The EZPZ Podcast EP020: The Glove Department

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What’s up, Internet! One thing to note before we get into the show notes: Shaun has been uploading his Let’s Plays on Fallout 4 on The EZPZ’s YouTube channel. Check those out if you haven’t yet. They are in glorious 1080p HD 60 FPS. Alright, let’s get into the show notes.

Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm! What a fun match to follow. The lemon heads share their thoughts on the match.

Electric Forest announced they are banning Native American headdresses for 2016. They will be looking at restricting totems, too.

He who will not be named said something else racist. What do you know?

ISIS claimed they would be issuing an attack at WWE’s pay-per-view event Survivor Series. Hacker collective, Anonymous, announced they will be shelling out attacks on ISIS.

Going back to activities/props being banned from music festivals, wubbing is something Dan does not think should be banned. Dan Is Pro-Wubbing.

Shia LaBeouf discusses how his love for himself only grew after his “Shia Watched Shia” event.

Our thoughts are with hardcore band, The Ghost Inside! They were in a horrific car accident which killed their driver and all the members sustained serious injuries.

At the time of this recording, Shaun was about 25 hours into Fallout 4. He showed Nick a few neat things in the game and they discuss some glitches and bugs Shaun’s found. Overall, Bethesda has done a top-notch job with ironing out all the bugs.

And rounding out the show, Nick wanted to discuss Justin Bieber’s antics at a skateboard park in Chicago.

Thanks for listening to the podcast! We have Alex Marean on EP020 of the show next week! Look for it soon!

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The EZPZ Podcast EP011: World Wide Chill

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What’s up, everybody! This week we have a very special episode of The EZPZ Podcast with co-host Ian Dunshee! You have probably heard about Ian before in some of #StealthModeDan’s stories. Ian is Dan’s best friend and brings a level-headed viewpoint to the table of lemon heads. The episode dives right into how Dan and Ian met, which included a really funny and sweet story of despising one another in study hall to sharing a stage in a high school pop-punk band. After discussing their small band, Shaun asked the table what they thought about Des Moines’ own, House of Bricks, shutting down somewhat recently. Some shared how they were happy and some shared that they will miss seeing small acts before they explode into big acts.

Ian is Dan’s best friend but until this summer, they had not see each other in over a year. Ian shared that he had been in Martinique, which is part of the Caribbean, studying archaeology. On the island of Martinique, he shared about how he was the reason people “tchip” in the streets. Ian discussed other things that were different about the culture in Martinique. He said that the music and party scene could not be more different than in the states.

Music Interlude: “It’s Carnival” by Destra

Dan gave us the mathematical lowdown on how biking is faster than walking. He started using the Des Moines Bcycle when out and about downtown which is a bicycle rental service. He gave the service two thumbs up and thinks people in Des Moines should use it more often. Ian just got back from RAGBRAI this last week and discussed how awesome of an experience it was for him. He got to see Cheap Trick and hang out with a bunch of fellow cyclists across the country. Ian wanted to make sure listeners do not think that to be a part of RABGRAI, you have to be a master cyclist.

Music Interlude: “Surrender” by Cheap Trick

Dan had another anxiety attack this past week. The anxiety/panic attack lead to a freaky occurrence at work between him and a customer. The lemon heads start talking about their own ghost stories. Dan goofed on Shaun for “not believing” in ghosts or paranormal activity. The stories shared by the lemon heads included a weirdo that claimed he “smelled something” while Ian was cooking in the community kitchen, stories about a high school friend of Ian and Dan’s who always had ghostly experiences and and Nick seeing a white figure standing at the door across the hall as a kid.

Music Interlude: “Ghostbusters” (Theme Song) by Ray Parker, Jr.

