Tinnitist TV | Episode 87: The Watchmen

The Can-rockers on Silent Radar, headshaving, The Hip & dead guys with bad teeth.

The Watchmen are back on Canadian music fans’ radar — in more ways than one.

First and foremost: The Winnipeg-born band just released a 25th-anniversary edition of their 1998 disc Silent Radar, which expands on the original album with dozens of great demos, rough mixes, alternate takes, live recordings and other unreleased fare. But that’s not all: The long-running quartet, who have continued to play a few shows a year since reuniting in 2010, recently announced upcoming gigs in Toronto, Calgary and their old hometown. With the deluxe edition of Silent Radar out now, singer Daniel Greaves and guitarist Joey Serlin got on the Zoom to talk about making the album, pre-emptory headshaving, coming second to The Tragically Hip and covering that dead guy with bad teeth and a hat. Enjoy.