Sunday, June 28, 2015

Is (Blank) a Pokemon Song?

Help me out with the podcast episode that I'll be appearing on later this week! What music connected to the Pokemon franchise do you consider a "true" Pokemon song? How much do association with the franchise, matching the themes of the show, and other versions of the song being present matter?

For more information on the podcast, check out this video:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New music for the week of 6/22/2015

One new song this week, from insaneintherainmusic's "Back to Your Littleroots" album:

-Surfycove (Surf Theme / Lilycove City)

You can take a listen here:

"Back to Your Littleroots" is available on Loudr, iTunes, and Google Play.

Additionally, my co-review of Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions is now on the PokePress SoundCloud:

 Happy listening!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

New two-part Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions review following today's Top 25

I was fortunate enough to attend a recent Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions concert in Milwaukee, and I got to bring my mom (an orchestra teacher) with me to the performance. Afterwards, we did a co-review of the event. That two-part review will debut following today's Top 25 Countdown. The countdown starts at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central, so be sure to tune in!

You can check out part one of the interview here:

We discuss the music, the venue, and the atmosphere of the event. Is it possible for someone with limited knowledge of the franchise to enjoy this concert? Listen and find out!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Pokemon TCG Regionals interview following tomorrow's Top 25

We covered the video games last weekend, and this weekend we hit the TCG side of the event. In this case, we interviewed Kyle Haverland, one of the top finishers in the Masters Division. Kyle used a very broadly based "Big Basics" deck and managed to take it deep into the tournament. You'll find out how he chose the cards he used, and how he balanced such a diverse deck. The interview will debut tomorrow following the Top 25 Countdown, and will be in regular rotation shortly thereafter. The countdown starts at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central, so be sure to tune in!

Need it now?

Cards discussed in this video include:

-Spritzee (XY)
-Landorus EX (BRC)
-Victini (NVI-15)
-Ageislash EX (PHF)

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

New music for the week of 6/8/2015

One new song this week:

-Pallet Town (Acoustic Cover)

This version is performed by "The Team Players", a duo that does acoustic covers of video game music. You can see a video of the song here:

Happy listening!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

New Pokemon VGC Regionals interview following tomorrow's Top 25

At a recent Pokemon Regional event in Madison, WI, I got a chance to talk to the winner of the video game competition in the Masters division.  That interview will debut tomorrow following the Top 25 Countdown, and will be in regular rotation soon. The countdown starts at 4pm Eastern/3pm Central, so be sure to tune in!

Missed it?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

New music for the week of 5/25/2015 + new poll

We have two new tracks this week, one from Pokemon Shuffle:

-Competition Stage

And one from Pokemon Rumble World:

-Outsider Defeated

This is the song that plays after certain missions have been completed.

Additionally, I've added a new poll asking which of these free-to-start games has better music. I've found things to like about both of them, but I'm curious to hear your opinions.

Happy listening!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New music for the week of 5/18/2015

This week, we get our first music from Pokemon Rumble World:

-Boss Battle
-Beach Battle

Happy listening!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

New audio between tracks on the PIRN Top 25 Countdown

Just wanted to let you know about some recent production work I did for the station:

Hi folks, Steven here. I wanted to let you know about a small change I recently made to the station. As many of you know, every Thursday and Sunday I run a Top 25 Countdown, where we play the highest-rated tracks based on votes from listeners like you. Now, the countdown has been on for years, but one part that’s been fairly lackluster for me has been the audio segments between the songs. The start and end of the countdown used some synth crowd noise, but worse, the numbered markers were just my voice with some cheesy reverb. I really wasn’t happy with it, so this week I recorded new audio to mark the key points in the series. We started using it on the 14th, but you can take a listen here. 
Intro: Get ready for the playlist you helped create-it's time for the PIRN Top 25 Countdown! 
20: The countdown’s just getting started! Next up is the number twenty song! 
15: The Top 25 Countdown continues with number fifteen! 
10: Now we're at the number ten song on the countdown! 
5: Almost there-the number five song is next! 
1: This is it, the moment you've been waiting for-it’s time for the number one song! 
Outro: That does it for the PIRN Top 25 Countdown! Remember, you can help choose the tracks by using the voting controls in your player window! 
I’m curious to know what you folks think about the new markers, as well as any other comments or questions you have about the Top 25. Thanks.