Feb. 9, 2022

Greatest Love Story (w Brandon Lancaster of Lanco) - Episode 902

Greatest Love Story (w Brandon Lancaster of Lanco) - Episode 902

Valentine's Day calls for a great love song, and they don't come much better than Lanco's #1 smash "Greatest Love Story." Frontman and eponym Brandon Lancaster joins us, and the conversation starts off with some fascinating revelations!

Also in this episode:

— The NSYNC secret hidden in plain sight

— Lanco’s “Bachelor” moment

— JP and Brandon’s mirror life

— Fat Giraffe

--The artist Brandon Lancaster would “Yesterday” if he could

--Sonic evolution in country music

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Transcript

Turn up the radio and sing along. It's time for another great song. This is the great song podcast. Season's greetings and welcome once again to the great song podcast. I'm Rob . We're here. Once again, celebrating the greatest songs in modern music history. We're going to tell you what makes them. Why we think they're awesome.

And why you should to JP, how you doing today, man? I am doing fantastic. Happy Valentine's week and boy. Howdy. Do we have the most Valentine's love song ever y'all may know. We try to save love songs of love songs for these weeks. Maybe you remember. Last one we did was a little Diddy called waiting for a star to fall out.

Boy meets girl with those guys. Well, if that was the love song of the eighties malls genre, then this is the love song of new country play. I really thought you were saying something in French.

this is the, the love song of new country. Play a little greatest love story by Lanco and let's kick it.

I am John Pierre.

So good. That's amazing. I was nothing but a troublemaker, never rubbed to know who you are. The perfect out American girl. Wouldn't touch me even near. If you could choose Nagy nacho window every night, riding shotgun in my car. We go to a river and find a spot. And we probably went a little too far, just a little too

there we go. Kids stuff. That is the greatest love story by land co from the 2018 album, hallelujah nights written by a Brandon Lancaster, who we're going to talk to dude hanging around in just a little bit interview with that guy. One of the not one of them. The accidental funniest interview that we've ever done.

Yeah. We've discovered the all three of us went to the same college and a magnificence of suitcase drumming. And we discussed that essentially. We discovered that JP and Brandon Lancaster may have shared a bed. We're gonna, we'll talk about it. We'll talk about it. You're gonna like it. Yeah. From the 2018 album, hallelujah nights, it went number one on the billboard hot country songs chart.

Number one on billboard country, airplay number 45 on the hot 100 and number 37 on the U S adult top 40. It went to number two on the Canadian country chart and number 57 on the Canadian hot 100. It is certified gold selling more than a half million copies in the U S to date and certified two times platinum, Canada, man, in this day and age, Canadians love them some Lang bam in this day and age for a country band to sell that many copies to sell that many copies is really impressive.

Absolutely. You know it just really streaming and everything like yeah. You know, sell that selling copies now is really, really hard. So that's, that's really embrace. Basically the song is the story of you and me during the course of a season, it's all love, you know what I mean? It's this, we're going to be the greatest love story this town has ever seen.

And then we hit rivalry week. We split for a bit. We were like, we better do this apart from each other. And then we get back together, back on the bike. That's right, right in the back, you're on the back. That's the way this video's going to look. Absolutely. We realized that we were the thing we were missing all along.

It was always you All right, where just in episode two. So we're in the fresh data for weeks and weeks to come everybody to episode two of season nine, come on, trucking along. Yeah. Can't believe it a little. This is a little different vibe than Y YMCA last week. You know, kind of a, a little different thing here with Landco.

We went for a chiller vibe really, really sweet. So let's talk about just a few listening notes from me. I love, first of all, I know this is a really simple thing and it happens all the time, but it just struck me listening to this at home, through mime monitors. And of course it gets you when you're you know, listening to the headphones, but check out these just the stereo acoustics at the beginning are really beautiful.

Listen to these guitars. Sound great. Yeah, this is nice. And they're in like perfect time, you know, just beautiful. It's almost. One gets har you know what I mean? That's just like Mike in two different positions and split it's. I mean, it's very, very layered though, as much. Yeah. I feel like it's probably too, and it's probably, you know, in this day and age you can really, really, really well know if you copied it.

It would sound, it would sound the same, just split, you know? You can, you can. Okay. So here's a little, here's a little production technique for everybody. Who's learned hand trick here for you, a little pantry what's going to happen. If you, if you take an acoustic guitar or a vocal or anything if it's paying up the middle, it's just going to sound like it's coming from the middle.

It's going to be just right in the center of your head, if you're listening to headphones or on monitors. But if you take that same signal and copy it, paste it so that you've got two signals and then you pan one all the way to the left and paying the other one all the way to the right, you know, what's gonna happen.

Nothing. It's still gonna sound like it's coming from the middle of your head. But if you take one of those signals and either scoot it backwards or forwards, just a little bit to offset, I'm talking like, you know, tiny, tiny, tiny row something. Yeah. Like the, the, you know, almost the smallest amount that your workstation will allow, then it gives you kind of a big stereo spread.

It's still gonna sound the same, but it definitely gives you a thing and it'll make them separate in your ears. It won't separate or your ears unless you separate the timing. Good. But so I, but I don't think this to me sounds like these are two separately recorded guitars and, but they are in perfect time.

And of course that can be tweaked digitally too, a little bit the timing, but it just sounds like you could hear the attack. Like you can hear the, what the right hand is doing. If it's a. Yeah. And then that, Ooh, that tasted guitar over that forecourt, his vocals got some slap delay going. We've talked about before, where you are the perfect dot American you hear.

It's just a little slight delay and it's warm. There's not a bright delay with a little distortion on it. Maybe on the, on the, on the slap delay. Only I like the car is two syllables right there. And then this four chord

was gone. Come on. That just feels so good beam got a banjo coming in here. We did angels on the left side. That's just, that's just good. As long as you own it, data that forecourt gives me Bruce Hornsby vibes for a reason. I'm not certain of why yet. And I don't know that I want to know because I don't want.

I don't want this to make me think of a Bruce Hornsby song or something. Yeah. Yeah. It just, there's something about that four chord and his vocal delivery there. That makes me think of a Bruce Hornsby, like ad lib somehow. But anyway, I love it. Listen to this, listen to this snare hits at the very end of the song.

This is a really neat production thing. This is at about 3 48. We're right at the very end of the song. Take a listen to this. These snare hits. This is at the very end of the song. It's right before the last line of the entire song. Okay. Listen to the snare hits. I think it might actually happen one other time in the song at least, but take a listen right here and I'll explain it.

