Emil Amos' Drifter's Sympathy
Emil Amos tells disturbing and often humiliating stories about growing up in a small town in the 90's with co-host Jonah Bayer. The series generally outlines the birth and trials of the 'outsider', a classic loner archetype in all cultures and literature. The stories begin back when Emil and Duncan Trussell met 20 years ago and bonded as LSD devotees while following various questionable gurus in their early years. Every other episode digs into the archaeology of lesser known music history to illuminate the outsider from another angle.

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Emil Amos has made over 50 records across a wide terrain in underground music with a catalog that stretches over 20 years. He plays live and records constantly with his bands Holy Sons, Om, Grails, Lilacs & Champagne and currently lives in NYC.

Jonah Bayer is a longtime music journalist and the host of the podcast ‘Going Off Track’. He’s also the co-creator of the Web series ‘Sound Advice’ alongside his sister Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live) and guitarist in the screamo band United Nations. You can read his work in Playboy, Noisey and The AV Club.


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Emil’s bandmate Alex Hall from Grails and Lilacs & Champagne is in town from Berlin and they deliver an introduction to “Library Music”… The term goes back as far as the twenties when stock music began to be composed to accompany the first films that included sound. Television companies were able to avoid copyright issues by sourcing music from ‘music libraries’ and the anonymous players who provided the music were often some of the best in the world. Because the records were never available to the public, Library Music looms large as one of the secret troves of great composition and execution in the world of record digging and sampling. Holy Sons continue their tour with the Japanese band Mono at the Music Hall of Williamsburg tonight! – here are the remaining dates :: 05/01/2017 Brooklyn, NY / Music Hall of Williamsburg 05/02/2017 Philadelphia, PA / Johnny Brenda’s 05/03/2017 Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel 05/04/2017 Durham, NC / Motorco Music Hall 05/05/2017 Asheville, NC / The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall 05/06/2017 Nashville, TN / Exit / In 05/08/2017 Atlanta, GA / The Earl 05/09/2017 Birmingham, AL / Saturn 05/11/2017 Baton Rouge, LA / Spanish Moon 05/12/2017 Houston, TX / Walter’s Downtown 05/13/2017 Dallas, TX / Club Dada 05/14/2017 Austin, TX / Barracuda