When Alex Maas from The Black Angels heard avant garde electronic pop band Silver Apples’ first record in a bar in Cincinnati he had what he describes as a spiritual experience. Listen as he describes the effect that Silvers Apples had on The Black Angels music and how their new record “Death Song” has been an exercise in trying to understand the world we live in now.
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Listen to Songs from Episode 80 of This Song
In 2005, Death Cab for Cutie released their CD “Plans.” In 2017 Anthony West from the alt-pop duo Oh Wonder picks that CD as having been responsible for changing and guiding both his and songwriting partner Josephine Vander Gucht’s writing styles. Listen and learn.
Listen to Songs from Episode 78 of This Song
Spoon pretty much owned the SXSW Music Festival this year and during that week Britt Daniel and Alex Fischel stopped by and talked with Elizabeth McQueen about from where they drew their inspiration for their new release “Hot Thoughts.” During the conversation they touched on Bruce Springsteen’s elevating sax solos, the guitar energy of The Wipers, Dr. Dre’s synth sounds and how audio — and not necessarily lyrics — can transmit powerful emotions.
Listen to Songs from Episode 75 of This Song
Team This Song is still processing SXSW, and we’ve decided to process with you. Listen as the interviewers, editors, audio engineers and interns who make this show happen bring you their favorite sparkly festival moments from artists like Lizzo, Spoon, OJR, Temples, Cool Kids, Otis the Destroyer and 6lack.
Listen to Songs from Episode 74 of This Song
There are a lot of amazing things about being in the music industry here in Austin, Texas; getting to interview fantastic artists that live here and some that are just passing through is great, but seeing them all in one place for a week of music-making magic (and madness) has got to be one of the best. Here’s a list of our This Song artists that played 2017 SXSW official,so even if you can’t see them, you can hear them talk about music that changed their lives!