What I think is what I think I'm hearing

the greatest story. This town right here. We're going to beat catch that. Let's listen to one more time. What I want you to listen for is. What I think is happening here is we've got four snare hits the snares going got Gacaca, but I only hear two, two of them are all reverb really pronounced. Yeah. So two of them, I think the main mic sound has been removed and it's maybe room Mike only, or, or whatever short reverb they're using.

Cause you'll hear if you listen and you might, you might have to listen to headphones or a monitor, you hear Kaka, and then you hear two more, but it's like, it just sounds like rubbish. Somebody rubbing a trash can with with a, a sponge or something it's so faint. Like, so take a listen.

you hear it. You hear the, you hear the ghost of a snare drum, right. Doing, doing two sixteenths there. And so I think what that is is. They've muted, the snare mic. They, they didn't want the full Gacaca. They wanted something a little softer. So they muted the snares, but left, you still have get the feeling of it without being there.

I thought that was really cool. And that the second set, the first time we were listening through, because I was so focused on focused on the and then yeah. Yeah. So, and we'll, we'll get to J Joyce here in a little bit at the producer, that's probably a, an idea of his he's. He's an interesting guy and definitely hang around to the interview to hear how they met.

You guys are gonna love that. Yes, very cool story. Very cool story there. Let's see what other I got a little something on the video. It's basically, you're a junior high school boy running through school crush on the girl, turns into high school kids sneaking out, riding on bikes, like being Robert joking about she leaves for college finds a new guy.

So the star of this show keeps checking his mailbox, college boyfriend doesn't work out. It said in the song. So he gets down on the knee and proposes at the end. So yeah, and you know, maybe it resonates a little bit because we're so Southern and that's a, that's a Southern story right there. This is like this video is a Southern story sung by a Southern artist or country artist and maybe settled sentiment, analyzing a little over because of our Southern roots, but hits really home hard, hard home is good.

It's good stuff. It's hard, hard, hard. Let's see. And also, I don't know if you noticed, but the, the lyrics, leave it to me to listen to the lyrics, the lyrics turn at the end. The very last line, the whole song is we're going to be the greatest love story. This town has ever seen. The last line. Well, not the very last line.

The last song is so will you will you marry me? No. What is it? He says, will you say yesterday, the baby say yesterday to me, but the next line before that

we're going global. The world. Yeah, the whole, whole world. Yeah. This song I love because it feels more like the country music that I love, you know, not that it's not commercial. It's absolutely. It's tailor made for like movie and TV licensing. You know what I mean? It's perfect for produced. Yeah. But it's what I'm saying.

It's not the bro country that almost ruined country music for me. You know what I mean? It almost made me just drop country music out of my life forever case in point actually, as pointed out in a rolling stone interview. The line about you were sneaking out your winter every night, winter. I just said winder and Bryson that Southern it's really coming out winder.

And then automatically I have dip in my mouth now. I don't know how I have a chore in between when she can go. Somehow he got a S some hayseed. Wow, I'm sorry. But you were sneaking out your window every night, riding shotgun in my car. They were urged to change that line and make it truck. So it would be more quote, unquote tree, right?

Because that was the, every that's the that's the stereotype. In that scenario, you got to go car and far you're right. You're right. But that was the, the, every like bro country song, you know, or singing about a certain subset of words. And I read an interview with Jay Joyce, that the producer that he was, you know, He, he honestly is ver was like, I kinda hate a lot of country music and it's, I hate it's over commercialized and it sucks.

And they all talk about the same things and it's all, you know, whatever he's like. And I can always tell when guys have been writing together, because I'll get like four demos in a row that I'll use the word Detroit, or, you know what I mean? Like it's, and he's like, it just totally turns me off. But but that was, you know, it was all at the same stuff is dancing in the headlights, blue jeans and my truck and all the, you know, whatever, not that those things are bad, but it just got overworked.

And every single song was about, you know, riding him a blue jeans on, you know, in my truck, dancing in the headlights at a whatever. Under the, under the Friday night lights and all the, you know, somebody from a Southern town, not everybody drives a truck. Some people have sedans, right. I mean, for tourists is still selling.

And in Athens, in Chattanooga where. People are buying Chevy in Palos and you know, whatever a chord come on. I mean, it's a reliable car. It's delightful. I know Toyota is not American, but that's okay. They are reliable. Yeah, you're right on it. So, and I, and I saw that Brendan Elanco was like, I, I couldn't do it.

I couldn't make myself do it because I never drove a truck. He's not gonna drive a drive. He said, what'd he say? He said I had a, I had a truck for like a week and then I took it back. Cause it just wasn't, it just wasn't me. And so he was like, no, I'm not going to do it. You know, that's the most uncontrolled thing ever it to take a vehicle back right there, like get out of Nashville.

That was the seven day return policy work is not country at all. And that's right. It's more country to just leave it on the side of the road. Right. And just go get yourself a horse or whatever. I like to pretend this song is the pre-qual to another song and I'll say, let's play, I'm gonna play a little mini stump.

The genius. I'm going to see how long it takes you. To guess what song this is. Okay. But to me in my heart, it does the storyline doesn't follow exactly, but I want greatest love story to end and this to start. And so it is the prequel then to this song, I'll give you a hint. It's from the nineties, you'll know immediately it's from the nineties, but let's see how long it takes you to get this, this greatest love story.

Part two, also known as

Leila Herbie's restaurant. She said she was fresh from the farm. I remember laying in for country.

Similar Rams game. There

got a clue who it is. I'm sure. Sammy Kershaw. Okay,

here we go.

You don't know this song, this song queen of my double wide trailer. Sorry to disappoint. Oh, wow. Dang her black heart and her pretty redneck maybe way wrong. And you may be like, you're an idiot. Why would you say that? But at Sammy Kershaw. No. Who am I confusing? Ronnie Milsap. Ronnie. Ronnie Millsap is blind.

Yeah. So that's Sammy Kerr. It's not on my radar. It's like, this is after they get married, but she's still kind of problem, you know? And she still runs away. They still have troubles every now and then, and whatever that feels the same, just in a more 90, a little more nineties way, but it gives me that same whatever.

So I, I'm gonna, I'm gonna mark those as always to play back to back in my mind in the same way that I said frequency of the star wars. This is what came out first, but these are the prequels that they released later. That's right. 20, 20 years later, they came out with the prequel to the original it's like in last season, I said the night game song, a letter from a postcard from the city of angels is a pre-qual two 11 Los Angeles by Dave Barnes.

