Episode 154: Mumford & Sons

“Beloved”

 

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Mumford & Sons are a Grammy-winning band that formed in London in 2007. They’ve put out four albums, and sold millions of copies. Their last three albums have all debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. The most recent of those albums is Delta, which came out in November 2018. The band is made up of Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, and Ted Dwane, and in this episode, Marcus and Ben break down a song from Delta called “Beloved.” You’ll how the song went from Marcus’s original raw voice memo to the intricate finished track.

You can buy or stream “Beloved” here, and buy Delta on vinyl here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Hammond Organ
Paul Epworth
“Six Pianos” – Steve Reich
Yamaha DX
Voicelive Harmonizer
Yebba

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Episode 153: Phoebe Bridgers

“Scott Street”

 

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Phoebe Bridgers is a singer-songwriter from Los Angeles. In September 2017, she released her debut album, Stranger in the Alps. One of the breakout songs from that album was “Scott Street,” a song Phoebe co-wrote with her drummer, Marshall Vore. In this episode, Phoebe and Marshall break down how the song went from an unfinished cassette demo, to the finished album version.

You can buy or stream “Scott Street” here. You can buy the album Strangers in the Alps on vinyl here.

Illustration by Carlos Lerma.

footnotes
Tony Berg – Producer
Optigan
Rob Moose – String player

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Bonus Episode: The Daily from The New York Times

Wonderly – The Daily (Theme)

 

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The Daily is the New York Times’ daily news podcast, hosted by Michael Barbaro. Every day, over 1.7 million people download the show. It launched in February 2017, and in honor of its two-year anniversary, we’re publishing a bonus episode about the show’s theme song, which was composed by Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk of Wonderly. This episode was originally published on the New York Times website, in 2018.

footnotes
Theme to HBO’s Westworld, by composer Ramin Djawadi (hear his Song Exploder episode on Game of Thrones’ theme song here)

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