Podcast Ep.35–Tom Dowd (Strange Changes)

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Strange Changes was one of the highlights from Progtoberfest 2018. They stood out in an incredibly talented and diverse festival. They were energetic and anarchic, channeling Mr. Bungle as they hopped from elegant jazz to frenetic Dillinger Escape Plan-esque freakouts. I fell in love with their insanely weird album, I Want You, (which featured songs about dinosaur gravy, grumpy and hyper kids, huffing, and even Richard Nixon) and I knew great things were in store for this talented group.

Strange Changes is led by Tom Dowd, who also is the vocalist, guitarist, and arranger. Other band members include Geoff Nielson (trombone, guitar, vocals, production), Greg Toro (basses), Evan Waaramaa (keyboards), Steve Wilkinson (drums), Sam Crawford (guitar), Joe Brogan (trumpet), Erik Van Dam (saxophones), and Colin Edgar (DOUBLE saxophones). Tom came on the Proglodytes podcast to talk about a variety of topics, including the challenges of being a musician in 2019, where politics and music converge, why broken hearts truly are for assholes, and more.

New video for “Pigeons and Rats” by Strange Changes. NSFW: Language

Intro music intro provided by Advent Horizon. (Song: “Invasion Theorem”)

Outro music provided by Avandra (Song: “Threshold of Evolution”)

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