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Interview With Charlie Kerr From Japanese Girls

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In August we reviewed a sexy, growler of a song called Vancouver Grizzly by Japanese Girls. We recently had a fun chat with Charlie Kerr, lead singer of the band, and asked him 20 questions about music, lame superpowers and the recasting of Breaking Bad.

1. Acoustic or electric? Why?

For writing: acoustic. For performing: electric. I love writing on acoustic because it’s bare bones, you have nothing to hide behind at all. You can add all the bells and whistles and pedals and shit later. Read more…

Interview With Mitski

 

Mitski's latest album - Retired From Sad, New Career In Business

Mitski’s latest album – Retired From Sad, New Career In Business

 

After listening to, and reviewing, New York artist, Mitski’s beautiful song, “Goodbye, My Danish Sweetheart” I kind of wanted to learn a little more about her. Since she’d been lovely enough to speak to me about the song, I wondered if she would be interested in sitting down with me (metaphorically), to chat about her new album, “Retired From Sad, New Career In Business. To my surprise, she said yes! The experience was wonderful. She’s a delightful young woman with outstanding talent, and she deserves world fame, fortune and a personal assistant!! Read the interview and find out why I think so…

 

Mitski, contemplating answers to my questions?!!

Mitski, contemplating answers to my questions?!!

 

Tirzah – I’m Not Dancing

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I don’t usually like to blow my own horn. But it’s a whole other story when it comes to the recorder! Yes, the humble recorder. I am not at all embarrassed to say that I am quite the virtuoso. It is not unknown for me to absolutely kill Moon River. And I completely own Greensleeves! So when I heard the opening (and closing) notes of Tirzah’s track I’m Not Dancing, it took me back to my primary school heyday. Ah, good times. Read more…