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A music discovery podcast where famed creatives launch emerging artists. Hosted by Rain and Summer Phoenix LaunchLeft features intimate conversations about art, music, activism and all things left-of-center.

Find us at www.LaunchLeft.com or wherever you hear podcasts.


Episode Date
Wayne Coyne Portrait + Launched Artist FUNKILLER
00:57:56

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne goes deep and head on with us into the universality of loss, grief, art and our shared humanity. Wayne says, “If you accept that the world is beautiful but it’s also brutal, what do you do about that? it’s up to us to put some light into it, put some love into it…” This wisdom and more in a conversation that bounces between the exultation of the mundane, painting, the middle way, helping, staying in the moment and the importance of impermanence. Deep cut, we get first hand story time about Yoshimi’s stream of consciousness origin story. The best possible palate cleanser? FUNKILLER’s new single “Divided Highway”, the second drop from the “Launched Artist Digital Singles” on LaunchLeft.

May 26, 2020
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down: Portrait
00:33:54

Join LaunchLeft in a very introspective conversation with Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. How do we as artists adapt to these times? What can we do to inspire while also balancing our own anxieties? What led us to art? Will it comfort and ignite our inspiration? A deep 30 minutes before we showcase the bands highly inventive music video Phenom; a truly emblematic piece for these strange times!

May 19, 2020
Lucinda Williams Portrait + Launched Artist Capes
00:51:12

Icon, rebel, legendary songwriter, artist and forward thinker Lucinda Williams joins the LaunchLeft conversation to discuss her new record, politics, finding her soul mate, and just plain ‘ol caring about people. She opens up about collaboration, songwriting, true love, the magical musical time she grew up in and the importance of music and poetry in her life. We close the episode with a 5 minute Q&A with Capes, LaunchLeft label’s first “launched artist” of 2020 + their beautiful first single “Looking Out For Me”.

May 12, 2020
Jack Black launches The Haden Triplets
01:08:01

This week we welcome 1 half of Tenacious D and 100% of the one and only Jack Black. We dig deep into his fascinating and often hilarious mind touching upon his early musical influences and experiences that led him down the creative path. He also discusses the importance of being your authentic self and the things that allowed him to find his “own voice” in music and film. Joining the conversation is Jack’s launched artist, The Haden Triplets where we explore their unique formula of blood harmony. Strap yourself in for this truly meaningful conversation with these totally unique left-of-center beauties.

May 05, 2020
Bomba Estéreo launches Bastian Velasco!
00:43:52

LaunchLeft welcomes Simón Mejía of Bomba Estéreo to talk about the power of nature and music through his travels from Afro-Colombian communities on the Pacific coast of Colombia to indigenous communities in the mountains as part of a new film project, Stand For Trees. Bastian Velasco won the global remix contest for the Stand For Trees teaser soundtrack and we close the show with Simón launching his song.


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Apr 28, 2020
John Cameron Mitchell launches Sob Sister
00:40:46

The conversation travels far and wide with actor/director/writer/playwright and friend of LaunchLeft John Cameron Mitchell while he’s quarantining in Palm Desert. Art, theatre, music, sex, film and humanity -- AIDS, MacGayver auditions, drag queens and non-essential oils- it all gets covered in just over 40 minutes! Sob Sister pops in to close the show.


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Apr 21, 2020
Kathy Valentine launches The Beaches
00:40:38

LaunchLeft welcomes Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go’s as she discusses her ups and downs as a touring musician, sharing the stage with the likes of David Bowie, The Police and The Rolling Stones and what it takes to be a female in a world class rock n’ roll ensemble. Kathy also gives us a vignette of her newly released memoir “All I Ever Wanted” and launches her favorite Toronto-based all girl band The Beaches!

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Apr 14, 2020
Rufus Wainwright: Portrait / Launched Artist: Ane Diaz
00:45:15

Rufus Wainwright: Portrait Launched Artist: Ane Diaz We begin Episode #33 with an honest and topical discussion with Mr. Wainwright, whose been sharing his music freely on social media for some time now. Since quarantine he has redoubled/tripled/quadrupled his efforts with his robe recitals daily! We get 22 glorious minutes with him to discuss the current affairs and how artists are engaging in the quarantine landscape. Then on to one of our favorite artists for many years Ms. Ane Diaz. The Venezuelan chanteuse and long time Phoenix Family friend let’s us in on her gardening tips, her early days in America, her love of music, + a surprise pop in by Devendra Banhart before she plays us a Venezuelan folk song. Find us at LaunchLeft.com or wherever you hear podcasts.

