Interview with David Mayfield

In March, we recorded a David Mayfield Parade podcast, which was packed with fun chit-chat! Here’s a transcript from that interview for your reading pleasure, and another chance to learn more about a musician that’s surrounded by the best buzz.

INTRO: This is Kayla here, with a brand new Murfie recording, straight from murfie.com: the world’s largest used and new CD store online, with a twist.

I recently had a phone call with David Mayfield of The David Mayfield Parade. And since he has a new album coming out, it’s the perfect time for an interview, and some general chit-chat.

[MUSIC: “Love Will Only Break Your Heart” by The David Mayfield Parade]

Kayla: Right now I have David Mayfield on the phone, of The David Mayfield Parade. Welcome! I’m wondering where you’re calling from, actually.

David: I am in beautiful northeast Ohio—

Kayla: Ohhh!

David: —where the weather is, uh, cold and damp—

Kayla: [Laughs]

David: —but I’ve had plenty of vitamin D, so I’m still smiling.

Kayla: Oh, that’s good, that’s important! You know, seasonal affective disorder is very common—they call it SAD.

David: Exactly.

Kayla: Yeah [laughs]. Well, it’s also cold here in Madison – it’s snowing a lot today, and it’s like all slushy, so, everyone’s got their boots on and stuff; so, we’re pretty tough here, y’know.

David: Yeah. Slushy is a good word.

Kayla: Yeah? [Laughs] So, um, so David, I hear you have a new album—tell me about that.

David: I do. It’s coming out on April 1st, a little April Fool’s Day treat for the kids, and uh, I’m really excited about it. It’s called Good Man Down, and it features me singing words with musical accompaniment.

Kayla: I heard your sister was involved in that—Jessica Lea Mayfield. What’s it like working with her? I mean, some people couldn’t work with their siblings, you know—might be some punching going on. Do you guys get along pretty well?

David: Yeah. Jessica and I can get along beautifully for about fifteen or twenty minutes. And then, you know, we just—we start fighting—

Kayla: [Laughs]

David: —it’s usually pretty violent. But we get pretty creative in those fifteen to twenty minute time spans. And we’ve written a lot of songs together, and I help out on her records and she helps out on my records. No it’s great, you know, I was in her band for years before I started doing my own thing, so we’re real close. We were also home-schooled, and grew up in the family band, so we’re kind of weirdos that can really relate to each other.

Kayla: Well, that’s good! It’s good that you guys support each other’s musical careers. I see you have some really supportive fans, too. What do you like most about your fans? I see that they’ve supported you—you had a kickstarter recently for your album. What kind of fans do you usually find that you have?

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Interview with Everest [Podcast]

You can’t go wrong with rock music. (That’s what they say, right?)

Here’s an interview with a true rocker, Russell Pollard, who has been a member of bands like Sebadoh and Folk Implosion. Right now Russell is front man of the band Everest, and after being on the road with Neil Young, Wilco, and My Morning Jacket, he can sense the good fortune that surrounds the band as they continue doing what they really love.

300181-largeWho: Russell Pollard; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Some background about Everest, stories from the road, what it’s like meeting heroes, and sharing Taco Bell with Greg Ginn.
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Monday, June 10th, 2013
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: mp3 version

Find music by Everest in our shop.

Check out more of the band at everestband.com.

Check out some of Russell’s favorite new bands: Two Sheds, Delta Spirit, JP5

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This Week in Music History (July 3rd-9th)

What’s music history got for us this week? Learn up and boogie down!

1142-large7/3- On this day in 1971, Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, passed away in his apartment in Paris. Known as the Lizard King, Morrison will be remembered as a wild front man with poetic lyrics.

56207-large7/4- On this day in 1984, Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne married his manager, Sharon Arden. Reportedly, Ozzy chose to have his wedding on Independence Day so that he wouldn’t forget his anniversary.

80882-large7/5- On this day in 1968, the American swamp rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival released their self-titled debut album—and we are forever grateful!

5901-large7/6- On this day in 1964, The Beatles released their film A Hard Day’s Night. Right at the height of Beatlemania, the film was incredibly influential, and depicted black-and-white scenes following the lives of the four band members over a few days. What’s on the soundtrack? I think you can guess.

12353-large7/7- On this day in 1965, Johnny Cash made his debut at the famous Grand Ole Opry. That night, he met the love of his life, June Carter, backstage.

36021-large7/8- On this day in 1954, Dewey Phillips of WHBQ in Memphis played the first commercial single released by Elvis Presley, titled “That’s All Right”. The record struck so much interest in listeners that Dewey played it 14 times before hunting down Elvis, who he convinced to come to the studio for a live interview later that evening.

b3c8d860-a053-11e1-b5a8-12313d1612b17/9- On this day in 1955, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley & His Comets became the first rock n’ roll song to hit #1 on Billboard’s Pop Charts.

