Sixty Seconds 

with Ron Ulicny guitarist for The Slow Signal Fade

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Indy: How'd you end up as a great guitarist, when you've had no instruction?

RU: I went to a few shows, and it seemed like something anyone could do if they tried. I'm one of those people who practice a lot. But I couldn't tell the notes or anything like that.

Indy: Slow Signal Fade soon are recording with production guru Steve Albini at his studio in Chicago. Are you guys hyped?

RU: We're super-excited. Some of the things he's done are my favorites: Low, Palace, The Pixies' Surfer Rosa, PJ Harvey. We're the kind of band that his combination -- doing things that are nice and pretty, and things that are raw and have an edge -- is exactly what we need. I think he'll be the first person to capture what we really do.

Indy: What future would you like for TSSF?

RU: We seriously sell everything we have, and scrape by to make this happen. We're happy doing what we're doing, but if you ask someone else if they'd like to live like this, I don't know that they would. We'd like to be something on a mid-level label like Matador or Sub Pop. What drives us most is if other people appreciate it. It sounds indier-than-thou, but that's how we feel. We'll be happy to get gas to get to the next town.

-- Kara Luger

  • with Ron Ulicny guitarist for The Slow Signal Fade


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