Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Art Brut / NME

"I never even thought we were going to get to go to America but by the time we got there people were already enjoying it so I never really had a chance to worry about them getting it. All my favourite bands are American: Jad Fair, Jonathan Richman, The Hold Steady, Mountain Goats, Jeffrey Lewis... Americans are less cynical than English people. With 'Emily Kane', English people said "Oh it's such a funny song" like it's a pastiche of an emo song or something, but in America people are like "Wow, Emily Kane, he must have really loved her". Which is the correct answer. I like that." (more at nme.com)

Art Brut play the Highline Ballroom on July 9.