Since acquiring the recent Hardly Art release Deep Time by the band Deep Time, nary an hour has passed since it hasn't been played in my household. The songs are well arranged, interesting, inventive, and pretty. They've been in town recently and they're back tonight with the Mynabirds*. I'd suggest seeing them for the first time if you haven't already, or again if you already have. Here's the video for "Clouds" which was filmed in Olympia, it's a delight.
How do you feel about Seattle? What are your favorite things to do here?
We both really enjoy playing in Seattle, but never been there long enough to explore. Our favorite place to play is at the shop, Cairo.
I noticed that your band is named for "the concept that the Geologic time scale is vast because the Earth is very old." Are you familiar with with Gene Ray's TIME CUBE concept?
No, tell us about it.
Time Cube's Gene Ray suggests that all of modern physics is wrong, that religion (specifically Christianity) is evil, and that the idea of family is poisoning children. The model proposes that each day is really four separate days occurring simultaneously. Here's a direct quote from TimeCube.com, "When the Sun shines upon Earth, 2 – major Time points are created on opposite sides of Earth – known as Midday and Midnight. Where the 2 major Time forces join, synergy creates 2 new minor Time points we recognize as Sunup and Sundown. The 4-equidistant Time points can be considered as Time Square imprinted upon the circle of Earth. In a single rotation of the Earth sphere, each Time corner point rotates through the other 3-corner Time points, thus creating 16 corners, 96 hours and 4-simultaneous 24 hour Days within a single rotation of Earth – equated to a Higher Order of Life Time Cube."
When on tour, do y'all argue in the van?
Nah, we try to be good to each other on tour and in general.
How many of you are on tour? (aside from Adam & Jennifer).
We usually travel with just the two of us, but for this leg of the tour are lucky to be joined by our pal, Katy, who is helping out with the van and merch and jokes.
Are the vocals in Deep Time sung under an invented accent, or are the words purposely spoken in an unconventional way? I only ask because it seems there is an accent or they're being used a more of an instrument rather than conventional singing.
There's no accent. That's just how I sing which is not the same as the way I talk. When you sing you choose how shape vowels. It's like painting or playing guitar.
Is there good food in Seattle? If so, what is it?
I'm sure there is. We usually cook beans and kale on the camping stove in the parking lot. We haven't done a lot of the Seattle hanging necessary to seek out good food spots.
What is your worst injury? How did it happen?
Adam was walking barefoot through a construction site as a kid and stepped on a nail. His foot swelled to double it's size and he was forced to wear one moccasin and one shoe.
Jennifer was cut off by an SUV riding her bike in April. She flew over her handle bars and broke her elbow.
We're relatively lucky.
Where are you right now, as you're answering these questions?
In a coffee shop in San Francisco waiting for our van to be repaired.
*It seems that tonight's show has been cancelled due to the van not being repaired in time. Ultimately, if each day is really four separate days occurring simultaneously, this may have been a different outcome.