New York’s prettiest post-punk rockers Drowners were gracious enough to give us an interview in anticipation of their show at Ace of Cups on June 13th (Doors at 8pm, Friendly Faux opens). They’ll be touring throughout the U.S. to promote their new album out June 24th entitled  “On Desire”

If you could tour with any band living or dead, broken up or together, who would it be and why?
The Clash.  Seeing them play every night would be totally awe inspiring. 
Who is the most underrated musician/songwriter?
Vini Reilly of the Durutti Column.  He’s a real genius a lot of people pass over. 
What is the first record you ever bought?
First record I bought – Jimi Hendrix ‘Are You Experienced’… But the record with the biggest impact on me – Fugazi ’13 Songs’
What is a band you love, that you think people would be surprised by?
ABBA.  We’re all huge fans.
If you had to pick another occupation, what would be your dream job outside of being a musician?
I’ve always wondered about the guy who changes the lights at the top of the Empire State Building. That or a lighthouse keeper.  There’s a thread here I think. 
What’s on the tour van playlist?
A lot of ABBA. Beach Boys. Harry Nilsson. And GG Allin.  But that was just today’s drive.  
You’ve played Columbus a few times in the past. Any memorable experiences? Have you had a chance to do anything here besides play shows? If you had to reward somebody with the “Super Drowners Fan – Columbus chapter”, do you know who you’d nominate?
Hmmmmmm, how could we ever choose? 
Besides Drowners (of course) who is the best band coming out of New York right now?
Our mates Caveman have a new record dropping soon. They’re great.