(photo by Noah Greenberg)
Since 1988, Kurt Heasley has headed the Lilys, a group which has gone from shoegazed dream pop to Kinks-ian rock to spaced out meditations to much, much more with a revolving line up that has included more than seventy-two different musicians. Heasley's vision is constantly changing, and he is well aware of this. The element that remains constant, however, is the brilliance to which this man approaches his craft, with certain points of his career almost reflecting a Trout Mask Replica for the 21st century, with the disassembled and rearranged fragments of both brilliant pop songs and the social idioms to which we hold them in place of Captain Beefheart's skronk and blues.
I may be getting ahead of myself here... but I cannot contain my love for this music. I was delighted for this chance to interview Kurt. Check it out after the jump.