The definitive Strand Of Oaks interview this album cycle? That’s definitely the Stereogum cover story by Ryan Leas. But don’t sleep on Timothy Showalter’s conversation with controversial cycling champion and noted Stereogum reader Lance Armstrong. Showalter appeared on The Forward podcast as the first visitor to Armstrong’s new studio. Here’s the official description:
Timothy Showalter is the first guest in the Forward Podcast new studio. The leader of Strand of Oaks talked about being fearless versus reckless, working as a school teacher and what he learned opening up for the likes of My Morning Jacket, Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell. Tim also broke in the new studio by playing three songs including a cover of “Used Cars” by Bruce Springsteen.
Besides all that, about five minutes in, the podcast includes further proof that Armstrong is a Stereogum reader: “That Stereogum article where you let a journalist go party with you. That was some weird shit.” Listen below!
Strand Of Oaks’ latest album Hard Love is out now on Dead Oceans.