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19 February 2010

You Say Party! We Say Die! - SXSW 2010 Interview and Video


Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

SXSW Show Times:
17-Mar - Austin, TX - Canadian Blast Party @ SXSW
18-Mar - Austin, TX - Casablanca Publishing @ SXSW
18-Mar - Austin, TX - Paper Bag Records Party / Speakeasy @ SXSW
19-Mar - Austin, TX - Hype Machine Showcase @ SXSW
19-Mar - Austin, TX - Pure Volume Showcase @ SXSW

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
To play to many different people from all over the world all at once and get the chance to meet/check out other bands.

Are you out promoting anything?
Yes, we have our third release out right now, a full length album called, "XXXX." We are touring it now. We toured it across Canada, and in March/April we will be touring it in the America. Then, we are flying to Uk/Europe and after that China/Japan and SE Asia! We have made a few videos for songs off this album and have more on the way.

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
I haven't had a chance to look at the roster and schedule yet. Last time, Krista and I saw The Polysics.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
The most difficult thing is probably staying healthy when you're running around all week playing shows, taking meetings and giving interviews. It's also ridiculously hard to load-in to your venue, depending on where your venue is and how much equipment you have. I heard that last year the Ten out of Tenn crew hired the bicycle taxis to haul their gear back and forth before and after their showcase haha.

Do you have any survival tips?
There is a lot of distractions to living healthy on tour and at festivals, so it is good to at least make sure you drink lots of water. Hydration and Vitamins can keep you going way longer that booze and drugs.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
This time, we are playing quite a few parties and showcases, and we are on a schedule so we may not have the chance to stick around, though i hope we will get a window of opportunity.

Additional Tour Dates:
09-Mar - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
10-Mar - Portland, OR - Doug Fir
12-Mar - San Fran, CA - Bottom Of the Hill
13-Mar - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
15-Mar - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
21-Mar - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
22-Mar - Atlanta, GA - The Earl
23-Mar - Charlotte, NC - Snug Harbor
24-Mar - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
26-Mar - New York, NY - Knitting Factory
27-Mar - Boston, MA - TT The Bears
29-Mar - New York, NY - Piano's
30-Mar - Detroit, MI - Pike Room
31-Mar - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle


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