The Sound Check Chat podcasts with My Goodness and Those Mockingbirds went live on Saturday, August 2 via iTunes and Stitcher. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (http://earthquakerdevices.com/) and Latest Flame (http://www.latestflame.com/).
Access the podcasts here:
Those Mockingbirds: http://goo.gl/rvqQAw
My Goodness: http://goo.gl/cCJc0P
Those Mockingbirds’ debut full-length album, Penny The Dreadful, was released earlier this Summer. Engineered by Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, MUTEMATH) and Dean Baltulonis (The Hold Steady), the band planted themselves at the Wild Arctic Studios in Portsmouth, NH for the effort, committing themselves to the music, each other and the creative process.
The release of their video for “How To Rob A Bank” found the band beating the bush hard, and they ended up on our doorstep late last year. The band’s killer video ended up in rotation at MTVu.
Consisting of singer/guitarist Joel Schneider and drummer Andy Lum, My Goodness formed in Seattle in 2008 and quickly took the Northwest by storm with their feverish concoction of blues-infused rock. The duo spent years honing their songwriting and playing to growing crowds with bands like Bosnian Rainbows, The Thermals, The Cave Singers and Augustines; all of which has led to this pivotal, career defining moment, the release of their new album, Shiver + Shake.
My Goodness’ connection to the Seattle music they grew up on is strikingly audible. Bands from Nirvana and Soundgarden, to bands from the early ’00s Seattle scene such as Botch, Blood Brothers, Murder City Devils and Harkonen were on heavy rotation for Schneider and Lum throughout their formative years. Dig deeper still and you find them tapping into a rich seam of blues, old and new – from Muddy Waters through Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside to the musical sass of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Though a very different prospect, the energy, intensity and attitude of hardcore and the groove of the blues feeds into everything My Goodness does. Ultimately it’s all rock music though. Big throbbing rock music.
In the spring of 2014, My Goodness enlisted the help of friend and local Seattle musician Cody Votalato (The Blood Brothers, Jaguar Love) who joined them as a part time member on bass guitar for their first full U.S. tour. We recently caught up Schneider to discuss the record, working the Votalato and more.
On March 15, 2014, the podcast launched via iTunes and Stitcher, as well as at the Sound Check Chat website (http://www.soundcheckchat.com). Previous podcasts included interviews with Grieves, Buffalo Killers, Circle Takes The Square, The Jazz June, Hawthorne Heights, Beebs and Her Moneymakers and more.
In addition to the podcast, Sound Check Chat provides a show notes page providing background behind the podcast and artists covered, as well as links to topics discussed on the show.
Additional details about future podcasts, including those already in progress with Dads, Afghan Whigs, Frameworks and more are forthcoming.