Ep #16 - Bruce Springsteen Part 2 (Letter to You Track by Track)
Fan Talks hosts and self-proclaimed Bruce Springsteen scholars Alex and Seth take a track-by-track journey through The Boss's latest release, Letter to You. How does the twentieth album measure up in the eyes of these two die-hard fans? Find out in episode sixteen!
March 26, 2021
Ep #15 - Weezer Part 2 (OK Human Track by Track)
Alex and Seth go track by track through Weezer's fourteenth studio album, OK Human. Featuring a 38-piece orchestra and a clear baroque-pop influence, the 2021 release is a departure from a band already prone to departures. Hear what the guys have to say about it in this episode of Fan Talks!
March 12, 2021
Ep #14 - The Hold Steady Part 3 (Open Door Policy Track by Track)
Alex and Seth welcome Bandbox Podcast Network producer McCoy to the show as they listen to the brand new record from The Hold Steady, Open Door Policy.
February 25, 2021
Ep #13 - Joy Division and New Order
What five songs best represent the musical progression of Joy Division and New Order? Which English footballer performs the rap at the end of "World in Motion"? What does Seth think about the way Math is taught? Find out in this episode of Fan Talks!
February 5, 2021
Ep #12 - The Hold Steady Part 2 (w/ Craig Finn & Tad Kubler)
In part two of our Hold Steady episode, Craig Finn and Tad Kubler take us from Teeth Dreams to Open Door Policy. Plus, Alex and Seth reveal their favorite, least favorite and most underrated THS tunes!
January 23, 2021
Ep #11 - The Hold Steady Part 1 (w/ Craig Finn & Tad Kubler)
In part one of the Fan Talks Hold Steady episode, singer Craig Finn and guitarist Tad Kubler tell Alex and Seth about the first seven years of the band's career, from their 2003 formation to 2010's Heaven is Whenever.
January 2, 2021
Ep #10 - Waxahatchee (w/ Katie Crutchfield)
Waxahatchee mastermind Katie Crutchfield joins Alex and Seth for the Waxahatchee episode of Fan Talks! From playing her first album,2012's American Weekend, for unassuming patrons of the coffee shop she worked at to topping dozens of critics' 2020 year-end lists with Saint Cloud, hers is quite the story.
December 19, 2020
Ep #9 - Nada Surf (w/ Matthew Caws)
On the Nada Surf episode of Fan Talks, lead singer Matthew Caws joins Alex and Seth to tell the twisting tale of the New York power-pop band's first decade, from recording their debut LP, 1996's High/Low, with Ric Ocasek to reinventing themselves on 2002's Let Go.
December 5, 2020
Ep #8 - Charly Bliss (w/ Spencer Fox)
Charly Bliss guitarist Spencer Fox joins Alex for the CB episode of Fan Talks! Why did the band re-record their instant classic debut, 2017's Guppy? What does Spencer think of Bandbox's Charly Bliss playlist? These questions and more are answered this week!
November 21, 2020
Ep #7 - St. Vincent
In the St. Vincent episode of Fan Talks, Alex and Seth pick their favorite song off each of St. Vincent's five studio albums! Produced by Richard Molby
November 7, 2020
Ep #6 - Neil Young
What are Seth's favorite Neil Young albums of the '60s and '70s? How about Alex's top Shakey detours of the '80s and beyond? Find out in the Neil Young episode of Fan Talks! Produced by Richard Molby
October 23, 2020
Ep #5 - Tom Petty
This week on Fan Talks, Seth lists his five favorite Tom Petty hits and Alex counters with his top five deep cuts! Also: what Petty smash does Seth disdain? What's Alex's theory behind the lyrics to "Louisiana Rain"? Like that rhyme? Produced by Richard Molby
October 10, 2020
Ep #4 - Ride
Forget about full albums - what's Ride's best EP? What's the most shoegaze-y album that fellow Oxford exports Radiohead have made? All of these questions and more are answered by Bandbox's Alex Rice and Seth Lichtenstein in the Ride episode of Fan Talks! Produced by Richard Molby
September 28, 2020
Ep #3 - Weezer Part 1
Is Weezer a good band that sometimes makes bad music or a bad band who occasionally makes good music? What's their most underrated tune? Find out what Alex and Seth think on the Weezer episode of Fan Talks!
September 21, 2020
Ep #2 - The Strokes
Where does The New Abnormal rank amongst the rest of The Strokes' discography? Which singer/songwriter did Seth confuse with The Strokes as a middle schooler? What's the je ne sais quoi that propels Is This It a cut above Room on Fire? All of these questions and more are answered by Bandbox's Alex Rice and Seth Lichtenstein in The Strokes episode of Fan Talks! Produced by Richard Molby
September 14, 2020
Ep #1 - Bruce Springsteen Part 1
What leads stadiums of fans across the globe to obsess over the collected works of Bruce Springsteen? What's the best album to convert someone who thinks they hate The Boss? What's Bruce's all-time worst tune? All of these questions and more are answered by Bandbox's Alex Rice and Seth Lichtenstein in the Bruce Springsteen episode of Fan Talks! Produced by Richard Molby
September 7, 2020