Ep. 152 – LVL Manor

Dan and Chris feature new tracks from two indie rock acts with a morose pop-punk bent: Joyce Manor, whose new record Cody is out on the heels of their successful breakthrough Never Hungover Again and does the whole “growing up” thing, and LVL UP, whose Sub Pop debut Return to Love threads a needle through so many indie rock subgenres it basically weaves its own friggin’ tapestry. In the discussion, Chris and Dan talk being a thirtysomething noob desperately trying to cling on to what’s cool in music nowadays and what alternatives to the 90s “alt” scene sounded like, or if they even existed.