By Jeremy Katzenstein
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A podcast where songwriters tell the story behind their craft
||ExplicitEpisode 21: La Sera||La Sera is a dream pop / surf rock / punk band fronted by Katy Goodman, formerly of Vivian Girls. The group released a brand new EP called Queens last month. In this episode, Katy and guitarist Todd Wisenbaker—who also happens to be Katy’s husband||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Lucy Woodward||Lucy Woodward is a singer/songwriter who is perhaps best known for co-writing Stacy Orrico's 2003 pop hit “(There’s Gotta Be) More to Life,” as well as for her work with jazz fusion group Snarky Puppy. In this episode, Lucy talks about how singing||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Savannah Gardner||Savannah Gardner is a singer/songwriter based in Orange County, California. In this episode, Savannah unpacks how her obsession with a girl’s unprecedented suicide led to the creation of her debut EP, B Movie. Visit http://scratchtake.com/episodes/s..||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18: Anjimile||Anjimile Chithambo is a singer/songwriter based in Boston, Massachusetts. In this episode, Anjimile talks about how religion, death, and love have shaped the way they write music. Visit http://scratchtake.com/episodes/anjimile for a complete playlist .||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17: The Winter Passing||The Winter Passing is an Irish indie pop band. Their most recent album A Different Space of Mind came out in September of 2015 on FITA Records and 6131 Records. In this episode, bandmates Kate Flynn and Jamie Collison talk about the experience of outgr.||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Novelty Daughter||Novelty Daughter is the electronic jazz-pop project of Faith Harding. In this episode, Faith talks about the overwhelmingly masculine language that characterizes electronic music, and how she views her production process as a form of dialogue rather th.||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15: Beachwood Coyotes||Beachwood Coyotes is an alternative rock band based in Los Angeles. In this episode, the band's primary songwriter Jason Nott talks about his history of depression, why he's drawn to Conor Oberst's terrible voice, and how listening to Blink-182's crapp.||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Moniker||Moniker is a self-described dancy indie-rock band from Virginia and now based in New York. Their third album, the self-titled Moniker LP, came out this past April. In this episode, the band's frontman Jordan Scott talks about growing into his love of m.||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Calvin Lamothe||Calvin Lamothe is a singer/songwriter from Boston. His new album, tentatively titled Golden Boy, should be out in the summer of 2016. In this episode, Calvin talks about the power of simple songs, the importance of not forcing any part of the songwriti.||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Gracie||Gracie is the basement rock project of Boston-born and LA-based Gracie Jackson, formerly of the band Fat Creeps. In this episode, Gracie talks about Spongebob Squarespants, her growing love of soul music, and why she hates playing music alone. Visit...||6/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Ivana Carrescia||Ivana Carrescia is a singer/songwriter based in New York City. Best known for the music she's made under the name EDDI FRONT, Ivana has recently been working on a new project called Gioia with GODMODE's Nick Sylvester. In this episode, Ivana talks abou.||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Lawrence||Lawrence is a soul/pop band fronted by siblings Clyde and Gracie Lawrence. The group released their debut album Breakfast this past March and are set to play at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival this summer. In this episode, Clyde and Gracie talk about .||6/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: UV Rays||UV Rays is a psychadelic punk band from New York City. The group most recently released a compilation album called A Fistful of Songs this past April. In this episode, one of the band's two lead songwriters, Adrien DeFontaine, talks about the thoughtfu.||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Simulcast||Simulcast is the self-described post-apocalyptic punk project of Providence, Rhode Island-based Tristan Rodman. In this episode, Tristan talks about writing for specific spaces and media, his quest to make music that actually sounds like him, and how h.||5/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Andrea Silva||Andrea Silva is a Colombian singer/songwriter who is currently living in Los Angeles. In this episode, Andrea talks about listening to music vibes-first, writing stupid songs for boys, and why she finds it easier to write in English than to write in Sp.||5/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Humeysha||Humeysha is a multilingual Indian experimental rock project fronted by Zain Alam. The group put out their self-titled debut album last October. In this episode, Zain talks about the diverse influences, the cultural dissonance, and the resulting reconci.||5/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Hurry||Hurry is a power-pop trio from Philadelphia. The group released their sophomore album, Guided Meditation, just last week. In this episode, the band's primary songwriter Matt Scottoline talks about conveying emotion with melody, the importance of making.||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Overcoats||Overcoats is the folktronica project of Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell. Their latest single, "Nighttime Hunger," came out in February of 2016. In this episode, Hana and JJ talk about injecting tension into their music, the vulnerability that comes with wri.||4/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Lauren Tronick||Lauren Tronick is a folky singer/songwriter who is currently based in Austin, Texas. In this episode, Lauren talks about her love of poetry, the emotion that drives her music, and her impossible quest to write from outside herself. Visit http://scra...||4/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Triangle Park||Triangle Park is the R&B/electro-pop project of songwriter Sean Eads. Sean has been periodically putting out singles under the name Triangle Park since August 2015. In this episode, Sean Eads talks about how his fascination with the storytelling and me.||4/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Keeper||Keeper is a self-described sadgirl bedroom pop band from Washington D.C. They put out their debut EP, fawn, in September of 2015. In this episode, the band's primary songwriter Marissa Lorusso talks about how powerful women, journaling, and middle scho.||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Scratch Take gives an unadulterated view at the songwriting process in a fascinating, compulsively listenable way. Highly recommended.
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This is a great “behind the scenes” look at the songwriting process. The host lets the artists speak for themselves, digging deep into artistic inspiration and the alchemy that goes into writing songs. The first episode is short, sweet, and informative and will leave you excited for the next episode. Check it out!