RiYL

RiYL

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Episode 538: Mary Gauthier
August 11, 202235:3127.44 MB

Episode 538: Mary Gauthier

The pandemic hasn’t been easy, of course, but it has provided at a new way for Mary Gauthier to engage with her music. Her story songs have comfortably made the jump to virtual performances, as she’s embraced the talk show host inside. Earlier this year, she released Dark Enough to See the Stars – ...

Episode 537: Tom Scharpling
August 04, 202242:3032.36 MB

Episode 537: Tom Scharpling

Every so often, he makes a fist and gently punches his hand, trying to stave off a yawn. I don’t take it personally. It’s less than two days after the 24 hour Best Show marathon, and Tom Scharpling is exhausted. It was, by all accounts, a moment of triumph. The marathon marked both the paperback pub...

Episode 536: Carey Mercer (of Frog Eyes)
July 30, 202253:5049.27 MB

Episode 536: Carey Mercer (of Frog Eyes)

Nothing last forever in the music world – breakups least of all. In February of this year, Frog Eyes’ Carey Mercer announced he was getting the band back together after a four year hiatus. Two months later, the beloved Victoria, BC-based band released its comeback record, The Bees. It was a triumpha...

Episode 535: Rory Phillips (of The Stereo, The Impossibles)
July 23, 202254:4745.7 MB

Episode 535: Rory Phillips (of The Stereo, The Impossibles)

“If anybody has someone in their past that you would still like to maintain some sort of relationship with,” Rory Phillips explains, “but you have some traumatic event that you’ve never talked about, I highly recommend getting a couple of microphones and talking about it.” Fresh off the breakup of T...

Episode 534: Laura Veirs
July 16, 202246:1938.15 MB

Episode 534: Laura Veirs

Twelve albums in, Laura Veirs is ready for a fresh start. Emerging from a breakup album dealing with the detachment from her husband and longtime producer, Found Light arrives this month like a jolt of light night. It’s been a strange and fascinating journey to get here. After studying geology and M...