The Choon Group Podcast



Mykele Deville

Choon Group contributor Aaron Stephenson interviews Chicago rapper rapper Mykele Deville in the lead up to the release of his latest album, "Maintain."

Episode 11

Best of 2018 and Poll Recap

Matt and Seth recap all 45 albums that made their way onto our end of year user poll and deep dive into the Top 10. Tune in to learn which album we crown "Best of 2018!"

Episode 10

2018 Year-End Recap and User Poll

Matt and Seth blast through a recap of the year in album releases for 2018 and invite Choon Group readers and listeners to participate in voting to determine our 2018 "Album of the Year."

Episode 9

2018 Rock Hall Nominees

Matt and Seth review this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and place early bets on who is likely to be inducted. Also covered, snubs, LL Cool J's lip-licking, and forgiving Rage Against the Machine for opening the door for rap rock.

Episode 8

Segment Spectacular

Matt and Seth revisit music from Parquet Courts and Gabriel Garzón-Montano in "Slept On" and attempt to "Manage and Ruin" the career of Death Cab for Cutie. Plus, a closer look at a few of the most recent review from the site.

Episode 7

Summer Concert Recap

Matt and Seth discuss their favorite concerts of Summer 2018, attempt to manage and ruin the career of rapper / actor Common, and a special report from The Smashing Pumpkins reunion tour.

Episode 6

Best of 2018 (so far)

Matt and Seth recap their favorite albums of 2018 (so far) and preview upcoming releases. Including: The Carters, Joe Armon-Jones, Tierra Whack, Soccer Mommy, Kids See Ghosts, Nine Inch Nails, Dos Santos, J Balvin, Janelle Monáe, and Father John Misty.

Episode 5

Listening Party: God's Favorite Customer – Father John Misty

Seth and Matt are joined by fellow Choon Group contributors Chris Conley and Andrew Bailes for a wine fueled listening party in honor of the release of "God's Favorite Customer," the fourth studio album from Father John Misty.

Episode 4

Mike Protich from Red Sun Rising

We chat with Mike Protich from Red Sun Rising to discuss their new album Thread, backstage amenities, and Tiger Woods Golf 2010. Also, Matt Pierce reviews the new Courtney Barnett album and the debut of a new segment: Slept On! 

Episode 3

Wedding Playlists

Aaron of Choon Group's wedding is less than a month away – the perfect prenuptial pretext for a podcast! With wedding season 2018 fast approaching, we provide planners and participants with playlist production pro's and con's, covering categories like Deep Cuts and Inside Jokes, Cliches and Old Standbys, Slow Jams, and Salacious Ribaldry. Press play and don't stop til you get enough!

Episode 2

Pitchfork Predictions

Matt Pierce and Seth Unger react to the recently announced 2018 Pitchfork Music Festival lineup, breaking down each day - artist by artist - and providing fans with a few key artists to watch. It's Pitchfork prep season!


Episode 1

WTF is a Choon?

Aaron Stephenson and Matt Pierce talk the meaning of "Choon," the future of the site, and artists/albums to look for in 2018!