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.
Ian Hultquist, guitarist and keyboardist for indie rock sensations Passion Pit, took time out to talk to us on the eve of the College Consciousness Tour which will be bring them through Dekalb, IL on October 21, 2010 at the NIU Convocation Center. We also discussed Ian’s other project with his girlfriend Sofia Degli Alessandri – Aislyn. You can check them out at myspace.com/aislynmusic.