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We first caught Chris Cubeta and The Liars Club a couple of months back during CMJ in Brooklyn and boy were we impressed. Coming off of his third studio album, Chris will be playing a set right in our turf tonight.
Supporting fellow New Yorkers, Elizabeth and The Catapult!, Chris will step on stage at the Tin Angel here in Philadelphia and show off his folk-tinged rock ‘n’ roll. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to see Chris and his crew bring their rugged indie-rock sound to Old City. Listen below to the companion tracks, “I’m Sorry” and “You Should Be Too” off the latest release.
We were lucky enough to speak with Chris briefly…
1. At what point in your life did you decide you wanted to make music for a living? What has lead you to your third studio album?
Probably around 17 years old I realized I wanted to be surrounded by music all day, every day. I was supposed to go to college to have a back up plan but the college life didn’t agree with me so I dropped out and got a job at a music store which eventually lead to me working at a recording studio in upstate NY. That’s where I really started to hone my craft as a songwriter, musician and producer.
2. Could you briefly explain what we could expect from your latest release?
Well, the newest record is made up of songs which were written almost 4 years ago to songs that were written in the last week before the record went to press. It’s probably the most “complete” record we’ve made and the band and I are really proud of it. That being said we are looking forward to working on some new recordings in 2012.
3. Moving forward, how do you plan on spending the new year in regards to The Liars Club and your music career?
I am in the process of writing and making plans to record in early 2012 with the hopes of releasing at least a new EP in the spring and maybe a full length next fall.
4. What makes for a great live show, from your perspective?
My favorite performances usually have lots of dynamic. I love when a band can be loud and abrasive at times and then play a quiet song which can be equally moving.
5. Who would you love to collaborate with?
Whoa.. tough question. Eddie Vedder would be my first choice but I’ve been really lucky to have the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing friends such as Emily Easterly. She and I will most likely write a song together for one of my next records.
6. When inspiration strikes, what do you grab first?
Usually my old guild guitar which hangs in my apartment. If i’m not home, what ever is nearest.
7. Lastly, have you ever played in Philadelphia? Any favorite stops or sights in the city?
We’ve played quite a bit at The Tin Angel. They have been really good to us there so we always come back. I’m looking forward to Thursday’s show!
See you there!