Apr 07, 2020
Business Portrait: Melody Ehsani
01:09:22

When LA went into a “stay-at-home” mandate because of Covid-19, she masterfully was able to pivot the release of her newest shoe from her brick and mortar stores to the web in 2 days! She, like other artists are adapting quickly and making the best of a difficult situation. But, what we found most impressive about Melody is who she is on a soul level, her practice, her resilience, her passion, her grace. “The unknown is where all the magic happens” is just one of our favorite quotes of hers in this conversation- we received so much inspiration and think you will too! 

Bonus track, we even got a little quality time with her author/musician husband Flea to close the show. Find us at http://LaunchLeft.com or wherever you hear podcasts.

Mar 31, 2020
Linda Perry launches Willa Amai
00:56:39

We are here every Tuesday (pun intended) and things keep getting more surreal… So much so that, after this wonderful Linda Perry conversation-we will be connecting with artists from our #LaunchLeft@Home edition. This episode is “LaunchLeft BC” (Before Corona) and it is nice to go back in time with Linda Perry! We love how much she shares about her launched artist Willa Amai. For more about what WE ARE HEAR is up to NOW we will be talking with Linda and her partner Kerry Brown later in the week. We’d like to keep this space busy with curated content to support everyone at home and we want our YouTube audience to weigh in so please comment with questions for our guests + ideas for potential programming!  

In Solidarity from #LaunchLeft @Home

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Mar 24, 2020
Portrait: Denise Kaufman of Ace of Cups
00:55:33

Respect your elders! Ageism be damned! The world has been rocked and we want to acknowledge how intense things have been for all of us and especially scary for those in our elder community. A perfect time to share the wisdom of the beautiful, effervescent and vibrant silver fox that is Ms. Denise Kaufman. Through this discussion, we learned so much that brought comfort and hope to us in regard to all that has been going on… Denise is a musician, songwriter, surfer, gardener, yogini, and grandmother. We don’t know how this interview lined up so we’ll with the intensity of this past week but it just does. She discusses everything that is so timely right now and takes us back in time to her 1960s all-female psychedelic rock band Ace of Cups. And then she shares a wide array of eclectic songs and artists she’s listening to now.

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Mar 17, 2020
Portrait : The Garden
00:35:54

As luck would have it this conversation was had in the gap between touring and a new record for The Garden. Relaxed and near silly at times the OC twins share about peanut butter, punk rock, fashion by accident and more with Rain and Summer. Do yourselves a favor and catch them on tour/listen to their new single “clench to stay awake” on Spotify. Fletcher and Wyatt are true originals.

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Mar 10, 2020
Business portrait: Lisa Roth
00:36:25

Lisa Roth may have been uncertain of what she wanted to be when she grew up- but, her willingness to show up helped to build her incredible success! The ever humble dancer turned nutritionist turned visionary behind the rockabye baby album franchise shows us how simple people skills can pave the way toward entrepreneurship. She candidly opens up about her journey, her artist family and how it’s important to just show up, put one foot in front of the other and JUMP! Pun intended.

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Mar 03, 2020
Gruff Rhys launches Bitw
00:50:07

LaunchLeft is obsessed with Gruff’s new record “Pang!” and we think you will be too. Pang! Experience the wealth of welsh music when Gruff launches artist Bitw and talks about the sunshine in Wales. Pang! This episode is a gentle conversation between a few super furry left-of-center animals and we hope it makes you joyful. Pang! Happy listening.

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Feb 25, 2020
Two for Tuesday: Devotchka & Frank Locrasto
01:02:11

Sometimes there’s a plan A, no plan B, and miraculously plan A works! Such is the case with Nick’s story, part 1 of this “Two for Tuesday” episode. We think it should be called “advice for the left-of-center artist” cause it's chock full of inspirational moments and chance meetings that led Nick toward his dream but- it’s not all puppies and flowers…the conversation also covered the ups, downs and near-critical moments that shaped Devotchka. Then, sought after touring musician Frank Locrasto shares about his solo instrumental record for part 2 of this episode. Rain and Summer insist they both also answer the three important questions… Why music? Who are listening to? & What’s your form of activism?

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Feb 18, 2020
Portrait: Margaret Cho
00:42:56

Sisters Phoenix welcome the incredible multi-platform artist, super activist and comedian Margaret Cho to the podcast. Never a lull in the conversation they cover a lot of ground and there are more than a few good one-liners too. Fierce and unapologetic Margaret is the perfect example of a left-of-center artist who created her own groove in the world of entertainment and successfully inspired others to do the same. Listen, rate, comment and subscribe- join the conversation!

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Feb 11, 2020
Portrait: Lawrence Rothman
00:39:33

Musician/songwriter/producer/label founder and gender-bending hero Lawrence Rothman aka Lillian Berlin is the latest artist to join the LaunchLeft conversation. From childhood to adulthood he’s carved his own path and been blessed with a myriad of creative experiences and unapologetic moments. Summer and Rain kick the episode off with a little of their own journey through music and collaboration via “six degrees of River Phoenix”.

