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Twin Shadow's George Lewis, Jr. // Nick Jonas

3/21/2019
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Twin Shadow's George Lewis Jr. delves into the evolution of his sound, from the time he was a little kid emulating Boyz II Men, through his early years playing punk and indie rock, and his more recent drive to explore sounds from his native Dominican Republic. Also: A clip of Nick Jonas in 2009, at the height of Jonas Brothers' fame, discussing how he went from singing on Broadway to being a pop superstar.

Duration:01:04:16

Bob Mould // Mavis Staples

2/28/2019
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Indie rock icon Bob Mould (Hüsker Dü, Sugar) discusses his creative journey -- a childhood obsessing over jukebox 45s he got from his dad, his experiences in the Minneapolis/St. Paul punk scene, his current life in Berlin -- and how those touchstones inform his excellent new album, Sunshine Rock. Also featured: an excerpt of a backstage interview with gospel and R&B legend Mavis Staples at Lollapalooza 2010.

Duration:01:04:03

Kurt Vile // Rivers Cuomo

2/7/2019
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Don't even get me started on how much I love Kurt Vile's music, and his entire presence as a dude. In this episode, hear the singer-songwriter discuss his musical evolution and his new album, Bottle It In. Also featured: An excerpt from a 2002 interview with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, about finding ways to integrate more metal into his music.

Duration:00:42:39

Sharon Van Etten // Gwen Stefani

1/16/2019
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Proving herself a master multitasker, singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten made a brilliant new album in the midst of going back to college, starting a new side career in acting, and welcoming the birth of her first child. Hear her conversation with Jenny about her new album, Remind Me Tomorrow, and the creative journey that led her there. Plus, an excerpt from Jenny's 2004 interview with Gwen Stefani about her debut solo album.

Duration:00:59:05

Eleanor Friedberger // Amy Winehouse

11/29/2018
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Singer-songwriter Eleanor Friedberger (formerly of Fiery Furnaces) joins Jenny for a discussion of the creative influences that shaped her early songwriting endeavors; how a long trip to Greece inspired her fantastic new album, Rebound, and more. The episode also includes an archive clip from one of Jenny's early '07 interviews with Amy Winehouse for Rolling Stone, wherein Amy talks about her own beginnings as a songwriter and performer.

Duration:00:48:25

Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth

11/7/2018
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Few artists of David Longstreth's generation have pushed back as persistently at the boundaries of their own sound, never settling for something easily categorizable. But does that make Dirty Projectors' music "experimental"? That, among other nerdy tangents, populate a conversation about Longstreth's early influences -- his older brother, a book about Beatles' recording techniques, and an eye-opening journey to Portland in the late Nineties, among other things. Longstreth also talks about...

Duration:00:56:15

Leon Bridges // Jack White

10/24/2018
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One of modern R&B's most intriguing new artists, singer-songwriter Leon Bridges discusses how his childhood love of dance evolved into the look and sound he's developed since his excellent 2015 debut, Coming Home. Bridges also talks about how he plans to continue expanding his sonic palette, as he begins to think about album three. Plus, from Jenny's interview archive, a 2007 clip where Jack White looks into the future and isn't stoked about what he sees.

Duration:00:39:33

Conor Oberst, pt. 2

10/3/2018
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In the second half of an in-depth exploration of Conor Oberst's life in music, hear about his lyric- and songwriting process, how he felt about those Bob Dylan comparisons he used to get, and what, to him, is the mark of a truly great artist.

Duration:00:42:33

Conor Oberst

9/26/2018
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The first part of a two-episode special with Conor Oberst, featuring a rare, candid conversation about his life in music. Part 1 explores Conor's earliest influences, as a kid growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, tagging along with his brothers to all-ages show

Duration:00:51:56

Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield / Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis

9/6/2018
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Hear about the creative journeys of two exceptional young singer-songwriters: Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield and Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis. Both artists discuss early musical influences, including, for Katie, the impact being an identical twin has had on her craft; for Sadie, how teaching songwriting to children opened up her own process.

