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Seismic Rad-Libs: With Mat & Brandon of Viper Creek Club

July 28, 2010

For any of you who have not heard of the electro-pop sensation Viper Creek Club out of Seattle … I guarantee this won’t be the first nor the last. There is quite a bit of hype being built up around their Aug, 3rd freshmen release “Letters”, and from a personal point of view… it’s quite simply amazing.
Mat and Brandon were nice enough to partake in the’s Rad-Libs, so lets see what we can learn about them.

1.Making an album was M: My moment of zen.
                                                         B: Creatively freeing and way smoother this time.

2.Best way to clear my head is M: Drinking six vodka tonics…I have a busy head.
                                                                         B: Playing music, or a long bike ride.

3.The Seattle music scene M: Is severely underrated.
                                                                B: Is why I moved to Seattle.

4.Organized religion M: Haunts me. I’ve recently acquired the fear of being mortal, but not sure its appropriate to use organized religion as my crutch into the afterlife.
                                                  B: Made my middle-school years hell.

5.Hip-hop is M: My other musical personality. Hopefully someday I will be able to make music in one of those plush vibrating leather chairs thanks to hip-hop.
                               B: New to me, but I like it.

6.When I’m drunk I crave M: More drinks..(specifically more shots of Patron). Drunk Mat seems to like top shelf tequila when already far gone (NOT RECOMMENDED for so many reasons).
                                                               B: Good music, and good beer.

7.Best show I have ever seen was M: Emily Haines at The Crocodile. We were in the front row, and she stared at us the whole time. Although in reality, she probably couldn’t see shit, cause of the lights, but we like to think otherwise.
                                                                                B: Emily Haines at the old Crocodile, or Friendly Fires and the XX at Neumos.

8.My most bizarre dream was M: Fighting with Diddy cause he couldn’t afford my beats, and then a flash forward/backward where we had reconciled and were shooting an alternate version of Wrekx -N- Effect’s “Rump Shaker” video in the jungle. This was a recent dream, and ever since “Rump Shaker” has been stuck in my head. Needless to say, this was one of my better dreams.
                                                                       B: Its a toss-up. I had a reoccurring dream in my childhood of walking through a Michael Jackson music video (esque) graveyard with fake fog and upright coffins. My best friend and my kindergarten teacher would try to kill me. I’ve also had a random reoccurring dream of a demon on the end of my bed flipping through an upside down bible and screaming at me.

9.I learned a lesson when M: I quit drinking so much, I was capable of amazing things.
                                                               B: We recorded and mixed a record in 30 hours, and didn’t put any effort behind it.

10.I spend too much time M: Worrying about other people.
                                                                B: Booz’in it up.

11.I find beauty in M: Easter eggs. Not physical Easter eggs, but the world’s little secrets.
                                             B: The little things.

12.Making an album brings out M: My favorite chunks of time. I used to have a lot of nervousness and apprehension about doing songs in a studio. But now its more anticipation and excitement. More of an empowering process vs. a demoralizing one.
                                                                            B: My musicianship. I’ve improved ten-fold in the last year.

Viper Creek Club- Eliza

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Randy permalink
    July 28, 2010 7:01 pm

    So where is the video?

    Where can I get the new CD?????

  2. July 29, 2010 1:43 am

    Hey Randy..if you’re in Seattle, any Easy Street or Sonic Boom will carry it. It will also be on Itunes. Simply click on Viper Creek Club here in the article, and it will take you to the Myspace wesbite for more info if need be.

  3. Beth Gaines permalink
    July 30, 2010 10:11 am

    Are either of you single?

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