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Clicktrack is a podcast hosted by musician Pete Gidlund and filmmaker Matt Silas. We come to you every couple weeks to take a deep dive into the music we love and what makes it tick.

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June 27, 2017

2.13 Charly Bliss


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On this episode, we talk about some of the new music that's caught our attention, Pete meets with the band Charly Bliss and gives them their end of the year exam, and we end it with a deep dive into the many ways you can effect the sound of an electric guitar.

We play the following this week:

ELEMENT - Kendrick Lamar
4th of July (LIVE) - Sufjan Stevens
The Nail - Sarah Shook & the Disarmers
Percolator - Charly Bliss
Rub - Charly Bliss
Glitter - Charly Bliss
Julia - Charly Bliss
Today - The Smashing Pumpkins
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

April 27, 2017

2.12 MC Taylor Of Hiss Golden Messenger


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On this Episode, after remembering the vital life and creative contributions of Chuck Berry, Pete and Matt go deep with Hiss Golden Messenger's MC Taylor.

Maybellene - Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
When Doves Cry - Prince
Suffragette City - David Bowie
Jean Geanie - David Bowie
Baby Please Don't Go - Muddy Waters
Reelin and Rockin - Chuck Berry
Johnny B. Goode - Peter Tosh
Pink Up - Spoon
The Astral Plane - Valerie June
Julies Place - Rolling Blackouts FC
Tell Her I'm Just Dancing - Hiss Golden Messenger
Chesterfield King - Jawbreaker
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby Stills Nash and Young
One - Metallica
Ego Trippin - Ultramagnetic MCs
Southern Grammar - Hiss Golden Messenger
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande
Like a Mirror Loves a Hammer - Hiss Golden Messenger
Mahogany Dread - Hiss Golden Messenger

March 22, 2017

2.11 Spinning New Tunes In 2017


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This week Matt and Pete share the tunes that have caught their attention so far in 2017:

Slow Motion - Phox
Starwood Choker - Bing and Ruth
Broad Daylight - Allison Crutchfield
Haunt Them, Haunt Them, Haunt Them - Gord Downie
Stoplight Kisses - The Cactus Blossoms
Trust the Sun - Elbow
Ruby - Charly Bliss
Three Worlds: Orlando - Max Richter
Cherokee St - Son Volt
Lost Souls - Son Volt
Doomsday - Ryan Adams

March 12, 2017

2.10 Fantastic Negrito Wins A Grammy


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In honor of winning the Grammy, we devote this whole episode to Fantastic Negrito and re-air an interview we did with him last year at SXSW and his Musical Moment. If you haven't gotten into Fantastic Negrito yet, the time has come.

February 19, 2017

2.9 Tancred And That Dog


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This week Pete brings us an interview with Tancred's Jess Abbott about her new album. He also talks to album's producer, That Dog's Anna Waronker, about getting it made.

We feature the following tracks on this episode:
Institutionalized - Kendrick Lamar
Bed Case - Tancred
Joey - Tancred
Control Me - Tancred
Swimming - Tancred
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Friends of P. - The Rentals
Long Island - That Dog
Never Say Never - That Dog
Mean What I Say (with Andrew Dost) - That Dog

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

Be sure to check out our bite-sized weekly podcast The Musical Moment: click here

February 2, 2017

2.8 Matt's Best Of 2016


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Pete and Matt just can't leave 2016 well enough alone. Matt takes the wheel this week to share his favorite tracks of 2016:
I Can't Give Everything Away - David Bowie
Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread - Everything Everything Get To Heave
Millionaire - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
White Ferrari - Frank Ocean
Augustine - Blood Orange
Summer Friends (feat. Jeremih & Francis & The Lights) - Chance the Rapper
Identikit - Radiohead
715 - CR∑∑KS - Bon Iver
untitled 03 l 05.28.2013. - Kendrick Lamar
Hump Through The Winter - Fantastic Negrito Last Days of Oakland
Zombies - Childish Gambino
Reality Check (feat. Eryn Allen Kane & Akenya) - Noname
Friends (feat. Bon Iver) - Francis and the Lights
Captive of the Sun - Parquet Courts
Ego - A Tribe Called Quest
Don't Touch My Hair (feat. Sampha) - Solange
Argente - Floating Points
Dune - Kikagaku Moyo
Treaty - Leonard Cohen

Listen to this playlist on Apple Music: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

Be sure to check out our bite-sized weekly podcast The Musical Moment: click here

January 19, 2017

2.7 Pete's Best Of 2016


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On this episode, Pete shares his favorite music of 2016.

