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Ep. #21: The Blow + Jonny Dovercourt & Ryan McLaren

Acclaimed, artful electro-pop duo the Blow moved to Brooklyn and are about to release their new, self-titled LP this October, which is their first album in seven years. Band founder Khaela Maricich and I have a chat about it, jury duty, the state of modern pop music, and their involvement in Wavelength Toronto’s ALL CAPS! Island Festival this August 10 and 11. In fact, before you hear from the Blow (including their excellent new single, “Make it Up”), Wavelength organizers Jonny Dovercourt and Ryan McLaren meet me and a dog named Socks in a Toronto park to talk about why this is the final ALL CAPS! Island Festival and why the off-leash zone is serious business.

Related links: theblow.org kaninerecords.com allcaps.ca vishkhanna.com.



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Ep. #19: Ian F. Svenonius

Ian F. Svenonius is one of underground culture’s most provocative singers and thinkers. From leading impassioned Washington D.C. bands like Nation of Ulysses and the Make-Up, writing books like The Psychic Soviet, and serving as the host of the revealing interview show, Soft Focus, Svenonius has left an indelible mark on music, influencing the way many people contemplate and consume it. Late last year, Akashic Books published Svenonius’ faux how-to guide, Super-Natural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group and that same year, his band Chain & The Gang released a great album called In Cool Blood, which is available via K Records. Chain & The Gang are performing at SappyFest in Sackville, NB between Aug 2 and 4. Ian and I talk about these things plus music festival culture, band reunions, and more.

Related links: krecs.com akashicbooks.com dischord.com sappyfest.com vishkhanna.com.

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