Halfway House Music Podcast #014 – Full Panther Edition


This time we’re on location @ a cottage on the outskirts of LeRoy Michigan. We discuss our time in Leroy, leftovers property rights, finding the right reading position & other nonsense. Most importantly we feature 16 tracks for your ears including some Halfway House Music Session alums.

1) Pickpocket – The Late Call
2) Gone In A Second – Marsicans
3) Summer – Munroe
4) Saltwater – Geowulf
5) Winter Is For Kierkegaard – Tyler Lyle
6) These Are The Mountains Moving – Fort Frances
7) These Are The Days – Zach Winters
8) She’s A Witch – Gengahr
9) Inside Out – Avalanche City
10) Drag – Day Wave
11) I Was A Wolf – Jeff Stuart & The Hearts
12) It’s A Shame – Big Harp
13) Find ‘Em Fool ‘Em & Forget ‘Em – Anderson East
14) Nostalgia – Martin Luke Brown
15) Thule – Hilang Child
16) Louisiana Saturday Night – Don Williams

Halfway House Music Podcast #013


Laissez les bon temps roulez!!! The Halfway House Music Podcast returns with its 13th episode which means there’s 13 new delicious tracks to enjoy as well as the usual nonsensical banter. Adam & I discuss bathroom attendants, cracking the code in paintings, naming a dog Chantix & reheated eggs among other things life.


1) Skeleton – Trails & Ways
2) I Wanna Go Fast – Warm Soda
3) Rockets – Moon City Boys
4) Seventeen – Twinsmith
5) Wait – Lazyeyes
6) The Money – Number Station
7) Wired – Fonkynson
8) Indiana Rose – Barna Howard
9) Hanging Around My Door – bonny doon
10) All My Own – Mat Churchill & The Backyard Town
11) In The Summertime – Jordan Hull
12) Ontario Gothic – Foxes In Fiction
13) Love In Return – Big Search

Our goal is to get this video to 100,000 views by the time we record our next podcast. Okay – 50000. HaHa!!! No really – 48000 people.

You’re welcome.

New Music – The National ‘Sunshine On My Back’


The National have returned with a new song – leftover from the Trouble Will Find Me sessions. We’ll gladly take all the table scraps from The National.

They’ll be playing the Eaux Claires Music Festival in July. We’ll -of course- be there.

Halfway House Music Podcast #012


With the latest issue – we cut down on 10 minutes but somehow still manage to share 15 new tracks with you. Did we really edit our nonsensical babble out??? Heck no – plenty of that remains intact. We just chose shorter songs. Silly goose. Our chats include wind chimes, being great, being famous, Batman logos on your driveway & my trip to SXSW to hang out @ the Creative Many Michigan House.


1) Hot Scary Summer – Villagers
2) Secret Friend – Grounders
3) Wicket Youth – Sego
4) Nothing Means Nothing – Michael Rault
5) Don’t Leave – Peter Wolf Crier
6) Again – Faith Healer
7) Under Her Sails – Malpas
8) Clairvoyant – Swim Team
9) Night Drive – Part Time
10) Susisfine – Heat
11) Révélation – Laure Briard
12) Quel Quoi – Corridor
13) Ride Off Into The Sunset – Unlikely Friends
14) Taste For Blood – Smokey Brights
15) Shape – Breakfast In Fur

New Music – Vox Vidorra – ‘We’re So Lonely’


Vox Vidorra is the latest project from Blue Molly’s uber talented Molly B & involves some very talented musicians: Scott Schultz Ryan K. Wilson & Theo Ndawillie II. They’ll be celebrating the release of their debut album Promise Land @ Founders on April 25th. You can jam out to their first single below.


The Live From The Living Room EP was recorded -you guessed it- live in a living room. Consider this a sneak preview of the forthcoming album.

Get to know Vox Vidorra: BandCamp. Facebook. iTunes.

Silo Sessions – Brian Wheat

Photo by Shutter Sam Photography.

It’s been quite a while since we’ve uploaded a Halfway House Session – so that’s why we’re stoked to share this exclusive premiere of our good friend Brian Wheat’s Silo Session. Buffalo native/Minneapolis based Wheat teams up with the hometown music video blog to record two tracks from his fourth album Way Down Below. We love the idea of recording in a silo as one of our favorite band’s debut album(Great Lakes Swimmers self-titled) utilized the same concept. Compound that with one of our favorite humans and we feel like it’s definitely a winner.

Brian Wheat offers ‘a unique blend of Canadiana and Southwest dark film score folk’ on his forthcoming album which features some kick ass horns from members of Calexico. WDB was recorded @ Stone House Recording – home of the Halfway House Sessions – by the über-talented Peter Fox. Mr Wheat’s ‘Shiner St’ is featured on Halfway House Music Podcast #010 – but – ‘@ last’ ‘you & I’ can listen to another track ‘way down below’.

