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The First Ever Podcast

Chase Mason: "Rodeo & Picasso"

  • E29
  • 56:14
  • February 3rd 2021

Jeremy talks to Chase Mason, Arizona based musician and artist who has played in bands such as Gatecreeper, Spirit Adrift, and more.

During this episode they discuss growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, first connecting with music through his family's love of The Beatles, going to see Paul McCartney on his 3rd birthday, the importance of Jimmy Eat World to Arizona’s local scene, recording with Bob Hoag, starting his band Gatecreeper, the local promotion company that helped him find work that built Arizona’s aggressive music community, booking tours, working with different labels including King of the Monsters and Relapse, the two discuss what new bands should do when they start, how Gatecreeper record songs, when he started getting into design work, releasing a record avoiding the traditional roll out, and much more.

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The First Ever Podcast

Join Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Touché Amoré and founder of the record label Secret Voice, for his latest project, The First Ever Podcast. This is an honest look at the humble beginnings of all kinds of different artists - from actors and musicians to poets and photographers. 

Through conversation, Jeremy explores how their first experiences with their art form lead them to where they are today. In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s important to be reminded that not everything happens fast and easy. To succeed as an artist, it often takes a lot of steps and wrong turns along the path. And uncovering the nuances of those creative journeys is what this show is all about.

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Jeremy Bolm

    Jeremy Bolm is the vocalist for the post-hardcore band Touché Amoré.

    The band recently released their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album, Lament.

    Jeremy is also the singer of Hesitation Wounds, a group that finds him collaborating with guitarist Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy, The Suicide File), bassist Stephen LaCour (Trap Them, True Cross), and drummer Tommy Cantwell (Gouge Away, Axis).

    In addition to that, Jeremy is also behind Secret Voice, an indie label that has issued poetry collections and records by such bands as Drug Church, Gouge Away, and Saetia.