We Roll Like Madmen have recently relocated to Columbia and are playing at New Brookland Tavern this Thursday November 14th (with Limousines, Dresses). I had the chance to chat with Jordan and Chris ahead of this week’s show.
David: How do you guys like Columbia so far?
Jordan: We’re having a great time brewing up collaborative projects with some of the artists we admire in the scene. We always need more friends though. Solicit us.
D: You guys were recently on the local showcase bill for Mountain Oasis, how did that come about and how was the show?
J: We have a lot of dedicated fans who repped for us when the lineup was being put together and caught the attention of the organizers.
Chris: It was great to play the show because we’ve been long time fans and patrons of the festival when it was Moogfest. Getting the chance to add our creative voice to the noise being made that weekend felt great, and personally it was a special moment returning to Asheville as its where I learned to love electronic music when I lived there.
D: Were you able to catch any of the other shows over the weekend?
J: Our favorite acts from the weekend were Darkside, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and Mount Kimbie–all acts that demonstrated unparalleled restraint and control. We thought each of them facilitated a deep intimacy by stretching the perception of tension and release which was an appreciated contemplative breather from the noisy weekend… and we still got to dance.
D: We’ve been talking about music and technology recently, and Jordan you are in a master’s program focusing on audiovisual performance and interactivity. What does that mean, and how are your studies affecting WRLM (and vice versa)?
J: My study means a lot of new possibilities for WRLM in the next few years… lots of new toys to play with… and we won’t be slowing down.
D: Steady beat or broken beat?
C: Infinite beat
J: I was gonna say brokenest beat
D: Are you guys working on any new music?
C: We’re currently testing some new stuff live. It’s going to be different.
D: Death Grips released their new album today, your thoughts?
C: I was at work when it dropped and couldn’t listen. Made me physically angry.
J: New Death Grips is death
D: Baauer and RL Grime (along with Ryan Hemsworth and Jim E Stack) just finished their “Infinite Daps” tour, and released an accompanying video. My question: if they are dapping, infinitely, how can they make it drop?
C: Daps work by the transitive power, so as long as the dap is unbroken it is infinite. Plenty of time to shake or drop the bass while the dap is making its way around the room.
D: Finally, three reasons to come out to the show?
C: Top 3 Reasons:
1. Columbia could benefit from a little more dancing. 2. Jordan got a new haircut. 3. We’re now residents of the city and want to celebrate by getting wasted with its inhabitants.