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Indiecast’s New Mailbag Episode Takes On Ska, Big Budget Albums, And Manchester Orchestra

After establishing the Indiecast Hall Of Fame last week, Steven Hyden and Ian Cohen are taking questions from listeners on this week’s episode. The episode kicks off with a discussion ska, the oft-maligned sect of punk that people tend to joke about, but also have an encyclopedic understanding of its intricacies. After the recent critical reevaluation of nu metal, is ska next in line for a reinvention? Jeff Rosenstock has been proudly waving the flag of ska for years, and the world is finally starting to come around.

This week features many thoughtful questions from listeners, guiding Hyden and Cohen’s conversation on the episode and finding the duo discussing their methods for digging into the discography of a newly-discovered artist, the big-budget albums they’d like to hear, and the role of Manchester Orchestra in modern indie.

In this week’s Recommendation Corner, Cohen has been enjoying Downtiming, the debut EP from Camp Trash. Instead of new music, Hyden is taking the opportunity to plug his recent interview with The Wrens’ Charles Bissel, who revealed that the band’s long awaited follow up to 2003’s The Meadowlands might finally be released later this year!

New episodes of Indiecast drop every Friday. Listen to Episode 23 on Spotify and Apple Podcasts below and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts here. Stay up to date and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

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