Series Premieres July 21 & Guides Listeners Through Different Cities, Exploring Each Town Through Its Unique Music Culture, Venues and More
Acclaimed Indie Artist Will Dailey Hosts; Listen to The Trailer HERE
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BOSTON, MA (July 14, 2022) — Double Elvis, the audio-first media company behind hit podcasts DISGRACELAND, BADLANDS and more, in partnership with iHeartMedia, the leading audio media company in America according to Podtrac, today announce the launch of a brand new travel-meets-music podcast titled SOUND OF OUR TOWN. The new scripted, narrative style audio series explores 10 different cities across the United States in-depth by taking listeners through each town’s individual culture of music. SOUND OF OUR TOWN premieres on July 21, with new episodes dropping weekly on Thursdays. SOUND OF OUR TOWN is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and can be heard on iHeartRadio and all other major platforms.
In each episode, host and acclaimed independent recording artist, Will Dailey, will dig into each city’s best live music venues, tell the tales of local musicians, detail the neighborhoods and communities where new sound styles thrive and more. SOUND OF OUR TOWN’s premiere episode will take listeners through the dynamic sound of Portland, Maine, while other episodes will delve into local music from Asbury Park, Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, Tulsa, Phoenix, Houston and Philadelphia.
With travel and live music picking back up across the nation, SOUND OF OUR TOWN is the perfect mix of inspiration and utility for music-loving travelers. The show combines storytelling and city-specific recommendations with flair from local music, resulting in a mix of inspiration and practicality for listeners.
“Live music is a fundamental building block of my identity,” said Will Dailey, Host of SOUND OF OUR TOWN. “From the virtuoso to the punk rocker, live music is there to remind people that being yourself onstage can directly contribute to the culture around you. The melodies we make in the cities we live in help define not only who we are, but who our cities are. Exploring different places through music is one of the most reaffirming things I can do at this moment in time - and it's a hell of a lot of fun."
Dailey is a true troubadour, proud Boston-based songwriter and globe trotting performer who has shared the stage and studio with Eddie Vedder, Willie Nelson, Roger McGuinn, Kay Hanley, Steve Earle, and Tanya Donelly. He has also been at the forefront of efforts to support communities and musicians throughout the pandemic and its aftermath, organizing online concerts and virtual tours that have raised over $32K for non-salary employees of music venues in Boston, other independent artists, and the City of Chelsea.
Sonos, the ultimate wireless home sound system, will assist with the podcast’s production through sponsorship, backing personalized host reads and custom segments matching the audio series themes.
About Double Elvis
Double Elvis is an audio-first media company that explores life through the lens of music. Rooted in podcasting, Double Elvis was co-founded by Brady Sadler and Jake Brennan, creator & host of the podcasts “Disgraceland” (#1 most downloaded music podcast), “27 Club,” “Blood On The Tracks” and more. The company specializes in storytelling about music and aims to provide both a platform for artists and a destination for music fans. Since its founding in 2018, the company has released an additional number of critically acclaimed podcasts, such as “Dear Young Rocker,” “About A Girl,” their spinoff of “Disgraceland,” “Badlands.” The company’s latest project, “Lust for Live”, consists of distinct podcasts, live audio and video, and voice-enabled micro content for different cities. “Lust for Live: Boston” launched in March 2022; Double Elvis plans to launch “Lust for Live” in Los Angeles this summer, followed by releases in additional major cultural hubs across the United States, over the next year and a half.
Double Elvis has also partnered with a number of notable podcast and music companies to produce new series. In 2020, Double Elvis collaborated with Tenderfoot TV to produce “Dead and Gone,” a podcast exploring the various deaths and disappearances of Grateful Dead fans. In 2021, in partnership with Def Jam Records and iHeartRadio, Double Elvis launched “Here Comes the Break,” a hip-hop, mental health podcast that fuses a fictional scripted narrative with real artist interviews and exclusive music releases from Def Jam artists. Double Elvis also partnered with a slate of independent podcasts later that year; “Washed Up Emo,” “Sounds and Vision with Andrew Loog Oldham,” “Women in Hip Hop,” and “Curious Creatures,” providing independent creators with support in audience growth and monetization.