Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene) Talks with John Vanderslice for the Talkhouse Podcast

In a scooter filled SXSW, two of indie rock’s prolific, veteran singer-songwriters drop some serious insider knowledge.

Earlier this month, Talkhouse headed down to the legendary insanity that is SXSW in Austin, TX for bands, breakfast tacos, more bands, and — of course — podcasts! We were honored to be asked for the second consecutive year to curate a live Talkhouse Podcast recording on the official SXSW Podcast Stage, where we paired two of indie rock’s prolific singer-songwriters releasing exciting new music this year.

John Vanderslice and Broken Social Scene’s Kevin Drew are both fantastic artists and hilarious, thoughtful conversationalists. The two chopped it up in front of an audience of fans on everything from the various forms of therapy that each is currently undergoing (one is micro-dosing) to the Great SX Scooter Scourge of 2019. Their talk also takes in their new music, the economic realities of running a pro recording studio in 2019, Vanderslice’s near-death tour experience, and ordering cocaine on the dark web.

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—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn

Today’s episode was co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi. It was recorded at J.W. Marriott in Austin by Sean Cherry and Kari Erickson, and at Hook and Fade Studios in Brooklyn by Mark Yoshizumi. Additional recording by Josh Modell.

The Talkhouse Podcast’s theme song was composed and performed by The Range. Thanks to SXSW, Cadence 13, and all the Talkhouse fans who roll through our live events.

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