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Ep. #261: Hooded Fang

Hooded Fang is an excellent and adventurous rock ‘n’ roll band from Toronto. Over the past decade, the band has toured the world and released a number of daring records that chart a unique, ever-changing sound steeped in underground rock idioms and exciting ideas. Their latest album is called Venus on Edge, it’s out now via Daps Records, and has compelled Hooded Fang to travel to different cities, including Guelph recently, where Daniel Lee, April Aliermo, and Lane Halley joined me in the CFRU studios to discuss watching me tech this episode, whether or not it’s really all that fun to do it yourself, women in music, the meaning behind Venus on Edge, a sex show, many meanings, what love’s got to do with it, existential crises, more tension, boredom and fun and side projects, Lazy Lane, playing with yourself, Itchy Lane, guitars on fire, playing guitar in BART, through composition, Phèdre and Lee Paradise, April knows Daniel or so the marketers would have us believe, sassy music videos, children are excuses, working with kids, the rise of Toronto’s consciousness, marginalized people speaking for themselves, Toronto is in Canada, progressive kids, times I’ve experienced racism, Tariq Hussain, Samir Khan, co-opting oppressive motifs, Kanye West and the Yeezus and Watch the Throne tours, hot and sauerkraut, mixed people and The Future of Hate™, what will happen to the racists, Maureen Tucker and Ralph Molina, talking about everything, post-Rob Ford, including Lane, Toronto’s all-ages punk scene, trying to do good but also tokenism, doing not talking, it can take time to get things done, VCR, pronoun awareness, Jonah Falco, including Lane, the Lawnya Vawnya Long Night talk show and its programming, baby formula tastes like science, writing what you talk, nice looking condos, needing things to write songs about, making people feel things, a pre-Sled Island show and Sappyfest, Lane’s family in PEI, google.com, Where the Streets Have Been Renamed, Daps Records, the song “A Final Hello,” and that was the end of this talking.

Related links: hoodedfang.com dapsrecords.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #146: Lee Paradise

Lee Paradise is the stage name of an endlessly creative young man from Toronto named Daniel Lee. Over the past few years he’s been a key figure in unique bands like Hooded Fang and Phèdre and he co-founded the Daps Records label. This past April, Pleasence Records and not unlike released the excellent Lee Paradise album Water Palace Kingdom and he’s been keeping busy ever since. On Friday November 14, Lee Paradise performs at Long Winter at the Great Hall in Toronto and, to mark the occasion, Daniel and I talked about two record labels, one record, why Lee Paradise was necessary, getting personal, going down to the basement to make a new Hooded Fang record, stress and on-stage meltdowns in Montreal, amoureux, pissing in a sink, love can be crude, tears and water and emo, making clean music dirty, making interesting music reggae, reacting to and reflecting Toronto, competitive juices, a normal crazy family life, not loving music school, rapping as Able D, Beastie Boys and Wu-Tang Clan, seeing shows at the Music Gallery as a kid, battles of the bands at the Opera House, high-speed electronic music, the Harris Institute is not like DeVry, why Daps Records came to be, making a living as an artist these days, selling out and making ethical decisions, sludginess, surf rock and Joe Meek, Hooded Fang’s musical journey, control versus collaboration, limitations are good, Hooded Fang tour dates including a Nov. 29 show at the Silver Dollar in Toronto, Moss Lime, Fixture Records, Milk Lines, Daps Records is still a thing, the song “Farisian,” and then it’s paradise lost.

Related links: facebook.com/leeparadisesongs torontolongwinter.com vishkhanna.com

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