My friend Lily (not me, seriously her name is Lily and I met her when I was abroad) is a fan of my blog (thanks girlfriend!) and also happens to be an amazing writer/music lover/fashion lover. So, we decided to collaborate on a post and show you all some of her favorite band t-shirts! Below, the other Lily describes the t-shirts followed by a little interview!
Silly name, great band. The best British punk I’ve heard in a long time. Their debut album Nothing Hurts is so good it’s painful. One listen to the first track “Year’s Not Long” and I guarantee you will be hooked.
The Love Language
I was working at Schubas, a Chicago music venue, the first time I ever saw this band play and, to put it mildly, they completely knocked my Converse off. A Love Language show is one of those rare performances that not only gets the audience dancing and swaying in each other’s arms, but also has you pondering what exactly the meaning is behind their thoughtful, and sometimes bizarre, lyrics. One listen to this album and prepare to fall deeply in love with this band.
These barely legal college kids are definitely not surfers but their debut album “Astro Coast” speaks otherwise with lazy, hazy guitar riffs and a beachy feel throughout the album. I saw them for the first time at Pitchfork Music festival this summer and they blew me away. Hard to believe that a band who has played every major music festival this year recorded their debut album in a Florida dorm room.
Below is the interview we had together, obviously I’m asking the questions and the other Lily is answering them!
What is your name?
Where do you live?
Northside of Chicago
What do you “do?”
I work as a personal assistant to a publicist and I write freelance articles for several magazine and music zines. (Time Out Chicago- Music & Kid’s magazine, Venus Zine- a women’s music magazine, and Lost in Concert- a Chicago-based concert zine.) Basically I am a paid groupie who is fortunate enough to interview bands that I love, see more concerts than I can count, and capture the memorable-and usually unforgettable- moments from them.
Who are your favorite designers?
My favorite designers are Marc Jacobs and no-I’m-not-kidding-you the Olsen Twins’ line The Row. I look more towards celebrity and model’s personal style rather than towards runways and I would say Zooey Deschanel’s retro ensembles, Zooey Kravitz, Daria Werbowy, and the always fabulous Kate Moss usually top my list.
How would you describe your personal style?