Before their show at the Metro, all four members of Metronomy sat down at the Gingerman with CHIRP's Alex Dziura to talk about accidentally swapping their tour gear with Yann Tiersen, the thrill of becoming cartoons for a music video, and how the creative process can change with each new project.
CHIRP's Alex Dziura just so happened to be in Minneapolis the same weekend that Gardens & Villa was playing at First Avenue's 7th Street Entry. She met up with the band to talk about recording an album in a sci-fi winter landscape in the midwest, covering Fleetwood Mac, and the best Gardens & Villa song to listen to this St. Patrick's Day weekend.
Alex Dziura met up with Rob and Tom of indie pop group Los Campesinos! before their headling show at the Metro. They talked about not actually being Welsh, bumping into The Dirty Projectors while buying apricot scrub, and wearing your own merchandise at your own show.
Take a brief moment with CHIRP to get to know The Babies. Alex Dziura met with lead singer Kevin Morby (also known for his work in Woods) before the band's Chicago show at Schubas where they talked about touring versus playing festivals, and how Kevin took his side project to another level. The Babies second full-length, Our House On the Hills, released in 2012 on Woodsist Records.
On the last date of their 2012 headlining tour of North America, Other Lives gave an exclusive interview to CHIRP's Alex Dziura before their show at Lincoln Hall. Singer Jesse Tabish expressed how it felt to tour with and also be remixed by Thom Yorke, shared some Lebanese Maronite family history, and talked about the thing that gives his life purpose.