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Interview: Saskatchewan

September 17th, 2012 -


Saskatchewan Band

Hailing from Orlando, FL, Saskatchewan is the dream pop creation of five boys with unique talent.  Formed in 2010, Saskatchewan continues playing and impressing audiences wherever they go.  Catch them Saturday, September 22nd at the Green Room, Fort Lauderdale for Subculture’s By Way of Wes Anderson’s event.

Subculture’s next event is By Way of Wes Anderson, an event celebrating the works of Wes Anderson. What are some of your most significant memories with his films?

Chandler Strang: Bill Murray is the first thing I think of when Wes Anderson films come up. Second is probably the timeless aesthetic that Wes Anderson films

What influenced Saskatchewan to work with Subculture for By Way of Wes Anderson?

Chandler Strang: We didn’t necessarily choose to be a part of By Way Of Wes Anderson. We were approached by Subculture to play the show. Although when I found out what it was all about I was really excited to get to contribute.

Are there any elements of Wes Anderson’s films that would be seen in your music? If so, what and how do you convey this influence within your music?

CS: I think there could be parallels in our music. There is a nostalgic
theme in our songs that I think is similarly present in all of Anderson’s films.

What songs do you plan on performing for By Way of Wes Anderson?

CS: I’ve been mulling this over for a while. It’s a tough thing to attempt to do covers – especially of songs of that caliber. The two that I think we may do are Elliott Smith’s “Needle in the Hay” and Nico’s “These Days.” Both of those are in “The Royal Tenenbaums.”

Is Saskatchewan planning anything special for the event?

CS: We might all dress in red tracksuits. Ha. We’re doing an in-store performance at Radio-Active Records of a more stripped down version of our live set.

What does Saskatchewan want to see for By Way of Wes Anderson?

CS: Just a good time of films, friends, music, and beers.

Subculture is a company dedicated at blending influence of different creative arts (i.e. cinema and music, graphic design and production) to create a significant experience. If you were to do a Subculture event much like By Way of Wes Anderson, what would you want to do and why?

CS: I don’t know if I could think of something better than By Way of Wes Anderson. Not sure if I even want to try.

Purchase tickets to see Saskatchewan along with Levek this Saturday at Green Room


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