Latest Episodes

The Cool Out – Primitive, Hypnotic, and Deviant (TCO003)
July 05, 2017

In this mini episode, Erik explores the music of Isaac Rother and the Phantoms. He plays a few Phantom tracks as well as perceived influences on the Phantom Sound from such bands as The Brogues, Sam the Sham, Wimple Witch, and Screaming Jay Hawkins. https

The Cool Out – Grunge for Rent (TCO002)
June 13, 2017

Break out those flannel shirts and stop combing your hair! Erik is back with an all-out Grunge Mixtape! We’re digging for cool in the gutters of pop culture! Touch Me I’m Sick – Mudhoney Love Buzz – Nirvana Stumblin’ Man &#82

The Cool Out Ep 1 – Hors D’oeuvres in Black (tco003)
June 06, 2017

The Novel Sound is winding to a close, folks. This here is Erik’s new show THE COOL OUT! Twice a month, The Cool Out will deep dive into a musical genre, band, fashion item, book, or much much more! We’re panning for cool in the gutters of pop

Episode 99 Psychedelic Punk Werewolves
May 24, 2017

As we wind down The Novel Sound, Erik brings you an hour of psych folk, songs about werewolves, and a few punk favorites. Guida – Get It Over Howlin’ Wolf – Moanin’ at Midnight The Kinks – 20th Century Man Octopus – Syd Barrett Mad Shelley’s Letterbox – R

Episode 98 – Judge Dredd
March 06, 2017

Cover art by the amazing and wonderful Ally Cat 2000AD – The Rezillos Apocalyptica Blues – Blind Butcher John Law – Dropkick Murphys Police State in the USA – Anti Flag Officer – Operation Ivy Police Car – Cockney Rejects Law and Order – Stiff Little Fing

Ep 97 John Darnielle’s Universal Harvester
January 23, 2017

Novocain Stain – Modest Mouse Wicked World – Black Sabbath Never Learn Not to Love – The Beach Boys Camera – Pavement The House that Dripped Blood – Hallelujah the Hills Hooray for Tuesday – The Minders New Zion – The Mountain Goats Indian Summer – Beat H

EP 96 Memento Bowie
December 05, 2016

This episode goes out to all the pretty things, the diamond dogs, the weird, and those constantly reinventing themselves, this here is a two-hour tribute to David Bowie. Special thanks to Farah, for inspiring the show, Mal Thursday for your assistance, Ma

EP 95 Punk for Nothing
November 08, 2016

Alt Title: Please Kill Me, An Election Special They say songs are just songs and can’t really change the world. This may be true, but they sure as hell can help a person blow off some steam- so wrap yourself in the Stars and Stripes, crank up your s

Ep 94 True Crime
October 18, 2016

This month, The Novel Sound puts down fiction to examine songs inspired by true crimes which shocked the world and some that barely made a noise. Hate So Real – J Church Nebraska – Bruce SpringsteenKeep Searchin’ – Del Shannon Psycho – Beasts of Bourbon G

September 10, 2016

Hola, Creeps! This here is Episode 15 of This Island Surf (the novel sound ep 93) inspired by my buddy Hugh who said to me, “Erik, do an episode of all bands that start with Los!” And here it is. This episode’s drink is the ever fashionable and always del