Tuesday, 16 March 2010

A few minutes with...Daughters of the Sun

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Meet the Minneapolis psychedelic band, Daughters of the Sun. A band that writes songs about demonic possession, doesn't own computers, and loves their hometown.

How did Daughters of the Sun come about?
We've gone through several incarnations of people and realms throughout the years- started with 5 dudes, became 3, then 2, then 4, then 3 dudes again. So it's tough to say when shit really started getting raw- we've always been diggin' up new jams and stews.

Where do you rehearse?
We rehearse in a mega dingy warehouse in Minneapolis. The roof leaks all the time, especially this time of year. but we love it! It totally sets the vibe.

What was your best gig so far? why?
This is such a drag cause we have tons of best gigs- especially house shows, it's hard to fuck up a house show. But I think the one that stands out the most is the Million Tongues Fest in chicago. Getting to play with Ya Ho Wa 13 and our friends Ga'an on the same bill was totally nuts. Just hanging with the original source bros was a total honor, and they can still get down and party.

Worst gig?
Norman, Oklahoma. The spot is eternally busted! A couple real killer hangers, but for the most part just bad vibes.

I love your song, "Light As A Feather", how did you come up with that title?
The song's about demonic possession and skateboarding.

When your band is just hanging out, what music are you probably listening to?
We're all collecting freaks- true diggers. So when we hang out all we do is jam out new shit we've scrounged from record bins recently, which is rad cause it's always changing. But collectively what we've really been getting down with lately is early synth moves like Heldon or Robert Rental, early delta blues like Son House, friends and newer shit like Visions of Christ, Peaking Lights, Velvet Davenport, Baronic Wall, Jeff Witscher's projects, old Crass Records 7"s, fucked folk like Steeleye Span. I mean, the list goes on and on and on.

What was the first album you ever bought?
We're just all gonna say SWV- Sisters with Voices.

Any weird phobias and/or band superstitions?
I dunno, we all hate cops so we kinda freak out about gnarly cops.

What's your band's fashion sense/style? Any favourite clothing shops?
We don't really think about that stuff ever so it's hard to answer. We just really wear whatever we can get a hold of. If we had to grip rags we'd just wear rags.

Describe your fanbase in 3 words:
Our thrasher friends.

If you could be any other person for a day, who would you be?
Probably each other- we'd switch bodies but still have our minds. That'd be pretty weird.

What's better - downloading, still buying CDs, or collecting vinyl?
Vinyl- we don't really have computers (we're borrowing a roommates laptop). Therefore downloading and cds for that matter are out of the question. but we buy lots of records and tapes!

Best band you've seen live?
This is also a hard one, but lately the best band we've seen is Larry Wish, a local young freak that gets black-out trashed and makes amazing pop music. Great every time.

Is there anything (previously unknown) about your band that you'd like to share with the world?
No, not really. Everything we want to be vocal about us is already out in the open.

Tell us something interesting about your hometown:
Minneapolis is the best- It seems like it's locked in the middle of nowhere but truthfully is flourishing with rad bands, art and people in general. There's also an underground sewage system that's open to freaks!

And what are your plans for 2010?
We're going to be on tour with friends Vampire Hands in support of our split 12" with those dudes in April and May throughout the US, so make sure to keep yr lobes to the ground. Other than that- we're always hanging out!

Thanks guys! x

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