We hung out with the guys from Sir Sly while they were in NYC for their show supporting KONGOS at Irving Plaza! Check it out below.
How would you describe your music in one word?
Name a song you wish you’d written.
L: “Everything in Its Place” – Radiohead
Hayden: “Ya Hey” – Vampire Weekend
Who would play you in a biopic?
L: Emma Stone
H: Haley Joel Osment… Definitely.
Who is your hero?
L: My mom.
H: Landon stole my answer. My mom has supported me every single step of the way in this atypical, crazy journey of wanting to spend my life playing music.
Most overrated record?
L: World’s longest fingernails
If you could prevent anyone from recording again, who?
If you could raid anyone’s wardrobe, who?
L: I would love to get my hands on a couple pairs of Yeezy’s, so I’m gonna say Kanye. I wonder if he still has any of those polos he used to rock in the College Dropout era.
Which three records would you take on a deserted island?
L: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs, Radiohead – In Rainbows, James Blake – Overgrown
H: Arcade Fire – The Suburbs, Radiohead – In Rainbows, John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
What’s your nonmusical skill?
L: I’m great at riding my bike and walking my dog at the same time.
H: The guys in the band commonly refer to me as “sports bro”… that should answer your question..
What would your DJ name be?
H: Ace of Bass
Jason: DJ Son
Worse piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
L: Hayden once told me to eat Shake Shack.
H: I don’t remember all the bad advice because I’m doing my best to focus on the good advice. I’m sure it was some recycled cliche though.
Best place you’ve ever been?
L: Hiking in the Sierra Mountains with my dad this fall, the mountains and lakes a couple miles out are incredible.
J: Bali, Indonesia.
H: Kerala, India.
Favorite song right now?
L: “Know Yourself” by Drake.
H: “Orca” by Until the Ribbon Breaks
J: “Ghost” by The Acid
L: We have a friend that made us a neon ghost sign for our studio. Shout out to Isa Grassi. She’s a great artist and gift giver.
H: A fan gave us a scrapbook type thing on this tour– she had compiled photos and letters from a bunch of fans across Twitter and then gave it to us in person.
@euphoriazine@SirSly I recently went on a cruise and the 🌊 reminded me of you. What inspires your sound?
L: The intersection between alternative and electronic music creates the most diverse and memorable music. Listening to bands like Radiohead and songwriters like James Blake, you get the sense that when you mix electronic elements into a band format, the limits are endless. A lot of the inspiration for the first album came from life circumstances and being forced to look at things in a new way, which is important in making any lasting work.