Episode 185: 100 gecs

“Money Machine”

 

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100 gecs is a duo, made up of Laura Les and Dylan Brady. In 2016, they put out an EP called 100 Gecs, and three years later, they released their first album, called 1000 Gecs. It was named the Best Album of 2019 in Vice and in The New York Times. It was also on year-end lists in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum and more. Dylan lives in Los Angeles, and Laura in Chicago—they work remotely, and send files back and forth to each other. In this episode, the two of them break down how they made the song “Money Machine.”

You can buy or stream “Money Machine” here.


Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
King of the Hill
Minecraft music festival
SpongeBob SquarePants

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Episode 184: Laura Marling

“Song for Our Daughter”

 

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Laura Marling is a singer and songwriter from London. She won the Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist—she’s been nominated five times for that, along with the Mercury Prize, and the Grammy for Best Folk Album. Since 2008, she’s released seven albums. The most recent album is called Song for Our Daughter. It’s also the name of the song that she takes apart in this episode.

You can buy or stream “Song for Our Daughter” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Letter to My Daughter – Maya Angelou
Lucretia
Robertson Davies
Rob Moose – string arrangements

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Episode 183: Tame Impala

“It Might Be Time”

 

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Tame Impala is the project of Kevin Parker, a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Perth, Australia. Since putting his first EP in 2008, Tame Impala has been nominated for two Grammys and won eight of Australia’s ARIA Awards. Multiple albums of his have been named best of the year. As a producer, he has collaborated with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, The Weeknd, and more. The most recent Tame Impala album is The Slow Rush, which came out in February 2020. For this episode, Kevin chose to take apart the song, “It Might Be Time.”

You can buy or stream “It Might Be Time” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
N.E.R.D.

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