A.C. Newman Talks with Wesley Toledo (Post Animal) on the Talkhouse Podcast

Fans of each others' music, the two musicians take a dive deep on embracing irony and ridiculousness in songwriting.

A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers and Wesley Toledo, the drummer for psych/prog rockers Post Animal, are big fans of each other’s music. When we paired ’em up for a Talkhouse convo, the guys were thrilled to dive deep on embracing irony and ridiculousness in their songwriting. Their talk also takes in how hip hop and psych are getting closer and closer, what can be learned from Electric Light Orchestra, and the lengths Andrew Bird will go to to get the right take.

Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including upcoming episodes featuring Jarvis Cocker with The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt; The Roots’ Black Thought with comedian Wyatt Cenac; and George Saunders with Dana Spiotta.
—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn

Wesley Toledo was recorded by Talkhouse’s dear pal Alex Hall at Reliable Recorders in Chicago, A.C. Newman recorded himself, and Annie Fell and I were committed to 1s and 0s by our co-producer Mark Yoshizumi at Hook and Fade Studios, Brooklyn.

The Talkhouse Podcast theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

Please direct all podcast-related ideas, vitriol, and compliments to elia@thetalkhouse.com.

(Original Photo Credit, left: Pooneh Ghana, right: Caleb Beyers; Edited by: Keenan Kush)

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