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Call & Response: The Way We Were (Lovers)

Posted by Luc / June 15, 2010

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Call & Response is a series of Q&As with bands, artists and random people we dig that live in Montreal, visit here, or have some dubious connection to the city.

We Were Lovers is an indie rock guy/girl duo from Canada who account for a total of seven letters when you combine their first names (Ash + Elsa). They will be touring the West Coast this summer, as well as playing NXNE this week in Toronto. But first, you can catch them June 15th @ Le Belmont with Vowls and Le Trouble at 8:30pm. You can also check out their MySpace to dig some of their sweet sweet tunes. Once again, I will add this to my "biking through rush hour" play list.

I recently had a chance to sit down with We Were Lovers via e-mail and ask them some very in-depth questions about life and music:

Who is your favorite Canadian Artist?
A: Caribou

Besides family, friends, other music, and long summer nights, what influences your music the most?
A: Make-ups and breakups.

Where is the best place to listen to your music?
A: Live @ Le Belmont on Tues, June 15th!

What do you love most about Poutine?
A: Oh my god, Poutine is so good. What a great combination. We love that you can put almost anything in a poutine like jalapenos, and it's still so tasty!

What do you hate most about Poutine?
Elsa: That it's so bad for you but so good.
Ash: The cheese to fries / gravy ratio - there's never enough cheese.

Who was your first live concert? Was it everything you had ever imagined?
Elsa: Veruca Salt. I thought it was pretty awesome.
Ash: Strong Hold. They were a Saskatoon punk band. During the show the drummer took a crap on the Bible on stage.

If your music was a famous historical figure, who would it be and why?
A: Benjamin Franklin b/c it's electric! ;)

How did you spend your 16th birthday?
Elsa: I actually don't remember! Either it was not good or it was THAT good.
Ash: I think that's when I lost my virginity.

Photo by Geoff Warrington courtesy of We Were Lovers MySpace

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