Kevin Whelan, Charles Bissell, Jerry MacDonald, Greg Whelan
CHARLES BISSELL OF THE WRENS: Well, there are so many easy jokes about how I'm perpetually a year or two behind music. I've not heard from so many of the current bands. You mentioned Fleet Foxes, I think I've only heard 3 or so songs by them, and that's because I saw them on Conan or something once. Part of me thinks, like you were saying, there's a bit of that nostalgia factor. I mean, really all music sounds like something that came before, but as you said, if you're not in that phase that most people eventually go into, that transition where they're going into finding your own music, which happens in your teens or early 20's or whatever. If you're not that way, it's hard not to become that crotchety old Muppet in the balcony, listening to Vampire Weekend and saying, "Oh, we liked that the first time...when we called it Graceland!" It's harder to get excited about stuff, but it's really cool to see people are getting excited about it.Tickets are on sale for an April 10th Wrens show at The Bell House in Brooklyn. Amazing Baby open. That makes at least five upcoming shows total with SXSW and Sasquatch. All dates below...
The Wrens - 2009 Tour Dates
March 13 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom (KEXP show)
March 19 - Austin, TX - Radio Room (BrooklynVegan day party) (afternoon)
March 19 - Austin, TX - Prague (SXSW) (1am)
April 10 - Brooklyn, NY - The Bell House w/ Amazing Bay
May 24 - Gorge, WA - Sasquatch Festival