The 11th Hour, Episode #21: As We Live (The Interrupters w/ Tim Armstrong & Rhoda Dakar)

The 11th Hour is a podcast where two dudes in their 40s discuss a different Rancid song each week. They reflect on their lives, their (inexplicable) fandom, and why certain parts of our youth continue to hold meaning beyond simple nostalgia. Is it a midlife crisis or honest self-reflection? Join us on a journey to the end and find out. Follow along on Twitter or Instagram and find The 11th Hour on your favorite streaming/podcast app (StitcherAppleSpotify, etc) – and, of course, always on Foxy Digitalis.

Episode #21: As We Live

For the first time since starting the pod, new music was released featuring Tim Armstrong. So we dive into the Interrupters, the band bringing ska and hellcat records back to the mainstream. Previously, Tim was a co-songwriter on many of the Interrupters songs and such they came off like bubblegum Rancid. This new album was mostly written outside the influence of Tim. Can Brad handle the pop chart ska? Is this track anything other than a collection of guests? Rhoda Dakar is amazing, but is she used to her full potential here? Why cram both features on the same song? Why does Amy Interrupter have to sound so much like the child of Brody Dalle and Tim… yeesh…

Brad Rose is the the principal writer and editor-in-chief of Foxy Digitalis, an online music magazine and has run various DIY record labels for the last 30 years. Sam Melancon runs Debacle Records, an experimental record label out of Seattle, WA.

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