July 15th, 2010
Artist Interview: We Are Scientists
|Newdust has been big fans of We Are Scientists since their debut album With Love and Squalor came out back in 2005. Keith (vox & guitar) took the time to answer a few quick questions about the tour and what We Are Scientists are up to.||
|Newdust: So how is the tour going so far?||
“Rules Don’t Stop”
|WAS Keith: Well… day one was in Boston. We had the trailer hitch stolen off of our van, and we were an hour late to sound check. So I’d say its a smashing success. We bought margarita mix and tequila as well. Seriously though, this tour is great because we are getting to tour with some of our best friends from Brooklyn in Lightspeed Champion and Bad Girlfriend.|
|ND: How many places are you from? According to your press kit you are “New York-based Californians” and you have an “adopted homeland in England”.|
|WAS: Um… I had no idea our press kit said that. We are just from one place… and that is New York. We did though meet in California back in college, and briefly sublet an apartment in the UK.|
|ND: How did you end up writing a song for the British World Cup team?|
|WAS: We got into “soccer” while living the UK. Why do you care? Americans don’t like soccer!|
|ND: Well I live in DC and…|
|WAS: You spend too much time with all the ambassadors. (Keith called me out. I do in fact spend most of my time hanging with ambassadors, foreign dignitaries… and other social elites) American don’t like soccer. Anywhere you would go in England, within 10 feet of a TV there would be 50 people crammed near it. Crazy…|
|ND: Give us a few bands that newdust readers have to check out?|
|WAS: Oh man… Well, Two Door Cinema Club. This band called Yuck, not sure if it is with an exclamation point or not but their name rules! Also, 2/3 of this band called Oxford Collapse started a band called Skiing. Check em out!|
Thanks Keith for catching up with us! Be sure get the new album Barbara out now.
ATTN DC: We Are Scientists is playing Friday June 16th (tomorrow) at the Black Cat. Be there!