I think I’m more effective as an activist if I stay in music, to be honest. Music, the way it reaches people and transcends divisions, is a really effective and powerful forum. You know, the first song on the record is about Valerie Bolden, this woman I visited in state prison. So, instead of talking about how old I was when I first started playing guitar, I could talk about her, and about the California Coalition for Women Prisoners.
Thao Nguyen a tutto campo in questa bella intervista. Il suo nuovo album, We The Common, è da poco stato pubblicato via Ribbon Music. Dedicato a tutte le lettrici.
Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – “We The Common (For Valerie Bolden)”
I’m not so in with the prescriptive avant-garde agenda. I can do that sort of thing, but I feel that I’m still interested enough in song structure. […] People keep reminding me I’m about a million miles away from [pop]. Every time I bring an album it’s like I’m bringing in the plague, once again. I don’t actually know what category it all falls into, but I’ve stopped worrying about it.
Scott Walker su pop e sperimentazione in una bella intervista via Pitchfork a proposito del nuovo Bish Bosch.
There was a good amount of naïveté in ’91. Lollapalooza was an experiment. I know I like Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Butthole Surfers and Ice-T, but who the fuck else does?
Il bassista a proposito dello spirito con cui nacque il Lollapalooza. Perry Farrell e altri protagonisti dello storico festival in un bell’articolo di SPIN.
We’ve always acknowledged that the band is best served in short doses. So Japandroids is not the kind of music you want to listen to for 70 or 80 minutes straight.
Il cantante chitarrista della band canadese a proposito della brevità dei loro dischi. (via Anthem)