Don't Feed the Artists


Don't Feed the Artists is a fortnightly show featuring interviews with independent musicians, recorded in person in Denton, TX.


DFTA: Live!

Sep 10, 2019

This week, we had our first live show at The Bearded Monk in Denton, TX! We were joined by local Denton band Hen and the Cocks, and Ben Esely of The Bearded Monk to chat about all things Denton.


Deep Dive: Joy Division

Sep 03, 2019

For this week's Deep Dive, we listened to the pair of albums from the highly influential band Joy Divison.


Freeform #1

Aug 27, 2019

This week Adam and Jackson present the first (?) freeform episode of DFTA where we cover some music news, what we're listening to, and to remind everyone about our very first live show is next weekend at The Bearded Monk in Denton!


Deep Dive: The Police

Aug 20, 2019

Here with our first listener-suggseted Deep Dive, we listened to the five albums of legendary British band The Police.


Concerts

Aug 13, 2019

On this week's episode, we chat about live music and what we enjoy about concerts, including how things change between the studio and the stage and how crowds can make or break a show.


Deep Dive: Beck

Aug 06, 2019

Adam and Jackson are back with all thirteen of Beck's albums in his first 30 years of his career.


Chavis Chance

Jul 30, 2019

This week we're joined by singer-songwriter Chavis Chance to chat about Boston, growing up with music, "Six Great Songs", tour stories including a drink in a brown paper bag, and more!


Deep Dive: Slipknot

Jul 23, 2019

On this week's Deep Dive, Hagen & Dave are back to cover Slipknot's discography and what nu metal is, before their upcoming sixth album releases next month.


Why is Metal Not Mainstream?

Jul 16, 2019

This week we're joined by Robby to chat about why metal isn't mainstream, as we touch on what metal is and if we enjoy it, answer the timeless question of "how do you know what they're saying" and more!


Deep Dive: Radiohead

Jul 09, 2019

Adam and Jackson took a bit of a break to let Dave and Hagen record the longest Deep Dive yet, covering the nine studio albums by Radiohead.


Brave Combo

Jul 02, 2019

This week we were joined by Carl Finch of Brave Combo to chat about the idea of freeing yourself of having opinions, the ideas that guide Brave Combo's music and live shows, tour stories, tips on being in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and lots more!


Deep Dive: My Bloody Valentine

Jun 25, 2019

We've mentioned this band a few times already, so we decided to go ahead and listen to the three landmark albums by My Bloody Valentine, the quintessential shoegaze band.


Be Like Max

Jun 18, 2019

In this week's episode we're joined by Be Like Max from Las Vegas to chat about their first album in 4 years, the Las Vegas music scene, tour stories that happened during the daytime, and more!


Deep Dive: Kyuss

Jun 11, 2019

Up next on Deep Dive, we listened to the four albums by influential desert rock band Kyuss.


Trench

Jun 04, 2019

This week on the show we're joined by Trench from Syracuse to chat in depth about recording their new album, waiting to release it, their tour, and a jampacked list of what we're listening to!


Deep Dive: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard

May 28, 2019

This time on Deep Dive, we listened to the five albums that Australian psych rock band King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard released in 2017.


Astragal

May 21, 2019

This week on the show, Jackson is joined by Astragal on tour from Houston to chat about their second EP, cities, hurricanes, touring, My Bloody Valentine, and more!


Deep Dive: Foals

May 14, 2019

This week, we listen to the first four albums by the Oxford-based rock band Foals, prior to the departure of their longtime basist, and the release of their new two-part album.


HXXS

May 07, 2019

Joining us from Kansas City this week is HXXS to chat about how vowels suck, CIA mind control, their most recent album MKDRONE and the process of recording it, stories from tour, what we're listening to, and more!


Deep Dive: D'Angelo

Apr 29, 2019

On this week's Deep Dive we listen the man hailed as the next Marvin Gaye, D'Angelo and his 3 albums over his 20 year career so far.


RTB2

Apr 23, 2019

In our 50th episode (!) we're joined by RTB2 for a great long episode where we chat about being a duo, old Denton venues and festivals, being a Creep apologist, the sounds of the 80's, tour stories, what we're listening to, and more!


Deep Dive: Bauhaus

Apr 16, 2019

On this week's Deep Dive we check out the full discography of influential gothic rock band Bauhaus, including their first single and final "epilogue" album.


Let's Talk Genres

Apr 09, 2019

This week, we take another break from our regular format to talk about genres, and why it's a complicated subject.


Deep Dive: At the Drive-In

Apr 02, 2019

On this week's Deep Dive we check out the four albums by the El Paso band At the Drive-In.


Consider the Source

Mar 26, 2019

This week we're joined by Consider the Source, on tour from New York to chat about being a Sci-Fi Middle Eastern Fusion band, their heavy touring schedule, imperfections in music recordings, and more!


Deep Dive: The National

Mar 19, 2019

Breaking with the Deep Dive format so far, we listen to 20 currently unreleased songs from The National, including two songs that will appear later this year on their upcoming album.


