Mike Hadreas has been making music under the name Perfume Genius in 2008. In May 2017, he put out his fourth album, No Shape, to widespreadcriticalacclaim. In this episode, Mike breaks down the song “Slip Away.” I also spoke with producer Blake Mills, who also plays on the track, and recording engineer Shawn Everett about the unusual way the song was recorded.
Little Dragon is a Grammy-nominated band from Gothenburg, Sweden. They formed in 1996, and they released their fifth album Season High in April 2017. In this episode, Yukimi and Erik from the band break down the song “Sweet.”
Aimee Mann is a Grammy- and Oscar-nominated singer-songwriter. In the 80s, she fronted the band ‘Til Tuesday, and in 1993, she released her first solo album. In 2017, Aimee released her 9th album, Mental Illness, and in this episode, she tells the story of how the song “Patient Zero” was made. I talked to Aimee along with the song’s co-writer, Jonathan Coulton. The interview was recorded in front of a live audience, on board the JoCo Cruise, a music and comedy themed cruise organized by Jonathan Coulton.