Episode 27: Brandon Schott
Air date: 10.5.2011
In the world of crafty pop songwriters, there is a rift between devotees of The Beatles' watershed, Sgt. Pepper's, and those who think that the more innovative album was The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds. Scruffy songsmiths have spent countless hours in bars debating the relative merits of both albums over clove cigarettes and cheap beer. Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Brandon Schott is evidence that the influence of both albums can peacefully coexist. Schott's fourth album of pop gems, 13 Satellites, arrives in October 2011 - and it is full of clever musical twists and layered harmony vocals. The album was fully produced at his home studio, exemplifying just how much artists can do DIY-style.
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