OMC you guys! You’ll never believe it but I tots just had that babe 6 from the awesome hot new rock ‘n’ roll band Eleven and the Falcons in the The Present Is Now offices talkin’ bout her band, their new EP, Psychic Toothpaste/Ocean Ghost 7″, and that Pauly Shore movie Jury Duty. And I captured it all in the form of this interview. How bizarre.
First of all, what “Real Fact” would you put under a Snapple cap?
That Narwhals can crawl on land for about 50 yards. Sea unicorn is the new land unicorn.
I guess regular unicorns are going to have to breed with pegasuses now if they hope to stake their independence. How’s the band, by the way?
Why it’s swell, thanks for asking! We’re excited to hear some feedback on the EP. I think if anything, we’ve accomplished a fair representation of the recent events in our lives. I’m optimistic toward our future sound. We have our live instruments back from their vacation in a Florida storage space, and the magical powers of our newest bandmate, Mayor Prankster.
Speaking of by the way, remember that Red Hot Chili Pepper’s album, By The Way? What were your thoughts upon first hearing that?
Shit. “Can’t Stop” listening?
Totally. One of the songs on your new EP, “Mobelius Celeraus Truncata,” is only 19 seconds long. Are you guys usually so self-indulgent?
Uh, yes. Fuck you guys.
Such a sweet girl. Besides yourself, who else is in the band? And why the fuck did they leave you to do this interview alone?!
It was just me, 6, and 5 for the EP days, but recently Mayor Prankster has come aboard. I suppose the Mayor doesn’t have enough history to answer these grueling questions, and 5 is busy conducting some interview. So much for band loyalty.
Man, those guys sound like a bunch of ladyboys. I’ve heard from a very reliable source that this is the first interview your band has done. Does that make you feel pathetic or elitist?
Oh so pathetically elitist!
Your band, which will henceforth be referred to as Dolphin Kiss, has a very unique sound. Possibly the most unique sound of any band to release their debut EP this month. What sorts of instruments and recording equipment do you use to account for this?
Thank you for that, I love dolphin kisses. As I mentioned before, we did not have access to our guitars, good keyboards, percussion, etc. for most of the songs on the EP – the exception being “Abbatoir” which we recorded before we moved to New York. Therefore, most of the sounds were created by this little keyboard 5 bought me for Christmas. Other noises we would record and then sample or loop in Garageband with some crazy filters or something. We just experimented with effects until it produced something wacky or close to the actual timbre of the instrument. I guess our goal was to create something that would tickle your senses and make you think “what was that sound that reminded me of icicles??” It would be difficult to perform live with the EP versions of the songs, but we’re going to attempt to transform some songs like “Belles of London”.
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Hahaha. Now there’s that famous wit I’ve heard so much about. Let me flip the script for a moment, and ask you how often do you floss, collectively as a band?
Never, we’re British.
Too true. When did Dolphin Kiss first start making music?
Well, we started collaborating around 4 1/2 years ago. We didn’t really become Eleven and the Falcons until circa 2007.
Did you ever consider wearing costumes? You know, dress up as the number 11.
…Sounds pretty gay.
The cover art for your EP is pretty crazy, right?
For your viewing pleasure! 5 had the idea of creating a Sgt. Pepper’s-like collage out of a bunch of magazine clippings. It was just as fun to make as it is to stare at.
Yeah. Sometimes I don’t eat or drink for days on end because I’m so transfixed by it. How did you guys land a deal with KillerPOP Records, one of the giants of the music industry?
Just lucky I guess, or being good friends with the creators. It’s quite the honor to be up there with Johnnie Angel.
Yeah, that dude shreds. Finally, all of your fans are dying to know, what’s gonna happen to the Oceanic 6 now that they’re all back on the island?
Oh it’s gonna blow your brains out the back of your skulls! …Turns out, it was all a dream. Dream dream dream dream dreeeeeeeaaaaam. All I have to do is dream.
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