Episode 93: Metallica

“Moth Into Flame”

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Metallica formed in 1981. They were teenagers. Since then, they’ve gone on to become one of the most successful bands of all time, selling over 110 million records worldwide. In November 2016, they released their tenth album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. In this episode, the song “Moth into Flame” gets taken apart by singer and guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich.

Buy “Moth Into Flame” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Metallica – Disposable Heroes (1986)
Mastodon – The Motherload

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This is episode is sponsored by Blue Apron.

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Episode 90: Angel Olsen

“Shut Up Kiss Me”

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Angel Olsen released her third album, My Woman, in September 2016. It’s been critically acclaimed, including getting named Best New Music on Pitchfork and Best Albums of the Year on NME. In this episode, Angel Olsen takes apart the song “Shut Up Kiss Me.” She breaks down how she recorded it live in the studio with her band, and how she tried things with her voice that she’d never done before.

You can buy “Shut Up Kiss Me” on iTunes or on Bandcamp.

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This is episode is sponsored by Soundtrap, Lyft, and DTS.

Special thanks to Sonos, who let me conduct my side of the interview from their store in New York while I was on the road.

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Episode 87: Oathbreaker

“10:56 / Second Son of R.”

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The band Oathbreaker formed in 2008 in Belgium. In this episode, Caro and Gilles from the band break down the two-part song that opens their third album, Rheia. These two tracks, 10:56 and Second Son of R., were written and performed as one song. They talk about how and why their sound transformed from a pure hardcore band to something amalgamated with shoegaze, and Caro talks about her own evolution as a vocalist and a lyricist, writing candidly about her own past.

You can buy “10:56” and “Second Son of R.”on iTunes.

“10:56 / Second Son of R.” music video

This is episode is sponsored by Lyft (lyft.com/exploder) and Blue Microphones (blue-headphones.com).

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