You recently wrapped up your first ever acoustic tour. How did playing those shows compare to playing with your full band?
It was a much more intimate experience and in some ways a greater challenge, but I enjoyed the connection with people at the shows.
How was being on the road without the rest of the band?
Well each tour is a little different. I missed the bandmates who didn’t come this time but I enjoyed being with King Dude on this tour – they’re like family.
Best meal on tour?
Great American Music Hall takes great care of bands.
You have a pretty sizable European and Russian tour coming up in April that will feature a mix of electric and acoustic material. Have you gotten the chance to play any of these countries before?
We’ve been to some of them, yes, but never Russia.
Back in November was the Leave Them All Behind festival in Tokyo, featuring three of the best live acts on the planet, sequentially: Sunn O))), Boris, and yourself. How was that experience?
Playing with bands that good is overwhelming sometimes but also really inspiring and motivating. Tadashi who puts together the festival is really great.
Stoked to play with Swans in June?
Any albums or artists that have been on heavy rotation for you lately?
Wardruna, Abner Jay, The Knife…