jerk-album-feature

Six Crucial Questions for Austin Smith, member of JERK

***

They call themselves minimalist pop. But we think that description’s a little too minimal.

JERK is an electronic band that keeps it simple, stealthy, and very catchy.

This is the sound you wanted to create with your Casio when you were younger, and couldn’t.

Sit back and enjoy. You have five really good electronic songs coming your way.

A refreshing delight this holiday season!

***

SIX CRUCIAL QUESTIONS FOR JERK’S AUSTIN SMITH

***

austin-smith-jerk

***

NAME: Austin Smith (above)

AGE (if you want to give it up): Newborn 30-year-old

BAND: JERK

POSITION: Band Member

HOMETOWN: Houston, Texas

***

1. What is your earliest musical memory?

I started playing piano when I was four, I remember sitting in my room figuring out jingles in commercials on my keyboard.

***

2. What has been your most embarrassing musical moment?

I guess I’ve successfully blocked them out cause I can’t really think of anything. I thought my amp was on fire at one show and I stopped mid song to turn it off, only for the audience to inform me that it was just a smoke machine.

*** jerk-2

***

3. What do you like and dislike about touring?

The food; the sound of people eating food.

***

4. What is your favorite record store, anywhere in the world?

Vinyl Edge in Houston, Texas.

***

***

5. Other than your own music, what is your favorite song or album of all-time? Why?

My music is certainly not on any all-time favorite list and I’ve really never been able to answer that question with any certainty. It’s not a fair question, you’re unfair!

***

6. You wake up in a seedy Berlin hotel room with no recollection of the past 96 hours. Who is your first call?

Probably the police or the concierge.

***

jerk_album_cover

***

Images Courtesy of JERK; Band Photo Courtesy of Jeromy Barber

***

Other Six Crucial Questions:

— # —