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You Gotta Respect Fall Out Boy’s Commitment To Being A Little Much

Fall Out Boy have always been a lot. God gave singer-guitarist Patrick Stump indestructible musclebound vocal cords that cannot be contained, and he fully indulges…
Chris DeVille | February 1, 2018 - 3:56 pm

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Yo La Tengo Cover Neil Young, Guest On Song Exploder

Indie rock royalty Yo La Tengo are a dexterous cover band. If 2006’s 30-song compilation Yo La Tengo Is Murdering The Classics didn’t prove it…
Gil Green | June 20, 2018 - 5:37 pm

Hear Arcade Fire’s Win Butler On Song Exploder

If you've been wondering about the making of Arcade Fire’s "Put Your Money On Me," well, you’re in luck. Frontman Win Butler was the most…
Julia Gray | April 23, 2018 - 5:07 pm

Julien Baker Breaks Down “Appointments” On The Song Exploder Podcast

Julien Baker is the latest artist to appear on the Song Exploder podcast. They got her to talk about the soaring "Appointments," the lead single…
James Rettig | January 17, 2018 - 1:38 pm

R.E.M. Break Down “Try Not To Breathe” On Song Exploder

R.E.M. may be broken up (cue "Everybody Hurts") but they've been in the public eye a lot this year due to reissuing their 1992 classic
Sophie Israelsohn | December 20, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Hear Nine Inch Nails Break Down “The Lovers” On Song Exploder

Nine Inch Nails' Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor recently guested on Song Exploder to talk about their song "The Lovers," off of this year's ADD
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 6, 2017 - 1:53 pm

Hear Lorde Deconstruct “Sober” On Song Exploder

Back when her sophomore album Melodrama was released, Lorde went on a New Zealand podcast to break down every song from it. She's also the…
James Rettig | September 25, 2017 - 11:52 am

Hear Rostam Break Down “Bike Dream” On Song Exploder

Rostam Batmanglij's debut solo album, Half-Light, comes out tomorrow (it was pushed back from its original release date last week), and the producer and former…
James Rettig | September 14, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Hear St. Vincent Break Down “New York” On Song Exploder

St. Vincent's most recent single is the Jack Antonoff-produced "New York," and Annie Clark guested on Song Exploder to chat about the making of the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 15, 2017 - 9:36 am

Hear Grizzly Bear Break Down “Four Cypresses” On Song Exploder

Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor and Daniel Rossen are the latest musicians to participate in the Song Exploder podcast. For the latest episode, they break down…
James Rettig | August 3, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Hear Phoenix Analyze “Ti Amo” On Song Exploder

Phoenix are famously meticulous studio scientists, which makes them ideal guests for Song Exploder, the podcast where musicians pick apart all the pieces of one…
Tom Breihan | July 25, 2017 - 10:37 am

Slowdive’s Neil Halstead Breaks Down “Sugar For The Pill” On Song Exploder

Earlier this year, Slowdive returned with their first album in 22 years and one of the best albums of 2017 so far. Guitarist and singer…
James Rettig | July 13, 2017 - 4:19 pm

Hear Robin Pecknold Break Down Fleet Foxes’ “Mearcstapa” On Song Exploder

Fleet Foxes are the latest band to get the Song Exploder treatment. Robin Pecknold is the guest on the podcast's most recent episode, and he…
James Rettig | June 22, 2017 - 10:46 am

Hear Aimee Mann Dissect “Patient Zero” On Song Exploder

Aimee Mann has been one of our greatest songwriters for decades, and so she's a natural for Song Exploder, the podcasts where musicians pick apart…
Tom Breihan | April 21, 2017 - 11:27 am

Hear Damon Albarn & D.R.A.M. Dissect Gorillaz’ “Andromeda” On Song Exploder

Later this month, Damon Albarn's insanely popular cartoon-pop project Gorillaz will return with the new album Humanz. Albarn has already shared a generous handful of…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2017 - 10:05 am
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