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2010 Artist Survey: Milo Cordell of The Big Pink

Dec 08, 2010 Artist Surveys 2010 Photography by Wendy Lynch Redfern Bookmark and Share

For Under the Radar’s 8th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2010. Pick up a copy of Under the Radar’s Year End issue for interviews with: The Antlers, Bon Iver, Caribou, Club 8, Delphic, Rose Elinor Dougall, Gayngs, Hot Chip, Lost in the Trees, Love is All, The Love Language, Mogwai, of Montreal, Okkervil River, Yoko Ono, Owen Pallett, Plants and Animals, Mark Ronson, Superchunk, Tame Impala, Vampire Weekend, Sharon Van Etten, and Vivian Girls. Here’s a surey from Milo Cordell of The Big Pink.

Top 9 Albums of 2010

1. oOoOO: oOoOO

2. Oneohtrix Point Never: Returnal

3. Blondes: Touched

4. Gatekeeper: Giza

5. Girl Unit: Wut

6. How to Dress Well: Love Remains

7. Vondelpark: Sauna

8. Various Artists: Soul Jazz Future Bass Comp

9. Raime: Raime

What was the highlight of 2010 for either you personally or for the band?

For the band I guess it was touring in America; playing bigger shows than we do in the U.K. felt good.

What was the low point of 2010 for you?

We don’t believe in low points, or we just think it best to try and forget about them.

What are your thoughts on President Obama’s job performance in the last year? Has your optimism, if you were an Obama supporter, waned?

I have no idea.

What are your thoughts on the Tea Party movement?

America doesn’t know how to do mad political movement, not like the English. Check the Monster Raving Looney Party for some pointers. That’s how you do it.

With the Internet making every artist’s music potentially available to a wide audience, is it now easier to find listeners or more difficult because you have to compete with so many other musicians?

Music is not a competition.

In the race to find new bands, are too many unworthy bands being hyped up by music blogs and websites? How are music fans supposed to filter through all these new bands being hyped?

I guess people should just go with what they feel, not what others tell them. We are our own filters.

If your house was on fire, what would you grab as you were running out?

My dog Bizmarkie, my laptop, and magic spiritual blanket.

What’s the strangest fan encounter you’ve ever had?

I’m not sure. Our drummer Akiko gets weird fans; she gets weird old men with Asian girl fetish types.



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