Listen to those. Back-to-back listen to these. Back-to-back like, since we just did stump the genius it's let's transition into let's go ahead and play stump. The genius. We're going to play it. Let's do it. Bring it. Stop the gene. Yes, the genius genius. Genius.

all right, we're going to play stump. The genius band names formed from names of singer singers. So Brandon Lancaster is the front man lead vocalist of Lanco. So hence the name Lang codes, Lancaster and company. So band names formed from names of singer slash singers. So that'd be like van Halen, Bon Jovi.

Those are pretty easy. So I'm going to give you, let me see how many seconds of each of these. I think you'll get, I think I'm cheering for you to go five for five. I tried to make it, make this as another one. I'm cheering for you it's Valentine's week. So I want to be in good standings. The first one might be the tough, I don't know.

We'll see. So I'm going to play, we'll say 10 seconds of each. I didn't sync up a time mark to play, but here we go. Okay, well, I'll get 15 seconds, 15 seconds of each to name these bands. Here we go. So these are singer singer singers. That's the genius. Here we go. Here's number one.

Oh no, don't do the intro twice. I need some vocals. I'll give you a few more seconds here to give you at least a vocal. This is a band though. It's not a band. I'll give you one vocal.

That is all you get. Dude, let me give you 10 more seconds. I do not think I know this. I'll give you 10 seconds. Like I know that I'm going to know, but maybe I'll give you a few extra seconds. Seconds of grace. Here we go.

The vision is,

is it Fred Savage garden is in sync. This, I promise you in sync is named after the members of the band. So we've got there the last letter. Of all their first names. No, Justin Timberlake. Chris Kirkpatrick, the S Joey, Fatone the Y in Joey, Jason, Glasso the N and JC Chavez, poli and see how you just blew my mind.

The best I could get was, was in sync when I was like that doesn't make any sense. Wow. There you go. There's your lesson. The more, you know, number two, here we go. This is Abba. This is Abba. So Agnetha Bjorn, Benny and antifreeze. There's ABA. So there we go. Moving on to number three.

This is the white Stripe. This is the white that's very good jacket. Meg, Wight, number four, your very song. Dang. I'm going to, I'm going to give you 40 seconds of this one 40. That's a lot, because I want to get you to some vocals. Yeah. You'll know the song. I feel like I should know it already, although I might be confusing it, maybe I'll skip ahead a little bit.

Yeah. Give me some, is this the.

No, but the almond brothers,

Liz is Bachman Turner. Oh, Randy and Robby Bachman and Fred Turner. All right. So two for four. Wow. You're going to get this last one because we're going to bring it on homes, pass or fail. This is for the win. I believe in you. And we're going to start at minute one 20.

We're going to play through it, everyone. Wow. It's been a minute. It's been a minute since we break that tiger. This would be D oh

man. I wish he was still alive, man. We would get this guy,

everybody.

Oh, man, everybody. Here we go. Let's write a song. There we go. Thanks. I know he's clean. Good stuff. Oh man, there we go. Guys. Dijo bringing it on home. I would have never imagined when I was like 20, that I would grow up to have kids who loved dance. I would have never imagined. Five years ago that I would've played holy diver as many times as I have over the past four years and gotten the enjoyment, we've got to do something with that song.

Somehow we've got to, we've got to, for those of you guys that just joined us, just go back and pick an episode and odds are good. There's going to be a deal reference somewhere. So it's a weird, because neither one of us were like Dio, super fans. He said, JP named me one other Dio song right now. I don't think I could do it.

Could you could either. I mean, I'd have to take some, some thought, but yeah. We're not diehard D onus. Yeah. It just worked out that way. I don't even remember why. I didn't remember how. You do I doubt bald and long hair is the only thing I can think of. Yeah, it was before that. I don't even know. I don't know.

I think it was maybe a Halloween episode that we did or something who knows. Maybe y'all can tell us, we're not going to go back and listen to our fans, tell us while we started moving, you know what, you know what first person that sends us a message or a DM or mentioned this somewhere that can tell us the first episode of the DEO running.

We'll send you something, we'll send you a prize of unspeakable, some real, something real good, not an autographed Ray Stevens card that we autographed ourselves. We'll send you something event. Yeah, we'll do it. We'll send you a prize of speakable value. Just let us, let us know where the, where the DEO first deal references.

We'll do it. Okay. Wow. Okay. I was, that was an disappointing beginning to some, the genius for me. I'm sorry. And we learned about those. We all made out of now. I feel like the people that will listen to and enjoy this episode, you think they listened to in sync? No, I think probably, yeah, no, you'd be surprised.

You'd be surprised. Instinct listeners. I mean, now are older millennials, you know, so and of course they're another generation of, you know, so yeah. I mean, think I'm definitely five guys in Lanco, five guys and in sync. Yeah. Who knows? It's the. That needs to happen, I guess. I don't know. Does it, oh, let's quickly.

I won't go deep on meet the band, but since we met him or named him a little bit, let's let's name them. Let's meet. Let's make linkup. Let's do it. Hey, let's meet the man. It's time to meet the man. Hey mama. Let's meet the man.

All right guys, quickly. We're going to make the band of Lanka. Ooh, there it is. Right. It's time to time to exit out your moment. The on lead vocals, we mentioned Brandon Lancaster on bass guitar, Chandler Baldwin on keyboards, Jared Hampton on drums and the occasional suitcase, which we'll talk about with Brandon in the interview Tripp Howell and on guitar, Eric stately.

So a good band there with Lanco. So there you go. You guys know them now, normally, normally JPS like, you know, on guitar so-and-so and they played on blah, blah, blah, this and that. But this is the band. Like they have been loyal to these guys and they're brand new. They're fairly new. Most of the people that we've covered, those of y'all that have looked back through our back catalog most have a greater body of work in terms of links.

In the past. Yeah. Just more older stuff, I guess, is a better way to frame these guys. We'd have to dig into like their high school bands or whatever to be. You know what I mean? Yeah, that's right. He played in Strikeforce in high school or whatever. Surely there's a, there was definitely a band called strike force in the eighties.

If you played in strike force. Yes. Please let us know. We'll gladly intervened another, yeah, a little more on Landco and hallelujah nights. The album, this came from they were nominated in 2018 for an AMA. That's an American music award for favorite duo or group country. They were nominated twice for two CMT awards that year for group video of the year 2019.

Born to love you. And also for breakthrough video of the year. I love this. I don't know why. And I don't know if they meant it this way or not, but their first EAP was called extended plus. Which is literally what EAP is short for, but when you say it like that, it sounds like we're going to have fun for awhile, right.

