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An Interview with Fenster

An Interview with CFCF

A very loud interview with CFCF, a.k.a Mike Silver. Jamie and Mike were sitting so close, but still had to shout just to hear each other. It was that loud at the W Hotel poolside party. Mike talks to us about his new album, Phillip Glass, and where he most enjoys writing music.

An Interview with Harouki Zombi

 

Harouki Zombi is the brainchild of Azure Ray’s Orenda Fink and occasional Of Montreal member Nina Barnes. We chatted with these fine ladies before their perforamance at SXSW.

 

An Interview with Capsula

We talked with Argentinean 3 piece Capsula about dadaism, the future noise, and the effects of the economic crisis on musicians in Argentina. Performance footage is from their show at the Grackle in Austin during SXSW.

An Interview with I am Oak

An Interview with I am Oak from Tremble Tremble on Vimeo.

 

Dutch singer-songwriter Thijs Kuijken of “I am Oak” takes a moment to talk to the tremble crew while he was down in Austin for SXSW. He tells us about his songwriting process, how influential nature is, and plays us a new, unreleased song. He’s got a new album called “Nowhere on Tammensaari” coming out in June, which we’re pretty excited about.

SXSW 2012 Coverage: An Interview with Quilt

An Interview with Quilt from Tremble Tremble on Vimeo.

 

It was so great talking with the cats from Quilt down in Austin. Anna Fox Rochinsk, Shane Butler, and John Andrews were incredibly gracious and humble. Such an awesome band. Their self titled album came out in November on Mexican Summer, and it’s chocked full of twangy psychedelic grooves, with some great harmonies. We’ve been listening to Quilt nonstop.

SXSW 2012 Coverage Begins: An Interview with Seun Kuti

An Interview with Seun Kuti from Tremble Tremble on Vimeo.

 

Our annual SXSW coverage has begun, and we will be releasing video interviews we conducted over this next week. So make sure you check back daily for new video interviews with Quilt, I am Oak, CFCF, Capsula and many others. Covering SXSW is a double edged sword for us- we both love and hate to cover this festival. The Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 performance we covered in Austin, which is shown in the video above, was plagued with problems from the start. Egypt 80 should’ve never played on such a small stage, and the venue couldn’t handle the set up. Seun and Egypt 80 flew all the way from Nigeria to play this show, which was cut short due to the technical difficulties of the sound booth and set up. They only played for 25 minutes, which was a travesty. A typical SXSW scenario. Here is a accurate article from Tiny Mix Tapes about this year’s SXSW Festival.

Tremble was fortunate to see Egypt 80 play again this past Sunday at the House of Blues in Chicago, and there was no comparison. They actually had enough room on stage to move around.

In this video, Seun Kuti tells us about the timeless attributes of the Afrobeat genre, the implications of the retraction of the oil subsidies on the Nigerian people, western vs. african governmental corruption, and what’s coming up for Egypt 80.

Tremble Interview: Grass Giraffes

We chatted with Athens, Georgia band Grass Giraffes when they rolled through Schubas in Chicago. Check out what Eddie and the gang had to say about giving their creations away for free.

Tremble Interview: Mates of State

 

Husband wife team Tremble chatted with husband wife team Mates of State the last time they came through Chicago. They were so gracious, and had a lot of good advice for us as a new couple working together.

Tremble Interview: Turf War

 

A few months back, Atlanta, GA rockers, Turf War came through Chicago. We were lucky enough to catch up with them before and during their show. Check out the interview above.

 

These guys just finished up a South East tour. Be sure to check them out at SXSW, as well. I guarantee they’ll be one of the best acts you see there. Click on through to their blog over here. It’s really well done, and features some video of recent performances including a rowdy cover of “Wooly Bully” from the Soul Bar in Augusta, GA. Very tight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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