21 episodes

A podcast where songwriters tell the story behind their craft

Scratch Take Jeremy Katzenstein

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A podcast where songwriters tell the story behind their craft

    Episode 21: La Sera

    Episode 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—talk about making music that’s relentless, and how La Sera's songwriting evolved alongside their relationship.

    Visit http://scratchtake.com/episodes/la-sera for a complete playlist of all of the songs featured in this episode.

    • 12 min
    Episode 20: Lucy Woodward

    Episode 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 on commercial jingles helped her discover the versatility in her own sound, and what it feels like to hand a hit song over to somebody else.
    Visit http://scratchtake.com/episodes/lucy-woodward for a complete playlist of all of the songs featured in this episode.

    • 11 min
    Episode 19: Savannah Gardner

    Episode 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/savannah-gardner for a complete playlist of all the songs featured in this episode.

    • 14 min
    Episode 18: Anjimile

    Episode 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 of all of the songs featured in this episode.

    • 9 min
    Episode 17: The Winter Passing

    Episode 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 outgrowing their own songs and how making music was able to ease the frustration of being stuck in their small hometown.
    Visit http://scratchtake.com/episodes/the-winter-passing for a complete playlist of all of the songs featured in this episode.

    • 11 min
    Episode 16: Novelty Daughter

    Episode 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 than a form of control.
    Visit http://scratchtake.com/episodes/novelty-daughter for a complete playlist of all of the songs featured in this episode.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

The Real Laszlo Krasznahorkai ,

So good!

Scratch Take gives an unadulterated view at the songwriting process in a fascinating, compulsively listenable way. Highly recommended.

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Awesome New Podcast!

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!

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