Extended play, you know what I mean? So I think that was cool. I love that little touch. I don't know my favorite hook of the year 2021 belongs to Landco. Okay. Okay. Wow. I thought this through and I'm pretty sure they had a song in early 20, 21. I think it came out in like February. And okay. It's as songwriters, you're always looking for a killer hook and something creative that paints a picture in the best hooks just hit you like a ton of bricks and make you go, oh my gosh.

Of course. You know what I mean? When you hear him, the whole thing to sort of lays out in front of you concept wise, you know what I mean? And so every now and then you get hit with a hook that is so genius. You go. How has this not a song already, right? How is this not a song that everyone knows already?

Because it sounds so perfect. And it makes such sense even just from the title. Okay. So in this case, I'm so glad that I read the title first, before I heard the song, because there's a double meaning that makes it just completely sweeter. They had a song called near misses, near misses, Mrs. It, when I read that, I was like, oh my gosh, I cannot believe.

It's like, I can't believe you got to that before me. You know what I mean? It's almost like I hate you for that. That is so brilliant. Near misses and it's like a the song itself is just perfect. It's it's like she was classy from Southern Tallahassee. It's like a shout out to all the near misses because if I hadn't met, if I hadn't had all these near misses, I never would have made them.

That's basically the concept and my gosh, what an idea for a hook when you can, like, when you're talking to another songwriter and you lay out a hook to them like that, the reaction that you get is like no other, you know what I mean? I remember one time there was a song that I, that I co-wrote with a guy.

And and it was, it was a country song actually. And it was in the middle of the recession in like 2008, 2009, when it was like, oh my gosh, this is the pits. And it was, it was after this. There was a longstanding S cell phone and I think it was for Verizon and they had this, this, their tagline was more bars and more places.

And we wrote this song called more bars and more places about the recession. Right. And it was like, you know, the idea was you know, it would have a rhyme that was like, you know it's enough to drive a man to drink. And unless something changes, we're going to need more bars and more places. Right.

And I remember my friend telling me, he sh he showed it to this guy who was who was a country artist. He said he handed into the CD and it had the title written on him. And the guy just said, I can't even say what the guy said, because he swore, but he just, he just shook his head and swore at the guy because it hit, it, hit him like that.

And that's one of the proudest things I've ever had as a songwriter. Yeah. You know, made this guy who gets it go, oh my gosh, I have you for this near misses. Brilliant. Come on. Land call. Good call. Let's talk a little bit about Jay Joyce. We've met the band. He is a legendary producer. He's produced all of Eric church's stuff.

But he really is a rock guy. He considers himself a rock guy, played in rock bands in the nineties. He was kind of an honorary member of the wallflowers. He played a lot of guitars on bringing down the horse and he produced the wallflowers 2012 album, glad all over. He's known for being kind of a wild card loose cannon, whatever you want to say, a rogue, you know he he's unpredictable and he's very outspoken and, and it seems like he's kind of a little grumpy too.

He lives, he's kind of a recluse. He really, he kinda, he, okay. So if I remember this right, he lives in the basement of an abandoned church. That turned into a crack house, that he then turned into a studio and he lives in the basement and he just doesn't leave much. He'll like, you know, go out and get some lunch, but it's pretty much he's staying in the studio.

And so I think the main part of the church building the, the, the sanctuary he's converted into his studio and then he just lives underneath it in the basement. And he's just like fricking just making music all day chain smoking cigarettes and, and making music like the, you know, kind of the old school way, smell of the, if it's an old.

Yeah, it's about that has a certain smell, smell. Yeah. And then it was a crack house and now it's a smoke-filled studio. That's a real mix of smells and atmospheres. So anyway, he, but he not only produced this, but he, he played a bunch of instruments on hallelujah nights and and just, you talk to people about him and they go, they go, yeah, he's kind of an odd duck, but the guy's brilliant, like, and he has a, a really unique approach to you know, production and he's very sort of singular in his focus.

He's like, I'm only going to do stuff that pops me. And if, if you don't like it, I don't care from an industry level. And I read that for a lot of a long time, he was almost considered like too dangerous. You know what I mean? He was he wasn't yet a calculated risk. He was only a winner, you know? So but now it's like, once I think it was once Eric church's first album came out and blew up that people went, holy smokes.

You know what I mean? And as a producer, he, he really, really. It lives here in east Nashville. I don't know what the church was in east Nashville and look it up. But apparently you also played guitar with crowded house and Macy gray. There you go. He wrote, saved me for Marc Broussard. One of my favorite songs.

Well, there you go. There you go. Well, that's what I've got on J Joyce Valentine's day. Everybody. Do you have any Valentines or, and Valentine's traditions or whatnot? Me and my wife, we every year we crystals on Valentines and what's scary movie. Crystal has always been part of our love story, but scary movies, kind of a new adaptation, our first Valentine's we wanted to beat kind of, and Valentine's, I think we did like a ghost tour and I, I don't remember much post tour.

I don't remember much about that. I just have a picture of us cutting this head off this stuffed bear tried to be really. And Valentine's do you have any kind of a Valentines traditions or anything? Is there are? No, not really. We're boring, dude. Yeah. Yeah. Well, we hope that you guys out there have a wonderful Valentine's hope you got somebody special with you.

If not shoot us a message and we'll give you an uplifting. We'll send you a heart emoji. I did forget to mention that this song appeared in the Netflix show, the ranch, and it appeared in season 22 of the bachelor, the bachelor fans seasons 22 of the bachelor in the episode where Ari took CN to a land co concert and they danced on stage OMG to dance together and looked into each other's eyes and swung around.

And you could tell by watching their body language, it wasn't gonna happen between them. I could just tell, I can tell CN is not in for this thing for the long haul, but Lanco could keep them together. That's right. But they're, they're playing on stage. They, you know, they're doing the whole thing and, and they're just dancing, you know, whatever, whatever the bachelor, I'm not a bachelor guy, but I have friends who are very much bachelor and bachelorette.

People it's like. Pseudo religious gathering for one season where Wes was his name Wiz. That is messed up, man. He's a radio DJ. I can call her up to my wife and ask her who the guy was that we watched because one of the radio DJs here was on the, on the, really on the bachelor Wells Adams. Yeah.

Wells Adam, Wells Adams. He just literally yelled at his wife to my Valentine, to his wife, not yelled at anyone.

