q and also a :: Pet Ghost Project

Justin Stivers has been super busy working on the Brain-Cave Festival (this Saturday @ Shea Stadium), so Justin Gonzales of Pet Ghost Project 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?

a: The first line of Facet Squared by Fugazi is always in my head. I love that album In On The Kill Taker. Lotus Flower by Radiohead is another one lately, though I’m still trying to wrap my head around that album.


Facet Squared by Fugazi

Lotus Flower by Radiohead

Editor’s Note: We cannot post the above video without including this fish smacking remix.

q: What is your favorite beverage?

a: Orange juice, especially fresh squeezed. Boring, eh?

q: What is your favorite band to see live?

a: Quiet Loudly! They’re a nice cocktail of old soul and R&B and psychedelic swirly loveliness. Great guys as well. I also enjoy the high energy country punk of Gunfight!, and the wackiness of MiniBoone.

I have regular cravings for the odd noise show here and there. Got to see Merzbow a few months ago, and it was a dream come true. I’m in need of a good free jazz show soon. The last great act I saw was Globe Unity Orchestra. The sounds coming from those horns were out of this world.

I should end it there. This could go on forever.

Be My Baby Mama (mp3) by Quiet Loudly
I Would Be Your Man (mp3) by Gunfight!
Cool Kids Cut Out of the Heart Itself (mp3) by MiniBoone
Fire; Burning Building of Waco, Texas; Taxi in the Car Wash (mp3) by Merzbow
Every single one of us is a pearl (mp3) by Globe Unity Orchestra

q: What is your favorite venue in NYC (if applicable)?

a: It was Tonic for a long time (R.I.P.). Now, it’s pretty much all the DIY spaces relevant at this point: Death By Audio, Silent Barn, Fort Useless, Party Expo, etc. I also really enjoyed playing at Cameo Gallery.

q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

a: Just saw that double rainbow video recently. Wow…

And I always enjoy Ghostface Killah‘s video complaining about low album sales. Cuz really, it’s the fans’ fault.

q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?

a: Well, our album Shelf Life has finally been put out there after what felt like an eternity!! I also have another top secret project that involves surfing, math, and Reason.

Editor’s Note: Justin and Justin recently released this statement:

wow, so this is it. after 7 plus years of having pet ghost project be such a huge portion of my life i sort of feel like i’m amputating a limb or something. well, so it goes…

anyways, the long and the short of it is this Saturday (4/9) at 6pm will be the last time that we bring pet ghost to the stage, from here on out PGP will be a recording experiment (which is exactly how it began, its come full circle. poetry). dont be sad though, lots of fun surprises and news that we will be disclosing at Brain-Cave Festival this weekend.

for those of you lovely people who have supported us over the years…we simply cannot thank you enough! remember, this isnt the end we (justin gonzales and justin stivers that is) just have some fun neeeeew stuff in store for ya and putting PGP as a side project just really makes sense at the moment. we are just using PGP as a place to jump off from; we’ve learned a lot and its time for us to move along and also up the ante with new things (as vague as that is). 7 years is quite a while to be apart of anything, this has a been a really interesting ride but this is the best and most appropriate way of parting ways with this band…amongst all of our best friends and amongst so many amazing bands.

to all of you peoples who live in faraway lands and cannot attend the last pet ghost shin-dig: don’t worry because this show should be well documented (audio and video). also pleeeeeeeease stay tuned and keep checking in on us, we will be uploading all of the past PGP albums on our bandcamp and we’ll also be posting all these fun surprises with in the next couple of weeks!!! more details and surprises shall be revealed soonish, we’ll keep you posted.

in the meantime, come to brooklyn this weekend and party it up with us.

digital hugs to all of you!

Which is sort of encapsulated into this tweet.

Pet Ghost Project’s last show @ Brain-Cave Festival! We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, we’ll do things in reverse. http://fb.me/NKfxcMeuless than a minute ago via Facebook Favorite Retweet Reply

And here is the poster for Brain-Cave:

Brain Cave Festival

So stream the whole of Shelf Life below and download some mp3s and then go and see Pet Ghost Project play one last time this Saturday @ Shea (ok?). They will be playing with Dinowalrus, Mr. Dream, She Keeps Bees, Natureboy, Dpony (mem Hooray for Earth), Shark?, Gunfight!, Quiet Loudly, El Jezel, Mussels, Datadog, Quilty, Magnetic Island, Blast Off!!!, The Rex Complex, Flotilla. Awesome.

Streamable: Shelf Life (bandcamp)

Glitch Shake (mp3)
Age of Automatics (mp3)
Cloud Seeds (mp3)
Box Elder (Pavement Cover) (mp3)

And be sure to check out the rest of the q and also a series… here.

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