Here's the track list:

Your Best American Girl - Mitski
Pens - Tancred
Life or Just Living - Caveman
Glass Coughs - Foxing
The Knock - Hop Along
Size of the Moon - Pinegrove
Watching the Waiting - Wye Oak
Radar - Moving Panoramas
Atomic Number - Case/Lang/Viers
Biloxi - Hiss Golden Messenger
Drivin - Robert Ellis
Hurtin' (On the Bottle) - Margo Price
Queene Anne - Damien Jurado
Mexico Blues - Adia Victoria
Santa's Theme - Chris Walla
Falling Stanley - Daniel Lanois

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

Be sure to check out our bite-sized weekly podcast The Musical Moment: click here

January 3, 2017

2.6 Adventures In Hip Hop With Frannie Kelley Vol. 2 - 2016 Edition


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Happy 2017!
We ring in the new year with Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and talk about the most interesting hip hop in 2016.

On this episode we discuss the following items:
Untitled 6 | 6.30.2014. - Kendrick Lamar
F*** Donald Trump - YG
1sd Day Out the Feds - Gucci Mane
So Icy - Gucci Mane
Alexander Hamilton - Lin Manuel Miranda
Paperboi - Paperbio (from the FOX tv show "Atlanta")
Zombies - Childish Gambino
Ooouuu - Young MA
Reality Check - Noname
Shut Down - Skepta
Cute - D.R.A.M.

We also discuss Ava DuVernay's 13th, available to watch on Netflix: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

Be sure to check out our bite-sized weekly podcast The Musical Moment: click here

November 18, 2016

2.5 The Sounds Of Black Lives Matter With Corey Smith-West


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This week, Pete and Matt welcome journalist and musician Corey Smith-West to discuss his recent article on Pitchfork "The Sounds of Black Lives Matter". He takes us on a tour of his playlist and talks about the important place that music holds in the Black Lives Matter movement, and its power in reinforcing Black identity.

Here's a link to his article: click here

We feature these songs on this episode:
All Mine - Ivy Soul
Spit on a Stranger - Pavement
Mississippi Goddam - Nina Simone
Sandra Smile - Blood Orange
I'm Dying of Thirst - Robert Glasper
Don't Touch My Hair - Solange
Fubu - Solange
The Charade - D'Angelo
Til It's Done - D'Angelo
We The People - A Tribe Called Quest

To hear more of Corey, be sure to check out The Musical Moment this week, where he's the host and talks about his favorite moment in Frank Ocean's song Solo: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

Be sure to check out our bite-sized weekly podcast The Musical Moment: click here

October 21, 2016

2.4 La Sera


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Pete and Matt are back! We start off the show with a Spin. We talk about growing up with the Traveling Wilburies, and new albums from Francis and the Lights and Hiss Golden Messenger:

Last Night - Traveling Wilburies
Dirty World - Traveling Wilburies
Tweeter and The Monkey Man - Traveling Wilburies
My City’s Gone - Francis and the Lights
Smoky’s Song - Hiss Golden Messenger

Then we interview Katy Goodman and Todd Wisenbaker from the band La Sera, discuss their new EP Queens, and feature the following songs:

High Notes - La Sera
Magic Moment - Ben E. King and the Drifters
I Can’t Keep You In My Mind - La Sera
Ten Headed Goat Wizard - La Sera
I Really Need an Angel - La Sera
Shadow of Your Love (Slight Return) - La Sera
Queens - La Sera

October 6, 2016

2.3 Rule of 7s


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On this episode, Pete takes on a musical journey through the history of rock. Our map is his Rule of 7s.

