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5 Questions with: Mutual Benefit

Mutual Benefit @ Mercury Lounge, Feb. 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

Brooklyn resident Jordan Lee records under the moniker Mutual Benefit, making lush orch-folk as heard on 2013’s gorgeous debut, Love’s Crushing Diamond. Now fleshed-out as a band, Mutual Benefit will be busy this week with many appearances at SXSW, including the Friday (TODAY) BrooklynVegan free day party–they play at 1:30PM. While getting ready for that, Lee took time out to answer 5 QUESTIONS:

1) What is your favorite venue to play in the country and why?

Definitely this big outside stage in the middle of the Ozarks in Arkansas that used to be a secret queer club in the 80’s but was recently found and re-started again by this group of young kids. Our show was cut short because a girl on psychedelics called the cops on herself and ended up getting tasered when she (perhaps rightfully) confused the police officer with a lizard person.

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2) Tell us about the worst show you’ve ever played.

A small country music bar in West Texas where there was a rave next door and someone on party drugs through a bottle at us and later in the night I saw a freaky UFO thing and couldn’t sleep.

3) What are some albums that you guys have been spinning in the van lately?

No matter how cool and worldly we try to be we always end up blasting Drake after a show.

4) What would your metal band name be?

Mutilated Benedick

5) Be honest: how often do you change your clothes on tour?

So few times that our tour manager staged a “laundry intervention” near the end of our last string of shows.

BrooklynVegan Presents – Mutual Benefit – Studio Sessions

Mutual Benefit – SXSW 2014 Dates
Fri. Mar. 14 – Brooklyn Vegan @ Red 7 (1:30PM)
Fri. Mar. 14 – After The Gold Rush II (Another Planet Entertainment Party) @ Red Eyed Fly (4:30pm)
Sat. Mar. 15 – Laneway @ Holy Mountain (1:50pm)

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