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CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE (PXP006): MEET THE BANDS – QUEEN BEE DREAM

Welcome to the latest spotlight on one of the 26 bands/artists that will appear on the POST/POP vs Cassette Culture Collaboration Compilation (PXP006) released on March 26th. I aim to have one of these interviews every single day so by the time we release the album at the end of March you will know each band intimately! Next up is QUEEN BEE DREAM, which is an apt band name as the track “Rooms” that is featured on the CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE album reminds me of being transported, by a swarm of bees, to their mothership where they experiment on me by planting bee-related artefacts into my dreams to see if I’ll notice. My kinda band! Onto the questions…

 

 

Hello! You are one of the 26 bands chosen for the POST/POP X CassetteCulture compilation. Congrats and thank you for letting me use your song. Just so everyone can know a little about you, who are you?

My name is Dave and I write songs.

 

Where are you from? Somewhere exotic? Are there any nice record shops there?
I’m from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Vertigo is pretty tight, Corner Records in Grandville has a giant room of 45’s you can get lost in.

What genre would you pigeonhole yourself into? Y’know, if I had a gun to your head! (There’s a slim chance that in the future I may have to point a gun to your head due to sleepwalking)

As generic as it sounds yes POP MUSIC. Always…

 

I’m bored of bands telling the world what their musical influences are SO, what are your non-musical influences? (people, movies, art etc)

Umm too many to mention!! Sorry lamest answer ever….

 

How did you find out about this collaboration/compilation and what made you send me your songs?

I was lurkin the cassette culture subreddit .. I just figured I’d send something in, I’ve got plenty of jams lying around…

 

You are in a dusty room. Time hangs heavy in the air. Before you is an ancient table, carved from a twisted tree that once stood proudly atop a lost mountain. Upon this great table is a gilded envelope. You open the envelope slowly, knowing that it will give you the answer that you have been waiting for ever since you started this journey. You have lost many friends and gained untold enemies along the way. All for this. This moment. You carefully remove the parchment, feeling the edges until it draws blood. You notice not, as your eyes flicker across the page. Your blind companion, so loyal, even though you traded his eyes for safe passage and a mixtape, brings his ear close to your lips and asks you the question. “What did the letter say?” and your answer is…

it was nothin really that cool….

 

Do you listen to tapes yourself? Do you think there’s a future for the format?

Yea I like tapes, I like the way recordings sound on 8 tracks, slight warble, warm sounds…. I don’t know what kind of future is coming but I think many have expressed the need for analog copies of music.

 

What’s the one thing people should know about you before they listen to your track?

Yeah just listen to it ….

What’s the one thing people should know after they listen to your track?

Thanks for listening?

 

Thanks Queen Bee Dream! Below are the bands I have interviewed who are also appearing on Choose Your Own Adventure so have a read and get to know these future stars!


CHARLES STRICKLAND EXPRESS

MORMON GIRLS

REVUE

THIS COLD NIGHT

GIRLS ON THE BEACH & PASTY CLINE

OURSELVES THE ELVES

 DON’T FORGET YOUR DINOSAUR

YOU CAN NOW PREORDER “CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE” BY CLICKING HERE.

Jed

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