Alternative World: So, how is the summer in Brooklyn? What are you guys up to on top of making new music?
Theo Klein: This summer in Brooklyn has been real nice. We have been writing, recording, and practicing tons of new music. We just finished up an EP which we plan to release quite soon…. So be on the look-out for that. We also shot multiple music videos, went wardrobe shopping, and cooked many a bbq.
Alternative World: What new music have you guys been into or looking forward to? Any music releases you guys were surprised by or really dug?
Alec Donkin: There is a record that just came out by Jordan Rakei called “Cloak” and I just can’t stop listening to it. It’s a wonderful blend of classic soul with cues taken from modern hip-hop.
Theo Klein: The Total Giovanni boys do it up. Great tunes, great grooves.
Alternative World: So you guys put out a pretty rad Beast of Burden cover. Are you guys Stones fans? Where does Argonaut& Wasp stand on the whole Beatles/Rolling Stones divide?
Argonaut & Wasp: We were given the very unique opportunity by Rich Cohen, co-writer of the TV series Vinyl, to perform at the book opening for his recent release, The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones. He asked us if we could incorporate some Stones into our set and we happily worked out arrangements of some of the greats, Beast of Burden being one of them. Around the same time we were recording at Germano Studios in the same live room where Keith Richards cut his latest album. The timing worked out so well that we just decided that we just had to make this record.
8/4 @ Bowery Electric // New York, NY
8/8 @ Songbyrd // Washington, DC
8/10 @ World Cafe Live // Philadelphia, PA
8/11 @ Bowery Electric // New York, NY
8/16 @ Middle East Upstairs // Boston, MA
8/18 @ Bowery Electric, New York, NY
8/25 @ Bowery Electric, New York, NY
We are especially excited for the Bowery Electric dates (our residency this August in NYC). We had the pleasure of curating four nights of partying with our friends: OXYMORRONS, Topaz Jones, CAFUNÉ, MOOD ROBOT, Episode, Clay and Friends, KOPPS, Lost Cousins, and Claire Ridgely.
We will be working closely with our lighting designer and projection guru, patchbae, to make each night unique and funky.
Alternative World: Lastly, are you guys partaking in the whole Pokémon Go fiasco?