Episode 48: Best Coast

“Feeling Ok”

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In this episode, Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno of the band Best Coast take apart their song “Feeling Ok,” from the 2015 album California Nights. They trace their process and their influences, from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You to the video game Rock Band. Plus, we’ll hear from producer Wally Gagel.

Buy “Feeling Ok” on iTunes.

Watch the “Feeling Ok” video:

footnotes
Letters to Cleo – Cruel To Be Kind (from the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack; a cover of a Nick Lowe song.)
The Police – Every Breath You Take

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This episode is sponsored by Hover (use the offer code BESTCOAST for 10% off your first purchase), Simple, and Lagunitas Brewing Company.

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Episode 47: HEALTH

“Stonefist”

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The band HEALTH formed in Los Angeles in 2005. Their newest record, Death Magic, came out in 2015. They spent four years trying to make it. They describe themselves as a noise band, but for this record, they reinvented their palette and their process. In this episode, John and Jake from HEALTH take apart the song Stonefist, which they made with their bandmates, Jupiter Keyes and BJ Miller.

Buy the HEALTH record: on their website, on iTunes, or on Amazon.

Watch the “Stonefist” video:

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Lady Gaga – Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)

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This episode is sponsored by Hover (use the offer code HEALTH for 10% off your first purchase), Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Simple.

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Episode 46: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

“Multi-Love”

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Multi-Love is the title track from the 2015 album by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. When the song was first released, it was named Best New Track by Pitchfork. In this episode, Ruban Nielson tells the story of how he made the song with help from his brother Kody Nielson, and how it was influenced by Romeo and Juliet, Questlove, and a broken synthesizer.

Buy “Multi-Love” on iTunes.

footnotes
Questlove interview with Red Bull (2013)
Quindon Tarver – Everybody’s Free (from the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack)

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This episode is sponsored by Hover (use the offer code UNKNOWN for 10% off your first purchase), Lagunitas Brewing Company, and Simple.

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