Q&A: Odesza coming to Bellingham's Wild Buffalo

Odesza live at the Wild Buffalo, May 19, 2013 in Bellingham.
Odesza live at the Wild Buffalo, May 19, 2013 in Bellingham. THE BELLINGHAM HERALD

The DJ duo Odesza will be playing 9;30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Wild Buffalo, 208 W. Holly St. Tickets are $8-$10.

Odesza's Harrison Mills (aka Catacombkid) and Clayton Knight (aka BeachesBeaches), both attended Western Washington University and met in Bellingham. Odesza is currently on tour with Pretty Lights and the tour extends through next year with Emancipator.

The DJs Mills and Knight answered our questions by email:

Q. How has the tour been so far?

A. It was really fun. We were surprised by the open mindedness of everyone we played to.

Q. How do you kill time on the road?

A. We like to search out new music, so we spend a lot of time on Soundcloud. We try to bring friends along to shows, which makes the shows a lot more fun. We like to search out different kinds of food and experience each city’s food culture.

Q. Do you have any sort of pre-show routines?

A. We take a shot and then we both kind of have this 5 or 10 minutes where we don’t talk to each other, we just mentally prepare, then we meet right before we go on stage.

Q. What's it like touring with Pretty Lights?

A. It was really inspiring to see the interaction between Pretty Lights and his fans, and how well the full band meshed with Pretty Lights. The band was never used as a gimmick, but as a different take on his music.

Q. How does playing in Bellingham compare to other stops on the tour?

A. Because it’s where we met and went to school, it holds a lot of value for us. It’s a fun place to play and there’s a lot of hometown support. Usually because there aren’t a lot of places to play, or a lot of bands coming through Bellingham, so people go all out and really enjoy seeing live music.

Q. How have people received all of the new remixes?

A. It’s been a little overwhelming, because any time people take notice and enjoy the music you are making, it feels great. When people have heard the song before, they have a preconceived notion of what they’re about to hear. When you can make something new out of something that’s been heard before, it’s really rewarding.

Q. What's your craziest fan experience?

A. There was a guy who was stealing our photos and music, and posting it as his own. That was kind of strange.

Q. What lessons have you learned on the road?

A. How to deal with long driving times, and how to find a shower.

Q. What are you listening to these days?

A. We listen to anything that pops up on our Soundcloud feed, and old records.

Q. What's your plan for after the tour?

A. We're going to remake Thanksgiving dinner because I missed it on tour.

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