Stranded In Stereo: The Stranded Local Q&A: Auto Interiors

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Stranded Local Q&A: Auto Interiors

The Auto Interiors could easily take the title of Boston's king of power pop. On their latest album Let's Agree To Deceive Our Best Friends the band balances their love of classics that influened them (T. Rex, Big Star, The Small Faces) with their modern contemporaries (Brian Jonestown Massacre, New Pornographers, Sloan).

You can catch the band performing live tonight at the asement
at The Baseball Tavern in Boston.

Read on to see Auto Interiors co-founder Larry Mansdorf (guitarist) answer the same five questions Stranded In Stereo always asks:

Hailing from Boston, makes us better than all those non-Boston bands because

Boston has an incredibly competitive music scene. Playing with so many great bands forces you to constantly be at the top of your game.

Name at least three bands that are still around and touring that you’d love to be on a bill with, and think it fits well
Sloan, Cheap Trick, New Pornographers

Your favorite Boston venue to perform in is


Are there any genres that influence your music conceptually, rather than sonically? (In that you can’t hear from simply listening to the music, but from getting into the structure or mathematics of the song-writing, etc.)
Well, interesting question…There are some harmonic influences from both Jazz and Classical music. On the jazz side, the improvisational aspect is most appealing, on the classical music side, the concepts of tension, and resolution are explored in our songs.

Eric, has been deeply involved in the pre-war country blues scene (Charlie Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson etc…), and has incorporated some of the alternate tunings, and fingerpicking in our music.

Your favorite local bar to hit up when not doing the whole band deal is

The Druid


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