Monday, March 8, 2010

The Untitled Interview #30 – SXSW Edition: Starring Logan Collins (Surf City)

I’m finding it hard to believe that it’s almost time once again for the annual industry hootenanny known as SXSW. To celebrate the impending week of absolute havoc, Austin-style, we’ve thrown down the interview gauntlet to see what some of our favorite bands are going to be getting up to whilst down there whoopin' and hollerin' it up in the wilds of Texas.

My old roommate down there in Richmond was an amazing resource for music. She was into totally obscure shit that nobody I know had ever heard of, and she was also big into bands from New Zealand (which, with a few exceptions was also a region that was pretty obscure to me). One CD she let me borrow had some songs on it by a band called Surf City. Given Chelsea's proclivity towards older bands, I figured they were some long disbanded band from the early 80s. But lo and behold, I was wrong. The fantastic, surf pop meets vintage Kiwi rock that made me so happy was in fact made by a band that's actually together at this very moment in time. And these bitchin boys will be winning over the folks down in Austin in no time flat, I predict. Thankfully, they're also spreading their love all around the US this Spring, and believe me when I say you most definitely absolutely positively without question should go and see them. Drummer Logan Collins gives us the details on his plans for SXSW.

Les Enfants Terribles: How are you getting to SXSW: plane, train, or automobile?
Logan Collins: Well we are coming from LA so we will be flying.

LET: Inevitably, you will forget to pack:
LC: Towels, flannel, soap, extra socks and undies.

LET: How many showcases/parties will you be playing?
LC: We are playing 6 shows I think anyway.

LET: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
LC: Acid Mothers Temple should be good.

LET: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Austin?
LC: Finding somewhere to stay and eating some BBQ ribs.

LET: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
LC: Christian camp was cool but then I went to Big Day Out and that was rad.

LET: Favorite thing about festivals?
LC: Well the music is cool.

mp3: Autumn (new Surf other Surf City)

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