The Grey Estates is one of the Internet's most influential indie music blogs, and also one of its most heartwarming. Lauren Rearick founded the blog in 2013 and since then, it has built connections between musicians and listeners across the world. I caught up with Lauren to talk about falling in love with indie music through The O.C., launching new features like The Beat, and learning when to close your email inbox and make time for yourself.
Katharine Seggerman is the drummer, vocalist, and songwriter for Lunch Duchess, which just released its debut full-length album, "Crying for Fun." In this episode, Katharine and I talk about how she uses her background as a drummer to write catchy songs with powerfully personal lyrics that draw on everything from allergies and bodily autonomy to emotional releases.
For the first episode of the Pass The Mic Podcast, I'm joined by Miri Devora and Mattie Glass of the Philly band Queen of Jeans. We talk about how the band recorded their latest album "If you're not afraid, I'm not afraid" with producer Will Yip, their musical influences (which range from doo-wop to Dashboard Confessional), and writing slow-burning, but cathartic songs that find strength in loss.
Last year, I created the blog Pass The Mic out of of my love of music, and also my frustration with the way that media outlets were representing (or not representing) non-men in their coverage.
Now, I'm launching The Pass The Mic Podcast: a space where musicians, booking agents, and recording engineers can share their stories, talk about the people who inspire them, and engage in unfiltered conversations.