Christopher Ramont is the brainchild behind new indie-pop project Aoster. It features Ramont on vocals and all the instruments—and debut single “Youth Is Wasted on Youth” shows a lot of potential. Visit aoster.bandcamp.com for more. Ramont is the latest to take The Lucky 13; here are his answers.
What was the first concert you attended?
Streetlight Manifesto, back in 2016.
What was the first album you owned?
Probably Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco, on vinyl.
What bands are you listening to right now?
I’m listening to a lot of different artists at the moment, but one who currently sticks out to me is Cindy Lee. I love her music. I also strongly recommend listening to Xiu Xiu.
What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?
Not to offend anyone, but K-pop. I just never got into it or understood it, but if that’s your thing, it’s cool. It just ain’t my thing.
What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?
That is a hard question to answer, but I think I’d say Daft Punk just because their shows were more than just music. I’d also love to see The Garden.
What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?
Noise genre—and not something like Merzbow’s Pulse Demon, but something that uses elements of the noise genre to build tensity and a new sound to their music.
What’s your favorite music venue?
House of Blues, just about anywhere one is located. They are just so cool, because you can mosh and jam on the floor, or you can go up top and watch the craziness of the band and audience from above.
What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?
“Pandora (for Cindy)” by Cocteau Twins always seems to stick in my head.
What band or artist changed your life? How?
Radiohead, because they are so diverse in what they do. They helped me explore my personal tastes and what I like in music.
You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?
I would ask Will Toledo of Car Seat Headrest what his biggest musical inspiration is.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
“I Hold Nothing,” Mount Eerie.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
Twin Fantasy, Car Seat Headrest.
What song should everyone listen to right now?
I would appreciate it if everyone checked out “Youth Is Wasted on Youth” by me.
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