The Meek Mill and Drake drama really beefed up this week with Drake finally retaliating on OVO Sound Radio. The lemon heads discussed how they were happy Drake finally had a response after staying silent all week. Drake’s response was in the form of a track called “Charged Up”. All three hosts of the show thought Drake completely demolished Meek with this track. Ian thought the whole situation was about as mature as schoolyard fights, which the co-hosts could not exactly deny.

Music Interlude: “Charged Up” by Drake

Shaun wanted to discuss the incident at a concert in New Zealand, Earl Sweatshirt punched a fan that stormed the stage, tried to hug him and possibly take his mic. He wanted to ask the other lemon heads and Ian if he boys discussed how they think that it is pretty dumb that fans think they can storm the stage. It is one thing if the fan wants to crowd surf and stage dive, but that was not the case at an Earl Sweatshirt show in New Zealand. The lemon heads and Ian came to a consensus that they believe fan should not be storming the stage, period. This can create an unsafe environment for not only the artist and security but also fans. Security needs to be upped for certain acts and in this case security dropped the ball.

Music Interlude: “Wool” by Earl Sweatshirt

That’s a wrap! This was a very fun episode to record. What did you agree or disagree with in the show? Is there a host that you love, hate or love to hate? Shoot them all your love/hate mail to their email, Twitter and Instagram accounts below. Thank you so much for listening. We love doing the show and appreciate all of your support.


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EZPZ Listen: Sam Gellaitry’s Short Stories EP

Scotland’s Sam Gellaitry just dropped his highly anticipated debut EP, Short Stories, on February 17th, 2015 with Soulection. Gellaitry is only 18-years old and he dropped 2015’s first instrumental release that caught my attention.Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 1.09.57 PM

Gellaitry obviously has an innate ability at incorporating a bunch of different sounds into a 16-minute EP. Short Stories seems longer when you listen to it from beginning to end because of how well the songs transition to one another. The EPs fluidity is what gives it legs. The subtle opener “Temple”, I thought I knew the tone of the EP until “Reflectionz” rang in. I was hooked halfway through “Reflectionz” and I bought the album on Bandcamp for the reasonable price of $5. After about 30-listens of this monolith EP, I have to say that “To Earth and Back” is my favorite track. I wish the second half of it was just a little cleaner in it’s delivery. 16-year old, Oshi, from London remixed a version that has a warmer second half. You can listen to it here. “Monochrome” has some bass tones that are reminiscent of a Thom Yorke solo-release, which I can’t say I don’t enjoy. Short Stories is rounded out with “The End”. Sam Gallantry’s Short Stories is a journey that is the perfect length and will leave listeners completely satisfied.

Soulection – The Sound of Tomorrow

Hey, Sam, you should tour the United States ASAP, please.

RIYL: Flying Lotus, Röyksopp, Thom Yorke’s solo stuff

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Title Fight’s Hyperview is streaming in full on NPR!

My most anticipated album of the year, Hyperview, by Title Fight is streaming in full on NPR. It gave me chills. This thirty-plus-minute “dream underwater” is perfect from opener “Murder Your Memory” to ending track “Night Vision”. Hyperview is a simply perfect album. I’m super proud of these dudes.

I implore all of you to lay down on your bed, tap the link on your phone, throw a pair of headphones on and slip away into this dreamy record.


Title Fight releases details for their third LP!

After weeks of cryptic posts to their website, Title Fight released details on their third LP, Hyperview.


(Artwork done by the wonderful John Slaby. He has done all of Title Fight’s album/EP artwork.)

Releasing February 3rd, via Anti- Records, it will surely be on my 2015 end of the year list, if not top it like Floral Green did in 2012.
Check out the video and lyrics for their first single “Chlorine” below!

Here’s the lyrics to “Chlorine”

of a violet view
Felt it fade
Was it too soon?

You can’t hold it in

Poison in your mood
Chlorine eyes from you

Found your place
in a model face
Fell into
the violent daze

You can’t hold it in
Pour out
all your emptiness

Poison in your mood
Chlorine eyes from you
Decorated blue
Opening a wound