q and also a :: Sic Tic
Frank, Jenna and John of Sic Tic sent us these answers to our questions in this latest installment of q and also a.
q: What is the last song you (really) heard?
frank: Theoretical Girls (live). I like the lyrics. Just counting off over and over, over one chord, then chanting the band name over a chromatic climb, then one more count of to finish the song. Also: shotgun rider by Tim McGraw
jenna: “Hot Glue” by Pill
john: rick and morty theme music as of 5 min ago
q: What is the first album you remember purchasing?
frank: Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggy Style on cassette and The Offspring: Smash also on cassette.
jenna: Alanis Morissette – Jagged Little Pill. It was Christmas of 1996 and I was in the 5th grade.
john: I remember buying a few tapes when i was 12: i got Blood Sugar Sex Magic by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and it was a little awkward when i put that tape on in the car with my parents on the way home from the record store. Around the same time I remember buying both the Nirvana Nevermind tape and the Weird Al tape with the Nirvana cover as well. Not sure which one I got first actually.
q: Is there an album you wished you knew about when you were younger?
frank: I feel like I would have saved time if I had swapped all of the Tom Waits records I bought for Pixies records, but then I would have missed out on Marc Ribot. Didn’t get Trompe le Monde till 2010.
jenna: Nevermind by Nirvana or The Velvet Underground & Nico, I got into both of those way too late, in my opinion.
q: What is the last album you purchased?
frank: I bought the Azealia Banks ep 1991 on iTunes but that was like 4 years ago. Just got a Street Rules tape.
jenna: A very scratched copy of Changesonebowie. I found it at a record store the day after he died.
q: What is your favorite artist/band to see live?
frank: I like to see Parlor Walls. I like the way they move, I like the way they write songs.
jenna: Dumb Wolves. They’re so dreamy.
q: What is your favorite artist/band to listen to recorded (i.e. not live)?
frank: I have been into Charlie Christian since I was 14, and still am blown away by how he hit the strings on a guitar.
jenna: Blood Orange, especially the Coastal Grooves album.
john: Bodega Bay.
q: What piece(s) of culture are you really really excited about right now?
frank: Are eyebrow rings making a comeback? I ditched school with my big sister when I was 14 to get my eyebrow pierced on st marks. I always smile when I see someone with one.
jenna: Watching the social acceptance of non-traditional expressions of gender influence performance.
john: Animated GIFs. (seriously) I think they’re important. The Animated GIF is such a new medium, yet they’re also vintage in that they’ve been around for 20 years already. GIFs also reference the silent film era in a surreal throwback kind of way as well. I am excited in terms of what becomes possible: democratizing the transfer of information and human expression. Plus they’re a perfect fit for the short attention span we find ourselves with in this era. They’re being used universally : for education art, music, politics, science, business, etc… I imagine that the “winner” in the music/art/politics/subculture battles of the coming decades will be whomever makes the best GIFS. It’s fascinating, to me at least..
q: Anything we should know about your latest project (whatever that might be)?
frank: This is the 3rd video off of our ep. There are 3 more to come.
john: Our new recording is entirely self-produced. We recorded at home and Frank mixed and mastered the album himself.
We are totally psyched to share the video for You Could Dance With Your Shadow by Sic Tic with you.
And here is a little playlist of Sic Tic‘s tunes…
And make sure you check them out tomorrow at The Gutter at The El Goodo + Already Dead Tapes + GT Nside Showcase!
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