Favorite Things – With Johannes Eder – Catastrophe & Cure

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Catastrophe & Cure have been darlings of Austria’s indie music ever since they scored a Grammy-like Amadeus Award back in 2012.

Since then, the European band has become even more seasoned, crafting two more albums filled with sweet rock-tronica, including this year’s Somewhere Down the Line LP.

If you like rainy fall days and post-punk music with romantic growls, thick bass lines, synth flourishes, and romantic guitar swirls, you’re gonna dig this band.

Below, we get to know Johannes Eder, the band’s lead singer, and learn about some of his Favorite Things.

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NAME: Johannes Eder

BAND: Catastrophe & Cure

POSITION: Vocals, Guitar

HOMETOWN: Vienna, Austria

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1. FAVORITE MOVIE, AND WHY

It’s hard to choose between Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite and The Lobster, but I think I’ll go with the latter. The movie is bold, offbeat, aesthetically stunning, and has a great cast. It offers quite an interesting view on our couple-fixated society.

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2. YOUR FAVORITE BOOK, AND WHY

Phew, that changes often. Well, then I’ll just pick Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann. The book may lack a bit of a touch of the present, but it is fascinating how well Kehlmann captures the comedy of the situations sometimes.

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Portrait by Sophie Frank

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3. A PLACE YOU WANT TO VISIT, AND WHY

Japan. No particular reason why, it’s next on my list.

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4. YOUR FAVORITE OUTFIT, AND WHY 

That changes far too often, so here’s a band photo instead. I still like these outfits very much.

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Portrait by Dominik Pandelidis

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IMAGE CREDITS

  • Images Courtesy of Catastrophe & Cure;
  • Black and White Portraits by Sophie Frank; and
  • Color Group Shot by Dominik Pandelidis