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Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich, of the band Whitney. (Courtesy Dominique Goncalves)

Songwriting pair Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich released their debut album as the band Whitney over the summer, and it’s been one of the most fawned over indie releases of the year.

Pitchfork wrote in a review that "you’ll find most songs to be near flawless on a small scale, working the way a great short story does."

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with the duo about how they write, and about the break-ups and sorrows that spawned the record's lyrics.

Music From The Segment

Whitney, "No Matter Where We Go"

Whitney, "Golden Days"

Whitney, "On My Own"

Whitney, "Follow"

Guests

Max Kakacek and Julien Ehrlich, of the band Whitney. They tweet @whitneytheband.

This segment aired on October 28, 2016.

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