Episode 113: Grizzly Bear

“Four Cypresses”

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Between 2004 and 2012, Grizzly Bear put out four critically-acclaimed albums. Their newest album is called Painted Ruins, and it features this song, “Four Cypresses.” In this episode, two members of the band, Chris Taylor and Daniel Rossen, tell the story of how the song came together.

You can get “Four Cypresses” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

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Episode 112: Phoenix

“Ti Amo”

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Phoenix is a Grammy-winning band from Versailles, France. They started putting out music in 1999, and in June 2017, they released their sixth album, Ti Amo. In this episode, singer Thomas Mars and guitarist Laurent Brancowitz break down the song “Ti Amo,” the title track from that album.

You can get “Ti Amo” on iTunes.

“Ti Amo” on Jimmy Kimmel Live:

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Ableton Live
Dur Dur Band – “Dooyo”
Lucio Battisti – “Il Tempo Di Morire”
Roman Coppola (Thomas’s brother-in-law)

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Episode 108: Michelle Branch

“Best You Ever”

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Michelle Branch is a Grammy-winning singer/songwriter. She put two platinum albums when she was still a teenager. Those records were huge hits, and so her sound on those records defined her as an artist—for better or worse. Over a decade later, and after a long stretch, in 2017, Michelle put out her third album, Hopeless Romantic. In this episode, Michelle talks about why she was in musical limbo for so long, as she takes apart her song “Best You Ever.”

You can get “Best You Ever” on iTunes.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Michelle Branch – Everywhere
Amy Kuney
Harlan Silverman
The Black Keys
Patrick Carney
Gus Seyffert

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