In The Know...11 Qs With Woodhands + A Giveaway!

>> Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Last month, Toronto-based electro-pop pairing Woodhands - Dan Werb and Paul Banwatt (yes, the drummer from the Rural Alberta Advantage) - launched their sophomore record, Remorsecapade, into the indie stratosphere, earning gushingly enthusiastic reviews for its sweaty, dancy, party goodness.

The guys are currently trekking all over Canada and the US, promoting their highly contagious new record via their bumping live show, sets that involve “no pre-programmed samples, no laptops, no safety net: just two hyperkinetic, high-energy performers bringing the party as hard as possible, a little different each time.”

See what all the hype is about this Saturday at the Lo Pub!

I’ve got two copies of Remorsecapade for giveaway if you’re interested. Simply fire me off an email (addy on the right) by Monday @ 4 p.m. with “Woodhands – Remorsecapade Giveaway” in the subject line and your name in the body. Winners will be drawn randomly, and then contacted chop-chop.

Also, I interrogated co-Woodhands-leader Dan Werb, and here’s what he had to say…

1. Where are you right now?
Vancouver + Halifax

Let's talk music...

2. Where is your favourite place in Canada to play a gig?
Wherever we are that night. But Toronto and Vancouver get special mentions.

3. What’s one piece of equipment absolutely essential to your live show?
Our motto is that nothing is essential - even if everything breaks we believe that we could put on an amazing live show.

4. What are your top three, all-time, desert-island records?
Computer World (Kraftwerk)
Decade (Neil Young)
The Blueprint (Jay-Z) 

5. Where do you shop for music?
 At shows.

6. What was the last great concert you saw?
I watched Leonard Cohen's concert on TV, but it was absolutely amazing.

7. Of the albums you own, which has the best cover art?
Remorsecapade. ahem.

And some hodgepodge...

8. Conan or Leno?
C'mon.  What are we, 50?

9. What’s your favourite winter Olympics sport?
Skeleton luge.  Though short track speed skating is hilarious.

10. What book(s) are you currently reading?
number9dream by David Mitchell.

11. And finally…who’s your favourite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, or Raphael?
Donatello all the way.


Blue 28 February 2010 at 18:59  

dude, i'm reading the same book! creepy.

Mykael 1 March 2010 at 11:44  

I've read it twice. David Mitchell is one of my favourite writers.

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