1957 Birth of Rock n Roll:
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis Presley
Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
Ready Teddy - Little Richard
That'll be the Day - Buddy Holly

1967 Birth of the Album:
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Waiting for the Day - The Beach Boys
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - The Beatles

1977 The Year Punk Broke:
Anarchy in the U.K. - The Sex Pistols
Shena is a Punk Rocker - The Ramones
Love- Building on Fire - The Talking Heads
Watching the Detectives - Elvis Costello

1987 Birth of indie Rock:
Where is my Mind - The Pixies

1997 Death of Radio / Birth of the Internet:
Fly - Sugar Ray
Nookie - Limp Bizkit
Paranoid Android - Radiohead

2007 Internet is King:
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Journey - Don't Stop Believin'
15 Step - Radiohead

Other Tracks We Played:
Roll Over Beethoven - The Beatles
I want to Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
Surfin' USA - The Beach Boys
Little Duece Coup - The Beach Boys
Dancing on the Ceiling - Lionel Richie
On Top of the World - The Carpenters
Still Rock n Roll to me - Billy Joel
Beat Street - Grand Master Flash, Melle Mel, & the Furious 5

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

Be sure to check out our bite-sized weekly podcast The Musical Moment: click here

September 21, 2016

2.2 Wye Oak


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This week Pete interviews Wye Oak. We also follow up on some unfinished business from our last episode, namely, the proper pronunciation of Hotelier. We wrap things up by taking a close look at the pentatonic scale.

On this episode, you'll hear:

Goodness Pt. 2 - Hotelier
Holy Holy - Wye Oak
The Tower - Wye Oak
Better (for Esther) - Wye Oak
Civilian - Wye Oak
The Logic of Color - Wye Oak
Only Shallow - My Bloody Valentine
Every Tear Disappears - St. Vincent
On the Edge Of - Low
Watching the Waiting - Wye Oak
Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
Chuck Berry - Johnny B Good
Cemetery Savior - Son Volt
The Fly - U2
Lazaretto - Jack White
High and Dry - Radiohead

Be sure to check out our Musical Moment episode hosted by Wye Oak's Andy Stack: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

September 17, 2016

Up Next: WYE OAK!


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This is a quick preview of our next episode. We interview Wye Oak! The complete episode is landing September 21! See you then.

September 7, 2016

2.1. Tobogganing: an Interview with Pinegrove and Half Waif


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Pete and Matt are back for an all new season of Clicktrack. On this episode we we check in with Pinegrove at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco about their great new album "Cardinal". A few of the band members are also part of the band Half Waif and they're touring together. So we get to talk about life on the road, gas station food, and figuring out how to make a life making music.

To learn more about Pinegrove: click here
To learn more about Half Waif: click here

On this episode we feature the following songs:
All We Got - Chance the Rapper
Back in the Saddle Again - Gene Autrey
Daydreamer - Radiohead
California - Robert Ellis
Augustine - Blood Orange
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Nocturnes, Op 9: No. 1 in B-Flat Major - Chopin
All the Things you Are - Paul Desmond & Gerry Mulligan
Old Horizon, The - The Magnolia Electric Co.
Ivy - Frank Ocean
Old Friends - Pinegrove
New Friends - Pinegrove
Nest - Half Waif
Size of the Moon - Pinegrove
Then Again - Pinegrove
J. G. Wentworth Commercial
Cadmium - Pinegrove
Aphasia - Pinegrove
Civilian - Wye Oak

Be sure to check out our Musical Moment episode hosted by Pinegrove's Evan Hall: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

July 30, 2016

Special Summer Edition: The Musical Moment Is Here!


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We're super excited to launch the Musical Moment! On this mini-summer episode, we give you a taste of our new bite-sized podcast.
We are launching with 8 complete episodes of the show with new ones arriving each week.
Check out the website: click here
Subscribe on iTunes: click here

July 5, 2016

25. That's A Wrap (for Season 1)


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Pete and Matt wrap up their first season, reflecting on the past year podcasting about music. We revisit some of our most interesting moments and put the year into context. Thanks for tuning in to Season 1. We'll see you in September with lots of great new stuff for Season 2!

June 2, 2016

24. Fantastic Negrito


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The guys bring you an exclusive interview with rising star Fantastic Negrito. Recorded in Austin during SXSW 2016, Matt talks with Fantastic Negrito about his new record The Last Days of Oakland, his musical touchstones, and Black Roots music.

We also spend time talking about how the music of our youth is showing up on oldies stations, Another Bad Creation, Radiohead, Chance the Rapper, and Floating Points.