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Feb 04, 2020
Shepard Fairey launches Velvet Starlings and The Tenth DOUBLE LAUNCH
00:56:43

Fine artist, activist, DJ and virtuoso music lover Shepard Fairey is the latest guest on LaunchLeft. Ever generous and original, Shepard chose to launch 2 bands for his episode! The conversation delves into his artistic process and how it all relates back to music, how Z-Trip insisted he become a DJ plus we learn of his love for Velvet Starlings and The Tenth and so much more.

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Jan 28, 2020
Portrait: Dirty Projectors
00:44:16

Rain and Summer go remote to interview David Longstreth aka Dirty Projectors before a show. He candidly unpacks his process of song writing, recording and live performance, unravels the mystery of the band name and tips his hat to bands old and new. While you’re tuning in, don’t forget to rate and subscribe!

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Jan 21, 2020
Portrait: Alejandro Aranda
00:51:05

This intimate conversation centers around music and it’s healing power for Alejandro, in regard to both mental health and life path. He shares about his family life, homeschooling, his meteoric rise on American Idol and how his fight to maintain his self-expression ultimately won them over. Plus we find out he only started playing at age 19?! A virtuoso with a virtuous heart. Don’t miss this episode. So much about honesty and vulnerability and how we can “support, encourage and remind each other” to make art from that place.

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Jan 14, 2020
Portrait: Cherry Glazerr
00:39:18

Oh my darlin’ Clementine Creevy is a peach! Don’t miss this conversation centered around her greatest passion music, how she discovered it in early childhood and how it has remained her North Star. Her love of guitar and how it guides her is so authentic and inspiring! You may also learn a few things about skincare and assume a new dude persona. The best part- when they discuss doing what you love for the art of it, not caving to critical opinion or anything that might take you away from your creativity. Welcome to the first LaunchLeft of the new decade.

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Jan 07, 2020
LaunchLeft Live Music Showcase
00:42:25

Welcome to LaunchLeft’s first annual Winter Solstice Showcase! A live wrap up of LaunchLeft artists and a few LA local artists Rain and Summer think you should know about. Many thanks to all who participated in this special benefit concert. Thank you for following, listening and subscribing. From all of us at LaunchLeft, Happy Happy New Year! 

1. Kokomo “You Right”

2. TENLONS FORT “Hey Dan”

3 MARIA TAYLOR “If only” 

4. LOUIS SCHEFANO “The future is now” 

5. FRANKEL “Yes Yes Yeah” 

6. ROY ALIAS “What’s Your Point Man” & “Easy” 

7. ALEJANDRO ARANDA “Out Loud” & “The One You Love” &“10 Years” 

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Dec 31, 2019
LaunchLeft Live ~ Phoebe Bridgers launches Charlie Hickey
00:54:38

Welcome to the first ever LaunchLeft Podcast Live at Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles! Rain and Summer welcome very special guest Phoebe Bridgers who shares about her music through the years, her new record, being a legend at 10, guitar store concerts, life on the road, her collaboration in Boy Genuis and Better Oblivion Community Center + she launches her favorite new artist Charlie Hickey! Saving the best for last, Charlie and Phoebe perform a few songs to close the show.

Happy Holidays! Find us wherever you listen to podcasts or on LaunchLeft.com

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Dec 24, 2019
Joseph Arthur launches Grandma
00:58:56

This episode is so chock full of interesting subjects- music, high school, Jaco, Peter Buck, fine art, podcasts, universe, spirit, Narcissism, God, youth, Lou Reed, old age, good times, Charles Bukowski, family, bad times - oh heck....just listen and watch cause you won’t be disappointed! To tie it all together there are some important moments of silence and an insanely catchy song by Grandma!

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Music:  Grandma

"Downtown Life"

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Dec 17, 2019
L7’s Donita Sparks launches Surfbort
00:50:07

Rain & Summer sit down with the indomitable Ms. Sparks to talk art punks, heavy music, L7’s comeback record “scatter the rats”, eating with River Phoenix, early musical inspiration, an upcoming documentary, her Lou Reed cover band in blue and why she’s come back to bitch. Plus she shares about her launched artist Surfbort and why they win her vote.

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Music:  Surfbort

"High Anxiety"

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Dec 10, 2019
Portrait: Fitz and the Tantrums
01:08:21

Sisters P and Michael Fitzpatrick discuss acceptance and how it pertains to control, opera music tuned all the way up + how all your dreams coming true can sometimes not be what you thought...especially if you don’t have anyone with whom you’re deeply connected to share them with. Tune in. Turn on. LaunchLeft!

