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May 11, 2018

Hilary Duff, Ben Harper, Barenaked Ladies, Foreigner. What do they all have in common? Mixerman. We sit down and talk about his journey into music, and go behind the scenes of his new book The Musician's Survival Guide to a Killer Record

-Eric Sarafin 

-His Latest Book

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Apr 27, 2018

It's no secret that most music scenes are male heavy. We sit down with Leanor of Five Iron Frenzy to talk about girls in rock, and what guys can to to make the music scene more inclusive.

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Apr 13, 2018

Matt sits down with Sacred Tension host Stephen Long, as they discuss creativity, anxiety, relationships, and embarrassing moments.

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Mar 23, 2018

A few months ago Matt received a peculiar email, and decided to follow up with it's sender. What he discovered was someone who had been living a life almost identically parallel to his own. This episode, Matt goes back to his high school days to relive the weirdness of a particular music scene and label that inspired him and countless other artist to raid local pawn shops in search of synthesizers. 

Eric's band: Norway

Plastiq Musiq

Tooth & Nail

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Mar 16, 2018

Matt and Davey give an in-depth look at the second half of their new album Rad Science. Find out the stories behind the lyrics, the synths behind the sounds, and what inspired the songs. 

Inside Out - Music Video

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Feb 23, 2018

Every band taking their career seriously hopes for that one elusive break to take them to the next level. We talk to the man, the myth, the Cuban who gave us our first break in the band - Ricky Rodriguez. Find out why Matt thinks new rap sounds lazy, why songwriting is important, and what up-and-coming artist should be working on in today's scene. The guys explore what has changed with bands since the 2000's, and what it takes to be effective as an indie artist.

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Feb 16, 2018

This episode we talk to the one guy that Four Years Strong, Justin Bieber, Third Eye Blind, and Warped Tour all have in common. Jennings Compton takes us behind the scenes of the merchandise lines for some some of the biggest touring acts around the world. We also get a deep dive into the inner workings of Warped Tour's final year. 

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Feb 9, 2018

Being a working musician today demands that you be skilled in more than just one area. We sit down with our Friend Price Stevens and talk about how he fell into session work and playing guitar for John Mark McMillan. We also dive into the experiences we have had with Elevation Church, and the darker side of corporate worship culture.

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Feb 2, 2018

We sit down with our friend and amazing mix engineer Jeremy S.H. Griffith to talk about his journey into the music business. We discover how leaving a career in sports, family tragedies, and haunted house are all apart of how he ended up working with amazing acts like Norma Jean, Johnnyswim, Underoath, Five Iron Frenzy and more. 

Find out more about Jeremy S.H. Griffith

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Jan 26, 2018

It's a commentary episode! Matt and Davey talk through tracks 1-5 from their latest album Rad Science. Hear the stories behind the songs, what inspired them, how they changed from the demos, and all the studio nerd-iness used to create the sonic worlds of Rad Science. Find out how mass shootings, political unrest, nostalgia, cynicism and unicorns helped inspire the lyrics behind your favorite tracks. If you're into toy sampling, synths, gear talk and inevitable copyright infringement cases, you won't want to miss this episode...

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Jan 19, 2018

Matt and Davey recap 2017 and the months leading up to Rad Science. Matt is involved in a college scandal and moves away from an abortion clinic bomber. Davey survives one of the largest floods in South Carolina history, and nerds out on marketing. The guys both discuss the pros and cons of Kickstarter/Crowdfunding while giving a glimpse into the release process of their latest album Rad Science.

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Oct 27, 2017

Shows in your hometown can be emotionally complicated. Putting on shows for fans is often a totally different experience than playing for friends and family. Matt catches up with Mallory and Scott of The Rough & Tumble, as they discuss and story swap experiences from the road and what is was like getting a start playing shows in college. 

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Oct 20, 2017

Our first episode on this subject became so hot and heated that we had to keep it going. We continue our conversation on whether or not it is a necessity to identity your music with your religion. We hear lots of different sides of the argument on the purpose and reality of labeling music as "Christian".

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-Matt Langston, Davey Davenport, Rob Johnston, Matt Lott

Oct 13, 2017

What does it mean to be a Christian band? Is the term even relevant anymore in the current cultural climate we live in? Oftentimes, the most correct answer isn't an easy one. We dive into the intricacies of why we and many of our friends find this question to be problematic.

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Oct 6, 2017

All of us on the podcast spent at least a decade in bands and on the road. In this episode we discuss our life trajectories, and how pursuing a passion often puts you on a totally different path from your friends an peers. Find out what all our regrets are...

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Sep 29, 2017

Everyone has a different set of life experiences, and being in a touring band comes with it's own unique set of emotional and relational hurdles. This week we talk about assimilating new band members, member swapping between bands, and exploring what different levels of success look like. Wavorly.

We're in the last week of an insanely sweet Kickstarter campaign to celebrate the release of our 5th album Rad Science. If you want to know what all the commotion is about, head over to our campaign page and join the other unicorns that are making this new record release amazing at Eleventyseven - Rad Science

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Sep 22, 2017

Producing music is an ever-changing role in the music industry. Lots of folks call themselves producers, but oftentimes lack the skill set to work with a variety of bands. This week the guys talk about working with different producers, how album budgets get spent/blown, and what good producers bring to table to help elevate your band. 

