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New podcast: Champions of the Lost Causes

The Back to the Light Podcast Network is proud to announce that the Champions of the Lost Causes podcast – hosted by Marvin Stockwell from Pezz and The Coliseum Coalition – is now a part of our family! A new episode is out today! For now, the show is available here at backtothelight.net and on Spotify and Apple Podcasts –

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News roundup: Loose Opinions, listening party, & press!

Hey everybody! It’s been a busy week at Back to the Light HQ, and we have several cool things to share with you: First and foremost, the new Loose Opinions record Shadow of a Shadow is out today! Get it at looseopinions.com or on Spotify, Apple Music or here: Shadow of a Shadow by Loose Opinions Be sure and check

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New episode: Shadow of a Shadow with Graham Burks (Loose Opinions)

Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, frequent collaborator and Loose Opinions bandleader Graham Burks about the night they met over 20 years ago, how Graham developed an interest in music early on, and his rich and eclectic musical history. J.D. also spins the extended version of the title track from the new Loose Opinions album Shadow of a Shadow,

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New episode: Spiritual Necessity with Hannah Sandoz

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician, songwriter and visual artist Hannah Sandoz about their early life in Louisiana, the creative benefits of a formal education from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, moving to Chicago, and finding the inspiration to release two records in one year.  J.D. also spins two tracks from Hannah’s new EP To Love and Loss!   Available via

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New release: J.D. Reager “Back Off” single

Once again, Back to the Light Records is pleased to announce a new release: J.D. Reager’s fantastic new single, “Back Off” b/w “My Failure.” Back Off by J.D. Reager These two songs were recorded at High/Low on Cleveland a few years back – recorded and mixed by Toby Vest, mastered by Jack Alberson – and feature a tremendous band behind

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New single release: Loose Opinions

Back to the Light Records is very pleased to announce the release of the single (and video) for “Yesterday Never Arrives” from the forthcoming Loose Opinions (Graham Burks from Pezz, Sweet Knives, Perfect Vessels, etc.) LP Shadow of a Shadow. The full album will release on August 20 – for now, check this: Or this: Shadow of a Shadow by

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New episode: Spray Them All with J.B. Horrell (Aquarian Blood, Ex-Cult)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Aquarian Blood singer and guitarist J.B. Horrell about their history together recording J.B.’s previous band Noise Choir, the time his band Reginald performed both for and with inmates at a Shelby County correction facility, finding unexpected success with Ex-Cult, the healing power of music in the midst of personal tragedy, collaborating with his wife Laurel,

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New episode: Spreadsheet Freaks with Mike Fox (Arthhur)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Chicago musician Mike Fox about the origin of the two-H spelling of “Arthhur,” migrating from Ohio to Chicago, the evolution of Arthhur from an indie solo project to a disco-punk trio, the band’s love of Microsoft Excel, making the new album Occult Fractures, returning to live performance, and more. J.D. also spins “Ripped and Dumb”

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