*repeat repeat will be treating fans to some amazing music this Saturday, July 15 at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY. The extraordinary singer and guitarist behind the band, Jared Corder, took time out of his creativity to chat about the festival, their music, and favorite foods. The band will be playing from 1-1:30PM on July 15 at the Port Stage.
Is this your first time playing Forecastle?
Yes. We are so excited we could scream.
What do you look forward to most playing Forecastle Festival this weekend?
This has been a busy year for us, we signed to Dangerbird Records and got MGMT and booking and have been touring a ton. This is the first festival this year that we actually have some time to kill and go see bands and hangout with our team. Looking forward to hang time.
Is there a particular musician’s you’re really looking forward to seeing?
Spoon’s new record was incredible, hoping to hear some of those songs. I (Jared) have been really into Run The Jewels lately. Cage the Elephant are friends, so we’ll hopefully get to see them play again.
How would you describe your sound for someone not familiar with your music?
We call it Surf-RockCandy. Kinda sweet, kinda loud, kinda spooky. Think Arctic Monkeys meet The B-52’s.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
There’s nothing fake about it. You can love it or hate it, but it’s genuine either way.
Tell us about Floral Canyon coming out this fall.
Each song on the record is an individual story. There is a specific moment in time that inspired each song. Celebrity culture, failed relationships, longing, growing up religious are a few of the themes. Then, we took all the songs and made them flow from one to the next with a 60’s drive-in movie theme so you can listen to the record repeatedly without skipping a beat.
Do you have a favorite song on the album?
“Plugged In” is a real special one. Lyrically, I based it off the film “Idiocracy” by Mike Judge, which felt topical. Musically, we approached it aggressively on drums and guitar but with a big flowing, constant harmony that felt like The Mamas & The Papas.
What are your top three US cities for food?
Drink of choice at a bar?
Jared: Whiskey Ginger
Kristyn: Scotch (neat)
And, related: go-to hangover cure?
Jared: Running and sweating it out
Andy: More Sambuca
Favorite food to cook with that comes in a can?
Dream Collaboration: Beck. I want him to produce a song of ours.
One junk food you know you could never give up?
Pizza. Preferably with Jalapenos and Pineapple (sorry if we lose fans over this)
Best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Just F***ing Try It.”
Finally, If you could eat or have a drink with one person, who would it be and what would you have?
I want to eat vegan food with Paul McCartney.
ABOUT *repeat repeat
*repeat repeat is your favorite band’s favorite band. Mixing the sunny swoon of Sixties pop with a dark swirl of Warholian garage rock, *repeat repeat create their own geography to match their sound. Based in Nashville, TN — where frontman Jared Corder, drummer Andy Herrin, and vocalist/keys player Kristyn Corder kicked off the band’s career with 2014’s Bad Latitude — the three musicians make pop songs rooted in the spirit of both coasts, looking beyond the borders of their landlocked hometown and, instead, mixing California surf culture and New York street smarts into the same tracklist. They’re a blend of bloom, doom, and boom. They’re Dick Dale’s snot-nosed grandkids. They’re *repeat repeat.
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