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Break It Down with Matt Carter

Matt Carter goes in depth to really break down what is going on with people, art, music, science and more. The first 12 episodes Matt and Toby will give an in depth look at what went into the making of each song on Emery's new album, You Were Never Alone.
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Dec 16, 2015

Matt Pryor is the singer of The Get Up Kids and a big inspiration to me. He has a podcast called Nothing to Write Home About.  We discuss touring with Weezer, why sometimes he would rather be a farmhand than a musician, and a little bit about anxiety and depression.

 

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Texture www.texture.com/breakitdown

Metal Brainiac www.metalbrainiac.com

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Dec 1, 2015

Matt explores the topics of Radical Islam, Terrorism, Syria and refugees in conversations with terrorism law professor Jeffery Adicott, Libertarian podcast host Jason Stapleton, Science Mike, and Underoath keyboardist Chirs Dudley whose European merch guy was killed in the Paris attacks.

 

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The Jabberjaw Media Network and this podcast are Presented by our sponsor Sound Rink, an Experience Company - www.soundrink.com
Nov 11, 2015

Billy Power, ex Tooth and Nail A&R and host of the Urban Achiever podcast interview Matt Carter about his background, upbringing and philosophies.

 

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Audible www.audible.com/breakitdown

Urban Achiever  www.urbanachievershow.com

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The Jabberjaw Media Network and this podcast are Presented by our sponsor Sound Rink, an Experience Company - www.soundrink.com
Oct 27, 2015

More about the art of lyrics, and the meanings of the songs as they occurred to Toby in writing You Were Never Alone.

 

Sponsors and Links

Into The Flood- facebook.com/intothefloodband

 

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Emery 8 bit: https://emerymusic.bandcamp.com/

Emery VIP www.emeryvip.com

 

Oct 16, 2015

Toby and I discuss his lyrics, why and how he writes them and the specific meaning he had in mind when putting this album together. Pt.1

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Sep 18, 2015

Pete Holmes hangs out with Matt (and Toby) to talk about stuff like comedians’ concerns, or lack thereof, about being PC, how musicians can kind of be compared to comedians and he lends a little insight on the industry for people looking to get into the comedy game.

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Hearts Like Lions:  https://www.facebook.com/HeartsLikeLions/

Sep 1, 2015

For this episode, Dave Bazan (formerly of Pedro the Lion) stopped by and we talked about stuff like his avoidance of institutionalized and conformative ways of thinking, the concept of bringing character acting into the vocals for a song, his thought process when writing lyrics, and of course we break down the musical theory behind a handful of Pedro the Lion songs.


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Aug 17, 2015

Cody is what you might consider a volitile genius.  He has broken up his band and reformed it, left his faith and returned, become a welder, a funiture maker, been divorced, self medicated , written profound music and then stopped creating for years at a time. I want to break down how all that works.

 

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Jul 28, 2015

On this episode, Ryan Clark of Demon Hunter, stops by to talk specifics of designing album artwork, the writing and recording process for Demon Hunter and his new side project, NYVES, and we discuss some of the ups and downs of touring.

 

Check out some of Ryan's artwork: www.breakitdownpod.com/ryanclark

 

Check out NYVES on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nyvesmusic

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Jul 14, 2015

On this episode I break away from strictly music-related conversation to talk with Science Mike about problems with submitting to irrational authority, what science is and is not, intergalactic travel, conspiracy theories and Mike opens up about having learning disabilities and how that has shaped his experiences with academia.

Check out Science Mike's Podcast: http://mikemchargue.com/ask-science-mike/

 

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Jul 1, 2015

On this episode, I talk with Underoath guitarist Tim McTague about his thoughts on being in one of the pioneer "screamo" bands, we break down some key elements of They're Only Chasing Safety and Define the Great Line, then the show takes a reflective and personal twist.

