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.
Joseph Reina, Jesse Carmona and Phil Goudreau of The Braves join us in studio for this week's episode. The Braves are one of the best bands ever to come from Rockford, IL and the midwest; influencing many local bands and achieving national acclaim in publications such as The Big Takeover. They recently reunited and recorded a new song entitled "The Ghost is Gone", available on their Bandcamp page at http://thebraves.bandcamp.com The Braves will be playing a reunion show at Kryptonite Bar Saturday, July 16th with Textbook, Your City/State, and Bloom.