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No Filler Music Podcast

No Filler is a music podcast dedicated to sharing the often overlooked hidden gems that fill the space between the singles on our favorite records. In each episode we’ll dive into a little history of the artist and the album of choice, with snippets from interviews & concerts, as well as music from the album itself.

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1
Paul McCartney Unplugged in '91:
We listen for the first time to Paul McCartney's 1991 performance on the iconic MTV series, Unplugged.
51 min
2
Our Top 10 Tracks from the 2010s
We scoured the last decade to bring you our 10 favorite tracks from the 2010s.
75 min
3
2019 Recap: Our Top 10 Tracks
72 min
4
2019 Recap: Our Top 10 Discoveries
We begin our batch of year-end recaps with our top 10 discoveries of 2019.
81 min
5
Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow
Hot on the trails of our deep dive into Larry Carlton's Steely Dan guitar solos, we thought we'd pay some homage to another guitar god from the same era: the one and only Jeff Beck.
62 min
6
100th Episode - Steely Dan's Hired Gun: The Gui...
For this very special episode of No Filler, we welcome our father Stan to the pod to help us commemorate our 100th episode.
63 min
7
Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
60 min
8
Bamnan and Slivercork: Midlake's Perfect Blend ...
​On this episode we listen to Texas natives Midlake, and their 2004 debut album Bamnan and Slivercork.
48 min
9
The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
This week we tackle The Shins' seminal indie record Oh, Inverted World.
71 min
10
Sidetrack - Neva Dinova's Songs Written For No One
On this week's Sidetrack we're checking out Jake Bellows and his band Neva Dinova,
33 min
11
Coldplay - Parachutes
Our look at the 2000 debut of alt-rock giants Coldplay.
69 min
12
Sidetrack: Prong - Beg To Differ
On our last sidetrack episode in Metal Month, we take a look at groove-thrashers Prong and their 1990 record Beg to Differ. T
37 min
13
BONUS HALLOWEEN EPISODE: Grave Robbin' With The...
On this, the Eve of Hallow's, we're heading to the graveyard with shovels in hand. We bring along a Walkman and Quentin's CD copy of "We Dig With Finger's Crossed" to help set the ambiance for the evening.
24 min
14
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
On this week's episode we fight fires and summon Cthulhu with Metallica's second album Ride the Lightning.
66 min
15
Sidetrack: Welcome Year Zero: Hail Satan with G...
We're 11 days out from Halloween night, so for our Sidetrack this week we're heading to church. Well, I guess it's maybe more of an anti-church?
32 min
16
Khemmis' Quest To Reignite Metal's Spark
Khemmis is a band that's on a quest to recapture the feelings of excitement and inspiration they had when they heard metal for the first time as teenagers.
82 min
17
Sidetrack: Kyuss - The Desert Rock Dwellers of ...
On this week's Sidetrack we buckle up and head to Sky Valley with Josh Homme (HOM-ee) and his band Kyuss,
38 min
18
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
On this jam-packed episode, we worship at the alter of desert deity Josh Homme with our deep dive into Queens of the Stone Age and their 2002 release Songs for the Deaf.
81 min
19
Sidetrack: The Nice - Flower Kings of Prog Rock
On this week's sidetrack episode, we listen to another track from early prog rockers The Nice.
32 min
20
Yes's Fragile and the Origins of Progressive Rock
This week we take a listen to the tracks that made Fragile one of the greatest progressive rock albums of all time, and we take a quick look at the rock landscape prior to the record that forged its path.
69 min
21
Sidetrack: Cock & Swan - Seattle’s Darling Drea...
On this week's episode, we listen to a few tracks from our favorite shoegazey dream pop act out of Seattle, Cock & Swan ...
19 min
22
Shoegaze Upon The Wall Of Sound: My Bloody Vale...
On this week's episode, we take a deep dive into shoegaze and the album that laid the foundation for the genre: My Bloody Valentine's 1991 album "Loveless"...
68 min
23
Sidetrack: Slowdive
On this week's Sidetrack we take a quick look at the shoegazing dream pop outfit Slowdive.
