Monday, March 12, 2012

The Untitled Interview #164 – SXSW Edition: Starring LG (Dead Leaf Echo)

One of the first harbingers of Spring is not, in fact, the adorable, fluffy robins hopping along looking for worms or the bold yellow bursts of daffodils blooming. Sure, the longer days and Daylight Savings Time act as pretty good indicators. But they're not what I had in mind. Nay, friends, one of the first signs of the new season is SXSW, the week of music and mayhem down in Austin. I wrangled some of the bands I'd want to see, if I was going, to get their take on this year's installment of South by Southwest.

Last Summer, I rang in America's birthday up in Baltimore at the Golden West with some crazy noisy bands, including my beloveds in Ringo Deathstarr, The Vandelles, and the eardrum destroying-inclined Dead Leaf Echo. The noise this outfit makes turns hefty volume into something oh so pretty, dreamweaving their way through shoegaze and dreampop and making each song a special, shimmering racket. You might hear shades of My Bloody Valentine, Catherine Wheel, The Verve, Lush, and The Cure there in the shadows of their songs. LG commences below to talk festival turkey, and if you're able to see them in Austin your ears might not thank you, but your soul sure will.

Fuzzy Logic: How are you getting to SXSW: plane, train, or automobile?
LG: We're touring down by van through the East Coast and the South with band/friends Fan-Tan.

FL: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:
LG: Extra White T's, shoes, hard drugs, Trem Arm for the Jazzer. Our 3rd Fender Twin, Kafka paperback.

FL: How many showcases/parties will you be playing?
LG: 6 shows during SXSW week.

Monday 12th Rudyards' Pub Houston TX.

Wednesday Wed. 14th The Big Spill Festival San Antonio TX w/VHS OR BETA

SXSW dates

Thur 3/15
The Vortex
2600 Manor Rd
2pm-2:45pm w/The Wedding Present

Thur 3/15
Tiniest bar in Texas
817 W 5th st.
8-8:30PM

Friday 3/16
Metropolitan Club-Met Pool Party
2200 S. Pleasant Valley
6pm-6:30pm w/Bloody Knives

Saturday 3/17
7-7:30pm
STPP party
Casa Chapala
101 San Jancinto Blvd
w/ Ringo Deathstarr

FL: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
LG: The Wedding Present, JAMC, Young Prisms, Palomar, Alpine, Bloody Knives, Vibragun, Nightmare Air.

FL: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Austin?
LG: Drinking a margarita and vegan BBQ.

FL: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
LG: HFStival, Warped Tour, Oz Fest 96' Tool and Black Sabbath.

FL: Favorite thing about festivals?
LG: Free Drinks, positive traffic, variety of music and people. Seeing live music during the day non-stop. Seeing all the Brooklyn bands we can never catch at home in Austin.

Kingmaker by Dead Leaf Echo

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