Band Interview Of The Day – Deep Talk

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you?

Jordan: Hi, I’m Jordan. I’m one half of Deep Talk, usually play bass but also play a lot of other stuff for this project.

Christina: I’m Christina – I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area (where I still live) and am the other half of Deep Talk. Singing, lyrics, and everything else.

2. How did you all meet?

Jordan: I’m an old college friend of Christina’s partner. A few summers ago they spent a few days in Portland, and we immediately connected on music. The idea of collaborating came up, and it clicked really fast.

Christina: We met through a mutual friend and hung out for one day in Portland before sending each other song ideas while living thousands of miles apart. It was my first time visiting Portland, and Jordan took us to great food, bars with arcade games, and a local show. We also talked about music the entire time. 

3. How long have you been playing?

Jordan: Deep Talk formed in 2019.

Christina: Yep, 2019. We had only been writing music for a few months before the pandemic hit, which shut down any dreams of shows or collaborating in person. We were forced to focus only on songwriting, which means we entered 2022 with a strong backlog of songs.

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Jordan: “Intense head bobbing” is the one we always use. Maybe it’s our motto.

Christina: Alt post punk. Pop post punk? Post pop punk?

5. What are your musical influences?

Jordan: Oh, tons. Talking Heads, the Replacements, Oingo Boingo. All that new wave, post-punk, college rock stuff is big for me… But I’m always looking for new things too. 

Christina: Recently? Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Mitski. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show?

Jordan: We played at a farm in San Francisco, and a chicken pooped on the stage right in front of me during our set. I had to be pretty careful where I stepped.

Christina: Definitely the chicken set. It was a cool setup though – the venue was outdoors in this eco farm former punk venue. The chickens would peck at oyster shells, breaking them down for fertilizer.

7. Being away from the stages in the last few years, where was the first place you visited when the restrictions were lifted?

Jordan: I went home to visit my parents! It was a huge relief to be able to go somewhere else and to see family.

Christina: Abroad! I got to visit some friends in London and visit my partner’s family. It was my first time visiting in Spring, so I was stunned by all the gorgeous blooms. I also got to visit our record label Animal Farm, which is based in London.

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning?

Jordan: I’m pretty sure I’ve got a signed Blue Man Group CD somewhere… I dunno. I’m not really a believer in guilty pleasures. I like pretty much everything I like unabashedly. 

Christina: My mom loves Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin, so it’s kind of a guilty pleasure throwback. I don’t know own their records, but I do sometimes listen to them online.

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks?

Jordan: A lot of new releases. Cola, The Smile, Warpaint, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Let’s Eat Grandma, Melody’s Echo Chamber.

Christina: I’ve gotten into podcasts for the first time ever – so Huberman Lab most recently. I’m trying to get way better at sleeping.

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future?

Jordan: As of the time of writing this, we’re about to release a new song called “I Drove By” in a few days (June 17th). We recorded it back in December and can’t wait for people to hear it!

Christina: I’m really excited for people to hear “I Drove By.” It’s our first foray into a more traditional rock sound.

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