If you don't tell me the name of this DJ, who does that show? We watched, well, that guy happy. Valentine's everybody happy. Valentines. Our hangout time with Brandon Lancaster, we certainly did. It was a lot of fun. You guys are gonna like the surprises ahead and we'll be back at the end. We'll come tuck you in at the end.

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I don't really know how that works. Words are hard. Brandon, thank you so much for joining us today on the great song podcast. Thank you for having me. And if you need to correct my grammar at any point, just feel free. I know I used that. It's all good. I'm from Tennessee. So I don't know if my grandma's grandma's the best.

So our, we are speaking our language. Yeah. I was going to make a grammar, grandpa joke, like grandma, grandpa. That would have been good. I'm from east Tennessee originally. So is Rob currently in Nashville, but yeah, I'm still chatting together. Okay. I know I know east I'm from middle Tennessee and from Sparta, Tennessee, and I actually went to school out Cleveland, Tennessee.

I went to Lee university. We graduated from Lee. Both of us are Levi's. When did y'all graduate? A long time ago? I graduated in oh three and I dropped out, dropped, dropped out. That's all good. Trust me. I I, I graduated in 12, but I definitely was a person that I felt so guilty. Cause when I, you know, I actually did finish.

And when I finished, I felt so guilty because. My plan the whole time I was in college was to drop out. Like, that was part of my story because I just, I just feel like, I don't know. I, I grew up on a lot of rock and roll and you just hear so many stories of, you know, dropping out, getting in your car, living out of your car or whatever.

And I remember finishing school and my, my, the girl, the girl I was dating in college, I'm married to now. And, and I remember every semester I'd go to this whole thing. Like this is it. I'm not taking classes. I'm dropping out. I'm, I'm moving to Nashville. I'm living out of my car and I just never, what happened was I realized.

That I could just go to like a couple of classes a day and work a side job and like have more time to work on music than working 40 hours a week. So I ended up finishing, but yeah, Cleveland, Tennessee. I know it. Will you want it to be Scott step? Literally? Yes. He finished college. What a disappointment you must be.

Yeah, I know. I did it. Trust me. I go into Lee. I, I did quite a few things that I at that school probably could have gotten kicked out for that I stayed in Midland hall. Did you stay on campus any freshman year? I stayed in Midland, my mouth are we related? I was Midland Midland underground west side. So there you go.

I was, see, I was on the second. I wasn't the underground, the basement was like cool and wild. And I was always so mad that I didn't live down there. Cause that was where it was. That was more my vibe, the underground. I have some stories we will share after this, but I'm sure. I don't want to hear that much about, yeah.

Sorry, sorry. Sorry. No, I'm actually going to ask one more question, actually. What was your, what was your major at Lee? Okay, so my major was communications, so I had like a PR emphasis and it really came. I can, I can tie this into music though, which is I had no clue what I was going to do and I wanted to study music.

But, but. It was very church music oriented, which is fine, but it wasn't, I was more interested in like the music business side of it. And, and, or I didn't want to be in an ensemble or choir. I wanted to rock, you know, like country music or whatever. And so I ha I saw an internship opening at a studio, but they didn't need any more engineers.

They needed like communications, people like marketing and stuff like that. So I, I pretty much declared my major so that I could work in a studio. And once I worked at that studio, I really didn't do much my major. I just worked in the studio and like learn how to record and all that stuff. And so that kind of my path is it still around?

It was called first street studio. And it was, it was like this indie record label at the time. I don't, I don't think they're operating more of it's called regenerate records. And Chris Garmin, Garmin, Washington, me and Garmin at the same age, my dad was best friends with Chris Garvin's dad grew up.

Wow, this is, this is crazy. This is the I've I've I've done a lot of these things. I've never have every now and then you have some, some things in common with the interview. People like this is like I'm wearing a blue shirt. That's all. No, we're where we live. The same luck Chris Garvin's dad's nickname is fat.

Giraffe was fat giraffe. So there you go. You're not going to hear that. You hear that drop in there. There you go. Yeah. I had classes with Chris at Lee and I was, I was a music major until I couldn't couldn't do it anymore. I actually had the same experience. I was like, you don't want to rock. And so I literally walked in, not knowing.

And my, my advisor I'll never forgive him for not telling me this, but like, I didn't know that their guitar major was classical only. So. The first day for my like guitar lessons. I literally walk in with a little Marshall, one 10 combo and a PV, you know, and I'm like, all right, dude, let's do it. Yeah.

And I opened the door and the guy's sitting there with like long pony tail and super long fingernails. And he's reading like a you know, like a fantasy novel. And I was like, oh no, the bond poster hanging up. Oh man. That's awesome. Yeah. I learned that also, you know? And so you trying to weigh it all, it all worked out.

I liked my experience at Lee. I really, I made a lot of great friends. I actually met my wife there. So it all worked out outstanding. Wow. That's all right. Intro for you guys. There's so much finding out you live in a super small world. Okay. All right. Let's talk a little bit about your music career post Lee university and going on now, tell us how you, how, how Landco formed a and, and how all that got started.

All right. Well, I'm feeling better. I'm literally sitting here feeling bad, cause I'm like, all right, listeners are, is this really? It's like a couple of minutes of something that is irrelevant, but if we're going to tell the origin story of land code, we actually have to go back to Lee university.

Goodness gracious. Yeah. And so, you know, I was doing music there and I was always, since I was in high school or really middle school, I've always been playing music and forming bands and writing songs. Cause I, I grew up outside of Nashville and Smyrna, Tennessee. So I was exposed to songwriting and music at a really young age.

And so it, when I was in school at college I was just always putting together bands, whatever. And we there was like this music festival that was taking place at Lee and I was in a band at the time. And we had like, you know, the one o'clock slot and there were like 15 people there. And then this other band was playing and they played later and.

And I just hung out with him that night and kinda, you know, we'd hit it off. And I found out that the, one of the guys in that band was moved to Nashville the same time that I was moving back to Nashville. And so we met at that festival at Lee and then in Nashville just started hanging out and him and I were hanging out and then the three other guys, Jared Chandler and Eric, they all went to MCSU.

And so I, I met some songwriters from NCSU and they, I told him I was putting a band together and they introduced me to those three guys. And then the five of us yeah, I started hanging out elimination. I'm guessing it was trip that was there at the at the show in later playing. Was he playing drums?

He actually, he was playing bass at the time. So yeah, his him and his brother had a bang. And his brother was a singer, which once again, small world, how, and we're, you know, we've always been a tight-knit community in the Landco world. I'm actually today riding with his brother who was the singer of that band because he's a songwriter and now plays for Jimmy Allen.

