Femchord

Femchord Stories of women and non-binary people who make, promote, talk, and love music. Hosted by Kate Ida and Julia Wejchert.

stories of women and nonbinary poeple who make, promote, talk, and love music. hosted by Kate Ida and Julia Wejchert.

Miss any of the first ten episodes of femchord, the podcast? Check them out here! We'll return with new episodes in 2020...
07/30/2019
femchord, the podcast, wraps season 1!

Miss any of the first ten episodes of femchord, the podcast? Check them out here! We'll return with new episodes in 2020!

That's a wrap, folks! Our first season as a podcast is in the bag.

For our last episode of this throwback month, we're resurfacing our interview with Xenia Rubinos on her 2016 album, Blac...
05/27/2019
femchord throwback: Keeping Her Artistry in Flux, Xenia Rubinos Puts Words First on ‘Black Terry Cat’

For our last episode of this throwback month, we're resurfacing our interview with Xenia Rubinos on her 2016 album, Black Terry Cat. Listen anywhere you get your podcasts.

In 2016, we spoke with Xenia Rubinos about capturing something true in the world, and reflecting it back. Her album Black Terry Cat does just that—her music isn’t necessarily political, but she captures insightful observations about the world in song. …

Three episodes in one month?! YES. It's our May throwback, sending you our favorite radio episodes in an all new podcast...
05/20/2019
femchord throwback: Kalbells’ Kalmia Traver Finds Herself in Solitude on Ten Flowers

Three episodes in one month?! YES. It's our May throwback, sending you our favorite radio episodes in an all new podcast format. This week's throwback is another favorite interview with Kalbells, talking about her 2017 album Ten Flowers. Listen below or wherever you get your podcasts.

When we talked to Kalmia Traver in 2017, she recounted her time away from Brooklyn, settling into a winter alone in her parents home in Woodstock, VT. to record her LP Ten Flowers.  Not initially planning on creating songs for …

Our interview with Lido Pimienta is the next installment of our May throwback! She is one of our all time favorite radio...
05/13/2019
femchord throwback: Lido Pimienta Delivers Strong Messages in Beautiful Packages

Our interview with Lido Pimienta is the next installment of our May throwback! She is one of our all time favorite radio interviews.

In 2017, we got the chance to talk with Lido Pimienta about the beautiful music she makes with complex, lush sonic landscapes. She also makes music that reflects her strength in her womanhood, in her activism, and in her independence. …

We're throwing back to our radio days. Japanese Breakfast was one of our favorite radio interviews in 2016. Now we're br...
05/07/2019
femchord throwback: Japanese Breakfast Finds Perfection in Juxtaposition

We're throwing back to our radio days. Japanese Breakfast was one of our favorite radio interviews in 2016. Now we're bringing it back to the podcast.

In 2016, we talked with Michelle Zauner about her debut album as Japanese Breakfast. For Zauner her album Psychopomp functioned as a creative outlet to process emotion and overcome loss. But the juxtaposing melodies and mood of the album offer …

In our April episode, MAYA LUCIA talks about how the cities she's lived in have shaped her music.She describes how it's ...
04/02/2019
In every move, Maya Lucia's music grows - femchord

In our April episode, MAYA LUCIA talks about how the cities she's lived in have shaped her music.

She describes how it's not just the cities' histories or their scenes (though those are important), but also her relationships to those cities that have impacted her songs.

Maya Lucia released 3 tracks in 3 different places last year. With every move, her music and the people she collaborated with changed and evolved. Her most recent track, Chaptown, U.S.A underscores not only the growth in her musical style, …

Sara Pasillas gave up the heady ego of a solo artist in favor of her collaborative project Antonioni–and she says she’s ...
03/04/2019
Antonioni loses their ego - femchord

Sara Pasillas gave up the heady ego of a solo artist in favor of her collaborative project Antonioni–and she says she’s better for it.

Sara Pasillas gave up the heady ego of a solo artist in favor of her collaborative project Antonioni–and she’s better for it. Antonioni recently released an EP, The Odds Were All Beating Me, which builds upon the combination of shoegaze …

On our latest episode, we talk with Kaori Fujii about why she created the initiative, the challenges she’s encountered t...
02/04/2019
Expanding Geographically, Kaori Fujii Becomes a Better Teacher

On our latest episode, we talk with Kaori Fujii about why she created the initiative, the challenges she’s encountered through teaching in a different culture and language, and the opportunities those challenges have presented for growth.

Kaori Fujii has expanded the reach of her music to the Democratic Republic of Congo through the creation of the music nonprofit organization MusicBeyond.

We're signing off for the year with holiday playlist magic. We'll be back in February with our next podcast episode.
12/22/2018
a very femchord holiday - femchord

We're signing off for the year with holiday playlist magic. We'll be back in February with our next podcast episode.

