004 – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West (10.0)

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David’s long-time friend James joins the podcast as the resident Kanye Fan, and there ends up being a lot of discussion about Bon Iver smoking weed with Rick Ross. Did Kanye really make a perfect album? Did Chris Rock really get the watch he wanted? With the bezel? Was that Drake we just heard for 3 seconds? There’s a lot of questions to be answered here.

062 – Dirt for Jared

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Dirt for Jared. Dirt for Jared.

Matt and Patrick are here to talk about dirt for Jared, Alberta, which is famously covered in dirt, and other things but those have less to do with dirt and Jared. Dirt for Jared.

Featuring Matt and Patrick
Edited by alex leafcrunch

Music used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men
Johnny Cash – Hurt

Dirt for Jared.

060 – Fuck You, Goku is Real

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Sara and Matt hop back in the saddle to talk internet infrastructure, fake woke Canadian politicians and newer Antifa Supersoldier Jimothy Carrey’s fight with Italian fascists. Alex wakes up bright and early to record an interview with the amazing N of LegitTayUpdates (voice modulated by request), recently released after serving a term in prison for refusing to join the IDF. WE STAN A STAN!

Please send donations to N’s charity of choice, the THE PALESTINE CHILDREN’S RELIEF FUND.

Also lend your spirit power to Goku here.

Featuring: Sara and Matt, with Alex in a separately-recorded interview section.

Edited by Matt

Music used:
Evil Men – The Taxpayers
Death Grips – Culture Shock
Emo G – RIP Harambe
Lil Nas X – Old Town Road (Remix) feat. Billy Ray Cyrus

002 – The Boy With The Arab Strap by Belle & Sebastian (0.8, 8.5)

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On this episode, David and Matt have our special guest Trevor (of Giants Confirmed and several other music podcasts) to discuss The Boy With The Arab Strap by Belle & Sebastian. It turns out there’s a lot more lore behind this album than meets the eye. Thankfully Trevor knows all about it so that we didn’t have to try as hard. Let Belle sing louder, Sebastian.

Tuning Fork

Pitchfork Media from about 2006 to 2012 had incredible clout in how they could make or break bands’ careers, either by giving them an abysmally low score (Travis Morrison, Black Kids, Jet) or the coveted Best New Music designation, which undoubtedly meant an otherwise-unknown band (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors) would rise to fame, start appearing on late-night television, and be given the opportunity to perform at Pitchfork’s annual festival. David and Matt lived through this era and thus know far too many of these BNM albums as the soundtrack to the entire time they were in college, but how well do they hold up?

Artwork by Nicky Flowers – https://nickyflowers.bandcamp.com/

Theme Music: “Open Air” by Animal Style – http://www.nmlstyl.com/

054 – Pokemon Black and White 3

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Folks! Matt’s here to tell you that politics is a huge woman destroying the State of Virginia and the Province of Ontario, and we’re all too horny to stop her. Wait shit. I’m sorry, I’m trying to delete it. We play a little game of Schrodinger’s Racism and everyone catches a terminal case of Internet Mad. Time to grab a huge mug of chamomile tea and log the fuck off.

Featuring: EdenRoy, and Sara
Edited by and also featuring Matt.

Music Used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men
Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Marty Robbins – Big Iron
Steven Universe – Giant Woman

001 – The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens (8.4)

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Tuning Fork is a show about music and the Pitchfork Media hype machine. David and Matt, and sometimes guests, will dive into an album that Pitchfork loved or hated, go through the review, listen to the album, and decide whether or not they agree with the ‘fork on this one.

This week’s album is The Age of Adz by Sufjan Stevens, well-known as a departure from his established style of acoustic allegorical indie pop. Our guest is Stephanie from City Girls Make Do.

003 – Flood (1990)

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Why is the world in love again? Because Matt and Trevor are back for an episode of Giants Confirmed that’s more illuminating than a canary-shaped nightlight! This time, the boys sit down to talk about estranged brothers, the capitalist myth of overpopulation, and of course, They Might Be Giants’ third album and major label debut, Flood. Strap on your prosthetic forehead and come on inside!

HKIPGTD State Of The Union 2019

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A thankaroo from us to you. It’s been a really great experience to do this show for a year and so we put something together to say “Thamk Yuo”

While you’re here let me also extend my (patrick) and our (assorted non-patrick) thanks to:
Sara, for getting us all off our asses to actually get the show going
Sam, for doing so much of the heavy lifting re:editing in the beginning and also in the now
Matt, for giving our show a place to call home
Brooks and Eddy for providing the wonderful community that brought us all together (crank naysh represent!)
All of my wonderful cohosts for being so cool and fun to talk to and make a show with
And me, for [fill this in when you think of how not to be a dick about it]

Music used:
The Taxpayers – Evil Men