Thursday, September 8, 2011

Artist Feature: Elephant Gun

We're thrilled to have Elephant Gun kick off the music for the first annual Rock and Roll Pig Roast. Here's an exclusive interview with Zach LaBomascus covering food, their music and future plans.

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Have you ever been to a pig roast? If so, when and what your experience like? Any vegetarians in the band?
Aww man, nah I've never been to a pig roast. I have seen them and always been jealous. I'm a reformed vegetarian who has seen the glorious greasy shining light of meat so I'm very much looking forward to this event. We don't have any vegetarians in the band. We have a few people who used to be vegetarian like me and our guitarist/singer, Jon, was vegan for a number of years.

You have a new record coming out. I like to listen to music while cooking and this is partially a food-driven event. Which track would make the best kitchen soundtrack?

The best kitchen song on the record? hmm..... you know I would probably have to pick the first song on the b-side of the record, which kind of flow into each other. It's an instrumental that goes through these crazy dynamic movements - soft and dreamy to fast and driving, all with a Spanish flare to it. It makes me feel like I'm living in a Quentin Tarantino film, and if I had some knives and I was chopping shit up in the kitchen whilst thinking I was in a Tarantino film, well, things could get pretty interesting.

Any favorite recipes or things that you guys like to eat together at practice or on the road?
We all really dig food and cooking. I don't know if we necessarily have favorite things. I'm sure each member can pick out items they dig more than something else. I know a few of us have deep fryer, and holy crap is fried food awesome. Our band should probably be morbidly obese with how much bad food we eat. Deep friend eggo waffles are pretty rad, just fyi.

What are Elephant Gun's plans for the fall? Tour, SXSW 2012?
We have a busy fall ahead. We're putting out a new record,"Kid Scissors", in late October. So we'll have some record release shows for that. We're going to do a short Midwest tour in November before the weather gets awful. With 9 folks in the band, making tour plans is not the easiest thing in the world, but we're planning a much longer tour for spring/summer next year. Most of the last year of the band's existence has been focused on getting this new album recorded, mixed and ready to get out. The finish line is in sight, and we're really proud of how it turned out.

Elephant Gun cover "Grounded" by Pavement

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