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Dec 03, 2019
Maria Taylor launches Louis Schefano
00:41:20

With a formidable career and devoted following that spans decades Maria Taylor takes the time during her busy record release schedule to shine a light on Louis Schefano via LaunchLeft. She shares about how Azure Ray came to be, her experiences on and off the road with Daniel Johnston, her time as a drummer in Conor Oberst's band, and most importantly her passion for helping other artists through her label collaboration Flower Moon Records. Bonus track, she and Louis play live in the studio and the conversation may or may not have cured her of her social anxiety too! Welcome to LaunchLeft Episode 13!

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Music:  Maria Taylor and Louis Schefano

"If Only"

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Nov 26, 2019
TWO FOR TUESDAY 🎶🎶🎶 Beth Orton + Briston Maroney
00:54:15

Aside from the letter B and music, what do Beth Orton and Briston Maroney have in common? Well, they're both on LaunchLeft this week for the podcast's first ever "Two for Tuesday" episode. First we'll hear from the incomparable Beth Orton about Mecury Rev, Bobbie Gentry and how music unexpectedly found her through the theatre. And then, Rain and Summer talk shop and launch Briston Maroney who shares about his passion for music, the importance of being kind, the joy of thrifting + he performs "Caroline" live in the studio. Doctor's orders...double up on your left-of-center artists this week!

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Beth Orton Segment: Beginning - 34:18

Briston Maroney Segment: 34:18 - end

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Music: Briston Maroney

"Caroline"

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Nov 19, 2019
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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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”.

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!

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

Welcome to LaunchLeft

Sep 02, 2019
Moon and Rain's LaunchLeft Mixtape
00:57:08

All of the emerging artists from Season 1

Jan 16, 2018
Curator: Laurie Anderson / Launched Artist : The Pierres
00:56:58

Laurie on Invention, New York and No.

Jan 09, 2018
Curators: Moon and Rain / Launched Artist: Maria Taylor
00:45:52

Moon and Rain sit down with Maria Taylor for a live acoustic introduction to her solo project.

Jan 02, 2018
Curator: Dweezil Zappa / Launched Artist: Ivo Papsov
01:03:45

Family, guitars and albino afros.

Dec 26, 2017
Curator: John Taylor / Launched Artist: Zoe Nash
01:04:12

Nepotism, criticism, sexism, the 80's and the age of consent.

Dec 19, 2017
Curator: Conor Oberst / Launched Artist: Phoebe Bridgers
00:53:51

Epictetus, Cassadega, Yamaha, therapy and red wine.

Dec 12, 2017
Curator: Henry Diltz / Launched Artist: Paige Calico
00:52:01

Henry Diltz on Laurel Canyon, microdosing, iconic album covers, and altruistic bellbottom enlightenment.

Dec 05, 2017
Curator: Mario Batali / Launched Artist: Nelson Patton
00:49:37

Mario B on Health Codes, Roman Speedballs, Twenty Five iPods and Preparing Yourself to Accept Greatness.

Nov 28, 2017
Curators: Moon and Rain / Launched Artist: Jade Pigg
00:41:48

Moon and Rain sit down with Jade Castrinos and Landon Pigg for the live acoustic introduction to their project Jade Pigg.

Nov 21, 2017
Curator: Steve Jones / Launched Artist: Fatal Jamz
01:02:06

Vegan sex toys, Heroin, Sobriety, and Sheep.

Nov 14, 2017
Curator: Shepard Fairey / Launched Artist: NØISE
01:00:59

Activism and Art, Risk and Rebellion, Damage and the Bright Path to Repair

Nov 07, 2017
Curator: Spike Jonze / Launched Artist: Kevin Abstract
01:05:24

Parking lots, Discord, Creativity, and Empathy.

Oct 31, 2017
Curator: Michael Stipe / Launched Artist: Ane Diaz
00:52:07

Mystery, Emptiness, Depth and Leonard Cohen.

Oct 31, 2017
Curator: Moby / Launched Artist: Julie Mintz
01:02:26

Vegan sausage, banal compromises, attachment disorder and seven songs about bottle service.

Oct 31, 2017
Countdown to LAUNCHLEFT
00:17:23

Welcome to this week's tiny, deluxe COUNTDOWN episode, Rain Phoenix and Moon Zappa tease your malleus, incus, stapes and cochlea with four mini interviews with top notch humans. In this minisode Michael Stipe is a super fanboy with bragging rights about a major influencer in his life, Spike Jonze drops skate-rat wisdom about empty parking lots and reimagining space, photographer Henry Diltz talks Laurel Canyon wizardry and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols shows a softer side. Subscribe to LaunchLeft Podcast to hear these rare and intimate interviews in their entirety, as well as new episodes dropped into your ether stream each Tuesday. Hear new music from artists our iconic curators introduce, as well as stories about their sonic and artistic journeys. Love, Moon and Rain

Oct 24, 2017