The Untitled Interview #148 – Hopscotch Edition: Starring Hospitality

If there’s one thing I love, it’s going to a new festival for the first time. And this weekend yours truly shall be heading down to Raleigh for some serious festival goodness in the form of Hopscotch. With a varied, all sorts of awesome lineup, I have no doubt this weekend will be a hot diggity dog dandy. I tracked down some of the most interesting out-of-town prospects playing Hopscotch this year to get their collective take on the joys of fests.

I think we can probably all agree that Merge Records kinda sorta has good taste. Their newest signing is New Yorkers Hospitality, an adorably charming folksy foursome featuring some of the most delightfully offbeat ladyvocals I’ve heard in some time, courtesy Amber Papini. For me, listening to Hospitality is like watching a quirky mid-70s Euro romantic comedy flick, sunshiney and silly and warm and wonderful. Read on for the musings of Hospitality, and DC friends, make sure to get out and see them Saturday night at the Red Palace.

Fuzzy Logic: How are you getting to Hopscotch: plane, train, or automobile?

Hospitality: Car.

FL: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:

H: All our instruments.

FL: How many shows will you be playing?
H: One show at The Union Sept 9th!

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

FL: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Raleigh?
H: Straight to sound check.

FL: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
H: Spoleto 1982.

FL: Favorite thing about festivals?
H: People everywhere.


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