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Episode 209: Eric Melvin

NOFX guitarist Eric Melvin came by Going Off Track while the band were on tour promoting their new biography The... Read on.
NOFX guitarist Eric Melvin came by Going Off Track while the band were on tour promoting their new biography The Hepatitis Bathtub to discuss how he recently went public with the revelation that he was molested as a child and began helping others through his experiences. We also discuss what it was like to learn...  Read on.
NOFX guitarist Eric Melvin came by Going Off Track while the band were on tour promoting their new biography The Hepatitis Bathtub to discuss how he recently went public with the revelation that he was molested as a child and began helping others through his experiences. We also discuss what it was like to learn that his ex-girlfriend had been raped via the book, the secret to his band's three-decade-plus longevity and the wonders of edible marijuana. "When Bad Religion's Suffer came out that was the resurgence of applying a melody over punk rock music and we listened to it in the van on tour over and over," he explains when asked what inspired NOFX's signature sound. "It was a game charger and [Fat] Mike was obsessed with it and just started just writing these songs... he still couldn't sing them, that came with time." NOFX Eric Melvin on Twitter Joyful Heart Foundation Photo by digdivphoto  
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Episode 208: Kristin Kontrol

Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee aka Kristin Kontrol came by to discussĀ  her brand new solo album X-Communicate, which... Read on.
Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee aka Kristin Kontrol came by to discussĀ  her brand new solo album X-Communicate, which comes out next week on Sub Pop. We also talked about how she DJs to survive the rising rents in Harlem, how a comparison to Debbie Gibson accidentally made it into her bio (and how...  Read on.
Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Dee Dee aka Kristin Kontrol came by to discussĀ  her brand new solo album X-Communicate, which comes out next week on Sub Pop. We also talked about how she DJs to survive the rising rents in Harlem, how a comparison to Debbie Gibson accidentally made it into her bio (and how she learned to embrace it) and why she's tried to transcend her image as the leader of an all-girl garage rock band. "Ultimately it just like I felt I had painted myself into a corner and if I had put out this record as Dum Dum Girls it would have been like, "How does this compare to the cannon of the Dum Dum Girls?" she explains when asked how it was alienating for her to release this album under her own moniker and eschew any sonic restrictions. "I don't ever want to feel like I have authority over my own music or made to feel like if I explore some genre I haven't done before that it's not my right." We dare you to tell her otherwise. Kristin Kontrol Follow Kristin on Twitter
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Episode 207: Nick Thorburn

Nick Thorburn (Islands, Unicorns, Human Highway) came by to talk about his two new records, Taste and Should I Remain... Read on.
Nick Thorburn (Islands, Unicorns, Human Highway) came by to talk about his two new records, Taste and Should I Remain Here, At Sea? Along the way we also discussed how these albums were influenced by police brutality and race, the personality differences between Canadians and Americans and why Freud’s theory of the “Death Drive” also...  Read on.
Nick Thorburn (Islands, Unicorns, Human Highway) came by to talk about his two new records, Taste and Should I Remain Here, At Sea? Along the way we also discussed how these albums were influenced by police brutality and race, the personality differences between Canadians and Americans and why Freud's theory of the "Death Drive" also fueled his artistic drive. After years of touring Thorburn's aches are catching up with him but his desire to create art and share it with the world shows no signs of dimming. "To be quite frank I don't like to do any of this shit," Thorburn says of all the duties that come alongside playing in a popular indie act. "I just want to make records and occasionally play live. That's what I want to do, everything else is just I gotta eat." Help him stay nourished by checking out his new records and exploring his expansive back catalog; Jonah especially recommends Human Highway, a side-project that also features Islands' Jim Guthrie. Islands
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