So yeah, small world, no trip was playing bass drums or suitcase. Because that's good. Common substitution for you guys. Well, actually my favorite version of greatest love story, I heard y'all do love on Nash 95, 1 and triples rocking the suitcase. I was like, man, that's so cool. And then I've a lot of your versions is, has him playing suitcase.

So that's, that's that's we, you know, when you first start out and get a record deal, you start going out to radio stations and showing what you got, but it's always in the. Like conference rooms or small settings and you can't put on full show and we literally were traveling so much trip realized, like I'm just hit this suitcase.

I'm carrying around. That's my drum. So it became a thing. I got one other gear follow-up question. On the video of Ray's lifts where you're playing in a gym and you're playing your acoustic guitar through a fender electric amp. Is that a common thing that you do or was that primarily for the video or for the sales of the video?

That was a, an odd combination for me. That is, yeah. That is an odd combination of. That is definitely, I'll say this it's a video thing for sure. In the recording process, not on that particular song. Right. It's little story, but you know, working with Jay Joyce, he's very big and I love it. Cause I'm like this too of not wanting things to sound like they normally sound on every other record.

So, you know, even recording there's times where it's like, let's run this acoustic through an amp and then run this amp through a, you know, let's put in the bathroom and get the sound. And so that's something we've done. We didn't do it on that song, but yeah, it was definitely definitely a music video.

Like let's just stack amps and fender was like, Hey, we're going to put these answers in the video. And we're like, all right, cool. And bring it on tender. That's right, right. Okay. So your, your bio online just sort of casually says, oh, they met Jay Joyce at a Keith urban concert, and then they signed to his publishing company and then to Arizona Nashville, that sounds like a pretty simplified version of what likely actually went down.

Can you flesh out that story a little bit? I can. So it is it is not as simple, but it is as crazy as it sounds. At the time when, when Lanco first started, you know, three of the guys were still in college and trip and I had just graduated and the. We're just, you know, early twenties and we just make making music and we all work these side jobs pretty much when you moved to Nashville, if you're a musician, this is really terrible, but you just get a job that you're like ready to get fired from.

If, you know, if a show comes up or something, so we, you have these odd jobs and Tripp worked at a carpet warehouse diesel, Dalton, Georgia. So he's literally Capitol carpet warehouse. So we'd practice there at night. And then I worked at a concession stand in Bridgestone arena literally selling hotdogs and concessions and whatever.

As a way I would like work in such a stand, they would cut me you know, once like the headliner started a lot. So I would like bring a backpack and just like put clothes on, go watch the show. And I literally was working a Keith urban little big town. And a recognized Jay. I just knew who he was. I used my favorite producer in town.

I love the Eric Church stuff. He had done in kg elephant, and you've done a little bit. I just loved everything that he was working on. And so I knew who he was. So I literally just recognized him and approached him and just said, I'm a fan. And we started talking and he had just started this publishing company and, and said, well, man, you know, we'd swapped numbers.

And he said, I'd love to hear some of your stuff. And he invited me out and played him some songs and he invited the band out and the band played for him. And you know, we didn't have a label. We didn't have a mandate. We were nobody, but he. Agreed that you just like, let's just start making some music. I don't know what's going to happen, but let's just start tracking record and that's what we did.

Wow. That's awesome. Yeah. Jay Joyce is a legend for those of y'all that don't know, like you said, I know you named up a bunch there, but stuff with wallflowers, he therapy, Carrie Underwood. I'll play guitar with crowded house, Macy gray. He wrote my, one of my favorite Marc Broussard songs called save me. So man, that's great that I would be one of the other people that would recognize him too.

So, but you pulled it off, so good job. Good job winning at that. That's awesome. Did you offer him a hot dog? And you're like, here's the hot dog and some top corn and my demo. I did not believe it was funny as I remember, I've been talking about this since it happened. I completely forgot about this, but I, you know, when I left I'm was like, well, yeah, man, just text me some time.

And I was like, well, I don't have your number. And he just told me his number, like real fast. And I just like really quick, like put it down my phone. I hoped I got it. Right. And I went back to my stand and was like, texting people like, Hey, I got to tell you something crazy. Just happened, blah, blah. And as I'm doing that, he's like, Hey, and I look up and he's standing there.

Can I have a diet Coke.

We were. So we went from like being like fellow musicians to like, oh yeah, I have to serve you concessions. Like, and then he was like, huh. And I was like it's on the house. I didn't, I can pay for it. I got fired from, to go other they're like, you got to sell the Cokes. That's awesome. Yeah. I love it. So, Hey, next big thing.

How about a diet Coke? My number is 5, 5, 5. It's like, wait a minute. That's great. I mean, that's a, that's a dangerous game. Somebody given you there. That's like my greatest fear is somebody trying to give me their number orally and I, and I just miss a number and it would be too, like whatever to be like.

I'm sorry. One more time. Cause I wouldn't wanna bother you. You know what I mean? You don't want to bother, you know, I mean, it was already. I was like, you know, of shaky hands I was talking about, I think I pulled off P and cool, but I like, you know, you just want to be cool. You gotta be cool like that. You know, people, you really, I always tell people, you know, if you see someone that you respect or you're a fan of like, it's okay to, unless they're eating or like having family time, like it's okay to talk to them.

They like, I don't mind when people recognize me and, and want to talk to me, that's totally fine. But you, you gotta be cool. You know, don't let go and be like, Hey, please give me a chance, you know, whatever you got. And so I just went up to him and we were just talking music and I felt like I was playing it.

Cool. And then he was like, yeah, hit me up some time. And I like started to walk. I was like, cool, cool man. And walked away. And he was like, I don't have his number. And I don't know if he really meant what he just said, but he turned around and it was like, Hey man, real quick, I actually don't have your number.

And he was like, oh yeah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. And I was like, oh God. And then he was like walking away as he was saying it. And I don't know, a few minutes, but it all worked out well. I worked out at the end. That's great. Of, of the, the Landco catalog of songs, let's say his greatest love story, the song of yours that you like expected to blow up, or was there another that you guys were sitting on that you thought would be the one to just, you know, blow up huge first?

I absolutely did not expect greatest love story to do what it did. I think, you know, we have to go back in time to the environment of what was happening on country radio. I knew it was, you know, we were playing that song live and people liked it. I mean, but you know, when I say people, I mean, you're playing to 10 people.

And so if two people come up and they're like, I like that song, you know, what is it, what are you going to do with that's cool. And you're thankful, but you know, we had signed a record deal and you are now, and we got a record deal. It was the peak of you had Sam hunt and Florida, Georgia line and Cole Swindell and Luke Bryan you know, that's my kind of night.

