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Interchange – The Endeavor to Tell Lines: The Music of Will Johnson (Extended)


Will Johnson joins us to talk about his new album, Swan City Vampires, and how it reflects an intense period of loss and mourning. With the passing of his mother and the breaking up of his band of seventeen years, Centro-matic, Will Johnson lost two of the most important things in his life. Swan City Vampires comes from inside of that mourning. But it also points forward. Will Johnson is known for many things, but standing still is not one of them.

Will Johnson is an American musician, singer-songwriter and painter who is the lead singer of the bands Centro-matic and South San Gabriel. Called “one of the most prolific artists in American indie rock”, Johnson has also released solo records, and is a member of the bands Monsters of Folk, New Multitudes and Overseas, and has also performed as part of the Undertow Orchestra. (Wikipedia)

“Nameless, But a Lover” (Swan City Vampire)
“All Gone, All Gone” (Molina & Johnson)
“Twenty Cycles to the Ground” (Molina & Johnson)
“Hearts” (Huey Lewis & the News)
“Hearts” (Will Johnson)
“Call, Call, Call” (Swan City Vampires)
“Made Us Feel Like (Kings) (Swan City Vampires)
“Multnomah” (Swan City Vampires)
“Scorpion” (Scorpion)
“The Watchman” (Swan City Vampires)
“Vultures Await” (Vultures Await)
“Paradise, Basically” (Swan City Vampires)
“Rosanky” (Scorpion)
“Pulleys” (Swan City Vampires)
“Just To Know What You’ve Been Dreaming” (Live for WFHB Firehouse Sessions, Vultures Await)
“Chalked Lines-Waxed Sun” (Swan City Vampires)
“Through the Fog, Then Down” (Centro-matic, Take Pride In Your Long Odds)

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