FORM x Talkhouse: Trevor de Brauw (Pelican) Talks with Nate Kinsella (American Football, Joan of Arc) for the Talkhouse Podcast

Listen to this love letter to Chicago's post rock, punk, and emo scenes.

Our latest installment of the Talkhouse Podcast at FORM Fest 2019 is a love letter to Chicago’s post-rock, punk and emo scenes from the ’00s to today. Windy City music legends — and old friends — Trevor de Brauw (Pelican, RLYR, TUSK) and Nate Kinsella (American Football, Joan of Arc, Make Believe) caught up backstage for a warm and hilarious convo, as well as a rad improvised ambient musical collaboration.

The guys’ talk takes in a lot: playing in bands with family members; having your musician father hate on your experimental work; and balancing parenthood and tour life. Oh and, of course: tone clusters, alternate tunings, death metal, and odd time signatures.

This Talkhouse Podcast episode was recorded in the Conservatory backstage at FORM Fest in Arcosanti, Arizona. Pulp Arts and Patreon teamed up to co-present The Conservatory, a dope backstage visual arts installation and recording studio. Talkhouse recorded six episodes there throughout the weekend. You can also check out the other episodes in this series, including Snail Mail with Fred Armisen & Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Glasper & Vieux Farka Touré with special guest Lonnie Holley, Julianna Barwick & Mary Lattimore, and Kelsey Lu with Yrsa Daley-Ward.

—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn

Today’s episode was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. It was recorded at FORM Festival in Arcosanti, Arizona, and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by Mark Yoshizumi, Danny Clifton, and Ian Jones.

Research assistance was provided by Madalyn Feltus.

The performance includes Trevor de Brauw on guitar and Nate Kinsella playing the drums.

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

(Photo Credit: Anastasiya Zolotukhin; edited by Keenan Kush)

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