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A brief chat with Ages and Ages


Portland indie rock band Ages and Ages will be at the Savoy Room in Denver on October 10 with Horse Thief, so we took the opportunity to speak with front man Tim Perry…P

Yellow Scene: 2014 has been a huge year for you guys. You must be very happy with the way it’s gone…

Tim Perry: I’m done predicting anything, especially when it comes to something as intangible as music and whether or not people are going to latch onto an intangible thing. It’s out of my control. But I am happy with the way it’s turned out for sure, yeah.

YS: Do you enjoy playing Denver?

TP: It’s weird – the last national tour we went on in March, we somehow ended up playing in the state of Colorado like four times, which was kind of strange. Of all the states to play in four times, Colorado just seemed kind of random to us. It worked out that way, and then we were also there when our first album came out – we played with Blitzen Trapper. We love it. I’m a Seattle Seahawks fan because I grew up there, so there’s that. I’ve been gloated at for so long, being a Seattle fan, that I tend not to do that because I know how it feels. It’s just plain not funny sometimes. But there’s a part of me that, in my own private way, likes being in Denver.

YS: What are your plans for your set this time around?

TP: We’re going to do what we always do, which is to play as hard as we can until our voices are hoarse, pretty much. That’s kind of our MO. Just to play our hearts out. We don’t care where we are or what time it is. We love doing it at the end of the day, no matter how long a van ride or how much we may be getting on each other’s nerves. It all comes out when it’s time to play.

YS: When this tour’s done, what do you have planned for the rest of the year?

TP: After this tour, we’re pretty much done with the hard work. We’re going to sit down and focus on new music, and write another record, which has already been going on in our heads. That’s where ur focus will be, I think.


Brett Calwood
Brett Callwood is an English journalist, copy writer, editor and author, currently living and working in Los Angeles. He is the music editor with the LA Weekly. He was previously a reporter at the Longmont Times-Call and Daily Camera, the music editor at the Detroit Metro Times and editor-in-chief at Yellow Scene magazine. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brett_Callwood

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