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- Posted on Sep 2nd 2010 5:00PM by Kim Davis
Hail From: San Diego, Calif.
Why We Love Them: These Southern Calif. rockers demonstrate what sunshine can do to your psyche and sound. Bouncy riffs adorn playful synths, ready for your next road trip sing-a-long or backyard barbecue.
Essential Listening: 'Twisting and Turning' (MP3 Download)
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Exclusive Q&A With Singer/Guitarist Timothy Hines and Bassist Robert Netcoh:
What's your favorite album right now?
Timothy Hines: The Lines' 'Memory Span'
Robert Netcoh: Ariel Pink's 'Haunted Graffiti.'
Tell us about the first concert you saw.
TH: Sonic Youth and the Descendants at the Wabash Hall in San Diego. People I knew at the time were into s----y music, so I was by myself at the ripe age of 13. My first official "stage dive" into a cold, hard concrete floor and the ceiling was about 6'5" tall. It was ridiculously hot in there. Anything before that was irrelevant so I'll discard those.
RN: Kiss in 1988 -- Springfield, Mass. I was with my older sister and her friend Karrie. Gene Simmons shot a giant Gumby out of the rafters with a rocket out of his bass.
What's your biggest vice?
TH: Red Wine and girls with a vacant stare.
RN: [I plead] the 5th.
What's the story behind your band name?
TH: My ex never liked it with the lights on.
RN: Tim's ex helped turn the lights on.
What's one thing you'd like people to remember about your band after you're gone?
TH: That we saved the "whirled" one chord after another.
RN: A fun live show and recordings that make you feel something.