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?

a: The Tides of Manaunaun by Henry Cowell. He’s a piano man; early 20th century. It’s like an earthquake with the most rewarding melodies on top. Deep stuff.

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.

Downloadable: Blue & Silver (mp3) by Lower Dens

Streamable: Clapping Music (youtube) by Steve Reich (performed by GVSU New Music Ensemble)

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.

M’lady Records 7″ single June 2011
Fast Weapons 7″ split w/ Thurston Moore out 2011


NEW WEBSITE IS IMMINENT! www.talknormaltalknormal.com

Hurricane (mp3)
Hot Song (mp3)
In A Strangeland (mp3)
Backwards Beach (Talk Normal Remix) by WOOM

Talk Normal

Streamable: Secret Cog (bandcamp)

You can purchase Talk Normal’s Quick Words split 7″ w/ Christy&Emily @ klangbad.de

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

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Talk Normal is on Hype Machine
Talk Normal is on Fast Weapons
Talk Normal is on Klangbad
Talk Normal is on M’lady
Talk Normal is on Rare Book Room
Talk Normal is on Menlo Park
Talk Normal is on Just For The Hell Of It
Talk Normal is on Night People
Talk Normal is on Impose
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Christy&Emily+Talk Normal - Quick Words - 7 Inch Split

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