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Sloancast

Sloancast

By Rob Butcher and Ken Gildner
Two superfans take deep dives into the career and catalogue of the Canadian rock band Sloan.
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Ep. 8: Aaron Brophy (formerly of Chart Magazine)

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Ep. 9: Fan Q&A, 1997 vs. 2021
Ever wonder why Sloan hated Manitoba gigs? Or where the photos for the Party Album cover were shot? Or why Andrew's middle name isn't Bradley? With a nod to the innocence of the early internet, we take a look at fan questions from 1997 in a Q&A with Chris Murphy (presumably) from the official Sloan website. Keeping the motto "all filler, much killer" in mind, we reflect on CMM's answers from a 2020s perspective, adding our own insights into the mix.
1:53:17
January 2, 2021
Ep. 8: Aaron Brophy (formerly of Chart Magazine)
We talk to music journalist Aaron Brophy—former Managing Editor of Chart Magazine—about Chart’s importance on the Canadian alternative music scene and its relationship with Sloan, including their two-time selection of Twice Removed as the best Canadian album of all time. We also yak about Andrew Scott’s and Chris Murphy’s skills on the ice. Apologies for slight audio quality issues; someone (Ken!) didn't do a proper sound check.
1:13:17
December 6, 2020
Ep. 7: Never Hear The End Of It (Part 3: Tracks 16-30)
In this third instalment of our look at the 2006 album Never Hear The End Of It, we discuss the second LP and tracks 16-30 of the album. Tune in for even more minutiae on all-time favourites Such such as Ill-Placed Trust and Another Way I Could Do It.
1:37:57
November 22, 2020
Ep. 6: Never Hear The End Of It (Part 2: Tracks 1-15)
What's that? You wanted an excruciatingly detailed analysis of Never Hear The End Of It? Luckily for you, you might not ever hear the end of our commentary on this album. Today, we take you song by song through the first LP and tracks 1 to 15 of Sloan's 2006 magnum opus. Give the album a re-listen and stream our analysis simultaneously for maximal effect. We promise, we only have a couple of hours to go on this topic before we move on.
1:38:34
November 21, 2020
Ep. 5: Never Hear The End Of It (Part 1: Preamble)
We (finally!) begin our conversation on the greatest rock album of all time—2006's Never Hear The End Of It. In this prelude to our song-by-song examination of the album, we discuss the years leading up to its release and ponder why the album was an inevitability in Sloan's career.
1:19:13
November 3, 2020
Ep. 4: Ron Baker (Blue Suit Ron)
How does a teenager from Malton, Ontario end up becoming the (real) star of three Sloan music videos and two Muchmusic specials? Our chat with superfan Ron Baker (known to most as "Blue Suit Ron") elucidates this and more—including the origin of Ron's famous threads.
1:12:21
October 24, 2020
Ep. 3: Aaron Pinto
In this episode, we interview writer, musician and Sloan superfan Aaron Pinto about discovering the band at a later point in their career and about the merits of ever-popular Sloan/Beatles comparisons.
1:26:47
October 18, 2020
Ep. 2: 1998/1999 (Part 2)
In the second part of our two-part examination of Sloan's journey through 1998 and 1999, we dissect the 1999 album Between the Bridges song for song.
1:43:25
October 4, 2020
Ep. 1: 1998/1999 (Part 1)
In our inaugural episode of Sloancast, we explore the 18 months in 1998 and 1999 that encompassed the releases of Navy Blues, 4 Nights at the Palais Royale and Between the Bridges. Part 1 delves into the releases of Navy Blues and 4 Nights.
1:19:34
September 25, 2020