The Deli #56 - Altopalo, NAMM 2019, Queens takes over Brooklyn

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Teenage Engineering<br />

PO-33 KO<br />

[Top] Vera’s pedals: TC Electronic Ditto /<br />

Hotone EKO / EarthQuaker Devices Grand<br />

Orbiter / BOSS DS-1<br />

[Bottom] Annie’s pedals: BOSS TU-2 / Barber<br />

Electronics Tone Press / Electro-Harmonix<br />

Bass Big Muff Pi<br />


Garage Rock Punk<br />

NYC’s T-Rextasy are thinking about the end of the world, and<br />

the primordial beginnings of it, too. <strong>The</strong> punk four-piece have<br />

been shredding sugar-rush punk with a socially conscious<br />

twist and a Lisa Frank vibrancy since they were seniors in<br />

high school in New York City. <strong>The</strong>ir excellent debut Jurassic<br />

Punk––where they sing about everything and everyone<br />

from cafeteria ladies to gap year boys—came out in 2016<br />

on Father/Daughter records. Since garnering a cult following<br />

and going off to different colleges, T-Rextasy has continued<br />

to tour and gain momentum for their anticipated sophomore<br />

LP, Prehysteria, which is out in January. (SARA NUTA)<br />

What people, records, events and/or feelings influenced you while<br />

you were writing and recording your new album Prehysteria?<br />

Lyris: Thinking about technology/social media and the end of the<br />

world. We gotta burn our iPhones. We gotta return to the land.<br />

Ebun: I second what Lyris said. I also was just influenced by<br />

the notion of not giving a fuck about people thinking I’m crazy<br />

or “hysterical” and living in the body as I am as a black femme.<br />

Vera: <strong>The</strong> feeling of “wow we’re grown ups!” mixed with “wow I<br />

still live with my parents and worry about how I look!”<br />

Annie: Thinking about inevitable graduation (which has now<br />

happened), coming out as gay, feeling like an adult and also a<br />

leetle bitty baby all at the same time.<br />

Do pedals inspire your music as well?<br />

Vera (guitar): I was recently gifted a sweet Fulltone Plimsoul<br />

<strong>over</strong>drive. My friend got it for me and said that if he ever caught<br />

me playing with my BOSS DS-1, he would take it back. I brought<br />

the gifted pedal on tour with me, and it did a slammin’ job, but<br />

I missed my BOSS DS-1. I would hear people playing and be<br />

like, “damn, that’s a rad tone!” And sure enough, they would<br />

have a DS-1 in their pedal chain. I love that pedal and will never<br />

tour without it again. One pedal that’s been blowing my mind<br />

recently is the Electro-Harmonix POG. When you hear it, it’s like<br />

an organ. Amazing clarity, and it almost gives a shimmer of chorus<br />

effect or something that makes the octaves sound 3D. I’ve<br />

also been really digging the combo of my DS-1 and EarthQuaker<br />

Grand Orbiter. Also, not a pedal, but I’ve been crazy about<br />

my new Teenage Engineering PO K.O. sampler/drum machine.<br />

Annie (bass): This summer was the first time I toured with any<br />

pedals other than a tuner. I got an Electro-Harmonix Big Muff for<br />

that much needed bass distortion, alongside a Barber Tone Press<br />

compressor, because I finger play and sometimes that comes<br />

with a wooliness that I like to compress a bit so it really rings out<br />

to the back of the room. My forever love though is my tuning pedal,<br />

which I maintain is the only pedal anyone truly needs.<br />

the deli Winter <strong>2019</strong> 29

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