Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Phantom Family Halo interview

Dominic Cipolla is a mainstay of the Louisville music scene, having spread his seed through Starkiller, Dead Child, Sapat and his baby,
The Phantom Family Halo
. Their new record, Monoliths & These Flowers Never Die, comes in a gatefold style jacket and a free download card you can redeem for a copy of the entire album. It will be for sale at the show, as well as, and digitally at and iTunes. They will be playing on Wednesday, November 25th at 10 p.m. at Lisa's Oak St. Lounge, touring with Russian Circles and Young Widows, then returning home and playing on Friday, December 11th at Skull Alley. The Louisville Beer Store will be hosting a listening party this Friday at 10 p.m.

Where did you grow up? Is your family musical or artistic?
Born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, moved to Chicago at 5 years old, then Louisville at 13 years old... Yes, my grandfather was a clarinet player and several of my uncles were all drummers... apparently my dad has a beautiful voice, but he only sang for my mom.

What is your musical background / training?
Wanted to play drums as early as I can remember, got a drum set on my 8th birthday and have never stopped playing. As far as training goes, I would say discovering my mom and older brother's record collections was a huge part.

Who are your musical favorites/inspirations?
That is a hard question; I guess I like anything with a certain level of believable honesty... and Yoko Ono.

What bands/projects are you currently involved with? How did you get involved with them?
As of now, Sapat is the only other project I am involved in. I started playing with them maybe 5 or 6 years ago. I saw them play and just really wanted to add my thoughts to what they were doing... I love it very much.

What do you hope to achieve with music?
Music is therapy for everything in my life, so I only hope to achieve a even closer relationship with it. It's like a book of potions, learning how to conjure up all kinds of different spells.

c. 2009 Velocity Weekly

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