Matthew Amster-Burton is a Seattle writer and podcaster and the author of five books. His latest, Our Secret Better Lives, features an absurd number of 90s music references. He's a fan of the minor four, the I-IV-V, and the Minus 5. He's been in at least five bands you've never heard of.
April 1st, 2018 | 42 mins 46 secs
A stone-cold classic that's as relevant, progressive, and weird as it was in 1995. These are loud, smart hope-from-the-gutter tunes, and we're kind of in love.
March 1st, 2018 | 32 mins 51 secs
Matthew really puts Laura through the wringer on this one. 0898 is an overproduced, saccharine mess, and Matthew couldn't love it more. Laura, on the other hand....
February 1st, 2018 | 46 mins 28 secs
Mezzanine is Massive Attack's 1999 breakout third album. On this episode, we chill out after the rave and talk nicknames, musical diversity, fade-ins, buildups, and teenage weirdos. We also say "Bristol" many times as if we know where that is.
January 15th, 2018 | 34 mins 53 secs
On our fourth episode we listen to Luna’s Penthouse—Laura Loe’s favorite album of the 1990’s. We discuss lush recording, embarrassing lyrics, shameless Velvet Underground rip offs, and the absence of early rock shows for aging Gen-Xers.
January 1st, 2018 | 46 mins 23 secs
December 1st, 2017 | 1 hr 2 mins
90s, indie, magneticfields, stephinmerritt
The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs, 1999
November 9th, 2017 | 46 mins 49 secs
90s, indie, music, pavement
Pavement, Brighten the Corners, 1997.