The guests on this episode, Dog Pops, are a new band that emerged from local (sorta) indie supergroup Marshall & Some Buddies.
They’re getting set to play their first show and just released a very bird-heavy EP.
We talked songs about food and animals (mostly written on the toilet), recurring dog themes, not taking yourself too seriously, the debut record, avoiding social media, and much more.
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This episode is my interview with frontwoman Heather Thomas of Winnipeg's [ATLAAS](http://www.atlaasmusic.com/), all about R&B, synth-pop, music as catharsis, emerging from a bedroom cocoon and releasing songs into the world, and much more! As you may have noticed, this episode is a day late (sorry!), but I fully intend to put out some kind of content on a regular schedule throughout the holiday season before we get into 2020 and schedules become a bit less bananas. This episode is brought to you by our pals at [the Park Theatre](http://www.myparktheatre.com/), as well as the [Beer Boutique](http:/www.facebook.com/beerboutiquewpg/), managed by Winnipeg punk mainstay StevO Nelson. It’s also brought to you by [Trevor Fisher](http://www.linkedin.com/in/fishertrevor) of Way2Wealth Management, a local Certified Financial Planner who can help you start planning your financial independence. Call him at 204-471-3011 or email him at [email protected] to get your finances on the right track today! ...and don't forget to check out our pals in [Robojom](http://www.facebook.com/robojom/), who are releasing their new record Jan. 11! ...
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