First/Last-Pillars and Tongues

September 23, 2013

“Pillars and Tongues’ music always has one foot in the avant-garde, while never completely abandoning pop, which in this case is gloomy, dark, and dreamy, almost cinematic, evoking pictures of lost and doomed landscapes. The Pass and Crossings is close to nothing contemporary, a truly outstanding piece of sonic art.” – Henning Lahmann (No Fear of Pop)

Check out the band on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and BandCamp. The ‘expiremental, chamber-folk’ band’s latest release, “End-Dance” is available now via Empty Cellar Records, or you can pick it up at The Andy Warhol Museum tomorrow night as the band supports Angel Olsen. I want to thank Mark Trecka (Vocals/Keys/Percussion) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Technotronic, “Pump Up The Jam”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Julia Holter, “Loud City Song”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Tsegue Maryam Guebrou, “Piano Solo”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • The United States drone program.
  • First concert attended?
  • Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.
  • Last concert?
  • Played pool and left early.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Ended too soon.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • The audience threatened me.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Wonderful town; we have played there many times and are looking forward to playing the Andy Warhol Museum. Pittsburgh is lucky to have Mike “Brother Ong” Tamburo who is, as far as we can tell, one of the foremost gong trippers this side of the Ganges.

Thanks, Mark. Appreciate the heads up on Brother Ong. Gonna have to delve deeper.