Dammit, these eMusic cats have to to be some of the coolest people on the planet. Not only is their taste damn near impeccable (see their eMusic selects program….I feel like I owe them my first born for turning me onto the Rural Alberta Advantage) but they also put out amazing content themselves. I’d totally be jealous of them if I didn’t love them so much.
Up today is an interview with the uber influential but reclusive Black Tambourine, where they talk about fun stuff like, you know, potential reunions. It’s worth a read. Trust me. If you don’t trust me, trust eMusic.
Haven’t heard of them before? Have you heard The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart? Crystal Stilts? Pretty much every single band in Brooklyn and San Francisco today? Then you’ve seen people who likely pray to their worn Black Tambourine vinyl every single morning.
A link to the interview, some excepts, and an mp3, after the jump…
Every single band seems to reunite; what about Black Tambourine?
Pam: A reunion show would be fun for me, because I miss the guys and it would ensure we were all in the same room again. I’d love to play the songs again, too! But it would be kinder to think of the audience in this instance. And realistically, we live too far away from each other for a reunion to happen easily. We all have really young kids that aren’t yet strong enough to come along as our roadies, and I’m still a nervous wreck when it comes to performing in front of people. If it didn’t go well, it would be such a bring-down! So I feel A-OK about not having a reunion show planned. A reunion BBQ would probably be better for all involved.
Mike: Yeah, I’m with Pam here. I think it would be super fun but it would be a huge bummer if we weren’t really great, which is more than a possibility. I do think one of the things that attracts people to the band is the mystery of not knowing what we might be like live. I’d hate to spoil that by getting our balding, paunchy selves (the guys that is, Pam is still her lovely self!) on stage and making a sub-standard racket.