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The LAist Interview: The Adored

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Once described as an LA hipster's wet dream, The Adored's post-punk, mod-influenced sound stays true to their indie sensibilities and can be heard throughout the small club circuit east of the plastic glam of Hollywood. Drew, Max, Nat and Ryan have stayed under the radar from larger crowds in Los Angeles but that is likely to change in 2005 with their V2 Records EP release set for January and a great kick-off to the year as the featured band New Year's Eve at one of LAist's favorite local music venues, The Echo.

1. Age and Occupation:

Ryan (vocals): Young Again. The Adored.
Drew (guitar): 2-4, crossover success.
Max (bass): Twentysomething, bass player in The Adored
Nat(drums) : 25, drummer in the Adored

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2. How long have you lived in Los Angeles, and which neighborhood do you live in?

Ryan: Between neighborhoods.
Drew & Max: 3 1/2 years, Eagle Rock
Nat: I've lived in Los Angeles for 7 years and I presently reside in Hollywood.

3. Have you written any songs specifically about Los Angeles? If so, what is it about?

Ryan: A song called Chemistry on our EP. Drugs, tears, panic, friendship, trash, me…
Drew: I thought that was about San Francisco?

4. How does living in LA effect what you write songs about?

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Ryan: Los Angeles lends itself well to writing about drugs and heartbreak.

5. If you could live in any neighborhood or specific house in LA, where/which would you choose?

Ryan: Anywhere with a kitchen, bath and bed is good.
Drew: There’s a weird stark white garage apartment on Willoughby in West Hollywood that I’ve always wanted. Otherwise, maybe the Frank Gehry KFC on Western?
Nat: I'd love to live in Wilt Chamberlain's old pad in the hills. Allegedly his entire bedroom was one big waterbed-- that sounds promising.