The Untitled Interview #146 – BiMA.fest Edition: Starring Tierney Tough (The Pauses)

This past weekend it was time, once again, to venture up the I-95 corridor to partake in some Baltimorean musical hijinks at the BiMA.fest 2011. After last year's fun, my expectations were high. I spoke with a few of the bands you needed to know about playing BiMA.fest this year about all things festivus.

Another band I missed but really, really wanted to see is The Pauses. They currently reside in Orlando, which kinda makes their place of residence a little like their music: Super cute but with a dark side (though The Pauses have way less of the scariness of the Mickey Mouse empire about them). Below, Tierney Tough (she of the lovely vocals) talks festivals, memory loss, and why being easily distracted does not make djing a good career move. Oh, and once more I'd like to say...stupid hurricane.

Fuzzy Logic: Inevitably, you will forget to bring:

Tierney Tough: Hurricane repellent. It takes up a lot of room in the car. But hopefully Baltimore will use its charm on Irene so that we don't need it.

FL: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?

TT: Our buddies in Office of Future Plans. J. Robbins produced our album, and Gordon Withers plays on it, but we have yet set to see their band!

FL: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Baltimore?
TT: Lock up the car... real good...

FL: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
TT: Probably a Warped Tour or two. I think it was the one Jimmy Eat World was on ten years ago? Memory not so good.

FL: Favorite thing about festivals?
TT: The opportunity to be a spastic listener. I'm always cutting albums short, so moving from place to place is ideal. With that being said, I'm pretty sure I'd make a terrible DJ.

mp3: Go North (The Pauses from A Cautionary Tale)

[photo by Jason Greene]


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