Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Untitled Interview #165 – SXSW Edition: Starring Caleb Eberle (Earth House)

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.

I've decided I'm not even gonna try to hide my affinity for Alabama bands anymore, y'all. So let me present to you a little Bama band that I really well and truly dig, known to the world as Earth House. They get a little swampy, a little loud, and even a little poppy, and if you ask me that's the way it should be. Purveyor of noise from the vocal regions and the guitar regions, Caleb Eberle, got his think on and has the following to say about this year's SXSW. Austin, be gentle. It's their first time.


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

Caleb Eberle: We have an old suburban that we're hoping will get us to Austin and back but there's always a lot of hoping involved whenever we get in that beast.

FL: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:
CE:
Shampoo/toothpaste/basically anything we really need to keep clean for a week.


FL: How many showcases/parties will you be playing?
CE: Well we're playing three Sweet Tea Pumpkin Pie showcases and are hoping to find a house party or two to play.

FL:
Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
CE:
I really want to find a way into the Topshelf Records showcase to see The Saddest Landscape, but I know there are going to be a lot of kids there. Other than that we're all excited to see our friends in Sun Hotel, Caddywhompus, and Junior Astronomers play shows again.

FL:
What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Austin?
CE: Sam's been driving all the way from Alabama so he probably just wants to sleep but I know we all just want to walk around and see what everything is like. None of us have ever been to SXSW before so we're all curious to see how it all goes down. Our friends in Sun Hotel are veterans of SXSW so hopefully they'll show us the ropes.

FL:
What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
CE:
As a band we've never played a festival before and personally the first festival I ever went to was Warped Tour when I was 14.

FL:
Favorite thing about festivals?
CE:
The fact that you can catch a band for ten minutes and then walk around for a little while and catch another bands set is just awesome. It helps expose people to so many different kinds of bands that they would probably never go see if it was just a normal show.

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