“I write almost everything for False Priest these days on GarageBand, and I plug in my guitars and keyboards and stuff through a Presonus Audiobox. I can’t remember the model number. But my favorite thing about it is if you plug a guitar into it and then crank the gain all the way up it’s the best fuzz distortion sound I have available to me. I’ve written a couple songs now just going off the momentum of how good that tone sounds. It isn’t on any of our real recordings so far though…I’d like to cheat and say that my other favorite “piece of gear” in my “arsenal” is the guys in my band. A 100% confirmed method of making my songs sound better is to teach them to my boys. Can’t buy that shit at Guitar Center.”
2.) Most recent song stuck in your head?
“In this very moment I have Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hillstuck in my head but I wanted to use this soap box to tell everybody about my favorite song right now, which is called Deja Vu by Mort Garson. I don’t know a whole lot about this guy but he made synthesizer music in the 80’s and I guess he’s got some level of clout among that kind of musician. This song is off an album of songs about the occult. It sounds like walking into the funkiest haunted house ever. I discovered it because it’s sampled in Day 912 by Dr. Yen Lo, which is also a stellar track.”
3.) Music’s unsung hero?
“The most underrated musician of the 20th Century is Jonathan Richman. There’s nobody else who can match his wit and sincerity. When I feel sad, I remember Jonathan Richman is still doing his thing and it helps. If you live in the Bay you can see him live three or four times a year if not more, and that’s a beautiful thing. I’d like to abuse my soapbox power once more and say that the most slept-on musicians working today are Dean Blunt, Jenny Hval, Katie Dey, and Baseball Gregg. Thank you, goodnight.” – Evan Greenwald