Wrap up your 2018 with a mix of sweetness, sadness, contemplation, and cheer with femchord’s holiday playlist. Author: femchord

Our newest podcast is a conversation with chong the nomad on her latest ep: "It was a project of healing."
12/03/2018
Chong the Nomad's Solitary Evolution Inspired Her Unique Sound - femchord

Our newest podcast is a conversation with chong the nomad on her latest ep: "It was a project of healing."

Chong the Nomad, aka Alda Agustiano, went from quirky youth with no formal mentor to a unique composer. Evolving on her own allowed her to develop her signature style, incorporating a formal background in scoring and chamber music as well …

On the latest episode, Cornerscape's Kristina Latino talks about her excitement for finding a sense of place when curati...
11/05/2018
Kristina Latino Finds a Sense of Place in Production - femchord

On the latest episode, Cornerscape's Kristina Latino talks about her excitement for finding a sense of place when curating music for events – matching the artist to the venue.

On this month's episode, we sit down with Kristina Latino, founder and CEO of Cornerscape. She talks about her excitement for finding a sense of place when curating music for events.

“The solo project started out with just my bare ideas. It felt really vulnerable which is something I value highly in ot...
10/01/2018
Aubrey Haddard Looks for Raw Vulnerability on 'Blue Part' - femchord

“The solo project started out with just my bare ideas. It felt really vulnerable which is something I value highly in other artists and the music that I make. I always want it to feel sort of vulnerable and raw.” - Aubrey Haddard

On 'Blue Part,' her solo debut, Boston-based musician Aubrey Haddard explores themes of love and passion in her life.

This month we’re sharing a conversation with Ronnica of Mint Green.Ronnica talked about self-reflection on the new Mint ...
09/09/2018
Mint Green Looks Inward on 'Headspace' - femchord

This month we’re sharing a conversation with Ronnica of Mint Green.

Ronnica talked about self-reflection on the new Mint Green record “Head Space,” gathering inspiration with phone notes, experimenting with different musical elements, and the diverse musical styles of the Boston scene. Stream it now!

Ronnica talked about composing lyrically first, the growing pains of collaboration, and the themes of self-reflection on "Headspace."

We caught up with sidney gish about her decision-making on her 2018 album No Dogs Allowed, control as an artist, and div...
08/06/2018
Sidney Gish Sees Music from All Sides

We caught up with sidney gish about her decision-making on her 2018 album No Dogs Allowed, control as an artist, and diving head first into the music industry this year with both the release of this album and an internship at a major label. Stream it.

Sidney Gish dives head first into the music industry this year with both the release of this album and an internship at a major label.

Our first monthly podcast is an amazing conversation with Rachel Chanoff, director of the Office performing arts + film,...
07/02/2018
Rachel Chanoff stills asks "How did I get this job?"

Our first monthly podcast is an amazing conversation with Rachel Chanoff, director of the Office performing arts + film, curator of performing arts and film at MASS MoCA, and artistic director for the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, among many other things! Listen now.

For the first podcast episode of femchord, we interview Rachel Chanoff, the artistic director of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! festival and the curator of performing arts and film for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

We're getting ready to release our first monthly podcast this July! Sign up for the femchord newsletter to make sure you...
06/26/2018

We're getting ready to release our first monthly podcast this July! Sign up for the femchord newsletter to make sure you get every new episode! eepurl.com/cq5mIL

Stream our final episode on the airwaves. (BUT NOT IN YOUR EARS!)
06/05/2018
The Women Leading Offstage in Music

Stream our final episode on the airwaves. (BUT NOT IN YOUR EARS!)

From bookers to illustrators to manager to label heads, we talk about the women in music leading in all of these roles.

Tune in at 10 p.m. to hear our last episode on Radio Free Brooklyn before we become femchord 2.0! radiofreebrooklyn.com
05/30/2018
100 episodes and some big news - femchord

Tune in at 10 p.m. to hear our last episode on Radio Free Brooklyn before we become femchord 2.0! radiofreebrooklyn.com

We are so proud to deliver our 100th episode of femchord to the airwaves. Our interview with Allston Pudding’s Christine Varriale and her feelings on watching the project grow and her own journalism mature is the perfect reflection of our own feelings …

In our 100th episode, Allston Pudding's Christine Varriale talks about her growth in music journalism and in the Boston ...
05/14/2018
Christine Varriale Didn't Think Music Could Be a Job

In our 100th episode, Allston Pudding's Christine Varriale talks about her growth in music journalism and in the Boston music scene, from someone who never thought of working in music as a viable career path to holding multiple positions within the industry.

Christine is the editor-in-chief of Boston-based music blog Allston Pudding. In this interview, Christine talks about her growth in music journalism and in the Boston music scene.

Stream our LA scene report, featuring music from Cuesta Loeb, Sudan Archives, Jawe, Phoebe Bridgers and more.
05/08/2018
Notes on the Scene—LA

Stream our LA scene report, featuring music from Cuesta Loeb, Sudan Archives, Jawe, Phoebe Bridgers and more.

femchord went to LA, blasted some Phantom Planet on the 101, and delved into the many women and non-binary people in the city's music scene. This episode features tracks from Cuesta Loeb, Miya Follick, Phoebe Bridgers, Jawe, Sudan Archives and more.

