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Episode 231: Kevin Devine

Friend of the podcast Kevin Devine returned to Going Off Track alongside Jonah and Benny to talk about his new... Read on.
Friend of the podcast Kevin Devine returned to Going Off Track alongside Jonah and Benny to talk about his new album “Instigator,” how having a child has changed his worldview and his firsthand experiences with gentrification in Brooklyn. We also talk about what it’s been like for Devine to grow up in a family of...  Read on.
Friend of the podcast Kevin Devine returned to Going Off Track alongside Jonah and Benny to talk about his new album "Instigator," how having a child has changed his worldview and his firsthand experiences with gentrification in Brooklyn. We also talk about what it's been like for Devine to grow up in a family of police officers and why he decided to write the song "Freddie Gray Blues," which is based on his conflicted feelings toward law enforcement in our country today. "How I feel about all this stuff now is intellectually cautious and sad," Devine says at one point. "You want to listen and learn and be open but you also don't want to say the wrong thing--but you will because it's a minefield in the sense that it's only a gray area." In the course of  traversing this tricky intellectual territory, we also find time to discuss how going to Black Lives Matter-centric rallies shifted Devine's perspective on some social justice issues, the best place to get pizza in Staten Island (it's called Good Fellas, no joke) and how Devine's Irish ancestry plays into the person and songwriter that he is today. Visit Kevin online Photo: Shervin Lainez
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Episode 230: Anthony Green

Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green and producer extraordinaire Will Yip talk about Anthony’s new solo album “Pixie Queen” as well... Read on.
Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green and producer extraordinaire Will Yip talk about Anthony’s new solo album “Pixie Queen” as well as what he’s got planned for Circa and Saosin in the near future. We also discuss Green’s struggles with drug addiction and how those fueled the lyrics for his latest release. “It’s three years and...  Read on.
Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green and producer extraordinaire Will Yip talk about Anthony's new solo album "Pixie Queen" as well as what he's got planned for Circa and Saosin in the near future. We also discuss Green's struggles with drug addiction and how those fueled the lyrics for his latest release. "It's three years and it still feels like a fresh thing because in the grand scheme of my life of getting fucked up three years is not a big deal," Green says when asked if he thinks he's gained a sense of perspective on his struggles now that he's living much cleaner these days. "Hard drugs and alcohol were a love affair with me for so long that I think that's why it's going to keep creeping its way into my writing in some way." Finally we discuss Green and Yip's working relationship, the brilliance of Mike Patton and why you're likely to catch Green at a Crossfit gym if he's got a day off on tour. Anthony Green Will Yip
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Episode 229: Zac Farro

Former Paramore drummer and HalfNoise frontman Zac Farro came by Going Off Track to discuss HalfNoise’s introspective new indie-pop album... Read on.
Former Paramore drummer and HalfNoise frontman Zac Farro came by Going Off Track to discuss HalfNoise’s introspective new indie-pop album “Sudden Feeling,” how he ended up drumming on the upcoming album for his previous band and his secret to remaining upbeat despite the fact that so much of his songwriting is fueled by heartbreak. We...  Read on.
Former Paramore drummer and HalfNoise frontman Zac Farro came by Going Off Track to discuss HalfNoise's introspective new indie-pop album "Sudden Feeling," how he ended up drumming on the upcoming album for his previous band and his secret to remaining upbeat despite the fact that so much of his songwriting is fueled by heartbreak. We also discuss how Jonah got stoned with the Starting Line every night when he was writing a cover story on Paramore during the "Riot!" era, what it was like doing national tours when Zac was only fourteen years old and how it feels to be a seasoned musician at the age of 26. "This is what I want to do, I want to be a drummer and I also want to be a songwriter," Farro explains. "Starting that young I was mainly just drumming in Paramore and so this time away has helped me develop my own style and voice when it comes to my writing." If you're a fan of synth-heavy upbeat pop, we highly recommend checking out the latest album from HalfNoise because listening to Farro passionately speak about it here, it's clear that it's anything but a side-project. Halfnoise website
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