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- Posted on Apr 7th 2010 8:00AM by Jennifer Bergen
Describe your sound in your own words.
Devin Booze: Our sound just recently underwent a massive overhaul. It used to be like neon shoelaces on crack, but now it's like evergreen trees on a snowy mountain.
How did your band form?
Sarah Reynolds: I was a big fan of Devin's former band, Hide and Seek. I started a dance brigade and we went to all of their shows and danced really hard. Eventually, Devin and I started hanging out and dancing together. We dreamed up the idea of Ear Pwr, but I moved away to Italy shortly after that. While I was gone, Devin wrote music and when I came back I wrote lyrics to his music. We soon started playing shows, and the rest is history.
What are your musical influences?
DB: Raymond Scott, Toots and the Maytals, Alan Jackson, Kurtis Blow.
How did you come up with your band name?
DB: It came from the headphone and power inputs on an old cassette player.
What's your biggest vice?
DB: Liquor and cheeseburgers.
What's in your festival survival kit?
DB: Whiskey, water and tacos.
Who was your first celeb crush?
SR: Fred Savage
DB: Will Smith
What's your musical guilty pleasure?
DB: Animal Collective
Beatles or Stones?
What's the craziest thing you've seen or experienced while on tour?
What are you listening to now?
DB: Right at this moment, Flying Lotus.
What's your "Desert Island" album?
SR: Ariel Pink's 'Haunted Graffiti,' worn copy.
DB: Moby's 'Go.'
What can we expect to see at your live show?
DB: Loud drums -- bring ear plugs -- pretty music and probably some jumping around.
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