13 Feb

Revolt of the Apes’ interview with Earthless is up now at the official Austin Psych Fest 2014 website. Earthless is, of course, a band of interstellar awesomeness that defies description, though we tried our best when naming the band Revolt of the Apes’ “Band of the Week” late last year, declaring their “From the Ages” album to be “loaded with enough clean-burning rocket fuel to have us searching the album’s liner notes furiously, dead-set on confirming our suspicions that the whole thing was recorded at the Jet Propulsion Laboratories.”

Read the entire interview here, and look for the complete text to show up here in the very near future. Here’s an excerpt:

Can you think of a band that you’ve grown to appreciate only relatively recently, after many years of either not “getting” it, or simply ignoring its existence? What do you think is different about you today that allows you to appreciate that music, in a way that you couldn’t – or just didn’t – previously?

Deerhunter. The last couple LP’s have some really great songs on them. I can’t say I know or like everything but the songs I like – I REALLY like them. I never ignored them but I guess it just took some listens to sink in. I love when that happens. I’m stoked to have seen them play somewhat recently as well.

Can you recall the first time in your life you can remember that not only are you a musically-minded person, but your approach to music might be slightly out-of-step from the norm? Not that the music you made necessarily sounded different, but that you may just think about it differently? Or do you feel that is even the case?

I can’t say that I have ever thought about it that deeply. Being a drummer primarily, I just have always tried to be as open as possible to hearing & trying new things, new sounds or “types” of music. I just always hope that I can bring something to the table creatively and help out with makin’ it super tasty! Music is like a meal, and you want a meal to be super tasty, right?


Revolt of the Apes is pleased, stoked and chuffed to support Austin Psych Fest 2014 through a series of interviews with many of the artists involved, answering the kind of ridiculous questions you’ve come to know and – maybe – love. Many more coming soon.


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