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How do you describe your music to your parents or other older relatives?
My parents are always supportive of ABADABAD, and I feel like our sound isn’t that far away from the bands they grew up listening to. A lot of bands that I love were ones that they raised me on and that definitely translates into my inspirations when it comes to writing.
How did you get involved with Converse Rubber Tracks?
I had visited the studio as it was being built and was eager to apply once they got it up and running. Converse is such an iconic brand and we were more than happy to come to New York to create music in their own space.
What other events at Northside 2013 are you most excited for?
I’m probably the most excited for the bands that are playing immediately after us at McCarren Park. We had the pleasure of playing with The Walkmen in Boston, and they are such an amazing band and bring incredible energy to the stage. Friend Roulette just released an unbelievable debut LP and Phosphorescent is a band I’ve always wanted to see live but have never gotten the chance. We’re in good company.
What’s your most noteworthy experience at a music festival?
ABADABAD played CMJ in 2011 and I feel like that really tested the integrity of the band. Each place we played was drastically different and we didn’t have anywhere to stay, but our ability to roll with the situation and adapt ourselves was a turning point for us.