With the above picture, we feel compelled to explain a few things. No Popdose staffers were harmed during the recent construction of this podcast, although you will notice that Jeff Giles (forever our fearless leader) is suspiciously missing. Shortly after this podcast was completed, we found that Jeff had merely stumbled into a stash of bourbon and he got delayed as a result. Totally understandable.

Additionally, despite a lot of emails from senior Popdose editor Dave Lifton, the members of The Singhs refused all requests to turn Matt into a parking barricade. Although the photograph paints them somewhat deceptively (and yet, completely accurately) as mad scientists, it turns out that for the most part, they’re just regular guys who like to make music. For today’s edition of the Radio Hour, Matt sat down with Jeet Singh, the criminal mastermind at the center of the Singhs organization to talk about the band and in particular, their new album Science Fiction, which was produced by the legendary Tony Visconti.

The music is as forward-thinking as the title of the album might lead you to believe and the related iPad app adds an additional visual and interactive component, one that will be updated in episodic fashion on an ongoing basis with new content. For those who find themselves craving the liner notes experience, the Science Fiction app has indeed been created just for you. As Jeet explains, they wanted to create a new way to experience an album, one which would appeal to the world that is increasingly dominated by mobile and video.

It was a lot of fun digging into Jeet’s story as well as the tales behind the birth of the Science Fiction album. The band also played three tracks live for us which were captured in both audio and video at their performance complex, Redstar Studios.

We hope you enjoy it!

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 27: The Singhs

Check out the live performance videos here:

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Performance Credits:

Producer: Beth York
Director: Dani-Jean Stuart
Robotic Camera Operator: Jonathan Goldman
Camera Operator: Ron Starr
Lighting Director: Wayne Simpson
Video Engineers: Matthew Henderson, Brian Mayton
Video Editor: Tara Neves
Production Assistants: Heather Hoglund, Elena Guy, Mark Damon
Live sound engineer: Klon Koehler
Recording Engineer: Sean Cahalin
Mix Engineer: Steve Scully

Visit the band’s official website for more information. Our thanks to the entire Redstar crew and Erin Cook for everything they did to make today’s podcast possible!