q and also a :: Birth (Defects)

Baltimore’s own Birth (Defects) sent us these answers for this installment of q and also a.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?

sean: I don’t know what you mean by “really” hear a song. The last song I enjoyed is by the best punk band out of the UK right now, Frau – “Punk Is My Boyfriend”, also Unholy Two – “Survivor Series”, a classic from The Need – “O Sally How’s it Feel With a Fake Hand?” and from a project called Karasyozoku – “Strayers Seek Crowd, Even Though They Don’t Have The Reason”.

rob: I keep Dark Blue’s cover of John Cale’s “Hungry for Love” on repeat at all times if that’s what you mean.
q: What is your most common reaction to hearing your own music?

s: “At least we aren’t a Hoax rip off band”

r: “At least we are a Hoax rip-off band.”
q: What is your favorite artist/band to see live?

s: Watery Love.

r: I don’t have favorites; I love them all equally. OK, maybe Technicolor Teeth a little more than the others.

TECHNICOLOR TEETH / BLOOD POOL from Weird City of Dirt on Vimeo.

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

s: Death By Audio.

r: I don’t have enough experience to be an authority on New York City venues, but we’re playing The Gutter on August 15, so I’ll pick that one.

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august 15th at the gutter
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?

s: I have no idea what you really mean. I like Anime a lot, and both Rob and I enjoy the Knights of Sidonia series. Hive Bent and us are starting an Anime theme songs touring band. See you in 2017.

r: Bloodborne! and Knights of Sidonia, yes. My kids really like Mario Kart, too.

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

s: This split cassette with CP/M is our first release. It was recorded in 16 hours. It took 7 years to make this release happen.

r: I’m still amazed that cassette tapes have made a comeback.


Streamable: Birth (Defects) + CP/M 2014 Tour Split (bandcamp)

Recorded and mixed by Roomrunner‘s Dan Frome, here is the CP/M side of the cassette.

Streamable: Birth (Defects) + CP/M 2014 Tour Split (bandcamp)

Get the tape by coming to one of the shows listed above. Accidental Guest will be releasing a 7″ and maybe a 12″ by Birth (Defects) later this year. More on that TK.

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