This album is one of my favourites. Definitely my favourite Alternative Rock album, Long live Rozwell Kid!
An interview with Denver Dalley
Denver Dalley of Statistics, Sean Na Na, Desaparecidos and Har Mar Superstar. Whether it’s Punk, Electronica or Rock he’s there and is revolutionising it, for the better.
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What started your music career?
I started playing guitar when I was in grade school. I grew up watching The Beatles movies and was fascinated by George Harrison. Started Desa (short for Desaparecidos) when I was briefly in college. I got into a tour van and never looked back!
What was your musical inspiration for Peninsula
Peninsula was a collection of songs I had slowly been building since I had taken a break from doing Statistics. I had recorded so much of it myself and had been spending a lot of time on my own around then. They say that no one is an island, but you sure can be a peninsula.
Top 5 favourite bands right now
Brand New, At the Drive-In, St Vincent, Queens of the Stone Age and Nine Inch Nails.
Your thoughts on the Midwest Emo scene
I don’t really know much about emo or scenes, I’m afraid…
Your guitar set-up
I play late 70s Gibson RDs through about 20 guitar pedals and an Orange AD30 amp in black.
Top 10 Emo/Hardcore EP’s/LP’s/Singles/Splits
10. Caust - Page Turner
9. Old Gray - Split with Tiny Moving Parts
8. Posture & The Grizzly - Busch Hymns
7. CSTVT - Summer Fences
6. Toasted Plastic - June Highs
5. Sorority Noise - Forgettable
4. Brave Bird - T-Minus Grand Gesture
3. Ma Catharsis Et La Mort - Extended Pain
2. Malon - Portraits of Dying
1. Studying - Sophomoronic
Honourable Mentions (In no order)
10. Carved Our Names In Snow - Breathing
9. Kaoru Nagisa - Concessive
8. GRYSCL - Finding Comfort in Obsolescence
7. Merchant Ships - Bummer Times
6. mewithoutYou - Catch Us The Foxes
5. Midwest Pen Pals - Inside Jokes
4. One Hundred Year Ocean - Where Were You
3. Solomon Solomon - Let, ink, or die
2. Be, Still Cody - Bumfuck Nowhere
1. Cape Farewell - Now That We’ve Redrawn Our Maps
I just gotta say that Will Neer is my favourite drummer. Guy’s a fucking badass!