Doug Tielli is one of the most captivating and talented musicians in Toronto’s underground music community. His work is both innocent and searching yet completely deliberate and confident in its uncertainty. A multi-instrumentalist who has enriched records by Owen Pallett, the Luyas, Constantines, Sandro Perri and many more, Tielli has been a key figure in his own lovely, off-kilter bands like the Reveries, Drumheller, and the Silt. Tielli’s latest album is called Keresley, it’s out now via Tin Angel records, and brings him to Silence Guelph on Sept. 20, Toronto’s Tranzac on Sept. 26, and Waterloo’s Jane Bond on Sept. 29. Here Doug and I discuss his day job, lost passports and unintentional extended trips, songs vs. dreams, whether or not he might be odd, his Tielli brothers Martin and John, his upbringing, his family, coming out of premature retirement, his music and more.
Related links: tinangelrecords.co.uk/doug/ vishkhanna.com
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