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Episode 160: Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood frontman, John Paul Pitts stopped by Going Off Track to talk about why Florida is such a strange... Read on.
Surfer Blood frontman, John Paul Pitts stopped by Going Off Track to talk about why Florida is such a strange place, how he learned how to play guitar (spoiler: it involved listening to a lot of Pavement & Dinosaur Jr.) and why Surfer Blood decided to go back to their independent roots on the band’s latest...  Read on.
Surfer Blood frontman, John Paul Pitts stopped by Going Off Track to talk about why Florida is such a strange place, how he learned how to play guitar (spoiler: it involved listening to a lot of Pavement & Dinosaur Jr.) and why Surfer Blood decided to go back to their independent roots on the band's latest album, 1000 Palms. "There is no limit to how zoomed in on something you can get," Pitts says when describing the artwork for his band's latest album, which was done by his equally artistic sister. "Life is all about trying to balance zooming in and zooming out on various things." Surfer Blood online
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Episode 159: The Early November

Ace Enders, Joe Marro and Bill Lugg from The Early November stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Benny... Read on.
Ace Enders, Joe Marro and Bill Lugg from The Early November stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss what it was like growing up in “The Blueberry Capitol Of The World,” what happens when humans inevitably merge with machines and that time they got sued by The...  Read on.
Ace Enders, Joe Marro and Bill Lugg from The Early November stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Benny Horowitz (The Gaslight Anthem) to discuss what it was like growing up in "The Blueberry Capitol Of The World," what happens when humans inevitably merge with machines and that time they got sued by The Get Up Kids for attempting to pay homage to them in a song. We also get into how you reserve engineer the brain,  if we are actually living in a simulation and what will happen when robots become so intelligent that they turn on humanity. "I kind of like the status quo of kind of not knowing and having some robot overloads tell us what to do. I dig it, the gave us the Internet after all," Marro says at one point. So say we all. Photo by Danielle Parsons The Early November The Gaslight Anthem
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Episode 158: Jessica Hopper

Pitchfork Review’s Senior Editor Jessica Hopper stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to... Read on.
Pitchfork Review’s Senior Editor Jessica Hopper stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to discuss her new book The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, her influential fanzine Hit It Or Quit It and what it was like going back to a flip phone for...  Read on.
Pitchfork Review's Senior Editor Jessica Hopper stopped by Going Off Track with guest host Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to discuss her new book The First Collection Of Criticism By A Living Female Rock Critic, her influential fanzine Hit It Or Quit It and what it was like going back to a flip phone for two years. We also discuss her days of being a publicist for classic Jade Tree releases like the Promise Ring's Nothing Feels Good, how she manages to avoid being jaded when it comes to new artists and why Jonah and Brian seem to have rediscovered adult-contemporary artists such as Bruce Hornsby and Phil Collins, for better or worse.
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