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.

After the full song plays, there’s a bonus segment where Phoebe and I talk about dealing with writer’s block. In the time since Stranger in the Alps came out, Phoebe has released another album, “Punisher,” which came out in June 2020. Plus, she’s part of the bands boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center. So between all of that, she’s made a lot of music. I feel like I’m constantly plagued by writer’s block, and so partly for my own benefit, I wanted to find out how she manages to be so prolific. You can hear our converstation in this episode, too.

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