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