And I met Laura and Neko and decided that I wanted to make a record with them. I have been mulling over doing a trio record for quite a few years. My original idea was kind of a girl group-punk-folk combo. They did ask me [again] this year but I was out of the country at the time. But, um, I felt a little disappointed by the fact that the emotion was…
It is something I always wanted to do —to be part of a band, a real collaborative effort. I was just thinking about it one night and I went: “Oh, my god. That would be awesome.” I sent them an email and in about half an hour, they both wrote back and said: “Yes, let’s do it.” So that’s how it happened. It sort of skewed more toward a real modern folk record. like, I wanted Cate Blanchett to melt at some point. What would you say is the proudest moment of your career?
I love the idea of my whole world being taken over by love and infatuation.
And what would make a better bodyguard than a wookie? Ultimately it’s just a really cathartic process for me.
Pop Matters 20 Questions caught up with them while on the road and, typical of their collaborative nature, they combine their responses, here.
He’s fluffy and unassuming, and shows up right when Atreyu needs him.
The musician (singer, guitarist, and keyboardist of Uh Huh Her) turned DJ will descend on Austin to play one hell of a ladies Pride party on the eve of the parade.
Leisha’s cleaning it up.” Since they charged onto the scene in 2007 on the heels of bassist Leisha Hailey’s role as Alice Pieszecki on Showtime’s , Uh Huh Her have done more than their share of cleaning up messes. “I was like, ‘Go out there and vent,’ and so she did.” Multiple media outlets picked up the story, running full-page photographs of Hailey with little to no mention of the band.Leisha Hailey (aka Alice Pieszecki) is not only the second half of UHH, the two have also been girlfriends since 2011 (four years after forming the electropop band).A little over a year ago, however, the couple decided to take a hiatus from UHH so both could pursue other creative outlets.The concept strikes me as Wilson Phillips for the Coachella Generation. Thankfully, because it is less kitsch and more substantial. Are you looking forward to touring North America with them all summer long? I don’t know because I feel like I am still in the middle of it. I’m looking forward to coming up with my next record, which I have been working on for three or four years. A lot of the dates are festivals and outdoor shows, and I love that atmosphere of celebratory and joyful venues for music. There are so many —and many more to come, hopefully. I just can’t seem to get all the pieces to fit together yet. I think I’ll just leave it at “No comment.” Do you have any desire to become a bride now that gay marriage is legal? Some days I feel like: “Yeah, I would like to get married.” And then other days, I am like: “Why? (Because of course.) Along with singer-songwriters Neko Case and Laura Veirs, Lang will release their dreamy collaborative album —which is titled, in alphabetical rather than egotistical order, Well, I moved to Portland from Los Angeles and, you know, just sort of gave my life a little bit of a shakeup. And the girl groups from the ’50s and the ’60s: The Ronnettes and so forth. I love the weather and the pace of the lifestyle there. Just curious: What did you think of ] That’s a though one because I don’t know him but I have met Todd Haynes. So it is hard for me to tell you my absolute honest opinion. And this time, everyone’s favorite Canadian cowgirl has set aside her solo career to form a girl group. Because it was a big moment in the LGBT culture historically.So I assume that you will have the biggest dressing room backstage. Portland felt like home to me when I toured here throughout the years; I always felt a connection to it. But now that I can be more objective, I am humbled. Instead the pair were treated to a public lesson in homophobia. “I got upset as well but I’m more level-headed, so I tried to talk calmly with the people who were bringing us off the plane.” The incident came on the eve of a U. tour that should have galvanized the artists as a formidable synth-rock outfit with a tight live set, interesting and unique dual vocals and well-muscled production by the very competent Grey.