Based in Rockford, Illinois, Sock Monkey Sound is a music and culture podcast. We have conversations about the state of music and culture in our world, picking apart musical genres while exploring the boundaries of our own perceptions and taste. Notable guests on our podcast have included Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Colin Hay (Men At Work), Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers/Archers of Loaf), Hutch Harris (The Thermals), David Bazan and Dan Deacon, as well as members of The Dandy Warhols, Superchunk, Built To Spill, The Dismemberment Plan, Tokyo Police Club and many more.
Sock Monkey Sound welcomes Roger Houdaille from Miami power pop group Ex Norwegian. Formed in 2008, Ex Norwegian has independently released two albums, Standby (2009) and Sketch (2010), both receiving praise by traditional and digital media locally, nationally and internationally, as well as their ever-expanding fan base. We talk with Roger about Ex Norwegian’s beginnings as Father Bloppy, old school influences, recording, and what it’s like to be an indie band in Miami.