Here's my conversation with Brad Skibinsky from Winnipeg’s heavy vinyl distro Eye and Ear Control Records!
It's a great chat about serving a niche community of discerning metal fans, opening a small physical HQ in the Exchange, working with local artists like Propagandhi (he just restocked the Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes remix/remaster), and so much more!
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(Shoutout to Beck Becker for the sweet voiceover in the intro)
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