42 min
24
Ep 41: Washed Out
​On this week's episode, we take a look at the em…
39 min
25
Sidetrack: Eric Cardona
On this week's Sidetrack we listen to a handful o…
23 min
26
Ep 40: Mr Twin Sister
​We make the case in this episode that Mr. Twin S…
70 min
27
Sidetrack: Zamrock
On this week's Sidetrack we take a quick peak at …
18 min
28
Ep 38: Tame Impala - InnerSpeaker
From bedroom side project to headlining Coachella…
61 min
29
Sidetrack: Something In The Way She Moves - A v...
A young 20-something James Taylor moves to London…
15 min
30
Ep 37: Nick Drake - Bryter Layter (w/ special g...
Yeah, we know....it's been a hot minute. But we a…
67 min
31
Ep 36: Television - Marquee Moon
CBGB...Late 1970s...The birthplace of punk rock i…
38 min
32
Sidetrack: Balkans and the Post Punk Revival Re...
Following our Strokes episode last week, we take …
24 min
33
Ep 35: The Strokes - Is This It
​The boys are back together in different time zon…
49 min
34
Sidetrack: Dick Dale, Link Wray, & Duane Eddy
Quentin is flying solo again this week and contin…
18 min
35
Sidetrack: The Soft Boys
Travis is in and out of town again for the next c…
14 min
36
Sidetrack: The Yé-yé French Pop Stylings of Jun...
On this week's Sidetrack we take another peak at …
19 min
37
Ep 34: Air - Talkie Walkie
​After a month of headbanging and raging with Kor…
51 min
38
Sidetrack: Static X
On this week's Sidetrack we take a quick peak at …
22 min
39
Ep 33: Korn and the Rise of Nu-Metal
We take a deep dive into Korn, the pioneers that …
73 min
40
Ep 32: A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
​On this week's episode, we take our first dive i…
73 min
41
Sidetrack: Radiohead - Bangers And Mash
​On this week's Sidetrack we finish up our Radioh…
19 min
42
Ep 31: Radiohead - In Rainbows (w/ special gues...
On this week's episode we welcome our first guest…
98 min
43
Sidetrack: Beck's Early Influences
​On this week's Sidetrack we focus on the vibes a…
22 min
44
Ep 30: Beck - Sea Change
The anti-folk, alt pop rock legend Beck has been …
64 min
45
Sidetrack: Jonny Greenwood - You Were Never Rea...
​On this week's Sidetrack we take a listen to Jon…
21 min
46
Ep 29: Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
We continue our deep dive into Radiohead with a l…
69 min
47
Sidetrack: Textual - Cracked Halls Menthol In M...
David LeBleu​, drummer for The Mercury Program (a…
21 min
48
Ep 28: The Mercury Program - a data learn the l...
Quentin is back from vacation and back on the mic…
48 min
49
Sidetrack: Soulfly - The Summoning
Travis flies solo again on this episode and decides to crank it to 11 with a quick look at Soulfly's crushing and relentless track "The Summoning"...
14 min
50
Sidetrack: Helmet - Vaccination
Travis takes a quick look at 90s alt-metal outfit…
9 min
51
Ep 27: Radiohead - Amnesiac
No Filler kicks off the new year with another one…
60 min
52
EP 26 - No Filler Favorites From 2018
From doom metal to Thai-inspired funk, we each br…
82 min
53
Sidetrack: The Minus 5 - Find A Finger
We take a look at R.E.M. guitar player Peter Buck…
15 min
54
Ep 25: R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
If you were to plot R.E.M's path from underground…
68 min
55
Sidetrack: Aphex Twin
Fresh off the heels of our Kid A episode from las…
25 min
56
Ep 24: Radiohead - Kid A
Radiohead-A-Palooza? Yeah, we'll go with that. An…
72 min
57
Sidetrack: David Byrne & St. Vincent - Dinner F...
​On this week's Sidetrack we give a listen to Tal…
18 min
58
Ep 23: Talking Heads 77
We take a look at the Talking Heads debut album T…
53 min
59
Sidetrack: The Music Of Suspiria (feat. Goblin ...
The Self Brothers are recording on Halloween nigh…
27 min
60
Ep 22: Radiohead - OK Computer
We begin our deep dive into Radiohead with a look…
69 min
61
Sidetrack: The Fall - I Am Damo Suzuki
On this week's Sidetrack we listen to 70's post-p…
13 min
62
Ep 21: Can - Tago Mago
The Prodigal Twin returns to nerd out with Quenti…
48 min
63
Bonus Sidetrack: Jacqueline Taïeb - 7 A.M.
