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If Britt couldn’t ever live in Austin again, where would he live?
Dan: He’d live in L.A. That’s an easy one.
Britt: Portland. Or, no, maybe I’d live in New York. I’d live in New York. We’ve just gone through my four absolute favorite cities. [The L: If you did live in New York, do you think you’d live in Manhattan or Brooklyn?] I like both. I do like the speed of Manhattan, but I like that in Brooklyn you could maybe get a place with enough space to have a music room or something, and that would be a big inspiration.
What actor would play Britt in a movie about his life?
Dan: Hmm. I don’t know. I’m sorry; I’m going to have to pass on that one.
Britt: I think Aziz Ansari would do a good job. [The L: For the younger version of you and the older you?] Yeah, why not? Give him some makeup to look older.
Who is Britt’s musical idol?
Dan: I’d say The Beatles. He’s a huge fan of The Beatles.
Britt: That changes. But I think Dan might think I was going to say Mick Jagger, so I’ll say that. He’s a big one right this moment. [The L: He said The Beatles, but Mick Jagger is pretty much the closest you can get.] Yeah. John Lennon, Prince, Mick Jagger, Robert Smith... they’re all biggies.
What is Britt’s favorite Wolf Parade or Handsome Furs record?
Dan: Sound Kapital, the last one. We just did an interview where we asked each other questions about our other work, so I’m pretty confident about that.
Britt: Sound Kapital. I think it’s the just the best collection of songs. He’s got some really great singing on it. It’s an album of hits. “Serve the People,” I really love—I mean, I love a lot of those songs—but “Serve the People” is sort of a sleeper track I think.
Photo Marina Chavez