Curated byAdrian Sherling, Hark Editor
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St Vincent’s Embarrassing First Voice Memo Demo

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Song Exploder plays St Vincent’s first demo to New York... and she’s very embarrassed by it! Contains strong language.
St Vincent’s Embarrassing First Voice Memo Demo

Song Exploder

1 MIN
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MGMT Reveal Hidden ABBA Tribute in ‘Time To Pretend’

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MGMT tells Song Exploder about the secret tribute to ABBA in their hit "Time To Pretend."
MGMT Reveal Hidden ABBA Tribute in ‘Time To Pretend’

Song Exploder

1 MIN
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Weezer Use a Spreadsheet to Write Their Songs

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Weezer songs often appear to have a story. But Rivers Cuomo reveals that the lines are just taken from his big spreadsheet of random lyrics.
Weezer Use a Spreadsheet to Write Their Songs

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Stephen Merritt's Biggest Influence Might Be a Tuna Jingle?

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Stephen Merritt of The Magnetic Fields can only write songs in bars with other music playing, from the podcast "Song Exploder."
Stephen Merritt's Biggest Influence Might Be a Tuna Jingle?

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Grimes Did 50 Takes to Perfect Her Vocals

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Singers often record a few takes to get their vocals right. For Kill V Maim, Grimes recorded 50!
Grimes Did 50 Takes to Perfect Her Vocals

Song Exploder

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How Studio Jokes Ended Up in Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Scott Street’

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Phoebe Bridgers told Song Exploder that her favorite parts of ‘Scott Street’ started off as jokes in the studio.
How Studio Jokes Ended Up in Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Scott Street’

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Loop Pedal Accident Made Postal Service Song Better

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When working on Jenny Lewis’ backing vocals, an error with a loop pedal made the Postal Service discover what they were missing.
Loop Pedal Accident Made Postal Service Song Better

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Michael Kiwuanuka Felt He Wasn’t Good Enough to Be a Musician

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Michael Kiwuanuka almost gave up on his second album. Then he created this song.
Michael Kiwuanuka Felt He Wasn’t Good Enough to Be a Musician

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Lindsey Buckingham’s Raw First Vocals after Stevie Nicks' Break-Up

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After Lindsey Buckingham broke up with Stevie Nicks, he recorded the vocals to Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Go Your Own Way’ and it’s full of emotion.
Lindsey Buckingham’s Raw First Vocals after Stevie Nicks' Break-Up

Song Exploder

2 MINS
Curated byAdrian Sherling
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