It's Sunday afternoon and the rain has fucked my plans up. So I grab a pair of headphones and start digging for some tunes. After 15 minutes, I somehow end up on Impose magazine and read about Spencer Sult aka Generifus from Olympia, WA...
...there I begin to read about him drinking La Croix (his favourite drink) and talking about his latest record Extra Bad released on September 1 via Sultan Serves Records. So I hit play and the first track Pulled Over instantly hooks me. 'They wanna know who you are, they really wanna know''. The music is great, so after reading the article I decide to send a message requesting an interview. I write the questions down and send to Spencer who immediately agrees. The next day, we are ready to rock and roll…
Though I didn't know anything about Spencer he has been very active within the DIY community in the States. He has been playing music and touring for the last 8 years, meeting every music geek, DIY-ER and weirdo imaginable, myself included! In addition to this Spencer also throws many house shows in and around Washington, offering a platform for the next generation of indies such as Naomi Punk (and the 18 other bands he recommends to me)!
Extra Bad is Generifus’ finest work to date. Unlike his previous releases, Extra Bad was recorded in a studio, finally making the step from high quality DIY to high quality studio production. Spencer had less time to think about composition of the record but believed this made it better, after all “less time to make decisions and just roll with what we got” often leads to a more natural sounding recording. And this truly seems to be the case, with the opener Pulled Over, Small Stuff, Wiped Out and Don't Turn Away really standing out. In fact, both Small Stuff and Don't Turn Away have a very distinctive Oasis feel about them. Rock and roll star then, eh?