The Untitled Interview #185 - Hopscotch Edition: Starring Zack O'Renick (Nerves Junior)

As y’all know, I had a rather enjoyable time down in Raleigh last year for my first ever Hopscotch, and it was so very good that I just had to go back again this year! The lineup looks frighteningly good, which means that yours truly will be making some seriously difficult decisions about how to spend her time. And of course, I had to get in touch with some folks that I was super excited about getting a chance to see in this installment of the festival. If you’ll be down for Hopscotch this year, make sure you keep these bands on your radar. And now, friends, let's get into it with this year's INTERVIEWSCOTCH!

If you're anything like me, you love a band with a GSOH. And Nerves Junior definitely has a little bit of that. After all, this is a band claiming its interests are "love, perishables, fishing," and its influences are "eyesight, hindsight, daughters." Cheeky, aren't they? Oh, and they also happen to make some pretty fine music. Sure, the sense of humor carries over into their songs, but they do some pretty special things sonically with their hint of haunting, creeping electro-pop-rock-noise. One third of NJ, Mr. Zack O'Renick, gets all perfunctory up in this piece about Hopscotch. Make sure, if you're in Raleigh, to give them your undivided attention.

Fuzzy Logic: How are you getting to Hopscotch: plane, train, or automobile?
Zack O'Renick: Airplane/car.

FL: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:
ZO'R: Drum machine/lunch.

FL: How many shows/parties will you be playing?
ZO'R: 1.

FL: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
ZO'R: The Jesus and Mary Chain.

FL: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Raleigh?
ZO'R: Set up a tent.

FL: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
ZO'R: Forecastle.

FL: Favorite thing about festivals?
ZO'R: The kids who do the walk in a circle arms out wide like a soaring eagle dance.


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