Scale of Loneliness (Encore Episode 137)

This week’s episode of Encore looks at a variety of listener questions, things like: favorite music for road trips, recent albums we think may end up being classics, and music we turn to for the specific moods we may be in. We also talk about new music from Japandroids and The Menzingers and our desire to listen to something “new” versus falling back on old favorites. We’ve also got a contest to win the new book from Laura Jane Grace, and Thomas gives details on that in the middle of this episode.

Thanks for listening!

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Show Notes

  • This episode was recorded on November 7th, 2016.
  • Side note: If you retweet the @encorepodcast post about this episode, we’ll pick a random winner to receive a hardcover copy of Laura Jane Grace’s TRANNY in the mail.
  • Thomas really liked the Sound and the Story podcast about Brand New’s Devil and God.
  • Listener questions: How often do we seek out something new to listen to rather than going back to something familiar? … Something about anarchist music / songs to listen to during the election … Nintendo Switch and Dr. Strange … Our favorite road trip music, and stuff about mix CDs … What’s a recent album that we think will become a “scene classic”?
  • Japandroids are back. New tour dates, new album and new song.
  • The Menzingers will release After The Party on February 3. We have two songs so far in “Lookers” and “Bad Catholics.”
  • JT Recommends: Finding Dory. Season 3, new Yellowcard album, new Jimmy Eat World album.
  • TN Recommends: Gimlet’s new fall season of podcasts, and LJG’s TRANNY.


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