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Audiography: Episode 048: “Joey Siara (of Henry Clay People)”

on August 02, 2012, 12:01am

On this edition of Audiography, we feature reviews of the latest albums by SebadohPurity Ring, and Foals. We also feature an interview between Consequence of Sound’s Len Comaratta and The Henry Clay People frontman Joey Siara.

Orange County punk outfit the Henry Clay People may be a generation or more removed from the county’s punk legends, but as led by brothers Joey and Andy Siara, the Henry Clay People have been making a name for themselves as worthy of carrying the torch. Over the course of the band’s career the Brothers Siara have generated a reputation for highly energetic performances on stage and brutal brawls backstage, though in recent years the latter has subsided for a more traditional and perhaps less violent brotherly love.

To call the Henry Clay People’s music blue-collar would be extremely reductive, however, the songs do tend to find solace with the common man, your average Joe, especially if he or she is a twenty-something. Songs like “Working Part Time” off 2010’s Somewhere On the Golden Coast not only speaks to those in the doldrums of part-time labor, it screams to them. Now the band is back with 25 For the Rest of Our Live, an album dedicated both to the purity of playing music for playings-sake.

As the band prepared to release its latest full-length, Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives, via TBD Records, the two talked a little history with regards to the band’s namesake, the meaning behind the new album’s title, sibling brawls with his brother Andy, and the importance of education.

Featured Music:
01. Sebadoh – “Keep the Boy Alive”(excerpt), “All Kinds” (excerpt)
02. Purity Ring – “Fineshrines” (excerpt), “Belispeak” (excerpt)
03. Foals – Dorian Concept “Tropical Hands” (excerpt), Arnold Jarvis “Take Some Time Out” (excerpt)
04. Henry Clay People – “25 For the Rest of Our Lives” (Twenty-Five For the Rest of Our Lives)
05. Henry Clay People – “Working Part Time” (Somewhere On the Golden Coast)
06. Henry Clay People – “Every Band We Ever Loved” (Twenty-Five for the Rest of Our Lives)
07. Henry Clay People – “This Ain’t a Scene” (Somewhere On the Golden Coast)
08. No Age – “Teen Creeps” (Nouns)

Audiography Episode 048 – ”Joey Siara (of The Henry Clay People)”
Written and Produced by Len Comaratta, Alex Young, Chris Coplan, Ben Kaye, Michael Roffman, Adam Kivel, Jeremy D. Larson, Nick Freed, Caitlin Meyer, and Bryant Kitching.

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