April 26, 2012

“Shawn Harris and Jake Griggs are best friends, and both singers. It’s just heaps easier. They make records, print art, and do parties at their house; first in Sydney, and currently in Los Angeles. Recently, they hitch-hiked to NYC from Barstow, with only a ukulele, and guitar, and a camera.”

They bring their party to Smalls this Saturday on a bill with Foxy Shazam, Cadaver Dogs and Dazzletine. Score tickets here. Shawn and Jake were nice enough to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Jake Grigg: Milli Vanilli, “Blame It On The Rain”.
  • Shawn Harris: Smashing Pumpkins, “Gish”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Jake: It was like 10 years ago, I don’t remember.
  • Shawn: Tame Impala, “Inner Speaker” (on vinyl).
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Jake: Cyprus Hill, “Black Sunday”.
  • Shawn: The Beatles, “Meet The Beatles”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Jake: Anything by The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
  • Shawn: Green Day, “American Idiot”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Jake: John Farnham.
  • Shawn: Dick Dale.
  • Last concert?
  • Jake: Cut Copy/Washed Out.
  • Shawn: Grouplove/Family of the Year.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Jake: Polyphonic Spree.
  • Shawn: Brian Wilson.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Jake: Florence and the Machine.
  • Shawn: Warped Tour.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Jake: I have never been and I know nothing about the place.
  • Shawn: I love Mr. Small’s.

Thanks guys. Saturday should be rocking in Millvale for sure!