A Toronto music interview podcast hosted by Jesse Locke and Kritty Uranowski.
Performing as Mantler or his current nom de plume Marker Starling, Chris A. Cummings has cemented his status as a treasure of Toronto music. This month sees the release of his latest album, High January, another gorgeous collection of understated pop songs featuring contributions from Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier and production by The High Llamas' Sean O. Hagan. While the world remains locked down in self-isolation, Chris joins us for a remote discussion of his creative history, international connections, and one of the sweetest lists of local shout outs yet.
Paul Erlichman is a Toronto music mainstay gearing up to release the latest album from his sophisti-pop solo project, Elrichman. The excellently titled Heaven's Mayor hits the shelves next month from his new label home of Madrid, Spain's Bobo Integral. Our conversation spans a variety of topics from Paul's previous projects to the politics of band names, orchestral arrangements, cops on horses, R.L. Stine, and family recipes for cream of wheat.
James Baley grew up singing in the church, but has since moved on to Motown covers, house music, and dazzling performances with U.S. Girls. That's his voice on her singles "Pearly Gates" and "Overtime," where he unleashes gospel-style screams in a gale force duet with the sax solo of E Street Band member Jake Clemons. In one of our funniest episodes, James joins us to talk about early inspirations, collaborations, fashion, ballroom culture, and upcoming plans for his own solo project.
Today we're excited to welcome to the pod Toronto electronic musician Gabe Knox! He releases retro-futuristic instrumental sounds under his own name with the UK label Polytechnic Youth, as well as with the duo project Analytica. Together with David Lush of Memorex, they explore vocal-driven pop in the tradition of 1980s New Romantics. To celebrate the release of their new LP, Analytica will make a rare live performance in Toronto on Friday, February 21st at the Remix Lounge. Check out Gabe's music in the links below!
Today's guest is Canadian icon and riot punk pioneer, Bif Naked! Bif discusses what it is like to shake up the ol' boys club - both back in the day, and today. We talk about her extensive catalogue, her groundbreaking presence in music over the last several decades, prankin' with Green Day and preview her new single, Jim, out today! What an honour, check it out!
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Today's episode features the fantastic vocalist and front person, Jesse Crowe. They join us to discuss prairie punks, Heaven, Beliefs, Praises, the L word, Hand Drawn Dracula, dance, Degrassi and so much more.
Check out PRAISES on March 27 at Monarch Tavern.
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great interview pod hosted by two great people! Marc Maron doesn’t have the range
hooked out the gate
This podcast has so instantly captured what is wonderful about Toronto. The hosts are magnificent and so disarming! highly recommend!