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Getting To Know: Matthew E. White

By Matthew Early White; photo by Cameron Lewis on January 8, 2014

 

Getting To Know: Matthew E. White


 

DREAM COLLABORATION

King Tubby.
 

OUR BAND'S SPIRIT ANIMAL

The East Coast mountain lion.
 

IDEAL SITUATION FOR SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

A cool May evening, all the doors and windows open, NBA Finals on mute in another room. Post-cookout, pre-blown-out house party.  


WORST SHOW EVER

We were late to a Record Store Day show at Barrack Street in London. I broke three strings on the first song, then they got tangled around the mic stand so I couldn’t move, it was so cold our instruments wouldn’t stay in tune, my piano player’s piano was broken and Russell Crowe was watching.  
 

ON THE ROAD

Last year, we had to drive from Seattle to Richmond at the end of the December tour. The whole country was covered in blizzards. I almost died, stole fried chicken from Walmart and put on tire chains for the first time in a frozen parking lot in St. Joseph, Missouri.  
 

LEAST FAVORITE THING IN THE WORLD

Losing, confrontation, running late, and sour cream and onion chips. 
 

WE'LL KNOW WE'VE MADE IT WHEN...

I can have band practice during the day.  


3 albums that inspired Matthew E. White to make music
 

 Marvin Gaye
What's Going On
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Miles Davis
Sketches of Spain
 
 
 
 
 
 

 Kendrick Lamar
good kid, m.A.A.d city
 
 
 
 
 



This article is from FILTER Issue 54