For the Record

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About For the Record

For each show, we take an in-depth look at one new album that we think is worth sharing, and play some selections from it. An archive of all our episodes is available at ForTheRecordPodcast.com. Contact us at FTR@ForTheRecordPodcast.com.

  • Thursday 9:30 – 10:00am (bi-weekly)

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  • Arcade Fire keyboardist Will Butler's second studio album is the perfect soundtrack to 2020: Honest about despair, able to find joy in resilience, and all along,…

    S1 E135 30 mins

  • Boston-based trio Krill quit making music in 2015, as all three members pursued opportunities outside of music, but have now returned (and added a fourth member)…

    E134

  • Australian singer-songwriter Alex the Astronaut has released her debut record of genuine, charming, folk-pop that is just the sort of music we need to be singing…

    E133

  • Dublin's Fontaines D.C. avoid the sophomore slump with an album of energetic, unsettling post-punk. We discuss "A Hero's Death" on episode #132 of "For the Record."…

    E132

  • Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi fame has a new band, a trio with his wife Amy Farina and Fugazi bassist Joe Lally. Coriky captures…

  • Bad Moves recorded this album before the pandemic, but it's even more relevant now. In these days of constant crisis and a devastating wealth gap, are…

  • The members of Ohmme are classically-trained musicians and veterans of the Chicago improvisational jazz scene. They make experimental pop that balances harmony and chaos: Beautiful, twinned…

  • A global pandemic, nationwide protests, pervasive social isolation, and we recently had to cancel our August wedding because of the virus. These are bleak times for…

  • British band Sports Team released its first full-length, "Deep Down Happy," last week, so we revisit this episode about them recorded last year, which covers their…

  • After being unceremoniously dropped by 4AD after the label judged her to be insufficiently commercially successful, TORRES plowed her disappointment into her art to make her…