An Interview with Ego Likeness

I had the opportunity to interview Steven Archer and Donna Lynch of Ego Likeness for Kilted Farmer Koncerts ahead of their upcoming Minneapolis show on November 17 at Ground Zero. Check it out here:

An Interview with Ego Likeness.

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An Interview with Ayria’s Jennifer Parkin

Had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Parkin of Ayria recently (with some help from friends on the Kilted Farmer Koncerts team). Check it out.

Kilted Farmer Koncerts

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We are pleased to welcome Ayria back to Minneapolis on May 23 with Project Pitchfork at the Triple Rock. Click for full event details and pre-sale tickets. We hope to see everyone at the Triple Rock on May 23!

Ayria is the one-woman electronic music project of Toronto’s Jennifer Parkin. Now on the verge of releasing her 4th full length album, Plastic Makes Perfect, and launching a US tour with Project Pitchfork, Jenn took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions about the upcoming tour, the new album, dubstep, roller derby names, managing burnout and more.

Kilted Farmer Koncerts:
You’ve toured with Project Pitchfork before and we’re excited to have both Project Pitchfork and Ayria back in Minneapolis on May 23. What are you most looking forward to on the upcoming tour?

Jenn:
Getting back out on the road, getting to play the new…

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Like Christmas Morning

Last week, I ordered Industrial Saviors: Music to Cure Cancer and a couple of Collide albums, These Eyes Before and Two Headed Monster. I was just going to buy These Eyes Before, but they came in a bundle and I couldn’t resist.

Lucky for me, both packages came in the mail today. I’m listening to These Eyes Before right now and listened to a few tracks off Industrial Saviors earlier. These Eyes Before is a very excellent cover album including tracks from Radiohead, David Bowie, Moody Blues, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd and The Beatles. Frankly, Collide’s version of Creep totally blew my mind and that’s the whole reason I bought the album. Creep is exactly what a cover should be in my opinion – true to the original, with the covering band infusing their own personality, flavor and emotion seamlessly into the piece. I heard a couple of other tracks on Dark Horizons and figured it was a worthy purchase, so here I am.

Normally I don’t pay much mind to the packaging, but the 2 cd bundle came wrapped in black tissue paper and included a little thank you signed by both band members. Collide definitely gets extra bonus points for these little touches and this is just one of the reasons I like buying music directly from the band. For a few bucks more, Collide will even sign your CD. I passed on the autograph, since I’ve just discovered the band, but it is still very cool that they offer the option.

I’m definitely looking forward to listening to the rest of the new music at work tomorrow.