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First/Last-Noble Hunter

July 24, 2013

“Noble Hunter is an indie folk rock band from New York City. In July of 2012, they released their first (and self-titled) record. It debuted as the best selling folk record on Bandcamp in its first week. The band has played with artists such as James Vincent McMorrow and Maps & Atlases.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and BandCamp. The band is touring behind their debut self-titled album and hit up The Center of Harmony this Friday. I want to thank Kevin Garrett (Guitar/Piano/Organ/Noise/Vocals) for taking a few minutes to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • One of the “Very Best Of” Ray Charles records: I got it at Target with some birthday money when I was like 8 or something.
  • Your last album bought?
  • “Grownass Man” by The Shouting Matches: It was good, but I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would. It kind of just showed me that once you’re famous you can get away with anything. OR “Love Songs Drug Song”s by X Ambassadors: Pretty solid EP.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Too tough to answer. I can’t have just one at any given moment. Right now, “Cannon Falls Forever” by Taurus is one of my favorite records ever and has been since they released it a couple years ago.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I think it is going to be the next Mumford & Sons album, but until then, probably “Hummingbird” by Local Natives or “Channel Orange” by Frank Ocean because my expectations were too high. Or “High Violet” by The National.
  • First concert attended?
  • Elton John at Starlake Amphitheater, duh.
  • Last concert?
  • Fleet Foxes at United Palace Theater in NY, but we go to shows all the time so really… Alan Hampton with Rumblefoot at Rockwood Music Hall. It was killin’.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • That Fleet Foxes show. They sounded perfect.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Britney Spears on her ‘Oops I Did It Again Tour’. So much lip syncing. I’m also seriously answering this question. I went with my Uncle, and we had a good time.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • I grew up in Pittsburgh and still spend a lot of time there when I’m not in Brooklyn with the rest of the band. I’m one of Pittsburgh’s biggest fans. I think as a band, we always have entirely too much fun in Pittsburgh.
  • Thanks, Kevin. Another Pittsburgh boy going off to the big city to find his muse, huh? Love it that you are a ‘native’.