RiYL

RiYL

Recommended if You Like: longform conversation with musicians, cartoonists, writers and other creative types.

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Episode 544: Kate Beaton
September 23, 202240:1431.19 MB

Episode 544: Kate Beaton

The book took around a year to draw, but Ducks was more than a decade in the making. The foundation of the book arrived in 2014, as a five-part webcomic, documenting her time working in the Alberta oil sands. Fresh out of college, she took a job at the mining site in an effort to pay off her student...

Episode 543: Rhett Miller (of Old 97s)
September 16, 202248:3439.15 MB

Episode 543: Rhett Miller (of Old 97s)

The last time I spoke to Rhett Miller, the conversation turned to 9/11, as it sometimes does. The Old 97s singer was living in New York, not far from ground zero and has a fairly harrowing story to tell. Today, it’s a brand-new collective trauma, nearly three years into a global pandemic. Living out...

Episode 542: Kenny Becker (of Goon)
September 06, 202243:5633.97 MB

Episode 542: Kenny Becker (of Goon)

Paint By Numbers 1 was a pandemic album in just about every sense. Recorded at home with no budget, it was a band release in name only. Life intervened for Goon's members, effectively rendering it a solo release. Along the way, Goon reemerged as a full band, centered around Kenny Becker's song. The ...

Episode 541: Eyedress
September 03, 202242:1832.84 MB

Episode 541: Eyedress

In 2019, Idris Vicuña was suddenly everywhere, an overnight success several years in the making on the strength of “Jealous.” The single found the L.A. musician shooting up Spotify charts on the back of viral TikTok videos. “Romantic Lover” and “Something About You” found their own success as gold r...

Episode 540: Patterson Hood (of The Drive-By Truckers)
August 26, 202240:4129.83 MB

Episode 540: Patterson Hood (of The Drive-By Truckers)

After a pair of albums steeped in the polarizing politics of the era, Welcome 2 Club XIII finds The Drive-By Truckers in a reflective mood. Frontmen Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley find themselves warmly embracing stories from the band’s earliest days. It’s driven, in part, by the manner o...