While trying to find a quiet corner, The Veils frontman Finn Andrews and me got lost in backstage area of the newly renovated Fortune Sound Lounge. He rolled a cigarette as we chatted about his band’s latest record, Total Depravity. Chance encounters while hanging out in LA ended up with Finn working on the record with rapper and hip hop producer El-P (from Run the Jewels) and film director legend David Lynch. (Finn will be appearing in the 2017 Twin Peaks revival.)
What was it like to have rapper El-P produce an indie rock band? How does Finn keep his discipline as a song writer? Why do the band publish the song lyrics on the Veils website? Why did Finn want me to play his song “Nux Vomica”? How did the band navigate tough times? What sweet tradition does he have with his rocker dad? Which song on Total Depravity did the band save from the recycling bin? What was it like working with David Lynch? You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the show…
1) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Axolotl”
2) Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 3 (2016) “Talk to Me”
3) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “Low Lays the Devil”
4) The Veils, Nux Vomica (2006) “Nux Vomica”
5) The Veils, Live at Abbey Road (2013) “Out from the Valleys & Into the Stars”
6) The Veils, Total Depravity (2016) “In the Nightfall” (mp3)
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There’s also a radio edit–if you need all your hang sessions to last under 30 minutes.
So Loki return with a heavy new single titled “Liquid Luck” reminding us all about the confidence juice we all partake in, cheers and stream or purchase below.
Vancouver based brand Taikan have just released quite the rare mix from Mad Decent creative director Paul Devro consisting of all types of music from around the world and then some, stream and tracklist below.
M0s1112 – NoBody
Bibio – Jealous Of Roses
Keiska – Tonight Remix
Lully – Slow D’s
rAAAH – Clouds
Last Stop – Strike Litening x Jay Live
Dizzee Rascal – Jezebel (rAHHH Edit)
DKVPZ – Deixa Ela Envolvida
wntr – Chicago w- j.robb
Louie Lastic – Reactions
Sega Bodega – The Apricot Song
Unknown Artist – Club Goin Up Remix
PNB Rock Ft. Fetty Wap x ZUTZUT – Spend the Night Edit
Sodsai Chaengkij – La La Means I Love You
Sampa The Great – Owl Chant
Plezier – Canape
Zdenek Liska x Gucci Mane – N=1 Edit
Ravi Shankar – Chaturang
Unknown Artist – Pride
Marju Kuut – Maskeraad
Unknown Artist – Unknown Song
Mechatok – Toke
Onra – Oasis
Tizrah – Make it Up
Dina Mariana – Mari Bergoyang
Unknown Artist – 93 Till Infinity Mix
When I caught the Vancouver soundcheck of old friends and Toronto punk band PUP, the boys were trying to make a song from the new record, The Dream Is Over, work in their live set. At that point, PUP were three months into a world tour so I was shocked that by then every song on the record hadn’t been played over and over and over.
I hung out with Stefan from PUP as he waited for his sister to come pick him up for dinner. Which song from the new record The Dream Is Over do they still not play live? How can a tour can make you want to kill your best friends? How do the members of PUP break from punk band cliches? What is the song “DVP” about? Which PUP song is about a pet lizard? What would a love song from PUP sound like? Which song from the first record will the band never stop playing live and why? Which song was inspired by a girl calling Stefan a piece of shit? What “not loud” music are the guys in the band enjoying right now? What’s Stefan‘s favorite type of sushi? Which song does the band consider “just for them?” You’ll have to listen to find out.
Tracks played on the podcast edition of the show…
1) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “If This Tour Doesn’t Kill You, I Will”
2) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “DVP”
3) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “Sleep In The Heat”
4) PUP (the band), PUP (2013) “Guilt Trip” (mp3)
5) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “My Life is Over and I Couldn’t Be Happier”
6) PUP (the band), “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore” (unreleased Phantogram cover)**
7) PUP (the band), The Dream Is Over (2016) “Familiar Patterns”
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You can also listen to the radio length edition of the show.
Alberta based artist HERO has made quite the transition from Rap heavy tunes to futuristic electronic funk with his last project VHS POP and his latest single “Dirty Work” is the next step for his new found sound. Stream below or purchase here.
Dallas native FXXXXY returns with his first single “Lip Service 6” from his upcoming EP Flawed Up Shawty out March 1st which is sure to gain the attention of everyone soon enough, stream or download below.
Pittsburg punk rockers Anti-Flag are 10 records into an extraordinary career. Since its inception, the band has been known for political activism, focusing on anti-war activism, anti-imperialism, class struggle, human rights, anti-sexism and anti-homophobia. These guys are personal heroes of mine because not only do they make music for the underclass, but Anti-Flag is a successful business that provides a living for the band and their friends.
I hung out with Anti-Flag drummer Pat Thetic in the alley behind the venue while openers Lee Corey Oswald took the stage.
Why did the band decide to make their 2015 record American Spring? Who crashed my interview? How will Pat answer when you offer him a joint? Which track on American Spring is a protest to drone attacks? Does Anti-Flag mentor young punk bands? Did Pat have a mentor when he was younger? Why is the song “Anatomy of Your Enemy” special to Pat? What has been the best fan reaction to Anti-Flag‘s music? Which musician does Pat want to thank for his influence on his life? Which Anti-Flag track was inspired by the Occupy Movement? Why don’t more punk rockers run for public office? Are Anti-Flag more threatening to the political establishment than Killer Mike (from Run the Jewels)? You’ll have to listen to find out!
The podcast edition of the show contains more of everything you love about The Interview Show.
Tracks played on the podcast edition of the show…
1) Anti-Flag, American Spring (2015) “Brandenburg Gate”
2) Anti-Flag, American Spring (2015) “Sky Is Falling”
3) Anti-Flag, Die for the Government (1996) “You’ve Got to Die for the Government”
4) Anti-Flag, Mobilize (2002) “Anatomy of Your Enemy” (mp3)
5) Anti-Flag, The General Strike (2012) “The Neoliberal Anthem”
6) Anti-Flag, For Blood and Empire (2006) “This Is the End (For You My Friend)”
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Ottawa based rapper XUAVE first caught our attention with his first EP EGO DEATH and the inevitable banger “Bitch I’m Fucking Gorgeous”, hes released several songs since with his two latest definitely standing out from the rest. Check out the music video for “Worry” below along with “Hollywood Sign” featuring INDIA and Quincy Got Rich!.