NXNE Preview: DD/MM/YYYY

Toronto Band DDMMYYYY By: Sheena Lyonnais
June 7, 2010

Local art rock heroes DD/MM/YYYY (pronounced day/month/year) are playing three shows at this year’s festival.  Known for their experimentation with time signatures, their energetic live shows and their love of the abstract, the band is currently working on re-releasing their debut album on vinyl.  In a few words, new member analog synth player Stuart Jones tells us more.

1. How are you doing and where are you right now?

Pretty well, we’re in Toronto at home, but [we performed] in Hong Kong on May 28 and 29th, which [was] a first for us.

2. There are a lot of bands playing NXNE, why should we watch yours?

We’d like to think that we are a great live band and put out music that people are receptive to. That being said, we’re probably going to just go watch Neon Windbreaker play, have you heard of them yet?

3. What are you doing to prepare for NXNE?

Spray tans.

4. What are you hoping to get out of the festival?

Memories, new friends, relationships within the music realm, feelings.

5. Which act(s) are you hoping to catch during the festival and why?

Best Coast, Zola Jesus, Garfield Mask, Les Savy Fav & Tarragon Tarragon Basil. Because they are bands that play music we enjoy.

6. Tell me a tour story that is crazy but true.

We’ve performed with Matthew Good.

7. What is DD/MM/YY working on at the moment?

Re-release of our first album on vinyl, re-release of Black Square with bonus songs for Europe, Australia and Japan, a split 12" with the band Women.

8. Which shows/events/BBQs are you playing?

June 17 @ Garrison for the We Are Busy Bodies Party at 12 a.m., June 18 @ The Gladstone for the Now Magazine Party at 11 p.m., June 19 @ Dundas Square w. Iggy Pop at 5 p.m.

9. Where can we find out more about you?

www.myspace.com/ddmmyyyy

10. Any last parting words for us music-hungry Toronto folk?

Snow resides in Toronto.

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