Stuedabakerbrown – End Of The Year Interview

The sublime Stuedabakerbrown, who recently parted ways with their drummer Josh Pratt, are ready for 2010 and we asked them about – Their highlights of this past year, the band’s plans for next year (first full-lenght album..) & last but not least; What was on their Christmas dinner menu?

For our other End Of The Year interviews, follow the links at the bottom.

Introducing Stuedabakerbrown (Full EP stream)
Music Monday 5 Band Recommendations – 26th October 2009

Question time…

How was the year 2009 for you?

Let’s see, 2009 was by far our most action-packed year as a band so far. We received a ton of radio play on local and college stations across the country (plus a few mainstream spins as well). We also licensed our music out to major networks such as MTV and E! – which was a first for us so that was really exciting. But the single coolest moment of the year was probably sharing the stage with Matt and Kim (2009 VMA winners) at Duke University this past October. It was one of the biggest crowds we’ve ever played to and it was just all around a great time.

2010; What plans and high hopes do you have in store for next year?

Well, our main focus will be finishing up production and releasing our first full-length album. We’re in the studio recording it as we speak and we couldn’t be happier with the results so far. Beyond that, we’ll be touring as much as possible to support the album – including a killer CD release party that will hopefully be even more fun that the CD release we had for our 2008 EP Closer. We also have a ton of other things going on including a brand new website launch, Season 2 of The Mike and Eric Variety Show, and all sorts of things we’re working on or haven’t even thought of yet!

What was your Musical Discovery of the year?

2009 was a pretty good year for new music. Some of our favorites albums of the year include: Wilco – Wilco (The Album), U2 – No Line on the Horizon, The Manchester Orchestra – Mean Everything to Nothing, Pearl Jam – Backspacer, Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion, Yeah Yeah Yeahs – It’s Blitz!, As Tall As Lions – You Can’t Take it With You, Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, and Them Crooked Vultures – Them Crooked Vultures.

I’m sure there’s a bunch we forgot. And there were quite a few new albums we spent a lot of time this year listening to that were actually released in late-2008R30;don’t even get us started on those, the list will double in length.

Are there any bands/artists or albums that you have high hopes and are particularly excited about in 2010?

Vampire Weekend’s sophomore album is due out in early 2010, that’s definitely one to look out for. Other than that, we’re not sure who’s expecting to release new material, but we’re always on the lookout for new music – so I’m sure there will be plenty to listen to this year.

If you had to pick one Experience and put it above the rest, what would that be?

I’d have to go back to the Duke University show I mentioned before. Really, it was the coolest part of our music career so far. But to get a little more detailed, the funniest part of that show was right after we finished our set. We all started packing up our gear in a hurry because the show was running behind schedule and they needed to get Matt and Kim on stage ASAP. But Pete had disappeared. We all kind of looked around for a minute, baffled, until we realized he was out crowd surfing. We had no idea he had even jumped out there but it was awesome to see him out there loving it (and making it out alive).

Your Album Of The Year?

– see Musical Discovery of the year above.

Your Song Of The Year?

This is/could sound lame, but I think we’d have to go with “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. The song is really catchy, and more importantly, it was the soundtrack to our beloved New York Yankees’ 2009 World Series run. We probably heard that damn song about 500 times a day for a month straight, but it sure will bring back vivid good memories every time we here it as long as we live.

Your Book Of The Year?

Easy. Cookin’ With Coolio, a cookbook from the one and only Coolio. Our favorite chapter was the one on desserts: “Sweet Treats for that Sweet Ass.”

Your Movie Of The Year?

Tough one, possibly a toss up between Star Trek and Inglourious Basterds.

Your story of the year. Experienced something amazing, crazy, warm and fuzzy, special this year?

Well this year we got kicked out of a hotel for the first time, that was kind of crazy, special, and surprisingly warm and fuzzy too.

Do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple of months?

January 23rd – Crash Mansion in NYC. That’s it for this month right now, but stay tuned for more shows and info on the new album!

And finally as Christmas just passed us. What was on your Christmas Dinner Menu?

Presents. We ate our presents for dinner. Unfortunately, Pete’s present was a puppy, so that was pretty awkward.

Stuedabakerbrown on Myspace, Twitter & Homepage.

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Stuedabakerbrown – Boy And Arrow (Live)

Stuedabakerbrown’s favourite Song Of The Year:

Jay Z Feat. Alicia Keys – Empire State Of Mind

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