Posted in interviews | music | tour dates on March 13, 2014

Beth Israel

Austin band Beth Israel do spare, jagged postpunk really well. Is "bleak" a positive? In the case of the band's debut album, it most certainly is. That record is being released by Dull Tools, the label co-run by Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts and Beth Israel will play right before them at the Friday BrooklynVegan free day party. In advance of that Beth Israel answered 5 QUESTIONS:

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

I gotta say the Flat Bang in Memphis had the best queso we've ever experienced. We were like "Okay, so, could this get any better?"

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

The Strong Bow in Delta had the worst queso we've ever experienced. We were like "Okay, so, where's the good stuff?"

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

How dare you.

4) What would your metal band name be?

Carrion

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

We fear change.


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Beth Israel - 2014 SXSW Dates
Friday - Red 7 BrooklynVegan day party
Saturday - The Owl - Dull Tools party

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Comments (11)

STOP

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:26 AM

Insightful interview. Thanks so much for this.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:32 AM

This must be a contractual obligation to the bands on their bills - they've even got metal versions on IO. You'd think they could call everyone and cut bait, but that'll mess up the MFN clauses.

Posted by lawyer guy | March 13, 2014 10:40 AM

5 Questions with SHUT THE FUCK UP

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:43 AM

Do you accept my health insurance?

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 10:54 AM

^ha yeah...they should also cover Neil Youngs Ambulance Blues

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:06 AM

This band is so SICK

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:19 AM

^They're off the charts ill! I like how they are a revival band! Their music isn't doctored!

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:28 AM

Damn. They seem a lot like dickheads. It's always tough when people think they're funny but are not.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 11:57 AM

I think I was born in Beth Israel.

Posted by Anonymous | March 13, 2014 9:04 PM

Queso?

Posted by Chris | May 10, 2014 10:22 AM

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