Pottercast Ep 290: Accio Hagrid: Harry and the Potters on their New Album “Lumos”

May 24, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Fan Events, Harry and the Potters, LeakyCon, Music, News, PotterCast

The fathers of Wizard Wrock, Paul and Joe DeGeorge of Harry and the Potters, joined Pottercast on their latest episode to share their brand new album Lumos and take a dive into the Pensieve with Melissa, John, Frak.

Before getting a chance to hear a few cuts from the Deathly Hallows-inspired album, Melissa spends some time with Leaky senior editor Emma to talk the latest in Wizarding World news. As our readers know, the biggest event in the Potterverse recently was the reveal of the new Wizarding World Digital platform and the Wizarding Passports that went live last week. Emma gives the lowdown on what we know to date about the website and speculation on where it may head in the future. She also talks about Leaky’s field trip to see Emma Watson in conversation with Dr. Denis Mukwege on dealing with sexual violence, as well as Fantastic Beasts Alison Sudol heading out on tour later this year with her new music.

Post news, Paul and Joe join the podcast trio and dig into the new album, the duo’s first in 13 years, to hear clips from their new songs and share some background on the creative process. After you listen, tell us if you’re not as curious to hear the track about fishing as we are. While taking the new disc for a spin, this group can’t help but take a walk down Privet Drive too; Were you there for the first Leakycon in 2009? Raise your wand if you remember bacon grease??

To launch their new album Harry and the Potters held a Kickstarter with some pretty magical prizes and by the looks of it the campaign was a giant success:

We’ll have a chance to hear the new music in person later this year when Harry and the Potters join Draco and the Malfoys, Tonks and the Aurors and Lauren Fairweather wrock the mainstage at both Leakycons this year!

Thanks to Paul and Joe DeGeorge for hanging out on the 290th episode of Pottercast. Their new album Lumos comes out June 21. Check out their tour schedule including Leakycon 9 ¾ in Dallas August 9-11 and Leakycon10 in Boston October 11-13!

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