#287: PLGRMS

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This week, Eddie Jason & Chris chat with on fire indie outfit, PLGRMS.

PLGRMS is a Sydney-based duo featuring singer-songwriter Jacob Pearson and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Jonathan Bowden. PLGRMS new single Crawling Back is available now.
Also, Chris gets hitched, best man prank calls, the show investigates STDs, A-Ha breaks the mold on MTV Unplugged, tech companies taking over the world, Chris with the news, and more.

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#286: Made Violent, A Better Hand

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Eddie Jason & Chris give a career defining interview to Made Violent and A Better Hand premiere a song after revealing their most embarrassing moments.

The the trio that makes up Made Violent, Joseph White (bass/vocals), Rob Romano (guitar) and Justin Acee (drums),  started out with no five-year plan, secluding themselves in a cabin near their hometown of Buffalo, NY to make music with no aspirations. They quickly found record label success but are now independent as they try to blast their music to the masses.

Minneapolis pop-punk five piece A Better Hand have released a fun-loving music video for Rounding Third from the band’s latest EP The Longest Drive, which you can stream HERE. The band spoke exclusively to EJC to discuss the new video.

Plus, Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC makes a prank call, EJC reviews their ReverbNation submissions, and more.

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#285: Grizfolk

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Eddie Jason & Chris welcome Adam Roth, singer of Grizfolk.

Drawing on wide-ranging backgrounds both musical and geographical, Grizfolk textures its songs with a heady mix of graceful melody, sprawling guitar work, and lush but edgy electronics. Their new single, “In My Arms“, is the follow up to their debut full length Waking up the Giants , the success of which led to tours with Bastille and X Ambassadors, festival appearances at Firefly, Hangout, Bottlerock and Voodoo and late night TV performances on Letterman and CONAN. EJC and Roth react to the tragedy in Vegas, the loss of legend Tom Petty, and more.

Also, the tragedy in Vegas, our favorite broadcaster meltdowns, Eddie has a meltdown of his own over cold food, David in Australia gets scammed on Tinder, and more.

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#284: Mike Mangione, Tropidelic

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Eddie Jason & Chris Podcast #284 features amazing rock/folk artist Mike Mangione and reggae rockers Tropidelic.

The orchestral folk/rock group Mike Mangione & The Kin will be releasing their new record But I’ve Seen The Stars on October 20th, but is currently available for pre-order on iTunes and includes an instant download of “Riding Down.”

Tropidelic is a six-piece band signed with Pepper’s LAW Records. Their forthcoming 2017 release, Heavy is The Head which will be released on November 10. The album will be available for pre-order on October 13.

Plus, Chris stalks someone on MySpace (back in the day), Jason blows it, a game of Play Stay Or Nay, throwback prank, EJC gets ripped off (again), the guys talk to the Mad Pooper, and more.

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#283: New Politics, One For The Braves

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This week on Eddie Jason & Chris, David Boyd, singer of alternative powerhouse New Politics, talks about the band’s new record Lost in Translation. Plus, up-and-coming pop-punkers, One for the Braves, premiere a new song.

Out of upstate New York, One For The Braves delivers a high-tempo, throwback pop-punk sound that idobi loves. Listen in as the guys premiere their new song “Dirt Nap” and chat with EJC about the beginning stages of their careers.

Next, New Politics have released a melodic new song “Color Green,” from the forthcoming album Lost In Translation, due out on October 6 via DCD2/Warner Bros. Find out why this is singer David Boyd’s favorite song he’s ever written, and more tons more.

Also, Chris is a sad sack, who said the quote: Eddie, Jason, or Chris, Chris loses his fiancee’s wedding ring, questionable parenting choices and more.

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#282: DAVIS

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This week, Eddie Jason & Chris welcome SoCal artist DAVIS to the show!

Signed to Ryan Tedder’s publishing company, all songs are written by DAVIS and produced by Brent Kutzle of OneRepublic. A local of Southern California, he has been garnering spins on KROQ, playing local venues like The Satellite and The Wayfarer and gaining recognition from major outlets like idobi.

Plus, Eddie checks in with Chris to tell him he’s OK, Jason’s friend flies to Disney World during Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Irma calls live, David From Australia ruins the show, Jason’s toddler gets racist, Embarrassing Headlines: Florida or Texas, Fox News sexual harassment scandal continues and more.

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#281: Jared Scharff

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This week, Eddie Jason & Chris welcome Saturday Night Live’s lead guitarist, Jared Scharff as he plugs his solo project, Pearl Lion.

Born in New York City, Scharff began playing drums at an early age, honing his chops in his school’s jazz and marching bands. He eventually picked up the guitar, and blossomed into a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist. In addition to his gig as lead guitarist of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, he’s releasing his latest single “Sunshower,” under the moniker, Pearl Lion.  
Also, Labor Day battles, Chris karaoke, losing body limbs, CSI punny times and more.

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#280: Atlas Genius

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In addition to their normal shenanigans, Eddie Jason & Chris interview alternative radio standouts, Atlas Genius.

With such hits as, “Trojans, “If So” and “Molecules”, brothers Keith and Michael Jeffrey are making a big name for themselves on the alternative music scene. As Keith catches up with EJC, he’s taking a coffee break while in the studio working on the band’s next full-length release. Get smart with Atlas Genius, as tour dates resume on September, 22nd in San Diego, CA. Pick up their latest single, “63 Days”, here.

Also, Jason can’t take a compliment, David From Australia injuries himself listening to the show, investigative reporter Katie breaks live news about a proposed Trump tower in Moscow, Chris with his headlines and more.

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#279: MISSIO, Toadies

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Eddie Jason & Chris welcome new alternative standouts, MISSIO, and rock radio staples, Toadies.

Two roommates in Austin, TX(Matthew Brue and David Butler), are musical misfits with an affinity for D.I.Y. electro-trap production, clever lyrical quips, and sticky alternative hooks. This was a copy and paste of their press bio. Anyways, listen in as EJC delve into the journey which resulted in thousands of middle fingers in the air.

Since reuniting in 2008, after disbanding in 2001, Toadies have released four albums, played hundreds of shows and festivals, released four signature craft beers and have been featured in an X-Men comic. Enough said.

Also, Chris rebels against air quotes, Chris flips out about North Korea, David from Australia tries to calm him down, President Trump calls in and Chris with the news.

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#278: Pentakill (Riot Games), Culture Wars

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Eddie Jason & Chris are back with the creators of the insanely popular virtual metal band, Pentakill. Also, up-and-coming indie act, Culture Wars.

First up, Viranda Tantula and Jason “chupacobbler” Willey, two of the team members at Riot Games who’ve helped create and compose for the Billboard Top 40 and #1 iTunes Metal sensation, Pentakill. The band consists of bad ass character skins available in the 100 million player strong, League of Legends.

Next up on EJC, Culture Wars. The Austin based trio are currently preparing to release their debut, self-titled EP (out Friday) with production by Robert Sewell and mixing by Alan Moulder (The Killers, Nine Inch Nails) and Manny Marroquin (Kanye West, Imagine Dragons).

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