Catching Up With Cut Copy

With the gleam of disco and anxious pull of electro, plus post-punk at the core and plenty of pop melody, it’s pretty clear why Cut Copy‘s in Ghost Colours is one of our favorite records of the year. Fronted by Dan Whitford, Cut Copy also includes Tim Hoey and Mitchell Scott. Here, Hoey was nice enough to lay it down for us on everything from the allure of New York City and Sonic Youth classics to who’s eating what in the band and a totally awesome quote from the band’s MySpace comments. — Johnny Loftus

MP3: “Lights & Music”

Favorite music venue/city…
New York has always been kind to us, from recording to playing to secondhand records.

Vegetarian, vegan or carnivore…
Mitchell and I are vegetarian. Dan likes rump steak stuffed with lobster wrapped in bacon. (It’s the country way. Dig.)

Most rented movie as a child…
Boyz n the Hood

Record that changed your life…
Sonic Youth, Evol

Best band from your city (besides yourself)…
Knightlife

CMJ or SXSW?
NKOTB

Movies in your Netflix queue…
“The Wire” season 1, 2, 3 and 4

Weirdest MySpace comment or message…
“You guy’s say you’re playing HAPPY HARDCORE. I don’t think you know what happy hardcore is, it’s understandable, you probably thought …hey were[sic] playing hardcore, and the lyrics are happy… NO. Happy Hardcore is a legitimate genre of music that you all sound nothing like, nor do i think that you would even like happy hardcore. Here’s an example of happy hardcore….

ANABOLIC FROLIC

9. Take a listen, now thats not what you want people to think you sound like when they hear/see that you play Happy Hardcore is it. ”

Favorite place for new threads…
Claude Maus
Store, Melbourne

Thoughts on the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival


Talk about class. Cut Copy, who you may or may not have read us trying to make out with after they blew our minds at South by Southwest, was late to their Sunday evening time slot at the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival. Travel issues involving Australia and O’Hare Airport. Sudden darling King Kahn tried to rally the disappointed crowd with an impromptu set of covers , but Bradford Cox didn’t seem into it, and Jay Reatard appeared on stage only to moon the crowd. We made our way toward the exits as the strains of Spoon‘s sophisti-pop oomph’d and ahh’d from across the field. (It was “I Turn My Camera On.”) A line of porta-johns blocked our view of where Copy was to have played, so we didn’t see them when they first replaced their replacements on stage. But we heard half of “Future” and all of “Hearts on Fire,” and then those dudes thanked us for listening, as if we were the ones who’d Continue reading “Thoughts on the 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival”