May 1, 2012

Photo courtesy of Marley Kate

“Besides being a signature song for Suckers, “It Gets Your Body Movin’” is a mission statement for the band as well. Ever since coalescing in Brooklyn four years ago, they’ve been restless experimenters, thriving on creative momentum. And while the trio’s just-completed sophomore album Candy Salad, due April 24th on Frenchkiss, is a remarkable progression from their auspiciously far-flung debutWild Smile, it’s every bit as indicative of how they’re powered by the uncertainty of paradox. It’s a more mature work than Wild Smile, mostly because of its directness and simplicity. It has a warmer sound than their past releases, resulting from hours upon end of intense studio work, but still retains a refreshing, almost effortless feel that instantly draws in the listener.”

The band bring the tour promoting Candy Salad to The Club at Stage AE this week along with openers Turn To Crime. Guitarist and vocalist Quinn Walker was cool enough to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • First CD was Cypress Hill’s “Black Sunday”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Can’t remember, I steal from the web.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • “Meet the Beatles”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Anything by somebody whose album I bought based on hearing one song on a soundtrack.
  • First concert attended?
  • New Kids On The Block.
  • Last concert?
  • Crocodiles soundcheck at Glasslands.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • The Association on the Branford Green.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • New Kids On The Block. I remember feeling really uncomfortable, standing behind a pillar, asking my parents if we could leave the whole time, while my sister kept asking if she was dreaming.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Sharon Needles is cool. I really like that big converted church venue, Mr. Smalls. We had a wonderful time there. And I think Roethlisberger should be prosecuted for rape charges.

Thanks Quinn. I guess now Big Ben is going to scalp his Suckers ticket on Thursday?