Josh Goldman is someone that has found a way to make Punk Rock his job, and he takes it very seriously. Mind you, he still manages to have a lot of fun while performing in his bands The Raging Nathans, The Dopamines, and others. Along with that, he owns and operates a killer independent Punk label called Rad Girlfriend Records, who have worked with the likes of DFMK, Mikey Erg, The Queers, Western Settings, Strangelight, and more.
What started in earnest as a way to release his own records, Rad Girlfriend has turned into quite a record making machine, seeing year over year growth, with this most recent crazy dumpster fire of a year being no exception. Many of his most recent releases have sold out while in pre-order, forcing re-presses before they were even released.
His main band, The Raging Nathans, just released a brand new ripper of an album (with a track from that album able to be heard at the end of the podcast), and he’s not showing any signs of slowing down at all. During the episode, we talk about what it’s like to run a record label… the good, the bad, the ugly. We chat a bit about what it’s like to meet your heroes…. also the good, the bad, the ugly. We bond a bit over our appreciation of Dicky Barrett of The BossToneS, and he of course shares some of his favorite bands and 5 desert island album pics with me.
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Question The Answers Podcast is hosted by Andy Pohl, who is the founder of Sell The Heart Records and the guitar player for Tsunami Bomb. Every week we will be presenting a brand new episode featuring an individual that has made a contribution to the independent music scene in some way. Check back here on Wednesdays for a premiere of each episode, and you’ll also be able to find us on Spotify, Apple Music, Stitcher and other audio podcast streaming services in the days following the initial premiere.