My new favorite podcast is Song Exploder.
According to the tag line, it is “a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made.”
The best episode in my opinion (and I think in many) is the one where John Roderick (singer and songwriter for The Long Winters) deconstructs his haunting piece “The Commander Thinks Aloud.”
However, the episode that concerns us is “Plastic Soul” by YACHT. (I love the ALL CAPS.)
Claire and Jona from YACHT describe the song as a fun neo-disco piece about human suffering (that’s certainly one way to think about it) inspired by technology and French disco singer Amanda Lear.
But I’m not so much concerned even about the song. [Read more…]