Singer and Songwriter Angel Olsen’s latest record “Phases” is a collection of B-sides and rarities that chronicles her musical journey. Listen as she describes how the The Velvet Underground influenced her on that journey, and how Lou Reed’s “Coney Island Baby” is helping her in the current moment.
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Hamilton Leithauser is the former lead singer of the Walkmen and as well as a talented solo artist. Last year, he teamed up with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam for I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, and he also just released a duet with Angel Olsen called “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger).” Listen as Leithauser talks about how Fleet Foxes’ “Ragged Wood” helped shake him out of a creative rut, what it was like to collaborate with Rostam, and how his latest single with Olsen was difficult for him to “get out of the shed.”
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On “Nat King Cole and Me,” Grammy winning jazz vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter pays tribute to one of the greatest jazz artists of the 20th century. Listen as he describes the profound effect that Nat King Cole’s music had on him as a young child, and how his relationship to that music has inspired him throughout his career.
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Austin’s A Giant Dog just released their third record Toy on Merge records. Listen as Sabrina Ellis and Andrew Cashen, the songwriting duo behind the band, talk about the power of Iggy Pop’s “Search and Destroy,” Regina Spektor’s songwriting and the origins of their partnership.
Vickie Howell just released her new web series “The Knit Show with Vickie Howell.” The project, which Howell conceived and developed, was funded through a successful crowdfunding campaign. Hear how the So-Cal punk scene inspired her life as a DIY entrepreneur, and how she’s working to inspire us all to “DIY your dreams.”