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Self Released Songs

38 EpisodesProduced by David GarrickWebsite

Self-Released Songs is a podcast featuring music released by the artists themselves without the aid or backing of a label. Sometimes we read the artist descriptions on how their work came to be, other times we interview them to discuss their work Support this podcast:… read more

38 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Season 3 Episode 7: Brandon Butler

February 11th, 2021


Brandon Butler was the guitarist and singer for the bands Boys Life, The Farewell Bend, Canyon and more. After 20 plus years, Spartan Records has reissued the lone album by The Farewell Bend, and we discuss everything …

Season 3, Episode 6: Preston Dow(Howard & the Nosebleeds)

December 10th, 2020


Being able to shred on guitar isn’t as impressive as it was forty years ago. However when you meet Preston Dow of the band Howard & the Nosebleeds, his unassuming demeanor may leave you to believe that he’s not a …

Season 3, Episode 5: Bayonne

December 3rd, 2020


Producers can fit into a lot of molds and wear many hats, but composers who also produce music like Bayonne are on another level. Mixing elaborately …

Season 3: Episode 4: Chris Simpson Mountain Time/Mineral/Gloria Record

November 19th, 2020


The ability to write a song is a feat few can do and even fewer can do well. Since his years in emo band Mineral to The Gloria Record and now Mountain Time, Chris Simpson has written plenty of great songs. Now after …

Season 3: Episode 3: Fat Tony

November 12th, 2020


For over a decade rapper and producer Fat Tony has been hitting it hard while releasing some of the most diverse hip hop in the game. One of the best live rappers going, his body of work is unrivaled. With his new album …

Season 3: Episode 2: Jimmy Bent/Astragal

November 5th, 2020


Indie music has few bands that are as invested in growth as Houston’s Astragal. Continuously evolving their sound, their lead singer & guitarist …

Season 3 Episode 1: Amanda Pascali

October 29th, 2020


In the world of folk music there are plenty of individual voices that make up the genre and who make it intriguing. For us one of the most impressive …

Season Two: Episode 15: Johnston Farrow

October 8th, 2020


Since this podcast began we wanted a music journalist to speak to. One we’ve always respected and revered is Johnston Farrow. His work has been published all over North America & his knowledge and taste in music is …

Season Two: Episode 14: India Tigers In Texas

October 1st, 2020


Jaron Hall May be the guitarist in Galveston’s EL Lago but he’s also the lead guitarist in the amazing psych rock band India Tigers In Texas. While their self titled debut is a trip down what true psych rock is, how …

Season Two: Episode 13: Daniel Jackson

September 24th, 2020


People’s stories are what draws me to them and photographer Daniel Jackson is filled with amazing stories. How he had to fight to hear modern music, how he became a music photographer & his relentless support of …

Season Two: Episode 12: Guilla

September 17th, 2020


Artists like Guilla don’t come along often. Rapper, producer, singer songwriter & even a Tennis pro. He’s saved an album after his computer crashed, he’s toured & he’s done the festival circuit. With three new …

Season Two: Episode 11: ATTXLA

September 10th, 2020


In music the allure for journalists can be in the hook, the songwriting or even in the vocals. For Houston’s ATTXLA, it’s all three. While the singer songwriter’s debut was a testament to hard work & dedication, his …

Season 2, Episode 10: Tee Vee

August 20th, 2020


Electro-pop is a genre that’s rife with overproduced tracks and studio trickery. However when you hear the music of Tee Vee, you hear well crafted melodies and well arranged notes that craft some of the best and …

Season 2, Episode 9: Rex Hudson

August 13th, 2020


Being a producer means that you wear many hats as an artist. Aside from the talents it takes just to build a track, you have to have all of the elements all artists need including a way to make it compelling live. …

Season 2, Episode 8: Sergio Trevino of Ancient Cat Society/Buxton/Guess Genes

August 6th, 2020


Songwriters are essential if you're starting a music project. Over time you'll notice that most bands are driven by one person's vision. Ask any record producer and they'll tell you that the key to a good song begins …

Season 2, Episode 7: Ryan Taylor & Halston Luna of Liberty & Justice

July 30th, 2020


Ryan Taylor and Halston Luna have been in the Houston punk scene for as long as they’ve been in music. With their current band Liberty & Justice they deliver melodic tones and hardcore sounds. One of the best live …

Season 2, Episode 6: Mikey Drag

July 23rd, 2020


For years, Mikey Drag has ushered in the sixties side of rock n' roll and beyond. Part owner of Wallflower Records and the lead singer of Flower …

