LaunchLeft

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Sisters Rain and Summer Phoenix have grown up eating, sleeping and living left-of-center. Raised in an artist activist family growing up Phoenix meant it was normal to think outside the box and color outside the lines. Welcome to LaunchLeft where famed creatives launch the next wave of music rebels. LaunchLeft aims to create an intentional space that highlights and empowers all artists for whom radical creativity is not a choice but a necessity.


Episode Date
Portrait: Sophia Chang
00:57:42

Raised by Wu-Tang and most assuredly “The Baddest Bitch in the Room”, please welcome author, Shaolin warrior and badass mother of two Ms. Sophia Chang. The Phoenix sisters rejoice as she flexes her fierce brand of soul force on LaunchLeft.

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

@LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

@LaunchLeft

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Nov 12, 2019
Joaquin Phoenix Launches Rain Phoenix
01:16:04

No joking Batman! Rain and Summer welcome their brother Joaquin Phoenix to LaunchLeft for this sibling powered episode. They ask questions and offer opinions on Joker as Joaquin graciously shares some great on and off screen moments. The Phoenix’s also reminisce about childhood, making their parents go vegan and their love of music. And finally, Joaquin launches Rain’s new record ‘River’ as they discuss the profound impact their older brother had on them growing up. Close to home. A very special LaunchLeft.

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Music: Rain Phoenix

"Immolate"

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

@LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

@LaunchLeft

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Nov 05, 2019
Peter Yorn Launches Adam Melchor
00:55:22

Rain and Summer get front row seats and Q&A privileges with the effortlessly kind and articulate Pete Yorn. Subjects covered include creative writing, older brothers, how to tell your dad you’re switching majors, when to take advice on songwriting and when not to, Scarlett Johansson dream to reality plus the epically talented Adam Melchor and his song “Real Estate”.

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Music: Adam Melchor

"Real Estate"

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

@LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

@LaunchLeft

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Oct 29, 2019
TOUR PORTRAIT: Tank and the Bangas
00:36:35

Road games, global warming, mom’s advice, how music finds you and consciousness are just some of the topics discussed when Rain and Summer meet Tank and the Bangas at LaunchLeft HQ. You won’t want to miss this one!

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

@LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

@LaunchLeft

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Oct 22, 2019
Liz Phair launches Asher Dauer
00:48:36

This week Liz Phair launches Asher Dauer.

A pioneer recording artist and an unapologetic rockstar. Part philosopher. Part sexpot. Part mom.

Liz Phair IS NOT Two dimensional.

A lot has changed in the music business since Liz’s gold-selling debut album, “Exile in Guyville” was released in the early ’90s. Rain and Summer Phoenix explore her meteoric rise and take a deep dive into some of Liz’s more harrowing experiences being a lead female artist in the music industry.

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Music: Asher Dauer

"Plans"

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Oct 15, 2019
Rain and Summer launch Clarke and the Himselfs
00:31:40

Rain & Summer launch Clarke and the Himselfs. Sometimes the coolest bands only have one member- case in point, Clarke and the Himselfs. Not only can she play the drums, guitar and sing at the same time but, she can expound on Stanley Kubrick's work and implore us to remember to stay interested in life. A fierce rocker with authentic raw power and contagious melodies- check it live to hear for yourself.

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Music: Clarke and the Himselfs

"Don't Turn Around"

NEW Album Pot Sound: Releasing on Scavenger Cult records on October 18th

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Oct 08, 2019
Mark Mothersbaugh launches Ward White
00:40:10

Iconic Devo frontman and superstar composer Mark Mothersbaugh shares about Akron, Eno, and Bowie all while heralding the talents of his “launched artist” Ward White. Sisters Phoenix hold space for Mark and Ward to talk music and artistic process- and then... a live acoustic performance to close the show!

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Music: Ward White

“Cowboy”

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Oct 01, 2019
Bat for Lashes launches Julianna Barwick
01:03:14

This episode finds Rain & Summer Phoenix in conversation with the maverick maestro of Bat for Lashes Ms Natasha Khan. She expounds on her music, teaching meditation in schools, the healing power of nature, creativity as a way of life and why Julianna Barwick is the next ‘launched artist’ you need to know about. 

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Music: Bat for Lashes

“So Good”

Music: Julianna Barwick

“The Magic Place”

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Sep 24, 2019
Sam Phillips launches S.I. ISTWA
01:02:42

What if Sam Phillips and T- Bone Burnett had a lovechild? What would it be like to have River Phoenix as your number one fan? These questions and more answered when LaunchLeft’s Rain & Summer are joined by critically acclaimed powerhouse recording artist Sam Phillips and her virtuoso dynamic daughter Simone (aka S.I Istwa). Sam shares about her record World on Sticks, making art because you have to, self-love and earth activism while Simone talks prepared music, wanting to produce her moms next record, animatronic bands and the pure genius of Angeline. Icing on the cake- Ms. Phillips launches S.I. ISTWA’s song “Fucked up, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional (FINE)” to close the show.

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Music: S.I. ISTWA

“Fucked up, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional (FINE)”

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LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Sep 17, 2019
Portrait : Devendra Banhart
00:48:54

Musician, visual artist, spiritual warrior and South American sweetheart, Devendra Banhart shares a little about a lot in this intimate artist portrait. Joy was exploited. A super group formed. Summer and Rain are still smiling.

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Camera: Brent Bye

Sound: Michel Tayabji

Music: Devendra Banhart

"Kantori Ongaku"

"Abre Las Manos"

"Memorial"

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DEVENDRA WEBSITE

http://devendrabanhart.com/

LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Sep 10, 2019
Flea launches Maize LaRue
00:56:17

Rain and Summer talk with longtime friend Flea about what success means, giving without props, inner peace leads to world peace, music as salvation, honesty in struggle, vulnerability in strength and how the coolest don't give a fu@k about cool. Flea gives insights into his upcoming memoir and launches Maize's band NIGHT THINGS who share a video performed live for their song ”REASONS”.


LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Sep 03, 2019
The National’s Matt Berninger launches Harrison Whitford
00:58:36

Sisters Phoenix, LaunchLeft explained, name flubs, REM doppelgängers, a Berninger biopic, 400 birthdays, magic mushrooms, activism and a song with "no name"...Welcome to Episode 1!


LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

https://www.launchleft.com

TWITTER

https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft

INSTAGRAM

https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/

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Rain Phoenix Official Website

www.rainjphoenix.com

Sep 03, 2019
Welcome to LaunchLeft
00:02:29

Welcome to LaunchLeft

Sep 02, 2019