Monthly Archives: May 2013

INTERVIEW: MATT PETERS

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“To be perfectly honest with you, I don’t really like the feeling of getting too comfortable with the process … You never want to have the sensation that you’ve found something concrete. All art forms should always have a certain amount of mystery to them. You don’t really know why things work … It’s always been a process of discovery. What excites me is not knowing the process. So if something gets a little too easy, I get very suspicious that maybe things are getting a little stale.”

Matt Peters at length about Royal Canoe’s forthcoming transnational ventures, taking the risk of NOT having 100 things happening at once and the state of the Waking Eyes’ “open relationship.” Oh, and also why Winnipeggers need to find time to travel.

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FIVE QUESTIONS: MATT PETERS

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The Royal Canoe oarsman (or would the singer obviously be the canoe’s captain?) takes five from us.

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INTERVIEW: ERICA DRISCOLL

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“I felt like it was a great way to get signed, because it didn’t seem like we were trying to get these labels to listen. They were discovering us. That’s always a better way, and it’s completely different than being like, ‘Please listen to this.’ They were discovering it through Alt Nation and through blogs, so it’s pretty cool to put in that energy and have that actually happen.”

Erica Driscoll at length about the circuitous route that Blondfire took toward the band’s impending first major-label LP, from a youth split between Grand Rapids and Brazil to looking forward to sharing a bill with the Cure and New Order. Oh, and also the youthful decisions that one faces when choosing to see a concert in Chicago or Detroit …  Continue reading

FIVE QUESTIONS: ERICA DRISCOLL

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The sister-half and lead singer of Blondfire’s sibling duo takes five from us. Continue reading