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Kiwi Sisters

April 2, 2012

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There are few things that make us happier than the recent resurgence of darkwave electro pop bands. And the fact that these bands are cropping up in unexpected places makes us even happier. Emerging from the strip malls, big hair, and oil money of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, are Kiwi Sisters. This dangerous duo make exquisite noise that combines wet and juicy synths with big bass and driving beats, all overlaid with passionate – and sometimes disconcerting – vocals. This is one darkwave act has learnt a thing or two about how to make the dancefloor bounce, even while getting inside their listeners’ heads.

Kiwi Sisters are Caleb Flores-Gutierrez on vocals and Taylor Boardman on keys and knobs. We caught them at their recent 35 Denton festival gig and were blown away. We expect great things from these boys – their Bandcamp Digital Album …For the Young and Fertile Bearers of Fruit…  would be my answer to Question 6 right now! Give a listen to “Song for Wilhelm Reich” and read on. Caleb responded to the ?aire on behalf of the band.

1. What is your hometown?

My hometown is Dallas, Texas. I was born and raised here and i am afraid to leave.

2. With what fictional character do you most identify?

In my childhood I identified most with Robocop but the past few days i’ve related more with Dana Scully.

3. In the movie of your life, cast an actor to play you.

Perhaps Jack Nance? I never felt like he was acting.

4. What work of art speaks to your soul?

too many artists, too many pieces, too many forms of media that affect me, too little time. will names suffice? i hope.. Arbus, Nitsch, Witkin, Schwarzkogler, Bruyckere, Khalo, Wilke, Lucien Freud, Anger. Are a few that come to mind. does annie sprinkle count.. whatabout goddess bunny? leigh bowery? i hate specifics.

5. What books are you currently reading or recommending?

The Sickness Unto Death, The Trial, The Holy Bible.

6. What song or album is currently in heavy rotation on your iPod?

Maybe an easier way to answer that is by telling you whats been shuffling in my itunes:

Jandek, Keith Sweat, Jason Molina, Xasthur, Lady Gaga, The Legendary Pink Dots, Diamanda Galas, Cecil Taylor, Swans, Bjork, Lil Boosie. It’s always changing, I just got off a Batacumbele binge and before that I was whoring out my mothers old Juan Gabriel records. I cant listen to the same thing for too long.

7. What’s the last movie that made you cry?

Every movie makes me cry.

8.  Cat person or dog person?

Hyena, jellyfish, Tarsier, Fossa, person.

9. What is more important, truth or kindness?

The only thing that matters to me during this conscious human experience is the truth. kindness is often false and driven by a hidden desire. Kindness is man made. Kindness is a trivial luxury that we use socially to disguise our personal truths. kindness is used in order to distract ourselves and others from our inherited misanthropy,emptiness, and violence. The truth however is inescapable and undeniable, there is no comparison between kindness and truth and there is no choice for me. I blindly choose the truth above all things. Kindness becomes insignificant when you understand that you are going to die one day.

10.    How do you define sin?

i dont know what’s wrong.

11.    How do you define virtue?

i don’t know what’s right.

12.   Design your headstone: What does it say? What does it look like?

When i die i want to be wrapped in a blanket and buried in a secret ditch in a secret place dug by children.

Bonus Question: Who would you like to see answer these questions?

Every member of The Peoples Temple.

Kiwi Sisters on Facebook
Kiwi Sisters on Bandcamp

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