q and also a :: USF

Jason and Kyle of USF 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?

j: “Phaedra” by Gun Outfit. It’s so damn beautiful.

Streamable: Phaedra by Gun Outfit

k: The last song on the new Wild Beasts album. The whole thing is great, but that track leaves the best aftertaste.

Downloadable: End Come Soon (mp3) by Wild Beasts

q: What is your favorite beverage?

k: It’s pretty hard to beat a well brewed glass of sweet iced tea.

j: Tough question! Probably pure Florida Orange Juice.

q: What is your favorite band to see live?

j: Gobble Gobble, no doubt.

k: It would be dishonest to give a different answer. Best mini-tourmates ever.

Boring Horror (mp3)
Lawn Knives (mp3)
Becoming Legion (mp3)

(d/l lots more Gobble Gobble @ gobblegbl.bandcamp.com)

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

k: I went to New York last fall and caught Martyn and Optimum at the Turbotax party at The Cove. Free Asahis and a surprise Four Tet set definitely helped make that show pop.

Streamable: Return to Plastic People (September 2010) AKA FACT mix 182 (soundcloud)

j: I work at two really rad local all-ages venues–The Vera Project and Cairo–so I’m pretty much obligated to say that they are best.

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

j: The paintings of Frans Post and Grant Morrison’s The Invisibles, which I’m re-reading right now. There should be college classes taught about that book.

Frans Post's Paisagem Pernambucana com Rio

k: I spent last month re-reading Kurt Vonnegut books, which I hadn’t read since high school and which totally hold up. Miserable Miracle by Henri Michaux, which is essentially a beautifully composed mescaline diary. And CTI Records stuff from the early 70’s, so a lot of Freddie Hubbard and Hubert Laws.

Miserable Miracle by Henri Michaux


Red Clay (youtube) by Freddie Hubbard

Modadji (youtube) by Hubert Laws

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

j: We recently released a vinyl-only EP through a local label called Highfives and Handshakes, and we have a digi-single coming out this summer through Deathbomb Arc that’s got a real laid-back, spliff-in-a-Caddy kind of vibe.

k: And a full-length album with teeth and claws called The Spray, which should be out in the fall.

The Spray by USF

Greywolf (mp3)
Point Break II (mp3)
Startled By Sparkling Water (Feat. Alaskas) (mp3)

Streamable: The Spray (Preview) (bandcamp)

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

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