q and also a :: YVETTE
Noah and Rick of YVETTE 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?
n: A while back I happened on Tristan Perich‘s 1-Bit Symphony. It’s a battery, a microchip, a couple switches, a volume knob, and a headphone jack simply wired together and mounted in a jewel case. The idea of it is pretty wild – that you can participate in the listening experience and that this body of work is contained on one tiny chip in a little CD case. Also, I’m really feeling this remix my friend Alex, who goes by Young Life, made of Katy Perry’s “E.T.” It’s basically just a slowed down version of the song that makes Katy sound like Brian McKnight in drag. And it’s got a really nasty beat.
Tristan Perich’s 1-Bit Symphony (vimeo)
KATY (rmx) (soundcloud)
q: What is your favorite beverage?
r: I’ve always been into seltzer but people are always trying to rip off my style so I’m probably going to switch it up to some orange-flavored San Pellegrino.
q: What is your favorite band to see live?
n: Not sure I have a stand-out favorite, but I recently saw Man Forever (Kid Millions‘ project) as just a duo: it was Kid and Ryan from Tall Firs and one snare drum, that’s it. They just flammed, paradiddled, and rolled all over that drum for at least half an hour without stopping. In fact, I think the sound guy kind of had to signal to them to stop. Everyone in the room was in a trance. I started hearing things that I’m not sure were actually there. Oh and I almost forgot to include one of my favorite bands to see live, Gowns (rip)!!! So, so good live.
n+r: Some local bands that are our favorites to catch live (and who we think are moving things in good directions): Talk Normal, Knyfe Hyts, Aa, Zulus, Hunters, Antimagic, Crime Novels, Adult Themes, Sightings, White Suns, Mr. Dream…did we just name half of Brooklyn’s music scene?
What If Not You (mp3) by Gowns
Lemonade (mp3) by Talk Normal
Smoke The Milk (mp3) by Knyfe Hyts
Thirteen (mp3) by Aa
Black Out (mp3) by Zulus
Deadbeat (mp3) by Hunters
Never Learn Not To Run (mp3) by Antimagic
Young Bodies (mp3) by Adult Themes
Tar and Pine (mp3) by Sightings
Don Mattingly (mp3) by White Suns
Holy Name (mp3) by Mr. Dream
q: What is your favorite venue (in NYC, if applicable)?
r: For us it’s more about the quality of the show than anything else, but Death By Audio has always felt a little like home base to me. I don’t know if it’s because we’ve played there the most or that the audience has always been good but I feel most comfortable there. Also, Edan‘s got the souped-up P.A. sounding awesome, so that helps.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?
n: Not that I want to give it more attention than it’s already received, but I’m mildly fascinated with the “news”, put forth by evangelist network Family Radio, that apparently the end of the world is nearer than we thought. According to them, the End Time will happen on May 21st, 2011. Bummer if they’re right. Actually, I’ll be so pissed if they are right because we’ve put so much work into this tour coming up that it would suck if the apocalypse got in the way. But they’ve predicted it to happen before and it hasn’t, so… On a more serious note, I really love photographer Stephan Tillmans‘ Luminant Point Arrays collection. It’s incredibly minimal and so beautiful. If we could use that stuff for album cover art, I would…
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?
n: Biggest item on our plate right now is the tour we have coming up at the end of the month. We’ll be rolling down the East coast, up through parts of the Midwest, then past the Great Lakes region and into Pennsylvania on our loop back home. We’re incredibly psyched. In the meantime, some friends have been remixing the songs from our 7″ and they’re coming out awesome. The latest is from SF bros Clipd Beaks and it rules. And when we come back from tour, we’ll be playing some more NYC shows. Just confirmed a Northside Festival show for June 17th with Milk Music and we’ll be playing a benefit show on July 1st for a non-profit called The Emancipation Network, and that will be with a bigger-name band that we cannot yet announce.
r: After the tour our sights will be set on writing and recording, since we have a bunch of new songs and there are more in the works. Hopefully another release will be materializing soon.
And be sure to check out the rest of the q and also a series… here.
Streamable: Blood Sugar (youtube)
5/25/11 – BROOKLYN, NY @ GLASSLANDS (DELI MAGAZINE B.E.A.F.) w/ DIRTY FENCES, GUNG HO, STEVE SHIFFMAN AND THE LAND OF NO, SHAPES
5/27/11 – BALTIMORE, MD – NEED HELP
5/28/11 – RICHMOND, VA @ STRANGE MATTER w/ TATE HOUSE, CLIMBERS
5/29/11 – WASHINGTON, DC @ VELVET LOUNGE w/ LADY COP
5/30/11 – GREENSBORO, NC @ GLENWOOD COFFEE AND BOOKS
5/31/11 – ATLANTA, GA @ 529
6/1/11 – GAINESVILLE, FL @ THE LABORATORY w/ HEAR HUMS, PRAYTHING
6/2/11 – ATHENS, GA – NEED HELP!
6/3/11 – NASHVILLE, TN @ BETTY’S w/ TROPHY WIFE, ADVENTURE BOMB
6/4/11 – LOUISVILLE, KY – NEED HELP!
6/5/11 – ST. LOUIS, MO @ LEMP ARTS
6/6/11 – CHICAGO, IL @ PANCHOS w/ GEFFIKA, WISHGIFT, LAZY MAGNET
6/7/11 – MILWAUKEE, WI
6/8/11 – DETROIT, MI @ LAGER HOUSE
6/9/11 – CLEVELAND, OH @ NOW THAT’S CLASS w/ GARBAGE RIVER (MEM. TIMMY’S ORGANISM)
6/10/11 – YOUNGSTOWN, OH @ THE LEMON GROVE
6/11/11 – PITTSBURGH, PA @ THE SHOP w/ HIDDEN TWIN (MEM. MODEY LEMON), PASSENGERS
6/17/11 – BROOKLYN, NY @ BRUAR FALLS (STILL SINGLE SHOWCASE / NORTHSIDE FESTIVAL) w/ MILK MUSIC (WA), MORE TBA
7/1/11 – MANHATTAN, NY @ PIANOS (BENEFIT SHOW) w/ SECRET SPECIAL GUEST, SELEBRITIES, SLOWDANCE, BLISSED OUT (DJs) – YVETTE ON AT 8PM