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45 seconds with Fang Island

Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Updated: Sunday, March 20, 2011 18:03

I always think I'm ready for a music festival such as Pygmalion. I think that I've been enough times that I can accurately gauge how things are going to happen and where to be when. But then I find that I'm tragically mistaken. This year I found myself, yet again, in the middle of the craziness that is Pygmalion. From pajama-clad skeletons during of Montreal's performance, to Ted Leo & The Pharmacists opening with (my all-time favorite) "Timorous Me," to waving to Colour Revolt from across the street, Pygmalion threw me into a musical whirlwind. Fortunately, during this organized chaos, I was able to snag Fang Island for a brief interview.

Prospectus: So you guys are going to be touring with Matt and Kim soon? Think you can't match the type of energy that they're known for?

Fang Island: Oh we're definitely going to have to step our game up from what it sounds like. And that game is Scrabble..

Prospectus: With the success of your most recent album, what's in the works new music-wise?

Fang Island: Oh we've got some stuff on the back burners right now, but we're just kind of on hiatus and then we'll be back with new music. We do have a new 7-inch coming out soon though.

Prospectus: Last question and I have to ask given our location. "The Illinois" song title got its roots where?

Fang Island: It's actually named after one of Frank Loyd-Wright's last building designs. It was supposed to be like a mile high and like a mile deep. It was crazy.

For more photo coverage of Fang Island, along with more Pygmalion artists from this year, you can go to or

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