Episode 185: 100 gecs

“Money Machine”


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100 gecs is a duo, made up of Laura Les and Dylan Brady. In 2016, they put out an EP called 100 Gecs, and three years later, they released their first album, called 1000 Gecs. It was named the Best Album of 2019 in Vice and in The New York Times. It was also on year-end lists in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Stereogum and more. Dylan lives in Los Angeles, and Laura in Chicago—they work remotely, and send files back and forth to each other. In this episode, the two of them break down how they made the song “Money Machine.”

You can buy or stream “Money Machine” here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

For a transcript of this episode, click here.

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