Photo by G.
I admit it! The first time I saw Pictureplane perform, I wasn’t into it. The sound in the venue was so loud that it basically made my ears bleed. Coupled with the fact that he opened for Crystal Castles that night, whose shows are super rowdy (read: I am too old for that shit), the crowd was unruly from beginning to end. Making matters worse, an enormous amount of baby powder was introduced into the crowd towards the end of the show (it was part of the performance) and I nearly passed out from it. I pretty much wrote off Pictureplane from that moment.
Flash forward many months later and I got the opportunity to interview Travis Egedy aka Pictureplane for the CMJ episode of MTV’s Weird Vibes. (Details on the episode to come soon, so stay tuned). He was so cool to talk to and was great to interview. He has a great sense of humor and after running into him several more times at CMJ, I am happy to report, instead of punching my lights out, he was always super friendly towards me. 🙂
I turned a new leaf and decided to check out his album “Thee Physical” and I am happy to report – I am a fan! I definitely blame the sound in the venue for making everything sound so distorted because the album is a total fun dance party from start to finish. To think I would have missed out on a lot of good music because of that night is distressing, but better late than never, I always say. Check out Pictureplane’s Soundcloud page as there are a ton of free remixes! I hope you become a fan! Thanks again Pictureplane!