BEN HARPER Launches The Volebeats
Podcast |
Launch Left
Publisher |
Kast Media
Media Type |
audio
Categories Via RSS |
Entertainment News
Music
News
Society & Culture
Publication Date |
Jun 14, 2022
Episode Duration |
00:30:09

On this episode of LaunchLeft, Grammy Award winner Ben Harper launches Matthew Smith and Peter Andrus of The Volebeats. They talk about their friendship and collaborations, thrifting and vinyl collections, and give us a front-row seat to their masterful knowledge of obscure music trivia. They also expound upon their creative process and putting out their new album, Lonesome Galaxy, on Harper's record label. The record was released on Mad Bunny June 10th. 

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LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix is an intentional space for Art and Activism where famed creatives launch new artists. LaunchLeft is an alliance of left-of-center artists, a curated ecosystem that includes a podcast, label and NFT gallery.

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IN THIS EPISODE:

  • [01:00] Ben introduces The Volebeats, Matthew & Peter, from his record label.
  • [05:00] The making of their record, Lonesome Galaxy.
  • [16:30] Matt’s process for recording songs.
  • [23:00] Motown, Detroit, and where Matt finds inspiration for music.

KEY TAKEAWAYS: 

  • Artists all have their own process for creating and recording music.
  • Inspiration can be found in places you might not expect, like cities, history, and different cultures.

BEN HARPER LINKS:

Ben HarperBen Harper on InstagramBen Harper on TwitterBen Harper on Facebook

THE VOLBEATS LINKS:

The Volebeats on InstagramThe Volebeats on Facebook

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