Paul Simon – Surprise (w/ Tim Heidecker)

In Episode Five, the gang is joined by special guest Tim Heidecker, and the hosts go deep on Paul Simon’s ‘Surprise,’ a 2006 collaboration with Brian Eno that dressed up his classic folk-pop songwriting as slick electronica, adding breakbeats and synthesizers to musings about spirituality, aging, and the afterlife. We also discuss Tim’s new album Fear of Death, and the ways that Simon has influenced his own songwriting.

Late Era is hosted by Andy Cush (Garcia Peoples, Pitchfork), Sam Sodomsky (The Bird Calls, Pitchfork, Various Publications), and Winston Cook-Wilson (Office Culture, Winston C.W., Various Publications).


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Late Era is production of Osiris Media. It is edited and produced and mastered by Winston Cook-Wilson. Logo design by Liz Bee Art & Design. The executive producer of Late Era are RJ Bee & Brian Brinkman.


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