Butch Vig Talks with Brian Aubert (Silversun Pickups) for the Talkhouse Podcast

This podcast dives head first into the nitty gritty of writing, recording, doing press, and touring.

For today’s show, legendary record producer and Garbage drummer Butch Vig and Silversun Pickups frontman Brian Aubert sat down for some deep musical shop talk. The occasion was the release of Widow’s Weeds, the new album by Silversun Pickups that Vig produced. Their convo takes in the nitty gritty of writing, recording, doing press, and touring. To that end, we hear about: a German journalist being a bit too honest; Butch’s psychic connection with his crack engineer; Brian’s reason for having lots of guests in studio; advice on how to keep your band together for the long haul; and so much more.

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—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn

Today’s episode was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. It was recorded in LA by Butch Vig (yes, that Butch Vig), and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by Mark Yoshizumi.

Research assistance was provided by Madalyn Feltus.

The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.

(Original photo credit, right: Claire Marie Vogel)

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