Episode 55: The Arcs

“Put a Flower in Your Pocket”

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The Arcs is a new band from Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, along with Richard Swift, Leon Michels, Homer Steinweiss, and Nick Movshon. In this episode, Dan, Richard, and Leon break down the song “Put a Flower in Your Pocket” from their debut album Yours, Dreamily. They talk about how the song grew out of a single guitar line played by their friend and Country session musician Russ Pahl, and how they combined vintage gear with modern recording techniques to craft their sound.

Buy “Put a Flower in Your Pocket” on iTunes.

Watch the music video:

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The all-female Mariachi band that sing backing on the song is Flor de Toloache.

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This episode is sponsored by Hover (use promo code POCKET), MeUndies, and lynda.com.

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