On this episode, we feature the following tracks:
Iesha - Another Bad Creation
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) - Missy Elliot
Elaenia - Floating Points
All Night - Chance the Rapper
Desert Island Disk - Radiohead
Working Poor - Fantastic Negrito
What Do You Do (Interlude 1) - Fantastic Negrito
Hump Thru the Winter - Fantastic Negrito
The N***a Song - Fantastic Negrito
In the Pines - Fantastic Negrito
Rant Rushmore - Fantastic Negrito

You can check out these tracks on an Apple Music playlist: click here

To learn more about Fantastic Negrito: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

May 18, 2016

23. What's Your Name, Man? Alexander Hamilton!


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On this episode, the guys take on Hamilton, and Hamilton wins. We also talk about a couple of new releases from Radiohead and London O'connor.

CORRECTION: On this episode Matt asserts that Lin-Manuel Miranda performed at the White House Poetry Slam in 2011. In fact, it was 2009.
-The Management

The following songs are featured on this episode:

Burn the Witch - Radiohead
Time to Go - London O'Connor
Joseph's Dreams - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Original Broadway Cast)
Somewhere - West Side Story (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Macavity: The Mystery Cat - Cats (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Schuyler Sisters - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Walk Alone - The Roots
Tomorrow (feat. Raheem DeVaughn) - The Roots
Ten Duel Commandments - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Take a Break - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Stay Alive (Reprise) - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Washington On Your Side - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Election of 1800 - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Ten Crack Commandments - Notorious B.I.G.
The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Cabinet Battle #1 - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Woo Hah!! Got You All In Check - Busta Rhymes
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Free - Destiny's Child
Work (feat. Drake) - Rihanna
Say No To This - Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Tune Up #2 - Rent (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
The Story of Tonight- Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

You can play them on this handy playlist on Apple Music: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

April 28, 2016

22. Bob Boilen Changed My Life


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This week, Pete and Matt sit down with Bob Boilen ( click here ), host of NPR's All Songs Considered podcast, about his new book, "Your Song Changed My Life" ( click here ), and a lifetime loving music.

We feature the following tracks on this episode:
Life on Mars - David Bowie
The Scenario - Tribe Called Quest
Mama Tried - Merle Haggard
Raspberry Beret - Prince
Little Metal Teeth - Tiny Desk Unit
Your Amy - Fine China
Alive - Pearl Jam
Tidal Wave - Delta Heymax
Yuma, AZ - Damien Jurado
Never Let Me Down Again - Depeche Mode
Only the Good Die Young - Billy Joel

Here's a playlist on Apple Music: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

April 14, 2016

21. Finding a Reason to Believe with Moving Panoramas


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Pete and Matt talk about the music they've been listening to lately, and share an interview Pete recorded with the Moving Panoramas in Austin.

We featured following tracks on this episode:
Big Church [megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért] - Sunn O)))
You Bring Out the Boogie in Me - Sonny & Brownie
The Cool, Cool River - Paul Simon
L.A.Girlz - Weezer
Love Theme from "Spartacus" - Ramsey Lewis Trio
Diane - Miles Davis Quintet
Radar - Moving Panoramas
Isi - Neu!
Word - Moving Panoramas
Believe - Moving Panoramas
Of up and Coming Monarchs - Pedro the Lion
When you Sleep - My Bloody Valentine
One - Moving Panoramas

Here's a playlist on Apple Music: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

March 30, 2016

20. SXSW Recap


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On this, our 20th episode, Pete and Matt look back on their experience at the South By Southwest Music festival in Austin. We talk about our favorite new discoveries, Austin, and The First Lady's favorite records.

A link for the First Lady Michelle Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative: click here

We feature the following tracks:

I Love You - The Digital Wild
Fist City - Loretta Lynn
You Ain't Woman Enough to Take My Man - Loretta Lynn
Coal Miner's Daughter - Loretta Lynn
You're Looking' at Country - Loretta Lynn
My Heart Got Caught on Your Sleeve - Lucius
Akbar Zaman - Bombino
Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread - Everything Everything
I can Swing a Hammer - The Wet Secrets
U.N.I.T.Y. - Queen Latifah
This Is For My Girls - Missy Elliott et al.

An Apple Music playlist can be found here: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here



March 14, 2016

19. SXSW Music Preview


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The SXSW Music Festival is upon us! Matt and Pete are heading to Texas this week. On this episode, we share some music we're most excited about hearing live in Austin.

