Tour D'oeuvres Podcast

An audio journal of life on the road with a touring band

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Ep. 21 "Clayton Was Really Impressed" w/ Kishi Bashi

In this episode Taber talks with Kishi Bashi (K for short). This interview is from 2 years ago, before the Tour D'oeuvres Podcast was started. It was the first interview Taber had ever done and as a result he and Jojo decided to make the podcast. To help with the interview, Taber recruited his good friend and previous Tour D'oeuvres guest, Drew Kirby. When this interview was recorded K had just released his 3rd studio album, Sonderlust. Taber and Drew were invited to K's studio to listen to and discuss the album.Unique to this episode is the addition of music throughout the conversation.With his laptop handy K took us through some of the songs on the album and explained different aspects of the writing/recording process. He also shared some of his favorite bands and the groups whose music helped inspire the new album. Other topics include K's background in Jazz, his musical career from his first band, Jupiter One, to playing for Regina Spektor, to joining of Montreal and to eventually headlining tours around the country and around the world. For more info about Kishi Bashi go to

Ep. 19 "Does Anyone Say Action?" w/ Shaun Fleming

In this episode Taber talks with Shaun Fleming, the creator and frontman for the band Diane Coffee and the former drummer of Foxygen. They got together before the show in Bloomington, IN, where Shaun now lives. They discuss life in Bloomington and growing up in southern California. Other topics include Shaun's acting career (both voice and "real body"), the Diane Coffee live show, Shaun's musical process and more.

Ep.8 "You Can Nuzzle If You Want" @ Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR

This episode has 3 parts. The first conversation is with Jojo and Taber. They set up to check-in with each-other before the show in Portland and Jojo just woke up from a nap and was getting feisty. Part 2 is an introduction to John Swint our stage hand/guitar tech. Taber and he sat down to profess their love for one another and to discuss tour but mainly to share their love. The final conversation took place in the parking lot after the show between Taber and Carmen Winters. Carmen is the wife of of Montreal's sound man Mike Nolte. Taber sought to get to know her better and to discuss the struggles of being in a relationship with someone who tours for a living and how touring can effect a relationship.  

Art by  Taber Lathrop  and paint  Abby Gregg

Art by Taber Lathrop and paint Abby Gregg

Ep.3 "I Feel Like an Asshole" @ Turner Hall in Milwaukee, WI

In episode 3, Taber and Jojo sit down in the parking lot of Turner Hall, after the show, to talk about the problems of the show and to catch up on what has happened on tour so far. During their chat, they are visited by Mel, a staple fan of the Chicago area, and Jojo invites him to sit down for a chat. The intro/outro music for this episode is the song "The Hunter in You" off of the "Good Sir E.P." by Taber Lathrop, to listen click here.

Art by  Taber Lathrop