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Q&A with Travis Egedy of Pictureplane



A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Travis Egedy, who performs under the name Pictureplane, has been rapidly gaining the attention of popular underground bands from around the country for the last few years, most notably HEALTH who took Pictureplane on a national tour in March 2009. HEALTH was also instrumental in Egedy's signing to the Lovepump United imprint. Because of this, Egedy has also received a decent amount of national press including recent interviews in Pitchfork and Fader, as well as write-ups in Stereogum. Pictureplane's combination of house, dance music and noise is noteworthy for its warm, uplifting tones and an ability to bring the listener along for a ride to a new era where everyone realizes his or her dreams. The recently released Dark Rift is perhaps less experimental than its predecessor, Turquoise Trail, but it represents a major step in the development of one of the Denver scene's most significant musical projects. We had a chance to sit down with Egedy in advance of his tour kickoff show tomorrow evening to talk about his background and the ideas behind his music. Read the full interview after the jump.

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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.