ACL Music Fest 2014 Saturday Interviews – Second Weekend
Saturday ACL performers mouth off – again!
Lucius5:30, Austin Ventures stage
Lucius made a name for itself as a scorching indie-rock quintet out of Brooklyn fronted by two booming, bewigged front blondes and identically dressed male backers. Drummer Dan Molad weighs in.
Austin Chronicle: You're still touring Wildewoman. Does that basically sum up 2014 for you guys, creatively?
Dan Molad: It's funny that you use the word "creatively," because it's one of the least creative parts of it. I don't mean to sound jaded. I totally love what I do. But there's a blurry line between the business and pleasure aspects of being a musician. You don't realize how hard you're actually working because it's combined with having drinks after a show and maybe you're staying up until 3am and you've got a 7am lobby call or a radio thing. That starts to add up after a while and you realize, "Man, I really need to take care of myself."
AC: Make sure you're drinking enough water! What's planned for next year, once you've finished these 300 days of touring?
DM: Both the girls and the guys have been demoing and writing and starting to get back into that creative headspace. The girls will do some writing on their own and the guys will do the same, and then I think we're going to try and come together in December and January with everything. See what resonates with everyone the most, then flesh it out. I'm so excited. That's where I thrive. That's what keeps me going, that discovery process. Being in the vacuum of the studio without any distraction. Throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks.