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Ep. #253: Several Futures

Several Futures is a post-punk band from Toronto consisting of Jonny Dovercourt, Matt Nish-Lapidus, and Evan Davies. Dovercourt is the driving force behind Toronto’s celebrated Wavelength concert series and he and Davies once played together in a band called Republic of Safety, who I rather liked a lot. Together with Nish-Lapidus, they’ve formed Several Futures who are playing Ottawa’s Gabba Hey on May 6, Montreal’s Brasserie Beaubien on May 7, Peterborough’s the Spill on May 13, and Toronto’s Double Double Land on May 26, all in support of their new album, Before You Forget, which is out now. I recently walked around Toronto with Several Futures and we discussed Jonny’s apartment in Toronto, roommates, the Trinity Bellwoods area of Toronto, park life, Bitondo’s Pizza, Fresca Pizza, shows at the Monarch Tavern, a cheese bag, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a walk and talk, post-punk dad jokes, PUNZ trading zone and BUNZ trading zone, curb alerts, a dog park, Coachella cultural mindset, the compression of time and temporal confusion, the internet, idea investment, the marketplace, interview safety, where Several Futures came from, Evan Davies shows up all of a sudden, This Mess and Hybrid Moments, Evan’s work in the realm of PR and marketing, Republic of Safety, Converge in a café, a dub workshop at the Hillside Festival, storming Bitondo’s, ordering, a post-punk diet, several futures, The Garden of Forking Paths by Argentine writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges, the state and future of the world, William Gibson’s visions, where Several Futures fits in Toronto, the city’s arts and cultural community, bands like Not of and Champion Lover and METZ, Track Could Bend by Joe Strutt, Feast in the East, Wavelength and the Toronto music scene, several future plans for Several Futures, the Quebec band Fet Nat is huge in Guelph, a new EP, Camp Wavelength, the Constellation Records band Sofa, Ought, the song “Lost Dreams 4: Further Out,” and then there was no future.

Related links: twitter.com/severalfutures vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #211: Julie Fader & Graham Walsh of Etiquette

Etiquette is a wonderfully haunting, groove and ambient-rich pop band started by real-life couple Julie Fader and Holy Fuck’s Graham Walsh in their homebase of Toronto, ON. This past March, they released Reminisce, their debut album, which is out via Hand Drawn Dracula and they’re playing Camp Wavelength on Toronto Island this Saturday August 29 at 2:00 PM. Here, Julie, Graham, and I discuss my frozen face post-dental surgery, oral hygiene, ginger ale, Graham made it, fixing up a fixer-upper in Toronto, revealing Julie’s pregnancy during breakfast on an old radio show of mine, breakfast tacos, Jerry Seinfeld owes me money, Graham is busy working on the new Operators record, METZ’s vocal part recordings, too loud for Frances, touring versus making and selling records, musical depression, the sound of Etiquette, the power of King Cobb Steelie, Julie’s voice, making makeout music, Julie’s singing and lyrics, sex on the bathroom floor, people misinterpreting Etiquette lyrics because of Julie and Graham’s personal relationship, Julie and Siri, Guelph rules and cowboys, ladyfriend, how Julie and Graham met at Dr. Disc, the Raven in Hamilton, upside down bass, lefty, Flux, growing up playing music, the flute, singing with Sarah Harmer, playing acoustic guitar, that Massey Hall show with Chad VanGaalen, vagabond carpentry, Sarah Harmer and Emily Post, making a new Etiquette record before the new Holy Fuck record comes out, musical freedom and oppression, a significant creative spurt, the song “Attention Seeker,” and then there was drool.

Related links: handdrawndracula.com/artists/etiquette vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #209: Justin Small of Do Make Say Think

Justin Small is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist who lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Small is well-known for playing in bands like Lullabye Arkestra and he’s won awards for his film scoring work with Ohad Benchetrit. The two also play together in the critically acclaimed and mostly instrumental band Do Make Say Think, one of the most influential post-rock ensembles to ever call Toronto home. Something about the freedom of DMST is apparent in Small’s ambitious new song subscription series, in which he is writing and uploading a new song every single week. With Do Make Say Think scheduled to play Camp Wavelength on Toronto Island on Sunday August 30, it seemed like a good idea to find out exactly what he’s been up to lately. Here, Justin and I discuss a potty breakthrough and other rad dad stuff, the origin of his song subscription series and its connection to his other music-making, working with Ohad, artistic ambition and challenges, the new Do Make Say Think record, why the band slowed down, tension, back to basics and five members, scoring the film Hurt and its TIFF premiere, new songs, Will Oldham, the future, and then we said goodbye.

Related links: justinsmallmusic.com domakesaythink.com wavelengthtoronto.com vishkhanna.com


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