Daily Discovery: Samsel And The Skirt, “Static”


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Samsel and the Skirt is a band that melds music traditions in a fresh alternative way. They have recently released their new album Shoebox!

ARTIST: Samsel And The Skirt

SONG: Static

BIRTHDATE: November 24th 2012

HOMETOWN: Portland Oregon


AMBITIONS: Write a song a week for life … invent the flux capacitor

TURN-OFFS: Fake nice people

TURN-ONS: Real nice people

DREAM GIG: A dream gig would be opening for The Rolling Stones, but equally cool would be if we were at a Coldplay concert and they asked us to come up on stage and sit in. We’ve never sang a Coldplay song…but that’d be pretty sweet.

FAVORITE LYRIC: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” John Lennon … So good.

CRAZIEST PERSON I KNOW: Sanjaya Malakar – He was on American Idol, amazing singer, great friend, crazy as hell.

SONG I WISH I WROTE: Every song that’s on the radio minus Wrecking Ball … Actually that one too.

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITH: Chris Martin, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Hulk Hogan

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Definitely the Lone Bellow. Best concert we’ve been to by far, three singers and an acoustic guitar. Freaking incredible. They jumped into the crowd and started a folk mosh pit. That was a sweaty show.

I WROTE THIS SONG: Static – Really proud of this one. It’s about disconnect in relationships, I thought I was just writing a song so we could have a guitar solo on the record. This one probably means the most to us so far in our journey.


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