Electronic music takes the stage tonight on WEFT Sessions with Eureka Brown. The show begins on WEFT-90.1 FM at 10 p.m., and you can also listen online at weft.org.
Tonight’s gig is the beginning of a busy week for Eureka Brown, who’s also playing as part of a three-band bill at Cowboy Monkey on Thursday.
Eureka Brown is a man of few words. After the jump, you can get a feel for his laconic ways as he expounds at (not much) length on the greatest album of all time, the songwriting process and why he doesn’t mind being compared to The Bees.
Smile Politely: Will you be solo in the studio or with a backing band?
Eureka Brown: The Deebster’s gonna throw down on some drums.
SP: Have you played for a radio show before? Any complications or advantages that you expect?
EB: No, but this project was born in the studio so it should translate well.
SP: How does the songwriting process work for you?
EB: From the bottom up. I start with the low end and take it from there.
SP: How would you describe your sound for someone who’s never heard your music before?
EB: Heavy percussion, analogue synthesizers, dub effects, vocal harmonies, acoustic guitar, twangy surf guitar & funk bass. I wrote more about it here.
SP: Was there a moment when you realized that you wanted to be a musician? How did that come about?
EB: When first picked up a guitar. Before that I always wanted to draw comics.
SP: What’s a singer or band that you’ve been compared to that you don’t think is representative at all, and why not?
EB: We’ve been compared to our friends, The Bees. Although they have a more organic, natural sound I don’t mind the comparison at all.
SP: What is the greatest album of all time? Why?
EB: Scientist Rids The World Of The Evil Curse Of The Vampires. Listen to it and you will understand.
SP: What was your favorite band when you were in junior high?
EB: I secretly loved Transmissions From Satellite Heart but maintained the public perception that I listened to nothing but hip-hop.
SP: Are you a full-time musician or do you have a side gig?
EB: A little of both, if you know what I’m saying.
SP: What do you like to do in your spare time?
EB: Make music.
SP: Would you like to say anything else that wasn’t covered in these questions?
EB: Yes, come to The Cowboy Monkey on Thursday. We’re playing with Curb Service and Mordechai in the Mirror.