Season 2, Episode 5: Derek Rathbun

July 16th, 2020


Few people are the type to get up and do anything. In a sea of people who are lethargic, those who go and learn, those who aren't afraid to ask and …

Season 2, Episode 4: Tony Presley/Keeled Scales Records

July 9th, 2020


It seems like a rarity to talk with a record label owner who cares about the lives and livelihoods of the artists they work with, but that’s who Tony Presley of Keeled Scales Records is. Along with his business partner …

Season Two, Episode Three: Mario Rodriguez of Wonky Power Records/Tax The Wolf/Bang Bangz/Axelrad

June 18th, 2020


The drive to succeed is something that decides who makes music a career and who’s doing it for a hobby. Through years of hard work Mario Rodriguez …

Season Two, Episode Two: Velveteen Echo

June 11th, 2020


The best bands are constantly changing and ever-evolving in front of you. While some bands take a turn in direction that's like a ninety degree …

Season 2 Episode 1: Jawwaad Taylor: The Young Mothers/GROID/The Shape of Broad Minds

June 4th, 2020


Pure artistry is difficult to come by in today's music landscape. When you find it, hold on to it because you may never find it again. That's what …

Episode 15: B L A C K I E

May 14th, 2020


In hip hop, things changed as frequently as they began. While some rappers were innovators, their sound was often copped by bigger acts who weren't as inventive. La Porte's B L A C K I E has been treading his own path …

Episode 14: Nick Diaz/Buenos Diaz

May 7th, 2020


Austin is a landscape of music, there's no denying it. But when you dig deep into who lives in the Texas capitol, you'll find it's a melting pot of …

Episode 13: Dan Workman/Culturcide

April 30th, 2020


Dan Workman and Perry Webb(Mark Flood) may have respect in their worlds of record producer and artist today, but in the eighties they lead the …

Episode 12: Tex Kerschen/Studded Left/Indian Jewelry

April 23rd, 2020


Tex Kerschen alongside Erika Thrasher have the world a kick in the pants as Indian Jewelry. Then at the height of their popularity, the band called …

Episode 11: Chris Broach/SNST

April 16th, 2020


Since the mid nineties, Chris Broach has brought joy to thousands of not more. With Braid he helped usher in emo to a wider audience, with The Firebird Band he helped ignite electronic based indie rock and with his …

Episode 10: The Wheel Workers

April 9th, 2020


In indie rock, you might be hard pressed to find a band as creative and as driven as Texas’ The Wheel Workers. Releasing albums on vinyl, perfecting …

Episode 9: Claire Morales

April 2nd, 2020


If you look across the globe at music, especially now in this trying time you're bound to find musicians creating in new and exciting ways. While we applaud the artists who are looking for inventive ways to earn income, …

Episode 8: The Wiggins

March 26th, 2020


The Wiggins have, by some been described as outsider art. However their music is really closer to lo-fi garage. Lead by John Read, the band has been together for twenty years and has been going strong. Recording …

Episode 7: Very Jazzed Records

March 19th, 2020


Chase DeMaster is an artist who owns his own label imprint Very Jazzed. If that were all he did, that’d be fine but he’s also a touring artist with the projects Children of Pop, Guess Genes and Get A Life. His creative …

Episode 6: Birthday Club

March 12th, 2020


Birthday Club and their principal songwriter Stephen Wells have faced issues before. But with their stellar and heavily layered new album Obscure Emotion, they’re ready to face any issues that come their way. …

Episode 5: MIEARS

March 5th, 2020


Electronic music may have a ton of indie producers, but few have the skill set or the work effort that Texas’ MIEARS has. Going from lead singer in …

Episode 4: The Sour Notes

February 27th, 2020


Austin indie rock trio The Sour Notes have been making head strong music for the past eleven years. After six full length albums and a hefty amount …

Episode 3: Luba Dvorak

February 20th, 2020


Country music used to be a genre by immigrants and people of the land. Then the major label music industry co-opted it and turned it into a glossy and manufactured version of itself. To steer clear of that, we sat down …

Episode 2: John Allen Stephens

February 13th, 2020


John Allen Stephens is a record producer from Houston, Texas as well as an accomplished artist in his own right. Producer for acts like ATTXLA, Tee Vee and The Suffers, Stephens has one of the most unique ears for …

Episode 1 El Lago

February 6th, 2020


We sit down with El Lago, a band from Galveston, Texas who’s latest EP Pyramid is a tour de force, mixing swells of pedals with post punk tones.


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