Ever since Generationals came to Memphis and played our show The Warm Up, we’ve been listening to their album Actor-Caster non-stop. That’s why we were thrilled when we realized that they would be playing Hopscotch Music Festival this year.
We were lucky enough to catch their performance for Sound Situations at Marsh Windwoods. We also pulled them aside on the streets of Raleigh for this episode of 5 Questions With… It’s one of our favorites of the series with questions from Good Luck Dark Star, River City Extension, Jeff the Brotherhood, Dignan, and Rainy Day Manual.
Formed in 2008 by ex-Eames Era guitarists/songwriters Ted Joyner andGrant Widmer, New Orleans-based indie pop outfit Generationals craft hook-filled indie pop that draws liberally from rock and pop’s ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s heydays, while maintaining enough modern sensibilities to remain relevant in the MP3 age. Like their Park the Van contemporariesDr. Dog, Spinto Band, and Capitol Years, Generationals‘ lo-fi recording techniques are buffered by their advanced musical chops, resulting in a clever new take on sugar pop psychedelia. The band’s Park the Van debut, Con Law, arrived on July 21, 2009. The band returned in 2011 with the equally sugary-sweet sophomore effort Actor-Caster.