Who’s in your Myriad Slits and what do they play?
This time around, just me with my computer tracks and my Korg EMX.
What’s the origin of the name?
I used to play a ragdoll for a very naughty theatre show. It just stuck. It’s my punk name.
How would you describe your sound to people who haven’t heard you before?
Cute & difficult.
What are your biggest musical and artistic inspirations?
Oof. All the crazy ladies. I really love Erykah Badu. Wynne Greenwood, Poly Styrene. In the art world I love Yoko Ono and Louise Bourgeois. Frida Kahlo changed my life when I was in fourth grade. Um, it’s a really long list that has no ending.
Who are the best underground music makers in L.A. right now?
There are so many! Obviously the people I’m playing with Friday night. I’ve really enjoyed listening to what Neyva, Lost Angeles, Nadu, Natalita, Jangus Kangus and Cathy Cooper have put out recently. I have a biased love for Duderella and Freedom Curse. But again, so so many!
Are you working on anything new?
New music with my full band ModPods. I would love to make more pop music with Duderella who produced my EP Mucho Mucho. I really want to record with Andrew from Freedom Curse again. I have a plan to put him and Chris/Duderella in a studio and see what chaos ensues while writing songs with them. I really enjoy working with my friends.
What can folks expect from your show at Oracle Tavern this Friday?
Something cute & difficult & fun.
Do you have any other shows coming up?
Modpods play May 26th at The Lot in City Terrace.
What’s your favorite place to hang out in Los Angeles and why?
I really love going to Little Tokyo. So much great food, and the Geffen Contemporary is there. The Kinokuniya bookstore has some of the best stationery. Also any public park or garden makes me happy. My vibe is very senior citizen.
Don’t miss Myriad Slits this Friday at Oracle Tavern
8pm / $10 / 21+
1640 N. Spring, Los Angeles 90012
See you there?