It was very, very high energy, very uptempo, very compressed, very it, it was, you know, and I, I'm not knocking it at all, but it was the air of like the bro country had, had become a name and it was just like such a thing. And here's this like acoustic three 30 story country song. I, I, that, to me, it was more of a song that would give you like credibility if someone listened to your record.

But I did not think that it would become a multi-week number one country radio. Song. So yeah, it was, I was proud of it, but it was quite a surprise the way that song took off. I don't think that's your best song. I think your best song is long live tonight, which I didn't realize you wrote with Jason Reeves.

I mean that, guy's a great writer. He wrote stuff with Colby, clay. He didn't realize bubbly. I never told you, how did you get hooked up with Jason Reeves? That's pretty cool. Yeah. I mean that thing with a, you know, once I did a joint venture publishing deal with Jay Joyce's company, neon cross and Maura chapel and Jason Reeves was a rider orange chapel.

So once I signed that publishing deal, I mean, you get kind of thrown in cause it, it happened kind of fast once we, you know, did that record Jay, we were meeting with record labels, but you know, it was meeting after meeting and we finally just kind of put out a single at XM and it started doing well.

And then we ended up being offered a record deal. And once that happens, you, you ended up getting. You know, there's a lot of investment in you, so you end up getting put in rooms, like, you know, at chase and reads and, and just, you know, really great songwriters. And he was awesome. And yeah, we wrote long with, at night, that was actually our first single to country radio was long with tonight.

And it got to top 40 and it it was doing well, you know, it's one of those things where it was doing well, but at the same time we put on EAP that had greatest love story on it. And greatest love story was just like doing so well on its own without radio, that the label was kind of like, Hey, we, you know, you got top 40 along with tonight, we can spend the rest of this year pushing it, or we can kind of do the bankers and go with the hot hand.

That's smart. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. It's like, you know, thank radio for, Hey, thank you for long tonight. Thank you for. Here's this song, you know? And so, yeah, that's that was coming along. It's not, I mean, we still put out one live and it's still one that, you know, we headlined shows its whole crowd of singing, every word of it, because that definitely is a huge fan favorite.

That's great. The video for greatest love story, Justin Key directed great director. I mean that guy's done all kinds of, he's got a style all his own. Like every, I know the Lindsay L videos, Niko moon, he didn't like 250 videos. Did you, did you pick him to do the video or is that something that a label picks?

How did y'all sync up in that? So we did pick him. I mean we, and once again, you know, this was at that time, I didn't know music, video directors, I didn't know. And so once again, you're, you're getting thrown in this world where your label kind of goes like, Hey, this is who we, these are some good selections.

What happens? The process of it is the director. Labels or management, whoever we'll send out a song. And then all these directors write a treatment and send the treatment of what their vision of the music video will be to the label or to your whatever. And then the label kind of pass that along to you.

And so we went through a bunch of treatments and and it was a thing where, you know, Justin Q and I read his treatment, not to be whatever, but sometimes you get super inspired writing a treatment like, oh, I would've never thought of that. And sometimes you kind of have the vision for what it could be.

And when I read his treatment, I was like, this is exactly my, my head space of what this music is. So I knew it would be an easy collaboration. Because it was, you know, I love the timeless aspect of the video. It doesn't, it's not it's could be kind of eighties. It could be, you know, it's not really, it's just a classic timeless setting, walking through the story.

And, and that's thing as a story is a classic timeless story. And so I wanted the video to reflect that timeless Smith timelessness and his treatment, I thought really did a good job of that. Do justice as well. Wait on near misses, which just came out was probably my favorite lyrics said that she was a tan, she was classy from Southern Tallahassee all the way through that.

It's what a brilliant song. So on the video, first of all, you're rocking the best sweater in any video of 2021. That sweater is amazing, but I love the end of the video where you bring out all your ladies and everything. That's wonderfully played number, but I'm going to tie it into a question. You get to showcase your piano chops on this.

Are you more comfortable leading from piano or from a. I am much more comfortable leading on a live show, saying much more comfortable with a guitar or with no guitar. You know, like it would go no guitar guitar, mainly because of like, if you see us live great. So that story may not key you into this, but as you see the rest of our show, I'm a pretty wild front man.

I have a lot of energy from a lot of influence from rock and roll and just being all over the place. And I love piano, but you got to sit there, you know, every now and then you get a standing, but you can't. Move around that much. So I love playing piano. I love the instrument, but as far as in the live show, you know, I only play piano and like two songs.

Cause I'm like, you know, I gotta, I gotta move around. Speaking of live shows tell me if you can, I, you, you might not have this just ready to fire off the hip, but who's an artist or band that you would love to tour with. Give me one who's alive. And then one who is not, not to be morbid, but like, you know, if there's anybody that like, oh, I wish I'd gotten the chance to tour with so-and-so.

Oh man. You know, one that's not alive. I Ooh man, there's a lot. It's not, you know, I think back in the day it's a tour with like a Tom petty or really like tour the band, like the band. Yeah, I think that, you know, we, we draw inspiration from from both those acts. I think it would just be a cool collaboration live show, but and then currently.

Oh man. You know what we've gotten to play with so many incredible country. I mean, really most of them, you know, we've gotten shared the stage with pretty much all of them. And even like getting that do collaborations with Brooks and Dunn. I remember Pete used to ask that question, always make Brooks and Dunn, and then it happened, we got to do a song Brooks and Dunn and got to perform with them live.

And I, I don't know, I I'd almost look outside of the genre. I would look like, I, I love like an ed Sheeran. I I've seen him live once and just respect him so much as an artist and a songwriter. I think that, you know, I love performing with people that I feel like I can learn from either watching their set or being on stage with them.

And ed Sheeran, just that one man show, which is just incredible, but then also a band, you know, I think like I don't know. I just, I immediately go outside of the genre because I think like one Republic or I don't know, Taylor swift, any of those like major, huge pop stars. That's something that I, we, you know, would love to see in person and be a part of.

And just being on that stage, seeing that something that's really fascinating to me, I was hoping you were gonna say kiss, but I'll take Taylor swift. That's fine. I don't have any platform. Boots, not a lot of face paint lying around there. When you, when you were talking about ed Sheeran, it made me think of the movie yesterday.

