If you like early 4AD, PJ Harvey, and Kate Bush, we have a band for you.
The group is called “After-Death Plan” and it’s comprised of Lesley Ann Fogle and Constantine Hondroulis, a duo from Columbus, Ohio.
Their new album Psycho Sexual Social drops on January 15th.
Get to know them below.
Six Crucial Questions for After-Death Plan
NAMES: Lesley Ann Fogle and Constantine Hondroulis
AGE (if you want to give it up): 46
BAND: After-Death Plan
POSITIONS: Lesley – Vocals, vDrums, Violin, Synth, Engineer, Producer; Constantine – Bass, Guitar, vDrums, Piano.
HOMETOWN: Columbus, Ohio
1. What is your earliest musical memory?
Lesley: I don’t know why my mother was around punk rock music at the time but moshing in utero was a safe experience. Kinda like Ready Player One where players are suspended by bungee cords but in this case there’s also embryonic fluid so it’s like a warm swimming pool as well.
Constantine: I remember pretending to be Kiss with my friends and putting on shows in front of the fireplace using tennis rackets instead of guitars. I was Ace Frehley.
2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?
Lesley: I had to sing the line “ship holds treasure” but what happened was I had earlier bitten my tongue during a brief but annoying business meeting with an extraordinary narcissist. So instead I sang “shit holes THEHZEHFF.” I’m not sure of the exact spelling of that last word but it summoned some kind of Cthulean Old One. And apparently I asked it to shoot crap from every opening in the area. It was really embarrassing. But I look back and am just thankful we weren’t home at the time.
Constantine: I once played an entire song in the totally wrong key and I thought everyone else was wrong. I don’t know if that is embarrassing or not though…
3. What do you like and dislike about touring?
Lesley: I enjoy that feeling of restricted movement while the sounds of others lead your thought patterns for hours on end. And of course the bloated questionable constitution that comes from road food. The best is watching people’s game faces fall as they navigate a type of negativity often defended as “realness.” I also genuinely like seeing new places and meeting people.
Constantine: Touring is great to get a taste of other towns and to meet cool people. There’s kind a lot of down time before gigs, which can sometimes lead to boredom.
4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?
Lesley: Magnolia Thunderpussy circa 93, Wax Trax circa 95, Restless circa 2000. Currently Lost Weekend Records because they support the local scene.
Constantine: We’re lucky to have several excellent record stores in town. Lost Weekend Records, Spoonful Records, and Used Kids are my favorites.
5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?
Lesley: I like so many different kinds of music. We are guest hosting the Cultural Popcorn show on Radio 614 Jan 13th. A small fraction of stuff we really like will air then be archived on MixCloud.
Constantine: I can’t say that I have a single favorite album or song. Off the top of my head, I’d say David Bowie’s Scary Monsters. It’s loaded with big hits that are also artsy and weird.
6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?
Lesley: I would try to order food, then immediately call Constantine.
Constantine: Blixa Bargeld. I’m sure he had something to do with it.
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