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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.

Tremble Founder Jamie McGaw is “Super Party Man” for Mad Decent/CYPT/ Fools Gold Party at SXSW

While we were in Austin for SXSW, not only was Tremble founder Jamie McGaw conducting interviews for Tremble, but he also played “Super Party Man” at the Mad Decent/Check Yo Ponytail/Fools Gold show.

Check out this video. Mr. McGaw is the host with the mask and cape.

 

 

Check Yo Ponytail / Mad Decent / Fool’s Gold present: SUPER PARTY at Emo’s East & Beauty Ballroom – March 17, 2012 from Check Yo Ponytail on Vimeo.

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.

“Wahala” by Blitz the Ambassador Ft Keziah Jones, Baloji and Bocafloja

Great song. Great video.

Vice Presents: Faustino’s Patagonian Retreat

As a production person, I am always enthralled with Vice Tv’s production capabilities. I can only imagine what a feat it was to convince this guy to allow a film crew to follow him around.

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