Veteran Winnipeg MCs Gruf (Fermented Reptile, Frek Sho) and Yy (Park-Like Setting, Your Brother In My Backpack), alongside producer Rob Crooks are on the show about their outstanding new ‘Mental Health Day’ record!
We talked about Gruf and Yy’s long-awaited team-up, the album’s lyrically dense sound, how boundaries were pushed on both vocals and beats, and much more!
Get Mental Health Day now from Saskatoon Folk Rap Records (after you check out the podcast, of course).
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Just a warning on this one: the audio is pretty rough. It was recorded above a venue while a metal band rehearsed in the next room. It is what it is… a really fun, strange conversation with ¾ of very, very sad art-pop (glamour pop?) act iansucks, while some other band bashes away in the background. We talk (at length) about which audiobooks to listen to on tour, the band’s excellent new album (Don't Give in to the Bad Feelings), and a lot more. ...
Happy quarantine! Here's an interview with singer-songwriter-accordionist [Anne-Marie Williot](http://www.manitobamusic.com/annemariewilliot), alongside bassist/tuba player/etc. Ian Cherry. We talked about Anne-Marie’s excellent new record, [Cheval Géant](https://annemariewilliot.bandcamp.com/), which was intended to be released at a big show with a full eight-piece band. Instead, due to social distancing, Anne-Marie and Ian are playing the full album on [Facebook live tonight](http://[[text](http://[text](http://))](http://)www.facebook.com/events/839519293213391/) (assuming you're listening to this on the day it comes out)! This episode is brought to you by our friends at [the Park Theatre](http://www.myparktheatre.com/). Huge thanks to everyone who supports the podcast on [Patreon](http://www.patreon.com/witchpolice). You can help out for as little as $1 a month if you like the show and want to throw some change in the guitar case! ...
A deep conversation in a parked car with young Indigenous electronic artist and sonic experimenter [Exquisite Ghost](https://exquisiteghost.bandcamp.com/). We get into the roots of his "cyborg soul", his enduring love for jazz fusion, his killer new single, ["The Heart](https://exquisiteghost.bandcamp.com/album/the-heart)" (RPM Records), and much more! This episode brought to you by local punks Dangercat's[ last-ever show](https://www.facebook.com/events/1393874260710700/), presented by our friends at the [Park Theatre](http://myparktheatre.com/) on Dec. 8. Tickets for the show, which also features the Ripperz, are $10 at the Park, Into the Music, or online at Ticketfly. It's also brought to you by the [Solstice Edition of Record Sundaze](https://www.facebook.com/events/369169176856591/), which is happening Dec. 17 at PEG Beer Co. Dub Ditch Picnic, Eat 'Em Up Records, Eye and Ear Control, and Electric Heat Records will all be there with records, tapes and CDs from 12-5 p.m. ...