Top 16 Of 2016

So I have received many requests for my top 16 of 2016 list and so here it is! New Episode of Peer Pleasure coming out tonight in a few hours as well. Have a happy new year everyone!

Thrice – To be Everywhere is to be Nowhere
Slothrust – Everyone Else
Animals as Leaders – The Madness of Many
Sims – More than Ever
Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of what yer Not
Helms Alee – Stillicide
Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate
If These Trees Could Talk – The Bones of a Dying World
Deftones – Gore
Blink 182 – California
All Human – Teenagers, You don’t have to Die!
NOFX – First Ditch Effort
Helmet – Dead to the World
MONO – Requiem for Hell
Polyphia – Renaissance
Rittz – Top of the Line

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Stephanie Plate (Thera) Episode 11 – Peer Pleasure Podcast

Pleasure Seekers rejoice once again as you just chilled…till the next episode…which is finally upon us! The great, wonderful one-of-a-kind voice-slayer Stephanie Plate is with me this evening to talk about all things Thera. Thera is an amazing band from Alaska, my homeland as you all know, and is ripping it up working with huge producers and making even bigger songs that will stick with you for days. I was so glad Stephanie could take the time to chat and get to know each other a bit. This one was lots of fun and I hope you all enjoy it!

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Brock Lindow (36 Crazyfists) Episode 10 – Peer Pleasure Podcast

Good Evening again Pleasure Seekers and welcome home to another evening of sonic delight on the Peer Pleasure Podcast. Tonight we welcome Brock Lindow from 36 Crazyfists, the one and only Alaskan master. Brock is a huge influence on me as a musician trying to break out of the frozen north and a huge reason we moved to Portland to tour and take our music on the road. I had a blast talking to Brock about the new record 36 is recording as well as life up north now. Listen in and tune up! See you next week y’all!

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John Gourley (Portugal. The Man) Episode 09 – Peer Pleasure Podcast


Happy Sunday Pleasure Seekers! Tonight I have a special treat for you all. John Gourley from Portugal. The Man is on the show with their new single, “Noise Pollution” as well as some great insight into the writing and creative process behind the new record coming out. We also chat a lot about old stories from the road and the recent hood to coast run John did with Kevin Hart and Theo Rossi. I really think you will enjoy this episode and if you do, be sure to tell a friend about the show and don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes! See you all next week!

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Colin Frangicetto (Circa Survive) Episode 08 – Peer Pleasure Podcast


Good evening Pleasure Seekers once again. This week we have the multi-talented axeman from Circa Survive, Colin Frangicetto. Colin is an amazing musician, artist and friend. We met back in 2003 on the first Radio Takeover Tour that Anatomy of a Ghost did and also the first east coast tour for us as well. Colin was drumming for This Day Forward at the time. Come enjoy the conversation as we talk about all things going on with Colin as he headed to Pennsylvania to start writing and recording the next Circa Survive record. Check out his artwork at and be amazed.

Photo Credit Hayley Rippy

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Dia Frampton (NBC’s The Voice, Meg and Dia, Archis) Episode 07 – Peer Pleasure Podcast


Good evening Pleasure Seekers. Another week has come and gone and we have another great episode in store for you tonight. The one and only Dia Frampton has come on the show to talk about her time on NBC’s The Voice, Tour, Working a day job, Blake Shelton, Writing with young and aspiring artists and Netflix recommendations. You don’t want to miss this episode. Dia is just fantastic and great to talk to and catch up. I think there is something for everyone in this weeks episode. Check it out and I will see you all next week.

Here is the link to read Dia’s blog post about the state of music and where she stands on the subject. We talk about this a bit in the episode if you want to read it before listening. It’s really a good read.

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Thomas Erak (Fall Of Troy) Part 2 Episode 06 – Peer Pleasure Podcast


Alright folks here is Part 2 of my conversation with Thomas Erak from The Fall Of Troy and I am so excited for you all to hear the conclusion. What a great buddy Thomas has been for the last 10 years and I hope you all enjoy this double episode this week. Once again these are our first episodes with Jabberjaw media and you can find us on for more shows and episodes. See you next week!

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Thomas Erak (Fall Of Troy) Part 1 Episode 05 – Peer Pleasure Podcast


Good evening Pleasure Seekers and welcome to week 5 of the Peer Pleasure Podcast! We are so happy to welcome my good friend Thomas Erak from The Fall Of Troy to the show for an in depth look into his life and his accomplishments thus far. I have broken the 2.5 hour conversation we had at 2am into Part 1 and Part 2 for you. I am releasing them both together so that if you want to listen to them both right after the other you can. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Thomas and these are the first two episodes to be released on Jabberjaw Media, our new home. Glad to be on board. See you next week!

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The Peer Pleasure Podcast joins Jabber Jaw Media!

Good Morning Pleasure Seekers! Despite any feeling about last nights elections, We have some big news over here at The Peer Pleasure Podcast. We are now the newest member of the JabberJaw Media family! We join the ranks of Break It Down, 100 Words Or Less, Lead Singer Syndrome, Bad Christian, Nothing to Write Home About, Metal Sucks, Modern Vinyl, Washed up Emo, Positively Negative, The Mike Herrera Hour and The Art Collective! We are so happy to be here with JabberJaw and look forward to a long and productive partnership. If you have not heard these podcasts please check out the site.


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Mike Kaminsky (KMGMT) Episode 04 – Peer Pleasure Podcast


Good evening pleasure seekers and welcome to week 4. I can’t believe the show has been live for a month already and we are getting some great feedback! This weeks episode features the one and only Mike Kaminsky! Mike is a multi-talented individual with a ton on his plate which we discuss in the episode. Mike runs KMGMT, A management company who manages Dia Frampton, 3oh!3, Tonight Alive, The Summer Set and many, many more. Mike is a great friend and we had a great chat so enjoy and I will see you all in week 5!

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