For the Record

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For each show, we take an in-depth look at one new album that we think is worth sharing, and play some selections from it. An archive of all our episodes is available at ForTheRecordPodcast.com. Contact us at FTR@ForTheRecordPodcast.com.

  • Thursday 9:30 – 10:00am

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  • On her second album, "Cha Cha Palace," Angelica Garcia mixes a variety of styles with her exceptional voice into a cohesive celebration of her LatinX identity…

    E123 30 mins

  • Future Islands' sixth album, "As Long As You Are," is an earnest, emotionally-complex voyage into synth-pop that's worth a listen. We discuss it in-depth in episode…

    S1 E136 30 mins

  • Arcade Fire keyboardist Will Butler's second studio album is the perfect soundtrack to 2020: Honest about despair, able to find joy in resilience, and all along,…

    S1 E135 30 mins

  • Boston-based trio Krill quit making music in 2015, as all three members pursued opportunities outside of music, but have now returned (and added a fourth member)…

    E134

  • Australian singer-songwriter Alex the Astronaut has released her debut record of genuine, charming, folk-pop that is just the sort of music we need to be singing…

    E133

  • Dublin's Fontaines D.C. avoid the sophomore slump with an album of energetic, unsettling post-punk. We discuss "A Hero's Death" on episode #132 of "For the Record."…

    E132

  • Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi fame has a new band, a trio with his wife Amy Farina and Fugazi bassist Joe Lally. Coriky captures…

  • Bad Moves recorded this album before the pandemic, but it's even more relevant now. In these days of constant crisis and a devastating wealth gap, are…

  • The members of Ohmme are classically-trained musicians and veterans of the Chicago improvisational jazz scene. They make experimental pop that balances harmony and chaos: Beautiful, twinned…

  • A global pandemic, nationwide protests, pervasive social isolation, and we recently had to cancel our August wedding because of the virus. These are bleak times for…

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