LaunchLeft

LaunchLeft

LaunchLeft

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
A music discovery podcast where famed creatives launch emerging artists. Hosted by Rain and Summer Phoenix LaunchLeft features intimate conversations about art, music, activism and all things left-of-center.Find us at www.LaunchLeft.com or wherever you hear podcasts.
  1. January 12, 2021
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    EELS Portrait Series
    E from EELS opens the show explaining why releasing an album during the pandemic was sort of perfect. The EARTH TO DORA album was released October 30th; if you haven't already, you definitely need to check it o…
  2. January 05, 2021
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 43 min
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    GEORGE CLINTON Launches 3GP
    George Clinton, the founder of Parliament-Funkadelic collective, joins us in our first episode of 2021 to talk about his family's group called 3GP. George is a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and record produce…
  3. December 29, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 59 min
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    Mixtape Side B
    Side B of our special year-end mixtape episode. You'll be hearing from various artists for quick Q&A before we play their featured song. I hope you enjoy side B of the 2020 LaunchLeft year-end mixtape featu…
  4. December 22, 2020
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    Mixtape Side A
    We have a special year-end mixtape episode.
  5. December 15, 2020
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    Thurston Moore Launches Big Joanie
    Thurston Moore joins the show to talk about his latest record, By The Fire, and the launch of the London based band, Big Joanie.
  6. December 08, 2020
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    THE KILLS | Portrait Series
    What’s it like to talk music with two friends who truly enjoy each other’s company? Well you’re about to find out when you tune into this week’s episode with The Kills. Alison and Jamie discuss their new Rariti…
  7. December 01, 2020
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    JAMES BLAKE launches Khushi
    James Blake cites his family as earliest musical inspiration, details the difficulties of solo music making and shares how the mandated lock down in NYC added so much to his very collaborative new EP entitled B…
  8. November 24, 2020
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    DREAM WIFE | Portrait Series
    Two for Tuesday! Pretty much everything is messed up about the thanksgiving holiday, historically speaking, it’s all kinds of wrong, but, the thankfulness part is something we can get behind! So for this holida…
  9. November 24, 2020
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    JACKIE LYNN | Portrait Series
    Two for Tuesday! Pretty much everything is messed up about the thanksgiving holiday, historically speaking, it’s all kinds of wrong, but, the thankfulness part is something we can get behind! So for this holida…
  10. November 17, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 34 min
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    DAWES launches Christian Lee Hutson
    Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes sits down with LaunchLeft! He talks about how his band is adapting to the challenges of recording new material and playing LIVE during COVID, how he manages his anxieties as a creative…
  11. November 10, 2020
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    LP launches Nick Leng
    LP sits down this week with LaunchLeft! The prolific singer/songerwriter expounds upon how she found her own voice in songwriting, how it evolved over time and eventually expanded her capacity to create music f…
  12. November 03, 2020
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    WAYNE KRAMER launches Brad Brooks
    Standing in long lines to vote? Experiencing anxiety waiting for the election results? If you are, Wayne Kramer’s episode that dropped today is sure to leave you hopeful. His life, his journey and his experien…
  13. October 27, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 40 min
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    RESISTANCE REVIVAL CHORUS | Portrait Series
    The Resistance Revival Chorus joined together to breathe joy and song into the resistance, and to uplift and center women’s voices. On this week’s episode of LaunchLeft, hear the RRC go deep into art and activi…
  14. October 20, 2020
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    KATIE MELUA | Portrait Series
    Katie Melua, Georgian-British singer/songwriter, joins the LaunchLeft conversation.  She discusses how she prepares herself for making a new record including how she finds ways to come out of “creative burnout”…
  15. October 13, 2020
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    ALOE BLACC | Portrait Series
    Aloe Blacc, American soul singer, record producer, and activist joins LaunchLeft. He describes the profound moment music found him and turned him into an “active participant” and breaks down his recording proc…
  16. October 06, 2020
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    RÓISÍN MURPHY | Portrait Series
    Singer-songwriter and record producer Róisín Murphy joins LaunchLeft this week! Up for discussion: her earliest musical memories, her love for dance and the influence it has had on the music she creates. We tal…
  17. September 29, 2020
    8EE48DA9-968C-4949-BB39-54C13F5E9E68 Created with sketchtool. 26 min
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    RICKY REED | Portrait Series
    Grammy-nominated music producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founder of Nice Life Recording Company, Ricky Reed joins LaunchLeft. He discusses a “day in the life” at the studio and the dichotomy of w…
  18. September 22, 2020
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    ARLO PARKS | Portrait Series
    Arlo Parks, breakthrough singer/songwriter/poet joins the LaunchLeft discussion. She opens up about her unique writing process by which she uses her poetry and “stream of consciousness” exercises as the foundat…
  19. September 15, 2020
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    DANIEL LANOIS launches Heavy Sun
    This week LaunchLeft welcomes the legendary Daniel Lanois from his home studio in Los Angeles California! He walks us through some of his earliest days in music, expounding upon how he connected with Brian Eno…
  20. September 08, 2020
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    ONDARA | Portrait Series
    Singer/songwriter/musician Ondara sits down with LaunchLeft to talk about his new record, “Folk N' Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation” written entirely while in lockdown in Minneapolis over the course of a week. He…

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