Ep.188: Norman Brannon of Texas Is The Reason and Anti-Matter Zine

Keith sits down with Norman Brannon to discuss the re-launch of Anti-Matter Zine, the origin of the zine, interviews Norman has done with bands like Judge and Rage Against the Machine, leaving his parents' home at 16, becoming a Hare Krishna devotee, touring with Shelter and the evolution of hardcore and the scene over the years. We also discuss some Texas is the Reason history, the true origin of the band's name, the major label bidding war for the band, their initial breakup and reunions, New End Original, touring with Thursday, trying out for the Foo Fighters, the Anti-Matter Comp, the future of Anti-Matter and more.

Photo by: Jeffrey Dean Anderson
This episode is sponsored by New Morality Zine