Here's a list of the tracks we discuss:
In the City - Caveman
You're Good but I'm Better - Kill J
Stuck in the South - Adia Victoria
They Don't Know - Lydia Loveless
Señorita - Vince Staples
Radar - Moving Panorama
Abesses - Birdy Nam Nam
Your Best American Girl - Mitski
Don't you Give up on Me - Lissie
You Disappear - La Luz
The Season / Carry Me - Anderson .Paak

You can also listen to these songs in a playlist on Apple Music: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

March 2, 2016

18. SXSW Survival Guide with Kiana Fitzgerald


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In our opening segment, we talk about Pete’s missing iPod(01:16), the Grammy’s(04:32), Kanye West, Taylor Swift and The Life of Pablo(06:55), Saul William’s MartyrLoserKing(10:30), and how we are all just a bunch of teenagers in our approach to social media(11:37). We are joined by NPR’s Kiana Fitzgerald, a guru on the happenings and goings-on of SXSW, to help prepare us for the festival (14:55). Finally, Pete takes some time to talk about what exactly an arpeggio is(31:28).

Find out more about our guest, Kiana Fitzgerald:
on NPR: click here
on Twitter: click here

These are the tracks we featured on this episode:
Famous - Kanye West
Burundi (feat. Emily Kokal) - Saul William
Bam Bam - Sister Nancy
Van Diemen’s Land - U2
Everybody Hurts - REM
I’ve Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding
Paranoid Android - Radiohead
Never Meant - American Football
The House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Moonlight Sonata (No. 14) - Beethoven

We have made a playlist on Apple Music: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: itun.es/i6SZ5m3

February 17, 2016

17. This Is Emo


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Pete and Matt take a close look at the lost genre of Emo. We talk to Tom Mullen of the Washed Up Emo podcast about the history and importance of this musical movement that straddled the emergence of the internet.

On the show we feature the following tracks:
Gloria - Mineral
Slower - Mineral
In Circles - Sunny Day Real Estate
Lucky Denver Mint - Jimmy Eat World
B is for Bethlehem - The Promise Ring
Everything Has its Point - Rival Schools
A Jack with One Eye - Texas is the Reason
Never Meant - American Football
Fishing the Sky - The Appleseed Cast
Radio - Christie Front Drive
47 - Sunny Day Real Estate
Funeral - Band of Horses
Glass Coughs - Foxing
The Knock - Hop Along
Nothing to Write - Mock Orange

A playlist of the songs on this show is available on Apple Music: click here

To find out more about Emo, visit these sites:
Fourfa: click here
Is this band Emo?: click here
Washed up Emo Podcast: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

February 2, 2016

16. Sneak Preview - The Musical Moment


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On this episode, Pete and Matt premiere the first episode of their new podcast The Musical Moment.

The Musical Moment is a bite-sized podcast about our favorite moments in the songs we love. It will always be less than 10 minutes and we'll release new episodes each week.

We'd love to get your feedback. Feel free to email us at clicktrackpodcast@gmail.com or themusicalmoment@gmail.com and let us know what you think.

Also, if you'd like to stay in the loop, visit The Musical Moment website, where you can sign up for our mailing list: click here

January 20, 2016

15. Our Favorite Music Podcasts


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On this episode, Pete and Matt discuss their favorite music podcasts and are joined by special guest Jim DeRogatis from Sound Opinions to talk about the show’s recent 10 year/500 episode anniversary.

We also take a moment to remember David Bowie.

We discuss the following Podcasts:
All Songs Considered: click here
Sound Opinions: click here
Microphone Check: click here
Pitch: click here
Tuner: click here
Song Exploder: click here
The Musical Moment: click here

The songs featured on this episode:

Space Oddity - Performed by Astronaut Chris Hadfield ( see his video on YouTube: click here )
Black Star - David Bowie
How Much a Dollar Cost - Kendrick Lamar
Life on Mars - David Bowie

An Apple Music playlist of these songs: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

January 7, 2016

14. Matt's Best of 2015


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On this episode, Matt takes us through his favorites of the year.

