I caught up with Surfer Blood recently when they stopped by the Art in the Age store in Philly. We had a fun time discussing their music, time travel, our founding fathers and the brand’s spirits ROOT and SNAP.
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Check out this interview I conducted for Art in the Age with Emil Nikolaisen, the frontman for Norwegian Shoegazers Serena-Maneesh. We discussed the band’s music, his home country of Norway and some of the artists he admires. A really good dude.
The new album is out now on 4AD. Highly recommended!
“Cult figure Kim Fowley, record producer, rock impresario, songwriter and musician. Manager of The Runaways, Animal Man and the original Mayor of the Sunset Strip. “One of the most colorful characters in the annals of rock & roll.” Thrill to gossipy stories of Sly Stone and Doris Day; Sonny and Cher; Cat Stevens, Led Zeppelin, Gene Vincent and more. Part 1″
My trip to this year’s SXSW for Art in the Age was certainly a productive one. Between seeing live shows, eating BBQ, and getting to know the city, I managed to catch up with some really awesome bands and interview them for the AITA blog. Having our artist tees and ROOT Liquor with me didn’t hurt of course.
Above you can watch our interview, which turned out to be one of our best, with the highly entertaing G. Lucas Crane — noisemaker for the band Woods.
Watch interviews with The Golden Filter, Warpaint, Bachelorette, First Aid Kit, Talk Normal, Suckers and Real Estate after the jump…
The queen of No Wave, Lydia Lunch, was/is a TRUE badass. Watch as she discusses her thoughts on making money, entertainment and FILTH in 2 on air interviews from back in ‘83. And if you are looking to learn more about the No Wave scene, check out the great documentary Kill Your Idols.
Here’s an interview I conducted with Asobi Seksu for Art in the Age, after they played a beautiful acoustic session in the store. Watch it below, along with a sweet performance of Hope Sandoval’s “Suzanne”…
Check out this fun interview I conducted with Oliver, the lead singer of A Place to Bury Strangers, for Art in the Age a few hours before their ass-kicking show at Johnny Brenda’s. We discussed various things, including the music industry and the film Crank 2. Watch:
Sun Airway is easily my favorite new band in Philly. They rose from the ashes of The A-Sides with a beautiful new sound that some might call Postal Service-y or Animal Collective Lite–but those descriptions would be cheapening it. Their debut EP Oh, Naoko is made up of esoteric, yet seemingly personal songs dressed in lush vocals and ethereal soundscapes. In short, it’s spellbinding. I sat down with the two members of the band, Jon (vocals/arrangements) and Patrick (arrangements), to discuss their origins, their EP and more…
During their stop in Philly with Bishop Allen, I finally got to meet 5 awesome folks from Seattle whom I have been in contact with ever since one of them (you know who you are!) sent me a cryptic and entertaining video nearly a year ago on MySpace–before the band had recorded a single song. Since then, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band have signed to a label and have released an awesome album, which has garnered praise from blogs like Stereogum and magazines like Spin. Last Friday I finally had a chance to meet them and ask them a few questions…
Our dear friends over at Art in the Age interviewed LA’s No Age during a recent stop at Philly’s First Unitarian Church. The gents spoke candidly about their T-shirt collaboration with the brand, their religious views and the desire to change the face of nacho creation forever. Check it out:
No Age’s acclaimed album Nouns is available now from Insound.
If you have yet to get into the dark-disco sound of Portland’s The Chromatics, then I have only one question for you. What the hell are you waiting for? Their music is a cinematic melange of sex, violence, mystery, more sex, more mystery, and every other cool word you can think of…so what’s not to love?
Recently, I chatted with lead singer Ruth Radelet about The Chromatics recording process, their live shows, the future of the band and other top-secret stuff. Check it out: