And Now a Few More Lists: 2012 Exit Interviews With Local Bands

12/28/2012 1:05 PM |

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Eddie, Jeff, John-Paul, Amanda and Sal of pow wow!

What are your five favorite albums released this year?
Eddie:
Spiritualized – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Hiatus Kaiyote – Tawk Tomahawk
Quiet Loudly – Go Into the Light Smiling
Chris Cohen – Overgrown Path
Savages – I Am Here EP

Jeff:
Chromatics – Kill for Love
Ariel Pink – Mature Themes
Wild Nothing – Nocturne
Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan
Beach House – Bloom

John-Paul:
Quiet Loudly – Go Into the Light Smiling
Tame Impala – Lonerism
Mac DeMarco – 2

Amanda:
Merchandise – Children of Desire
The Meaning of Life – Play Fuego EP
Quiet Loudly – Go Into the Light Smiling
Nite Jewel – One Second of Love
Wild Nothing – Nocturne

Sal: I think I’ll stay out of this one considering most of what I listened to this year is from 50 years ago.

How about the best show you saw and/or played in?
Eddie & Jeff: Pulp at Radio City Music Hall
John-Paul & Amanda: Best played in was November 30 at Grand Victory in Brooklyn with The Meaning of Life, The Dearloves and Dead Stars.
Sal: Quiet Loudly/pow wow! fall tour in Columbus, Ohio with Sega Genocide and Sports Fishing USA.

Any local band you think was deserving of more attention this year?
Sal: Heliotropes
Everyone else: The Meaning of Life and Quiet Loudly

Who’s a band to look out for next year, you think?
Eddie: Crazy Pills
John-Paul: Jeff’s solo project
Amanda: Imperial Topaz
Sal: GunFight!

Band you’d most like to see reunite in 2013?
Eddie: The Velvet Underground
Jeff: Teenage Fanclub (in the USA)
John-Paul: I’d like the Beatles to reunite so John Lennon’s ghost could finally unmask Paul McCartney.
Amanda: Television or The Smiths, ha!
Sal: The Beatles

What’s on the agenda for pow wow! next year?
Shopping our record to labels. Music videos and vinyl release for our full-length LP, Dont Stop to Look. East and West Coast tour to support it in spring/summer. Hopefully international tour in Asia or Europe (or both!). New singles/EPs.

Any New Year’s resolutions?
Eddie: Stop smoking cigarettes.
Jeff: Lose 10 pounds, make a solo record.
John-Paul: Yeah, quit smoking.
Amanda: Make a plan and stick to it!
Sal: See more music, eat more food.