We’re nearing the end of a tumultuous summer, but Jesse and Dylan are back on the board covering the dual EP release of long-time AFL favourites Charlie McKittrick and Jamie Reaume. Four tracks apiece, ranging all over the map with two distinct takes on the themes of love and loss that manage to blend remarkably into a cohesive whole. We’ve never heard anything like it and odds are neither have you. So check it out!
Jesse and Dylan tackle Ottawa Pop Punk band Quinnzelle and their self-titled debut EP. It’s hard, heavy, and a little raunchy; it hit all of Dylan’s Blink 182 nostalgia buttons. Jesse contemplates the nature of authenticity and appreciates the rhythm section. There’s also some talk about Star Wars, and we get news of the podcast being contacted from other worlds (well, the United States at least). Have a seat and get ready to go back to the late 90s as you enjoy Quinnzelle!
A modern take on prog rock, with plenty of ambience and a bit of a horror vibe, Father Owl’s self-titled album is great for listening to in the dark, in-between spaces. If you’re not into prog rock, the sound is still pretty accessible (and very awesome), so you might find yourself looking a little further into the genre. Check’em out at www.fatherowlmusic.com!
With Jess on vacation, Dylan and his mum Loretta want you to get your skateboarding gear, drink a few beers, find your friends, and hop into the world of PKEW PKEW PKEW and their anti-social party punk rock. There’s a lot more going on than you might think on a first listen, and the live show is to die for. So much to cover! So get in the loop!
In this episode of A Feedback Loop, Jesse and Dylan take a look at six tunes by six artists, just to give you a taste of what’s to come from their next, and in some cases, first, full releases.
Doo Wop Days – Joy Thompson
Adrift – West End Riot
The Real Thing – Time Giant
Momma (Told You To Roll On) – 1990Future
Fall Down – Parasona
Gotta Have You – Ol’ CD
And all of it worth listening to! Enjoy.
Cover songs are a staple of music, a great opportunity to shuffle around the style and put a fresh take on something. Jesse and Dylan cover some of the best, some of the most interesting, some of the weirdest. A little something for everybody.
In this re-release, Jesse and Dylan tackle the most Canadian of music. Lots to enjoy here if you’re as passionate about home as we are, and if you’re from away, you’ve got lots to learn, so take a listen.
As the first part of our Thanksgiving weekend re-release, this is the first recording Jess and Dylan ever released. It’s a look at Nickelback’s disco.. thing.. “She Keeps Me Up.” Plenty of awesome Dylan-hating-disco to listen to here. Don’t forget about our contest #DylanHatesDisco: If you can find a disco song I like, you can win a guest spot on the show!
Jess is away actually enjoying her Labour Day Weekend, so I sat down with my mom (Loretta Rice) to talk about Labour Folk, politics, music and growing up.