Episode 126: Colossal w/ Pat Ford

Colossal is an American indie rock band from Elgin, Illinois, United States, who formed in 2001.

Their albums are Brave the Elements, Welcome the Problems, and a split with Owen.

Their lyrics and musicianship display a depth much like that found in math rock.

I got Pat on the Skype and this is what we chat about:

  • Potentially partying with him in Chicago in 2000
  • his band Flowers
  • The Elgin Scene
  • Working for Milk Magazine
  • Brendan Kelly’s podcast
  • Being on Asian Man Records
  • The stories behind the artwork for the albums
  • What attire one should not wear on stage
  • And a ton more

Fun fact, this was recorded during the storming of the Capital back in January, so we start off referencing that.

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