002 | The Darcys are somewhat into GOLF

002 | The Darcys are somewhat into GOLF

In episode 002, Bryan sits down with Wes Marskell and Jason Couse of Toronto band, The Darcys. Something of a two-parter, the guys start by digging into their new album, Centerfold, and the creative strategy and evolution behind it. In the second half of the episode, the conversation turns to golf, from Wes hustling adults on the course as a teen, to almost getting a hole-in-one, to the mental parallels between golf and being a musician.

Episode Rundown:

1:25 Bryan and the guys do a microphone deep dive – mic stink, hidden dangers, parts & pieces and the art of microphone placement for drummers

 

6:06 How the new record has allowed the band to play with how they approach their live shows, including guest stars

 

7:09 What it’s been like to play as a two-piece and using technology to fill out their sound

 

11:57 The return of Wes’s mustache, Hall & Oates-spiration and how your look plays into marketing

 

13:15 The guys discuss their content release strategy and creative evolution for the new album

 

18:50 The Darcys got kicked out of a wedding in Banff

 

20:45 Bryan has a complicated history with the sport of golf

 

21:45 Wes talks about his early forays into golf, working at a course, hustling adults as a teenager and why he eventually got fired

 

29:54 Wes almost got a hole-in-one

 

33:50 Bryan tells a story about his buddy Justin Christie who may be a golf savant

 

35:59 Wes gets creative in the face of his limitations as golfer

 

36:46 Golf as an escape and how, like being a musician, it’s as mental as it is physical

 

Topics Discussed:

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003 | Documentary Filmmaker Brent Hodge is SOMEWHAT into collecting vinyl

001 | The Arkells' Max Kerman is somewhat into PODCASTS

001 | The Arkells' Max Kerman is somewhat into PODCASTS