Silo Session 31 : Brian Wheat from silosessions on Vimeo.

Get to know Brian Wheat: Website. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram.

Be sure to check out some other videos from Buffalo’s Silo Sessions – including their sesh with Halfway House alum Small Houses.

Halfway House Music Podcast #011


On this edition of the wildly popular music blog/podcast – we showcase 15 new(er) tracks. Discussions include bundling up, Puerto Rico, AirBnB & the demise of our world courtesy of mobile devices.


1) Something To Believe In – Tall Tales & The Silver Lining
2) Vamala – Champs
3) Year of the Dragon – Guy Blakeslee
4) Let The Mountain Come To You – Sam Cohen
5) Come Back Around – Strange Babes
6) Beat of Your Heart – Summer Heart
7) Keeping Everyone Happy – Mat Shoare
8) Ivan – Von Sell
9) Human – Kagu
10) I Know – Madaila
11) Valley of Tears – Pure X
12) Stranger – Alfie Connor
13) Sea Creatures – SOAK
14) Brazil – Declan/McKenna
15) Wake – Manatee Commune

Stop by the Creative Many Michigan House in Austin during SXSW – March 16-19!!! Also – check them out on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.

New Music – The Tallest Man On Earth ‘Sagres’


After offering up an album teaser recently – The Tallest Man On Earth rewards our patience with the first single from Dark Bird Is Home(May 12th via Dead Oceans). We’ll be catching his set @ Eaux Claires Music Fest in July. You can perhaps select a date from the cities listed below. -Or- join us in Wisco.

Tour Dates:

5-13 Northampton, MA – Calvin Theatre
5-14 Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
5-16 Upper Darby, PA – Tower Theatre
5-18 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
5-21 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
5-26 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
5-27 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
5-28 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
5-29 Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
5-31 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theater
6-03 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
6-19-21 Hilvareenbeek, Netherlands – Best Kept Secret Festival
6-19-21 Scheessel, Germany – Hurricane Festival
6-19-21 Munich, Germany – Southside Festival
6-23 London, England – Koko
6-24 Antwerp, Belgium – Openlucht Theater
6-25 Paris, France – Divan Du Monde
6-28-29 Stockholm, Sweden – Göta Lejon
6-30 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
6-27-07-04 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
7-02 Gothenburg, Sweden – Pustervik
7-17-19 Eau Claire, WI – Eaux Claires Festival
7-17-19 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival
10-12 Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
10-13 Berline, Germany – Huxley’s
10-14 Vienna, Austria – Arena
10-15 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
10-19 London, England – Roundhouse
10-20 Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
10-21 Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10-23 Manchester, England – Albert Hall
10-24 Bexhill, England – De La Warr

Album Trailer:

Halfway House Music Podcast #010


This episode introduces 16 new tracks while Chris & Adam discuss topics such as dumbs in storms, hypochondriacs, the Super Bowl Halftime Show & of course – Chris getting old.

Pour yourself a nice hot toddy turn on the red lights & sit back & enjoy.

1) Coming Home – Leon Bridges
2) Gold Teeth – Hey Rosetta!
3) Phoenix – Complicated Animals
4) Through The Skylight – Grave Pool
5) To Die In L.A. – Lower Dens
6) Before – Cotillon
7) Destroyer – Panama
8) PeaceMaker – Mono Town
9) Duvan – Amason
10) In Between – Jib Kidder
11) Shiner St. – Brian Wheat
12) Solstice – Heaters
13) Phosphenes – Sylvia Vaser
14) I Want What You Got – Palace
15) I Ran Away – Vox Vidorra
16) Pulses – Hi-ker


For more details about the WYCE Jammies – visit their webpage.

New Music – Lord Huron ‘The Night We Met’ & ‘Fool For Love’


Lord Huron has been offering up teasers of the forthcoming Strange Trails for the last week -or- so. Today they finally shared some audio. Here is the first track ‘The Night We Met':

UPDATE: Lord Huron has uploaded another new track.

While Strange Trails is due out Apri 7th – you can receive a FREE download of ‘The Night We Met’ & ‘Fool For Love’ if you sign up over @ the album’s web page here.


4/16 Portland, OR- Crystal Ballroom*
4/17 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre*
4/18 Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
4/20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot*
4/21 Aspen, CO – Belly Up*
4/22 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre*
4/22-25 Kansas, City – Middle of the Map Fest
4/25 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater*
4/26 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*
4/27 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre*
4/30 New York, NY – Terminal 5^
5/1 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer^
5/2 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club^
5/3 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club^
5/6 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
5/8 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
5/9 Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
5/10 Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall*
5/11 Austin, TX – Stubb’s*
5/13 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre#
5/14 San Diego, CA – North Park Theatre#
5/15 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre#
5/16 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern#
7/24 Floyd, VA – Floyd Fest

* Leon Bridges
^ Hamilton Leithauser
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