Late night chat with a dear

Patrick Krief of the Dears, and uber talented solo artist, was kind enough to let me interview him late last night on skype while tired and in the midst of a party. This was good timing, as the Dears newest album, Degeneration Street, came out internationally yesterday (North America Feb.15th). If you haven’t checked it out yet…itunes that stat, and stay tuned for more solo music from Patrick come Fall ’11.

Patrick Krief: yeah interview me 🙂
Lauren: so when did your album come out, what tour are your on, going until…
Lauren: what shows have you played- tell me about funny or die
Patrick Krief: Album came out Feb 15th in North America, and today rest of the world
Patrick Krief: we’re on our west coast North American tour , headed to SXSW…we’re playing a bunch of shows there
Patrick Krief: Funny or Die was really fun, kinda awkward for me to act, and not really sure if it’ll be funny or not, but it was definitely fun
Lauren: when will it be online
Patrick Krief: I think they said may

Lauren: have you played SXSW before?
Patrick Krief: this will be my 7th SXSW
Lauren: with the Dears?
Patrick Krief: 5th time with Dears
Patrick Krief: 2 times solo
Lauren: are you working on any solo stuff currently?
Patrick Krief: yup
Lauren: when does it come out
Patrick Krief: releasing late fall
Lauren: where are you right now?
Patrick Krief: right now we’re in texas somewhere
Patrick Krief: not even sure
Patrick Krief: I think we’re in Fredericksburgh
Patrick Krief: my hotel room is overlooking a farm
Patrick Krief: no joke
Lauren: hahah
Lauren: go cow tipping
Patrick Krief: I’d love to
Lauren: there is a party in your room right now?
Patrick Krief: yeah, the whole band minus the one girl (Natalia) are in here raging
Lauren: haha
Lauren: and you are chilling?
Lauren: on skype
Patrick Krief: yup
Patrick Krief: don’t wanna deal with a hangover tomorrow
Lauren: are you excited about the new album?
Patrick Krief: I’m excited about both albums yes
Patrick Krief: best stuff yet on both sides
Lauren: say no one ever heard a song by the dears.. got the album and cracked it open for the first time.. how might they define it
Patrick Krief: I have no clue what people think
Patrick Krief: I’ve heard Epic,
Patrick Krief: romantic pop noire
Patrick Krief: all sorts
Lauren: how do you define it?
Patrick Krief: rock
Patrick Krief: 🙂
Lauren: can I headbang to it?
Patrick Krief: nope
Patrick Krief: maybe some moments
Lauren: can I saunter?
Patrick Krief: yes
Patrick Krief: you can
Patrick Krief: If the weather permits
Lauren: What’s been your fav moment w the band so far
Patrick Krief: Letterman was quite epic
Patrick Krief: the second time
Patrick Krief: more than the first
Lauren: why?
Patrick Krief: more interactive
Patrick Krief: we hung out with the band and met Dave
Lauren: cool
Lauren: p.s. why are there no Toronto tour dates?
Patrick Krief: we’ll be back there soon enough
Patrick Krief: we played the Garrison in Nov.
Patrick Krief: 3 nights
Lauren: i love the Borderline in London (the Dears play Borderline April 18th and 19th)
Lauren: I saw Albert Hammond Jr. there, great after party
Patrick Krief: oh nice
Patrick Krief: never been there
Patrick Krief: the first night sold out
Patrick Krief: second night almost sold out
Lauren: fav place to tour?
Patrick Krief: hmm
Patrick Krief: I like Australia
Patrick Krief: Mexico
Patrick Krief: Japan
Patrick Krief: Belgium is nice, too
Lauren: http://www.spinner.ca/2011/03/15/dears-tour-montreal/
Lauren: I’m watching your vid
Patrick Krief: I was wasted
Lauren: hahah
Lauren: before you were with the Dears, were you in another band- or working on solo stuff?
Patrick Krief: solo
Patrick Krief: since age 12
Patrick Krief: by solo I mean a band
Patrick Krief: in which I front
Lauren: ahhh
Patrick Krief: so I’ve always been in bands
Patrick Krief: collaboration is the new ingredient
Lauren: how did you hook up with the Dears?
Patrick Krief: they stalked me hehe
Patrick Krief: I was in a band with their drummer
Patrick Krief: and they just kept turning up at my gigs
Lauren: ha nice
Patrick Krief: we’re watching a UFC
Lauren: fight?
Patrick Krief: yeah
Patrick Krief: it’s on tv
Patrick Krief: the room is divided
Patrick Krief: I love it
Patrick Krief: I have to admit
Lauren: go to Hawley Arms when you are in London
Patrick Krief: I love the good mixr
Patrick Krief: that’s my place
Patrick Krief: also in Camden

Thanks to Patrick for taking the time.. go check out one of their dates:

Thurs. March 17th- Austin, TX
Tues. March 29th- Brooklyn, NY

And more dates HERE!

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