I don't know. Have you seen that movie? I have, yes. Okay. So the, you know, for, for listeners who may not be as familiar, the concept is basically this global event happens and this guy has an, has a bike accident. And when he wakes, he realizes that essentially he's the only person on earth who remembers the Beatles and who remembers their, their lyrics and all this stuff.

And so the rest of the movie is him sort of presenting himself as the originator of these songs. If there was an artist that something happens, some global EMP occurs and everybody forgets about an artist, a writer, a band, or a singer, except for you. Who would you want that to be? Who would you be? The one that is able to present those songs to the world?

A Bruce Springsteen. Oh, good. That's a great answer. Great answer. That's a great answer. If I, if I could, if I could come up with yeah, I'm on fire, born to run and be the guy that those are my songs. Yeah, that'd be just great. Next time we see you. You're going to be just standing with your back to everybody and really tight jeans, like try to embrace the Bruce.

First beer live at the basement and price. You pay both show your affinity for like acoustic stripped down versions of songs and that price you pay video shows how much you guys really do seem to like each other. That is that a friendship that like happened immediately? Or is that something that's developed over time?

And tell me, it's true that you really do like all of this, we really do it's and it's shocking. You know, that was my biggest fear of starting a band. Was you, I don't know if you can watch a band documentary without the second act of the documentary being. Yeah. Then we all hated each other. And that made me nervous on starting a band, but I, we are still friends.

We still hang out. I mean, I'm not kidding. We're in town. Even over the pandemic you learned real fast, like, oh, those are my friends. Like, those are the first guys I'm going to call when I'm bored and, you know, whatever. And so we're definitely still friends. And I think that, I, I really think the reason for that is because the band started out that way.

You know, once again, full circle at Lee, I was in, I was in bands and there are so many incredible musicians at Lee that I've, I've been with some really talented players and these guys were talented. But to be honest, I think that that when we first started getting together and playing the fact that we just, we hung out more than we even played, like we just were hanging out, get to know each other and I was new to Nashville and we formed such a friendship before.

Really figured out what our sound was or anything like that, then that kind of has always been the foundation of it. And we've still got that, you know, years later for better may it ever. So be, you know, we, we do a lot of interviews and occasionally we'll get somebody that's like, just don't mention this person's name.

Don't mention this band era,

but may it always be that likes putting that in the writer everybody's name always, it's all cool, ever forever as country music sorta continues to diversify. Where do you see land co you know, in the future, do you think, as a band, you kind of you know, are what you will continue to be, or do you think there's some more evolution on the horizon beyond honky-tonk hippies?

There's a, yeah, there's definitely evolution. I mean, You know, I'll say the reason that we're in country music and the reason we have, I mean, we're millennials. We grew up with every being influenced by everything. And but the reason we're in country music is because just the way from Dublin, you're from Dalton, Georgia, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky Snellville, Georgia.

I'm from Smyrna, Tennessee. When you're from those places, it's what, you know, the songs, the song, material and country music is what you live. And it's what you relate to. I can't talk. Having the night and Brooklyn, I can't talk about LA hill. I just, I know Smyrna, Tennessee. I know Cleveland, Tennessee. So to me, the country songwriting is where I feel the most authentic, but as far as sonically, especially because we're in a band, there will always be evolution.

And honestly, to both a strength and a weakness you know, that's one thing, if someone falls in love with our sound, the danger of a band is that it's like, it's the same five guys who can absolutely be like, okay, that was cool to do for a couple of years. That was a cool time of being influenced. What do we want to do now?

And it's like, you know, we put out honky-tonk hippies and we dove into that. I mean, we were in muscle Shoals and the muddy waters, just swampy Southern country rock and roll music. It's great. Love playing it live, you know, love the honkytonky stewards. Incredible. What do we do now? Why would we do that?

You know, like, do we want to just go play flat sevens again? Just do we want to do that every time we get in the studio? I mean, and so there's always a thing of, as musicians as a band, you always want to challenge yourself. And with that challenge, I think comes Sonic evolutions. And so. They will absolutely always be Sonic evolutions with, with the country, Sonic country songwriting.

Yeah. That's great. That's a great, that's a great wrap up. Well, I could have sworn you were going to say you wanted to open for Walt Maldon at the con center when we were going through that there, but there's, there's one question that we ask everybody, Brandon. Okay. So you, by the way, this has been a blast for us, but a lot of fun hope you've had a great time.

But your on tour, either solo artist with land coat, whatever you're on tour, you go into a gas station. What is your gas station? Snack, food of choice. And while you're thinking of it, I'll tell you mine. I would get a three Musketeers bar when I was growing up. My mom would say, you can have any candy bar you want, and I would get a three Musketeers bar cause it's the most ounces.

And they're all about what is your guest station? Snack food. I can already tell you what it's gone through it. Once again, it's gone through evolution. That's another evolution that the Sonic evolution and the snack, my current snack evolution has turned into walking right into that pilot truck. Stop getting a bag of bugles and a Gatorade it's perfection because you got the salty and the bugle, the sweet and the gummy worm.

And then I'm going to pretend to be a healthy drink with a Gatorade. Yes, exactly. I'm about to sweat through these bugles right now. That's great. Thanks so much, Brandon. This has been a blast for us. Have you had a good time? We'll like I said, we'll we'll circle back before we drop the episode and get in touch with you that way, but thank you so much for for hanging out with us for a little bit.

Yeah. Thank you for thanks for having me. This is awesome. Thanks so much. Have a great rest of the day, man. This is the great song. And that was Brandon Lancaster of land co. He is the man. The band is named after a man, a plan, a canal Panama let's do this Toyota mom. Oh, wow. Dad, have we talked about the weird Al song that the whole thing is palindromes.

There is a weird Al song called Bob. It done in the style of Bob Dylan, like highway 61. And every line of the song is a palindrome and they're huge lines like what, like a Toyota is a Toyota backwards is a Toyota Toyota or a dog, a panic in a. Oh, wow. Words or oh gosh, neuroscience by gypsies run.

All kinds of amazing. May a moody baby doom, a yam, so many. It's a hilarious song. Look it up. Weird. Al Yankovic. It's called Bob. And it's fun. Anyway, next week, Bob we do have a good Daisy coming at you next week. We're two weeks in to season nine. Yeah. So thank you guys for hanging out with us. Happy Valentines.

We mentioned thanks to Brandon for spending a few minutes with us and we'll be back next week with another fun interview. And yeah, this is going to be the greatest season the world has ever seen. You just wait, you didn't think we could top eight. Here comes now. Here it comes here. It comes. We'll see you next week.

When we cover another great song until then I'm Rob - I'm JP. Go listen to some music.