A-Sides with Jon Chattman: In-flight Safety Guaranteed; A Dash of Eric Dash

January 21, 2015 5:39 PM

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It's bound to happen. Anytime I have an article that deals with Canada, I'm going to mention the importance of the great Rick Moranis. The star of so many 1980s classics gave up acting years ago, but it's always a good opportunity to praise his work any time I speak of our lovely neighbors to the north. My own love for Planet Moranis aside, there's so much more Canada offers... like... segue alert!... indie rockers In-Flight Safety. The band, which consists of vocalist/guitarist John Mullane and drummer Glen Nicholson, formed in 2003 and have been killing it ever since. The Juno nominees and Halifax residents are back with Conversationalist, and, in essence, it's ten tracks of guitar heavy, infectious indie rock. The band recently filmed an A-Sides session, performing "Animals," "Blue Flares," and talking up the former. Watch it. Listen to it. Love it. Love me...somewhat. And, of course, long live Rick Moranis.

Sometimes you interview someone, and it just feels like you're shooting the shitzu. That was the vibe when I sat down with pop star Eric Dash last month from Primary Wave Music's A-Sides Studio/Listening Room in New York City. The conversation flowed like cheap beer in a red cup. Dubbed as "The Male...

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