Here's the list:
King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar
Crosswords - Panda Bear
Piano Sonata No. 3 Largo - Ólafur Arnalds & Alice Sara Ott
Unrasiert - Bohren & Der Club of Gore
Chess - Petite Noir
Out of the Woods - Taylor Swift
Shake it Off - Ryan Adams
Surf (feat. Kilo Kish) - Vince Staples
Black Lake - Björk
Fourth of July - Sufjan Stevens
Jolly Holiday - Dick Van Dyke & Julie Andrews
Nobody Hangs Out Anymore - LONDON O'CONNOR
Solace's Bride - Destroyer
Grief - Earl Sweatshirt
Changing Horses - Zachary Cale
Flesh without Blood - Grimes

A playlist of these tracks is available on Apple Music: click here

We used some supplemental pieces to pull the episode together:
Auld Lang Syne - Dick Walter
Make Me a Mix Tape - The Promise Ring
The Magdalene - Foxing
Civilian - Wye Oak
The Tower - Wye Oak
Black Star - David Bowie
The New Year - Death Cab for Cutie

These tracks are also available on Apple Music: click here

Thanks for joining us in 2015. Looking forward to all that 2016 holds.

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a rating or review on iTunes: click here

December 23, 2015

13. Pete's Best Of 2015


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We are continuing to wrap up 2015. On this episode, Pete takes us on a tour of his favorite music from the last year.

Here's the list:
City on the Hill - Deseparacidos
Lazerray - TV on the Radio
Language of the Dead - The Delta Spirit
Gimme all your Love - Alabama Shakes
Style - Ryan Adams
Low Key - Tweedy
Girl in a Sling - Destroyer
April's Song - Real Estate
A Song for Cats - Recreational Drugs
Dot Com - Battles
Day o Day (A Love so Free) - Hiss Golden Messenger
Pretty Pimpin - Kurt Vile
Fool for Love - Lord Huron
I Want You - Lindi Ortega
Stuck in the South - Adia Victoria
Queen of the Silver Dollar - Emmylou Harris
She's more to be Pitied - Son Volt
He Wrote the Book - Hiss Golden Messenger

We made an Apple Music playlist of these tunes: click here

Additionally, there are some other pieces of music that round the episode out:

Let it Snow (no link)
Make me a Mixtape - The Promise Ring
Skips a Beat - The Promise Ring
Why did ever we Meet - The Promise Ring
I Need a Man - Barbara Pittman
Space Song - Beach House
The Power of Love - Huey Lewis & the News
Workin' for a Living - Huey Lewis & the News
Workin' Woman Blues - Valerie June
Just Like Christmas - Low

You can check these out on this Apple Music playlist: click here

On the next episode, Matt will follow up and share his favorites of the year.

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a rating or review on iTunes: click here


December 9, 2015

12. Adventures in Hiphop with Frannie Kelley


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This week, Pete & Matt are joined by Frannie Kelley, co-host of NPR’s hiphop interview show Microphone Check ( click here )and Editor in Chief of Yours Truly ( click here ). She takes the guys on a tour of her musical tastes and shares her picks for the best and most interesting hiphop of 2015.

We feature these songs on this episode:
Peaches and Cream - 112
Who Am I (What’s My Name)? - Snoop Dogg
The World is Yours - Nas
Buddy - J. Period & Q-Tip
Alright - Kendrick Lamar
Jump off the Roof - Vince Staples
Huey - Earl Sweatshirt
Miracle / Wherever - Ty Dolla $ign
Straight Up - Ty Dolla $ign
Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh) - Rich Homie Quan
You’re Good But I’m Better - Kill J
679 - Fetty Wap
Bank Rolls - Tate Kobang

We put them together on a playlist on Apple Music:
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The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

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November 24, 2015

11. The Infinite Now: An Interview with London O'Connor


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The guys are joined by London O'Connor(@londonoconnor) for an in depth look at his debut album O∆ (circle triangle). We discuss where and how the record was recorded, creating something from nothing, and making pop personal.

You can find London O'Connor's album on Soundcloud: click here

It's available for download here: click here

We featured these songs on this episode:
Nobody Hangs Out Anymore - London O'Connor
OATMEAL - London O'Connor
Coordinates 00:36 - London O'Connor
Nude - Radiohead
Love Song - London O'Connor
Rock n' Roll - Velvet Underground
It's a Wonderful Life - Sparklehorse
Suddenly Everything Has Changed - Flaming Lips
GUTS - London O'Connor
Steal - London O'Connor

We put them together on a playlist on Apple Music:
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The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

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November 11, 2015

10. Wilco


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On this show, Pete tries to convince Matt that pre-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Wilco is better than everything after. In the process the guys discuss the origins of Alt Country, Uncle Tupelo and their many influences, and what Dad Rock really means.