Tonight, Box of Paints airs on radiofreebrooklyn.com at 10 p.m., bringing you all the music through our collaboration wi...
04/18/2018

Tonight, Box of Paints airs on radiofreebrooklyn.com at 10 p.m., bringing you all the music through our collaboration with Female Frequency.

On the latest episode, Leah Gage talks about BRNDA's latest EP “Thanks for Playing.”
04/16/2018
Leah Gage is Home with BRNDA

On the latest episode, Leah Gage talks about BRNDA's latest EP “Thanks for Playing.”

Leah Gage is known for her collaboration in the Washington, DC music scene. She plays in multiple projects, in multiple genres, and welcomes other artists into her home as operator of house venue The Bathtub Republic. But BRNDA is the project she continues to feel at home with.

Tune in tonight to hear us talk to BRNDA's Leah Gage on Radio Free Brooklyn. That's at 10 p.m. ET for all you newbies!
04/10/2018

Tune in tonight to hear us talk to BRNDA's Leah Gage on Radio Free Brooklyn. That's at 10 p.m. ET for all you newbies!

you can take the drummer out of Indiana, but she’ll always be a dang hoosier and insist on posing next to tires instead of the actual bat mobile.

Hear Neffy talk to us about her two new singles on the latest episode.
04/09/2018
Neffy Finds Herself in the Sad Songs

Hear Neffy talk to us about her two new singles on the latest episode.

The New York-based artists finds the themes of her music growing, but the mood--a overwhelmingly somber one--is a consistent home for her songwriting.

“Right now I’m really enjoying the control and being able to make all my own decisions and not having to come to a conse...
04/03/2018
Sarah Graziani Relishes Every Decision on 'Surface'

“Right now I’m really enjoying the control and being able to make all my own decisions and not having to come to a consensus.

It’s been really cool to take that power back- I’m enjoying it just being me right now and just doing what feels right to me.” – Sarah Graziani

The songs on Sarah Graziani's album Surface are in chronological order. She talks about playing songs about emotions that she's moved on from, and with a progression of her style.

03/28/2018
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femchord goes live at 10 p.m. on Radio Free Brooklyn. Tune in to hear our conversation with Sarah Graziani about her debut solo album 'Surface.' radiofreebrooklyn.com

Box of Paints went to SXSW and brought all the tunes back to Femchord.
03/27/2018
Box of Paints: SXSW Edition

Box of Paints went to SXSW and brought all the tunes back to Femchord.

We (Sarah and Cabrea!) are really excited to bring you our SXSW edition, 80 percent of which features artists we saw down in Austin this year. Check out the set list — starred (**) are the ones that toured through SX!

03/21/2018

Tune in tonight at 10 p.m. to hear our second airing of Box of Paints as part of our collaboration between Female Frequency and #femchordfm! Sarah and Cabrea will be recounting what they heard at SXSW on radiofreebrooklyn.com

(Official) Company of Thieves' Genevieve Schatz joined us for this episode to talk about their first release since 2011,...
03/12/2018
Company of Thieves Returns with New Inspiration

(Official) Company of Thieves' Genevieve Schatz joined us for this episode to talk about their first release since 2011, “Better Together.”

Company of Thieves formed over 10 years ago, but they took a break in 2014. Now the band is back together with a new EP and new inspiration from their time apart.

Tonight we've got pronoun in the booth. Tune in to Radio Free Brooklyn at 10 p.m. ET.
02/28/2018
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Tonight we've got pronoun in the booth. Tune in to Radio Free Brooklyn at 10 p.m. ET.

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The first femchord x Female Frequency collab episode of Box of Paints is ready for your listening pleasure! Tracks from ...
02/26/2018
Box of Paints: 2.20.18 - femchord

The first femchord x Female Frequency collab episode of Box of Paints is ready for your listening pleasure! Tracks from Loma the band, Nilüfer Yanya, Sunflower Bean + more.

This episode is a special femchord x Female Frequency collaboration. Every third Tuesday, Sarah Tembeckjian and Cabrea Casey will be bringing you the tunes on #femchordfm with Box of Paints. Listen to their first episode hitting the femchord airwaves. Tracklist Leyya – Zoo L’Impératrice …

Tonight we're premiering a special femchord x Female Frequency collaboration. Every third Tuesday, Sarah Tembeckjian and...
02/21/2018

Tonight we're premiering a special femchord x Female Frequency collaboration. Every third Tuesday, Sarah Tembeckjian and Cabrea Casey will be bringing you the tunes on #femchordfm with Box of Paints. Tune in tonight at 10 p.m. to radiofreebrooklyn.com.

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The Staves?! Yes please always & forever bury me in their sounds ❤️