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Musician and music business guests in a long form one on one conversation format.. Follow along as we meet new, interesting people!!

The show is hosted by Simon Head. A thirty year plus veteran working as a recording engineer, tour manager and sound man for cool Canadian bands like SNFU, Sum 41, Treble Charger and tons more.

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Musician and music business guests in a long form one on one conversation format.. Follow along as we meet new, interesting people!!

The show is hosted by Simon Head. A thirty year plus veteran working as a recording engineer, tour manager and sound man for cool Canadian bands like SNFU, Sum 41, Treble Charger and tons more.

    #328 Adrian Popovich

    #328 Adrian Popovich

    Toronto and Montreal based trio, American Lips, have just announced the release of their latest 3-song maxi-single Waste of Crime on Ancient Fashion Records. American Lips features Death From Above 1979 drummer Sebastien Grainger and prolific producer Adrian Popovich, also known for his time in legendary Canadian rock act Tricky Woo. In explaining their newest offering the bands’ latest one-sheet asks you to ponder, “Ever wondered what it would sound like if The Art Of Noise produced a Plastic Bertrand record?” To clear up that question Popovich explains, “I spent a good chunk of 1988 listening to the Colors OST and the“Kiss”cassingle by The Art Of Noise and Tom Jones. This older kid Rob on my street who was into punk rock said “the Colors soundtrack is pretty cool but that Art Of Noise song is garbage!” As a nine-year-old, I’d yet to be called out on my questionable musical tastes. Rob made me a mixtape with songs by The Ramones, Misfits, Motorhead, The Buzzcocks and a bunch of other essentials. I’d never heard any punk music before and the impact it had on me was huge. Ffwd to 2022, when Sebastien unilaterally decided to add Fairlight sample horn arrangements to two new American Lips songs, the simultaneous feelings of glorious discovery and deep shame I felt in 1988 came flooding back”.







    Inspired by Wax Trax! Records, Shep Pettibone, Art Of Noise, and a hot cut from The Ghostbusters OST, American Lips shed the punky garage-wave of their 2017 debut LP “KissThe Void,” and take a hard-drive dumpster-dive, emerging with a kind of “sample-bank pop” -at once danceable, but stylistically hard to pin down (don’t call it dance punk!). Double A-sides “Waste Of Crime” and “Labor Of Hate” are backed by extended dub remix“Labor Of Dub.” Fans of mid-80s Cabaret Voltaire, Ghostbusters OST, Decadent Dub Team, Rocket From The Crypt and Plastic Bertrand will rejoice in the exquisite peppering of influences in these new compositions. 







    WebSite: https://ancientfashionrecords.com/







    D I S C O V E R







    Twitter: https://twitter.com/american_lips







    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/americanlipsss







    Bandcamp: https://americanlips.bandcamp.com







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americanlipsband







    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5srNG8oK8FdG7qe9jiH7p7?si=mkAMZTuzQnO2CWxt4nrmpQ















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    • 49 min
    #327 Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmies

    #327 Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmies

    Spike Slawson along with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have been putting out records since the late 90s. they take old songs and punk-y-fy them. They take, in my opinion, an ironic and satirical look at popular music and make it digestible to people who would never listen to them in the first place. the best part of a cover band!!







    This is Spike's 3rd time on the show and it was one of the good ones! Spike is also one of the good ones!!







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    YouTube of Spike in a car!







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    • 42 min
    #326 Pete Mills of The Sweet Kill

    #326 Pete Mills of The Sweet Kill

    The Sweet Kill have just announced the release of their debut LP Darkness with their newest video-single by the same name. The Sweet Kill is a one-man post-punk project which focuses on the more dark and gothic side of the genre. Perpetually recording and producing at his own The Audio Studio in Los Angeles, Pete Mills wrote The Sweet Kill’s sonic cinematic debut Darkness with the intent to inspire those lost in the shadows of life. Driven by cold synths, atmospheric guitar and melodic bass, multi-instrumentalist and velvety crooning baritone Mills conducts a darkwave masterpiece of romantic sorrow echoing the laments of The Cure and Joy Division.  







    The video for the single Darkness was shot and produced in Los Angeles by director James Mitchell. The video features Mills in a straitjacket, tormented by an inescapable, faceless antagonist draped in S&M gear. While Mills is tortured and teased by his nemesis in erotic black vinyl, he comes face to face with a real-live panther which eventually becomes one with his inner being. Reflecting on the meaning of the single Darkness, Mills states, “The spark between dark and gothic attraction can lead to a charged demise. Perpetually intertwined with murky chemistry and twilight solemnity, Darkness polarizes this extravagance”. Starring Murphy The Panther, the video for Darkness also features actors/dancers Andrea Feyler, Paradise Brittain, Luliia Lozovaia, and of course Pete Mills as himself.







    Socials:







    Closer Video 









    https://youtu.be/0lvUMJBhPKM









    Satellite Video (unlisted)









    https://youtu.be/eA9tLQ7-6bo









    Darkness Video (unlisted)









    https://youtu.be/iwDiMYhMcAQ









    Website







    http://www.thesweetkill.com









    https://twitter.com/thesweetkill









    Spotify









    https://open.spotify.com/artist/445d0aCtpY1jmpLO87SfNu?si=x7ivetUYQ_yXII25w5ydDg









    Dark & Gothic Spotify Playlist









    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5zbP9IG7sTjaeWUM4SZI9O?si=97abde55eea14de8









    Apple Music







    Pandora







    Soundcloud









    https://soundcloud.com/thesweetkill

















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    • 41 min
    #325 Jay Anderson of UWUW

    #325 Jay Anderson of UWUW

    UWUW came into being when Jay Anderson and Ian Blurton came together through a run of shows, backing mutual friend and singer/songwriter, Kate Boothman as her drummer, and guitarist, respectively. Anderson suggested bringing in Jason Haberman, a talented bassist, who Anderson had seen play with Toronto indie-folk band, The Wooden Sky. Realizing they didn’t want an instrumental record, they layered on bright horns and smooth vocals, lifting the songs from instrumental jams, to the undefinable yet distinctive sound that is, UWUW. Saxophonist, Jay Hey, was brought in to provide horn arrangements, along with Tom Richards on trombone and Patrick McGroarty on trumpet, all three contributing on every song. The result is a blissfully cool album with music that will appeal to all listeners, from record store snobs, garage rock slobs, and even psych-pop heartthrobs!







    Photo Credit: Colin Medley







    D I S C O V E R







    Bandcamp: https://uwuw.bandcamp.com/album/s-t







    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wearebusybodies







    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/uwuw_abh







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    • 1 hr 12 min
    #324 Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket

    #324 Ray Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket

    Ray Carlisle is the founding member of teenage Bottlerocket. The band has been together since 2000.They've released over 11 albums since 2003 and are presently on tour in support of 2021s "Sick Sesh!"







    Photo Credit- Jason Pendelton







    Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Bottlerocket#Studio_albumsWebsite: https://teenagebottlerocket.com/Tour dates: https://teenagebottlerocket.com/tour-dates/







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    • 32 min
    #323 Brenna Red of ‘The Last Gang”

    #323 Brenna Red of ‘The Last Gang”

    Brenna Red is the founding member, guitarist and lead singer of The Last Gang. The Last Gang have been a band since the 2000's. It wasn't until 2017 when the band got some recognition through touring with the help of Fat Wreck Chords releasing their last three albums.







    the Last Gang is on Tour this summer and will be stopping in Toronto, Montreal and places in between! Tour dates are HERE







    Website: HEREFacebook: HEREInstagram: HERETwitter: HERE







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    • 29 min

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