This week on the Break it Down podcast, Matt's joined by podcaster and libertarian Jason Stapleton. They discuss Matt's trip to the DMV, Donald Trump vs Hilary Clinton, millennials, government policies, and what we could or could not do without the government. Is Matt way off by opting out of the voting process? Do we really need the government for space programs, intellectual property, road construction, or national security?
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Matt and Cory Brandan from Norma Jean walk through tracks from the new Norma Jean album as well as his new project Hundred Suns. Does art belong to its creators? Cory says once the music is released the creators are irrelevant. What does it takes to have the longevity to put out seven studio albums?
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Matt Carter is joined by producer and friend Aaron Sprinkle to catch up on life, talk pre-production, and get Aaron's first instincts on a brand new Emery demo!
This week Matt's joined by listeners chosen to come on the podcast and ask their questions live. They talk music business: if Emery started in 2016, labels pressuring artists, adding value to clients, multiple stream incomes, and focusing on your art unrelated to your wage.
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Seattle's Carole Freeman, MS, CN, CHt, is a nutrition and psychology professional. She came by and we had the chance to podcast in person and discuss how the ketogenic diet works.
Another amazing producer, and hero of mine, joins the show.
You got it, Zar Castillo, the promoter from Never Say Never Festival is on the show face to face with me and joins the transparency team and talks real numbers about how all of this went down. "This" referring to Emery and other bands flying to South Texas playing a fest and not getting paid in How to Lose $5000 (S3 Ep5)
Ed Rose is well known producer from Lawrence, Kansas who has been instrumental in the punk/emo scene since the late 90's working with The Get Up Kids, Appleseed Cast, Coalesce, and Reggie and the Full Effect. He also produced Emery's The Weak's End.
What happens when a band flies to South Texas for a festival and then doesn't get paid?
Mark Trombino is a record producer known for working with bands such as Blink 182, Mineral, Finch and The Starting Line, but most notably, to me at least, Mark produced almost all of Jimmy Eat World's albums including the landmark record Clarity.
Mark is also the owner of a donut shop in Los Angeles called Donut Friend.
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Hope you enjoy this chat with Kevin, who was nice enough to have me over on a Saturday morning to talk about how he weighs business, money, punk lifestyle, and family. Kevin is a very wise, successful, and grounded guy who I am happy to have the opportunity to learn from directly.
What happens financially when a band breaks up? Can home studio recordings compete with the professional studios? How do you get started investing your money? What is the deal with ketogenic diets?
I am very happy to get out 2 episodes this week! Glad to be back.
I'm back! You can consider this episode one of season three of this podcast. I'll explain it in the episode. Devin Shelton is with me to discuss how he arranges songs, particularly the set of cover songs he has done to promote the crowd fund for his new solo album. Also I have the pleasure of speaking with Tyson Motsenbocker and bringing you some clips from his yet to be released album that i really dig and discuss string arranging and key changes.
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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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.
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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More about the art of lyrics, and the meanings of the songs as they occurred to Toby in writing You Were Never Alone.
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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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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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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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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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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