Wilco's Outtasite (Outta Mind) music video:
click here

Here are the tracks we feature on this episode:
Art of Almost - Wilco
Casino Queen - Wilco
Outtasite (Outta Mind) - Wilco
Pittsburgh - Lemonheads
Either Way - Wilco
Random Name Generator - Wilco
Pickled Ginger - Wilco
She’s A Jar - Wilco
Gun - Uncle Tupelo
No Future Part IV - Titus Andronicus
Train - Wilco
Turn! Turn! Turn! - The Byrds
D. Boon - Uncle Tupelo
Monument - Minutemen
Kamera - Wilco

You can listen to these songs on Apple Music:
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The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

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October 31, 2015

9. The Grumpy Episode


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Pete & Matt get grumpy and spend some time talking about the music they don't love so much.

Songs We Love:
Heart of Gold - Neil Young
Seasons - Future Island
Angel Won’t You Call Me - The Decemberists
Feeling OK - Best Coast
European Oils - Destroyer
Love is Blindness - U2
Girl in a Sling - Destroyer

Songs That Make Us Grumpy:
Shanty for Arethusa - The Decembrists
Black River Killer - Blitzen Trapper
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Babel - Mumford and Sons
Pedestrian at Best - Courtney Barnett
Sleep Won’t Ever Come - Best Coast
Hell - Destroyer

You can listen to these songs on Apple Music:
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The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

October 14, 2015

8. Zachary Cale's Duskland


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On this week’s episode, Pete & Matt interview Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter Zachary Cale about his new album Duskland.

Have you ever listened closely to the interplay between the drums and bass in your favorite song? It's not random. Pete takes a few to explain how they work together in music.

We feature these songs:

Wayward Son - Zachary Cale
I Forged The Bullet - Zachary Cale
Evensong - Zachary Cale
Changing Horses - Zachary Cale
Basilica - Zachary Cale
Make it Funky - James Brown
With or Without You - U2
Inside Out - Spoon

We’ve compiled these tracks onto a playlist in Apple Music: click here

You can find out more about Zachary Cale here: click here

You can buy his new record Duskland here: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

September 29, 2015

7. Daniel Romano, Taylor Swift & Ryan Adams Walk into a Bar.....


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Pete & Matt interview singer, songwriter and producer Daniel Romano about his new album If I've Only One Time Askin'. We also talk about the Ryan Adams re-imagining of Taylor Swift's 1989.

The show features these songs:

If I’ve Only One Time Askin’ - Daniel Romano
I’m Gonna Teach You - Daniel Romano
The One That Got Away (Came Back Today) - Daniel Romano
Excuse Me While I Break My Own Heart - Whiskeytown
Lo-Fi Tennessee Mountain Angel - Whiskeytown
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Shake It Off - Ryan Adams
I’m On Fire - Bruce Sprinsteen
New York, New York - Ryan Adams
White Horse - Taylor Swift
Wonderwall - Ryan Adams

We’ve compiled these tracks onto a playlist in Apple Music: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

If you’re enjoying the show, please leave us a review on iTunes: click here

September 11, 2015

6. Flipping Through the Bin


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Pete & Matt answer a great question from the mailbag and go back to basics this week as they wind their way through a bunch of tunes they’ve been listening to lately:

Massachusetts - Scud Mountain Boys
The Ghost of You Lingers - Spoon
SZ2 - Battles
Somethin’ Else - Cannonball Adderley
Ca’ Purange (Jungle Soul) - Gene Ammons
Space 11 (invisible pages over) - Max Richter
Reagan - Killer Mike
Random Name Generator - Wilco
Down On the Street - The Stooges
Wires - Telekinesis
Optimists - Those Darlins
Steve Earl - Lydia Loveless
Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills) - Brian Eno
Meditation No. 2 - Brian Eno/Laraaji
Space Song - Beach House
Sparks - Beach House
Levitation - Beach House

We’ve compiled these tracks onto a playlist in Apple Music: click here

We also mentioned an article written by Telekinesis front man Michael B. Lerner about creating his new record Ad Infinitum: click here

The intro and outro are taken from The Surveyor, written and performed by Winter’s Fall.