Rei Clone

Mar 12, 2019

Rei Clone is here for our first bleep-heavy episode to chat about shoegaze and gear, our favorite toasters, deflating air mattresses, pee jugs, what we're listening to, and more!


Deep Dive: Oasis

Mar 05, 2019

Continuing with another important band in Britpop history, we listened to the 7 studio albums of Oasis.


Our Favorite Albums

Feb 26, 2019

This week, we break from our regular format and get everyone back together to discuss our favorite albums.


Deep Dive: Blur

Feb 19, 2019

In our third episode of Deep Dive, we listen to the 7 studio albums of one of the central bands of the Britpop music scene, Blur.


Out of System Transfer

Feb 12, 2019

All the way from New York City, we're joined by Out of System Transfer to chat about spreadsheets (really), the anti-folk genre, what defines a protest song, some great stories from tour, what we're listening to this week, and more!


Deep Dive: Modest Mouse

Feb 05, 2019

In the second episode of our new show we look at the 6 studio albums of Modest Mouse, and how the bands output has changed over time.


Church Girls

Jan 29, 2019

This week we're joined Church Girls from Philadelphia to chat about their new EP Home, the differences of touring in the UK, focusing on positive stories on tour, plus we learn how Spotify playlists work, and more!


Deep Dive: King Crimson

Jan 22, 2019

Don't Feed the Artists presents Deep Dive, a new show featuring our takes on the discographies of musicians we love. In our pilot episode of Deep Dive we take a look at the first six years of the influential progressive rock band King Crimson.


Pool Kids

Jan 15, 2019

To kick off 2019, we're joined by Pool Kids to chat about their album, touring, how music has shifted, a great (awful) tour story from Kentucky, and more!


Holiday Party

Dec 25, 2018

We took a week off from interviews to chat about 2018 with our good friend Dave, where we cover our least favorite and best albums of the year, hear how Dave almost saw the Foo Fighters play, plus introduce a new thing!


Monobody

Dec 11, 2018

This week on the show we're joined by Monobody from Chicago to chat about the reason behind their new album's name, the Chicago music scene, tour (and show) stories from college, Betty Crocker's Cookbook, selling CDs, Buc-ee's and Wawa, and more!


Poppies

Nov 27, 2018

Joining us on tour from New York is Poppies, to chat about SXSW, their latest release "Good EP", how their animated music video came about, being a band in New York, and more!


Kind Beats

Nov 13, 2018

This week we sat down with Kind Beats to talk about actual radio, pressing buttons, Beringer wines (the classy choice), dressing like Lara Croft, "depressing music", a one-of-a-kind tour stories, and more in this episode of this not real podcast.


The Worst Intentions

Oct 30, 2018

For this week's episode we're joined by The Worst Intentions to talk about all things hot sauce, how they really feel about Oklahoma, prioritizing a show over the hospital, hear lots of stories, cross some lines, and more!


The Infamists

Oct 16, 2018

We're back, with our friends The Infamists to chat about their new album, meeting strangers on Craigslist, playing guitar with a banana, mixing scotch and Mountain Dew, what they're listening to, and more!


halfsleep

Aug 28, 2018

This week we chat with the guys in halfsleep about a bunch of dumb, their reunion show, what they're doing now, European tour stories, and more!


Olivia Justice Countryman

Aug 14, 2018

This week we're joined by Olivia Justice Countryman, to chat about her debut EP Between Two Mountains, the beginnings of her musical career, law school, podcasts, and more!


Henry the Archer

Jul 31, 2018

After a short summer hiatus, we're back with Richard of Henry the Archer from Ft. Worth to chat about how he likes to perform live, music videos, NAM, music in Fort Worth, and more!


Rosegarden Funeral Party

Jun 19, 2018

This week we're joined by Leah from Rosegarden Funeral Party as we chat about pick holders, songwriting, colors, their new album, tour stories from the California desert, lots and lots of bands we're listening to, and more!


Kites and Boomerangs

Jun 05, 2018

Today we've got Kites and Boomerangs with us for a special episode where we chat about Topo Chico, their new self-titled album, the regular tour stories segment, and along the way the show spirals out of control.


SeaFire

May 22, 2018

This week we're joined by Tia from SeaFire to chat about her songwriting process, recording the SeaFire EP, and more as we dive into the intricacies of math rock.


Diners

May 08, 2018

We hung out with Diners while on tour from Los Angeles, to hang out and chat about sunsets in Phoenix Arizona, Minions (sorry), trailas, Diners' music, touring, and more!


Honey and Salt

Apr 24, 2018

Joining us from Austin is Honey and Salt, on tour promoting their new self-titled album to chat about the album, vinyl, Jack White, and more!


Matthew And The Arrogant Sea

Apr 10, 2018

On this week's episode, we're joined by Matthew from Matthew And The Arrogant Sea to chat about SXSW, why Denton's music scene isn't dying, and a great tour story from one of the better harbor towns.


DFTA Goes to the Movies

Mar 27, 2018

Join us on an adventure of an episode, where we're joined by friends of the show Erin Devany and Leopold Knopp to take a break from talking music to chat about movies and why we're angry about them.


