New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Speedy Ortiz

Posted by Amoebite, November 19, 2016 11:53am | Post a Comment

Speedy Ortiz What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

"After I buy this today I'll have every vinyl release that Brainiac put out." Sadie Dupuis, singer/guitarist for indie-rock band Speedy Ortiz, is talking about Brainiac's EP Electro-Shock For President. "This one's a little less, like, rock than their previous stuff. It's a lot more like noisy keyboard stuff and weird vocals... this EP, specifically, was a big influence on Nine Inch Nails." Sadie and the rest of the band picked a bunch of cool records when they stopped by Amoeba Hollywood, ranging in artists from Nick Drake to Madvillain.

Speedy Ortiz Foil DeerSpeedy Ortiz formed in Northampton, MA in 2011. The group was originally founded as the solo project of vocalist/guitarist Sadie Dupuis, who was teaching songwriting classes at a local summer camp and recording tracks on her laptop, before it expanded into a full band including Mike Falcone, Darl Ferm, and Devin McKnight. In 2013, Carpark Records released the band's Major Arcana LP, which quickly netted a "Best New Music" nod from Pitchfork.

The band's profile continued to grow with the 2015 release of Foil Deer, which ranked highly in the year-end lists of many indie music blogs. Speedy Ortiz has toured with Thurston Moore, Ex Hex, The Breeders, and Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks. In November 2016, Sadie Dupuis released a solo album, Slugger, under the name of SAD13.

Ferm picked J Dilla's Donuts, which he says is his "favorite beat tape" and goes on to say that J Dilla is probably his favorite producer." McKnight had a couple of classic albums from the '80s: Van Halen's 1984 ("Eddie Van Halen is like one of the coolest guitarists ever"), and Blondie's AutoAmerican, which features Debbie Harry's famous rap verse on "Rapture." Falcone grabbed Wrong Cops, the cult comedy by French electro artist/director Quentin Dupieux (AKA Mr. Oizo).

But what band did Sadie Dupuis and Mike Falcone first bond over? And just what odd combination of Simpsons characters did Ferm find in the toy section? You'll have to watch the video to find out:

Speedy Ortiz - What's In My Bag?
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