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To celebrate Mexican Summer’s ten year anniversary, we paired two of the fantastic record label’s most fascinating artists: Ariel Pink and Cate Le Bon.
Backstage at A Decade Deeper: Mexican Summer’s 10 Year Anniversary party at Brooklyn’s Pioneer Works arts space, Cate and Ariel—fans of each other’s work who’d never met irl—sat down for a talk before their sets. The two really hit it off, and their wide-ranging conversation takes in a lot: the deep flaws they see in the way music press works; Ariel not always working well with others; and the difficult genesis of Cate’s upcoming LP. Ariel also talks about his favorite site on the internet, and Cate divulges the, um, very weird act she was asked to perform for a shoot. Check it out.
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—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn
Today’s episode was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi.
Big thanks to Justin Frye and Pioneer Works for hosting this taping.
The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range.