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Roman Romains played in my hometown opening for Gary Numan with an electric set that started the night off just right. The band is comprised of 2 members from The Duke Spirit, Liela Moss and Toby Butler. They recently released their first album Zeal with music that is a combination of dance with industrial and goth touches. The centerpiece being Liela’s vocals that could be compared to Bjork coupled with the menace of the Knife. Their set was a rousing experience with Leila dancing around at times striking boxer poses, looking fierce and beautiful in the same moment. Before the show Liela filled me in on the forming of Roman Remains and how the tour has been going thus far.

MPAD: Were either of you involved in synth-oriented projects before Duke Spirit?
Liela: Toby remixed some songs for friends and labels we are buddies with - you can find them if you look up Bad For Lazarus from Brighton, UK. He also did stuff for a fave UK label Heavenly so the last Mark Lanegan project called Black Pudding! Then the Gary Numan mix, which led to the tour...

MPAD:I hear a lot of post punk/industrial elements with Roman Remains, tell me about some bands you love that may have some impact on Roman Romains sound?
Liela: SUNNS, NIN, The Knife, Major Lazer, Bjork, Depeche Mode, FuckButtons, Caribou

MPAD: When you were first developing Roman Romains songs did you think you would tour with it?
Liela: We had zero expectations! We weren't sure how it would work logistically! Toby spent a long time thinking out how to make it viable and actually keep lots of live elements truly live and organic despite the programmed foundation to it.

MPAD: What do you like most about touring in America compared to other countries?
Liela:
Big Horizons, crossing Desert then mountains then woodland - basically the geography keeps changing and startling us with its beauty...the food can be pretty delicious too, when you drive off the beaten track...


MPAD
What’s been surprising for you so far on the Gary Numan tour?
Liela:How hilarious and humble he and his band are. How articulate he is when discussing music. Very interesting and inspiring - he works so hard he literally doesn't stop. He's very generous with his energy to fans.

MPAD: With social media and an ongoing internet presence, do you think fashion is becoming a more important aspect to the visual representation of music?
Liela:I'm not sure. It's always had an importance for people that connect costume and style with performance.

MPAD: Do you spend a lot of time on the internet while on tour?
Liela: Not as much as my band mates! I am addicted to looking at property on an app as I go in and out of cities. Last week I wanted to move to Austin. Now maybe Nashville or New Hampshire where I had a good breakfast in an idyllic little town. If people but the album maybe I can live in all of them, haha!

MPAD:There’s a lot of nice balance with the elements of Roman Romains – it’s all noisy, sensual, fun and dark. Was there a lot of intentional thought about the balance of sound or was it more organic?
Liela:There was lots of attention to detail and to keeping things evocative all the way through.

MPAD: I love your song titles, but my focus leans towards the musical and vocal textures of your songs, so much so, I really have no idea what you songs are about! Can you explain a couple for me like “Tachycardia” and “Thirsty As A Truck”?
Liela: “Tachycardia” is really a mantra for myself to remind me to move through life spontaneously in the spirit of non-attachment or concern with who stands beside you in life.  “Thirsty as a Truck” is a collage of lyrics about trying to satisfy desires by misusing alcohol or misusing people's generosity. It's some observations on craving, greed and how isolating that can be...

MPAD: Does this time away from Duke Spirit re-invigorate you for what lies ahead for Duke Spirit?
Liela: Yes definitely! I have Duke spirit ideas on these journeys.

MPAD: Do you think any of Roman Romains sound will creep its way into future Duke Spirit?
Liela: No idea!

More pics can be see at the Most People Are DJs Flickr pageInterview and pics from the show by Mikel O.D.

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The Pack A.D. are a female rock duo that play relentless, pounding rhythms along with screaming guitars and snarling, heartfelt vocals. As the Pack A.D., guitarist and vocalist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller are good friends that make even better music together. They released their first few records independently, honing their craft with non-stop touring. All the work has paid off with a new release, “Do Not Engage” on Nettwerk Records which features 11 blistering songs that continue to expand their range of hard rock anthems. I caught their spirited live show on a Friday night at the Pike Room in Pontiac and managed to get a few minutes of Maya and Becky’s time to tell me more about The Pack AD.   
 
MPAD: How long have you known each other?
Maya: 8 or 9 years. We became fast friends and then fast band mates.
MPAD: You’ve played played Detroit before. Is this your first time playing Pontiac?
Maya: Yes, first time in Pontiac. But we like Detroit, especially downtown. We recorded part of the new album in Detroit.
Becky: We mixed the record here too. We were by Tiger Stadium so we got to watch a game.



MPAD: Your last e.p. was a best of from the last few years. How did you pick the tracks?
Maya:  It wasn’t that hard to pick them. I think there were a couple people that had their say on what should be on there. But I think we got what we wanted.
MPAD: There’s been a progression of your sound over the last few years, is that apparent on the ep?
Maya: Well, I don’t think we can’t not sound like us. Maybe my drumming has gotten better.
Becky: But there is definitely an evolution in our sound. It still sounds like us.
MPAD: I really like your videos!
Becky: That’s because Maya came from a bit of a film background.
Maya:  It seems natural to make videos for our records, and we both like telling stories. We like being goofy, too. Most of our videos are very comical.
MPAD: The one I really like is “Take” where you re-create a Gary Numan video (my favorite artist).
Maya: I was on YouTube watching videos for songs I love and I had never seen this one. After seeing it, I thought this video was the best video I had ever seen, so I suggested to Becky that we copy it.
Becky: It was our best homage to Gary Numan. We’re big Numan fans!
Maya: And we got approval from Gary Numan to do it.


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MPAD:Have you had other members in the band?
Maya: We started as a 4 piece, but it didn’t really work out. We split off and started playing as a 2 piece and never added anyone since. We’ve had thoughts of hiring a bass player.

