About the show


Please note, that for the health and safety of our artists and production staff, we have suspended ‘on-location’ recording in NYC until further notice.

But the show must go on! We are adapting to the 'new normal', and have adjusted the SuperUnknown podcast format to accommodate remote interviews for future episodes. Now more than ever, we need to give fans a reason to smile, a reason to dance, a distraction during this chaotic moment in history. On each episode of SuperUnknown, artists have the platform to connect with fans in a personal and meaningful way, whether it's by performing a live session via Skype, or sharing an old demo that is near and dear to them.

For the people, and for ourselves, it's so important to keep creating, and keep sharing art when the world needs it most.

SuperUnknown is a podcast series about the music you don’t know by the people you do. If you’ve ever been curious about the music your favorite musicians made before (or after!) they became famous, here’s a chance to hear the previously unheard. Hosted by filmmaker, DJ, designer, and award-winning music and portrait photographer Dana Distortion Yavin, each episode will feature Dana sitting down with a notable musician to dive into their secret vault of obscure or unreleased songs. With rare candor, guests will share insights into their creative process, career choices, successes, failures, and all the grit in between.  With the passion and perspective of a true music fanatic, Dana will explore what makes each artist so unique, and so innovative, that they were always destined to emerge from the SuperUnknown. Each episode concludes with the guest either performing live or debuting unreleased tracks on the show. Season One will consist of eight episodes.

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  • Episode 5: Matthew Murphy of The Wombats + Love Fame Tragedy

    May 28th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  58 mins 57 secs
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    Murph from The Wombats and Love Fame Tragedy joins host Dana Distortion for Episode 5 of SuperUnknown!

  • Episode 4: Luke Spiller of The Struts

    April 20th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 10 mins
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    Luke Spiller of The Struts joins host Dana Distortion for Episode 4 of SuperUnknown!

  • Episode 3: David Ellefson and Frank Bello

    April 1st, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 29 mins
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    Frank Bello and David Ellefson join host Dana Distortion for Episode 3 of the SuperUnknown Podcast, recorded remotely right from David and Frank's own basements! Featuring 2 members of heavy metal's Big 4, this episode delivers a healthy dose of heavy f***ing metal!

  • Episode Two: Fred Armisen

    March 19th, 2020  |  Season 1  |  1 hr 1 min
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    Fred Armisen joins Dana for Episode Two, where they discuss his punk rock roots, mixing music with comedy, and play a hilarious lyrics game that we like to call ‘Weapon of Choice’. Plus, Fred even performs a very special karaoke version of a classic Blur song!

  • Episode one: Jim James

    March 3rd, 2020  |  Season 1  |  56 mins
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    This interview with Jim James features an exclusive recording of a song he wrote as a teenager. SuperUnknown: Music You Don't Know From The People You Do dares artists to share their unreleased, unheard demos for the first time ever!