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September 3, 2015

5. Totally Mild


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Pete & Matt interview singer Elizabeth Mitchell and guitarist Zachary Schneider from Totally Mild, a fantastic band from Melbourne, Australia. They talk about the band's new album Down Time. The discussion is wide ranging and includes their influences, their dreams, writing personal song lyrics that have universal meaning, what's behind their album cover, and how they went about creating the distinct sound the permeates the entire record.

You can find Down Time on:

iTunes: click here
Amazon: click here

Special thanks to Sophie Gilcrest at Force Field PR

August 15, 2015

4. Schuyler Dean Pickups


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This week, Pete and Matt talk about the merits of vinyl, CDs, and digital formats. You ever wondered what gives electric guitars their distinct sound? They interview pickup maker Schuyler Dean to find out. Pete caps it off with a Musical Moment from the legendary Lightnin’ Hopkins.

On this week’s show, the we listen to:

Can-Utility and the Coastliners - Genesis
Guitar Man - Elvis Presley
Don’t Wanna Fight - Alabama Shakes
If 6 Was 9 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
I’ve Got a Tiger By The Tail - Buck Owens
Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
Once a Gambler - Lightnin’ Hopkins

Show Playlist on Apple Music:
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Links:
Schuyler Dean Pickups: click here
Paul Reed Smith TED Talk: click here
Albums App for iPhone: click here

August 4, 2015

3. Walking it Home


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This week, Pete and Matt answer a question from the mailbag and enlist Professor Cindy Cox, a musicologist at UC Berkeley, to help answer it. Pete dives into the history, significance and musicological foundation of the Blues. The guys discuss their first impressions of Apple Music. And Pete reviews David Byrne’s book, How Music Works. Matt shares a Musical Moment from one of his all-time favorite records, Destroyer’s Rubies.

On this week’s show, the we talk about:

Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton
Cross Road Blues - Robert Johnson
Got My Mojo Working (1956 Single Version) - Muddy Waters
The Thrill is Gone - B.B. King
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Should I Stay or Should I Go - The Clash
Family is Family - Kacey Musgraves
This Must Be the Place - Iron & Wine & Ben Bridwell
Last Nite - The Strokes
Painter in Your Pocket - Destroyer

Show Playlist on Apple Music:
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Links:
Apple Music: click here
Marco Arment’s article “Don’t order the Fish”: click here
How Music Works - David Byrne: click here
Dr. Cindy Cox, UC Berkeley: click here
Destroyer: click here

July 17, 2015

2. Close Harmonies


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Pete & Matt catch us up on what they've been listening to this summer and try out a new segment called "musical moment".

The guys discuss the following tracks:

Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knocking
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead - National Anthem
Radiohead - Body Snatchers
Billie Joe & Nora - Long Time Gone
The Everly Brothers - Long Time Gone
Janis Martin - Let's Elope Honey
Simon Crum - Stand Up Sit Down Shut Your Mouth
Wanda Jackson - I Gotta Know
Kendrick Lamar - u
Kanye West - Send it Up
Kamasi Washington - Re Run Home
Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Mates of State - Staring Contest
Mates of State - Beautiful Kids
Sufjan Stevens - Should have known Better
Sufjan Stevens - To Be Alone With You
Sufjan Stevens - Vesuvius
Danielson - Ye Olde Battleaxe
Weezer - My Name is Jonas
Mineral - Palisade
Starflyer 59 - Le Vainquer
Desaparecidos - City on the Hill

You can listen to these songs on this Apple Music playlist:
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Intro and Outro:
Winter's Fall - The Surveyor

July 4, 2015

1. Introductions


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Join us in the first ever episode of the Clicktrack Podcast where your hosts Pete Gidlund and Matt Silas introduce you to the show, what it's about, and a bit of the music they love.

The guys discuss these songs:
Sun Kil Moon - Salvador Sanchez
Sun Kil Moon - I Watched the Film The Song Remains the Same
Bon Iver - Flume
Sting - Soul Cages
U2 - The Fly
Radiohead - Everything in its Right Place
The National - Looking for Astronauts
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James
Lead Belly - Rock Island Line
Hank Williams - Honky Tonkin
Earth Crisis - Firestorm
Mineral - Slower
Son Volt - Drown

You can listen to these songs on this Apple Music playlist:
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Intro and Outro:
Winter's Fall - The Surveyor

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