Panda Riot: Chicago Dream Pop

Panda Riot is a Chicago dream-pop band whose music is used for this podcast. Two of the members, Brian Cook (guitar, recording) and Jose Alejandro Rodriguez (drums), talk about how they came up with the band's name; how they developed into a band; their album, She Dares All Things, where the songs used on this podcast come from; how they started with films; why they moved from Philadelphia to Chicago; the tension between New York and the Philadelphia music scene; changes in the music industry and the Internet; why they mainly tour the East Coast; if they want their music to be in movies or commercials; what motivates them; the dream pop genre; how they came up with their style; their process, how they know a song is done, and more.

Panda Riot is coming out with a new vinyl LP of Northern Automatic Music, and have previously released the CD version of Northern Automatic Music, the EP Far and Near, the 7-inch Serious Radical Girls, and the flexi-single Amanda in the Clouds.

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