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Who are you and where do you come from?

I'm Heather D'Angelo and I come from the Tri-state area.

Where does your name come from?

It's a line from the movie 'Pee Wee's Big Adventure.'

Who's in the band and where did you meet?

Me, Annie Hart, and Erika Forster. Annie and Erika knew each other before the band started because Erika played in the band 'Dirty On Purpose' with Annie's boyfriend (now husband) Doug Marvin. Erika and I knew each other from the neighborhood and were friends. Annie and I met at our first band practice. We all got along well from the start.

How would you describe your music?

Dreamy, electronic, folk music. 

What makes your band unique?

We're the only all girl all keyboard band that I know of - I might have to do more research though. If it turns out we're not, than I'll say that we're all unique just like snowflakes are.

Who are your musical influences?

I'm like a sponge so pretty much everything I listen to is a musical influence. I don't know, the list is incredibly long. Top of the list though would be Bjork, Air and Stereolab.

Tell us a bit about your current album and the inspirations behind it?

Our new album is called 'Still Night, Still Light.' It's about stillness, darkness and light, introspection, traveling, loss, perspective, relationships, acceptance, peace, happiness, sunshine, regret, joy, quiet conversations, love, positivity, and the calm.

Where are your favorite places to tour?

I love touring in Italy because it's like a vacation. I love touring in Japan because it blows my mind.

Where do you look for inspiration when songwriting?


Are there any ways the band try to be DIY or crafty?

We used to have a lot more time on our hands so we were crafty all the time, for instance, our first album 'Verses Of Comfort, assurance, and salvation' was originally burned on Erika's computer and then put into little sleeves that we screen-printed ourselves. We also used to screen print our own tote bags. We did a screen-printing run for 'reverse migration' too. Any time that we have the time to do it ourselves, we choose to because we all love the satisfaction of creating something that has a personal touch.

What would you be doing if you weren't in a band?

Finishing up my degree in astrophysics. 

What was the last record you bought?

Yikes, I don't remember... I downloaded Dirty Projector's 'Bitte Orca' which I have every intention of buying once it comes out. 

Hopes and dreams for this year?

I try not to hope too much because I hate being disappointed. I'm more inclined to close my eyes and make a wish for something, then forget about it immediately. I just take it day by day, meeting goals slowly and steadily. 

What's next for you?

A long battle with jet-lag. We just got back from Europe, where we were touring for a month, so my sleeping patterns are completely messed up. By the time I'm sleeping normally again, we'll be back on tour. Next stop is Canada.

You can find out more about the band on their website or listen to their music on MySpace.




camilaustral · Concepcion, Bio-Bio, CL · 9 projects
oh i love au revoir simone so much! Happy
is great music to craft to, and to sing along too

and the new album is great too! (i'm hoping i get the money to buy it...)
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