Duration:00:54:15

Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard

8/16/2018
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Benjamin Gibbard, leader of indie rock icons Death Cab for Cutie, discusses key moments in his musical journey, from teen years spent taking the ferry to Seattle to see all-ages shows, to making Death Cab's excellent new album, Thank You For Today. (An excerpt of a 2008 interview with Gibbard is this episode's archive clip.)

Duration:00:52:00

Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino // Christina Aguilera

7/26/2018
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A lively chat with Bethany Cosentino, leader of Los Angeles indie rock duo Best Coast, about her creative journey and how missing home helped her discover her voice as a songwriter. Plus, from the LSQ archive, an excerpt of a 2006 interview with Christina Aguilera.

Duration:00:51:39

Rostam // Beck

7/9/2018
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An exceptional multi-talent, the singer, songwriter, producer, & composer Rostam joins Jenny for a wide-ranging conversation examining his creative evolution: his classical music studies and early work on film scores, his years with Vampire Weekend, and his current solo endeavors. Plus, a 2014 excerpt of Beck talking about why he's come to find collaboration so rewarding.

Duration:01:09:39

Five from the Archive: Beyoncé, Tegan & Sara, Lars Ulrich & more

6/28/2018
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Recapping the archival interview clips from the first five LSQ pods, episode 11 features vintage audio from Jenny's interviews with Beyoncé, Missy Elliott, Tegan & Sara, Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Paramore's Hayley Williams.

Duration:00:43:58

Hot Chip's Alexis Taylor // Dave Matthews

6/14/2018
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Alexis Taylor -- singer, songwriter, guitarist & keyboard player for U.K. electronic outfit Hot Chip -- discusses his early musical influences, from the Farfisa at his grandmother's house to the local record store owner who put out Hot Chip's debut EP. Plus, from the archive, an excerpt from a 2009 interview with Dave Matthews.

Duration:01:12:17

Danielle Haim // Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

5/22/2018
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Jenny visits Haim's middle sister and musical leader, Danielle Haim, at home in Los Angeles, for a conversation exploring the singer, songwriter and guitarist's creative journey -- from playing at a clown museum in the San Fernando Valley where she grew up, to touring the massive stages Haim now easily occupy. Also, an excerpt from a '00 interview with TLC's late great Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.

Duration:00:40:45

Alison Mosshart // Kanye West

5/3/2018
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Certifiable badass Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather) discusses her evolution as a songwriter and artist, her early experiences on the road in the punk band Discount, and what she looks for in a musical collaborator. Plus, hear Kanye West explain why he thinks he's more "delusional" than arrogant, in a 2007 interview excerpt from Eliscu's vault.

Duration:00:56:27

Jack Antonoff // Zack de la Rocha

4/11/2018
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Grammy-winning songwriter, artist and producer Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Fun., Steel Train) joins Jenny for a lively discussion of his NJ punk rock roots, his creative evolution, and what it means to be a working-class artist. Also, hear an excerpt from a 2000 interview with Rage Against The Machine's Zack de la Rocha, including his thoughts on the importance of making concerts a safe space for women.

Duration:00:54:42

Angel Olsen // Avril Lavigne

3/22/2018
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Hear singer-songwriter Angel Olsen describe her musical evolution (spoiler: her first band played ska punk) and discuss why it was important to her to take greater creative control on her critically lauded 2016 album 'My Woman.' Plus: an excerpt from an interview with Avril Lavigne for her 2003 Rolling Stone cover story.

Duration:01:00:30

Jonathan Wilson / Porches' Aaron Maine // Paramore's Hayley Williams

3/1/2018
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Jenny talks to two of her favorite up-and-coming singer-songwriters: Aaron Maine of the beat-driven indie-rock band Porches, and musical jack-of-all-trades Jonathan Wilson, a singer-songwriter, producer, guitar-maker & multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire. Also, from the LSQ interview archive, an excerpt of a 2008 phone chat with Paramore's Hayley Williams.

Duration:01:04:15