Wow! Chicago's Spooky Action Space Captain! Holy geez! Imagine if The Smashing Pumpkins really dug bands like Cap'n Jazz (wow- how often do you get to read the word "cap'n" in two consecutive blog posts? Dreyfest for the win!) and The Promise Ring, and instead of writing 7 minute opuses that are a huge drain on your attention span that actually succeed in putting you to sleep when you listen to them (true story- I fell asleep when I first heard Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness...Didn't even make it to tape 2!), they wrote consistently catchy melodies and had interesting instrumentation. Now imagine that that description doesn't suck and in it's place you read something like: strange jazzy chords playing to odd timing and a singer that sounds like the Placebo guy if he didn't sound dumb! ....Damn, that's not any better.
Uh...while I try to get my shit together, here's this:
|In space, no one can hear you ask for your goofy hat collection back.|
Who/what is Spooky Action Space Captain? The Science Alliance and/or PB, BMO, IK, and LSP.
Browsing through your Facebook photos, it looks like your practice space is a shed next to a lake. Could that be true? What lake? How often do you swim after a sweaty practice? Can I come? Hahaha. A lake of cat puke. We practice in a basement, we record in paradise. You're welcome to join us, but we'll have to blindfold you for the car ride.
How much do you think the region you live in/grew up in affects your band's sound?
A lot. We're from everywhere, so we draw our influences from a lot of different sources, and each of us brings something different to the table. For instance, Graham brings P Sal.
From a non-musician's perspective, a lot of bands must seem like totally self-sufficient entities (and maybe some bands are), but you guys look like you have a lot of supportive, cool people around to help with things. Care to tell us about the connections you have with your support system? We get coffee deliveries and we have like 15 chickens. It's true. We have Joe. Football pizza, Grumfather. We're gonna need a pizza...
If you had to live without one of your 5 senses, which one would you choose to go without? What if you had to choose 2? Karla: Sense of smell...sense of self. Luc: Sense of smell... Tj: Sense of smell...Al Pacino's Scent of a Woman. Graham: Sense of self smell...sense of remorse.
When you go to a coffee kiosk, do you have a drink you regularly order? Large-ass dirty-ass iced-ass chai.
Something about yourself people wouldn't readily guess about you: As a group? We're pretty good at math.
If you weren't playing the style of music you are now, is there another type of music you think you might try your hand at? Sludge metal. Sea of Keef.
Tour is coming up for you and Hundred Heads (also on Dreyfest). What are some of the cities you are excited about visiting? Hundred Heads everywhere. In the trees, in the creeks, in your backyard.
Please give our readers a good bit of general advice: 1. Don't buy Honda stock. 2. Quit rollerblading sooner. 3. Learn about the birds in or near your local bodies of water. 4. Respect the couch boat. Oh my glob. 5. SMOHKE. 6. "You wouldn't want to put it into a tube." - Dr. H. Donna Gust
Sound advice. I only wish I would have known to quit rollerblading sooner; then I wouldn't have broken my collar bone. Or injured my pride when those 7th graders made fun of my neon wheels. Thirty-one is an awkward age.
Also, I never did think of a better description, so here's this: http://spookyactionspacecaptain.bandcamp.com
See you at Dreyfest!