While Travis is out of town, I threw up a quick little sidetrack episode on a song I heard while thrifting in Austin, Texas last week ...
12 min
64
Bonus Episode: The Demo Files - Kings of Conven...
While Travis is out of town and super busy, we de…
41 min
65
Sidetrack: Polish Jazz Sampled - The Music of S...
On this week's Sidetrack we dive into the sampled Polish jazz tunes of Poland's own Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudło, known collectively as Skalpel...
31 min
66
Ep 20: Amon Tobin - Bricolage
We explore the jazz, hip-hop, and jungle-infused …
49 min
67
Sidetrack: Black Dice - Tree Tops
Fresh off the heels of our Animal Collective epis…
25 min
68
Ep 19: Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
We explore the experimental and unconventional so…
69 min
69
Sidetrack: Roy Harper - The Same Old Rock
​In this week's Sidetrack we take a look at an al…
24 min
70
Ep 18: Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
​We gush and fawn over Robin Pecknold's lyrics an…
76 min
71
Sidetrack - Sleep
Travis offers a quick peak at the pivotal stoner metal band Sleep, and plays a track off their brand new album ​The Sciences​ called "Marijuanaut's Theme"...
10 min
72
Ep 17: Black Sabbath
In this episode we explore Black Sabbath's first …
73 min
73
Sidetrack: Spoon - "The Book I Write" (Stranger...
To top off our SpoonFest we decided to dive into …
24 min
74
Ep 16: Spoon - Gimme Fiction
We finish up our SpoonFest with a look at Spoon f…
68 min
75
Sidetrack: The Dead Texan
We explore the work of acclaimed ambient artist A…
0 min
76
Ep 15: Loscil - "First Narrows"
We hit pause on indie rock and mellow out with th…
68 min
77
Sidetrack: Eurythmics - "Ministry of Love"
Powerpop synth duo The Eurythmics had found mega …
27 min
78
Ep 14: Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
We continue our quest to cover all things Spoon w…
63 min
79
Sidetrack: Echo & The Bunnymen - Show of Strength
Following last week's episode on Interpol's debut…
0 min
80
Ep 13: Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
This week we explore the melancholic soundscapes …
72 min
81
Sidetrack: Elvis Costello - Secondary Modern
We take a look back at one particular incident in…
29 min
82
Ep 12: Spoon - Girls Can Tell
On this week's episode we continue our dive into Spoon with a look at Girls Can Tell ...
50 min
83
Sidetrack: American Football
We continue our conversation on the origins of em…
27 min
84
Ep 11: Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
Now considered a touchstone record of the emo gen…
60 min
85
Sidetrack: Spoon Gives Laffitte A Musical Middl...
One year after releasing ​"A Series Of Sneaks​", …
26 min
86
Ep 10: Spoon - A Series Of Sneaks
We begin our monthly love fest for indie rock god…
60 min
87
Sidetrack: Melvin Lindsey's Quiet Storm
On this week's Sidetrack, We explore the origins …
17 min
88
Ep 9: Sade - Promise
We take a break from the usual rock and folk to e…
68 min
89
Sidetrack: Polvo - Snowstorm In Iowa
Fresh off the heels of last week's episode on Foa…
18 min
90
Ep 8: Foals - Antidotes
No Filler explores what makes Foals' debut album …
55 min
91
Sidetrack: Feist - Leisure Suite
On this week's Sidetrack we take a look at Feist'…
0 min
92
Ep 07: Kings of Convenience - Riot On An Empty ...
On this week's episode, we take a look at our all…
61 min
93
Sidetrack: The Mamas & The Papas - Mansions
On this week's Sidetrack we take a closer look at…
18 min
94
Ep 06: Crosby, Stills & Nash - Self-Titled
In this week's episode we start by taking a brief…
60 min
95
Sidetrack: Pat Metheny & Tosca
On this week's Sidetrack we focus on the art of s…
26 min
96
Ep 05: Tosca - Suzuki
No Filler discuss what goes into making a great d…
62 min
97
Sidetrack: Mark Lanegan - Undertow
No Filler takes a well-rounded look at singer/son…
15 min
98
EP 04: Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left To ...
No Filler welcomes our first guest on the podcast…
71 min
99
Sidetrack: Creedence Clearwater Revival - Effigy
Creedence Clearwater Revival are one of the early…
14 min
100
Ep 03: Kings of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood
In this holy rollin', blues-heavy episode, No Fil…
81 min