In honor of the third annual Finger Lakes Thaw festival, and the global onset of COVID-19, Noon Fifteen presents “Thaw,” a mini-suite about winter dangers at home and abroad. The song moves through four seasons of soul, metal, progressive rock, and New Orleans funk.

Dan Cole talks to Sam and Mandy about the life-threatening story (and rental property) that inspired the song, and Phil discusses playing hand drums without his hands. Joe and Harry’s children make guest appearances.

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The third release from the in-progress Finish What You Started record, “The Cell” puts a narrative twist on the common R&B lyrical motif of cheating on one’s lady, with musical inspiration from The Meters. The band also considers their songwriting backlog, and what we’ll be hearing next!

This podcast (and accompanying video) precedes a pause, but the band hints at more music to come. Make sure you subscribe to the podcast so that you can listen in and “Finish What You Started!”

Referenced in this episode:
Sneakin’ Sally through the Alley – Robert Palmer
The Meters

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The Tick by Noon Fifteen

Noon Fifteen returns, with new drummer Phil Shay in tow, and host Dan Cole back to plumb the depths of the band’s music.

The band’s sophomore effort, Finish What You Started, will be released in non-sequential installments via this podcast and the Noon Fifteen YouTube channel. The record’s songs explore themes of fear and temptation. The first three releases will coincide with the band’s “Julyfecta” of summer 2019 shows, with additional music forthcoming.

The first release, on July 4th, 2019, is Sam Lupowitz’s “The Tick.” Here, the band discusses the inspiration of Led Zeppelin, Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, and the politics of the United States.

Watch the 360 video from the session here!

Other music heard in this episode:

The Tick horn ideas – 2015 cell phone voice memo
Hollow Bones – Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds
Take Me Down – Jen Cork and the Good Hope
Didn’t Want You – Julia Felice and the Whiskey Crisis
To the Daylight – Thru Spectrums

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