Musician and longtime internet acquaintance Joey Walker joins us to talk about Joanna Newsom's Ys, Saved by the Bell, carrying a harp around inside your heart, and websites that thankfully haven't been updated in years. David | Matt | Tuning Fork. Joanna Newsom Lyrics
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This time on Elite Full Restore, I have YouTube and Twitter Pokémon personality @Lewtwo on to talk about the updates (or lack-thereof) for the upcoming Pokémon games, game and monster design philosophy and what we hope for out of new games and remakes. Seriously though, why do we know so little about games out next month? Links discussed: Lewtwo's video on GOTCHA! List of Pokémon by designer Our show art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. Please visit us on the web:…
Gary of Live Free, Twi Hard, Ham Radio, and the band Smol Data has joined us to talk about the debut album by (the) Arcade Fire, Funeral. Does Win Butler have the best basketball dunks? Does Owen Pallett is on this one? Does Regine Chassagne hurdy or does she gurdy? David | Matt | Gary | Tuning Fork
We're joined once again by friend of the show Meys, of Picking Up Something Good and And Also With You, to speak about the infamous 0.0 album by The Flaming Lips, Zaireeka. For some reason we also end up talking about Matthew Lesko, Steele from Balto, Mortal Kombat, and Neil Young's Pono. I was gonna release this one as 3 separate episodes to be played simultaneously but I think that Pitchfork writer Jason Josephes would find me and murder me. David | Matt | Meys | Tuning Fork Zaireeka listening party on Bandcamp
This week, your host invites back Matt (@mattgcn) to ask the most important question ever posed in Fearbaiting history: what if you played calvinball with a fucked up guy? As a means of serious, peer reviewed research, we watched Psycho Goreman, a lovingly made schlock-homage that seeks to answer that very query. RECOMMENDATIONS: The "conception" of taking walks Qanon Anonymous Guilty Gear -Strive- Intro music done by people you meet outside of bars. You can find more of their work at peopleyoumeetoutsideofbars.bandcamp.com. Editing done by Blair Kitsch, who you can find lounging luxuriously in a silk robe on your fainting…
János of always being on his damn podcasts joins us to talk about The Unicorns' first and final album, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? from 2003. We uncover some lore about Genius dot com on this one which forever changes our relationship to the website and its staff. Also we are very thankful to Nick Thorburn for inventing podcasts. David | Matt | János | Tuning Fork Interview with Alden Penner Music by Alden Penner as "go fuck yourself"
There was new Pokémon announcements so Elite Full Restore is BACK to discuss with special guest Kiko (@royalpizzaboy). Talking primarily about the new Diamond and Pearl remakes and Pokémon Legends Arceus, Game Freak's design philosophy and how it's funny that Post Malone said "sex" in an officially-sanctioned Pokémon concert. Our art was made by Golurk and our opening theme music is, as always, the unimpeachable Pokémon Gold/Silver Surf music by Junichi Masuda and Go Ichinose. The closing theme this episode is Acacia by BUMP OF CHICKEN, whose delightful Pokémon-themed music video can be found here. Please visit us on the…
As part of a feature on They Might Be Giants podcasts for Kent State's publication The Burr, Matt and Trevor were interviewed by Grace Marie Burton about why they love the band and what made them want to podcast about them in particular. We've included the audio of the interview in full as it's been a while since the last episode and it's always nice to have Content.
Our friend James rejoins us to talk about one of his favorites, 2011's w h o k i l l by tUnE-yArDs. Merrill Garbus has a whole lot of her personal politics come out in the lyrics of this album...moreso than any of us remembered. Some of it works, some of it is going in our cringe compilation. David | Matt | James | Tuning Fork
We're back, baby! This time we're looking at Grizzly Bear's first full-band album from 2006, Yellow House. We're joined by Brannon from New Nintendo Podcast XL and Children's Television Workshop. This is the one where Ed Droste says he is the asshole and Chris Taylor crams the album chock fulla ghosts. David | Matt | Brannon | Tuning Fork