‘Minecraft,’ Educating Children to Engineer, Throwing Potatoes within the River

“I merely supply to individuals this: Make one thing, deal with somebody; watch comedies and never ‘Contagion’ for fuck’s sake.”

How the Dears Are Coping with Isolation: 'Minecraft,' Teaching Kids to Engineer, Throwing Potatoes in the River

Picture: Richmond Lam

Printed Mar 30, 2020

Murray Lightburn and Natalia Yanchak aren’t simply the co-leaders of Montreal rock stalwarts the Dears — they’re additionally a married couple. As they and their bandmates put together to launch the Dears’ eighth album, Lovers Rock, on Could 15 by way of Dangerbird Records, we talked with the rockin’ lovers about how they and their children have been spending their time in self-quarantine.

What’s your self-isolation setup? 

Natalia: We’re at our home in Montreal with our two children (14 and 7). I work from my residence workplace within the mornings, then spend the remainder of the day with the children — after all checking emails all through the day. General it is fairly chill and truly I am very grateful to have the ability to spend this time collectively.

Murray: My self-isolation setup will not be a lot completely different from my “regular” setup. We’ve a studio right here…

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