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The Lovebirds

The Lovebirds

Breakup Shmakeup chronicles the experience of ending The Lovebirds' romantic partnership in order to preserve their musical partnership. Falling somewhere on the female duo scale between The Indigo Girls and Tegan and Sara, The Lovebirds utilize "unique chord structures, beautiful harmonies that fit like spoons, and soulful, quirky lyrics".

Do you like marshmallows?

LW: Only if they’re submerged in hot chocolate or gooey melted Hershey’s bars between graham crackers.

 

VM: Unfortunately.

Ever have a mood ring?

LW: I definitely had several mood rings. I wanted to be Vada Sultenfuss from My Girl.

 

VM: Yes but I had to get rid of it. It was a really emotional experience.

Last color you had your nails painted?

LW: Sparkly turquoise for our last photo shoot. I bite my nails and hardly have the patience or skill to paint them. I avoid red because it just ends up looking like I murdered someone.

 

VM: I’m pretty sure it was nude…says the girl who has been wearing ties for 7 years.

Favorite indoor activity?

LW: Writing in a coffee shop. I have standing dates with my friend Lizzie, and one day I will finish my dang screenplay.

 

VM: Drinking 4 shots of espresso over ice and writing a song.

How many windows are there in the room you are in right now?

LW:  One window in our very low-budget motel room.

 

VM: Three.

Couches or chairs?

LW: I have a bad back so I’ve had trouble with both, though couches are better for snuggling. Whatever it is, I want the seat to be high off the ground and I want lots padding. They should make pants out of memory foam as far as I’m concerned.

 

VM: Chairches

Fashion trend you are guilty of using in the past?

LW: I wore jelly sandals and I’m not afraid to admit it. I see they are in stores again - I don’t think I will be joining them on the comeback tour.

 

VM: Overalls with one strap down and a baby-tee…if I was feeling particularly awesome I would put both straps down…it was all about functionality really.

First MP3 you ever bought?

LW: I actually had no idea, but the question prompted me to see if iTunes keeps such records. The oldest purchase it lists is “Buckets of Rain” by Bob Dylan. Fitting since Blood on the Tracks is my favorite album.

 

VM: I believe it was a podcast on the interview process for shakefire.

Do you feel that your audience is primarily in the gay community or is it pretty even across the board?

LW: We love our gay community and get a lot of support from them but I definitely wouldn’t call them our primary or target audience. Our music is pretty universal. 

 

VM: I would say it is actually less gay and more folky scene. It really depends on the venue but we do a lot of house concerts and quieter stuff. Even in the loud shows it doesn’t seem to be demographic-heavy in any way, which is cool to us. Cool like Miles Davis.

Any overseas plans any time soon?

LW: Our dates so far this year will take us up/down the West Coast, to Texas, and to PA, NY and DC. We’d love to play international shows! If someone wants to cover our travel expenses, we’ll be on the next flight!

 

VM: No…Lindsay is wanted in Canada and northern South America so until the charges are lifted we can’t go too far. I’m wanted everywhere I go. What can I say?

Interview by Kara Johnson