During the 1980s music scene known as the Paisley Underground, no other band effortlessly combined 60s Psychedelia with the DIY spirit of Punk better than Rain Parade. In episode 15 of In Loving Recollection, Rain Parade’s Matt Piucci tells the story of the band’s 1983 debut record Emergency Third Rail Power Trip touching on his early fruitful relationship with former bandmate and friend David Roback and the self discovery made while being in the recording studio for the first time.
Beside having one of the best middle names in independent music, singer and guitarist Jake Xerxes Fussell is one of his generation’s finest interpreters of traditional music. In Episode 14 of In Loving Recollection, the Georgia native tells the story of his 2017 record What in the Natural World and discusses how his early exposure to art and folk culture as well as his relocation to North Carolina led to the album’s creation.
For more info on Jake Xerxes Fussell, visit jakexerxesfussell.com and paradiseofbachelors.com
In the mid-90s, a group of like-minded bands known as the Elephant 6 Collective began to establish their presence throughout the various indie rock scenes of the U.S. with their most fruitful activity growing in the fertile soils of Athens, Georgia. Elf Power, one of many bands operating out of the Classic City, would become one of the scene’s best. In Episode 13 of In Loving Recollection, Elf Power’s Andrew Rieger tells the story of the band’s 1999 record A Dream in Sound. Recounting the events that led to the album’s creation, Rieger speaks on their experience working with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) and the valuable practice of dream journaling.
For more info on Elf Power, visit elfpower.com and orangetwin.com
In the fall of 2003, singer-songwriter Jason Molina confused many with his decision to retire the Songs: Ohia moniker and begin recording and touring with a set group of musicians under the name Magnolia Electric Co. In Episode 12 of In Loving Recollection, Molina’s friends and bandmates recount the making of Magnolia Electric Co.’s studio debut What Comes After the Blues touching on how the songs were developed through constant touring as well as their experience working with legendary engineer Steve Albini.
For more info on Jason Molina and Magnolia Electric Co., visit jasonmolina.com and secretlycanadian.com
Midwest native Kevin Morby has been one of the more consistent songwriters of his generation since his solo debut in 2013. For Episode 11 of In Loving Recollection, Morby discusses the making of his 2017 record City Music. Speaking on the inspiration that New York played during the writing process, the artist also touches on his experience of recording with band mates Meg Duffy (Hand Habits) and Justin Sullivan (Night Shop) in Stinson Beach, California as well as working with the late, great Richard Swift.
For more info on Kevin Morby, visit kevinmorby.com and deadoceans.com
For Episode 10, Los Angeles-based songwriter Chris Cohen tells the story of his 2012 solo debut Overgrown Path. The multi-instrumentalist discusses the circumstances that shaped the album’s creation touching on the joys and stresses of DIY recording and the influence that his move to Vermont had on the record’s overall sound.
For more on Chris Cohen, visit chriscohen.bandcamp.com or capturedtracks.com
Following the demise of Pavement in 1999, founding member Scott Kannberg, aka Spiral Stairs, makes the most of the break up with his new project Preston School of Industry. Looking back on the moments that shaped his experience, Kannberg delves into the making of Preston School of Industry’s 2001 debut record All This Sounds Gas. Created in an atmosphere very different from that of Pavement’s final album, Kannberg discusses the joy of returning to lo-fi recording and the influences that helped to inform the record’s sound.
For more info on Spiral Stairs, visit spiralstairsofficial.com
From a town known for birthing great music, Athens, Georgia’s The Glands produced what is considered by many to be one of the best records to ever come out of the Classic City. In this episode, The Glands’ Joe Rowe and Doug Stanley tell the story of the band’s 2000 record The Glands. Recalling the events and experiences surrounding the making of the album, Rowe and Stanley speak on the excitement of signing with legendary Southern label Capricorn Records as well as share memories of their friend and bandmate Ross Shapiro.
For more on The Glands, visit Newwestrecords.com
During the 1960s, in which girl groups were at their height, there was nothing quite like “Egyptian Shumba” by the Pennsylvania-based group The Tammys. In Episode 7 of In Loving Recollection, sisters Gretchen and Cathy Owens tell the story of the three singles they recorded with their classmate Linda Jones for United Artists Records. Reminiscing about their relationship with friend and mentor Lou Christie, the sisters also speak of their time in the recording studio and how their shrieking and howling caused the musicians to stop playing.
For more on The Tammys, visit keepkey.yochanan.net/tammys.htm
Jackson, Mississippi’s Tim Lee and Bobby Sutliff recorded jangly power pop under the name the Windbreakers during the heyday of 80s college radio. In Episode 6 of In Loving Recollection, Lee tells the story of their 1985 record Terminal. Speaking on the events that led to the album’s creation, Lee touches on working with legendary producer Mitch Easter ( R.E.M, Let’s Active, Pavement) and how the isolation of Mississippi caused the band to create their own scene.
For more info on Tim Lee, visit bark-loud.com