Becky: I think that’s the most we would ever do. There’s probably some fear it would change the dynamic we have to let someone else into our weirdness.
MPAD: You used to tour non-stop…
Maya: We used to, but that’s kind of changed. Last year we only played about 18 shows because we were working on the album. So this is the first time in a while we’re doing some heavy touring.
MPAD: Touring seems like a necessity these days…
Maya: Sure, just to make some money, because no one is buying records these days. You have to keep yourself out there or people forget about you. Touring is viable and hard.
MPAD: Where’s the most exotic place you have played?
Becky: We played Bogata, twice. It was interesting. We were staying a block away from the venue so we thought we’ll just walk over. But we were told “no, it’s not safe.”
Maya: Our hotel was guarded by dudes with machine guns. It was pretty intense. At the airport I’ve never been security checked so many times. I kept thinking about “Brokedown Palace” which is why I’ll never go to Thailand.



MPAD: Becky, how long have you been playing guitar?
Becky: 11 years. I probably learned “Smoke on the Water” first, after that I learned “Where Is My Mind” by the Pixies.
Maya: Drummers don’t get that kind of excitement learning their first song.
MPAD: A lot of people think raw, bluesy rock is a guy thing..

Becky: Yes, it’s just not as common because it’s okay for little boys to grow up to be rock star idols and women don’t really get that. I started playing guitar as a hobby and didn’t really think of it going anywhere. But it’s gone well so far. We’re making a living at it, which is more than anyone could really ask for.


(this article also appeared on motorcityblog.com)
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On this episode I play music from 2 DJs and talk some TV. Heavygrinder is a DJ that plays a mix of metal and electro. Her sets are some of the most energetic that I have experienced. The song I feature from her is a recently released remix she did of NIN's "Into the Void." If you want to keep up with Heavygrinder you should like her facebook page. Tokimosta is a DJ that mixes soul, hip hop and even some jazz into her music. She has remixed artists like Hundred Waters and release her last record on Skrillex's record label.

This past year and into 2014 has been a very good year for TV shows. The two shows that I've been most into are HBO's True Detective and Netflix's House of Cards. Both of these shows feature well constructed characters and plots that keep you guessing what is going to happen next. The shows are so good that I want more of an experience than just watching the shows so I am checking out show related podcast. Bald Move does a great job covering House of Cards and for True Detective I am listening to True Detective Truth Squad. Both of these shows can be found on iTunes podcasts.

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For this episode I have developed a way of giving you the excellant things I've come across using as many forms of media as I can get my hands into. First there is the video that you see above which is a quick 5 minute youtbe video using my pictures and graphics about the topics I cover. Then, there's the podcast where I spend a bit more time on each subject giving more details. My first topic is the short film ABE which I found on the short of the week website. Then I move into music with 12th Planet a DJ that continues to expand and redefine dubstep. His latest smogcity mixtape gives you a good tatse of his music along with others on his Smog label. The Mast is a duo from Brooklyn that play etherael pop music. The track I play is "Nuclear Dragon" from the January CMJ mixtape. Lastly, Comixology has their site for indie comic people to submit their comics, which is a great way to publish comics independently. If you have the time try watching the youtube video and listening to the podcast. If you want to keep up with all things I am working on "like" the MPAD Media page on facebook.

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I’m in the middle of diving into Macland while one of feet still remains firmly planted in PCville so please bear with me a little as I work my through of getting to a podcast format I’m truly happy with. This episode I am primarily trying to use my Macbook and IMovie, however, most of the material was produced on my HP laptop. Many of the photos you see in this 6 minute episode are pictures I’ve taken with my camera or images that I’ve edited for the show. On this episode I profile the electronic music duo Odesza. Be sure to check their website out where you can download their music for free. Next I cover the film short, The Flying Man, an astonishing little movie that stands on its own but also makes a great first chapter of what could be (and hopefully will be) a longer movie. The short looks great and is absolutely, devastatingly shocking even on the small screen.Featuring a short film will be continue to be a part of MPAD whenever I can fit it in.

My last topic, ISSUU , is a subject I’ve covered before, but I want to make sure people check the ISSUU website and app out because there is so much great content to get at ISSUU. Each MPAD episode I am going to feature a picture I’ve taken and give you the story behind it. This photo was taken at the same show I saw Odesza play and it’s 2 of the more interesting people I saw in the crowd. I like to think of them as “Hipster Heroes.” As always you can email your questions or comments to mostpeopelaredjs@gmail.com.

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Here are a few great things that came together this week:

Back when I was reviewing magazine reading apps I mentioned how much I liked Issuu and wished it had an app. Well it looks like sometimes wishes do come true because Issuu just released their app for Andriod available at Google Play. Like the Issuu website the app houses thousands of digital magazines in an easy to use, appealing interface. I've used it on my Nook and I really like what I am seeing. You can read more aout the app here.

My first article for Real Detroit Weekly was printed on paper and online this week. I profiled hip hop artist Charlie Beans who is hosting an album release show for his new album How Dare You. The album is available for free download at bandcamp, you should check it out. 

One of my favorite new bands, I Break Horses, from Sweden announced their first headlining tour of North America. With a stellar, synth pop sound and captivating vocals, their track "Faith" has quickly become an avid listen for me. 

I BREAK HORSES tour dates:

04/14 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
04/15 Washington DC DC9 04/17 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
04/18 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade
04/19 Allston, MA Great Scott
04/21 Montreal, QC Il Motore
04/22 Toronto, ON Underground at the Drake
04/24 Pontiac, MI Crofoot Ballroom - Pike Room
04/25 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
04/26 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
04/29 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
04/30 Portland, OR Holocene
05/02 San Francisco, CA The Independent
05/03 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater

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