Welcome to [Producers Corner](http://www.rhapsody.com/blog/producers-corner), our new video series in which we grill our favorite producers about their mysterious craft while following them around their naturalhabitat: the studio, of course. This week we visit Pacific Northwest titan Phil Ek, shepherd of innumerable indie-rock classics from [Built to Spill](http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=art.5624), [Modest Mouse](http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=art.5497), [The Shins](http://www.rhapsody.com/goto?rcid=art.43306) and more. Watch as he shows us around his inner sanctum, laments the plight of new up-and-coming producers, and tries to explain how much work this job really entails. It's all brought to you by ASUS and Intel. Enjoy.