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I have to explain and apologize for some things: First of all, the phone Andrea was using came through really low and so the sound quality is not so hot. It also had a short delay (combined with low output) causing us to ask "what?" and pause a lot. Boo to the technical problems :(
The Midway State's interview was delayed by 30 minutes, plus the time zone thing kicked my ass! The problem with the delay was that I was on a tight schedule and could only record for fifteen minutes before having to export my audio and have the computer ready for another recording session in 10 minutes.
ALSO: talking to Kate and Lara ran nearly an hour, even after I threw away such spectacular questions such as "What's in your pocket?" and "I hear you collect comic books"; it still ran nearly 40 minutes. So I decided to make it into its own episode - consider this a bonus episode this week!
PART ONE: FIREFOX AK
firefoxak.com ♥ myspace.com/firefoxak
Please check out my previous article with Firefox AK. Spending her morning in New York to talk to us about:
- Her live shows descriptions
- Her exploration of New York and eating pancakes
- Working with Hello Saferide
- Tgr Lou
- Razzia Records and Minty Fresh Records
- Firefox AK Vs Laid
12/03/08 Uebel & Gefaehrlich Hamburg
12/04/08 Festsaal Kreuzberg Berlin
12/05/08 Forum - Visions Party Bielefeld
12/06/08 Live Station - Visions Party Dortmund
12/08/08 Schocken Stuttgart
12/09/08 Ampere München
12/10/08 Gare De Lyon Wil
12/11/08 ISC Bern
12/12/08 Schlachthof Wiesbaden
12/12/08 Projekt 7 Magdeburg
PART TWO: THE MIDWAY STATE
themidwaystate.com ♥ myspace.com/themidwaystate
Derek previously reviewed Holes by The Midway State, so I was more than happy to have Nathan on to talk to us briefly:
- Arlene's Grocery is not a grocery store
- Headlining tour throughout Canada
- Their funny Minneapolis story, trying to make it to a gig with Mika
- "Holes" to be released domestically in early 2009
- Touring with a piano
- Process of writing music (inspired by Beyonce haha)
14 Nov 2008 The Starlite Edmonton, Alberta
15 Nov 2008 Marquee Club Calgary, Alberta
16 Nov 2008 Amigos Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
17 Nov 2008 Royal Albert Hotel Winnipeg, Manitoba
19 Nov 2008 Cowboy’s Bar Guelph, Ontario
20 Nov 2008 Tattoo Toronto, Ontario
21 Nov 2008 Mavericks Ottawa, Ontario
22 Nov 2008 Le Studio Juste pur riere Montreal, Quebec
kate.weheartmusic.com ♥ lara.weheartmusic.com
LOLing through it all:
- The secret orgin of Kate & Lara
- Upcoming concerts: Ben Sollee, The Hopefuls
- "Wisconsin doesn't count as a state."
- Music venues we hate
- "Screw the Current."
- Living in New York
- Music we're listening to
- The three Bens: Ben Folds, Ben & Jason, and Ben & Jerry
Special thanks goes to Jennie at Minty Fresh Records, Andrea from Firefox AK, Myles from Sneak Attack, Nathan from the Midway State, Kate, and Lara. Music used in the show includes: Firefox AK, Hello Saferide, Ben Folds Five, Ben & Jason, Alina Simone, The Midway State, Pavement, Chromeo, and more.
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