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Artist Interviews Courtney Barnett

Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett sat down with CHIRP's Cher Vincent before playing her fourth Chicago show of 2014 at the Metro. They talked about the non-stop busyness of the last year, playing Toto songs in a cover band, the good thing about getting nervous, and being inspired by Roald Dahl.

produced by Jenn Rourke

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Topics: cher vincent, courtney barnett, metro

Artist Interviews The Black Lips

Recording albums in their underwear with a swarm of mosquitoes, embracing southern culture in America, and aspiring to play the Super Bowl were just a few of the topics discussed between CHIRP's Amanda Roscoe Mayo and The Black Lips' bassist/singer Jared Swilley before the band's show at Thalia Hall with King Khan. The Black Lips seventh full-length album, Underneath the Rainbow was released in 2014 via Vice Records.

produced by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

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Topics: amanda mayo, black lips, jared swilley, king khan, underneath the rainbow, vice records

Artist Interviews Wrekmeister Harmonies

JR Robinson aka Wrekmeister Harmonies sat down with Katie Owens at the Logan Theater to broadly discuss themes examined within his work. In his latest release, JR explored the transformation from lightness to dark, specifically focusing on Truman Capote's interview with Bobby Beausoleil, along with incorporation of a lighthouse and church during the recording process. JR also provided details on his next release which delves into the life and music of 15th century composer, Carlo Gesualdo.

Wrekmeister Harmonies released Then It All Came Down on Thrill Jockey on October 29. You can catch Wrekmeister Harmonies perform at the Bohemian National Cemetery this Saturday, Dec. 6.

Produced by: Colleen Pellissier

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Topics: chicago music, colleen pellissier, jr robinson, katie owens, thrill jockey, wrekmeister harmonies

Artist Interviews The Wytches

Halloween night at Schubas, CHIRP's Michael Heidemann had the pleasure of sitting down with UK psych-rock band The Wytches. They talked about the forming of the band, explained how visual art contributes to The Wytches' style, and took part in a flurry of podcast-friendly swear words. The band's debut album, Anabel Dream Reader, is out now via Partisan Records.

produced by Michael Heidemann

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Topics: halloween shows, michael heidemann, partisan records, schubas, wytches

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