This Song: Hrishikesh Hirway // Thao Nguyen

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This Song: Hrishikesh Hirway // Thao Nguyen

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018

For the last episode of 2018, This Song decided to celebrate some exciting changes at one of our favorite music podcasts. Starting in 2019, Song Exploder host, creator, and producer Hrisikesh Hirway will hand over hosting duties to Thao Nguyen of Thao and the Getdown  Staydown.

Listen as Hrishikesh Hirway tells us how listening to Asha Bhosle’s “Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera” as a young child helped open up a well of emotion that continues to inspire him to this day. Then we hear how Lucinda Williams helped Thao Nguyen understand the power of “the good hurt.”

Have a Happy New Year!

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This Song: Nik Ewing, aka Chewing,  of Local Natives

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This Song: Nik Ewing, aka Chewing, of Local Natives

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

Nik Ewing, leader of the band Chewing and bass player for Local Natives, explains why he chose to cover Dennis Wilson’s solo album “Pacific Ocean Blue” in it’s entirety. This project is part of Turntable Kitchen’s Sounds Delicious   series, a monthly subscription service where artists cover classic albums and subscribers get a limited edition vinyl copy of each project.

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This Song: Charlie Faye

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This Song: Charlie Faye

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018

Austin based singer and songwriter Charlie Faye leads the sixties inspired girl group Charlie Faye and the Fayettes. Listen as she describes how her childhood love of  “Be My Baby” by the Ronettes helped her find her musical way and how it inspired the band’s new single “I Don’t Need No Baby.”

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This Song: Parquet Courts

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This Song: Parquet Courts

Posted by on Dec 5, 2018

Andrew Savage from Parquet Courts loves karaoke. Hear from whence that love springs, how that love led him to Roxy Music and why he love that band’s song “Re-Make / Re-Model.”  Then listen as he explores the ways the Parquet Courts deals with the current chaotic moment we all find ourselves in on their latest record “Wide Awake!”

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This Song: Zettajoule

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This Song: Zettajoule

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018

On this episode of This Song,  Meggan Carney and Matt Sheffer of Austin’s Zettajoule tell us how Kate Bush’s “Running Up that Hill (A Deal With God)” and Rufus Wainwright’s “Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk” helped them expand their ideas about the possibilities of  pop music and explain what  inspired them to record their new low-fi electronic EP,  Always Looking Up, on an iPhone.

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