The Band of Heathens have been busy over lockdown. Isolating themselves in Portland they recorded their brand new record named ‘Stranger’ that is due to come out on 9/25.
Gordy Quist sings vocals, guitar and plays the harmonica, as well as being one of the main songwriters for the band. He is with me today to tell me all about their latest projects.
We talk about what his life’s been like touring with the band and he tells me the story of meeting Quincy Jones in Switzerland.
He had been performing countless amounts of shows all over the country, but with lockdown things have changed. Now he performs at online private shows for some of his closest fans.
Finally, he gives us an exclusive performance of his song ‘Cracking the Code’ and leaves me with shivers.
“Making music is a lot like making a dish. You’re trying to move somebody, you want them to experience the richness, the complexity, you might want to shock them with something.” – Gordy Quist
03:02 – Gordy’s background and the time he spent touring with The Band of Heathens.
09:54 – Gordy’s favourite restaurant in Barcelona.
13:05 – What it was like recording their latest album and how he met Quincy Jones.
19:00 – What it was like having a dad that worked at Top Gun.
25:08 – The chances of there being life in space.
29:57 – How Gordy and the band isolated themselves in Portland to record their newest record ‘Stranger’.
34:12 – The animation they got done for ‘Black Cat’ and why they chose that type of music video.
37:37 – The type of schedule Gordy follows when recording.
46:41 – The differences between playing other people’s songs and music you’ve written yourself.
50:33 – The private Zoom concerts Gordy’s been doing with his closest fans and how to book your own private show.
1:00:57 – When their new album ‘Stranger’ is being released and where Gordy records his music.
1:11:20 – Gordy’s exclusive performance of his song ‘Cracking the Code’.
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