Based on Nothing (music)

Officially surpassing Brand New's discography count (if we're included a new, fifth album soon), Where's the Brand New Album? enters its six episode with Layne Montgomery! Co-hosts Spenser and Jacob discuss the band's genre-defining albums, certain songs, and where the band comes from with Layne -- an avid music fan who has never heard a single song from Brand New. They all also realize how many songs of Brand New feature piano. 

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Category:music -- posted at: 9:11pm EDT

The fifth episode of Where's the Brand New Album finally conquers the c-c-c-controversial Brand New record, Daisy. Jacob and Spenser (and special guest Mal!) try to put a fire out with gasoline as they unravel just why Daisy gets so much hate to begin with. Topics include Brand New's live shows, the one dollar conspiracy, and much more!

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Category:music -- posted at: 1:02am EDT

Here to talk about Brand New's monumental album, The Devil and God Are Raging Inside of Me, are Spenser and Jacob in the fourth episode of Where's the Brand New Album? They, accompanied by the great Isaac Leggett, discuss Modest Mouse, Say Anything, whether or not lambs are really innocent,and the usual Brand New-discussion that obviously makes this podcast this podcast.

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Category:music -- posted at: 10:15am EDT

It's been two weeks since the last episode and Where's the Brand New Album? is slowing down discussion about a specific record from Brand New and just talking about the band themselves. This episode plays around with format -- two guests! three segments! -- in which conversation goes as far as the band's silent presence, those mysterious demos, the music scene in general, Kevin Devine, and the extremely popular Layne Montgomery. Andrew Gelburd and Matthew Ryan join in for "Fighting Off Your Deja Devil Demons."

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Category:music -- posted at: 11:32am EDT

It's the second episode of the only podcast that asks the age-old question, "Where's the Brand New Album?" and in this episode they discuss Brand New's sophomore record, Deja Entendu. With guest Drew Beringer (, Spenser and Jacob go through the monumental album track-by-track, talk about the band's social media presence (or lack thereof), Spider-Man, Dashboard Confessional, and Matthew McConaughey.

You can find more of Drew over at his Twitter, @drewberinger, and you can follow us on Twitter too! @brandnewpodcast. Be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes.

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Category:music -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

The time has come for another podcast where we talk about a band's discography, and that band is Brand New. Where's The Brand New Album? asks the age-old question, "where's that goddamn brand new album from the band Brand New?" In this episode, Spenser and Jacob pose the question, can't find the answer, and so they discuss Brand New's debut album, Your Favorite Weapon. In depth conversation gets crazy when they talk about each track individually, national tragedies, and, for some reason, Dashboard Confessional. This is just the beginning of this podcast so subscribe to us on iTunes, write to us at, and follow us on Twitter (@brandnewpodcast)!

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Category:music -- posted at: 4:42pm EDT

The entirety of the sixteenth episode of Based on Nothing is all about Taylor Swift. How excited are we for her new album, 1989? What do we think of her music videos? What will she name her next kitten? We ask the die-hard questions with Mal Smith and Natasha Dye with us in the studio -- and a mysterious woman named Berthany. Listen to the extremely fun episode and don't forget to subscribe to us on iTunes and email us over at!

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Category:music -- posted at: 4:52pm EDT

In the ninth episode of Tired of Weezer, Spenser and Layne put on their headphones one last time to discuss the band's latest album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End. They welcome Jacob as Spenser tells the story of how Layne and him met, seeing a Weezer tribute band, the topic of Ebola, and eventually get to Everything Will Be Alright In The End. Don't forget to subscribe to us on iTunes and email us at! Also follow us on Twitter! @tiredofweezer


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Category:music -- posted at: 8:38pm EDT

Tired of Weezer #7: "Raditude/Hurley"

In the long-awaited seventh episode, Tired of Weezer tackles the enigmas that are Weezer's seventh and eighth albums; Raditude and Hurley. Layne and Spenser recruit Jacob to help discuss the masterpiece albums, figuring out just how perfect songs like "I'm Your Daddy" and "In the Mall" were constructed. The duo also answer Jacob's biggest question: Is Pat Wilson, the actor, also the drummer of Weezer? Find out!

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Category:music -- posted at: 11:48pm EDT

Tired of Weezer #6: "The Red Album"

It's Tired of Weezer's sixth episode, where Layne and Spenser talk get dangerous and talk about the band's third self-titled album commonly known as The Red Album. In this episode, the two discuss their early memories of purchasing this album, the fantastic bridge of the awful song "Everybody Get Dangerous," and Spenser explains video games.

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Category:music -- posted at: 12:02am EDT

Tired of Weezer #4: "Maladroit"

In the fourth episode of Tired of Weezer, Spenser and Layne coincidentally discuss Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit. They try to uncover Weezer's secrets of releasing an album within a year after the Green album. Also, they speak their feelings about Weezer's new single, "Back to the Shack." Layne wins The World Series as well.

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Category:music -- posted at: 1:07am EDT

In the third episode, Tired of Weezer conquers Weezer's second self-titled album commonly known as The Green Album. Layne and Spenser try to understand the mystery of "Crab," the Mary Kate and Ashley movie comeback, bassist Scott Shriner vs. Mikey Welsh, and then Layne listens to Cold's "Stupid Girl," a song Rivers Cuomo wrote for the band. It's a hoot and a little bit longer than the actual Green album. Enjoy.

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Category:music -- posted at: 11:54pm EDT

In the second episode of Tired of Weezer, Layne and Spenser cover the band's sophomore album, Pinkerton. They discuss the crazy history of the album within Rivers' life and their own, along with falling in love with Anne Frank, lesbians, and their distant relationship across the sea.


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Category:music -- posted at: 11:51pm EDT