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.
We welcome David Bazan back to Sock Monkey Sound for the 2nd time to celebrate today’s release of his latest album on Barsuk Records, Strange Negotiations. We touch on the recording of Strange Negotiations, Bob Dylan, political activism (or lack thereof), the recording of Pedro the Lion’s 2002 release Control, Elliot Smith; and much, much more.