Wesley Jensen and The Penny Arcade

Mar 13, 2018

This week Hagen and Jackson are joined by Wesley Jensen and his entire band to chat about hoarding music, being an adult, playing the triangle, pulling out and wrapping up, and more.


Felt & Fur

Feb 27, 2018

Felt & Fur returns to the show to chat about getting into electronic music, their first synths, their influences and other music they've been listening to, and briefly talk about their most recent EP "Aftertouch".


Springtime and the Changes

Feb 13, 2018

This week, we talk with Spring and the Changes about the cycle of house shows, starting projects, Tijuana, LAPD helicopters, and more!


North by North

Jan 30, 2018

From Chicago, North by North joins us to kick off season 2 of Don't Feed the Artists as we chat about their crazy touring schedule, fitting time in for recording, shit talk onsies, and hear what audiobooks they've been listening to.


We Forgot the Artists

Nov 07, 2017

We're gonna be honest, we really dropped the ball on this one. We forgot to invite a guest, and Anby forgot to bring topics. But we still have our regular segments!


JagoeFest

Oct 24, 2017

In this 2 hour special, we sit down with 10 bands featuring both returning and new guests to the show to chat about festivals, house shows, and more.


TOMKAT

Oct 10, 2017

We hung out with TOMKAT before their new album releases, to chat about intelligent electronic rock, in-ears at house shows, tour stories, and more!


Always The Alibi

Sep 26, 2017

This week we're joined by Always the Alibi, where we chat about their pancakes and beer, Berkeley, headstocks, and frequently mention Muse.


Sad Cops

Sep 12, 2017

Sad Cops joins us to talk house shows, tour stories, and lots and lots of bands that they've been listening to in this late-night episode.


Mother Tongues

Aug 29, 2017

Our friend Brack Cantrell joins us as our first guest host to chat with Mother Tongues about getting willy nilly with guitar pedals, rockin' highly durable Jansports, favorite pedals, and debut a new segment!


Terra Collective

Aug 15, 2017

Three members from Terra Collective join us for a jam-packed show to talk songwriting, chemistry, trucks and overcompensation, their upcoming EP, homemade windshield wipers, and how much we really want someone to email us.


Strange Mother

Aug 01, 2017

From Austin, this week's guest is Strange Mother y'all! We talk about venn diagrams, how they named their band, wrestling, the music scene in Austin, and more!


Fun Button

Jul 18, 2017

Fun Button joins us this week for an episode that goes completely off the rails, where we talk about exactly what you've come to expect from this show.


Eric Daino

Jul 04, 2017

Eric Daino sat down with Adam & Jackson to talk about the roots of ska, how his band The Holophonics started, and what it's like being a fulltime musician.


Pearl Earl

Jun 20, 2017

Pearl Earl sits on the couch this week to chat about recording their upcoming self-titled album, their live shows, crowdsurfing, and shares the expected tour stories before they go on tour again.


Thin Skin

Jun 06, 2017

Thin Skin joins us for an episode covering politics, condoms, trailer parks, and our seemingly regular segments on genres, labels, tour stories, and more.


Richard Haskins

May 23, 2017

In our longest episode yet, we chat with Denton's Richard Haskins on a wide-ranging list of topics including pigheads, Black Flag, Kevin Spacey, and (of course) some great stories from tour.


Elijah Heaps & Nikolai Rya + Genuine

May 09, 2017

In this episode we chat with Elijah Heaps & Nikolai Rya, along with members of Genuine, their collective. We talk about collaboration, criticism, their music videos, distribution, and more.


Astro Motel

Apr 25, 2017

Joining us on tour from Louisiana as our first out-of-state guests is Astro Motel! We talk about the band's style, stage props, the Atomic Age, and more on this week's episode.


Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke

Apr 11, 2017

After the Denton Folk Festival, we sat down with two of the members of Levi Cobb & The Big Smoke to ask who the hell is Levi Cobb, and talk about songwriting and spirituality.


I, the Ghost

Mar 28, 2017

Joining us this week is I, the Ghost. We cover topics such as: Genre definitions, naming things, lessons, and modern listening habits.


Horace Bray

Mar 14, 2017

This week Hagen & Jackson chat with Horace Bray before his move to New York. They cover stories from tour, his plans for New York, and his Instagram account.


Animal Spirit

Feb 28, 2017

Our friends in Animal Spirit sat down with us before their album release show in Denton, TX. We talk about their times on tour, their future plans, and their new record.


Brack Cantrell & Jack Malonis

Feb 14, 2017

We sat down with local recording engineer Brack Cantrell and Jack Malonis of Duncan Fellows from Austin, TX to talk about working together, and end up having an in-depth discussion around recording, drumming, and more.


Fishboy

Jan 31, 2017

For our second episode, we sat down with some of the members of Fishboy, after their set at Band Together Denton, a local house show festival and fundraiser.


The BoomBachs

Jan 17, 2017

In our introductory episode we sit down with two members of The BoomBachs to discuss the band's formation, history, and future.


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