Ariel Engle discusses the brilliant new album, XO Skeleton, by La Force, Paris and fandom, family ties that bind, grief and reflection, making heavy pop music, cynical mysticism, working with Andrew Whiteman, Shahzad Ismaily, and Warren Spicer, cigar box guitars, “Song a Day” and Feist, touring, new music, other future plans, and much more.
In his first interview in nearly a decade, Buck 65 explains his self-imposed exile from hip-hop and why he’s back, incredible recent albums like 2022’s King of Drums and 2023’s Super Dope and making beats in secret, giving up space for other artists, attracting the attention of a New York Yankees scout as a kid and making a triumphant return to baseball as a middle-aged man, working with Controller 7 and asking Vincent Gallo for permission to create Billy, rapping his ass off, releasing more records, his Substack, other future plans, and much more.
Isla Craig discusses her beautiful new album Echo’s Reach and what inspired its sound and songs, a question she asked Patti Smith on behalf of young musicians, pandemic life in Toronto, the Weyes Blood interview from this show, getting elemental in a ravine, future plans, and much more. Supported by you on Patreon, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.