This is WASTOIDS With and we're hanging with a voice that should be familiar to listeners, Marc Masters, co-host of The Spindle podcast. Every two weeks, he and his partner John Howard discuss a single 7” record here on WASTOIDS. So far, they’ve covered 45s by Flipper, Pavement, Superchunk, and Hüsker Dü.
Marc’s also a musician—he and John played in a group called The Plums—as well as one of our favorite music writers, whose work can be read Pitchfork, Bandcamp, NPR, The Washington Post, and The Wire. His 2007 book No Wave is sadly out of print, but commands high dollar prices on the secondary market, and he’s hard at work on a book about the history of cassettes, which we discuss here today on WASTOIDS With…Marc Masters.
This week’s episode features original music by Sam Means, plus selections from The Plums and Nice Breeze. The Spindle airs every other week here on the WASTOIDS frequency. A new episode featuring Mudhoney will drop this Thursday, June 23rd, so be sure to hit subscribe so you never miss a WASTOIDS podcast.
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