Posts Tagged ‘alternative pop’
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)
NO songs CANCON
There’s also a radio edit–if you need all your hang sessions to last under 30 minutes.
Vancouver’s Jett Pace aka Old Man Canyon started out as a sort of indie folk artist and he found quick success with his first release the Phantoms & Friends EP. Many songs off that record ended up in poignant montages on several popular television shows (for example MTV‘s Awkward, Showtime’s Shameless and Bravo‘s Suits). After a break, Old Man Canyon returned in 2016 with a new record Delerium (his debut full length). This time Jett has added synthesizers to his sound while leaving the folkier stuff behind.
I hung out with Jett before his record release party. While we chatted, his phone kept buzzing. Many family members needed directions to the show. Here’s a list of the things we talk about in the van: the jungle psychedelic mushroom trip that helped him refocus his music, how to find the right people to take on the road, moonwalking to Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller” for his mom, feeling trapped by the folk acoustic guitar song format, becoming a vintage synth nerd, urine on the tour van floor, and much more. Listen!
Tracks played on the show…
1) Old Man Canyon, Delirium (2016) “Hollow Tree”
2) Old Man Canyon, Delirium (2016) “Back to the Start”
3) Old Man Canyon, Phantoms & Friends EP (2013) “Phantoms & Friends” (mp3)
4) Old Man Canyon, Delirium (2016) “I Don’t Wanna Go Out” (mp3)
ALL songs CANCON
Old Man Canyon will be performing at the East Van Red Truck Brewery this Saturday, July 9th with Bend Sinister and Hollerado. Tickets are available on the Red Trucking Brewing website. The show starts at 4pm. See you there!