Nov 20, 2012

Slim and Red: indie rock/folk duo from Corry, PA, US (E117)

About: Slim and Red

Slim and Red: indie rock/folk duo from Corry, PA, US played in E117 of the ArenaCast

"We both separately played music early in our teenage years, but never played together until we were 10 years deep into our marriage. We are also HUGE comic book and JRR Tolkien nerds, so you will most always find many references and easter eggs in our music/art/lyrics. Simply put: we are a geeky married couple that play music!"

1. How would you describe your average fan?
Our average fans are mostly in between the ages of 20 and 35. However, that may be the majority, but the ages range quite drastically. All in all, we attract fans that are laid back, chill, and open to many possibilities. We try to create, promote, and encourage individuality, thought and creativity. Our first album was named Issue No. 1: Yggdrasil because we believe we are all bound together through cosmic and universal laws, and we believe our fans catch that vibe.

2. What are the sources of your inspiration?
Our biggest inspirations are life, creation, and people we have known and loved (with assistance from Comics and JRR Tolkien). There is an underlying connection between all of us and that is we are all human beings. We all feel the unrelenting pains of negativity and as well, we all feel the unbridled joy of positivity. Our inspiration allows us to comment and examine those two fundamental forces.

3. What bands featured in E117 of the Arenacast you liked the most? With whom you would like to make a common gig?
We liked Stop Light Observations and would love to play with them. We are very minimalist (with the ability to move to many instruments) and our shows are very chill with heavy feeling. So we feel Stop Light Observations and Slim and Red would complement each other nicely. Smooth, Soulful, and Emotional. It would be a pretty amazing time.

4. How do you think our generation would be passing the music to the next generations? Cds, vinyls, or links to itunes?
We would love to see Cds, and vinyls continue to have a spot in the market place and to influence new music lovers and dreamers. In holding the physical copy of an album, reading it and appreciating the art, you can really relate to the story that the artists are trying to convey to the listener, to us, this is a big part of the experience. However, trying to impede technology is like trying to delay Cain Marko.

5. What would you choose: a performance on the biggest stage of your country or a new album record? Why?
We would love the chance to play on the biggest stage in the US (of course the biggest stage could mean a lot of different places for a lot of different people). We can also always fiddle around and record our own music (again), so we would easily pick the stage (more ears to hear) over a new album. Also the feeling/energy you receive from the crowd is more powerful than the songs of Bombadil (well, it’s at least close).

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1 comment:

  1. For question 3, everyone did fantastic… we thought it was asking us to pick ONE band… But yeah, everyone did Great! ~Slim and Red