One exciting piece of news Matthew shared in our Interview was that Delta Spirit is working on a new record (for all you Delta Spirit fans.. get excited!) But even before that Matt had an itch to create a certain type of Rock n’ Roll music. His new solo EP Austin (and soon to come LP released 02/09/16) is the realization of that itch. His solo music is definitely different from what you would expect from Delta Spirit, but it's still uniquely Matthew Logan Vasquez. His raspy voice & power chord riffs make Austin a kickass vinyl to put on while getting projects done around the house.
Best offscreen moment: We here at F&F Presents are fans of paying artists for their work. We had a great moment with Matt after the interview that allowed us to do just that, and take home a sweet signed copy of Austin.
A few notes about the interview: We talked about a wide variety of topics in this interview so make sure you watch it in it’s entirety. Topics include: Delta Spirit’s new record, Matt’s solo project, his parents divorce, where he would put a billboard if he could put it anywhere on the planet & what would it say, his newborn son Thor, dropping LSD, and much much more.
Fun fact about the shoot: We were testing out some new microphones for this interview and just about everything went wrong. First we brought the wrong batteries so Ryan had to run (literally) to the closest Rite Aid to get the right ones. Then we found out that we didn’t turn them on right at the very end, so they didn’t capture any sound. Fun times…But all and all the interview turned out great and we learned some valuable lessons, test the equipment before you show up!
Our favorite tracks:
Austin: Some people would say that 17 plus minutes is to long for a song.. We’re not those people!
Want to win a signed setlist from Matthew Logan Vasquez? It’s easy, all you need to do is be a F&F subsriber on YouTube & answer the following three questions in the videos YouTube comments. Remember the only way to officially enter is to follow the instructions! Once the video hits 1000 views we will randomly select a winner and mail the setlist out to your house at no cost to you.
QUESTION 1: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MATTHEW L. VASQUEZ SONG? WHY?
F&F’s ANSWER: Austin, love the fact that it’s 17 minutes & Matt’s life story. From A Delta Spirit perspective it’s kind of tough, but From Now On has a special place in my heart.
QUESTION 2: HAVE YOU SEEN MATTHEW LIVE? WHERE?
F&F’s ANSWER: Yes, Costa Mesa (Pacific Amphitheater) & Santa Ana twice (The Observatory (on Halloween) & Outpost Fest 2015)
QUESTION 3: HOW DID YOU FIND THIS VIDEO? WHAT DID YOU THINK?
F&F’s ANSWER: We made it :)
BONUS QUESTION: WHO SHOULD WE INTERVIEW NEXT?
Edited by Ryan & James Fratzke
Interview by James Fratzke
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