Following the relative success of their sophomore effort Bows + Arrows, New York City’s The Walkmen decide to finish out 2004 with the release of a holiday themed 7”. In Episode 37, The Walkmen’s Walter Martin makes his triumphant return to In Loving Recollection to tell the story of the band’s Christmas Party single.
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In the nascent days of New York City’s early 2000s rock scene, brothers Max and Julian Tepper along with drummer Derek Vockins created short and efficient bursts of melodically jagged pop under the name The Natural History. For Episode 16 of In Loving Recollection, the band tells the story of their 2003 debut record Beat Beat Heartbeat delving into their experience working with producer Thom Monahan (Pernice Brothers, Beachwood Sparks) and the stresses of writing a record in a short window of time.