#005 - Sturgill Simpson

Metamodern Sounds in Country Music

Published October 15, 2020

#2014 #country #psychedelic

Listen on Apple Podcasts Listen on Spotify

Sturgill Simpson blurs the lines between country and psychedelic on his 2014 album, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music. While paying its dues to the country tradition, it breaks the mold to make a significant contribution to both genres. As if that weren’t enough, Sturgill is a clever lyricist who doesn’t shy away from confronting the hard questions. We talk through the thought-provoking lyrics, as well as the innovative writing and instrumentation.

Album Links:

See also

Tame Impala - The Slow Rush

Tame Impala has gained more mainstream popularity than possibly any modern psychedlic act. Since 2015’s Currents, Kevin Parker (Tame Impala’s creator) has been on a steady diet of touring and collaborations. February of 2020 saw the release of The Slow Rush, and Tame fans rejoiced. While it isn’t a concept album, it focuses primarily on concepts related to time. It may not be as groundbreaking as Currents was, but it’s still a solid album.

Read more

Sylvan Esso - Free Love

The B-Side Chicks discuss the recently released Sylvan Esso album. This is the 3rd album from the group and comes in around 29 minutes long. The electropop duo bring a strong vocal performance and intriguing instrumental choices together for a strangely soothing outcome. Album Links: Spotify Apple Music

Read more

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Changing gears from episode one. Widely hailed as a masterpiece, Pet Sounds is the eleventh studio album from The Beach Boys. Released in 1966, this is the first solo album from the genius mind of Brian Wilson. While the length is only ~36 minutes, there is a lot to discuss here. We dive deep, discussing everything from the vast array of unusual instruments to the interesting origins of the tracks.

Read more
Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on Facebook