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Interview with Paper Bird [Podcast]

It’s easy to get hooked on the sweet harmonies sung by Paper Bird, and it’s fun to flow with the rich instrumental layers in their music. With their “joyful blend of folk, roots, and Americana“, this seven-piece band from Colorado is quickly rising to the top. Here’s an interesting interview with the band’s percussionist, Mark Anderson.

303402-largeWho: Mark Anderson; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: Mark discusses Paper Bird, the new album Rooms, Colorado, Red Rocks, guilty pleasure pop music, Justin Bieber getting boo’ed, and more
Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI
When: Friday, May 31st, 2013
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: mp3 version

Find music by Paper Bird in our shop.

Check out more of the band at paperbirdband.com.

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Check out some of Mark’s favorite new bands:

Patrick Dethlefs
Bad Weather California
Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
Mike Clark and the Sugar Sounds

Interview with Pushmi-Pullyu [Podcast]

It’s been said that Pushmi-Pullyu is a band that goes in many directions. Whether it’s electronic, pop, rock or blues, this Madison-based group does it well, and in their own distinct way. Here’s some exciting news: They’re set to release a brand new album, Never Love a Stranger—and advance copies are exclusively available on Murfie! The time is perfect for an interview with Pushmi-Pullyu’s founding member.

301750-largeWho: John Praw Kruse; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach
What: John shares some interesting factoids about the band, the album, the music scene, and more.
Where: The steps of the State Capitol, Madison, WI
When: Monday, June 17th, 2013
How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach
File: mp3 version


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Preview the new album at madisonartsextract.com.

Check out more of the band at mamrecords.comFacebook and Twitter.

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This Week in Music History (June 12th-18th)

What’s music history got for us this week? Learn up and boogie down!

14000-large6/12- On this day in 2003, the Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrated their newest inductees: Phil Collins, Queen, Van Morrison, and Little Richard. I wonder what was on the playlist that night!282084-large

6/13- Keeping up with the celebrations…on this day in 1980, controversial rock n’roll-turned-country singer Jerry Lee Lewis received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1184-large6/14- On this day in 1970, the Grateful Dead released their fifth album, Workingman’s Dead (arguably their best one ever). :-)6418-large

6/15- Another album release! On this day in 1989, Nirvana released their successful debut album Bleach, which ended up as an essential part of every ’90s music-lover’s collection.

27599-large6/16- This day in 1967 marks the first day of the infamous Monterey Pop Festival at Monterey County Fairgrounds in California. The three-day music event featured performances by musicians including Jimi Hendrix, Ravi Shankar and Janis Joplin.24050-large

6/17- Famous composer Igor Stravinsky was born today way back in 1882. Stravinsky’s famous works include The Nightingale, The Firebird and Les Noches.

7011-large6/18- Happy Birthday to Sir James Paul McCartney! Paul was born on this day in 1942. He is renowned for both his solo work and his time spent as a member of The Beatles.

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This Week in Music History (June 5th-11th)

What’s music history got for us this week? Learn up and boogie down!

83805-large6/5- A modest wedding? I think not. On this day in 1974, Sly Stone married model/actress Kathy Silva during his concert at Madison Square Garden in front of thousands of people.62052-large

6/6- The last Ed Sullivan show aired on this day in 1971, concluding the show’s 23-year run, packed with unforgettable performances by the biggest names in music history. The last musical guest? Gladys Knight & the Pips.

9898-large6/7On this day in 1993, Prince changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in an act of defiance against his contract with Warner Brothers. Seven years later, in 2000, Prince held a party to celebrate the re-claiming of his former name. The event was called “Prince: A Celebration”.6800-large

6/8- Brian Jones officially announced that he was leaving The Rolling Stones on this day in 1969, saying, “I want to play my kind of music, which is no longer the Stones music.” Jones died less than one month later, and the cause of his death is still under much debate.

5840-large6/9- The Doobie Brothers kicked off their tour at Red Rocks Ampitheater in Colorado on this day in 1989. It was their first national tour in about 8 years, and it included their most famous lineup.39287-large

6/10- While we’re on topic, Red Rocks erupted with violence during a Jethro Tull concert on this day in 1971. Reportedly, “hill people” were climbing over fences to get closer to the stage, and police reacted by dropping tear gas on the crowd. Then, Jethro Tull fans reacted by throwing rocks and bottles back at the police, starting a dangerous riot with numerous injuries. Some speculated, “there will never be another rock concert at Red Rocks Park.”

26275-large6/11- Hank Williams, a country legend, made his unforgettable debut at the Grand Ole Opry on this day in 1949. The crowd loved him so much that they called him back for six encores. Now that’s how it’s done!

So you wanna own any of these albums, or hear ‘em in lossless format? Well we just so happen to have them for sale (hehe). Right now these titles start at just $1!