The days are getting longer, the nights are getting shorter and sweeter, and that, my little vixens, can only mean one thing: it's getting close to being almost time for the one and only SXSW. And of course, that means I had to ask some questions of the bands I'd sure want to see if I was heading down to Austin for the 25th annual SXSW-stravaganza.
With a few exceptions, yours truly is officially not a metal girl. However, I am unquestionably a Liturgy girl. The internets will tell you black metal is their thing, but what these Brooklyn dudes really do is pummel your every nerve with a barrage of bone-crushing and skull-fuckingly loud metal. It is dark, but it is beautiful. Liturgy is in Austin as we speak, bringing the masses to their knees. Below, an abbreviated chat with founder and keeper of the vox Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.
Les Enfants Terribles: How are you getting to SXSW: plane, train, or automobile?
Hunter Hunt-Hendrix: Automobile.
LET: How many showcases/parties will you be playing?
HHH: Three. Impose/Thrasher party, Stereogum/Sacred Bones parties on Thursday and Thrill Jockey / Leafy Green showcase on Friday.
LET: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?
HHH: Odd Future.
mp3: High Gold (Liturgy from the forthcoming Aesthetica)