VIDEO: INTERVIEW – The Naked And Famous at Austin City Limits 2016

naked-and-famousThe Naked and Famous nearly broke up after the tour cycle of their last album, In Rolling Waves in 2014. Co-founders of the band, Alisa Xayalith and Thom Powers had ended their eight-year relationship and the stress on the business of being a band was in peril. Xayalith and Powers were able to work through the process and ultimately channeled their energies into new material. Their latest album, Simple Forms was released on Oct. 14, 2016, which Xayalith stated in a press release, “There’s pain and passion behind this art.” Powers described the production for the material as “Pop techniques are all about maximum impact. And it’s not like this is an album of bangers but it’s the most immediate thing we’ve ever done.” Now currently on tour, The Naked and Famous are back and appear even stronger and cohesive than ever.

Alisha and Thom of The Naked and Famous spoke with B-Sides On-Air host, Pete Mar, during Austin City Limits 2016 about their latest album, the process of separating the band from their personal lives and more. Check out the interview:


The Naked and Famous Tour Dates

Oct 26 Roseland Theatre Portland, OR
Oct 27 Neptune Theatre Seattle, WA
Oct 28 The Vogue Theatre Vancouver, Canada
Oct 30 The Depot Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 31 The Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
Nov 02 First Ave Minneapolis, MN
Nov 04 Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland Kansas City, MO
Nov 05 The Rave Milwaukee, WI
Nov 06 The Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
Nov 07 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
Nov 08 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada
Nov 10 Royale Boston, MA
Nov 12 Hammerstein Ballroom New York, NY
Nov 14 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
Nov 15 Lincoln Theatre Washington, DC
Nov 17 Rams Head Live! Baltimore, MD
Nov 18 The National Richmond, VA
Nov 19 The Norva Norfolk, VA
Nov 20 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
Nov 22 Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, GA
Nov 23 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN
Nov 25 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Nov 26 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
Nov 28 The Marquee Tempe, AZ
Nov 29 The Fox Theatre Pomona, CA
Nov 30 Fox Theater Oakland, CA
Dec 03 MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Dec 04 Rev Room Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec 08 Radio 94.7 Electric Christmas Sacramento, CA

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