If youâ€™re looking for a recommendation or a reason to head to Memphis this summer, look no further than the show this Tuesday May 28th at Murphyâ€™s. Total Control. UV Race. Parquet Courts. Sharp Balloons. All for $10 bucks. What the fuck.
I donâ€™t have a problem admitting that Total Control are my favorite current band. If they arenâ€™t oneÂ of yours, youâ€™re fucking up.Â On record they are untouchable.Â Live they areÂ on another level. A differentÂ universe.Â Same goes for UV Race, and so itâ€™s no wonder the bands share members. Talk about a powerhouse group of friends.Â Â Find a way to get to Memphis on Tuesday, itâ€™ll be worth it. Read on after the jump for a quote from DX taken from an interview I did with him in 2011.
Tuesday, May 28
:: Total Control
:::: UV Race
:::::: Parquet Courts
:::::::: Sharp Balloons
@ Murphy’s [Memphis]
$10 – 18+ – 9PM
What were you thinking about when you wrote the lyrics for the song CARPET RASH specifically the line â€œdrinking detergent and licking the wallsâ€?
â€œWith this band I was trying to write lyrics that were a bit more abstract. The hardcore lyrics I wrote were always a psychological depiction of people I hated or things I hated about myself. Having done Straightjacket Nation for six years I wrote so many songs about people I hated, so I was ready to have a different expression. I decided to approach lyrics differently with Total Control. A lot of the lyrics are motivated by shit that I dreamed about or short stories that I wrote that didnâ€™t quite work. The week I wrote that song I read three Phillip K Dick Books and I was probably getting high a lot as well. Later on I was at Mikeyâ€™s house and he showed me a basic demo of a new song he had and I was thinking about this weird futuristic sex dream. It was basically about a guy trying to make it with a robot in all these different situations. I guess that song is about being really disappointed with the future. In the 80â€™s there was a show in Australia called BEYOND 2000 and every week it would show you what weâ€™d be capable of doing in the future. It was all crap and I remember being young and thinking â€˜shits gonna be so fucking cool,â€™ but then when we get here the future is just more terrifying instances of what we have now. In between the 50â€™s and 2001, American culture was always about how the future is going to be fucking great. But then 9/11 happened and the myth of a great future disappeared. At the time I was pretty deep into utopian and anarchist communist politics, and then when 9/11 happened I just totally lost all sense of the future. So basically that song is about a guy who got a robot to have sex with but it turns out heâ€™s not enjoying it at all.â€ -Daniel Stewart.