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Let the Record Show – the crate-dug interview series in which artists discuss their favorite songs of all time as the tracks spin on vinyl – is back with its “Socially Distant Series” of video-conferenced episodes. Episode 44 features The Free Nationals, the four-piece band who often share stages with Grammy Award winning superstar Anderson .Paak, following the recent release of their self-titled debut album.
The quartet of Ron “T’nava” Avant, Kelsey Gonzalez, Jose Rios, and Callum Connor bring their trademark sense of humor and unbreakable camaraderie to the show, as each member selects three of their favorite songs of all time. A wide range of influences is presented from classic hip-hop (2Pac) to funk (Thundercat) to soul (D’Angelo) to jazz fusion (Herbie Hancock) to punk rock (The Ramones) to classic rock (Led Zeppelin) and much more. Additionally, Ron T’nava Avant makes guacamole during the interview and Callum submitted an entire list of songs by “Weird Al” Yankovic.
The band’s self-titled debut album, Free Nationals, is on streaming services now. As featured in the episode, pre-orders for the gold double vinyl variant of the album are up now at Fat Beats, while the transparent splatter double vinyl edition is available now via Urban Outfitters. Guests on the album include Anderson .Paak, Mac Miller, Kali Uchis, Conway, Westside Gunn, T.I., Shafiq Husayn (SA-RA), and many more.
The Free Nationals appearance on Let the Record Show marks the 44th episode in the series and the ninth episode of Season 4. Let the Record Show will continue in the coming weeks with Sofi Tukker.