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Jun 18, 2015

Aaron Sprinkle is probably the most talented person I know and and extremely fun and easy to talk to.  We discuss the psychology or producing music, the technical side of recording and the specific song, Alone, the final track on the new Emery album. 

 

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You Were Never Alone: www.youwereneveralone.com  use promo code "BID" for 10% off.
 
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Jun 12, 2015

Beau Burchell is the guitarist from Saosin and also the dude who mixed You Were Never Alone.  He Hangs out this episode to break down mixing and to talk about this track.  

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Jun 3, 2015
Salvatore Wtryhta
 
Now that the album is out the show takes a slightly more conversational tone as Devin Shelton joins Matt to discuss this song, but also spending time chatting about music theroy, vocal performance and his role in the emery.
 
 
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You Were Never Alone: www.youwereneveralone.com  use promo code "BID" for 10% off.
 
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May 20, 2015
Go Wrong Young Man
 
This is one fun tune.  Built off of a a 2 measure guitar loop, this track uses alternate harmonizations and time signatures to make the different sections of the song be distinct. This one also has a rather experimental approach to vocal arranging and production, making this one of the weirdest emery songs ever. 
 
 
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Emery Live Show Tickets and VIP: www.emerymusic.com
 
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May 13, 2015
What's Stopping You Can't Stop All This 

On this episode Matt sits down in a hotel room with Matt MacDonald of BC Music and The Classic Crime to discuss this track, the music business, singing, music theroy and Matt's favorite guitar part on the whole album.

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Emery Live Show Tickets and VIP: www.emerymusic.com
 
PREORDER: www.youwereneveralone.com  use promo code "BID" for 10% off.
 
May 6, 2015

To the Deep. If there was a song that we were gonna send or work to radio on this album, this would be it.  It’s catchy and has a big chorus that repeats, and has the classic verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge, chorus format.  BUT, we dont give a shit about radio and didn’t make this song that way on purpose, it just turned out that way.  It is Dave, our drummer’s favorite song, has no screaming, and is track seven on our new album, You Were Never Alone.

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Emery Live Show Tickets and VIP: www.emerymusic.com
 
PREORDER: www.youwereneveralone.com  use promo code "BID" for 10% off.
 
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Apr 29, 2015

Track 6 on the Emery record is called Pink Slip. The full song is played at the end of the episode. We discuss drum recording and raw sounds from the record as well and the  "musical climax" of the record.

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Emery Live Show Tickets and VIP: www.emerymusic.com
 
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Apr 22, 2015

Track 5 on the Emery record is called The Less You Say. The full song is played early in the episode as well as at the very end.  Toby is back for this episode and we spend a good amount of time talking about lyrics and meanings.

 

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Emery Live Show Tickets and VIP: www.emerymusic.com
 
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Apr 15, 2015

Track 4 on the Emery record is called The Beginning . The full song is played at the end of the episode.  This episode shows the process of for writing, arranging, and collaborting. 

 

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Apr 6, 2015

Track 3 on the Emery record is called Hard Times. The full song is played at the end of the episode, and before that, Matt and Toby play the original demo and dicuss time changes, key changes, melody writing and vocal tuning.

 

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Mar 29, 2015

Track 2 on the Emery record is called Thrash.  Matt, Toby and drummer Dave Powell discuss the song, screaming techniques and drum arranging.

 

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Mar 23, 2015
Matt and Toby discuss the first track on the new record.
 
Each of these first 12 episodes will feature a song from the album played in its entirety along with clips and tracks pulled out from the recording session and stories and explanations to accompany as well as insights into the lyrics and themes explored. It will be a behind the curtain look at what goes into making Emery’s music.
 
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Mar 13, 2015

Welcome to Break It Down!

This is a preview episode for the upcoming show. Episode 1 will feature the first track from the new Emery record, You Were Never Alone and will air very soon along with an announcement of the  release date.   Please subscribe and you will get Episode 1 when it is available. Spread the word, and stay tuned...

-matt

 

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