Fresh Fruit: Antarctigo Vespucci
What other names did you consider calling yourselves?
Where are you from and what would be the most recognisable local landmark?
I’m from Naples, FL and I believe the most recognisable local landmark to be the Naples Pier.
Who is in your band, what do they play and what is their non-musical superpower?
The band is mostly just me (Chris Farren; non-musical superpower is being a perfect human man) and Jeff Rosenstock. His non-musical superpower is that he’s a great saxophone player, and all-round great musician!
Name your three biggest influences.
Three words: hot dogs, hot dogs, and hot dogs!
What’s the usual first topic of conversation when you take a break at rehearsal?
So far it’s, “Wow I can’t believe this is our one and only rehearsal as a band!”
What’s your pre-show warm-up routine?
We do 10 hours of prayer, followed by a 3-day juice fast before every show.
Tell us about your most memorable show.
Nothing comes to mind, but we’ve had a lot of great gigs and have made a lot of money performing rock music.
What band would you most like to share the stage with and why?
I would love to share the stage with The Beatles, because it would be a great press opportunity for us, performing alongside the resurrected bodies of John Lennon and George Harrison.
What’s the most exciting album you’ve listened to recently?
I listened to 30 second clips of Kanye’s new album (The Life Of Pablo) on Tidal, and that seemed pretty exciting. Not exciting enough to sign up for Tidal, but exciting enough to think of and mention in an interview.
What is your latest release, and why should we buy it?
Our latest release is called Leavin’ La Vida Loca, and you should buy it because it’s free online!
If you could be endorsed by one company, who would it be?
It would be cool to be endorsed by The Grammys (it’s an american game show).
Why are you going to make it to the top over all the other contenders in the musical arena?
Because we are authentic, interesting, and all of our songs are perfect.
Other than Dave Grohl, who has the best beard in rock?
Rex Beardman, singer of the Wizard Beard Rockers. Their latest record Best Beard In Rock is really good.
Grab a copy of Leavin’ La Vida Loca on Bandcamp here!
Jeff Rosenstock w/ Antarctigo Vespucci + Camp Cope
Wednesday March 2nd – Club 54, Launceston (18+)
Thursday March 3rd – Enigma Bar, Adelaide (18+)
Friday March 4th – The Reverence Hotel, Footscray (18+)
Saturday March 5th – The Wonky Donkey, Forrest (18+)
Sunday March 6th – Sydney Road Community School Car Park, Melbourne (AA)
Tuesday March 8th – RAD, Wollongong (18+)
Wednesday March 9th – The Factory Floor, Sydney (18+)
Thursday March 10th – Black Wire Records, Sydney (AA)
Friday March 11th – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle (18+)
Saturday March 12th – Crowbar, Brisbane (18+)
Sunday March 13th – Foundry Records, Brisbane (AA)