Episode 158: The Cranberries

“All Over Now”

 

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The Cranberries formed in Limerick, Ireland in 1989. Singer Dolores O’Riordan joined a year later, and the group went on to become one of the defining bands on the ‘90s, eventually selling over 40 million records worldwide.

In January 2018, while the band was working on their eighth album, Dolores O’Riordan  passed away unexpectedly. Later that year, remaining members Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler  announced that they would end the band, and that this would be their final album. It’s called In The End.

It was released in April 2019, and in this episode, guitarist and songwriter Noel Hogan breaks down a song from it called “All Over Now.” You’ll hear how Hogan and O’Riordan first started the song, and how the remaining members worked to finish it without her.

You can buy or stream “All Over Now” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
“Linger” – The Cranberries
“Pictures of You” – The Cure
Stephen Street – producer

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Episode 157: Panda Bear

“Dolphin”

 

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Panda Bear is musician Noah Lennox. He’s a founding member of the experimental, genre-defying band Animal Collective, and as a solo artists, he’s released six solo albums.

In February 2019, Panda Bear released the album Buoys, and in this episode, he and his co-producer Rusty Santos break down the opening song, “Dolphin.” You’ll hear the original demo, and how they drew inspiration from music from all over the world.

You can buy or stream “Dolphin” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
“Tezeta” – Mulatu Astatke
Sung Tongs – Animal Collective
“Papi Dame Lo Que Quiero” – Lizz
Digitakt drum sampler
Galaga

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Episode 156: Sharon Van Etten

“Seventeen”
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Sharon Van Etten is a singer and songwriter who’s put out five albums. She’s also an actress–she’s in The OA and Twin Peaks. Her most recent album, Remind Me Tomorrow, came out in January 2019. In this episode, Sharon breaks down a single from that album called “Seventeen.” She shares the original demo she made with the song’s co-writer Kate Davis, and we’ll hear from producer John Congleton, who helped craft Sharon’s new, more electronic sound.

Buy or stream “Seventeen” here, and watch the music video below. You can buy her album, Remind Me Tomorrow on vinyl here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Zebulon
“Wandering Star” – Portishead
“Ghost Rider” – Suicide
“Skeleton Tree” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Heather Woods Broderick – Backing Vocals

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