breakdown of what happened.

Feb 14, 2016

Once again, the Grammys are upon us. It's one musical night we tend to get cynical about, and yet we can't help but watch the train wreck of fake smiles, awkward performances, and undeserved acclaim. In this podcast, we go through our general thoughts of the Grammys and highlight a handful of the notable categories, along with who we believe will win and who we think deserves to win.

Feb 9, 2016

In this podcast, we discuss albums that were released in January 2016, including:

David Bowie - Blackstar
Hinds - Leave Me Alone
Savages - Adore Life
Tortoise - The Catastrophist
Eleanor Friedberger - New View
Panic! At the Disco - Death of a Bachelor
The Besnard Lakes - A Coliseum Complex Museum
Tindersticks - The Waiting Room
Daughter - Not To Disappear
Cauldron - In Ruin
Anderson Paak - Malibu
Megadeth - Dystopia
Shearwater - Jet Plane and Oxbow
Suede - Night Thoughts
Ty Segall - Emotional Mugger
Chairlift - Moth
Cross Record - Wabi Sabi
Nevermen - Nevermen
Cian Nugent - Night Fiction
Turin Brakes - Lost Property
Saul Williams - MartyrLoserKing
MONEY - Suicide Songs
Bloc Party - Hymns
Sia - This Is Acting
Dream Theater - The Astonishing
Milk Teeth - Vile Child
Your Friend - Gumption
Night Beats - Who Sold My Generation
Wet - Don't You
The Han Solo Project - The Force Hits Snooze

Jan 28, 2016

In 1966, The Beatles played their last official concert and holed up in the studio for the remainder of their musical career. The result? Some of the most genius and groundbreaking recordings that the world had heard and likely ever will. But as the 60s came to a close, relations within the group began to erode until personal and creative differences between the members became irreconcilable. In this podcast, we cover the last five years of The Beatles' career, from the recording of Revolver to the release of Let It Be.

Jan 21, 2016

The Beatles are arguably one of the greatest and most influential bands in music history, releasing 13 studio albums over just eight years. While they certainly weren't the only big act in 60s Britain, there were several things that set them apart from other artists of the time and allowed them to reach the unmatched levels of acclaim they did. In this podcast, we cover The Beatles' first six albums and discuss how their sound evolved in terms of lyrical content, instrumentation, production, and performance. 

Jan 14, 2016

Everyone defines their criteria for a "great" album differently. However, there are certain aspects of an album that will always be present-- people just prioritize them differently. In this podcast, we talk about album attributes, how important each of them are to us, and some examples of great albums.

List of albums mentioned in this podcast: http://www.velocitiesinmusic.com/lists/what-makes-an-album-great-mentioned-artists/

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