Airplane Mode

Independent rock and roll

10: Making Amsterdam

Airplane Mode and producer Michael Wuerth talk about the making of the band's EP, “Amsterdam”.

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09: Care Bear

Dave Wiskus, Joe Cieplinski, and Anna Stefanic welcome their new drummer, Patrick Spencer.

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08: Anna Stefanic

Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski saw Anna Stefanic playing piano in Central Park while shooting the video for “I Said So!” She agreed to be in the video, then offered to play keyboard for the band.

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06: Live, Acoustic

Playing live isn’t the same as playing in the studio or rehearsing. Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski talk about the challenges of being a small band going for a big sound, and the importance of keeping the songs versatile.

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05: Our First Music Video

Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski talk about what it was like to make their first music video, for the song “I Said So!,” which was originally written to help promote a friend’s app.

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04: The Drummer Problem

One of the hardest parts of starting a band is finding musicians who share your energy, passion, and creative vision. Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski talk about drummers, collaborators, and filling in the blanks yourself.

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03: Making Music Fun

Sometimes we get caught up in what other people think, and we forget that we don’t owe anyone an explanation for the things we enjoy. Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski talk about how it’s okay to like things, and the creative impact of learning to appreciate without apology.

Featured clips:

  • Nirvana — Serve the Servants
  • WALK THE MOON — Anna Sun

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02: A Love-Letter to the ‘90s

Call it grunge, alternative, punk, or just hard rock; the music of the early 1990s was game-changing. Dave Wiskus and Joe Cieplinski discuss the Seattle bands (and the first wave of bands smart enough to jump on that sound) that shaped their love of music and the way they write and record their own songs.

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