Angel Olsen // Archive clip: Avril Lavigne

Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen describes 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.More

Tegan & Sara

A pair of conversations with the hilarious, neurotic Quin sisters, featuring Tegan and Sara’s reflections on their songwriting process, their personal and creative goals for the coming year, and the work they plan to do with their Tegan & Sara Foundation. The episode also includes an excerpt from Jenny’s 2007 interview with the Quins.More

Spoon – Britt Daniel // Archive clip: Metallica – Lars Ulrich

The impossibly cool Britt Daniel, frontman for indie giants Spoon, tells Jenny about a time in 1999 when he almost broke up the band, as well as discussing his early musical development and songwriting process. And from the vault, an excerpt of a 2000 phone interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich about the band’s Napster lawsuit.…More

The National – Aaron Dessner // Archive clip: Missy Elliott

Producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Dessner discusses The National’s Grammy-nominated new album, Sleep Well Beast, and talks about his formative years as a musician, when he was first absorbing the diverse array of influences you hear in The National’s songs. Also, from Eliscu’s archive: An excerpt of a 2003 conversation with Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott.More

Sylvan Esso – Amelia Meath // Archive clip: Beyoncé

Amelia Meath, singer for Durham, NC electronic duo Sylvan Esso describes a creative life that began with learning contortion at age 16. Also, from Eliscu’s archive: An interview with Beyoncé from summer of 2000, when Destiny’s Child were on the cusp of superstardom.More