We're in the last week of an insanely sweet Kickstarter campaign to celebrate the release of our 5th album Rad Science. If you want to know what all the commotion is about, head over to our campaign page and join the other unicorns that are making this new record release amazing at Eleventyseven - Rad Science

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-Matt Lott's band - Wavorly.

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Sep 15, 2017

Can friendships be strong enough to endure being kicked out of your own band? In Part 2 of this episode we find out the other side of the coin, and place a phone call to a band member who was kicked out of his own band. Can all friendships can be mended, or survive only to carry scars? Find out on this week's eleventylife, as we host a conversation between our special guests Matt Lott and Ryan Coon from Wavorly.

We're in the midst of an insanely sweet Kickstarter campaign to celebrate the release of our 5th album Rad Science. If you want to know what all the commotion is about, head over to our campaign page and join the other unicorns that are making this new record release amazing at Eleventyseven - Rad Science

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Sep 15, 2017

What is more important, your friends or your dreams? Would you be willing to give one up for the other? Being in a band often puts it's members is difficult scenarios, and often artists are asked to make that decision. In this two part episode we talk with Matt Lott from the band Wavorly about his experience with this very situation. Find out if he made the right choices on this week's eleventylife. 

We're in the midst of an insanely sweet Kickstarter campaign to celebrate the release of our 5th album Rad Science. If you want to know what all the commotion is about, head over to our campaign page and join the other unicorns that are making this new record release amazing at Eleventyseven - Rad Science

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Sep 8, 2017

If you want a behind the scenes look at how Rad Science came to be, then this episode is for you. The guys explore where the album name came from, different recording techniques used in the studio, what the writing sessions were like. Find out why the guys hate taking pictures, if there is forgiveness for synths, and what makes this album different than every other Eleventyseven album ever...

We're in the midst of an insanely sweet Kickstarter campaign to celebrate the release of Rad Science. If you want to know what all the commotion is head over to our campaign page and join the other unicorns that are making this new record release amazing Eleventyseven - Rad Science

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Sep 1, 2017

Success is a moving target for a lot of us. Would you be willing to give up a relationship with a friend to achieve that success? The guys continue talks about their experiences touring together, a dove awards scandal, side hustling on tour to make ends meet, navigating label politics and more.

We're in the midst of an insanely sweet Kickstarter campaign to celebrate the release of our fifth studio album, Rad Science. Help us reach our goal by visiting Eleventyseven - Rad Science

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Aug 26, 2017

The guys catch up and reminisce with their friend and special guest Matt Lott from the band Wavorly. Rob recounts his battle for a band name, the guys remember purevolume.com, and recall their time touring and co-existing on Flick Records. Find out why a complete stylistic change landed Wavorly a record deal, and what is was like when Eleventyseven and Wavorly met for the first time. Matt and Matt recall what it was like to be in the same restaurant when one of their bands get dropped.

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-Find out more info about Wavorly or check out their new sounds on Spotify

-Find out more about David Bendeth

-A firsthand account of the JPUSA Scandal  we mentioned.

Jun 16, 2017

Life on the road is always a challenge, especially when you live in a camper with 2 Bullmastiff dogs. In his fourth and final conversation with The Rough & Tumble, Matt hears about some of their greatest moments on the road, the kindness of strangers, how to budget while on tour, and where they're headed next. Their new album is out on Rock Candy Recordings called Cardboard & Christmas Lights, so come find out what all the fuss is about on this week's eleventylife...

-Find out more about Mallory and Scott @ The Rough & Tumble

-Check out their new album Cardboard and Christmas Lights on itunes.

-Stream Cardboard and Christmas Lights on Spotify

-Mallory's beautiful blog is Quartz from Pallets.

Jun 16, 2017

Every artist at some point struggles with identity, and finding an artistic one that fits you can be a lifelong process. Matt continues his talk with touring folk band The Rough & Tumble. Hear firsthand what the songwriting process is for them, the importance of setting deadlines, and how to set measurable goals for your band.  They have a new album out on Rock Candy Recordings called Cardboard & Christmas Lights, and it is one of the best kept secrets of the Folk/American world. So come make some new friends on this week's eleventylife...

-Find out more about Mallory and Scott @ The Rough & Tumble

-Check out their new album Cardboard and Christmas Lights on itunes.

-Stream Cardboard and Christmas Lights on Spotify

-Mallory's beautiful blog is Quartz from Pallets.

 

Jun 9, 2017

What does life look like for a touring musician? Underneath the romanticism of "life on the road" there is much more complicated and transient reality. Matt continues his conversation with Mallory and Scott of The Rough & Tumble about what their lives look like being in a teeny tiny folk band together. They have a new album out on Rock Candy Recordings called Cardboard & Christmas Lights, and it is one of the best kept secrets of the Folk/American world. So come make some new friends on this week's eleventylife...

-Find out more about Mallory and Scott @ The Rough & Tumble

-Check out their new album Cardboard and Christmas Lights on itunes.

-Stream Cardboard and Christmas Lights on Spotify

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