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A Decade of ‘Anhedonia’ (Encore Episode 147) Podcast

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  1. Melody Bot

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    The Graduate’s Anhedonia turned ten this week and former lead singer, Corey Warning, joins Encore to talk all about it. We discuss the early stages of the band, recording the album, the stories behind some of the songs, and check in on what Corey has been up to the past few years. We dive into why a reunion probably isn’t in the cards and spend some time waxing nostalgic about the music scene from 10 years ago. If you were a fan of this band and album, I think you’re going to love this one. If you’ve never heard this album before, you should probably get on that, but this episode also has a bunch of great industry insights, tips, and tales that make it worth your while. It’s a fun one.

    Note: We recorded this episode live, in person, so the quality is a little different than you may be used to. However, I think that the back and forth of being in person gives it a really fun vibe that’s totally worth it.


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  2. SEANoftheDEAD


    Loved this album.

    And as a guitarist, it really inspired me to try new techniques. I've been into delay, playing triplets and all ever since.
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  3. serotonin

    who told you this room exists?

    This album is fantastic. Still listen to it often enough.

    Actually I got into them because The Evergreen EP was featured on absolutepunk. So.. thanks!
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  4. Leftandleaving

    I will be okay. everything Supporter

    Oh that's cool as hell
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  5. John Zafran

    As If Everything Was Held In Place

    this is great
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  6. zachff Prestigious

    Fun story. I ordered this on vinyl and was lucky enough to get one of these signed lyric sheets:

    "In addition, vocalist Corey Warning has handwritten the lyrics to each track on Anhedonia, as well as "Gunslinger" and "We're On The Same Page." These lyric sheets are limited to one per song ,coming out to 14 total sheets, each completely unique from the other, are autographed by Corey, and will be inserted Willy Wonka Golden Ticket-style into 14 of the 75 Limited Edition orders."

    But it was for the song "Interlude," and the sheet just says Interlude...

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  7. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    wasn't joe the one who put this out?
    dude did some real shitty things with his label so that's not suprising
  8. zachff Prestigious

    Eh, I wasn't too bummed about it. Found it more entertaining than anything else. I guess SOMEONE had to get the "Interlude" lyric sheet.
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  9. Jusscali

    Trick or Treat Mfer Prestigious

    Summarize: no reunion ? :(
  10. I'm really enjoying this episode. I actually like the audio quality -- it's so obviously two people in a room together, which isn't a common feeling for a podcast.
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  11. dtbjerke

    Regular Supporter

    Love this so much. Would be amazing if these types of episodes popped up every once in a while. Doing some quick research and trying to gauge what other 2007 albums might be considered beloved by the site... you've got "Riot!" in June, "So Wrong, It's Right" + "Rise or Die Trying" in September and "In Defense of the Genre" in October.

    I know the circumstances of this one were pretty ideal (aka Corey lives in Portland) but consider this a vote in a poll you didn't create:thumbup::thumbup:
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  12. jco3


    This is so cool. I'll be listening later for sure.
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  13. zigbigwig

    I Miss Jake W Prestigious

    fellow Nintendo fan and member of one of my favorite bands. Anhedonia and OET got me through a lot.

    Time to celebrate by binging on The Graduate and Mario Kart 8.
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  14. Thanks for listening and all the great feedback everyone.
  15. manoverboard679

    If you have to ask, you can't afford it

    I have all my albums categorized by year so I'm cheating here. Anberlin- Cities, Starting Line- Direction, A Day To Remember- For Those Who Have Heart, Mayday Parade- Lesson In Romantics, etc etc basically a ton of good records
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  16. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    Little bit late, but I just wanted to say this was one of my favorite podcast episodes in a while. Corey was pretty open, which allowed for a lot of cool information to be extrapolated, but it was also a long episode. I wasn't a big fan of the band when they were active, but Anhedonia has really been a record I have come around on over the years. I really messed up back then. But again, really nice job on the podcast.
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  17. Sal Mastrocola

    Making Music in Gatto Black

    This was a wonderful episode – it really felt like going back in time to 2007. Jason you asked some awesome questions, and Corey was really open with the band's ups and downs. I was hooked for the whole 2.5 hours.
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  18. Thanks so much for listening!
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  19. Michael Schmidt

    Don't recreate the scene, or reinvent the meanings Supporter

    I started the thought and then stopped, but I really liked that it was a long episode. Sometimes the standard 30-60 minutes just isn't enough, and this was a good example.
  20. Yellowcard2006


    Great episode. One of my favorite bands that I always wanted a 3rd LP from. Listening to all of Corey's reasons for leaving the industry and why the band split gives me a good amount of closure. Thanks for setting this up!
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  21. sayitaintjoe


    would be rad if they posted that record on spotifyyyyyyy