5 writers, 5 questions, 1 band, hand-picked by MWA. Welcome to FIVE x FIVE. This week: red-headed, brother/sister garage rock duo, White Mystery.
Officially, the band was founded in 2008. What took you both, as siblings, so long to work together?
White Mystery was a eureka moment that took place and formed a two-piece band on April 20, 2008— though the siblings jammed since childhood. You can listen to proto-White Mystery songs in the 2006 recording project, Forestbride.
For the past three years, April 20th has meant the release of new White Mystery music. Can we expect a new release on 4/20/14?
Yes, on Chinese New Year, White Mystery announced its 2014 double album DUBBLE DRAGON for release on April 20, 2014. The band will play its fifth annual 4/20 event near Amsterdam in Netherlands at dBs and you can get more info here.
Are there any advantages or disadvantages of being a brother sister duo? Ever have creative differences or does being siblings help in the creative process?
Advantages: 1. telepathy 2. shared dna 3. mercy
What advice do you have for the young garage punks out there, what does it take to make fun catchy garage rock like White Mystery?
Jam with your friends to find your sound and explore joy in the making of music.
You’ve released your music on multiple formats (Vinyl, Cassette, Digital, Flexi-disc), what would you say is your favorite?
VINYL is the superior format for DJing, cassettes are great for dancing at home, digital is great on the smart phone, and flexi is great when you wanna have FUN. Get White Mystery on multiple formats here.
February 14th Reckless Records Chicago, IL
February 14th Multi-Kulti Chicago, IL
February 15th Chop Shop/1st Ward Chicago, IL
February 20th DJ SET ~ Punch House Chicago, IL
February 21st Mickey’s Madison, WI
February 22nd Garagefest St. Louis, MO
March 11th SXSW South by Southwest Austin, TX