Interview Podcast with Emily Rose Epstein: By Todd Taylor and Derek Whipple
Emily Rose Epstein is an amazing musician, artist, and writer. We met when she was nineteen and she volunteered for Razorcake. She’s been busy. She’s worked at Thrasher and Alternative Tentacles, DJ’d at KUSF (RIP), and joined—and now is on hiatus from—the Ty Segall Band and Mikal Cronin. (There’s a lot of overlap and band member entanglement between the two.) She currently works down the street from Razorcake HQ at Permanent Records, helps with her dad’s jazz club, and is in two bands (currently without names): a hardcore band and an old country band. Her approach to music is deep, varied, nuanced, and exciting to watch. She’s respectful of what’s come before, but she uses it as a catalyst and an extensive palate to make intrepid, engaging music. We talk about the Gun Club, Motörhead, The Cramps, and Battalion Of Stains, how not to act when cops pull the vehicle over, but what to say if they ask if you worship satan. Good times.
Songs: “I Bought My Eyes” and “Diddy Wah” (a Bo Diddley cover), both off of Slaughterhouse (In The Red)