81 - Phoenix

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Robin Pecknold tells me about his open mic days, early Fleet Foxes stories, his decision to go to college two albums into his career, and his family's unlikely Shaggy connection.

Fleet Foxes' new album Crack-Up is out June 16, 2017 on Nonesuch Records.

Big thanks to the Ace Hotel in New York for hosting us!

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75 - Chris Tomson (Vampire Weekend, Dams of the West)

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Travis W Keyes

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I joined Chris in his home in Brooklyn to talk about his life playing drums for Vampire Weekend and playing everything for his new project Dams of the West.

We talk trombone, mostly. We also talk about being a waterpark lifeguard in New Jersey, the original email that started Vampire Weekend, how the band's success led to his "extended adolescence", and go over a few great drummer solo projects. Over La Croix, of course ;(

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Episode 73 - Laura Marling

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Hollie Fernando

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"I don't like to be rude to people who are interviewing me, like Bob Dylan was, but I wish I could be"

My guest this week is English musician and podcaster Laura Marling.  Laura shares with me what she has learned from doing her own show Reversal of the Muse, and then regales me with stories from her early days: dropping out of high school, sleeping in a double bass case, playing the Sidewalk Cafe in the mid 2000's, and much more. Plus we talk about psychoanalysis, the challenges of doing music today, and how people misperceive her.

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