q and also a :: Total Slacker
Tucker of Total Slacker 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: must have been last nite b4 i went to bed i was having “youtube adventures” and found the soundtrack to friday the 13th part 8-jason takes manhattan … about a year ago, dustin and cole from beach fossils and ross and i all stayed up til like 6am watching this movie and others while making drunk drawings… we love watching 80’s thrillers, cuz the soundtracks r so funny like this one.
Streamable: Friday The 13th Part 8 – The Darkest Side Of The Night (youtube)
q: What is your favorite beverage?
a: my favorite beverage is prolly this fresh juice we make at home when we have groceries …its fresh beets, carrots, kale, apple and ginger!!!!!
q: What is your favorite band to see live?
a: my favorite band to see live has to be Ava Luna, they just signed to infinite best, cant wait to hear that album! also: “Friends” know how to thrash out the jamz!!!!! those kids live at market hotel and have been such good compadres to us!…they recently covered “magical date night” @ monster island and i missed it! ;\
Ceiba (mp3) by Ava Luna
Swanth (mp3) Friends
q: What is your favorite venue in NYC (if applicable)?
a: favorite venue in nyc has to be maRKET hoTEL — we only got to play there once with Prince Rama in 2010, that show was posted in the New Yorker actually which was exciting!! favorite functioning venue::::: i feel like its a toss between shea stadium and silent barn.
Streamable: Zetland (bandcamp) by Prince Rama
Streamable: Total Slacker @ Shea Stadium (soundcloud)
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?
a: i feel excited about the attention that’s on independent music and diy shows right now… it seems like both the music industry and mainstream culture are paying attention to whats happening in cities like brooklyn/s.f./ austin … i feel its a really exciting thyme to be alive cuz there’s so many great new bands popping up and trying new ideas ‘n such.
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?
a: we’re almost done w our debut record!!! its got 12 songs, less reverb …and all the songs from our orig . demos that were blogged about this past year… but recorded by carlos hernandez of ava luna… with great Mics and and this really cool old mixer from the 70’s …we ran all the drums and vocals thru the old pre amp channels to get an amazing tone … its all about TONE on this record !!!!!!! i’ve never worked so hard in the studio on any recording as i have on our debut… we’re thrilled to have it released late june/ early july w Marshall Tellar records in London— and possibly a Major label here in the u.s. … its also gonna have several new songs that kids have only heard at shows recently like “shitty baby” … “Thyme traveling high school dropout” …”Stealing from salvation army” (which is a protest song to battle conservatives) … also a instrumental psych tune that’s just designed to get high too called “Kools MCrules”..and a ode to the last time emily and i drank 4Loko hahaha called “no mo 4loko” which is very grungy ;) plus all the orig tunes like psychic mesa, crystal necklace, Secret VHS collection, these condos don’t belong, magical date night etc….
Streamable: Crystal Necklace (vimeo) (dir. yrfriendmatthew)
Crystal Necklace (mp3)
Psychic Mesa (mp3)
Hangin’ Tough (NKOTB Cover) (mp3) (as seen)
You can still download the Total Slacker Demo @ mediafire.com.
- April 20th a/k/a 420 @ Bowery Ballroom w/ DOM + MINKS + Fergus & Geronimo
- April 23rd @ Santos Party House w/ Prince Rama + The Present + DJ International Tapes
Upcoming Tour Info (facebook rsvp):
å›ž may 19 LOS ANGELES @LINK DEN –fmly nite– tba,tba,
å›ž may 20 SAN FRANCISCO @hemlock tavern
å›ž may 22 OAKLAND @ sugar mountain *jaymes crowe presents*
å›ž may 24 PORTLAND @ Mississippi Studios w/TOTAL BROS
å›ž may 25 SEATTLE @ Vera project w/ Allo Darlinâ€™, tba, tba all
å›ž may 26 (driving )
å›ž may 27 DENVER @ Rhinoceropolis w/ Vitamins, tba, tba
å›ž may 29 ROCKFORD– (tba )
å›ž may 30 MILWAUKEE ( tba )
å›ž june 1-3 CHICAGO ( tba )
å›ž june 4 DETROIT @ The Majestic w/ tba,tba
å›ž june 7 TORONTO @ Teranga *curated by daniel woodhead *
å›ž june 9 BOSTON – PELLY TWINS PRESENT (tba -tba )
**featuring special guests, The Olsen twins on autoharp **
if u live in 1 of these cities and wanna throw a show in yr grandmas basement or whatevs — email TS pronto >> totalslackerrules [at] gmail.com
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