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Episode 260: John Agnello

Legendary producer John Agnello came by Going Off Track with guest host Emil Amos (Holy Sons, Grails) to discuss their... Read on.
Legendary producer John Agnello came by Going Off Track with guest host Emil Amos (Holy Sons, Grails) to discuss their dynamic making the latest Holy Sons record, Agnello’s experiences recording everyone from Jawbox to Dinosaur Jr and his early days cutting his teeth at the iconic New York City recording studio, The Record Plant. We...  Read on.
Legendary producer John Agnello came by Going Off Track with guest host Emil Amos (Holy Sons, Grails) to discuss their dynamic making the latest Holy Sons record, Agnello's experiences recording everyone from Jawbox to Dinosaur Jr and his early days cutting his teeth at the iconic New York City recording studio, The Record Plant. We also discuss what keeps Agnello excited about more recent acts like Kurt Vile and Motion City Soundtrack, why his favorite records such as Guided By Voices' "Bee Thousand" are admittedly lo-fi and reminisce about the nineties alternative scene that Angello captured via acts like Sonic Youth. "We were working on Dinosaur Jr's "Without A Sound" the day they found Kurt Cobain's body in Manhattan and the whole day we just sat in the lounge watching MTV," Agnello recounts. "I thought they would make a shitload of records, Kurt seemed so prolific and great as an artist. I wouldn't say I thought he would have a Neil Young scope of a career but I never would have thought he died that young." If you enjoy this podcast you definitely should check out Agnello's recording podcast with Stewart Lerman, "Gear Club" where he delves far deeper into audio explorations in an equally entertaining way. Gear Club podcast Visit John online Holy Sons
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Episode 259: Rachel Feinstein

Comedian Rachel Feinstein came by Going Off Track to discuss her approach to stand-up, why being a comedian is better... Read on.
Comedian Rachel Feinstein came by Going Off Track to discuss her approach to stand-up, why being a comedian is better than being a musician and how she prepared for last year’s hilarious Comedy Central special Only Whores Wear Purple. However most of this podcast is taken up by an epic story submitted by Nikki Glaser...  Read on.
Comedian Rachel Feinstein came by Going Off Track to discuss her approach to stand-up, why being a comedian is better than being a musician and how she prepared for last year’s hilarious Comedy Central special Only Whores Wear Purple. However most of this podcast is taken up by an epic story submitted by Nikki Glaser in our “Mystery Friend” segment that sees her talking about dating a “guttural alcoholic” who was obsessed with online flight stimulators. Seriously, we can’t really do this story justice so just listen to the podcast if you want to hear more. We also discuss Feinstein’s long friendship with Glaser and Amy Schumer, what it’s like to be a woman in a largely male-dominated profession and how it feels to attend a virtual war funeral. “My material comes from experiences in my life and I also imitate people, so I would do that growing up and entertain myself that way but it was also a defense,” Feinstein says of what inspired her to be funny. “Like most comics, I got wildly bad grades and I would talk shit and mock things… but I probably would have mocked things even if I didn’t get bad grades because that’s fun to do.” We couldn’t agree more. Visit Rachel online Follow Rachel on Twitter
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Episode 258: Matt Goldich

Comedian and all-around good dude Matt Goldich dropped by Going Off Track to talk stand-up and what it’s like being... Read on.
Comedian and all-around good dude Matt Goldich dropped by Going Off Track to talk stand-up and what it’s like being a writer for Late Night with Seth Myers. If you ever wondered what it’s like working on a late night talk show – worry no further as Matt breaks it down. He also finally gives...  Read on.
Comedian and all-around good dude Matt Goldich dropped by Going Off Track to talk stand-up and what it’s like being a writer for Late Night with Seth Myers. If you ever wondered what it's like working on a late night talk show - worry no further as Matt breaks it down. He also finally gives Benny somebody to talk about sports with and explains why being a sports fan is comforting. Matt is a host of the podcast, Sorry I’ve Been So Busy, which we highly recommend you tick an ear to. Look for Matt’s first live comedy album coming soon! Sorry I've Been So Busy podcast on iTunes
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Episode 257: We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists a.k.a. Keith Murray and Chris Cain came by Going Off Track to discuss moving from California to... Read on.
We Are Scientists a.k.a. Keith Murray and Chris Cain came by Going Off Track to discuss moving from California to Brooklyn to start the band, the challenges of songwriting when you’re too comfortable and why they may not have the same kinship with New York bands that you might imagine that they do We also...  Read on.
We Are Scientists a.k.a. Keith Murray and Chris Cain came by Going Off Track to discuss moving from California to Brooklyn to start the band, the challenges of songwriting when you're too comfortable and why they may not have the same kinship with New York bands that you might imagine that they do We also discuss why they don't totally identify with the early 2000s dance-rock vibe that put them on the map, their interesting pre-band careers, their latest album Helter Seltzer and how they manage to balance the band while maintaining a family. "With our band I think people perceive a certain friend group but we're not friends with many of them," Cain explains. "We're not enemies either... but we could be if they make the wrong move." Don't let their looks fool you, you do not want to cross this duo. But you should check out their music. We Are Scientists
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