q and also a :: Talk Normal
Andrya of Talk Normal sent us these answers to our questions in this next installment of the q and also a series.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?
Streamable: The Tides of Manaunaun (youtube)
q: What is your favorite beverage?
a: I love twig tea. It’s kinda like green tea but with twigs, not the leaves. This means there is way less caffeine and it almost has a nuttier taste. I like to steep it for at least 10 minutes so it gets almost black. Some folks call it kukicha. I call it tasty.
q: What is your favorite band to see live?
a: This is tough… Lower Dens? Although I am not sure if this is just because I treasure their tunes, which only enhances my perception of them as a ‘live’ act. I’d like to now reflect on a poignant ‘live’ experience… I once did sound for an ensemble with whom Steve Reich premiered a piece. Long story much shorter, he showed up only for the actual show and ended up directing the live mix. It was a wild ride. I was sweating bullets. That man is rock-n-roll.
q: What is your favorite venue in NYC (if applicable)?
a: I feel like show locations are not necessarily about established venues, but rather promoters and what particular bands they decided to string together for that night. But ‘venue’ specific, I like Death By Audio, 285 Kent, Secret Project Robot and Zebulon – all for different and various reasons.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?
a: Kanye West.
Streamable: Power (youtube)
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?
a: Talk Normal is my latest. And yes sir, we have much new to report:
– Transmission Lost (from album Sugarland)!
Directed by Pastor Alvarado. Shot @ various shows in 2010.
- June 16th – Binghamton, NY @ Bazooka Bazooka w/ Bees, Underground River, Buildings and Mountains
- June 17th – Toronto, ON @ Wrongbar NXNE Panache Booking Showcase with Ty Segall, Prince Rama, Juliana Barwick, Pujol, Turbo Fruits
- June 18th – Toronto, ON @ NXNE Snakes and Ladders Showcase w/ Aids Wolf, Prince Rama, Doldrums + more
- June 19th – Ann Arbor, MI @ tbd w/ Noveller, US Girls
- June 20th – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Noveller, US Girls, Turn to Crime
- June 21 – Cleveland, OH @ Pat’s In The Flats w/ No Pony, Tit
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Streamable: Secret Cog (bandcamp)
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